Doesn’t make a difference how you say it – “Back-to-Back”, “Repeat”, “Two in a Row”, “Twice” it all adds up to we won the Div 1 Premiership yesterday, again.

Yesterday, Saturday 26th March 2022, our Division 1 Pennant team completed a dream by downing the strong Woodside team by four shots.  Heading for Gumeracha Bowling Club, there was a quiet confidence in the team that they could overcome the last minor round loss to Woodside and we had the ability to do so.

Geoff Deeble’s team of Richard Crocker, Phil Nagel, and Sue Hutchinson together with Jamie Burt’s team of Tim Anderson, Roger Mableson, and Sue Maddern quickly jumped to early leads, whilst Glen McGough’s team of Bob Edwards, Rick Babidge, and Rob Hutchinson were having a difficult time getting on the board.   By the break at 3.00pm, the scores were well in favour of Woodside and there would need to be a turnaround in fortunes to see our team get home.

To the credit of all our bowlers, they continued to show they were not going to lie down and gradually got themselves back into the game.  The lead seemed to change over the last five ends with the result going down to the wire.  The old adjudge that the last five ends are the most important certainly came to light here.

With Geoff Deeble’s rink having comfortably won by fifteen shots it was now left to McGough and Burt’s rinks to hold their nerve and with both on their last ends, Jamie moved the jack to hold four shots to put the team in front and Glen to cover by not going down by any more than three shots.  When the Woodside skipper missed changing the head and only holding one shot, we were home.

The tension throughout those last ends was not only felt by those on the green but the fabulous number of Hahndorf spectators who supported the team.

Well done to all who have made this season such a successful one, with three teams making the finals and the other two playing creditable bowls by just missing out.

Here’s to a successful 2022-2023 season.

End Of Season Dinner Date

Members are advised that our End of Season Presentation Dinner will be held on Friday, 1st April 2022 at the Club. (NOTE this is a change of date)

Time: 6.30 – 7.00pm

Cost: $27.50 per person (two-course meal – fully catered)

Please mark this date in your diary and place your name/number attending on the Notice Board notice.


Shelters Prove Their Worth!!

The upgrade of our bowls shelters, completed mid-January, have already proved their worth.  Inclement weather on the Saturday and Sunday after completion gave excellent protection from the elements for bowlers and spectators.   The temperature continued to rise for Wednesday and Saturday pennant and again, the new shelters provided shade and coolness for all bowlers.  Last Wednesday, the Beerenberg Australia Day Gala Tournament, again saw the temperatures rise to 35 degrees and with bowlers from all over the metro, hills, and country in attendance, the shelters came out with flying colors.

As project manager of the upgrade, I (Graham), wish to thank all the members who provided so much of their time to correct the framework ready for cladding. Over 80 volunteer hours went into this aspect of the project.  Another 30 hours went into supporting Pete Fairley, from Mt Barker Steel, to keep the project within our timeframes.   To those, thank you for your support.

Our thanks go to the Mt Barker District Council for their grant of $2500 and Mt Barker Steel for their sponsorship donation towards the project.

We now have bowls shelters we can be very proud of, and we look forward to continuing our push to make our facilities the best in the hills for all bowlers, social bowlers, and the wider community.








On the level!!

The photo shows our elite volunteers using all their initiative to ensure the bottom rail is “on the level”.

We are now for “go” with the bowls shelters having the cladding installed as from tomorrow (Friday).

Christmas Greetings

To all our members and their families have a safe and joyous Christmas and trust 2022 is a Happy New Year.  Enjoy the bowls break, albeit short, and for those who are traveling – safe travel and return.


Bowls Shelters Upgrade Stage 1

Last Monday & Tuesday (Dec 13& 14 2021), club members spent the best part of two days upgrading our bowls shelters in preparation to both being clad with colorbond steel early in January 2022.   This entailed removing all the old painted steel, all the shadecloth, and aligning all the pipe to make the shelters look acceptable.  Also adding caps to the end of all the uprights.  Where the sections required more pipe, we utilised all the pipe from the lower green shelters and where necessary, welded extensions on compliments to Kev Waterson.

The shadecloth was then re-attached to ensure UV coverage until the steel cladding is installed.  The only activity now required is to add 104 anchor bolts to the bases of every upright.

Thank you to all the members who volunteered their time and effort.  It was greatly appreciated.

Before    and       After

Bunnings Coordinator Required

Recently the committee requested for a member to put their hand up and take over the role of Bunning’s Coordinator.  As yet no one has offered their support.

The role is not hard, time-consuming and only happens twice a year.   There is a Bunnings Coordinator’s Booklet within the Club that outlines all the responsibilities and how to do them.  The time taken covers ordering products, collecting products, and arranging the roster.  There is a checklist for ordering and a template for the roster.

I, Graham E, have also offered my support to whoever takes on this role from behind the scenes to get them started.

PLEASE give this position your consideration and if you want any further information please give me a call or speak to me at the Club.  These two functions bring into our Club approx $1800 – $2000 per year.