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As always, the offseason has been an extremely busy time with a number of significant events occurring. Of these, the most significant has been the recent launch of the Bowls SA Strategic Plan: 2010-13. This document presents an overview of the Bowls SA Strategic Plan for the period 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2013 and outlines a range of strategies to be implemented over the next three years to grow the sport. The Bowls SA Strategic Plan: 2010 – 2013 was developed after an extensive consultation process with the organisation’s key stakeholders and aims to build upon and complement the Bowls Australia Strategic Plan: A New Game Plan 2009 – 2012. As well as this public document, the Strategic Plan is supported by a detailed internal operational plan which will be used to guide the implementation of strategy, monitor progress and ensure the objectives outlined are achieved. Bowls SA is confident the work completed in the preparation of this Plan will contribute to the transformation and long term sustainability of the sport and believe that implementation of strategy will see bowls prosper and provide more opportunity for the community to participate in this great, inclusive game. The Strategic Plan has been sent to every Member Club and is also available on the Bowls SA website at Bowls SA looks forward to working together with all members and clubs to achieve these objectives. The review of the current boundaries of Bowls SA which have been in place since 2004, following the unification of the RSABA and SAWBA in 2003, was completed in June. The main objective of this review was to ensure that the sport had viable and sustainable competitions for the future and after a thorough consultative process the Boundary Review Committee made a SA Bowler September 2010

number of recommendations that were endorsed by the Board and ratified by the Council. A working group has been set-up to assist with the implementation of these recommendations and will continue to work with the different stakeholders to achieve the timelines for further change. Since the end of last season there have also been a couple of staff changes with John Cranwell leaving the organisation after three years and Harriet Galantomas after four years. Both made a significant contribution to the sport in their time with the organisation and we wish them well with their future endeavours. Bowls SA welcomes Paul Williams who replaces John as Development Manager and Harvey Jolly who has been appointed as the High Performance Coordinator. Both Paul and Harvey have extensive experience in sports administration and development and will be assets for the sport and their knowledge and skills will be a valuable resource to Member Clubs. Bowls SA has recently formed a significant partnership with the Gotta Getta Group. A long established South Australian home improvement company, the Gotta Getta Group will be supporting Bowls SA with the provision of scorecards for all Member Clubs, as well as advertising in the Bowler. There are also a number of other iniatives that are currently being developed and Bowls SA look forward to a successful and long term relationship with the company. All the best for the upcoming season.

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Features 4 President’s Message 6 2010 Awards Night 8 Bowl SA Update 10 Spreading the Talent 12 Events 16 Clubs Rebuilding 18 She’ll be right mate 20 Development 21 HJDS Launch Day 22 Movers and Shakers 23 Thursday Pennant Preview 24 High Performance 26 Spot the Jack 28 Metropolitan Pennant Winners 29 Country Pennant Winners 30 Region Round Up 32 Lifting the Lid 34 Past Presidents 35 Unbiased Opinion 36 We Will Remember Them 37 Bowl over Depression 38 Umpiring 38 Classifieds


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President’s Message

It has been a very interesting year, my first as President, and I’ve settled into the role with help and support from the Board, General Manager and Bowls SA Staff. One of the great pleasures of being President is the opportunity to visit clubs and meet members. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed hearing their interesting stories and joining them in celebrating their special occasions; thank you sincerely for your hospitality. One thing I take from these visits is that each club has a mix of members with their own special talents. A member can be Club Champion, work in the bar or kitchen, prepare the greens, take out the rubbish and empty cans or utilise their computer skills; all are valuable assets to the club. However, Club Boards and Administrators are increasingly required to have good management and computer skills and assisting Clubs to achieve this has been addressed in the Strategic Plan 20102013. While preparation of the Plan was a time consuming process, establishing clear and achievable goals for the next three years is vital for good governance of the sport and I commend General Manager Ben Scales on his commitment to the project.

