Clovelly Womens Bowling Club


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Champion of Champion Club Pairs

This event was held at Merrylands and Guildford bowling Club 4-5 March 2021
Carmel Sowden and Gina O’Reilly represented Clovelly Women’s Bowling Club at Guildford Bowling Club in this State Competition.
Once the girls negotiated M1, M4 , James Ruse Drive and Parramatta Rd and every back street to get to Guildford the girls will find driving to Clovelly a pleasure.
The format was sectional, with the winner of each section proceeding into the knock out rounds.Carmel and Gina played exceptional bowls against highly skilled players from Killara Belrose and Munmorah.
Unfortunately Carmel and Gina did not go through to the knock out round.
The experience gained from playing in state level competition is in valuable and both girls enjoyed the chance to play at this level.


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Consistency Final won for a second time by Louise!

What a fantastic final we saw! It was neck and neck all the way through with both ladies: Louise Baldwin and Judith Staunton fighting it out shot for shot. Louise reached the magic 150 before Judith but the win was only about 10 point ahead!

The two wonderful players showed the considerable crowd what can be achieved with practice, concentration and grit. No one will forget this match for a long time!


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Champion of Champion Success at Taren Point

Last week at Taren Point Bowling Club, our District 13 women put on a great show across many categories in the Champion of Champion competition!

In the Singles Louise Baldwin, Randwick, played Mel Blumor Taren Point. It was a mighty match that ultimately saw Mel come out the winner.

Mel Blumor and Louise Baldwin, Singles Finalists

In the Senior Fours Marna Morris, Lorraine Becker, Barbara Shur and Gail Black were runners up against Taren Point.

Barbara Shotland, Marna Morris and Iris Kampel were runners up in the Triples against Taren Point.

Double Bay Runners up in the Triples

In the Senior Pairs Gail Black and Barbara Shur were runners up to Double Bay. (Sorry no picture.)

In the Pairs, Sue Snape and Kimberley Freed played Kate Walker and Katrina Wright from Taren Point with our girl winning the match.

Katrina Wright, Kate Walker, Sue Snape and Kimberley Freed


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The Kylie Cup

22nd September 2020

Today we held a match day in honour of Kylie Hartley call the Kylie Cup! Kylie was an enthusiastic follower of the ponies so it seemed appropriate that we celebrate her life in this way.

Everyone came dressed for the races and a tab was provided. It was the first of what will be an annual event to pay homage to a lady we all loved.


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Farewell Kylie, you will always be in our hearts

It is with great sorrow we inform you of the passing of our much beloved Kylie Hartley yesterday at her home. Her friendship and love has been a joy to us all, not only at Clovelly but to every club that has had the honour to have heard her laugh and enjoyed her smile.

Her illness was short but intense however she remained positive and uplifting throughout, which was her way. Her sweetness and humour made this awful journey easier for everyone which is a rare thing.

Her positive input at Womens’ Bowls NSW was an asset to the game. Her mother, Toni, is monumentally proud of her – as are we all. These amazing two women have made Lawn Bowls more accessible and enjoyable for hundreds of women throughout Sydney and beyond.

Their enthusiasm and dedication helped to make Moorefield Bowling Club a thriving, competitive club and helped introduce us to the amazing women from that area.

It’s hard to image the game without her however she has ensured that it will thrive into the future and we thank her for that. There will be holes in the air where you used to be. We love you Kylie, we thank you and we will never forget you.

From your friends at Clovelly and the Bowling community.


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Womens’ Club Pairs Champions!

Congratulations to our new Pairs Champions Gina O’Reilly and Carmel Sowden who won against Sharron Scarcella and Betty Skinner. It was a tight final that went nose to nose until the last few ends when Gina and Carmel stormed ahead and won.

The match was watched eagerly by a large crowd of supporters from the warmth of the Club on this blustery and chilly day. The mighty wind caused all players to have to reach into their banks of experience and expertise in order to make it to the jack instead of being short or in the ditch.

This session has been disrupted and interrupted by COVID19 and thus everyone enjoyed finally relaxing with each other (at a safe distance) and watching an exciting match! Well done to all!Womans' Pairs Champs 23Aug20e

Sharron Scarcella, Betty Skinner, Carmel Sowden and Gina O’Reilly.