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.



Not quite the classics; we came, we saw but did not conquer.

Being our inaugural State Championship venture, our Zone boys’ hopes were high, being the only two game winner in our Section after defeating Zones 10 & 13. Unfortunately, we were unable to maintain the momentum in the third Sectional game, going down to Zone 4. A rink had to be won and we went agonising close in achieving it.

It is a matter of record that Zone 4 were defeated by Zone 12 in the Semi Final at Ingleburn BC, who subsequently went on to win the Championship when they defeated Zone 14 in the Final at Cabramatta BC.

Zone 11 MDBA congratulates Zone 12 on their victory and our boys’ await next year’s Championship with a keen interest, having played well and achieved much in this initial State Inter Zone outing. Well done all!

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Week 9 Zone Pennant Results are in (minus one Match) are contained in the Pennant Result section of the web site.

Grade 6 Sides have completed their home & away games, with the Semi Finals to be played on Saturday, 28th May, at Black Head BC. The Semi Finalists are Taree West V Taree Leagues and Forster V Harrington. The Zone wishes the four Sides the best of luck in their games.

The final home and away games for the other Grades will be played on the same day, with four Post Sectional games to be played on Saturday, 4th June. The venues will be advised to the Clubs this week. Grade 2 has been won by Tuncurry Beach BC, even with one H/A game to go. Congratulations boys!

In the No.1 Grade, Tuncurry Beach currently leads the hit parade after playing their Round 14 fixture and would seem to have earned a spot in the Grade Sectional play off. The result of Port City & Westport encounter is awaited to ascertain who Tuncurry will play. Good luck boys!


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The Week 7 Zone Pennant Results have been downloaded into the Pennant results section of the web site, with the odd surprise and non-surprise.

I will not go into detail; however, a couple of the Grades/Sections continue to indicate that they will go down to the wire after the home/away games are completed, with margins possibly playing a huge part in determining the ultimate winners. In other areas, some results look a bit lop-sided; however, with up to three rounds to go, anything can happen.

In Grade 1, after this weekend’s games, it appears that the same three Clubs are within a few points of each other and unplayed games & byes may play an important part in determining who the top two Sides will be, for the Play Off for the ticket to the State Pennant Finals.

Our Tuncurry Beach is very much in the hunt, with our other Clubs – Taree West & Forster – doing themselves and their Clubs proud – experience gained at this rarefied level will stand them on good stead.

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The week 6 Zone Pennant results have been uploaded into the web site and, after 6 weeks, there now appears to be a couple of clear leaders with other Grades/Sections too close to call.

One Section has three of the four Sides equal on points and two other grades have Sides within three points of each other. They say a week in politics is a long time; well, two weeks in Pennant competition is just as long.

Club selectors will be looking at the progressive score-line, endeavouring to come to terms with certain results and how they may arrest detrimental progress. It is quite possible that decisions made months ago are having an effect; nevertheless, there are still games to be played and points earned. Good luck to all!

The No.1 Pennant Grade Competition in the Northern Conference – Sections 5 & 6 Combined – has also reached an interesting stage, with three Clubs within 5 points of each other, with only a few games to go before the play off. The current ladder is illustrated in the Bowls NSW web site.

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