Hi there, for those of you who don't know me I'm Barrie Lester, a former Australian bowler and a Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, who works for Bowls Australia in Community Development and run a B ...
Great start to the season by the Moonee Ponds Bowls Club, well done boys!!! We had a great game against a solid outfit in the Melbourne Demons. Bring on the Bombers this Saturday.
Hey mate how r ya? My family and I have moved to Geelong West Bowls Club. I might be bowlin' against ya in pennant practice in 2 weeks.
As of Monday I will be in full training both on and off the green.
So after taking a break from bowls and suffering from a foot injury I was glad to be back on the greens last weekend. I enjoyed two days of qualifying for the Australia Indoor. After 5 games in tricky conditions I'm happy to say I'm off to Tweed Heads August 22 - 25. Best of luck to those who I'll see at Tweed Heads.
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Well lawn bowls always seems to throw some unexpected things at you. We lost our GF to Clayton on the weekend by 1 shot. 16 men from each team giving it 100% to be able to hold the flag. Well I'm already thirsty for revenge so it's time to hit the training track for next season. Meanwile I'm looking forward to the Australian Sides starting next weekend at Nelson Bay Bc. Big week for the Vics and myself if I have any chance on making the Australian Squad again. Good bowling to all. Best wishes Blest 122.
Hey mate how r ya? Good luck in the grand final on Sunday.
Bring on the GF...Moonee Ponds V Clayton 1pm Sunday 13th March at Mulgrave Country Club. This will be the game of the year so come along and support your team. Good bowling to all and GO MOONEE!!!!
Hi to all bowlers out there, I hope ur enjoying ur time on the greens...Very pumped for tomoro with finals Moonee Ponds V Altona at Burwood bowls club. cheers speak soon.
Big weekend on the greens coming up, Moonee Ponds V Altona Saturday, Club singles semi and final Sunday at MPBC. All the best on the greens everyone.
Is glad to be back from the UK WOW what a trip. Bring on the AO.
Merry Christmas everyone!!! Have a happy and safe New year.
Hey Jason I'm great buddy, I'm looking forward to the break over xmas and the NY. I'm hoping to catch some fish and waves back in my home town of Lakes Entrance. Keep up the good work mate, have a great Chrismas and Awesome NY. All the best in 2011 see you at the AO.
Baz, how you been mate? all the best for christmas and the new year, catch up down at aus open.
G'day Ash I'm good thanks looing forward to the xmas break and catching up with friends and family. I hope you are well and that you have a great xmas and NY.
Hey how r ya?Merry Xmas 4 Saturday
Well it has been a few big months of bowls playing in both the Victorian and NSW Premeir League's...Good news we made the finals, the Roselands Devils V's Warrilla Gorilla's at Warilla. Best of luck to those enjoyning a game of bowls at the moment in either social or competitive games.
Moonee Ponds V Mentone Edge... See you all there tonight 6pm start (Mentone BC) Music, food and drinks available.
I'm looking forward to a good hit out on the Darebin indoor tonight with Scott Mortimer one of Melbourne's best young talents. I dont train because I like it, I train because I like to win.
Big weekend for the Moonee Men...Won both games beating Werribee and Bundoora it was Great to have Turls back in the Moonee outfit...This Friday night we have a big game against Mentone Edge at Mentone. 6pm start, see you all there.
Double header this weekend, Moonee Ponds V Werribee Saturday. Bundoora V Moonee Ponds on Sunday...
Well well well... I haven't seen rain like this in Melbounre for a long time. I hope we can get out on the greens tomorrow. Best of luck to all those putting a bowl down over the weekend.
Is off to Sydney to sit in the Foxtel studios and do a wrap up of the Lawn Bowls finals at the Comm Games...
Please feel free to contact me at Bowls Australia for all your bowls club/membership or community issues. This is my 14th season of bowls this year, so I have been bowling for half of my life WOW!!! Good bowling to everyone keep enjoying the sport.
Well there's a fair bit happening on the bowls circuit at the moment...our Aussies are doing us proud in India against all the elements- Keep pushing guys. The NSW open entry forms are now online so make sure you check out www.bowlsaustralia.com.au
Victorian Pennant is underway this weekend so good luck to those hitting the greens.
Solid start by Moonee Ponds on the weekend with a 16-2 win over last seasons premiers...Best wishes to all our Aussie's in India YOU CAN DO IT.
Is enjoying my time at the Australian juniors...
It's all happening...Time to pack the bags again and join the boys at Roselands BC for another double header this weekend in the NSW Premeir League. Mt Lewis on Saturday and Engadine on Sunday. All the best to all those bowling over the weekend.
Very cold and windy down here in tassie today...
Is off to Tasmania tomorrow, looking forward to meeting some wonderful people from clubs all over Tassie.
Just enjoyed a morning jog on the sunny streets of Moama, time to hit the greens for the state trials.
It's time to start hitting the Gym gotta get the body in good shape for the long season ahead...Healthy body= Healthy Mind= Healthy Attitude.
Is off to Sydney tomorrow to join the boys at Roselands...
Yeah I remember speaking to you there mate...Cant believe that was four years ago...I'm trying my best to to have another crack at it one day mate.
I saw you play at the Melbourne Commonwelth Games in the pairs with Lurch on the Sunday. I sat in front of some of your friends.
Well good luck and keep enjoying it mate.
