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2017 Women’s Minor Singles

After a grand tussle for the right to claim the title, Gina O’Reilly claimed the 2017 Women’s Minor Singles over Diane Barry! Gina has had an amazing year as scrolling down this blog will reveal! Congratulations! Well done to everyone who competed and especially to Gina and Diane for making to the finals!


Di and Gina warming up


Gina O’Reilly winner!

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2017 Club Triples Finals

October 30 2017. The finals of the Womens’ Club Triples were played on a blustery Saturday at Clovelly. The teams were Heather Steinmetz, Sharon Scarcella, Maria Ryan versus Donna Pyne, Jeanette Napper and Betty Skinner. All tried their very best but Heather, Sharon and Marie ultimately took the prize for 1st place!

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Back Row: L to R Donna Pyne, Betty Skinner & Jeanette Napper
Front Row; L to R Sharon Scarcella, Heather Steinmetz & Maria

IMG_2146 (Large)Winners! Maria Ryan, Heather Steinmetz & Sharon Scarcella


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2017 Shelia Corne District Shield Win!

28 September 2017. What a great day we had with our friends at Randwick Bowling Club! We came together as a district to play three bowl triples to 18 ends. The weather shone then sprinkled then shone again as six greens of women battled it out for the trophy. Clovelly won both games however Double Bay had done very well also so it was a lovely surprise to hear our names called out as the winners – by one point!

Thank you to all the district bowlers, officials and supporters and thank you to Randwick for a lovely day AND a yummy lunch! Next year we host the event!IMG_2689 (Large)

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2017 Southern District Vs Eastern District Shield

25th September 2017. Today we had the great pleasure of playing at Moorefield Bowling Club in a fantastic competition involving about 60 women. There were two categories: Under 5’s and Open. We fought happily with our Eastern District buddies but came in runners up the Open, winners in the Under 5’s and runners up over all! Well done to Moorefield for a wonderful venue, lunch and such a warm welcome. Congratulations to the Southern District for their well deserved win!

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District Triples Runners Up!

6th July 2017. Well done to our District Triples teams who played in an extremely tough competition this year. All teams did a fantastic job and one team made it to the finals where they finally met their match and came in Runners Up.

Well done to all players for representing our wonderful club and making us very proud!

District Triples Runners Up (Large) (Medium) (2).JPGSharon Scarcella, Betty Skinner and Gina O’Reilly (Skip) Runners Up District Singles

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2017 District Pairs

27th June 2017 Gina O’Reilly and Sharon Scarcella came in Runners Up in the District Pairs Final played at Clovelly in June 2017. Playing a team from Matraville, the game was an exciting end to the competition for the year. Congratulations Matraville and well done to our players for an amazing season!

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2017 Australian Bowls Open Gold Coast Qld

27th June 2017. Gina O’Reilly of Clovelly WBC and  Mel Beimeman – ex-Clovelly WBC now Broadbeach BC – entered their first Australian Open and had an amazing experience playing and watching some of the most skilled players in the world.

The tournament started with the singles. Both Mel and Gina were up against three very talented players but held their own in each game and played extremely well only going down by a few shots in each match.

Then it started to rain – Gina thinks the rain followed her from Sydney just to annoy her!

The pairs started well, the first game was against the lovely ladies from South Africa.  Mel and Gina were ahead for most of the match only going down by 2 in the last end (both the ladies from SA are members of the SA Commonwealth Games team.) 

The rain really played on the next two matches making it barely impossible to deliver the bowl, it was who ever had the strongest arm won the match and sadly it was not Gina and Mel. 

Gina writes: We watched one of the best games of the tournament, the Women’s Fours, Skipped by Karen Murphy and Chloe Stewart. If you get a chance watch it on the BA website LinkWould I play again in the Open, only if I had a long range weather report with an all clear fair weather forecast!”

The Clovelly WBC are so proud of Gina and Mel for their amazing efforts! Margret and Terry Ireland went up to cheer our girls on in Brisbane but we all would have loved to have been there with them!

Gina and Mel at Australian Bowls Open (Large)Melonie Bienemann, Margaret Ireland and Gina O’Reilly

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Ettalong Champion of Champions

Our wonderful Carmel Sowden traveled up to play in the Ettalong Champion of Champions.

Carmel writes:

“It was an amazing game – my opponent from Cowra and I tagged each other throughout the game and I eventually had the lead with a score of 23-22 and then, would you believe, she won 25-23! Amazing!

Even the marker said it was the game on the green and she found it hard not to applaud each of our shots. I was so happy with the bowls I played just got unlucky at the end!

God love Margaret and Terry for coming up and supporting as usual, we would be lost without those two!”

Carmel played like a champ and we are very proud of her performance!

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2017 Dress Code (?)

6th June 2017 “All Club and District Executive coloured uniforms require approval from the State Association – to be submitted with photo and details of colour, design and name of manufacturer to Women’s Bowls NSWcuniform committee.Womens Bowls NSW