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2 X 8 ends Starts Wednesday 10th. June
$10.00 Drawn crossover pairs. 12:30 Start 🤓🙂
Maximum of 20 players per green, club house not allowed to be used ,except for toilets.
Tea and coffee available in outside undercover area.
Contact Tas 0411 265 399 or Wayne 0423 831 486
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REMEMBER

Spectators are not permitted at the Club. (social distancing still required).

As a reminder, general hygiene practices include:
  • Clean hands by having hand sanitizer readily available at the club,
  • Refrain from shaking hands and ‘high-fiving’ others.
  • All mats & jacks should be thoroughly cleaned before being used.
  • Wash your hands before and after play.
  • Refrain from handling other people’s bowls.
  • Do not attend the club if you are feeling unwell.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Due to Coronavirus Pandemic and the response by the Victorian State Government which has imposed stage two restrictions, the Golden Square Bowling and Croquet Club is closed as of 12.00 mid-day on Wednesday 25th of March 2020 and all club activities are suspended, until further notice.

Activities suspended are: . Bar services and any functions
. Social Bowls
. Indoor Bowls and Card afternoons
. Social Croquet
. Friday night happy hour and raffles
. All practice bowls and croquet

Anyone wishing to remove their bowls or personal items from the club are requested to do so by Tuesday 31 March 2020 and to arrange this with Di Stammers.

Please note the club’s Presentation night and AGMs for the Board, the Bowls Section and the Croquet Section have been adjourned until Friday 28th August 2020. Any further changes required by Government will be advised to members

Allan Slingo
Board Chairman

Saturday Pennant – Preliminary Finals – 7th March 2020

The Semi Finals last weekend produced mixed results, however we still have 2 teams in the finals Division 5 and Division 3.

Division 3 had a close match most of the day against Bendigo but managed to close out the game with a win in the last few ends and now into the Preliminary Final against Bendigo East at Bendigo on the Yarrington Green ( Gaol Green )

Division 5 just missed on moving directly into the Grand Final with a hard fought loss against Campbells Creek. They now have Inglewood at Bendigo on the Hesse Green.

Division 7 also competitive through out the match with the tide turning each way but just fell at the last hurdle with a loss against White Hills. Well done all year and also your efforts in finals.

Best of Luck to both Divisions 3 and 5 this weekend.

Note: To side Managers and Seconds : please ensure you collect the $5 green fees from all team members playing to be handed into the Host Club. Bags have been provided to each of you. Thankyou.

Weekend Pennant Preliminary Final Teams – 7 March 2020 

Division 3 Vs Bendigo East @ Bendigo – Yarrington Green

Glenn Fordham, Wayne Lyons, Stephen Egan, Jeff Frost (s)
Trevor Trewartha, Ross Smith, Guenther Ebenwaldner, Peter Bush (s)
Jonathon Bush, Ruth Pearce, Scott Finch, Doug Condon (s)
Russell Finch, George Cronk, Phil Gooch, Barry Hogan (s)

Emergency: Julie Robins

Scorer: TBD
Side Manager: TBD

Division 5 Vs Inglewood @ Bendigo – Hesse Green 

Ted Hocking, Hartley Hendy, Walter Stammers, Graham Taylor (s)
Colin Bird, Ray Bell, Peter Camm, Gil Tipple (s)
Peter Ferrier, Ernie Chapman, Allan Slingo, Don Kent (s)
Alan Collins, David Luke, Ken Connaughton, Laurie Power (s)

Emergency: Dennis Whitehead

Scorer: Judy Chapman, Bob Hutchinson
Side Manager: Wayne Robins

We are looking for a Scorer to do the aggregate score board for Division 3 if some one wishes to help the club. Please call me or let me know by tomorrow evening at the Club I will be there.

All the Best for the games this weekend

Guenther (Eb) Ebenwaldner
Chairman of Selectors

Saturday Pennant – Semi Finals – 29th February 2020

What a way to finish the season all 4 teams won and teams consolidated their positions in each division to set a great chance of progressing through the finals.

Division 1 had a great win against Inglewood on their home track and earned their 5th  position.

