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Season starts today

October 22, 2016
The Pennant season starts today, we wish all Clubs in all grades the very best for the season

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One Blue North preview

October 21, 2016
Many Thanks to the White Knight who will be doing the One Blue North reports this season...


Some humour for Friday

October 21, 2016
Thanks to Eddy for this very well put together video, hope you enjoy it as much as my little Lady did


Osborne Park newsletter

October 22, 2016
Osborne Pk Latest news letter


hello World APT and TRAVEL MARVEL invites you to a Morning Tea and Information Session. See attached flyer for details. If you intend to come along, please contact me at the club for catering purposes.

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Henselite Perth Bowls centre tipping competition
Tipping closes Fridays

October 11, 2016
We thank the Manager of Perth Bowls Centre Dennis Pattulo who has kindly continued his sponsorship of the Osborne Park Bowling Club website and donated two sets of bowls for our tipping competition. Please write your user name and password down in case you need to contact me should an issue arise. Tippers can use last years username and password

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Radio show
Saturday new start time 8.00am--9.00am

October 22, 2016
The radio Bowls show is starting this Saturday, 8am through to 9am

Panel is Kyle Mcilroy, Gavin Faulkner
Guests are Ken Pride – intro to the new season, pennant changes next year.
John Slavich – Mt lawley win, state fours semi
Robbie Ball – over 60's event
listen live

Lawn Bowls co-ordinator position available

October 20, 2016
A position for a Lawn Bowls co-ordinator is available, for more information visit

Lawn Bowls news

One White preview

October 20, 2016
Due to a mix up we ommitted to put Ron Head's season preview for One White on site, it is a great read, he has selected how he thinks they will finish at seasons end

Season preview

October 20, 2016
We thank Ron Head for his preview of the exciting round one of division One White
Rd One White preview

One Blue Sth

October 20, 2016
Due to a mix up we ommitted to put Ron Head's season preview for One Blue South on site.

One Blue Sth Season preview

October 20, 2016
Thanks to Ron Head for previewing round one of division One Blue Sth

Rd One Blue Sth Preview

Premier League Preview

October 20, 2016
We have a sqizz at the opening round of PL pennants commencing this Saturday.

Bad news for Osborne Park

October 18, 2016
Some bad news for John Goddard, he was rushed to hospital for an emergency hernia operation after playing in the section play rounds in State Fours on Saturday.
It could not have came at a worse time for him as the pennant season is about to commence, he looks likely to miss up to six rounds, but hopefully less. It is not often we see the name Goddard missing from the OP lineup, having missed only once in the past ten seasons that we are aware of.
We wish John a speedy recovery and he is back on deck soon.


October 18, 2016
The MT Pleasant/Melville amalgamation and relocation is another step closer, with the Melville members voting overwhelmingly in favour of this proposal. This Tuesday night, the Melville Council will meet to give the go ahead or otherwise, my info is, that they will vote in favour.

Both clubs are hoping for a brand new state of the art facility, with four greens, two of them undercover.

All Clubs announce their PL side for the season opener

October 18, 2016
All Clubs have announced their sides to start the 2016-17pennant season.


State Fours down to semi-finals

October 16, 2016
The State fours championship has been reduced and now down to the semi-finals.

Review day two


October 14, 2016
The State Fours championship starts tomorrow. We take a closer look at the draw to see if we can pick the section winners, it will be interesting to see how many we get right, sometimes were are on the money, sometimes we are not!



Captain's corner

October 15, 2016
Martin Swift was recently elected to the position of Osborne Park Club Captain, he starts off today on regular weekly information sheet.

Carnival Guide

Darryl Egg day two bowl triples October 23rd Details
Inglewood Melbourne Cup October 30 Details
Gingin Mixed Fours November 13th Details
Yokine festive split 4's December 18th Details
Nth Territory Carnival guide April to October Details


October 20, 2016
Manning Eagles lose a key player on the eve of the new pennant season
Stirling sign a handy Innaloo player for the season opener on Saturday

October 19, 2016
Shock loss for Kardinya Kats on the eve of the 2016-17 season

October 17, 2016
Player movements at three clubs as the pennant season draws closer.


