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Bowls In Focus : January 2010
Bowls In Focus 5 6 Auburn s State Title T riumph After two days of tough bowls in equally tough conditions the Auburn men prevailed. 7 New Look Legacy Pairs The exalted Legacy Sir Dallas Brooks Trophy tournament has assumed a new identity. 10 Premier Or Precarious? An appraisal of the elite metropolitan premier division pennant competition. 12 Great Dane's Sweet Victory How a young star erased a bitter year-long state title memory. 15 The Sherman Dynasty Meet the Bendigo family whose impact on the sport has been significant. 16 Radar Locates Singles Crown Seasoned performer Ray Morrissey's quest for state honours was not to be denied. 19 Coach And Umpire Of The Year The VLBA's top umpire and coach are recognised for their excellence. 20 Palace Of Dreams Arrives The world's newest state-of-the-art indoor bowls complex has opened in Brighton. 22 Mixed Interstate Fortunes Our state junior boys retained one trophy and surrendered another. are celebrating 120 years. 26 Tigers Tops In Shootout Somerville's new blue ribbon event was dominated by a trio from Richmond. Regular Departments 8 Bowls Victoria Update 9 State Chairman and Deputy 10 My Mat 28 Umpires In Focus 29 Special Projects 30 Marketplace 31 VicHealth Report 32 Statewide 34 Greens In Focus 35 Milligan 36 Horizons 38 John Snell In Focus January 2010 alace of Dreams Arrives e 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 Editorial Assistant: Marnie Gregory Art Director: Mark Maloney (03) 9741 7587 www.mmdcreative.com.au Advertising Consultant: Todd Shannon Editorial Contributors: Di Gatehouse,Peter Gerty, David Polkinghorne, David Rhys Jones, John Snell. Photographers: Sue Ashman, Duncan Cubitt, Kaz Dambrauskas, John Edwards, 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: 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 Features 10 FRONT COVER: Current state player Carla Odgers from Keilor will represent Australia in next month's Trans-Tasman Under-25 Series against New Zealand in Auckland. 15 6 20 12