Bowls Central Coast announced winners for three new annual award categories at its Presentation Evening held at Ourimbah Lisarow RSL on Thursday, January 15, to complement its prestigious Bowler of the Year Award.
The Bowler of the Year award was won by Halekulani’s Michael Stead who had a stand-out year winning the Zone Championship Pairs, Champion of Club Champion Pairs and reaching the semifinals in both the Zone Singles and Triples championships
Runner up was Terrigal’s Bruce Jewell who won the Central Coast Singles and Fours championships and the runner-up in the State Fours. Bowls Central Coast president Col Bray said the new Bowler of the Year categories for Seniors (over 60 years), Rookie (for new bowlers less than 30 months) and Under 18, were important categories in which State events are conducted and will provide the association with the opportunity to recognise outstanding performance within these disciplines.
Winner of the coveted Senior Singles Championship, Phil Flippence from The Entrance Bowling Club, was announced as a joint winner of the Senior Bowler of the Year with Greg Pigram from Ettalong Memorial, who was a semi-finalist in both the Open Singles and Champion of Club Champion Singles.
The Rookie Bowler of the Year award was also jointly won by two keen and dedicated new bowlers in Garry Frost from The Entrance Bowling Club, who won the NSW Rookies Central Coast Regional Singles title and Tom Nailard from Avoca Beach, who was runner-up in both the NSW Rookies Central Coast Regional Singles and Pairs finals.
Garry Frost also won the Mick Bell Encouragement award at the Rookie State Singles final played at Raymond Terrace Bowling Club. The Under 18 Bowler of the Year award went to 17-year-old Jayden Moody from Terrigal Bowling Club who won all three.
Under 18 championship titles i.e. Singles, Pairs and Fours. Mr Bray also presented special photographic awards to Ettalong’s Aron Sherriff in recognition of an outstanding 2014 which included a Bronze Medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and to Ettalong’s John Roberts for six years representation in the NSW Senior Side and a hat trick of National titles over the past three years.
16 Jan 2015 Kevin Dring,
Bowls Central Coast