Where to get a game off season

Osborne Park Sat Pairs Saturdays Details
Cambridge Mufti 3 Bowl pairs Thursdays Details
Bassendean Pairs 2x4x2 Saturdays Details
Como Mixed Triples Wednesdays Details
Melville Mufti Power pairs Fridays Details

National Senior side series day four

October 14, 2016
We have been Stretched some what for time for our short review of the series

Gary Caffell played a magnificent last two ends to help WA defeat Victoria


October 13, 2016
Congratulations to Victoria, winners of the 2016 National Seniors sides series at held at Osborne Park after four days of tough, hard and uncompromising bowls. The Victorian team set the standard and were undefeated and leading the field into the final day. However, it turned out to be a very hard day at the office for the ladder leaders who had to front up to WA then a last game meeting with NSW.

The game against WA was well and truly on for both sides with plenty at stake, a win to the Vics and the title was theirs, a loss for WA and their bid to win the title would be over.

As it turned out, WA won the game by one shot courtesy of some brilliant bowling by Gary Caffell. Victoria managed to weather the storm despite losing this, their first game of the series to the host State WA 53-52 in an enthralling encounter.

It all came down to the final game of the day against NSW who by their lofty standards had a mediocre series, but you never underrate any NSW side, and boy did they make Victoria earn their win. NSW led by three shots with two ends to play, Victoria's Ray Jansen scored a one, and Dave Donaldson scored a three, and it was all over and a repeat of Victoria's win when the series was held in Perth back in 2010.

Congratulations to Gordon King the winner of the McKenzie/Barns Medal for the best-performed player in the series. He played a very consistent leaders game throughout and often set his team who finished 4th best rink in the series on the path to victory.

It was especially good to hear Linda Warburton had won the Ladies 2016 player of the series award. We are aware of how well one has to play to get awards such as this, well done and congratulations to Linda.

October 13, 2016
A big for WA today when they play the undefeated Victorian side in the first game this morning.
A feature of this game is the draw where Robbie Ball's team will play the undefeated and leading rink in the series led by Ian Ross. Also the brothers Prickles and Phillip Thorn will play in each of the sides, it would a first I would think where two brothers are in apposing rinks in a sides series.

Scores updates

Day three WA review

Day two WA review

Day one WA review

October 12, 2016
A critical 3rd day in the series for WA, they play Queensland and New Sth Wales, what happens today will determine where we finish on the ladder

October 11, 2016

Congratulations to Glyn Vaughan who will play his 50th game for WA today, he has been solid and consistent over the journey, to date he has won the McKenzie/Barns medal in the last two series for best performed player. Well done to Glyn Vaughan

Day two WA review

Scores updates

October 10, 2016

The National Senior sides series gets underway today at the Osborne Park Bowling Club. It is sure to be a terrific series and maybe WA will win the series for the first time, they have the team to do it...

We will update scores as much as we can for all sides. Look for MON ALL STATE RESULTS 2nd from left
If you have a chance to get to Osborne Park please come and cheer on the Boys and the Ladies teams. If you want a bite to eat the Bistro will be open all through the series. Our TAB facilities are there for the punters as well


Monday Seniors carnival 17th October

October 22, 2016
The next over 60s carnival is on Monday 17th of October at Osborne Park.
9.00am for a 9.30am start
To put your name on the list Contact.

Trevor Barron 0431 160 008
Roger Barns 0418 959 930

Morley win the Manning five a side final

October 11, 2016
Congratulations to Morley for their win in the first five a side competition to be held in WA. The prize is all expenses paid trip to compete in the East Cessnock 5 a side next April.

The team Led by Anthony Provost with Rhett Butler, Robbie Urquhart, Gavin Faulkner and Mal Burton took all the pressure that came their way to be the best 5 in the competition.

Morley finished day one on top of the ladder with seven wins and remained there on day two winning five-games. Provost led the way winning five of his six singles games though there were a couple of close calls, he overcame substantial opposition to win those games.
All in all the team did very well winning 12 of sixteen games. They soaked up the pressure to defeat Sth Perth in the semi-final 53-52, this win coming after a rare loss by Provost in the singles

Well done to runner-up Nth Beach who did equally well as Morley to make it to the final with the same number of wins. It is nice to see the Bates brothers Ron and Russell doing as well as they as they have, along with Ross Dempsey Gavin Crossthwaite and Peter Augustson, a player we have not heard of before this carnival.

The first day the Beach Boys hopes were looking somewhat forlorn.

