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Bowls In Focus : February 2010
36 Bowls In Focus Central Highlands To mark the 100th Anniversary of the Bacchus Marsh Bowling Club a celebration afternoon tea was recently held to honour the historical occasion. Guests included RVBA deputy presi- dent Doug Kneebone, VLBA president Maureen Connolly, RVBA councillor Bill Sorraghan and VLBA councillor Fay Ruthven. Other dignitaries included Central Highlands executive members, club presidents Ian Webster and Joyce Porter, club life members Reta Hine, Jack Wittick, Pat Wittick and Brian Foster together with a jolly band of past and present club members and neighbouring clubs in the district. What a brilliant day everyone attending had, a welcoming sherry, delight in catching up with everyone again then settling down to a game of bowls. President Maureen sent down the jack followed by deputy president Doug rolling the first bowl - a wooden bowl dating back to the early 1900's. Unfortunately Doug forgot about the amount of bias needed for the old bowl and ended up a mile away from the jack! The official proceedings were under way with a sumptuous afternoon tea prepared by the Bacchus Marsh la- dies. Club president Ian welcomed all to the celebrations, while in response to the toasts president Maureen led the singing of the national anthem followed by congratulatory speeches to the club on achieving this wonderful milestone. The club was presented with a plaque to commemorate their 100th birthday. During this time, a short pré- cis outlining the history and develop- ment of the club was presented along with an article explaining the origin of a large tapestry of the club's emblem, woven by Tibetan Monks and donated by the Bond family in the 1960's. The tapestry adorns the wall in the members lounge. Club life members Reta Hine and Jack Wittick were custodians of the anniversary cake beautifully made and decorated by club member Barry Cowman. It was a superb day in the history of the club and we thank those who organised a most enjoyable day. Eastern Suburbs Auburn Bowls Club is a relatively small clubbutithasalotofgetupandgo.It recently held the Le Pine Open Triples. And 18 teams from around the metro area, including Melbourne Bowls Centre, Altona, Croydon, Heathmont, Ivanhoe, Mitcham, Monbulk, Ferntree Gully and Richmond joined with Au- burn teams to compete for the booty. The men from Monbulk, Alan Costello, Ron Ralph and Ted Tratt won the $270 prize on a countback with a score of 49 and 43 shots up from the team from Melbourne Bowls Centre, Tan Houghton, Bill Fisher and Adam Fisher who finished with a score of 49 and 22 shots up, and claimed the $150 as runner up. Best last game $90 went to a combined Richmond Union/Auburn team. The general consensus of opinion was that the event was a very enjoy- able, friendly, competitive and well run competition. As a result the social side of the game continued on in the clubrooms past 7:30pm. A young fellow making a mark at Auburn is 14-year-old Brendan Gal- lagher, who represented Group 13 in the State Under-18 Singles held at Clayton in December. Under the tute- lage of club coach and state bowler Noel Waite, Brendan is developing very well and has moved from lead to second over the season in the club's top Division 4 team. The Gallagher clan was well represented at the Le Pine day as along with Brendan and Bernie were Brendan's four uncles making the trip from Bendigo. Maroondah It was a long day to mid-evening for the 60 and over pairs Group finalists at Heathmont with three games in high temperatures. While well-known personalities Jack Allison and Bob Pratt of Heatherdale won their first game and semi-final comfortably without having to play the last end each time, Greg Dillon and Bill Taylor of Blackburn went the full distance in their games and even had to play an extra end in the semi-final. Then the final went down to the wire where, after 14 ends, the score Statewide RVBA District Association News From Around The State BAYSIDE JACK HIGH BOWLS 739 Centre Road Bentleigh East, 3165 PH / FAX 9579 4440 www.baysidejackhighbowls.com.au For all Your Bowling requirements • Club Clothing • Accessories • Lawn bowls • Good ser vice and Advice • Enjoying the Bacchus Marsh Bowls Club’s 100th anniversary celebrations were RVBA, VLBA and Central Highland dignitaries together with club offcials and life members. • Auburn’s up and coming Brendan Gallagher under the watchful eyes of his uncles Vin, Adi, Nick and Buster, and dad Bernie too.
March April 2010