St.Joseph’s are Victorian School Champions!

by Team BV

St.Joseph’s College Ferntree Gully have claimed honours at the first ever Victorian Schools Super Series played last Saturday at MCC Bowls Club (Kew).
In an event that invited all Winners & Runners Up from each of the 9 Bowls Victoria School Competitions, it was St.Joseph’s College from the Associated Catholic Colleges that prevailed, defeating St.Kevin’s College by nine shots in the Grand Final.
The inaugural event was well-represented, with 12 school teams from six school associations playing three rounds before the top four progressed to the semi-finals.
With some great bowls being played throughout the event, here was how the results looked after the first three rounds:

Pool A

Pool B

Pool C

St. Joseph’s College (ACC)
2 wins/1 draw/1 loss

St.Kevin’s College (B) (APS)
2 wins/1 loss

Assumption College (A) (AGSV)
3 wins/0 losses

Haileybury College (APS)
2 wins/1 draw/1 loss

Camberwell Grammar School (AGSV)
2 wins/1 loss

St.Kevin’s College (A) (APS)
2 wins/1 loss

Assumption College (B) (AGSV)
1 win/2 losses

Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School (GSV)
1 win/2 losses

Luther College (EISM)
1 win/2 losses

Korowa Anglican Girls School (GSV)
0 wins/3 losses

St.Peter’s East (SIS)
1 win/2 losses

St.Francis Xavier Berwick (SIS)
0 wins/3 losses

All teams then played an extra game.
Post Round Games:
9th Placed Playoff (Round Robin): St.Peter’s East (20), Korowa Anglican Girls School (1), Luther College (1), St.Francis Xavier Berwick (0)
7th Placed Playoff: Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School defeated Assumption College (B) 10-5
5th Placed Playoff: St.Kevin’s College (A) defeated Camberwell Grammar 7-1
Semi Final 1: St.Joseph’s College defeated Assumption College (A) 4-2
Semi Final 2: St.Kevin’s College (B) defeated Haileybury College 6-0
3rd Place Playoff: Haileybury College defeated Assumption College (A) 3-1
Grand Final: St.Joseph’s College defeated St.Kevin’s College (B) 9-0
On behalf of Bowls Victoria we’d like to thank MCC Bowls Club (Kew) for the use of the facilities and the great hospitality throughout the event & also to the participating schools that competed on Saturday.
Bowls Victoria would also like to thank all nine school associations for their ongoing support of School Bowls:
–       Ballarat Associated Schools
–       Girls Sport Victoria
–       Associated Public Schools
–       Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria
–       School Sport Victoria
–       Eastern Independent Schools of Melbourne
–       Associated Catholic Colleges
–       Southern Independent Schools
–       Christian Schools Events Network
After a great 2017 on the green, Bowls Victoria now has a pathway for School Bowlers to play the best of the best at the end of the year.
If your School or Bowls Club is interested in getting involved with our school programs in 2018, please e-mail Sean at or phone (03) 9861-7109.