One would not rush out to back them on Sportsbet to be playing in the final, but they had the will and the skill to keep at it by winning all their games on day two, and sure enough they made the final and won two of the four disciplines. Ron Bates led triples side won 5 of their six games, the losing one in the final. The Beach Boys had the call over Osborne Park in the other semi-final

October 10, 2016
Morley and Nth Beach win their way into the final. It was nailbiting stuff with Morley getting home by one shot, after a hard fight Nth Beach got over a determined Sth five.

Final Scores updated

October 10, 2016
Boy oh Boy did we get that so wrong, who would have believed 2nd placed Stirling after day one, would have compounded so quickly, Where did Nth Beach, Osborne Park and Sth Perth come from to make it to the semi-finals? Day one looked like these Clubs would not make it to the finals but here they are in line to win a berth in the East Cessnock 5 a side
Morley have been so good as has Nth Beach in finishing 1st and 2nd respectively.

October 9, 2016

A wonderful first days play in the first ever five a side event held in WA.
Scores updated

The players had to contend with rain and the wind but played on with few stops, they are to be congratulated for their efforts to complete the day's play.

The Morley combination led by Anthony Provost Rhett Butler, Robbie Urquhart, Gavin Faulkner and Mal Burton surged to the lead in the last round after trailing the leaders Stirling all day, they are led by Kyle McIlroy with Paul Butler, Paul Walker, Frank Carbone and Mike Browne

It appears that Doubleview, Cockburn and Wanneroo who seem likely to fight it out for a place in the semi-finals and are the only teams capable of winning the event other than Morley and Stirling

It will be a fascinating day ahead with a minefield awaiting the five sides mentioned above which should make for an absorbing day ahead

October 8, 2016
Manning 5 a side starts this morning we will have score updates thanks to Peter Ker

October 22, 2016
Manning Bowling Club released the schedule of play and conditions this afternoon


Manning five a side Calcutta

Champion of State champions

October 5, 2016
The National champion of champion Men's and Ladies singles
WA are represented by Pieter Harris and Liza Featherby, we wish them well

Results page

Letters page

October 5, 2016
We have received two letters concerning sets play draws


They are a happy team in the NT

October 3, 2016
The hubby and wife team of Lee and Kathrine Farrell have achieved a rare accomplishment with Lee a previous winner of the Northern Territory Men's State Fours taking the honours for the second time this year. Not to be outdone by his lovely Lady Katherine who won the Ladies State fours for the first time.

We are not aware of this occurring previously in either State or Territory in Australia, well done and great to see our West Aussies doing well.
Former Cambridge player Trystan Smallacombe had a good season also with a runner-up in the NT Singles and Fours, well done to Trystan.

Osborne Park Ladies news

September 30, 2016
News for Osborne Park Ladies....Late change

Mandurah APL Cup results

September 27, 2016
The BowlsWA Mandurah Cup was run and done over the weekend, the winners were ....

Section three
Section two
Section one

Northlands Shopping Centre
Saturday Pairs

September 25, 2016
Good weather for the Osborne Park Northlands Shopping centre pairs
The winners were...........

Amazing rope trick

September 22, 2016
Many thanks to our jokes man Eddy for this without a doubt, best ever rope trick video.

Rope Trick

Thanks to John for the latest in the world of Ducks

Thanks to John for this video.

Thanks to Pat for this novel way to beat the car clampers
Keep it

Mt Lawley Consistency Singles

September 21, 2016
We are seeking to gauge players preference as to the timing of the terrific Mt Lawley Consistency singles event, players can vote on the issue


Nth Beach
Men's Champion of Champion Scroungers

September 19, 2016
The North Beach Bowling Club held their annual Champion of Club champion scroungers event over the weekend


Dalkeith spring carnival

September 19, 2016
The Dalkeith Spring carnival was held over the weekend, unfortunately info is scant


John Slavich
wins the Mt Lawley Consistency singles

September 18, 2016
Congratulations to John Slavich winner of the 2016 consistency singles and commiserations to Pieter Harris in a brilliant final.
More congrats also to Shaan Saunders for her win in the Ladies consistency over Liza Featherby

Review of final

Review of last 16 results

Mens/Ladies Desktop updated results

Mobile results

Ladies results

Men's Preview


Kalgoorlie Golden Nugget

September 17, 2016
Kalgoorlie held the annual Golden Nugget last week
the results arrived a little late

Kalgoorlie results

Melville - Mt Pleasant merger likley

September 17, 2016
At the Mt Pleasant Bowling Club members meeting last Thursday, it was decided the club will most likely enter into an in principle agreement that will see them likely to merge with the Melville Bowling Club.