Division 3 had a great win against 3rd positioned Bendigo and leap frogged them into 3rd. They have another shot at them this weekend in the Semi Finals being played at Kangaroo Flat on the small green.

Division 5 won against Harcourt and ensured themselves the double chance sitting in 1st position. Well done they have Campbells Creek this week in their Semi final game at Eaglehawk on the Kelly green.

Division 7 came out guns blazing and won against Woodbury consolidating 3rd position. This week they have White Hills at Kangaroo Flat on the Front Green.  

Best of luck to all Divisions for Saturday. This challenge brings out our best.

Selection is always a hard proposition at most times during the season and in the eyes of some players we don’t always get it right. It’s even harder at the end of the season when trying to select the strongest teams and players will miss out due to one reason or another don’t be disheartened as things change and there is always a chance to play, no one is guaranteed a game.

NOTE: To Side Managers & Seconds:  please ensure to collect $5.00 green fees from all members playing to be handed to the Host Club. Bags have been provided to each of you. Thankyou

A Special thankyou to all the members who helped the weekend teams to get to the finals when players have dropped out at the last moment.    

Weekend Pennant Semi Finals  – 29 February 2020 

Division 3 Vs Bendigo @ Kangaroo Flat – Small Green   

Glenn Fordham, Wayne Lyons, Stephen Egan, Jeff Frost (s)
Trevor Trewartha, Ross Smith, Guenther Ebenwaldner, Peter Bush (s)
Jonathon Bush, Ruth Pearce, Scott Finch, Doug Condon (s)
Russell Finch, George Cronk, Phil Gooch, Barry Hogan (s)

Division 5 Vs Campbells Creek @ Eaglehawk – Kelly Green

Ted Hocking, Alan Slingo, Walter Stammers, Graham Taylor (s)
Colin Bird, Ray Bell, Peter Camm, Gil Tipple (s)
Dennis Whitehead, Ernie Chapman, Hartley Hendy, Don Kent (s)
Alan Collins, David Luke, Ken Connaughton, Laurie Power (s) 

Division 7 Vs White Hills @ Kangaroo Flat – Front Green

Bob Hutchinson, Les Marshall, Jeni Eddy, Judy Chapman (s)
Kevin Watson, Terry McManus, Rod Collins, Brendan Marshall (s)
Mark Burchell, Allan Lowes, Coral Mitchell, Terry Cope (s)

Side Captains

Division 3 – Glenn Fordham
Division 5 – Colin Bird
Division 7 – Guenther Ebenwaldner

Team Managers

Emergencies

NOTES:

Round 14  – The best performed rink voucher went to Judy Chapman Rink with a 15 shot win, team members  Jenni Eddy, Les Marshall and Bob Hutchinson well done again . 

Training on Thursday from 3:00pm – 6:00pm in designated teams. If you are unable to make practice or come late please let someone  know from the selection team or have the message passed on.

PLEASE NOTE:

If you have a grievance there is a process that should be followed please make an appointment if you wish to raise an issue.  Weekend Selection is done Wednesday evening at approx. 4-6pm.

All the best

Guenther (Eb) Ebenwaldner
Chairman of Selectors

Saturday Pennant – Round 14 – 22nd February 2020

Last week Division 1 struggled with Castlemaine and just missed out.  Both Division 3 and 5 had wins to consolidate their positions in the four in preparation for possible finals.

Division 1 has Inglewood away and want to look to staying in 5th  position.

Division 3 is now in 4th position with last weeks win but not assured of finals. They play Bendigo at home a win here will move them into 3rd and best placed for finals against Bendigo the following week.

Division 5 has slipped into 1st position with the win last week but to hold onto the double chance must win against Harcourt this week at home.

Division 7 rested last week should come out swinging and a win away against Woodbury on  will consolidate their position or move them up a rung on the ladder.

All divisions are very close so we need to stay on our mettle and work for each other on game day.

There have only been minor changes in teams due to the return of players and the success of the teams last week however rest assured everyone will be looked at for finals to put the strongest teams in.

Enjoy your bowls and Good Hunting !

