OBC 2021 Pennant Wrap

What a season – 4 Sides – 3 Premierships !!


Congratulations to all the players, members and administrators of OBC for a fabulous 20/21 Pennant Season. Despite the adversity and delays caused by COVID we banded together to fill 4 Pennant Bowls teams:


Saturday Pennant ‐ (1) Division 3 Sect 10 (2) Division 6 Sect 8
Tuesday Pennant ‐ Division 4 Sect 8
Thursday 7a Side ‐ Open


After 5 months of hard work, practice and great performances we won 3 Premierships – what a
sensational effort !!

Congratulations to:


Div 6 Sect 8 ( Saturday) Relegated to Div 6 last season – and straight back up to Div 5 this season ‐ a mighty effort. On top of the ladder for most of the season and led by Manager Maryanne Saffigna, the team won both. their finals in fine style – including a fantastic Grand Final performance in extremely difficult conditions. Well done to all players ‐ a magnificent performance!!


Div 4 Sect 8 ( Tuesday) Competitive all year with a group of 16 players all sharing the load the team
finished second on the ladder and won both finals convincingly including a great Grand Final
performance. What a fabulous achievement !! The Grand Final win brought to a close the fabulous
bowling career of Mona Friend – a proud Life Member still playing determinedly at age 89. Well
done Mona – you are a real Oakleigh stalwart.


7 a Side – (Thursday) A collective group of 9‐10 players battled through the season finishing fourth
on the ladder. They then beat the previously undefeated top side in the Semi and then triumphed in
the Grand Final by 1 shot!! A truly great performance by all contributing players.

Our top team in Div 3 Sect 10 worked hard all year to retain our place in Div 3 and remain
competitive. Despite some extremely adverse surfaces they battled hard and held on to finish midtable.

We are a very small club in comparison to the huge multi team clubs that boast hundreds of
members ‐ but we are a real club – a group of friends playing for each other. We have demonstrated what can be achieved through determination, dedication and sticking together.
Well done to all of our players, members and administrators for their magnificent efforts during a
tough 20/21 season of bowls. We look forward to next season with keen anticipation.


Go The Mighty Oaks !!

Oakleigh Bowling Club is Open

Hi Fellow Club Members

Great news from Bowls Vic – we have the go ahead to reopen our Greens and Clubrooms ( albeit under certain conditions).

GREENS

As of today Wed 28th you can now bowl on either top or bottom green as long as 1.5m social distance is observed.

(There is no need to book a time – normal conditions apply. Masks may be worn as an option.)

Social distance of 1.5m MUST be observed by all people in attendance – on or off the green.

Equipment cannot be shared.

Groups of up to 4 may play together

CLUBROOMS

PLEASE NOTE: ALL ATTENDEES MUST ATTENDANCE REGISTER LOCATED IN THE LOCKER ROOM

INSIDE

The Club rooms and bar will be open but the following conditions MUST be observed.

A maximum of 20pp is allowed inside the clubhouse but only in groups of 10 ( ie 2 separate groups).

The groups MUST be  in separate areas of the Clubhouse – ie, bar lounge, deck, or main hall.

A minimum of 4 sqm per person applies to all groups

OBC proposes that Group 1 may be in the bar lounge area and Group 2 in the TV/bar Lounge as long as an appropriate distance is observed.

OUTSIDE

A maximum of up to 50pp may be allowed outside on the Deck or immediate club surrounds.

Social distance of  2 sqm per person applies.

Please ensure you sign the Attendance Register located in the main Locker room and please observe the social distance limits.

We are all very excited to be back on the greens and in the rooms so let’s ALL do our part to maintain these conditions and ensure we are back for good. Thank you to everyone for their patience and perseverance and it is hope we may start a shortened Pennant season before Christmas ( To be confirmed)

Good Bowling everyone.

Cheers

Steve Carr

for the COM

Oakleigh Bowling Club AGM

The Annual General Meeting took place this morning via a virtual platform due to the ongoing restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne.

Using Zoom, members were able to join and participate in the meeting.

Incoming President Steve Carr thanked all members for their ongoing support over the past months.

A special thanks and acknowledgement was made to out-going President Mary-Anne Saffigna for all her tireless work and committment to the club over the past number of years.

Damian Carr was also welcomed to the Committee of management.

Please see the photo of the zoom meeting below.

