News & What’s On

Indoor Bowls Social (25th May 2015)

Fancy a Pie Floater and a crack at playing Indoor Bowls?  We are holding our first “Come & Try” session this Thursday (28th) evening at 6.30pm. So whether you are:

  • an indoor pennant player or
  • regular at these fun evenings which have been popular for the last couple of years, or
  • maybe just want to check out indoor bowls, the new ceiling or catch up with other members,

the Entry Sheet is just inside the main entrance to the clubhouse.

Health Discussion Forum at Modbury Bowling Club.
(18th May 2015)
Channel 7 crossed live to our clubrooms where Jane Doyle presented a news item on the forum during Seven’s 6pm News Service.
Approximately 140 people attended the meeting where politicians, clinicians and the public were given equal opportunities to express their hopes, feelings and expectations for the future of the Modbury Hospital and health services in metropolitan Adelaide. The meeting was spirited at times, but Jane’s excellent mediation skills ensured thumb_DSC07815_1024that decorum was maintained throughout. At the conclusion of the meeting people had the opportunity to approach the politicians with private concerns.
On a lighter note, prior to the meeting I had the opportunity to meet with Jane for a photo opportunity and a light hearted discussion on Social Media.

Membership Fees                        (20th May 2015)

With the annual meeting now over it is timely to remind members that in accordance with our constitution annual fees are now due and payable by 30th June 2015. Fees can be paid by Eftpos, Cash or Cheque at the Bar, or by Bank Transfer.

Highlights of the AGM

David Incher was awarded Life Membership of the Club for many years of quiet, sterling service.

Membership Fees remain the same as last year.

The new committee is shown on the Our Team page. Vacancies exist for Men’s and Lady’s Co-ordinator and Treasurer.  Anyone interested in helping should talk to Steve Leister.

 David Incher

Bowls SA News           (12th May 2015)
Bowls SA have released the Calendar for next season (State Event Calendar – Metropolitan 2015-16) together with a summary of the major changes compared to last year (05-11-15 State Event Calendar 2015-16 – Metro) (needs Adobe Acrobat)
Bowls SA have also released the list of 2014-15 Promotions & Demotions (needs Adobe Acrobat)

Clubhouse    (8th May 2015)
The Clubhouse Ceiling Replacement Project is finally complete after a lot of hard work by Peter Tiss, his helpers and the contractors.  It was done at no cost to the club! (080515)

The Guinness World Record for the Most Number of Clubs played in 1 Year.
Chris Thomas from Cobram visited us today (his 762th club) to play Ron Krieg since starting in Tweed Heads on 1st July last year and touring through SE Queensland, the NSW coast, ACT, most of Victoria and so far about 30 clubs in SA before he will follow the Murray back to Cobram with a target of 800 clubs. Chris is promoting Breast and Prostate Cancer Council shirts and has raised just under $35,000 so far. Chris decided to promote the cause by going for the world record after his father passed away with prostate cancer a couple of years ago.   For more information check Facebook CHRIS WILL FOR CANCER (070515)
 Chris Thomas

Today (7th) we welcomed 3 classes totalling around 80 pupils from Redwood Park School for bowls lessons.  It was their second and final visit this year before the schools competition.  The school has been a regular visitor to our club for the last few years. (070515)

The Women’s Indoor Bowls Programme and Teams are now published on the new Women’s Indoor page (300415)

State Singles Champion      (27th April 2015)

Congratulations to Simon Dorr who has won the State Singles Championship today (Monday 27th April) defeating Mark Haines (West Lakes) in the final 25 to 15. (270415) DSC07690

A new page has also been added for the Wednesday evening Mixed Indoor Bowls with its programme and teams. (260415)

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)

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.

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.

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