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Tickets for this lottery are now available for purchase online, and our club can pocket 100% of every ticket purchased online before March 31st through our own lottery page. Just click on the Link    and make your purchase.
To be eligible for the early Bird Prize (Toyota Yaris) tickets must be purchased online before 31st March 2017. Final draw for major prizes is 4th October 2017.
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The Lottery is a self-help scheme for not-for-profit sporting clubs, schools and pre-schools, community groups and charitable organisations.


 Quiz Night

Thank you to all that attended the Quiz night on Saturday Night and a well done to the Organisers for a great job and a very enjoyable night.  The winners on the night (Doug, Lorraine, Jessica, Sharon, Mark, Denise and Andrew) took the top honours.

Des Ettridge Memorial Men’s Fours

Don’t forget to register your team for the Des Ettridge Memorial Men’s Fours.  This is a great Event at the club.

Des Day March 2017

The Legends Show

Dont miss out on seeing the Legends Show at the Modbury Bowling club.  Tickets are only $26 and they are available at FringeTix – Social Bowls Friday 17th February 2017
76 bowlers  made up 24 teams of triples and 2 teams of pairs. Unfortunately the organisers were unable to find a couple of more players to make up two more teams of triples. Although the day was mostly overcast the light sprinkle of rain that fell did not deter bowlers from their game.
2 game winners were John Stacey, Peter Tiss and Ron Troost with a score of 56 and 22 shots up.
Runners up were Geoff Keynes, David carter and ‘Santa’ who scored 55 points with 21 shots up.
Our thanks to Tim for preparing the greens, the bar staff for their services and the volunteers who give their time and effort to support social bowls.
Don’t forget “The Legends Show” (live music) on Saturday 25th February – check club noticeboards for booking details.
Good bowling,
George Swandale, Graham Fishlock and Ian McPhillips

West End Skins Day                     5th February 2017
Unfortunately, rain in country areas caused a number of teams to withdraw, but with 72 players in teams from Ceduna, Eyre Peninsula, Snowtown, Yorketown, Hope Valley, Tranmere and Modbury clubs, our club was able to conduct a successful Skins Tournament.
Even rainy and humid conditions did not detract from the enjoyment of the day. Although players did get damp, the warm 26-28oC ensured no one became uncomfortably wet.
Plenty of by-play was to be heard during the qualifying rounds but once the luncheon was over it was noticeably quieter as teams got down to the serious business of playing for “skins”. The team of Bob Prevost, John Morris, John Douglas and Graham Deguet were the big money winners of the day with just two teams failing to win a “Skin”.
Of course, no day is successful without those volunteers who do all the hard work behind the scenes.  Players warmly applauded Bernie’s team of Marlene, Shiela, Sally, Ruth, Pat R, Pat G, Kate, Allison, Margaret MC AND young Jordan MCCallion who prepared and served the dinner for the players, then cleaned up afterwards. Finally, many thanks go to Neil and Steve who ran the event, and Greg Thomas who managed the electronic scoreboard; tournaments do not run themselves and Neil and his small team ensured everything ran as smoothly as possible.

Modbury’s Nathan Pedersen playing at the U25 World Championships

Our own Nathan Pedersen will be playing in the U25 World Championships hosted at the BroadBeach Bowling club in Queensland on the 27th March to the 3rd April.

Nathan has also been invited to play at the World Tiger Bowls Invitational played in China on the 10th to 16th March.

Good Luck Nathan we are all supporting you.

