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e-news archive

13 February 2021

Heads Up – Vic Open is back! Lawman Double Header, BV’s success secures more funding, and more.

5 December 2020

The club that flew high but under the radar, A wonderful milestone for two special members, Bowling with Babies is back and more.

7 November 2020

New President for BV, Win with the Roll Up Challenge, State Events Update, COVID Update, BV Annual Report and more.

2 October 2020

Crackerjack stars reunite, The Lawman looks at lasers, How a now thriving club embraced change, Current available Club Grants and more. 

29 August 2020

Update your members details for a chance to win, The Lawman: Lawbook update, Working together for change, Remote Learning Activity sheets and more.

29 May 2020

Stage 2 Return to Bowls, The Lawman: Who’s responsible? One’s club’s COVID-19 journey, Ottobre joins the BV team and more.

15 May 2020

A Return to Bowls, Personalised BowlsLink Member Profiles, The Lawman puts you in jail!

9 April 2020

COVID-19 update, The Bowls Show is back, apply for a Sports Recovery and more.

13 March 2020

Ultimate Bowls Championship, Women’s Country Carnival, Coronavirus impact and more.

21 February 2020

BPL: Tune in from Tuesday, The Lawman is back for 2020, Recent Bowls Clubs incidences and more.

10 February 2020

A new Major Sponsor for Victorian Bowls, Barefoot Bowls State Championships, Our Golden Girl of Bowls, Bushfire Relief Initiative, Teacher Ambassador Program and more

17 January 2020

2020 SA vs VIC Test Series, Bushfire Appeal Events, Check your club’s air quality before play, Meet Margaret, Mildura Double Barrell and more.

20 December 2019

Meet Alex, Age no barrier in Competition Bowls, Colac hosts an International Day for People with a Disability, Kilmore Bowls Club is turning 100 but needs your help and more.

5 December 2019

Do you know a Local Legend? THE LAWMAN: “Play it again, Sam.”, 2019 Junior League closes out its first exciting season and more.

20 November 2019

2019 VICTORIAN OPEN SPECIAL EDITION. Livestreaming the Finals, Daily Wrap Ups, Did anyone you know get snapped? Remembering ‘Bear’ with the Pancare Day MegaBowl, International visitors flock to the Vic Open, The clubs and volunteers who make the Victorian Open and more.

4 November 2019

Golden Day for Vics, Victorians clean up at the 2019 Hall of Fame & Awards Night, The Lawman: Changes to Laws, CoPs, and The Rumour File and more.

18 October 2019

SPECIAL JUNIOR EDITION. The League Launches, Lets Roll Up, 2019 Australian Under-18 Championships, 2019 Victorian Junior Bowls Classic and more.

1 October 2019

The Lawman: It’s about time and place, Ocean Grove, Beaumaris & Essendon set for BPL 10, Roll Up growing junior Pennant participation at Fitzroy Victoria, Veteran of The Sport: Margaret Sumner and more.

11 September 2019

Life After Commonwealth Games for Para Triples Champions, Yarrawonga Mulwala Greenkeeper Honoured with Industry Award, Regional Bowls Managers: Assisting Clubs for the Long-Term and more.

30 August 2019

Robert Briglia Wins Australian Indoor Championship, The Lawman: New Law Book in Town, Bowls Victoria launches the Metro Junior League, Young Talent Selected for Super Series and more.

2 August 2019

Meet the CEO: Q&A with Tony Sherwill, UBC Showcases Fresh Format, Bowls Victoria and Pancare Unite, Active Club Grants Open and more.

20 June 2019

Bowls Victoria launches COACHFORCE, resident intern and U18 Singles Champion Jarryd Davies talks about his year on the green, plus tips to help Attract, Manage and Keep Volunteers at your club.

24 May 2019

Tony Sherwill appointed as Bowls Victoria’s Chief Executive Officer, Traralgon Bowls Club see the benefits to going under cover, University of the Third Age is seeing senior Victorians embracing bowls and more.