I'm bowlin well. At my club the other day we had club opening day. This week comin up is 1st week of pennant practice for us and looking foward to the season. It was sad to see Corey Jones retire the other day he was great player.
Hey how are ya? Hows bowls goin?Dasher
Is back in training on the grass greens preparing for NSW Premier League this weekend. I'll be putting on the Roseland Devils gear for the first time and giving them my 100% best. Good luck on the greens.
It's great to be back at work from my time away. I'm very happy to have qualified for the World Indoor Singles in the UK January 2011. Thank you to all my opponents over the week including the Australian Indoor singles. Well done to Brett Wilkie and all other competitors.
Has qualified for the world indoor singles in the UK January. I have the 2nd Rd of the Aussie indoor tomorrow at Tweed Heads, having a good time on the greens.
The bags are packed it's time to "Blow it Up" at tweed Heads Bowls Club this week for the national PBA finals. See you all there. blest #122
I have enjoyed my rest from Bribie island, now it's time to hit the training track at Darebin Indoor. Good Bowling everyone Blow it up.
hope u do well with ya bowls
Bribie Island aye, lol
its a great place aye, lol
well catche cobber
Is Back from Bribie Island... Who's going to the Aussie Indoor August 22nd - 26th??? I will see you there... Blest122
Has qualified for the Australian Indoor to be played in August at the Tweed Heads bowls club. I'd like to thank all my opponents for the games we played. Well done to Kingsbury and Nagambie bowls clubs for hosting the days play. Well done and good luck to all those who competed and qualified.
Looking forward to a relaxing few days over the long weekend.
Bring on the Gold Coast this weekend...
Is all set for the PBA qualifying this weekend at the Brighton Indoor...
Is back to work after a great week away with the Victorian State Team. We finished with Silver, our rink of Mark Jacobsen, Brett Dodd, Ian Ewing and myself scored 6 wins from seven games. Well done to the Holdfast Bay Bowling Club and all those involved.
Gday Barrie, i just wanted to say thanks heaps for your advice today im sure it will help me improve my game. In time i hope to achive half as much as you have. And remember m8 you will read about me down the track lol. And like you said today how could you not remember my last name. Thanks again Dave Devine.
hi thanks for the post glad you thought my sunnies were good,next time ask to mlook through them-awesome!! Very hot in ther west this season well into the 30's each week,though a little cooler today (sat) 27. 2nd to last round for the pennant season & we should make the finals both on sat (2 red) & thursday (1 blue).How did your pennant season go,we have 18 games plus finals over in the west,whats your set up?-" may all your bowls be effective & your life be rich"
Hi how r ya? happy xmas.Dasher
barry as a top young player im sure that during a singles game having a good marker is important could you please help raise awareness of what a good marker entails as the standard of markers at club level and zone and state level needs to be raised such as what are the duties of marker what can or cannot a marker do and what the marker needs to be paying attention to whilst marking a game and what rules of the game the marker needs to be aware of thanks i hope you can help
Hi blest just wondering if u are playing in the moama prestige pairs this year. Me and my brother just recieved the invite and seeing you play in it last year.if so hope to see you there
got to get out of those ugly oakleys ask leif & kelsey how their Maui Jims are in a wrd fantastic!! Me i am from Wa & looking fwd to my 1st opening spring carnival at my home club safety bay taking in2 WA juniors Mat French & Rob Bell to kick some butt ! Hoping to play 1 blue (our top side) this year.Had a great bowls winter,beaten only once.Been very wet & cold here.Looking fwd to some sun. Have a great season Paul Norton
G'day again Barrie not much activity on your site for a while but here goes anyway. Could I invite you to visit this site ... http://my.sportingpulse.com/b_worrell
... and follow the link in the Sports Log. .As a very talented young male bowler in VIC ... do you have any issues about playing with females in Saturday afternoon pennant ... a competition open to talented females down there for the past 8 years but still restricted to "men only" in NSW? Please comment on my site.
Well done for winning the premier league game a few weeks ago. On the same day I played the division 5 grand final for Lara. We won. It was my first win in a grand final. I bowled at the 2006 Australian Classic for Victoria and won a bronze in the mixed pairs. I watched you at the Commonwelth Games and in front of your school mates.Good luck for the rest of the year and go Vics. Ash.
congrats an a good tournament. may not have been the result you and your teamamtes were looking for but still a damn good effort well done!
G'day Baz, been a while, have decided to give this bowling caper another go.
Hi again Baz ... think you might get a chuckle out of the last few messages posted on my page .. they are the ones containing links in blue to other sites... "BLUE" being the operative word ...lol. Of course, by the time you get to my page, others may have posted comments which may push the messages I am referring to off the front page. To find them in that case just click on "View all" under the Message Board banner.
Bad luck mate ... must have been a great game ... 10-2; 5-10; 1-3.
Barrie ... Good Luck at 3pm today when you play Marc Evans in the "Round of 32" at the AO Men's Singles
hooks lost your mob num give me a call.
well done at yallourn too. i cum in !!!!!!!!!!!
Well done mate, great bowling at Yallourn, maybe the Australian Squad should have thought twice before dumping you. See you soon keep up the good work. Ke & Marg
Bad luck in Moama :(
i saw u put some good bowls in :P
better luck next time :P
Great to have you onboard.
Look forward to hearing all your news.