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Osborne Park Archie--pairs AG Tuesday 1.00 pm...... 3 Bowl pairs AG Thursday 1.00 PM

Letters page

October 9, 2015
ONE LETTER --- Greens and starting times


Will Doubleview play finals this season ?

October 8, 2015
Doubleview have been hard hit by player losses, can they overcome this hurdle and play finals this season?


Perth Bowls Centre Tipping Competition

October 9, 2015

We thank Dennis Pattullo from the Perth Bowls Centre located in Canning Vale for his kindness and continued support. Once again he has donated two sets of Henselite bowls for the pennant tipping competition this year.
The winner can select both the type and colour of any of the Henselite range of bowls.

Perth Bowls Centre


All tips must be in by 5 pm friday, to avoid missing your tips do it early in the week or straight after you look at the results, remember that tippers can change their tips anytime as long as they do it by 5 pm Friday.

To see the tips before and after the conclusion of a round click the link to that round. Best of luck to all tippers
The first round consists of 9 games which will be completed in December 2015.

The usual rules apply, if a tipper misses a round he is awarded the away games results, on ocassions this sometimes proves to be lucky for the tipper

Tippers can use their previous username and password or register a new one.

New registrations must answer the question at the bottom of the registration page
A DOG WAGS HIS .......if you don't answer this very easy question you won't be registered.



Swan Bowling Club helping out

October 8, 2015
Last Friday afternoon the Ladies State Squad 3rds and Skippers had their first training session at the Swan Bowling Club, in Guildford

The greens were great as was the hospitality of the Club. On behalf of the State Selectors and Coaching Staff of the Women's State Squad, we would like
once again thank the club and the membership for making us feel very welcome.

Helen Stevens
Women's State Squad

Our jokes man Eddy

October 7, 2015
Many thanks to Eddy
Ever wonder how they found the Boston bombers in just a few days? This may help you to understand what the government is looking at. The photo you see on the link below was taken in Canada and shows about 700,000 people.

Hard to disappear in a crowd. Pick on a small part of the crowd click a couple of times -- wait -- click a few more times and see how clear each individual face will become each time. Or use the wheel on your mouse.

This picture was taken with a 70,000 x 30,000 pixel camera (2100 Mega Pixels.) These cameras are not sold to the public and are being installed in strategic locations. The camera can identify a face among a multitude of people.

Place your computer's cursor in the mass of people and double-click a couple times. Scary sharp!! Not so easy to hide in a crowd anymore


Why are WA starting the pennant season so late?

October 6, 2015
Have West Australian pennant players noticed that other Australian States are starting their pennant season and game starting times a lot earlier that we are. Our weather is better than theirs, they start the pennant games earlier and don't forget they have daylight saving
It is time for some forward thinking by the board to bring about change.

What do bowlers think? read the facts and vote.

Nollamara V WAN

October 6, 2015
The annual clash between Nollamara and past and present staff members of WAN took place at Nollamara on Sunday Oct.4.
Once again Wan proved to powerful for Nollamara winning 14+35 to 6+35. Great performances from former top liners such as John Wardrop and Steve Nichol(the Generals brother) helped overcome the loss of regular top skipper Chris Lander and others diverted by football.

Nollamara of course complained all of their players were lining up for WAN(there are nine former West employees at Nolla) all in good humour of course.

This annual event is as much a reunion as a bowls game and is enjoyed by everyone.

Any fomer WAN staff members wishing to play in future can contact Graham Parker on 93872526 or Ross Shervill on 93443664

Are Bassendean ready to play finals?

October 5, 2015
Bassendean are looking to make the finals in upcoming season, will they accomplish the mission


Over 60's Monday carnival

September 28, 2015
The next monthly carnival will be at Osborne Park on the 19th October
Be there at for a 9.30 am Start

Dress Mufti
Split 4's
To nominate please ring

Trevor Barron on 0431 160 008
Roger Barns on 0418 959 930

Jerramungup $15,000.00 Hahn Classic Split fours

September 29, 2015
The Jerramungup Bowling Club are looking for three more side to fill the book for their Split fours carnival. This is one of the best carnivals one could play in and look at the prizemoney that is on offer.



