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22 Sep 2017 Marianne Strevens & Judy Milton 2017 Handicap Pairs Champions
21 Sep 2017 Sectional Play in the Midweek Challenge Ends
19 Sep 2017 New Format for our Spring Carnival brings Club Success!
19 Sep 2017 Men Runners Up in 2017 Ku Ring Gai Shield
19 Sep 2017 MEN'S CLUB AGM this coming SATURDAY MORNING at 10:30am
18 Sep 2017 Mixed Triples - first round results
17 Sep 2017 Renovation update at Club AGM
15 Sep 2017 Ladies win Gordon Top 9 Event
13 Sep 2017 No wins but creditable losses
10 Sep 2017 Men's Triples - now for the final
24 Aug 2017 SIMBC NOTICE of 31st AGM - 10:30am Sat 23rd SEPT
17 Aug 2017 Annual report 2017 now on the website

Marianne Strevens & Judy Milton 2017 Handicap Pairs Champions

2017 Women's Handicap Pairs Finalists - Champions M Strevens & J Milton and Runners Up - J Sapier & A Hain
Photograph:Sally Cowper
David Hagley, Friday, 22 September 2017


The final of the 2017 Women's Handicap Pairs tournament was played yesterday and Marianne Strevens and Judy Milton were victorious over gallant Runners Up Joy Sapier & Anita Hain. Marianne & Judy won the game in a last end thriller.  What a day to play bowls and what an exciting match for a final!   Well done ladies.    

Match details will be provided shortly but in the meantime enjoy the pictorials of the final provided by the ladies' new Publicity Officer, Sally Cowper. 

Women's 2017 Handicap Pairs Champions - M Strevens & J Milton

2017 Women's Handicap Pairs Runners Up - J Sapier & A Hain

Nervous last end wait for the leads in the Handicap Pairs Final!

Marianne Strevens shows her delivery style in the Handicap Pairs Final

Sectional Play in the Midweek Challenge Ends

David Hagley, Thursday, 21 September 2017


The last round of the zone Midweek Challenge was held yesterday, Wednesday the 20th, and a couple of our teams performed very well.

The A1s won away to Willoughby Park 4 points to 2 with a 61 to 57 shot win to consolidate their tournament end position.    Their final standing was therefore second on the ladder to North Sydney in their section.    Unfortunately the second A grade team found the going tough in the competition and lost to the strong Dee Why outfit at home in this last round.   The Bs had also found the competition tough this year but found their form in the last round to record a great win against Belrose at Belrose, 5 points to 1, 64 shots to 51.    The C1s on the other hand had performed well throughout the season but, did the opposite, and left their worst until they met Mosman away in the last round.   And poor Warrawee fell to our C2s on their home turf in Section 4.   With Warrawee leading the competition come the last round and having to meet our bottom placed team at home, they could have expected to march into the playoffs to be held next week.  However our boys put their heads down, had a form reversal, and achieved a much deserved draw - one rink won each, one loss and the third a drawn game for a total of 59 shots all - thus 3 points each.   With second placed Turramurra winning all 6 points in their final match this meant that Turra ended with 25.5 points to Warrawee's 25 in this section!   I think that Turra owe you a beer boys!!

The C grade post sectionals will be fought out on the 27th Sept, with all grade semis being played on 4th Oct and finals on Wed 11th October.   The following clubs have made it through:  

A Grade:     North Sydney, Harbord (1) & Belrose

B Grade:     Dee Why, Newport & Mosman

C Grade:     Balgowlah, Belrose (2), Mosman, Turramurra & Lane Cove. 

Unfortunately none of our teams progress to the post sectionals.    So, until next year .... 


New Format for our Spring Carnival brings Club Success!

Jacob's Creek Spring Challenge Champions
David Hagley, Tuesday, 19 September 2017


In the hope of providing something completely different to our district's bowlers, this year's Club Spring Carnival was held on Monday 18th September and it was anything but traditional !!!    Eight club teams (including West Pymble, Turramurra, North Sydney, Mosman, Pittwater, a Composite team and 2 of our own) of 3 rinks of triples played 6 games of 8 ends each and in the final analysis our own club A team were narrow winners from Turramurra - 105 points to 103.     In the accompanying photo the individuals in the winning team were Tim Walton, Chris Bergman, Chris Carey, Steven Goddard, Nigel Blackburn, Sam Johnston, Peter Larcombe, Ced Lewis and Tony Wright.  

Thanks to our sponsors Jacob's Creek and well done guys. 


Men Runners Up in 2017 Ku Ring Gai Shield

David Hagley, Tuesday, 19 September 2017


Held at Killara Bowling Club on a magnificent sunny Spring day on Saturday 16th September our men (Chris Carey (singles), Wilson Cheng & Fred Alexander (pairs), Tim Walton, Jimmy Barclay & Bruce Mason (triples) and Tony Wright, Peter Shlager, Bob Talbot & Rod Silber (fours)) were pipped on the post on a countback after winning three of their four matches.   The Warrawee team also won 3 games but their winning margin was greater than we could achieve (+43 versus +29) and they were presented with the shield and individual winning cups by Cr Jennifer Anderson.   The day was sponsored very kindly by Ku Ring Gai Municipal Council.   

Runners Up two years in a row aint too bad guys ..... but, let's go one better next year!!

