Jan 10

Geelong Bowls Club Visit Sunday January 13th

Members who indicated their intention to attend the visit to Swinburne Ave. by Geelong BC are reminded that the event is on this Sunday.  Please arrive at noon in preparation for a 12:30pm rollup. Our caterers will provide a meal following the game.

Jan 09

2019 Hong Kong Trip Update

There are still a couple of spots available for the April visit to Hong Kong Cricket Club.

8 Sporting Sections will be attending over the weekend from 10th – 14th April.

The basic itinerary at the moment includes:

  • Wed (10th evening) – Horse Racing at Happy Valley Racecourse (known to be a real treat of a night)
  • Thurs (11th 6pm) – warm up bowls game under lights
  • Fri (12th evening) – official welcoming cocktail party
  • Sat (13th 6pm) – official bowls game under lights
  • Sun (14th evening) – farewell BBQ function

The Bowls contingent is planning to leave Melbourne on the 9th April and return on 15th April.

If anyone if interested in joining the trip, please contact Ian Cave on 0418 991 002.

Jan 09

2018-19 Women’s and Men’s Singles Finals

With the finalist decided and dates set, the finals of the Women’s and Men’s Club Singles will be held over the next week at Swinburne Avenue.

Women’s Singles Final 

Tris Doolan vs Sally Lynch

Friday 11th January from 4.30pm (Swinburne Avenue)

Men’s Singles Final 

Dan Mars  vs Michael Wilson

Tuesday 15th January from 6.00pm (Swinburne Avenue)

There will be a BBQ available during both games, so get down and watch what will be some fantastic bowls on both nights.

NOTE: As the Men’s final is being played on a practice night, the North Green will not be available for use from 5.30pm until its conclusion, but the South green will be available for use.

Jan 06

Return of Pennant for 2019

We trust that everyone has enjoyed their Christmas and New Year break. Just a reminder that Pennant will be returning on the following dates:

  • Saturday Pennant 12th Jan
  • Midweek Pennant 15th Jan

Formal Practice will recommence on Tuesday 8th Jan … can’t wait to see you all on the greens!

Dec 20

Swinburne Greens

On Wednesday the Swinburne Ave greens received some maintenance in the form of a light scarifying. While the greens are still playing close to the same speed that they were prior, you may notice a slight reduction in speed for a short period after.

Given the nature and seasonal growing times of the grass, it is necessary for them to undergo maintenance at this time of year. The light scarifying is to help avoid the onset of thatch which can build up in the surface if not dealt with. This will ultimately lead to healthier and more resistant greens in the future.

Thanks for your patience during this time, and the greens at Swinburne will remain open over the Christmas /  New Year break. Also remember the following directions of play must be observed at all times:

Mon – Wed – Fri (East – West)
Tues – Thurs – Sat – Sun (North – South)

Dec 20

Ladies Annual Luncheon

Once again the Ladies Annual Luncheon was held and it was a great occasion for our present and past lady bowlers in the beautiful setting of Glen Street. Donations received from the day will benefit our Charity Berry Street. Thank you to all who participated.

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Dec 13

Greens Closed Today (Thurs 13/12)

Due to the rain, greens today have been closed at MCC.

Dec 12

Boxing Day Test Luncheon (Day 1)

The MCC Sporting Sections is hosting a luncheon in the Hans Ebeling Room for Day 1 of the Boxing Day Test.

The bowls section has access to table in the room. The event is open to bowls section members who are MCC members and their Visitor Ticket holders guests.

Lunch is a 2 course meal, with a cash bar and a reserved seat on Level 2. Price is $62 each (does not include Visitor Ticket)

If you are interested in attending please, contact Culum Bennington at communications@mccbowls.org by Thursday 13th December to secure your spot.

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