Steller Victorian Open 2018


It's the biggest event in Victorian bowls.

Prize monies now exceed $50,000.

The 2018 Vic Open will be held in Greater Shepparton from November 16 to 23 – thanks to Greater Shepparton City Council's generous support of Bowls Victoria's marquee event.

The tournament features Singles, Pairs and Triples for both men and women, and mixed pairs.

Shepparton Park Bowls Club will be the headquarters and host club for the tournament. Matches will be played at venues throughout the Shepparton region during the eight-day event, with all finals at Shepparton Park.

As well as the seven titles up for grabs, the Lifestyle Vic Medal will be awarded to the best-performed bowler of the tournament.







The State Women’s Champion of Champion Pairs



The Goulburn Valley Bowls Division - Women's Champion of Champion Pairs was played at Shepparton Park Bowls Club yesterday (Wednesday 31st January, 2018)  with the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Grand Final being played in the one day, therefor it was a long day for the finalist having played 10 hours of bowls.  Congratulations to the Winners and Runners Up on an excellent display of bowling.


 The winners were Stacey Collier and Margaret Anderson (Mooroopna) winning by 1 shot in the Final defeating the Shepparton Golf Team (Jo Crowe and Kris Wright) 16/15. Stacey and Margaret  only won their semi final by 1 shot as well - this pair is a great story as Stacey is the youngest female bowler (aged 36) and her partner is the oldest at Mooroopna (aged 84).


 Attached are two photos taken on the day and we also take the opportunity to congratulate all Club Pairs Representative participating in this event.

  Article was prepared by GVBD Publicity Officer (Dan Nichols) - Thank you Daniel.


Phil Boyd


GVBD Match & Pennant Committee



The State Men’s Champion of Champion Singles


Justin Spedding is the Men's Champion of Champions winner.


 He defeated Mooroopna's Allan Donaldson 25-14 in the Final @ Tallygaroopna Bowls Club.



 James McLeod  and Justin Speding

Congratulations Justin




State Mixed Pairs Final

The finals of the Goulburn Valley Mixed Pairs was held at East Shepparton BC.

 Semi Finals saw Rob Anset & Helen Chapman defeat last years winners Paul Nichols & Lynn Barber 19-11

 John Stokes & Mia Nowosad were far to strong in there semi final game winning 23-6 against Rushworths Kevin Gilbert & Jean Sprague

 Stokes & Nowosad continued on with their good form defeating Rob Anset & Helen Chapman in the final 24-7

 Congrats to John Stokes & Mia Nowosad (Shepparton Golf/Kyabram).


  John Stokes, Mia Nowosad and James McLeod


 Finals of the MENS State Singles

 Finals of the MENS State singles was conducted at the Shepparton Golf Bowls club on Sunday 7th. January 2018. 

David DAWS played Ken SUTCLIFFE in the final, David won 25-24.     

James McLeod (GVBD Chairman) congratulates David DAWS

 James McLeod congratulating David Daws.




     Semi Finals:  Di Hands (Shepparton Park) 25 V Jenny Furletti (Avenel) 22:

                Josie Michielin (East Shepparton) 25 V Elsie Gale (Mooroopna Golf) 23.


     FINAL:  Josie  Michielin (East Shepparton) 25 V Di Hands (Shepparton Park) 16 




What a spectacular game of bowls on a Friday night @ Stanhope Bowls Club for the Final of the GV Men's Triples.

Josh Thornton(s), Jordan Thornton & Geoff Franze (East Shepparton) won the event on an Extra End 16-15 to Stanhope's Scott Donaldson(s), Dave Millard & Butch Stokes. 

 How they got to a Triples title? 

 Brad Orr(s), Dave Daws, John Hallam 14-10 Daniel Nichols(s), Mal Williams, Paul McInnes 14-4 David Cartwright(s), Keith Button, Danny OBrien 21-17 Anthony Dunlop(s), Trevor Dunlop, Heath Matthews 18-8 Scott Donaldson(s), Dave Millard, Butch Stokes 16-15


 GVBD Publicity Officer

Daniel Nichols




On behalf of the GVBD Midweek Match & Pennant Committee I hereby advise of the Winners of the State Women’s Triples Final held today (11/12/17) as follows:-

 Marika Armstrong (S): Brenda Brodie and Barbara Allen (Shepparton Park) won the event

 with the Runners Up being Margaret Smyth (S): Sandra Wallace & Robyn Macfadyen (Shepparton Park).

 Congratulations to the Winning Team and to all Participants of this event.


Phil  Boyd


GVBD Midweek Match & Pennant Committee






On  behalf of the GVBD Midweek Match & Pennant Committee I advise the results of the State Women’s Fours   as follows:-


                    M ARMSTRONG: B THORN:  B BRODIE &  B ALLEN  (Shepparton Park) 18  defeated  D HANDS: K DUDLEY:  M SMYTHE &  K BUSH (Shepparton Park) 17    in a very even game.


                                 Congratulations to the Winners and all  Players who participated  in this event.

Phil Boyd


Midweek Match & Pennant Committee