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Tweed Byron District Bowling Association Men's District Open Fours Winners Troy Makin (Skip), Danny Taylor, Greg Parker Kerry Roberts (Ocean Shores).
Tweed Byron District Bowling Association Men’s District Open Fours winners: Troy Makin (Skip), Danny Taylor, Greg Parker Kerry Roberts (Ocean Shores).


Brunswick SLSC

Saturday, February 15, 10am – 3pm

Patrol 6 Captain: Kris Southwell

Simon Ceglinski, Chris, Ashton, Mark Edwards, Damien Hopkins, Amy Hopkins, Matt Holmes, Jade Howie, Brin Davis, Fin Shaw, Dave Porter.

Sunday, February 16, 9am – 4pm

Patrol 2, Captain: Sam Dennis

Stew White, Greg White, Mac Dennis, Cai Leplaw, Gus Dennis, Callum Stephens, Jeremy Callanan, Tal Collinson.

Byron Bay SLSC

Saturday 15.2.14 PATROL NO 10: 10am – 4pm

Cody Buck PC, Mike McCabe APC, Greg McCabe, Trudy McCabe, Tony McCabe, Tod/Joel Martin, Dean Rutgerson (D), Greg Graham, Tod Buckland, Roger Buck (D), Graeme Condie

Sunday 16.2.14. PATROL NO 5: 9am – 4pm

Simon Balcon PC (D), Troy Eady APC (D), Richard Ambrose, Kelli Balcon/Darcie, Adriana Anderson, Maria Riascos-Jaramillo, Clare/Ian Hembrow, Tod Batson, Ben Lally, Michael Drury, Robert Millar, John Hosie, David Gordon/ Lachlan




Brunswick Heads Men

Wednesday 6th Feb 1st F. Hill, B Stewart, J Lawlor; 2nd V Rydman, B McClelland; 3rd P Kurtz, B Bolland, K Kennedy: Cock of the Walk R Carbines Sat 8th Feb Open Pairs Jackpot Winners; Kerry Dexter, Kerry Roberts; 2nd K Kennedy, F Crower. Major Jackpot Not Won next Sat $300. Major Pairs Championships M Masula, G Rendell def A. Montgomery, B Montgomery. D Turnbull, L Campbell def B O’Donnell, L O’Donnell.

*** Next Round Major Pairs Feb 15 at 12.45pm Roll Up. 1pm Start. Check the Bowls Board Please. Major Singles Draw on Bowls Board. 1st Round on or before 1.3.14, 2nd Round 8.3.14, 3rd Round 15.3.14. Mufti Last Sunday Of Month February 23 $10 Bowls & Brekky. Visit from Butcher Birds Fundraiser for Mullum (Jnr) Football Club

Brunswick Heads Women

Social: Rosa Kinnear, Jenny Lofts & Judy Wright 29 def Phyllis Cameron, Barbara Stone & Darilyn Guest 5. Julie Sanderson, Lyn Proudlock & Marj Flesser 16 def Margaret Darby, Kaye Soccio & Eveline Marks 12. Kerry Dexter & Clare Clune 21 def Annie Revie & Blossom McCormick 18. Beryl Boorman & Bev Smith 23 def Jenny Meinel & Joy Kearney 10. Bev Gawned & Bev Rose 22 def Denise Batson & Irene Edwards 12. Winners: Rosa Kinnear, Jenny Lofts & Judy Wright. Lucky Losers: Margaret Darby, Kaye Soccio & Eveline Marks. Raffle won by: Phyllis Cameron.

Kingscliff Men

Super Challenge: In Round 3 played on February 8, Section 4 Men defeated Burleigh Heads, winning 3 rinks – 2 and the women unfortunately lost on both rinks. The men are in 2nd position on margin and the ladies are in 7th spot. Section 3 won on two rinks but Logan City had wins on the other three. Kingscliff are now in 4th place. Next round will see Section 3 play Geebung at Kingscliff and Section 4 will play Paradise Point at Paradise Point.

Tweed Valley Shield: In Round 4 Kingscliff won one game and lost one game in both A and B Divisions. However they won on overall points 41 – 33 and 45 – 40. Round 5 will be played at Coolangatta on February 17 and Kingscliff will be up against Tugun.

Social Bowls Results: The Kingscliff Meat Gallery Tuesday Morning Open Pairs: 3rd February: Results unavailable. Thursday 5th February Triples: Winners: J Hansen, D Crompton, R Julius; J Barnes, H Hockey, J Dunn; K Banks, P Crompton, T Hills. Plate Winners: J Weterkamp, J Akers, V Lewis. Saturday 8th February: Winners: A Clarke, P Perkins, R Dark, B Beattie; K Taylor, C Withey, B Butler, B Raeburn. Plate winners: L Downes, K Dawson, I Smith, T Hills.

