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Going Green
posted: 08:42 6/03/2019
The Board of Management of the Inverloch Bowling Club recognise the desire to be a good environmental citizen. The use of plastic cups and drinking straws places a load on the ecosystem with waste disposal. In order to do our part in being environmentally responsible, it has been decided to do away with unnecessary plastics at the Club.

The Club will no longer be supplying plastic cups alongside the drinking fountains. We are aware of the importance of proper hydration and have provided a drinking fountain at each green. Players are advised to either drink directly from the fountains or fill/refill their personal water bottle.

We trust our members and visitors to the Club will embrace our commitment to becoming 'greener'.

Strzelecki Region Pennant Final
posted: 08:38 6/03/2019
After claiming victory in Saturday Pennant Division 1, our Inverloch team will play in the Strzelecki Region Pennant Final against the winner of West Gippsland, Traralgon. The game will be held at Toora Bowls Club on Saturday, March 16. Roll up at 12.30pm with game starting at 1.00pm. Light refreshments will be supplied by Toora at the end of the game.

The winner of this match will represent Strzelecki Region and go on to play in the State Pennant Championships to be held at Moama on May 3-5. Let's continue to support our Division 1 team as they move to the next round against Traralgon.

Pennant Finals Results
posted: 15:33 3/03/2019
Division 1, 3 and 4 faced their Grand Finals on Saturday at Korumburra and Leongatha after going straight through with their respective Semi Final wins.

The day was forecast to be hot so a 10.00am start was agreed to. It was team photos first then the roll up and game on. Division 1 was playing Philip Island Blue. Inverloch got off to a good start and after 31 ends, it was 29-18 in Inverloch's favour.

Phillip Island made a little dent in the score after 57 ends to be 15 shots down. Phillip Island continued to chip away and reduced the margin to 5. With 2 Inverloch rinks finished one with a draw, the other 6 shots down and the last rink 2 ends behind, it became a very close contest with 1 shot between them. Inverloch maintained its focus and came out 5 point winners - 72-67.

Division 3 was playing Foster. It was a battle from the start which resulted in a tight contest. One rink didn't have the best start with a 11-0 deficit early in the game. But along came a 5 shots win and off they went. After 33 ends, Inverloch led 33-29. Foster never hit the lead during the game and Inverloch continued to bowl ahead with a 19 shot advantage by end 57. With 2 Inverloch rinks winning, the last rink which was in a tousle all day with the scores level on many occasions, lost by 1 on the last end. Final result was a 73-54 victory.

Division 4 played Phillip Island. Inverloch got off to a reasonable start and were 2 shots ahead on end 23. Phillip Island started to hit its straps and gained a 10 shot lead after 43 ends. Inverloch got within 6 shots on end 69 but with a lead of 11 shots, the last end wasn't bowled. Phillip Island claimed victory 70-59.

Congratulations to all players for reaching the Grand Final. The club will find a place to proudly display Division 1 and Division 3 flags. Well bowled. Thank you, the Midweek and Saturday Pennant Selection Committees for your diligence in putting the best available teams on the green throughout the season. Not all members may have agreed with your decisions but your convictions paid off.


2018-2019 Sat Pennant Div 1 Winners

div 3

2018-2019 Sat Pennant Div 3 Winners

Pennant Finals
posted: 07:00 1/03/2019
All games of Saturday Pennant Finals will commence at 10:00am. Inverloch Division 1 will play at Korumburra; Division 3 and Division 4 will be at Leongatha. Let's cheer our club members and support them as they aim to bring the flags home to Inverloch.

All players are required to be at their venues by 09:30am for photos. Practice is available until 09:30am.

Last night of Corporate Bowls
posted: 19:54 25/02/2019
Inverloch Bowling club held the Corporate Bowls final Wednesday night 20th February. 90 players took to the greens in fine weather.