A new clubhouse will be built on Tompkins reserve which will now become a sporting hub that will include Rugby and cricket and other sports we are not aware of at the moment.
How many greens and what type are yet to be decided but early indications are two indoor surfaces of either carpet or synthetic and one outside surface that is yet to be deciced if it will be grass or synthetic/carpet

Rules revised for bad behaviour

September 14, 2016
The attached law has been now adopted Australia Wide, now if a player infringes badly enough, the Umpire can award an 8 against the team, and on a second offence, award the game.
In a team game, the whole team could be wiped out if one player gets warned, then another player from that team arked up and started verbal abuse etc.

Thanks to Stan Meale


Kelvin Kerkow to play for Sth perth

September 13, 2016
We have been informed that the newly promoted Premier League side Sth Perth will hold a night game on a Friday night in the second round of the upcoming season against Doubleview in late October.

It is not unusual as both clubs have often played night games against one and other. What is unusual and a first in W.A is Kelvin Kerkow, arguably the best player in Australia over the past 15 years will be in Perth to conduct four coaching clinics.

He has been selected to represent Sth Perth as a marquee player for this game which in turn will add huge interest and bring spectators to the match. It is evident that Sth Perth sees this as a promotional opportunity by securing the services of Kerkow who will be conducting one of the four clinics at Sth Perth before the night game.

It is not unusual to see East Coast Clubs acquiring the services of marquee players for pennant games, in fact, it has been happening for some years.

Rules regarding residential qualifications that previously applied are a thing of the past these days.

Marquee players are required to fill in a player form that allows them to play in three games a season for one club.

There will be some who don't agree that marquee players should be involved in pennant matches.

But we need to look at the positives of the Sth Perth initiative especially with a player such as Kerkow and his standing in the sport

An evening with Cameron Curtis

September 10, 2016
Dalkeith Bowling Club are holding an evening with the highly successful Australian national Player and coach Cameron Curtis. They invite all bowlers to attend.

Mt Lawley Split fours results

September 7, 2016
Mt Lawley conducted their annual split fours carnival which was played over the weekend.
The winners were...

Mandoon Estate
Wins best wine of the Royal show

September 6, 2016
Mandoon Estate continues the stellar run it has been enjoying over a long period of time and is going from strength to strength. They recently won the best wine award of the Royal Show with their Frankland Reserve Shiraz 2014, it is a simply outstanding wine. Mandoon's Reserve Shiraz won the best red wine They won three awards in all.

Call in to the Mandoon Estate and sample their magnificent wines, you will be so glad you did.


Gingin any gender split fours

September 6, 2016
The very successful Gingin split fours carnival was played over the weekend.
The winners were...

Mt Lawley Consistency singles draw

September 6, 2016
The Mt Lawley consistency singles gets underway this Friday, we have a look at the draw and try to pick a winner or three in the first round.
Mt Lawley consistency Draw 2016

Stolen Bowls

September 5, 2016
Hello Sherro,
My lawn bowls have been stolen in South Perth during the night on 30th August , they are black with white speckle and a pig emblem Size 4, the window on my ute was smashed, if anyone happens to see them they can contact Bruce Edwards on 0429 088 552
Sorry we delayed this notice, we were hoping for a pic of the bowls but not able to obtain one
Thank you

Stirling George Zrinki fours

August 31, 2016
The annual George Zrinski carnival was played over the weekend
The winners were...

Kardinya Shots up played on Saturday

August 29, 2016
The annual Kardinya Shots up carnival was played over the weekend
The winners were...

Aus Indoor singles

August 26, 2016
Congratulations to Jeremy Henry the new Aus Indoor sets play Champ and his 2nd win in the event 11-2, 9-8, commiserations to Curtis Hanley who pushed two stars of the game to the limit.

August 25, 2016
Who shot the Sherriff ? Curtis Hanley did when he won this morning's game against Aron Sherriff 6-5, 9-9, he will play Jeremy "King" Henry.
It wasnt all that long ago when our own Lance Strahan played Henry in the Aus Indoor sets play final, Henry won that final with the very last bowl of the game drawing to the ditch with four feet between Strahan's bowl and the ditch.

Scores from BowlsAus


Some bad news for those who thought we would be receiving a live televised broadcast of the finals that was streamed thru the internet like we had last year, they will be disappointed to learn they will have to wait to see it on SBS over the next few weeks.

