New South Wales


Newport Bowling Club Ltd  will hold its first “Battle of the Arms” Tournament for Sydneyites on Monday 2 Sept. ’19. Its Open 3 Bowl Pairs, 3X12 ends. To download the flyer CLICK HERE.

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Notice from Allan Starrett regarding the 2019 Armed Season 

Hi there,

Please find attached the flyer for the 2019 NSW Bowling Arm Singles Tournament to be hosted by Beresfield and East Maitland Bowling Clubs.

All entries should be forwarded by email as soon as possible as there are limited nomination opportunities.

As in the past, this tournament will provide an additional occasion for the NSW Woomeras Selectors to monitor performances for selections in the 2019 NSW Woomeras team to play at Tranmere SA in September.  That team will consist of a squad of 18 players, two of whom are to be women along with a Manager and Assistant Manager.

Cheers, Allan Starrett (Stephen Allan Starrett)

(02) 4009 1466 or  04 044 69 669

Click the link below to download the flyer to your computer.

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What’s coming up in N.S.W. for 2019

“In 2019, with some specific dates as yet not set, but to be advised later; the following will take place:

NSW Bowling Arm Singles for Woomeras selection will be at Beresfield and East Maitland in March

NSW Woomeras v Zone 14 Armigos in July at Zone 14

NSW Nominated Bowling Arm Pairs in August at Beresfield (this has been deferred due to 2018 green refurbishment at Beresfield)

7th National  Bowling Arm Sides Championships at Tranmere, Adelaide S.A. Sunday 8th – Thursday 12th September.

NSW Bowling Squad training will be again conducted on the first Tuesday of each month with the host club yet to be determined.”

Each state is seeking the services of an Assistant Coordinator to help in the organisation of the team’s participation at the National event.  For N.S.W. , if you are interested in taking on this demanding role, please return email me with a brief summary of relevant skills and experience in order that it can be considered by the NSW Woomeras Committee at its next meeting on 28th September. (Courtesy Allan Starrett)

Events in the pipeline:

Click on the blue link for each event to reveal the flyer or other information. (Did you know, you can also check out the results from last years tournaments (with photos) under the heading “Tournament Results” and “NSW”?

11 May ’19 Finley Bowls Club “Arm Tussle” 3 Bowl Pairs.

2X8 ends, 1X10 ends. Contact Karen: 0458 324 004

31 Jan-1 Feb ’19 Teralba Pairs

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Click this link to download the flyer to your computer. or 02 4958 1407

15-16 Nov ’18 Teralba 5 Games of 2 Bowl Triples. or 02 4958 1407

19-20 Feb ’18 East Maitland/Beresfield Singles 


1-2 Feb ’18 Teralba B. C. 3 Bowl Pairs 


7 Aug ’17 Finley R.S.B.C.  “Bowlers Armed Tussle” 3 Bowl Pairs.

What a great warm up “tussle” for those competing in the National C’ships ….Finley is just down the road “really”, from Moama. (Check out Tournament organizer Karen Peacock’s wonderful report with lot’s of photo’s from last years event, under the “Tournament Results” heading. “Vic.”. You can contact her on 0458 324 004 or email her at She’d love to hear from you!

The Newcastle District Bowling Association Inc. of  N. S. W. is running an Armed Bowls Singles Championship, in February, and an Armed Bowls Pairs Championship in March 2017. (Looks like the the pairs are now in February also – see above.)

These two new “Knockout” events are are the initiative of the Newcastle District Bowling Assoc. and are to be played at the supportive Beresfield and East Maitland Bowling Clubs.

All organisation and running of the Singles and Pairs is the responsibility of the NDBA.  Additional information may be sought as indicated on the entry forms from Newcastle District Bowling Association or by clicking on the links provided on this page.

A NSW (certificated) Armed Bowler from “any NSW Region” is eligible to enter these events.

The Singles Championship ($11 entry) will commence on Monday 13th Feb. ’17 with Rd.1  at 10.00am (Trial ends 9.40am) and Rd 2 at 1.15pm (Trial ends 12.55pm), subsequent rounds will be played on the following day, Tuesday, 14th Feb. ’17.  Entries close 25th Jan.‘17. All games will be 25 shots up, and are knockout.

Click here for more information.

What’s important for players to note here is that:

“The morning losers shall be a marker in the afternoon game, provided that should there be a surplus of losers, the required number of markers shall be drawn for “before the first and subsequent matches (if played on the same day) and the players advised” and should any of these players decline to act as a marker, they shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding $55.00 (incl. $5.00 GST).” (Now that’s a great idea that Clubs should pick up on when in need. Ed.)

