2019 - Keysborough Kookaburras Soar!   6 Finals - 3 Flags!

                                                                                                    Keysborough Saturday Team 1 - Division 2 Section 6
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L to R - Noel Daly, Inno de Graauw (Manager), David Ward, Justin Harrop, Ben Cornell, Bob Steele, Brian Gay, Sue Jones,
Darryl Gade, John Pentreath, Peter Gillette, Kevin Deer, Una Jameson, Braidon Johnson, Ting Silom,
Dane Gade (Coach) & Dylan Booth

 

Keysborough Saturday Team 1 - Finalists promoted to Division 1  (Division 2 Section 6) 
 

Team 1 enjoyed an outstanding 2018 ~ 2019 season by ending up on top of the ladder, and earning a place in the finals. They met Berwick 3 in the Metro Sectional Semi-finals, beating them (86~63). This was followed by the Metro Sectional Final, played at Burden Park. Whilst Edithvale put up a good fight, we were too strong, winning (93~76). This gave the team an automatic promotion into the Division 1 and the Metro Sectional flag. Congratulations to all those involved - a great effort!

Winning the Metro Sectional meant automatic entry into the Metro Divisional Quarter Finals. This was played at Clayton against Middle Park, who proved too strong for us (66~96).

 

 

                                                                                                                          Keysborough Saturday Team 2 - Division 3 Section 8
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L to R - Peter Bendzius, Russell "Rusty" Matthews, Cindy Brodie, Gloria Munro, Rob Da Costa, Shane Pugsley, Rebecca Brodie, Alan Gibson,
Keith Horsnell, Chris Johnson, Greg Kelly, Clint Overton, Micheal Gray, Carol Hardham & Les Kelly

 

Keysborough Saturday Team 2 - Finalists (Division 3 Section 8) 

Team 2 also had a successful year, and played in the Metro Sectional Semi Finals. Having put in a valiant effort, they were just beaten by Cranbourne 2 (70~74) in the final few ends. Fantastic effort, and congratulations to all those that participated. The club is very proud.

                                                                                                                                                               

Keysborough Saturday Team 3 (Division 5 Section 6) 

Team 3 finished 5th on the ladder. Given that this team were promoted to Division 5 only last year, this season's result is still a truly remarkable.        

 

                                                                                                              Keysborough Saturday Team 4 - Division 7 Section 6
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L to R - (Top)  - Terry King, Klaus Gunthner, John Sprakel, David Osborne, Fred Henry, Roy Green & Max Cooksley.
(Middle)  -  Richard Cruden, Tony Alvarez, John Fitzpatrick, Sue Klemm, Christine Hutchins, John Castle & Pauline Schutt 
(Lower)  David Lockwood & Trevor Alvarez (Doug Overton not in photo)

 

  

Keysborough Saturday Team 4 - Finalists promoted to Division 6 (Division 7 Section 6) 

Team 4 put up a remarkable fight by getting into the finals, defeating Burden Park 4 in the Metro Sectional Semi-Finals (83~67) followed by a win in the Metro Sectional Finals at Beaumaris against Noble Park 3 (90~83). This win automatically promoted the Division 7 side into Division 6 together with earning the Metro Sectional flag. Fantastic effort and congratulations to all those who participated.

The team met with Monbulk 2 at Boronia in the Metro Divisional Quarter Finals, but found Boronia too strong. (69~95)

To sum up, the Saturday Pennant teams had 3 out of 4 teams in the finals, with 2 teams winning the Metro Sectionals and associated flags, and being promoted to their respective higher Division. It doesn't get much better than this!

 

 

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Keysborough Team 1 - Midweek Pennant - From Left to Right: Peter Bendzius, Ben Cornell, Kevin Deer, John Casey, Luke Licina,
Peter Gillette, Cindy Brodie, Sue Jones, Liz Hunter, Michael Gray, Gloria Munro, Brian Gay, Bob Steele & Greg Kelly.

 

Keysborough Midweek Team 1 - Finalists - Winning promotion to Division 1,
and winning the Division 2 Premiership for 2018~2019 (Division 2 Section 6)

 

This team is yet another Keysborough team that has achieved remarkable results during this season. Having secured a place in the finals for 2018/2019, they met with Burden Park 1 at Keysborough to play in the Metro Semi Finals, which they won comfortably (68~38). They then played against Dandenong 1 at Mulgrave Country Club in the Metro Sectional Final. This match turned into a nail-biter, and was won by Keysborough (55~53), securing them the Metro Sectional flag, and promotion into Division 1.

