Pennant Draws 2022-23

Bowls NSW has approved our 2022-23 Pennant Season, which starts on Tuesday 9 August. Division 1 is being played across Region 15 (North Shore and Manly-Warringah Districts combined), with the eight sides drawn to play in two sections. Divisions 2, 3 & 4 will be played as usual within North Shore. See below for the draws and Conditions of Play.

Region 15 wins Anita Linden

20 May 2022

North Shore and Manly-Warringah District Presidents accept the trophy

It was a lovely sunny day at Harbord Bowling Club, when 64 players from Region 15 (North Shore & Manly-Warringah Districts) and Region 16 (Mitchell & Macquarie Districts) gathered to play the inter-regional Anita Linden Trophy on Monday 16 May 2022. Normally an annual contest, the event had not run since 2019 because of the Covid-19 lockdowns and disruptions. There was an air of excitement when the Region 16 contingent arrived by coach to take on our squad. After the customary “group photographs”, the players took to the greens which, after being flooded so many times this summer, were a credit to the greenkeepers. nearing the end of the morning games, it looked like a close contest; however, Region 15 picked up a 6 and two 7s over the last few ends, to go into the lunch break with a 35-shot lead, 130-95. After lunch, despite Region 16’s best efforts, our players continued their form, once again winning 5 of the 8 rinks, and taking out the day 257-190. Thank-you to Manly-Warringah District and Harbord BC for hosting.

All the players
The Region 15 skips (Jenny Wallis standing in for Jenny Hepburn)


North Shore and Manly-Warringah Districts have postponed the inter-district “Jean McKinnon Shield, which was to have been contested on Monday 7 March. It has been rescheduled to Monday 25 July 2022.

The District Presidents made this decision reluctantly (since the event was cancelled in both 2020 and 2021 because of Covid lockdowns), but felt it was in the players’ (and greens’) bests interests in the prolonged, unusually wet spell.

Thank-you to host club, Warrawee, for being amenable to yet another change of date since they were originally set to host us in 2020 — fourth time lucky??

2022-2023 Program revision

16 December 2021

There has been one change to the District Program since it was sent out to the clubs. The date set for a Post-Sectional Play-Off for Women’s Pennants (if needed) has been changed from Sat 15 October. The new date is: Saturday 17 September 2022.

Also, the date for the Anita Linden Trophy (15 May 2022) has now been confirmed.

You can view the program and Conditions of Play here: https://northshoredistrictwomensbowls.com/events/annual-calendar/

Schedule for 2021 State Championships

27 November 2021

Bowls NSW has released the schedule for the 2021 State Women’s Championships, which have been deferred to March-April 2022. Follow the link to the Bowls NSW website: https://bowlsnsw.com.au/2021-state-championships.

Good luck to the North Shore teams who will be competing:

Senior Pairs: Diane McBryde and Vicki Bartrop (St Ives)

Open Fours: Elaine Seidler, Jenny Palmer, Kate Wingrove & Jenny Hepburn (Neutral Bay)

Mixed Pairs: Midori Matsuoka (Neutral Bay) & Kenta Treacher (North Sydney).

Back to bowls

13 October 2021

With the exemption to NSW Health Orders that allowed us to return to the greens from Monday 11 October, Bowls NSW issued its own “Roadmap” showing what to expect in the next couple of weeks; then from the “80% vaccinated mark” (anticipated to be from 25 October), followed by where we’ll be after 1 December. (See link below.)

The number of bowlers permitted is 20 per “group” (e.g., a “barefoot bowls” event) with a maximum of 50 on a green. This is based on an updated interpretation from Clubs NSW about numbers on the green.)

Bear in mind that everything is subject to change at short notice if the government should alter any of the provisions in its current “re-opening plan”.

As of 11 October, fully-vaccinated bowlers are able to play social bowls and club championships; no tournaments or District/Regional/Zone events will be allowed until later. NOTE: The “District Versatility” hosted annually by St Ives WBC has been cancelled and the District AGM has been postponed to Monday 6 December (subject to confirmation of a venue).

Here’s a list of all the events that have been affected by the prolonged lockdown, plus an updated District Program for the remainder of 2021:


  • Australian Sides Championship
  • Australian Senior Sides championship
  • Australian Under-18 Championships
  • Australian Multi-Disability Championships
  • Trans-Tasman Test
  • NSW vs QLD  (incl. U18)
  • NSW vs VIC  (Open, Senior and U25)
  • Weekend Pennant
  • Jean McKinnon Shield (North Shore vs Manly-Warringah)
  • Anita Linden Trophy (Region 15 vs Region 16)
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Regional Rookies (BNSW Rookies is suspended/under review)
  • Turramurra Trophy
  • Roseville Sixes
  • Mosman Greenhorn
  • Ku-ring-gai Top 9 (Warrawee)
  • St Ives Fives
  • Killara carnival
  • Mosman Top 5
  • Lindfield Shield
  • Neutral Bay Invitation
  • Belrose Spring Carnival
  • Carnivals in Manly-Warringah: Pittwater, Avalon, Dee Why & Mona Vale.
  • District Versatility (hosted by St Ives)


  • North Shore District AGM — Monday 6 December
  • Newport Carnival — now 22 November
  • Australian Indoor Singles  — moved to 6-9 December. (Practice day 5 Dec)
  • Australian 2021 Champion of Champions — moved to 23-24 April 2022
  • Australian 2021 Championships — moved to 26-29 April 2022
  • Women’s 2021 State Pennant Finals — moved to 18-20 March 2022 (Grades 1 & 3), and 21-23 March 2022 (Grades 2 & 4)
  • Women’s 2021 State Championships — moved to 30 March-8 April 2022
  • Women’s 2021 Champion of Champions Pairs — moved to 2-5 June 2022
  • Women’s 2021 Champion of Champions Singles — moved to 26-29 June 2022

See the updated District Program:


3 October 2021

With the “reopening” of the State after the prolonged Covid-lockdown looming, Bowls NSW has announced that the State Play-Offs for Championships, Pennants, and Champion of Champions Singles and Pairs will now go ahead in the first half of 2022. Note that the dates for Grades 1 & 2 Pennants were switched since Bowls NSW Circular 19/2021 was first issued; correct dates are below:

  • 2021 State Pennant Finals Grades 1 & 3: 18-20 March (at Forster-Tuncurry)
  • 2021 State Pennant Finals Grades 2 & 4: 21-23 March (at Forster-Tuncurry)
  • 2021 Women’s State Championships: 30 March – 8 April (at South Tamworth/West Tamworth)
  • 2021 Women’s State Champion of Champions Pairs: 2-5 June (at Merrylands/Guildford)
  • 2021 Women’s State Champion of Champions Singles: 26-29 June (at Port City/Lake Cathie)

Dates have also been set for the postponed Junior and “Open Gender” 2021 Championships. Read the full Bowls NSW Circular here:

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