News & What’s On

Nathan Pedersen Wins Australian Open Singles
Today Nathan Pedersen put Modbury Bowling Club on the Map.
I was fortunate enough to have Foxtel available and watch Modbury’s Nathan Pedersen win a classic game of singles against the very experienced former Australian Representative Nathan Rice.
After 13 ends scores were locked at 10 shots each. Nathan was then able to win 6 of the final 8 ends played to win 21 – 15 and claim the Australian Singles Championship for 2017.
Leading 20-15, Nathan, in typical fashion, attempted to put the kitty in the ditch with his first bowl. Three down with his last bowl to play, he “calmly” slotted the kitty into the ditch to record a well-deserved win.
I am sure all Modbury members will join with me in congratulating Nathan in winning what some commentators say is the hardest tournament in the world to win. Our Heartiest congratulations Nathan. (Rex Reddacliff)

Prostate Cancer Fund Raising

“On behalf of the Modbury 20 that went to Wallaroo and played against the Wallaroo bowling club in May this year, we would to thank all Modbury club members both social and pennant and other non members who generously gave to the Prostate fundraising event that was conducted at the club.
We would also like to thank the Wallaroo bowling club members for their generosity. We managed to raise $764.80 which was a great result and one we can be proud of as it went to a good cause, one in which some of our club members have had personal experience.
John Cooper would also like to thank Alison Morrison who tirelessly went around with the collection tin and collared anybody she could to give a donation. A great effort.”

Our New Committee

At the AGM on Friday the 26th May 2017 the members voted the following Committee members to represent them.
President – Jose Gil
Past President – Stephen Leister
Vice President – Mens Co-ordinator – TBA
Vice President – Women’s Co-ordinator – Judy Wilton
Secretary – Margaret McLean
Assistant Secretary – Sheila Dempsey
Treasurer – Kym Osmond
Assistant Treasurer John Morris
Bar Manager – Michael McCallion
House Manager – Les Scott
Greens Manager – Ken Raymond
Committee Member – Alison Morrision
Committee Member – Kate Gosling

Thanks goes out to the past committee members for their work over the past year and we wish all new members the best.  If you are interested in the Men’s Co-ordinator role please contact Jose Gil for more information.

Social Bowls Friday 23rd June 2017
After last week’s cancellation, due to the rain, it was good to see a pleasing turnout on Friday.  The 72 bowlers who attended were at first revelling in the pleasant sunshine as play commenced, but gradually donned their warmer gear as cloud cover increased during the afternoon.  Once again our guide dog ‘Fagan’ welcomed a number of contributions from players who bowled a wrong bias.
The 2 game winners with a score of 55 points and 28 shots up were Veronica, Brenton Trenorden and Bart Lengs and runners -up were Les Scott, Wayne Lindsay and Trevor Morrison with a score of 54 points and 20 shots up.
Thanks to Tim for preparing the greens, the bar staff, Les Scott for conducting the raffle, David Incher and Sylvia Aebi for looking after the kitchen.
Good Bowling,
George Swandale, Graham Fishlock and Ian Mc Phillips

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


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.

Thursday Night Owls – 16th March 2017

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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 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


Viewing Photos                                          17/12/2015

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