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Beaumaris Bowls Club Weekly Bulletin (20th– 27th April, 2018)


  1. Congratulations to all our Club Champions and Runners-Up

They are as follows and will be celebrated at TOMORROW NIGHT’S Presentation Evening.

        Men’s Singles – Graeme Rodgers, Runner-up Kingsley Parkes

        Women’s Singles – Pam Nash, Runner-up Carol Cole

        Men’s Pairs – Adrian Luke and Matt Kurta, Runners-up – Malcolm Parks and John Bradley

        Women’s Pairs – Helen Van Driel and Enid Noonan, Runners-up, Bev Allen and Fran Frawley

        Mixed Pairs – Wendie and Kingsley Parkes, Runners-up, Enid Noonan and Malcolm Parks

        Open Minor – Peter Goodall, Runner-up, Marianne Sainsbury

        Open 21 Up – David Moffatt, Runner-up, Fred Tresise

        Open Triples – Hubert Day, Mick Burge and John Taylor,

Runners-up, Mike White, Tim Plant and Ian Jones

In less than ideal conditions last Sunday, the Final of both the Triples and the 21 Up were  played. Both games provided plenty of interest for the hardy band of supporters who were on the sidelines. Part way through the Triples it looked like Hubert Day’s team would run away with the game, but, despite the rain and slippery bowls, Mike White’s team picked up a sizeable score on one end to get back into the game. The lead, however, was too big to peg back in such dreadful conditions, with Hubert, Mick Burge and John Taylor claiming the victory. There were lots of great bowls played, with plenty of good humoured banter along the way.

On the neighbouring rink David Moffatt and Fred Tresise put on a clinic in draw bowling, apparently unaffected by the conditions. They ended up in a neck and neck battle. The score got to 20 all, so the final end was do or die, with David managing to claim the end and the match. This was an enthralling match and both are to be congratulated on their fine performances.


  1. ANZAC DAY, 25th April 2018.

We will have a social game following a brief ceremony on Anzac Day. Please get names down asap for catering purposes. Afternoon Tea will be served. (If you haven’t any uniform, you will still be welcome to play!)


  • WINTER BOWLS officially starts in May, (but Saturday Social will be conducted in April. )

You will be able to play Tuesday, (nominated 2 Bowl Triples, but single entries can be accommodated) Wednesday (Club selected 3 bowl Triples) and Saturday (Club selected) over winter. No uniform required. Encourage bowling friends from elsewhere to join you for a game.  KEEP ACTIVE and HAPPY over WINTER!!!

It was wonderful to have so many members enjoying the glorious autumn weather last Wednesday for Social Bowls. Mike Hooker and Con Mangos have done a fantastic job of organising Wednesday Social Bowls throughout the season. Thank you both.

  1. The AGM will be held on Sunday, 20th May at 4pm.


  1. TRIVIA NIGHT, May 4th. Get your Team organised and book a table! (List now up)


  1. Below we celebrate our Volunteers who quietly go about tasks that make our place a pleasant and vibrant place to attend. They are our unsung heroes!


This list attempts to identify some people whose efforts you may not be aware of. Thank you to,


Helen Griffin – who fills coffee jars and attends to our tea trays several times each week, along with organizing the raffles for pennant.

Garry Eastwood – who attends to our bathrooms and ensures they are well stocked

Mike Harper – who empties bins and manages the banking of our money each week

Malcolm Findlayson – who assists in the accounting each Monday

Mike White –who often mows, waters and does odd jobs

Graeme Rodgers, Greg Crozier and John Bradley – who look after our surrounds and keep the grounds looking beautiful.

Ray Chaplin – who keeps our roses blooming all season.

Roma Garlick and Cathy Parks – who are often to be found on a Monday assisting with the garden

Sue Raverty – who seems to get lots of our news posted on Facebook in eye catching ways.

Fred Tresise and Rob Raverty – who did all the digital support for the Selection Panel, including cards, votes and team sheets.

June Hawkins and Alan Beazley, plus Bar Staff – who attend and oversee most functions held at the Club

Val Squires, Marie Comino and Graeme Smith – who run Happy Hour every Friday

Stan and Linda Fennell – who regularly sneak in and clean windows and tables.

Peter Goodall – all round helper with Music, Big Screen, TV, Bar, BBQ and Photography

Terry Cole – who prepares the Handbook.

Helen Van Driel – who coaches our new bowlers and often tidies and organizes the Match Room.

Phil Goodier – who assists with stocking the Bar

Fran Frawley – who is our Wellbeing officer

Gwen Duffield and Lynn Childs – who set tables for special events

Beryl Botterill- who is often to be found in the Kitchen preparing salad.

June Hawkins and Val Squires – who take care of our catering so efficiently

Kingsley Parkes – who busily fixes, creates and problem solves inside and out.

Carol Cole – who looks after uniform ordering.

Markers, Measurers, Umpires and Coaches – not named here, but greatly appreciated for their commitment and service too.

Bar Staff, Catering Groups and Gardeners – committed groups who work hard too.


There is always a risk of omitting someone when making such a list. There are so many of you, who in small and big ways, contribute to the Club. Volunteers are our soul. THANK YOU ALL! (Apologies if anyone has been missed. Please advise of anyone who should have been included, so they can be acknowledged next time)




Our Region is governed by a Board under which sit numerous committees. Many of the Current members of both the Board and Committees are stepping down after serving for many years. The Region runs State Championships, and supports local bowls clubs in various ways. The Region is our link with Bowls Victoria, and our voice at the State level. They meet with representatives from all Sandbelt Clubs about four times over the Pennant Season and that is the main forum for discussing matters common to clubs, or issues arising from Bowls Vic meetings.


You may wish to nominate for a position, or you may wish to register an expression of interest in one or more of the following; Championship, Laws and Umpiring, Under 18 Squad, Club Development, Coaching, Marketing, Website, Greens and Selection.


Ian Donald can provide nomination forms or,


For any further information please contact Ted Montfort  or phone 95895949





Designed to be done by both Bowlers and Non Bowlers (pass on to contacts if you wish)

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes and is to be completed by 5pm on Wednesday 25th April 2018 via this link:

Completed surveys will go into a competition to win 20 x $30 Coles-Myer Gift Cards.



  1. Introducing your Bowls Committee for 2017/18

Chair of Bowls – Lizzie Boucher;                            Deputy Chair – Bruce Richards

Secretary and CCO – Ian Donald

Chair of Selectors – Ian Jones                                Deputy – Jill Ward

Chair of Match – Malcolm Parks                         Deputy Chair – Helen Van Driel

Coach Co-ordinator – Linda Fennel

Coordinator Umpires/Measurers – Pam Nash