From the Committee

Teams for the Trial Game against Oakbank next Saturday are now shown under the Pennant Teams 2018 -19

Working Bee to be held at the Clubrooms on Wednesday, 19th September starting from 8.00am.  Bring your cleaning & gardening gear.  Trial games will start approx 12.00 after lunch.

 

Practice Nights: To be Tuesday and Friday nights from 4.00 pm.  Bar will be open on Friday nights.

 

Christmas Dinner – Saturday, 15th December 2018 at the Clubrooms.  NO pennant matches will be played that day.

HEYSEN COMETS WIN 2018 SA SUPER LEAGUE

An absolutely stunning spring day was turned on by the weather gods for the 2018 SA Super League Grand Final last Sunday.  The crowd was thoroughly entertained by Rock ‘n’ Roll band Buddies Four, face painting and spectator competitions, then it was time for the deciding match, the 2018 SA Super Grand Final between the South Eastern Spartans and Heysen Comets.

The South Eastern Spartans went in with an unchanged line up from their successful semi-final victory over the Comets with Blake Fiebig in the Singles, Nathan Black and Tyson Wilson in the Pairs and Scott Binns, Tony Devlin and Ken Holtham in the Triples. Whilst the Comets settled for a line up consisting of Ashley Halls in the Singles, Ben Harris and James Gregory in the Pairs and Damon Edmunds, Josh Chopin and Scott Thulborn in the Triples.

In the end, after many lead changes throughout the day, the Heysen Comets went on to win 60 – 54.

Congratulations to our Matthew Armitage on being part of the team and we are sure he has learnt a lot for the experience.

THE BOWLER’S ROLE

Preparing to bowl and following-up

When it is your turn to bowl, wait behind the mat for the call from your director, then perform your personal pre-delivery routine to set yourself for the shot you are about to deliver.

Watch your bowl to the end of its course and consider any changes to your stance, line, weight or follow-through which might be needed.

Watch your team mates’ and opponents’ bowls and be ready to bowl when it is your turn. 

Position Before the game During the game
Lead ·      Loosening up exercises

·      Practice rolling the jack

·      Practice drawing to jack

·      Practice drawing behind jack

·      Discuss length to roll jack

·      Decide on preferred hand

·           Intend to have two bowls finish close to the center line and close to the jack

·           Before each mat placement and jack or bowl delivery, check for any direction from your skipper

·           Set yourself on the mat for your bowl

·           On each end deliver both bowls on same hand unless your skipper asks you to change

·           Watch your bowl until it completes its course

·           Decide on any change in your action for subsequent bowls

·           Watch the remainder of each end after you have bowled

·           When the end score is agreed get mat and jack or kick back bowls as appropriate

Second ·      Loosening up exercises

·      Practice drawing to jack

·      Practice drawing behind jack

·      Practice drawing to position

·      Alternate hands

·      Occasional yard on shot to disturb head

 

·           Be ready after the leads have bowled

·           Wait behind the mat for your skipper’s direction

·           Set yourself on the mat for your bowl

·           Watch your bowl until it completes its course

·           Decide on any change in action for subsequent bowls

·           Watch the remainder of each end after you have bowled

·           When end score agreed, record it on card, check with opposing second, adjust scoreboard, kick back bowls

Third ·      Loosening up exercises

·      Practice drawing to jack

·      Practice drawing behind jack

·      Practice drawing to position

·      Alternate hands

·      Occasional yard on shot to disturb head

 

·           Watch each end and be ready after the seconds have bowled

·           Wait behind the mat for your skipper’s direction

·           Set yourself on the mat for your bowl

·           Watch your bowl until it completes its course

·           Decide on any change in action for subsequent bowls

·           When you change ends, as appropriate, discuss skipper’s options

·           When directing the head, respond to skipper’s queries

·           Mark touchers, remove dead bowls, display markers for jack and live bowls in ditch

·           When all bowls delivered, in conjunction with other director, decide on end score and signal it clearly

·           Kick back bowls

 

Skipper ·      Loosening up exercises

·      Practice drawing to jack

·      Practice drawing behind jack

·      Practice drawing to position

·      Alternate hands

·      On shots and drives to disturb head

·      Speak to team members about specific matters relating to coming match

·      Discussion with lead about lengths of ends and preferred hand

 

·           Direct players’ bowls so that heads are built

·           Acknowledge attempts, good and successful

·           Do not signal the obvious such as too long or too wide

·           Avoid negative messages from the head

·           Watch the players’ bowls as they draw to the jack so that you know the line they take on both the wide and narrow hands

·           Mark touchers, remove dead bowls, display markers for jack and live bowls in ditch

