Club History.

CLUB HISTORY …… Ballarat Memorial Sports Bowls Club (BMS) was formed in 2004 and was the result of the amalgamation of Ballarat City and Serviceman’s Memorial (SMBC) Bowling Clubs.  

 Ballarat City’s home was in Eyre Street and Serviceman’s Memorial’s home was in Creswick Road. The new club used both venues for the first season (2004/05).

For the following three years (up to and including season 2007/08) only the Creswick Road site was used. During 2007, it was decided to put the Creswick Road site up for sale.  

The new home for BMS was to be at Alfredton.   The decision was made due to declining membership and a poor financial outlook at Creswick Road…………. BMS used Ballarat and Central Wendouree Bowling Clubs greens for its home games in the 2008/09 season (due to delays with the construction of the current greens at Alfredton). The new Alfredton greens were completed and first used for the 2009/10 season.

The lower (south) green was re-carpeted for the start of the 2017/18 season. This was done via a Council insurance policy claim after it was damaged due to flooding. The original carpet on this lower green was used for 8 seasons. During this 2022/23 season, the bottom green is being used in its 6th season……… The first carpet on the top (north) green was used for a full 12 seasons (2009/2010 to 2020/21 inclusive). A new carpet was put down for the start of the 2021/22 season. This season (2022/23) this carpet is in its second season of usage.

The new home for BMS was to be at Alfredton.   The decision was made due to declining membership and a poor financial outlook at Creswick Road…………. BMS used Ballarat and Central Wendouree Bowling Clubs greens for its home games in the 2008/09 season (due to delays with the construction of the current greens at Alfredton). The new Alfredton greens were completed and first used for the 2009/10 season.

The lower (south) green was re-carpeted for the start of the 2017/18 season. This was done via a Council insurance policy claim after it was damaged due to flooding. The original carpet on this lower green was used for 8 seasons. During this 2022/23 season, the bottom green is being used in its 6th season……… The first carpet on the top (north) green was used for a full 12 seasons (2009/2010 to 2020/21 inclusive). A new carpet was put down for the start of the 2021/22 season. This season (2022/23) this carpet is in its second season of usage.