March 2017

March 28, 2017
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Tender: Whole of Sport Information Technology system for Bowls in Australia

Bowls Australia has called for Expressions of Interest for a Whole of Sport Information Technology System, titled Bowls Connect 2.0, inclusive of a database, competition management, websites, e-stores, training and development for the entire sport of bowls. Click here to view the Bowls Whole of Sport Information Technology System tender document. Submissions must be received... View Article
Australia
March 28, 2017
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Five gold on penultimate day of IBBA World Champs

Australia has secured a stunning five gold and one silver medals from the first seven disciplines of the International Blind Bowls Association’s World Championships in Cape Town, South Africa. Joy Forster and director Bruce Jones can enjoy a moment of respite to cheer on their teammates on the final day, having finished their campaign with... View Article
Australia
March 28, 2017
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Seven gold on penultimate IBBA World Champs

Australia has secured a stunning five gold and one silver medals from the first seven disciplines of the International Blind Bowls Association’s World Championships in Cape Town, South Africa. Joy Forster and director Bruce Jones can enjoy a moment of respite to cheer on their teammates on the final day, having finished their campaign with... View Article
Australia
March 28, 2017
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Australia sets the pace at the World Youth Champs

Australia’s brightest young stars enjoyed a blistering start to the World Youth Championships at Broadbeach yesterday, claiming a total of 20 wins from 26 rubbers contested across the two rounds of the three disciplines. Three of the nation’s eight players contesting the event retained an unblemished record in both their singles and mixed pairs disciplines,... View Article
Australia
March 24, 2017
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A bumper month of Rankings Events in store!

A bumper month is in store for the Bowls Australia Player Ranking System, with no less than 15 events scheduled before the end of April including five tier 3 events. The tier 3 Victorian Masters Singles Championships at Richmond Union headlines a bumper month in Victoria, which also includes the Diamond Triples at Yarraville-Footscray (tier... View Article
Australia
March 24, 2017
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One Year until the Games Village Opens

In 365 days the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Village (CGV) at Parklands will open its doors as 6,600 athletes and team officials from around the Commonwealth begin to arrive on the Gold Coast. From 4 – 15 April 2018, the Games Village will transform into a city within a city with some of the... View Article
Australia
March 23, 2017
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Bowls best set to converge on Adelaide

More than 190 of the nation’s premier bowlers are set to descend upon the pristine greens of Adelaide’s Lockleys Bowling Club early next month for the coveted Australian Sides Championships. The Championships is the sport’s premier state versus state competition, with 12 men and 12 women from each State and Territory set to contest the... View Article
Australia
March 20, 2017
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World Cup live stream

Bowls Australia plans to go live — feeling excited. · March 16 at 9:09pm · The 2017 World Cup at Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club will be streamed live on our Facebook page on Tuesday, March 21 at 9:45am; join us to witness the world’s best in the Men’s and Women’s Semi-Finals! Comment and/or share... View Article
Australia
March 15, 2017
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The Bowls Show to return to SBS for season two in 2017

The sport of bowls will remain on free-to-air television in 2017, following the announcement that Bowls Australia and SBS have renewed their partnership with the extension of The Bowls Show for a second season. The Bowls Show’s second season will return to SBS on Sunday, May 14, in the new time-slot of 3.00pm nationwide. The... View Article
Australia
March 14, 2017
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World Cup to be live-streamed and stay in Warilla

Two significant developments in relation to the World Cup have been confirmed on the commencement of the 2017 competition; with Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club poised to continue staging the prestigious international event for a further year, while the final two days of this year’s edition will be live-streamed on Bowls Australia’s Facebook page. The... View Article
Australia
March 14, 2017
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Aussie teen ready to take on world’s best

Teenager Curtis Hanley will take on a familiar face in his international debut for Australia when he meets New Zealand star Ali Forsyth in Tuesday’s opening round of the Bowls World Cup at Warilla Bowling Club, Mike Driscoll reports for the Illawarra Mercury. The 18-year-old claimed his spot alongside reigning four-time champion, Warilla’s Jeremy Henry... View Article
Australia
March 13, 2017
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Former Australian representatives surging up National Rankings

