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Garth Brook

July 27, 2015
It is a very sad time at Osborne Park with the announcement of the passing of Garth Brook who had been in ill health for the past year, he passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon 26th July surrounded by family and friends.

Garth, a long time and very loyal member was well liked with of his easy going and friendly nature.

Typical of him he was always one to put his hand up to help out where he could be of assistance to the club.

He was a very keen player who played many games for the Saints and when the chance presented itself he would be seen at pennant games to support the team

Garth was very likeable and good natured gentleman and will be missed greatly by those who knew him

Our condolences to his family

Osborne Park AHG

July 28, 2015
Osborne Park event organizer Trevor Barron is looking for around ten more teams to fill the book in their upcoming AG two day AHG Classic split fours.
Those who would like to form a team and have two great days of play please contact Trevor on 0431 160 008

Manning Eagles off to Helensvale

July 28, 2015
The Manning Eagles received an invitation to play in the Helensvale $60,000 National 5 a Side Challenge. We must say how delighted we are to see West Australia having a good presence with two teams involved in this outstanding event.

Premier league premiers last season, Manning along with the Cambridge Knights are our two representitive sides, as previously written this is the toughest of the tough events to be involved in anywhere in the world.

The Manning 5 man Team:
Thomas Mitchell, Matt Ellul, Peter Ker, Matt Mitchell and Aj Heal

Mitchell, the current State singles champ will play the singles and triples.
Ker and Matt Mitchell will play the Pairs.
The fours team: Ellul, Ker, Matt Mitchell and Heal
Triples: Ellul, T. Mitchell, Heal

The team Manning have selected to play is close to the best possible side that could be selected when we look at the resume of the players.

Tom Mitchell is regarded as one of the two best Singles players in WA with wins in many of the major singles events over the past seven years

Ker and Matt Mitchell are the current Doubleview Master Pairs champs, they were also winners back in 2012. Not withstanding, Ker is also the 2008 State Pairs champ.

Matt Ellul established himself as the best WA skipper in the last two sides series and 2nd best performed in the Premier League last season. He played a major role in helping Manning win the Premiership. Also a State Pairs winner in 2013

Aj Heal a class player, is highly regarded in bowling circles, While there are no major wins in his resume, he has ability to win one sometime in the future.
Since his arrival to Manning in 2009, he has been a major reason for the emergence of Manning to where they now sit and now has a Premiership medallion to show for his commitment and effort.
The occasions I have seen him play in pennants he has been best on ground in the rink clashes he played in (He seems to save his very best performances for Osborne Park)
We wish Manning, who have a terrific side, the very best in their endeavours to be the first WA side to win the Helensvale $60,000 National 5 a Side Challenge.

Mitchell signs with Manning

July 27, 2015

Last season's Premiers, The Manning Eagles today announced that Thomas Mitchell has signed up to play with the Club for the upcoming season.

After a lot of speculation as to what Club would gain his services, it was the Manning Eagles who scooped the opposition, there were two other clubs we are aware of that were in the race to gain his signature, word around the bowling Clubs was Doubleview and Osborne Park had put out feelers to see what his intentions were after it was made known he wouldn't be playing with Victoria Park, his home of some 8 seasons

Mitchell who skippered a State rink in the 2015 sides series and was awarded the Allan Eddy/Rod Wishart medal for the best performed player, is regarded by many as the best player in WA.

An early call I know but his signature has just about signed, sealed and delivered the 2015-16 Premier League flag to the progressive Manning club, a club that has a great culture and promotes the game wonderfully well, they have reaped the rewards of promoting youth with a premiership win last season. It is all blue sky from here with Mitchell now in the Manning ranks

July 27, 2015

I know BowlsWA are taking a bit of heat lately regarding other issues but may I say there is a ray of light (pun intended) in congratulating them into forming a genuine Perth Suns.

I know I am not alone in telling Tommy, Matt and Clive that they the full support and hopes of the wider Western Australia bowling community.

Well done BowlsWA.

Kind Regards,

Tim Murray

Osborne Park newsletter

July 28, 2015
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Northlands Shopping Centre
Saturday Pairs $300 first prize

July 28, 2015
Osborne Park Sat Afternoon Pairs every Saturday AG
To nominate a side ring Trevor Barron
0431 160 008

Sat Details

Other off season pairs events
Archie--ee AG Pairs Tuesday and Thursday AG pairs
Start 1.00 pm
Ring Trevor Barron 0431 160 008

PBA draw

July 22, 2015
The Professional Bowlers Association National qualifiers starts August 19th in Mandurah. Thanks to Kyle McIlroy for releasing the draw, it is a pretty hot field and not so easy to pick a winner or two.

