Tournament Reports


Well here we are again, for another season of Edithvale BC Winter Bowls Tournament.  We had 20 eager members sign up to play with a handful of members happy to fill in as an emergency.  With the draw done and all players advised by email (except two) the Conditions of Play, we began round 1 on Saturday 11th May. Welcome new members to EBC, Tom Martin (trf from Carrum), Chris Janssen (trf from Sandringham) and welcome back to Roger Williams (trf from Mordialloc).  They joined in with our seasoned players who have played many times over years in this tournament.

Once again I was fixated on the weather report each night as well as the 7 day forecast for Edithvale on my weather app and they all agreed that the day would be cloudy and           NO RAIN. Yahoo!!

All players arrived on time and were out on the green by 10am ready for game 1.  A few players said it was challenging with shifting winds, but they were all happy to be out playing bowls.  Players finished their first game and were inside for a quick cuppa and some yummy morning tea (thankyou Vonnie and Diane). 

Back out again for the second game and the weather fined up and got a little warm for some with coats and beanies discarded.  It was great to see some of our members coming along to watch and catch up with friends.  The second game finished and with all score cards handed in, Frank and Diane added scores and worked out the winners for the day.

Todays winners were Heather Redpath – 26 shots and Claire Baskett – 24 shots. Thankyou to our substitutes for the day, Suzanne Webber, Rosie Grace and Garry Byers.  Many thanks to all that helped pack up at the end of the day, it’s always appreciated.  Also thanks to Frank and Vonnie for helping to set up at the start of the day.

See you all next week.

Diane Cameron & Frank Ryan

Winter Tournament Dates

Tournament 1 dates – 11/5, 18/5, 25/5 and 1/6.

Scroungers – 8/6.

Tournament 2 dates – 15/6, 22/6, 29/6 and 6/7.

Tournament 3 dates- 20/7, 27/7, 3/8 and 10/8.

The Kay & Eric Tournament

A beautiful day at EDI! Thanks to Eric Sellars, in memory of his wife Kay, for donating the prizemoney. Eric’s son Craig and daughter-in-law Melissa, with their children Evelyn & Adam were also in attendance. Melissa made a name for herself as a worker in the kitchen and we thank her sincerely for that. Craig also helped out! Wonderful to have the family there on this very special day. Thanks to Garry Eastwood for picking Eric up, providing lunch and generally “taking the edge off” over the day.

Best 1st Game: Jeanette Barrett, Gail Hamilton, Ron Clohesy (S). +13

Best 2nd Game: Ruth Rovers, Graeme Burgess, Ian Thomas (S). +10

Best 3rd Game: Lily Mounter, Graeme Rackham, John Bryant (S) +13

It was Lily’s first tournament and first win. Well done Lily & team!

Runners up: Unfortunately we had 2 equall Runners up so the prizemoney had to be shared.

Equal Runners up: Liz Hunter, Peter Gillette, Ben Cornell (S) +16

Equal Runners up: Pat Gihooly, Trish Eastwood, Don Chambers (S) +16

Winners: Alan Lehner, Judy Casey, John Casey (S) +18

Thanks to all that worked this day, these tournament don’t just happen!

Special thanks to Pat Gilhooly & Trish Eastwood who provided us with the very delicious and sumptuous morning and afternoon teas. Thanks also to Lily & Shellie for their contribution.

Thank you Bob Davies for your Match support….. he loves collecting the entry fees.

AND, off course, Mary Weston who put together those wonderful raffle items….. no mean feat! and the Umpire of the day Suzanne Webber.

The following also did a remarkable job today! Your efforts very much appreciated by President Anne and the Bowling Committee.

If your name is missing from this list above – please let me know.

Winter Bowls Tournament – No. 3 – Rd. 4 Sat. 19th Aug. ’23.

Today’s game was the last day for our third Winter Tournament in 2023, and what a thrilling finish for the top four spots.  With a couple of last minute substitutes for the day, there was a couple of adjustments made to the score cards.  When Mr Turnbull arrived, 2 minutes before start time, score cards were handed out and game number 7 commenced.  The weather was once again favourable with NW winds and the occasional misty rain, which was more of a nuisance than a worry.  Today saw some close scores and drawn games.  Inside for a cuppa and a biscuit, then back outside for the final game of the tournament.

Game number eight began with no rain and only a slight breeze, which helped drawing bowls into the head.  There was a few tense moments on one of the rinks, with last weeks joint ladder leaders playing against each other.

After the game was over all helped pack up and venture inside for the end of tournament Sausage Rolls (thank you Diane).

Todays results were –

Joint Runners-up with 24 shots, were Claire Baskett and Brendan Doyle.

Winner with 27 shots, was Jennifer Ellis.

