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New Partners

PIBC wish to welcome the following new partners to the “the island”. We ask our members to support the companies where possible and again we thank them for joining our bowls club. Cervus Equipment Leongatha – Alan Muirhead , BWD Solar  Cowes – Frank and Steve and Exclusive Painting Phillip Island 0421 444 980.

Brian Arnold Shield RSL Bowls


Thirty six RSL bowlers turned out last Saturday in bright sunshine on the Dunsmore road greens for the annual Brian Arnold Shield. A blind draw determined the teams for the two games of three bowl pairs over two games of twelve ends, which threw up some interesting combinations. However, the competition was keen as the winners had their names inscribed on the shield which goes back to the commencement of the event in 1991. With the exception of last year it has continued on an annual basis, a fair achievement one must say. The current chairman of the Phillip Island RSL Bowls club Brian Arnold has sponsored this event since its inception has finally handed over the reins. What a fabulous achievement for Brian and his fabulous wife Gwenda, and the club thanks them for their outstanding effort. They have handed the chairman’s reins to Chris Fricke who we are sure will do a fabulous job.

With seven two game winners there was much anticipation and hope for victory, and with plus 28 shots Dave Hoffman and Bob Ankatell would have been thinking perhaps higher accolades were in store, but were happy to take the runners up prize. The crack team of Daryl Major and Bob Hurst were the worthy winners with the two wins plus 31 shots, congratulations guys. They were presented with the winnings and the Brian Arnold Shield by Mr Chris Thompson representing the RSL, with thanks and acknowledgement for their ongoing support from Daryl and Brian.

Winners of Brian Arnold RSL shield: Daryl Major, Chris Thompson, Bob Hurst

Runners up Brian Arnold RSL shield: Chris Thompson, Dave Hoffman, Bob Ankatell

Previous RSL Bowls Chairman: Brian Arnold

Social Bowls 6_5_2021

Thursday Social Bowls experienced a delightful day for the regular gathering and as per usual the afternoon was full of laugher and chat. After two games of ten ends it was the team of the ever green Bruce and Marlene Puncher along with Julie Pora and Barb Thompson who won the day, congratulations folks.

Social Bowls Winners: Julie Pora, Barb Thompson, Bruce and Marlene Puncher

Saturday 2-4-2 – 24/4/2021

As most members are faced with a week being unable to bowl due to our Autumn Bowls Carnival commencing on the 26th a big field turned out for Saturday 2-4-2.

Both greens were full so competition was keen and for the most part tight, as well we enjoyed the company of some visitors from Oakleigh.

Five two game winners meant we had three disappointed teams much to the merriment of others come presentation time, however, it was the chairman of the board Wayne Barr along with Phil Marin with plus 17 who took away the runners-up prize.

They say a quick game is a good game but in this case not so, as finishing their two games half an hour after most others Richard Poole and Errol Bradford were the winning combination with plus 29 shots. Congratulations guys you must have played very well.

2-4-2 winners L-R: Richard Poole and Errol Bradford

Thursday Social – 22/4/2021

Thursday social saw a good number of bowlers brave the elements and with two visitors all enjoyed the afternoon of competition. With only one two game winner it was Serge Castel, Errol Bradford and Tony Steward who claimed the day, well done.

Cowes Primary Bowls – 21/4/2021

Our very strong contingent of bowlers from Cowes Primary school under the tutelage of John, Dorothy, Kevin, Judy and Phil head off to Sunbury Bowls club on Wednesday 28 to compete in the state finals. Win lose or draw, they and those around them will be extremely proud of their effort. Go the Island.

For those interested in watching good sporting competition, make the time to come along and watch some of the games at our Autumn Carnival on every day this week on our Dunsmore Rd greens

Cowes Primary School State Finals 28_4_2021

After a season of bowls students of Cowes primary school qualified to play in the state final on Wednesday at Sunshine Bowls Club. Despite a very early start a three and a half hour bus trip via the Monash saw the team, coaches and supporters arrive 30 minutes after start time.

With no time for a stretch or a roll up they commenced their first game against the eventual winners of their section, only to go down by one shot. The second game was a win by one shot and a win in game three by three shots saw them finish in third position in their section and fifth overall. What a fabulous effort by the team as well as rewarding for their coaches John Newcombe, Judy Christie, Dorothy and Kevin Wagner, Kevin Brown, Phil Martin and Mike Smith. It was pleasing to see some parents make the trip to offer support to the group and comments from others reflected very well on the students regarding their sportsmanship, talent and character. It is also pleasing to know that six of the team plan to continue their journey with Phillip Island Bowls club, as well some of the parents have joined the club. Congratulations to everyone involved and the club looks forward to continuing the relationship with our local schools.

Cowes Primary School children and Phillip Island Bowls Club supporters

The club recently received a lovely letter of thanks from Debbie Barber wife of club member Steve, who said the family would like to gratefully acknowledge and thank the club for their extremely generous cheque for $1258.00. The funds will be used towards a purpose built unit to enable Steve to come home from rehab following surgery which now sees him confined to a wheelchair. These funds were generated as a direct result of the money raised at the recent corporate bowls final night. It must be said that the community including bowls club members, corporate bowlers, sponsors and supporters were extremely generous, thank you all.