Jun 28

Winter Get Together – Southern Indoor

Get your bowls out of the cupboard for our annual Winter get together at Southern Indoor Bowls in South Caulfield. Details are below and you can send your RSVP via our online form at the link below:

When: Monday 25th July
Time: Be there at 7.45pm for a 8pm start
Where: Southern Indoor Bowls Centre – 350 Hawthorn Road Caulfield South
Cost: $5 each

If you are interested in attending please get in contact via the following means by Thursday 21st July :

We look forward to seeing lots of you there on the night.

Jun 27

Our next Footy Function – 16th July 2016

Attention All Members

At present we have the required minimum number of people to hold the July Footy Function and while its great that the day will be going ahead, we would like to see even more members with their friends and family attend the day. If you are at all interested, please contact Culum ASAP to get your booking in. This will be a great day to socialise with our fellow members and guests.

It’s time for our next Footy Function at the ‘G on Saturday 16th July for the Richmond vs Essendon game. So get your family and friends together to come along to this great social gathering. Even if you think you might come, please let us know as soon as possible so we can get the required numbers. The function will be held in the Ebeling Room and we have the following packages available:

The dsay will begin from approximatley 12pm (TBC) once the gates have opened.

What’s Included

Food: Cocktail Food menu which will be served around to all guests

Seats: A reserved seat on Level 2 outside the Ebeling Room

Drinks: 4 hour Soft Drinks Package or Beer/Wine/Soft Drink Package up until Half Time, then Cash Bar


Soft Drinks Package $40 (MCC Members Price) or $67 (Non MCC Members Price, includes Visitor Ticket)

Beer/Wine/Soft Drink Package $61 (MCC Members Price) or $88 (Non MCC Members Price, includes Visitor Ticket)

If you are interested or have any questions please contact Culum Bennington via email at culum.bennington@gmail.com or 0433 294 840.

RSVP is required by Friday 1st July. This will be a great opportunity for our members at their family and friends to enjoy a social gathering at the ‘G.

If we do not get the required numbers, we may need to cancel the event, which we really don’t want to do.

Jun 21

Winter Pennant Finals – the Grand Final awaits

Congratulations to our Winter Pennant Top Side who today beat Richmond Union 50-36 to make it through to the Grand Final next Saturday 2nd July. They will play Middle Park at Alphington. We would love to see as much support as possible!

The end of the Winter Pennant Season has arrived with our Top Side making the finals. They will play Richmond Union this coming Saturday (25th June) at Richmond Union starting at 1pm. Supporters are more than welcome to come along and cheer our side on.

Our second side unfortunately missed finals, but we thank everyone who played to represent the club.

Jun 16

Selection Process and calls for Expression of Interest

The Committee at its monthly meeting approved the following process for the selection of Selectors for season 2016/17. Accordingly, we are now calling for Expression of Interest (EOI) from those members wanting to be considered for these positions (those members who previously nominated for the Selectors positions earlier in year need to reconfirm that they are still interested in being a Selector under this new structure). It should be noted that Selection of Sides for season 2016/17 will be undertaken on a Monday night. This is to allow the Coach to undertake his coaching duties on Tuesday and Thursday.

Saturday Pennant


  • Chairperson
  • Coach
  • Two Selectors (Sides 1 to 3)
  • Two Selectors (Sides 4 to 7)

All five selectors and coach would be involved in the general discussion of sides and selection will be as follows:

  • The Chairperson (who will have the casting vote), Coach and two Selectors (Sides 1 to 3) would be able to vote on the selection of the top three sides.
  • The Chairperson (who will have the casting vote), Coach and two Selectors (Sides 4 to 7) would be able to vote on the selection of the lower four sides.

Midweek Pennant


  • Chairperson
  • Two Selectors

All three selectors would be involved in the discussion and the selection of the four Midweek Pennant sides.

Tuesday Night Pennant and Wednesday Night Pennant the Committee approved that the Bowls Director will be selector for these sides.

If you are interested in putting an EOI for any of the Selectors vacancies, please have your EOI in to the Secretary via email by Friday 1 July 2016 and the email address is secretary@mccbowls.org . Included in the EOI should be which Selector position you are interested in being considered for. Also, if you wanting to be the Chairperson of Selectors for either Saturday or Midweek Pennant you should add that you want to be considered for these vacancies plus you should provide what your goals as Chairperson would be for the coming season.

The Committee at its next meeting on Tuesday 12 July 2016 will consider all EOIs received for the positions and will make appropriate appointments to the Selector positions. We will then be in the position to announce our new Selection Panels to the members.

We look forward to receiving EOI from suitably interested members for these Selectors positions.

