Club History in pictures 1956 - Today

# Season 2004-05 - Ladies section joined Peninsula Bowling Association after West Gippsland Association disbanded.

# Season 2003-04 - Koo Wee Rup Green officially named Broadbent Green in recognition of the work of Ben and Bron Broadbent for the Koo Wee Rup Club.

# Season 2001-02 - Men's section joined Peninsula Bowling Association after West Gippsland Association disbanded.

2000's

1980's

1990's

1970's

# July1968 - Original clubhouse demolished.  Work on new clubhouse commenced.

# November 1958 - Original Clubhouse officially opened.

# 24 April 1956 - 1st AGM. KWR joins West Gippsland BA.

# 5 February 1958 - 1st Opening Day of the Club (see article).

Committee Meeting 20 June 2013

1950's

OUTSTANDING CLUB CHAMPIONS

Celebration Cake 50 years

Past Life Members. Koo Wee Rup Bowling Club

W. Ashby                                              3 times

J. Richards                                           4 times

B. McNulty                                                3 times

G. Hobson                                                4 times

#  MORE 1970'S HISTORY REQUIRED

# August 1993 - First discussions on changing to a synthetic green.

# May 1967 - Koo Wee Rup and Lang Lang Clubs fund raising competition for charity (KWR hospital 1st recipient).  Now held on Melbourne Cup Day.

# 30 January 1960 - 1st Annual Australia Day Tournament.

# 25 Jan 1956 - INAUGURAL MEETING (16 men attended)

# 17 April 1957 - Ladies Section of Club formed.

Guests from Bowlsvic and PBD at the 50 year Anniversary celebrations (2006).

  • W. Pollock
  • B. Broadbent
  • J. Shelton
  • E. Holley
  • B. Broadbent (Mrs)
  • N. Lambeth
  • W. Ashby (Mrs)
  • H. Alexander
  • B. McNulty
  • S. Threadgold (Mrs)
  • F. Alexander (Mrs)
  • R. Brown
  • P. O'Brien (Mrs)‚Äč
  • N. Threadgold


Evelyn Calder

A. Walker                                              3 times

E. Calder                                              5 times

F. Alexander                                         4 times

# 1984 - Koo Wee Rup green used for West Gippsland Ladies Pairs Finals.

# Season 1986-87 - First Men's Triples competition began and is still running fortnightly at the club to the present day.

# Season 1977-78 Ann Walker represented Victoria and is the only member of the club to do so up til the present day.

# August 1960 - West Gippsland Ladies Bowling Association formed.  Koo Wee Rup was an inaugural member.

1960's

George Crynes

Max Calder

Rosemary Read

D. Evans                                              8 times

A. Walker                                           11 times

# 1996-97 - West Gippsland Bowls Association Pennant Grand Final held at Koo Wee Rup.

# Season 1982-83 - First Twilight Bowls competition in conjunction with the KWR Potato Festival.

# May 1980 - Grant from Shire of Cranbourne to erect shelters around the green.

Mary Crynes

J. Richards                                           1 time

D. Evans                                                3 times

J. Mortimer                                          3 times

R. Ingram                                                  5 times

Rex Alexander

Ray Brown

B. McNulty                                                1 time

S. Threadgold                                      3 times

# September 1996 - Koo Wee Rup green voted "Best" in West Gippsland Bowls Association.

P. Gray                                               7 times

Life Members 

M. Gray                                                 1 time

M. Masters                                           3 times

R. Broadbent                                          12 times

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Peter Stevens

Champion of Champions (Assoc. & Region)

M. Rowswell                                              5 times

# 2011 - Laying of synthetic green. (See photo line marking)

R. Broadbent                                            3 times

MEN

Rex Alexander

Lindsay Wealands

WOMEN

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