A Healthier Future for Victorian Bowlers

A Healthier Future for Victorian Bowlers

Bowls Victoria (BV) and Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria (AOV) are pleased to announce MOVE with Bowls, an exciting three-year partnership to improve the health and wellbeing of bowlers and the 1.5 million Victorians who live with muscle, bone and joint conditions.

MOVE with Bowls will encourage current and future bowlers to stay fit and healthy so they can participate in the popular sport as well as enjoy the social benefits of being part of their local club.

Bowls Victoria president John Fisher OAM says: “We see this partnership as a great fit, and hope that as well as encouraging people to try and enjoy our sport, it helps people understand the health benefits a game of bowls provides.

“Our 50,000 members share many common values with Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria and we are very excited that MOVE with Bowls will help even more people to stay active and enjoy the great sport of bowls.”

The MOVE with Bowls partnership recognises Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria as the official charity of Bowls Victoria for the next three years.

Bowls clubs throughout the state will be encouraged to actively support the MOVE with Bowls program that will provide free health presentations from experts and educators, promotion of Come & Try bowls days and fundraising activities for AOV to deliver vital services, research, advocacy and information to people with muscle, bone and joint conditions.

“We are very pleased to be working with Bowls Victoria on this important partnership. MOVE with Bowls is about promoting the benefits of physical activity and also learning better self-management techniques to keep people of all ages moving,” said Linda Martin, CEO, Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria.

“Almost two of every three people who play bowls are affected by arthritis or another muscle, bone and joint conditions.

“They may be failing to get the most out of their sport due to issues with pain, mobility and agility. MOVE with Bowls is about helping these people to feel supported and making the right choices regarding their health,” she said.

Find out more about how MOVE with Bowls can benefit you and your club, and frequently asked questions here

Find out how to join the MOVE with Bowls program here

Find out more about Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria here

Speak to a nurse about arthritis and other muscle, bone and joint conditions on the FREE MSK Help Line 1800 263 265

This story first appeared on Bowls Victoria
Written by: Guy Hand
November 27, 2015 / by / in
World Singles Champion of Champions

The World Singles Champion of Champion has been run and won at Club Helensvale, with Australia’s Scott Thulborn and Katrina Wright earning bronze medals for their efforts.

Day 7: There was a change in weather on Saturday night, with cloud cover and cooler conditions a result yesterday, with temperatures around 25-27 degrees with greens running 15 seconds.

Men’s semi-final: Scott v Neil Mulholland – Ireland
Great start by Thulborn producing a toucher with his first bowl which stayed for shot.

With Mulholland holding one, Thulborn sat him out with his last to hold one until Mulholland replied with a similar shot to sit Thulborn out to claim 2.

After trading ends Mulholland played a great end with Thulborn stiff not to kill it, 2 shots to Mulholland gave him a 5-2 break after 5 ends.

One more to Mulholland on the next end until a great end from Thulborn to pick up 3 shots (within a foot) and stay in touch being 1 down with 2 ends to play.

Thulborn held another three crackers within a foot on the next end, until Mulholland drove and hit the target with a good result to grab 2 and a 3 shot lead going into last end.

Mulholland drew a good shot early on the last end with two missed conversions by Thulborn, first set to Mulholland 9-5.

A good start to the second set by Thulborn picking up one on the first end.

Mulholland then had 2 right on it before a precision drive from Thulborn gets them clean for 2 shots until Mulholland nailed it again, 1 all after 2.

Holding one, Thulborn sat Mulholland’s close second shot for 3, Mulholland missed a runner, Thulborn drew another for 4 to lead 5-1.

Thulborn one down plays a back hopper with last to extend to 6-1 after 4 ends, he then held this margin to win the second set 8-3 and force the tie break.

Mulholland drew a toucher with his first and then another close shot for two, Thulborn drove one out, Mulholland draws another, Scott draws second, Mulholland draws another to claim 2 shots.

A good reply from Thulborn on the second end picking up 2 shots and tie the match with one end to play.

Thulborn held two until Mulholland drew shot with his third, Thulborn played weight and went through the hole between shot bowl and jack with his last, game to Mulholland 3-2 in tie break.

This was Mulholland’s seventh tie-break win a row for the tournament – eight in total after losing his first tie break to USA.

