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Bowls In Focus : Bowls In Focus May 2010
40 Bowls In Focus Ballarat Congratulations to Group 1 secretary Rod McKechnie and wife Margaret on their recent golden wedding celebrations. Mt Xavier had a rare and special occurrence in their club finals when Joy Adams and Beau Adams became club champions. It was the 17th win for Joy and the second for Beau. This is so special because they are, in fact, grandmother and grandson. Bendigo Almost 49 years as a member of Eaglehawk Club is surpassed only by 60 years of marriage for super veteran Norm Hall. Although hospitalised, and not keeping the best of health, Norm together with wife Alvina, were able to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary recently by dining out with family members. In a recent pennant game the Harcourt A3 team of C McAuliffe, B Kidman, K Delmenico and K Holschier scored two eights in their 46 to 24 win. Bendigo East had seven teams in the local pennant competition with all teams making it to the finals claiming the A1, A2, B1 and C2 (black) finals, an outstanding achievement for the club. Geelong Queenscliff Bowls Club has achieved the ultimate goal of all bowling clubs for the 2009-10 season. The great grand final victory by the men’s side in Premier Division pennant gave the club a rare double when their top ladies side took out the Bellarine District Division 1 pennant grand final the following week. Although a relatively small club it has a very enthusiastic membership. Of the four men’s pennant sides, two made the final four with premier division taking out the flag. The club is anticipating the completion of a new all-weather green this month and bowls will then be played throughout the winter months for those who do not go up nor th. Goulburn Valley The district is saddened by the passing of Geoff Beck (Rushwor th) and extends sincere condolences to Mary, family and friends. Maroondah It has been 19 years since Lilydale won a higher metropolitan division pennant. This year proved to be their year when they defeated Pakenham by 12 shots. The club was downhearted with relegation to Division 4 last season, however the team rebounded strongly to finish second on the ladder this year. The first semi final was played at home against Blackburn North and it was a real nail-biter. Both sides drew after 100 ends and were forced into a one-end play-off by each rink. Lilydale won this encounter seven shots to three. Next day they went to Doncaster to play Greensborough in the Section 4 final, which they won by four shots. Then it was off to the metro finals and with violent thunderstorms threatening, Lilydale defeated Alphington 110-86, next day to Newport where they were successful against Lalor 121-78 . A great finish to the season and Division 3 here they come! Congratulations to Leo O’Dea, Henry Frolich and Alan Stewart (Blackbur n), Ken Jackson and Keith Tacey (Blackbur n Nor th), Clive Hamilton and Bill Moseley (Croydon) who received their Super Veteran badges recently. Melbourne Beaches Elsternwick Park’s first ever pennant flag and also the first pennant victory for all 17 members of the team. Being just a small club and like most str uggling a bit for members and finances the win meant a hell of a lot to the members. They believe this team represents the current face of Bowls Victoria. It’s not just about the glamour Premier Division; it’s about expanding bowls to attract people from all areas of the community. In the team were three women, a couple of pensioners, three twenty- something’s, professional people, labourers and the unemployed. They love their bowls and they love their club with the camaraderie and mateship it brings with it. Statewide RVBA District Association News From Around The State COACHING VACANCY The Moonee Valley Bowls Club is seeking the services of a playing coach for the 2010/2011 season and beyond. Based in the northern suburbs, we currently have 3 sides (Div 1, 3 & 7), and are seeking a self motivated person who is prepared to lead the club forward and contribute to our on-going success. Duties of the role include the on-going coaching of both new and experienced bowlers and selection of teams. Remuneration will be discussed at interview. Please send your application, stating relevant experience, to The Secretary Moonee Valley Bowls Club 2A Pattison St Moonee Ponds 3039 Applications close Friday 4th June 2010 • Mt Xavier’s club champions Joy Adams and grandson Beau Adams with their trophies. • The happy crew from Queenscliff following their win in the Geelong Ballarat Premier Division grand final. • Lilydale’s Division 4 team is thrilled to have won their way back to Division 3.
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