NOTE: To Side Managers & Seconds:  please ensure the correct money for green fees is collected and passed onto the club. There have been instances where the incorrect money has been handed in or the bags are broken and change lost. Ask either at the bar to exchange coin for notes where possible but ensure it has been counted correctly. Thankyou

Weekend Pennant Round 14  – 22 February 2020 

Division 1   Away @ Inglewood 

John Read, Jim Walkington, Trevor Schill, Steve Drummond (s)
Frank Thomas, Bernie Carlson, Wayne Robins, Tas Wallis (s)
Russell Williams, Guenther Ebenwaldner, Daryl Cheeseman, Travis Berry (s)
Alan Eddy, Ian Hammond, Mal Finch, Garri Conforti (s) 

Division 3 @ Home Vs Bendigo on Norm Townsend Green (Front)   

Glenn Fordham, Wayne Lyons, Stephen Egan, Jeff Frost (s)
Trevor Trewartha, Ross Smith, Mardi Chisholm, Peter Bush (s)
Jonathon Bush, Alan Spence, Scott Finch, Doug Condon (s)
Russell Finch, George Cronk, Phil Gooch, Barry Hogan (s) 

Division 5 @ Home Vs Harcourt on Frank John Green (Back)

Ted Hocking, Terry Johansen, Walter Stammers, Graham Taylor (s)
Colin Bird, Ray Bell, Peter Camm, Gil Tipple (s)
Peter Ferrier, Ernie Chapman, Alan Slingo, Don Kent (s)
Alan Collins, David Luke, Ken Connaughton, Laurie Power (s)

Division 7 Away @ Woodbury

Bob Hutchinson, Les Marshall, Jeni Eddy, Judy Chapman (s)
Rob Grainger, Terry McManus, Carol Slingo, Brendan Marshall (s)
Dennis Whitehead, Allan Lowes, Rod Collins, Terry Cope (s)

Side Captains

Division 1 – Steve Drummond
Division 3 – Glenn Fordham
Division 5 – Colin Bird
Division 7 – Rob Grainger

Emergencies

Kevin Watson, Alan Brown 

NOTES

Round 13  – The best performed rink voucher went to Steve Drummonds Rink with an 8 shot win, team members  Trevor SChill, Jim Walkington and John Read, well done .

Round 14 best performed rink voucher will go to the best performed Division 7 Rink best of luck against Castlemaine.

Training on Thursday from 3:00pm – 6:00pm in designated teams. If you are unable to make practice or come late please let someone  know from the selection team or have the message passed on.

Always a heartfelt thank you to all members who support the Weekend  Pennant at the last moment to fill in when players are unavailable. It makes Selection harder when players return.

PLEASE NOTE:

Weekend Selection is done Wednesday evening at approx. 4-6pm. If you have a grievance there is a process that needs to be followed please make an appointment if you wish to raise an issue.    

All the best

Guenther (Eb) Ebenwaldner
Chairman of Selectors

Saturday Pennant – Round 13 – 15th February 2020

What a difference a week makes Divisions 1, 3 had resounding wins with Division 7 sneaking in against the top side. Division 5 only just missing out by 4 shots. Well done all of you.

Division 1 has staved off relegation and looks to cement itself into 5 position in the next couple of games.

Division 3 is now in 4th position and needs to win this week to consolidate its position in the four for a crack at the finals

Division 5 is holding on to 2 position currently and needs to ensure some good form into the finals

Division 7 has a bye this week, However are sitting 3rd and have one game to play to ensure they are in contention for finals.

All divisions are very close so we need to stay on our mettle and work for each other on game day.

There have only been a couple of changes in teams due to the success of the teams last week however rest assured everyone will be looked at for finals to put the strongest teams in.

Enjoy your bowls and Good Hunting !

NOTE: To Side Managers & Seconds:  please ensure the correct money for green fees is collected and passed onto the club. There have been instances where the incorrect money has been handed in or the bags are broken and change lost. Ask either at the bar to exchange coin for notes where possible but ensure it has been counted correctly.  Thank you.

