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2020
Merewether Bowling Club would like to thank Dunn’s butchery for their support of our locals and wish them a healthy return to our raffles in due time after COVID -19 Dunns Butchers 22nd April 2020
Merewether Bowling Club would like to thank Dunn’s butchery for their support of our locals and wish them a healthy return to our raffles in due time after COVID -19.
From Mon 23-Mar-2020 Merewether Bowling Club will not be opening. Due to government restrictions we are closed until further notice.
We would like to thank the support of all our customers, members, bowlers and staff.
Looking forward to when we will be able to reopen. MBC closed until further notice 23rd March 2020
From Mon 23-Mar-2020 Merewether Bowling Club will not be opening. Due to government restrictions we are closed until further notice. We would like to thank the support of all our customers, members, bowlers and staff. Looking forward to when we will be able to reopen..
WBNSW COVID-19 Update WBNSW COVID-19 Update 20th March 2020
WBNSW COVID-19 Update.
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PENNANTS GAME 5 Pennants Game 5 17th March 2020
PENNANTS GAME 5.
Game 4 v Karuah Game 4 v Karuah 12th March 2020
Game 4 v Karuah.
Game 3 Tour to Tea Gardens Game 3 Tour to Tea Gardens 10th March 2020
Game 3 Tour to Tea Gardens.
First Pennants Game for 2020 v Wallsend First Pennants Game for 2020 5th March 2020
First Pennants Game for 2020 v Wallsend.
Women’s Club Triples Final Womens Triples Final 2020 4th March 2020
Women’s Club Triples Final.
Womens Fours Final 2020 Womens Fours Final 2020 4th February 2020
Womens Fours Final 2020.
2019
Xmas Shindig Checklist. Xmas Shindig Checklist 12th December 2019
Xmas Shindig Checklist..
Mixed Pairs Final Mixed Pairs Final 2019 26th November 2019
Mixed Pairs Final.
The 2nd Alison Hughes Medal event has just completed at Merewether Bowling Club. Alison Hughes Medal 2019 20th November 2019
The 2nd Alison Hughes Medal event has just completed at Merewether Bowling Club..
Bowls is the Winner Bowls is the winner 24th August 2019
Bowls is the Winner.
Mixed Fours Final Mixed Fours Final 2019 18th August 2019
Mixed Fours Final.
Road Trip to Tea Gardens Road Trip to Tea Gardens 3rd August 2019
Road Trip to Tea Gardens.
2019 Just keeps getting better on the green at Merewether Bowling Club.
Pictured left is the young and confident Adam Chaffey.
Placing runner-up in the Minor District Singles out of 72 entrants.
A big congratulations to you Ads!
MBC couldn't have asked for a better representative of our Club.
Congratulations to Andy Bryson & Greg Nelmes for competing in this same event. Better luck next year gentlemen. Adam Chaffey Runner-Up Minor District Singles 21st July 2019
2019 Just keeps getting better on the green at Merewether Bowling Club. Pictured left is the young and confident Adam Chaffey. Placing runner-up in the Minor District Singles out of 72 entrants. A big congratulations to you Ads! MBC couldn't have asked for a better representative of our Club. Congratulations to Andy Bryson & Greg Nelmes for competing in this same event. Better luck next year gentlemen..
So close ..... Again ..... So close ..... Again ..... 21st July 2019
So close ..... Again ......
Merewether Bowling Club Mid-Week Pennants Teams was back with a point to prove. Congratulations to all who participated. Two Years Two Flags 17th July 2019
Merewether Bowling Club Mid-Week Pennants Teams was back with a point to prove. Congratulations to all who participated..
Double Header @ The Point Double Header @ The Point 14th July 2019
Double Header @ The Point.
The first week of weekend pennants saw Tea Gardens come away with a win of 20 to 9.
Scores were tight until half way through when Tea Gardens skipped away with the game.
Tea Gardens ladies adapted to the windy conditions first and played well to wrap up the game.
