Ladies Night Out




Eight HBC Ladies met for Dinner at the Great Eastern Hotel. Great night had by all.
Took advantage of the Rink of the Week Vouchers donated by the Great Eastern Hotel.
The Ladies enjoyed a lovely meal  Thank you to our Sponsors


Battery World Mt Barker’s Keith and Jennifer Webster are a dynamic husband and wife power duo. In 2012 the Mt Barker store was voted by the Battery World Network, as the best store in Australia taking out the prestigious Franchisee of the Year at the National Conference.

Keith and his staff aim to deliver the best customer service experience they can. They have fast become a one-stop shop for Mt Barker battery needs and have made a name for themselves with their friendly approach to customers. They love being able to fix people’s problems and give them a solution to their power issues and troubles.

The new store in Totness (LH Side between Hahndorf and Mt Barker opposite Bunnings) is modern and items are easy to find.

They have a strong commitment to the local community through recycling. They happily take in your old domestic batteries for recycling from cars to AAs, along with supporting school recycling initiatives in schools from Aldgate to Jevois and Birdwood to Macclesfield. They also support fundraising for Camp Quality, Bravehearts, drought relief for farmers and autism research.

In 2012 Keith and his team donated the solar panels, batteries, hardware and cabling to power the cameras to catch the birth of the cheetahs at the Adelaide Zoo providing amazing insight for the zoo’s education programs.

We are delighted to have Battery World as a sponsor of the Hahndorf Bowling Club and members are encouraged to support their store when-ever they have a battery need or problem.

The Federal Member for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie, is a politician of firsts. She is the first non-conservative politician to represent the once safe Liberal electorate of Mayo since it was created in 1984; and the first woman to represent her part of regional South Australia since Federation.

After winning Mayo with an 17% election swing, Rebekha has been focused on fulfilling her election promise to “Make Mayo Matter” after years of being a seat taken for granted.

She is the NXT spokesperson for education; employment; agriculture and rural affairs; family and community services; disability services; housing; youth; women; Indigenous affairs and sport.

Rebekha is also a member of various parliamentary committees including government procurement; education, employment and training; and the Parliamentary Education Office.

Before being elected to Federal Parliament, Rebekha worked as a paralegal, researcher, policy adviser and a manager of youth services.

She lives in the Adelaide Hills with her family and grabs the chance to fish any time she can!

The Hahndorf Bowling Club was supported by Rebekha prior to lodging our Lighting Grant Application.  She has given an undertaking to provide support through her office when we are looking for any further support for future programs.


Hahndorf is a 101-bed aged care facility set on 3.5 acres of beautiful rolling countryside in a central and convenient location. Offering tranquil gardens and courtyards to spend time with loved ones, and a new café area with views to be enjoyed, Hahndorf has options to suit most residential care needs including respite, dementia and palliative care.

Recently refurbished, Hahndorf offers a homely experience with all the modern conveniences. Infinite Care have a long history of quality care and offer a personalised level of service where it is all about the residents needs and wants.

Hahndorf offers a comfortable homely environment for its residents with newly refurbished single and companion bedrooms and common sitting areas that are bright, friendly and well equipped with comfortable seating options, LCD TV screens and Foxtel. They have room options and outlooks to suit all tastes and requirements.

Hahndorf offer a full housekeeping and laundry service, an onsite beauty and hairdressing salon, WiFi throughout their facility and a range of technology options like iPads and smart TV’s. The home also offers a full range of lifestyle options including exercise classes, music, singing, concerts, cultural days, happy hour and multiple outings each month.

The cooking team freshly prepare all meals on site and work to ensure that specific dietary requirements are considered. The meals and seasonal menus are crafted on good home style cooking, by a qualified chef.

Hahndorf’s hard working nursing and care staff are supported by an extensive team of Allied Health professionals that can meet the needs of a full range of care requirements.

Come for a visit and experience the Hahndorf difference and the new generation of aged care that Infinite bring to the market.

Contact or call 1800 463 468 if you want to find out more.

Knight Bowls a Winner

Knight Bowls finished last Thursday evening with the final played between the Tuesday night winners – The Colliwobbles and Thursday night winners – The Coodavbeens (looking to go back-to-back).

Playing conditions were cool and the preparation of both teams was evident from the start.  The game was played in great spirits but the greater experience under “Grand Final” pressure saw the Coodavbeens win in the end.