The Grand final was battled out over 10 ends between INLET SEAFOODS team of Craig Butcher, Ross Splatt and Grant Richards and THE CHOKERS TEAM of Liam Cummins, Paul Jackson and Dan Peterson. The other competitors who only played 8 ends were then able to watch the last 2 ends of the final. Another very close final as was last years. Scores were level on the 8th end then Inlet Seafoods were ahead by one on the 9th. Again Liam saved the day by scoring 2 which made them the winners by just 1 shot. Another thrilling finish to 12 weeks of bowling, which was only called off once due to bad weather.

Liam's team was the fortunate winners in last year Grand final and they made it again this year. Congratulations to The Chokers team on back to back wins and congratulations also to Inlet Seafoods for making it a worthy final.

Immediately following the final a 'corner to corner' competition was played, where the players pay $1 to bowl from one corner of the green to the opposing diagonal corner where a jack has been placed. Closest to the jack wins the prize money. This was won by Scott Rayson.

All participants enjoyed a steak sandwich with onions which was prepared by the clubs band of kitchen helpers. This was followed by numerous raffle draws, including legs of lamb, pork roasts, Vela 9 vouchers and wine donated by Alex Scott, plus the major draw of a large amount of cash that had been building up over the 12 week season. The players stayed on, hoping their ticket would be drawn for the opportunity to win the cash. This lasted just 3 draws when the blue ball was drawn from a barrel of 36 orange balls. The prize went to a worthy local participant.

It was brought to the attention of the players that due to their generosity in donating back their winnings each week, plus the raffle fundraiser which was held before Christmas, a total of $1814 was raised for the Royal Children's Hospital. This is the Bowling club Charity of choice, a worthy cause, touched by us all in some way.

Another fun night was had by all and the club hopes to see the players back on the last Wednesday in October 2019. Please mark it on your calendar!

Revised Hire of Clubroom Charges
posted: 08:53 18/02/2019
The Board of Management has conducted a review of our Hire of Clubroom Charges and BBQ & Bowls Package. The Hire of Clubroom charges were developed in 2012 and updated in 2016. The BBQ & Bowls package was first created in 2015. As a result of this review, a new document, Conditions of Hire and Information Sheet has been created providing additional information to the hirer. The Hire of Clubroom Charges has now been renamed Venue Agreement. There is a Venue Agreement document for Members and another for Non Members of the club. The Board feels that these new documents are in line with current catering and other bowling clubs hire agreement.

Accordingly, the "Clubhouse Hire" button on the home page now opens a new page with five buttons that open separate pdf files covering various aspects of the use of the IBC facilities. This allows the separate documents to be downloaded individually as appropriate.

Garage Sale
posted: 15:09 16/02/2019
Saturday, 27 April is the date for the club's Garage Sale. Check under the bed and in the shed as we are looking for any saleable goods to donate to the Garage Sale. We are able to store items upstairs so you can bring donations anytime to the club. Our last Garage Sale held in April 2017 was a great success. We need volunteers to help with Friday setup and manning the stalls on the day. Please consider offering your assistance. Mark your diary and watch the noticeboard for more information.

News and Views
posted: 15:12 16/02/2019
A News & Views session for all club members will be held on Thursday, 7 March at 10.00am before Social Bowls. This is a chance for all members to find out what is going on, share their opinions and ask questions on club matters. Everyone welcomed.

Playoff for Strzelecki Bowls Region
posted: 06:57 10/02/2019
Inverloch will host the Strzelecki Bowls Region draw for the State Regional Finals on Sunday, February 17 starting at 10.00am. These are bowlers representing the South Gippsland Bowls Division playing against their counterpart from West Gippsland Bowls Division for the honour of representing Strzelecki Bowls Region in the State Finals.

In the morning session, Men's State Fours sees Hamish Beecroft, Gary Hardy, Wayne Parks and Frank Seaton bowling against the team from Traralgon. Mick Coram is playing in the State Mixed Pairs in a composite team and the Ladies State Triples has Janis Parks as part of a composite team against Traralgon.

The afternoon round starts at 1.30pm. Janis Parks as Champion of Champion Ladies Singles bowls against Karren Sheers of Neerim District. In the Men's State Pairs, it's Mick Coram and Frank Seaton against the pairs from Trafalgar.