Another important issue that was addressed was a review of the Risk Management Policy. A full assessment of the Risk Management Policy included the development of supporting documents to ensure procedures are in place to minimise risk to the organisation; also a worthwhile exercise for Clubs. The Toorak Burnside and Penola Bowling Clubs have all been handed some challenges during the year when their clubhouses were severely damaged or destroyed. In the usual Australian way members, Clubs and their local communities have all banded together to provide invaluable support to assist these Clubs to work through their adversity and more detail on their progress can be found on Page 16. I also recommend that Club officials read the article by David Millington on Page 17 that discusses relavent insurance issues. At the Bowls SA Annual General Meeting on 6 September the Board for 2010-2011 was instated. Thank you for electing me as your President for a further term. I look forward to another rewarding year working with Vice President, Kenn Rogers, Treasurer Bob Thomas and Board Directors Don Crosby, Valda Bartlett, Carol Boyle and Bob Deuter, and I welcome Bob Deuter to the Board. Best wishes to everyone for the new season. Ivy Kluske

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2010 Awards Night The 2010 Bowls SA Awards Night held at the Glenelg Function Centre during May was a fitting end to the season and an excellent opportunity to acknowledge sponsors, officials, and the players who reached a high level of achievement during the year. In front of nearly 200 guests, winners of all 26 Bowls SA State Events were presented with perpetual trophies and an individual trophy to recognise their personal success. Also recognised on the night were the Metropolitan Premier League pennant winners and in a first, the State Night Owls finals champions.

Players of the Year

Holdfast Bay’s Riina Bradbrook and Kensington/Marryatville’s Gary Thompson were worthy winners of the ultimate prize, the Player of the Year Awards for 2009-2010. In what has been a remarkable year, especially after Christmas, Riina claimed the three singles titles on offer, Skippered her Holdfast Bay side to the Thursday Premier 1 Pennant and played her 179th State game. In the first of her three Singles titles, Riina defeated Judy Brooks in the Final of the State Singles in a close 25-23 encounter at Gawler. Riina was then triumphant in the Metro Singles event, defeating defending champion Penny Landherr and then rounded out the season by knocking off Ascot Park’s Jackie Jacobs to take out the Women’s Champion of Champions Singles event. At the Australian Sides Championship held at Holdfast Bay in April, Riina was part of the South Australian women’s state side that won Silver, playing Three to Jeanette Hill to complement her Thursday pennant victory. Gary Thompson’s season started slowly, narrowly going down to Berri’s Craig Treloar in the final of the State Singles in January. From there although wins in State events didn’t eventuate he dominated at club level, qualifying for both Bowls SA Champion of Champions events by winning the Kensington/Marryatville Singles and Pairs titles. Leading for his son Josh, ‘Thommo’ guided the pair through a tough draw to defeat Holdfast Bay’s Darryl Moulden and Mark Green to take out the Champion of Champions Pairs event. Then asserting his form as a talented draw bowler he also secured the Champion of Champions Singles title to take out the Champions double. Having played his 103rd State game in January against Victoria, Gary maintained his role as a skilled bowler and as a great ambassador for Bowls in SA.

Bowls SA Men’s Player of the Year, Gary Thompson

Riina Bradbrook is presented with her award by Sports Centre’s Ian Knight.

Coach of the Year

In a new award, Morphett Vale’s Vic Culbertson was named as 2010 Coach of the Year. Vic has shown commitment and dedication over many years coaching at all levels, establishing competitions, and assisting wheel chair athletes to compete at elite level. As well as conducting school clinics, Vic recently became a Henselite Junior Development Squad Coordinator for the Southern Jacka Crackas, setting up regular training sessions and games. The night was a fitting culmination to a very successful season and Bowls SA look forward to the event growing in the future.


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Update New Board Director Appointed At the Bowls SA Annual General Meeting on Monday 6 September, Bob Deuter’s appointment as Board Director – Metropolitan male was confirmed. Bob’s early years were spent in his home town of Broken Hill. Qualifying as a Fitter and Machinist led to positions with the Zinc Corporation and Central Power Station before he moved to Adelaide to take up a post as Adjutant to the CMF Unit at Warradale. Other roles in production and management in Adelaide and Malaysia followed. In the years 1979 – 1989 he took on roles as Assistant General Manager, General Manager and then Managing Director of Milling Industries Ltd, which included Directorships of bakeries across South Australia and Northern Territory. During 1990-1992, although semi-retired,

he worked part time as a Management Consultant with Delloite Touche Tomatsu. Bob is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Fellow of the Institute of Directors and was Federal President of the Stock Feed Manufacturers Association. A bowler for 25 years, Bob is a Level 2 Umpire and Tutor, a Member of the Umpires Committee and has held roles as Vice President, President and Chairman of Selectors with his club Holdfast Bay, as well as Councillor and Chairman of Region 12 Metro West. Outside of his work and sporting life, Bob was a Member of the 1968 Duke of Edinburgh Commonwealth Study Conference, President of the West Beach Lions Club, Chairman of the Interchurch Trade & Industry Mission and a member of the All Saints Plympton Uniting Church.

