Throughout the year a number of tournaments are held at the Albert Park Bowls Club. These include events supported by sponsors offering attractive prize money. Teams from regional clubs are invited to enter such tournaments in addition to a limited number of teams from our own club. A couple of events, the Port Phillip Shield and The Princes Park Shield, are contested by just a few local clubs and are held at home on a rotational basis. Further details on each of these events is given below. Event schedules can vary significantly between years – a typical month for each fixture is shown as a guide.
Muriel Powe Memorial Fours (September)
The late Muriel Powe was a longstandng member of the Albert Park Bowls Club and her family has generously offered to sponsor a tournament in her name. Teams from other clubs are invited but 6-8 slots are reserved for teams made up of APBC members. The highly successful inaugural event was held in September 2018.
Port Phillip Shield (September)
This is a keenly contested tournament between the four bowls clubs within the City of Port Phillip, namely Port Melbourne, Albert Park, Middle Park and St. Kilda.
Prince’s Park Shield (January)
This annual match between Albert Park and our friends across the city at the Prince’s Park Bowls Club commemorates the very first match between the two clubs, held in 1892, when our club was called South Melbourne Bowls Club. With just two clubs competing on one green this provides an opportunity for all bowls members to participate in a some firendly inter-club rivalry.
Angove Skins (January)
A tournament sponsored by Angove Family Winemakers.
Albert Park Travel Day (March)
A tournament sponsored by Albert Park Travel.
Rob Fairweather Invitational Fours (April)
This is a longstanding and popular invitational tournament. It has undergone a number of name changes and currently honours one of our respected life members. Numerous regional clubs are invited to enter teams. Three APBC teams are also typically invited to compete although there is no clear quantitative basis for their selection.