The National Rankings have been released for the month of February and whilst our current Australian stars are topping the list, it’s our former Australian representatives making the biggest move in the race to be crowned Australian Bowler of the Year.  Australian Open Singles Champion Aron Sherriff sits 89.2 points ahead of Tasmania’s Lee Schraner... View Article
Australia
March 13, 2017
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Australian ITO’s endorsed for 2018 Commonwealth Games

With the 2018 Commonwealth Games fast approaching the Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee have commenced their search for the world’s best International Technical Officials to officiate at bowls’ premier event. Last week Bowls Australia endorsed 22 International Technical Officials to officiate at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and international lead up events. The 22 ITO applications, which... View Article
Australia
March 10, 2017
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Kelsey Cottrell’s take on BPL05

Australian star Kelsey Cottrell has experienced a number of Bowls Premier League events up close, in her role as Communications Coordinator, but witnessed the competition from a new angle in last week’s BPL05, as a player of the Club Helensvale Gold Coast Hawks. Here’s how Kelsey viewed the whole experience. The fifth instalment of the... View Article
Australia
March 9, 2017
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Australian Open entries extended to April 14

The 2017 Australian Open is fast approaching so time is running out for you to enter the world’s richest bowls event.  With just 92 days until the first bowl will be put down in the world’s biggest bowls festival it’s time to start registering your teams before you miss out.  Bowls Australia understands that everyone... View Article
Australia
March 6, 2017
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Queen’s Baton Relay nominations open

The Queen’s Baton Relay is coming to Australia and you can be a part of its journey to the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. 3,800 batonbearers are needed to carry the Baton across Australia. The first thing you need to do to be a Batonbearer is to be nominated for the role... View Article
Australia

February 2017

February 23, 2017
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BPL05 ready to roll in Auckland

The stage is set for a historic, fifth instalment of the $100,000 Bowls Premier League, which will take place on a portable green located inside a Basketball stadium in Auckland, New Zealand next week. When the lights come on for the first night’s play on Monday, 24 of the world’s best players will step out... View Article
Australia
February 20, 2017
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Help shape the Games as a volunteer

Australians are being urged to register their intent to volunteer at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, and become part of Commonwealth Games history. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) have opened the general volunteer registration portal and are calling on volunteers with a wide variety of skills and experience to shape the... View Article
Australia
February 17, 2017
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Feedback requested to help shape the sport’s strategic direction

Bowls Australia is seeking the input of the entire bowls community to help shape the strategic direction of the sport over the next five years. In consultation, Bowls Australia, State and Territory Associations and other key stakeholders are embarking on the exciting process of developing the Bowls in Australia 2017-2022 strategic plan, which will guide... View Article
Australia
February 16, 2017
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Top NSW bowler joins BA staff

The appointment of Craig Donaldson as Regional Bowls Manager in North East NSW will be a huge boost to the 107 bowling clubs he will service from Kingscliff to Port Macquarie.  Donaldson, who has joined the Park Beach Bowling Club in Coffs Harbour has been a bowler for 20 years and spent the last 10... View Article
Australia
February 14, 2017
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Help Rum Jungle raise funds for synthetic green

The Rum Jungle Bowling Club in the Northern Territory is asking for the support of the wider bowls community to help finance an all-weather synthetic bowling green.  It is hoped that enough funds can be raised to partially or fully fund a synthetic surface to replace their deteriorating grass green.  Rum Jungle Bowling Club is... View Article
Australia
February 9, 2017
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Future stars set for World Youth Championships

A top class field of forty-two players from seventeen countries will compete for honours at next month’s World Youth Championship in Australia. Commencing on March 27 for seven days, the newly rebranded world event for competitors aged 18 to 25 features twenty-one men and twenty-one women competing in singles and mixed pairs at the magnificent... View Article
Australia
February 8, 2017
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Australian Championships heading to Merimbula’s Club Sapphire