The playoff continues on Sunday, February 24 at Korumburra Bowls Club at 10.00am with Mick playing in the Men's State Singles against J McCausland from Trafalgar.

Our club is honoured to host this event but it takes club members to help ensure that the greens, clubrooms, catering, cleaning and other jobs are done. If you can offer your help on the day, for the morning or afternoon sessions, please contact Ron Burge or Bev Kurrle.

Inverloch Fours
posted: 13:16 4/02/2019
Thanks to Carol Waters for this report

Presentation Night
posted: 10:51 14/01/2019
Please mark your diary for Sunday, 31 March for our Season 2018-19 Presentation Night. It will be catered and entertainment provided. Watch the noticeboard for upcoming information.

Ladies Champion of Champions
posted: 16:57 11/01/2019
Inverloch hosted the Champion of Champions on January 8 with the Ladies Singles Champion of the various South Gippsland clubs playing in sectional knockoff. After the first day, there were 8 left in the competition. The Semi Final on January 10 saw Janis Parks bowling against Robyn Dennis (San Remo) for a place in the Finals. Pity Wayne Parks, who should he follow? His wife Janis or sister Robyn? In a great display of sister-in-law bowls, it was Janis claiming a hard fought victory over Robyn 25-16. In the Finals, Janis met Nics McKenzie (Fish Creek). The spectators were treated to some awesome bowling. It was a game worthy of a final. Nics got an early lead, then Janis levelled the score only until Nics pulled away again and was 8 shots up. Steely nerves and persistence paid off with an ultimate win by Janis 25-20. Congratulations Janis - South Gippsland Ladies Champion of Champions. Thanks Nics and Janis for the entertainment. We all bowled with you from our bench seat.

IBC garage sale
posted: 16:04 10/01/2019
We are now collecting goods for the Club's Monster Garage Sale which will be held during the 2nd quarter of 2019.

If you have any saleable goods to donate you can drop them off at the Club any time now for safe keeping and storage.

If you can help contact John Sutcliffe who will arrange storage at the Club.

posted: 19:59 8/01/2019
Leongatha 10 February 2019.

Practice and selection for this event will be held at Inverloch on Monday, 4 Feb between 4:00pm and 6:00 pm. This will be followed by a BBQ. Names to be sent to Ian Diss or to John Newcombe or mobile 0418 995 871 by Wednesday, 30 January.

Contrary to common myths the teams are not selected prior to the practice. If you believe that you are good enough send us your names and turn up for practice.

Parks Memorial Mixed Fours
posted: 12:19 30/12/2018
The Inverloch Bowling club held the Inaugural "Parks Memorial" Mixed Fours Tournament last Thursday 27 December. Twenty two teams came from Drouin, Churchill, Phillip Island, Heathmont, Essendon, Korumburra, Leongatha, Foster, Fish Creek, Lilydale, Newborough, Doncaster and even the Atherton Tablelands!

The bowlers were given morning and afternoon tea. Two games of 10 ends were played before lunch, then another 2 games of 10 ends after. The weather was kind to us, a pleasant 30 degrees.

At the lunch break six teams had won the 1st two games. Local team - Coram 18 shots up, with Phillip Island team - Cohen and Essendon Team - Garden in hot pursuit, both on 16 shots up. After lunch, all teams changed greens to battle it out to find an overall winner.

When the dust had settled the Best Overall Game (excluding place getters) was the local Hughes team of Peter Shaw, Carol and Norm Hughes and Carol Waters.

Six teams were vying for 2nd and 3rd placing, with the Phillip Island - Cohen team of Jacqui and Glen Cohen with in-laws Owen and Marg Pointon (from the Atherton Tablelands!) with 6pts +15 shots taking out 3rd position and the $300 prize money.

On 6pts and +22 shots was local Coram team of Jaye Allen Dayle, Frank Seaton, Vicki Smith and Mick Coram clinching 2nd place and the $500 prize money.

