Sandringham Club

THE SANDRINGHAM CLUB - HISTORY OF BOWLS AT THE CLUB

In 1913 the Sandringham Mens Club was formed at the original hotel in Sandringham on Beach Road. It was not until 1923 that the Members raised the funds to purchase the homestead called “Coggleshall” on the corner of Beach Road and Bamfield Street.

It was in 1926 that a single bowls rink was established between two hedges, on the Bamfield Street side. Social bowls was played between members on Sundays, taking place both on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.

It was not until 1947 that the second rink in front of the Club House was added. The hedges were removed to allow the two rinks to be side by side. In the early 1950’s matches were played against the Melbourne Bowling Club, Toorak Bowls Club and The Elsternwick Club.

By 1954, lights had been installed above the green, with mid-week bowls becoming popular, including tournaments against Elsternwick, Alma and Toorak Bowls Clubs. These games were played on Wednesday and Thursday nights from 8.00pm to 10.15pm. As well, Saturday games were played, and Sunday morning and afternoon games continued.

In 1958, the Bentleigh Club and Melbourne Bowling Club were playing home-and-away games for Winning Rink Trophies donated by Arthur Burton.

By 1961, the Hampton RSL Club had joined the other Clubs in playing friendly games. 1963 saw popular night tournaments for Members in team trophy events, organised by Tom Moloney. These were not perpetual. There was a move to turn the old cricket pitch into another bowls green, but due to lack of funds the idea was dropped.

In late 1964, due to the renewed large interest in bowls, Tom Moloney donated the Singles Championship Trophy to be played for first in 1965. That year there were 32 entries. In 1966, Bob Edwards donated a Pairs Trophy for competition from 1967. Also in 1966, due to lack of interest, night bowls was abandoned.

In 1988 the Bamfield Street green was converted to Mod Grass, and in 2004 the old cricket pitch area was finally turned into a Mod Grass bowls green.

So, starting from 1967 we have had both Club Pairs and Club Singles Championships, with social bowls played on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and on Sunday mornings. A night bowls trophy event was contested by triples in autumn 2009, and a Club Triples Championship was played under a Round-Robin format over later spring/early summer in 2009.

From 2009 until the present day we have played all major events and associated clubs on a regular basis. Bowls Convenor 2017

