Pennant Wrap for Round 4

Round 4 of Saturday Pennant is in the bag, we had a mixed weekend.   Still we are only 4 rounds in there is still a long way to go in this season.

Elstenwick club v Auburn

Results

Auburn(1) 2-63 defeated by North Balwyn(1) 16-95
D. Mitchell 10-26, N. Waite 27-14, Mick Diorietes 13-28, D. Chapple 13-27

Auburn(2)
 0-43 defeated by Lilydale(3) 18-99
P.Bowditch 7-33, M.Pisani 11/28, R. Martyn 11-21, N. Browne 14/17

Auburn(3) 6 a side Section 2 Beat Coburg Morland(2) via Walkover.
Club Game Results: Ray Pilbeam 22 defeated Mark Warcaba 17.

Auburn(4) 6 a side Section 3

Auburn 14-41 defeated Hawthorn(3) 0/27
A.Senikian 18-17, S. Pledge 23/10

Saturday Teams

6-a-Side Section 2

Our Section 2 team’s season roller coaster continues, that section had a team withdraw before the first round leaving them with a bye and this past weekend Coburg Moreland could not find enough players, and they had a walkover.  They instead ended up playing an inter-club game and by all reports they all enjoyed the day.

Next week they are away at Flemmington/Kensington on Darby day.

6-a-Side Section 3

We hosted Hawthorn, a solid game for the team with both rinks getting up.

Next week they are away at Box Hill RSL

Division 4 Section 4

This week we travelled out to Lilydale, the trip was long and slow with road works everywhere.  The teams started out well, but in the end Lilydale were too good for us, getting up on all rinks.

Next week we are at home to Templestowe

Division 2 Section 4

The rough start to the season continues, with the team just not finding its feet, this week they travelled to North Balwyn, with one rink getting up it was not quite enough to get over the line.

This week we at home to Ringwood.

Mid Week Pennant

Division 3 Section 7

Mid week keep pulling out the last end wins.  Going in to the final end of the game against the Elsternwick Club scores were all level.   With R. Martyn’s rink picking up 3 on the last end to seal the win with two rinks up.

Auburn(1) 14-61 defeated Elsternwick Park(3) 2-58
D. Barron-Toop 21-17, B. McKenna 13/25, R. Martyn  26/16.

This week they travel to Malvern

Region Title Games.

This week saw the first of games of the Novice Titles we had two of our Pennant bowlers take part.

Templestowe hosted the novice titles this year and while the weather started out overcast the afternoon games were in bight Melbourne sunshine.

Unfortunately our two players didn’t get up in their games but they had good games, and had a great time playing.

 

Good luck to our bowlers playing Pennant tomorrow.

Round 3 Pennant Results.

Pennant Head

Round 3 Saturday Pennant Results

Pennant Head

Saturday 20th October.

Auburn(1) 0-61 defeated by Heathmont(2) 18-83
D. Mitchell 21-22, N. Waite 16/18, Mick Diorietes 15/22, J. Greenshields 9-21

A hard day at the office for the topside, with a hard fought game on all rinks, Heathmont were too good on the day.

Auburn(2)  16-102 defeated Whittlesea(2) 2-70.
R.Scerri 34-13, M. Walker 22-15, R. Martyn 25-20, N. Browne 21-22

What started as hard day our 2nd side got better as the day went on, with two rinks coming form behind to win, and N.Browne’s rink 1 shot up going into the last end, dropped a 2 to get done by 1.  R. Scerri had a good day on the green, picking many big wins on different ends.  That resulted in that rink winning the weekly Top Gun.

6 a side

Auburn(3) 2/19 defeated by Heidelberg Golf(3) 14/48 R. Pilbeam 6-26, R. Verzaci 13/22

A hard day on the away game for our the team, but they are looking forward to the next game.

Auburn(4) 12-35 defeated Rosanna(6) 2/34  A. Senikian 14/19, J. Sadler 21/15

A good win by this team, Rosanna Bowls Club had the green running very well from all reports even though we had plenty of rain.

We look forward to the next weeks games.

Mid Week Pennant

Tuesday 16th October

Auburn(1) 12-60 defeated Burwood District(2) 4-59
D. Barron-Toop 28-19, R. Martyn 15/18, B. McKenna 17/22.

Burwood district came to visit, and it was a tough game for all players from both side, in the end one rink up with a good margin was enough to win by a single shot overall.

 

2018 LePine Triples

Skill on the green

The 2018 LePine Triples was held on the 18th of August. Last year we ran it on the 1st Sept, this allowed our green-keeper to work on the green during a good growth period.  This clashed with a number of club practice matches and Father’s day. The Committee with our Major sponsor of the Day Le Pine Funeral Services, we set an earlier date of 18th of August.