District Events: In the Semi-final of the Open Fours John Reardon, John Watson, Paul Watson and Russell McLeay had a 22 – 17 win over Greg Barrack, Trevor Hills, Michael Turner and Ian Taylor. Unfortunately they were defeated in the Final by the team from Ocean Shores. In the Final of the Over 60s Fours, Ray Phipps, Kevin Liddington, Vic Lewis and Peter Murphy went down by only six shots to the team from Pottsville. All eyes will now be on the Triples which commence on February 23.

*** Club Championship News: The next round of the Men’s Open Fours will be played Sunday February 16.

Kingscliff Women

Results of round 2 of the open 4’s championship games played Wed. Feb. 5: J. Griffith, R. Butler, E. Taylor, C. Smith (skip) d. J. Mitchell, E. Downes, C. Manderson, B. Mirls (skip) 22-4. J. Siering, D. James, A. McNamara, L. Willoughby (skip) d. D. Jones, M. McCrindle, J. Scott, S. Akers (skip) 19-15.

Results of social play Wed. Feb. 5: Winners: M. Letham, M. Gardner, M. Lincoln on rink 2 and J. Siering, D. James, A. McNamara, L. Willoughby on rink 6. Runners up: J. Curtis, A. Carruthers and D. Hallett on rink 1. Raffle winner: J. Dalmayer.

Congratulations to J. Griffith, R. Butler, E. Taylor and C. Smith (skip) Open 4’s Champions for 2014 having defeated J. Siering, D. James, A. McNamara and L. Willoughby (skip) 19-8 in the final playedFriday morning, Feb 7.

*** Coming up: Kingfisher 2 bowl triples : Mon. Feb. 17. Morning tea: 8:45 am. Trial ends: 9:15 am. First game: 9:30. Monthly meeting: Wed. Feb. 19 at 10 am.

Mullumbimby Ex-Services Men

1/2/14 Saturday Social

N Lee G McKenzie 28 d A McKenzie S Doherty 14 G Porter D Hammond 25 d M Burke K Wrigley 15 M Nicholls R Wainwright T Johnston 23 d R Wrigley M Esau J McKay 21

Men’s Fours Qtr Final

R Fenwick J Morgan P Thompson T Fenwick 29 d J Canabou G Naoum H Mcwain L Henry 9

5/2/14 Wednesday Social

G Naoum G Porter T Johnston 12 d R Breckenridge H Mcwain L Henry 5 J Bathy B Neate K Wrigley 10 d K Ryan B Rose M Johnston 3 B Ball D Ottery M Burke 13 (c/w Stewarts Menswear Rink) d M Nicholls J Canabou D Baker 5.

Mullumbimby Ex-Services Women

Tuesday February 4- Fours Championships – S.Thomas, R.Wrigley, J.Beaumont, B.Croft (Rink W) def. J.Lee, H.Robb, J.Kidman, G.Henry. Social – A.Poff, E.Leclere, I.Pettendy def. A.Poff, R.Wainwright, S.Brown. Raffle – A.Poff :

*** Fours Championships Final – February 18.

Ocean Shores Women

Wednesday February 5 Mixed – Lucky rink winners were W. Sprengel, Mal Flesser, J. Williams who def S. Woolford, M. Bertoli, G. Johnston; J. O ‘Connor, Marj Flesser def G. Fox, B. Sprengel

Friday February 7: B. Stone (swinger), T. Campbell, M. James had the highest score to win the comp. against B. Stone, L. Wright, JM Quirke; R. Wrigley, M. Hosie def C. Timewell, G. Johnston; J. Busch, M. Bertoli def J. Payne, M. Flesser. 1st Rd of 4’s C/ship and highest score r/ups were D. Gardiner, J. Williams, N. Gartner, B. Sprengel defeating P. Sullivan, F. Crowder, M. McConville, L. McGowran.

Pottsville Men

Monday February 3: Tweed Valley Shield – The Pottsville teams had good wins in both Divisions in their games against Tugun to increase the points score once again. Well done, guys. Keep it up. Round 5 will be at Coolangatta 17 February against Tweed Heads. Good bowling, chaps.

