News & What’s On

Congratulations to Simon Dorr

Child Protection Officer Simon Dorr

Simon has once again been selected to play for SA in the Australian Sides
Championships 2015 at
Yokine Bowling Club WA
from April 9 – 12.


Midweek Pennants Update.

 With just one round to play all five sides appear to be safe from relegation.
Our Premier League side is in third position with an away game against fourth placed West Lakes. The winner will take third place, the loser should hold on to fourth and a place in the finals.
After struggling most of the year with a number of close losses, Major League North side has had two consecutive wins and jumped to 7th place. Surprisingly it is mathematically possible that, with an all rinks win against Rosewater (8th) the side could finish fifth – a result that at the Xmas break was hardly considered possible. This league has been very competitive. A Modbury win will ensure the side remains in major league for a third year.

Relegated from the Metro 1 competition last season, our Metro 2 North side has made every post a winner this season and has remained on top of the ladder with an amazing shots difference of +543. However a loss to perennial nemesis Prospect/Broadview in round 17 sees the side needing to win against Semaphore (2nd) next Wednesday to secure the Minor Premiership and certain promotion for season 2015-16.

Our Metro 2 East and Metro 3 North sides, who suffer badly at times with players required to fill vacancies in sides above, have both performed creditably, and with final round wins both could finish in 5th or 6th positions.

 Social Bowls Evening

On Wednesday 11th March a social bowls evening will be held in support of our firefighters. TTGully CFS will play Paracombe CFS. There will be a BBQ tea and free beer for the firefighters. All members are asked to support the event.

Thursday Catered Meals.
The last Thursday night meal will be 12th March

The clubhouse will close on Thursday 26th when contractors will commence replacement of the ceiling.
All members MUST remove bowls and personal belongings prior to that date; the clubhouse will be a worksite and members will not be permitted to enter until works are completed.
Members are also requested to keep their eyes on the noticeboards as volunteers will be required to remove all furniture and fittings from the main club room (probably) late  on Wednesday afternoon/evening  24th March.
Social Bowls competitions will continue during the replacement period with the help of temporary facilities.

Fish “Tail” of the Week.    

Wayne/s Whiting
Wayne/s Whiting

For more than a week now Wayne has been telling anyone who will listen, about the monstrous whiting he caught while fishing off Victor Harbour. Many have found Wayne’s tales hard to believe at times, but this time fellow members he has provided picture proof. Yes! A 57 cm whiting, Well done Wayne!

Report from Wednesday Night Owls 18/02/2015

Weather conditions were good on Wednesday night again with very little wind and the night being a bit warmer than last week. Next week’s weather looks to be quite good so we should have good conditions for the night. We had 13 rinks operating on 3 greens with three sides unavailable which fortunately gave is an even number of sides.
There were some interesting results this week with the most notable being the defeat of Paramount Dealers by All Bull over on ‘D’ green. This now leaves Spank the Monkey ahead by 1 point with one week of competition left. So to decide the overall winner for the 2014/2015 season both sides have agreed to play one another this week. Should be a great game to watch. Third place Roosters also lost this week so things are pretty tight at the top of the table for the third and fourth spots. The final four to play the Wednesday vs Thursday game on the 12th of March will also be decided as well on the night.
As a footnote, Roy Howcroft who has been helping me out this year is recovering from a bout of Pneumonia. As a result, Stuart Reither has been helping me out on Wednesday’s. Thanks to Stuart for the help and on behalf of myself and the Wednesday Night Owler’s we hope you get better soon Roy. See you all next week.

John Cooper – Wednesday Night Co-Ordinator

Club Championships.

Most events, both men’s and ladies’, have now reached semi-final, even final stage and current positions are posted on the Club Championship page. The Ladies Singles Championship final between Pam Brown and Robin Stanbury has been set down for Sunday 1st March at 1030am.
Players are reminded there are just three two weeks to complete all events. (Presentation Night is Saturday 14th March)

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Saturday 14th MARCH 2015 7.00 pm

 CABARET EVENING with Entertainer
Linda McCarthy

 BYO basket Supper

 Tickets $10.00
To be purchased by 7th March

Modbury are hosting a match against SA Blind Bowlers Assoc. on Sunday 1st March with a 10 am start. Cost is $10.00 and includes Lunch.  5 more players are required. Social players are most welcome.
Please place names in the available slots on the Men’s noticeboard. 

MARKERS REQUIRED:     12 markers are required for Ladies Country Week Singles on Tuesday 24th March.  Judy Whiting would appreciate if you would place your name on the list on the  notice boards.

Thursday Night Owls                                     Round 13

With only 2 sides not playing we had 143 players enjoy a really nice night for bowls with the Major Upset of Nek Minute going down by 1 Shot to the Chookless Heads.
This result now gives the Raggies (24) a 2 point /66 shot lead at the head of the table with 3 rounds to go.
Nek Minute second on 22 pts, followed by the Hope Valley side Norfolk Inn Chance on 21 pts.
With Wet Dreamers and Highjackers fighting out the 4th spot as the end of year shoot out between the top 4 sides on both Wednesday and Thursday hots up for that top 4 spot.
Odd Balls, Para’s and T-Rex look like fighting out the bottom spot.
Reminder to all teams to give Neil your email address before the end of the season for easy contact next season.

Neil Martin Thursday Night Co-ordinator.

  West End Skins

On a cool but fine Sunday 1st February, 26 teams competed for the $2000.00 Prize money on offer. It was pleasing to see that our own club members were able to enter 17 teams, some of them with other club’s players, and we had nine representative teams from two city and seven country clubs.
Our hard working ladies once again provided an excellent luncheon, our green keeper, Tim, provided beautifully prepared greens and Marie and Greg toiled hard with score cards and scoreboards to keep the games moving.
In the competition for the high stakes skins eight teams won both qualifying games. Tim Thompson’s Port Augusta team qualified first with 116 points and shots up from Buster Prentice’s Adelaide representative team also 116 points. These teams were closely followed by Modbury’s Neil Martin and John Nelson on 114 points, Dean Ferris and Paul Searle on 113 points, with Snowtown’s David Freebairn on 112 pushing Peter Horsnell’s team into eighth place on shots up. The results of these matches are recorded in the ”Open Tournaments” page.
Most players, I am sure, enjoyed the day with the exception of the time taken between second and third games. This is not a reflection on our scorers (tallying and writing cards takes time) but rather the playing format. A suggestion has been received from a visiting player, which I am sure the committee will strongly consider for next year’s event.
The Modbury club thanks all those who participated and hopes that next year’s event is even bigger and better.