Next weeks game is at Soldiers Point with a 9:30 Morning Tea for a 10 start. Weekend Pennants Game 1 6th July 2019
The first week of weekend pennants saw Tea Gardens come away with a win of 20 to 9. Scores were tight until half way through when Tea Gardens skipped away with the game. Tea Gardens ladies adapted to the windy conditions first and played well to wrap up the game. Next weeks game is at Soldiers Point with a 9:30 Morning Tea for a 10 start..
2019 Champions
Womens Club Championships Results 2019 3rd June 2019
2019 Champions .
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After a short rain delay to the start, it was neck & neck for the first 10 ends. Back to back ends, with a 6 & 7 scored, saw Kath Cornish & Colleen Chaffey take the lead & not letup the pressure to win 33-11. The score wasn’t a true reflection of the game.
Laraine Clifford & Kim Henshaw played with courage and determination throughout the game. Women's Pairs Finals 2019 2nd June 2019
After a short rain delay to the start, it was neck & neck for the first 10 ends. Back to back ends, with a 6 & 7 scored, saw Kath Cornish & Colleen Chaffey take the lead & not letup the pressure to win 33-11. The score wasn’t a true reflection of the game. Laraine Clifford & Kim Henshaw played with courage and determination throughout the game..
Women’s Triples Final was played on Tuesday Night in chilly weather that you would expect atop the Matterhorn. Winners Colleen Hogg, Kay McMillan & Betty Guse got off to a flying start & never eased the pace to the runner up team of Lesley Afflick, Lee-Anne Baxter & Hilary Jenkins who fought back valiantly throughout the game. Triples Final 28th May 2019
Women’s Triples Final was played on Tuesday Night in chilly weather that you would expect atop the Matterhorn. Winners Colleen Hogg, Kay McMillan & Betty Guse got off to a flying start & never eased the pace to the runner up team of Lesley Afflick, Lee-Anne Baxter & Hilary Jenkins who fought back valiantly throughout the game..
The Consistency Finals saw Hilary Jenkins & Laraine Clifford battle it out again in a club final and again with a very close game and again with Laraine snatching victory. 151 to 149. Deja Vu Finals 19th May 2019
The Consistency Finals saw Hilary Jenkins & Laraine Clifford battle it out again in a club final and again with a very close game and again with Laraine snatching victory. 151 to 149..
Sizzling Bowls in Fours Final Sizzling Bowls in Fours Final 14th May 2019
Sizzling Bowls in Fours Final.
Major Singles Final Womens Major Singles Final 2019 28th April 2019
Major Singles Final.
Nail biting finish to Women’s Pennants Season Nail biting finish to Women’s Pennants Season 16th April 2019
Nail biting finish to Women’s Pennants Season.
MBC Women's host Mayfield West/Hexham MBC Women's host Mayfield West/Hexham 11th April 2019
MBC Women's host Mayfield West/Hexham.
Very Hot at Adamstown today Very Hot at Adamstown today 9th April 2019
Very Hot at Adamstown today.
Trip to Tea Gardens leads to mixed outcome. Trip to Tea Gardens leads to mixed outcome 4th April 2019
Trip to Tea Gardens leads to mixed outcome..
Merewether well represented at Newcastle District Mixed Pairs Merewether well represented at Newcastle District Mixed Pairs 1st April 2019
Merewether well represented at Newcastle District Mixed Pairs.
The trip to Lowlands have seen Merewether go down 30-43 in beautiful conditions The trip to Lowlands have seen Merewether go down 30-43 in beautiful conditions 28th March 2019
The trip to Lowlands have seen Merewether go down 30-43 in beautiful conditions.
Another great effort by the Merewether Women's Pennants Side today. Another great effort by the Merewether Women's Pennants Side 26th March 2019
Another great effort by the Merewether Women's Pennants Side today..
Great effort by the Merewether Womens Pennant Team today.
First win of our Pennants journey 21st March 2019
Great effort by the Merewether Womens Pennant Team today. .
