The Hon Josh Frydenberg was presented with a certificate as Patron of Auburn Bowls Club, and the Hon John Kennedy raised the Victorian State flag made a great start to a day of competition bowls.

Some nail-biting last games led to the Le Pine sponsored Triples tournament being won by “Bundy’s” team from Richmond Union Bowls Club and Runners Up from our neighbours Hawthorn Bowls Club. Female and Male bowlers from Mooroolbark, Lalor, Ivanhoe, & Footscray Park joined Auburn, RU, Hawthorn and MCC for a days bowling under the sun.  The youngest participant was 10 year old Darby and a gentleman from Auburn who’s over 85 years proves that bowls IS A GAME FOR EVERYBODY.

The Final Results for the Day.

Le Pine Triples at Auburn Bowls Club

It is that time of the year again where we call for entries in to the Le Pine 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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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.

Labour Day 4's entry
Auburn Bowls Club has opened the entries to the 2018 Labour Day 4’s. Monday March 12th, rego starts at 9:30am first game at 10am. It is always a great day. Entries close March 5th.

Labour Day 4's entry

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First bowl of the season
First bowl of the season

The Le Pine Triples Tournament 2nd September 2017.

The day started with some of our members busy in the kitchen making delicious ham and salad rolls and preparing platters for our visitors. Thanks to all who helped purchase and prepare the food.

The event commenced with our President Michael Walker welcoming  our Guest the Hon. John Pesutto and the 18 teams.

The Tournament and our 2017/18 bowls season were then officially opened by John Pesutto who then rolled down a bowl to open  the green, and a very good bowl at that.

The Tournament consisted of three games of ten ends of two bowl triples. After the first game nibbles and drinks were enjoyed around the bar.  Thanks to Travis for his great work behind the bar. Then out for another 10 ends of bowls, the weather was not the best but the rain was only short lived and the wind not too bad. Following this set of games afternoon tea was served in the dining room, where all enjoyed the ham and salad rolls and the odd beverage as well.

Back to the green and the final game, with the prizes still up for grabs with some of the better performed teams playing each other. Then while the players enjoyed and drink and a barbeque cooked by Damo and helpers or score board official Julie Drummond did her final calculations.

The winners were. Mick Diorietes, Rod and Don Clancy the only team with 3 wins taking away the first prize of $540.

Winners 2017

Second were the boys from Richmond Union, Lawman, Gray and Bundy receiving $180 for 2 wins and a draw.

Bundy, Lawnman, and gray

Beat last went to Michael Walker, Stuart Paxton and Ron Scerri winning $90.

Team for the best last game

There were also two random prizes of wine and a bowls bag presented.

Thanks to players from Hawthorn , MCC, Richmond and Camberwell Central for joining the Auburn Bowlers for a fun competitive start to our season.

Thanks to everyone who helped make the date a great success.

The Team from Clayton

The Team from Clayton

The Le Pine Triples Tournament

The Le  Pine Triples Tournament has been in the Auburn Bowls Club calendar of events for many years.

In the early days the event was referred to as the Men’s Open Triples Sponsored by Le Pines. Now with bowls being equal opportunity sport the event is called the Le Pine Triples and is open to all bowls players.

This Tournament for a long time has been played in January on the Saturday before the  first round of Pennant following Christmas. It was a friendly way of getting back into competition mode, by enjoying this half day events. Teams are entered from  Auburn  and our neighbouring Clubs such as Richmond Union and Hawthorn, but all bowlers are welcome to enter.

This year due to the Green Keeper needing to do some work on our Grass Green to have it at its best for the Pennant Season we have re scheduled the Tournament to the 2nd September. The completion consists of three games of 10 ends of two bowl triples.  All teams play on both the Grass and the Synthetic rinks. The event starts to 12.30 with breaks between each game with lunch following the first games and a drink and snacks break after the 2nd game.

Prizes are $540 first, $180 second and $90 for the best last game, so you are always able to win something even if your first couple of games are not too good.

It only Cost $30 per team to enter.

To Enter Click Here or download the following entry form and send it in via email or post.

Le Pines Triples Entry Form