Friday Mexican Fiesta

Members, family and friends are invited to attend the Friday Mexican Fiesta hosted by the Division Two Teams – details are:

  • When: Friday 23rd October
  • Time: 6.00pm
  • Cost: $15.00/person
  • Where: Clubrooms
  • Bookings Essential

Names please on the form located on the Club Notice Board by Wednesday 21st October.

A Flyer is attached for your fridge: click  Friday Fiesta

Out with the Old!!

After ten long years of excellent service, our green is now a thing of the past.  Starting today (Monday, 5th October 2020), Tony and his staff have begun the process of removing the old green and underlays, in readiness for the new green to be laid over the next two weeks.

Tony has not been able to move some of the underlay rolls as they are full of water from the overnight and today’s rains. He estimates they are at least 150kgs each.  Water could be seen draining out of those moved into the ditch drain.

For those who haven’t visited the Club today below photos show the first stage of the process.


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…

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.

Excellent Bowls Championships

Members were treated to some great bowls when watching the Championship games at the Club yesterday (Saturday).

In the Women’s pairs, although the scores did not reflect the game, Val Deeble and Di Bateman made Sue Maddern and Shelly Howe work for their win.

The Men’s singles final went down to the wire with Richard Crocker holding his nerve coming back from nine shots down to draw level with Dave Greggo at 23 all.  Richard’s first bowl drew to the jack and Dave drew close and Richard added another at the jack.  Dave attempted a running shot collecting the jack but was unable to reduce the number and Richard maintained his two shots to take out the game 25-23.

The Women’s singles final was just as exciting.  Sue Maddern gained the upper hand early leading by as much as ten shots but Val Deeble regained her composure and twice edged ahead in the closing stages.  With the score at 21-20 in Val’s favour, Sue edged past for a 25-21 win.

The Men’s pairs of Jamie Burt and Roger Mableson against Barry Rimmer and Greg Miller was close in the early ends but Burt and Mableson gained the ascendency and moved away for a comfortable win.