News & What’s On

Happy Hour  – Daylight Saving
With the commencement of daylight saving “Happy Hour “will be from 6.00 pm – 7.00pm each Thursday. Meals will be available in the clubhouse from 6.00pm each Thursday commencing on 13th October 2016. We have a new caterer  and new menus at very reasonable prices. Click on “Serenas Kitchen”  to display menu and prices.

Night Owls Registration                          30/9/2016
Registration for the forthcoming Night Owls season will take place on Wednesday 12th October and Thursday 13th October from approximately 5.30pm. Weather permitting, greens will be open on both nights for a social game of bowls. Jose Gil will be Wednesday Coordinator and Neil Martin Thursday.

 Pennant Trials Saturday 1st October
Because of the extreme inclement weather it is highly unlikely that greens will be fit for play, so internal trials scheduled for Saturday 1st October have been cancelled.
Pennant matches are scheduled to commence on Wednesday 5th October and sides will be posted on the website Monday evening. Players are reminded that Wednesday pennants will commence at 12.15pm this season.
Saturday sides will be selected each Thursday and posted on the website that evening.

First Aid Course           27/9/2016
Members are advised that a FIRST AID COURSE is to be conducted in the clubrooms at 1.00pm on Tuesday 4th October. The course is FREE and all members who can, are encouraged to attend. NO Booking is required.

Side Listings and Pennant Draws        26/9/2016
Bowls SA has released the side listings and Pennant Draws for the 2016/17 season. Details can be viewed and downloaded by going to SA Bowls Website and clicking on Events>Metropolitan Pennants.
As previously advised there are some significant changes to Pennant Bowls this season.
Wednesday Pennants
Games commence earlier with trial ends at 12:15 and start time at 12:30 pm.
Premier League and Divisions 1, 2 & 3 play finals
Premier League and Divisions 1 & 2 will play the multi-discipline format (pairs, triple and fours)
Thursday Pennants
Premier League and Divisions 1 & 2 play finals
Saturday Pennants
Premier League and Divisions 1, 2, 3 & 4 play finals
Matches abandoned because of heat or wet weather will be played on the following Friday night for Premier League and Divisions 1, 2, 3 & 4.
Premier League and Divisions 1 & 2 will play 25 ends.
All competitions
Recording of team members and results will all be done on-line and there will be no separate requirement to advise the papers or Bowls SA. A memo outlining the new procedures will be distributed to clubs soon.
Clubs with 2 or more sides in the one Division will need to advise Bowls SA before the start of the season which is the higher ranked side (rules 2.9.1 and 3.5).
Please also note Elizabeth Bowling Club will be operating out of Munno Para.

 TOURNAMENTS                                   13/8/16

Details of the Des Ettridge and Ladies Memorial Days to be held in   November can be found  by clicking  HERE.

Ladies Pennant Practice                     27/9/2016

Ladies are advised that Pennant practice will now be held each Tuesday: if possible ladies are asked to be on the green at 9.30am.


 Indoor Bowls Season Wrap                                14/8/2016

It has been yet another successful season for the Modbury indoor bowlers with the ladies ‘White’ Team winning their division and ‘Back to Back’ pennants. The men’s ‘C’ team were also successful winning the Green division pennant.
On the domestic front, the ladies singles championship was won by Ria Krebbekx  defeating Jackie Barber in the final. The men’s singles title was played for the first time in several years with the champion title going to Keiran Hackett with his win over Dean Ferris. Congratulations to all players.
The last remaining game to be played is the Indoor  v  Outdoor bowlers in the Clubrooms on Thursday 18th August. With several of their stars off to the Australian Indoor Tiles at Shellharbour, NSW, the ‘Outdoor’ side are beginning to think they may have a slight chance of winning the trophy.
Pictured below are our club’s State Representatives in their uniform finery.
IMG_1334[1]_2More photos can be viewed by clicking on the Other Bowls>Indoor Bowls page.

Adelaide’s Wild Weather                           12/6/2016

The picture below shows the results of the hailstorm at about 9.45am on Tuesday 12th July. Our already saturated greens appeared to have had a severe dusting of snow. For those interested in Trivia, my rainfall stats at Walkley Heights indicate that we had just 10 rain free days in June, and just 5 in the first 13 days of July.
B Green 0950 12July16


         Calendar of Events 2016 – 2017

Wed.12th – Thur. 13th Oct. 2016         Night Owls Registration/ Practice

Sunday 13th Nov.2016                         Des Ettridge Day

Sunday 20th  Nov 2016                        Major/Minor Club Pairs

Monday 28th  Nov.2016                        Ladies Gala Day

Sunday 4th Dec. 2016                          Men’s Club Singles

Sunday 11th Dec. 2016                        Men’s Club Pairs

Mixed Pairs  –  to be played ASAP after the Draw (During the Week)

Thursday 26th Jan. 2017                      Cosmo 4’s/Breakfast

Sunday 5th Feb. 2017                          Cosmo West End Skins

Sunday 12th Feb. 2017                        Club Tournament Finals

Monday 3rd Apr. 2017                         Ladies Triples Day



100 Club                                            3/6/2016
After one year in recess the 100 Club, a great fund raiser, has been reinstated for season 2016-2017. This season it is being organised and run by Barrie Wilton.
This raffle has the following features:

  1. You can select your own number. (The earlier you select the greater the choice as ONLY 100 numbers are available)
  2. Cost per number is $25.00. This entitles you to a $50.00 draw each fortnight (9 draws) throughout the season, commencing on Thursday 13th October 2016 between 5.30 and 6.00PM. On Presentation Night 6 draws from $50.00 to $300.00 will be made. So with an opportunity to win 15 prizes this is really good value.
  3. To select your number see Barrie or call him on 0417 842 566
  4. All monies must be paid prior to 13th October 2016.
  5. Prize winners do NOT have to be present at time of draw.

This is a really great value event and a terrific way to support your club. Remember, first in gets the greatest selection of numbers.

NOTE:  Synthetic Greens and Pennants pages were updated on 8/8/2016.

Viewing Photos                                          17/12/2015

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