The Competitions Committee want to hold all State Events at clubs with the best greens that are available on the days required.
With the agreement of all clubs involved they hope to schedule the following events at the following clubs. These greens have been set at a meeting with the Greenkeepers.
1. Men’s & Womens Over 60’s Pairs- 25-27/9/18-Bendigo
2. Mens & Womens Over 60’s Singles- 2-4/10/18-Bendigo
3. Men’s & Womens Novice Singles- 6-7/10/18-Golden Square.
4. Anniversary Fours- 8/10/18-White Hills/South Bendigo
5. Men’s & Womens State Triples- 4/11/18-Bendigo East
6. Men’s State Pairs-11/11/18-Eaglehawk
6 Womens State Pairs-11/11/18-Kangaroo Flat
7. Men’s & Women’s State Fours- 25/11/18-Bendigo
8. State Mixed Pairs-2/12/18-South Bendigo/Strathfieldsaye.
9. Men’s & Women’s State Singles-9/12/18-Bendigo East/Eaglehawk
Please note venues could be changed if  clubs have events scheduled .

Bendigo Bowls Division

Women’s 60 & Over Pairs -26th/27th September 2018

Bendigo Bowls Club- Sectional Play 3 games of 12 ends Post Sectional 15 ends knockout

9.30am report- 9.45am rollup- 10am start

Section 1- J Grainger (Woodbury), J Holborn (Golden Square), K Rowe (Eaglehawk), H Clough (Bendigo East).

Section 2- P O’Shea (Castlemaine), E Hood (White Hills), M Kirkpatrick (South Bendigo), J Conder (Composite).

Section 3- D Jennings (Golden Square), H Cozens (Woodbury), J Ross (Golden Square), S Howes (Composite).

Section 4- J Judd (Bendigo East), R Punton (South Bendigo), N Hufer (Castlemaine), G Jones (White Hills).

Section 5- V Greenwood (Bendigo), J O’Shea (Eaglehawk), B Bodinnar (Composite), V White (Bendigo)                                                                                                                                                                                           

Men’s 60 & Over Pairs -25th/26th/27th September 2018

Bendigo Bowls Club- Sectional Play 3 games of 12 ends Post Sectional 15 ends knockout

9.30am report- 9.45am rollup- 10am start

Section 1- D Coles (Bendigo East), J Frost (Bendigo), I Ross (Bendigo), J Brennan (White Hills)

Section 2- J Cassidy (Composite), R McCumber (South Bendigo), B Morley (Bendigo), E White (Kangaroo Flat)

Section 3- I Cail (Strathfieldsaye), B Ellis (Bendigo East), L Kelly (Inglewood), L Grainger (Woodbury)

Section 4- J Knott (Bendigo East), R Smith (Bridgewater), P O’Neil (Bendigo), Bye

Section 5- J Grenfell (Woodbury), U Oper (Strathfieldsaye), R Rowe (Eaglehawk), Bye

Section 6- M Finch (Golden Square), H Jansen (White Hills), C O’Shea (Eaglehawk), L Handley (Woodbury)

Section 7- G Boyd (Kangaroo Flat), L Hull (Bendigo East), F Thomas (Golden Square), J Rooke (South Bendigo)

Section 8- C McKean (Bendigo East), M Rechter (South Bendigo), R Clough (Bendigo East), A Kendall (South Bendigo)    





Marian Craze

Deputy Chairmam
Arthur Harrison
Geoff Howes
Stephen Piercy 

Coral Maxted, Barry Ellis, Michael Greenwood, Tony Doolan 
Pennant Competitions Committee
Chairman: John Grenfell  Mark Anderson, Susan Howes, Ruth Pearce, Don Waight, Heather Cozens.
Selection Committees
Men’s –  No nominations received

Ladies- Heather Cozens, Susan Howes

Umpires Panel
Umpire Assessor - Marjorie Gorrie 
Peter Simmons
Under 18's Committee
Vicki Greenwood, Stephanie Priest
Handbook / Sponsorship Committee
Geoff Howes/Len Grainger
The Board of the Bendigo Bowls Division have put into place a Sports Rage Policy. This is due to the number of complaints received from Clubs/Members regarding inappropriate behaviour during last season.  
The Policy is-

Where a written complaint/submission regarding inappropriate behaviour has been received by the Board regarding the actions of a member, the Board will immediately request a special meeting with the Board of the Club concerned. If a satisfactory response is not received the Board will strongly recommend it be passed on to Bowls Victoria.












Bendigo Campaspe Challenge team

 The following players have been selected for Bendigo/Campaspe Challenge game

on Thursday 12th April in Campaspe (venue yet to be advised)

Bus will depart Kangaroo Flat at a time to be advised (waiting on advice from Campaspe)

Uniform:   White pants, shorts or skorts ( please -not skin tight) shirts will be provided on day.

All players to supply own lunch.

Lead.                Second.                    Third.                     Skip.