·           Generally give a specific direction when asked about the forthcoming bowl

·           For on shots, show where an unimpeded bowl would finish when asked about line and/or length

·           As you change ends, pass on any advice to your teammates and discuss the situation with the third

 

 

Position Training and practice
Lead ·           Loosening up exercises

·           Roll jacks to various lengths and from various mat positions

·           Deliver bowl to jack, forehand and backhand

·           Occasional yard on shot to disturb head

·           Specific practice to address error from previous game

·           Drills as set

Second ·           Loosening up exercises

·           Draw to jack or bowl at various lengths on line and off-center

·           Alternate hands

·           Controlled disturbance of head

·           Specific practice to address error from previous game

·           Drills as set

Third ·           Loosening up exercises

·           Draw to jack at various lengths on line and off-center

·           Alternate hands

·           On shots and drives to disturb head

·           Draw into crowded heads

·           Specific practice to address error from previous game

·           Drills as set

Skipper ·           Loosening up exercises

·           Draw to jack at various lengths on line and off-center

·           Alternate hands

·           On shots and drives to disturb head

·           Draw into crowded heads

·           Specific practice to address error from previous game

·           Drills as set

Formalities and etiquette

All players should become familiar with the Rules, in particular those regarding fair play and protecting the head from bowls from adjacent rinks.

When the head is your opponents’ you must not do anything to cause them distraction: stand still, out of the way and silent.  You should be at least two metres behind the mat or at least one metre from the center line and two metres behind the jack.

The head becomes opponents’ when your team’s bowl comes to rest.  If you follow your bowl along the green, you must turn around and be behind the mat or beyond the jack when it completes its course.

When deciding the score on an end, do not move any bowl until its status has been agreed.

Stay away from the head whilst the directors are determining the end score.

When the umpire is called to a rink to make a decision all players should leave the rink and not interfere in any way.

Acknowledge good bowls and fortunate results but do not show delight in your opponents’ misfortunes.

Alert players standing at the head to an impending drive.

Check whether the teammate who follows you is happy for you to pick up their bowl for them: some bowlers use the stretch when bending down as part of their routine.

Terminology and interpretation

Your director is your team mate at the head, usually your skipper or third.

The head is the region covering all live delivered bowls and the jack.

The course of a bowl is the path it takes from the bowler’s hand to the place where it comes to rest.

A live bowl is one which has come to rest with some part within the boundaries of the rink.  If it is in the ditch it is a live bowl only if in its course it was deemed to have touched the jack.  If bowl at rest is knocked out of the rink it is no longer live.  A bowl which is not live is put on the bank for the duration of the end.

A draw bowl is one which you intend to come to rest close to the jack.

An on shot is a bowl delivered to run into the jack or a bowl: this can mean that it will be given a narrower line and more weight than a draw bowl.

A drive is a bowl delivered with enough speed to run into the jack or a bowl and hit them away and even into the ditch or off the rink: this can mean that it has a very narrow line and it finishes out of bounds.

Social Night Bowls – November 2018

Following requests for night bowls to be held earlier in the year, it has been decided to run Social Night Bowls in addition to our regular Night Owls commencing on Tuesday 13th November and continuing on Tuesdays for three to four weeks depending on demand.

The format will be similar to Night Owls however there is no requirement to enter a team (although acceptable), just arrive and enter your name and you will be placed in a team for the evening.

Times are sausage sizzle 6.15 pm, register 6.30pm, practice 6.30pm and games commence at 7.00pm.

We look forward to a successful, enjoyable and fun evenings.

From the Committee

The Season is fast approaching and a number of things have occurred as we get ready for the new bowling year.

Selectors

Selectors have been appointed for the coming season they are;

Chair of Selectors    – Chris Rowe

1st Division                – Bob Edwards & Phil Nagel

2nd Division              – Bill Robertson & Tali Button

3rd Division              – Tom Hennessy

We thank all of the above who have volunteered for these positions in what can be a thankless task

Practice

Practice days have been organised for the coming season

Sat. 15/9/18 Practice match vs Oakbank at home. Uniform required. 1.00pm for 1.30 start

Sat. 22/9/18 Internal trial. Mufti. 12.00 noon with sausage sizzle then bowls

Wed. 26/9/18 Internal Trial. Mufti. 12.00 noon with sausage sizzle then bowls

Mon. 1/10/18 Internal singles comp. Start TBA

Please indicate your availability for these events by marking on the sheet provided in the club rooms.

Social Night Bowls

After requests for several night bowlers it has been decided to run an additional night bowls “season” in from 13th November for 3 to 4 weeks depending on demand. Volunteers to assist with this activity would be greatly appreciated.

