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.
The final-final-final 2017 pennant draw is now on this website. The ZMC have assured us this will be the last one.
The final of the Zone Fours will be a replay 0f the 2016 final with the team of Steve Harris, Marty Gosper, Kevin Robinson and Rex Johnston playing Keedon McGuire, Peter Holland (replacing Steve Boyce), Jason Morse and Dylan Riley. Jason will be going for the trifecta having been in the winning team for the last two years. Last year the game went to an extra end and I’m sure the spectators will be hoping for a similar result.
Following the cancellation of play in the Zone Fours due to the extreme weather conditions, the Zone Match Committee have met and decided on the rescheduled dates of play.
Rounds 1 and 2, Saturday 18th February, commencing at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 pm
Round 3 and semi-finals, Sunday 19th February, commencing at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m
Final Saturday 25th February commencing at 9.00 a.m.
On Saturday at Forster Bowling Club the first championship of the year was decided with the Zone Triples semi-finals played in the morning and the final in the afternoon.
The first semi-final was between the team of Peter Woolley, Jim Cherrett and Bill Brett (TL) against Les Willmot, John O’Keefe and Harry Williams (F). Harry’s team scored a 2 on the first end, but from then on Bill’s team took control winning the next 7 ends and scoring 17 shots to take a commanding lead, which they never relinquished. The other semi-final was between Dave Richardson, Steve Harris and Matt Sargeant (TB) up against Barry Sky, Steve Hinton and George McCartney (S). This was a much closer game, with not much between the teams for the entire game. Scores were locked at 10 all, 11 all and finally 17 apiece, before Matt’s team won the final 3 ends to run out winners and advance to the final.
The final, played on Saturday afternoon, began with much promise of a close tussle after Bill recorded an easy win in his semi, and Matt’s team, being the punters favourite for the event, had quite a struggle in their semi win. Bill started with a single on the first end before dropping 3 ends in a row to trail 8-1. Bill then won the next 4 ends to get back in contention and only trail by the single shot 8-7 . Unfortunately that was as close as they could get, only scoring 1 more shot in the game. Matt’s team won 13 of the last 14 ends and the last 11 in a row to run out resounding and deserved winners.
Congratulations Dave Richardson, Steve Harris and Matt Sargeant, 2017 Zone 11 Triples Champions. Good luck in the State Finals in October.