F.Pekarsky.       R. Cail.                  J. Conder.             V. Greenwood.

N. Hufer.          C. Grenfell.            C. Gallop.              A. Borham .

C. Frost.           J. Grainger.           T. O'Shea.             P. Hunter.  

V. Grenfell.       J. Warfe.                I. Godkin.              K. Rowe.  

H. Crow.           J. Robertson.         G. Waegeli.          V. Flett.

V. White.           M. Bennet.            S. Koch.                H. Clough.

Manager.   S. Howes.  Ph. 0412542981. E.mail -

If anyone is unavailable please advise Susan Howes as soon as possible.

Selection Committee

Susan Howes, Vicki Greenwood, Jan Conder.

Region Weekend Pennant: Saturday 24th March at Rochester Bowls Club.


Time: 1.00 p.m. for 1.30 p.m. Start


Eaglehawk versus Moama.




Region Midweek Pennant: Monday 26th March at Moama Bowling Club.


Time: 9.30 for 10.00 a.m. Start.


Bendigo East versus Echuca.





 Greens for Grand Finals

Greens for Weekend Pennant Grand Finals

Congratulations to all Clubs who have made the

Grand Finals, good bowling to all.

Trial ends 1pm for 1.30pm start.

$5-00 per player to be paid to host club.

Division 1 Sunday 18th March

Eaglehawk v South Bendigo       (Bendigo Hesse)

 Saturday 17th March

 Division 2

White Hills v South Bendigo   (Bendigo East B)

Division 3

Harcourt v Bendigo East        (Kangaroo Flat A)

Division 4

Kangaroo Flat v Woodbury    (South Bendigo Dillon)

Division 5

Dingee v Kangaroo Flat         (South Bendigo Sherman)

Division 6

Harcourt v South Bendigo      (White Hills Every)

Division 7

Kangaroo Flat v Eaglehawk    (Golden Square Front)

Division 8

Castlemaine v Woodbury        (Kangaroo Flat B)



Midweek Grand Finals.

Thursday 15/03/18
Div.2. White Hills v Inglewood -           Kangaroo Flat -A.
Div.3. Eaglehawk v Kangaroo Flat-      Bendigo East - B.
Div.4. Castlemaine v Marong -            Golden Square-Front
Div.5. Inglewood v Bendigo-                Kangaroo Flat- B.
Friday 16/03/18
Div.1. Bendigo East v Kangaroo Flat-  Sth Bendigo -Sherman.

Greens for Finals


Div. 1    E/Hawk   v   Sth. Bgo-    Bendigo- Harrington.

              K. Flat      v   B. East        Sth. Bendigo- Dillon.


Div. 2    Sth.Bgo    v  W.Hills-      Bendigo-Hesse

              K.Flat        v  Bendigo-    Sth.Bendigo-Sherman


Div. 3    Harcourt  v  B.East-       G/Square-Front

             G/Square  v  C/Maine-   Nth.Bgo-Bottom


Div. 4   K.Flat         v  E/Hawk-    W.Hills-Every

             S/Saye       v  W/Bury-    B.East-  B


Div. 5   G.Square   v  D/gee-       K.Flat-A

             C/Maine    v  K.Flat-        E/Hawk-Kelly


Div.6    Harcourt   v  C.Creek-    G.Squqre-Back

             K.Flat         v  Sth.Bgo-    W.Hills-Turner


Div.7    K.Flat         v  G.Square-  Nth.Bgo-Bottom

             L.Sth          v  E/Hawk-     Bendigo-Ladies


Div.8    C/Maine   v  D/gee-        K.Flat-A

             W.Hills      v  W/Bury-     Bendigo-Ladies 


Midweek Preliminary Finals.


Div. 1   K.Flat   v     G.Square-     Eaglehawk- Kelly


Div. 2  I/Wood v    K.Flat-            Golden Square-Front


Div. 3  C.Creek v    K.Flat-            Eaglehawk-Read


Div. 4  H/Court v   Marong-        Golden Square- Back


Div. 5  S/Saye   v   Bendigo-        Sth.Bendigo-Hill.

Results of Region Finals
Champion of Champions
Women’s: Lynette Smith (Deniliquin) def  Nancy Tate (Marong) – 25/21 
Men’s: Philip Thorn (City of Echuca) def Greg Podesta (Castlemaine) 25/4
Mixed Pairs
Barry Brennan/ Margot Brennan (Moama) def. Brad Marron /Taylah Rhodes  (Bendigo East.)  18/12


Greens for Midweek Semi Finals




Division 1


Bendigo East v Kangaroo Flat  (Bendigo Goal)


Bendigo v Golden Square (South Bendigo Dillon)




Division 2


Inglewood v White Hills (Eaglehawk Kelly)


Golden Square v Kangaroo Flat (South Bendigo Sherman)




Division 3


Eaglehawk v Campbell's Creek (White Hills Every)


Kangaroo Flat v Bridgewater (South Bendigo Sherman)




Division 4


Castlemaine v Harcourt (Kangaroo Flat A Green)


Marong v Calivil/Serpentine (Kangaroo Flat A Green)




Division 5


Inglewood v Strathfieldsaye (Eaglehawk Kelly)


Eaglehawk v Bendigo (White Hills Every) 




9.30am roll up for 10am start. 