The winners were presented with their HBC Certificate entitling them with free 12 month membership for the coming season should they take up the offer to play pennant.  Also they won a $50 voucher from The Haus.   Runners up were also presented with a $20.00 voucher also supplied by The Haus.

Other Knight Bowlers from both nights used the opportunity to have a game and complete their season.

The Club is indebted to its sponsors, Cartridge World, Gallery Gifts, Go Vita, Hahndorf Fruit & Veg, Bridgestone, Old Hahndorf Mill, The Haus, Hahndorf Chinese Restaurant, Hahndorf Inn, Hahndorf IGA, Balhannah Mitre10 and Nepenthe Wines for their kind support.  Not to forget club member Bob Edwards for his apples.     

The Club is also indebted to its members who supported each evening running the BBQ, raffle and bar.

The Coodavbeens – (l-r) Wayne Altman, Malcolm Altman, Andrew Hein and Adrian Pfeiffer.


The Colliwobbles – (l-r) Milton Collins, Dennis Collins, Kerryn Liebelt, Eliana Liebelt.


We look forward to next year’s Knight Bowls.


What’s on the Agenda?

Social Bowls – each Wednesday and Saturday afternoon 12.30 – for a 1.o0pm start.  Come out and enjoy playing with different bowlers – afternoon tea and finish around 4.30pm.

Club End of Season Dinner – Friday 6th April 2018. Time 6.30 for 6.45pm.

Club AGM: Monday 9th April 2018.  Time 7.00pm.

Bunnings BBQ: Friday 8th June 2018.  Roster to be on Notice Board in April.

Sad end to Finals!

Our Wednesday Division Two team traveled to Oakbank to play their semi-final with high hopes of repeating their win over Lobethal the previous week.   Unfortunately they were not able to complete the win going down by forty shots.  The problem was not made easier when Eric Biar had to retire at the half time mark leaving Bill Robertson’s rink one bowler short.

Tom Hennesey’s rink battled hard and got home by ten shots however Ron Bateman’s rink also had a day they would not wish to remember going down by twenty two shots.

Given the overall result, all bowlers who made up the Division Two team throughout the year are to be congratulated on making the finals.

Results were:

Hahndorf defeated by Lobethal at Oakbank                         38 – 78
W. Robertson, A. McMahon, P. Wakefield, E. Biar                      9 – 37
R. Bateman, D. Bateman, J. Benham, V. Deeble                        6 – 28
T. Hennessey, A. Stevens, B Buckingham, D. Turner                23 – 13

Great Minor Round Finish!!

What a way to finish the minor round.  Playing at home Division One took on the might of top placed Lobethal and came away with a great win.  Christine Keller’s rink had an excellent win by fifteen shots.  Scores were close in the early ends but a five allowed the rink to break away and continue to increase its lead to the end. Malcolm Keller’s rink fought all day to win by one shot.  Scores changed hands late in the day but a great last end sealed their win.  Phil Nagel’s rink were in trouble early but recovered over the last five ends to get within eleven shots.

The win lifted the team to finish in fifth place.

Fourth placed Division Two played a finals prelude against third placed Lobethal and got home by four shots.   Ron Bateman’s rink had an excellent win by eight shots with Bill Robertson’s rink, after being well down at afternoon tea, recovering to salvage a draw.  Tom Hennessey’s rink had a great fight and just fell short by four shots.

The win gives the team confidence going into the semi-final against Lobethal next week to be played at Oakbank.  Supporters are most welcome to give our bowlers support.    Best wishes to all.

Results were:

Division 1 Hahndorf  defeated Lobethal at Hahndorf                65 – 60

C. Keller, R Edwards, T. Anderson, G. Evans                                 28 – 13
M. Keller, M. Wheal, R Rattray, S Howe                                          20 – 19
P. Nagel, C. Edwardes, L. Lambert, R Crocker                               17 – 28

Division 2 Hahndorf  defeated Lobethal at Hahndorf                 56 – 52  

W. Robertson, A. McMahon, P. Wakefield, J. Liebelt                       16 – 16
R. Bateman, D. Bateman, J. Benham, V. Deeble                             23 – 15
T. Hennessey, A. Stevens, B Buckingham, D. Turner                      17 – 21

90 years young……

Life member, Past President and long time member, David Davis is celebrating his 90th birthday on Monday.  President during the early 2000’s, David was also Chairman of the Sponsorship Committee.

