January 2018

January 18, 2018
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Belmont on course after amalgamation

Survive or shut down? That is the question many licensed sporting clubs are asking across the country. Survival was the option taken by the Belmont Bowling Club near Newcastle when it decided to call for expressions of interest from nearby clubs to amalgamate and after 18 months it has settled on Belmont Golf Club as... View Article
Australia
January 17, 2018
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BOWLS UNLEASHED – The Bowls Australia 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

Published on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 Bowls Australia have unveiled their Strategic Plan, titled BOWLS UNLEASHED, to guide the sport forward from 2018 to 2022. Bowls Australia (BA) are pleased to release its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan titled ‘Bowls Unleashed’, which will serve as the blueprint in steering the sport forward in the years to follow.  A continuation... View Article
Australia
January 12, 2018
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The 12 most picturesque Bowls Clubs you must visit this summer

With Australia locked in the middle of summer we decided to survey the nation to find our most picturesque bowls clubs worth a look while on your summer getaway.  It’s no surprise that our great country ‘girt by sea’ possesses some breathtaking seaside venues, which feature prominently in our list.  Here are the 12 most... View Article
Australia
January 11, 2018
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Shane Smith leading the charge at Quinns Rocks

With Australia on the cusp of an exciting Commonwealth Games campaign on the Gold Coast in April, the sport of bowls is set for a monumental year in 2018 as all levels of the sport bound together to drive the sport forward.  One of many people at grassroots level helping lead that charge is Shane... View Article
Australia
January 11, 2018
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New-look South Coogee set to capitalise on successful 2017

The South Coogee Bowling Club has undertaken a number of exciting new initiatives in a bid to increase membership and improve the look of the club. A small club situated in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, they rely heavily on volunteers to run their bowls and the general maintenance of the club.  The board recently... View Article
Australia
January 11, 2018
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Community rallies behind Flemington & Kensington Bowling Club

The community continues to rally behind the Flemington & Kensington Bowling Club after it was hit by vandals for the fifth time in less than four months. Club secretary Oliver Warren says the response to the attacks, which has cost the club thousands each time, has been overwhelming.  “We’ve been overwhelmed with the response we’ve... View Article
Australia
January 11, 2018
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Where are they now? What retired, delisted AFL players from 2017 have planned for 2018

LAST November, well over 100 footballers realised their AFL dream when they were drafted as a senior or rookie-listed player by a club. The flipside to that joy was that just as many had to make way for the influx of fresh faces. As we begin 2018, 115 men that either retired or were delisted... View Article
Australia
January 10, 2018
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Sporting Schools Program continues to deliver in South Coast region

The Sporting Schools Program has yielded a number of positive results for the sport of bowls around Australia and Woonona Public School is the latest to fall in love with the game.  An initiative by the Australian Sports Commission, Woonona has experienced great success early on with the program so much so that one of... View Article
Australia
January 10, 2018
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Jackaroo upstaged by 14-year-old prodigy

The festive period for the typical 14-year-old on the South Coast would usually be spent at the beach, but Toby Peters had other giant-killing plans.  Swapping the surf for the greens at Dapto Citizens Bowling Club, the talented young bowler navigated his way through to a singles quarter-final appearance at the prestigious South Pacific Carnival,... View Article
Australia
January 10, 2018
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Beltana connecting with all corners of the Eastern Shore community

Situated on the eastern shore of Hobart in Tasmania, the Beltana Bowls Club have gone from strength to strength with a number of proactive initiatives.  Beltana has forged strong ties with the local community, with a total full playing membership of 120, as well as many social members which are increasing by the week.  On... View Article
Australia
January 5, 2018
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Wilson and Murphy singled out for GC2018

The Australian Bowls Team’s blue-ribbon singles positions at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be filled by two players at contrasting points in their careers, in a rising young star and one of the sport’s most prolific competitors. Commonwealth Games debutant Aaron Wilson, 26, will face a baptism by fire after being handed the... View Article
Australia

December 2017

December 22, 2017
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A festive message to the Bowls community

With the festive period upon us, Bowls Australia (BA) would like to take the time to reflect on the year that was in 2017 and look ahead to what shapes as a monumental year for the sport in 2018.  As 2017 draws to a close, there have been many highlights in the sport this year... View Article
Australia
December 22, 2017
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Wonthella leading the next-gen of bowlers in Geraldton

Drive four hours north of Perth in Western Australia and you’ll arrive at the picturesque coastal town of Geraldton.  With two clubs based there, the town has a great history in the sport of bowls exhibiting strong membership and proactivity. More recently, led by President Kevin Exten, the Wonthella Bowls Club launched a project to... View Article
Australia
December 21, 2017
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Good Sports Geeveston recognised for their tireless efforts

The Geeveston Bowls Club have been acknowledged as a state finalist by Good Sports in Tasmania for their efforts in seeking improvements in all corners of the club.  An hour south of Hobart on the Apple Isle, Geeveston have adopted a number of positive initiatives in conjunction with Regional Bowls Manager Simon Morrison, including raising... View Article
Australia
December 21, 2017
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Aron Sherriff ready for rollercoaster Commonwealth Games ride

With just over 100 days to go until the Commonwealth Games arrive on the Gold Coast, four-time international bowler of the year Aron Sherriff is excited about the “hectic” road ahead.  Sherriff, 32, is in the process of re-locating to the Gold Coast with his family after signing with Club Helensvale earlier this month. With... View Article
Australia
December 20, 2017
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Quick greens will give Australia Commonwealth Games edge, says Karen Murphy

Veteran Australian bowler Karen Murphy says the Broadbeach greens should give the Jackaroos the upper hand during next year’s Commonwealth Games.  Set to partake in her fifth Commonwealth Games, the 42-year-old feels as though Gold Coast will benefit Australia more so than any other Games she’s competed in.  “Certainly the crowd aspect and the whole... View Article
Australia
December 15, 2017
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Aaron Wilson ready for Commonwealth Games debut with “second family”

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be Aaron Wilson’s first and the 26-year-old already feels a part of the family.  A reigning world champion in his own right, Wilson made his Australian debut just 13 months ago and has enjoyed a whirlwind ride from the junior ranks to the pinnacle of the sport.  The closeness of... View Article
Australia
December 15, 2017
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Rice rewarded with Commonwealth Games berth after year of sacrifice

Experienced Australian bowler Nathan Rice has spoken of the sacrifice required in securing his third Commonwealth Games berth. The 38-year-old feels as though he is at the top of his game following a big 2017, in which he has made it to as many greens as possible in order to give him the best chance... View Article
Australia
December 15, 2017
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Natasha Scott credits mental refresh for Commonwealth Games berth

Australia’s number one ranked female bowler Natasha Scott says a refreshment in the mental side of her game is to thank for her outstanding recent form and selection for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.  The 27-year-old has heralded a new approach to the sport over the past 12-18 months, a period in which she has dominated... View Article
Australia
December 13, 2017
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Best chance since Melbourne, says Jackaroos Vice-Captain

Australian Jackaroos vice-captain Brett Wilkie has declared Gold Coast 2018 as Australia’s best chance at bowls gold medals since the Melbourne Games in 2006.  The 43-year-old, along with Barrie Lester (35), Karen Murphy (42) and Nathan Rice (38) lead the contingent of senior squad members set to take up a prominent mentoring role as Australia... View Article
Australia
December 13, 2017
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Good times rolling under Dylan Skinner at Dapto Citizens

A few months on after Dylan Skinner became the youngest bowl coordinator in Australia, the youngster has gone from strength to strength at the Dapto Citizens Bowling Club.  It’s been a mammoth task for the 19-year-old to manage the club which boasts just under 400 members, but Skinner has taken it all in his stride. ... View Article
Australia
December 13, 2017
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Kelsey Cottrell set for unique Commonwealth Games as a mum

Australian Jackaroo Kelsey Cottrell says next year’s home Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast will have a unique feel on both a personal and collective front.  Cottrell, 27, will partake in her third Games after representing Australia in Delhi (2010) and Glasgow (2014) and will do so on the back of a remarkable year personally,... View Article
Australia
December 8, 2017
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Young-gun Jackaroos to contest World Youth Champs

Four of the sport’s rising stars will wear the green and gold uniform while contesting the World Youth Championships next year, Bowls Australia confirmed today. The World Youth Championships is the sport’s only international under-25 event, and will be staged at the Gold Coast’s Broadbeach Bowls Club from Saturday, February 24 to Friday, March 2.... View Article
Australia
December 8, 2017
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Retirement living to the bowling green

A young Woonona physiotherapist has orchestrated an early Christmas miracle with the inaugural Australian Health Professionals (AHP) Illawarra Bowls championship, contested by retirement home residents. Forged as an idea to help his patients that eventually grew into something bigger, when Jarryd Langford pitched the idea of a retirement home resident championship in the Illawarra there... View Article
Australia
December 8, 2017
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Not bound by tradition, Woonona forge a new social direction

Woonona Bowling Club has a rich history in the sport dating all the way back to 1896. Over time, the club which sits just north of the picturesque coastal town of Wollongong, has always been successful in producing some of New South Wales best bowlers.  However, as they crept closer and closer to the clubs’... View Article
Australia
December 7, 2017
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Whirlwind 12 months sees 68-year-old Ken Hanson set for Commonwealth Games debut