Social Bowls: Wednesday February 5: What started out as a perfect day for bowls soon changed with a mid afternoon downpour. However, enough ends had be completed to constitute a game. Winners were Laurie Swift, Alan Meighan, and Alan Bennett. Runners-up money went to Michael Coyte, Ivor Sullivan and Warren Whitney. Saturday 8 February saw a full field of bowlers again. Winners were Brian Jackson and Paul Earl. Runners-up were in the form of Mike Ross, Doug Moir and Jim Field. Congrats everyone. Great to see Phil Sparkes back on the greens again. While not yet fully recovered from a bad fall several months ago, this die hard bowler rolled up in a wheel chair and handled his talents quite admirably from that position, Good on ya, mate.

Saturday February 8. Club Championship Fours second semi-final. In a very tightly contested game Graham Cawley, Ken McInnes, Damien Sparkes and Greg Sawtell defeated Jason Maison, Ken Coyte, Ron Parker and Steve Waygood 20-17.

Sunday February 9: TBDBA Over 60s Fours Final – A really tough game overall loaded with great bowling displays from both teams. Congratulations to Ken Coyte, Ray Chandler, Bob Nathan and Phil Bennett (Skip) winners of this event who overcame a Kingscliff team skipped by Peter Murphy 22-15. Best wishes for good bowling when you head off to the Zone play-offs.

*** Diary Dates: February 22 – Nominations for Major Singles close. Please ensure your entries are in by this date.

Play days are Wednesdays (Mufti) and Saturdays (Whites) commencing at 1 pm. Names to be in by 11.30 am. Pleases phone the club on 6676 177, follow the prompts, and lave a message and contact number. 

Pottsville Women

Social Bowls: Thursday February 6 – With cool breezes, but still humid, the ladies took to the greens for their morning games. Winners (hwm) on the day were Lorraine Rice and Narelle Tait with Wendy Fielding and Fran Field (lws) taking home the runners-up money. Lucky bowler was Margaret Moore. Raffles were won by Marie Comerford and Judy Baxter with Robyn Booth collecting the lucky numbers prize. Congrats girls. With Pennant about to commence in a couple of weeks the ladies are training hard in preparation. Club Championship Fours final should be played this week. Best wishes for good bowling to the finalists.

*** Social bowls are played on Thursdays at 9 am. Names to be in b 8.30 am please. Visitors are most welcome. Free coaching is available to new members as well as current members wishing to freshen their game. Please phone the Club on 6676 1077, follow the prompts, and leave a message and contact number.

Tweed Byron District Bowling Association


Sunday February 9: District Fours Finals – Bowlers from around the District provided a feast of bowling prowess for spectators at all the Fours finals.

The Open Fours Final at Condong B.C. was between Ocean Shores and Kingscliff. The Ocean Shores team took the lead early and held the upper hand to the end. Both teams displayed great bowling skills in a hard fought match. Congratulations to the winners, Ocean Shores’ Kerry Roberts, Greg Parker, Danny Taylor and Troy Makin (Skip) who won 32-16. Runners-up were Kingscliff’s John Watson, John Reardon, Paul Watson and Russell McLeay (Skip). A really super game to watch.

The Reserve Fours Final was at Cabarita Beach B.C. between 2 Cabarita Teams. A very hard game for both teams. Congratulations go to K. Woodward, Barry White, Jimmy Leijen and Barry Henry (Skip), winners of this event and Runners-up John Hammersley, Rob Watson, Bob Pilling and Ron McCauley.

Cudgen Leagues B.C. hosted the Over 60’s Fours Final between Kingscliff and Pottsville. Coming into the 13th end, the teams were 10 all. Pottsville then picked up a big 6 shots, making life tough for their opposition. Kingscliff fought back gallantly but were unable to bridge the gap. Congratulations to the winners – Pottsville’s Ken Coyte, Ray Chandler, Bob Nathan and Phil Bennett (Skip) and the Runners-up – Kingscliff’s Ray Phipps, Kevin Liddington, Vic Lewis and Peter Murphy (Skip) in a contest that finished up with a score of 22-15. An absolute thriller of a match to witness.

Many thanks to the clubs that hosted these events together with umpires and CBs officiating.

*** Diary Dates: District Triples commence Sunday February 23. Good bowling to all contestants.


Ocean Shores

February 5

5 Table Mitchell

North / South

1st – Barbara Simons / Pat Hems

2nd -Jenny Bush / Gail Bridgeman

East / West .

