Weather too good for gardening

The glorious weather we have been experiencing for the last few weeks, while not good for the farmers, has been superb for bowling.  Many members have taken advantage and attended Social Bowls on Wednesdays and Saturdays to play pairs and triples.

Non-bowlers who would like to try and members from other clubs are most welcome.

Registration at 12.45pm with commencement by 1.00pm is our intention.  While the good weather persists finishing time is approx. 4.15pm.  For those with school children to collect, feel free to leave when the time comes.  Bowls and free tuition are available for non-bowlers.

So touch up your skills, boost your vitamin D intake and enjoy a social afternoon.  See you there…



Enjoying a humorous moment

Spot the difference

Painting of timber beams in the clubhouse has given the interior a real lift and has met with approval from all who have seen the results (see before (top) and after (bottom) photos).  The extra light in the building is every bit as good as we could have hoped and provides incentive for further improvements in due course.

Painter, Simon Miller who was recommended by Crowies Colour Consultant Marie Anson, has done an excellent job and completed it within the prearranged timeframe. Marie was instrumental in advising the correct colour to suit our surroundings.

Our thanks also go to sponsor David Evans of Crowies Mt Barker who provided the paint at well below cost price.















Photos courtesy of Malcolm Keller

Bowling in Singapore

Over the last weekend in April, Graham Evans had the opportunity to play bowls in Singapore for a Northern Territory “Representative” team against the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) and Tanglin Club (TC)  teams.  The matches were organised by Bowls NT.

Established in 1852, the Singapore Cricket Club is today a premier sports and social club in Asia. It is the second oldest sports club in Singapore, junior by 10 years to the Singapore Sporting Club, now the Singapore Turf Club.

In October 1865, “forty good men and true” convened a meeting for the purpose of forming a suburban social club to meet the wants of the British living in the settlement, and founded The Tanglin Club. Today, The Tanglin Club is one of Singapore’s oldest & prominent social clubs.

The NT Team included their women’s and men’s top bowlers, Colleen Orr and her husband Barry. Graham had the pleasure of playing as Colleen’s third both days.  We played triples both days.  Good fortune for the NT team both days with a close win by 4 shots on Saturday and 24 shots on Sunday.

SCC’s green is grass and TC artificial. They were  very different to play on with SCC being slow where there was very little bias and you had to almost throw the bowl to the other end whereas at TC the bowl would take at least a full rink plus 1/3rd and then come in at almost right angles.

It was a pleasure to be part of the NT team and meet many wonderful bowlers from Singapore and partake of their wonderful hospitality.

A few pictures to tell the story…..







The Tanglin Club


Vic & Janet Liebelt Life Members

At the Club’s End of Season Dinner last night (April 21st), Life Membership was presented to the Janet Liebelt.  Similarly her late husband Vic was also awarded Life Membership.  The citation read:
Vic & Janet Liebelt came to HBC from Ceduna in 1999 Vic as experienced bowler-Janet with little experience Immediately it was obvious that we had recruited a couple of hard working club members.
nly one year after joining the club Vic took he role of secretary a position he held for 4 terms 2000/01 to 2004/05. Vic also took the reins as president for 2 terms from 2007/08 to 2008/09. Janet also took up office serving as Ladies Treasurer from 2006/07until 2011/12 until when the ladies committee was dissolved. Besides these official roles Vic & Janet took on many other roles at the club.
Janet with her cooking and assisting at innumerable club events – Vic helping in any way he could but principally assisting Brian Braendler as greenkeeper before taking on the role at Brian’s retirement.
Then with the coming of the carpet and demise of the bottom green Vic continued to assist Bob Edwards with greens and grounds management. Throughout their time at HBC both Vic & Janet have proven to be tireless members of the club, Janet with her happy laugh and ready smile, Vic a man of few words but certainly passionate if something rubbed him the wrong way.
They both been exceptional members of the club.”

Janet being presented with her Life Membership Certificate by Vice President Chris Button


T1 Golf Challenge – “beyond blue”

Many of us have been touched by family or friends who have suffered with mental illness.  Through my association with Maximilian’s and Sidewood via the Hahndorf Bowling Club, we have joined together to present the T1 Golf Challenge and support “Beyond Blue”.

