Div 1 Back in Four

Division 1

Hahndorf had a good win in Division 1 bowls defeating top four aspirant Uraidla 66 shots to 56.  With 2 rinks up a valuable 12 premiership points were earnt to propel the Club into the top four.  Hahndorf now needs to defeat the other top four contender Gumeracha next Saturday to secure its place in the finals.

Rick Babidge’s rink with Leo Lambert, Alby Gluyas and Sue Maddern had a good win 22 to 16.  The game was won when the team scored 10 shots over 5 ends from the 5th to 9th ends to go to a 9 shot lead. They were able to hang on to this 9 shots lead at the 21st end and ended up comfortable winners by 6 shots.

Bob Edwards rink with Richard Crocker, Shelly Howe and Roger Mableson  had a close game but lost 20 to 22 shots.  Losing 6 shots on the first 2 ends did not help but the team got back into the game thereafter.  If not for the opposing skip saving multiple shots on a number of ends, Edwards could have easily won.  It was good bowls from the opposition which saw Uraidla home by 2 shots.

Phil Nagel’s rink with Tim Anderson, Chris Rowe and Chris Button was the other good winner scoring 24 shots to 18.  Nagel got off to a good start to lead by 7 shots at the 7th end.  The scores were level at the 13th end but then the team put on the pressure to score 10 shots over the next 7 ends to open up a gap of 7 shots. They were able to cruise to victory from that point.

Results were:

Div 1: Hahndorf (6) defeated Uraidla (4) at Hahndorf         66 – 56
P Nagel, C Button, C Rowe, T Anderson                                24 – 18
R Edwards, R Mableson, S Howe, R Crocker                         20 – 22
R Babidge, S Maddern, A Gluyas, L Lambert                         22 – 16

Div 2: Hahndorf (5) lost to Uraidla (7) at Hahndorf             60 – 72
C Harmer, M Wheal, C Thompson, M Trubee                         26 – 22
W Robertson, V Deeble, R Munday, B Engel                          16 – 26
G Evans, R Bateman, J Thompson, B Buckingham                18 – 24

Div 3: Hahndorf (10) lost to Lenswood (11) at Lenswood   47 – 68
T Hennessey, P Williams, P Grego, D Turner                           18 – 24
D Grego, P Wakefield, D Thyer, J Benham                               14 – 23
A McMahon, S Engel, M Armitage, J Liebelt                             15 – 21

Oh so close!!

Wednesday pennant completed the minor round with both of our teams finishing fifth place.  Second division needed to win all three rinks but narrowly missed getting in the four by one point.  Top division missed by seven points.

However it was a great way to finish this part of the season with a win over two teams that will play in the finals.

Results were:

Division One
Hahndorf (6) defeated Woodside (4) at Hahndorf           61 – 51
C Button, L Lambert, D Grego, A Stevens                           25 – 14
R Edwards, R Rattray, G Evans, B Engel                            21 – 15
P Nagel, C Rowe, S Howe, T Anderson                              15 – 22

Division Two

Hahndorf (6) defeated Lobethal (4) at Hahndorf             51 – 49
C Harmer, M Wheal, P Wakefield, J Thompson                   21 – 13
R Bateman, T Hennessey, A McMahon, E Biar                   13 – 20
W Robertson, V Deeble, A Prove, C Thompson                  18 – 16

Strong win over Lenswood

Division 1 

Hahndorf had a good win in Division 1 bowls defeating Lenswood 80 shots to 87 .  With 2 rinks up a valuable 12 premiership points were earnt to stay in touch with the final four.

Rick Babidge’s rink with Leo Lambert, Shelly Howe and Sue Maddern led the way wining 33 to 13.  Scores were even after 7 ends, but the rink put on pressure from that point to score 8 shots over the next 4 ends and steadily moved away for the rest of the game.

Bob Edwards rink with Richard Crocker, Ray Rattray and Roger Mableson  also had a good win 23 to 19.  The rink struggled early and were behind at the drinks break by 2 shots.   Leader Richard enjoyed his sandwiches and came out refreshed leading the rink to win the 6 ends after the break with 11 shots scored.  Edwards was able to hang on from that point.