At 68 years of age, Ken Hanson is set to make his Commonwealth Games debut with the Para-sports bowls team just seven months after representing Australia for the first time.  Hanson, who hails from Colac in Victoria, only first began efforts to be selected for the Australian Para-athlete squad 12 months ago, having only ever... View Article
Australia
December 7, 2017
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Rebecca Van Asch carrying the pride of Tasmania into Gold Coast 2018

Recently crowned Tasmanian Athlete of the Year Rebecca Van Asch will not only be carrying the expectation of a nation into Gold Coast 2018, but the pride of the apple isle too.  The 29-year-old dual Australian Open champion has been selected for her debut Commonwealth Games a week after being afforded one of Tasmania’s highest... View Article
Australia
December 7, 2017
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Josh Thornton says Glasgow heartbreak spurred Gold Coast 2018 ambition

Australian para-sport bowler Josh Thornton has credited the disappointment of his and close friend Barrie Lester’s missing out on Glasgow 2014 as the catalyst to spark their inclusion in the squad for Gold Coast 2018 in the para-sport and men’s teams respectively.  The duo won Australian bowls fans’ hearts by taking out the pairs at... View Article
Australia
December 7, 2017
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Barrie Lester keen to make the most of Commonwealth Games second-coming

Australia’s number one ranked male bowler Barrie Lester first tasted Commonwealth Games competition in Melbourne, 2006.  After a bronze medal in the pairs in Australia’s most successful Games ever, one would think the then 24-year-old Lester would have become a staple in the Jackaroos team to feature in the multiple Commonwealth Games to come.  After... View Article
Australia
December 7, 2017
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Mental Skills and Bowls survey

As part of ongoing research by Bowls Australia in order to develop the performance profile of an elite bowler, we are seeking bowlers at all levels who would be interest in undertaking a short online survey about the mental skills used during performance.    In collaboration with the Australian Institute of Sport and La Trobe university, Bowls Australia... View Article
Australia
December 6, 2017
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Could Bowls Make It To The Olympics?

There seems to be more fluidity when it comes to Olympic sports these days. There was something of an uproar among Olympic traditionalists a few years ago when the International Olympic Committee decided to drop wrestling following the 2016 games. Soon thereafter, however, after a few rules changes, wrestling was reinstated, and will now be... View Article
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December 6, 2017
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Carla Krizanic says Jackaroos will leave no stone unturned in quest for Gold Coast 2018 success

Carla Krizanic says the Australian Jackaroos will leave no stone unturned in their quest to perform strongly on home soil at next year’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.  The 27-year-old is the equal-youngest member of the womens squad along with Natasha Scott, who just replaced Krizanic as Australia’s number one female player in the... View Article
Australia
December 6, 2017
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Glasson looking to capitalise on another home Commonwealth Games

Australian Bowls Head Coach Steve Glasson OAM is hoping for another successful home Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018, following the successes of the 2006 campaign in Melbourne.  Speaking at the announcement of the Australian team for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Darebin International Sports Centre, the venue where the Australian... View Article
Australia
December 6, 2017
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Natasha Scott continues stunning rise to Australia’s highest-ranked female

Natasha Scott has continued her surge up the National Rankings to return as Australia’s number one ranked female bowler.  The NSW state skipper and Australian Jackaroo has enjoyed a steady run up the rankings in recent months, thanks to a dominant November in which she claimed all four NSW Women’s state titles, only to back... View Article
Australia
December 6, 2017
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Natasha Scott continues stunning rise to be crowned Australia's highest-ranked female

Natasha Scott has continued her surge up the National Rankings to return as Australia’s number one ranked female bowler.  The NSW state skipper and Australian Jackaroo has enjoyed a steady run up the rankings in recent months, thanks to a dominant November in which she claimed all four NSW Women’s state titles, only to back... View Article
Australia
December 5, 2017
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Australian Bowls Team named for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Australia’s Bowls Team for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will boast a mix of youth and experience, with six Games debutants among the 17 bowlers named by Commonwealth Games Australia today. The announcement took place today at Darebin International Sports Centre, the venue of the bowls component of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games where the... View Article
Australia
December 1, 2017
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Hawks swoop on Championship Titles

Queensland have continued to dominate the green on day 3 of the Australian Championships, adding the men’s and women’s pairs titles to their collection of five of the possible six championship trophies.    In a repeat of day 1 affairs, Queensland met NSW in the finals of both the men’s and women’s events, again proving... View Article
Australia

November 2017

November 29, 2017
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Queensland and NSW secure Australian Champions triples titles

A Queensland team secured a third national title at the 2017 Australian Championships tonight, while NSW made amends for a silver medal finish on the opening day. Broadbeach’s Sean Ingham, Kevin Anderson and Ryan Bester added a third title to the Queensland contingent’s ledger, at the halfway point of the competition’s eight disciplines. The Gold... View Article
Australia
November 29, 2017
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11-year-old protege Mason Gunson paints bright Morley picture

Morley Bowling Club has always had a rich history in junior bowls and the future of one of its young stars is just as bright.  11-year-old Mason Gunson, son of club members Bryce and Angela Gunson, is the latest homegrown product to come out of the West Australian club. In only his first year of... View Article
Australia
November 29, 2017
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Sherriff hails “perfect timing” of Helensvale switch

One of Australia’s most decorated bowlers is set for a switch of state allegiances, with four-time international bowler of the year Aron Sherriff signing for Club Helensvale on the Gold Coast.  The 32-year-old made over 200 appearances for NSW club Ettalong and has always represented the state in his career spanning over 20 years in... View Article
Australia
November 29, 2017
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Durack Inala begin community drive in a bid to increase participation

The small south-eastern Queensland club of Durack Inala have been another of a host of clubs to target those new to the sport of bowls in a local membership drive.  With the aid of South East Queensland’s Regional Bowls Manager Andrew Howie, Durack Inala set out to regain community sport and increase participation at the... View Article
Australia
November 29, 2017
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Evergreen George Parish recognised by local club

Charlton Bowling Club’s longest serving member and official greenkeeper George Parish has been recognised for his work and dedication with the re-naming of one of the club’s greens as the “G.H. Parish Green”. In front of club members, family and friends last week, 60-year member George was acknowledged by Club President, Patty Saltmarsh for his... View Article
Australia
November 28, 2017
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Gold Coast stars claim Australian Championships fours titles

Queensland players have stunningly captured both Australian Championships titles on the first day of competition at Merimbula’s Club Sapphire tonight. The Maroons claimed both the men’s and women’s fours titles; the first Australian Championships titles awarded in 12 years, and it had a distinctively Gold Coast feel to the finals. Today marked the return of... View Article
Australia
November 24, 2017
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The return of the national titles

The 2017 Australian Championships returns to the national calendar next week, featuring the best players from across the nation, converging on the idyllic greens of Merimbula’s Club Sapphire. In a true showdown of strength, all eight State and Territory Association winners in the disciplines of singles, pairs, triples and fours will playoff for the ultimate... View Article
Australia
November 24, 2017
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Sporting Schools takes flight in the Hunter Valley

Situated in the heart of the picturesque wine-region that is the Hunter Valley, the St Phillips Christian College is the latest school to adopt Jr. Jack Attack (JJA) as part of the Sporting Schools program. In conjunction with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), Bowls Australia introduced JJA via the Sporting Schools program in 2015 as... View Article
Australia
November 24, 2017
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Alice Springs Golf Club joins the Red Centre bowls community

Bowls Australia (BA) would like to officially welcome the Alice Springs Golf Club (ASGC) to the bowls community, with the club deciding to affiliating with BA after the club enjoyed a successful 12-month introduction to the sport.  In late 2016, with a vision to improve their club’s growth, ASGC decided to construct a bowling green... View Article
Australia
November 22, 2017
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Seeking National Coaching Advisory Group members

Bowls Australia is calling for applicants to join Bowls Australia’s National Coaching Advisory Group.  This is an exciting role for any individual who is passionate about coaching and wants to offer more to the bowls coaching community. The NCAG is an important working-group that provides advice and guidance to the Bowls Australia Board in all... View Article
Australia
November 20, 2017
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Noronha and Twist claim Hong Kong gold

Australia’s Jessie Noronha and Ben Twist have capped off a stunning campaign at the Hong Kong International Bowls Classic over the weekend. The pair will return to their home shores having secured half of the titles on offer at the illustrious invitational event, which boasts singles and pairs disciplines for both men and women. Noronha... View Article
Australia
November 14, 2017
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Australia
November 12, 2017
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Australia relinquishes its Trans Tasman stranglehold

The New Zealand Blackjacks have clinched bowls’ Trans Tasman honours for just the third time in a decade, after a scintillating final day performance at Broadbeach Bowls Club. The Kiwi contingent stunningly claimed the Overall Senior Trans Tasman Trophy on a count-back of results, by virtue of securing the women’s event and only narrowly losing... View Article
Australia
November 12, 2017
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Trans Tasman to be decided in last round