State and Territory champions from across the country will soon vie for national titles, with Bowls Australia confirming that the Australian Championships will return to this year’s calendar of events. The event returns to the calendar after a 12-year hiatus, having last been played at Harbord, NSW in 2004. Merimbula’s Club Sapphire has secured the... View Article
Australia
February 3, 2017
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Field announced for World Cup

A crack field of fifty-two players from twenty-six countries will compete for honours at next month’s World Cup in Illawarra, NSW. Commencing on March 14 for eight days, the World Cup features twenty-eight men and twenty-four women in action on the indoor stadium carpet at the Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club. Defending champion and four-times... View Article
Australia
February 3, 2017
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Krizanic jumps Scott in National Rankings

The race is heating up as we pass the half way mark of the 12 month rolling National Rankings System.  Dual 2016 World Bowls Gold Medallist Carla Krizanic’s recent win in the lucrative Warrnambool Australia Day Pairs has allowed Krizanic to regain the number one position with a 38.2 point lead over 2016 Triple World... View Article
Australia
February 1, 2017
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Brand new: Rebranding the sport of bowls

Bowls Australia and five State and Territory Associations have today unveiled new corporate brand identities, in an effort to better align the sport’s branding across state and territory borders. The new branding, which has been adopted by Bowls Australia, Bowls ACT, Bowls NT, Bowls WA, Bowls SA and Bowls Tasmania, features consistent elements that tie... View Article
Australia

January 2017

January 31, 2017
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Ellen Ryan claims World Under-25 Indoor title

Cabramatta’s Ellen Ryan secured a unique slice of history over the weekend, becoming the first person to hold both world under-25 singles titles simultaneously. The youngest member of the Australian Jackaroos team added the sport’s World Under-25 Indoor trophy to her already-secured World Under-25 Outdoor title. Ryan, 19, defeated senior English international Martin Puckett in... View Article
Australia
January 30, 2017
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Australian Jackaroos culled to just 16

The nation’s top-tier high-performance squad, the Australian Jackaroos, has been culled to just 16 players for the next 12 months. The national selection panel, led by National Coach Steve Glasson, have reduced the Jackaroos contingent by six personnel, as the arduous task of naming of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games team draws nearer.  Just... View Article
Australia
January 27, 2017
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Eight people awarded OAM for service to bowls

Eight individuals were recognised yesterday, during the 2017 Australia Day honours, with the Medal of the Order of Australia for their contribution to the sport of bowls, or for their service to the community, which encompassed the sport in some way. Among those bestowed the coveted medallion was Bowls Australia Board Member and Commonwealth Games... View Article
Australia
January 26, 2017
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Celebrating a former Australian representative on Australia Day

This Australia Day, Bowls Australia would like to celebrate the wonderful achievements of Ray Laycock, a former Australian representative who was inducted as a Life Member of the Creswick Bowling Club in Victoria’s Ballarat in 1985.  Ray Laycock is the greatest achiever the Creswick Bowling Club has produced and after joining the club back in... View Article
Australia
January 25, 2017
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An inspiration at 92

Invermay Bowling Club’s Audrey Kuchel, who turned 92 in January, has never let growing old stop her as reported by Bowls Victoria’s Guy Hand. She has been bowling at the Ballarat-based club for 20 years and is presently a member of  Invermay’s Division 4 Midweek Pennant team, playing second.   Audrey started playing indoor bowls... View Article
Australia
January 25, 2017
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Tongala’s rapid membership increase

This might be viewed as a story of the right person coming along at the right time, or the story could be viewed as that of a club embracing someone with fresh ideas in such a way that changed the clubs culture, increased their membership and made the club sustainable well into the future.  Des... View Article
Australia
January 24, 2017
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Bayswater Bowling Club transformed

Much has been made of the transformation of the Bayswater Bowling and Recreation Club in Western Australia over the past 18 months, however installation of the final piece of the puzzle, a brand new synthetic green, was completed recently, presenting a wonderful Christmas present to the club, and recognising the magnificent work that has been... View Article
Australia
January 16, 2017
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Thulborn and Wedlock win top Christchurch event

World champion of champion singles titleholder Scott Thulborn won the Burnside Invitation pairs title in Christchurch after a knife-edge final victory, as Stuff.co.nz reports. The 32-year-old Adelaide bowler beat Christchurch bowlers Alvin Gardiner 13-12  to take home the $3600 Stewart Buttar memorial tournament crown on Sunday. Thulborn, who won his world title on the Gold... View Article
Australia
January 13, 2017
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Fix Up Your Club to win!