Phil Nagel’s rink with Tim Anderson, Chris Rowe and Chris Button had a close match but went down by one shot 24 to 25.  They scored 11 shots over the first 3 ends, but this lead was cut back over the next 5 ends.  Nagel led by 2 shots coming into the last end, but Lenswood were able to draw 3 good shots to come out winners.

Division 3

It was a nice warm day at Meadows with the added interest of a plume of smoke appearing in the distance, in line with the end of the green, which caused a little concern.  Apparently it was a bushfire at Jupiters’ Creek, quickly brought under control by the CFS and water bomber.

Allen McMahon’s team of Matthew Armitage, Shaz Engel and Jeff Thompson had a slow start to be 1-6 on the 4th, but winning 3 of the next 4 ends saw them at 7 all on the 8th.  Meadows retaliated with 6 of the next 7 ends to be 17-9 at the break.  Afternoon tea proved a boon for Hahndorf who came out fighting with a 3, 1 and 2 on the first three ends to be 15-17 on the 17th.  Meadows won the next end with Hahndorf now 3 behind, but a brilliant effort by Hahndorf on the 19th made the score even with 18 apiece.  The tussle continued with each team winning an end, making the final score 19-19.  Great bowling Hahndorf, well done!

Dave Grego’s team consisted of Jennie Benham, Dave Thyer and Cheryl Thompson.  Meadows were in front from the beginning but Hahndorf won 5 ends in a row to be 8-7 on the 10th.  That seemed to inspire Meadows who won the next six ends making the score 8-16 on the 16th.  Not sure what was in the water bottles, but a very focused Hahndorf then decided to show Meadows just who they were dealing with and on the last three ends scored a 6, 2 and another 2 to fall just short of victory with a final score of 17-19.  Great fight back.

Unfortunately, Tom Hennessey’s team of Diane Turner, Rhonda Munday and Paul Williams didn’t fare as well, not  scoring until the 8th end, but winning two more ends to be 4-14 on the 12th.  Meadows produced a 6 on the 13th and Hahndorf retaliated with a 4, the score being 8-20 on the 14th.  After the break, Meadows achieved another 6 and a 4 with Hahndorf managing only two more ends of a 2 and 4 to get to double figures by the 17th.  Although we were soundly beaten by a better team, we did have several ends where we had a chance of a 4 or 5, but the last bowls trumped us,  and the final score was a disappointing 14-34.  Paul Williams was our most consistent player, with both Diane and Rhonda earning “hat off” accolades from Tom.

Meadows are currently 4th in the competition so a draw and a loss by only 2 points was a good result on the day.

Results were:

Div 1: Hahndorf (6) defeated  Lenswood (9) at Hahndorf           80 – 57

R Babidge, S Maddern, S Howe, L Lambert                                    33 – 13
R Edwards, R Mableson, R Rattray, R Crocker                               23 – 19
P Nagel, C Button, C Rowe, T Anderson                                         24 – 25

Div 2: Hahndorf (5) v BYE

Div 3: Hahndorf (9) defeated by Meadows (4) at Meadows         50 – 72     
T Hennessey, P Williams, R Munday, D Turner                                14 – 34
D Grego, C Thompson, D Thyer, J Benham                                     17 – 19
A McMahon, J Thompson, S Engel. M Armitage                              19 – 19

Italian Night Dinner

The Club will hold an “Italian” Night Dinner on Saturday 16th March 2019.

Similar to our most successful PIZZA night, the dinner will start at 6.30 pm after our home pennant match and all members, partners and friends are most welcome.

Cost is $10.00 per head and members are requested to put their name and numbers attending on the Notice Board asap for catering purposes.

“Bon Appetite”


So Close at Lobethal

First Division

Top Side Lobethal was given a fright by Hahndorf who were in a winning position at the eighteenth end.  At the break, all Hahndorf rinks were up overall by ten shots however Lobethal continued to make inroads with the margin reduced to seven shots with three ends to play.  A nine shot overall loss by Hahndorf rinks put Lobethal in front by two shots which was reduced over the final two ends to three shots.

