Div 1 Great Win – one not so lucky!!

Saturday’s Top Division had a great win overcoming a strong Mt Barker team 76 – 56 shots at Gumeracha BC.  Jamie Burt’s rink of Tim Anderson, Roger Mableson, and Rob Hutchinson gave the team an enormous boost winning 32- 7 whilst Geoff Deeble’s rink of Sue Hutchinson, Chris Rowe, and Phil Nagel fought out a 21 all draw.  Rick Babidge’s rink of Richard Crocker, Barry Rimmer, and Sue Maddern fought out a close game going down by 5 shots.  The third to last end saw Rick draw the shot with his last bowl to see his opponent, Brenton Smith run at the head and converted to six shots up.  Just one bowl!!

Next week the team will take on Woodside at Mt Barker and we wish them all the best.

Wednesday’s Top Division had a disappointing loss to Lobethal at Oakbank BC. Whilst all three rinks went down, the scores were no indication of the overall performance.  Next week they take on Mt Barker at Woodside BC.

Again, we wish them all the best.

If you have a spare afternoon the teams would appreciate your support.


Discovery – Hahndorf Resort Confirms

Following the purchase of the Handorf Resort by Discovery Parks from Lynn and Brian Shirripa, we are pleased to announce Discovery has confirmed their continuation of the sponsorship through the Hahndorf Resort.

If you haven’t utilised their facilities or recommended them to family or friends, here are some facts:

“Discover the historic charm of the Adelaide Hills with a stay at Discovery – Hahndorf Resort. Located in the heart of Hahndorf and only 20-minutes from the Adelaide CBD, you’re in the perfect location to enjoy all that the Adelaide hills has to offer.

Take a stroll down the town’s leafy main street to enjoy galleries, shops, and fine food including traditional German fare and artisan cheese or, take a drive out to discover other charming Hills villages and amazing local cellar doors. There’s also plenty of family-friendly activities nearby too with hiking trails, National Parks and the Beerenberg strawberry farm right on your doorstep.

Enjoy award-winning accommodation set among rolling hills and scenic bushland. Whether you’re a couple, family or group of friends, we’ve got rooms to suit your individual needs including powered campsites, self-contained cabins, and resort-style rooms in close proximity to event facilities.”

We welcome Discovery Parks to our Club and look forward to their continued support.

Members are reminded to support our sponsors.

Two In – others so close!!!

It would be fair to say that this season has been a great success and one the Club can be proud of.  Fielding four teams on Saturdays and two on Wednesdays was always going to be a stretch but, except for a few weeks, we have been able to provide all our members with a game.  Well done to the selectors on their efforts.

This week we have our Wednesday Top Division playing Lobethal at Oakbank, after finishing second.  On Saturday, our Top Division is playing Mt Barker at Gumeracha.  They finished fourth.  Well done to all bowlers and best of luck.  If you have a free afternoon the bowlers would appreciate your support.

Our Wednesday Second Division team finished just outside the four in fifth place.  Sadly our Saturday Second Division team narrowly missed the finals on percentage, also finishing fifth.  Our two Third Division sides finished seventh (gold team) and fifth (silver team) respectively.  The silver team also had a chance of making the finals over the last two weeks.

What a great effort by every member!!  Congratulations.

Don’t forget the Club events need to be finished prior to the EOS Presentation Dinner so please organise asap.

Fitness Life Studios Extends its sponsorship!

We are delighted to advise that Fitness Life Studios have extended their sponsorship to include Breathe Indulgence Day Spa.  Owned and managed by Jess and Rowan Mumford, the Spa is located within walking distance from the gym. Breathe Indulgence offers our members and their families a place to relax and indulge themselves.   Details of each follow:

 Breathe Indulgence & Beauty

…It’s the perfect place to BREATHE…

If there was something we’d like to say to our clients when they arrive it would be ‘welcome home, it’s great to have you’. We have created a space for people from all walks of life to feel welcomed and spoilt. We are passionate about the service we give; the world class brands we offer and the gentle, professional approach we provide.

The only thing better than relaxing and indulging at BREATHE is doing it with friends and loved ones. Hosting couples and groups is our specialty! Talk to us about booking in for your next anniversary or group for your next special event. A package and catering can be arranged to suit you and your budget.

It has been said time and time again that ‘BREATHE is the place to go’.
So come in and try us for yourself. We’d love to have you!