Does your club need a touch up or any physical work done? This is the time to do it, as Bowls Australia is running a brand new “Fix Up Your Club” competition! Over the next month, we want clubs to send in their before and after shots after doing a bit of “Fix Up” work... View Article
Australia
January 12, 2017
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A summer of Jack Attack in WA

Friday nights at the Quinns Rocks Bowls Club in Western Australia have never looked so good, with Jack Attack bowls drawing people to the club in droves.   Jack Attack is a fast paced, shorten, fun version of bowls that is growing more and more popular around Australia. When Quinns Rocks decided to run Jack... View Article
Australia
January 4, 2017
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18 year old Jayden Christie storms into the top 15 in the National Player Rankings

Club Helensvale youngster and former Victorian junior star Jayden Christie has stormed into the top 15 in the National Player Rankings, with the 18 year old surging 7 places into 15th courtesy of his victory in the Summerland Pairs at Ballina to follow up his triumph in the Queensland State Pairs with veteran Mark Casey.... View Article
Australia
January 4, 2017
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Commonwealth Games volunteering opportunity

We know everyone would love to be part of the Commonwealth Games, and playing in bowls’ biggest event would be high up on your bucket list; but have you thought about volunteering and getting up close to the action at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games? Commonwealth Games Lawn Bowls Manager (GOLDOC) Mark Casey is... View Article
Australia

December 2016

December 23, 2016
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Law Clarification – Removal of Rings

At the recent World Bowls Biennial Council Meeting the proposed law change from World Bowls’ Laws Committee was passed. The full proposed laws change can be seen on seen in the memorandum linked at the bottom of this article. In short the laws change has now seen the requirement of the large groove rings on... View Article
Australia
December 23, 2016
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Sporting Schools attracts an interest in bowls for North Launceston students

A visit by Regional Bowls Manager Simon Morrison to the Seabrook Christian School to discuss introducing bowls to students through the Australian Sports Commission’s Sporting Schools Program, has had a positive result with the students and the North Launceston Bowls Club.   The school purchased a Junior Jack Attack kit after receiving a Special Interest... View Article
Australia
December 22, 2016
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Young guns to take on the World!

A number of recent Australian Open champions will return to the Broadbeach Bowls Club for the coveted World Youth Championships, to be held at the 2018 Commonwealth Games venue from March 27 to April 2, 2017.  Among them is defending Singles champion and 2015 Australian Open Women’s Singles champion Ellen Ryan (NSW); she will be... View Article
Australia
December 22, 2016
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Expressions of Interest for National Selectors now open!

Bowls Australia is seeking Expressions of Interest for National Selectors for a term beginning in January 2017 and concluding at the end of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced bowls person to be involved in building on the tremendous success of the Australian Jackaroos at the recent World Championships.... View Article
Australia
December 21, 2016
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Teams confirmed for #BPL05 in Auckland

The fifth instalment of the Bowls Premier League is gearing up for its inaugural staging in Auckland New Zealand with eight powerhouse franchises lining up for the revolutionary fast-paced event.  In another first for BPL, viewers will be treated to matches played on a portable rink inside the North Shore Events Centre, the home of... View Article
Australia
December 20, 2016
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The Australian Open is back on the Gold Coast in 2017!