Kelleberrin Bill Main split 4's October Friday 2nd Details
Manning Triples AG October 10-11th Details
Jerramungup Split 4's October 10 -11th Details
Sportsmans Melbourne Cup 4's November 1st Details
Mosman $10,000 Triples December 6th Details


October 9, 2015
A couple of good transfers, Morley and Dalkeith the benificiares

October 8, 2015

Morley sign another handy VP player

October 6, 2015
Stirling keep building and sign another good player to further boost their chance of a return to Premier League


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

Cockburn a good chance to survive

October 1, 2015
Cockburn Roosters won promotion to Premier League for the upcoming season, the question is can they hold on and remain there for next season ReadMore

Well done to the Juniors

October 3, 2015
On behalf of all the bowling fraternity, congratulations to our under 18's for such a great effort against the odds. A depleted but proud team of kids that did WA proud

The results are only numbers? Had a few close calls had gone our way, numbers would have looked better. It is not winning at this level, it is competing and learning which will make them better for the experience

To the mentor/coach John Goddard and parent helpers, thanks.

Let's hope throughout the next 12 months our junior ranks can be increased with help from our hundreds of clubs, seems we should be able to recruit 5 girls and 5 Boys to make up a State side? They are our future.

Regards (a concerned fan)

Col Johnson

Mosman Park
$10,000 Triples

October 9, 2015
Mosman Park triples event is full

Manning looking for 3 sides to play in their any gender Triples

October 9, 2015
Manning Bowling Club had their Triples event fully booked but unfortunately six sides have pulled out. Manning are famous for their great greens and are always a delight to play on, so if you can put a team together please nominate to help fill the book and make for great carnival

Sorrento Master Singles in danger

October 3, 2015
The Sorrento Masters Singles is being held again this year, however, the life of this event will be entirely in the hands of the players that qualify.

I have had good support from a small and loyal band of players, but over the last few years numbers have been dwindling, with result that we may have to consider abandoning the event altogether.

There is a lot of time and effort that goes into the planning and running of this event, as well as good sponsorship funds, and unless these costs can be justified with good fields, cancelling the event is a very real option.

I therefore urge all players that qualify to enter as soon as possible, to make sure that not only does the event occur this year, but is supported sufficiently to carry on next year.

Prize money is still good, and entry fee is still the same at $30 per head, as it has been for some years. I therefore urge all interested players to enter as soon as possible.

Entry form

Regards - Ian Wittber - Tournament Director

Armadale Cancer research

October 1, 2015
Armadale Bowling Club held an event last weekend to raise money for Cancer research, how thoughtful and caring it was for a Club to take it on board and put their time and energy into such a project, and so it is we say well done to Armadale and thank those who entered the event.

The prizemoney was to be allocated as 50% for the research fund and 50% to the players who won prizes.

We were informed by the Armadale Club that the The Bates family: Fred, Lyn, Ron, and Russell were the winners of the event.

The prize money they won was handed straight back to the Cancer research project. What a marvelous gesture by the Bates family to donate their winnings to such a worthy cause.

It is kind acts like this that deserve a mention and shows what caring and thoughtful people they, along with many others in the bowling community are.

State squad chosen

September 30, 2015
The State selectors announced the State squad today
The squad

Kalamunda fives results

September 29, 2015
Kalamunda were at last able to conduct their terrific 5's carnival which had unfortunately been held up a couple of times, the winners were...


Osborne Park newsletter

October 9, 2015
Osborne Pk Latest news letter

News letter

Meals Menu

The pennant season

September 29, 2015
The Saturday Pennant season is due to kick off on October 24th

The Premier League pennant season is almost upon us, it will be most difficult for the pundits to assess in what order many of the Clubs will finish on the ladder due to them in some cases, experiencing a heavy turnover of quality players from their ranks.
Last season was one of the best and most exciting we have had in years as far as keeping interest in the competition to the very last game of the season, however the signs are ominous, this season will not reach the heights of last season.

What this season will bring is anyone's guess but one certainty is Manning will be in the thick of the action and will start overwhelming favourites to go back to back premiership wins


Kalgoorlie Golden Nugget

September 23, 2015
The annnual Golden Nugget and Cash fours was held recently. The winners were...

Nollamara Mixed Fours results

September 22, 2015
Nollamara held their annual Mixed Fours carnival on Sunday, the wiiners were...


Scroungers winner

September 22, 2015
The revived Nth Beach scroungers was played over the weekend
The winner was....

