WA Arm State Side - with Shields Won in 2019

2019 Arm Challenge WRAP

by Denise McMillan

The 2019 National Bowling Arm Championships were hosted at Tranmere Bowling Club in Adelaide, South Australia, from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 of September.  Tranmere was an excellent host club with three terrific greens and a surplus of 100 volunteers who worked tirelessly to provide a warm environment, well maintained greens, excellent meals and a wealth of local history.

All States – Opening Ceremony

All States – Opening Ceremony

 

This event pits State versus State vying for individual Shields as well as honoring overall Winners and Runner Ups at a National level.  The format is a State Side of 18 players who rotate through sectional play of Fours + Singles and Pairs + Triples.  The only condition on Side selection is the requirement of two female players, otherwise there is no restriction including age.

Laurie Blurton accepting Inter-State Shield from Bowls Australia Board Member Bob Boorman (from SA)

Laurie Blurton accepting Inter-State Shield from Bowls Victoria Deputy President Peter Inglis

WA has been involved now for three years having played in 2017 at Moama VIC coming last, then in 2018 at East Maitland NSW placing 5th, now in 2019 the Side has improved tremendously (using a newly developed Side format created by WA Coordinator Laurie Blurton) coming in 3rd and winning 3 of 5 Shields against Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania!  The two States ahead of them were Victoria in first (winners since the inception of this event) and New South Wales in second.

As a special presentation during the Closing Ceremonies the inaugural 2019 WA State Bowling Arm Champion Shield was presented – congratulations to winner Laurie Blurton and a HUGE THANK YOU to Warnbro Bowling Club for sponsoring this Shield in the first year of this event.

Denise McMillan presenting inaugural 2019 WA State Bowling Arm Champion Shield to winner Laurie Blurton (sponsored by Warnbro Bowling Club)

Denise McMillan presenting inaugural 2019 WA State Bowling Arm Champion Shield to winner Laurie Blurton (sponsored by Warnbro Bowling Club)

FULL RESULTS ARE AVAILABLE HERE – CLICK THIS LINE

This includes:

  1. Shield Results (page 1)
  2. Overall National Results (page 2)
  3. Shield Game Results – including all game scores (page 3 – 17)

PHOTO ALBUM OF PICTURES AVAILABLE HERE – CLICK ON THIS LINE (comments at the top include a daily run down of WA results)

It is onward and upwards from here with an initial goal of placing second in 2020 when the event will be hosted in WA for the first time at Warnbro Bowling Club from Monday 7 to Friday 11 of  September.  Bowls WA and Warnbro Bowling Club are proud to be hosting this event and look forward to welcoming the other states across the Nullarbor!