After moving to the sunny Gold Coast in 2015, the Australian Open has become a true festival of bowls, with 14 days of action played across the 15 host clubs on the Gold Coast. Over 2,000 bowlers from across Australia and indeed the world are expected to attend, with entry being completely open to any... View Article
Australia
December 16, 2016
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BA bid farewell to Mark Cowan

Mark Cowan concludes his role as National Training Centre Coach for Victoria and Tasmania today, and Bowls Australia wish to thank him for his service. Bowls Australia acknowledge the contribution Cowan has made to the sport’s high-performance team during his five-year tenure, specifically in leading and managing the NTC Program in Victoria and Tasmania. Through Cowan’s... View Article
Australia
December 11, 2016
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Bowls: Shannon McIlroy wins gold at World Championships

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New Zealand
December 10, 2016
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Australia’s best World Champs performance abroad

Australia has enjoyed its most successful campaign abroad at a World Bowls Championships, concluding the 34-nation quadrennial event in Christchurch with four gold, two silver and one bronze medal from eight disciplines. The Jackaroos added to their the historic haul with a gold medal in the women’s triples and silver in the men’s fours today,... View Article
Australia
December 10, 2016
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Krizanic, Scott and Van Asch finish dual world champions

Jackaroos Carla Krizanic, Natasha Scott and Rebecca Van Asch will return to Australian shores as dual world champions, after claiming their second gold medal of the 34-nation World Bowls Championships in Christchurch this morning. The team successfully defended the title that Scott won four years ago, alongside Lynsey Clarke and Karen Murphy, to notch up... View Article
Australia
December 10, 2016
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New Zealand win gold at Bowls World Champs

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New Zealand
December 9, 2016
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Jackaroos into a further two gold deciders

Australia will contest a further two finals at the 2016 World Bowls Championships in Christchurch, and are just two wins away from equaling their record-breaking five gold medal haul from four years ago. The Jackaroos, who had already secured three gold and one silver from the initial four disciplines contested last week, earned the right... View Article
Australia
December 9, 2016
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Jackaroos guaranteed a further two medals

The Jackaroos men have guaranteed the nation a further two medals at the World Bowls Championships in New Zealand, and will now attempt to elevate their colours from bronze to silver or gold. Both men’s disciplines, the singles and fours, have advanced to this afternoon’s semi-finals, which assures them each of a bronze medal finish... View Article
Australia
December 8, 2016
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Jackaroos progress to three elimination-finals and a semi-final

The Australian Jackaroos have progressed to the post-sectional rounds of all four remaining disciplines at the World Bowls Championships, but are currently only assured of one additional bronze medal. The contingent will need to earn their way through to the medal deciders in three elimination finals tomorrow morning, starting from 7.00am AEDT. It’s somewhat of... View Article
Australia
December 8, 2016
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Jackaroos dealt the same hand, but in alternate disciplines

The Jackaroos endured another two hitches in the penultimate round of sectional action at the World Bowls Championships this afternoon. The team suffered two defeats in this morning’s round, in the men’s singles and women’s triples, and were dealt the same hand this afternoon, although it was the other two teams that were on the... View Article
Australia
December 8, 2016
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Two setbacks for the Jackaroos

Two of the Australian Jackaroos teams have suffered setbacks to their World Bowls Championships campaigns on the last day of sectional play in Christchurch this morning. Unfortunately for Aron Sherriff, India’s Sunil Bahadur continued his reputation as a giant-killer of the competition, which he earned after toppling Canada’s Ryan Bester in the opening round on... View Article
Australia
December 7, 2016
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Jackaroos cap off penultimate sectional day

It was another scintillating day on the greens for the Australian Jackaroos at the World Bowls Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand today, with just the one blemish from their 12 encounters. The Jackaroos hopes for a record-breaking campaign remains alive and well, with the contingent situated in the top two of all four of the... View Article
Australia
December 7, 2016
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Jackaroos poised to strike after mid-way point

The Jackaroos have enjoyed another four sectional wins in this afternoon’s mid-session at the World Bowls Championships, and are now positioned within the top two spots of each leaderboard. The men’s singles ladder opened up considerably during the fifth round, with two stunning results providing Australia’s Aron Sherriff with a better chance to top his... View Article
Australia
December 7, 2016
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Three wins, but Sherriff slips to third

