May 11

2018/19 Pennant Availability

With the 2017/18 Pennant Season behind us now, the 2018/19 Season will be fast approaching. To help the Committee determine how many sides we should enter in each competition, we need to understand how many members will be available to compete.

You can provide your availability by completing the online survey at the link below, fill in the form attached, or email the Bowls Director at Forms are also available at Swinburne Ave and Glen St for you to complete if that makes it easier for you.

Link to Availability Questionnaire 

Please return your forms ASAP but no later than 8th June 2018

Details on dates for the season are below:


Saturday Pennant

Round 1 – 6th October 2018 to Round 10 – 15th December 2018 (NO PLAY ON 17/11 for Victorian Open)

Round 11 – 12th January 2019 to Round 18 – 2nd March 2019

Finals – 9/10 March 2019, 16/17 March 2019 and 23rd March 2019

Midweek Pennant

Round 1 – 25th September 2018 to Round 11 – 18th December 2018 (NO PLAY ON 6/11 for Melbourne Cup and 20/11 for Victorian Open)

Round 12 – 15th January 2019 to Round 18 – 26th February 2019

Finals – 5/7 March 2019, 12/14 March 2019 and 19th March 2019

Tuesday Night Pennant

Dates to be confirmed, but usually begins the Tuesday following Melbourne Cup

May 07

Presentation Night 2018


Bookings are now open for the 2018 Presentation Night

When: Thursday 17th May 2018, 6pm arrival for 6.30pm dinner

Where: Committee Room in the MCC Members – MCG (limited numbers apply)

What’s Included: 2 Course dinner plus beer, wine and soft drinks

Price: $100 per person

Dress: Jacket and tie

Bookings Close: Friday 4th May 2018 at 5pm

For more details including payment details check your email for the official notification or contact Ian McKay on

May 03

Election for General Committee

At the AGM held last night the following members were elected for the five General Committee positions:-

  • Culum Bennington
  • Reg Davis
  • John Graham
  • Peter Humphreys
  • Louise Mejean

Thank you to John Kaloger, Annie Kendall and Robert Storey for their interest in nominating for the General Committee positions.

Apr 30

AGM on May 2nd

Dear Members,

CLICK HERE for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) Notice. The AGM is to be held at the Swinburne Ave Club rooms on Wednesday 2 May 2018 commencing at 7.00pm.

Please note that we have had eight nominations for the five General Committee positions and the election of these positions will be held on Wednesday 2 May 2017 between 6.00pm and 7.00pm at the Swinburne Ave Club rooms.


Also, we have had no nominations for the position of Treasurer

If any member requires a Proxy Form, please contact Ian McKay by email ( or phone.

Apr 30

Another Successful Biggest Morning Tea

On Thursday 19th April the Biggest Morning Tea was held at the Swinburne Avenue Club rooms by the Bowls and Croquet Sections.

On arrival, the 94 guests were offered a complimentary glass of champagne or orange juice. MC Terry Connolly welcomed everyone and highlighted the important cause being supported on the day. Everyone enjoyed their scones, jam and cream with either a cup of coffee or tea.

The guest speaker was Mr Wilbur Wilde who entertained the crowd and had them laughing with stories of his schooling, early music career, Hey Hey Its Saturday and more.

At the end of the morning over $2,000 was raised to help continue the fight against cancer.

Thank you to the organisers and helpers from both the Bowls and Croquet Sections for making the function a success.

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Apr 26

Inaugural Royal Melbourne Golf Bowls Club vs MCC Bowls

On ANZAC Day eve (24/4) the inaugural competition between the Royal Melbourne Golf Bowls Club and MCC Bowls was held at the Royal Melbourne Golf Bowls Club in Black Rock. MCC Bowls took a contingent of 16 bowlers who were ultimately triumphant against their opponents, winning by 10 shot, 49-39.

We look forward to this being an annual event between the two clubs.


Apr 18

Nominations for Committee – FINAL

The Nominations for Committee received as at 18 April 2018 – 5pm

 Chairman – Manny Galanos*

Secretary – Ian McKay*

Treasurer –

Committee – John Graham*, Culum Bennington*, Robert Storey, Louise Mejean*, John Kaloger*, Reg Davis*, Peter Humphreys, Annie Kendall

* Current Members eligible for re-election as per Rule 9.2 of the Constitution of the
Melbourne Cricket Club Bowls Section Inc.

Nominations are now closed.

Apr 18

Winter at MCC Bowls

With the Summer bowls season coming to an end, we kick into footy season here in Melbourne.

What we are going to do is open up Swinburne Avenue on the occasional Friday night to show the footy, NRL and anything else on TV that might be on worth watching.

The first Friday night session will be Friday 27th April from 5.30pm … perfectly timing for an after work drink, chat or whatever. We also have the pool table available for the odd game if you so wish.

Viewing choices on the TV include:

  • Western Bulldogs vs Carlton from 7.50pm
  • Penrith Panthers vs Canterbury Bulldogs from 7.55pm

Last we ended up getting food delivered most times ranging from Pizza to Ribs and Burgers.

So get on down to the club next Friday for a fun night.

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