Club News





What a difference a day makes – I have much pleasure in opening this weeks news with last Saturdays results and well done to everybody


                    Division 1      Beaumaris 89     d     Berwick  79

Division 2      Parkdale 83         d     Beaumaris 73

Division 3      Beaumaris 77     d     SOC 67

Division 5      Beaumaris 107   d     Clayton 43

Division 7      Beaumaris 88     d     Noble Park 70

Six-a-Side      Beaumaris 49     d     Churchill/Wavrly Golf 45


And a great night was had by all at ‘Almost Melbourne Cup Night’ winners of

the sweep were 1st Prize –  Graeme Smith, 2nds Prize – Val Mangos and 3rd Prize – Jutta Goodall.


Then there was the Cup Day Jack High Pairs  –  again congratulations to the organisers of this event, it is much appreciated by the top echelon of players and Beaumaris does it well.  It is just disappointing that the crowds don’t come to watch as they did when the Jack High Green was first named.  We were represented in the semi-finals by Andrew Penaluna and his partner and Greg Cozier and his partner, Andrew went into the final but was unlucky not to win.


Wednesday Mixed Pairs Event  –  This proved popular with those that attended and was a new event to a lot of us. Once again Beaumaris did it well the Club House looked inviting to the visitors and everything ran to clock-work again the organisers should be well satisfied with their hard work AND two of our members were the winners, well done to  –  Marianne Sainsbury and Ian Burns.


During these events the kitchen provided morning teas, afternoon teas and wonderful lunches, Beaumaris is known for its incredible catering and we have a wonderful group of ladies that cater for these such events and for us too and to them we say once again YOU TOO ARE INCREDIBLE AND WE THANK YOU MUCHLY.     



ROLLING THE GRASS GREEN  –  As all members are aware, Club members roll the green Tuesday and Thursday of each week.  The green is rolled at the following times  –                Tuesday     8:15 am – 9:30 am

Thursday     2:15 pm –  3:30 pm

On Thursday during these times the rolling has absolute priority over bowling, so that the green is ready for Pennant Practice from 3:30 onwards.  The aim is to have the green as near as we can to the pace for Saturday.

Some members have been playing Club Competition matches on Thursday after- noon.  Rolling the green has priority during the above times and members will be directed to move to the synthetic green. Thank you for your continued co-operation.



The following message is from the hall hire group


We have a function scheduled at the Club for this Sunday afternoon 11th NOVEMBER, and ask that any members playing in CLUB CHAMPIOSHIP EVENTS to please complete your game by 12 noon.

This is to ensure that the booked group can fully enjoy our wonderful facilities.  We appreciate your support in this, not only in terms of generating all-important extra income but also, in association with Bayside Council, assisting our continuing growth and recognition as a true community club.


Bowls Victoria are trying to make sweeping chances to how pennant is conducted in Victoria.   They are not giving clubs time to disseminate the information to members to make the necessary decisions on such an important matter.  You will be hearing more about this soon.


Please Note    –    There is no pennant game on Saturday the 17th November because of State Championships so we take this opportunity to conduct one of our own important social games HONOURING LIFE MEMBERS DAY.

The sheet is already out for starters.



Another important day in our calendar and a chance to invite friends to join us in a relaxed friendly day.  There will be a Christmas stall with goodies to purchase so do take this opportunity and make up your four and the sheet for entries is already out.


CLUB MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP  The closing date has been extended to Sunday,

11th November to entice as many entries as we can, this is an open event  and the restriction on entry is on the entry form which is on the tournament board.

If you didn’t feel the other singles was for you, have a go at this event there aren’t many chances in the season to play singles so this is just for you.


MOST IMPORTANT  –   The Mega Raffle will be drawn this Friday evening at 6:30 pm.  33 GREAT PRIZES and all raffle books must be to the club by the start of ‘HAPPY HOUR’. 


LADIES OAKS DAY CELEBRATION  Unhappily the ladies triples event had to be cancelled today but the ladies of the Club were determined to enjoy themselves, so 20 odd of us went to lunch together , we had on our finery and fascinators and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves together.  Great Day Ladies.




Glen Waverley – Ryman’s Christmas Carnival  –  4 days 27th December  – 

31st December –  Contact Kevin on 9803 3403


Not really a game but  –  Hampton Bowls Club will be holding an old fashion dance on New Year’s Eve. 


A BEAUY CONNECTION  —  next week BPL08 is back on Foxtel  –  Melbourne Roys team consists of Carla Krizaniz and Barrie Lester who played in our Spring Carnival on Tuesday along with Aaron Wilson who played in our initial Cup Day event.



Last Tuesday the opposition skip had not arrived by the start time of 10:30am. As different to previous years THE GAME COMMENCES with the 3 players present without a second and with only 2 bowls each.  When the late player arrives he can only go into the position of second. Skips and side captains IN ALL DIVISIONS please be aware of this rule.


Lots of news this week  –  my closing quote is an old one but a good one.






The Editor  Helen Van Driel