Alstonville Bowling Club president Garry Ensbey enjoys the two-bowl triples carnival at Alstonville on Saturday.
Alstonville Bowling Club president Garry Ensbey enjoys the two-bowl triples carnival at Alstonville on Saturday. Doug Eaton

Pennants set for shake-up

PENNANTS, as it is now, could be in for a major change after zones and districts give their feedback to a State memorandum to be issued on December 16.

Their opinions on how the competition should be structured and played will be discussed by the State match committee and will become the focus for 2013.

The State Premier League has been suspended for next season and its future is to be 'completely reviewed' with that of pennants.

Zone One state councillor Wilf Clark says this in his report that has become a regular feature since he has held office, a position that will become redundant if the new State constitution is adopted at a special general meeting on December 15.

This would do away with the present 20 State councillors and replace them with seven directors on three-year terms. Clubs would vote for the directors.

Wilf Clark says the cost of the new constitution already has been more than $50,000.

"If it is not approved at the special general meeting, it would be an indictment of the current board as well as a waste of members' funds," he said.

He reports a loss of $30,000 by Bowls NSW for the year to date.

The loss of $720 for the past two months compares with a $3000 profit for the same period last year.

 

Sink or swim

BANGALOW Bowling Club, struggling for years to survive, is considering a long-term plan that could have a swimming pool replace one of its two greens.

This is one of the options that came from a special meeting to discuss means of putting the club into a sounder financial position.

Because of maintenance costs, Bangalow has been using only one green for some time.

Board chairman Martin Colbert said contact had been made with the Bangalow Pool Trust and a plan for a heated covered pool with a gym and crèche was put forward.

But it could take one to two years before anything is done.

Four committees which club members were invited to join - finance, social and events, renovation and swimming pool - would consider all options.

"We have to find ways of getting people back into the club," the Bangalow chairman said.



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