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Bowls In Focus : December 2009
Bowls In Focus 5 6 T win T riumphs For Big V Our men's and ladies state teams extended their winning streaks in test series bowls against the ACT. 10 'Dougie' We profile the legendary larrikin who is arguably Victoria's greatest international player. 14 Keen Jean Bendigo's Jean Cunningham is a top per- former on both bowls and golf greens. 17 Partnering The Big Australian The RVBA and world market leaders Henselite have galvanised a corporate spon- sorship agreement. 18 Kirsty's Crown Classy Kirsty Poile powered her way to a state singles championship. 22 One-Horse Race A bolter from the bush galloped off with City of Frankston's annual Cup Day Classic. 24 Seniors Silver Streak It's a hattrick of runner-up finishes for Victoria's 60 and Over state side. 26 Without Bias Our new club advice column from ClubsVIC discusses current liquor licensing laws. Departments 8 VLBA News 9 VLBA President 10 My Mat 12 Lawn Order 13 RVBA President 20 What's New? 26 Without Bias 27 Umpires In Focus 28 Marketplace 29 VicHealth Report 31 Special Projects 32 Horizons 34 Greens In Focus 35 Milligan 36 Statewide 38 John Snell In Focus Somerville Trifecta On Cup Day 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, Ray Menzies. 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 17 FRONT COVER: Delighted state presidents Graeme Hosken of the RVBA and the VLBA's Maureen Connolly toast the resounding unification 'Yes' vote achieved at the Moonee Valley Racecourse. 22 106 18