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.



Last week, the State Junior Championships were conducted at Warilla BC, our participants being Lewis Williams (TBBC), Luke Agar (TBBC), Caleb Haynes (TLBC) and Jake Reid (PPBC) in the Singles, Pairs & Fours disciplines.

Unfortunately, our guys were unsuccessful in progressing to the Semi Finals; however, I’m sure that the experience gained will stand them in good stead for their future bowls activities.

The good news, that was announced after the completion of the Championships, was that Lewis, Luke and Jake were selected in the “Silver Tier” Squad. The Zone congratulates the guys on their selection and wishes them every success in the future.

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Last Saturday, 9th July, the Finals of the 2016 Zone State (Open), President’s Reserve & Senior Singles Championships were conducted and decided.

The Zone congratulates the following players on their achievements: State (Open) Championship –  Kevin Robinson of Tuncurry Beach BC; President’s Reserve Championship – Brad Tonkiss of Tuncurry Beach BC; Senior Championship – Noel James of Tuncurry Beach BC.

The results may seem lop sided as to what Club the winners and also two of the runners up are members; however, it should be remembered that the Club has the greater number of contestants in the Championships than other Zone Clubs; that a majority of these  players’ always enter the Championships; that by entering and competing at a higher level only improves their games, resulting in their successes.

The Zone wishes the Champions the very best of luck in the State Finals in October at Ettalong Memorial BC. Previous Zone Championships winners have been advised in earlier posts and need not be repeated. The final Zone Championships for the season – Champion of Club Champions – will be played in August & September.

Now to the Pennants and the final of the Northern Conference Combined Sections 5 & 6 No. 1 Grade was played at Taree Leagues BC on Sunday, 10th July, between Tuncurry Beach BC and Westport BC. It is pleasing to report that after a close game, Tuncurry Beach BC overcame a determined effort from Westport to win one of the three spots available to the Northern Conference, to compete at the State Pennant Finals.

The Zone wishes them every success in their games in the State Finals.

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As the 2016 Zone Grade 2 to Grade 7 Pennants have been finalised, after a rude interruption by Mother Nature, the following are the Clubs going to the State Pennant Finals:

Grade 2 – Tuncurry Beach; Grade 3 – Manning Point; Grade 4 – Forster; Grade 5 – Tuncurry Beach; Grade 6 – Taree West; Grade 7 – Pacific Palms

The Zone wishes these Clubs’ and their players’ every success in their games at the State Pennant Finals.


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Last Friday & Saturday, in cold weather conditions, the Finals of the Grade 3 & 5 Zone Pennants were conducted at Taree Railway and Black Head Bowling Clubs.

In the Threes, Manning Point played their near neighbours Old Bar Beach at Taree Railway, with the Point boys coming out on top, winning the Zone No. 3 Grade title. The Fives saw Taree Leagues take on the Tuncurry Beach side at Black Head, with the Tuncurry Beach men winning a close encounter for the No.5 Grade title.

The Zone congratulates Manning Point & Tuncurry Beach Clubs’ and players’ on their achievements and wishes them luck in the State Finals.

Turning to the Zone Pairs Championships, and an old adage – the game is not over until the last bowl comes to rest – was proven correct in two of the three Pairs Finals conducted last Sunday, 26th June.

The President’s Reserve Pairs Final at Taree Leagues BC saw Terry Phibbs & Bob Granland have a comfortable win over their Tuncurry Beach Club mates, Les Ball & Keith Thomas for the title. The Senior Pairs Final proved the “adage”, when Noel James & Steve Swan won the title against their Tuncurry Beach Club mates, John O’Keefe & Wayne Wright on the last end. The State (Open) Pairs also followed the “adage” when Peter Cassar & Terry Maloney of Harrington BC won the title on the last end from Keeden McGuire & Dylan Riley of Forster.

Irrespective of the weather conditions, excellent bowls was the order of the day in each of the Finals. The Zone congratulates the winners on their achievements and wishes them every success in their games at the State Championships in October at Ettalong Memorial BC.


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