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From the Editor I hope you enjoy the first issue of Bowls Plus South Australia. The magazine has been published in Queensland for six years and in New South Wales for four years and after a change of ownership early this year, is going strong with a team of experienced and enthusiastic publishers. The Bowls Plus team is delighted to provide you with a South Australian edition. Send in your club’s news – the only way we know about it is if you tell us! Please let us know what you think of the magazine. Send your club news and comments about the magazine to Congratulations to Scott Thulborn, who led the men’s team to Australian Open Fours victory. Read more about Scott on pages 6-8. The Open was a huge success as anticipated, and you can see some of the photos on pages 12-13. Read about an innovative new game developed in Queensland called “Ten Rats” on page 17 and perhaps get an idea or two on recruiting members to your club on page 18. Seasoned bowlers, you might remember the name “Chris Thomas”. Chris played bowls at 800 clubs in 10 months throughout Australia to raise funds for cancer research. Read more about Chris on page 22.

If you’ve ever considered opening up a bowls shop, then you might enjoy reading more about opening a bowls shop from Aero Bowls on page 30. Finally, you’ll find some of Henselite’s new Capri bowls sprinkled throughout the magazine. You can win a super new Henselite bag by counting and letting us know how many bowls you find! Entry details are on page 8. Until next time,


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Last month’s letter from “The Grumpy Lead” generated some discussion around the issue of always being the lead. Here is the original letter plus some replies:

Dear Editor,

I feel like the forever the bridesmaid with my bowls. To me, I am the forever the lead and am getting very frustrated to the extent that I am thinking of giving up bowls. At my club, no matter whether the game be in pennants or social, I am always placed as lead. Pennants, I can appreciate that I will play the position that gives the best chance for the team and have no worries about that. But to constantly play lead is no better than turning up later in the day for a practice roll up by myself. No coaching is provided in the club to practice and develop other skills. Once a skip, always a skip seems to be the mantra of bowling clubs. More often than not my bowls hold shot when I have finished only to have poor tactics destroy the advantage particularly by not protecting the head. Unfortunately I am developing the smug satisfaction of seeing our team go down for lack of tactical skills. Before pennants start there are the usual trial games. The trials are merely a word because there are no trials of positional competencies. As lead, I am not tried or tested at any other position or bowling competency. Nor are any other player’s competencies tested. I am placed at lead; similarly the seconds and thirds are placed and of course the skips are appointed from the permanent skip pool. Changes are rare and seem to occur only on the basis of non availability. Regards, The Grumpy Lead

Hi Grumpy Lead,

To the Grumpy Lead

I am a state coach in WA. I have a “ clinic” on Sherro”s site here: au/colin_johnson_coaching … suggest a look??

I am frustrated also at my club as I’m always lead and play in low pennants grade. I recently played in a fire brigade Australasian championship and they couldn’t believe my club have me playing so low. When you play low you are not learning anything because you always forfeit and they put members who have been with club longer up to fill any gaps.

Also, if there’s no help at your club try this:

Do not at this stage worry about technique (remember your technique is yours alone, and everyone is different), only the application you know. Remember, the only one who gets a result in a “roll up” is the best bowler. You are better suited on your own. To improve and extend your ability try the following: • Use 4 bowls (or more) • Get 4 or 8 old bowls (club should have some) and set up a  reasonable easy head, 2 metres short of long end. Leave entry gaps fh =bf. • Place jack in middle. • Now spend 1hr drawing into the head making sure you constantly ‘’reach” so your bowl can come off bowls (this is making your own luck).   • Adjust head to suit what you are trying to achieve. Use your imagination, and enjoy what you will. This will give you all the shots that are required from lead =2 =3 =skip. Good luck, Col Johnson.

From Paul Attwood “Take heart Grumpy Lead. I think any Skip would tell you that a good lead is GOLD!!” “I love being lead, because I can rest between ends and don’t have anything to do but bowl. If I couldn’t be lead, I couldn’t bowl at all.” “If you are a lead you’re first one picked - it’s good to be a good lead.” “Good leads are like GOLD and you will always be sought after for competitive games.”

Dear Editor The replies to my letter to the editor have been very positive and encouraging for me. As a lead I seem to be ok considering that I seem to be the lead of choice in selections. It’s just that I feel the need to break out of the lead rut occasionally. Thank you Col for your careful roll up strategy and I will certainly go your way. Now my mind is tinkering with clubs’ administration and how that can be adaptable to encourage greater participation in lawn bowls. If the answer was simple we would not have dwindling and aging membership numbers. I am aware of a strong and buoyant club with membership ages around the late fifties but this club’s administration has no strategy or thoughts for membership recruitment over the next ten years. To me this club is merely ten years behind the host of clubs that are experiencing membership declines from age attrition. More thoughts to follow, The Grumpy Lead


Photo courtesy of Bowls Australia


Thulborn leads a stellar Men’s Fours title defence Steven Dennis and Nathan Pedersen complete a stellar Australian Open double, picking up the Fours title to go with their Pairs triumph Defending Men’s Fours champions Steven Dennis, Nathan Pedersen, Wayne Ruediger and Scott Thulborn have reclaimed their title in an exhilarating match against Josh Thornton, Jerome Coles, Wayne Wilson and Barrie Lester, defeating them 16-13. Dennis and Pedersen already had a successful Australian Open campaign by securing dual Australian Open titles, after claiming the Pairs title. “Pretty excited, but a bit drained to be honest after the last day,” said Dennis. “I’m happy that we got up in the end.”  Thulborn’s four maintained a steady lead throughout the match, where after the twelfth end they were up nine shots, 15-6, however, Lester’s team retaliated strongly, gaining a five on the penultimate end to put themselves right back into the match with the final end to play at 15-13. Yet in the final end, Thulborn’s four showed why they were the

defending champions, masterfully gaining a one to win the match and take home the $12,000 for a second consecutive year. Dennis commented on how difficult the Australian Open can be, with matches won and lost in the final ends of play. “Even when we were 7-up, I still thought that they had a chance, and if we dropped a number, they were back in the game, and we did, and it got tight there in the end,” said Dennis. “All the teams we’ve played against have been really solid leading up to it.”  On the dynamics between the four players, Dennis relies on the friendship between the championship teammates to be successful on the green. “We’re all really good mates and I guess that goes a long way with being able to bowl well,” said Dennis. “There’s always someone to back them up and we all pitch in together.” BOWLS PLUS SOUTH AUSTRALIA AUGUST 2016 7

