News & What’s On

A new page has been added under the Indoor Bowls page (click here to jump to it) containing the programme and teams for Men’s Indoor Bowls. (210415)

Bowls SA is calling for nominations for the following committees: Coaching & Junior Development, Marketing & Media, Match & Program, Umpires. So if you feel you can make a contribution to one (or more) of these committees (and wave the Modbury flag), then more information is available at this link and I’m sure Margaret will put a paper copy on the noticeboard.  The clubhouse is expected to re-open next Monday 20th.   (130415)

Rex our webmaster is taking a holiday. Until he returns a tanned, relaxed, happier man (or woman!), Steve Barber will stand in as webmaster. So if you have anything you think may be worth putting on our website, give Steve a call or email   (130415)

All the Club Championships have now finished and the winners are shown on the Club Championship page.

PRESENTATION NIGHT PHOTOS.  A new page has been added to the website under the Photos page (or click here) with photos from the Presentation Night. Just click on a photo to see a larger version of it, then click on the left arrow near the top left of the screen (on a PC) to return to the original page.  The photos have been reduced in size to make them more suitable for the Internet.  If you want a full size and quality image so that you can print a big picture, talk to Rex.

The Annual Meeting of the Modbury Bowling Club
will be held on Friday 15th May at 7.00PM.

All members are urged to put this date in their Diaries.

NOTICES of MOTION are to be with the secretary
no later than 17th April 2015.

NOMINATIONS FOR COMMITTEE are to be with the secretary No later than 8th May 2015.

Metropolitan Pennant Tables 2014 -2015

Final Standings in Metropolitan pennant bowls competitions for all Modbury sides can be viewed by clicking on the “Pennants” tab in the side bar.

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   on Wednesday  24th March at 5.00pm. Our House Manager, Peter Tiss, says that with 12-14 volunteers the task should only take an hour.
Social Bowls competitions will continue during the replacement period with the help of temporary facilities. The committee has arranged for limited bar facilities to be available for  Wednesday and Saturday competitions.

Men’s Pairs Championship Final.   

Jeff Davis and Gary Meekcoms Pairs Champions 2014-2015
Jeff Davis and Gary Meekcoms Pairs Champions 2014-2015

This match saw some very high quality bowls from both the defending Champions Brenton Treverton/ Neil Martin and two time past winners Jeff Davis/Gary Meekcoms
‘BT’ and Neil often held shots only to be beaten by some brilliant conversion bowling by Gary. The first nine ends saw the scores almost even, but the continual pressure applied by both Jeff and Gary saw them gradually forge ahead.
On the seventeenth and penultimate end, ‘BT’ and Neil mounted a rear guard challenge, holding 4 shots with little wriggle room, only to watch Gary somehow draw through the wall and kill off the challenge.
Congratulations to all four players for an intriguing match. Gary and Jeff will now contest the Champion of Champion Event at Happy Valley next Sunday 22nd March.
Postscript:   Gary has now played in the pairs final for the past 5 years (Four with Jeff as his partner) for 3 wins with Jeff – quite a record.

Eight Badges

Don Harris, Ray Cook, Hartley Underwood and Murray Corston were presented with “8” badges during the afternoon tea break of the final Pennant Round; the badges were  earned in Metro 2 East Pennant competition.

Semi-final Win.

 On Wednesday 11th March, our Premier League side travelled to Grange to contest the elimination semi-final against Payneham. Both clubs had two rink wins and a drawn rink, but the hard fought draw by John Nelson’s pairs rink, and outstanding wins by Gary Meekcoms (Triples) and Norb Kratz(Fours) gave the side a 112 – 92 win. Next week, the side will now go to the Marion Club to play Grange in the Preliminary Final. This match will decide who meets Adelaide in the Grand Final. Adelaide, in a nail biter, managed to defeat Grange in the other semi-final 99-97 to progress direct to the Grand final. If you can find the time to go to Marion and support the ”boys” I am sure you will be appreciated.

Pennant Win

Metro 2North Pennant Winners 2014-15
Metro 2 North Pennant Winners 2014-15

on March 4 our Metro 2 North side travelled to Semaphore for the final match of the season with a narrow 2 point lead over that club.  A hard fought 83 – 77 win clinched the side the division Pennant and earned promotion to Metro 1 next season. Congratulations to all players.


Wednesday Premier League Finals

After finishing in third position  our Premier League Side  travelled to Grange and won their elimination final against Payneham 112-92.
On 18th March the side travelled to Marion for a heartbreaking loss to Grange. On the final end of the match a measure saw Grange tie the match on 103 shots. A one end play off was just too much and Grange won 110 -103.  Many congratulations to our boys for fighting out the match to the bitter end.

Championship Finals.  


Simon Dorr  Is Club singles Champion for 2014 – 2015. In a very high standard match Simon prevailed to defeat John Nelson 25-22  in match lasting 3 hours. Neither player could make a decisive break and Simon’s experience and dead-draw skill saw him outlast John in the closing ends. Some 50 members watched what was a most enthralling encounter.
Congratulations to the mixed pairs Champions  Sharon Knight and John Nelson who defeated Chris Caruso and Pat McGuinness in an entertaining match on Friday afternoon. It certainly was a busy week for John.


Ladies Club Champion.

Robin Stanbury

The ladies Singles championship was decided on Sunday when Robin Stanbury  defeated Pam Brown. Hearty congratulations to Robin our 2014 -2015 Club Singles Champion. Commiserations must also go to Pam who fought valiantly but was no match for a red hot Robin.

In more Ladies news Chris Caruso defeated Robin Stanbury in the 100- up Final. Well done Chris! Robin also featured with Ria Krebbekx when they defeated Linda Nelson and Alison Morrison in the Major/Minor Pairs