Jun 03

Our Bowlers Win at Mildura

Our bowlers are becoming Media Stars

Check out the recent article within the Inside Bowls Magazine online Here … The report starts on page 28 with their photo on page 33.

Check out the write up on some of our members up at Mildura on the Bowls Vic website … Click Here

The Mildura Bowls Club ran its annual May Carnival last week which attracted teams from across Victoria, South Australia and NSW competing for $11,500 in prize money including the Rio Vista Fours and GBC ( Baden) Williams Classic Pairs.

The players included  Ben and Graham Winther, Scott Mejean, Colin Hall and Michael Gardner who acquitted themselves extremely well.

The team of Ben Winther, Scott Mejean, Colin Hall and Micheal Gardner won the $2,500 Rio Vista Fours defeating a very strong SA side in a thrilling play-off.

Ben Winther and Scott Mejean then combined to win the marquee event of the carnival , the GBC (Baden) Williams Classic Pairs of $3,500 plus trophy from a very strong field of 56 teams.

In addition to the above Ben combined with his father Graham to take out fourth prize in the 3 bowl sets play pairs.

The story of the GBC Williams pairs is an interesting one — briefly Baden Williams was a city engineer in Mildura and some nine years ago his son and MCC bowler, Dr. Peter Williams, set up a Perpetual Trust in his father’s name to be competed for by pairs at the annual May Carnival. Peter Williams returns to Mildura each year to compete in the event.

Jun 01

The Biggest Morning Tea @ MCC Bowls Section

A Great Day … here’s the report …

The ladies of the MCC Bowls Section again joined with other groups across Victoria to raise funds for Cancer Research in the form of a Biggest Morning Tea. Their Annual Fund Raising Event was held on May 26th, at Hawthorn’s Swinburne Avenue Clubrooms. The weather was miserable outside but inside was invitingly set up and cosily arranged to welcome our guests who enjoyed the Devonshire Tea then were able to sit back and listen to our guest speaker, Dr Jill Spargo, who presented a most interesting and enjoyable talk on keeping well and fit, as we age. The MC for the day was Mr Robert Rouch. Guests included Malvern Bowls Club, MCC Kew Sports bowlers, Huntingdale Golf Club and as ever the MCC Croquet Section was very well represented. Members of the MCC Bowls Section Committee including Manny Galanos, Ian McKay, Norm Hayes, Rae Graham, Reg Davis and their partners joined Graham Fahey and Wayne Worladge from the MCC Croquet Section, as well as Club Members and their friends.

We were delighted to forward the sum of $2560 to the Cancer Council which was raised from entry, raffles, and some very generous donations. Over the past 7 years the MCC Bowls Section Biggest Morning Tea has raised over $15,000 for Cancer Research. This would not have been possible without the club members who over past years have been involved in preparing the day, hosting as well as the many wonderful donors of time, money and goods. Another successful Event for the Club.

Annette Kendall, Coordinator

Biggest Morning Tea 2016



The MCC Bowls Section will again host an event for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. The event will be held on Thursday 26th May at the Swinburne Avenue Clubrooms commencing 10:30am

The Guest speaker will be Dr Jill Spargo

For more details, please check out the flyer … Click Here

Or contact Annie Kendall on 0421 436 007

May 30

Saturday Winter Pennant Ladders

We have just received the Saturday Winter Pennant Ladders up to Round 5. As the results and ladders become available we will post them online during the season. Click here for the latest.

May 20

2016 MCC Bowls Presentation Night

Congratulations to all the trophy winners last night at our Annual Presentation Night. Also a big thank you to all who came along to make it a fun night. as well as those who helped to put on the night including the MCC Event staff for a lovely meal.


The trophy winners on the night were:

Tournament/Award Name
Men’s Singles Dan Mars
Ladies Singles Alexandra Smith
Men’s Pairs Scott Mejean 

Ben Winther

Ladies Pairs Eliza Wellington 

Alexandra Smith

Mixed Pairs Petrina Wood-Bradley 

Neville Wood-Bradley

Club Triples Dean O’Neill

Daniel Dimery

Kevin Crowle

Club Fours Randal Dimery

Dan Mars

Dean O’Neill

Ben Winther

MCC Cup John Calwell
Chairman’s Trophy David Brown
Proportional Handicap Richard Morris
2 Bowls Singles Clive Morris
Veterans Peter Marget
Super Veterans Ian Phillpot
Best Pennant Positions Randal Dimery (Lead)

John Kaloger (Second)

Scott Mejean (Third)

Paul Noone (Skip)

Best Clubman Andrew Marshall
Club Achievement (600 games for MCC) Robert Storey

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