News & What’s On

Ladies Turkey Triples                          7/02/16
Entries are now open for the ladies Turkey Triples day to be held on Monday 21st March 2016.
For more details go to Open Tournaments page or click HERE.

Interested in playing indoor carpet bowls on Mondays?  Please contact Roy Howcroft or Dean Ferris.
Men’s Metropolitan is played on Mondays from 1.00pm to approximately 4.00pm – runs from May until August.  A great afternoon for men when nothing else to do.

West End Skins                                               7/2/16
Report and photo of West End Skins event can be found by going to Other Bowls, Open Tournaments or Click HERE

Synthetic Greens                                       1/02/16
A new Sub-page called Synthetic Greens has been added to News and Whats On. Please click on this heading to read about news on synthetic greens progress.

Gary Thompson  – Men’s Club Champion 2015-2016
Simon Dorr and Gary Thompson played out the club championship

Gary Thompson -Club Singles Champion
Gary Thompson -Club Singles Champion

final on Thursday evening 28th January with an audience of a very interested group of about 30 members and friends.
Gary made the early running with some excellent draw bowling in the windy conditions to jump to an early 7 shot break. His control in the wind forced Simon into driving (uncharacteristically) a number of times in order to ‘save’. Gary pressed on with his early advantage and in the end ran out a comfortable winner. The spectators warmly applauded and congratulated both players at the end, with Gary becoming a second time Club Champion, having previously won the event in 1994-1995.

High Performance Coaching
Dale “Robbo”  Robertson was very pleased with the roll up to the coaching session last Friday (22th January) and wishes to advise that the the coaching sessions will continue for the next 3 Fridays (29thJan, 5th Feb, and 12th Feb). In his words, “last week was a huge success with 42 people wanting to be put through the video session.”
Simon (“Dorrie”) and Gary (“Thommo”) will also be assisting with the ‘one on ones’ and any advice needed.
Should anyone require personal training Dale may be contacted on his mobile 0437 389 639 or by e-mail
The coaching sessions will be from approximately 4.00pm to 6.00pm, so come along and take advantage of a great opportunity to improve your game.

Premier League Marquee Game                      
The Round 16  Home Game against Salisbury has been programmedthumb_IMG_0002_1024 as a Marquee Game and has been moved to Friday evening 19th February starting at 6.15pm.
After Round 12 Modbury sit on top of the Premier League table with 8 wins, Salisbury have 6 wins and are currently in 6th place. Modbury won the first encounter at Salisbury, so the visitors will be desperate to turn the tables, especially with the closeness of the competition.
This will be an ideal occasion for all members to see their top team in action, so come along and show your support.

Australia Day 2016

Report and photos can be found on the Social Bowls page. Apologies to players on D Green a flat battery prevented more photos.

With just two more rounds to be played prior to Round15 it is timely to remind selectors and players of the conditions of play from Rounds 15 to 18. Demotion of players after round 15 depends on the number of games a player has played in a higher side.

2.9.5    Prior to round 15 of Minor Round play there will be no restriction on the interchange of Players between the Sides of a Club.
2.9.6    For the last four rounds of Minor Round play, no Side will include more than three players who have played the majority of their games, prior to the fourth last game, in a higher numbered Side.
2.9.7    In exceptional circumstances a permit may be sought from Match & Program.

Viewing Photos                                          17/12/2015
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House Manager
President Steve Leister is looking for a member to volunteer to take  the casual vacancy of House Manager brought about by the resignation of the incumbent office holder. The main task will be to ensure a supply of consumables for the operation of the clubrooms and directing a small band of helpers for minor maintenance activities that may be required around the clubrooms.

Saturday Pennants –  Extreme Heat
Procedures for pennant play on extreme heat days (38C or more)can be found by clicking on the Pennants page or click HERE. Thursday Night Meals                                     20/10/2015
With Daylight Saving here and Night Owls commencing, members are advised that meals will be available at the clubhouse each Thursday evening commencing on 29th October and continuing throughout Daylight Saving Time.
Meals are available at competitive prices, along with the already competitive prices on drinks. Members are asked to put their names and numbers in their party on the list provided by each Wednesday evening. (This list is required to assist the caterers).
Meals can be ordered from 5.45pm, a salad and veg bar is available and patrons are asked to think of others when using this facility.
Come along, bring friends, and support your club in a friendly and sociable atmosphere.

Night Owls
Restart 13,14th Jan 2016                                     Night Owls
Final Night 9th,10th March 2016                     Night Owls
Wednesday 16th March 2016                           Sponsors Night
Play off Wed vs Thursday 17th March          Final Night – Night Owls