News & What’s On

State Development Squad                                 12/5/2017
Bowls SA in conjunction with the State Selection Panel have announced the 2017-18 State Development Squads.  Congratulations to Modbury players Tim Arbon, Trent Ward and Jason Wholahan on their selection in this elite squad.
The squad will train for the annual SA Development v VIC Country Series to be held in Mildura 11-13 August, as well as regional games throughout the season. The state selection panel will name the State Squads following the Mildura series.

Social Bowls Friday 19th May 2017
The weather was looking dismal at first, but there was optimism that play would continue despite the number of callers worried about the possibility of rain.  The greens were running well thanks to Tim Arbon for his work in preparing them.  The 60 players who attended enjoyed a pleasant afternoon of bowls.
The two game winners of the day were Michael Gill, Yenneke Lovell and Mario Mascilongo with a score of 55 points and 21 shots up, closely followed by Ken Garrard, John Eldridge and Mick McCallion with a score of 54 points and 22 shots up.
A thank you to the bar staff and volunteers who help with the various chores that make the day run smoothly.
Keep bowling,
Graham Fishlock and Ian McPhillips


Club Pool Table          –               8th May 2017

The Club committee has decided to sell our Club Pool table.  Please contact Steve Leister if you wish to purchase the table. 

Tournament Winners                              24/4/2017

Ardrossan Easter Pairs Winners

It is always great to be able to report our club members  winning
open tournaments; specially when a photograph is supplied.  With new caravan in tow Ian and Pam Brown have begun their annual pilgrimage to “Bowls Tournaments Everywhere” and appear to be well on the way to paying for it. At their very first stop they have taken out the Pairs prize at the Ardrossan Easter tournament    –  congratulations to both members




It is that time again for the club AGM. This is an exciting time for the club with the prospect of the new undercover Greens and much much more. All member must attend.

We are looking for members to be nominated for the following positions and take the club to the next level. All positions are open.

  • President
  • Vice President – Ladies’ Co-ordinator
  • Vice President – Men’s Co-ordinator
  • Secretary
  • Assistant Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • Bar Manager
  • House Manager
  • Greens Manager
  • 2 (two) Committee Persons

All Nominations for positions on the Committee are to be put in the Nomination box using the correct form by 5pm Friday 19th May – (Nomination Forms and the Box are located on the table next to the front door / Noticeboards)

Any motions must be proposed and seconded and handed to the Secretary by 5pm Friday 28th April to be included in the Agenda for the AGM.

The Bowls Show to return to SBS for season two in 2017                  6/4/2017

Bowls will continue to be broadcast on free-to-air television in 2017.
The sport of bowls will remain on free-to-air television in 2017, following the announcement that Bowls Australia and SBS have renewed their partnership with the extension of The Bowls Show for a second season.
The Bowls Show’s second season will return to SBS on Sunday, May 14, in the new time-slot of 3.00pm nationwide.
The hour-long weekly program will again be shown across 20 weeks, up until October 22, due to a four-week hiatus from July 2-23 for SBS’s broadcast of the Tour de France. Viewers will be treated to content from this year’s World Junior Championships, Australia v England Test Series, Australian Open and Australian Indoor Championships, as well as segments on coaching, development, high performance, club and social bowls and club profiles, in addition to feature interviews with stars of the sport.

Grand Finals – Update

Our Premier team performed amazingly in the Grand Final On Saturday against West Lakes to take the game to the last end. The lead changed several times over the course of the match, however the result did not go their way, losing by only a few shots.

Our Division two team had a fabulous win to take out the pennant and be promoted to Div 1.

Well done guys you made us very proud to be a Modbury members and supporters.