More about Scott Thulborn State: South Australia Country of Birth: Australia Club: Adelaide Bowling Club Bowl Used: Dreamline XG’s Size 4H Riptide Slice Why do you use this bowl? I like XG’s because they have a friendly and consistent line on the draw and runners on all surfaces. Career Goals My goals are to improve, keep performing well and to one day represent Australia and win a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games. What’s next for you? Training hard and competing in the golden nugget, Helensvale 5aside and then world Champ of Champions in Helensvale. Career Highlights • Winning 3 Premier 1 pennants in a row with my Dad and fellow teammates at Adelaide. • Winning a gold medal in the Mixed fours representing Australia in the Asia Pacific Merdeka Championship in 2015. Achievements • 2016 Australian Open Fours Champion. • 2015 Merdeka Mixed Fours Gold Medalist. • 2014 & 2015 Australian Champion Of Champions Winner. • 2015 Australian Open Fours Champion. • 4x SA Bowler of The Year. • 3x Adelaide Masters Singles Champion. • 3x SA State Triples Winners. • 2013/14 State Champion of Champions Pairs winners. • 2011/12 & 2012/13 SA State Singles Champion. What would you do if you weren’t bowling? I really have no idea!!


Bio courtesy of Henselite. Photos courtesy of Bowls Australia.


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Timeline of international events in Australia 2016 World Singles Champion of Champion November 14 to 20 - Club Helensvale, QLD

2017 World Cup

Dates to be confirmed - Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club, NSW

2017 World Singles Champion of Champion

Dates to be confirmed - St Johns Park Bowling Club, NSW

2017-19 Trans Tasman

Dates to be confirmed - Venues to be confirmed, QLD

2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games April 4 to 15 - Broadbeach Bowls Club, QLD

2018 World Singles Champion of Champion Dates to be confirmed - St Johns Park Bowling Club, NSW

2019 Asia Pacific Championships

June 4 to 12 - Broadbeach Bowls Club, Club Helensvale, Musgrave Hill Bowls Club, QLD

2020 World Bowls Championships

May 23 to June 7 - Broadbeach Bowls Club, Club Helensvale, Musgrave Hill Bowls Club, QLD


How to care for your bowls… Henselite have provided some answers to frequently asked questions about the best way to take care of your bowls.

Q. What is the best way to store and transport my bowls? A. Henselite Bowls Bags are specially designed to protect your bowls when they are being stored or transported. Place the bowls in the bag so that they ride on the running surface, not the engraving. This will protect the engraving from wear and tear.

Q. What do I do if my bowls are in contact with sand or grit? A. To avoid the abrasive effect of sand or grit, wipe your bowls with a Henselite Polishing Cloth or Sleeve before placing them in your case or bag. Ensure that the bottom of your bowls case or bag is free of sand or grit.

Q. How do I retain the shine on my bowls? A. Regularly polish your bowls with Grippo using a Henselite Polishing Cloth or Sleeve to keep that ‘new bowl’ sheen. If too much polish accumulates on your bowls, wash the bowls in hot water with soap or mild detergent (such as dishwashing liquid) then dry and polish as usual.

Q. Light scratch marks have appeared on the running surface of my bowls. Is this normal? A. New, highly polished bowls will always show slight scratch marks on the running surface after use. These marks in no way affect the performance of the bowl or indicate a problem with the bowl. They may usually be polished out using Grippo and a Henselite Polishing Cloth or Sleeve or lightly rubbed with fine steel wool and then polished as usual.

Q. I can’t polish some scratches out. Will this affect the performance of my bowls? A. Some greens may be “top-dressed” with a sharp, abrasive, granite-type sand. This may cause bowls to scratch or wear more readily. The performance of the bowl is not affected providing the wear on the running surface is even.

Q. Will the bias of my bowls be affected by normal use? A. The bias of a lawn bowl may be affected by wear through normal use. If you regularly use two or three bowls, rotate the four bowls in your set so that any wear is evenly distributed. This ensures your bowls remain matched for bias. We also recommend that you have your bowls re-tested every three years to check the bias still complies with World Bowls Ltd regulations.

Q. My coloured bowls have become marked, how can I clean them? A. Coloured bowls may become marked through contact with other bowls and with the ditch. Clean your bowls gently by washing them with a mild detergent to remove these marks then polish as usual.

Q. My bowls have changed colour, is this normal? All lawn bowls on the market today are either made of “bakelite” in the case of black bowls or “melamine” for all coloured bowls. The properties of melamine are ideal for a lawn bowl, although like many plastics has its limits when it comes to UV stability. This known limitation was pointed out to the World Bowls Board, when the regulations where changed to allow coloured bowls, and it is also why all manufacturers of lawn bowls state in their warranties that colour may change as a result of UV. This change in colour is usually only apparent after removing stickers from the surface of a bowl and noticing the direct contrast between the exposed and protected surfaces. As a result we recommend storing bowls in a box or bag, when not in use on the green.


Australian Open 2016 2016 CHAMPIONS     Men’s singles:

Aron Sherriff (NSW)

Women’s singles:

Natasha Scott (NSW)

Men’s pairs:

Steven Dennis (SA) and Nathan Pedersen (NSW)

Women’s pairs:

Anne Johns (NSW) and Rebecca Van Asch (TAS)

Men’s fours:

Steven Dennis (SA), Nathan Pedersen (NSW), Wayne Ruediger (SA) and Scott Thulborn (SA)

Women’s fours:

Tiffany Brodie (VIC), Amelia Bruggy (VIC), Georgia White (QLD), Chloe Stewart (QLD)

Under-18 boys’ singles:

Jono Davis (NSW)

Under-18 girls’ singles:

Tiffany Brodie (VIC)

Over 60’s men’s pairs:

Colin Lowery (NZ) and Peter Belliss (NZ)

Over 60’s women’s pairs:

Faye Luke (SA) and Therese Hastings (WA)

Physical disability men’s singles:

Josh Barry (VIC)

Physical disability women’s Carolyn Crawford (NZ) singles: Multi-disability pairs:

Nathan Appleton (QLD) and Josh Barry (VIC)

Vision impaired men’s singles:

Carl Fountain (UK)

Vision impaired women’s singles:

Lynne Seymour (QLD)

Vision impaired mixed pairs:

Chris Backstrom (QLD) and Jake Fehlberg (QLD)

Hearing impaired mixed singles:

Barry Lynne (QLD)

Intellectual disability mixed singles:

Nathan Appleton (QLD)

Photos - Top to bottom: Steve Halmai caught up with friend Peter Belliss at Paradise Point; Ivan Kerkow father of Kelvin; Anne Dunwoodie (from Taylor Bowls in Scotland)


Brett Wilkie in final of

Open Men’s Singles

Neville Wood Bradley on Over 60’s pairs at Paradise Point

L to R Alan Law (Th

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& Kris Lehfeldt Michael Anderson le at Club Helensva als fin irs Pa en in Op

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Rob Parrella

Aron Sherriff winner of Men’s Open Singles


I’ll do it later... “I love deadlines – I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by,” British writer Douglas Adams once said. Adams, noted mainly for “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” had spent 10 years working on his novel “The Salmon of Doubt” before he died in 2001, after not producing a complete first draft. Once, in desperation, Adams’s book editors had to trap him in a hotel suite for three weeks to get him to write a manuscript. When asked to write radio scripts, Adams recalled spending “six months taking baths and eating peanut butter sandwiches”. Bruce Tuckman, noted for his study of groups, and an educational psychologist at Ohio State University in Columbus, tracked 116 students over 216 activities and compared those who scored low on the procrastination scale to those with high scores. Tuckman discovered that those who scored low on the procrastination scales tended to do better academically than those who were higher on the scale. Although procrastinators often claim that they produce their best work under pressure, how do they know? “They really don’t know how well they would actually do if they didn’t procrastinate” says Tuckman. According to Procrastination Central, those of us who procrastinate “tend to underperform in every aspect of their lives, from heath to finance” ( Perfectionism is a common contributing factor to procrastination. Psychotherapist, Dr Timothy Quek argues that most procrastinators do not believe they are perfectionists. He goes on to say “perfectionism can lead to “starts and spurts” performance, meaning that an individual goes on a cleaning spree, or attacks a task with great energy and then slumps back in exhaustion after having exasperated, irritated, or alienated everyone around.”

Quek defines perfectionism as having the following three major characteristics: 1. The intense desire to jump in and do things yourself because others just can’t do it right. 2. The insistent attitude that you wouldn’t even start on something if you can’t do it well. 3. The profound need for closure, indicated by agitation or discomfort should something be left “hanging”.

These characteristics compel the perfectionist to procrastinate. Quek suggests that perfectionistic procrastinators acknowledge and dislike these three tendencies, after which they can begin to apply systematic, practical solutions. 14 BOWLS PLUS SOUTH AUSTRALIA AUGUST 2016

Immediate actions you can take to reduce procrastination: Goal setting Take any project that you are putting off and break it down into manageable chunks. If you still can’t get started, take each chunk and break it down further. Ideally, you should end up with small tasks that can be achieved fairly soon. Make them specific, write them down and visualise yourself completing them.

Stimulus Control Clear your environment of any distractions. Your computer, your television or your mobile phone are major distractions. If you spend hours on the internet without realising it, then this may be one of your main distractions. Recreational web-surfing costs the United States as much as US$54 billion annually. Retrieve your email every few hours, reply to pressing issues and then close the window. Make a rule not to read jokes until you’ve made progress on meeting your goals.

Routines Start your routine slowly, and schedule them. Write these changes down, send yourself email reminders, set an alarm – whatever it takes to remember your new routine. Make sure that it is a manageable and easy task that you are scheduling and only change one thing at a time. Once you have established your routine and it has become a natural part of your day, move on and make another small change.

Be prepared and avoid bowls injuries Despite lawn bowls being a non-contact sport, injuries can still occur. The most common causes of injuries are falls, overexertion, repetitive bowling movements and being struck by a bowl. The most common types of injuries are fractures, sprains and strains to the hip, thigh, knee and lower leg.

How to avoid injuries Be prepared. Warm up and stretch before you play to improve your range of motion, support elasticity of tendons and ligaments and prevent straining your muscles. Ensure that you are fit enough for competitions, by walking or doing gentle exercise and stretches. Sick? Forget it. Avoid playing if you have a pre-existing illness or injury. Even a bad cold can feel much worse during extremely hot or cold weather. If in doubt, talk to your doctor. Cool down. Cooling down after playing bowls helps prevent stiffness and heart complications. Get your balance right. Try doing some simple balance training and exercises to strengthen your lower body, back and neck. Tai Chi is good for improving balance, and can help prevent falls. Gentle yoga or basic stretches improve flexibility and reduce stiffness. Perfect your technique. Learn correct techniques from an experienced coach or seasoned player to develop a good game technique. Poor balance and delivery, or an incorrect grip of the bowl can lead to injury. Selecting the correct size bowl will assist in improving technique. Use suitable /modified equipment. Use non-slip bowling mats to allow traction between your shoe and mat. A bowlers-arm can be used to alleviate hip or knee difficulties. Watch your back. Consider using a bowls trolley bag to avoid lifting heavy bowls bags. Using a bowls’ lifter to lift bowls for delivery ensures players are not continually bending down. Extreme conditions. Drink water before, during and after play. Be sunsmart and wear protective clothing and sunscreen. Do not play bowls in extreme weather conditions. Check your association’s extreme weather policy. BOWLS PLUS SOUTH AUSTRALIA AUGUST 2016 15


With a little research and by following a few simple steps, a pet bird can be a wonderful companion. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you think a bird is the pet for you. First of all, find out a bit about different types of birds, so you can make an informed decision about which one might be best for your home. It’s also a good idea to speak to your local pet store or vet, to help you find a reputable breeder in your area.