The draw

Ossy Park
Northlands Shopping centre pairs 

July 26, 2015.

Ring Trevor Barron on 0431 160 008 to enter a team
Another terrific day for Bowls and once again a good crowd in for the big Saturday afternoon any gender pairs game

The Freo Dockers were very unconvincining winners against Richmond, a last gasp win saw them retain top spot.

It was King Louie pictured here in good touch to win the day at Ossy Park

LouieHowever there was nothing unconvincing about the big win of the lovable,larger than life likeable larrikin, the King, Louie Beurteaux and one of our favourite players, Leo the Lionheart Mola.

We thought the Lion hearted one, Leo was onto something with some solid performances in recent times without actually winning this event in his past performances.
The King was seen at the Saturday Pairs as a spectator over the past month, he was most likely sizing the situation up, last week a pauper as a plate winner, this week the King with this big win.

The dynamic duo won the event running away with two ends and plenty of shots to spare. It is alway great to see really terrific fellahs win the the day in Trevor Barron's Saturday afternoon pairs.

Happy Hugh Ward every now and then makes his presence felt and today was one of those days, his partner Barbara McNeill played her role in helping collect the 150 biggies. Well done and good to see an AG pair in the chop up

Mighty Matt Mitchell has been a consistent two game winner, this week with a different partner, young gun, the always around the place Anthony Williams saw them crack a place and just missing 2nd spot by a whisker. Persistence they say will finally pay off and so it was for Matt Mitchell. Congrats and well done.

A small note to say congrats to the Coach Col Johnson, he played with Tim Murray and at last collected a prize, the plate. No doubt he would have been in the money a lot earlier had he played with a better partner than myself. Good on yer Tim and Col.

1st Lou Beurteaux, Lou Mola $300

2 Games 16 Ends 24 Points + 22 Shots

2nd Hugh Ward, Barbara McNeill $150.00

2 Games 14 Ends 22 Points + 14 Shots

3rd. Matt Mitchell, Anthony Williams $80

2 Games 14 Ends 22 Points + 10 Shots

Two game winners (Prize $40)

R. Brown, S. Diable 13 Ends 21 Points 10 Shots
J. Duggan, D. Warner 12 Ends 20 Points 4 Shots
J. Weaver, A. Brown 12 Ends 20 Points 3 Shots
J. Goddard, G. King 12 Ends 20 Points 2 Shots
I. Thorn, L. Thorn 11 Ends 19 Points 5 Shots

First Round Winners (Prize $30 each)

P. Kelly, A. Sambell 12 Points 10 Shots
Geo. Smith R. Lawrence 11 Points 11 Shots

Plate ( Prize $30 )

T. Murray, C. Johnson 13 Points 13 Shots
M. Vitale, T. Regan 12 Points 8 Shots
L. Brooke, D. Raine 11 Points 13 Shots

32 Teams Prize Money $880

Cambridge take a strong side to Helensvale

July 22, 2015
The Cambridge Knights have once again been invited to compete in the toughest of tough events not only in Australia but the world, the Helensvale $60,000 National 5 a Side Challenge.

This is truly one of the great events on the Bowling calendar for players to compete in. The event as always will be a star studded affair with a couple of Internationals and many of Australia's finest players in attendance.

Cambridge have done themselves proud with a terrific performance in their first appearance in this tournament to finish 9th in 2013, it was the best ever placing by a W.A team.

Last season saw them fall down the rankings to finish 16th but they still performed extremely well, so much so they were once again invited for this year's event. However with the quality Cambridge side that will be on the plane to compete in September, we can rest assured they will be out to improve on that placing.

Two new players in the side this year include Clive Adams and Brad Ball, they replace David Opie and Cliff Wooldridge who are unavailable due to work commitments.

So it is that the team will consist of Clive Adams who is currently one of the two best singles player in WA.

Luke Richardson is a State representative and a former State singles winner

Chris Lander is a long time proven quality player who has been runner up in the State pairs on two occasions and into the semi-finals of the Singles and triples on two or three more occasions. He also was a major contributor to the 2012 Cambridge Premiership win, which was the first ever for the Knights

Brad Ball has proved himself on the big stage with a State Triples title and a member of the Cambridge side in their 2012 Premier league premiership win

Ross Bolton is one of the better leaders in the Premier League and recently won the State Senior singles title

All in all it adds up to a solid side who we hope can bring home the bacon.