Weekend Pennant Round 13  – 15 February 2020 

Division 1   @ Home Vs Castlemaine on Norm Townsend Green (Front)  

John Read, Jim Walkington, Trevor Schill, Steve Drummond (s)
Wayne Robins, Julie Robins, Bernie Carlson, Tas Wallis (s)
Russell Williams, Ross Smith, Frank Thomas, Travis Berry (s)
Alan Eddy, Ian Hammond, Mal Finch, Garri Conforti (s)

Division 3 Away @ Woodbury  

Glenn Fordham, Wayne Lyons, Stephen Egan, Jeff Frost (s)
Trevor Trewartha, Terry Johansen, Guenther Ebenwaldner, Peter Bush (s)
Jonathon Bush, Alan Spence, Scott Finch, Doug Condon (s)
Russell Finch, George Cronk, Phil Gooch, Barry Hogan (s)

Division 5 Away @ Castlemaine

Ted Hocking, Alan Slingo, Walter Stammers, Graham Taylor (s)
Colin Bird, Ray Bell, Peter Camm, Gil Tipple (s)
Peter Ferrier, Ernie Chapman, Hartley Hendy, Don Kent (s)
Alan Collins, David Luke, Ken Connaughton, Laurie Power (s)

Division 7 Bye  

Side Captains
Division 1 – Steve Drummond
Division 3 – Glenn Fordham
Division 5 – Colin Bird

Emergencies
Ruth Pearce, Mardi Chisholm

NOTES:

Round 12  – The best performed rink voucher went to Barry Hogans Rink with a 25 shot win, team members  Phil Gooch, George Cronk and Russell Finch, well done .

Round 13 best performed rink voucher will go to the best performed Division 1 Rink best of luck against Castlemaine.

Training on Thursday from 3:00pm – 6:00pm in designated teams. If you are unable to make practice or come late please let someone  know from the selection team or have the message passed on.

Always a heartfelt thank you to all members who support the Weekend  Pennant at the last moment to fill in when players are unavailable. It makes Selection harder when players return.

PLEASE NOTE:

Weekend Selection is done Wednesday evening at approx. 4-6pm. If you have a grievance there is a process that needs to be followed please make an appointment if you wish to raise an issue.

All the best

Guenther (Eb) Ebenwaldner
Chairman of Selectors

Saturday Pennant – Round 12 – 8th February 2020

Division 5 and Div 7 got up last week a good effort. Division 1 and 3 challenged but just not quite there on the day.  Best of luck to all divisions this week and good bowling all.

There have been some minor changes in teams due to return of players. Our Division 3, 5 and 7 teams are in with a good show of playing finals with division 5 and 7 in 2nd and 3rd place respectively and Div 3 pushing to get into the 4 whilst currently sitting 5th.  

Some minor changes have been made to ensure players who have filled in during the year are qualified to help the teams (in the hunt for finals) to and through the finals. The changes are not a slight on your ability but having a refreshed perspective after one week rest is always a good thing.

It will be around 32 degrees tomorrow always ensure you maintain hydration with plenty of fluids.

Enjoy your bowls and Good Hunting !

Round 12 Pennant – 8 February 2020 

Division 1  Away @ Bendigo

John Read, Jim Walkington, Trevor Schill, Steve Drummond (s)
Frank Thomas, Bernie Carlson, Tas Wallis,  Wayne Robins (s)
Russell Williams, Guenther Ebenwaldner, Daryl Cheeseman, Travis Berry (s)
Alan Eddy, Ian Hammond, Mal Finch, Garri Conforti (s)

Division 3 @ Home Vs  Heathcote on Norm Townsend Green (Front)  

Glenn Fordham, Wayne Lyons, Stephen Egan, Jeff Frost (s)
Trevor Trewartha, Terry Johansen, Mardi CHisholm, Peter Bush (s)
Jonathon Bush, Alan Spence, Scott Finch, Doug Condon (s)
Russell Finch, George Cronk, Phil Gooch, Barry Hogan (s)

Division 5 @ Home Vs Inglewood on Frank John Green (Back)