The Trans Tasman Test Series will be decided in the final session, such is the evenness of the Senior competition. New Zealand will go into the last round with the slight ascendency, after claiming both of this afternoon’s women’s encounters. Blackjack Commonwealth Games singles gold medallist Jo Edwards got the better of reigning world singles... View Article
Australia
November 12, 2017
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Trans Tasman set for nail-biting finish

The Trans Tasman Test Series is poised for an exciting conclusion this afternoon, after Australia and New Zealand split the results of this morning’s final test. Australia and New Zealand each won one men’s and one women’s battle this morning during the opening session of the final test, which leaves the door ajar for either... View Article
Australia
November 11, 2017
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New Zealand level Trans Tasman contest

The Trans Tasman Test Series will go down to the wire after the New Zealand Blackjacks levelled the scores against the Australian Jackaroos on the penultimate day at Broadbeach Bowls Club. The best-of-three test event will be decided on Sunday’s final day of play, after New Zealand secured the second test’s honours in comprehensive fashion... View Article
Australia
November 11, 2017
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Blackjacks respond in second test

New Zealand has come out firing on the opening morning of the second test at the Trans Tasman Test Series on the Gold Coast.  The Kiwis responded strongly to Australia’s clinical start to the event yesterday, in which the green and gold contingent secured the opening test honours in all three categories on offer; the... View Article
Australia
November 10, 2017
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Titanic performance sees Scott rocket up rankings

One of the most dominant performances in recent memory has seen NSW state skipper and Australian Jackaroo Natasha Scott claim all four NSW Women’s state titles, to gain 157 rankings points and leap to third on the Women’s table. While Scott sat in fifth place at the end of last month, her herculean performance sees... View Article
Australia
November 10, 2017
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Australia sweeps opening Trans Tasman test

The Australian Jackaroos have claimed the opening test of the Trans Tasman Test Series at Broadbeach Bowls Club on the Gold Coast today. The Australian contingent kickstarted their final international hit-out ahead of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games by securing the first of three tests in the Senior, Development and Para-sport events. The Senior... View Article
Australia
November 10, 2017
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Jackaroos take the early lead

Australia has taken the early lead at the Trans Tasman Test Series following a strong start this morning at Broadbeach Bowls Club. The Jackaroos claimed three victories from four starts in the Senior event this morning, winning the men’s and women’s pairs disciplines as well as the women’s triples, while the Blackjacks drew first blood... View Article
Australia
November 5, 2017
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Aaron Teys claims World Champ of Champs title

Young stars Aaron Teys from Australia and Laura Daniels from Wales rose to the sport’s dizziest height today when they won the men’s and women’s World Singles Champion of Champions title in Sydney, Australia. Ironically, when young Teys won the Australian Open singles championships in 2015 a small band of doubters reckoned it was a... View Article
Australia
November 3, 2017
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Aussies secure post-sectional passage

Australia’s Aaron Teys and Carla Krizanic have both earned passage to the post-sectional rounds of the World Champion of Champions this evening at NSW’s St Johns Park. The pair capped off their sectional campaigns in scintillating style today, with Teys notching up three wins and Krizanic two victories from as many starts to leap-frog their... View Article
Australia
November 3, 2017
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Australians required to make up ground at World Champ of Champs

Australia’s two charges have just one day of play remaining to secure a post-sectional berth in the World Champion of Champion at St Johns Park. Carla Krizanic and Aaron Teys both suffered defeats in yesterday’s fourth day, which saw the duo slide from within the top three of their pools to fourth and fifth place... View Article
Australia
November 2, 2017
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Australians primed to strike at World Champ of Champs

Aaron Teys notched up another three victories on day three of the World Champion of Champions at St Johns Park, but Carla Krizanic suffered her first blemish of the tournament. Teys climbed to third on the ladder in his section on the back of three straight-sets wins across the day, which puts him just one... View Article
Australia
November 1, 2017
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Teys and Krizanic untarnished on day two

Australia’s combatants secured three victories from as many starts on the international stage yesterday at NSW’s St Johns Park. Warilla’s Aaron Teys notched up a further two wins on the second day of the World Champion of Champions yesterday. Teys’s campaign for the silverware has gathered speed after a suffering two early blows in the... View Article
Australia

October 2017

October 31, 2017
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Krizanic fires on the world stage

Sunbury’s Carla Krizanic enjoyed a scintillating start to her World Champion of Champions campaign yesterday at St Johns Park, but Warilla’s Aaron Teys took a while to hit his straps. Krizanic has an unblemished record following her opening three games on the international stage yesterday, but didn’t have things all her way against strong opposition.... View Article
Australia
October 26, 2017
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Bowls greats honoured at Hall of Fame and Awards Night

The outstanding achievements of many bowls athletes and administrators have been celebrated at Bowls Australia’s 2017 Hall of Fame and Awards Night tonight at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise. During bowls’ night of nights, 11 of the sport’s most deserving athletes, officials, coaches and volunteers were acknowledged for their contribution to the sport over the past... View Article
Australia
October 25, 2017
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Countdown to world singles glory

Two international representatives will join bowls immortality in Australia over the next two weeks when the sport crowns this year’s men’s and women’s world singles champions. A stellar field of fifty-three contenders hailing from thirty-two countries will strive for the ultimate honour at Sydney’s palatial St Johns Park Bowls Club in the 15th World Singles... View Article
Australia
October 19, 2017
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Queensland’s women win 2017 Yorke Peninsula Senior Sides Championships

Queensland are the 2017 Yorke Peninsula Australian Senior Sides women’s champions after holding off Victoria by two shots in a tense finish. On the final day of play at Wollaroo Bowling Club, the race for the women’s honours was between Queensland and Western Australia, sitting in first and second place respectively. After the Sandgroppers defeated... View Article
Australia
October 18, 2017
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Year of the Crow continues, as South Australia claim Men's Senior Sides crown

The South Australian men’s side have clinched the 2017 Yorke Peninsula Australian Senior Sides Championship by defeating the ACT by two shots at Moonta Memorial Park Bowling Club. The Reds claimed the championship with a game in hand, having managed to go six matches undefeated; their only hiccup being a tied match with Victoria in... View Article
Australia
October 18, 2017
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Year of the Crow continues, as South Australia claim Men’s Senior Sides crown

The South Australian men’s side have clinched the 2017 Yorke Peninsula Australian Senior Sides Championship by defeating the ACT by two shots at Moonta Memorial Park Bowling Club. The Reds claimed the championship with a game in hand, having managed to go six matches undefeated; their only hiccup being a tied match with Victoria in... View Article
Australia
October 18, 2017
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Victoria enjoys upset win, South Australia has one hand on the men's trophy

Victoria caused an upset result by defeating the 2017 Yorke Peninsula Australian Senior Sides Championships standouts New South Wales by 10 shots. The previously undefeated women’s Blues side were left shell-shocked by the rampant offensive attacking style of play delivered by the Big V in the 64-54 result. Gayle Edwards lead from the front with... View Article
Australia
October 17, 2017
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South Australia’s men lead the way as the Yorke Peninsula Australian Senior Sides Championships heat up

A comfortable victory across all three rinks has catapulted home state South Australia to the top of the Men’s ladder at the 2017 Yorke Peninsula Australian Senior Sides Championships. The Croweaters accounted for Northern Territory to remain as the only undefeated Men’s side at the event, after previous ladder leader Queensland was upset by Western... View Article
Australia
October 17, 2017
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NSW women carry on winning ways as WA trips up Queensland's men

Queensland’s men have suffered their first defeat at the 2017 Yorke Peninsula Australian Senior Sides Championships. The Maroons were unbeaten heading into the fourth round, having downed ACT by the narrowest of margins (52-51) in the third round. However, their luck ran out when they came up against a resilient Western Australia outfit, dropping two... View Article
Australia
October 17, 2017
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Queenslanders sneak away with victory

Queensland snuck away with a slender one-shot victory over the Australian Capital Territory in a tense third round match-up in the 2017 Yorke Peninsula Alliance Australian Senior Sides Championships. The nailbitting 52-51 overall win was clinched thanks to the winning rink performances from the Kookaburra’s Geoff Maskell and Neville Jenkins’ three and two-shot gains, which... View Article
Australia
October 16, 2017
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Unbelievable finish results in two overall draws

Two drawn matches in the second round of the 2017 Yorke Peninsula Alliance Australian Senior Sides Championships have highlighted the closeness of the competition at Australia’s premier over 60’s event. Victoria and South Australia’s mens’ teams played out a 52-52 draw, with Ian Ross and Ray Jansen’s Big V rinks prevailing by two and three... View Article
Australia
October 16, 2017
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Jayden Christie called up to Development team

Last week, Bowls Australia announced the 28-strong team to contest next month’s Trans Tasman Test Series. In announcing the squad, the national selection panel unknowingly chose an ineligible player to participate in the Development team, which has set criteria to ensure only up-and-coming players compete and not those who have already represented at benchmark events. Adelaide’s Scott... View Article
Australia
October 16, 2017
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Host state makes hot start

South Australia made the perfect start at the 2017 Yorke Peninsula Australian Senior Sides Championships, with both men’s and women’s teams claiming first round honours over Tasmania at Wallaroo Bowling Club. The host state’s men’s side breezed to a comfortable 67-52 overall victory, including 10 and seven-shot gains to Colin Harvey and Ken Holtham respectively... View Article
Australia
October 13, 2017
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Colleen Orr and Lee Schraner crowned Champion of Champions