$5-00 per player paid to host club






Geoff Howes




Women’s Region Sides Team

Region Sides Championship at Murray Downs, April 6-8.
M Stephenson (s), M Roberts, L Easther, I Godkin.

Linda Harris(s), S Connolly, H Clough, S Koch

S Howes(s) Lee Harris, K Rowe, B Davies

Emerg. M Knight, M Rehe
Manager J McArthur


Results of today’s Region Finals held at Rich River


Men’s State Singles


John Berry (Kangaroo Flat) def Steve Cunnington (Echuca) 25/13




Women’s State Singles


Sandra Connelly (Moama) def Sharon Koch (Bendigo East) 25/24




Men’s State Pairs


Shane Laing/Lindsay Franklin (Deniliquin) def John and Simon Carter (Eaglehawk) 21/15




Women’s State Pairs


Brooke Davies/Susan Howes (Kangaroo Flat) def Merilyn Rehe (sub)/Marilyn Stevenson 15/14




All winners will now compete in the State Finals at Bendigo East in April.




Next week’s Region finals at Moama 11am


Champion of Champions




 Greg Podesta (Castlemaine) v Phillip Thorn (Echuca)




 Nancy Tate (Marong) v Lyn Smith (Deniliquin)




The final of the Mixed Pairs Taylah Rhodes/Brad Marron (Bendigo East) v TBA


will be held in the afternoon.    





Results of todays Region finals held at Rich River


Barry Whiffin, Bruce Morley, Torie Babitsch, Ian Ross (Skip) Bendigo def

Wayne Brooks, Steve Cunnington, Phillip Thorn, Geoff Beattie (Skip) City of Echuca.


Val Flett, Brooke Davies, Gwen Waegeli, Susan Howes (Skip) Kangaroo Flat.  lost

Sandra Connelly, Merrilyn Rehe, Marilyn Stevenson, Melissa Roberts (Skip) Moama.


John Carter, Simon Carter, Dean Carter (Skip) Eaglehawk. def

Mick Humphreys, Phillip Thorn, Troy Mansbridge (Skip) Composite.


Val Flett, Gwen Waegeli, Susan Howes (Skip) Kangaroo Flat. def

Laurelle Smith, Margot Brennan, Beryl Eddy (Skip) Moama

All these winners will now play in the State Final at Bendigo East  


Next Sunday’s Regional finals at Rich River

9.30am for 10am start.


State Singles

Sandra Connelly (Moama) v Sharon Koch (Bendigo East)

Steve Cunnington (City of Echuca) v John Berry (Kangaroo Flat)


State Pairs

Marilyn Stephenson/Sandra Connelly (Moama) v Brooke Davies/ Susan Howes (Kangaroo Flat) to be played in afternoon

Shane Laing/ Lindsay Franklin (Deniliquin) v John Carter/ Simon Carter (Eaglehawk)


Provincial Championships 2018

The provincial championship for the Austin Roberts Shield a Round Robin event between the Wimmera, Bendigo, Ballarat and Geelong Regions was held in perfect conditions at Central Wendouree on Sunday.

In the first round Ballarat played Wimmera coming out victors by 15 shots. The Bendigo Geelong match saw Bendigo jump out to a lead in excess of 20 shots midway through the match. Geelong then staged a massive comeback with the game drawn 85/85

The second round saw Geelong beat last year’s Wimmera fairly convincingly 91/73. Ballarat defeated Bendigo in a nail biter last end affair 80/78.

In the final game Geelong defeated Ballarat125/65 and Bendigo easily defeated Wimmera.

Geelong again won the shield with 5 points, Ballarat 4, Bendigo 3 and Wimmera nil.

The Championships will be held in Bendigo in 2019.


Bendigo Team

T Lester, G Walsh, B Byrne, R Tainton (s)

P Godkin, G Ryan, C Randell, B Holland (s)

N Belt, R Rowe, M Hocking, A Brown (s)

S Drummond, G Boyd, M McLean, C Wilson (s)

B Morley, M Cole, P Moller, B Marron (s)

M Rowley, G Wilson, R Day, D Rowley (s)


Game 1 Geelong

R Tainton lt J O’Donnell 13/15, B Holland lt C Hodges 12/14, A Brown def M Flapper 16/9, C Wilson def B Wilding 20/14, B Marron def C Inderberg 15/7, D Rowley lt S Sullivn 9/26


Game 2 Ballarat

R Tainton def S Hollingworth 19/11, B Holland def S Roberts 12/10, A Brown lt C Johnson 13/14, C Wilson lt B McArthur 10/18, B Marron def Z Stewart 15/14, D Rowley lt A Wood 9/13,