CARE & CLEANING Your bird’s cage, feeders, perches and toys need to be cleaned weekly, in a mild detergent solution and then rinsed thoroughly. Birds are clean animals, so you’ll also need to put a bowl of water into the cage each day for it to bath in. Help your bird exercise its feet and avoid claw or joint problems by providing a variety of natural branch perches to rest on. Your bird will also need plenty of room to extend its wings, so make sure movement around the cage isn’t restricted by too many toys. Keep an eye on your bird’s health, especially when first bringing it home. Alertness, bright eyes and shiny feathers are all signs your bird is happy and healthy. 16 BOWLS PLUS SOUTH AUSTRALIA AUGUST 2016

DIET & NUTRITION Provide your bird with fresh seed daily, and make it easy for it to remove the nutritious kernels from the seed by discarding empty husks. You can add variety to your bird’s diet by introducing fresh fruits and vegetables or a cuttlebone (check which are ok to feed your bird beforehand, as avocados, for example, are not good for birds) and you should also make sure your bird has fresh, clean water every day. Birds are creatures of habit and may need time to become accustomed to new surroundings or foods, so be patient and introduce them gradually. As with any animal, birds have dietary requirements that need to be met. TRILL™ mixes are blended from at least five different seeds and whole grains, to provide your bird with the protein and carbohydrates it needs. They also contain shell grit, which is a valuable source of calcium, essential for the development of strong bones and healthy muscles. See more about TRILL™ on the back cover. Birds need more nutrition than is offered by just seeds, so TRILL™ also contains NUTRIVIT™, a uniquely formulated multivitamin supplement that contains vitamins A, B group, C, D3 and E, plus Calcium and Iodine.

WHAT? Rats on the Green! Bowls Plus Queensland recently caught up with Mango Chutney, innovator of a new bowls game called Ten Rats, who explained the game to us. What is Ten Rats? Ten Rats Bowls is proper bowls on a bowling green, but with features inspired by 8 Ball Pool and computer game role playing. Ten Rats has the potential to lift Barefoot Bowls from just flinging bowls down to a competitive game that everyone can enjoy.

Can you explain this in bowling terms? Ten Rats is faster because it uses two mats at the same time and 10 Jacks (Rats), so scoring is 10 times easier. Ten Rats suits party time entertainment because one end is a complete game.

To make the Rats easy to hit, you can line them up like “ducks in a shooting gallery” or to make them harder to hit, you can group the Rats in a triangle like 8 Ball. One end constitutes a game; there are no teams or playing order, everyone plays for themselves. The more bowls you use the more chaos fun you can create. Scoring is one Rat Point for the closest bowl to each Rat. King Rat is a different coloured tennis ball and is worth three Rat Points.

Why do you use tennis balls?

So Ten Rats is faster, easier and does not require commitment to play for hours.

Tennis balls work well because they do not go far when hit, so they stay on the rink more often.

We’ve heard that the game has chaos factors. Can you tell us about this?

Is this game for beginners, or can experienced bowlers play too?

The Ten Rats Chaos Factors are: • You can use 24 bowls or more on one rink • There is no bowling order • There are no teams • Two bowls can be impacting the head at the same time • There is no scoreboard • There are no score cards • There will be a winner • There are 10 chances to score • The only “must do” rule is “do not damage the green”

Can you talk us through an example game? Sure. Ten Rats bowls uses 10 tennis balls for Jacks (called Rats) and two mats. The aim of the game is to bag the Rats.

Although Ten Rats is a fun way to introduce new players to bowls, seasoned bowlers should have a go at Ten Rats just for the fun of it. We’ve played with “sitting duck” Jacks one way and “8 ball triangle jacks” coming back. We found that the 8 ball jacks look easy to hit but it’s not as easy as it looks! It’s a great party game. You can make your game groovy with music and coloured bowls.

How else can you describe Ten Rats to us? If bowls was a classic car then Ten Rats would be a HOT ROD. If bowls was a Dinner Party then Ten Rats would be tasty FINGER FOOD. If bowls was an Opera then Ten Rats would be a ROCK BAND GIG. BOWLS PLUS SOUTH AUSTRALIA AUGUST 2016 17

Recruitment Challenges beaten by UK Bowls Club What can Australian clubs learn from this? We know that lawn bowls is a highly competitive game of skill, with multiple benefits to players such as social interaction and exercise. However, with club members dwindling and lawn bowls seen primarily as a sport for “old people”, clubs from all over the world are looking for various strategies to increase their membership. Playing Director Julie Woods from Worthing Pavilion Bowls Club in the UK has agreed to share some of the strategies their club adopted to address the problem of declining membership and getting enough players for already arranged matches. "I’d like to tell you about how my local club has tackled the issue of membership. One of the Directors took charge and decided a very proactive campaign had to be waged. It started with members delivering leaflets about the club in the surrounding area - initially to the houses and flats nearby but later to places further afield. People who normally would not have heard or noticed the club were made aware of it and invited to drop by and/or come to an Open Day (a couple of these had been organised). On the Open Days plenty of members were on hand to chat to visitors, offer refreshments and invite them to try their hand at bowling on the indoor rinks. The atmosphere was friendly and encouraging and many signed up for a coaching course. These numbers were swelled by the club attending local Sports & Leisure exhibitions in the town centre and by reaching out to people. Having initially got people through the door, the whole campaign would have faltered without the great team of coaches whose bowling experience, enthusiasm, friendliness and patience encouraged everyone to complete the training course and join the club. Over 90 new members joined our club in less than twelve months and, most importantly, new recruits continue to come along. I have to say I’m quite envious of the care given to the new members - it’s not a case of ‘sink or swim’. Several follow up training sessions were organised to 18 BOWLS PLUS SOUTH AUSTRALIA AUGUST 2016

enhance and develop their skills, such as Marking Evenings, Friendly Bowls, Improvement Sessions and A Refresher for Outdoor Bowling. Good links were established between the club and the local bowls shops. This helped ensure that new members got good advice and support when purchasing bowls and equipment and I know they appreciated it. Approaches were made through the shop to manufacturers to arrange for a range of suitable demonstration woods to be made available for training sessions, so new bowlers could try different models and sizes and be better informed when buying their own bowls. Looking to the future, overtures have also been made to encourage junior membership. Links have been established with local scout groups, high schools and primary schools. The scouts and students from one of the high schools have each had a couple of Fun Days organised by the Director and Coaches and feedback has been very positive - many were surprised at how much they enjoyed it! At present, several small groups of primary school pupils are attending Fun Days organised for them by the club. It would be wrong to suggest lots of youngsters are now going to be rushing through the door, impatient to join, but attitudes are being changed by these events and barriers continue to be broken down. Success has been achieved through sheer hard work with promotions and coaching. It has taken a lot of time and effort from everyone involved but it does show that you can make a difference!"