Stirling George Zrinksi memorial carnival

July 28, 2015
The Stirling George Zrinksi carnival scheduled for August 29th is almost full. There are six places left for the large prize money on offer to have a full book.
Any teams wishing to enter, now would be a good time to nominate a side to avoid missing out


Stirling carnival results

July 21, 2015
Stirling held their fours carnival yesterday, the winners were....


Innaloo under cover Triples

July 28, 2015
Innaloo Bowling Club are inviting nominations to play in their 4 week twilight Thursday evening triples series starting 30th July


Mt Lawley Consistency Singles

July 10, 2015
Mt Lawley are calling for nominations to compete in the 2015 Consistency Singles


Bassendean Split Fours AG July 26th Details
Innaloo Undercover Triples 30th July- 20th Aug Details
Sportsmans Split 4's AG August 2nd Details
Warnbro Men's split Fours August 15-16th Details
Osborne Pk Split 4's AG August 15-16th Details
Kardinya Shots up August 22-23rd Details
Stirling Zrinski Fours AG August Sat 29th Details
Sportsmans Split 4's August 30th Details
Mt Lawley Open Split 4's Sept Sat 5th Details
Mt Lawley Consistency Singles Sept fri 11, 12, 13, 19, 20 Details
Nollamara Spring mixed 4's Sunday Sept 20th Details
Manning Triples AG October 10-11th Details


July 24, 2015
More depth at Basso who sign up another Tiger

July 22, 2015

Bassendean are building up to have another good season and perhaps to go those couple of steps further with the signature secured of a couple of quality players

July 21, 2015

Wanneroo sign a handy player...

July 6, 2015

Rumours say Yokine might recruit another biggie.

July 2, 2015
A rumour at this stage and not confirmed but Kardinya could be losing yet another player.

July 1, 2015
Will Innaloo get their man, rumour has it that ...


Where to get a game
in the off season

Nollamara AG Triples Thursdays Details
Nollamara Sat Pairs AG Saturdays Details
Nollamara Drawn mixed Tuesdays Details
Cockburn Pairs Tuesdays Details
Mt Lawley Pairs AG Thursdays Details
Kardinya 2 bowl Triples Saturdays Details
Kardinya 3 bowl Pairs Thursdays Details
Cambridge 3 bowl Pairs AG Thursdays Details
Sth Perth 2x2x2x2 Pairs AG Saturdays Details
Melville Friday Pairs Fridays Details
Osborne Pk 2x4x2 Pairs AG Saturdays Details
Thornlie 2x4x2 Pairs AG Start June 6th Details
Northern Territory Guide All year Details
Victoria Park 3 Bowl Pairs Thursdays Details
Vic Pk 2x4x2 AG Pairs Saurdays Details

Sets of Bowls for free

July 18, 2015
Morley Bowling Club have 27 sets of bowls they no longer want, Other clubs might require them for corporate events or whatever they would like to use them for, they can be had at no cost.

Please contact Andrew Garlick on 0425 663 585 if anyone is interested.

Ossy Park
Northlands Shopping centre pairs 

July 28, 2015.

Ring Trevor Barron on 0431 160 008 to enter a team

Letters page

July 17, 2015
ONE LETTER --- Clubs voting





Thankyou to our visitors, Letters keep rolling in on the three rink issue, we have received 46 letters to date which is a record for this website. Our voting poll hit 953 votes today which is also a record for any poll we have conducted.
What do our visitors prefer, Three or Four rinks for Saturday pennants?
June 26, 2015
We thank BowlsWA CEO Ken Pride who has has responded to the letter page regarding the three rink issue, he would like readers to be aware of the facts.

June 30, 2015
There has been a response to Ken Prides letter from Simon Alden

June 14, 2015

David Scott's open letter to the BMC, they are the group that will decide if and when a three rink format will be applied to Saturday pennants


Voting power of clubs out of whack

July 15, 2015
Clubs were asked to vote on the The three rink issue, 25 voted against the proposal, 23 Clubs voted in favour.

Three rink proposal deferred

July 15, 2015
The BowlsWA three rink proposal has been deferred for 12 months.

Many thanks to BowlsWA President Graham Leeks who has replied to the many letters we received, explaining the set of circumstances and outcome of the three rink issue that has been bubbling along over the past two months.

Sportsmans Split Fours moved to August 2nd

July 14, 2015
Sportsmans Bowling Club have advised their Carnival scheduled for 26th July has been moved to Sunday 2nd August

State Senior side

July 14, 2015
BowlsWA announced the State Seniors side to play in Tasmania in October

Congratulations to Matt Ellul

July 2, 2015
Congratulations to Matt Ellul on being selected to represent WA as the 3rd Solargain Suns member of the side, there is no question that he is thoroughly deserving of his selection. It will be the first time we will have an all WA side which will help to create interest in the event to an all time high.