The Stand-out team of the day was Leongatha Trotman team of Dot Jarvis, Russell Trotman, Glenda Trotman and Wayne Walker. They came out on top against a quality field, winning all 4 games - 8pts +17 shots up, taking home the $1000 cash. Great effort!

A pleasant day was had by all - with camaraderie seen and heard right across the two greens.

This event came about as Mavis Parks had invested a sum of money with the Inverloch Bowling club, so after she passed away, as a family we decided that because the Bowls club played such a huge part in our parents' lives, we would create an event in their honour.

Mavis joined the Club on Opening Day in 1961 and to avoid a divorce, Ted joined soon after.

Both Ted and Mavis would be very proud to see how much the Club has developed in recent years. A credit to all its Members.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year.


WINNERS: L to R: Robyn Dennis (sponsor), Dot Jarvis, Glenda Trotman, Russell Trotman, Wayne Walker and Wayne Parks (sponsor).

runners up

RUNNERS UP - L to R: Robyn Dennis (sponsor), Frank Seaton, Jaye Allen Dayle, Vicki Smith, Mick Coram and Wayne Parks (sponsor).


THIRD - L to R: Robyn Dennis (sponsor), Jacqui Cohen, Marg Pointon, Glen Cohen, Owen Pointon and Wayne Parks (sponsor).

best game

Best Overall Game L TO R: Carol Waters, Carol Hughes and Peter Shaw (absent Norm Hughes).

Summer barefoot bowls and seafood raffle
posted: 11:48 22/12/2018
Summer Barefoot Bowls for the holiday makers is again happening from 4pm to 7pm on the following dates in January -

2nd 3rd 4th 7th 9th 11th 15th 17th 18th and 20th.

A roster of helpers is displayed on the notice board and rosters have been distributed. Any additional assistance on these days is welcome and greatly appreciated.

Maybe bring the family and friends down for a bit of fun during the holiday season.

A fact sheet outlining bowling etiquette, behaviour on the green and costs is available on the day.

The bar will be open 4pm-7pm.

We are also selling tickets for the seafood raffle valued at $200. Tickets are available now inside the club entrance until Friday 28th December and then on Saturday 29th December from 8.30am till 2.30pm and drawn at 3pm at our stall on Main Street outside the Chemist.
Make sure you get a ticket for $2 each or $5 for three.

New Entrance Shelter
posted: 16:27 16/12/2018
After many months of delays awaiting official approval from numerous authorities, the new shelter at the club entrance has been finished. Thanks to all the club volunteers that have helped in the many items that had to be completed to make the shelter a reality. Now that the shelter and retaining wall are up, bench seats in place, turf laid, the walls lined and lights installed, its time to look at the process of the shelter's construction from start to finish. The Board is planning to place the IBC logo in the centre panel of the shelter as the final finishing step to further enhance the entrance to the club.


#1 - Old shelters gone - prepping for the area for the new - Oct 2018.


#2 - Shelters gone. Digging into the sand - Oct 2018.


#3 - Old shelters gone - new retaining wall up & trying to keep the sand off the green - Oct 2018.


#4 - Levelling in front and behind new retaining wall. Bluestone pavers moved to along back fence.


#5 - Shelters almost finished. Just add bench seats & turf - Nov 2018.


#6 - Shelters complete with seats & turf.


#7 - Our new shelters enhance the entrance to the Club - Dec 2018.


#8 - New shelters lined and finished - Dec 2018.

Mens and Ladies Singles Champions
posted: 16:27 16/12/2018
Sunday, December 16th saw the finals of the Men's & Ladies Singles Championships played. The conditions were ideal and the spectators ready to witness first class bowling. They were not disappointed. It was Ron Burge up against Hamish Beecroft (the new kid in town). Ron's many years of experience were tested against the precision draw bowling of Hamish. Ron was in catch up mode with Hamish breaking away with the early lead which he continued to build on. Ron did have his fair share of bad luck bowls. All credit goes to Hamish for his consistent bowling throughout the game winning 25-7. Congratulation Hamish, Men's Singles Champion for Season 2018-19.