Editor’s comment: Thank you for your advice Julie. Bowls Plus readers, do you have anything further to add to Julie’s suggestions? Have you had success with some recruitment strategies? Would you share them with other clubs? If so, please email the editor on with your ideas.

New Regional Bowls Managers commence in QLD and WA RBMs are trained to provide the following services and advice to clubs: › Club Health Checks › Funding and grant applications › Helping increase participation and membership retention › Increasing the quantity and quality of coaches and officials › Approaching schools for junior recruitment › Strategic planning

Three new Regional Bowls Managers have commenced their roles with Bowls Australia The Regional Bowls Manager Program is expanding with a further three staff members employed to commence their service to bowling clubs in Queensland and Western Australia. The program will go from strength to strength with more Bowls Australia staff out in the field, visiting thousands of clubs and schools, building strong working relationships with clubs and helping to grow the grassroots of the game along the way.  Peter Nixon, a previous Regional Bowls Manager in Western Victoria who earned the inaugural Regional Bowls Manager of the Year Award at the 2014 Bowls Australia Hall of Fame and Awards Night, will join the team again when he commences his role in the Sunshine Coast to Hervey Bay region.  Nixon spent 23 years in the RAAF Logistics Branch and also held positions as Bowls Coach and Bowls Coordinator at Werribee, Ocean Grove and Moama Bowling Clubs in Victoria. His experience as a Regional Bowls Manager in Victoria and his involvement with the sport of bowls will ensure Nixon can jump straight back into the role helping clubs and their committees in his new region grow the sport.  Paul Jackson will commence his role in Townsville after relocating from Geelong,

› Website development › Health and wellbeing seminars

perhaps chasing some sunshine, in order to take up this position with Bowls Australia, in conjunction with Bowls Queensland.

› Purchasing bowls equipment

Jackson was most recently a Club Development and Bar Manager at the Highton Bowling Club in Victoria’s popular bowls region Geelong, a club he also bowled for.

› Accurate collection of membership and participation data

Jackson previously held a similar role at the South Bendigo Bowling Club and prior to his involvement in our sport, Jackson brings to the role 26 years of service to the ANZ bank in a variety of management positions. Shenayde Heldt has been a Western Australian State Lawn Bowls Representative (Under-18s and Open Ladies) since 2006 and is currently in the WA State Women’s Squad. Heldt is also an accredited Bowls Australia Coach and very passionate about growing the sport that she loves.   Heldt made a tough decision to give up working as a Child Protection Worker with the Department of Child Protection and Family Support in WA to commence this role alongside current WA Regional Bowls Manager Clive Adams; together they will assist clubs, most of which are volunteer based, in the west to increase participation and develop business plans to ensure their clubs future.

› Advertising and promotion

Your RBMs in South Australia are: Northern & Western SA Shane Moon Southern & Eastern SA Ian James

Go to the Bowls Australia website: to contact your RBM.


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Get A Group Together

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Destinations That You’ll Never Forget Looking for somewhere new and exciting to explore in 2017? We are all in search of that unforgettable holiday, so here are suggestions for some wonderful destinations that you might not have thought about before. Each place has unique features and is well worth considering, because now’s a fantastic time to visit.





Stunningly beautiful, but without the crowds you’ll find in Central Europe. From Oslo’s artistic Sculpture Park, to the beautiful still waters of Norway’s fjords and the historic Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, the highlights of Scandinavia are as diverse as they are memorable. Gate 1 Travel’s 11 Day Classic Scandinavia starts from $2749 per person with a $690 early bird saving, so not only off the regular tourist route, but an affordable European destination.

If you’re a lover of culture, history and exotic cuisines, then Morocco is the place to indulge all your travel fantasies. See the ancient ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis, discover the hidden treasures of the old medinas in Fez and Marrakesh, marvel at World Heritage-listed sites and travel through magnificent canyons. Gate 1 Travel’s first class escorted tours start from just $899 per person for 8 days.

It’s chaotic and confronting, but India is definitely incredible! Your experienced local tour manager will help you enjoy this quirky country to the fullest. From its astounding ancient sites to the world’s most famous monument to love, the Taj Mahal, every part of your adventure in India will remain a fond memory for years to come! Enjoy the confidence of travelling with first class comforts on a Gate 1 tour and you can even add on Nepal.

Of course no trip to China is complete without walking on the Great Wall, but there’s so much more to discover in the Middle Kingdom. The Terracotta Warriors display is astounding, Shanghai’s combination of old and new architecture is impressive and a visit to the Chengdu Panda Research Centre will set your cute meter soaring! Gate 1 Travel’s 13 Day China with 4 Day Yangtze Cruise from $2299 per person.

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FOR CANCER Guinness World Record holder for the Most Number of Bowls Clubs Played at in One Year, Chris Thomas, has reflected on his journey of playing bowls at 800 clubs in the short space of 10 months, all to raise funds for Cancer research. Chris began his challenge at the Gold Coast at the Tweed Heads Bowling Club and ended his journey at his home club, Cobram in Victoria.