Surely if the camera's are going to be there, why not go live? Not much interest in watching any sporting event if you are aware of who won before a replay of the event..

What do our visitors think ?

Warnbro Split fours

August 25, 2016
The main action in town last weekend was down Warnbro way when they held their annual Split Fours, a huge amount of teams had entered, sure has been a while since we have seen an event with such a huge field, it is reminscent of when Frank McGrath was organizing off season events


Men's Champion of Champions Scroungers

August 24, 2016
The "Men's Champion of Champions Scrounger" competition being held at the North Beach Bowling Club, Sunday 18th September 2016 9.30am start .
Men's representative nomination from the clubs playing Scroungers must be in before the 14th September .

Limited number available.

Contact Russ Wilkinson - Mob. 0412 194 486 for more info.

Have bowls will travel

August 23, 2016
Neville Stevens has covered a lot of territory getting around Australia this year and done pretty well for himself, he along with Ross Pringle and Yogi Best were in far away Weipa recently


BowlsWA go it alone and sponsor the Australian Premier League series

August 9, 2016
BowlsWA will sponsor W.A's participation in the annual BPL (formerly known as the APL) Fox television program due to the lack of a primary sponsor.

We are asking visitors to this site to tell us their feelings as to whether or not BowlsWA should be paying this fee on behalf of WA Bowlers......


Best wishes

August 19, 2016
I congratulate the selectors on the side. The inclusion of Robbie Ball will add a great deal of stability to the backend while the front end looks solid.
I wish all the boys great success and I think the side will perform extremely well.
Fred Holt

I sure hope they do the business for it is a long time overdue and hope they can bring home the bacon
Geoff Gunning

Congrats to Paul Butler

August 18, 2016
Congratulations to Paul Butler who had the biggest thrill of his bowling career when he won the Australian PBA World Indoor singles National qualifer which in turn won him a trip the UK to compete for the World title.
The success of Butler brings to three WA players to play in the UK

Shane Knott and Dave Farley play in the semi-final of the World Indoor Pairs tomorrow, we wish both players every success in their endeavours to win the trip to the U.K

Manning 5 aside

Stirling Indoor centre approved

August 16, 2016
More news from Stirling Bowling Club, we have been informed they are to build an indoor bowling centre. Approval from the council for the construction of the building is complete with work ready to commence sometime soon.

The facility will be the most modern of the indoor bowling greens here in W.A with the ability to be fully enclosed or open depending on the weather conditions.

The building is expected to be ready for the commencement of the 2017-18 pennant season.

Neville Stevens wins in a large field at Weipa Old

August 13, 2016
Neville Stevens played extremely well to win the Wiepa two bowl pairs

Northlands Shopping Centre
Osborne Park Saturday afternoon Pairs

October 22, 2016
The Northlands Saturday Afternoon any gender Pairs
Get in early and nominate a team for to avoid disappointment

To nominate a team Ring Trevor Barron 0431 160 008


Stirling Bowling Club incentive scheme

August 11, 2016
As the Stirling Bowling Club prepare for the new season starting in late October, they have announced to their members an excellent incentive scheme for the players in their Premier League side for the 2016-17 season.

They will reward the highest winning rink each Saturday with $400 to be shared equally for their endeavours

Individual players have been sponsored in the past, so I must commend the Club through their sponsor Mandoon Estate that they are giving the rank and file player an opportunity to a share of cash incentives for each pennant game.

The 2016-17 season will see the end of the traditional 18 game season. The following year the 2017-18 season will see all grades play a fourteen game plus finals pennant season.

Stirling who regained PL status for this coming season has timed the incentive scheme for the players just right in their attempt to remain in the PL.

Mandoon wins best wheat beer award

August 8, 2016
Congratulations to Allan Erceg and the Homestead Brewery after winning the Cryer Malt Trophy for best wheat draught named Kaisers Choice at the Perth Royal Show.
I must say it is one of the highlights for Sherro when I visit the Mandoon Homestead Brewery to sit down and enjoy a pint of Kaisers Choice Wheat Beer.
It is simply the best and little wonder the Homestead Brewery won the award.
If any of our visitors are intending to go to Mandoon Wine Estate and Home Brewery try Kaisers Choice, you are sure enjoy it as much as I have


Mandurah Cup

August 4, 2016
The Mandurah Cup will get underway in late September, Pieter Harris sent some information regarding the event.....


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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