Northern Territory’s Colleen Orr and Tasmania’s Lee Schraner have claimed the Australian Champion of Champions titles in a thrilling conclusion to the prestigious event at Darwin Bowls and Social Club. Orr solidified her spot as the event’s first winner from the Top End with an outright victory, one game clear of second-placed Beth Quinlan from... View Article
Australia
October 13, 2017
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Champ of Champs down to the wire

Western Australia’s Clive Adams has moved to the top of the leaderboard going into the final round of the Australian Champion of Champions, but must secure victory this afternoon to take the title. There is a logjam of four competitors vying for the prestigious trophy in the men’s event, after NSW’s Jono Davis upstaged Victoria’s... View Article
Australia
October 12, 2017
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Front runners suffer blows but remain outright leaders

The race for the Australian Champion of Champions titles has opened up, after the two leaders both suffered blows to their campaigns in this afternoon’s fifth round at Darwin Bowls and Social Club. Victoria’s Barrie Lester, representing Mulgrave County Club, continued his strong start in the tournament in the morning’s fourth round, upstaging the only... View Article
Australia
October 11, 2017
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Undefeated duo set for blockbuster decider

Only three players have secured three wins from as many starts on the first day of the 2017 Australian Champion of Champions at Darwin Bowls and Social Club, and two are scheduled to meet in a blockbuster match-up tomorrow morning. Australia’s number one male bowler, Barrie Lester, and Western Australian stalwart Clive Adams both maintained... View Article
Australia
October 11, 2017
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NT and WA untarnished at Champ of Champs

The Northern Territory and Western Australian competitors headline the 2017 Australian Champion of Champions event so far, with both men’s and women’s players enjoying an untarnished run. Three men’s players have retained an unblemished record after the second round of the 2017 Australian Champion of Champions at Darwin Bowls and Social Club. Western Australia’s Clive... View Article
Australia
October 11, 2017
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Darwin double do the deed

The locals came out firing in the opening round of the 2017 Australian Champion of Champions at Darwin Bowls and Social Club this morning. The Top End’s Trystan Smallacombe and Colleen Orr both enjoyed a home-ground advantage on their Darwin deck, and capitalised on the situation with comprehensive opening victories against their South Australian opponents. Smallacombe... View Article
Australia
October 9, 2017
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Players named for last international before GC2018

Bowls Australia has taken the final step towards nominating its Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games athletes, with the naming of the players selected for the last international competition before the world’s benchmark event. The National Selection Panel have today confirmed 28 players for next month’s Trans Tasman Test Series, to be played at Broadbeach from... View Article
Australia
October 9, 2017
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Australian champions to clash in the Top End

Bowls champions from each and every state and territory will descend on Darwin this week for the ultimate test to determine the nation’s most consistent men’s and women’s singles player. The Australian Champion of Champions, which will be contested at Darwin Bowls and Social Club from Wednesday to Friday, will feature 15 proven champions, who... View Article
Australia
October 3, 2017
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Ryan becomes youngest ever number 1 ranked female

Cabramatta’s young superstar Ellen Ryan, 20, has become the youngest female to ever reach the number 1 ranking in the National Player Rankings system. Recently crowned the Player of the Tournament at June’s Australian Open, Dubbo-native Ryan’s hot form has continued with a semi-final finish at the Australian Indoors Championships and now a victory at... View Article
Australia
October 2, 2017
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Thrilling finale sees Queensland claim the Robert Middleton Overall Trophy at the Australian Under-18 Championships

Queensland have reigned supreme as the best overall side at the Australian Under-18 Championships after winning the Robert Middleton Trophy in a nail-biting count-back scenario. The Kookaburras claimed the coveted overall silverware in a series of tiebreaker scenarios that could not have been any tighter, after both states were level on points and sectional wins,... View Article
Australia
October 2, 2017
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Bourke tops Clarke, wins Australian Under-18 Girls Singles title

Victoria’s Kira Bourke has been crowned the Australian Under-18 Girls Singles champion at Taren Point Bowling Club. Bourke jumped out to a 20-11 lead in the opening stages of the contest, but a gallant performance from South Australia’s Stephanie Clarke saw a quick turnaround occur as she won multiple ends to bring the score to... View Article
Australia
October 1, 2017
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South Australia in the box seat for the Robert Middleton Trophy

South Australia are in strong contention for the Australian Under-18 Championships’ Robert Middleton Trophy for the best overall state after winning through to four gold-medal playoffs. The Croweaters will feature heavily on the biggest stage in junior bowls, following solid performances throughout the championships in most disciplines. This afternoon, the Girls’ Pairs outfit of Grace... View Article
Australia
October 1, 2017
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Kookaburras punch ticket to gold medal finals

Queensland have punched their ticket to multiple gold medal matches at the Australian Under-18 Championship at Taren Point in New South Wales. The Kookaburras are assured of playing in the final of the Boys Pairs, Boys Triples and Girls Fours with one sectional round still left to play. Queensland’s rising star Jessica Srisamruaybai skipped her... View Article
Australia
October 1, 2017
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Davis claims come-from-behind victory but Tigers look strong

Jono Davis completed a stirring come-from-behind victory in the opening session of day three at the Australian Under 18 Championships in a strong statement to his Boys’ Singles competitors. After conceding multiple shots early, the star New South Wales representative clawed his way back to defeat Tasmania’s Joshua Walker-Davis 21-16 in a “Rinkside Live” live-stream;... View Article
Australia

September 2017

September 30, 2017
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Kookaburras stamp their authority on the Australian Under 18 Championships

Queensland have announced themselves as a true contender for the Robert Middleton Trophy for the best overall state at the Australian Under 18 Championships after sweeping their day two series against Western Australia/Northern Territory. The Kookaburras came out firing in its first official full round of fixtures, after playing exhibition matches against Emerging New South... View Article
Australia
September 30, 2017
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Croweaters lead results in opening session

A mixed bag of results have been presented on the opening session at day two of the Australian Under-18 Championships. South Australia had the best overall performance by recording two victories, one draw and losing just one match against the home town New South Wales, while Victoria and Western Australia/Northern Territory were split at two... View Article
Australia
September 29, 2017
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2017 Australian Under-18 Championships Kick Off

The Australian Under-18 Championships have launched in spectacular fashion at Taren Point Bowling Club. Victoria made a big impression on the opening day of the competition by winning three out of the four contests on offer, including an inspired victory from Ethan Higgins and Cooper Wescombe in the Boys’ Pairs. The combined side of Western... View Article
Australia
September 28, 2017
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The sport’s future on display

The sport’s brightest young stars are about to take centre stage, with the 2017 Australian Under-18 Championships commencing tomorrow. NSW’s Taren Point Bowls Club will play host to the four-day event, which features 68 of the country’s most promising junior bowlers representing their state or territory. Five boys and five girls from each state and... View Article
Australia
September 27, 2017
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BPL Cup heats up as national finals approach

Seven of the eight national finalists for the BPL Cup have been decided, with state champions crowned in Victoria, NSW and Western Australia over the past weekend. The grass-roots version of the famous Bowls Premier League has been a resounding success in its first season, with the over 500 from around the country being whittled... View Article
Australia
September 26, 2017
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Marshall boards Pirates' ship

In a coup for the sport of bowls in Australia, this November’s $100,000 Bowls Premier League competition will see the return of the man widely regarded as the world’s best bowler. Scottish Commonwealth Games gold medallist and world champion Alex Marshall MBE will return to Brisbane’s Club Pine Rivers for the sport’s made-for-television event, following... View Article
Australia
September 26, 2017
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Marshall boards Pirates ship

In a coup for the sport of bowls in Australia, this November’s $100,000 Bowls Premier League competition will see the return of the man widely regarded as the world’s best bowler. Scottish Commonwealth Games gold medallist and world champion Alex Marshall MBE will return to Brisbane’s Club Pine Rivers for the sport’s made-for-television event, following... View Article
Australia
September 25, 2017
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Changes to BPL’s titleholder and runner-up teams

Changes are in-store for the Bowls Premier League’s two most successful teams. The reigning titleholders and second-place finishers of last February’s $100,000 BPL League competition have both announced changes to their team lists ahead of November’s BPL06. The dual defending champions, the BCiB Sydney Lions, have been forced to make a change to their contingent, after Australian Selectors entrusted... View Article
Australia
September 25, 2017
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Changes to BPL’s titleholder and runner-up teams

Changes are in-store for the Bowls Premier League’s two most successful teams. The reigning titleholders and second-place finishers of last February’s $100,000 BPL League competition have both announced changes to their team lists ahead of November’s BPL06. The dual defending champions, the BCiB Sydney Lions, have been forced to make a change to their contingent,... View Article
Australia
September 22, 2017
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Melbourne adds firepower to the Roys

Following yesterday’s announcement of the new Illawarra Gorillas team, three more teams have confirmed their playing contingents for November’s BPL06 event. The Blundstone Melbourne Roys have secured two of the sport’s marquee players for their maiden Bowls Premier League appearances, in Australia’s number one male and female bowlers, Barrie Lester and Carla Krizanic. The two Victorians, from... View Article
Australia
September 21, 2017
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Illawarra Gorillas muscle in on BPL06

The Illawarra Gorillas will muscle in on the next $100,000 Bowls Premier League competition, Bowls Australia have confirmed today. The Gorillas join the sport’s made-for-television event, which features 20 hours of live broadcast on Fox Sports biannually, through a licence acquired by the powerhouse Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club, in the Illawarra region of NSW.... View Article
Australia
September 21, 2017
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Illawarra Gorillas muscle in on BPL06

The Illawarra Gorillas will muscle in on the next $100,000 Bowls Premier League competition, Bowls Australia have confirmed today. The Gorillas join the sport’s made-for-television event, which features 20 hours of live broadcast on Fox Sports biannually, through a licence acquired by the powerhouse Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club, in the Illawarra region of NSW. Despite the... View Article
Australia
September 12, 2017
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2017 Award finalists named

The finalists for next month’s Bowls Australia Awards Night have been confirmed, with the sport’s most outstanding athletes, administrators and officials set to be recognised. Finalists for 11 awards have been unveiled for the 2017 Hall of Fame and Awards Night, with winners crowned on October 26 at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, alongside the induction... View Article
Australia
September 11, 2017
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2019 & 2020 World Champion of Champions Expressions of Interest open now!