Bookings

We have several bookings coming up over the coming months if you are able to help out at these events please indicate on the sheet provided in the club house

NEW SPONSOR

Welcome to Fitness Life Studios

Established in 2008 by owner Rowan Mumford, Fitness Life Studios was created to provide  an environment where everyone is accepted and given the opportunity to begin their own personal journey towards a healthier version of who they have always wanted to be.

Based in three locations in Aldgate, Bridgewater and Stirling,  our gym is staffed extensively seven days a week to fully support our members and to ensure that there is someone available for any queries that may arise during that time.

Our location at Aldgate is a 24/7 access gym where our members can come and train independently.  We also have one on one coaching sessions here, working with members specifically on a wide range of goals including increased mobility, pain free functional movements, weight loss, and hypertrophy to name but a few.

We encourage you to come and experience the culture, where you will be surrounded by a team of over 16 coaches where we dedicate our time  to ‘INSPIRE’ you with the reality that everything is achievable, with the right help. ‘MOTIVATE’ you with the knowledge of what it takes by continually educating you with the correct science based programming. When you win, we win, everything we do is built around you ‘SUCCEED’ing

NOTE to HBC members: Graham Evans has been a member of Fitness Life Studios for over six years and found their support in one-on-one different health situations excellent.

 

VALE “BIG”

Members are advised that it is with regret that former Club member Ray Hoffmann, known it us as “BIG” recently passed away.  Uncle to Carolyne Edwardes, “Big” was born in Renmark in 1925, played football, cricket, boxing, snooker and finally top division bowls before coming to Adelaide.  His nickname came from being the smallest of his family at birth and his parents not wanting him to consider himself inferior.  It stuck with him throughout his life.

Known for his keen sense of humor and friendly approach, “Big” could always be called upon to give complimentary advise in the best way possible.

A good sport, he played in the the Club’s Fourth Division Premiership team in 2014-15 and missed playing the following year through illness.  A fall stopped him from playing but was a welcome sight watching our games throughout the season.

The Club extends its condolences to Carolyne, Barry and family.

Vale “Big”
Sadly Missed

More Congratulations!

Congratulations to 13 year old Matthew Armitage on again being selected on the SA Bowls Under 18 Boys State Squad – Silver Section.  Silver Section applies to those under 16.

Matthew was added to the squad last season and the Club is delighted to see him selected again.

He has also been drafted to play in the SA Super League for the Heysen Comets.  Matches will begin on July 27 at Salisbury Bowling Club.

We are sure Grand-dad Tom is very proud.  Well done Matthew.

Congratulations & Best Wishes

Bowls SA Women’s State Event Player of the Year 2017 -18

Christine Keller was awarded Women’s State Event Player of the Year on 18 May at last Friday night’s Bowls SA Awards Night, held at the Morphettville Racecourse.  The other nominations in this category were Cassandra Harvey of Adelaide BC, Lainey McGorman and Marie Roberts of Payneham BC.

Delighted to be one of four finalists, Christine was surprised and excited to win this prestigious award which is calculated on results achieved in State Events during the season.  In Christine’s case she and partner Alex Reynolds of Woodside Bowling Club won the State Women’s Pairs title.  Additionally, Christine was a semi-finalist in the Women’s State Singles and finished in the last 16 of the State Mixed Pairs with Malcolm.

This award caps off a highly successful season including State, Regional, Association and Club events.

The Club congratulates Christine on her Award and wishes her and Malcolm well in their move to Hawthorn.

From the Committee – May 2018

Hi Folks

This little item is intended to be a regular feature on the website (and notice board throughout the year) it is intended to keep members informed of what is going on about the Club.

Committee

·      The new committee had its first meeting recently and beyond settling in the major item of business was working through the agenda for the upcoming HBA AGM. This meeting is still debating 21 vs 25 ends. We support 21 ends.

·      Rob Burton was appointed the Club’s Public Officer

·      The committee will be approaching members to take up some of the non-committee roles around the club, so if you have expressed interest in some of these roles expect a tap on the shoulder soon. If you are looking to expand your role at the club please let us know.

·      Malcolm & Christine Keller have applied for clearance to a metropolitan club. It was agreed that they should be thanked for their contribution to the club.

·      It was agreed that the club will revive the role of Almoner. David Davis has kindly offered to take up this role.

Congratulations

·      To Christine Keller for reaching semi -finals of the State Singles

·      To Sue Maddern for reaching the semi-finals of the State Triples

·      Sue Maddern has been appointed to the State Selection Panel

·      Christine Keller was awarded State event Player of the Year for 2018

Well Done All !!

 

Good Bowling

CB