Gaame 3 Wimmera

R Tainton def M Funcke 21/11, B Holland def A Batchelor 15/9, A Brown 14 def W Perris 14/13

C Wilson def D Gloury 24/10, B Marron lt R Sinclair 11/21, D Rowley def G Gazelle 6    




Region Finals – Fours and Triples.
Date: Sunday February 11th.  Venue: Rich River Bowling Club.
Men’s and Ladies 4’s.  Start: 10.00 a.m. Roll-up 9.30 a.m.
Barry Whiffin, Bruce Morley, Torie Babitsch, Ian Ross (Skip) Bendigo.  versus
Wayne Brooks, Steve Cunnington, Phillip Thorn, Geoff Beattie (Skip) City of Echuca.
Val Flett, Brooke Davies, Gwen Waegeli, Susan Howes (Skip) Kangaroo Flat.  versus
Sandra Connelly, Merrilyn Rehe, Marilyn Stevenson, Melissa Roberts (Skip) Moama.
Men’s and Ladies 3’s to be played at approx. 1.00 p.m. (Roll-up 12.30 approx)
John Carter, Simon Carter, Dean Carter (Skip) Eaglehawk. versus
Mick Humphreys, Phillip Thorn, Troy Mansbridge (Skip) Composite.
Val Flett, Gwen Waegeli, Susan Howes (Skip) Kangaroo Flat. versus
Laurelle Smith, Margot Brennan, Beryl Eddy (Skip) Moama
 In the final of the State Mixed Pairs Taylah Rhodes and Brad Marron (Bendigo East) def Kay and Ray Rowe (Eaglehawk) 17/12
The Pennant/Competitions Committee reconvened at meeting at 8pm this evening, due to the
extreme continuing heat conditions they have decided to CANCEL Midweek pennant tomorrow.
No Pennant sheets are required.

Champion of Champions


Semi Finals

Brad Marron (Bendigo East) def Phil Godkin (Eaglehawk) 26/22

Greg Podesta (Castlemaine) walkover during game from  John Cassidy (Bendigo)

Congratulations to Greg Podesta defeating Brad Marron in the final 25/16.

Greg will now represent Bendigo in the Region finals in Campaspe next month.



Congratulations to Nancy Tate (Marong) who defeated Jan Robertson (Eaglehawk)  25/23

Nancy will also represent Bendigo the the Region Finals.


Mixed Pairs final will be played Friday 2nd Feb 5pm at South Bendigo between Ray and Kaye Rowe

and Taylah Rhodes/Brad Marron.


Weekend Pennant 
The Pennant/Competitions Committee will make a decision regarding Weekend Pennant on Thursday evening
or Friday morning. All Clubs  will be advised as soon as possible. The Committee not only look at the duty of
care to our players but also the greenkeepers and club greens.
Please note- Bowls Victoria Region Division/Rules for Competition
Rule 21 
Points will be shared by Sides when all matches scheduled for that day are abandoned.

Inclement Weather

Pennant/Competitions Committee have decided that any Weekend/Midweek Pennant games

lost through inclement weather will not be rescheduled. All points will be shared. Sunday 25th February

has been allocated for Region finals and the State Finals for under 25’s.

With no scheduled bbd events now on this day, it presents a marvelous opportunity for all to go and cheer on our players in their endeavor to become region champions and progress to state finals


Sunday 28th January program at South Bendigo

Report 8.45am for a 9am start (BBQ available)

Champion of Champions- Men’s Semi Finals and Women’s Final


B Marron v P Godkin

G Podesta v J Cassidy


N Tate v J Robertson



Final of Men’s Champion of Champions and Mixed State Pairs (Pending)

Results of Womens Champion of Champions

Quarter Finals

Nancy Tate (Marong) def Julie Ross (Golden Square) 25/20

Shirely Sloan (Inglewood) def Laney Cole (White Hills) 25/18

Jan Robertson (Eaglehawk) def Nicole Wilson (Strathfieldsaye) 25/15

Phoebe Stanard (Bendigo VRI) def Rosie Punton (South Bendigo) 26/15

Semi Finals

Nancy Tate def Shirley Sloan 25/23

Jan Robertson def Phoebe Stannard 26/13


Results of State Mixed Pairs

Quarter Finals

Kay and Ray Rowe (Eaglehawk) def Betty Bodinnar/John Cassidy (Composite) 19/8

Ruth Pearce/Doug Condon (Golden Square) def Vicki Tierney/Mal McLean (Composite) 17/15

Taylah Rhodes/Bradley Marron (Bendigo East) def Irene and Phil Godkin (Eaglehawk) 23/6

Susan Howes/Andrew Brown (Composite) def Ebony Thatcher/Simon Carter (Eaglehawk) 18/17


Semi Finals

Kay and Ray Rowe def Ruth Pearce/Doug Condon 21/13

Taylah Rhodes/Bradley Marron def Susan Howes/Andrew Brown 17/10




Provincial Championships


The Provincial Championships are being played at Central Wendouree

Bowling Club on Sunday 4th February 2018.

