News & What’s On

Opening Day
Members are reminded that Opening day is Sunday 28th August commencing at 1.00pm. The program is;  Official Opening followed by a game of bowls with Afternoon Tea to follow at approximately 3.00pm.
With our Synthetic Greens proposal now “mid-stream” President Steve is keen to see as many members as possible support this Opening Day.
So, show your support and add your name/s to the attendance  list on the notice board  by Friday 26th so that  organising and catering arrangements can be made.


Quiz Night

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.

Ladies Memorial Day                                     13/8/16
Details of the Des Ettridge and Ladies Memorial Days to be held in   November can be found  by clicking  HERE

Pennant Trials/Practice                    28/8/2016      
Dates for Pennant Trials both external and internal are now on the respective Men’s and Ladies’ Notice Boards and intending players are asked to visit the club and tick off the dates they are available. If your name is not already on either Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday lists please add to the bottom and tick off applicable dates. Ticking off dates will make the task of picking practice sides so much easier.

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 28th Aug. 2016                        Opening Day

Saturday 10th Sept. 2016                    Quiz Night

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.

“Stroke”  Tests                                         2/6/2016
  A few health issues arose from the STROKE test “plaquecheck” and another test date has been organized for Tuesday 27th September. A list has been placed on the notice board to put your name and select a time to suit.
AND it is FREE!!!.

Ladies First Meeting – Tuesday September 8th

Fashions from “Dressed 4 Success”. Please bring a plate. Everyone is welcome, bring along your friends

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

Pennant Season 2016 – 2017                   1/6/2017

Members may or may not be aware that Bowls SA have made considerable changes to the Pennant Competitions for the coming 2016 -2017 season. For those who are unaware of the changes the applicable documents can be accessed by clicking on the document Names below. Also included is the State Events Calendar for 2016 -2017.
A .       Click Metro Pennant Restructure
B.        Click Metropolitan Pennant Structure Change
C        Click Pennant Side Listing 2016-17 New Structure
D       Click State Event Calendar – Metro 2016-17 V1

Viewing Photos                                          17/12/2015

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