1st -Steve Stewart / Kath Morgan

2nd Pam Sullivan / Peter Quirke

*** The Club meets Wednesday – players to be seated by 6.30. Enquiries Pam – 6680 3871



Event number 65: 5km February 8

Men’s placings:
Kane Finch (SM30-34) was first over the line in 18:53 – first appearance.
Dean Gibson ) (Unattached) was second (third overall) over the line in 21:47.
An unknown runner was third.

Women’s placings:

Janthea Andersen (VW35-39)  was first (second overall) over the line in 20:54 – 42nd time in 55 appearances.
Jannelle Buchanan (SW25-29)  was second (5th overall) over the line in 22:59.
Corrine Happ (SW30-34)  was third (9th overall) over the line in 23:49 – was first to finish once before.

Age grading,

Janthea Anderse (VW35-39) was graded 72.41% for the time 20:54 (second overall).
Dawn Courage (VW50-54) was graded 69.92% for the time 24:16 (12th overall).
Blake Raymond (JM14) was graded 68.94% for the time 23:43 (8th overall).

This week there were 43 runners, of whom 6 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests.

Kingscliff  Parkrun started on October 20, 2012, and since then 812 different runners, including participants from 43 athletics clubs, have completed 2,663 runs covering a total distance of 13,315 km, and there have been 649 new Personal Bests.

The full results and a complete event history can be found on the Kingscliff parkrun Results Page.


Junior Indoor Softball

Tweed-Gold Coast

Free Come and Try

WHEN: Wednesday February 12

TIME: 5pm(NSW time) – 6pm

WHERE: Chinderah Indoor Sports Complex, Chinderah Bay Dr, Chinderah

AGES: approx. 10yrs – Girls 16 / Boys 14

WEAR: Joggers, shorts & t-shirt, if you have your own glove or bat bring it with you.

Inaugural competition commencing Wednesday February 19 until Wednesday April 16.

COST: $60 per child

EQUIPMENT: Will be available for those that don’t have their own.

UNIFORMS: Playing shirts will be loaned for the duration of the competition.

ADVANTAGES: No loss of games due to wet weather, no having to stand out in the hot sun, weekends are still available to go away, go to the beach etc.

Teams are 6-a-side mixed with a maximum of 3 boys per team.

For further information contact Linda on either 07 5523 2571 or 0409 27 99 34 [email protected]


Feb-13-All-Girls--surfriders-All Girls Surfriders

The All Girls Surfriders Club is a female surfing club that meets on the fourth Sunday of each month for competition. It is a great way to improve your skills and meet other girls who love surfing!

Divisions include: Opens, Longboards, U13, U18, Over 35, Senior Beginners + Starfish (parent assisted).

To be a member you will need your own surfboard * be able to swim * be independent in the water, * able to stand up on a board (even if just for very briefly) * and get to and from club rounds. Most club-rounds are held at Lennox Head but we sometimes surf at Broken Head.

Registration and Girls introduction day is on February 16, from 8.30 am until 10.30 am at Lennox Head Beach, opposite the pub.

This includes a session on beginner surfing tips such as surf awareness, etiquette in competition and rules. To be involved participants must be signed on before 9am as session goes from 9- 10.30am.

First Club round is Lennox Head 23rd Feb – meet on the beach just south of Lennox Point Hotel at 7am for sign on.

All Girls Surfriders is an incredibly supportive environment. We believe in empowering women through surfing.

For more info www.allgirlssurf.com

Or call Georgia 0421640034 – or Berenice 0413 814 708 Or email [email protected].



Three people completed the round-robin singles competition on equal match wins; but on a count-back of games for/against it was a tie for first between Mark Smith and Chris Strybos. The doubles competition final was also very close with Mark Smith & Max Schlueter winning 3-2 from Chris Strybos & Blake Turner.

*** All welcome, play is at the Mullumbimby Tennis Clubhouse, Byron Street Mullumbimby, Thursday evening 6.30pmstart. Enquiries phone Mark 0409 473 517 or Chris 6684 1468.




Tuesday February 11

Little Stormers and Storm Troopers 4:30pm to 5:45pm

A Grade Women 6.00pm Court 1: Oddshots Vs Aussie Dent Girls Court 2: Social Scrimmage 7.00pm Court 1: Cougars Vs Breakers Referees: 6.00pm Court 1; James, Jay W 7:00pm Court 1 Caralie, Mark Wilson

Wednesday February 12

6:00pm Court 1: Black Panthers vs Fighting Irish Court 2: Lemos vs Nads

7:00pm Court 1: Hooters vs Flying Dutchmen

Bye: The Dreamers

Referees 6pm Tony G, Katie, Phil, Len 7pm James, Katie.

