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Russell’s Blog

May
01
Pennant for 2015

Well I have made it to Vice Chair of the board running pennant bowls in CVBD, took it on to try and get some rational ideas adopted;not ideas adhoc off the delegates at their meeting who were pro their own club and no vision of the future and whether their ideas gelled with others. Took some hard talk to convince clubs the board were elected to run bowls not do the delegates wishes, and we came up with a compromise of all ideas and wishes given we are losing 5% of our player numbers annually  Read More

Jan
13
Next Years Pennant Season

Well the board of the Campaspe Valley Bowls Division has instigated some major changes to next season. Starting with recommendation that Star events be deleted they are the events clubs were fined for non attendance created to much discourse. Changed back to 12 a side for Saturday pennant and added a division making 6 divisions with 6 teams in a division which will make competition stronger combined with promotion and relegation means 6 teams are in the run for a final spot and bottom 2 have to work hard to save relegation will stop tanking stacking lower teams to win a flag, and players will enjoy bowls more as they are more evenly graded in skill so each team has a strong chance to win each week. We are going to 3 rounds of bowls 15 games which I think is still to high but small steps. If we can shorten season we can introduced another shorter pennant season in early autumn and play a different experimental format.   Read More

Dec
22
Season 2015

At the way we stand season 2014 we have 7 teams in Division 1 and 3 playing with 2 or 3 byes and 18 rounds.Other divisions have 8 in a division add to that Division 1 and 2 have 16 in a side and the rest have 12 except division 5 which has 8.resulting in a complete mish mash. Campaspe field 476 players over 36 teams with selectors struggling for players with no spares,and people sick or away or dont want to play 18 rounds with finals and preseason practice matches covering nearly 6 months of committed time Read More

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