Bob Edward’s rink had a great start leading by as much as nine shots over Joe Conti only to see it reduced to one shot by a change to “long ends” with one end to play.  Phil Nagel and Chris Buttons’ rinks, against Lobethal’s Wayne Zilm and Kevin Shulz respectively, were always in the game with the lead changing hands continually throughout the game.

Results were:

Division One
Hahndorf (6) defeated by Lobethal (1) at Lobethal         54 – 57
C Button, S Howe, D Grego, A Stevens                              16 – 18
R Edwards, R Rattray, G Evans, R Crocker                         20 – 18
P Nagel, R Mableson, C Thompson, T Anderson                18 – 21

Division Two

Hahndorf (7) defeated Uraidla (6) at Uraidla                     60 – 49
C Harmer, M Wheal, P Wakefield, J Thompson                    18 – 17
R Bateman, T Hennessey, A McMahon, B Buckingham       19 – 15
W Robertson, V Deeble, A Prove, E Biar                              23 – 17

Two Wins – Great

Division 1 

Hahndorf lost to Oakbank 93 to 58 on Saturday with all rinks losing.

The rinks of Bob Edwards, together with Richard Crocker, Ray Rattray and Roger Mableson  was the only rink competitive, losing 20 to 23.  The match was close all day with Oakbank holding a slender lead throughout, but they drew away on the 23rd end to lead by 5 and Edwards could not come back from there.

Rick Babbidge and his rink of Leo Lambert, Alby Gluyas and Sue Maddern were defeated in the end by 12 shots.  The game was reasonably close early, but the team lost 19 shots over 6 ends from the 10th end and they could not recover.

Phil Nagel’s rink lost shots early in the match and were never a chance losing by about 15 shots.

Division 2

A good win this week has elevated Hahndorf to fifth place on the HBA premiership ladder and indicates that there is still a chance for a berth in the finals, albeit a slim chance.

The team travelled to Oakbank to meet an opposition which has not had a good run all season. With their team being one player short, this bad fortune has seemingly continued.

All Hahndorf rinks adapted to the green well and were in control all afternoon. Graham Evans and Con Harmer won fifteen of the twenty-five ends, Shelly Howe fourteen. The Harmer four scored quickly against Andrew Thiele’s players to be up 15-7 at the thirteenth end. Thereafter they continued to maintain this lead despite a determined effort by the home side. The Evans rink, playing against that of Allen Hughes, led their game by the same margin of 8 shots at the thirteenth. They increased this lead to win the game by ten shots with both teams having fought evenly through the remaining ends. The Shelly Gang, pitted against Trevor Rosenbauer’s reduced rink, almost achieved an “eight” on the tenth end but for the opposition skip’s accuracy with his first bowl. Hahndorf’s winning of ends with bigger numbers carried the day.

Hahndorf has a bye next Saturday. The premiership ladder at the conclusion of that day’s play will no doubt lead to some spirited analysis and predictions about the closing stages of the HBA competition and indeed the finals. Some Hahndorf stalwarts have already ‘done the numbers’.

Division 3

It was hot at Hahndorf and all players were feeling the heat at the end of the day, some more than others.  Pam  was the stand out winner of the “keep cool” competition after an impromptu shower on the 16th and Pat’s ice vest was the fashion accessory of the day.  The games were played in good spirits, with much bantering between the clubs.

Dave Grego, Pam, Dave Thyer and Cheryl – 14-26. The team were kept on their toes early in the game and were behind 4-9 on the 8th, but a great 5 on the 9th put them in the lead and it was even at the break.  Lobethal won most of the remaining ends, sealing victory with a 4 and 5 to eventually beat Hahndorf.   Dave Thyer surprised himself with some very accurate bowling and Cheryl as 3rd has the makings of a good Skip.  Dave Grego summed up the day’s activities with the pithy comment “weather hot, bowls not”!

Allen, Janet, Matthew and Merv – 20-18. This was a closely fought, low scoring tussle all day with Hahndorf being 12-13 down at the break.  Good concentration by the team took the game up to Lobethal on the 18th to be even at 16-16, but Lobethal won the next end with a 2.  A resounding 3 and 1 on the final two ends gave Hahndorf the game in an evenly fought contest.   A Lobethal player glumly advised that Skip Allen was in great form, saving a 5 and a couple of 3s.  Matthew played “exceptionally well” and Janet and Merv both had good games.