Here’s Chris’ story, in his own words. Before gaining the Guinness World Record for the Most Number of Bowls Clubs Played at in One Year, and after the death of my dad from Prostate Cancer, I joined the ‘I will for Cancer’ fundraising campaign. Then I negotiated and signed a contract with Fashion ClubWear to produce Bowls Australia-approved Cancer Council bowls shirts with the blue ribbon for Prostate Cancer for men and a pink ribbon version for Breast Cancer for women. On my way to gaining the record, I travelled the east and south coasts of Australia. Starting on July 2, 2014 at Tweed Heads Bowls Club, my goal was to play 10 ends of singles against any club member at as many clubs as I could in a year. To verify everything, I had to get two club members, preferably office bearers, to sign eyewitness statements, take a 2-minute video of me playing and snap shots of me with my opponent at each club. By the end of July, with 65 clubs, the Gold Coast and the outer southern and eastern suburbs of Brisbane behind me, I was well on my way to achieving my goal. By August 31, and another 71 clubs down, I’d covered Brisbane’s northern suburbs and those clubs on the way to, and through, the Sunshine Coast to Noosa, and back south through Brisbane’s western suburbs to Ipswich and Toowoomba. From there, I headed back to the coast and into NSW. September saw me drive south, playing at all those wonderful clubs from Kingsville to Newcastle and 84 more clubs through Lismore, Tuncurry and Maitland. So far, that’s 220 clubs in three months. After Newcastle, I played at all the clubs toward and in Sydney’s northern suburbs. On October 31, I reached 321 clubs. That’s right, 101 clubs in a month! But with homesickness setting in, the mountain was getting smaller but lonelier. Throughout November, I completed Sydney’s clubs after only missing three clubs due to big tournaments and my first touch of bad weather. After Wollongong and the Goulburn region, I started on Canberra. By December 17, Canberra was done and so were 454 clubs. My homesickness had gotten the better of me and with the festive season coming, I headed home By this point, I’d experienced the quality of Australian generosity. My fundraising effect, selling the Cancer Council bowls shirts at $49 each, and with many clubs having had a whip round for my cause before I arrived, had reached an amazing $21,000! Three weeks later with Christmas and New Year’s out the way, on January 9, 2015, I began bowling in my own district of Murray, but not my home club as I had special plans for them.


Then the Shepparton and Echuca regions. By month’s end, I’d done north eastern Victoria, driven over Mt Hotham and wormed by way to Wonthaggi and 516 clubs. February brought hot weather and Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs. My total by the 28th was 594 clubs. I was kicking it! Having done Melbourne’s eastern and northern burbs, I went aboard the Spirit of Tasmania and then drove the north Tassie coast and started in the state’s northwestern corner. By the end of March, Tassie was done! And 680 clubs. Back in Vic, I headed west wanting to get to Adelaide before season’s end. Going through the Ballarat and Horsham regions, I hit the SA border and Bordertown. Doing all the clubs through Murray Bridge, I began eastern Adelaide. April brought up 700 clubs and $32,000 for the Cancer Research. On completing all of Adelaide, I headed home again, this time through Renmark. In one day, I played in three states: Renmark SA, Wentworth NSW and Mildura Vic. At Kerang, I was at club 799 and thought that’s it I’m done. What had started as an adventure and fun had become a boring chore. I finished on May 23 at my home of Cobram. 800 clubs in ten months! But more importantly, I had raised $35,000 for the Cancer Council. Now I’m the World Record holder and have my own Cancer Research Award. I allocated the funds to two major projects looking at ways to prevent blood cells from becoming cancerous and forming a tumour, stopping cancer in its tracks before it can take hold. To date I’ve raised another $1000 by selling shirts at several major events and tournaments. I look forward to meeting you on a green somewhere soon.

Chris continues to raise funds for cancer research by selling shirts at major events and tournaments. You can also make a donation here:

Editor’s note: Chris is offering his services to bowls clubs as a manager or coordinator (see ad below) and one thing is for sure, you have proof that he knows all about Australian bowls clubs!

JOB WANTED Bowls Manager/ Coordinator Wage/Salary Negotiable I’ll fit into your club’s culture while making things happen out there on the green. My bubbly personality will always be open to your concerns and needs. After playing bowls at 800 clubs around Australia, if you’re looking for someone who knows the issues facing clubs everyday – look no further!

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For further information please call Chris Thomas on 0449 295 342 Bowls’ leading individual Cancer Research fundraiser, over $36,000 so far! BOWLS PLUS SOUTH AUSTRALIA AUGUST 2016 23

Australian Jackaroos squad set on a new trajectory The Australian Jackaroos squad has been confirmed for the remainder of the year, with three new additions set to add depth to the contingent. The Australian Jackaroos squad has been bolstered to 22 players for the remainder of the year, after the national selection panel set the sport’s top-tier high-performance contingent on a new trajectory. Historically, the squad is announced for a full 12-month period in the aftermath of the sport’s most lucrative event, the $250,000 Australian Open, but the panel, led by National Coach Steve Glasson, has elected to only confirm the contract period of the athletes until the conclusion of the upcoming World Bowls Championships this time round. Unsurprisingly, 19 of the current 2015/16 Jackaroos have been given a five-month lifeline in the squad, while the only other incumbent member, Anne Johns, has announced a shock retirement from the Australian Jackaroos squad and further international selection. Johns, 36, first made her international debut in 2008 and has amassed 67 international appearances in the eight years since, including a highlight last year when she claimed gold at the Asia Pacific Championships in the women’s fours, but has relinquished her coveted position to focus on family and career pursuits. “Anne has been a proud and highly respected member of the Jackaroos for the best part of a decade and has contributed significantly to Australia’s success,” Glasson said. “On behalf of BA and all bowlers across Australia, I wish to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate Anne and wish her every success in the future. Her bubbly, committed and down to 24 BOWLS PLUS SOUTH AUSTRALIA AUGUST 2016

earth character will be missed but we look forward to seeing her on the greens in all her other endeavours.” Three new players have been granted a place in the contingent, with a mixture of experienced hands and fresh blood chosen to add depth to the already talent-ladden squad, including Ben Twist, Scott Thulborn and Dawn Hayman. Adelaide’s Thulborn, 32, has enjoyed a rich vein of form in recent years, with feats such skipping his all-South Australian men’s fours team to back-to-back victories at the Australian Open the past two years, while those that have witnessed the Australian Premier League know his capabilities on the biggest stage, having been awarded the Most Valuable Player title in the inaugural year. St Johns Park’s Twist has been on the selector’s radar for some time, but his most recent accomplishment came earlier this month, when he secured the $10,000 first-place prize purse on offer at the Park Beach Bowling Club Open Singles event. While Twist’s teammate Johns has bowed out of the squad, another has been given an opportunity, in Hayman, 19, who has impressed the selection panel enough to secure a spot in the sport’s main high-performance squad and press her cause for future international representation. The Australian Jackaroos squad will be selected again for the 2017 year after the conclusion of the sport’s pinnacle event, the World Bowls Championships, which is set to be staged in Christchurch, New Zealand from November 29 to December 11.

