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Around the Zones
CHAIRMAN of Zone Coaches and head
coach at the Warrawee BC, Len Hyde,
achieved a remarkable first in the 102 year
history of the club. In 2009 he won the
Men's Club Championship singles, pairs,
triples and fours. While other bowlers
through the years have won all four
championship events, it has not previously
been achieved in the same calendar year.
Len was supported in the pairs, triples and
fours by Zone 9 President, Bob Moran,
who was also successful in the mixed
triples team, and Hiller Porder and John
Bryan, made up the fours.
MOST Zone 9 bowlers enjoy a week-
end social game of bowls with their
mates, while others relish in the challenge
of playing pennants and interclub compe-
titions. Spare a thought for those bowlers
who deny themselves these pleasures by
giving priority to maintaining essential
community services. Denis Taylor (East
Roseville BC) and Vice President of Zone
9, spoke to me recently about this subject,
in particular a member of his club who
does Saturday roster in the Volunteer
Coastal Patrol room, keeping track of
vessels at sea, responding to May Day
calls and injuries etc. Another sits at a
telephone, ready to talk to people suffer-
ing from depression. There are many other
examples, including the Rural Fire Service.
Denis finished his chat with the remark,
"Well done to those giving themselves to
the community in this manner."
COLIN Orr has written about an inter-
esting concept which was imple-
mented at the West Pymble BC before
a green was renovated. On the Sunday
before the green was disturbed, a 9-hole
putting course was designed. Greenkeeper
Ray Pymble removed the plugs of soil for
the holes. The flag sticks were three metre
lengths of dowel. Various obstructions
were placed between tees and holes, for
example a length of rope placed so that
a golf ball would have to cross it several
times on its route to the hole, and there
was a water hazard. Balls rolling into the
ditch were out of bounds and attracted a
one stroke penalty. An extra hole served
for a nearest the pin competition. The
winner of the putting competition received
a free bowling membership for a year.
There were many other prizes. Colin said,
"The day was a resounding success and
is recommended to any club planning to
renovate a green."
By Merv Wright
Ph: 9636 3334 Fax: 9896 3581
BY THE time this issue is received
by members, the "silly season"
will be over.
The movement of players will be com-
plete and the "big spenders," according
to rumours, will have spent big dollars to
attract players to their club.
TERRY Ryelands, Chairman of Umpires,
expresses concern as to the availability
of umpires for the 2010 Pennant season.
Club delegates would have made this
a priority when reporting back to their
clubs. Requests for re-accreditation should
be made as soon as possible.
THE Zone 10 under 18 Juniors and
under 25's travelled to Redhead on 15
November and played the strong Zone
2 sides. Our juniors performed well and
hopefully in 2010 all clubs will continue
to encourage juniors to participate in all
club events. Clubs will be notified as to
the dates of training days to be held at
Rydalmere Central, home of the Zone 10
THE Wentworthville Leagues Club Lim-
ited, through their Sports Council,
introduced competitions among their 18
sporting sub-clubs for Male Sportsman
of the Year, Female Sportswomen of the
Year, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year
and "Man Friday" of the Year (the silent
achiever behind the scenes). The men's
and women's bowling clubs submitted
nominations for each of the categories.
Steve Morris, the Men's Club Champion,
won the prestigious inaugural award for
Wentworthville Leagues Club Sportsman
of the Year. It was a great achievement
for himself and the men's bowling club.
CLUBS are reminded if you are having
a special day (such as President's Day
or Members' Appreciation Day) and wish
official representation from the Zone or
RNSWBA, invitations must be received
three months prior to the event through
the Zone 10 Secretary.
TOONGABBIE BC held its most success-
ful Presentation Night on Saturday 28
November. Over 100 people attended to
see the presentation of awards to wor-
thy recipients. Bowler of the Year was
M. Harry. Most Improved was S. Harry.
Encouragement Award J. Suffolk, and
Premier Leagues Player for 2009 was A.
WENTWORTHVILLE Leagues will be
conducting their "Miles Mechanics"
Junior Pairs competition on Wednesday
7 April. This competition is limited to 28
teams. Format will be 4 games of 11 ends
of 3 bowl pairs. This competition is open
to male and female juniors (under 18).
Entry fee is $10, which includes lunch, and
there is $1,250 in prizemoney which has
been allocated for the event. Entry forms
are available from the Bowls Secretary
0403 594 710, or phone/fax 9896 3581,
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARLINGFORD BC on their Presen-
tation Night made two important
awards. The Bowler of the Year was Frank
Borg. Frank won the Major Singles, Club
Triples and was runner-up in the Club's
Fours Championships. The Most Improved
Bowler was Stephen Bruce. Stephen won
the Novice Singles, the Pennant Pairs and
was runner-up in the Minor Pairs.
WENTWORTHVILLE Memorial BC held
a "Pirates Singles" day in late Octo-
ber. Twenty eight players participated.
The winner was M. McDonald (Rosehill)
and runner-up was B. Lawrence (Wenty
THE Zone 10 v ACT annual event was
held at The Hills BC commencing Sat-
urday 28 November. Results on the Sat-
urday afternoon: M. Linnell, S. Johns, M.
Stecyk and Z. Trbara 29. T Healey 12. S.
Harry, G. Lewis, S. Rigg and P. Stockham
19. R. Tonkin 12. S. Waye, S. Nelson, M.
Dedini and A. Wares 17. T. McInnes 13.
M. Debono, C. Maythers, S. White and B.
Swain 19. W. Watts 24. Seniors: J. Stuart,
P. Murphy, K. Coltman and D. Harmer 23.
J. McDonald 19. Under 25's: A. Breeze 23.
R. Craven 31. M. Rogers, M. McHugh, J.
Clancy and C. Couchman 20. J. McLen-
Sunday: M. Linnell, S. Johns, M. Stecyk
and Z. Trbara 21. J. McInnes 20. S. Harry,
P. McMahon G. Lewis and P. Stockham
26. W. Watts 6. D. Strickland, S. Nelson,
M. Dedini and A. Wares 26. R. Tonkin 27.
M. Debono, U. Bendt, C. Maythers and A.
Swan 20. T Healey 17. Seniors: J. Stuart,
P. Murphy, J. Farr and K. Coltman 19. J.
McDonald 19. Juniors: S. McGovern and
C. Couchman 20. B. Lorke, J. McLennan
21. M. Rogers, A. Breeze and J. Clancy 15.
R. Craven 26. Zone 10 - 147; ACT - 136.
WENTWORTHVILLE Leagues BC held
their Presentation Night on Satur-
day 12 December. A total of 192 patrons
attended, including the President of the
Leagues Club Ltd, Ian McCann, Direc-
tors of the Leagues Club and Patron W.
Webster. Committeeman and MC for the
night, Col Malley, ensured the night ran
smoothly. Two prestigious awards were
made. Bowler of the Year was Steve Mor-
ris. Steve won the Major Singles, Major
makes your club
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