Pat, Jenny, Diane and Paul – 35-9. Although Skip Pat had a brain fade (only due to the heat of course) on one end putting the jack on the wrong line (anyone knowing Pat would understand this), the team played beautifully, starting with a 4, 5 and 3.  At the break Hahndorf were 19-3 up continuing in this winning vein to finish 35-9.  Comments re the game included “dream team”, “Paul played beautifully”, “Jenny was excellent”,  “I was just an armchair skip waving my hands around” – and from Lobethal “demoralising”!    Following this win, on the return to the clubrooms of Div 1 and 2 teams, they also also won Rink of the Week (to Shelly’s chagrin)!  A very happy team.

Results were:

Div 1: Hahndorf (4) defeated by Oakbank (7) at Oakbank             56 – 98 
R Babidge, S Maddern, A Gluyas, L Lambert                                     23 – 37
R Edwards, R Mableson, R Rattray, R Crocker                                  20 – 23
P Nagel, C Button, C Rowe, T Anderson                                            13 – 38

Div 2: Hahndorf (7) defeated Oakbank (9) at Oakbank                    90 – 56
C Harmer, M Wheal, J Thompson, B Buckingham                               28 – 21
M Howe, W Robertson, V Deeble, B Engel                                          36 – 19
G Evans, R Bateman, T Button, A Proeve                                            26 – 16

Div 3: Hahndorf (10) defeated Lobethal#2 (6) at Hahndorf               69 – 53  
A McMahon, M Trubee, M Armitage, J Liebelt                                        20 – 18
D Grego, C Thompson, D Thyer, P Grego                                              14 – 26
P Wakefield, P Williams, D Turner, J Benham                                         35 – 9

Lobethal Losses

Division 1

Hahndorf lost to Lobethal on Saturday division 1 bowls 83 to 57.  The good news was that one rink was up to score 2 premiership points.

Phil Nagel’s rink with Tim Anderson, Chris Rowe and Chris Button narrowly won 23 to 22.  They were well on top prior to the tea break leading 15 to 6 but found themselves under pressure thereafter and at the 21st they trailed by 3 shots.  The side steadied to tie at 22 all with one end to play and one shot scored on the last saw them to victory.

The rink of Bob Edwards, together with Richard Crocker, Ray Rattray and Roger Mableson could not take a trick, and were soundly beaten 16 to 31.  The side actually bowled quite well, but the Lobethal skipper had a day out upsetting heads with his final bowl on many occasions to put his side in front.

Rick Babidge and his rink of Leo Lambert, Alby Gluyas and Sue Maddern were defeated in the end 18 to 30.  In a tight tussle early, Babidge got to a lead of 5 shots at the 14th, but unfortunately lost some big numbers on a couple of ends from that point and could not recover.

Division 2

When Hahndorf last met Lobethal 1 at Lobethal last November they were outclassed, losing by 42 shots. On this occasion, playing at home, the loss was 16 shots.  Considering the calibre of the opposition, this is a creditable performance by the whole team.

All home rinks got away to a very good start, but as one astute observer wryly noted “Lobethal then worked out how to play a normal paced green and slowly pegged Hahndorf back”.

After twelve ends Hahndorf had cause for optimism with all rinks up: Con Harmer 15-4, Graham Evans 9-5, Shelly Howe 11-8. Alas, only the Harmer four was able to maintain their lead ‘til the end of the game with a 4 shot victory over Roger Jarman’s rink.

Playing against the four of Paul Maloney, Graham’s rink won seven of the first twelve ends but only managed to score in four of the remaining thirteen, each with single shots. The Hahndorf crew’s fighting spirit was evident by wins in the final two ends of the game.

Shelly’s four held a creditable 8 shot lead at the ninth, but Kevin Schulz’s rink whittled that advantage down to be up by 5 shots at the sixteenth. Hahndorf battled back with wins on the last nine ends but it was not enough with the visitors recording an 8 shot victory.

Hahndorf remains in seventh position on the premiership ladder. Next week they meet Oakbank at Oakbank.

