Weekly News

9 January 2018

Australia Day Tournament Flyer See Events  – please let Nigel or Wyn know if you are available to assist on the day. There will be a list at the club later in the week

Jack Attack –  there are plans to run this format over 4 weeks mid February which will require volunteer members to assist – more information to follow

Bowls Vic Pennant 2018-19 – check  link https://www.dropbox.com/s/1lotkoem01seymd/bvpennantchangesdraft1801.pdf?dl=0

And they are both still around January 2018!

20 December 2017 

Chadstone Club Championship Final – on a beautiful warm Sunday

Men’s     Steve Lister vs Gary Tarrant               Gary won 3 of the 1st 5 ends. At end 21 there had been 12 ones, but Steve had won 3s and 4s in this event which Gary wasn’t able to match.

After just 2 years bowling and lots of practice Steve Lister 2017-2018 Chadstone Club Champion!

Ladies     Bev Baxter vs Marian Lister               Marian won 5 of the 1st 7 ends, score Marian 6 Bev 3.  At end 21 there were 10 ones, Bev had woken up and won 11 ends, while Marian had won 10 ends with great precision bowls, including end 17 and 19, but Bev had won 3s and 4s to claim victory against Marian, a very keen novice bowler.                                                                  Bev Baxter 2017-2018 Chadstone Ladies Club Champion!


Christmas Dinner 10 December 6.30 for 7pm (Ian’s Catering- conformed plus Daniel’s Jazz) – a great night

Pennant – from the Umpires Chairman UPDATE – FURTHER  advice means that the WORDING of *‘CAN’ did not imply MUST

Latest update a number of changes to the 2017-18 COPs

                                     please take note and these are to be applied for this season

     (a) the finishing time on Saturdays for an interrupted match is now 6.00pm not 6.30pm

     (b) In the 19 Instantaneous Penalties 19.1 was removed due to differences to BA policy. 

As a result the penalties for

  1. Smoking           17. Personal Devices 8. Consumption of Alcohol 

are now more severe than previously

The first offence can still be a warning, but it *can result in an 8 shot penalty for Pennant

10  Nov

Melbourne Cup Quinella 1st Prize Paula Cocks, 2nd Robyn Lim, 3rd Carly Nicholls, Last James Syfridis


PENNANT – Please be responsible when your team is Early or Late Duty


Check Flags, Scoops, Jacks, Mats, Umpire equipment – set up – Robert usually does this

Tables – Rink numbers, serviettes, raffle tokens

SATURDAY – Servery used for tea and coffee

(Consider using URN if 2 teams home – needs to be filled, turned on- OFF)

  • Foam Cups, either side ( or those using mugs – need to wash and put them AWAY please)
  • 3 hot water jugs for coffee side,1 for tea side, milk
  • 1 or 2 large teapots with 6 tea bags
  • Biscuits – sweet and dry – 1 packet of each for each player – can be one on one bowl or 2
  • Cheese – 1 portion per player in small bowls

MIDWEEK – cups, saucers, sugars, teaspoons etc from trolley in kitchen


  • Clear and wipe down tables, put rink numbers, serviettes away- cupboard under pennant board
  • Fill coffee, tea, sugar, teaspoon containers – stock in cupboard next to frig
  • If necessary – sweep – vacuum floor
  • Check flags, scoops, mats, and jacks all away

26 October

A soft copy of Fixture book including Night Pennant Draw p 104 can be obtained by emailing the Club

Please let Nigel know if you wish to play Tuesday Night Pennant restarts 14th January 2018 7.15


It is with pleasure that we the committee announce that Gary Tarrant has been appointed as club coach. Gary brings much experience and game knowledge that we need to make use of so we can gain the promotions for our teams. If you wish to have coaching please be sure to contact Gary. As coach Gary will be the main selector for the number 1 Saturday side, the other sectors Alan, Chris, Gary F will concentrate on the second and third sides.


On another note we are looking for volunteers especially for our Friday Night Barefoot Bowling. We need members to assist with cooking the BBQ and handing out the bowls. It will only be for approximately 2 or so hours from 5.30 – 7.30 at the most. This will assist to relieve the pressures and assist those of us that are working for the club. Please let Bev or myself know when you can help out.