Bus leaves Bendigo East at 7am with a pick up at Kangaroo Flat Bowls Club.

If unavailable please contact Geoff Boyd 0430069247


Team Selected

  1. T Lester, G Walsh, B Byrne, R Tainton (s)
  2. P Godkin, G Ryan, C Randell, B Holland (s)
  3. N Belt, M Hocking, B Anset, A Brown (s)
  4. S Drummond, G Boyd, M McLean, C Wilson (s)
  5. B Morley, S Lyon, P Moller, B Marron (s)
  6. M Rowley, G Wilson, R Day, D Rowley (s)





Quarter finals and semi- finals for Women's Champion of Champions and State Mixed Pairs will be played next Sunday the 21/01/18 at South Bendigo.
Report at 0900- Trial Ends at 9.15- commence games at 9.30.
A BBQ will be available for players and supporters.

Mixed Pairs Draw.
K & R Rowe v B. Bodinnar/J. Cassidy
R.Pearce/D. Condon v V.Tierney/M.McLean
T.Rhodes/B. Marron v I & P Godkin
S. Howes/ A. Brown v E. Thatcher/ S. Carter.

Women's Champion of Champions.
J.Ross v N.Tate
L. Cole v S. Sloan
J. Robertson v N. Wilson
P. Standard v R.Punton.

Men's Champion of Champions Semi Final and Final and Women's Champion of Champions final will  be played  on Sunday 28/01/ a venue to be advised. A decision regarding final of the Mixed Pairs will be made after next weeks games.



Results of Champion of Champions


Round 1

J Berry (Kangaroo Flat) d D Bird (Marong) 25/6

B Marron (Bendigo East) d B Gardiner (Heathcote) 27/10

G Podesta (Castlemaine) d D Taig (North Bendigo) 25/15

Round 2

S Drummond (Golden Square) d K Probert (Strathfieldsaye) 25/19

P Godkin (Eaglehawk) d M Anderson (White Hills) 25/14

B Holland (South Bendigo) d R Day (Inglewood) 26/15

B Marron (Bendigo East) d J Berry (Kangaroo Flat) 25/21

G Podesta (Castlemaine) d D Retallick (Bendigo VRI) 25/14

P Clarke (Harcourt) d A Leech (Calivil) 25/18

J Cassidy (Bendigo) d K Harris (Woodbury) 25/3

I Morelli (Campbell’s Creek) d T Hansen (Bridgewater) 25/17 

Quarter Finals

P Godkin d S Drummond 26/12

B Marron d B Holland 25/13

G Podesta d P Clarke 25/18

J Cassidy d I Morelli 25/13

Semi Finals

P Godkin v B Marron

G Podesta v J Cassidy



Round 1

S Sloan (Inglewood) d S Howes (Kangaroo Flat) 25/18

J Robertson (Eaglehawk) d J Poulton (Woodbury) 25/16

Round 2

J Ross (Golden Square) d L Speirs (Heathcote) 25/12

N Tate (Marong) d V Greenwood (Bendigo) 25/20

L Cole (White Hills) WO J Bath (Harcourt)

S Sloan (Inglewood) d F Pekarsky (Bendigo East) 25/21

J Robertson (Eaglehawk) d L Gannaway (Campbell’s Creek) 25/8

N Wilson (Strathfieldsaye) d S Hope (Calivil) 25/21

P Stannard (Bendigo VRI) d N Hufer (Castlemaine) 25/21

R Punton (South Bendigo) WO P Wheelhouse (Bridgewater)

Quarter Finals

J Ross vN Tate

L Cole v S Sloan

J Robertson v N Wilson

P Stannard v R Punton


Results of the State Mixed Pairs

Section Winners

Section 1- K/R Rowe (Eaglehawk)

Section 2- B Bodinnar/J Cassidy (Composite)

Section 3- R Pearce/ D Condon (Golden Square)

Section 4- V Tierney/ M McLean (Composite)

Section 5- T Rhodes/ B Marron (Bendigo East)

Section 6- I/P Godkin (Eaglehawk)

Section 7- S Howes/ A Brown (Composite)

Section 8- E Thatcher/ S Carter (Eaglehawk)


Bendigo Under 25's State Singles
Congratulations to Mitch Cole (Kangaroo Flat) who defeated Travis Berry (Kangaroo Flat)  26/19.
Congratulations to Bridget Hayes (Marong) who defeated Ebony Thatcher (Eaglehawk) 26/24
As there are no players from Campaspe Mitch and Bridget will represent the Bendigo/Campaspe Region in the State Finals on Sunday 25th February at Burwood District BC

Champion of Champions Draw


To be played Sunday 14th January 2018 at South Bendigo

25 up knockout.



