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Greater Shepparton Region | November 18th – 25th, 2022

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About the Event

The Henselite Victorian Open is Bowls Victoria’s premier state tournament and the largest bowls event in Victoria. Since its inception in 2011, the event has become a popular playing destination for both professional and grassroots bowlers.

The Henselite Victorian Open provides a unique opportunity for every level of bowler to challenge themselves and their fellow competitors in a professional environmentClose to 3,000 domestic and international bowlers contest the eight-day event over four disciplines: Singles, Pairs, Triples and Mixed Pairs.

The Victorian Open is open to men and women who play for a slice of a $50,000 prize-purse.  As well as the seven titles up for grabs, the Vic Medal is also awarded to the best-performed bowler of the tournament who accumulates the most points across the event’s four disciplines.

The Victorian Open is open to all bowlers affiliated with a State or Territory Association that is affiliated to Bowls Australia, or affiliated to an international body that is a member of World Bowls. There is no prequalification and entry is open to bowlers from anywhere around the world.

The Victorian Open is a Bowls Australia ranked event.

We look forward to seeing you in 2022!

Event Format

Events are played at various venues throughout the Greater Shepparton region. Shepparton Park Bowls Club is the headquarters, host club, and finals venue for the tournament. The event is played over eight days with the final four days played as Knockouts.

Mixed PairsMen’s/Women’s 

Host Venue Locations

Bowls Victoria utilises a number of Bowls Clubs around the Goulburn Valley Region as host venues for the Victorian Open, thank you to our 2019 Victorian Open Host Clubs who are listed below.

Benalla Bowls Club Dookie Bowls Club
25 Arundel St, Benalla VIC 3672 70 Mary St, Dookie VIC 3646
P: 03 5762 2094 P: 03 5828 6271
Venue Manager: Ian Hobson Venue Manager: Ron Harker & Glenda Exton
East Shepparton Bowls Club Euroa Bowls Club
2 Zurcas Ln, Shepparton VIC 3630 1 Turnbull St Euroa VIC 3666
P: 03 5821 4490 P: 03 5795 2028
Venue Manager: Dennis Galt Venue Manager: Barbara Kruse
Hill Top Golf & Country Club Kyabram Bowls Club
71 Gowrie St, Tatura VIC 3616 Church St Kyabram VIC 3620
P: 03 5824 1689 P: 03 5825 1096
Venue Manager: Rod Piggott & Dianne Downie Venue Manager: Bev Button
Merrigum Bowls Club Mooroopna Bowls Club
 Morrissey St Merrigum VIC 3618 13 Echuca Rd Mooroopna VIC 3629
 P: 03 5855 2355 P: 03 5825 2275
Venue Manager: Maureen Shepherd Venue Manager: Allan Donaldson
Mooroopna Golf & Bowls Club Murchison Bowls Club
Fairway Dr Mooroopna VIC 3629 Cnr Watson and Robinson St Murchison
P: 03 5825 2834 P: 0447 915 030
Venue Manager: Maree Formica Venue Manager: Bill Gullick
Nagambie Bowls Club Numurkah Bowls Club
6-12 Marie St Nagambie VIC 3608 Melville St, Numurkah VIC 3636
P: 03 5794 2238 P: 03 5862 1308
Venue Manager: Fiona Smith Venue Manager: Joel Howman
Numurkah Golf & Bowls Club Shepparton Golf & Bowls Club
Tunnock Rd, Numurkah VIC 3636 15 Golf Dr, Shepparton VIC 3630
P: 03 5862 3445 P: 03 5821 2717
Venue Manager: Jack Dell Venue Manager: Ian McCarten
Shepparton Park Bowls Club Stanhope Bowls Club
Reserve St, Kialla VIC 3631 Birdwood Ave Stanhope VIC 3623
P: 03 5823 1731 P: 03 5857 2521
Venue Manager: Bill Gullick Venue Manager: Greg Fitzpatrick
Strathmerton Bowls Club Tatura Bowls Club
Old Numurkah Road Strathmerton 3641 62 Service St, Tatura VIC 3616
P: 03 5874 5471 P: 0419 009 059
Venue Manager: Wayne McGregor Venue Manager: Freda Clement
Tongala Bowls Club Wunghnu Bowls Club
59 Finlay Rd, Tongala VIC 3621 2 Jones St, Wunghnu VIC 3635
P: 03 5859 0352 P: 03 5862 2238
Venue Manager: Pat McMeeken Venue Manager: Leo Shannon


Rewatch and relive the 2019 Victorian Open finals series from Shepparton Park Bowls Club.

The VIC Medal

The VIC Medal is awarded to the player who accumulates the most amount points across the event’s four disciplines: Mixed Pairs, Pairs, Singles and Triples. the winner also claims a prize of $2,000!

The overall winner is calculated using a points system for the last 16 in each discipline.

To learn more about how The VIC Medal is awarded, please see Section 25 of the Conditions of Play.

Vic Medal Winners List: 

2019 – Jay Bye-Norris (Sunbury)

2018 – Jarryd Davies (Essendon)

2017 – Lee Schraner (Rosny Park)

2016 – Anne Miles (Yarrawonga-Mulwala)

2015 – Lisa Phillips (Coatesville)

2014 – Brad Orr (Shepparton Park)

Ranking Points

The Henselite Victorian Open is a Bowls Australia ranked event and sees the following points assigned to each performance category.

The overall winner is calculated using a points system for the last 16 in each discipline.

Points for:WinnerRunner-UpSemi-FinalQuarter FinalLast 16

Event Program

Coming Soon!

Previous Champions

Expand below for the list of Victorian Open Champions.

