The Seymour VRI Bowls Club, is open to all members to all VRI members to join and take part in the various activities at the Club.
These activities include Lawn bowls (CBA Pennant Competitions during the week and weekends), Indoor Bias Bowls during winter months, and various Club Competitions, including
Singles Championships. Seymour VRI Bowls Club has a proud and successful Pennant Bowls history and has won 15 Division One and 5 Division Two titles as well as representing
the former RVBA Group 1 at the State Pennant Championships on one occasion.
Our members are very competitive, but friendly, and the Seymour VRI Bowls Club welcomes new members.
If the start of our season began well then, the conclusion certainly took a sudden and unceremonious abrupt finish with the Corona Virus impacting a number of our end of season functions, with government isolation restrictions forcing the closure of the clubhouse and our membership into lock down.
A number of club championships were unable to be completed, Women’s Singles, B Grade and Handicap Singles amongst them. The Tony O’Loughlin Triples was cancelled, whilst our Presentation Night and the Annual General Meeting have been postponed to dates to be decided once lifting of restrictions permit.
CBD Division One: Runner-up
CBD Division Two: Fourth
GVBD Division Six: Withdrawn
CBD Mid-week: Fourth
CBD State Events
Berry-Owen Shield: Won by Whittlesea at Seymour VRI
Stuart Arthur Doyle Memorial Shield: Seymour VRI Won the shield
Club Championship Results
Unfortunately, a number of championship games (see *) were unable to be completed due to restrictions imposed due to the CORONA-19 Virus outbreak. Those games will be completed once those restrictions are lifted.
Men’s Club Singles Champion: Won by Michael Szczykulski and runner up Phil Challis
Men’s Club Pairs Champions: Won by Phil Challis (s) and Kevin Cain
Runner-up Joe Purcell (s) and Wayne Noonan
Jock Wright Two Bowl Singles: Won by Peter Delzotto and runner-up Joe Purcell
Presidents Handicap (100up): Won by Ian Cashill and runner-up Phil Challis
Handicap Pairs: Won by Mario Furletti (s) and John Crockett
Runner-up being Moreno Puppa (s) and Peter Delzotto
The club was officially opened on the 30th October 1948 as a recreational club for Victorian Railway Workers and is situated at the corner of Anzac Avenue and Goulburn Street, Seymour.
Mr Gordon Dowling was elected the inaugural Seymour VRI Bowling Club President and unanimously awarded the first Life Membership of the club on the 27th August 1948 for having rendered special service in designing and construction of the green. We will be forever indebted to the foresight and efforts of those formation members.
The club is affiliated with the Central Bowls Division who are affiliated with the Central Goulburn Murray Bowls Region