Ted Hocking, Alan Slingo, Walter Stammers, Graham Taylor (s)
Colin Bird, Ray Bell, Peter Camm, Gil Tipple (s)
Peter Ferrier, Ernie Chapman, Hartley Hendy, Don Kent (s)
Alan Collins, David Luke, Ken Connaughton, Laurie Power (s)

Division 7 Away @  Bendigo VRI  

Bob Hutchinson, Les Marshall, Jeni Eddy, Judy Chapman
Rob Grainger, Terry McManus, Carol Slingo, Brendan Marshall
Jenni Holborn, Rod Collins, Colin Murphy, Terry Cope

Side Captains

Division 1 – Alan Eddy
Division 3 – Glenn Fordham
Division 5 – Colin Bird
Division 7 – Bob Grainger

Emergencies

Ruth Pearce, Allan Lowes, Alan Brown, Kevin Watson, Dennis Whitehead

NOTES:

Round 11  – The best performed rink voucher went to Laurie Powers Rinks with a 14 shot win, team members  Ken Connaughton, David Luke and Allan Collins, well done again. 

Round 12 best performed rink voucher will go to the best performed Division 3 Rink best of luck against Heathcote.

Training on Thursday from 3:00pm – 6:00pm in designated teams. If you are unable to make practice or come late please let someone    know from the selection team or have the message passed on.

Always a heartfelt thankyou to all members who support the Weekend  Pennant at the last moment to fill in when players are unavailable. It makes Selection harder when players return.

PLEASE NOTE:

Weekend Selection is done Wednesday evening at approx. 4-6pm. If you have a grievance there is a process that needs to be followed please make an appointment if you wish to raise an issue.    

All the best

Guenther (Eb) Ebenwaldner
Chairman of Selectors

Saturday Pennant – Round 11 – 1st February 2020

Division 3 and Div 7 got up last week a good effort. Division 1 and 5 challenged but just not quite there on the day. Best of luck to all divisions this week and good bowling all.

Remember it will be Hot this weekend please ensure you maintain hydration with plenty of fluids “Water or proper Hydration fluids to replenish those precious bodily fluids”  

Round 11 Pennant – 1 February 2020 

Division 1  @ Home vs South Bendigo on Norm Townsend Green (Front)

John Read, Jim Walkington, Trevor Schill, Wayne Robins (s)
Scott Finch, Frank Thomas, Bernie Carlson,  Steve Drummond (s)
Russell Williams, Guenther Ebenwaldner, Travis Berry, Daryl Cheeseman (s)
Alan Eddy, Ian Hammond, Mal Finch, Garri Conforti (s)

Division 3 Away @ Serpentine  

Glenn Fordham, Wayne Lyons, Stephen Egan, Jeff Frost (s)
Ruth Pearce, Terry Johansen, Colin Murphy, Peter Bush (s)
Ted Hocking, Jonathon Bush, George Cronk, Doug Condon (s)
Ross Smith, Russell Finch, Phil Gooch, Barry Hogan (s)

Division 5 Away @ White Hills

Trevor Trewartha, Alan Slingo, Walter Stammers, Graham Taylor (s)
Colin Bird, Ray Bell, Peter Camm, Gil Tipple (s)
Peter Ferrier, Ernie Chapman, Hartley Hendy, Don Kent (s)
Alan Collins, David Luke, Ken Connaughton, Laurie Power (s)

Division 7 @ Home Vs Strathfieldsaye on Frank John Green (Back)  

Bob Hutchinson, Les Marshall, Jeni Eddy, Judy Chapman
Rob Grainger, Terry McManus, Carol Slingo, Brendan Marshall
Kevin Watson, Allan Lowes, Rod Collins, Terry Cope

Side Captains

Division 1 – Steve Drummond
Division 3 – Glenn Fordham
Division 5 – Colin Bird
Division 7 – Bob Grainger

Emergencies

Elizabeth O’Neill, Jennifer Holborn, Julie Robins

NOTES:

Round 10  – The tenth week best performed rink voucher went to the Judy Chapman with a 17 shot win, team members  Jeni Eddy, Jennifer Holborn, Bob Hutchinson, well done. 

