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Bowls In Focus : February 2011
32 Bowls In Focus Bayside South Oakleigh is delighted with two new youngsters. Twelve-year-old up-and-comer Arjay Bywaters had a taste of what Division 1 is all about in the Round 10 match against Mitcham at South Oakleigh’s North Rd HQ. Despite his tender years and inexpe- rience, young Arjay got off to a great start, trailing the jack with his opening bowl. He then went on to win a fair bit of respect from both his teammates and opponents and praise from his skip, Tony Lee. Unfortunately victory eluded Arjay and his team but he’s sure to taste success in the top side in the not too distant future given the way he’s taken to the game and is certainly a star in the making. Another youngster making an impact is 8-year-old Christopher Nielsen who is yet to open his ac- count pennant wise, but is itching to get out there and mix it with the big boys (and girls). Chris and Arjay have teamed up for the club pairs and apparently the argument over who should skip has become quite intense. Everyone at the club wishes both boys all the best in the future and hope they’ll keep bowling for a long time to come. Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Alf Sadler (Chelten- ham) who recently passed away. Bendigo Well-known Bendigo East couple Lou and Mary Frank recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Lou tells the story that he had to go all the way to Queensland to find the right girl. Both have been very successful on the Bendigo greens winning many association events. A celebration party was held with bowling friends in Strathfieldsaye. The Bendigo Association is sad- dened by the passing of its life mem- ber Roy Alexander from Kangaroo Flat, who made an extraordinary con- tribution to bowls on and off the green at club, association and Group level during his career spanning 57-years. We extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends. The BDBA is also mourning the sudden passing of BDBA assistant secretary and secretary of the North Bendigo Bowls club, Noel O’Brien and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends. Both gentlemen will be sorely missed. Eastern Suburbs Bennettswood Bowling Club founda- tion and life member ‘Bill’ Edwards was honoured in 2010 when he was recognised at a special night held by the City of Whitehorse to acknowledge local sporting clubs and athletes for the year. Bill was proclaimed as ‘Volunteer of the Year’. At the age of 95, Bill has spent over 50 years as a volunteer at the club, and with his background in building, he has helped from the very begin- ning in 1959. He is still active in the day-to-day maintenance around the club together with keeping the club’s historical records of articles, photos etc and still plays pennant. Along with other sports people at that special night, Bill received his framed citation and plaque recording details of his award as ‘Spor ting Volunteer of the Year.’ Hats off to you, Bill. Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Frank Heaton (Ben- nettswood) who recently passed away. Metro North Coburg Moreland Bowls Club made a successful application under the Federal Government’s Volunteer Grants Program and was able to purchase a Defibrillator for the club. Sincere thanks to the Bunnings store in Coburg, who kindly provided the tradesman who fitted the alarmed cabinet containing the Defibrillator in the club. St John Ambulance repre- sentative Emma Dunlop attended the occasion, along with the committee members of the club. St John are keen to establish links to other bowls clubs, given the age group of many bowlers, they feel a Defibrillator should be placed in all clubs. Veteran Coburg Moreland members are comforted by the fact a potentially life saving device is on hand at all times. While not all clubs will be successful in achieving a grant for this purchase, many may find it a more than wor thwhile investment. These units are virtually foolproof and can be used by anyone, and if pur- chased through St John Ambulance, free training courses are available for club volunteers. Mid Gippsland The final of the club singles cham- pionship played at Garfield Bowling Club recently can only be described as an epic match. Played on a perfect green in mid 30’s heat it took three hours for a result to be decided – by a single shot! Both competitors, former champion Stephen Whyte and Wes Goodman played consistent, quality bowls worthy of anything we have seen televised, but it was Wes who prevailed as the result of a bizarre final end. Behind from the star t, Wes produced some great shots in the second half of the match to reach a score of 21-all; he then struck it un- lucky on the next end. Having laid his first two bowls very close to the jack, he then trailed the jack in such a way that his opponent was able to capi- talise and claim three shots, making the score 24-21 and Stephen needing only a single shot to win. Not to be Statewide Men’s Association News From Around The State • Bennettswood life member Bill Edwards, named City of Whitehorse ‘Sporting Volunteer of the Year’. • Coburg Moreland secretary Bob Poole (centre) admiring the club’s new Defibrillator with local Bunning’s manager Matthew Reece and St John Ambulance representative Emma Dunlop. • Garfield’s new club champion Wes Goodman is congratulated by runner- up Stephen Whyte. 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March April 2011