Sandringham Club
Bowls Singles Championship Competition
For the Tom Moloney Cup
(Donated 1964 – Tom Moloney became a member in 1955)
Year Name Year Name
1967 JOHN BRUNNING 1992 JACK DRINAN
1968 ELLIOTT MANN 1993 Competition not held
1969 PETER KIRKHAM 1994 JACK DRINAN
1970 WILLIAM HOWGATE 1995 JACK DRINAN
1971 Competition not held 1996 JACK DRINAN
1972 Competition not held 1997 PETER SAYERS
1973 GEORGE LAW 1998 KEN WILKINSON
1974 BARRIE COOK 1999 KEN WILKINSON
1975 CHRIS MORGAN 2000 TERRY FINNEGAN
1976 IAN O’DONAHOO 2001 TERRY FINNEGAN
1977 BARRIE COOK 2002 TERRY FINNEGAN
1978 PERRY ALLEN 2003 TERRY FINNEGAN
1979 FRANK MCKENNA 2004 GARY PRESNELL
1980 JACK DRINAN 2005 CHRIS MOIR
1981 ALAN RASMUSSEN 2006 GARY PRESNELL
1982 GEORGE BARNETT 2007 GREG CULLEN
1983 CLIVE HEAD 2008 TERRY FINNEGAN
1984 DENIS OAKLEY 2009 GARY PRESNELL
1985 Competition not held 2010 GREG CULLEN
1986 J. JASINKI 2011 TERRY FINNEGAN
1987 J. JASINKI 2012 TERRY FINNEGAN
1988 JACK DRINAN 2013 GARY PRESNELL
1989 J. JASINKI 2014 GREG CULLEN
1990 JACK DRINAN 2015 GARY PRESNELL
1991 Competition not held 2016 GARY PRESNELL
Sandringham Club
Bowls Pairs Championship Competition
For the Robert Edwards Cup
(Donated 1966)
Year Name Year Name
1967 PETER KIRKHAM-GEORGE JEFFRIES 1992 Competition not held
1968 STAN EARLE-JOHN BRUNNING 1993 Competition not held
1969 WILLIAM HOWGATE -ALAN WHITEHEAD 1994 JACK DRINAN-HENRY BURBRIDGE
1970 WILLIAM HOWGATE -ALAN WHITEHEAD 1995 JACK DRINAN-DARYL LIMB
1971 Competition not held 1996 ALBERT BETTS-ALANTAPPIN
1972 BARRIE COOK-ARCH SUDEKUM 1997 Competition not held
1973 BARRIE COOK-ALAN WARD 1998 Competition not held
1974 Competition not held 1999 KEN WILKINSON -RAY FORREST
1975 COL STEADMAN -ARCH MEARE 2000 KEN WILKINSON -RAY FORREST
1976 JACK BROCKOFF -ALBERT BETIS 2001 KEN WILKINSON -RAY FORREST
1977 BARRIE COOK-FRANK McKENNA 2002 KEITH FORBES-ALAN TAPPIN
1978 ROY FERRARI -GEORGE BARNETI 2003 TERRY FINNEGAN -RAY FORREST
1979 Competition not held 2004 TERRY FINNEGAN -KEN WILSON
1980 CLYDE HEAD -IAN HENDERSON 2005 JEFF KENNEDY-CHRIS MOIR
1981 IAN JACOBS -JACK DRISCOLL 2006 TERRY FINNEGAN -LEN RAMSAY
1982 PERCY SCOTI-JOHN GRAY 2007 GREG CULLEN -DAVID PEDLEY
1983 PERCY SCOTI-BRUCE YEMM 2008 GREG CULLEN -BARRY BURSEY
1984 ALAN GANDY-BRUCE YEMM 2009 BARRY MORRIS-BRIAN HAWLEY
1985 CLIVE HEAD -TINO KARRAS 2010 GARY PRESNELL-WALLY WITHERICK
1986 Competition not held 2011 NEIL PRES-ELL WALLY WITHERICK
1987 JACK DRINAN -KEN WILKINSON 2012 ALLAN GANDY-GARY PRESNELL
1988 Competition not held 2013 BRIAN HAWLEY-JOHN PEEBLES
1989 JACK DRINAN -R. GOSEWINKEL 2014 LEN RAMSAY-BARRY MORRIS
1990 IAN McNEILAGE -BRUCE YEMM 2015 ALLAN GANDY-TONY STEPHENS
1991 Competition not held 2016 GARY PRESNELL-LEN RAMSAY
Bowls Triples Championship Competition
For the Terry Finnegan Cup
(Donated 2010 – Terry Finnegan became a Member in 1988)
Year Name
2010 GREG CULLEN-DAVID HARTLEY-JIM SMITH
2011 BRIAN JOHNSTON-LEN RAMSAY-NORM BERES
2012 ALLAN GANDY-BARRY MORRIS-BRIAN HAWLEY
2013 TERRY FINNEGAN-BARRY MORRIS-GREG AVERS
2014 LEN RAMSAY-GREG AYERS-DOUG THOMASON
2015 BRIAN JOHNSTON-GREG AYERS-ALLAN GANDY