Still practicing, enjoying the occasional chat with his favourite magpies at the Club and playing the odd game, David is also renowned for his culinary skills, especially during working bees.

The Club is indebted to David for his continued support and we congratulate him on reaching this marvelous milestone.

Best wishes from all of us for a wonderful birthday on Monday.

Division One home by four

After being down throughout the game, Division one got home by four shots against Mt Pleasant at Mt Pleasant.  Malcolm Keller’s rink held sway during the day and won by eight shots.  Bob Edward’s rink got in front by three shots, however not without a fright loosing thirteen shots on three early ends.  Christine Keller’s rink had a tough battle but recovered gaining six shots in the closing ends to go down by seven shots.

Division Two had a tough assignment against Woodside’s top side and went down by forty one shots.  Ron Batman’s rink gave a great account of themselves getting within three shots but unfortunately Bill Robertson and Tom Hennesseys’ rinks lost by seventeen and twenty one shots respectively.  The team remained in fourth spot on the ladder and meet third placed Lobethal at home next week.

Results were:

Division 1 Hahndorf (6) defeated Mt Pleasant (7) at Mt Pleasant  70 – 66

C. Keller, T. Anderson, A. Stevens, G. Evans                             16 – 23
M. Keller, M. Wheal, R Rattray, R. Crocker                                 24 – 16
R. Edwards, C. Edwardes, P. Nagel, C. Button                           30 – 27

Division 2 Hahndorf (4) defeatded by Woodside (2) at Woodside  31 – 72

W. Robertson, A. McMahon, B Engel,  P. Grego                         11 – 28
R. Bateman, D. Bateman, J. Benham, V. Deeble                        13 – 16
T. Hennessey, C. Rowe, J. Thompson, D. Turner                          7 – 28

Three Wins…to finish Saturdays!

What a wonderful way to finish the Saturday Pennant Season!  Our three teams had excellent wins which was followed by a most enjoyable and successful social function back at the Clubrooms.

Division One made it three in a row with a sound win over Mt Pleasant by twelve shots.  Rick Babidge’s rink found form and have a runaway win by fifteen shots.  Christine Keller’s rink had a battle royal which culminated in a twenty four all draw.  Bob Edward’s rink made a charge back to the front after a slow start but fell short by three shots at the end.
The team finished in fifth place, one win and eight shots away from fourth.

Division Two got home in a nail-biting finish by one shot.  Bill Robertson’s rink returned to form with a resounding win by sixteen shots.  Ray Rattray and Carolyne Edwardes’ rinks had a difficult time going down by seven and eight shots respectively.
Whilst finishing in seventh place they had equal number of wins with the fifth and sixth placed teams.

Division Three also came home with a win over Mt Pleasant by ten shots.  They needed to win all rinks to get back in the four but fell short by two points.  Ron Bateman’s rink again starred with a seventeen shot win which was enough to cover Tom Hennessey and Tali Buttons’s rinks three and four shot losses.
Finishing in fifth place two points outside the four but with one extra win, the the team is to be congratulated on their performances throughout the year.  With a considerable change to the team each week they aquitted themselves very well.

Results were:

Division 1 Hahndorf  defeated Mt Pleasant at Hahndorf     74 – 62

C. Keller, M. Keller, L. Lambert, T. Anderson                            24 – 24
R Babidge, R. Mableson, C. Button, G. Evans                          31 – 16
R. Edwards, P. Nagel, S. Maddern, R. Crocker                         19 – 22

Division 2 Hahndorf  defeated Mt Pleasant at Hahndorf       56 – 55

W. Robertson, M. Wheal, J. Benham, B. Buckingham                28 – 12
R. Rattray, A. McMahon, V. Deeble, A. Button                            13 – 20
C. Edwardes, C. Rowe, S. Brooks, D. Davis                               15 – 23

Division 3 Hahndorf  defeated Mt Pleasant at Mt Pleasant       58 – 48

T. Hennessey, P Williams, R. Burton, M. Armitage                         16 – 19
R. Bateman, D. Bateman, B. Shields, J. Liebelt                              29 – 12
T. Button, P. Wakefield, D. Turner, R. Munday                                 13 – 17