Great game by both players, with Mulholland then encountering Fairul Izwan from Malaysia who defeated Spain’s Pete Bonsor also in a tie-break in the other semi-final.

Mulholland went on to defeat Muin 10-10, 8-3 in the ultimate decider.

Semi finals: Fairul Muin (MAS) bt Pete Bonsor (ESP) 3-9 6-4 3-0, Neil Mulholland (IRE) bt Scott Thulborn (AUS) 9-5 3-8 3-2.

Final: Mulholland bt Muin 10-10 8-3.

Final: Emma Saroji (MAS) bt Nici Neal (RSA) 9-3 9-8.

Bowls Australia congratulate Scott Thulborn and Katrina Wright on their efforts at the World Champion of Champion event at Club Helensvale, which resulted in bronze medals, and Queensland NTC Coach Brett Wilkie for his coaching contribution and daily reports.

This story first appeared on Bowls Australia
Written by: Aiden Davis
November 26, 2015 / by / in
APL03 title headed across the ditch

The New Zealand Blackjacks have capped off a scintillating Australian Premier League campaign, pillaging the coveted silverware and the lucrative prize cheque that accompanies it this evening live on Fox Sports.

The Blackjacks cut a swath through the competition’s minor rounds this morning, finishing in pole position with nine wins from fourteen starts to cement their place this evening’s semi-final and earn a double-chance, alongside the Adelaide Endurance, who were one game behind.

While the Endurance took the bragging rights from their first encounter on live television this evening, 7-2, 2-9, 1-0, to advance directly to the final decider, it was the Blackjacks who ended up with the ultimate honour at the conclusion of the competition, but it wasn’t without considerable effort.

As a result of their semi-final loss, the Bowls NZ owned contingent had to do battle through a preliminary final against the Blundstone Melbourne Roys, who progressed through the first of tonight’s broadcast matches after prevailing over the Gold Coast Hawks in the elimination final, 6-4, 6-4.

Despite a last ditch bid to secure a debut final berth, the Fitzroy Victoria Bowls and Sports Club owned Roys succumbed to the team from across the ditch, even after a powerful opening that saw the Roys take an 8-0 first set, but it was a harrowing 3-4 second set followed by 1 shot on the tie-break that saw them come unstuck.

In the ultimate decider, which was the third occasion the Blackjacks and Roys had met on the broadcast show-rink in the last two nights, it was a contrasting game of precise deft touch and masterful weighted conversions that had the parochial crowd, including the infamous Wayne’s Can Bar, up and about for the $60,000 final.

The Endurance’s debut player, Max Kleinig put on a clinic on the Club Pine Rivers carpet but was matched equally by the experienced Ali Forsyth, who steered his Kiwi trio to a 6-3, 0-8, 1-0 final victory, relegating the Bowls SA team to its third straight runner-up finish.

The New Zealand Blackjack team of Forsyth, Jo Edwards and Shannon McIlroy had gone the distance in the minor rounds as a team last year, but fell short of the title in the semi-finals, with the change of the finals structure and double chance opportunity paying dividends for them in APL03.

Bowls Australia congratulates the New Zealand Blackjacks, who were the only team to boast a female representative, and Adelaide Endurance on their finals performance and thank the supporters and viewers who tuned into the 20 hours of Fox Sports and Sky TV NZ coverage or watched the action live at Club Pine Rivers this week.

November 14, 2015 / by / in
APL03 day four Fox Sports broadcast finals live scoring

Follow the results as they happen with this live scoring

Author: Aidan Davis/Friday, 13 November 2015/Categories: Bowls APL News

Semi-final*Please refresh your browser for up to date scores.
SET 1Adelaide EnduranceNew Zealand Blackjacks
21 (2) 
34 PP
41 (5)
52 (7)
36 (7) PP
41 (8) 
51 (9)
Elimination final
SET 1Melbourne RoysGold Coast Hawks
21 (3)
31 (4)
53 (6)
32 (4) PP
41 (5)
51 (6)
Preliminary final
SET 1NZ BlackjacksMelbourne Roy’s
21 (2)
31 (3)
44 (7)
51 (8)
21 (2)
32 (4)
51 (3)
SET 1Adelaide EnduranceNZ Blackjacks
22 (3)
41 (3)
52 (6)
21 (2)
31 (3)
42 (5) PP
53 (8)

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November 13, 2015 / by / in