The Jackaroos continue to stamp their authority on the World Bowls Championships in Christchurch, with three more wins in the fourth sectional round, but one player in particular didn’t have things entirely his own way. Aron Sherriff suffered a slight hiccup in his quest to defend Australia’s men’s singles title, that Leif Selby secured in... View Article
Australia
December 6, 2016
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Jackaroos juggernaut picks up pace

The Australian Jackaroos juggernaut continues to roll on, with the contingent prevailing in 11 out of 12 sectional matches today, following on from a golden weekend at the 34-nation World Bowls Championships in Christchurch. National Coach Steve Glasson was true to his word, with a declaration yesterday that the contingent would not rest on its... View Article
Australia
December 6, 2016
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Jackaroos retain unblemished record

The Jackaroos have notched up another four straight wins at the World Bowls Championships in New Zealand, following on from the strong start this morning. The Australian contingent enjoyed an unblemished start to the second batch of disciplines after two rounds of sectional warfare. Aron Sherriff snuck across the line against Jersey’s Malcolm De Sousa... View Article
Australia
December 6, 2016
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Jackaroos set about earning more gold medal chances

Australia has put its recent World Bowls Championships success behind them, and set about earning the right to play for more medals, by commencing sectional rounds with four straight victories this morning. The Jackaroos enjoyed an unblemished start to the second batch of four disciplines, the men’s singles and fours and women’s pairs and triples,... View Article
Australia
December 6, 2016
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Aussies won’t rest on laurels

National coach Steve Glasson says the Australian Jackaroos will have “a bigger target on our backs now” after three World Bowls gold medals but he warned they will not “rest on our laurels”, The Press reports. “I don’t think it’s sunk it yet; it’s just been phenomenal,” he said. Glasson said the Jackaroos celebrated the... View Article
Australia
December 4, 2016
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Murphy claims historic consecutive world singles title

Karen Murphy has etched her name into the history books as the first Australian to claim back-to-back blue-ribbon singles crowns at the World Bowls Championships. Murphy contributed to a golden day for the Jackaroos in Christchurch, replicating the early heroics of the men’s pairs partnership of Brett Wilkie and Aaron Wilson, who upstaged Ireland 18-7,... View Article
Australia
December 4, 2016
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Wilkie and Wilson win Jackaroos' second gold

The Australian Jackaroos have claimed their second world title from the 2016 World Bowls Championships in Christchurch this morning. The Jackaroos added another coveted gold medal to their stockpile, after sharing the honours with England in yesterday’s contests, which saw each awarded one gold and one silver, and are now the outright leaders in both... View Article
Australia
December 3, 2016
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Jackaroos add silver to their warchest

The Australian Jackaroos claimed the opening gold medal of the World Bowls Championships this morning, but lost the second in harrowing circumstances on an extra-end. Australia’s women’s fours finished off their fairytale story, which saw them topple the undefeated English contingent for the gold medal, after they were defeated in three of the opening four... View Article
Australia
December 3, 2016
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Jackaroos women’s fours the newest world champions

The Australian Jackaroos have claimed the first gold medal of the World Bowls Championships, and will go in hunt of a further three over the course of this weekend. The women’s fours contingent of Kelsey Cottrell, Carla Krizanic, Rebecca Van Asch and Natasha Scott are the nation’s newest world champions, after toppling the undefeated England... View Article
Australia
December 2, 2016
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National Zaidee’s Rainbow Shoelaces campaign to increase organ and tissue donation awareness

Bowls Australia are encouraging clubs across the country to support a national Zaidee’s Rainbow Shoelaces campaign for the month of February, aimed at generating awareness of organ and tissue donation. The initiative, which being run in conjunction with Bowls Australia’s Official Charity Partner, Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation (ZRF), encourages bowls clubs to purchase boxes of Zaidee’s... View Article
Australia
December 2, 2016
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Jackaroos to contest four gold medal matches

The Australian Jackaroos will contest all four gold medal matches from the first half of the 2016 World Bowls Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Jackaroos secured victory in all of this afternoon’s semi-finals contests, and will now go in hunt of four gold medals over the next two days. The contingent is guaranteed of... View Article
Australia
December 2, 2016
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Jackaroos secure passage to a further three semis