Thanks to our substitutes for today, the ever reliable ‘Brendan Doyle’ and Anne Kuuse and thanks to all that helped pack up outside and inside. Also thanks to Pamela for putting my report and photos of winners onto the website.

TOURNAMENT RESULTS:        1st – Heather Redpath (88 shots)

                                                  2nd – Diane Cameron (83 shots)

                                                  3rd – Frank Ryan (79 shots)

                                                  4th – Bernie Turnbull (78 shots)


President Anne and Bowling Committee members sincerley thank Diane, Frank & Vonnie for their tirelesss work in the organisation of these splendid 3 by 4 week Winter Tournaments. Thanks also to the caterers, set-uppers and clean-uppers, without them all pitching in it would have been a very uninteresting winter.

Heather, Diane, Frank & Brendan 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Overall Series 3

Post Script: If you thought you had next Sat. off…… it’s nah, nah, nah. It’s CLEANUP DAY! See ya there!

Winter Bowls Tournament – No. 2 – Rd. 4. (Final) – Sat. 8th Jul ’23. 

Our 20 players for the day arrived with a spring in their step and all rugged up ready to play game 7 & 8, to complete our second Winter Bowls Tournament.  The first game of the day started at 10am and some found the strong breezes a real challenge. A couple of rinks played their last end with a sprinkling of rain before the heavens opened up and they quickly picked up their bags to put under cover. Inside for a quick cuppa and a delightful morning tea provided by Marg Rook and Pamela Bryant (thankyou ladies).  Finally the rain clouds moved on, the sun came out and it was time to head out for the second game of the day.  There were some pretty close scores in the first game which had some players ready to challenge for the lead heading into the last game.

The second game got underway and although there was no rain the winds were gusty and it was still a little chilly outside.  After the game our players packed up then came inside for some  tasty sausage rolls (thanks Diane) while Frank and Diane collated the days scores and worked out the final results for the tournament.  Before the prizemoney was given out our ‘End of Tournament ‘ raffle was drawn.  Many thanks to our sponsors for their generous donations – Chelsea Meats (Meat trays), Aspendale Gardens Fruit and Veg (Vegie Box) and Port Phillip Hoticulture (Plants).  Our winners will enjoy their prizes very much.

Well done to all players and thanks to our substitutes for the day, Pamela Bryant and Rob Rook. Many thanks to all that helped packed up at the end of the day. Our third and final tournament for 2023 starts Saturday 22nd July, there are 3 places left. Don’t forget “Scroungers” is back next Sat., there are just 6 places left.

Final Results for Series 2 are:-

Photo 1. Today’s Winners, Winner Andrew Tyrrell (31 shots), R/up Marika Forras (27 shots) with Tournament organisers Frank Ryan & Diane Cameron. Photo 2. Overall Series Winners, R/up Andrew Tyrrell (94 shots) & outright Winner Heather Redpath (97 shots). Photo 3. Overall Series Winners,  5th Barb Sharp (78 shots) & 3rd Peter Pawsey (86 shots). 4th was Jennifer Ellis (not pictured) (85 shots).

CLICK HERE for the final scoreboard.


Winter Bowls Tournament – No. 1. Rd. 4. Sat. 3rd Jun 2023

Round 4 of Tournament No.1 was played today and the day started with overcast skies and drizzle.  Out came the mobile phones with many checking the rain radar for Edithvale and predicted rain to come.  “Fear Not”, I said, “We will play today, and the rain will stay away”. Was I right, or was I right.  No rain and no wind either.  Cards were handed out and we went out onto ‘B’ green to play Game number 7 of the tournament.  We had only just started, and suddenly, we were back inside for a quick cuppa and a morning tea of mini lamingtons and Anzac biscuits…. delish.

Back outside for game number 8 and the weather started to warm up, with many coats and jackets being removed.  Some huge scores today and some very tight games.  Well done to all players for participating in this tournament.

Runner-up today with 28 shots was Garry Dodge and winner with 29 shots was Jan Collins.  Thanks to Brendan Doyle and Rosie Grace for filling in today. And thanks to Jan and Sally for the morning tea.  Thanks also to Diane for the sausage rolls at the end of the day.

Thanks also to our sponsors for the tournament and the raffle prizes.  Port Phillip Horticulture (Michael Cameron) and Barb Sharp for tournament prizemoney and to Chelsea Meats (Meat Tray), Aspendale Gardens Fruit & Veg (Vegie Box) for major prizes in the raffle.  Barb Sharp won the meat tray and Kaye Cramond won the vegie box.


1st Jan Collins – 113 points, 2nd Heather Redpath – 89 points, 3rd Garry Dodge – 85 points, 4thFrank Ryan – 84 points.

Thanks to Diane Cameron, Frank Ryan and Vonnie Ryan on behalf of Match and Bowling Comm. for making this event a “smashing” success!

Thanks Diane Cameron for your Tournament reports.