CBC Invitation 4’s

CBC Invitation 4s 27 Oct 17

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,108 x 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.

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 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

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

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EQUIPMENT – Bowls provided – Barefoot or flat soled shoes plus an enthusiastic YOU

Bowls is a popular participant sport for all with relaxed pace and comparatively light physical demands.  The sport is easily learned, but can take years to master. it is a precision sport where the goal is to roll slightly the asymmetrical balls/ bowls closer to the Jack than the opposition is able to do after all the bowls have been rolled

At one stage there were 3 generations playing in one team – a great accolade for the game and a treasured experience for those involved. One of the younger bowlers started playing in socks at 11 years and all this generation each played for over 10 years. This younger generation are no longer playing although they all still have a set of bowls in the cupboard, just in case there is an opportunity in their busy lives to roll a bowl.  Grandma has since died, but the over 60s are still actively involved

Bowling encompasses just 2 main ideas – Line and Length.

Line and length involves having your bowl finish within a particular area on the green not too wide, too narrow, too short or too long.