Bob’s extensive professional and community experiences brings a significant variety of management and life skills to the Board and his contribution to the governance of the sport will assist Bowls SA to meet future goals.

Bowls SA Hall of Fame Sport and its high achievers have always taken an important place in the Australian psyche. We take pleasure in the achievements of teams of our preferred sports and hold in high esteem individuals who are able to attain a high standard in their chosen sport. Every sport of significance in Australia has a Hall of Fame to which it inducts those athletes and in some cases administrators who have excelled. The sport of Lawn Bowls is unique in many respects in that it is a sport in

which everyday Australians are able to represent not only their Club but also South Australia on the world stage. Lawn bowls is now played in some 46 countries so it compares favourably to other major sports. There are many stories of high achievement in our sport and it is now time for Bowls SA to have a Hall of Fame to which inductees will be given the honour of being recognised forever for their achievements and contributions to our sport, and a Hall of Fame Committee

has been formed to begin this process. This is an exciting development for Lawn Bowls in this State and nominations are now sought for the inaugural induction to the Hall of Fame to be held at the Bowls SA Awards Night in May 2011. The Selection Criteria and Nomination forms are available from the Bowls SA office or on the website

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Spreading the Talent By John Bevin History tells us that in elite sport one of the great dangers is a raft of representative players gravitating to one or two high profile clubs in an attempt to win a pennant or a championship. Who can blame them, the idea after all is to be successful at the highest level in any competition. In the AFL and NRL the salary cap and the draft systems take care of such things. The make up of the Premier One bowls competition in SA has changed little over the last few years with the top four or five clubs sharing the spoils. Traditionally the SA State side has consisted of players from within these ranks with the addition of country bowlers who prefer to play at their home clubs. It is interesting therefore to take note of a change in attitude over the last four years as many of our prominent bowlers opt to move down the grades as player coaches or Club Captains in Premier Two and Metro One. Among these are Gary Thompson (Kensington/Marryatville), Jeff Aworth (Brighton), Scott Taylor (Edwardstown), Peter Gageler (Lockleys) and Kane Coulls (Holdfast Bay). Between them these bowlers have chalked up close to 500 State games and within the ranks are the reigning SA Men’s Bowler of the Year, (Thompson); a player who has successfully represented Australia at under 25 level, (Taylor); a man who has represented three States while playing 80 games for the crack Queensland side (Aworth); a motivator who has coached both the Queensland and SA State sides


Scott Taylor playing for Somerton

(Gageler); and a State representative who consistently shows a great understanding of our sport, (Coulls). All five have two things in common, a passion to pass on their wealth of knowledge to those who wish to learn the finer points of the game while treating the move as a positive personal challenge. Behind them sit committee members and Presidents who see the introduction of such players as a positive as they seek to grow their clubs. Four years ago Gary Thompson joined the Kensington/Marryatville Club as greenkeeper and player at a time when the club’s top side was in Metro Two South. For the last two seasons they have competed in the Premier Two competition and were last year’s beaten Grand Finalists in that division. If asked, Thompson will tell you that the influx of 50 new bowlers in the last two years is down to ongoing support from the Marryatville Trust and the passion of members such as Secretary, Bevan Carson and “ideas man” Corey Obst . In addition coaches of the calibre of Australian representative Penny Landherr and Lynton Modra prove a further drawcard. We are sure that his own experiences and attitude have a lot to do with the ongoing success of the club. In the off season Somerton and Taylor parted ways in a move which has seen 11 bowlers who played Premier One last season join Edwardstown. The introduction of Taylor as Captain/coach and his assistant Steve Foster is seen by the Club’s President Gill Kolenberg as an “exciting and positive move”. “It is pointless staying in your comfort zone” commented Taylor. “This year we will have a new uniform and a three year plan is aimed at having the club playing Premier One in the third year. Apart from that there are many exciting things in the wind.” Last season Edwardstown finished eighth in Metro One South and it will be interesting to see how the club embraces the future. After one full season at Brighton, Aworth has proven to be a major asset for a club which was promoted to Premier Two for season 2010/11. He is a quiet, unassuming man with an obvious passion for the sport and on the first “skills practice” day last season 90 players turned up to listen and learn. With the support of the Brighton Bowling Club and RSL members and a professionally produced pamphlet, the club has picked up 50 new members in the off season and with coaching sessions high on the priority list the club looks forward to a rosy future.

