Col Pritchard
Col Pritchard

State bowls places up for grabs

MID North Coast clubs will be chasing places in the State lawn bowls pennant play-offs when they contest the Zone 14 finals at Urunga and South West Rocks on Sunday.

At this stage, Mid North Coast clubs still don't know their opponents for Sunday as heavy rain forced the final round of Lower North Coast pennants to be abandoned with all matches deferred until Saturday.

The Mid North Coast grade six pennant play-off between North Beach and Nambucca Heads will now be played on Saturday after it was also washed out last weekend.

Mid North Coast representatives Park Beach (Grade 1), Coffs Ex-Services (Grade 2), West Coffs (Grade 3) and Sawtell (Grade 4) will all play their finals at Urunga.

Urunga (Grade 5), North Beach or Nambucca Heads (Grade 6) and Park Beach (Grade 7) will make their claim for State play-offs at South West Rocks.

State pennant play-offs feature the best 16 teams in the State each representing one of the Zones in New South Wales.

Teams are split into pools of four for three sectional matches, with section winners then advancing to the semi-finals.

Venues for the various BCiB State pennant finals on August 1-3 are: Warilla (Grade 1), Northmead (Grade 2), Greenlees Park (Grade 3), Gymea (Grade 4), Ettalong (Grade 5), Lambton (Grade 6) and Port Macquarie (Grade 7).

In other news, Sawtell hosted the trial between Lower North Coast and Mid North Coast on Wednesday to select a Zone 14 side for the Alphapharm State Interzone senior championships to be played at Sawtell in July.

The Zone 14 championships originally set down for Saturday, May 30 will now be played at Urunga on Saturday, June 20.



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