The Ladies Singles game showed returning 2 time Singles Champion, Janis Parks bowling against Val Davis. It was a great contest and Val was a worthy competitor. Janis got the upper hand but Val continued to challenge. Janis proved too strong winning 25-15. Congratulations Janis, Ladies Singles Champion for Season 2018-19.

Hamish and Ron

Hamish and Ron.

Janis and Val

Janis and Val.

Janis and Hamish

Janis and Hamish.

Club Championship Update
posted: 09:04 13/12/2018
Tuesday afternoon, December 11 saw the playing of the Men's Pairs Final. It was the father and son team of Kevin and Hamish Beecroft bowling against Chas Buccilli and Ross Gabb. It was a close encounter until the Beecrofts scored a 6 near the final end. Congratulations to our Men's Pairs Champions for Season 2018-19, Kevin and Hamish Beecroft.

The Men's and Ladies' Singles Championship Final will be played on Sunday, December 16 starting at 10.00am. It will be Hamish Beecroft bowling against Ron Burge to determine the Men's Champion while last 2 years' Ladies Champion, Janis Parks will be playing Val Davis for the Ladies' title. There is guaranteed to be great bowling on display so why not come down to the club to watch and support their achievement of getting to the Finals.

Foodworks Community Rewards
posted: 08:29 13/12/2018
Carol Waters and Bev Kurrle were happy to receive a cheque from the Community Rewards program run by Inverloch Foodworks for 2018. The $519.82 received represented a fabulous increase of $269.11 over the 2017 result. We effectively doubled last year's reward. Guaranteed that we will be able to use this money around the club. If you wish to help the club and increase our money reward through this program, just arrange for your Community Rewards tag to have the points redirected to the Club. Don't forget to use it when you shop. No tag, just inquire at the Service Desk at Foodworks to get one organised.




Bowls Victoria - Over 60s Mens Pairs Championship Finals
posted: 16:57 21/11/2018
We wish to congratulate Ross & Gary Hardy on their achievement in reaching the Last 16 of the Bowls Victoria - Over 60s Pairs Championship. They will be representing the Strzelecki Region bowling against Yarra Region (Diamond Creek) Terry Bain and Brian Wintrip.

The next round will be held at City of Frankston Bowls Club, 12 Yuille Street, Frankston on Thursday and Friday December 13 and 14, 2018 starting at 10.00am and 1.00pm. Why not make the trip to Frankston and watch outstanding bowling and cheer on Ross and Gary?

South Gippsland Regional Teams Selection 2019
posted: 08:06 13/11/2018
Trials for ladies who are interested in joining Regional Events to be held at Murray Downs, March 29-31 2019, will be held on 31 January at Tarwin Lower, starting at 9.30am, to select 12 players. Then on 7 February, a Round Robin against West Gippsland will be held at Tarwin Lower comprising the 12 players from each division to select 16 players. A Round Robin of the 16 players will be held at Meeniyan on 22 February to select 12 players plus 1 emergency to represent Strzelecki at Murray Downs.

All Players who are selected should be available for both Round Robin Events.

Players who are interested please contact Helen Twite. Email Phone 0419 629 755 by 31 December.

Bowls Shirt Clearance Sale - Price reduced
amended: 12:15 7/11/2018
With the introduction of the new Club Pennant shirt for Season 2018-19, our old Club shirt will soon become part our Club history. We have a limited number of our old shirts available now for a reduced price of $25.00 each. Please contact Carol Waters if interested.