 Oct.13                        44                       Jim Youngson
Oct.27                        97                       Nola Watson
Nov.10                       25                       Grahame Mansfield
Nov.24                       55                       Kerry Gray
Dec.8                          54                       Eunice Dunn
Jan.12                        38                       Sandra Bleeze
Feb.2                          57                       Rhys Taylor
Feb.16                        69                       Simon Dorr
Mar.9                         67                       Ian Brown

Final draws held Saturday 25/3/2017

$50                             12                       Michael McCallion
$50                             25                       Grahame Mansfield
$50                             90                       Lydia Thorpe
$100                           22                       Jennifer Scott
$150                           85                       Norma Smith
$300                           4                        Barry Trowbridge

 Thursday Night Owls – 16th Mar

The 2016-17 Thursday night owl season was finalised on the 16th of March 2017. Congratulations to the winners ‘Shut up 

Gary’ for taking out the top spot and also to the runners up ‘Norfolk Inn Chance’. The night could have been won by a couple of teams had the results of some of the other games turned out differently. Congratulations also to Joyce Boehnisch from Strolling Bones for taking out the best female player for the season along with Steve Fishlock from Last Drinks for the best male player.

Neil Martin, the organiser for Thursday nights, thanked John Cooper for his assistance during the season and to David Incher for his untiring work behind the scenes assisting to make the nights run smoothly. Also a thank you must go to the bar staff, Alison and Trevor Morrison, for their assistance during the year and to anybody else who helped out behind the scenes.

A thank you also to all teams that participated during the season and we hope that you all had an enjoyable time. It was an excellent 2016/17 season and look forward to seeing you all again next season

Wednesday Night Owls – 15th March

Last night we finished our 2016 / 17 Wednesday night owls competition. Congratulations to Paramount Dealers for taking out the top honours and Spank the Monkey as runners up. It all came down to last night’s game.

Congratulations to Gary Lang and Nola Watson for taking home theBest Player awards. NFI was awarded the Encouragement award.

Roy Howcroft made a cameo appearance which was very well received and talked about his latest fund raising endearvours for Prostate Cancer Research. Over the season the night owler’s raised over $100 for this cause through wrong bias walk of shame and donations. During the month of November the Night Owler’s also raised money for Gary Lang’s Movember campaign.

Jose Gil the organiser thanked Barry Trowbridge for his assistance during the season and David Incher for his help in making the nights run smoothly behind the scenes. He also thanked the Bar Staff (Alison Morrison and Trevor Morrison) for they assistance during the year.

Thank you to all the teams that participated this season and we look forward to seeing you next season.

On Thursday the 23rd of March the top four teams from Wednesday Night will be playing against the top four teams from Thursday night. For those teams attending supper will be provided.

High Achievers                       7/3/2017
Many people regard climbing Mt Everest as the pinnacle of achievement.  In Lawn bowls fours pennant play, achieving 8 shots in one end is similarly regarded.
The 2016 – 2017 season has seen two  Modbury pennant rinks achieve this feat.
In Division 3 North , playing against Port Adelaide  in December 2016, the rink of Ray Cook(Second), Peter Tiss(Third),  Merv Edwards(Skip) and Graham Deguet (Lead) achieved an “8 badge.”

Even more surprising, in Saturday Pennants Division 2, was the “8 Badge’ won by the rink of  Rhys Taylor(Skip), Kelvin Salmon(Lead), John Cooper(Second)) and Barrie Wilton (Third).
Congratulations to all Players.

Job description for the Men’s Coordinator’s position in 2017-18 season is available on board for those interested in applying.

Chairperson’s and Selectors for 2017-18 both Sat and Wed positions are available Please check notice board for your Nominations.

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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.
Since 1984, the Community Lottery has returned over $16 million to more than 1,500 not-for-profit groups.
The Lottery is a self-help scheme for not-for-profit sporting clubs, schools and pre-schools, community groups and charitable organisations.


 Green’s Upgrade                     17/12/2016

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




PINTS $5.00


ALL OTHER DRINKS  – Normal Prices


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
Monday 3rd Apr. 2017                         Ladies Triples Day

Viewing Photos                                          17/12/2015

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