Modbury ITO Retires
With more than 50 years involvement with Lawn Bowls  and Umpiring in South Australia  Roy Howcroft has decided (at the young age of 81 years) not to renew his umpiring qualifications.  Affectionately known as “Uncle Roy” (and sometimes a few other unmentionable names) by fellow members, Roy has been a stalwart of the Modbury bowling club since joining in September of 1978.
Roy’s first Bowling club was Tailem Bend, a club he joined in 1967. He passed his umpire’s certificate course in 1968.  In 1975 he was transferred to Thevenard on the West Coast before being transferred to Adelaide where he joined the Railways Club in 1977.  He found   his way to Modbury in 1978 where he has played his bowls ever since.
On his arrival, the club was in the process of separating the first Modbury green into what is now ‘B’ and ‘C’ Greens and he immediately involved himself in this project. He was also among the volunteers who helped with the construction of ‘D’ Green, and around the turn of the century ‘A’ Green. He served as club president from 1995-1997 and again in 2003-2004.  As a result of his work and involvement in the Modbury Club he was awarded Life Membership. He also served as Men’s Coordinator (vice president) in 2012.
Roy’s interest in umpiring saw him obtain his level 2 certificate, and in 1986 he was appointed Divisional and Regional Coordinator of umpires in the Northern area. Until 2014 he was also the Modbury Club’s tutor and examiner of umpires. Roy officiated at the 1996 World Bowls Tournament at Lockleys. He passed the International Technical Officer (ITO) course in 2011 and again officiated at World Bowls, Lockleys in 2012.
Even now Roy is assisting with coordinating Night Owls on a part time basis. Roy is to be applauded for his long service to Modbury Bowling Club in many voluntary positions.
He is to be specially applauded for his 49 years to the sport as an umpire at Club, State, National and International events.
Roy continues to enjoy his Pennant Bowls and is still serving as a selector.
Enjoy your retirement Roy!


THANK YOU to Alison Morrison for saving my Life, also to Rotary for donating our Defibrillator.
On Wednesday 18th January, during bowls at home, I was experiencing Left shoulder pain that was unusual and thankfully I mentioned it to Ali after the Tea Break. The pain spread to the right shoulder and with this, vomiting. Within seconds I had passed out waking to hear Ali’s Voice and heard Trevor ringing “000” for an Ambulance. Ali’s experience and calmness at this point saved my LIFE- there was no Heart Beat and all Ali’s training came to the top. From what I understand you must have a pulse before the Defibrillator can be used and this is when Ali was able to restart it with CPR. (Feels like a truck run over me and I am glad it did).
As you can image I had no idea what was happening in that 3 Hrs only to wake up in the Lyell McEwin with 2 stents and a very relieved Family.
Thank you again to Ali, Trevor and Wayne Haskett and others that were there with experience and Family support. Thank you also to the Modbury Bowling Club and Rotary for Enquiring and donating the Defibrillator as it has already saved a life and a family from heartache.
Neil Martin  (22January 2017)



Green’s Upgrade                     17/12/2016

Go to Synthetic Greens page to  see an artist’s impression of “C” and “D” Greens with roof.


State Squad 2016-2017                      11/12/2016
Sometimes news reaches me slowly.  Although it was announced in September, congratulations are in order for  Simon Dorr and Nathan Pedersen who have been selected in the state squad of 20 that are training for the SA v Vic. Series on the 22-24 February 2017 and the Australian Nationals to be held at Lockleys from Wednesday 6th to 9th April 2017.




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Eight Badges                             16/11/2016

Eight badges are very hard to come by, so congratulations must go to Pat Garcia, Pam Jones  Iris Barnett and Sally jarred who achieved an eight count in a Division 3 North pennant match against an Elizabeth rink on 10th November. Well done ladies!!

Winners Are Grinners                      8/11/2016

Mens Fours Winners - CopyModbury bowlers made up the bulk of the team that won the Gordon Winkley Memorial Fours at Prospect Broadview yesterday. In a very candid interview, Wayne Mack assured me their team suffered the toughest of draws, but their innate ability to find the jack almost every end saw them come away as the only 4 game winners on the day.

Pennant Players – Reminder                                   27/10/2016
If you have been selected and become unavailable to play on a given day, please ring the club between 9.45am and 10.45 am on the day of play so that side alterations can be made without delay.

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

Sunday 5th Feb. 2017                          Cosmo West End Skins

Saturday 11th Feb2017                     Quiz Night

Sunday 12th Feb. 2017                        Club Tournament Finals

Sunday 5th March 2017                    Des Ettridge Men’s Fours

Monday 3rd Apr. 2017                         Ladies Triples Day

Viewing Photos                                          17/12/2015

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