The BREATHE team
​level 1/2 Strathalbyn Rd
Aldgate, SA 5154
08 8339 7956


Established in 2008, Fitness Life Studios boasts a proud history of being a service-based club focused on developing the health of it’s surrounding communities. We have worked hard to create an environment where everyone is accepted and given the opportunity to begin their own personal journey towards a healthier version of themselves. Our diverse family of coaches are passionate and support our community in a number of ways, such as one on one personal training, group training, and often a friendly wave and encouraging conversation on the gym floor.​

We encourage you to come and experience our culture, where we dedicate our time to INSPIRE’ you with the reality that everything is achievable with the right help, MOTIVATE’ you with the knowledge of what it takes, guide you through the challenges and share the feeling of achievement with you when you SUCCEED’. 

Fitness Life Studios
Shop 2/232 Mt barker Rd,
Aldgate SA 5154
08 8339 1455

Further details of an expansion program into a town near you will follow……

Teams boost finals chances!!

Saturday wins over strong Woodside teams boosted our Top and Second Division team’s chances of playing finals.  The top division stayed in fourth spot whilst the Second division jumped into third position.   With one round to go against Gumeracha, wins will consolidate our finals asperations.

Jamie Burt had a great win being up by 20 shots over Woodside’s Brett Norman, Geoff Deeble had a fight but drew with Peter “mango” Mangelscorf, with Rick Babidge closing the midterm gap to within six shots to Andrew Alberd.

In the second division the lead changed hands throughout the day with Woodside getting on top only to see our rinks fight back.  At the close of play, all our rinks had won their games.  Val Deeble led to way with a six-shot win over highly fancied Alex Reynolds, Jeff Thompson won by five shots over Gavin Alberd and Dave Grego, after the lead change three times in the final six ends, won by two shots.

Well done to all.

New Men’s Pairs Champions

Former pairs champions, Bob Edwards and Ray Rattray, today (Wednesday) took on up-and-coming pair, Chris Button and Richard Crocker in stifling heat for the Fairley’s Shoex Men’s Pairs Chamionship.  Button and Crocker got away to a 9-3 lead by the sixth end, only to see their lead eroded with the scores level at 11 apiece at the completion of the twelfth end.  However, they steadied winning the last three ends getting home 16-11.

Congratulations to Chris and Richard and to Bob and Ray for the manner in which the game was played.


So close…..

Our rink of Phil Nagel, Geoff Deeble, Roger Mableson and Bob Edwards did our Club proud by making the final four in the SA Country Championships.  Their semi-final, was played in mild but windy conditions, against Kadina. Our team scored two-shots on the first end, however, the Kadina boys steadied and continued to play quality bowls. It seemed that whenever we had bowls around the jack they would simply remove them.  How frustrating!! The final score being 17-7.
However, we are proud of our team and the manner in which they played out the game. Congratulations.


Hutchinson Affair

Played in mild conditions, with the green running at 17 sec, the Infin8 Care Ladies and Men’s Club Singles Championships were played.  Chris Rowe and Rob Hutchinson contested the men’s whilst Sue Maddern and Sue Hutchinson battled out the ladies.

After Chris got away early, Rob got back to take the lead and continued running out a comfortable winner.  Sue H got in front early but right up until the final end, Sue M continued to fight back. Sue M put the jack in the ditch to win the third and second to last ends however a two on the last end got Sue H home.

A quinella to the Hutchinsons!!

Earlier in the day, Val Deeble and Di Bateman met the two Sue’s, for the Phil Hoffmann Ladies Pairs Championship with the Sue’s getting home.

The finals of the Nepenthe Men’s Fours and IGA Hahndorf Triples have also been completed with Rick Babidge, Tim Anderson, Graham Evans, and David Grego winning the fours whilst Ray Rattray, Tim Anderson, and Richard Crocker won the triples.

Our congratulations to all the winners.

German Arms Hotel on board

We are delighted to advise members that the German Arms Hotel has agreed to sponsor our Club and support the Night Bowls program.

The hotel has gone through a remarkable upgrade since the new ownership and members are invited to have a drink or a meal and enjoy their hospitality.

When asked what had been undertaken, their response was:

“The new ownership group at the German Arms Hotel, is a group of passionate locals, looking to restore the Hotel back to its days as the heart of the Hahndorf Community. We are a team who have worked and lived in the Hill’s for over 30 years and look forward to welcoming familiar faces and families back to the Hotel. We are currently renovating areas of the classic old building, showcasing some of its wonderful original features- in the hope that it will, again, become Hahndorf’s favorite “Local”.

We welcome the team at the German Arm’s Hotel to the Hahndorf Bowling Club.