Gold, Gold, Gold!

Great results from the Victorian Under 18 team in Darwin this week at the National Championships held at the Nightcliff BC.
The Victorians emerged victorious in three of the eight events contested with Gold in the Boy’s Singles to Jay Bye-Norris in an absolute nail-biting last end affair 21-20, further Gold in the Boy’s Fours to Jayden Christie, Curtis Hanley, Ben Cotter & Joshua Corless after a big comeback in their final to win 16-15, and a back to back victory for the Girls’ Fours team of Tiffany Brodie, Cody Sylvester, Elisa Rigoni & Tayla Morison recording a 19-9 win.
Other events that Bowls Victoria medalled in were the Boy’s Triples with a silver and bronze in both the boy’s and Girl’s Pairs. Click here to read more about the entire week in Darwin.

Under 18 National Squad announced

Bowls Victoria is delighted to inform the membership that we have three of the Under 18 team selected as squad members in the Bowls Australia Under 18 team.
Jayden Christie (Werribee BC), Joshua Corless (Bundoora RSL) & Tayla Morison (Melbourne BC) are now all in contention for future for Australian National Under 18 Squad duties. Congratulations to these fine young ambassadors for our sport. Click here to read more about the squad.


National Over 60’s Championships

Next week at Tweed Heads BC, New South Wales the Bowls Australia National Over 60’s Sides Championships will get underway. Victoria is defending title holders in the Women’s Event after their victory twelve months ago at Belmont BC, Geelong. Let’s hope that the weather is kinder on the Gold Coast than it was last year and we can return with both the Men’s & Women’s titles. Click here to see the selected sides for this event.

BV Metro Pennant Draw – Saturday

Clubs are reminded to double check their draw to ensure their club fixture reflects the changes that were notified to all club CCO’s on Friday 29 August as it appears some club used v1 of the draw that was put on the BV website. The draw was subsequently altered after some sides withdrew and other byes were filled to give more players games that would have missed out otherwise – the onus is clearly on all Metro Clubs to check this. The correct version is v3 as per what was emailed on 29 August 2014 and currently on the BV website. Clubs need to verify their clubs sides’ number in the Section/Division information then check the draw at the rear of the document to ensure you have the right opponents. Forfeits have already been given for clubs not showing up at the correct venue.

2014 Victorian Open

It’s only three weeks from today that entries close for the 2014 Victorian Open to be once again staged in the Goulburn Valley and hosted by the Shepparton Park BC. Click here for all the information you require to enter the event which kicks off on Sunday 23 November.

Affiliation Fees 2014-2015 – Hardship Relief Provisions

Information will be released next week informing clubs of the process for applying for Hardship Relief in reference to the Affiliation Fee Model introduced for the 2014-2015 Bowls Victoria Financial Year. Notification of how to apply and what the criteria for application are will be explained in the documentation that Clubs will receive during next week. It is extremely important that this information is passed on to the relevant Committee people in Clubs for them to consider and if they wish, make application. Details of the Hardship Relief Provisions will be placed online in next week’s Bulletin after they have been provided to all Clubs, Divisions and Regions.

BV International Day – Entries Closing 17 October 2014

Just another reminder about the BV 41st Bowls Victoria International Day will be conducted on Sunday 16 November 2014 at Mulgrave Country Club, cnr Welling & Jells Road Wheelers Hill 3150. The venue is easily accessible off the Monash Freeway for those coming from the other side of Melbourne or regional Victoria.
The entry fee is $100 per team ($25 per player), this cost covers morning tea, lunch, green fees and other associated costs.
The field is limited to 42 teams which may be male, female, mixed or single. Players may wear their traditional countries dress as the BA Logo policy is relaxed for this day. Side are encouraged to enter sides from their country of origin or ancestry. Entries forms are in the current edition of THE SHOT or may be downloaded from the BV website – for further information please call BV on 9861 7100 or email Ian Capp at cappys@ozemail.com.au.

Email Contact Details

The following email contact details for Bowls Victoria Board Members have been updated and appear different in the 2014-15 Bowls Victoria Information Guide. Please amend.
John Fisher – ajfisher48@gmail.com
Pam Van Huizen – pbvanhuizen@bigpond.com
Murray Rowe – murrayrowe501@gmail.com

Any comments/questions: please email to Bowls Victoria c/o
bowlsvic@bowlsvic.org.au
For further information on Bowls Victoria, please regularly go to
www.bowlsvic.org.au