Bowls practice got underway last night (Friday) with a terrific group of members brave the cold and wind to pit themselves against the “20 bowl drill”.  Bowlers members were required to: draw to the jack – long and short – backhand and forehand – over five ends, and record their scores.  Concentration was paramount and it was really pleasing the session was well received.  More to come!!


The Club will be holding a working bee on Saturday 12th September commencing at 8.45a.m.   This will be followed by a BBQ then social bowls.

Members are asked to bring along their gloves, any item that can be used for window washing, a bucket and garden snips.

Come along and help give the Club facilities a real good spring clean.  It can be a lot of fun!!


The official date for club practice has been announced and starts on Friday 4th September 2020 at 4.00 p.m. concluding at 6.00 p.m.  Following practice, the Members’ Draw will be held.

The following Tuesday, 8th September 2020, practice will begin, again 4.00 – 6.00 p.m.

The committee has asked our Club Coaches to include a drills session each practice.  They will commence at 4.30 p.m. each night. The drills will take approx 30 mins, be competitive, and personally recorded.

it is recommended members by on the green no later than 4.15 pm to have a roll before the drills begin.

Let’s have a successful season with all teams enjoying their games.


President Chris Button presented our newest Life Members, Bob Edwards and Bill Robertson, with their Certificates at the Club’s AGM last Monday night (Aug 10th 2020).

When their nominations were read out, the member approval was unanimous.

Both have given over and above service to our Club, each in excess of 15 years.  Support of new bowlers, holding office, member of committee, grounds maintenance, green management, selectors, – the list goes on.

We thank Bob & Bill for their tireless service and our congratulations on their election as Life Members.


Members are kindly asked to continue to support our sponsors where-ever possible.  With the various changes due to COVID-19, it is most important to support them so they will continue to support us during the coming 2020-21 Season.

When you do visit, say “thank you on behalf of the Hahndorf Bowling Club – we appreciate your support”.      That way they will know their money/support is being well spent.

Some sponsors will give discounts, e.g. Cartridge World, Mt Baker, so mention you are from Hahndorf Bowling Club and you might be surprised.

Contact has started with various sponsors as to their level of support.  It is important we show our support without delay.


Thanks to our Bunning’s Activities Organiser, our request for a new BBQ has been approved and is now in place.  Have a look when you are next at the Club and see the new 6 Burner Jumbuck BBQ all set up and ready to go.

It will certainly make it easy for our cooks throughout the season, especially during the community and Night Owls social bowls programs.

From this…after many years of valuable service…






to this…

Social Bowls Back!!!

Members are advised that Wednesday and Saturday Social Bowls are back.

1. Club rooms now open and alcohol/beverages served.
2. Enjoy bowls again and the friendly Club environment.
3. Continue to exercise safety health regulations.


Corona Virus Updates

17/3/2020 6.15pm

Members are advised, based on the directive from Bowls Australia – see below BowlsSA Update, all pennant and social bowls, along with any social function held at the club or elsewhere are to be either cancelled or postponed. The directive has been endorsed by our Club’s Executive Committee.

This means our planned EOS Presentation Dinner this Saturday has been postponed until further notice.

A decision on the AGM will be considered in due course.


Bowls SA Update…click here.Bowls SA Update 17March2020


HBA had made a decision tonight (16/3/2020) at the Executive Meeting that ALL bowls will be postponed for 2 weeks because of the uncertainty of the Coronavirus.  Therefore NO Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday games until further notice.  HBA are waiting for a directive from Bowls SA and details will be posted when the outcome has been received.


The situation with Corona Virus is changing rapidly and as such keeping up to date with the news and advice is difficult. What is clear is that we all have a responsibility to take this disease seriously and to maintain good personal hygiene and a degree of social isolation. This will assist with limiting THE RATE OF SPREAD of the disease. By limiting the rate, we give the health system here in Australia a better chance of coping with the impact.

The committee has determined that anyone who has recently returned from overseas or who has flu-like symptoms will NOT be permitted to enter the club until 14 days have passed since their return and the symptoms have passed.

You are encouraged to maintain some social isolation and, above all else to WASH YOUR HANDS properly.

At this stage the committee has no plans to alter our proposed program. If such a decision is made, this website will be updated as soon as possible.

Further information is available here:


Bushfire Caberet

The Hahndorf Bowling Club held a Bush Fire Appeal Fundraiser “Caberet” on the 15th of February.  The night started with Evan Heath busking at the front door with his homemade set of drums made from poly piping, painted purple and blue.  He amused the band of merry musicians who were setting up and they were very impressed with his music skills and encouraged to keep going as a future musician.  Rob Scott (whom we approached to do the “gig”)  through word of mouth kept the night entertained with a variety of musicians from jazz to toe-tapping and dancing music.  Rob did an amazing job and we are very thankful for his effort in sorting out the music.  The bands paid for their drinks and did not charge for their entertainment.

Donations came forth for the raffle without canvasing and this made an excellent money raiser for the evening.

People were entertained with trying to get their $2 coin closest to the Baileys and Whisky, which again proved to be a great money-spinner.

Everyone had a great night, lots of laughter, dancing and a few sore heads the next day. We asked the people at the functions where they would like the money to be distributed and the majority went with local CFS.

The raffle raised $1440 – Evan the Busker $108 – Baileys and Whisky $300

Overall we raised $5352.45.

This money will be distributed to 8 CFS in the local district.

A huge thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered their time to make this a wonderful evening.   It was just an idea that grew and I am ever thankful to my family and friends for their help but especially to everyone that donated and came to the night to make it such a great success.

Val Deeble, Secretary Hahndorf Bowling Club

Editors Note: A huge thank you to Val for her enthusiasm and work in making this project such a success.  Well done and congratulations Val from our Club members and the other Hills Clubs involved.