It's interesting to note that next year there will be 6 teams from the Ku Ring Gai area rather than the traditional eight.   The merger of Roseville and Lindfield and the closure of Gordon will both occur before next year's event is played.  

The full result sheet is attached below.


    Gordon Killara Lindfield Roseville St Ives Turramurra Warrawee West Pymble  
    For Against For Against For Against For Against For Against For Against For Against For Against  
  SINGLES 16 31 31 23 31 28 31 18 18 31 28 31 31 16 23 31  
  PAIRS 10 34 16 28 16 21 28 16 34 10 14 30 30 14 21 16  
  TRIPLES 15 30 17 30 12 22 30 15 22 12 38 13 30 17 13 38  
  FOURS 19 13 18 26 13 19 14 27 26 18 27 14 21 22 22 21  
  TOTALS  60 108 82 107 72 90 103 76 100 71 107 88 112 69 79 106  
  WINS 1 1 1 3 3 2 3 2  
  POINTS 2 2 2 6 6 4 6 4  
  Margin -48 -25 -18 27 29 19 43 -27  
  POSITION 8 7 6 3 2 4 1 5  

MEN'S CLUB AGM this coming SATURDAY MORNING at 10:30am

David Hagley, Tuesday, 19 September 2017


This note is a reminder that the 2017 Men's Club AGM will be held at the Clubhouse this coming Saturday morning (the 23rd September) at 10:30am and the Committee would welcome your attendance.  Also please note that voting about the issue of mixed Saturday afternoon social bowls will only be possible this Wednesday from 11:30am to 12:30pm and prior to the commencement of the AGM on Saturday morning between 9:30am and 10:30am.   


Mixed Triples - first round results

Tony Tinworth, Monday, 18 September 2017

Results of the first round of the Mixed triples Competition, played yesterday, are on the website


Renovation update at Club AGM

Tony Tinworth, Sunday, 17 September 2017

President Kevin Latham gave members attending today's 59th AGM an update on the current clubhouse renovations.

He indicated that the work was entering an active phase and that the job was on schedule and on budget. The renovations are expected to be completed at the end of October and a grand opening is intended  concurrent with a major drive for new social members. This is important as a consequence of the money being spent on renovations and first impressions, when we open will be important. Publicity through the North Shore Times and on Facebook, etc is to be sought. A new, shorter trading name for the club is under consideration.

Regarding the restaurant, detailed final discussions are about to be held with two selected interested parties and a decision is expected shortly. It is expected that the restaurant will open initially 4 nights per week, extended further after as it becomes established. There will be both an a la Carte and bistro menu and lunch will be offered on 5 days pw including Sunday brunch, A cafe is also likely. 

At the meeting, held in the dark as the lights are being replaced, Kevin was re-elected as Chairman. Past Chairmen Mike Doyland and Bob Talbot did not stand for re-election a they were thanked from the chair for their past service to the club. Jock Currey and Treasurer Tim Walton were elected to the vacancies. As is not uncommon, there was some discussion about the condition of our greens. President Kevin indicated that he had spoken very recently to our contractor and has been assured that our concerns will be fixed. He stressed that an active program to recruit more bowling members was necessary and it was hoped to get some members from the Gordon club when it closes shortly.


Ladies win Gordon Top 9 Event

Gordon Top 9 Champions - St Ives Women's Bowling Club !!
Tony Tinworth, Friday, 15 September 2017


Our Ladies won this year's Gordon Top 9 event on Friday 15th September in what was the very last women's tournament to be held at Gordon Bowling Club.   The team of Di McBryde & Vicki Bartrop (pairs), Leone Schueler, Anne Cowlishaw & Rhonwen Martin (triples) and Kath Morrison, Bev Donnelley, Pat Cousley & Jan Woodcock (fours) remained undefeated throughout the day's matches against the other 8 clubs in the Ku ring gai municpality.   Cr Jennifer Anderson was on hand to present our girls with the trophy and winning goodies.   

Hearty congratulations ladies.   




No wins but creditable losses

Tony Tinworth, Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Our 3 top mid-week challenge sides had tough matches today - all playing the leaders in their sections.

Despite no wins, both A grade sides had very creditable losses - the A1's going down by 8 shots to North Sydney 61 to 69 and the A2's by 7 shots, 53 to 60 to Harbord (1) with 2 rink wins.  The  A1's are now sitting in second place with one round to play.

 Sadly the B's didn't do so well going down to Mosman. The C1's went down to Turramurra and there are no reported results for the C'2s match against Killara.


Men's Triples - now for the final

Tony Tinworth, Sunday, 10 September 2017

The semi-final of the Men's Triples Championship was played yesterday and the final should be a cracker - Fred Alexander's team verses Rod Silbers team.

This will be played on Saturday 23rd September.

To view the results, click here or on the 'results here' link


SIMBC NOTICE of 31st AGM - 10:30am Sat 23rd SEPT

David Hagley, Thursday, 24 August 2017


For the Notice of the 2017 AGM of the St Ives Men's Bowling Club please press the following link:


/site/bowls/stives.nsw/downloads/SIMBC AGM Notice 2017.pdf


Annual report 2017 now on the website

Tony Tinworth, Thursday, 17 August 2017

The Directors have released the Club's Annual Report for the 2016-7 financial year and this is now on the website.

It can be accessed from 'The Club' heading on the home page or by clicking here