Members and friends are invited to support the Club’s Division Two team next Wednesday at the Mt Barker Bowling Club starting at 1.30 pm.

There is word out that some girls (women I think!!) threatening to come along with pom poms and in short skirts!!  Might with worth a trip just to see them??

The team will really appreciate your support.


Congratulations to the Div 1 and 3 teams last Saturday.  Comebacks were excellent in both teams with various rinks down at the break, only to get within striking distance of a win.

Great to see so many bowlers, partners, and members back at the club for the pizza night after the games.   Thanks to Val for organizing.

Good luck to our Div 1 & 2 teams on Wednesday and again, to the Div 1 and  3 teams next Saturday.

Pizzas back at the CLub again this Saturday.

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Championship Sunday

Last Sunday the Club Women’s Pairs and Men’s and Women’s Singles Club Championships were played in bright sunshine.  The women’s pairs had last year’s winners, Sue Maddern and Sue Hutchinson pitted against the new pair of Felicia Johnson and Vanessa Loechal.  Based on experience, one would have thought the game to go in favour of the current champions, but not to be outdone, Johnson and Loechal jumped to an 8-0 lead after the first few ends. They continued to maintain their advantage, with all ladies bowling to a high standard. Hutchinson and Maddern recovered to tie the scores at 15 all before running out winners 21-17.  Congratulations to all the ladies on a brilliant game.

Both singles games were exciting and went down to the wire.  The Women’s Singles was a repeat of last year’s final with the two Sues now competing against each other.  The early ends were tight and a four to Maddern gave her an early lead which until she got to 13 shots held the advantage.  However Hutchinson recovered and again, Maddern skipped away to 19 shots before a four to Hutchinson tied the scores at 19 all.  Two shots on the next end gave Maddern a hard-fought 21-19 win. Congratulations to both ladies on a great game.

Geoff Deeble and Tim Anderson lined up in the Men’s Singles and also provided a nail-biting finish.  Deeble settled quickly and jumped away to an early lead and after nine ends held a ten-shot advantage 11-1. Anderson quietly worked his way back into the game and after twenty ends narrowly trailed 14-16.  Winning the next two ends, Anderson gained the upper hand and gained the lead 17-16, however a single to Deeble tied the scores at 17 all.  Deeble won the next two ends to lead 20-17, but Anderson scored three shots to again tie the scores at 20 apiece. Anderson put his first bowl next to the jack, seemingly gaining the upper hand with Deeble’s bowls in close proximity.

Unfortunately for Anderson, one of his next bowls slightly moved his shot and gave Deeble the shot who went on to win 21-20.  Congratulations to both Geoff and Tim for an excellent game of bowls.


Beerenberg Australia Day Huge Success

What a great day!!   Full rinks, with bowlers from both metropolitan and country clubs, graced our greens to enjoy a great day of bowls and social interaction.

The highlight was the luncheon, created by Gail VortRonald, where many were saying they would have paid their $20 just for the luncheon, let alone have the opportunity to play bowls.   The incorporation of Beerenberg’s wide range of products used to accompany each dish was made known to all by Shelly prior to each sitting.

Competition throughout the day was fierce, with the overall result going down the wire between the rinks from Edwardstown and Aldinga.  Both finished with
82 1/2 points, but Edwardstown won by 2 shots up.

Kathleen Hooker, on behalf of Beerenberg, presented the prizes.  Her words leading up to the presentation gave all in attendance an excellent background to the history of the relationship between Beerenberg and the Paech family with the Hahndorf Bowling Club.

We thank all who made the day so memorable – the bowlers who attended, the volunteers who worked so hard, and most importantly Beerenberg Family Farm for their continued support for over thirty years.

Practice Program Recommences

Members are reminded that the Practice Drill Program recommences next Tuesday at 4.00 pm and should conclude at approx 5.15 pm.

Our first session will include various “measuring” scenarios which was requested by many in the evaluation sheets from last year’s program.

The Practice Drill Program has been arranged for the next four weeks, excluding Tuesday 31st January to allow for the Country Carnival.

We encourage all members to attend, even for the early indoor/outdoor information sessions (approx 20 minutes) as there is always something of value to learn.

Sunny West Bowling Carnival – FIJI

Ray Tuckfield from the Prospect Broadview Bowls Club is organising a Bowls Group, approximately 24, to participate in a Bowls Carnival at the Nadi Sports and Social Club, Fiji, from May 18 to May 23.

Details are on the attached Flyer Fiji Bowls Flyer May 2023.

This is planned as a Bowls Holiday with a couple of days added on before and after the Carnival. Partners are invited to attend just to be in holiday mode.

Accordingly, the Flyer has been posted on our Notice Board for any interested bowlers.

Ray can be contacted at or Mob: 0410693422 if any members have any questions.

Coaching Clinic Tuesday 17th January 2023


Following our successful coaching/drills program earlier this season, your coaches now confirm that BowlsSA Women’s Coach, Tony Lucas, has been engaged under their Coach Zone program.

The date is Tuesday, 17th January 2023

The session will begin at 3.30 pm until 5.30 pm.   The program will begin inside at 3.30 pm and then move to the green after approx. ¾ hour.

Topics will include: reading the head, bowler roles, tactics, value of drills, getting the best out of your ability, having fun and winning, and much more.

The program will be aimed at all levels of bowlers, so all our members are encouraged to join in the program and hear from a quality coach.

A notice is on the Notice Board for members to confirm their attendance.  If you are able to only attend one of the sessions please indicate which one.  

Please put this date in your 2023 Calendar without delay.

New Sponsor

The Club welcomes Hogan Insurance Solutions as its newest sponsor.  Mike Hogan, currently playing night bowls, has offered his business as a sponsor, and we thank him for his generosity and support.

The company’s website, click here direct access, shows:


One of the first things you will notice about Hogan Insurance Solutions is how down to earth we are and how much we care about finding the right type of insurance cover for you. In the event of a claim we will also make sure you receive everything you are entitled to.

The claims process is then totally managed by our experienced and friendly staff.

It takes a long time to build wealth and to accumulate assets, many of which become the biggest purchases that we make in our lifetime. At Hogan Insurance Solutions we absolutely practice what we preach and totally believe in insurance to prevent you from going backwards.”

If you are thinking of looking at your insurance, why not give Mike and his team an opportunity to quote?  And they are local!

Will makes pennant debut

Schoolboy William “Will” Burt made his pennant bowls debut with his proud dad, Jamie, playing in his dad’s rink in first division.  Showing no signs of nervousness, Will bowled consistently, particularly with a good line. He continually picked up members’ bowls, polished them, and was encouraged by both Hahndorf and Meadows bowlers throughout the game.

William, 10 1/2 years, is just able to hold his “00” bowls and is now awaiting his “000” bowls to make his grip much easier.

His interest in playing bowls started when he began playing social bowls and the encouragement and positive feedback he received from many members of the club.  Whilst he plays soccer, golf, and karate, he has given cricket away to concentrate on his bowls.   Dad, Jamie, maintains his main interest is that after bowls he can have a Bunderberg Tropical Mango drink plus a bag of chips.

Well done William – happy bowling.