2019 Triples Champions Fay Winther, Kerri Leask, Jody Nevill.
2019 Champions  
Men’s Singles:Jay Bye-Norris
Women’s Singles:Anne Draffen
Men’s PairsElliot Mason, Dean Drummond
Women’s PairsClaire Sanders, Anne Miles
Men’s TriplesCooper Wescombe, Matt Flapper, Jarryd Davies
Women’s TriplesFay Winther, Kerri Leask, Jody Nevill
Mixed PairsSara Rodger, James Pearce
VIC MEDALJay Bye-Norris
2018 Champions  
Men’s Singles:                 Lee Schraner
Women’s Singles:Mikayla Long
Men’s Pairs:Cooper Wescombe, Jarryd Davies
Women’s Pairs:Dawn Hayman, Lisa Phillips
Men’s Triples:Russell Locke, Mitch Sidebottom, Matt Robertson
Women’s Triples:Suzanne Tyson, Catherine Dudley, Beverley Cahill
Mixed Pairs:Tris Doolan, Dane McKinnon
VIC MEDALJarryd Davies
2017 Champions  
Men’s Singles:                 Mitchell Sidebottom
Women’s Singles:Kylie Whitehead
Men’s Pairs:Jayden Christie, Jay Bye-Norris
Women’s Pairs:Margaret Smyth and Bev Cahill (s)
Men’s Triples:Dylan Filuk, Bradley Marron, Lee Schraner
Women’s Triples:Carol Fair, Joelen Bianchetto, Dafna Orbach
Mixed Pairs:Gayle Edwards, Lee Schraner
VIC MEDALLee Schraner
2016 Champions  
Men’s Singles:Matthew Flapper
Women’s Singles:Kelly McKerihen
Men’s Pairs:Bradley Marron, Lee Schraner
Women’s Pairs:Rhoanna Smith, Laureen Smith
Men’s Triples:Graham Guy, Luke Eddington, Nick McIntyre
Women’s Triples:Claire Sanders, Laureen Smith, Anne Miles
Mixed Pairs:Sharon Steele, Michael Sims
2015 Champions  
Men’s Singles:Nathan Wilson
Women’s Singles:Carla Odgers (Krizanic)
Men’s Pairs:Cain Hanley, Curtis Hanley
Women’s Pairs:Melissa Larcombe,  Lisa Phillips
Men’s Triples:Wayne Brooks, Philip Thorn, Matthew Liverton
Women’s Triples:Laurelle Smith, Merilyn Rehe, Gail Waitai
Mixed Pairs:Lisa Phillips, Nick McIntyre
VIC MEDALLisa Phillips
2014 Champions  
Men’s Singles:Safuan Said
Women’s Singles:Carla Odgers (Krizanic)
Men’s Pairs:Brad Orr, Mark Ryan
Women’s Pairs:Jan Morton, Jane Ritchie
Men’s Triples:Russell Locke, Brad Orr, Matthew Roberston
Women’s Triples:Mardi Chisholm, Patti Pain, Julie Ross
Mixed Pairs:Kellie Bowles, Scott Boschen
2013 Champions  
Men’s Singles:Wayne Roberts
Women’s Singles:Rebecca McMahon
Men’s Pairs:Josh Corless, Dean O’Neill
Women’s Pairs:Pauline Skinner, Jody Nevill
Men’s Fours:Ryan Bevis, Liam Garlick-Adams, Dylan Fisher, Dane McKinnon
Women’s Fours:Veronica Kelly, Jan Morton, Joan Tennant, Melissa Larcombe
Mixed Pairs:Judy Stainton, Chris Ball
2012 Champions  
Men’s SinglesMark Ryan
Men’s PairsLee Schraner, Aaron Wilson
Men’s TriplesJosh Corless, Dean O’Neill, Mathew O’Brien
Women’s SinglesCarla Odgers (Krizanic)
Women’s PairsLisa Phillips, Breeanna Dickson
Women’s TriplesChloe Stewart, Rechelle Cole, Kristina Krstic
Mixed PairsLee Schraner, Gayle Edwards
2011 Champions  
Men’s SinglesNeil Crisp
Men’s PairsTony Wood, Winston Brackley
Men’s TriplesTodd Simmons, Craig McCarron, Dylan Fisher
Women’s SinglesJoy Johnson
Women’s PairsCorrinne Crouch, Jan Hurst
Women’s TriplesEdith Grinham, Betty Hassold, Judy Nardella

Event Partners & Sponsors

Bowls Victoria thanks our sponsors and partners of the Henselite Victorian Open.

Major sponsor of the 2022 Victorian Open. Henselite are pleased to be able to give back to the sport that has fostered the growth of this great Australian company and proud to have supported bowls and bowlers at all levels of the game.

Greater Shepparton in the heart of the Goulburn Valley is the fourth largest provincial centre in Victoria. The main industries include agriculture, fruit and vegetable processing, dairy product manufacturing.


The official tourism destination for Shepparton, Mooroopna, Tatura, Murchison and Dookie. Wherever you live, come and enjoy many great things in Greater Shepparton and surrounds.


Encompassing 2 indoor and 2 outdoor greens, this state-of-the-art facility is the host venue of the Victorian Open.

In honour of Chris O’Meagher, a well known face around the Victorian bowls community and a loyal supporter of the Victorian Open for many years, Michael and Monika O’Meagher will be on-site at Shepparton Park Bowls Club raising awareness of pancreatic cancer and fundraising for Pancare.

The Pancare Foundation is an Australian not-for-profit pancreatic cancer organisation, with a purpose to increase survival and provide support to people affected by pancreatic cancer and other upper gastrointestinal cancers. To learn more about Pancare or to donate, please visit

If you’d like to learn more about partnership or sponsorship opportunities with the Victorian Open, please email us at