11 April 2019 Ian Guymer joins the BV Board, Become a Greens Inspector, Victoria ready for National Sides, Ovens & Murray celebrate Doug Kneebone Tournament victory, Richmond Union sees success with School Program, Middle Park takes innovative approach to attract social members.
7 March 2019 The Lawman: Instantaneous Penalties, is it worth eight shots?, Bowling with Babies recognised with Victorian Sport Award, Victorian Teams announced for Australian Sides, THIS GIRL CAN: Inspiring women to get active, Mildura set for All Abilities Regional Bowls Festival, Get your Club Active for April.
15 February 2019 Victorian clubs get ready to Roll Up, New management structure for Metro Pennant, Bowling with Babies hits milestone, Moama set to host the State’s best bowlers, THE LAWMAN: Issues in Officiating, Active Club Grant now open, Vote now for the VGA Greenkeeper of the year.
22 November 2018 Leigh Montagna set to call the Steller Victorian Open, Local bowlers set to dominate Vic Open finals, The Lawman: Umpire life at the Vic Open, Keep up to date with the Steller Victorian Open, Bear’s legacy lives on at the Steller Victorian Open, The Steller Victorian Open by the numbers, Victorians ready for French Holbrook Series, BowlsLink website update.
10 October 2018 Victoria shines at the Australian Under-18 Championships, Natasha Scott to lead St Kilda in Premier Pennant Campaign, The Lawman: Umpiring equipment check list for Pennant, Korumburra turns to twilight events for Bowls Month, Inclusive culture boosts female participation at Thornbury,
7 September 2018 Are You Ready to play the Steller Victorian Open?, The Lawman: Umpires, Officials or Police?, Woodend Bowling Club sees success in Bowls Month, Volunteer & Bowler Honoured by City of Wyndham, Wear it Purple a hit at Fitzroy, U18s set to shine at Australian Schools Super Series, Multi-disability day a hit at Deer Park, Team Trials Update.
24 August 2018 Former Saint swaps Footy for Bowls, The Lawman: 2018/19 pennant season rule changes, Metro Pennant draw updated, VicHealth’s Active Club Grants close soon, New BowlsLink whole-of-sport IT system, Bowls Victoria host event venues announced, U18 National Championship: Vic squad announced, and new event calendar launches
3 August 2018 VicHealth Active Club Grants, Vic bowler continues to inspire, BV set to get teens active, The Lawman: Etiquette and the Game of Bowls, Event management resources, Board election outcome, Board meeting summary, Bowlers with a disability open day, Express your interest to host a 2019 School event, and are your Contact Details correct?
16 July 2018 Heads Up gets a new look, more to Bowls than winning for young indigenous champion, school holiday program a hit in Bendigo, nominations open for State Committees, Metro Pennant dates set to be released, new club recognition awards for 2018, farewell ‘Warby’: a true local legend, and some new faces at Bowls Victoria
15 June 2018 A babble with the Burras, Call for nominations, Something a little different, Carrum’s Longbeach Crackerjacks, Host our State Events, It’s Country vs Metro, Access All Abilities program a hit in Kerang, Make it Cheaper, Victorian Greenkeepers Association Turf Seminar
1 June 2018 Bowls Victoria Inaugural State Conference, Carla spearheads new health campaign, Be fair, Play fair, The new Fair Play Code, Bowling with Babies supporting RCH Foundation, A major new development for Bowls, 2018 MultiBowl National Titles, We need your Club contacts, Aussie Gutter Protection
11 May 2018 2018 Saturday & Midweek Champion of State Pennant competitions, Lets reward our volunteers, Bowls Victoria Strategic Plan 2018-22, Bowling with Babies & Girls on the Green, State Sides update, School Sports Victoria State Bowls Championships, Defibrillators for your club, BV Fire Sale, Moama Bowling Club
16 April 2018 2018 Men’s Region Sides Championship, Victorians spearhead Australia’s Commonwealth Games heroics, Your Guide to 2018 State Champions Week, The Future of Victorian bowls takes centre stage, A first for our Multi Disabilities Championships, Take part in this bowls survey and WIN! Latrobe City
9 April 2018 2018 Women’s Region Sides Championships, Discover Swan Hill

29 Mar 2018
Let the Games begin, Altona wins 2017-18 Metro Pennant Premier Division flag, Pennant champs being crowned all around Victoria, This Girl Can – How we’re getting more women active, State events take centre stage throughout April & May, Premier’s Active April, Steller

23 Mar 2018
Victoria beats NSW in men’s series, Bees bring the sting for Midweek Premier Division flag win, Sat Metro Pennant Prem Div grand final, Lawman: Bowls myth-busting, State of Pennant, Edithvale is the wheel deal, State Champs Week, Corporate bowls a winner for regional club, State Champs Week Schedule, Taylor Bowls

9 Mar 2018
We want your pennant stories, Victoria retain Men & Women’s series against SA, Jack fell down and broke his crown, John Roberts nominated for Vic Sport award, Under 25 State Singles finalists decided, Bowling with Babies milestone, 3AW gets on the green, Vic Arm bowlers amazing growth, State Multi Disabilites Team Trials, AGP

26 Feb 2018
Dates released for the 2018 Steller Vic Open

21 Feb 2018
Bowls Victoria has a new look

16 Feb 2018
2018 Victoria v NSW Test series, The Lawman – How to handle disturbances on the green, Entries open for 2018 Multi-Disabilities, Meet the new addition to the BV team, How good is your club’s greenkeeper?, 2018 Port Fairy Easter Tournament, Sport and Rec Victoria grants, Watch more bowls on BV’s YouTube channel, Flash Uniforms