Australia was in scintillating form in the elimination-finals of the World Bowls Championships this morning, with the Jackaroos securing passage to a further three semi-finals. The contingent is now assured of four bronze medals at the very minimum from the initial four disciplines, but will look to elevate those medallion colours to silver or bronze... View Article
Australia

November 2016

November 22, 2016
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Sydney Lions pounce on their first BPL trophy

The BCiB Sydney Lions have become the fourth franchise in four instalments of the Bowls Premier League to win the coveted trophy after a stunning performance last night in their first ever BPL finals campaign.  BCiB Sydney Lions supporters were starting to wonder if they will ever see their franchise on BPL finals night, but... View Article
Australia
November 11, 2016
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Sydney Lions top BPL04 field ahead of finals

The $100,000 Bowls Premier finals are upon us with four quality franchises set to do battle on centre stage tonight live on Fox Sports and Sky Sports NZ. No matter which team take home the ultimate prize, BPL history will be made at Club Pine Rivers tonight.  It’s been a long wait for the BCiB... View Article
Australia
November 10, 2016
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Blackjacks surging in BPL04

The TOWER New Zealand Blackjacks have kept their finals hopes alive, after winning five consecutive games on days two and three of BPL04. Starting day one on a low, the Defending BPL Champions took some time settling back into the fast paced format, losing all four of their matches and finding themselves on the bottom... View Article
Australia
November 9, 2016
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Dickson and Ryan paving the way for female bowlers

The fourth instalment of the Bowls Premier League has stepped up another notch this year, with the addition of one female competitor to each franchise to add to the revolutionary competition at Club Pine Rivers in Brisbane.  Spearheaded by the past involvement of national players including Australian Jackaroos captain Lynsey Clarke, Australia’s most capped international... View Article
Australia
November 9, 2016
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Endurance and Roys BPL04 front runners

The first day of the Bowls Premier League has been everything we were expecting and there’s more to come with tonight’s round four matches set to conclude the opening days play in style live on Fox Sports 3 and Sky Sports NZ.  Front runners have emerged with the Messenger Press Adelaide Endurance and Blundstone Melbourne... View Article
Australia

July 2016

July 12, 2016
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Second annual $100,000 Premier League announced

In a coup for the sport of bowls, Bowls Australia has today announced that there will be an additional $100,000 Australian Premier League staged each year – although the competition will undergo a name change moving forward. The event formerly known as the Australian Premier League, which is approaching its fourth staging at Brisbane’s Club... View Article
Australia

January 2016

January 5, 2016
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South Pacific Singles Final 2016

And now it’s time for the one we’ve all been waiting for. Singles Final: Jesse Noronha (Warilla) vs Corey Wedlock (Cabramatta) Stay tuned, start time is scheduled for 1pm weather depending.
Live Reporting
January 5, 2016
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South Pacific Pairs & Fours Final 2016

Today we are back reporting live from Figgy Bowlo for the South Pacific Bowls Carnival on Finals day. First up we will be reporting on the Pairs & Fours finals which will be played side by side with a 9:15am. Later today we will have the singles final, but first lets see some who’s matched up... View Article
Live Reporting
January 4, 2016
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South Pacific Pairs Semi Finals 2016

Mal Lyons & Guy Vozza  V  Steve Glasson & Ben Glasson Mick Anderson & Scott Bateup  V  Joel Anderson & Corey Wedlock We are playing 21 ends in the semi finals. One game is due to start soon with the other after a few quick refreshments.
Live Reporting
January 4, 2016
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South Pacific Pairs Quarter Finals 2016

Today we are reporting live from Figgy Bowlo for the South Pacific Bowls Carnival Singles Quarter Finals. Later today we will have the semi finals, but first lets see some great match ups down here at Figgy. Mal Lyons – Guy Vozza v John Ritchie – Steve Haines Steve Glasson – Ben Glasson v Ian Barrett – Dean Aitken... View Article
Live Reporting
January 3, 2016
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South Pacific Fours Semi Finals 2016

