A total of 150 bowlers from around Victoria and interstate graced the greens at Tatura and Hill Top bowling clubs at the recent Richie Trevaskis Memorial bowls event.
This pre-pennant two-bowl triples event is in its 14th year and saw a keenly contested five rounds of competition for the 50 teams of three.
Players represented clubs from across Victoria and players from as far as Sydney and Wollongong were in attendance.
In wonderful conditions, this year’s event, sponsored by Tatura Milk Industries, was won by the Ultimate Fasteners team of Tallygaroopna Bowls Club’s Dean Jones and Glen Davidson and Shepparton Golf Bowls Club’s Wayne Dagger.
Dagger, with only three years’ experience, skipped the successful trio.
Jones and Davidson are just starting their second year of bowls.
In retirement, Richie Trevaskis took up lawn bowls with gusto, culminating in a life membership at the Hill Top Golf and Country Club.
The first 12 years of the event saw Trevaskis at the helm, and the past two have been co-ordinated by the Hill Top Bowling Club in Trevaskis’ memory.
His other legacy is Trevaskis Engineering, a business established more than 50 years ago, based in Tatura.
Trevaskis Engineering, together with its suppliers Dalsteel, Alliance Laser and Rapid Perforating, also sponsored the day.
The Trevaskis family has a long history at Hill Top, with one of the bowling greens named after Richie’s father Dick.
Richie’s son Jeff and daughter Dianne are current Hill Top bowlers.
The bowling greens at Hill Top and Tatura were in superb condition for the event.
This was a great effort by both greenkeepers, Murray and Adrian, as the greens are just starting to emerge from dormancy over the winter period.
Well done to all those involved.