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Bowls In Focus : February 2011
Bowls In Focus 25 “DANDY” SUPER SALE Starts Monday, February 28th Genuine Reductions Try our demo bowls before you buy Roy will be very happy to assist you 61 Walker Street Dandenong Phone: 03 9793 3487 Your enjoyment is our business DANDENONG’S SPECIALIST BOWLS SHOP “DANDY” SUPER SALE Starts Monday, February 28th Genuine Reductions HIGHWAY BOWLS CENTRE HIGHWAY BOWLS CENTRE Try our demo bowls before you buy Roy will be very happy to assist you 61 Walker Street Dandenong Phone: 03 9793 3487 Your enjoyment is our business MOOROOPNA BOWLS CLUB INC. ECHUCA ROAD MOOROOPNA PROUDLY PRESENTS ] Team with the Best winning Margin for the last two games on Sunday (Excluding Winners) PLAYING CONDITIONS Two Trial Ends at 9.45am—Games Commence at 10.00am Field limited to 36 Teams. Six Games of 16 ends over the two days (Three on Saturday—Three on Sunday) Winners will be determined by the team with the most games won plus shots up and then percentage if necessary. Greens available from 5pm on Friday 15th April 2011 ENTRY FEE. $180 per team. Includes : Lunch on both days, afternoon tea both days. ENTRIES CLOSE 5PM 6TH APRIL 2011 ENTRIES TO: TOURNAMENT SECRETARY Mooroopna Bowls Club Glen Thatcher Phone 03 58251219 Mob 0438 251 219 Graeme Young (03) 58252817 BOWLS CLUB Phone (03) 5825 2275 Fax (03) 5825 4411 MOOROOPNA BOWLS CLUB PREMIER AFFILIATES TRIPLES TOURNAMENT Two Bowl SATURDAY & SUNDAY 16TH & 17TH APRIL 2011 TOTAL PRIZE MONEY OF $5000 Last Bowl Shield Thriller State Teams For Darebin Series Victorian selectors have named representative Senior and Under-25 Development line-ups for this month’s interstate Test Series against the powerful Queensland representative squad at Darebin City Bowls Club on 24-25 February. The men’s senior team consists of: Rink 1: Wayne Roberts (Yarraville Footscray) skip, Lee Schraner (Brighton), Brett Foley (Shepparton Golf), Peter Loe (Essendon). Rink 2: Michael Wilks (Clayton) skip, Nick McIntyre (Bundoora RSL), Brenton Coad (Altona), Brad Holland (Bendigo East). Rink 3: Matt Flapper (Essendon) skip, Brett Dodd (Werribee RSL), Adam Galloway (Bundoora RSL), Barrie Lester (Moonee Ponds). The men’s under-25 development side comprises: Dylan Benwell (Clayton), Andrew Brown (Eaglehawk), Dylan Fisher (Clayton), Mathew Rennex (Essendon), Brad Willoughby (Essendon) and Michael Vesikko (Melbourne). The women’s senior team consists of: Rink 1: Gayle Edwards (Keilor) skip, Rebecca McMahon (Colac City), Robyn Thomassen (Grangeburn), Nicole Shor tis (Glenroy). Rink 2: Joyce Lindores (Clayton) skip, Sam Shannahan (Lara), Sandra Connolly (Moama), Kellie Bowles (Warrnambool). Rink 3: Paula Wood (Clayton) skip, Brooke Edwards (Keilor), Anna King (Essendon), Carla Odgers (Sunbury). The women’s under-25 development side comprises: Elise Cowan (Sunbury), Michelle Dick (Sunbury), Kristie Odgers (Sunbury), Natalie Parkinson (Somerville), Kirsty Poile (Fitzroy Victoria) and Chloe Stewart (Sunbury). Victorian and Australian fours title in 1991, represented ‘Dad’ and despite living on the Gold Coast continues to be a member to this day. In just one full year alone (1951), Glyn Bosisto won the following titles: club singles championship, Victorian State Champion of Champions, Victorian State Singles, Victorian State Pairs, Australian Fours and Australian Singles. And this was at a time when lawn bowls was at its pinnacle of participation. There were waiting lists to be- come a member at metropolitan clubs and over 3,000 players entered the national singles championship, with successful competitors needing to win eleven rounds to reach the final. Bosisto was inspired by the practice regime of Don Bradman, known to hit a golf ball continuously up against a wall with a cricket stump for hours. So, Bo- sisto believed if Bradman could improve his game that way to become the best in the world, he would apply the same hand-eye co-ordination practice procedure to become a master at delivering a bowl. He achieved it on the carpet in the family home spare room, and would deliver bowls over various chalk marks on the carpet until he could send 20 bowls in succession over each particular chalk-mark without missing. He did that in half-hour sessions before and after evening meals at least five nights a week. Like Bradman, he became the best there ever was in being able to adjust his line of delivery, and because of this training discipline he programmed himself to concentrate for long periods, maintaining a high degree of fitness with this continuous practice schedule. The great Glyn became a Member of Order of British Empire (MBE) in 1976, was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985, and the RVBA Hall-of-Fame in 1998. Here’s a snapshot of his astounding bowls record; four successive national singles titles (held every two years); 27 state and national titles; state skip continu- ously for 35 years; seven Victorian Champion of Cham- pions titles; five Victorian Singles Championships; two Victorian Pairs titles; Victorian Fours title; State Veteran Singles Title; Empire Games singles representative in Canada and Wales; four Masters singles titles; four Australian Fours titles; 29 club singles championships (55 club championship titles). At one time he won 66 consecutive singles champi- onship matches - lost one - then won 22 more on end. And don’t forget that he achieved all this with standard bowls! The Glyn Bosisto Shield was last contested at Dare- bin City in 2000, but will become a fixed tournament at Kew Heights on Australia Day in the future. Welcome home Glyn. - Geoff Mathers
March April 2011