Reporting live from Figgy Bowlo for the South Pacific Bowls Carnival Singles Quarter Finals. C Thompson – S Gransden – S Green – G Archer V Z Diamant – B Martin – W Falconer – J Green G Aitken – M Thorne – D Aitken – S Bateup V T Weekes – M Ugarenko –... View Article
Live Reporting
January 3, 2016
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South Pacific Singles Semi Finals 2016

Reporting live from Figgy Bowlo for the South Pacific Bowls Carnival Singles Quarter Finals. We’re playing 31 up in the semi’s. Jesse Noronha V Jared Hamilton Brett Pieper V Corey Wedlock Live updates coming below.
Live Reporting
January 3, 2016
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South Pacific Singles Quarter Finals 2016

Today we are reporting live from Figgy Bowlo for the South Pacific Bowls Carnival Singles Quarter Finals. Later today we will have the semi finals, but first lets see some great match ups down here at Figgy. Jesse Noronha (Warilla) vs Brian Suckley (Dapto Huntley) Jared Hamilton (Dapto Citizens) vs Wes Falconer (Warilla) Brett Pieper... View Article
Live Reporting
January 1, 2016
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A Sad Day For The Lawn Bowls Community

On a sad day for the lawn bowls community today we learn of the passing of one of the true gentlemen of the game. Greg Thurling sadly passed last night. He has touched the hearts of many with his ongoing courage and passion for our game. Many of us who have had the pleasure of... View Article
General

December 2015

December 28, 2015
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Roebuck Bowling Club Hit By Floods

Severe flooding hit Lancashire following torrential downpours over the Christmas period. Now emergency services and residents are preparing for an extensive clean-up operation as the rain dies off and the full extent of damage is revealed. The region was hit with up to 100mm of rain yesterday, with seven ‘red’ weather warnings issued by the... View Article
General
December 22, 2015
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Club Singles Champions at 16 & 17

It’s hard to imagine a lower combined age of a bowls club’s singles champions anywhere than Melbourne Bowling Club this season. At just 16 and 17 respectively, Curtis Hanley and Tayla Morison are Melbourne BC’s singles champions. Hanley defeated experienced Chris “Bear” O’Meagher in the final 25-24 after a hard fought battle. He trailed O’Meagher... View Article
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General

November 2015

November 27, 2015
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A Healthier Future for Victorian Bowlers

Bowls Victoria (BV) and Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria (AOV) are pleased to announce MOVE with Bowls, an exciting three-year partnership to improve the health and wellbeing of bowlers and the 1.5 million Victorians who live with muscle, bone and joint conditions. MOVE with Bowls will encourage current and future bowlers to stay fit and healthy... View Article
General
November 26, 2015
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World Singles Champion of Champions

The World Singles Champion of Champion has been run and won at Club Helensvale, with Australia’s Scott Thulborn and Katrina Wright earning bronze medals for their efforts. Day 7: There was a change in weather on Saturday night, with cloud cover and cooler conditions a result yesterday, with temperatures around 25-27 degrees with greens running... View Article
Bowls Australia
General
November 14, 2015
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APL03 title headed across the ditch

The New Zealand Blackjacks have capped off a scintillating Australian Premier League campaign, pillaging the coveted silverware and the lucrative prize cheque that accompanies it this evening live on Fox Sports. The Blackjacks cut a swath through the competition’s minor rounds this morning, finishing in pole position with nine wins from fourteen starts to cement... View Article
Australia
November 13, 2015
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APL03 day four Fox Sports broadcast finals live scoring

Follow the results as they happen with this live scoring Author: Aidan Davis/Friday, 13 November 2015/Categories: Bowls APL News Semi-final *Please refresh your browser for up to date scores. SET 1 Adelaide Endurance New Zealand Blackjacks 1 1 2 1 (2)  3 4 PP 4 1 (5) 5 2 (7) TOTAL 7 2 SET 2... View Article
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