The Pairs Championship ($11 p.p.) will commence on Monday 13th Mar. ’17 with Rd. 1  at 10.00am (Trial ends 9.40am) and Rd 2 at 1.15pm (Trial ends 12.55pm), subsequent rounds will be played on the following day, Tuesday 14th Mar. ’17. Entries close 22nd Feb. ’17. All games will be in the 3 bowls X 18 ends format and are knockout.

Click here for more information.

Should there be more participants than expected in either of the above events, further rounds would be played on the following Monday and/or Tuesday of each event.

SW Singles Beresfield & East Maitland Mon. 6th & Tues. 7th June 2016

Event cancelled due to Rain.”The NSW Bowlers Arm Committee has nominated the following players to form a provisional selection squad for the 2016 NSW Woomeras which will be composed of 15 players with 2 Reserves and 1 Manager. At least two players are to be women.

NSW Last selection members for Sep '16

Each state will have 3 teams of 5 that will compete Singles and Fours in the mornings and Pairs and Triples in the afternoon. One opposition state will be played daily on a rotation basis.

All nominees should make every effort to attend the initial session at Beresfield BC on Monday 4th July with roll-up from 2.00pm and training commencing at 2.30pm through to 4.30pm.

The final determination of the 2016 NSW Woomeras will be made immediately after the Sunday 10th July NSW Bowlers Arm Pairs Tournament held at Beresfield. It would be beneficial that all aspirants play in the Pairs Tournament as this will be the final opportunity for the Selectors to overview players’ status.

Allan Starrett, Chairman NSW Bowling Arm Committee.”

(The National Event will play out at Broadbeach, Q’ld, Sunday 4th – Thursday 8th September 2016)

NSW Nominated Pairs Beresfield Sun. 10th July 2016

Please find above entry forms for the 2016 NSW Singles and 2016 NSW Nominated Pairs Bowlers Arm Tournaments.
Early entry is strongly suggested as the events fill very quickly due to limited places available.
Participants in both the Singles and Pairs events will be open for selection in the 2016 NSW Woomeras team to play in the 2016 National Championships to be hosted in Queensland during September.
If you could also assist by advertising and informing bowling arm players through whatever media is available to you, this would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers, Allan Starrett
Starrett, Allan
(Stephen Allan Starrett)
(02) 4957 6006/0404 469 669
All entry enquiries to: Warren Shipley 0448 803 590
Or the Beresfield Bowling Club’s Email address: bowls

08 Oct ’15 Corowa Civic B.C. (NSW) 3 bowl pairs. (See Tournament Results)

29 Feb ’16 – Tweed Heads Bowls Club Arm Bowlers Pairs Tournament  (See Tournament Results)

29 Apr ’16 – Gold Coast-Tweed District 5-A-Side Nat. (Med) Format played at Paradise Point. (email

Apr/May 2016 – Proposed Gold Coast Tweed District Armed Bowler Championships 
The Gold Coast Tweed District Bowls Association has agreed to host an open district Arm Bowlers Championship in 2016. While details are still to be negotiated, it is envisaged that single, pairs, triples and fours championships will be offered in April/May 2016. It is expected that entry will be open to all Arm Bowlers, irrespective of where they reside or which District is their governing body. Arm Bowlers successful in this Championship event will be invited to participate in the Queensland National Arm Bowlers selection trials. (Courtesy of the MABA) (More info closer to the date)

May ’16 – “A self-funded Australian Bowling Arm Team has been chosen from National Championships participants to tour New Zealand. They are:

VIC – Barry Anset, Ray Arnold, Doug Corrigan, Harry Dahllof, Phil Gude, Tony Long, Ann Power, Adele Ryan, Lee Wesley.

NSW – Mick Cleary, Jeff King, John Passfield, Allan Starrett, Roger Sydenham, Stan Wrzeczycki.

SA – Arch Baxter, Rodney Egge, Stuart Reither, Don Sheldon.

Q’LD  – David Johnson.

Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th June 2016 NSW Bowlers Arm Singles Tournament at Beresfield and East Maitland. This event needs rescheduling, as epic storm/rain event of that weekend forced it’s cancellation. Our thoughts are with those caught up in this rain event and we look forward to a new date in perfect conditions.

Sunday 10th July 2016 NSW Bowlers Arm Pairs Tournament Beresfield. (More info closer to the date)

28 Aug ‘16 Finley RS BC 3 Bowl Pairs  Click here for the flyer. 

Karen Peacock, Max Lewis 0458 324 004 or 0409 448 008 or

Thursday 6th October 2016 Corowa B. C. Pairs

Corowa has regretfully had to cancel their Armed Day this Thursday as they are surrounded by flood waters and, the Council have shut down access for a week.

Car parking was going to be a problem as the River is yet to peak and the greens are suffering as a result of the high water table. Thanks Lynton Ford for this advice.

We wish them all the best for their Pennant season and hope the flood waters recede quickly.

Hopefully you can reschedule or have better luck next year.

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