What a momentous occasion for Merewether Women, Merewether Bowling Club and the bowling world in general.
Merewether Women played in their first game of Pennants since 2006.
Merewether Women return to Pennants after a Huge Hiatus 19th March 2019
What a momentous occasion for Merewether Women, Merewether Bowling Club and the bowling world in general. Merewether Women played in their first game of Pennants since 2006. .
Minor Singles Final. Lesley Afflick defeated Laraine Clifford, lucky to get the game played with this wet weather. Womens Minor Singles Final 2019 17th March 2019
Minor Singles Final. Lesley Afflick defeated Laraine Clifford, lucky to get the game played with this wet weather..
2018
With the sun shining and the wind blowing, last years winners Kay McMillan & Wal Stefanszyn were leading for most of the game and ahead by 7. Until something changed in Leon Chaffey & Lee-Anne Baxter to climb back to win by 2. Such a close hard fought battle, the result could have gone either way.
Pictured Left to Right: Leon Chaffey, Lee-Anne Baxter, Kay McMillan, Wal Stefanszyn 2018 Mixed Pairs Final 5th December 2018
With the sun shining and the wind blowing, last years winners Kay McMillan & Wal Stefanszyn were leading for most of the game and ahead by 7. Until something changed in Leon Chaffey & Lee-Anne Baxter to climb back to win by 2. Such a close hard fought battle, the result could have gone either way. Pictured Left to Right: Leon Chaffey, Lee-Anne Baxter, Kay McMillan, Wal Stefanszyn.
Congratulations go to Bob Mason & Don Burns, the Winners of the Barry Lawrence 3-Bowl Pairs! Defeating runners-up, Peter Johnson & Warwick Bourne in an extremely challenging game! Johnson & Bourne go themselves off to an early lead but Mason’s consistency and perfect draw-shots were just too good. Congratulations to all. A wonderful game indeed.
Pictured Left to Right: Bob Mason & Don Burns. 2018 Barry Lawrence Pairs 12th November 2018
Congratulations go to Bob Mason & Don Burns, the Winners of the Barry Lawrence 3-Bowl Pairs! Defeating runners-up, Peter Johnson & Warwick Bourne in an extremely challenging game! Johnson & Bourne go themselves off to an early lead but Mason’s consistency and perfect draw-shots were just too good. Congratulations to all. A wonderful game indeed. Pictured Left to Right: Bob Mason & Don Burns..
The Winner of the 2018 Consistency Final is nothing if not consistent! Congratulations goes to Gary Edgar taking the win from runner-up, John Pinkerton. An extremely close game right up to the last four ends! John is certainly no easy feat with his deadly bowls arm, congratulations Gary!
Pictured Left to Right: Gary Edgar, John Pinkerton 2018 Mens Consistency Final 19th October 2018
The Winner of the 2018 Consistency Final is nothing if not consistent! Congratulations goes to Gary Edgar taking the win from runner-up, John Pinkerton. An extremely close game right up to the last four ends! John is certainly no easy feat with his deadly bowls arm, congratulations Gary! Pictured Left to Right: Gary Edgar, John Pinkerton.
Bridesmaids of the 2017 Mixed Fours Final had gold in their sights this time around! At 23 all on the last end, it was all up to skipper, Doug Scholfield to bring it home for the team. And so he did! Congratulations to Doug Schofield, Kay McMillan, David Hogg & Colleen Hogg in defeating runners up, Lesley Afflick, Ted Delbridge, Lee-Anne Baxter and Gary Rowarth. A fabulous effort by all! 2018 Mixed Fours Final 14th October 2018
Bridesmaids of the 2017 Mixed Fours Final had gold in their sights this time around! At 23 all on the last end, it was all up to skipper, Doug Scholfield to bring it home for the team. And so he did! Congratulations to Doug Schofield, Kay McMillan, David Hogg & Colleen Hogg in defeating runners up, Lesley Afflick, Ted Delbridge, Lee-Anne Baxter and Gary Rowarth. A fabulous effort by all!.