Bowls Australia is currently seeking expressions of interest to host the 2019 and 2020 World Champion of Champions events. One of the most prestigious titles within the world of bowls, the World Champion of Champions is run over seven days and sees the Champion of Champions from Member Nation Authorities compete for the most difficult-to-win... View Article
Australia
September 11, 2017
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Kerkow and Johnston to be immortalised as Legends

Two of the sport’s most synonymous names, Kelvin Kerkow OAM and Rex Johnston OAM, will be elevated to Legend Status at the sport’s Hall of Fame and Awards Night next month. The pair are the first additions to the exclusive club since Glynn Bosisto was confirmed at the inaugural staging of the Hall of Fame in 2011,... View Article
Australia
September 8, 2017
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Mark Casey to be bestowed Hall of Fame membership

Recently retired Australian Jackaroo, Mark Casey has been confirmed as the final inductee in this year’s Bowls Australia Hall of Fame. Gold Coast based Casey, 35, will be formally recognised at the national body’s upcoming 2017 Hall of Fame and Awards Night on October 26, at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise. Casey enjoyed an illustrious career... View Article
Australia
September 7, 2017
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Christopher “Arnold” O’Brien OAM to be included in Hall of Fame

Lifelong bowls administrator Christopher “Arnold” O’Brien OAM has been announced as the fourth recipient of Bowls Australia’s Hall of Fame, to occur later this year. O’Brien, 82, will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame on October 26, at the national body’s 2017 Hall of Fame and Awards Night, which will be staged at... View Article
Australia
September 6, 2017
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BPL Cup state final draws confirmed

The Bowls Premier League Cup is gearing up across the country, with the upcoming state/territory finals poised to determine who earns a berth at this November’s BPL Cup Final. The competition has been whittled down following the preliminary rounds, with just a handful of teams remaining to contest each state final. The state finalists, who... View Article
Australia
September 6, 2017
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Leif Selby to be honoured at Hall of Fame

Former world number one Leif Selby has been revealed as the third player to be bestowed Bowls Australia Hall of Fame induction later this year. Selby, 45, will be honoured at the national body’s Hall of Fame and Awards Night on October 26, to be staged at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, alongside four other recipients.... View Article
Australia
September 5, 2017
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Greeta Fahey to be recognised with Hall of Fame induction

Former Australian representative Greeta Fahey, 87, will be recognised with Hall of Fame induction later this year. Fahey, from the Gold Coast’s Club Helensvale, is the second of five individuals confirmed to receive the sport’s highest honour at Bowls Australia’s Hall of Fame and Awards Night on October 26, with the remaining three names to... View Article
Australia
September 4, 2017
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Turley to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Wayne Turley OAM, 44, has been confirmed as the first inductee into this year’s national bowls Hall of Fame. Turley will be among five Hall of Famers unveiled each day this week, while a special announcement will take place on Monday, September 11 to reveal the names of a further two... View Article
Australia
September 4, 2017
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Ferguson and Ryan stake their claim in the latest Player Rankings

For NSW state skipper Ferguson, his long-awaited maiden victory at a national event came with the added bonus of leaping to a career-best national ranking, jumping from 19th to 5th and the top ranked New South Welshman. Similarly Ryan, who’s golden run over the past few months has included the illustrious Australian Open Player of... View Article
Australia

August 2017

August 31, 2017
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Ferguson anointed after dethroning King Henry

A king has been dethroned and David Ferguson has emerged as bowls’ newest national indoor champion. Engadine’s Ferguson achieved the seemingly impossible, disposing of two-time reigning titleholder and three-time event winner Jeremy Henry in this afternoon’s coveted Australian Indoor Championships men’s final at Tweed Heads. Despite dropping the first set, 6-11, Ferguson rallied to claim... View Article
Australia
August 31, 2017
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Van Asch clinches championship

Rebecca Van Asch has become the first ever Tasmanian to win the Australian Indoor Championships. In a tense battle Van Asch sealed the first set 9-4, before Canadian international representative Kelly McKerihen forged a come-from-behind 7-5 second set win.  A tense tie-break ensued after both players won an end each to make sure the coveted... View Article
Australia
August 31, 2017
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Ferguson fires into final

The Australian Indoor Championships’ gold medal deciders have now all been confirmed, with NSW Blues skip David Ferguson securing the final spot this morning at Tweed Heads. Ferguson booked the last remaining ticket to the coveted final, after a one-and-a-half set victory against Forster’s Dylan Riley, 8-3, 7-7. Despite winning the first set, Ferguson earnestly... View Article
Australia
August 30, 2017
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Indoors poised for a powder-keg finish

Rebecca Van Asch will get a chance at redemption, Canadian raider Kelly McKerihen has staked her claim on the silverware and Jeremy Henry is just one win away from a three-peat, as the Australian Indoor Championships poises for a powder-keg finish tomorrow. The $30,000 Australian Indoor Championships is set for a climatic conclusion at Tweed... View Article
Australia
August 30, 2017
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Henry on the cusp of three-peat

Two-time defending champion Jeremy Henry is just one win away from securing a three-peat at the $30,000 Australian Indoor Championships. Henry, who has already claimed the coveted title three times after prevailing in 2011 before a three-year hiatus, will attempt to achieve an illustrious treble when he steps into Tweed Heads broadcast show-rink tomorrow at... View Article
Australia
August 30, 2017
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McKerihen books ticket to maiden indoor final

Kelly McKerihen is the first woman to advance into the final of the Australian Indoor Championships at Tweed Heads, after defeating Diana Davis in straight sets. Throughout the contest McKerihen was in outstanding form and sealed the semi-final contest in 8-7, 9-3. McKerihen said that despite being a veteran of the international stage for Canada,... View Article
Australia
August 29, 2017
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Ryan chases indoor-outdoor double

Ellen Ryan is just two wins away from a rare Indoor-Outdoor double, after advancing to the semi-finals of the $30,000 Australian Indoor Championships at Tweed Heads this evening. Ryan, who is in scintillating form this year after claiming the Australian Open’s women’s singles and pairs titles alongside a runner-up finish in the fours just two... View Article
Australia
August 29, 2017
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Henry hunts honours

The modern-day king of the indoor, Jeremy Henry, is just two wins away from a fourth Australian Indoor Championships crown. Henry, who first won the event in 2011 and went back-to-back over the last two years, is within striking distance after advancing to yet another semi-final of the $30,000 event. The former Northern Irish international... View Article
Australia
August 29, 2017
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Stars fall at Tweed Heads

The stars have continued to fall at the Australian Indoor Championships, with two of the sport’s biggest names plummeting on the second day of the competition. Six-time winner Karen Murphy and Australian Captain Lynsey Clarke both found themselves on the wrong side of the ledger in this morning’s second rubber at the Tweed Heads event,... View Article
Australia
August 28, 2017
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Aus Open winner bundled out of Indoor

Australian Open men’s singles champion Nathan Pedersen has been sensationally eliminated from the Australian Indoor Championships at Tweed Heads this evening in a quick fire encounter. The second-seeded Pedersen won just two ends, for a total of three shots, in his opening round encounter at the nation’s most coveted indoor event tonight, with Tasmania’s Robert... View Article
Australia
August 28, 2017
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Worsnop wrangles win

Another former titleholder has escaped the carnage of the Australian Indoor Championships’ knockout format to contest a second round at Tweed Heads. Jamie-Lee Worsnop, who became the youngest ever winner of the event in 2014, notched up a straights sets victory against Somerton’s Yvonne Bekeris, 12-8, 9-6, in tonight’s fifth session of round one action.... View Article
Australia
August 28, 2017
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Indoors action heats up

The Australian Indoor Championships field continues to be whittled down as the competition heats up at Tweed Heads. 2014 semi-finalist, Kristy Thatcher, has set up an enthralling encounter against Bowls Premier League star Tiffany Brodie after the two progressed to the second stage with straight sets victories. Thatcher accounted for Invermay’s Kim Saunders 8-5, 9-4,... View Article
Australia
August 28, 2017
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Murphy escapes scare

