On Sunday, the Hampton Park Bowls Club held the Ladies and Men’s Singles Finals. In the ladies final, Denise Eastick and Christine Hendrie started play at 10.00 am. The game went for 26 ends with each winning 13 apiece and the last bowl of the day not being played with Christine Hendrie being the winner. The men’s final started at mid-day between Chris Barnes and Neville Hendrie with Chris getting off to an 8 shot to nothing start. It took Neville 19 ends to get 1 shot in front and 7 ends later scored a 3 to win to win by 4 shots. The last time Christine and Neville won the Clubs Singles was 9 years ago.
Thursday, 12th October was the time for Hampton Park Bowls Club ladies to host their tenth annual fundraiser for breast cancer. An amount of $3,000 plus was raised on the day, making for a total figure of $16,150 over 10 years, with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Network Australia.
120 people squeezed into our clubrooms to enjoy a fantastic day, it was bursting at the seams. Unfortunately we had to limit numbers due to the lack of space. This event highlights the need for a very needy extension to our existing facility, both the clubroom and kitchen.
Guest speaker was Marita O’Keefe from BCNA, who explained how all money raised is distributed.
A delicious homemade lunch was served, resulting in many favourable comments from guests who attended.
The audience was entertained by four of our ladies featuring a “NABBA” (ABBA) group and later “The Ladybugs” (Beatles). The group consisted of Jen Sherry, Janice Collins, Helen Lambert and Gwen Clough. Guests joined them in singing, dancing and clapping along with the music. It was a lot of fun and received very favourable comments from everyone present.
Special thanks to the local community for their continued support, particularly the local supermarket who have very kindly donated vouchers to cover all the food costs. With their generous support we have been able to send every cent raised at these events to breast cancer support.
Since the first event in 2007 we have been fortunate to have the support of Judith Graley and Nichole Hayes. Judith was our first guest speaker. Nichole is a most competent auctioneer and competition spruiker.
To all our guests who keep coming back years after year, a very big THANK YOU for your support.
These days are a lot of work, and it is the dedication of our people at the bowling club who have made them so successful. The ladies are just a wonderful team, small in numbers, who work together without fuss, and do an absolutely amazing job.
Unfortunately, it has been decided to retire after 10 years of dedication to breast cancer fundraising. The numbers are increasing every year and there just isn’t the room to everybody who wants to come, comfortably.
Richart Pallett (left) and Ray Wood (right)
were presented with their Super Veterans Badges by Peter Bowman from Casey Region.
This is the second visit to our Club by the students from the Hampton Park Secondary College. The year 12 students are using our club as a project. Their first visit involved playing bowls while their second consisted of filming, taking photos and interveiwing club members. The students were organized, prepared for the task and well behaved. Good Luck with the Project.
It turned out to be good day, weather wise, to open our greens and present the club champions with their awards. The presentations were made in the clubrooms, which was followed by a B.B.Q. for everyone. With all the members outside, our new Club flags were raised. This was followed by life member Keith Damon rolling the Jack and fellow life member Geoff Ladner putting down the first bowl. Bowls President Steve Barnes then declared the greens opened for the 2017-2018 season.
Hampton Park Singles Champions Christine Hendrie and Steve Barnes are the Casey Bowls Division Champion of Champions after the finals at Pakenham on Sunday 15th. January, 2017.
After the expected close starts, both Christine Hendrie and Steve Barnes played consistent bowls to their game plans, drawing to good leads mid game. Christine beat local lady, Jorce Andrus 25-14 and Steve beat Cranbourne RSL's Daniel Bymes 25-16.
Congratulations to both as they now progress to the Casey Region Champion of Champion series.