“3 million Australians are living with anxiety or depression.”

beyond blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live”. They also assist family members or carers.  
The challenge provides for a lunch and fun with great prizes for all who enter the competition.  Added is a great prize for the player’s club who gets a “hole in one” – a $1000.00 voucher.
The approx distance from tee to floating green is 95 – 100 metres so bring your favourite short iron/s (or use one from the Restaurant) and challenge your short game.
We kindly request clubs forward this flyer to your members and post on your notice board. Family and friends are encouraged to get their friends to register.
Please take up the “Challenge “ and register by replying to this email and show your support for Beyond Blue.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Thank you – Graham

Vale Victor Liebelt

Former Hahndorf Bowling Club President, Vic Liebelt passed away in St Andrews Hospital on Friday 7th April.  Our sincere sympathy to Janet and family.

Vic was an accomplished bowler and a strong supporter of our club.  He was an assistant and then our Green-keeper for several years, and when we changed to a carpet green he continued to help with its maintenance and maintenance of our grounds.  If catering was required he would be found assisting either in the kitchen or with the barbecue.  A keen gardener and a great club man whose presence will be sadly missed.

Vic’s funeral will be held at

St Michael’s Lutheran Church, Balhannah Road, Hahndorf.

2pm Tuesday 18th April (Tuesday after Easter) 


Disappointing end to season

Many of our team returned to the slick greens of Woodside knowing what was ahead of them.  Mt Barker presented a solid challenge and finished the winners by 16 shots.
Bob Edward’s rink got away to a handy lead only to see it reduced during the latter section and held on to get home by 4 shots.  Christine Keller’s rink were slow out of the blocks and didn’t get their heads in from until the last few ends also wining by 4 shots.
Malcolm Keller’s rink struggled throughout being 20 – 2 down at one stage but recovered after the break to make some headway on the scoreboard.
Well done to all players who represented our Division One team throughout the season and finishing the season in third place.

Results were: 

Wednesday  5th April 2017  Prelim Final
Division 1 Hahndorf  defeated by Mt Barker at Woodside                              54 – 70
Malcolm Keller, Chris Button, Carolyne Edwardes, Brain Buckingham                12 – 36
Chrstine Keller, Michael Wheal, Ray Rattray, Shelly Howe                                  20 – 16
Bob Edwards, Chris Rowe, Jamie Burt, Tali Button                                              22 – 18

Winner delighted!!

New member, Rob Burton is delighted to have won the first prize in our raffle.  If he can not find a place to hang it will go to other family members who are cricket mad!!

11 year old grandson is already playing senior cricket as a pace bowler and with great success. We wish him every success and maybe one day can have his photo on a premiership like the “Invincibles”.

The Club thanks member, Alby Gluyas, for his donation of the first prize.  The Club Raffle has been a financial success.

  Rob Burton being presented with 1st Prize by donor Alby Gluyas

Division Two finishes third

On a wintery day at Woodside, our division two team went down to a strong Mt Barker who handled the slippery green conditions far better than we did.  To their credit, Kevin Spalding and Ray Rattrays’ rinks never gave up and did finish better  after the break.  Michael Wheal’s rink had a solid win over his opponent by 5 shots.  They battled all day to maintain their lead.

Congratulations to all who played in the team throughout the year and our thanks to Bill Robertson for his management of the team.

Results were:
Saturday 1st April 2017 Prelim Final
Division 2 Hahndorf v Mt Barker at Woodside                                          57 – 74
Ray Rattray, Chris Rowe, Di Bateman, Alby Gluyas                                     17 – 25
Michael Wheal, Scott Brooks, Carolyne Edwardes, Brian Buckingham         22 – 17
Kevin Spalding, Con Harmer, Shelly Howe, Richard Crocker                        18 – 32

Club Raffle Results

Results of the club raffle drawn at 6.30pm at the clubrooms Wednesday 29th April 2017.

Winners were:

1st Prize: Signed print of the “Invisibles” cricket team:   Rob Burton
Donated by Club Member Alby Gluyas

2nd Prize: Five square metres quality pavers: Dr Alan Neve (Graham Evans’ dentist)
Donated by Littlehampton Clay Bricks

3rd Prize: VIP Pack of quality wines: Steve Thomas, Woodside Bowling Club
Donated by Nepenthe Wines

4th Prize: Pair Swarovski Pierced earings plus a $50 voucher: Scott Fairley (Sponsor Fairleys Shoex)
Donated by Gallery Gifts

5th Prize: $100 gift package: Chris Button
Donated by Hahndorf Chemplus

6th Prize: Quality meat tray valued at $70: Shelly Howe
Donated by Max Noske & Son meats

7th Prize: 1 Bottle of Single Vineyard Shiraz 2011: Stephanie Keller
Donated by Hahndorf Hill Winery

8th Prize: $30 shoe voucher: Brian Shirripa (Sponsor Hahndorf Resort)
Donated by Fairleys Shoex