Heads Up – 24 August 2017
August 24 2017
State Champions Week to stay in Bendigo
Bendigo will remain the home of State Champions Week until at least 2020.
Bowls Victoria and City of Greater Bendigo have agreed a deal which will keep the State Championships of Victorian bowls in Bendigo for another three years.
The event has been held in Bendigo since its inception in 2012, when all State bowls championship finals were brought together to be played in the same week at the same venue.
Bendigo East Bowling Club will remain the host venue.
Bowls Victoria Chief Executive Graeme Bridge said the top-quality greens at Bendigo East, and the great working relationship between Bowls Victoria, City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo East BC had been key in the decision to remain there.
Australia’s No.1 ranked bowlers are Victorians
How good is this? The No.1 men’s and women’s bowlers in Australia are both Victorians. Barrie Lester and Carla Krizanic were rewarded for stellar seasons with the No.1 spots, according to Bowls Australia’s national rankings system. Capping off a huge 2016-17 for Victoria, three of Australia’s top five men are Victorians, while two of the top five ranked women are based here.
Carla adds yet another title
Sunbury Bowling Club’s Carla Krizanic has started the new season in style, adding victory in one of Australia’s most prestigious tournaments to her list of remarkable achievements in the sport.
Looking for a tournament?
Bowls Victoria’s Club Upcoming Events Guide can help you find a tournament. We’ve compiled a huge list of tournaments all around the State, plus details of how to enter.
New home for Men’s Region Sides Championship
The Men’s Region Sides Championship has a new home. It will be played in the Latrobe Valley for at least the next two years.
Clearance application changes
There have been important changes to the clearance application process and to clearance fees that you need to know about.
Thank you, Karen Gilmartin
Our much-loved Executive Assistant Karen Gilmartin has retired from her role at Bowls Victoria after 12 years. Karen has been the right-hand woman to three Chief Executives during her time here. Karen has asked us on her behalf to send her best to all those in bowls she has worked with over the years. A European vacation with family is now on the cards. Bowls Victoria wishes her all the best in retirement, and for an unforgettable holiday to come.
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