Jeff Aworth in action for the State When asked why he made the move Aworth commented; “I had done just about everything I could in bowls and I was looking forward to a challenge. I looked for a club which wanted to be coached and my move to Brighton gave club bowlers the opportunity to be coached and to improve their games. That in itself gives them great pleasure. We largely worked with guys and ladies who were already in the club and that was important.” After five years at West Lakes and stints coaching the SA Men’s side and both the Men’s and Women’s sides in Queensland, Gageler joined Lockleys in the 2008/09 season with a view to assisting in getting the club back into the Premier One competition. They achieved that last season beating Kensington/ Marryatville in the Premier Two South Grand Final. A veteran of 53 State games, Gageler is a genuine enthusiast and many of our younger bowlers have much to thank him for. Coulls played a major role in West Lakes’ success in seasons 2008/09 and 2009/10. Beaten Grand Finalists the previous year, his club went one better last season with a premiership win over Grange. He will be sorely missed but sees his move to Premier Two side Holdfast Bay as a “challenge”. When questioned on his move to Premier Two, Coulls commented. “I see it as a challenge and an opportunity to expand my coaching CV. Holdfast used to be a powerhouse of the competition and I hope to be a part of getting the club back into Premier One.” Many will question the incentives offered to entice representative players into the lower divisions but in reality no one is likely to retire on the proceeds from coaching bowls in South Australia. An influx of new bowlers into any club must make such decisions worthwhile and such a spread of talent outside the powerhouses of the elite competition will surely assist the sport overall. SA Bowler September 2010

Local retailer supports Country Round Robin Local retail Lawn Bowls outlet ‘The Bowlers Den’ has confirmed a Sponsorship arrangement to support the 2010/2011 Bowls SA Country Round Robin. As South Australia’s largest supplier of all things Lawn Bowls, The Bowlers Den is very excited about their involvement and in particular supporting the best players from each country Region when they battle it out for supremacy. Over the last four years many country players have purchased their Lawn Bowls needs from one of the two ‘The Bowlers Den’ locations, and now the retailer is very proud to be able to put something back into the sport.  The Bowlers Den representatives will be present at both the women’s and men’s competitions with a large range of goods available at very special prices to show their thanks to the country community. Through our associates at goods can also be purchased from The Bowlers Den online store which offers great prices, excellent postal charges and a quick turnaround. This is an ideal option for those who have trouble travelling to a retail outlet, and allows country players to shop from home and have it delivered to their door.

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Moving just up the road, this brand new warehouse style store offers a full range of bowls needs for beginners, right through to the most advanced bowlers. Managed by current State player and qualified coach Kane Coulls, the new store offers all the previous services and advice, with added benefits of great parking and a superb shopping area. Kane will ensure your bowling needs are well catered for through his experience at playing the game at the highest level. In line with our new look we also have new trading hours to accommodate everyone’s needs: Monday to Friday 8.30 am - 4.30 pm Thursday 8.30 am - 7.00 pm Saturday 9.00 am - 11.30 am The Bowlers Den don’t play favorites and are happy to explain and take you through all models and their differences to allow you to choose what is right for you. If getting to the stores is difficult, remember the online store at where you can purchase your bowling needs without leaving your lounge room and have the goods delivered to your door. Visit us at our new store: 290A North East Road, Klemzig 8266 5756

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State Mixed Pairs

In the third year of the Bowls SA State Mixed Pairs, 64 pairs entered from both metropolitan and country clubs. Following sectional and knockout rounds, 12 metro and four country pairs advanced to the first day of Finals at Edwardstown. With 2008-09 winners Ian Miller and Breeanna Dickson, and Runners-up Kane Coulls and Cherie Morgan both eliminated, a chance opened for a new pair to take the title. In the first Semi-final Tranmere couple John and Mary Diestel Feddersen defeated Hope Valley’s Margaret Cooper and Berri’s State representative Andrew Hill 15-13. The second Semi-final saw Grange’s Mike Cotton and Renata Callisto bolt to a 12-0 lead over Holdfast Bay’s Mike Veall and Mila Lewis after six ends. The Holdfast Bay pair fought right to the end but the early lead was too big to overcome with Cotton dominant in the 13-7 victory. A seesawing battle saw Cooper and Hill lead by three going into the last end, and then the Diestel-Feddersen pair managed a five on the last end to secure a Final’s berth.