The Ladies of Merewether Bowling Club are unstoppable this year!
Nervous energy seems to be the key for one of Merewether’s longest serving lady bowling members, Colleen Hogg, as she defeated new-comer Hillary Jenkins in a nail-biting match! The pair were neck and neck right up to the 20th end before Colleen harnessed those nerves to take out the game, 25 – 16.
Congratulations to both lovely ladies!
Pictured Left to Right: Colleen Hogg, Lesley Afflick (Womens President) Hilary Jenkins. 2018 Womens Major Singles Final 27th September 2018
The Ladies of Merewether Bowling Club are unstoppable this year! Nervous energy seems to be the key for one of Merewether’s longest serving lady bowling members, Colleen Hogg, as she defeated new-comer Hillary Jenkins in a nail-biting match! The pair were neck and neck right up to the 20th end before Colleen harnessed those nerves to take out the game, 25 – 16. Congratulations to both lovely ladies! Pictured Left to Right: Colleen Hogg, Lesley Afflick (Womens President) Hilary Jenkins..
Congratulations! To the Winners, Carl “The Pieman” Wiseman, John Slevin and Steve Rowe of the Inaugural Alan Hogg Triples. This dynamic trio outplayed runners-up, Arthur Campbell, David Stuart (sub) and Trevor Jenkins with a final score of 24 – 16. Brilliant Spring Weather paired with Brilliant Bowls made for a lovely Sunday afternoon for the many spectators. Congratulations to the Winners & condolences to the losers.
Pictured Left to Right: John Slevin, Steve Rowe & Carl Wiseman 2018 Alan Hogg Triples Final 10th September 2018
Congratulations! To the Winners, Carl “The Pieman” Wiseman, John Slevin and Steve Rowe of the Inaugural Alan Hogg Triples. This dynamic trio outplayed runners-up, Arthur Campbell, David Stuart (sub) and Trevor Jenkins with a final score of 24 – 16. Brilliant Spring Weather paired with Brilliant Bowls made for a lovely Sunday afternoon for the many spectators. Congratulations to the Winners & condolences to the losers. Pictured Left to Right: John Slevin, Steve Rowe & Carl Wiseman.
2018 Mens Pairs Final 2018 Mens Pairs Final 20th August 2018
2018 Mens Pairs Final.
2018 Womens Pairs Final 2018 Womens Pairs Final 29th July 2018
2018 Womens Pairs Final.
After a very long 51 years, the Merewether Bowling Club have won a Pennant Flag!
Congratulations to our Grade Four Mid-Week Pennant Team after being Bridesmaids last year, finally the win!
Pictured Left to Right:
Leon Chaffey (Skip), Ron Fleming, Greg Johns, Wayne Mogdon (Skip), Andy Bryson, Callan Starrett, Wal Stefanszyn (Skip), Danny Rowe, Anthony Ferrier, Dave Stuart, John “Sniffles” Snedden & Kenny Madden. 2018 Certainly is the year for Merewether Bowling Club's Bowls Success 25th July 2018
After a very long 51 years, the Merewether Bowling Club have won a Pennant Flag! Congratulations to our Grade Four Mid-Week Pennant Team after being Bridesmaids last year, finally the win! Pictured Left to Right: Leon Chaffey (Skip), Ron Fleming, Greg Johns, Wayne Mogdon (Skip), Andy Bryson, Callan Starrett, Wal Stefanszyn (Skip), Danny Rowe, Anthony Ferrier, Dave Stuart, John “Sniffles” Snedden & Kenny Madden..
Congratulations to newcomer & all-around good guy, Andy Bryson who has taken out the Minor Singles Title for 2018!