2016 PETER MARSH-ALLAN GANDY-DOUG THOMPSON
Bowls Handicap Singles Championship Competition
(Trophy Donated by John Hooper 2011)
Year Name
2011 GREG CULLEN
2012 TERRY FINNEGAN
2013 BRUCE SEATON
2014 -
2015 TONY STEPHENS
2016 BRUCE SEATON
Special Events Competition
For the Terry Finnegan Trophy
(Donated 1994 – Terry Finnegan became a Member in 1988)
Year Name
5 November 1995 PETER SAYERS -ALAN TAPPIN
18 January 1996 HARRY YOUNG-FRED KRAUSE -JOHN SCHAFFER
6 April 1996 HARRY YOUNG-FRED KRAUSE-JOHN SCHAFFER
20 April 1996 ALAN WHITEHEAD -KEITH FORBES
8 February 1997 IAN KINROSS-KEN WILKINSON
22 March1997 PETER SAYERS-KEN WILKINSON
4 October 1997 PETER SAYERS-KEN WILKINSON
17 January 1998 FRED KRAUSE-KEN WILKINSON
18 April 1998 KEITH FORBES-KEN WILKINSON
5 February 2000 RICHARD BEAN-IAN KINROSS-KEN WILKINSON
15 February 2001 ALAN GANDY-PETER LONERGAN- GERRY BEVILACQUA
8 January 2009 GREG CULLEN-LEN RAMSAY
7 January 2010 BARRY MORRIS-BRIAN HAWLEY
10 February 2011 KEN WILKINSON-WALLY WITHERICK-GERRY BEVILACQUA
10 January 2012 GREG CULLEN- KEN WILKINSON
2013 BARRY MORRIS-NEIL PRESNELL
2014 LEN RAMSAY-BARRY MORRIS
2015 -
2016 PETER MARSH-ALLAN GANDY-DOUG THOMPSON
Bayside Challenge Cup
Sandringham vs West Brighton Club
For the trophy donated by E. (Ray) Forrest (Sandringham Club)
Year Won by
1999 West Brighton
2000, 12 April West Brighton
2000, 22 October West Brighton
2001, 17 March Sandringham
2001, 21 October West Brighton
2002 Competition not held
2003, 5 March Sandringham
2004 Competition not held
2005, 6 April West Brighton
2006 Competition not held
2007, 4 April Sandringham
2008, 2 April Sandringham
2009, 25 March Sandringham
2010, 24 March Sandringham
2011, 25 March Sandringham
2012, 18 April Sandringham
2013 Sandringham
2014 Sandringham
2015 Sandringham
2016 Sandringham
The North London Singles Championship Trophy 1942
Won by the father of Richard Bean – S. H. Bean
Presented by Richard’s wife as a trophy for night bowls competition
(Richard became a Member in 1990 – died 2000)
Year Won by
2008 HAROLD HOLLOW-JEFF KENNEDY
2009 KEN WILKINSON- GERRY BEVILACQUA-TERRY FINNEGAN
2010 BRUCE SEATON-BARRY MORRIS-GERRY BEVILACQUA
2011 BRIAN HAWLEY-ALAN GANDY-NEIL PRESNELL
2012
2013 ALAN GANDY-TERRY FINNEGAN-BARRY MORRIS
2014
2015 BRIAN JOHNSON-GREG AYERS
2016 PETER ROGAN-DOUG THOMPSON-GREG CULLEN
Sandringham Club vs Royal Melbourne Golf Club
Bowls section
(There is no trophy for this event. Competition was inaugurated by Harold Hollows – Harold was a member of both the Sandringham and Royal Melbourne Clubs)
Year Won By
2003 Sandringham
2004 Sandringham
2005 Sandringham
2006 Sandringham
2007 Sandringham
2008 Sandringham
2009 Sandringham
2010 Sandringham
2011, 2 March Sandringham
2012, 29 February Sandringham
2013 Sandringham
2014 Sandringham
2015 Sandringham
2016 Sandringham
Sandringham Club vs Bentleigh Club
Bowls section
(Trophy donated by John Hooper 2011)
Year Won By
2010, January Sandringham
2011, 27 February Sandringham
2012, 22 January Sandringham
2013 Bentleigh
2014 Sandringham
2015 Bentleigh
2016 Bentleigh
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