Division 3

The game was played at Lobethal in very pleasant conditions, a change from the recent very hot weather.  We were up against the highly fancied Lobethal 1, currently top of the ladder.  Our team Hahndorf tried hard all day but Lobethal, on their home slow greens, were out to keep their reputation intact.

Skip Tom and his band of Jenny, Shaz and Jeff were behind from the very first end,  but won a great end on the 5th with a six and were in still in front on the 6th.   However Lobethal won most of the subsequent ends and at the break were 7 points up at 21-12.  The final score was 16-26, a good score on the day.

Skip Pat, Merv, Matthew and Alan didn’t have the best of days, although Lead Merv and his  counterpart Barry Elliott had a good contest.  The match was dominated by Lobethal, who only allowed Hahndorf six ends. Final score 7-35.

Skip Dave Greco, Pam, Dave Thyer and Cheryl were out of the blocks early to be in front until the 4th end.  Lobethal then fired up, scored a 6, two 4s and one 3 before the break to be 21-7 up.  Final score 13-33.

Results were:

1: Hahndorf (4) defeated by Lobethal (1) at Hahndorf                   57 – 83
R Babidge, S Maddern, A Gluyas, L Lambert                                     18 – 30
R Edwards, R Mableson, R Rattray, R Crocker                                  16 – 31
P Nagel, C Button, C Rowe, T Anderson                                            23 – 22

Div 2: Hahndorf (5) defeated by Lobethal (4) at Hahndorf              52 – 68
C Harmer, M Wheal, D Turner, B Buckingham                                     22 – 18
M Howe, W Robertson, V Deeble, B Engel                                          17 – 25
G Evans, R Bateman, D Bateman, A Proeve                                       13 – 25

Div 3: Hahndorf (9) defeated by Lobethal#1 (1) at Lobethal            36 – 94
T Hennessey, J Thompson, S Engel, J Benham                                   16 – 26
D Grego, C Thompson, D Thyer, P Grego                                             13 – 33
P Wakefield, A McMahon, M Armitage, J Liebelt                                     7 – 35

Wednesday Results…..

Results were:
Division One
Hahndorf (4) defeated by Mt Barker (2) at Mt Barker        45 – 52
C Button, L Lambert, D Grego, S Howe                                  19 –13
R Edwards, R Rattray, G Evans, R Crocker                             8 – 23
P Nagel, T Anderson, M Wheal, B Buckingham                     16 – 16

Division Two
Hahndorf (5) defeated by Mt Barker (1) at Mt Barker         78 – 39
R Bateman, T Hennessey, J Thompson, J Benham                12 – 33
W Robertson, V Deeble, R Burton, A Stevens                         16 – 23
C Harmer, A McMahon, D Bateman, C Thompson                  11 – 22


Division Three Defeats Mt Barker #2

My thanks to the members who have stepped up and now providing write-ups for our teams on Saturdays.  Fantastic.  Still looking for Wednesday teams!!

Division 1

Hahndorf visited top side Mt Barker on Saturday and had its chances during the day but finally went down 73 to 64.

The one rink up was Bob Edwards who with Roger Mableson, Ray Rattray and Richard Crocker defeated their opponents 25 to 24.  Edwards got away to a slender lead of four shots at the tea break, only to lose the next four ends to trail by six shots.  However they fought back to be down one shot coming into the last end, but were able to score 2 shots to come out winners.

Rick Babidge and his rink of Sue Maddern. Alby Gluyas and Leo Lambert had a close game but lost but just one shot 18 to 19.  They only won two of the first ten ends but only lost one shot on each of the losing ends, to trail by six shots.  They fought back to level the scores 17 all at the 23rd but could not quite get the victory.

Phil Nagel with Chris Button, Chris Rowe and Tim Anderson got away to a good start and were 6 shots up at the 12th end. Losing multiple shots on many ends thereafter saw the game turnaround with the final result down 21 to 30.

Div 2: Down under the Dome 

It was always going to be a tough afternoon playing against the second placed side on the HBA Premiership Ladder. In our last encounter with Mt Barker on our home green the ‘roos won two of three rinks (63-76). Sadly on this occasion they almost doubled our score and as a result Hahndorf has slipped back to seventh place in the competition.

All rinks were holding their own ‘til the afternoon tea break after which momentum was lost and winning shots were hard to achieve.