Runner-up, Bob Mason certainly gave Bryson a “run for his money” in the early stages of the game with his consistent draw shots. However, as Mason’s cheer squad tired, so did he, allowing Bryson to take control of the game. Congratulations Gentlemen! An entertaining game for all spectators. Well done Andy! Better luck next year Bob! 2018 Mens Minor Singles Final 9th July 2018
Congratulations to newcomer & all-around good guy, Andy Bryson who has taken out the Minor Singles Title for 2018! Runner-up, Bob Mason certainly gave Bryson a “run for his money” in the early stages of the game with his consistent draw shots. However, as Mason’s cheer squad tired, so did he, allowing Bryson to take control of the game. Congratulations Gentlemen! An entertaining game for all spectators. Well done Andy! Better luck next year Bob!.
Today, history was made! For the first time in many, many years, the Women’s Minor Singles Championship was played at Merewether and wasn’t it grand! Winner, Kathryn Cornish defeated Merewether’s new-comer Lesley Afflick, in style! Whilst the game saw challenging wind changes and tough conditions, the Merewether Women’s Bowling Members certainly made the players feel supported! With a final score of 25 to 12, Kath’s last toucher was indeed the icing on the cake! Pictured L-R: Lesley, Kath. 2018 Womens Minor Singles Final 3rd June 2018
Today, history was made! For the first time in many, many years, the Women’s Minor Singles Championship was played at Merewether and wasn’t it grand! Winner, Kathryn Cornish defeated Merewether’s new-comer Lesley Afflick, in style! Whilst the game saw challenging wind changes and tough conditions, the Merewether Women’s Bowling Members certainly made the players feel supported! With a final score of 25 to 12, Kath’s last toucher was indeed the icing on the cake! Pictured L-R: Lesley, Kath..
Merewether on the Green has an undefeated Major Singles Champion two years running! Callan Starrett again proved himself too strong for runner-up, Greg Johns. Callan jumped off to an early lead whilst Greg got warmed up. Brilliant bowl after brilliant bowl, the pair tussled until Callan took charge of the game with long ends to win 31 to 13. A sensational display of sportsmanship and all around great bowling! Congratulations Callan & better luck next year Greg! 2018 Mens Major Singles Final 28th May 2018
Merewether on the Green has an undefeated Major Singles Champion two years running! Callan Starrett again proved himself too strong for runner-up, Greg Johns. Callan jumped off to an early lead whilst Greg got warmed up. Brilliant bowl after brilliant bowl, the pair tussled until Callan took charge of the game with long ends to win 31 to 13. A sensational display of sportsmanship and all around great bowling! Congratulations Callan & better luck next year Greg! .
2018 Mens Fours Final 2018 Mens Fours Final 12th March 2018
2018 Mens Fours Final.
2017
An outstanding win with an all-star team! Keith, Peter, Mick & Adam demonstrated persistence & perseverance to maintain a commanding win through the game! Our men’s fours Champions went on to give a good account of themselves losing to the eventual runners up Soldiers Point by a single point in the district club fours championship.
Pictured Left to Right: Keith Woollett, Peter Burgess, Adam Jones, Mick Dempsey. 2017 Mens Fours Final 1st December 2017
An outstanding win with an all-star team! Keith, Peter, Mick & Adam demonstrated persistence & perseverance to maintain a commanding win through the game! Our men’s fours Champions went on to give a good account of themselves losing to the eventual runners up Soldiers Point by a single point in the district club fours championship. Pictured Left to Right: Keith Woollett, Peter Burgess, Adam Jones, Mick Dempsey..
2017 Mens Major Singles Final 2017 Mens Major Singles Final 1st December 2017
2017 Mens Major Singles Final.
A nail-biting game for all of those watching our Mixed Fours Final! An outstanding win by John Bower, Betty Guse, Jacquie Brown & Carl “Pie-man” Wiseman! Great fun & sportsmanship was shown by all! Congratulations to John, Betty, Jacquie & Carl, who kept Kay McMillan, Colleen Hogg, David Hogg & Doug Scholfield on their toes to the very last bowl! Thursday Twilight games are proving to be a success with a wonderful turn-out of supporters! 2017 Mixed Fours Final 1st December 2017
A nail-biting game for all of those watching our Mixed Fours Final! An outstanding win by John Bower, Betty Guse, Jacquie Brown & Carl “Pie-man” Wiseman! Great fun & sportsmanship was shown by all! Congratulations to John, Betty, Jacquie & Carl, who kept Kay McMillan, Colleen Hogg, David Hogg & Doug Scholfield on their toes to the very last bowl! Thursday Twilight games are proving to be a success with a wonderful turn-out of supporters!.