Round 11 best performed rink voucher will go to the best performed Division 5 Rink good luck against White Hills.

Training on Thursday from 3:00pm – 6:00pm in designated teams. If you are unable to make practice or come late please let someone know from the selection team or have the message passed on.

***  Please ensure bowlers that you have the new Golden Square bowls stickers these are to be used this week onwards!  If you don’t have a set please make sure you speak with your side captain if not please come and see the Chairman of Selectors.

Always a heartfelt thankyou to all members who support the Weekend  Pennant at the last moment to fill in when players are unavailable. It makes Selection harder when players return.

PLEASE NOTE:

Weekend Selection is done Wednesday evening at approx. 4-6pm. If you have a grievance there is a process that needs to be followed please make an appointment if you wish to raise an issue.    

All the best

Guenther (Eb) Ebenwaldner
Chairman of Selectors

Saturday Pennant – Round 10 – 25th January 2020

Division 5 and 7 both got up last week against good opposition. Division 1 and 3 came up against the top teams in those divisions. They were both competitive but were just out done by them. Some forced changes this week due to unavailability, the best of luck to all divisions this week and good bowling all.

Round 10 Pennant – 25 January 2020 

Division 1  away @ Kangaroo Flat

John Read, Julie Robins, Trevor Schill, Wayne Robins (s)
Scott Finch, Frank Thomas, Bernie Carlson,  Steve Drummond (s)
Russell Williams, Guenther Ebenwaldner, Travis Berry, Daryl Cheeseman (s)
Alan Eddy, Ian Hammond, Mal Finch, Garri Conforti (s)

Division 3 @ Home vs Bendigo East on Norm Townsend Green (Front)  

Glenn Fordham, Wayne Lyons, Stephen Egan, Jeff Frost (s)
Ted Hocking, Ruth Pearce, Colin Murphy, Peter Bush (s)
Terry Johansen, Jonathon Bush, George Cronk, Doug Condon (s)
Ross Smith, Russell Finch, Phil Gooch, Barry Hogan (s)

Division 5 @ Home Vs Dingee on Frank John Green (Back)  

Trevor Trewartha, Alan Slingo, Walter Stammers, Graham Taylor (s)
Colin Bird, Ray Bell, Peter Camm, Gil Tipple (s)
Peter Ferrier, Rod Collins, Hartley Hendy, Don Kent (s)
Alan Collins, David Luke, Ken Connaughton, Laurie Power (s)

Division 7   Away @ White Hills  

Bob Hutchinson, Jennifer Holborn, Jeni Eddy, Judy Chapman
Rob Grainger, Terry McManus, Rob Strauss, Brendan Marshall
Kevin Watson, Allan Lowes, Les Marshall, Terry Cope

Side Captains

Division 1 – Alan Eddy
Division 3 – Glenn Fordham
Division 5 – Colin Bird
Division 7 – Bob Grainger

Emergencies

Mardi Chisholm, Carol Slingo, Elizabeth O’Neill

NOTES:

Round 9  – The Eighth week best performed rink voucher went to the Daryl Cheeseman with a 7 shot win, team members Travis Berry, Guenther Ebenwaldner and Russell Williams, well done.

Round 10 best performed rink voucher will go to the best performed Division 7 Rink good luck against White Hills.

Training on Thursday from 3:00pm – 6:00pm in designated teams. If you are unable to make practice or come late please let someone    know from the selection team or have the message passed on.

***  Please ensure bowlers that you have the new Golden Square bowls stickers these are to be used this week onwards!  If you don’t have a set please make sure you speak with your side captain if not please come and see the Chairman of Selectors.

Always a heartfelt thankyou to all members who support the Weekend  Pennant at the last moment to fill in when players are unavailable.  It makes Selection harder when players return.

PLEASE NOTE:

Weekend Selection is done Wednesday evening at approx. 4-6pm. If you have a grievance there is a process that needs to be followed please make an appointment if you wish to raise an issue.

All the best

Guenther (Eb) Ebenwaldner
Chairman of Selectors