“I have been in the squad before, but it’s a real honour to be named alongside the best players in the country! I look forward to playing alongside any of the current Jackaroos.” Scott Thulborn

Australian Jackaroos women: • Lynsey Clarke (32, Club Helensvale, QLD) • Kelsey Cottrell (26, St Johns Park, NSW) • Dawn Hayman (19, St Johns Park, NSW) • Kristina Krstic (22, Manning Memorial, WA) • Carla Krizanic (26, Sunbury, VIC) • Karen Murphy (41, Cabramatta, NSW) • Chloe Stewart (20, Broadbeach, QLD) • Natasha Scott (25, Raymond Terrace, NSW) • Ellen Ryan (19, Cabramatta, NSW) • Rebecca Van Asch (28, Invermay, TAS) Australian Jackaroos men: • Mark Casey (34, Club Helensvale, QLD) • Aaron Teys (22, Warilla, NSW) • Scott Thulborn (32, Adelaide, SA) • Ben Twist (26, St Johns Park, NSW) • Max Kleinig (27, Holdfast Bay, SA) • Barrie Lester (34, Mulgrave Country Club, VIC) • Ray Pearse (31, Cabramatta, NSW) • Nathan Rice (37, Club Helensvale, QLD) • Wayne Ruediger (39, Grange, SA) • Aron Sherriff (30, Ettalong Memorial, NSW) • Brett Wilkie (42, Club Helensvale, QLD) • Aaron Wilson (24, Clayton, VIC) Congratulations to SA’s Scott Thulborn who was one of the three new additions to the team. Image: Bowls Australia


Bowls Australia have confirmed that the Australian Sides Championships are head to Lockleys Bowls Australia has confirmed the 2017 Australian Sides Championships will be held at Lockleys Bowling Club in Adelaide. Lockleys Bowling Club has a proud history of hosting major bowling events in recent years, headlined by the 2012 World Bowls Championships, where Australia created history winning five gold medals, and an annual Trans-Tasman series between rival bowling nations Australia and New Zealand. Bowls SA endorses the club as a worthy host venue, having utilised the club’s facilities for numerous state-based competitions.  Each State and Territory will converge at Lockleys from April 6 to 9 to battle for the coveted Alley Shield in the men’s event and Marj Morris Trophy in the women’s competition.  Events and Competition Manager Mark Casey says he is confident Lockleys will do a sublime job hosting the Australian Sides Championships because they have a proven history of running major bowls events.  “It was important for Bowls Australia to allocate the hosting rights to a club with four greens and having played at Lockleys several times in my career, I know all four greens are always pristine and the players will be able to play at their absolute best,” said Casey, who is also an Australian representative. “During the 2012 World Bowls Championships the greens were fantastic and Bowls Australia had no hesitation in handing Lockleys Bowling Club the hosting rights of one of our most prestigious national events. “Lockleys is located in a great part of Adelaide, close to shops, accommodation, Glenelg Beach and importantly the Adelaide airport so players and officials can look forward to another exciting Australian Sides Championship.” 26 BOWLS PLUS SOUTH AUSTRALIA AUGUST 2016

A home ground advantage will be significant for South Australia, who in the last two years have established themselves as real contenders on the national stage, and what better place to stage their breakthrough victory than in front of a home crowd. In the 57 year history of the Alley Shield and the 37 year history of the Marj Morris Trophy the Croweaters have only once tasted glory, in the men’s event in 1988; however the state is building powerhouse sides and if their Australian Premier League results are anything to go by, South Australia are on the verge of something special. Hopes will hang on the shoulders of South Australia’s most experienced campaigners, world champion Wayne Ruediger and two-time Australian Champion of Champions winner Scott Thulborn to guide their rising stars.  While still 309 days away, it is expected that once again powerhouse state New South Wales will be hard to beat in the both genders, with the women’s bluebirds aiming for a record-breaking six-peat, whilst the men will be looking to redeem themselves after letting the Alley Shield slip into the hands of Victoria; after they dethroned NSW to break a 14 year drought.  You could be easily mistaken to think the NSW women’s team is more like an Australian Squad with past and present Australian representatives, the likes of Karen Murphy, Natasha Scott and Anne Johns along with Under-25 stars filling up their ranks.  Queensland is always in the mix, led by Australian Jackaroos Lynsey Clarke, Brett Wilkie and Nathan Rice and the Victorian teams have built a star-studded side of promising young players guided by their experienced leaders Carla Krizanic, Lisa Phillips, Barrie Lester, Aaron Wilson and Matthew Flapper.  The 2017 Australian Sides Championships will be a highly anticipated and fiercely contested event when it heads to Adelaide in April next year.

Image: Bowls Australia

Australian Sides Champs headed to Lockleys, SA

Processed meats The World Health Organization (WHO) says they cause cancer but are they all that bad? In October last year several media reports claimed the WHO had declared eating bacon and other processed meats as dangerous to our health as tobacco smoking. Many of these reports were alarmist and didn’t clearly explain the increased risk of eating processed meat. So what is the full story?

What did the WHO report say? The report was released by the International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the WHO. The report said there were enough scientific studies to include processed meats as Group 1 carcinogens due to their link with bowel cancer. The report looked at evidence from approximately 1000 previous studies.

What are processed meats? Processed meats are those that are transformed through salting, curing, fermentation, smoking or the addition of preservatives. Examples include bacon, ham, hot dogs, salami, frankfurters, corned beef, South African biltong, beef jerky, canned meat and some sausages. Sausages, hamburger patties and minced meat are only considered processed meats if they have been preserved with salt or chemical additives.

Are processed meats as dangerous as smoking? While processed meats are placed in the same Group 1 category as tobacco smoking it does not mean that they are as dangerous. The categories are based on the strength of scientific evidence, not the level of risk. Other carcinogens included in Group 1 are asbestos, outdoor air pollution, ultraviolet radiation (UV), alcohol and hormonal contraceptives. To put it into perspective, people with a high consumption of processed meats are 1.3 times more likely to develop cancer compared to 20 times more likely for a smoker.

What is the increased cancer risk of processed meat? The report identified that each 50 gram (g) portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of bowel cancer by 18 per cent. This quantity of processed meat is approximately one hot dog or one middle rasher of bacon. The risk increases with the amount of processed meat consumed so if you eat 100 g the risk of bowel cancer increases by 36 per cent. The 18 per cent increase does not mean that you have a 18 per cent chance of getting bowel cancer, but that your risk is 1.18 times higher than that of a person who does not eat processed meat. It is expected that there will be more than 17000 new cases of bowel cancer diagnosed in Australia this year.