Melbourne Cup Day
posted: 12:06 7/11/2018
The punters were suitably attired with hats sourced from the Miller Collection ready for a game of bowls, lunch, sweeps and viewing the race. Bowling did happen but not out on the green that was being soaked by persistent rain. It was upstairs to hit the carpet mats and play carpet bowls. It was the first time for many members to demonstrate their skill by trying to keep the bowl on the mat. The cards were fanned for the teams that never took to the green and the winner announced. Congratulations to Ron Burge, Pam Lawson and Bryan Hensley who thanked the sponsor, the Esplanade Hotel. This day has been sponsored by the Espy for many years. This year the sponsorship was in memory of John and Shirley Cook, both of whom were long time supporters of the Club. A delightful lunch of chicken accompanied by salads followed with mud cake for dessert and fruit platter. Thank you to the catering crew. What would the Melbourne Cup be without a hat parade. Suitably hat attired men and women paraded down the clubroom floor with Judy Parker and Ron Burge declared the winners. With sweep tickets purchased from our Bookies, Trevor Scott and Huie Nation, we settled down in front of the screen to watch the race. The punters either lined up to collect their winnings or throw their sweep tickets in the bin. A good day of fun for all.
See the photo gallery with slide show.

Strzelecki Region Over 60s Pairs
posted: 08:04 26/10/2018
Congratulations to Gary Hardy and Ross Gabb on their convincing win today to claim the title of Strzelecki Region Over 60s Pairs Champions. Playing at Meeniyan, Gary and Ross beat the West Gippsland division team from Warragul 18-3. Well done boys, what a fantastic effort. They will go on to play at Frankston, date to be advised.

Unfortunately Frank Seaton was unsuccessful in his Men's Singles match, losing by the narrowest margin. A great effort indeed regardless of the outcome. Well done Frank, you do our club proud.


Hardy Gabb

Gary Hardy and Ross Gabb.


SGBD Men's Over 60s Pairs
posted: 08:44 19/10/2018
Sunday, October 14 saw the final of the Men's SGBD Over 60s Pairs played at Tarwin. Two Inverloch teams, which included the reigning champions, played off against each other and what a game it was. The boys could not have had better conditions. It was great to see a few Inverloch members going along to watch and cheer. With the lead changing a couple of times, both teams played some brilliant bowls. Unfortunately there can always only be one winner. Congratulations to the team of Ross Gabb and Gary Hardy who took the title on the day, just beating the reigning champions, Frank Seaton and Wayne Parks. It was a match which was played in the true spirit of the game and good club representation. Well done boys!

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Gary Hardy, Ross Gabb, Wayne Parks, Frank Seaton.

The Senior Cits' Meat Raffle
posted: 06:54 12/10/2018
This YouTube recording of comedian Bill Kearns portrays the conflict ensuing when raffle tickets are accidentally duplicated.

RACV Mixed Fours Tournament
posted: 08:15 6/10/2018
The Inverloch Bowling Club hosted the 2018 Mixed Fours Tournament sponsored by the RACV Inverloch Resort, on Sunday, September 30, 2018. The tournament was played over three games, each of 12 ends with prizes for the winners, runners-up and best first, second and third games. The tournament attracted 24 teams with players coming from Foster, Leongatha, Wonthaggi, Phillip Island and San Remo as well as Inverloch.

The weather was kind throughout the day with the sun finally showing itself during the third game.

Most teams struggled with at least one game as the tournament concluded with only two three-game winners and three teams that didn't score a win on the day.

So, to the results - Best First game - May Climas, Joan Miles, Maureen Taylor and Mark Taylor on 20 points; Best Second game with 20 points - David Hanlon, Peter Forrest, John Kappler and Marilyn Forrest. The Best third game - Ross Gabb, Gary Hardy, Gavan Butler and Lorraine Dowson with 19 Points.

The tournament runners-up, with three wins and 54 points were John Thornton (skip), Linda Gallyot, Peter Shaw and Keith Cousens.

The RACV Inverloch Resort Mixed Fours Champions for 2018, with three wins and 56 points were John Batty (skip), Hans Olierook, Russell Taylor and Di Pollock, all from the Phillip Island Bowling Club.

Following the presentations, Ron Burge, President of the Inverloch Bowling Club thanked all the participants in the RACV mixed fours tournament and commented on the good spirit in which the event was played. Ron went on to thank the organizers of the event and finally paid tribute to the RACV Inverloch Resort for their valued sponsorship of the event and trusted that the relationship would continue into the future.