A thrilling game that was played to the death! Winners, Wal Stefanszyn and Kay McMillan managed to stay just that one step ahead of runners-up, Bob Stuart and Dorothy Ramplin. With Wal playing the game of his life, with toucher after toucher encouraged partner Kay and made Bob & Dorothy that much more determined. A very big congratulations to both teams, an enjoyable show of sportsmanship all game!
Pictured: Bob Stuart, Dorothy Ramplin, Wal Stefanszyn, Kay McMillan 2017 Mixed Pairs Final 1st December 2017
A thrilling game that was played to the death! Winners, Wal Stefanszyn and Kay McMillan managed to stay just that one step ahead of runners-up, Bob Stuart and Dorothy Ramplin. With Wal playing the game of his life, with toucher after toucher encouraged partner Kay and made Bob & Dorothy that much more determined. A very big congratulations to both teams, an enjoyable show of sportsmanship all game! Pictured: Bob Stuart, Dorothy Ramplin, Wal Stefanszyn, Kay McMillan.
2017 Mens Triples Final 2017 Mens Triples Final 24th October 2017
2017 Mens Triples Final.
The final of the Minor Singles Championship has now been run and won. In an entertaining game, Arthur Campbell proved too strong for Wayne Mogdon. Arthur started out strongly, before Wayne was able to fight back to be 14 all before again moving out to the lead which he held to finally run out a 31-20 winner. Congratulations Arthur and don’t forget Wayne, there’s always next year. 2017 Mens Minor Singles Final 21st September 2017
The final of the Minor Singles Championship has now been run and won. In an entertaining game, Arthur Campbell proved too strong for Wayne Mogdon. Arthur started out strongly, before Wayne was able to fight back to be 14 all before again moving out to the lead which he held to finally run out a 31-20 winner. Congratulations Arthur and don’t forget Wayne, there’s always next year..
After being bridesmaids four times the Adam Jones/Mick Dempsey combination finally came up triumph in the final of the pair’s championship. The dynamic duo out played the Steve Rowe/Peter Burgess team in a very convincing manner. Adam and Mick jumped to a seven point lead after only two ends and by midway had established a 14-6 lead, which they never relinquished, crossing the finishing line worthy winners 27 15. Congratulations go Adam and Mick, whilst commiserations go to Steve and Peter. 2017 Mens Pairs Final 18th July 2017
After being bridesmaids four times the Adam Jones/Mick Dempsey combination finally came up triumph in the final of the pair’s championship. The dynamic duo out played the Steve Rowe/Peter Burgess team in a very convincing manner. Adam and Mick jumped to a seven point lead after only two ends and by midway had established a 14-6 lead, which they never relinquished, crossing the finishing line worthy winners 27 15. Congratulations go Adam and Mick, whilst commiserations go to Steve and Peter..
Congratulations to our Grade Four Mid-Week Pennants Team - Runners up Overall.
Pictured Left to Right:
Peter Burges, Ron Flemming, Wayne Mogden, Greg Johns, Doug Schofield, Peter Johnson, John Snedden, Warwick Bourne, John Sleven, Wal Stefenszyn, Callen Starrett & Danny Rowe 2017 Runners Up - Grade Four Mid-Week Pennants Team 1st June 2017
Congratulations to our Grade Four Mid-Week Pennants Team - Runners up Overall. Pictured Left to Right: Peter Burges, Ron Flemming, Wayne Mogden, Greg Johns, Doug Schofield, Peter Johnson, John Snedden, Warwick Bourne, John Sleven, Wal Stefenszyn, Callen Starrett & Danny Rowe.