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Bowls In Focus : November 2009
Bowls In Focus 5 6 Juniors Medal Haul Victoria's touring Under-18 boys and girls teams collected a full set of medals at the Australian Championships. 10 Wycheproof Wonders Against all odds a team from one of the state's smallest clubs trumped the Dot Jenkinson Ladies Pairs field. 19 Unification Update Our state presidents have the last word before the Unification issue is decided next month. 20 The Strife Of Brian A satirical look at bowls selection for a rookie getting started in the game. 22 Gunners Snare Pairs Loot A couple of crafty Gunbower stagers raced off with the Plumbtec Golden Pairs cash. 24 Back-To-Back Ben Meet a genuine quiet achiever who lets his bowls do the talking. 34 Young Vics Retain Shield Our Under-25 development side brought the Whitehead Pope Shield back home. 40 JD Squads Rule OK! A brand new department especially dedicated to the growing ranks of junior development squad bowlers. Departments 8 Lawn Order 9 RVBA President 12 VLBA News 13 VLBA President 20 My Mat 30 What's New? 36 Umpires In Focus 39 VicHealth Report 40 JD Squads In Focus 42 Marketplace 43 Special Projects 44 Statewide 46 Greens In Focus 47 Milligan 48 Horizons 50 John Snell In Focus November 2009 PS c 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 TWO ASSOCIATIONS TWO HISTORIES ONE DIRECTION A "yes' vote on December 3 and the subsequent unification of Bowls Victor ia will ensure the future viability of our spor t within the state. I trust that the 'Special Resolution' as proposed will attract your support and thus allow the Joint Working Party to proceed towards the objective. Graeme Hosken President RVBA The Joint Working Party has spent two years of planning, discussion and consultation to prepare the 'Special Resolution' and to help you make an infor med decision. Your vote will decide the future direction of lawn bowls in this state and I am certain your determination will be ver y positive and in the best interests of our spor t. Maureen Connolly President VLBA BENEFITS There will be:- THE JWP HAS:- boundar ies updates on website and in this FOR UR LUB: Togetbo Aan A members etode DELE TE You(ory oxy)toa cial club vote. REMEMBER, REMEMBER, REMEMBER 3 DECEMBER 2009 VOTING DAY UNIFICATION Features 22 40 19 FRONT COVER: Victoria's gold medal winning fours combination from last month's Australian Junior Championships at Halekulani Bowls Club on the NSW Central Coast, (back row) Aaron Wilson, Matthew Rennex, (front row) Dane McKinnon, Ben McArthur. 6 10