Round 1.   9.00am report for 9.30am start

D Bird v J Berry, B Gardiner v B Marron, D Taig v G Podesta


Round 2 to report by 11.30am

K Probert v S Drummond, M Anderson v P Godkin, B Holland v R Day,

Winner Bird/ Berry v Winner Gardiner/Marron, Winner Taig/Podesta v

D Retallick, P Clarke v A Leech, K Harris v J Cassidy, I Morelli v T Hansen



Round 1. 9.00am report for 9.30am start.  

S Sloan v S Howes, J Poulton v J Robertson


Round 2.  9.00am report for 9.30am start.

L Spiers v J Ross, V Greenwood v N Tate, J Bath v L Cole,

S Hope v N Wilson, N Hufer v P Stannard, R Punton v P Wheelhouse.

To report by 11.30am

F Pekarsky L Gannaway


Under 25 State Singles


Travis Berry (Kangaroo Flat) d Charlie Manning (Bendigo) 26/19

Due to heat final was suspended until next Friday 5pm at Golden Square

with Travis Berry and Mitch Cole (Kangaroo Flat) 15 all.



Ebony Thatcher (Eaglehawk) d Stephanie Priest 25/24

Due to heat final was suspended until next Friday 5pm at Golden Square

with Bridget Hayes (Marong) leading Ebony Thatcher 18/13




Mixed Pairs Draw

To be held Saturday 13th January 2018.

9am rollup for 9.30am start.

Sectional play 3 games of 15 ends

30 minute lunch break after 1st game.

BBQ lunch available at White Hills   


At White Hills

Section 1

R Rowe (Eaglehawk), I Ross (Composite), N Davies (Composite), N Belt (Bendigo)

Section 2

J Cassidy (Composite), I Cail (Composite), P Moller (Kangaroo Flat), W Robins (Golden Square)

Section 3

D Condon (Golden Square), M Diprose (Castlemaine), T Russell (Composite), I Brown (Bendigo)

Section 4

G Walsh (Golden Square) M Lord Snr (Bendigo East), M Houghton (Bendigo East), M McLean (Composite)

Section 5

R Clough (Bendigo East), H Cozens (Woodbury) T Babitsch (Bendigo) B Marron (Bendigo East)

Section 6

R Trevethan (Kangaroo Flat) J O’Shea (Eaglehawk) P Godkin (Eaglehawk) D Bennet (Bendigo)

At Bendigo East

Section 7

G Ryan (Bendigo East) G Poulton (Woodbury) A Brown (Composite) B Morley (Bendigo)

Section 8

T Hayes (Marong) F Byrne (Eaglehawk), B Whiffin (Bendigo) S Carter (Eaglehawk)

Club Champions received to date-


Bendigo- John Cassidy/ Vicki Greenwood


Bendigo East- Brad Marron/Fay Pekarsky 


Bendigo VRI-   David Retallick/Phoebe Stannard


Bridgewater- Terry Hansen/Pam Wheelhouse


Calivil- Alan Leech/ Shirley Hope


Campbell's Creek- Ian Morelli/ Lorna Gannaway


Castlemaine- Greg Podesta/ Nina Hufer


Dingee- No entry


Eaglehawk-    Phil Godkin/ Jan Robertson

Golden Square- Steve Drummond/ Julie Ross


Harcourt-   Phillip Clarke/ Joan Bath


Heathcote- Bill Gardiner/ Lorraine Spiers


Inglewood- Robert Day/ Shirley Sloan


Kangaroo Flat- John Berry/ Susan Howes


Lockwood South- No entry


Marong-    David Bird/Nancy Tate


North Bendigo- Daniel Taig

Serpentine- No entry


South Bendigo- Brad Holland/ Rosie Punton


Strathfieldsaye- Kevin Probert/ Nicole Wilson


White Hills- Mark Anderson/Laney Cole


Woodbury- Keith Harris/ Janine Poulton








Results of Men's State Fours Final
Barry Whiffin, Bruce Morley, Torie Babitsch, Ian Ross (s) Bendigo def Frank Carbone, Spencer Ashman, Leigh Robertson, Max Watts (s) Eaglehawk 15/14


Draw for BBD Under 25 Singles to be played Saturday 6th January 2018 at Golden Square 9am for 9.30am start


Stephanie Priest (Bendigo) v Ebony Thatcher (Eaglehawk)

Bridget Hayes (Marong)



Mitch Cole (Kangaroo Flat) v Luke Nemeth (Bendigo)

Travis Berry (Kangaroo Flat) v Charlie Manning (Bendigo)


Women's State Fours Final
Winners of the Women's State Fours Val Flett, Brooke Davies, Gwen Waegeli, Susan Howes (s) Kangaroo Flat defeating Carrol Frost, Patti Devereaux, Pam Hunter, Trisha O’Shea (s) Castlemaine 26/9

Results of  Women's State Singles
Semi Finals
Sharon Koch (Bendigo East) def Vicki Greenwood (Bendigo) 25/18, Lee Harris (Bendigo) def Leah Whiffin (Golden Square) 25/13.
In the final Sharon Koch def Lee Harris 25/21.

