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Bowls In Focus : October 2009
Bowls In Focus 5 6 Community Partnership Formed Our state associations have joined forces with beyondblue - the national depression initiative. 10 Re-enter, Stage Right In something of a soap opera the historic Hawthorn Bowls Club has risen from the ashes. 14 Junior Squads Rock! Enjoying the success of our state’s Junior Development Squad network. 18 Demons Are Top Centenarians Australia’s oldest club prevailed in the Centenary Club Challenge. 22 Stars Sparkle In Bendigo Classics Bendigo’s motel owners backed two weekends of super pairs competition. 24 Life Membership Is No Fairy Tale Seymour VRI’s Max Deason is awarded the RVBA’s ultimate honour. 28 Late Arrivals Win Country Triples A last-minute entry scooped the pool at Cobram’s biggest event. 33 Croweaters Snatch Premier Purse Two South Australians claimed the major share of Moama’s Premier Pairs prize pool. 35 Maestro Heading For Potters Brighton’s Geoff Maskell has qualified for the world indoor singles championship. 36 A Tiger By The Tail The forward thinking Richmond Union folk have relaunched their brand. 51 Lifting The Lid News from the offices of the Bowls Australia. Regular Departments 8 VLBA News 9 VLBA President 12 Lawn Order 13 RVBA President 26 What’s New? 39 Umpires In Focus 40 Club Doctor 41 VicHealth Report 42 Marketplace 43 Special Projects 44 Horizons 46 Greens In Focus 47 Milligan 48 Statewide 50 John Snell In Focus October 2009 PRIZE PAIRS PRIZE PAIRS Regional pairs classics attract stellar fields State Associations Announce Community Partnership with Demons Tops In Century Showdown beyondblue Victorian Ladies Bowling Association Inc. A8822R Royal Victorian Bowls Association Inc. A9541 Is the official publication of the Royal Victorian Bowls Association and Victorian Ladies Bowling Association. Third Floor, Bowlers House 21 Burwood Road Hawthorn Vic 3122 Phone: (03) 9818 0711 Facsimile: (03) 9818 2992 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Publishing Editor: David Allen Advertising Consultant: Todd Shannon Art Director: Mark Maloney (03) 9741 7587 www.mmdcreative.com .au Editorial Assistant: Marnie Gregory Editorial Contributors: David Rhys Jones, David Polkinghorne, John Snell. Photographers: Sue Ashman, John Edwards, Duncan Cubitt, David Holman, Derek McCabe. Printed by Pilgrim Press © RVBA-VLBA Communications. Material contained in Bowls In Focus is protected under the Copyright Act 1968. No material may be reproduced in part or whole without written consent from the copyright holders. Head Office: Ground Floor, Bowlers House, 21 Burwood Road, Hawthorn Vic 3122 Phone: (03) 9819 1544 Facsimile: (03) 9819 3966 E-mail: email@example.com Internet: www.bowlsvic.org.au Patron: Mrs Jan de Kretser President: Mrs Maureen Connolly Vice Presidents: Mrs Pat Calabresi Mrs Bernice Helle Mrs Gillian Jolly Mrs Jackie McLaren Finance Director: Mrs Zoe Newton Immediate Past President: Mrs Joan Adams Executive Officer: Mrs Leonie Schulz Third Floor, Bowlers House 21 Burwood Road, Hawthorn Vic 3122 All correspondence to: PO Box 6080, Hawthorn West 3122 Phone: (03) 9819 6177 Facsimile: (03) 9819 5453 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.bowlsvic.org.au Patron: Professor David de Kretser AO, Governor of Victoria President: Graeme Hosken Deputy President: Doug Kneebone Vice Presidents: Frank Booth (Metropolitan) Geoff Burt (Country) Honorary Treasurer: Michael Classon Executive Officer: Peter Hanlon Contents Features 14 6 10 18 FRONT COVER: New VLBA state squad member Anne Miles from Yarrawonga & Border Golf in action at this year’s Australian Open Championships. 35
August September 2009