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Gisborne Bowling Club AGM


The Gisborne Bowling Club held its Annual General Meeting and Presentation night on 17 May 2019


The meeting saw the following office bearers elected: Chairman: Rob Paterson; Deputy Chairman: Russell Walker OAM; Secretary: Helena Cyrulo, and Treasurer: Mary Wilson. Congratulations to all those appointed.


Long-serving past Secretary, Richard Newton, was awarded a life membership and presented with a Life Member badge and framed certificate. Previously awarded life members Brian Carr, Joan John, Laurie John, and Mary Wilson were also presented with framed Life Membership certificates.


Following the AGM trophies were presented to the club championship winners:


  • Men’s Singles Winner – Ethan Higgins

  • Ladies Singles Winner – Flo Roche

  • Ladies Pairs Winners – Louise Ball & Margaret Ivory

  • Ladies 21 Up Winner – Teresa Wylie

  • Men’s 100 Up Winner – David Beardmore

  • Ladies 100 Up Winner – Teresa Wylie


Player of the Season was awarded to Ethan Higgins in recognition of his many achievements during the year, at club, region, and state levels.

Pictured L-R: Tournament organiser Dorothy Evans, with winning team Josie Kendon, Russell Walker, and John Evans, being presented with the shield by Graham Dickinson from the Gisborne Gazette

GREAT Gisborne Gazette Sports Award

Saturday 11 May 2019 saw the 9th running of the Great Gisborne Gazette bowling tournament at the Gisborne & District Bowling Club. Teams have competed for the glory of having their names on the perpetual trophy every year since its inception in 2011.

This year the mixed triples competition was hotly contested by 30 players of varying ages and experience, including experienced long-time bowlers, some fairly new to the game, and even a brand new prospective member.

Runners-up on the day were Terry Watson (skipper), Mary Hicks, and Tony Hedley, however the honours were taken out by the team consisting of John Evans (skipper), Russell Walker, and Josie Kendon.

In an interesting twist, the 2012 winning team was skippered by John Evans’ wife, Dorothy Evans, with her team of Bronte Daniel and Joan Berry, so it is one-all in the Evans family now. Watch this space to see whether one of this competitive couple can get the upper hand next year!

The Club would like to sincerely thank GREAT for their generous sponsorship of this tournament and their ongoing support of the Club.

Champion Bowlers Make Their Mark -  Gisborne Gazette December 2019

Congratulations to Gisborne bowler Kevin Jarred who on 7 November won the Central Highlands Bowls Division over 60s singles competition. Kevin played extremely well on the final day, defeating Kyneton players Wayne Turner in the semi-final with a score of 21 to 10, and Terry Kelly in the final with a score of 21 to 9.

This was an outstanding achievement as the event is open to players over 60 years of age from clubs within the Division, which includes Bacchus Marsh, Diggers Rest, Kyneton, Kyneton Golf, Lancefield, Macedon, Romsey, Trentham, Wallan, and Woodend, so there are a lot of contenders, making it a challenging title to win. Also, while the event is open to all players over 60 years of age, Kevin is on the cusp of turning 80 and is the oldest player ever to win the event.

On the same day, Teresa Wylie achieved runner‑up in the Ladies Over 60s singles. Teresa narrowly lost against state player from Kyneton, Desma Budd, with a score line of 18‑21.

Congratulations also go to Marg Ivory, Teresa Wylie, and Louise Ball on winning the Central Highlands Bowling Division ladies triples final on 20 October this year. Well done ladies.

Pictured: Teresa Wylie and Kevin Jarred

Chicken & Champagne Event Sponsored by T D Automotive Services

The Gisborne & District Bowling Club ran their annual Chicken & Champagne Tournament on Friday 22 February. This event has become a mainstay of the bowling calendar, and this year attracted 96 players from 14 clubs form far and wide, including Maribyrnong, Lancefield, Melton, Kilmore, Wallan, Harcourt, Macedon, Bannockburn, Kyneton, Sunbury, Gisborne, Trentham, Broadford, and Aberfeldie CBC.

All participants enjoyed a day of fun and friendship, a delicious lunch, just a little champagne, raffles, door prizes, and oh yes, some bowling as well.

This year the honours went to the team from Maribyrnong, who won both of their games, and an incredible 16 ends out of the 20 played. The team consisted of Pat Kelly (Skip), Beryl Ryan, Bob Kelly, and Geoff Causey.

The runner up on countback was the team from Bannockburn, who also won both their games, and 14 out of 20 ends.  The team consisted of: Bev Hope (Skip), Wendy Taylor, Geoff Taylor, and Gary Groot.

The Club would not be able to run these events without the support of our sponsors, so we sincerely thank all our sponsors, particularly our major sponsor for this event, TD Automotive Services.

Pictured: The winning team from Maribyrnong