Winners Mike Cotton & Renata Callisto with John & Mary Diestel-Feddersen

With the weather closing in and the wind beginning to blow, perfect conditions turned sour for the Final. After nine ends, Mary had the upper hand over Renata from the lead spot, but Cotton dominated to set up a 12-3 lead. From this point the match changed with Renata firing up the whole rink with some unbelievable shots. Despite this, John and Mary dragged the game back to 12 all going into the final end.

Cotton played his first bowl as Skipper and converted shot to a catching bowl of Renata’s. Unfortunately for John his two attempts just missed and with the Grange bowl also holding second shot, Renata Callisto and Mike Cotton claimed the State Mixed Pairs title, 14-12. At the Bowls SA Awards Night, Mike and Renata’s win was acknowledged when they were presented with the inaugural Bob Cooper State Mixed Pairs Trophy.

Australian Indoor Singles Day One of the Australian Indoor Singles SA qualifying rounds at Clearview saw the heavens open and play abandoned, however after some rearranging some events were moved to Blackwood. In the women’s draw, the final knockout saw Holdfast Bay’s Di Green defeat her teammate Liz Gooda 10-4, 8-7 and qualify for the national event at Tweed Heads. Several weeks later, Bowls


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Australia offered Liz a wildcard entry, which saw both women represent SA at Tweed Heads. In the men’s event eight needed to get down to two qualifiers and in the first stage of knockouts, Murray Bridge’s Darren Niblett defeated Holdfast’s Mark Green 12-4, 10-4; Somerton’s Steve Grant defeated Happy Valley’s Mike Pethick 13-6, 12-2; Gary Thompson (Kensington/ Marryatville) defeated Clearview’s Alan Atkinson 10-3, 10-5 and Edwardstown’s Danny Deed defeated Scott Colvill (Happy Valley) 8-3, 10-5. The playoff saw Steve Grant defeat Darren Niblett 10-3, 12-6 while Danny Deed took Bowls SA Men’s Player of the Year Gary Thompson to a tiebreak before Thompson prevailed 8-6, 5-6, 2-1; both winners qualifying for Tweed Heads. At the national event in August, eventually won by Queensland’s Brett Wilkie and NSW’s Katrina Wright, Thompson and Green were the only SA representatives to secure a win. While Grant went down to Commonwealth Games Medallist Barrie Lester 6-9, 4-8 and Gooda was defeated by Helensvale star Lynsey Armitage 7-11, 3-8, Di Green and Gary Thompson both advanced through to the second round. Thompson started slowly against Victoria’s Michael Parravicini dropping

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the first set 7-11 before bouncing back in the second set 11-7 to take the match to a tie break. A dominant 6-0 tie break win set up an encounter with eventual champion Brett Wilkie, Wilkie prevailing 5-7, 6-5, 6-0. Di Green also advanced to the second round after a tie break win over Merrylands Debbie Schoemaker. In a tight tussle, “Red” took the first set 10-6 before dropping the second 5-10. In the tie break, with three singles scored, Green managed 2-1 before her run came to an end at the hands of Victorian Skip Joyce Lindores 11-2, 12-5. SA Bowler September 2010