After a tough day Tuesday, Christine Hendrie and Ellen Smith travelled to the Mt Eliza Bowls Club to represent the Casey Bowls Division in the Over 60's pairs. They started play at 9 am against the Peninusula Bowls Division and after a tight game went down by 5 shots. Christine and Ellen had to wait for Flinders and Peninusula to finish which was won by Flinders by just 3 shots. It was 4.15 pm when Casey played Flinders. This game was to decide who would go on and represent the Region. If Christine and Ellen were to get through they would have to win by 8 shots or more. The Hampton Park pair were 10 shots up with one end to play. Although one shot down and Ellen having the last bowl, she played it safe, bowling half way up the green. Our girls won by 9 shots. It took a marathon 10 hours of bowling, waiting and bowling to become the Womens Over 60's Region Pairs winners. They will now progress to the State titles later this season. WELL DONE CHRISTINE AND ELLEN.
In the first final, Hampton Park had a good win against Mordialloc by 7 shots. One rink was up by 8 shots, two rinks were a draw and one down by 1 shot. The Section final against Narre Warren was won by us with 11 shots up. Three rinks were up by 22 shots and one down by 11 shots.
In the first final, Hampton Park had a good win against Keysborough by 15 shots. Three rinks were up by 23 shots and one down by 8 shots. The Section final against Chadstone was won by us with 14 shots up. Three rinks were up by 18 shots and one down by 4 shots.
It takes up all of the roof above the clubrooms and the power that it is generating has cut a very large chunk off our power bill. It is estimated that the system will pay for itself in around 7 years or less.
Denise Eastick and Helen Lambert were Runner-up. Well done girls.
Pakenham’s (Scottish International Player) Neil Devlin is the Pen/ Casey Division Champion of Champions singles title holder after an entertaining game at Cranbourne. Consistent draw bowling gave him an early lead, but at 9-24 down Ian Bartlett rallied. With the score at 20-24 the task proved too great for Ian and Neil finally drew the shot he needed to win 25-20. Great game, well done Ian.
Neil Devlin and Ian Bartlett.
In the expected tight game, Denise Eastick and Helen Lambert held on to win the Casey District Ladies Open Pairs title from team-mates Chris Hendrie and Ellen Smith. Needing five on the last end to draw Chris and Ellen rallied but the measure only gave them a four, giving Denise and Helen a 1 shot win 20-19.
Denise, Helen, Ellen and Christine.
FRIDAY saw the third round of the over 60s at Cranbourne RSL. Neville Hendrie and Geoff Ampt were playing for spots in the semi-finals. Neville lost 7-21, but Geoff won 21-8 to advance to Sunday’s semi-final.
Sunday was the semi-finals and finals of the Casey Bowls District over 60s singles and pairs at Cranbourne RSL. Hampton Park was represented in both with Ian Bartlett and John Nunan in the pairs and Geoff Ampt in the singles.
Geoff had an excellent semi-final, scoring double figures before his opponent was on the scoreboard. In the final, scores were fairly even till mid-game when Geoff was able to surge to the front and win 21-13.
In the morning semi-final, Ian and john had a convincing win. This set up another Hampton Park v Narre Warren clash. It was a great game. Needing 3 on the last end, Ian and John could only manage two. In the extra end the Narre pair scored a two to win 15-13.
The weather could not have been more perfect for the opening of our greens for the 2014/ 15 Pennant season. Club Patron, Judith Graley, and local MP for Narre Warren South, was in attendance and participated by rolling the Jack for the first time this season. Ladies President, Helen Lambert followed by putting down the first bowl which was a toucher. This being our 21st year as a bowls club, we had our two Life Members, Keith Damon rolled the Jack and Geoff Ladner put down his bowl. On the 3rd rink the Jack was rolled by the Chairman, Neville Hendrie and Men’s President Sean McDonald put down his bowl.
After the Opening of the Green a game of 12 ends was played. Fourteen teams of fours enjoyed the sun and the game. Judith Graley played on rink 9 in her Club Shirt and as a new bowler did quite well for a first attempt. Afternoon tea was served after the game which was followed by the presentation to the Club Champions and Runner Ups for the previous season. Club members turned out in force with a more than 95% turnout.
Cranbourne News...Thursday 4th. September 2014.