MCC bowler selected in U18 Victorian team
Congratulations to MCC bowler, Dean O'Neil, on his selection in the U18 Victorian team. Victoria will play a series against Tasmania in Tasmania from December 10 to 12.
We are extremely proud of his progress in bowls since joining us in October 2009.
Good luck, Dean!
MCC Bowls Section’s Biggest Morning Tea raises over $2000!
On Thursday May 31 the MCC’s Bowls Section held their Biggest Morning Tea to raise funds for cancer research.
Ninty-six members and guests attended the function held at the Swinburne Avenue bowls club in Hawthorn. Guests were treated to delicious scones and sandwiches made by the "bowling girls" served with tea and coffee.
The "stars" of the morning included Robert Ingpen, designer and artist of the bronze doors and tapestry at the Melbourne Cricket Club. Guests were blessed to learn and hear from Bob of his journey with these magnificent works of art.
The Honourable Alan McDonald, a former MCC Committeeman, was the auctioneer for a beautiful bottle of wine from Best's vineyards at Mount Gambier. McDonald declared he had never been an auctioneer before, however he was very professional, extraordinarily funny, and managed a very good price for the wine!
Jane Nathan, current MCC Committee member and great supporter of the women bowlers, was at her usual best when drawing the raffle. As you can imagine, lots of fun comments were made while presenting the prizes to the winners.
Finally, those that wished to join Gerry Teague on the green for a lesson on the intricacies of the game of bowls we were thrilled to do so in the sunny conditions. Well done Gerry, as I think we are about to have some new members join.
Thank you very much to those involved in this special day. Thank you to Ian Cave, Chairman of MCC Bowls Section, for giving us the opportunity to use Swinburne Avenue for this very worthwhile function for cancer research. Overall $2086 was donated to the Cancer Council.
MCC Bowls Section Ladies
All events have been finalised for the current season and the results are:
Singles championships Men Andrew Jackson Dick Meadows
Ladies Carmel Dowling Liz Cook
MCC pairs Men Peter Marget John Smith
Ken Marshall Ron Butterworth
Ladies Karen Thomson Carmel Dowling
Rae Graham Ying Locock
MCC triples Ian Smith Henny Cortenbach
Tony Quigley Chris Windley
Dick Meadows Culum Bennington
MCC Cup Clive Morris Ian Cave
Chairmans Trophy Gary Eaton Ian Cave
Proportional Trophy Clive Morris Jeff Saunders
Two bowl singles Chris Windley Ron Butterworth
Another two flags for bowls
MCC 1 and MCC 2 played in the grand final and won both divisions of Inner City Night Pennant on Wednesday March 21.
MCC 1 defeated Caulfield Park, 49 – 23.
MCC 2 defeated Camberwell Central, 36 – 35.
MCC 1 lost only two games for the season and proved they were the strongest side in Division 1.
It was a fantastic effort by MCC 2 as Camberwell lost only one other game through the whole season, but we were able to win the one that counted.
Rink scores in the final were:
Geoff Harding, Greg Thomson, and Bob Lloyd: 6 - 5
Ian Smith, Dick Meadows, and Andrew Marshall: 12 - 8
Geoff Harding: 7 - 9
Ian Smith: 24 - 1
Gary Eaton, George Ziller, and Jeff Saunders: 13 - 5
Keith Linton, Trevor Jewell, and John Graham: 11 - 6
Gary Eaton: 3 - 12
Keith Linton: 9 - 12
MCC 1 are the Division 2 Open Tuesday Pennant Champions after a 62 - 50 win over Vermont South at Doncaster Tuesday March 20.
Ian Smith, Karen Thomson, Suzie Ziller, Don Graham - 23 - 24.
John Smith, Gerry Teague, Graham Winther, Geoff Rose - 14 - 11.
Greg Thomson, Ian Philpott, Rae Graham, Graham Thompson - 25 – 15.
Dean O’Neill is Regional U25 Champion
Congratulations to our youngest member, Dean O’Neill, who has been successful in winning the regional under 25 championship. The final was played in fine conditions at the Commonwealth Games complex at Darebin last Sunday.
Dean defeated Jack Woodhouse from Bundoora in a very tight game, with little more than a couple of shots separating the two players all afternoon.
Up-to-date scores were relayed on MCC Bowls’ twitter feed (@mccbowls), courtesy of section secretary Ian Smith.
Dean now goes through to the final 16 of the state under 25 championship.
The prestigious clubs singles competitions have been completed for 2011/12:
Men – Andrew Jackson defeated Dick Meadows.
Ladies - Carmel Dowling defeated Liz Cook.
The results of the Club Pairs were:
Men – Peter Marget and Ken Marshall defeated John Smith and Ron Butterworth.
Ladies – Karen Thomson and Rae Graham defeated Carmel Dowling and Ying Locock.
Saturday pennant finals start Saturday February 25. We are well represented with MCC 1 and MCC 2 in Division 1 finals, MCC 4 in Division 4 and MCC 6 in Division 6.
With one round to play, both Tuesday pennant sides are guaranteed home finals with the first final to be played on March 6.
With three games to go in Wednesday evening pennant the number 1 side sits on top of the ladder and the number 2 side is in third place.
This season, members have achieved the following notable milestones:
500 Games – John Barnes
400 Games – Ron Butterworth
300 Games – Paul Finn
200 Games – Angus McCulloch
Visit the official MCC Bowls Section website at: www.mccbowls.org for further information.