Why do processed meats increase the risk of cancer? The reason that processed meats increase the risk of cancer is not completely clear. It may be the chemicals involved in the processing of the meat (e.g., nitrites), high salt/saturated fat content or chemical changes that occur during the cooking process. Most likely it is a

Tips for reducing processed meat consumption Replace deli meats in sandwiches with tinned tuna, salmon or egg. For those who enjoy a cooked breakfast, swap some bacon and/or sausages for extra tomatoes or mushrooms. Poach a chicken breast and use slices in place of deli meats on pizza and in sandwiches. Swap a BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato) for an ALT (avocado, lettuce, tomato). Swap a hot dog to a felafel on pita bread with hummus, tabouli and salad. combination of these factors. It might also be that if you are eating a lot of processed meat you are eating less vegetables and grains which are protective against cancer.

Are processed meats without added nitrites any better? Most processed meats use a synthetic form of nitrite for preservation purposes. However, many organic processed meats, in particular ham and bacon, use a natural preservative, usually in the form of celery powder or celery juice. However, celery powder and juice are high in a natural form of nitrite. Therefore, the level of nitrites is very similar in both the organic and non-organic products.

What should people do with this information? The Australian Dietary Guidelines place processed meats in the discretionary category, alongside items like soft drinks, biscuits, chocolate, chips, lollies and alcohol. This means they should only be consumed sometimes and in small amounts. It is important for people to remember that there are other lifestyle risk factors for bowel cancer including smoking, alcohol consumption, being overweight or obese, being physically inactive, and having a diet low in dietary fibre. Article written by Kirsten Braun from Women’s Health Queensland Wide Inc., a not for profit, health promotion, information and education service for women and health professionals throughout Queensland. Visit for further information. BOWLS PLUS SOUTH AUSTRALIA AUGUST 2016 27


A story about WW2 nurse Nesta Summerhayes Nesta Summerhayes (nee Mackey) was born in Hobart, Tasmania. Already a trained nursing sister, she joined the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps (RAANC) in April 1952. Working initially in a camp hospital in Australia, Nesta arrived in Japan in November 1953, where she worked as a nursing sister at the British Commonwealth General Hospital (BCGH) in Kure. This was the main base hospital for British Commonwealth casualties during the Korean War and in the postarmistice period. Between February and May 1954 Nesta served at the British Commonwealth Communications Zone Medical Unit (BCCZMU) in Seoul, Korea. Although casualties at the BCCZMU were reduced after the armistice period, medical staff remained busy tending to casualties who suffered illnesses such as frostbite, caused by the freezing Korean winter. Many patients also suffered burns from the kerosene heaters they used in their tents to keep warm. After serving in Korea, Nesta returned to Japan, again working at the BCGH in Kure. Between February and May 1955 Nesta worked as Senior Sister at the Casualty Dressing Station in Tokyo, for the most part caring for soldiers on recreational leave. On her return to Australia in July 1955, Nesta continued her career in the RAANC, working at a military hospital in Brighton. In April 1957, with her initial period of engagement complete, Nesta discharged from the RAANC. She continued her civilian nursing career working at Launceston General Hospital in Accident and Emergency, then at St Luke’s Hospital and continued on in varied arms of the profession until her retirement in 1991. A nursing sister of the Royal Australian Nursing Corps (third from left) assists her British and Canadian colleagues to operate on a Korean War casualty at the British Commonwealth Hospital in Kure, Japan, June 1952.


From: 100 Years of ANZAC Images from the Nesta Summerhayes collection Reprinted with permission from the Department of Veterans Affairs


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Running a retail bowls shop can be a very rewarding experience. It will be, provided one adheres to the very basic principles involved in the running of any business. On the face of it, one assumes that it is the easiest of businesses to operate. Well, it seems from what Walter Jacobs CEO of Aero says, it is a very demanding business. “Running a bowls shop requires total dedication, lots of capital, so

than Geoff Maskell and Kelvin Kerkow who both know everything

one can stock a full range of product, detailed knowledge of every

a bowler needs to know when choosing a set of bowls. Kelvin and

product available to bowlers and staff that are dedicated to making the shop a success,” Mr Jacobs said. “Our shop in Burleigh is one of the largest bowls shops in the world and as such carries a vast array of stock to satisfy the bowling public.” “We have over 300 sets of bowls, hundreds of pairs of shoes for both women and men and the very best bowls bags available.”

Geoff advise many customers on size, grip and model and will assist with delivery, weight and grass control and if requested on tactics. “One thing is for certain the customer will leave with more knowledge than they came in with,” Mr Jacobs said. “On display are all models of bowls in over 25 colours and 10 sizes, certainly a range that one will not find anywhere else.” “At the shop we have a purpose built ramp so bowlers can test the

“We attempt to stock the shop fully with every conceivable item

bowls. Geoff trades bowls so bring in your current set and leave

a bowler requires. Our clothing range is easily the largest in the

with an Aero set and join the world’s best bowlers”.

business and this requires input from both of our experienced

Aero Bowls is situated at 1/11 Kortum Drive, Burleigh Heads 4220 Tel 07 5535 1170

buyers, Jackie Maskell and Karen Kerkow.” Knowledge is the other thing required and one cannot do better 30 BOWLS PLUS SOUTH AUSTRALIA AUGUST 2016

If you need proof that Aero are the worlds best bowls… just take a look at the players who swear by them

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Aero are the most accurately made bowls in the world… simply light years ahead of the opposition More club players are changing to Aero than to any other brand because they see the difference in trajectory and accuracy. AeroBowls are the only bowls that can deliver “the same line everytime” tm

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Bowls Plus South Australia August 2016  

Featuring Scott Thulborn's team victory; The Grumpy Lead; How to care for your bowls; Images from the Australian Open; Avoiding bowling inju...

Bowls Plus South Australia August 2016  

Featuring Scott Thulborn's team victory; The Grumpy Lead; How to care for your bowls; Images from the Australian Open; Avoiding bowling inju...