Bowlers Arm Tournament Results 2018-19

Dromana BC Arm Day – Sunday 2nd December 2018

Another successful Bowlers Arm day from the Bowls Victoria Arm Events Schedule took place at Dromana Bowls Club in changing weather conditions that challenged everyone throughout the day.

Clubs represented included Pakenham, Burden Park, Newborough, Narre Warren, Mooroolbark and several Mornington Peninsula Clubs had a highly successful and friendly encounter on Dromana’s synthetic greens, overlooking Port Phillip Bay.

Congratulations to Liz Ainsley and her team for running an outstanding day.

Outright Winners:   Peter Gribbin, Keith Archer (Sk), Gary Pincott from Pakenham BC

Runners-Up:  Harold Ritchie, Margaret Beechey, Wayne Frazer (Sk) from Burden Park BC

Third Place:  J. Houston, T. Hannan, Jim Cutherbertson (Sk) from Newborough BC

First Game Winners:  Jim Kempf, Joe McGuire, Stan Burkett from Narre Warren BC

Second Game Winners:  David Cowie, David Moore, Alan Voice from Dromana BC.

Lucky Team prize:  David Ferguson, Ken Newton, Terry Rowe from Dromana BC.


Armadale Bowls Club – Open 2 Bowl Triples – Sunday 25 November 2018

There were 4 undefeated teams on the day:

Winners: Jim Cuthbertson, John Hannant & Ian Houston – Newborough Club

Runners-Up: Brian Byrne, Denis Patmore & John Van Vugt – Cardinia Waters Club

Third Place: Sheldon Lipschitz, David Mattiazzo, Neville McKenzie – Donvale Club.

Best 1st game: Pamela Bryant, Pam Hogan, Robin Levy +14

Best 2nd Game: Spencer Sherwood, Dennis Voutsinas, John Widdowson +11

Best 3rd Game: Peter Chad, Rod Pickersgill, Colin Dale +11

Best 4th Game: Octave Sarkissian, Doug Rafter, Andrew Williams +9

Third Game Winners:  J. Baker, C. Musgrove, D. Peck from Mooroolbark BC.

Inaugural Berwick Arm Tournament Results – Sunday 12 November 2018


Prize Winners:

Best 1st Game
Best 2nd Game
Best 3rd Game
Rob McGrath  and Fred Black – Berwick BC
Andrew Johnson – Berwick BC and Peter Bott – Pakenham BC
Avril Steere and Rita Waugh – Berwick BC

Overall Placings:

Third Place
Second Place
First Place
Pam Bryant and John Bryant – Edithvale BC
Jack Edwards and Bob McIntyre – Berwick BC
Wayne Frazer and Margaret Beechey – Burden Park BC

Thanks to all Competitors, Sponsors and Volunteers who made this such a great day.

Results provided by Graham Rushton – Berwick BC


Burden Park Bowlers Arm Tournament Results – Thursday November 8, 2018

Burden Park’s Triples Bowlers Arm event was held on a fine day with 18 teams and 54 players competing in the event. The format was 3 games of 11 ends in the 2 bowl triples format.

Winners: Peter Wilding, T. Doyle & R. Whitaker. (Heathmont)
Runners-up: David Bernard, Leon Cohen & Jack Frydman. (Armadale)
Third Place: Gerry Carton, Gwen Fabris & Peter Dixon. (Composite team)
Best 1st Game: Doug Corrigan, Ian McLeod & Jan Corrigan. (Ringwood)
Best 2nd Game: Dennis Johnson, David Mattia & Ken Cooper (Donvale)
Best 3rd Game: Allan Walter, & Jan Walter (Barwon Heads) & Ted Tratt (Berwick)

Thanks to club member Octave Sarkissian for sponsoring the event and all of the helpers who made the day a success. 

Results provided by Wayne Frazer – Burden Park BC

Results from Victorian Bowlers Arm tournaments in 2017-18:


Dromana Arm Event

In excellent conditions with 22 teams and almost full greens Dromana turned on a great day for 66 players using a Bowlers Arm.

A great effort by Dromana BC Armer Graeme Hegarty who ran the day.

