Keep becomes first country winner of WA singles title

Tournament winner Gary Keep from the Collie Bowling Club with his trophy from the State Over 60 Singles championship. Photo supplied.
Tournament winner Gary Keep from the Collie Bowling Club with his trophy from the State Over 60 Singles championship. Photo supplied.

Gary Keep, from the Collie Bowling Club, played in the State Over 60 Singles last week and won the event.

Keep also took the title of being the first country winner of the State over 60 singles.

The final was a country affair with Keep defeating Peter Nicolay, from Hall’s Head, 21-15.

He started well with a 12-2 lead before Nicolay staged a comeback with multiple shots to be down by two shots 14-16.

Keep snapped back into action to claim the match with a great final bowl.

Well done to Keep, who also made the last eight in the State singles a fortnight ago, which is a good outcome for the Collie Bowling Club.

Ladies’ Pennants – February 6

The ladies were at home to Busselton and had a loss and a draw.


Collie  ½ point 39 aggregate lost to Busselton 3½ points 49 aggregate.

L Mitchell, G Kaurin, M Young, K McElroy lost 15 to 25;

K Scott, K Snow, K Cluning R Colgan drew 24-all.

Men’s Pennants – February 6

Collie division one were at home to Busselton with mixed results. Division three was away at Boyanup and came away with a loss while division four went to Brunswick and took the four points.


Collie 1 point 37 aggregate lost to Busselton 3 points 38 aggregate.

T Edwards, R Guilfoyle, K McKenzie, R Garner lost 17 to 23;

J Parker, J McElroy, J Crowe, R Ferris won 20-5.


Collie 0 points 36 aggregate lost to Boyanup 3 points 42 aggregate.

T Uren, L McCamish, W Stocks, D Burgess lost 15-20;

W Simmonds, J Waywood, H Wiggers, T Welsh lost by just one 21-22.


Collie 4 points 44 aggregate defeated Brunswick 0 points 27 aggregate.

K Richards, P Kaurin, V Brojanowski, G Saggers won 25-14;

I Corley, B Lowe, J Godfrey, I Bushell won 19-13.

Pine Hauliers Meat Pack – February 7

The Pine Hauliers Meat Pack was played last Wednesday with a good field of bowlers.

Winners were Trevor Welsh and Rob Ferris with 4 points, plus 27.

Graeme Carter and Hans Wiggers, with 4 points, plus 16, finished second and third place went to John Waywood and Phil Warburton with 4 points, plus 6.

Community Bowls – February 7

Another good turn out for the community bowls on Wednesday night.

Winners were Derby Road, who will now have a 6 handicap. Equal runners-up were Griswalds and Collie Cops.

Ladies’ Irish Bowls – February 8

Irish Bowls held on February 8 was a great day with some interesting bowls played.

After a couple of kitty deliveries and some questionable tactics the winners were decided. 

Winner was Maud Taylor with Glenice Kaurin in second place.

Third place went to Bev Old followed by Estelle Johnsen in fourth.

The chocolates went to Angie Boulton.

McCafe Scroungers – February 11

The rink winners were John Waywood, Stan Wasielewski and Max Cubic.

1st – John Waywood;

2nd – Max Cubic;

3rd – Stan Wasielewski.

Highest score was Max Cubic with consolation to Chris Sanford.

Championship Singles – February 18

The CRVMC Championship Singles will be finalised this Sunday, February 18, with the Plate event to start at 11.30am which will be followed by the semi finals at 1pm.  Then it is the grand finals of the major championship and the Plate.

The public is welcome to watch the action and enjoy the facilities. 

Members – check the boards for all men's games and mixed games that are coming up.