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Bowls In Focus : August September 2011
44 Bowls In Focus Bendigo Campaspe Belated congratulations to the following bowlers for their success in state and district events from last season. District champ of champions: Marie Rowe (Kangaroo Flat); State singles: Pam Hunter (Castlemaine); State pairs: Susan Howes and Mary Frank (Bendigo East); State triples: Pam Hunter, Pat Deveraux and Val Passalaqua (Castlemaine); State fours: Glenda Holt, Bronwyn McDermott, Helen Clough and Heather Crawford (Bendigo East); Novice singles: Kaye Rowe (Eaglehawk); Over 60’s singles Marie Rowe (Kangaroo Flat). The Association event winners were: singles: Marie Rowe (Kangaroo Flat); pairs: Annette Cassidy and Mardi Chisholm (Golden Square); triples: Pam Hunter, Pat Deveraux and Val Passalaqua (Castlemaine); fours: Glenda Holt, Bronwyn McDermott, Judy Washington and Heather Crawford (Bendigo East). The Anniversary Fours was won by Gwen Waegli, Dawn Jennings, Marge Rodgers and Elaine Touhey from Kangaroo Flat. Congratulations one and all on some wonderful bowling. Congratulations to Bendigo Bowls Division life member Ken Gullick and his wife Margaret on their recent golden wedding celebrations, also to new Bendigo Bowls Division chairman Len Grainger and his wife Jill for their recent golden wedding anniversary. Len and Jill had a weekend celebration with their family and friends. Central Victoria It has been an exciting time at Ballarat’s City Oval Bowling Club with the opening of its new synthetic green. Following cooperative negotiations between the club, state government and Ballarat City Council, the Ronaldson Green was opened before a very happy crowd of bowlers and quite a few of the people who had been involved in its building. Councillor Judy Verlin as MC opened proceedings and outlined the part played in financing and preparing the ground by the city council. She was followed by State Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty, who congratulated the club on its persistence in applying for all available subsidies and grants. Senator Michael Ronaldson then spoke of his pride in having the green named after his great grandmother who had loved the City Oval Club and had been the first president of the City Oval Ladies Bowling Club when it was formed in 1931. The Mayor of Ballarat Cr Craig Fletcher spoke of the cooperation and mutual support between the council and the bowling club. The club received grants of $60,000 from the State Government, $80,000 from the City of Ballarat and club funding of $90,000 brought the total to $230,000. After a plaque was unveiled by Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty, City of Ballarat mayor Craig Fletcher and City Oval Bowling Club chairman Lloyd Sims; Senator Michael Ronaldson unveiled the name on the centre shelter on the north side of the green. The dignitaries then put down a jack and a bowl each. Eastern Ranges Heathmont Bowls Club is pretty pleased having three from the six metro qualifiers represent the state in the Australian Indoor Singles Championships at Tweed Heads are from their club. Congratulations to John Strybosch, Jack Pater and Michael Henderson, a great effort. Upwey Tecoma honoured Robin Southern with life membership at their recent AGM in recognition of his service to the club at various levels. Sincere condolences to the family and friends of John Tresize (Bennettswood), Dennis Youngs and Alan Smith (Vermont South), Don Andrews and Jim Patterson (Upwey Tecoma) who recently passed away. Geelong Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Paul Larkins, Hedley (Howard) Taylor and Monica Connellan (Ocean Grove) who recently passed away. Metro West Who needs to venture north for winter bowls when you can enjoy the fun on the green like the program Werribee RSL has had this winter. As part of their plan to encourage greater participation in non-pennant season ladies bowling they have introduced Tuesday novelty days (once a month). The ladies have a great time with dressing up, a few games of bowls and a hot lunch. They play outside or indoors depending on the weather. Themes this winter have been Footy Day where everyone wears their team colours, Pirate Day that concluded with the game winners following a map to find a treasure chest with their prizes inside! Back-to-Front day was a hoot where clothes were worn backwards and everyone had to bowls with their opposite hand. We have also had a Pyjama Day and we saw some very creative garments here! The participation rate has improved and everyone is really enjoying something a bit different in the winter social season. Northern Gateway Afabulous time was had by the Melton girls competing in the Local Stars Day during winter at Clubs In Focus Club News • State Senator Michael Ronaldson sends down the first bowl on City Oval’s new synthetic green flanked by the Mayor of Ballarat Cr Craig Fletcher and Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty. • Heathmont’s John Strybosch, Jack Pater and Mike Henderson at Tweed Heads. • As part of their themed Winter Fun Days the happy band at Werribee RSL stand proud in their footy colours. • Enjoying a great time at Local Stars Day are Wendy Baker, Fay Ruthven and Lynn Bonney, members of the Melton ‘Thoroughbreds’.
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