Australian Indoor Championships golden girl Karen Murphy has kept her hopes of a seventh title alive after surviving an opening round scare. Murphy, who last claimed the silverware in 2013, was pushed to a tie-break by Club Kawana’s Di Viterale, but secured victory by a slender margin, 5-6, 12-2, 2-1, to book a tantalising second... View Article
Australia
August 28, 2017
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Contrasting fortunes for former finalists

It was a case of contrasting fortunes for former finalists in the Australian Indoor Championships’ second session at Tweed Heads. 2015 runner-up Lynsey Clarke has kept her bucket-list dream of winning the nation’s most coveted indoor event alive, but the second-placed finisher of the 2013 event, Mark Nitz, won’t get an opportunity for redemption this... View Article
Australia
August 28, 2017
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Great Scott bundled out

Middle Park’s Tara Ferrier has caused a boil over in the opening session of the 2017 Australian Indoor Championships, eliminating defending champion Natasha Scott. Scott, who is the reigning national Indoor and Outdoor singles champion; having claimed last year’s Australian Indoor Championships and Australian Open titles, was taken to task by a determined Ferrier from... View Article
Australia
August 25, 2017
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Stars collide in Aus Indoor Champs at Tweed Heads

The nation’s biggest stars are set to collide on carpet at Bowls’ marquee national indoor event, the $30,000 Australian Indoor Championships, next week at Tweed Heads Bowls Club. There will be more than just prize-money and two coveted titles on the line when the event commences on Monday morning, with both the men’s and women’s... View Article
Australia

July 2017

July 27, 2017
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Six players stamp boarding pass for Hong Kong and New Zealand

Bowls Australia’s national selection panel has today confirmed the names of six athletes entrusted with international duties later in the year. Selectors have stamped the boarding passes of players from both the Australian Jackaroos and Australian Emerging Jackaroos squads for two upcoming non-capped international tournaments, in the Hong Kong International Bowls Classic and New Zealand’s... View Article
Australia
July 27, 2017
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Vale: Don Sherman

Bowls Australia was saddened to hear of the recent passing of former Australian representative and National Coach/Manager Don Sherman. Sherman was Australia’s 74th capped male representative, and enjoyed a reasonably short but illustrious career that spanned 58 international appearances from 1982 to 1985. He competed in all of the sport’s major marquee events, including the... View Article
Australia
July 26, 2017
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Changes set High-Performance Program on new course

Bowls Australia has today unveiled a remodelled High-Performance Program structure, in a concerted effort to improve the program’s effectiveness and ensure future international success. Following an independent review of the HP program, aimed at enhancing the delivery of services and resources to the sport’s elite and ensuring a clear and transparent future pathway system is... View Article
Australia
July 10, 2017
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BPL Cup set in motion

The process of determining the inaugural BPL Cup champion team has been set in motion, with two states commencing their regional qualifying rounds over the weekend. Victoria and South Australia got the bowl rolling to Bowls Australia’s exciting new pathway event, the BPL Cup, with qualifying rounds staged across two clubs in each region. South... View Article
Australia
July 4, 2017
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Awards Night nominations open

Bowls Australia is proud to announce that nominations for the 2017 Bowls Australia Awards Night are now open. The 2017 Hall of Fame and Awards Night will be held on the sunny Gold Coast on October 26, 2017.  This prestigious event is a celebration of the year gone by in the sport of Bowls and... View Article
Australia

June 2017

June 27, 2017
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Victoria's Lester & Krizanic crowned number 1 bowlers in 2016/17

Barrie Lester (Mulgrave Country Club, VIC) and Carla Krizanic (Sunbury, VIC) have claimed the coveted top ranking at the end of the 2016/17 rankings period, capping a golden year in which both players significantly added to their glittering resumes.  For their success and consistency, the Victorian guns will be named the Male and Female Bowlers... View Article
Australia
June 13, 2017
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Medal of the Order of Australia recipients

Bowls Australia congratulates the eight new recipients of the Medal of the Order of Australia from the sport of bowls. Eight people with ties to the sport of bowls were recognised with an OAM during the Queen’s Birthday honours yesterday. The majority of the individuals were presented the coveted medal for their contribution to the... View Article
Australia
June 7, 2017
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Golden day for Australia

The Australian “Gold” team claimed the overall honours at the 2017 Gold Coast Multi-Nations today, on the back of a three gold medal performance by the women’s players. All five women walked away from the event with a gold medal around their neck, or in Karen Murphy and Lynsey Clarke’s case, two gold medals. The... View Article
Australia
June 7, 2017
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Aussies strike gold

Australia has stunningly secured all four gold medals on offer in the first session of the 2017 Gold Coast Multi-Nations, and will continue to hunt more silverware this afternoon.  Australia’s Green team collected three gold medallions, while the Gold team nabbed the remaining gold on offer. The Green team’s men enjoyed a scintillating morning on... View Article
Australia
June 6, 2017
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Australia on the verge of a gold rush

Australia will go in search of nine out of ten gold medals on the final day of the 2017 Gold Coast Multi-Nations event at Broadbeach tomorrow. The host-nation missed out on an attempt to claim a clean sweep of all gold medals up grabs in the seven-nation event, falling short in the blue-ribbon men’s singles,... View Article
Australia
June 6, 2017
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Strong finish needed to secure four more attempts at gold

As it stands, Australia is a chance at progressing through to the gold/silver medal decider of all four open disciplines of the second half of the 2017 Gold Coast Multi-Nations, but is not guaranteed of any spots. It’s a contrasting result in the para-sport component of the event, with Australia assured of reaching both para-sport... View Article
Australia
June 6, 2017
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Host-nation endures difficult morning on the greens

Australia endured a rather forgettable start to the penultimate day of the 2017 Gold Coast Multi-Nations event at Broadbeach. The open disciplines suffered five losses from eight starts, across the “GREEN” and “GOLD” teams, in this morning’s fifth round. The GREEN contingent fared better than the GOLD, winning half of their contests against Canada, with... View Article
Australia
June 5, 2017
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Trans Tasman rivals in red-hot form at Multi-Nations

Australia and New Zealand shared the limelight, following the third round of the four new disciplines contested at the 2017 Gold Coast Multi-Nations event at Broadbeach. The trans Tasman rivals were in red-hot form on the third day of play of the seven-nation event, which saw the start of the men’s singles and fours, and... View Article
Australia
June 5, 2017
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Strong start to new disciplines

The Australian Jackaroos enjoyed seven wins from eight starts to commence proceedings in the four new disciplines at the 2017 Gold Coast Multi-Nations this morning. The Jackaroos picked up where they left, after a sublime conclusion to the initial four disciplines last night saw them earn a berth in a tonne of gold, silver and... View Article
Australia
June 4, 2017
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Australia guaranteed golden haul from Multi-Nations

Australia is guaranteed two gold and four silver medals at a minimum from the 2017 Gold Coast Multi-Nations at Broadbeach.  Despite having only played the preliminary rounds of four out eight disciplines, the host-nation is assured six medals of the gold or silver variety, given it boasts dual chances in each event. The top two... View Article
Australia
June 4, 2017
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Last chance to nab Multi-Nations final spots

There’s just one more round remaining to solidify positions in the gold/silver or bronze medal matches of the opening four disciplines of the 2017 Gold Coast Multi-Nations. Australia’s men’s triples GREEN team is guaranteed of a gold medal opportunity regardless of this session’s result, while the men’s pairs and women’s fours ultimate deciders will feature... View Article
Australia
June 4, 2017
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Australia primed for penultimate round

All eight Australian teams are in medal play-off positions going into the penultimate round of the opening four disciplines at the 2017 Gold Coast Multi-Nations at Broadbeach. Australia boasts twice the theoretical chance of their opponents to strike gold on the Broadbeach greens, with the host-nation fielding GREEN and GOLD teams in both genders, but... View Article
Australia
June 3, 2017
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Green and Gold firm for gold, silver and bronze

Australia is well placed at the halfway mark of the opening four disciplines at the 2017 Gold Coast Multi-Nations. Seven out of eight teams are within third place or higher, with the eighth just 1 shot shy. As it stands after the first day, Australia’s GREEN or GOLD teams headlines one discipline, is second in... View Article
Australia
June 3, 2017
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GREEN and GOLD both in the hunt

Five out of eight Australian teams sit within the top two positions of the four disciplines contested to date at the 2017 Gold Coast Multi-Nations. The GREEN and GOLD teams, which boast two full Australian contingents in each gender, relinquished their lead somewhat this round through, with just the one team situated on top of... View Article
Australia
June 3, 2017
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Australian men start strongly at Multi-Nations

Australia’s men have started strongly at the 2017 Gold Coast Multi-Nations, while Malaysia and New Zealand have the early ascendancy in the women’s event. Debutant Aaron Teys has enjoyed a stellar start to his promising and his international career, alongside his namesake, Aaron Wilson in the GOLD team. The pair recorded a 26-8 victory against... View Article
Australia
June 2, 2017
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Australia clean sweeps Trans Tasman titles

