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After almost 76 years of continuous publication...
By GREG HELM
THE publication and distribution
of the Bowls NSW Magazine
(and Lifestyle Options) in its
current format will be suspended
temporarily from 30 June as a result
of a restructuring by the Bowls NSW
The monthly issue you are currently
reading will be the final issue that will
be direct-mailed to every bowling
member in NSW.
A new version of the magazine
is currently being planned with all
production, advertising and printing to
be outsourced to an external supplier.
It is anticipated that initially this new
magazine, when it is published, will be
distributed in bulk via clubs.
The decision comes following a
thorough review initiated by the
Bowls NSW Board, which included
consultation with key stakeholders
and consideration of areas such as the
magazine’s content, format, quality
and relevance, as well as factors
that will have an effect its long term
The Magazine Department have
all worked tirelessly to improve the
presentation of the magazine over
recent issues, whilst also ensuring that
production costs were contained or
While these improvements were
certainly appreciated and applauded
by the Board and members, the costs
associated with producing, printing
and delivering a copy of the magazine
to every registered bowling member
remained as a significant impost on
the Association’s financial resources,
and was compounded by the
downturn in advertising revenue in a
tough economic climate.
The Board would like to pay special
tribute to two long-term employees
that will bid farewell to the Association
after the restructure – Rex Davies
who will ‘hang-up his boots’ after an
illustrious 25 years as Managing Editor,
and Beverly Trippas who has been the
Advertising Manager for the past 10
Rex and Bev are to be thanked
for their valuable contribution
and dedicated service during their
employment. They both leave a legacy
with the Association of which they can
be truly proud.
The contribution of the existing
suppliers, advertisers and sponsors
of the magazine are also recognised
and appreciated, in particular Kevin
Robinson of Trumpet Media, AP Mail
and Capital Fine Print who have been
an integral part of the Bowls NSW
magazine production for many years.
Full details of the new version
of Bowls NSW magazine and its
distribution will be available once they
are finalised. News and up-to-date
information can be sourced in the
interim period through the Bowls NSW
Magazine to enter a new era
107 Hours of continuous lawn bowls
By JEFF BEARD
DUNGOG Memorial Bowls, Sport &
Recreation Club has just rewritten
the sport’s history books by breaking
the world record for the longest
continuous game of lawn bowls.
The record was previously held by a
club in Manchester, England, and was
set in 2010. It stood at 105 hours.
Dungog’s new record is 107 hours.
Commencing at 8:20am on a recent
Wednesday, six bowlers took to the
Dungog attempts a new record
green in a game of triples, which was
to last four and a half days, concluding
at 7:20pm on the Sunday night.
The first bowl was delivered by
Paterson MP Bob Baldwin, and the
final bowl by club CEO Jeff Beard in
front of most of the other bowlers who
participated in the event, as well as a
club packed with Sunday night raffle
About 40 local bowlers bowled
in rotating shifts day and night to
accomplish the feat, and there were
even outsiders who came and play
a few ends, including some local
business people and tourists walking
in off the street.
THIS MONTH’S COVER photo
features NSW’s three top bowlers
at the recent Bowls Australia
Awards Night. At the top is Ettalong
Memorial’s Aron Sherriff (27) who
collected the night’s major accolade,
securing a back-to-back International
“Bowler of the Year” award. Bottom
left is Mark Casey (30) who took out
the Male Bowler of the Year. Shown
bottom right is Cabramatta’s queen
of the greens, Karen Murphy, who
earned her first Female Bowler of the
Year award after excelling on both
the national and international stage
during a stunning 12 months.
See full story page 10
Bowlers from Clarence Town and
Gresford BCs completed a four hour
stint on Saturday afternoon in a show
of support for their fellow club in the
• Jeff Beard is the General Manager/
CEO of Dungog Memorial BS&RC.
ALL THE YEAR ROUND
RNSWBA Archivist John Archer
reports that the official record
achieved in Australia was set by
Goulburn Railway BC in 2008, and
holds an entry in the Guinness Book
of Records. Goulburn Railway’s record
was 170 hours and three minutes.
NOTE: This article is based on a news
release issued by the Dungog club.
But at least two NSW clubs have
previously exceeded this result.
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