Oakleigh Bowling Club – COVID update

Hello Fellow Club Members

I hope you are all surviving this Lockdown in this very difficult time in our lives.

The introduction of the latest COVID Stage 4 Restrictions which are now in force means that OBC can no longer remain open and its facilities cannot be used.

The Committee of Management (COM) has agreed that we must reluctantly close our Club’s facilities and advise all members to stay away from the Club. This is a very sad situation but we must all recognize the seriousness of what is now classified as a Disaster and we must do our bit to prevent the spread of this virus.

Please be advised that the Club’s facilities in entirety are closed until further notice ( but it is expected until at least 14th September). This means you cannot bowl or even enter the Club property unless you have an urgent priority.

We request that all members adhere to these new restrictions and make our own contribution to halting the spread of this virus.

The COM extends its best wishes to all our members in this difficult time and we hope to all be together at the Club sometime in the future.

Good luck and stay well.

 

 

New COVID-19 restrictions – as at 8th July, 2020

Hello OBC Members

As you would all now be aware there we are experiencing another COVID related Lockdown as of 9 July 2020 for a further six weeks.

Unfortunately this means a return to the conditions we were experiencing at our Club in the recent past.

Monash Council has advised us that we must close our Clubrooms as of now which means the rooms are out of bounds once more. As of today Bowls Victoria have declared that “Roll ups” may continue  as long as the conditions below are observed. Obviously  we ask you all to observe them until further notice.

The Club COM is still working hard to keep our Club afloat and we all hope things will return to normal sometime in early September. In the meantime it is most important that we all observe these conditions and stay  healthy in readiness for a timely return to our great Club.

RESTRICTIONS AS OF 8 JULY 2020

The Green (Top) is still open for play under the following conditions.

Unfortunately the Clubhouse is “out of bounds” with the exception of toilets so there will be no access to the bar, kitchen, main dining room or the deck. We apologise for this but it is beyond our control.

There is a maximum of 10 bowlers at a time on the green ( ONLY 2 people per rink), who must observe “social distance of 1.5M” and you will need to book a playing time with Heather Topp the day before you want to play. We ask you please to observe this condition.

Play can only take place on the Top Green and bowls must be East – West.

These are the strict guidelines under which you can access the Club and they will posted at various points around the Club. Please observe them.

Thank you for patience and consideration.

  • YOU MUST BOOK A SESSION TIME WITH SECRETARY HEATHER TOPP BEFORE USING THE GREEN
  • BOOKINGS SHOULD BE MADE THE DAY BEFORE WITH HEATHER BY EMAIL OR PHONE  (9569 7650
  • THE MAXIMUM SESSION TIME IS TWO HOURS
  • ONLY CLUB MEMBERS MAY USE THE GREEN – NO GUESTS ALLOWED
  • YOU MUST COMPLETE THE ATTENDANCE REGISTERBEFORE PLAYING (LOCATED INSIDE LOCKER ROOM)
  • A MAXIMUM OF 10 BOWLERSIS PERMITTED ON THE GREEN AT ANY TIME – ONLY TWO PER RINK
  • YOU MUST OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING ( 1.5M APART AT ALL TIMES)
  • NO SPECTATORS ALLOWED – YOU MUST BOWL AND THEN VACATE THE PREMISES
  • ACCESS TO BUILDING IS LIMITED TO THE MAIN LOCKER ROOM AND TOILETS ONLY
  • THERE IS NO ACCESS TO THE MAIN BUILDING  OR THE DECK
  • THE BAR IS NOT OPEN AND THERE IS NO ACCESS TO THE KITCHEN
  • ALL BOWLING IS TO BE DONE ON THE TOP GREEN – EAST- WEST ONLY
  •           SOCIAL DISTANCE OF 1.5M APPLIES ON THE GREEN
  •                 PLEASE USE YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT AND AVOID CONTACT WITH OTHERS EQUIPMENT
  •           USE TWO JACKS IF PLAYING SINGLES, PAIRS, TRIPLES OR FOURS
  •           USE TWO MATS AND AVOID SHARING OR CONTACTING OTHERS’ BOWLS
  •           PLEASE CLEAN/WIPE JACKS AFTER USE AND SPRAY MATS ( MATERIALS PROVIDED IN LOCKER ROOM)

THESE CONDITIONS WILL APPLY UNTIL THE NEXT ROUND OF RESTRICTIONS IS RELEASED BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT

WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AND CO-OPERATION