The RACV Inverloch Resort Mixed Fours Champions for 2018, with three wins and 56 points were Russell Taylor, Di Pollock, Hans Olierook and John Batty (skip), all from the Phillip Island Bowling Club.


The tournament runners-up, with three wins and 54 points were Peter Shaw, Linda Gallyot, John Thornton (skip), and Keith Cousens.

Battle of hastings
posted: 13:22 9/09/2018
On Saturday, September 8, 2018, 48 bowlers from Inverloch travelled to Hastings to do battle with the Hasting Bowling Club for the annual Hastings-Inverloch trophy; the "Battle of Hastings". The records show that each club had previously won the trophy nine times; such is the evenness of the competition between the two clubs, despite being two hours apart and playing in different pennant competitions.

Inverloch was the first winner in 2000, followed by 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2016. Hastings has had the trophy in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.

This year's battle was played in good weather tempered by a consistent northerly breeze. The final result was that the "Battle of Hastings" was taken out by the Hastings Bowling Club by a margin of 26 shots, 245/219.

Inverloch's team with the best winning margin was won by the "Girl Power" team skipped by Carol Hughes, Pam Sutcliffe, Carol Thorn and Jill Bateman. Well done girls!

Both presidents, Ron Burge from Inverloch and John Collins from Hastings, spoke about the spirit that had developed between the two clubs and how there was a bond, despite there being only the one similarity; that being the closeness of salt water to the clubs.

By Reg Varty

Club Opening - Season 2018-19 & Super Vet Presentation
posted: 14:06 2/09/2018
The official opening of the season took place on Saturday, September 1st. The men and ladies dusted off their club uniforms and came to welcome in the new bowling season. It was the last outing of the current Pennant polo as the newly designed Pennant top was available for purchase with many members changing into it. As is customary, the Ladies & Men's Champions have the honour of rolling the first jack and bowl of the season. The sun peeked out and so the members came out to watch Men's Champion Frank Seaton, and Carol Hughes, Runner up Ladies Champion standing in for Janis Parks roll the jack and send a bowl down the green to officially open the new season.

The weather held out for a 12 end game. You would never guess that bowls was a summer sport as a strong chilly wind persisted and it felt anything but summery.

Then it was back into the warm clubrooms. President Ron Burge called up our Super Vet recipients for their presentation of Super Vet badges by Marj Pearson, in her role as a Bowls Vic Representative. Marj read out a statement from the Board "The Board of Management and club members would like to recognise our Super Vets at the Club Opening for Season 2018-19. They represent a group of members who have contributed to the club by their involvement in many different roles and responsibilities. We all hope that they will continue to be active members and look forward to joining them for many more years of bowling." Badges were presented to Ron Kee, Mike Applin, Trevor Steer, Ivy Sheppard, Elaine & Jack Miller. A wonderful spread for afternoon tea was graciously devoured. Thanks to all who provided the food. It was nice to welcome back returning members. President Ron wished everyone a great season. Let the bowling begin...

Change of bowling seasons
posted: 11:08 9/08/2018
Winter social bowls (Wed and Sun) finishes on Wednesday the 29th of August 2018.

Summer season Opening Day is Saturday 1st September 2018. Be there!

Summer social bowls (mixed mufti) starts on Thursday 6th September 2018 - names by 1130, start 1230.

Open Pairs Results
posted: 15:37 19/07/2018

The Wonthaggi Toyota and Holden sponsored open pairs event, held at the Inverloch Bowling Club on Saturday, July 14, 2018, was won by the Lois Luby and Anne Tschiderer combination in a demonstration of power bowling over the two games, each of 12 ends.

The 18 teams who competed in the tournament were greeted by weather conditions that were almost perfect for bowling, with bright sunshine and a gentle breeze, generally from the North West.

The format for the event was that the tournament would be played over two matches with lunch to be taken after the first match. The winners of the first match would play off to determine the overall winner of the day with the losers of the first match to play off against each other to determine the Runners-up for the day with shots up being the determinant factor.

