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Club History in pictures 1956 - Today

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

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

# 17 April 1957 - Ladies Section of Club formed.

OUTSTANDING CLUB CHAMPIONS

Celebration Cake 50 years

P. Gray                                               7 times

Ray Brown

Evelyn Calder

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

2000's

1980's

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

Max Calder

M. Rowswell                                              5 times

WOMEN

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

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

Lindsay Wealands

G. Hobson                                                4 times

D. Evans                                              8 times

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

# November 1958 - Original Clubhouse officially opened.

Peter Stevens

Life Members 

F. Alexander                                         4 times

W. Ashby                                              3 times

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

1960's

  • 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


M. Masters                                           3 times

J. Mortimer                                          3 times

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

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

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

S. Threadgold                                      3 times

E. Calder                                              5 times

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

1970's

George Crynes

WOMEN

MEN

MEN

1990's

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Champion of Champions (Assoc. & Region)

A. Walker                                           11 times

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

Committee Meeting 20 June 2013

Mary Crynes

D. Evans                                                3 times

R. Broadbent                                            3 times

B. McNulty                                                3 times

#  MORE 1970'S HISTORY REQUIRED

1950's

Rosemary Read

Rex Alexander

J. Richards                                           4 times

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

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

Past Life Members. Koo Wee Rup Bowling Club

Rex Alexander

B. McNulty                                                1 time

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

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

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R. Broadbent                                          12 times

R. Ingram                                                  5 times

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

M. Gray                                                 1 time

J. Richards                                           1 time

# 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.

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

A. Walker                                              3 times