• BV Bulletin No. 205 - 14 November 2014

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      Issue 205 – 14 November 2014

      Victorian Over 60’s Singles Finals

      This year’s State Championships Calendar of State Finals commences this coming week with the combined Men’s & Women’s Over 60’s Singles finals being conducted at the Ocean Grove BC. Wednesday morning the 19th November the final 16 in each of the two fields will begin their advance towards booking a place in the finals on Thursday afternoon.
      2013 Champions Robyn Thomassen and Barry Brennan don’t feature in this year’s finals, but in what appears to be an unusual twist of fate, Barry’s brother Kevin from the same club (Moama) will be doing battle in round one against Altona’s Len Callus in a match that could well determine positions in the final. On paper the field in the Men’s event contains quite a number of players capable of featuring in the final outcome of the event.
      The same applies in the Women’s field where there are a number of well-credentialed and seasoned performers. An early round bye for Anne Miles from the Ovens & Murray Region might not be advantageous for her in her quest to capture this title, but there are a number of very interesting first round clashes that are certainly going to thin the field out for the subsequent knockout rounds on Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday morning’s semis. If you have the chance, get along to Ocean Grove BC and witness some very interesting matches that are sure to be played in a very competitive spirit. Click here for all of the draw details and the competing players and their club details for the Regions they are representing.

      Under 18 State Event Entries

      Monday 17 November 2014 is the closing date for entries in the Under 18 State Pairs Championships for both females and males. Entries must be lodged by COB.

      Bowls Victoria International Day 2014

      This year’s event gets underway at Mulgrave CC this Sunday morning at 10.00am with all participating players requested to be there and report on arrival by 9.30am. 36 teams are entered for what promises to be an enthusiastic and fun day of bowling and social frivolity.

      Holding Shot – Latest Version

      If you have a thirst for information on just about anything to do with bowls, check out the online newsletter from Bowls Australia, Holding Shot that covers a wide range of items including news about the 2nd Australian Premier League competition that begins at Pine Rivers BC Queensland next Tuesday and information regarding the Jack Attack Participation Program and what clubs have to do to register to partake in this new initiative. Click here to read the newsletter

      Tackle the issue: Ice, Alcohol and Other Drug Forum

      Regional Bowls Manager Barrie Lester has bought this item to our attention and we consider there is value in supporting any initiative that helps to deal with the issue of drugs in our society. With the support of the Victorian Government and a number of local community partners, the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program is proud to be holding a series of forums around Victoria to help clubs and their members learn how their sports club can support their members, families and the community to prevent and tackle drug use. These forums, which are already underway, are hosted by experts in drug prevention and treatment who help us understand practical ways that can reduce drug problems and help people live happy and healthy lives. In total there are 19 forums taking place around metropolitan and regional Victoria. The Frankston City and Mornington Peninsula Shire will be hosting a forum on Monday 24 November at Peninsula Community Theatre. Others are set down in December for places such as Springvale, Inverloch and Werribee. Dates and places for 2015 will be advised soon on the website.http://goodsports.com.au/tackletheissue/forums/
      What will clubs learn at the forum?

      • How to develop a policy to deal with ice and illicit drug-related issues
      • Implementing & reinforcing the policy
      • Sample ice/illicit drug policy and ‘must haves’
      • Responding to an ice related issue;
      • Club responsibilities & duty of care
      • Educating club players & members
      • Confidentiality
      • What resources are available to support club leaders confidently manage ice/illicit drug-related issues

      Several of these forums have been successfully conducted already, but if there is a forthcoming date that you can lock in to your calendar, people are encouraged to register as soon as possible, so please visit http://goodsports.com.au/tackletheissue/forums/ to register and guarantee your place.
      For any further details we suggest you contact Bill Karametos - Victoria Regional Manager – Good Sports on 9611 6103 or via email at bill.Karametos@adf.org.au

      Bowls Victoria Coaching Re-Accreditation Amnesty

      There is just a little over a month left (31 December 2014) in which to re-accredit your expired coaching accreditation under the amnesty provisions negotiated with Bowls Australia and made available to coaches in Victoria. Contact has been made with a number of expired coaches advising them of the process to undertake how to do this. In the last month alone, some 84 new and re-accredited coaches have been processed by Bowls Victoria. Click here to go to the BV website link that provides specific information on the accreditation/re-accreditation process. If you require any further details please contact Scott Nicholas on scottn@bowlsvic.org.au

      Access All Abilities – Bowls Programmes

      Let us know what your Club is up to in relation to providing opportunities for people with disabilities to connect with bowls. If you’re running a specific activity or you’ve conducted a day or program that has not received recognition in making your club an inclusive environment for people with a disability to enjoy the sport, drop us a line and include some pictures. Contact Scott Nicholas or Ben Westcott on 9861 7100 if you’d like to discuss anything in relation to AAA Activities.

      Australian Premier League 2014 Murray Steamers Official ‘Live Site’ at Moama Bowling Club

      Catch every televised game of the APL live on our big screen in the parquetry room at Moama Bowling Club.
      Don’t miss any of the action. Support our local team in this national event and catch some of the game’s biggest stars in this exciting new format.

      Happy hour & finger food during Murray Steamers games.
      All games shown throughout the night.
      XXXX promotion will see giveaways away every night.
      Indoor bowls mats will be out to ‘have a roll’

      Live site Schedule:
      Tuesday 18th November: 6pm – 11pm (Murray Steamers vs Brisbane Gold at 7.15pm)
      Wednesday 19th November: 6pm – 11pm (Murray Steamers vs Perth Suns at 9.45pm)
      Thursday 20th November 6pm – 11pm (Murray Steamers vs Melbourne Roys at 7.15pm)
      Friday 21st November: Semi-finals and final from 6pm

      Further information contact Moama Bowling Club on 1800 806 777.

      Any comments/questions: please email to Bowls Victoria c/o
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