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the venue as the gates will be locked until the previous participants have left the club and the mats and jacks have been replaced by the Covid Marshall.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

Sep 29

Awaiting News Regarding Reopening

We are awaiting advice from Boroondara Council, Bowls Victoria and the MCC regarding reopening. As soon as we receive any news, we will let you know.

Sep 10

Letter From Our Chairman

Dear members,

I hope this email finds you safe and well and ready for a new season of Bowls.

I’m writing to update you on the latest news from the State Government. A road map has been set out for ‘sports and recreation’ with a view to opening clubs up again in the near future, so it’s up to us to think about our COVID safe plan.

Click on the link below for more detailed information:

To comply with these restrictions and maintain our club as a Covid safe environment, we will continue to regularly clean all areas, provide access to hand sanitiser, ask members to check in using the QR code and wear masks where applicable. Importantly, if you haven’t already done so, make an appointment to be vaccinated to not only protect yourself and your family but also our community at MCC Bowling Club. If all members are vaccinated, we can more readily protect those members who are immunocompromised, other Bowlers and visitors to the club.

While we are in lockdown it might also be an opportune time to consider how we can contribute towards getting ourselves back to our former ‘form’. I’m hoping to inspire you to start your fitness program to prepare for the Bowls season ahead of us. Gentle half squats, stretching and resistance exercises will help improve your overall health, help reduce back pain and aid in preventing injuries when we get back to playing.

On that note, it’s also a great idea (now that winter is over!!) to consider being SunSmart. The Cancer Council recommends that all adults check their skin and moles every 3 months. If you haven’t had a recent check, make time to schedule an appointment with your GP or specialist to have a check-up. It’s a simple procedure and may prevent problems down the track!

Our selectors and coaches have been busy setting up a program for the upcoming season. This will help give everyone a positive start to the bowls season.

We will try to keep all members informed and up to date through emails, website and Facebook posts.

John Kaloger Chair – MCC Bowls section

Aug 27

Please Register Pre-season Game availability

Just a reminder for those who have not registered yet for both Weekend and Midweek Pennant practice matches need to get on this to make the task of selection a lot easier for our Selectors.

Pre-season practice games are commencing for Weekend Pennant on Saturdays from 11th Sept and for Midweek Pennant on Tuesdays from 14th September (subject to COVID rules).

Please register your availability by using the trybooking link re-emailed to members today.

Looking forward to seeing as many members as possible at these games.

Aug 26


2021 MCC Sponsorship Promo Flyer

Aug 21

Pre-season Practise Game Bookings

Bookings have opened for practise games. Refer to today’s email (21/8/21) for the booking link.

Aug 11

Vale Tony Weber

It is with great sadness that we advise members that Tony Weber passed away overnight following surgery.
Tony was 88 years old and a member of the club since February 2006. He was a very popular member of the Section, playing at Glen Street with the Bankers on a Tuesday.
Condolences to his wife, Joan and children.
No funeral arrangements have been advised at this time.

Aug 05

Greens Closed Until Further Notice

As you all are aware, we have been placed into lockdown again from 8.00pm tonight 5/8/21.

This means that both venues are closed until we get the okay to re-open.

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