Le Pine Triples

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Welcome Kieser as a Sponsor

Kieser logo

Today we have the pleasure to welcome Kieser Camberwell and Mont Albert as a Sponsor for Auburn Bowls Club Inc.   Kieser’s highly trained physiotherapists use world-class rehabilitation facilities typically only found in the world of elite sports. This, coupled with their cutting edge techniques is what enables them to pursue their mission whether that’s reducing pain, improving your bowls delivery or helping with everyday physical improvement.

Kieser logo

Kieser is a network of Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation, Strength and Conditioning centres. They offer long term solutions to back and neck pain.

History of Kieser.

The origins of Kieser extend back to 1966 in Switzerland when founder Werner Kieser opened the first Kieser centre. Werner was a boxer and a wrestler in the early 1950s. After an unfortunate boxing accident, he began to look into strength training as a way to speed his recovery. During this time, strength and resistance training was virtually unknown and Werner made it his mission to become the voice for this new type of exercise. Now, over 50 years later, there are over 130 facilities throughout Europe and Kieser is known as the world leader in strength training for health.

To find out  more please visit Kiesers website.

Girls on the Green

mums and bubs

mums and bubs

This Sunday the 15th of July is the 2nd Girls on the Green session.  From 12pm we will be holding the 2nd session of the winter.  Bowls Victoria along with Vic health have put together a program to get women active again.

While many of us know that exercising is important for our physical and mental health, that doesn’t change the fact that half of us aren’t getting enough exercise each week.
Why? Victorian women have told Vic Health and Bowls Victoria that a big part of not trying new activities or getting involved in sport is a fear of being judged, or not being fit enough to start. Not to mention, twice as many women than men put off getting active because they’re worried about what other people think – how unfair is that? Sports, gyms and moving your body are for everybody (literally, every body).

Because it’s perfectly normal to get sweaty and messy when you’re having fun and getting active. Because moving and making time for your health doesn’t need to be a chore. Because there are so many options, and we’re on a mission to help you find something that feels right for you.

Bowls is an ideal low impact way of exercising and socialising with other like minded girls of all ages. Make new friends and have fun.

How to get on the Green

All we need is YOU with either bare feet or flat shoes. We will have experienced female bowlers to provide the basics and get you onto the green.  After that, its all about having fun.

If you want to you can even bring your family along as we will have different activities for them as well. At our first session we provided some yummy home made soup for everybody.

To register Click Here

We hope that you will join us for some fun on our Green

Going solar

Solar Panel

Solar Panel

Auburn Bowls Club is going solar. As part of the Solar Communities Program ran by the Australian Government we have secured a grant to get solar panels on to the club rooms.

The committee of management at Auburn Bowls club took the view that it would be irresponsible not to use some renewable energy in the club. With the help of a number of members we applied for the solar grant. We had thought about it being a double bonus to the club. Not only are we being responsible community members by decreasing our carbon footprint. We were also lowing the cost of running a club. As energy costs continue to rise, it only makes sense that our committee looks to off set them so we can continue to be a bowls club for the next 132 years.

We would like to thank the Federal Government for the funding for this. We were able to get a grant under the Solar Communities Program

Where the solar panels are going to go

Where the panels go

With the north side of the club rooms shaded by trees from neighbours, we are going to be putting the panels on the south side, they will be facing towards the north, so will still catch all the sun. In total we will have 38 Panels on the roof. With an estimated greenhouse emission reduction of nearly 15000 kilograms a year.

The added infrastructure we have seen over the last couple of years means we are well on the way to making sure the club is alive and strong for years to come. With the lower energy costs we should be able to put that back in to other projects that need to happen at the club.  We are able to deliver a better facility for members, guests and local community.

We will keep everybody informed when the works begin, and when we have the official date we switch the system on.

The committee would like to thank all those involved with applying for this grant, with out our volunteers we would be no where.  We would also like to thank our federal member of parliament, for keeping us informed when the federal grants are available, and the Solar Communities Program Grant.

Le Pines Triples

Le Pine Triples Entry

The 2018 edition of the Le Pines Triples, will be held on August 18th 2018.  Over the last few years we have moved the Le Pines triples from the summer break to before the season. Last year the tournament was during the AFL bye week in finals. That was a hard time for club as they all have practice matches etc during that time, before Pennant season kicks off. We have moved the Le Pines Triples to August this year to avoid all the practice match and the AFL.

Le Pine Triples Entry

Please download the entry for the le pines triples 2018 here

New Start time for the Le Pines Triples.

Being in August we have moved the start time to 10:30am.  With registration from 10am. We know that a number of teams travel from across the state, this should mean that we are finished early enough that they start their return trip in daylight.

Moving to an earlier time means that we also have to cater for the day, in the past we have provided Salad rolls, this year we will do a Lunch and nibbles at the end of the day.

Entry and Prizes.

The entry fee for this year is $30 per team.  Registration starts at 10am.  First Game at 10:30am, Entries close on 11th of August.

Prizes for the day:

1st Prize $540
2nd Prize $180
3rd Prize $ 90 (Best Last Game)

We look forward to hosting everybody at this years Triples.