Results of Men's State Singles

Quarter finals
Tom Russell (Kangaroo Flat) def Torie Babitsch (Bendigo) 25/21
Ian Ross (Bendigo) def Steve Drummond (Golden Square) 25/15, Wayne Marwood (South Bendigo) def Cameron Wilson (Kangaroo Flat) 25/24
Semi Finals- John Berry (Kangaroo Flat) def Tom Russell 26/15, Ian Ross def Wayne Marwood 2512

John Berry (Kangaroo Flat) def Tom Russell 26/15, Ian Ross def Wayne Marwood 25/12.
Final presently being played
John Berry (Kangaroo Flat) def Tom Russell 26/15, Ian Ross def Wayne Marwood 25/12.

In the final John Berry def Ian Ross 25/17

Results of Men's State Pairs
Semi Finals Brayden Byrne/Brad Marron (Composite) def Kevin Rooke/John Cassidy (Composite) 20/12, John Carter/Simon Carter (Eaglehawk) def T Gilmore/Ray Rowe (Eaglehawk) 22/12
In the final John and Simon Carter def Brayden Byrne and Brad Marron 15/12

State Events

The following will be played at Bendigo Bowls Club on Sunday 17th. December.
Please report by 9.00am for  9.15 trial ends and a 9.30 start.

9:00 for 9:30am start
Men’s Pairs semifinals
B Byrne/ B Marron vs K Rooke/J Cassidy
T Gilmore/R Rowe vs J Carter/S Carter
Women’s singles semifinals
S Koch vs V Greenwood
L Harris vs L Whiffin
Mens singles quarter finals
J Berry through to semi
T Russell vs T Babitsch
I Ross vs S Drummond
C Wilson vs W Marwood
12:30-1:00pm (approx)
Men’s Pairs final
Women’s singles final
Men’s singles semi-finals

 Region Novice Results --Christine Ritchie (Moama) def. Stacey Rogers (Bendigo) 21/13

 Geoff Baldwin (White Hills) def. Mark Evans (City of Echuca) 21/19

 Winners play at Mulgrave Country Club on Feb. 4th 2018


Life Membership

Congratulations to Geoff Howes who has been honoured with Life Membership of the Bendigo Bowls Division
Geoff's history for Bendigo Bowls Division

Secretary White Hills Bowls Club -2001/02, 2002/2003, 2003/04
Men’s Treasurer White Hills Bowls Club - 2004/05
Committee Bendigo District Bowls Association- 2002/03, 2003/04, 2004/05
Assistant Secretary Bendigo District Bowls Association- 2005/06, 2006/07
Secretary Bendigo District Bowls Association – 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11
Board of Group 5 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11,
Unification Committee- 2011
Secretary Bendigo Bowls Division- 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18
Bendigo/Campaspe Region Board (Bendigo Representative) 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17
Chairman of the Northern Country Challenge Committee 2016/17, 2017/18




Boromeo/Lucas Challenge

The Boromeo/Lucas challenge was held at Sebastopol Bowling Club yesterday (under cover)

Bendigo won the shield by 6 shots.

  1.  Results- P Devereaux, J Robertson, M Chisholm, T O’Shea (s) 26 d E Kierce 15, V Grenfell, JClough, I Godkin, K Rowe (s) d B Huntley 23/18, B Davies, C Grenfell, J Grainger, S Howes (s) lt J Harman 15/18, J Poulton, J Conder, G Waegeli, P Hunter (s) d B Ayers 19/17, V White, A Ferguson, Y Robinson, V Flett (s) lt M Russell 15/20,  J Ovenden, C Gallop, J Wharfe, A Borham (s) lt L McArthur 15/19. Best winning rink was Tricia O’Shea’s rink.



NOTE-----State under 25 Singles closing date Friday 15th December 5pm


State Singles Draw

Venue: Bendigo Bowling Club

Date: 3rd Dec 2017

Time: 9:00 am turn up for a 9:30 start

 Womens singles

 B Davies (kf) vs S Lord (be)

H Clough (be) vs S Koch (be)

B Bodinnar (be) vs K Rowe (eh)

V Greenwood (bgo) vs S Priest (bgo)

A Borham (be) vs L Harris (bgo)

J Ross (gs) vs S Howes (kf)

G Washington (be) vs L Whiffin (gs)

J Brown (gs) bye


Men’s singles

Entry of 38 players as listed below

M Cole (kf), K Rusbridge (eh), C Manning ( bgo), J Berry (kf), J Jackman(dge), M McClean (igw)

L Crapper (sb), E White (kf), L Manning (bgo), N Belt (bgo), M Lord (be), T Russell (kf)

