Zone 11 (Manning District) Bowling Association Inc.

The Zone 11 (Manning District) Bowling Association Inc. is managed by an Executive Committee and Delegates (2) appointed from each of the 15 affiliated clubs of the Zone – known as the Management Committee.

The Zone 11 (Manning District) Bowling Association Inc. Management Committee meet on the fourth Monday of February, May, August and November. The August meeting will precede the Annual General Meeting.



On Saturday 17th September the Zone Rookie Pairs was played in perfect conditions at Forster BC. Although these players are relatively new to our game, they should be proud of the skills that were displayed. Winners are grinners and the grinners here are Norm Copeland and John Lee (TL) who defeated Guy Rowe and Robert Taylor (BUL) in the final. After getting out to an early lead this was gradually whittled away until scoring a five near the end to seal their win. Congratulations to the winners and good luck in the state finals at Raymond Terrace BC in October.

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It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Harry Williams  to the Bowls NSW Umpires Committee for the period 2015 – 2016.

Harry, a member of Sporties BC, Zone SVP & Secretary of the Zone Umpires Panel, is well known throughout the Zone for his many years of administrative roles at Club and District/Zone level. His knowledge of the Rules of the Game is second to none and he will prove to be beneficial to the State Umpires Committee for some time to come.

The Zone congratulates Harry on his appointment.

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Following the NSW Inter Zone Sides Championship played 10th to 12th September, the State Selectors have made their deliberations known on the Bowls NSW web site.

The Zone congratulates Dylan Riley of Forster BC on his selection in the Country Side to play the Cities Side in their annual clash in November at Cabramatta BC. We wish him every success in his games and hope that the Selectors continue to smile benignly upon him. Well done, Dylan!

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2016 inter-zone sides championship

Cool damp and windy conditions greeted the 250 bowlers from all corners of the state for the commencement of the 2016 Inter-Zone Sides Championship at Forster and Tuncurry Beach Bowling Clubs last Saturday.

Weather conditions did improve throughout the day with the many spectators being treated to excellent bowls from all teams. After three rounds of sectional play the semi-finalists had been decided. At Forster Zone 12 (Sydney Sth West) and Zone 6 (Hunter) were the successful teams, and at Tuncurry Beach Zone 16 (Illawarra) and Zone 13 (Sydney Central & South) were also winners.

Our local Zone 11 guys, despite trying their best and putting up gallant resistance, were unsuccessful, losing all three games to better teams on the day. In order our losses were to 2015 semi-finalists Zone 7 (76-79), Zone 16 (63-92) and Zone 4 (70-82).

On Sunday afternoon the semi-finals were played. Zone 12 played Zone 6 at Forster and with both sides scoring 2 rink wins the score could have been close, but the strong Zone 12 team ran out winners 86-67.  In the other semi-final at Tuncurry Beach the scores were close for much of the game, but over the closing stages Zone 13 were too strong and pulled away to record a 79-64 win.

The final was played at Forster on Monday morning on a 15 second green in absolutely perfect conditions. In the initial stages the scores were extremely close with barely a shot in it, but after the half way mark the extremely strong Zone 12 team put the pressure on and dominated the game. Zone 13 did make a small come-back to get the margin back to 10 shots, but that was as close as they could get. The final score being Zone 12 (77) defeating  Zone 13 (59).

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