News & What’s On

Successful Season for our Indoor Bowlers 19/8/15

Our Indoor Bowlers had Tuesday White Pennant Side smallan exceptional season, winning 3 pennants. The Tuesday White Ladies won their  pennant, the Modbury 1 Men won the Red pennant and the Mixed team won the North pennant.  In addition, the Ladies side won the Grace Mitchell trophy for the best performed Men's Colour Playoff Winners smallteam in the ladies pennants.  Also the Modbury 3 Men’s side won the W D Kitto Trophy for winning the Monday finals series by beating a strong Woodville side 24-9 in the Grand Final on Woodville’s home ground.  The photos show the Tuesday White,Mixed Indoor Pennant Side small Men’s Modbury 3 and Mixed Sides, but it must be emphasised that several others not shown in the photos contributed to the success of these sides during the season.

Special General Meeting

Notice is hereby given of a SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING for all members of the Modbury Bowling Club, to be held in the Clubrooms on Friday 11th September 2015 commencing at 7.00pm.

This meeting has been asked for by The Committee under clause 3.4(a) of the Club’s Constitution.

Please Note: Only currently financial members may vote.




Business;         Purpose of the meeting is to discuss the prospect of replacing 2 Greens with artificial turf and covering these 2 greens to enable all season bowling.

M. McLean

Secretary                  18th August 2015

Upcoming Club Coaching Course                           13/8/15
The Club Coach course is ideally suited to coaches regularly working at club level. The course is to be conducted at Lockleys Bowling Club Saturday August 22nd and Sunday 23rd from 9.00am to 4.00pm. Interested Coaches should contact our Secretary, Margaret McLean, to obtain and fill out the appropriate Application Form.

Open Tournaments                                        10/8/15
Modbury Bowling Club cordially invites Lawn Bowlers to enter teams in upcoming Open events. Details of the Events and how to enter are posted on the Open Tournaments page. (CLICK HERE)

                                   VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED
The House Manager is asking for volunteers to assist with some freshening of external paintwork around the club.
Many hands make light work. It is your club, so if you can help give your name to Peter Tiss or Secretary Margaret Mclean.
Ideally this work will be carried out on Tuesdays in September/October 2015. (8/8/15)

Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Training   6/8/15
We are looking for a number members to become trained in the responsible service of alcohol so that they are able to help at the bar. The training provides information and strategies in the service of alcohol and understanding of regulations such as the Liquor Licensing Act (1997). The nearest courses are being held at Hockey SA in Gepps Cross on Monday 17th August (6-10pm) and Hope Valley Bowling Club on Tuesday, 25th August (6-10pm). If you are interested in helping at the bar, please contact Margaret McLean as soon as possible on the club phone number (8396 0113) or email address.(

Official Season Opening Day                                   2/8/15
All members are invited to attend the official opening of the 2015-2016 Lawn Bowling Season on Sunday 30th August 2015.
The formal Opening will commence at 1.00pm: a game of Cosmo 4’s  will follow concluding with afternoon tea in the clubrooms.
Please indicate your attendance on the Sheet provided in the Clubrooms.

Ladies Pennant Season                                              2/8/15
All ladies intending to play pennant bowls are requested to attend a meeting at the clubrooms on Tuesday 1st September; the meeting will commence at 10.00am . All ladies attending are asked to bring a plate to share lunch at the conclusion of the meeting.

Pennant Season Trials 2015 -2016.                      1/8/15
As they come to hand Men’s and Ladies’ pennant  trial dates for season 2015-2016 are being posted on the Pennants page. (Click here)

Night Owls Season 2015 – 2016                      1 /8/15
To find out all about our Night Owls program and register your interest go to the Night Owls page or click Here

 Club Championships.                                       4/8/15
In a departure from tradition  the Men’s and Ladies’ Co-ordinators have decided to programme their respective Events on the same day.  Dates for club championship events are now available for viewing on the “Club Championships” page or by clicking here.

Ladies Tournament Dates                       26/7/15
Dates for the  Ladies tournaments  in season 2015-2016 can be found on the “Open Tournaments” Page or Click Here


26th September 2015

6.30 pm for 7.00 pm  Start

Come along, bring your friends for a fun night

Entry $10 per Person  BYO Supper

Bar Facilities available



Saturday 26th September 2015                Quiz Night
Sunday 15th Nov 2015                                   Des Ettridge Day
Monday 30th Nov 2015                                 Ladies Medley 4’s
Sunday 6th Dec  2015                                     Club Singles Day
Saturday 19th Dec 2015                                 Club Pairs
Sunday 10th Jan 2016                                     Major/Minor Pairs +                                                                                  Mixed Pairs
Tuesday 26th Jan 2016                                   Cosmo 4’s / Breakfast
Sunday 31st Jan 2016                                     Cosmo West End Skins
Sunday 7th Feb 2016                                       Sportsman’s/Sponsor
Sunday 14th Feb 2016                                    Club Finals Day
Monday 21st March 2016                            Ladies Triples Day

Night Owls

Start: Wed/Thursday 21st ,22nd Oct              Night Owls / Rego Night
Christmas Break 9,10th Dec                               Night Owls
Restart 13,14th Jan 2016                                     Night Owls
Final Night 9th,10th March 2016                     Night Owls
Wednesday 16th March 2016                           Sponsors Night
Play off Wed vs Thursday 17th March          Final Night – Night Owls

Personal Details Update                                                       26/7/15
So that records can be updated, your Committee would like all members who have an e-mail address to send a “TEST” e-mail to the club.( To assist the secretary, please add your name in the text area.
Adding your address to personal details will assist the committee in quickly informing members of important events.

Bowls Shoes Sale                                       22/7/15
Our club has received a (closing down sale) consignment of top quality Bowls Shoes as worn by Australian players Karen Murphy and Steve Glasson. These shoes retail at $95.00 per pair and are being sold to our members at a bargain basement price of $25.00. The brand is RDB Comforts and sizes are limited, so if you would like to purchase a pair please contact Barrie Wilton on 0417 842 566. Barrie is putting a list of shoes and sizes on the club Notice Board. They are selling quickly.

Modbury Indoor Bowlers Successful                    (18/7/2015)
On 16 July a side of 16 indoor bowlers representing the North of Adelaide met a side representing the South at Woodville and achieved a comprehensive victory.  Included in the North side were 7 players from Modbury – Roy Howcroft, Dean Ferris, Barrie Wilton, Steve Barber, Don Smith, Kieran Hackett & Matthew Krebbekx.
To further demonstrate the strength of Modbury indoor bowlers this year, the top men’s side on a Monday, top ladies’ on a Tuesday and open on a Wednesday are all leading their pennant tables.

Membership Fees                                                                                (20/8/2015)
It is now timely to remind members that in accordance with our constitution annual fees were due and payable by 30th June 2015. Fees can be paid by Eftpos, Cash or Cheque at the Bar, or by Bank Transfer to BSB 105-135 Account Number 506292040. If you wish to vote at the Special General Meeting you must be Financial.

Measurers and Umpires Required                                    (4/6/2015)
Members are advised that the club would like more Measurers and Umpires. Our Umpires coordinator, Margaret McLean, will soon be conducting a course to qualify more people for these important jobs.
Interested members and Associate Social Members are asked to Contact Margaret or place names on the list located on the club notice board.

State Singles Champion 2014-2015      (27/4/15)

Congratulations to Simon Dorr who has won the State Singles Championship today (Monday 27th April) defeating Mark Haines (West Lakes) in the final 25 to 15. (270415) DSC07690