Nov 24

Christmas Breakup Function

Christmas breakup

6.00pm Saturday 18th December 2021 (after Saturday Pennant)

Partners welcome (Fully Vaccinated)

$15 pp with drinks from the bar at normal club prices

Payment before the function by cheque, direct deposit or cash

(Email the for the bank details if needed)

Special dietary requirements – contact Reg Davis by or  0409 771086

RSVP by the 14th December

 via email or the Booking List at either Swinburne Ave or Glen St


Nov 17

MCC v Lilydale Premier Division Livestream




Nov 15

Vale Clive Locock

It is with great sadness that we advise members that Clive Locock passed away on Friday 12 November 2021 following his battle with illness.

Clive was 73 years old and a member of the club since 1 July 1995. He was the last City of Hawthorn BC member who became a member of the MCC Bowls Section when the Section moved from the MCG to Hawthorn. Clive was passionate bowler who used his Size 5 bowls to great effect whenever he was playing. He will be sadly missed around the greens.

Condolences to his wife Ying and family.

No funeral arrangements have been advised at this time.


Nov 15

2021/22 Yarra Region Over 60’s and Standard Pairs

Yarra Region Over 60s singles and standard Pairs is open for entry via bowlslink.

If anyone is having issues with entering they can contact Matthew Ottobre at Bowls Victoria for assistance. 0411 516 328.

2021 Yarra Singles and Pairs

Nov 10

2021/22 Club Singles Championships

Lists for entry into the Club Singles are at Glen Street on the table in the foyer and at Swinburne Avenue on the board just inside the main entrance. Our Bowls Director – Ian Smith has left entries for this club event open for the first two rounds of pennant so everyone will get a home game before entries close. 


Entries are open for the Men’s and Women’s Club Singles Championship.

Entries close   :  Saturday 20th November

Round 1 & 2    :  Sunday 21st November – If you are unable to play on that date do not enter

Nov 06

A pond? A lake? No it’s our Green!

Hard to believe that this was our bowling green at Swinburne Ave this afternoon after a huge downpour.  In true form it soon dried up :

06112021 Swinburne Rain Photo 1

06112021 Swinburne Rain Photo 2

and a car in Swinburne Ave :

06112021 Swinburne Rain Photo 3

Oct 20

Club Training Sat 23rd & 30th Oct 2021

Please refer to a club email sent Tue 19th Oct regarding structured training being held the next two Saturdays. Please read and reply with your attendance by 5pm Thursday 21 October.

Oct 06

Practise Bookings Open

Dear Members,

Due to problems with the email server, many members haven’t been able to receive an email. Here is the content of the email :


We are now able to open Swinburne Ave for members from Thursday 7 October 2021 under strict guidelines from Bowls Victoria and Council. Glen St will not open until restrictions are eased.

We are permitted to use 8 rinks with each having 1 rink gap. Each rink is restricted to two bowlers, therefore capping each session at 16. The only exception is that a rink can have 4 players if they are all fully vaccinated and from no more than two households. In this instance, you will only need to book one of the partners into a timeslot and advise Ian Smith on 0425 759 544.

One hour has been allocated for practise for each session until restrictions are eased. I know this tough but it’s the fairest way for all members who want to practice.

Please note that:
• On any given rink there is a maximum of 4 players from 2 households if fully vaccinated, or, 2 players if partially or not vaccinated.
• you are to ensure that you scan the QR code upon arrival at the club
• you will need to reside within the 15km radius to come to practise
• the clubrooms will be closed except to collect your bowls (at your first session only) and to use the toilet
• masks must be worn at all times except when you are delivering a bowl
• all members should keep 1.5m apart at all times
• members are not to touch other members bowls
• There will be 2 jacks and two mats per rink, 1 at either end, and only 1 person per rink is permitted to touch the mat or jack
• currently, you can either be fully vaccinated or not vaccinated to come to practise however this may change in the future if the government mandates that all participants that play community sport be fully vaccinated

If you choose to advise of your vaccination status during booking for practice, we will do our best to pair you with someone of the same vaccination status.

Whilst it isn’t required, if you wish to show your COVID19 Vaccination Certificate to Ian Smith he will keep a record.

Do not arrive any earlier than 10 minutes before your session starts and leave in an orderly fashion once the session time is finished. If you arrive before that time you will not be able to enter the venue as the gates will be locked until the previous participants have left the club and the mats and jacks have been replaced by the Covid Marshall.

Days/Times available for this week are: Thursday or Saturday at 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.30pm or 5.00pm. Bookings will close at 9am each practice day. As further days become available, they will be added to the booking system. At this stage, practise will be held on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at the above times.

We would like to thank Ian Smith who is our COVID Marshall for all sessions. Please contact him on 0425 759 544 if you have any queries or are unable to attend a booked session (note : you can also cancel your own bookings using the link provided in your booking confirmation email).

Please use the following link to book:



BV announced late yesterday that a planned commencement of the Metro Pennant Season is be on Saturday 13 November and Tuesday 16 November. These dates are subject to change at short notice. It is the club’s view that only fully vaccinated members, and those members with a valid medical exemption, will be able to play pennant. In light of this, if you are wanting to play pennant and are not vaccinated we encourage you to get vaccinated as soon as possible.


Ian McKay
MCC Bowls Section
0419 517 375

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