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.



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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Near results – on Saturday 18th June, the finals of the No.6 & 7 Grade Zone Pennants were completed. At Black Head BC, Taree West overcame Harrington BC to run out comfortable winners of the Zone No.6 Grade Pennant. At Sporties BC, an extra end was required to separate Pacific Palms & Forster BCs’ in the Grade 7 Final, with Pacific Palms winning the title by the odd couple of shots.

Congratulations to the winners who are now off to the State Finals, at opposite ends of New South Wales.

Far results – Congratulations to Dylan Riley who made it to the last 32 of the Australian Open Singles but, unfortunately, was knocked out by Bridger of Suburban (QLD). Dylan and his partner, Keeden McGuire, are still in the Pairs competition and play their knock out game tomorrow (Monday 20th June). We all wish them the best of luck.

The Australian Open has seen a number of upsets this year, with favourites not going the distance and overseas players’ being prominent at the pointy end of the disciplines. But then the name of the game is bowls!

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Now that Mother Nature has relented, the Zone Match Committee has advised re-scheduled dates for the Finals of the Zone Pennants – Grades 3, 5, 6, 7 – and the three Pairs Championships.

Pennants first and the Grade 3 Final between Manning Point & Old Bar Beach Clubs’ will be played on Friday, 24th June at Taree Railway BC, starting at 1.00 pm. Grade 5 Final between Tuncurry Beach & Taree Leagues will be played on Saturday 25th June at Black Head BC starting at 1.00 pm.

Grade 6 Final between Harrington & Taree West will be played on Saturday 18th June at Black Head BC starting at 1.00 pm. Grade 7 Final between Forster & Pacific Palms will be played on Saturday 18th June at Sporties Tuncurry BC starting at 1.00 pm.

The Zone Pairs Championships will be played on Sunday 26th June, with the Semi Finals starting at 9.00 am & the Finals in the afternoon. The State (Open) Pairs will be played at Forster BC, Senior Pairs at Tuncurry Beach BC & President’s Reserve Pairs at Taree Leagues BC.

Turning to the Grade 1 Pennant Final between Tuncurry Beach and Westport, this match will be played at Taree Leagues BC on 10th July.

The Zone wishes all players’ the best of luck in their games.

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