Australia has capped off a successful Trans Tasman campaign with a scintillating performance in the final session at Broadbeach this evening, resulting in a clean sweep of the silverware. The Australian contingent put the finishing touches on their annual clash against the Kiwi opposition with a third successive test victory in the four out of... View Article
Australia
June 2, 2017
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Blackjacks roar back as third Trans Tasman test goes down to the wire

While the Australians have already sealed the Open series courtesy of wins in the first two tests, session two showed that the Blackjacks can never be discounted, with Katelyn Inch rallying from a heavy morning defeat in the Women’s Fours to defeat current Australian number one Natasha Scott 21-13 in their singles rubber. Not to... View Article
Australia
June 2, 2017
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Australians don't rest on their laurels

The Australian team has picked up where they left off at the 2017 Trans Tasman, with a strong start to the final test on the Gold Coast this morning. The host-nation didn’t rest on its laurels, despite having already sewn up the tournament’s coveted silverware with consecutive test victories during the previous two days of... View Article
Australia
June 1, 2017
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Australia seals Trans Tasman silverware

Australia has wrapped up the 2017 Trans Tasman a day early, after reaching an unassailable lead in the best-of-three tes series against New Zealand at Broadbeach. The green and gold contingent were in clinical form on the future greens of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, prevailing in eight out of ten contests in this... View Article
Australia
June 1, 2017
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Second test within Australia's grasp

Australia has a stranglehold on the 2017 Trans Tasman, and will go for the jugular in this evening’s final session of the second test. The green and gold contingent has the ascendancy in all five events, which comprises of open and development men’s and women’s disciplines and a para-sport team, leading into the final session... View Article
Australia
June 1, 2017
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Australia hold slender lead in second test

The Australian team has continued where they left off at the Trans Tasman test series, and lead the second test in all five events following this morning’s session at Broadbeach.  The green and gold contingent secured the test victory in all five events yesterday, and have the narrow ascendancy after the opening session of the... View Article
Australia

May 2017

May 31, 2017
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Australia prevails in opening Trans Tasman test

The Australian contingent has enjoyed a blistering start to their 2017 Trans Tasman campaign, claiming the opening test in all five event categories on offer at Broadbeach today. The green and gold team held a slender lead going into this evening’s third session of play, and withstood the New Zealand assault to claim outright victory... View Article
Australia
May 31, 2017
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Australia holds narrow lead into final session of opening test

Australia has a narrow overall lead in four of the five events being contested at the Trans Tasman test series at Broadbeach. The green and gold contingent has the ascendancy going into the final session of the opening day, ahead of New Zealand by a matter of shots in the senior men and women’s events,... View Article
Australia
May 30, 2017
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Number 1 rankings up for grabs at the World’s Biggest Bowls Festival

Australian Jackaroos Aron Sherriff and Natasha Scott will be looking for strong showings at the upcoming Australian Open if they have any chance of recapturing their spot at the top of their respective player rankings, with the 2016/17 rankings period closing at the conclusion of the event.  After holding down the number one spot for... View Article
Australia
May 29, 2017
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Jackaroos & Blackjacks poised for Trans Tasman tussle

The Australian Jackaroos and New Zealand Blackjacks’ preparations for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will shift up a gear this week, with the two teams set to clash at the 2017 Trans Tasman Test Series on the Broadbeach greens from Wednesday. With just 309 days until the delivery of the first bowl at GC2018,... View Article
Australia
May 18, 2017
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Federal Budget impact on sport

The recent Federal Budget announcement will have a big impact on sport leading up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and beyond with the government declaring their intentions to develop a National Sports Plan and also inject a further $30 million into women’s sport.  As revealed on budget night, the Federal Government is committing... View Article
Australia
May 12, 2017
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Rock 'n' Bowls at Sandgate

The Sandgate Bowls Club in Brisbane’s Northern suburbs are thinking outside the square when it comes to recruiting new bowlers and getting a new wave of participants onto their greens.  Sandgate realized they needed to open their doors to a new way of thinking and after laying dormant for a number of years, the club... View Article
Australia
May 12, 2017
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Rock n Bowls at Sandgate

The Sandgate Bowls Club in Brisbane’s Northern suburbs are thinking outside the square when it comes to recruiting new bowlers and getting a new wave of participants onto their greens.  Sandgate realized they needed to open their doors to a new way of thinking and after laying dormant for a number of years, the club... View Article
Australia
May 10, 2017
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The Bowls Show returns this Sunday

REMINDER: The sport of bowls returns free-to-air television this Sunday, with The Bowls Show’s second season commencing on SBS at 3.00pm. The Bowls Show’s second season will return to SBS on Sunday, May 14, in the new time-slot of 3.00pm nationwide. The hour-long weekly program will again be shown across 20 weeks, up until October... View Article
Australia
May 2, 2017
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International selections for Trans Tasman and Multi-Nations

Bowls Australia’s national selection panel has today confirmed the athletes entrusted with international duties at two important lead-in events to next year’s Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The contingent to compete at the upcoming 2017 Trans Tasman, from May 31 to June 2, and the 2017 Gold Coast Multi-Nations, from June 3 to 7, include... View Article
Australia
May 2, 2017
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Lester rockets to the number 1 ranking after golden month

One of the most dominant months of bowls in recent memory has rocketed the recent dual World Championships silver medallist and Australian Jackaroo to the top of the national player rankings system. After lying 17th at the end of March, two victories at the Victorian State Championships in the State Singles and Champion of Champion... View Article
Australia
May 2, 2017
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Lester rockets to the number 1 rankings after golden month

One of the most dominant months of bowls in recent memory has rocketed the recent dual World Championships silver medallist and Australian Jackaroo to the top of the national player rankings system. After lying 17th at the end of March, two victories at the Victorian State Championships in the State Singles and Champion of Champion... View Article
Australia

April 2017

April 28, 2017
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Jackaroos claim test silverware against England

The Australian Jackaroos have earned a comprehensive pass-mark in their first major litmus test in the lead-up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, with a stunning result against England in their three-day test event at Broadbeach. The Jackaroos and English Lions are two of the perennial powerhouses and fiercest combatants on the green, but... View Article
Australia
April 28, 2017
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Jackaroos continue to flex on the world stage

With the series already in safe keeping, the Australian Jackaroos have hammered another nail into England’s proverbial coffin, with a near faultless performance in worsening Gold Coast conditions. Scott Thulborn ultimately proved too classy for Sam Tolchard in the men’s singles. Despite a small scare after 14 ends when Tolchard drew within 1 shot, Thulborn... View Article
Australia
April 28, 2017
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Jackaroos reach unassailable lead against England

The Australian Jackaroos have all but secured the honours in their pre-Commonwealth Games test against England, having reached an unassailable lead with two sessions remaining. Australia is in the box seat leading into the penultimate round of the Australia v England Test at Broadbeach, following another clinical performance this morning. The Jackaroos broke away to... View Article
Australia
April 27, 2017
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Jackaroos extend lead against England

The Jackaroos hold a commanding lead after two sessions of play on day two of the 2017 Australia v England Test at Broadbeach. Australia collected five wins from this morning’s six rubbers, and a further four victories in this afternoon’s second session, to lead the Old Enemy 46 points to 18. The two nations are... View Article
Australia
April 26, 2017
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Dominant afternoon sees Jackaroos take a stranglehold over England

The third and final test for the opening day has been run and won under darkening skies at Broadbeach Bowls Club, with another strong showing by the Australian Jackaroos. The Women’s teams took to the rinks with Natasha Scott facing off against England’s Katherine Rednall in a singles rubber; Bec Van Asch took her trio... View Article
Australia
April 26, 2017
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Jackaroos take the lead against England

Fortuitously, the inclement Gold Coast weather hasn’t affected the Australia v England test series, with the raining hitting Broadbeach as the players made their way inside for the lunch break, and by resumption of the second session, it had slowed to a drizzle and no time was lost. The men’s teams games started with a... View Article
Australia
April 26, 2017
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Australia and England difficult to split

Australia and England have split the honours of the opening session, in their international test series at Broadbeach Bowls Club on the Gold Coast. The three-day test series against the Old Enemy commenced this morning, with both nations claiming three wins from the six matches contested, in the first of three sessions staged today. In order... View Article
Australia
April 25, 2017
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England's tour down under

England will spend 11 days training on Queensland’s Gold Coast including a three day official test series with the Australian Jackaroos, matches against quality Gold Coast club sides and three State Development Teams.  Following the much anticipated test series between two powerhouse countries, England and Australia, from tomorrow April 26 to 28 at the Broadbeach... View Article
Australia
April 25, 2017
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England’s tour down under

England will spend 11 days training on Queensland’s Gold Coast including a three day official test series with the Australian Jackaroos, matches against quality Gold Coast club sides and three State Development Teams.  Following the much anticipated test series between two powerhouse countries, England and Australia, from tomorrow April 26 to 28 at the Broadbeach... View Article
Australia
April 24, 2017
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Hall of Fame nominations now open!