Bowlers wanted!

Bowl Delivery

Bowl Delivery

Auburn Bowls Club is looking for new bowlers. If you ever have wanted to play bowls, now is a good time to start.  Bowls is a a game for all: men and ladies, for young and old  alike.  It is a game for those who are highly competitive and those who prefer just a social game.  It is a game for the physically fit and for those with disabilities.

Auburn Bowls Club is looking for anybody that would like to try lawn bowls competitively or even socially on a regular basis.  We have a great club and great people that are only too willing to help people new to the game.

If you are not sure on all the basics we have them here.

The basics of lawn bowls

Rink: area in which play takes place, usually a flat, grassed area, bounded by boundary pegs

Centre line: the line down the centre of the rink

Jack: small white ball, rolled out along the centreline, the idea is to get bowls as close as possible to it

Bowls: the balls used by the player, up to four each, weighted on one side causing it to curve as it rolls

Mat: placed on the centre line, players stand on it to bowl

The bowling

  • Stand on the mat, feet together, knees and waist bent slightly
  • Take ball in your preferred hand (right or left)
  • Step out with your opposite foot (left or right)
  • Take a small back swing
  • Bend down and roll bowl along the ground
  • Roll it out at an angle, so the bowl curves back towards jack (see basics)
  • Avoid dropping or bouncing bowl so as not to damage green

Strategy

Draw shot: A slow, measured, finessed bowl trying to end closest to the jack

Drive shot: A harder, faster bowl used to try to knock other players’ bowls away

Scoring

  • The player who has their bowl or bowls closest to the jack wins
  • Points are awarded according to the number of bowls closest
  • Players judge the distance and number by eye
  • If in dispute, a measuring tape is employed
  • If still in dispute, an umpire called in to resolve

Bowls at Auburn Bowls Club

The club has a number of bowls that you can come and use and try the sport, we have members that can coach you, and teach you the game. Every Saturday we have a social game, that everybody is welcome to join in on.  We have a great social atmosphere at the club and great place to meet and spend time with friends.

To join the Auburn bowls club as a bowler, our fees are $120 for the year. You will get a uniform for playing in. We have social activities through out the year.

To learn more please come in and see us or you can click here to visit our websites bowlers information.

We welcome our new sponsors

New Sponsors

New Sponsors

 

Like all sporting organisations we are ever thankful to our sponsors, they allow us to do more and reach more people either by their connections or what our sponsors do.  The Auburn Bowls Club Inc.  is very pleased to announce that we have just signed on two new sponsors.

Cameron White of Marshall White

Marshall White in Boroondara, through Cameron Edgoose come on board as a major sponsor.  Marshall White have been supporting us over the last two years though they have not been a full sponsor, this year we signed a major sponsorship that will give us access to people with skills and idea’s that we just don’t have in the club.  We appreciate the support shown to us by Marshall White and hope to extend this new partnership over the next few years.   If any member has anyReal Estate needs please think of Cameron from Marshall White for any real estate questions or needs.

Proline Construction Group

Proline Construction Group develop Industrial, Commercial and Residential properties to suite the clients needs, Proline’s Matt Manning has been a big supporter of the Auburn Bowls Club for a number of years, it is great to get them on board as a sponsor.

These two sponsors allow the Auburn Bowls Club to continue to provide a great place for our member to come and bowl.  We don’t want to stop here, we have a number of other avenues of sponsor ship being looked at. All of them offer services to that our members can use knowing they are also supporting their club. If you have a local business and would like to enquire about sponsorship please click here and send us a message, or call in to the club.

When your in the club next say hello and have a chat with our sponsors.

  • Click the logos to go through to the websites.

Coach for the 2018/19 season and beyond

Bowl Delivery

 

Bowl Delivery

The Auburn Bowls Club Inc. is seeking an expression of interest for the services of an experienced, accredited playing coach for the 2018/19 season and beyond.

The ideal candidate will have had playing experience in Division 1 or higher and have a strong desire to coach and develop the club.

The coach will assist in the recruitment of both new and experienced bowlers. The coach will have the full support of the committee in setting appropriate goals, allocating resources and motivating members to maximise their skills and enjoyment.

Building a strong and inclusive culture is imperative to this role. With 70 members and fielding 3 Saturday pennant sides (Divisions 2, 4 & 7) and 1 Tuesday pennant (Division 3 (12 a side))

The successful applicant will be responsible for;

• Implement and manage a coaching strategy that aligns with the club’s expectations
• Provide coaching for bowlers/rinks as required
• Support Play Bowls Month activities.
• Conduct coaching on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4PM – 6PM.
• Assist selection Committees as required
• Provide monthly report to the Committee
• Play and be a role model in the No.1 side

If you think you could own this role, develop and motivate the teams and assist the Committee to enhance the club culture. Please forward expression of interest to secretary@auburnbowls.org.au.

Remuneration will be discussed and negotiated during the selection process.

Division 2 Team that won Sectional Pennant