Dec 01

Yarra Region Events 2020-21

Last weekend was the start of the 2020/21 Yarra Region Championships where we had a number of MCC teams competing in the Men’s Pairs. Mike Haigh and Brendan Gallagher have made it through to the Quarter Finals which will be held this Sunday.

The Women’s Pairs will also begin this Sunday, again with a number of MCC bowlers in action. The Over 60’s Singles begins this Wednesday with again, numerous MCC bowlers competing.

Good bowling to all our bowlers!

For all the most recent results, you can click the link the below to see all the happening in the Yarra Events.

Yarra Region Events Draw and Results


Nov 30

Defibrillator and Resuscitation Course

We are conducting a demonstration on how to use the defibrillator and general resuscitation course on Thursday 10 December 2020 in our Swinburne Ave Clubrooms commencing at 7.00pm.  All members are encouraged to attend this presentation.  Having attended previously, I can assure members that it is very informative and demonstrates how easy the defibrillator is to use if the situation arises.

The presentation will be provided by Dr Martin Hiscock, Cardiologist, Epworth Hospital and Ms Sue Buckman, Director, De-Fib for Life.

Light refreshments will follow, so please register your attendance with me by COB Monday 7 December 2020.

Thank you to Peter Williams for organising this most important refresher course.

Nov 25

Pennant Season Commencement and Speaker

Commencement of Pennant

Pennant begins tomorrow for the Thursday Pennant side, on Saturday for the Weekend Pennant sides and on Tuesday for Midweek Pennant sides. Members are reminded that there will be no breaks during all pennant games or serving of tea/coffee until further notice because of continuing COVID-19 restrictions. Masks are no longer required outside or on the greens but are still required to be worn inside if not eating or drinking. Please also adhere to the 1.5m social distancing rules when at the club.

Pre-Season Talk

To celebrate the start of the 2020/21 pennant season, tomorrow night we will have our traditional guest speaker before the first game of Saturday Pennant. We encourage everyone to attend Swinburne Avenue as we launch our season off with a talk at 7.00pm. Our speaker this year will be fellow member Paul Morris. We will be serving a BBQ, so come down for a practice and stay for an interesting talk.

Please note that due to the current COVID restrictions we can only seat 47 members in the clubrooms. Other members will have to sit outside to listen to the talk.

To allow the club to monitor numbers, we encourage members to use the Trybooking system to book in tomorrow in the Thursday 2.00pm to 8pm timeslot. Members can then turn up to bowl any time during the given timeslot. Cut off for bookings is 9am on the day. Ian Smith will print a list of attendees which will then be signed along with start and finish times by members. Alternatively, members can scan a QR code using their mobile phone.

There is also a new link. Please click on the link below

and the screen will look slightly different. Instead of clicking the desired date at the bottom of the screen, members will need to click the “Book Now” button at the top right of their screen.

The Trybooking system will continued to be used on a Tuesday and Thursday for training at the Swinburne Ave greens for the foreseeable future.

Nov 20

Vale – Geoff Rose

It is with deep regret that I advise members who knew Geoff Rose that he passed away yesterday. Geoff was 85 years old and a 15 year member of the Section until illness forced his resignation in May this year.

Condolences to the family.

Nov 12

Marking Touchers – Spray Chalk Only

Bowls Victoria has confirmed that for all competitions, including Metropolitan Pennant, the only permissible method of marking touchers is by the use of spray chalk.

The new guidelines provide that touching other players’ bowls is not permitted.

Nov 11

Sides for Weekend Practice Matches 14/11 Released

Hi all,

We hope you’re all looking forward to the start of the season coming up which was confirmed by Bowls Victoria yesterday for the following dates:

  • Thursday 7 a side = 26th November 2020
  • Weekend Pennant = 28th November 2020
  • Midweek Pennant = 1st December 2020

More information from Bowls Victoria can be found HERE.

This weekend (14/11) we have Pennant Practice games against Clayton, with Sides 1,3 and 5 at Clayton and Sides 2, 4 and remaining players for Intraclub games at Swinburne Avenue.

The sides for these games have now been posted on the website HERE … or you can navigate there by hovering over “Pennant”, then selecting “Selected Sides – Results – Ladders”.

Please remember to abide by our COVID Safe Plan, the details of requirements have been sent by email from our Secretary.

Stay safe everyone and we look forward to seeing you on the green.

Nov 02

Vale Carl McCarthy

Email received from Alene, the daughter of Carl McCarthy to advise that her father passed away yesterday at the age of 100.

He is survived by his wife Joan who were both members of Kew Heights Bowls Club from 1995 to 2017.

Condolences to Joan, Alene and family.

Oct 25

Vale – Paul Finn

It is with deep regret that we advise members who knew Paul Finn that he passed away on Tuesday 20 October. Paul was 92 years old and a 24 year member of the Section until illness forced his resignation in 2018.

Condolences to Helen and family.

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