24 October 2017

Invitation 4s (formerly Gala Day) 20 October 2017

Proudly sponsored by Bruce Caldwell Pharmacy (John Lam), Chadoak Pty Ltd and East Malvern Community Branch Bendigo Bank who ensure the ongoing success of these events, as do the bowlers who come along on the day

As per the Conditions of Play, there was only one two game winner, so the runner up went to the most shots up on the day.  It is possibly worth noting that following on from our Classic Day in April, a WOMENS Team from Mulgrave CC were the overall winners on the day

Winners – Mulgrave CC – Dianne Quigley, Helma Simpson, Marg Anderson, Barbara Eaton

Runners Up – MCC Kew Heights – Virginia Crean, G Unnin, Jill Donaldson, Rod Donaldson

Best 1st Game – Beaumaris – Linda Edwards, Frank Garden, Kevin Pattison, Wendy Davis

Best 2nd Game – Glen Waverley – Margaret Bryan, Sam Bennett, Trish Martin, Aileen Hill

On the day 16 teams- 2 games of 12 ends meant 192 ends in total with 1 x six, 8 x five, 10 x four, 23x three, 42 x two,108x a single shot. One team had 11 single shots in their 24 ends on the day and there were 6 games of just 19 shots over 12 ends
These events are not possible without the great VOLUNTEERING ethic of the LAWN BOWLS community from Ness Wallace – the Convenor, green preparation, bar staff to the mighty efforts of the members who provide the catering on the day.


Sandbelt Region Over 60s Pairs Wednesday 18, Thursday 19 October @ Chadstone both Mens and Ladies 15 ends saw our greens fully utilised with the Ladies Final 1pm on Thursday. Kathy Maskrey (Burden Park) – Seetha Hetti (Dandenong RSL & Rec) winning on the last end against Pam Loosemore- Mary Adams (St Kilda). Four Mens Teams played another 2 rounds on the Friday at Dandenong Club – won by T Nelson Burden Park- full results and photos on the Sandbelt Bowls Region website


29th September  Pre Afl event  – 20 teams entered   https://www.dropbox.com/s/kx6qj9tibvc13jm/AFLGF%20Eve%20Flyer%202017.jpg?dl=0

Sponsorship – Ron Williams would appreciate being contacted with any prospective sponsors so he can them follow up  email rlw@magazinemedia.com.au

This is a feel good story and why you should bank BBL. I’d be interested in any feedback you receive.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BendigoBankCommunity  George Prodromidis East Malvern Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank


25 August 2017

Vale –

  • Jim Egan died today – his funeral will be Thursday 11am @ St Mary Magdalen 10 Bowral St Chadstone followed by a wake at the Club about 12noon
  • Don Ellis’ daughter Diedre – 0411 562038 also rang to let us know he had also died – funeral details in the Herald Sun

Corner to Corner – over the last few weeks both Nobby Ward and Jennie Houston have achieved great outcomes although not quite,

All the BOWLING LADIES has currently been viewed by 1.07million,  with the LADIES giving interviews to London, New York, Israel. Please encourage all to visit the Residents against the Stadium and sign the petition

Saturday 29th July – Social Bowls @ 12.30pm but there will be BV (BPL Cup) event at 11am at the Club as well

Corner to Corner will be run about 3pm and will be closest to the $90 on the day


BPL CUP FORMAT – Two bowl triples.  Up to six players can be registered in one team (only three on the rink at any one time).  Allows for absentees and substitutes during matches. Players can only register for one unique team.

  • Two sets of five ends with a one-end tie breaker (if required).
  • One power play per team each set.
  • Match duration of 60-75 minutes.  Fast, fun format that allows all teams a good chance of winning.
  • All matches are knockout
  • $50 a team from the same club
  • Complete knock out event

Please consider entering Chaddy teams, even some of the new members to join in and play. The aim is to have all entries done via : https://eventdesq.sportstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=main&EventDesqID=25293&OrgID=16084 ,  All winners of the regional events (Chaddy is hosting one) will progress to the State Final at Fitzroy Victoria on 24 September. Whoever wins that event will then travel to QLD for the BPL Cup final at Pine Rivers where the BPL event is played during 14-17 November. This is a national event in which Chadstone are a part of.

HOODIES – Bowls Vic Approved –  have been ordered see Nigel




Visit https://www.facebook.com/residentsagainstthestadium for more information

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Monday Social Bowls


Chas, a novice, was certainly in the PINK Monday 5 June 2017!

He managed his 3 bowls on the Jack for the 1st two ends and continued to star all day – moving the Jack to within 20cm of the jack on a subsequent end.