2 Feb 2018
Victorian Junior Bowls Classic, Your turn to be Pennant selector, Could your club do with $10k in funding? Every The Lawman column is now right here, Twenty years of fun and friendship, Save Money on energy bills – Make It Cheaper, Arm Bowling Coaching Clinic, Bowls legend plays 700th Pennant match, Taylor Bowls

19 Jan 2018
What makes Australia’s best bowls club?, Where’s Wally? – The Lawman, Under-18s bring home the prize, Sisters doing it for themselves, 2018 Ted King Memorial, Steller Vic Open 2018 finals now on YouTube, Make it Cheaper

5 Jan 2018
State Arm Bowling Championships, Stoppages, and Shakespeare, from The Lawman, A star returns to the Victorian team, Dandenong Club – How a successful club gets numbers on the green, Kilmore BC – Helping a regional club find out about its past, 2017-18 Sporting Club Grants Program, VicHealth

22 Dec 2017
Bowls Victoria office closure, Special delivery from The Lawman to you, Proposed changes to Saturday Metro Pennant, Revived Jack High proving a modern-day winner, State Over 60s Pairs Titles, Mental skills & bowls – a survey, City of Echuca BC celebrating 100 years, Victorian Junior Bowls Classic, Berry Bowling Systems

8 Dec 2017
Vic v Tas Test series, Four Vics picked for Commonwealth Games team, Kylie Whitehead adds national gold to sensational 2017, Lawman – Answering all your questions about the mat, Tragardh, Body take out Over 60s State Singles, Metro Pennant meetings update, How to be a part of Armed Vics’ next tilt at greatness

24 Nov 2017
Day 7 – Finals – It’s the final day of the 2017 Steller Vic Open and what an stellar week
of bowls it has been.

23 Nov 2017
Day 6 – Quarters & Semis – The 2017 Steller Victorian Open is heading towards the pointy-end of the week’s competition with plenty of high quality bowls being played in the Quarter and Semi Finals at Shepparton Park Bowls Club.

22 Nov 2017
Day 5 – Knockouts – Lisa Phillips’ renaissance continues at the Steller Vic Open, with an extraordinary win over Tiffany Brodie on Day 5 sending her into the last eight of the women’s singles and back into Vic Medal contention.

21 Nov 2017
Day 4 – Mixed Pairs – Defending champions Michael Sims and Sharon Steele have led the charge through to the last 16 of the mixed pairs at the Steller Vic Open.

20 Nov 2017
Day 3 – Men’s & Women’s Triples – In the Men’s Triples, recent Australian Champion of Champions winner Lee Schraner (Rosny Park Tasmania) and his Bendigo East teammates Brad Marron and Dylan Filuk are into the quarter-finals.

19 Nov 2017
Day 2 –  Men’s & Women’s Pairs – Leading NSW player Dawn Hayman and 2015 Vic Medallist Lisa Phillips have won a titanic struggle against two of the world’s best to book their place in the women’s pairs quarter-final at the 2017 Steller Vic Open.

18 Nov 2017
Day 1 – Men’s & Women’s Singles – On an opening day of the tournament when more than 800 matches were played across 18 venues around the Goulburn Valley and beyond, and weather ranged from bright sunshine to severe lightning and hail, men’s and women’s singles sectionals and early knockouts were played.

17 Nov 2017
Everything you need to know about the 2017 Steller Vic Open

3 Nov 2017
Victoria names Test teams for Tas series, What new Conditions of Play for Pennant mean, Great result for Victoria at national awards, Bowls – a sport the whole family can play competitively, Louise’s work with Under 18 girls ears Statewide recognition, Time running out to enter State Arm Bowling Championships, Bowling with Babies

20 Oct 2017
New major sponsor for Victorian bowls, 2016-17 Annual Report, Record numbers for Steller Vic Open, Avoca bus crash BV statement, No pennant during Vic Open, Bowling with babies, Who has the final say – umpire or measurer?, Success for jess at Aus Champ of Champions, VOTY winners crowned, Kids ready to hit greens

28 Sep 2017
Pennant Season 2017-18, The Lawman, 2017 Board Election Results, Victoria ready for battle in National Senior Sides, Roys, Steamers pick their teams for BPL, Vics recognised on annual awards shortlist, Time running out to be part of 2017 Vic Open, Look good this summer – Tees & Caps, Aussie Gutter Protection,

15 Sep 2017
National Bowling Arm Sides Championship, Welcome back The Lawman, 2017 Vic Open finals to be televised live, Bowls stalwart a game-changer, Well-deserved honour for Victoria’s Arnold O’Brien, Fly the flag for International Day, Exciting new bowls program especially for Mums, Twitter-Facebook-Instagram guides, Flash uniforms