Of the winners group, there were five teams that won their second round match, the hard luck story combinations being; Butler/Dowson (3 shots up), J. Sutcliffe/Turner (7 shots up), Dennis/Dennis from San Remo (10 shots up).

The runners-up from the winners group were the combination of Allan Centre and Jenny Miller, both from the Loch club with scores of 25/3, 18/4 and 14 shots up.

The winners of the Wonthaggi Toyota & Holden Open Pairs tournament were Anne Tschiderer and Lois Luby with scores of 18/5, 21/4 and 17 shots up.

Of the losers group, the runners-up were Ross Gabb and Gary Hardy with scores of 15/20, 17/9 and 8 shots up. The winning combination from the losers group was Keith Cousens and John Hedley with scores of 3/22, 17/6 and 11 shots up.

Presentations were made by Mr. Rob O'Neill, Sales Manager Toyota, Wonthaggi Toyota and Holden to the winners and runners-up. Rob also congratulated the winners and remarked upon the way in which the tournament had been conducted, congratulating all those involved, paying special mention to Ivy Sheppard for her work in organizing the event.

Mr. O'Neill indicated that Wonthaggi Toyota and Holden would continue their association with the Inverloch Bowling Club in future events and in any other way possible. This was warmly congratulated by all those present at the club.

Ivy Sheppard thanked Mr. O'Neill for being present and representing Wonthaggi Toyota & Holden and for their support in the sponsoring of this event.

Mention should also be made of the assistance provided to Ivy by Judy Moule and others too many to mention here.

Photos are available here

Reg Varty

Membership Application Form
posted: 07:55 16/07/2018
As a result of implementing the Privacy Policy, the Membership Application Form and procedure have been changed. A potential member's Membership Application will no longer be displayed on the noticeboard. Instead only the name of the applicant and the town will be posted. This will give members the opportunity to review an application and object to a potential member. Also, the Proposer or Seconder must put the completed Membership Application Form into the Office chute for attention by the Club Secretary. The new Membership Application Form is here

Privacy Policy
posted: 07:50 16/07/2018
Inverloch Bowling Club is committed to respecting the right to privacy and the protection of personal information of our members and other persons who engage with our members. To deal with this responsibility, the Board has adopted a Privacy Policy. This Policy covers the topics of Collection of Personal and Sensitive information, Information Storage & Protection, Use & Disclosure of Personal Information and Resolving Privacy Issues & Complaints. Access the new policy here

Mixed Pairs Club Champions
posted: 08:09 24/12/2017
As our Club Championships work their way to the finals, another Championship has been decided. Against last season's runners up, Wayne and Janis Parks, it was Lorraine Dowson and Gavan Butler who were the challengers for the title of Mixed Pairs Champions. Congratulations to Lorraine and Gavan for their win over the still reigning runners up, Wayne and Janis. Well bowled.


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Inverloch Mixed Pairs Champions - Lorraine Dowson & Gavan Butler


Regulations for Inverloch Bowling Club (version 2)
updated: 09:18 28/11/2017
The Board of Management has adopted a manual of Rules & Procedures covering aspects of the organisation and running of the club. You can look at the manual here. This manual is also available for review at the club house. The new version (v2) includes our new reciprocal rights policy for visiting bowlers.

Practicing on green
updated: 16:03‍ 26-Sep-16
A reminder from the Facilities/Greens Director, Wayne Parks requesting members to please refer to the outside notice board and practice according to the instructions stated. Abiding by this request is crucial if we are to ensure even wear of the green. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Hire of clubrooms
updated 19:23‍ 18-08-16
A revised version of the hire agreement for non-members has been produced and is a available here

Lock it up! when leaving
posted: 08:44‍ 04-01-16
Please ensure that all doors and the gate are locked if you are the last the leave the club. A member went to the club on New Years Eve just to check on things only to find the gate unlocked. This could have led to an unhappy New Year for the club if the greens had been damaged by revellers. Don't forget the upstairs kitchen door. It was found not only unlocked but wide open. Lock it up when you leave!