METROPOLITAN PENNANT

Metropolitan Pennant encompasses five Bowls Regions within the city of Melbourne and is administered by Bowls Victoria. The season runs between October to March yearly, comprising of midweek and weekend competitions.


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Season 2021/22 Information – Dates & Draws

Competition Dates

Premier Division

Round 1November 13
Round 2November 20
Round 3November 27
Round 4December 4
Round 5December 11
Round 6December 18
Holiday Break
Round 7January 15
Round 8January 22
Round 9January 29
Round 10February 5
Round 11February 12
Round 12February 13 (Sat & Sun Double-Header)
Round 13February 19
Round 14February 26
Round 15February 27 (Sat & Sun Double-Header)
Round 16March 5
Round 17March 6 (Sat & Sun Double-Header)
Round 18March 12
Semi Final / EliminationMarch 19
Preliminary FinalMarch 20 (Sunday)
Grand FinalMarch 27 (Sunday)

Weekend Division 1

Round 1November 13
Round 2November 20
Round 3November 27
Round 4December 4
Round 5December 11
Round 6December 18
Holiday Break
Round 7January 15
Round 8January 22
Round 9January 29
Round 10February 5
Round 11February 12
Round 12February 13 (Sat & Sun Double-Header)
Round 13February 19
Round 14February 26
Round 15February 27 (Sat & Sun Double-Header)
Round 16March 5
Round 17March 6 (Sat & Sun Double-Header)
Round 18March 12
Semi Final / EliminationMarch 19
Preliminary FinalMarch 20 (Sunday)
Grand FinalMarch 27 (Sunday)

Weekend Divisions 2 – 7

Round 1November 13
Round 2November 20
Round 3November 27
Round 4 December 4
Round 5December 11
Round 6December 18
Holiday Break
Round 7January 15
Round 8January 22
Round 9January 29
Round 10February 5
Round 11February 12
Round 12February 19
Round 13February 26
Round 14March 5
Finals Week 1 March 12
Finals Week 2March 19
Finals Week 3March 26

Weekend 6-a-side – SPRING (morning)

Round 1November 13
Round 2November 20
Round 3November 27
Round 4December 4
Round 5December 11
Round 6December 18
Holiday Break
Finals Week 1January 15
Finals Week 2January 22

Midweek Divisions 1 – 5 & 6-a-Side

Round 1November 16
Round 2November 23
Round 3November 30
Round 4December 7
Round 5December 14
Holiday Break
Round 6January 11
Round 7January 18
Round 8January 25
Round 9February 1
Round 10February 8
Round 11February 15
Round 12February 22
Round 13March 1
Round 14March 8
Finals Week 1March 15
Finals Week 2March 22
Finals Week 3March 29

Thursday 7-a-Side

Round 1November 18
Round 2November 25
Round 3December 2
Round 4December 9
Round 5December 16
Holiday Break
Round 6January 13
Round 7January 20
Round 8January 27
Round 9February 3
Round 10February 10
Round 11February 17
Round 12February 24
Round 13March 3
Round 14March 10
Finals Week 1March 17
Finals Week 2March 24

Promotion & Relegation changes

As we progress into the 2022/23 season, for most divisions there will need to be a reduction of sections at the end of this 2021/22 season, to get back to a fair and workable post-sectional finals system. This will mean at the end of the coming 2021/22 season, promotion and relegation will look different to what it has in the past.

Conditions of play have been updated to reflect and incorporate the restructure.

The desired outcome is to move all Weekend divisions, from division 2 downwards, to 8 sections of 8 teams for the 2022/23 season, and all Midweek divisions to 8 sections of 8 teams.


Season 2021/22 Restructure

2021/22 Metro Pennant Review
  • A pennant format that is tailored for everyone, rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
  • Removal of ‘double-headers’ for Division 2 and below.
  • A longer break over the Christmas period to enable clubs to maximise valuable commercial opportunities available during this peak time, and to cater to requests from Greenskeepers for a longer break.
  • Clear and easier to interpret Conditions of Play, with ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ for easy reference.

Weekend Pennant

Midweek Pennant


Need further assistance?

If you have any questions or need assistance with the Metropolitan Pennant competition, please email the Bowls Victoria Metropolitan Pennant Working Group at metropennant@bowlsvic.org.au

Alternatively you can give our team call:

Events & Competition ManagerJimmy Whitehead0429 690 661
VolunteerPeter Bowman0433 139 697

Regional Bowls Managers (What is an RBM?)

Metro Melbourne & GeelongPaul Holtschke0427 141 693
Eastern Metro & GippslandWarren Griffin0427 956 669
North East VictoriaJohn Emerson0427 522 733
Western VictoriaStephen Arthur0409 463 061