1 Sep 2017
Metro Pennant Draw, Regional Pennant kicks off around Victoria, Vic Open champion makes Australian Indoor Final, Make it Cheaper, Can Armed Vics Make it five straight at Nationals, Arm Bowling continues growth, VicHealth Active Club Grants open now, Mixed bag for Country Vic, Record number of clubs sign up for Play Bowls Month

24 August 2017
State Champions Week to stay in Bendigo, Australia’s No. 1 ranked bowlers are Victorians, New home for Men’s Region Sides Championship, Carla adds yet another title, Clearance application changes, Looking for a tournament?, Thank you, Karen Gilmartin, City of Greater Bendigo

27 July 2017
Entries are now open for the 2017 Vic Open
18-24 November 2017 in the Shepparton Region
$42,000 in prizemoney

30 June 2017
Bowls Victoria Board election, Vics fire at 2017 Australian Open, Welcome back Fast Track, Is your club eligible for funding?, We want your club’s information, Upcoming coaching courses, Play Bowls Month, VicHealth

16 June 2017
How bowls changed Jordan’s life, Bowls Victoria Region visits, Get schools into your club, How RSAs can help you, Greater Shepparton

2 June 2017
Double gold at Multi-Bowl Nationals, Bowls Victoria Region visits, Vics shine at Blind Bowls Nationals, When clubs help out a rival, What your club must know, Our first club signs up, Flash Uniforms

19 May 2017
Saturday Champion of State Pennant, Midweek Champion of State Pennant, Vic Country v Vic Metro, Help reward our volunteers, We want your club’s information, Girls on the green, Ekera Dental

1 May 2017
Oven’s & Murray go back-to-back, Three-peat for Northern Gateway, Colac’s Ken wins belated Vic title, Champion of State Pennant is back, Aussie Gutter Protection

26 April 2017
Glenroy boys make some noise, Gold for Yarra and West Coast, Inventor of the Bowlers Arm dies, Thank you City of Greater Bendigo

24 April 2017
Five finals decided on catch-up day, Triple gold for Kylie Whitehead, Krizanic and McIntyre on fire, Moama Bowling Club – our partner

21 April 2017
Cream rises on marathon Day 1, Rain plays havoc on second day, The Dream Team, Bendigo on Sale!

19 April 2017
Get up to 20% off in Bendigo, Guide to State Champions Week, 2017 National Sides, Under 18 Championship Week, Armed Vics Named, State Titles, City of Greater Bendigo

7 April 2017
2017 Women’s Region Sides, Taylor Bowls Premier Division, Dealing with offensive language, Pennant champs around the State, Bowls Connect 2.0, Mornington Peninsula Twilight 5s, Dress to impress, It’s Back – Women’s Country Week 2018, Swan Hill Rural City Council

24 Mar 2017
Update on Equal Opportunity, It’s Grand Final time, Meet our newest RBM, Victoria – State of Pennant, One bowl to take it all, The history of the bowl, Active April, Bowls on TV, MOVE

10 Mar 2017
Victorian teams for National Sides, Fantasy Bowls is kicking goals, Arm yourself with knowledge, How many bowlers at your club?, A four-day Easter Carnival, Highton BC – Lighthouse club, Help beat cancer, Bowls on demand, Berry Bowling Systems

24 Feb 2017
Help shape our sport, 2017 Vic v SA Test Report, Bowlers Arms – Taking it to the streets, The Lawman – When noise annoys, Diamond days in Classic Fours, Active April – Reap the benefits, 2017 National RSL Bowls Titles, 2017 Novice Singles, Vic Health Active Club Grants

10 Feb 2017
Finance and Audit Committee vacancies, Women and U25 men beat NSW, The Lawman – It’s all about the jack, The importance of sun protection, Mildura May Carnival, VicHealth – Does your club need funding?, Multi Disabilities Championships

27 Jan 2017
What is Quicka Bowls?, Peninsula refines 5-a-side format, Bowls Victoria Integrated Pairs, A Jack a mat and an Umpire, Narre Warren BC’s story, Picture this, Ringing Bowls Vic?, Keeping it all in the family, Ekera Dental

13 Jan 2017
Victoria names teams for NSW tests, Under 18 Test series – Vic v SA, A law change you should know, First for Victorian Arm Bowling, 2017 Ted King Memorial, All for a good cause, State Under 25s, Dual Honours, Aussie Gutter Protection

23 Dec 2016
Victoria – State of World Champions, $61,000 funding for bowls clubs, An inspiration at age 92, The Lawman, Country Week tradition continues, Club Membership Fee Model, Integrated Pairs – Travelling Jack, Taylor Bowls.