Monday February 17

4:30pm Court 1: Thunder Vs Spurs Court 2 :  Lakers Vs Bulls 5:15pm Court 1: Mighty Mustangs Vs Warriors Court 2: Mavericks Vs 76ers 6:00pm Court 1: Heat Vs Clippers Court 2: Atomic Dynamites Vs Celtics 6:45pm Court 1: Wolverines Vs Hawks Court 2: Pistons Vs Suns 7:30pm Court 1: Bolts Vs Pacers  Court 2: Wildcats Vs Devils Bye: Rockets

Referees: 4.30pm Zoe, Madison, Johnny, Tyler M, Thomas Nicholls (L), Makayla G (L) 5.15pm Tyler M, Zoe, Madison, Johnny, Jacob (L), Cameron (L) 6pm Jay W, Teagan, Kiara, Lochie K 6.45pm, Jay, Lochie K, Teagan, James, 7:30pm Jay W, Tim A, Mick W, James

Tuesday February 18 – Little Stormers and Storm Troopers 4:30pm to 5:45pm

A Grade Women 18th February 6.00pm Court 1: Breakers Vs Odd shots Court 2: Social Scrimmage 7.00pm Court 1: Aussie Dent Girls Vs Red Hot Referees: 6.00pm; Jay W/James 7:00pm Caralie/Teagan

*** For more information go to www.lismorebasketball.net.au or Phone Tanya 0410 777 572. 


Brunswick Heads

Wednesday 12/2/14

Round 5 – Byron Trophies Comp

The Potato Works v Inky Business – B Trivett v AAttewell, A Li v R King, Y Gottlieb v W Knight, J Gribble v R Cameron, B Doran v C Naughton

Ocean Shores Glass v Cape Byron Medical Centre – K Parolin v P Jones, N Moon v W Ferrier, A Chaffer v T Candy, C Booth v J Nicolson, R James v J Hodges

Occupational Health & Rehab Services v Brunswick Heads Pharmacy – C Littlewood v G Davis, C Walsh v C Sinclair, P Hill v S Schubert, P Gibson v G Carter, C Louwen v F King

Monday 17/2/14

Round 5 – Byron Health Foods Comp

Division 1 – 5pm M Curran v C Littlewood, G Davis v T Kropp, B Trivett v V Pires, P Jones v L Tomasella; 6.15pmA Attewell v L Powell

Division 2 – 5pm Kijay v P Chaffer, S Moon v N Moon; 5.30pm A Li v R King

Division 3 – 5pm C Sinclair v S Schubert, T Candy v C Walsh, M Cassidy v Y Gottlieb

Division 4 – 5pm B Schubert v J Gribble, V McAllister v L Scott; 5.30pm R Draper v G Carter; 6.30pm A Cox v C Johnston

Division 5 – 5.30pm R Cross v C McAllister, F King v C Naughton, B Doran v J Hodges. P Begg bye

Division 6 – O Hamama v J Burley, D Collins v B Alander. R Costinzo bye

Wednesday 19/2/14

Round 6 – Byron Trophies Comp

The Potato Works v Ocean Shores Glass – B Trivett v K Parolin, A Li v N Moon, Y Gottlieb v A Chaffer, J Gribble v C Booth, B Doran v R James

Inky Business v Occupational Health & Rehab Services – A Attewell v C Littlewood, R KIng v C Walsh, W Knight v P Hill, R Cameron v P Gibson, C Naughton v C Louwen

Brunswick Heads Pharmacy v Cape Byron Medical Centre – G Davis v P Jones, C Sinclair v W Ferrier, S Schubert v T Candy, G Carter v J Nicolson, F King v J Hodges.

*** Phone 6685 1794 to play.


Brunswick Heads

Tuesday 11/2/14

Round 2 – Slice Pizzeria Comp

6pm Express v Flash, Mangoes v Kriss Kross. Duty – Jets

7pm Sweaties v Jets. Dominators bye. Duty – Flash

Thursday 13/2/14

Round 5 – Ocean Shores True Value Hardware Comp

6pm Dashes v Chilli Twist, Exodia v Bingergeers, Mums the Word v Rappez. Duty – Fireflys

7pm Fireflys v Ice Blocks, Wam v Divas. MJS bye. Duty – Bingergeers

Tuesday 18/2/14

Round 3 – Slice Pizzeria Comp

6pm Kriss Kross v Jets, Sweaties v Dominators. Duty – Express

7pm Mangoes v Express. Flash bye. Duty – Dominators

*** Phone 66851794 to play. Beginners welcome


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