AJ (green bowl) then also moved the jack to  about 10cm from the ditch. The opposition didn’t seem to have the skill on the day, with GT nearly in the money when he rolled the jack and his bowl into the ditch – BUT NO JOY as although nearly a RESTING TOUCHER – they will all need to try harder next time!

This team did win 3 shots up on this end and wiped the floor 25 shots up over 11 ends   

Pink BallsPink Balls 2Pink Sunset

Chadstone Classic Day 2017

24 teams played 2 games on the last day of March.

This event has been played for over 35years, traditionally a Women’s event the criteria under Equal Opportunity, now is for a Woman skip and it was worth noting that an all WOMEN’S Team from Ashburton skipped by Liz Kortum were the overall winners on the day.

Audrey Nelson (Murrumbeena) and Liz Kortum’s team both won 12 of the 28 ends played by each team, by a single shot and 7 teams won both games.   Of the 336 ends played on the day 164 ones, 46 threes, 22 fours, 15 fives and just 1 six were achieved.

These events are not possible without the great VOLUNTEERING ethic of the LAWN BOWLS community from green preparation, bar staff and the mighty efforts of the members who provide the catering on the day.  


The bowlers playing were non- employed, no appointments, childminding or caring responsibilities on that particular Friday, 

there were 24 women skips, and more women than men playing on the day 

CBC Classic Winners 2017CBC Classic Day 2017


Chadstone Bowls – 2016-17 Pennant Finals Action

Chadstone Bowls Club were successful in having two of their four teams playing in the Semi-Finals of the Saturday Pennant Lawn Bowls Competition for 2016/17.

Saturday 11 March  Chadstone (2) played Noble Park (2) and Chadstone (3) played Yarra Valley Country Club (2) at their home rinks at the picturesque Percy Treyvaud Memorial Park in Malvern East. The sun shone brightly throughout the day, tempered by a pleasant south-westerly breeze which was appreciated by all the players.

A very nice surprise was that during the afternoon, a news reporter and photographer from Channel 9, who had heard of our Clubs struggle to survive, arrived to interview various members of our Club, while also filming parts of the games being played on the rinks.

During the season Chadstone( 2) had met Noble Park (2) twice, with each team recording a win. At the afternoon tea break, 47 ends, Noble Park -led narrowly by seven shots, 51 to 44, with each team leading in two of the rinks.

After the break, Chadstone fought back well, and gained the lead. The lead then see-sawed between the two teams all the way to the last few ends. Maurice Feehan’s team won 14 ends including a great 6 and a 5, on consecutive ends 30-17, Nigel Maxwell’s Team  12 ends with a 5, winning 28-14. Bev Baxter’s team won 10 ends losing two 4s and a 5 and although Maurie Kicks team won a great 5, Noble Park eventually prevailed overall to win 89 to 84, after a titanic struggle to the last end, each team winning two rinks

The Chadstone (3) team had their two games during the season against Yarra Valley CC washed out for no result, so no previous experience was to help either team. 

At the tea break Yarra Valley led by eight shots, 28 to 20. Despite Graeme McCann’s team winning 20 to 12 , Chadstone (3) were  unable to make up the difference and the final result after 42 ends saw Yarra Valley successful by 14 shots, 39 to 25. As in other Semi-Final, each team shared the rinks with one win each

Another positive on the day was the meeting of 2 old friends, whose friendship spans 2 generations Bev – Chadstone and Barbara – Yarra Valley, both enthusiastic bowlers.

Although not winning, both Chadstone teams are to be congratulated as each Section of each Division has 10 Clubs competing for a Semi-Final place, so six teams are disappointed.

Although the Pennant season has ended, Triples are still played every week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday through the months of March, April, May, June and July, with the greens being given a rest in August before the commencement of the new season in September.

There is no gender discrimination in the teams, all players are treated equally.

The very successful Barefoot Bowls, which has proved to be very popular, especially with the younger generation, is also held every Friday night during the same months. Free training is offered to all prospective bowlers, whatever their age.


Club Social Hours

Club is open 5 – 7pm Wednesday to Sunday or other times by arrangement

– with social bowls on Monday, Thursday and Saturday from 12.30pm

Contact the club 9569 8549 leave a message, 0409 017166 or add your name to list at the club

There are

  • newer style club bowls in various sizes to try if your wish to upgrade or downsize
  • bowling arms
  • practice equipment

CALL IN when are around and support your club!