Con Harmer’s four started well against that of Keith Bolto with the lead changing three times. Hahndorf was just one shot behind at the fourteenth, having won nine of the ends to that point.  Such was the pressure asserted by the home team, Con’s hard-pressed band was only able win another two ends by game’s end.

Shelly Howe’s rink had the hardest battle, winning less than a third of the ends. Hahndorf was leading 6-2 after six ends at which time Judy Thomas’ four stole the show. An indication of opposition tenacity can be illustrated by one end where their lead’s first bowl finished less than 40cm from the jack: Hahndorf’s lead responded masterfully by displacing that bowl and holding the vital ground only for his opponent to then draw inside with her second bowl.

Graham Evans’ rink, playing against Murray Thomas, had the closest competition only to lose by ten shots by dropping eleven in the final five ends of the game. It was looking very promising with a one, six, five and one winning shot response to Mt Barker’s claim on the first three ends and Graham’s crew remained in front until the twenty-first. Again, an illustration of the Barker strength:  Hahndorf went down by two shots on one end with our third delivering an impressive toucher which then stopped less than 4mm from the jack:  two of the opposition’s bowls, however, remained in situ as resting touchers J.

Such is the intriguing game of (lawn) bowls. Next week Div 2 meets top-placed Lobethal 1 at Hahndorf.

 Division 3

Hahndorf played home against Mt Barker #2 on a very hot day where the new shade cloth backdrops were of immense benefit in keeping players cool and out of direct sun while not on the rink.

Tom Hennessey’s rink had a good win being ahead all day.  A five on the 19th and a four on the 14th end, as well as three threes and numerous twos, sealed the fate of Mt Barker, who had more modest scores.  At the break Tom was 18-6 and the final score was 33-11.

Dave Grego’s team also won, starting positively with a four on the first end and a three on the 8th.  At the break they were 15-7 and looking comfortable.  However, Janet’s scones and cream revitalised Mt Barker and on the 18th the scores were even at 18-18.  Dave obviously thought Mt Barker had been given enough incentive and a three on the 19th and a two on the 20th gave Hahndorf the victory at 23-9.

Alan McMahon’s rink were in the game early, but Mt Barker started pegging them back.  On the 11th end scores were 10-6 and at the break Hahndorf led 11-10.  However, Mt Barker came out fighting, with a bit of luck on their side, and held Hahndorf to only one more shot for the rest of the game.  Final score 12-18.

Well played in very hot conditions with points allocated 12-2 on the competition ladder.

Results were:

Div 1: Hahndorf lost to Mt Barker at Mt Barker             64 – 73
R Babidge, S Maddern, A Gluyas, L Lambert                    18 – 19
R Edwards, R Mableson, R Rattray, R Crocker                 25 – 24
P Nagel, C Button, C Rowe, T Anderson                           21 – 30

Div 2: Hahndorf lost to Mt Barker at Mt Barker            58 – 113
C Harmer, M Wheal, T Button, B Buckingham                   16 – 35
M Howe, W Robertson, V Deeble, B Engel                        16 – 42
G Evans, R Bateman, P Williams, D Bateman                   26 – 36

Div 3: Hahndorf defeated Mt Barker #2 at Hahndorf      68 – 48
T Hennessey, J Thompson, D Turner, J Benham                33 – 11
D Grego, A Proeve, S Engel, J Liebelt                                23 – 19
A McMahon, M Armitage, P Wakefield, C Thompson         12 – 18

Division Two Win

Hi Guys / Girls
Still looking for a member to do the write-ups for these teams.

Results were:

Hahndorf defeated by Gumeracha at Gumeracha                 48 – 70
C Button, S Howe, D Grego, A Stevens                                     18 – 17
R Edwards, R Rattray, G Evans, R Crocker                               20 – 20
P Nagel, T Anderson, M Wheal, C Harmer                                10 – 33

Division Two
Hahndorf defeated Gumeracha at Gumeracha                      65 – 52
V Deeble, T Hennessey, P Wakefield, A Proeve                        19 – 19
W Robertson, J Thompson, R Burton, B Buckingham                21 – 22
R Bateman, A McMahon, C Thompson, J Benham                    11 – 25