Dalkeith results

September 22, 2015
Dalkeith Spring Fours results


One White Knight

September 21, 2015
The White Knight, who has done a fantastic job over the past two seasons covering the One White division, is interested in any news relating to 1st Division White from those clubs involved such as players movements, injuries, milestones etc and also a contact for a weekly report from these clubs to allow him to preview and review the season ahead.
Email White Knight

Mt Lawley Consistency final

September 20, 2015

Congratulations to Thomas Mitchell on his fine win in the Consistency final

Finals round up

Live Updates all day from around 10.AM

Finals Live updates

Day 3 all Scores

Day ONE at the Consistency

Day TWO at the Consistency

Day THREE at the Consistency

September 19, 2015
The Mt Lawley consistency singles down to the last 20

Live Scores from around 10.30 am

Last 20 draw

Round up of days play

Erron Martin back on the job

September 17, 2015
We welcome the return of a loyal sponsor Erron Martin, back from his five month drive around Australia with wife Dianne who were married back in April .

Erron has been a long term Sponsor of this site and a huge supporter of Bowls generally in WA . His association started whilst owning Bob Jane T Marts Midland and continued more recently in his Mobile Auto Electrical and Mechanical Repair business .
It is this business that Erron is re-cranking up , hopefully through the support of his loyal band of friends and customers from the bowling fraternity.

Erron's business is fully mobile and he can look after all your Car , 4 x 4 , Boat and Caravan servicing and repairs, he is also a fully Qualified Auto Electrician.

All of this can be done at your home or place of work .

Please give Erron a go , his contact details can be found at the top of the page in his advertisement

Australian Hall of fame and awards night

September 11, 2015
The annual Australian Hall of fame awards will be held on October 29th.
In the sport's night of nights, WA State coach Manning's Tony Hockey, is one of two finalists in contention for the coaches award


Play pool like this gent

September 10, 2015
Many thanks to Eddy our Jokes man for this video. It reminds Sherro of what a good pool player he was years ago.
It is hard to concentrate on the brillant shot play or the very pretty Lady who comes into the show at around a minute 25 secs after the start.


Mt Lawley Consistency Fours

September 8, 2015
The Mt Lawley Consistency Fours was held over the weekend. The winners were...

Stirling George Zrinski carnival fours results

September 3, 2015
Stirling completed their well run and well attended George Zrinski carnival on Sunday, the winners were......


Men's Champion of Champions Scrounger

August 31, 2015
All clubs that conduct a Scroungers event during the 2015 year are invited to submit their Men's representative entry into the "Men's Champion of Champions Scrounger" competition being held on the 20th September 2015.

Nominations from the clubs must be in before the 16th September. Limited number available.
Contact Russ Wilkinson 0412 194 486 for more info.

Frank McGrath Memorial

September 1, 2015
Sportsmans Bowling Club held the Frank McGrath Memorial Split fours on Sunday. For those unaware Frank passed away on 28th August last year.....
It is a wonderful gesture on behalf of the Sportsmans Club who remembered Frank's contribution not only to their Club but also for the sport in general by having an annual game named in his honour to commemorate his memory. We miss you very much Frank, you were the best


An unusual picture

September 1, 2015
Eddy our jokes man sent in this unusual picture, how did this man survive


Osborne Park players do well in the Northern Territory

August 26, 2015
Keith Guelfi is in 4th place on the BowlsAustralia player rankings list, he confirmed that placing with a wonderful fortnight of Bowls which included the Nightcliff and Darwin carnivals

Kardinya Shots up Triples results

August 24, 2015
The Kardinya Shots up triples was completed over the weekend, the winners were...

Warnbro Split Fours

August 20, 2015
A little late but as we always say better late than never, the Warnbro Split fours two day carnival was concluded last Sunday, the winners were...

AHG Split Fours

August 17, 2015
The AHG Split fours was concluded yesterday, the winners were...

Personality profile

August 10, 2015
It has been a while since we have had a personality profile, Ron Head has been out and about and caught up with the highly respected and well liked Tim Murray for a chat.

Sportsmans carnival results

August 4, 2015
Sportsmans held their split fours carnival yesterday, the winners were....


Ossy Park
Northlands Shopping centre pairs 

October 9, 2015 .

Ring Trevor Barron on 0431 160 008 to enter a team

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.

State Senior side

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

Sportsmans split fours results

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


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......


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

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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