Corey Wedlock won two titles within a week including his first Zone 16 crown after claiming the Champion of Club Champion Singles at Shoalhaven Heads Bowling Club.
The Jackaroos star beat one of the best fields assembled for a tournament this year in winning the Golden Nugget Singles at Tweed Heads Bowling Club, then flew home and last weekend won the Zone title open to the club Major Singles champions for 2019.
Wedlock won the 2019 Warilla singles - the most competitive club singles title in Zone 16 - and then won four games to claim the Zone 16 crown; beating Woonona champion Neville Denham 31-14 in the final.
Fifteen Zone 16 singles champions played off at Shoalhaven Heads BC for the chance to win a zone title and qualify for the NSW Champion of Club Champion Singles crown later this year.
Wedlock began his run to the Zone title with a 31-17 win over Albion Park champion Aaron Spears in round one last Saturday, (AUG 10) then beat Bomaderry's Luke West 31-14 and Stuart Ellem (Dapto Citizens) 31-9 in the semi-finals.
Denham had an excellent tournament and began with a 31-19 win over Kembla Heights' Terry McLean before posting a tough 31-25 win over Fairy Meadow's Ricky Thompson to advance to the semi-finals.
Denham then played a great match to beat newly crowned Zone 16 Open Triples champion Robbie Warren (Wiseman Park) 31-21 before going down to Australian rep star Wedlock.
Conditions were tough on all players with cold weather both days and gusty, gale force winds on the Saturday.
This weekend Shoalhaven Heads also host the Zone 16 Champion of Club Champion Pairs to feature 16 club Major Pairs champions.
Meanwhile, Wedlock began his winning week with victory over his Jackaroos and Warilla teammate Aaron Teys 25-17 in the final of the Golden Nugget Singles.
The tournament boasted an elite field of 12 men and women bowlers chasing separate singles titles, with two pools of six players in each competition.
Wedlock qualified for the semi-finals from second in his section, and then produced one of his best performances to knock out Queensland-based Canadian star Ryan Bester 25-15.
Bester is well-known to Zone 16 bowls fans after playing for Merimbula in the Southern Conference pennants the past two seasons and like Teys is a former Australian Open Singles champion.
The 2019 Golden Nugget Singles was a great event for Warilla with Irish international Gary Kelly joining Teys and Wedlock in the semi-finals, before losing a thriller to Teys 25-23.
Jackaroos star Natasha Scott won the women's singles by beating New Zealand's four-time Golden Nugget champion Jo Edwards 25-14 in the final.
Edwards beat Goulburn junior Ellen Ryan 25-14 in their semi-final, while Scott had a come-from-behind 25-23 victory over Chloe Stewart in a terrific semi-final.
In a further sign of the dominance of youth in top events, the five Australian bowlers to qualify for the Golden Nugget semi-finals had an average age of just 24.
The Golden Nugget is an invitation only singles event which attracts many of the world's best bowlers each year.
Warilla's Jeremy Henry, plus Ray Pearse, Aron Sherriff and Ben Twist were among the top men's bowlers in the 2019 event.
Later this month Tweed Heads BC will host one of the biggest events on the Australian bowls calendar with the Australian Indoor Singles. Aaron Teys and Rebecca Van Asch are the defending champions.
Finally, the Zone 16 Development squad will take on South Coast District on November 24 at Shoalhaven Heads BC.
The match has become an annual event with hosting duties alternating.