Also well done to BowlsWA for selecting a WA player in the vacated position left by Jeremy Henry, rather than replacing him with another Interstate player, terrific to see this happen.

The team of Clive Adams, Thomas Mitchell and Matt Ellul is about as strong a side that could be selected for this event, each player has the all round game needed to compete with the best of them, we have every confidence they will do WA proud and be very competitive, may the force be with them.

Australian Premier League

July 1, 2015
The Australian Premier League series which is televised on Fox Television is in it's 3rd season and will be upon us soon.
The make up of the WA side in the two preceeding seasons was a big sticking point for me, it was a three man side consisting of just the one WA player, Clive Adams.
It was most disappointing we were represented by Jeremey Henry and Brett Wilkie rather than a full compliment of WA players.

Last season a new Eastern State side in the competition saw the departure of Wilkie who played for another franchise, he was replaced by a WA player Thomas Mitchell, Henry retained his place.

This year Henry will play for another franchise so that leaves a spot open for another player, hopefully the replacement for Henry will be another WA player so we would at last have a genuine WA side.

The player I would like to see selected is Matt Ellul, He has the credentials when we look at what he has achieved in the past two seasons.

He won a State pairs title in 2013 and is WA's best performed Interstate skipper after being given that role in the past two sides series carnivals, he finished 2nd as the best performed skipper in the PL and played a magic game which played a big part in the Manning Eagles PL Grand final win.
No doubt there are other players who are very worthy to come under consideration and if it happens that the 3rd player selected is another West Australian player rather than an Interstate player that would be very satisfying.

Nominations for State Selectors and Coach

July 1, 2015
The two yearly cycle is up and all positions become vacant
BowlsWA have called for nominations to fill the role of State coach and two selectors.
Here is a chance for those among us who would love the opportunity to become involved, nomination forms below

Men's State coach

State selectors

Sportsmans split fours results

June 30, 2015
Sportsmans completed their well run and well attended carnival on Sunday, the winners were......


BowlsElite June super sale

July 28, 2015
Kyle McIlroy of BowlsElite is having a June barbeque and sale at the store in Osborne Park..

Word of praise for John McGrath

June 22, 2015
Many thanks to Neville Stevens who sent us this reference regarding the service he received from one of our sponsors John McGrath of Bob Jane T-Marts.

" I know there have been previous testimonials but I would just like to applaud John McGrath and his team at Bob Jane T-Mart in Midland. Once again I made the trip out there to "re-shoe" the boss's chariot. The service, efficient manner and competitive pricing makes the travel worthwhile."
Neville Stevens

Stirling carnival fours results

June 16, 2015
Stirling completed their well run and well attended carnival on Sunday, the winners were......


Osborne Pk Thursday any gender Pairs
Archiee AG Pairs Tuesday Pairs

Ring Trevor Barron 0431 160 008 Start 1.00 pm

A couple of video's

June 11, 2015
We have had this video on previously but it because it is one of the better ones we receive from time to time, so like Humphry Bogart said in the film Casablanca" play it again Sam"

June 10, 2015
Thanks to Eddy for another video, if you are into card tricks then you will like this video
Card trick

Eddy Video

June 4, 2015
Many thanks to Eddy our jokes man for sending in this entertaining video, it got the thumbs up from the little Lady

Men in coats

Cockburn Legends day results

May 29, 2015
The Cockburn Legends day carnival was completed last weekend
The results arrived a tad late but as we always say, better late than never


Egg trick

>May 22, 2015
Many thanks to our Jokes man Eddy for sending in this Johnny Carson video

Egg trick

Fred Fortesque Medal count

>May 20, 2015
Bassendean bowling Club recently held the Fred Fortesque medal count to decide the winner of the award for the best Basso PL player.
The final result of the voting was decisive .............

Fred Fortesque Medal winner

A list of Club award winners for 2014-15

Andrijasevich Medal winner

Wishart Medal winner

Mackie Medal winner

Phil Gillespie Medal winner

Caffell Medal winner

McCarrick Medal winner


April 3, 2008
The opinions expressed in this Bowls Column are not necessarily the views of the Osborne Park Bowling Club Board, Management or its members. and is written as a matter of general interest and news in the public interest to lawn bowlers worldwide.
Terry Sheridan.
Without Prejudice

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