The team met with Monbulk 1 at MCC, to play in the Divisional Quarter Final. They won this comfortably to proceed into the semi final.(81~49). The Divisional Semi-Final was played two days later at Darebin against Werribee. This time the game was much closer with Keysborough winning by 5 points. (58~53). The following Tuesday, the Divisional Grand Final was played at MCC against Heathmont. This was an exciting game with Keysborough winning by 17 points. (67~50)

Following the win against Heathmont, the team was presented with an enormous Premier flag (see above) and medals by representatives from Bowls Victoria.
 

 

Allan Munro Open Fours Day ~ 2019

 

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Winners of the Allan Munro Open Fours 2019 - Una Jameson, Kevin Deer, Cindy Brodie & Sue Jones

 

This year saw the third Allan Munro Open Fours Day. Originally known as the New Year's Invitational Open Fours, the event has become a popular game for local and visitors alike.

Allan Munro was, and always will be "Keysborough Bowls Club". Together with his wife Gloria, they made a formidable team, and both worked tirelessly in the interest of the club. Today, Gloria Munro is still the main driver behind many events, and the club is truly indebted to her and her continuing efforts to organise the many games and especially Corporate Events.

 


 

    New Members Always Welcome!

New members, bowlers and non-bowlers alike, are always welcome at our club. Anyone that has never picked up a bowl is provided with all the assistance, including the use of club bowls, basic coaching, and companionship, that is needed to make you feel at home. Our club is very friendly,and always ready to help new players settle in.

We have 4 teams playing Saturday pennant: 

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       Team 1 - Keysborough 1 - Division 1 Section 
       Team 2 - Keysborough 2 - Division 3 Section 
       Team 3 - Keysborough 3 - Division 5 Section 
       Team 4 - Keysborough 4 - Division 6 Section 
   

and 4 teams playing Tuesday pennant: 

       Team 1 - Keysborough 1 - DivIsion 2 Section 6
       Team 2 - Keysborough 2 - Division 2 Section 8
       Team 3 - Keysborough 3 - Division 4 Section 6
       Team 4 - Keysborough 4 - Division 5 Section 7
 
We also have 2 teams playing Tuesday Night (SDELBA)
 
Team 1 - Keysborough 1 - Division 2
Team 2 - Keysborough 2 - Division 4
 

Part of the membership is the provision of access to the greens at any time, so that you are able to practice by yourself whenever you feel the need; although there are likely to be other members that will gladly share a rink with you; and give some additional advice on your bowling progress.

It is always a good time for new bowlers to join the club as your coaching program will take about 4 weeks to complete before you are cleared to bowl in club competitions.  This will set you up to play pennant bowls if you wish on Tuesdays & Saturdays. Bowls and in particular pennant bowls should be attractive to people who have played team sports such as cricket, football, netball and golf.  Feel free to drop into the club anytime to watch a pennant match on Tuesdays and Saturdays and speak to someone about having a try yourself.  There are plenty of members who will make you feel welcome and give you some tips to get you bowling and having fun.

Contact the Club Secretary - Colleen Deer - (H) 8774 0210 (M) 0402 748 940.

logo pdf     Click here to download a Membership Form  

Following completion of the Membership Form, please forward to the Keysborough Bowls Club at 356 Cheltenham Road, Keysborough, 3173, Victoria; or call in to the club - we'd love to meet you!

 


  

 OK, Let's have some fun!  

 Corporate & Barefoot Bowls

 

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The above organisations are just some of the many, that have enjoyed a great day of barefoot or corporate bowls at Keysborough Bowls Club. Your organisation can also be part of this great experience by making a booking at the club now. We can accomodate day and night barefoot bowling. The day/night will include a bowling experience assisted by club bowlers, food can be catered, finger food can be provided, and a good size BBQ is available for use, or we can cook the food for you. We have a fully licenced bar, and air-conditioned premises for those hot days. Bookings are coming in quickly, don't miss out!

 

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The club welcomes any person interested in having a go at lawn bowling - it really isn't all that hard, and can provide a great deal of fun! From having a go, and liking it (and we think you will), you may consider taking up bowls at a social level, or competitive level. KBC has two synthetic bowling greens, both ideally suited for corporate, or barefoot bowling events. The front green also has lights, allowing for events to be held at night. We are a club for the young at heart and encourage anyone to have a go! We provide a great atmosphere, good facilities, and friendly members, who will always be ready to assist and encourage anyone willing to try.

The club has some simple guides for both Corporate and Barefoot Bowls:

    • When bowling, please observe simple rules of etiquette
    • No heels on the green
    • Bare feet or socks are the best
    • Please refrain from taking glass or glass bottles onto the green
    • Respect the surface of the green by not running or jumping, or throwing or dropping the bowl

These events are on offer each week - just call Gloria on 0421 123 495 to arrange your event which can include a BBQ, salads and sweets, and access to best value bar service and prices.

logo pdf   Alternatively, you can fill in this form, and drop it off at the club - remember - we'd love to meet you!