Winners: Kevin Hutchinson  and team — Rosebud Country Club 
Runners up: C Dale and team — Karingal BC 
First game winners: J Cuthbertson and team Yallourn BC 
Second game winner: Allan Voice and team Dromana BC 
Third game winner: Graeme Avery and team Karingal Bowls Club  


Warragul Arm Event

Winners: Daryl White, Graham Peck, Phil Gude (Skip). — Dromana

Runners-up: Ian McLeod, Doug Corrigan, Michael Rose (Skip) Ringwood/Ferntree Gully


Battle of the Arms Singles – City of Frankston

Winner: John Bulmer (Drouin)

2nd place: Cecil Moss (City of Echuca)

equal 3rd place: Gary Degenhart (Boronia), Barry Fossey (Karingal)


Burden Park Bowlers Arm Tournament

Burden Park’s inaugural Bowlers Arm event was held on a fine day with 48 players and teams attending from as far away as Whittlesea and Cockatoo. The format was 3 games of 12 ends in the 2 bowl triples format and played in a competitive and friendly spirit.

Winners: Wayne Frazer, Margaret Beechey and Ken Freestone (Burden Park)

Runners-Up: David Bernard, Herbert Lobel and Leon Cohen (Armadale)

Best Game Winners:
1st Game: Joint winners – Anita Clapperton, Margaret Holcombe and Jim Blight. (Burden Park)
– Gwen Fabris, Peter Dixon, Gerry Carlton (composite)

2nd Game: Graeme Avery, D. Simmons and Colin Dale, (Karingal)

3rd Game: Debbie Strybosch, Octave Sarkissian and Tom Glynn. (composite)

After this successful day, Burden Park is looking forward to hosting the event again in the 2018 season.


Armadale Super Bowlers Arm Tournament

Armadale’s annual Super Bowlers Arm tournament was another great day of bowls, with the weather not so kind at the start but finishing on a sunny afternoon. 

Eighteen teams entered – an increase on the 12 teams in 2016. 

The first prize was presented to Ray Palstra, Bruce MacDonald and Max Addison by David Southwick MP, as well as the perpetual plaque he donated which will have the winners name’s inscribed on as the 2017 winners. 

All other winners were presented their awards by Martin Jones & Kirby Leitch, the representatives of the major sponsor Regis Aged Care. 

Winners: Ray Palstra, Bruce MacDonald, Max Addison 

2rd prize; B Rimer, M Schneider , R. Solomon 

3rd prize: B. Kendrick, J. Reid, M. Stransky. 

Minor prizes: 

  1. Ormesher, J. Cobden , A. Power
  2. Walton, K. Ralph, J. Walton
  3. Dixon, L Jones, J Widdowson
  4. Gribbin, G. Pincott, K. Archer.


The high standard of morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea was enjoyed by all but maybe not the waistline. 

Great feedback by all players which will ensure bigger numbers next year. 


Swan Hill Bowling Arm Classic

Winners:  Barry Husson (Swan Hill BC), Owen Lewis (Swan Hill BC), Gary McGrath (Swan Hill Racecourse) 

Runners-Up:  Barry Anset (Bendigo), Phil Gude (Dromana), Graeme Edwards (Lake Boga) 

Best Game Winners: 1st Game: Ron Eckhardt (Cohuna Golf), Peter Scott (Swan Hill Racecourse), Cecelia McCaig (Murray Downs)

2nd Game:  Tom Elford (Swan Hill BC), Graeme Clark (Swan Hill BC), Norm Bath (Cohuna)

3rd Game: Werner Meyer (Swan Hill BC), Winston Longbottom (South Australia), Vince Daly (South Australia) 



Mooroopna has again staged another outstanding Bowlers Arm Event, with 12 teams competing.

Winners: Vern Rehe, A Jones & G Johnson (Moama)

Runners-up: R Anset, Gino Scapin & Chris Preddy (Kyabram)

Whilst numbers were not as hoped the players enjoyed their outing and the Club hopes to build the numbers further next year. Special thanks to Arthur Drust for his work in creating the event