Rochester Bowls Club Inc.
31 Victoria Street
Rochester Vic 3561
Ph: (03)5484 1105
HISTORY OF THE ROCHESTER BOWLS CLUB
The first meeting of the Rochester Bowls Club was held on the 24th July 1907, with the first President being S. Haisman. Construction of the green began on the land in Moore St in from the old Police Camp , soil was taken from the river bank and sand from Mr Doherty’s paddock to form a base for the new green, Finance for the green was raised by issuing 30 debentures at two pound each. The Green was officially opened by the Echuca Shire Council in 1907, and play commenced in earnest shortly after. Electricity was connected to the Club Pavilion in 1916.
In October 1946 the land in Victoria St was purchased at a cost of 128 pounds & 14 shillings, and construction on the new site commenced in 1947, the new green was officially opened in 1949.
In August 1964 the construction of a new pavilion commenced, and more alterations were made over the years and the club is as you see it now.
Original Clubhouse Victoria Street 1959.
What Is Happening Around the Club.
Weekend Pennant Division1 away to Echuca
Robert Clayton, Robert Knight, Garth Wiffen and Richard Feuk defeated Geoff Beattie 21 - 20
John Boyd, John Weeks, Les Walles and Peter Holzer lost to Phillip Thorn 19 - 32
Bruce Major, Kevin McGreevy, Cameron Keenan and David Keenan lost to Greg Page 17 - 31
Overall Rochester lost 57 - 83
Division 2 at home to Echuca
Peter Stack, Helen Holzer, Peter Stahl and Darryl Hooper defeated Jim Thomas 31 - 20
Kevin Burrow, Tim Quinlan, Gerard Brown and Brian Jones lost to John Brown 20 - 28
Ron Gledhill, Allan Crilly, Leigh Milgate and Graham Willis lost to Toby Egan 17 - 28
Overall Rochester lost 70 - 76
Division 3 at home to Rich River
Kevin Dobson, Hedley Moon, Francis Keech and Bob Bartlett lost to Ron Bentley 15 - 24
Geoff McCarty, Graeme Chambers, Don Gillies and Bill Anderson defeated Vic Woods 28 - 19
Gavin Houlihan, Anton Gusak, David Marshall and Ross Turner defeated Barry Downer 32 - 10
Overall Rochester won 75 - 53
Division 4 away to Echuca
Kevin Hall, Clive Usher, Graham Prince and David Murray lost to Eddie Smith 15 - 28
Bert Smolenaar, Noel Sexton, Ron Stranger and Greg Watkins lost to Jim Aitchen15 - 21
Kevin McCormack, Brock Keenan, Norm Christie and Mick Ellis lost to John Hollowood 26 - 31
Overall Rochester lost 56 - 80
Unfortunately Midweek Pennant had to be cancelled due to the heat.
The Ladies Morning 4s took off on 10th January at 9am, playing 2 games of 12 ends.
There were 22 teams with competitors from Bendigo, Colbinabbin, Deni RSL,, Deniliquin, Echuca, Heathcote, Inglewood, Lockington, Mathoura, Moama, Rich River, Tongala, Kyabram Valley View and of course Rochester.
The winners with +57 points from Moama were L.Williams (S), L. Barry, K. Brennan and I Lacis.
Runners up from Moama with +56 Points (on a count back) were S. Connolly (S), B. Eddy, K. Wastell and C. Ritchie.
3rd place, from Echuca with +56 points, were L. Roney (S) L. Beattie, K.Evans and L. Snell
Nearest to the spider were:
Lead G. Coghill (Rochester)
Second N. Hall ( Echuca)
Third B. Vistarini (Tongala)
Skip E. O'Brien (Heathcote)
Rochester Men's Fours ( Star) postponed from November 16th 2017 due to rain, took place on Thursday11th January 2018.
The Monday Night Mixed Bowls started last week and is on going. It was a fun night and well worth coming along to.
Tuesday and Thursday training nights are on again. Last Tuesday was well attended so keep it up.
For information on coaching/ open days please contact the following.
David Keenan 0458335148
Marg Knight 0407093848