T Babitsch (bgo), S Fulton (kf), R McCumber (cm), K Tonkin (igw), G Ryan (be), L Kelly (igw)

B Byrne (eh), B Morley (bgo), R Trevethan (kf), U Oper (sfs), T Lester (be), T Gilmore (eh)

D Broderick (bgo), I Ross (bgo), P Marron (sb), R Pearce (be), T Berry (kf), S Drummond (gs)

M Sidebottom (sb), B Marron (be), C Wilson (kf), M Anderson (wh), G Walsh (gs), M Rowley (igw)

W Marwood (sb), L Kean (bw)




Women’s State Pairs
Semi Finals
B Davies, S Howes (Kangaroo Flat) def I Godkin, J Condor (Eaglehawk) 18/17 after extra end
S Priest, V Greenwood (Bendigo) def G Waegeli, L Harris (Composite) 19/18
The final was a Mother/Daughter game with Brooke Davies/Susan Howes (Kangaroo Flat) def Stephanie Priest/Vicki Greenwood (Bendigo) 18/16




Men’s State Pairs
M Darroch, R McCumber (Castlemaine) def J Jennings, A Brown (Composite) 23/16

Quarter Frinals...
B Byrne, B Marron, (Composite) def M Hocking, G Boyd (Kangaroo Flat) 24/13
K Rooke, J Cassidy,(Composite) def M Darroch, R McCumber, (Castlemaine) 20/10
T Gilmore, R Rowe (Eaglehawk) def T Hayes, P Mylon (Marong) 17/15
Quarter Finals, (Inglewood) lt J Carter, S Carter, (Eaglehawk) 15/14
Finals Sunday17th December.




Congratulations to Mitch Sidebottom ??(South Bendigo) on winning the Victorian Open Singles against Lee Schraner
also to Dylan Filuk and Brad Marron (Bendigo East) who teamed with Lee Schraner winning the Victorian Open Triples??????

Congratulations to the all Bendigo Bowlers who played in the Victorian Open with many making the knockout rounds.
The finals commence today at Shepparton Park with Bendigo well represented.
At 8.15am the Men's Triples final with Nick Young, Cam Wilson (Kangaroo Flat) Brad Foote (s) v Dylan Filuk, Brad Marron (both Bendigo East) Lee Schraner (s)
At 6pm Mitch Sidebottom (South Bendigo) will play either Matt Flapper (Ocean Grove) or Lee Schraner (Tas) in the Men's Singles final.


Men's and Womens State Pairs Finals 

Sunday 26th all at Bendigo BC.
Sunday 9.00 for 9.30 start

Men's Pairs- A.Brown v R.McCumber.
Semi finals Womens Pairs at same time.
S.Howes v J. Conder
V. Greenwood v L. Harris.
Next round to commence at 1.00pm -men's quarter finals and ladies final.




The Boromeo/Lucas Shield will be played at Sebastapol Bowling Club on Friday 1st December.

The following players have been selected and made themselves available for this challenge against the best in Ballarat.

V.Grenfell, J. Clough, I. Godkin, K. Rowe (s)

J. Ovenden, C. Gallop, J. Wharfe, A. Borham(s)

J. Poulton, J. Conder, G. Waegeli , P. Hunter(s)

V. White, A. Ferguson, Y. Robinson, V. Flett(s)

P. Devereaux, J. Robertson, M. Chisholm, T. O'Shea(s)

B. Davies, C. Grenfell, J. Grainger, S. Howes(s)

Players are to wear white shorts, skorts or trousers and shirts will be supplied on the day. Preferably white or blue hats or visors.

As you are all representing the BBD we ask that all uniform looks smart. Please no skin tight shorts or trousers.

Bus departs Kangaroo Flat Bowling Club at 7.30am. Please be 15 min. early. Pick up Castlemaine approx. 8am

No cost to players.

2 course lunch provided by BDBD.

Please contact Jan Conder -0458448653 or Susan Howes- 0412542981 if any of your situations change.



Men’s State Pairs
Section 1- B Byrne, B Marron, (Composite)
Section 2- G Boyd T Russell (Kangaroo Flat)
Section 3- K Rooke, J Cassidy,(Composite)
Section 4- J Jennings, A Brown (Composite)

60 and Over Region Finals

Region Finals The Region Finals of the 60 and Over events held at Woodbury Singles Ian Ross (Bendigo) def  Kevin Brennan (Moama) 21/11 Susan Howes (Bendigo East) lt Marilyn Stephenson (Moama) 21/12 Pairs Con O'Shea/Mal Beer (Eaglehawk) def Colin Berryman/Ray Milne (City of Echuca) 21/10 Ann Borham/Susan Howes (Bendigo East) def Beryl Eddy/Sandra Connolly (Moama) 17/7 The winners will now go to the State Finals with the singles being played at Ocean Grove and Pairs at Yarraville/Footscray

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