Bowls Australia have today launched nominations for the Bowls Australia Hall of Fame, with up to four individuals to join 46 of the most revered names in the sport as Hall of Famers. The Bowls Australia Hall of Fame was launched in 2011, with an initial intake of 38 Hall of Fame members, including some... View Article
Australia
April 21, 2017
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Yorke Peninsula secures Australian Senior Sides Championships

Bowls Australia and three councils on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia are pleased to announce a partnership that will see the 2017 Australian Senior Sides Championships being hosted by South Australia.  The District Councils of Barunga West, Copper Coast and Yorke Peninsula of South Australia have agreed to host the prestigious Over-60s event which... View Article
Australia
April 19, 2017
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Wedlock, Ryan and Thulborn to debut for Australia

Bowls Australia’s National Selection Panel have today confirmed the entire Australian Jackaroos Squad will reignite the fierce sporting rivalry with England when they do battle in a three day event at the Broadbeach Bowls Club from April 26-28. Ellen Ryan, 20, Scott Thulborn, 33, and Corey Wedlock, 20, will don the green and gold in... View Article
Australia
April 19, 2017
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World Masters Games: Years of preparation now coming to fruition for hosts around region

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New Zealand
April 12, 2017
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A mother and daughters slice of history

We always say the sport of Bowls is a sport for life, a sport for all and certainly a sport for all ages.  Current Australian Jackaroos Captain Lynsey Clarke and her mother Teresa Armitage have enjoyed over two decades playing a sport they love, and even more remarkably they have been able to play side-by-side... View Article
Australia
April 11, 2017
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St Helens Bowls Club meeting the challenges

Tasmania’s Regional Bowls Manager Simon Morrison met with the St Helens Bowls Club President Jane Pickett to review the past 12 months, and what a year it had been for a club that was struggling to keep afloat. To say St Helens had faced challenges throughout the year is an understatement; however the small Tasmanian... View Article
Australia
April 11, 2017
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Three decades of pain erased as SA claim national championship

The pain of a slender defeat two years ago was eased after the South Australian contingent claimed the Alley Shield over the weekend, as Rob Greenwood reports for The Advertiser. South Australian bowls reached turning point two years ago when its men’s team suffered a one-shot defeat to ACT to relinquish its first Australian Sides... View Article
Australia
April 9, 2017
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SA break Alley Shield drought, QLD notch up Marj Morris Trophy double figures

South Australia has come-from-behind to break a 29-year Alley Shield drought at the Australian Sides Championships in Adelaide today. The Croweaters men secured a slice of history at the sport’s premier state and territory competition at Lockleys Bowling Club, claiming its first title since 1988 with a clinical 68-53 final round robin victory against the... View Article
Australia
April 8, 2017
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Queensland secure Marj Morris Trophy with unassailable lead

Queensland has secured its tenth women’s Marj Morris Trophy a day early after reaching an unassailable lead at the Australian Sides Championships in Adelaide. The Maroon women are guaranteed of collecting the silverware regardless of tomorrow’s final result at Lockleys Bowling Club, after prevailing in this afternoon’s penultimate encounter against Victoria 66-59 to earn their... View Article
Australia
April 8, 2017
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VIC firm but SA and TAS are set to pounce

Victoria has firmed as the team to beat in the Alley Shield battle, after toppling NSW by a single shot at the Australian Sides Championships, while Tasmania and South Australia also loom ominously. With five states evenly placed on three wins and a loss in the men’s competition, this morning’s fifth rubber was always going... View Article
Australia
April 7, 2017
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Sides race wide open

The Australian Sides Championships’ two coveted trophies are still within the grasp of numerous states, after the halfway point of the competition in Adelaide. The men’s Alley Shield is well and truly up for grabs, with a logjam of five teams stranded on three wins and a loss following this afternoon’s fourth rubbers at Lockleys... View Article
Australia
April 7, 2017
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ACT stun the Blues

ACT has produced a stunning one-shot upset over 19-time Alley Shield winners NSW in the third round of the Australian Sides Championships in Adelaide. The Capitals have never tasted success in either gender’s competition, but have made it all the more difficult for their neighbouring perennial powerhouse state to hoist the coveted men’s trophy aloft... View Article
Australia
April 6, 2017
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Five-time champs dealt early blow

NSW, the five-time reigning women’s champions, have been dealt two early blows to their historic Australian Sides Championships campaign in Adelaide. The Blues, who are gunning for a sixth successive Marj Morris Trophy in the women’s event, were relegated to a draw against Western Australia in the opening round of play this morning, despite claiming... View Article
Australia
April 6, 2017
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SA upstage Alley Shield titleholders

South Australia have produced a stunning victory against the defending Victorian men’s champions in the opening round of the Australian Sides Championships in Adelaide, while the five-time women’s winners, NSW, were held to account by Western Australia. The Croweaters commenced their Alley Shield campaign with bang in the men’s competition, with stellar 6 shot victory... View Article
Australia
April 6, 2017
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SA bowlers aim to end drought

South Australian lawn bowl team members Wayne Ruediger a … hunting glory at Lockleys Bowling Club. Picture: Bianca De Marchi SOUTH Australia hopes to erase three decades of pain as it hits the greens for the Australian Sides Championships at Lockleys Bowling Club today. The host state last took out the men’s title in 1988... View Article
Australia
April 5, 2017
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Vale Greg Kelly

Bowls Australia was extremely shocked and saddened this morning to hear about the passing of Greg Kelly. For many years, Greg devoted an amazing amount of time and energy to our great sport, and was an integral part of the early success and growth of the Australian Indoor Championships when he was Bowls Coordinator at... View Article
Australia
April 3, 2017
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Rankings race heats up as Australian Open approaches

Tasmanian spearhead Lee Schraner took one more step in his quest to chase down Australian Jackaroo Aron Sherriff as Australia’s number one ranked male bowler, winning Tasmanian State Triples and Champion of Champions Singles titles to rocket up to within 22 points of Sherriff. Sherriff also faces stiff competition from former Jackaroo Matthew Flapper, currently... View Article
Australia
April 3, 2017
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Jack Attack a hit at Dandenong

The Dandenong Club in Victoria has just concluded its third season of Jack Attack, Bowls Australia’s National participation program which resembles the fast-paced Bowls Premier League.   The Jack Attack program allows you to bring the BPL format and style of play directly to clubland, where they can capitalise on it’s social, fast paced format... View Article
Australia
April 3, 2017
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Development and para-sport players named for internationals

Bowls Australia’s national selection panel have today confirmed the under-18, vision-impaired and athletes with a disability players chosen to don the green and gold uniforms at upcoming internationals. The junior players will compete as part of the development Trans Tasman test series team, while the para-sport bowlers will feature in the Kiwi clash and a... View Article
Australia
April 2, 2017
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Nine medal haul for Australia at World Youth Championships

It wasn’t quite the golden finish to the World Youth Championships the Australian contingent was hoping for despite the day starting in style for the young Jackaroos. The coveted singles trophies will head overseas with the Australian finalist unable to fight off the rampage from their international raiders.  Not enough can be said to describe... View Article
Australia
April 1, 2017
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Seven Australians in the hunt for World Singles Gold

As we reach the penultimate day at the World Youth Championships here at the Broadbeach Bowls Club, our Australian contingent is well placed to advance to the finals with Ellen Ryan and Chloe Stewart securing semi-final appearances after topping their respective sections.  After a huge effort by all players to get through six matches on... View Article
Australia

March 2017

March 31, 2017
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Morley Bowling Club is nurturing junior participation in the west

Morley Bowling Club in Western Australia has a rich history in junior bowls, dating all the way back to 1988 when the club staged the first ever WA Junior Singles and Pairs Championships.   That year the pairs was won by Borden’s Brad Horton and Tambellup’s Pieter Harris, with Harris going on to play over... View Article
Australia
March 31, 2017
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Support needed for clubs affected by Cyclone Debbie

With Australia’s north-eastern states left battered in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Debbie, Bowls Australia is calling on clubs and associations across the country to lend support. A trail of destruction has ripped through Queensland and northern New South Wales in recent days, and while the full brunt of the devastation is not yet known,... View Article
Australia
March 30, 2017
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Australia’s golden haul at the IBBA World Championships

Australia has secured six gold medals, one silver and one bronze in a highly successful International Blind Bowls World Championships in South Africa.  In total, the Australian team claimed eight of the possible 12 medals on offer during the benchmark event concluding yesterday.  The final days play saw another two Australian pairs combinations walk away... View Article
Australia
March 30, 2017
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Australian Open entries close April 14

Time is running out for you to enter the world’s biggest festival of bowls, in fact there is just two weeks remaining until entries will close for the 2017 Australian Open.  Entries have been streaming in over the past week but as a reminder to those bowlers who are yet to register, entries will close... View Article
Australia
March 30, 2017
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Australians continue winning way at World Youth Champs

Australia’s ladder leaders continued their winning way at the World Youth Championships in Broadbeach yesterday, despite one round being abandoned due to harsh conditions resulting from Cyclone Debbie. The nation’s three section leaders after day two – Chloe Stewart, Corey Wedlock, and mixed pairs combination Ellen Ryan and Aaron Teys – all retained their top... View Article
Australia
March 29, 2017
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Australia's best bowlers roll into Adelaide

Over 190 of Australia’s best bowlers will roll into Adelaide next week for the annual Australian Sides Championships, to be hosted at Lockleys Bowling Club. Among those bowlers in attendance will be world champions, Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Australian Jackaroos and a host of the countries brightest young stars, all competing against one another in... View Article
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