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XV1 prize package is giving away to a lucky reader. The package is an XV1 valuedprize at $810. Here are some points that Commencing: 21 November 2010 Publicity Officers should note in It includes a set of order to assist: XV1 bowls, package to aa XV1 1. Obituaries cannot by published shirt and cap, plus Finals: 5 & 6 December 2010 at Somerton under any circumstances. a wet and dry lucky reader. towel. 2. When initials are used with a name, a full stop is needed For a chance to The package Entries close after the initial. win this great prize, simply Send it to: 3. We are unable to use tabulated print your name, address Greenmaster Giveaway material and results. Copyis should and telephone number on valued at $810. PO Box A2186 flow as normal sentences. the back of an envelope, Country: 28 October 2010 Metro: 1 November 2010 4. Personal opinions must not be together with the name Sydney South NSW 1235 It includes a set of XV1 bowls, a XV1 of any one of the nine expressed in the reports. It must reach us by 30 July. The Greenmaster representative winner will be the first correct 5. Club, District and Zone names entry selected from among players out of Australia’s 12 shirt and cap, plus a wet and dry must not be abbreviated. The all of the entries received by contenders chosen for the only acceptable abbreviations are the closing date. Naturally, the 2010 Commonwealth Games in BC for Bowling Club, DBA for towel. decision of the judges is final. Delhi, India, in October. District Bowls Association etc. For a chance to win this great prize, simply BOWLS NSW – JULY 2010 57 Commencing: 12 December 2010 print your name, address and telephone Finals: 19 & 20 December 2010 at Salisbury number on the back of an envelope, Entries close together with the name of any one of the nine Greenmaster representative players Country: 4 November 2010 Metro: 8 November 2010 out of Australia’s 12 contenders chosen for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, in October.

A GREAT deal of time is spent on compiling Zone columns each month.

State Pairs

MGA Men’s Country Carnival Commencing: 7 February 2011 Finals: 14 February 2011 at Marion Entries close 15 November 2010

Have you entered yet? Entry forms are now available in your Club

Send it to: Greenmaster Giveaway PO Box 30, Kenthurst. NSW 2156 It must reach us by 22 October. The winner will be the first correct entry selected from among all of the entries received by the closing date. Naturally, the decision of the judges is final.

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Clubs Rebuilding Toorak-Burnside moving forward

Penola Devastation

The tornado that swept through Penola on Saturday 31 July left a trail of damage which devastated the community and destroyed many businesses including the Penola Bowling Club. Following a number of calls from Bowling Clubs offering financial support, and after discussions with the Penola BC Board, Bowls SA set up the ‘Penola Bowling Club Benefit Account’ for donations. To date, thanks to the generosity of Clubs, a cheque for $1601.60 has been forwarded to the Club, with further donations still be received. Despite the Club now operating out of two shipping containers, it was business as usual on Sunday 12 September with 70 people attending when Wattle Range Mayor Mark Braes officially opened the season. The highlight of the day was presentation, by officials of Wynn’s - Treasury Wines Estates, of a cheque for $25,000 to assist in rebuilding the Clubrooms; gratefully accepted by Chairperson

In the May 2010 SA Bowler it was reported that the Toorak Burnside Bowling Club had suffered a cruel blow when intruders deliberately set fire to their premises resulting in extensive and severe damage to the main club area. Scott Degenhardt and Vice Chairperson Maureen Konynenburg on behalf of the Club. In offering their support Wynn’s - Treasury Wines Estates cited that the Club is a vital element to the community, always including their work force in social club functions, and welcoming them to participate in Night Bowls.  Due to the resilience of grass, the greens have recovered and members were able to celebrate with two games of bowls, followed of course by afternoon tea! The Club is grateful for the wonderful show of support from so many and their assistance will always be remembered.

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to raise funds to reduce the loan needed by the Club. The clubs in the Barossa & Light Bowling Association were very supportive with donations to the building campaign. Demolition of the old building commenced in February 2010 and with the help of the Rebuilding Committee, who worked tirelessly throughout the entire rebuilding process, the new clubrooms were completed in the second week of September 2010.



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There is an old Aussie saying– “She’ll be right mate” – which certainly applies to many Australian’s attitudes and is not necessarily a bad thing as it implies that we are a relatively relaxed and laid-back group of people. However, when it comes to insurance, this attitude could well and truly land you in serious financial hot water. Take a look at the recent incidents that have occurred at Bowling Clubs, Toorak/ Burnside and Tanunda (Fire), and Penola (Storm). I’ll bet they are not saying – “She’ll be right mate”. In fact, without the right levels of insurance cover, your club could, at any time, well and truly be in serious financial hardship. No longer can you take the “She’ll be right” attitude towards the sum insured within your own club’s insurance policies. You all have a moral obligation to ensure a professional assessment is undertaken by your club to ensure the correct levels of cover are in place for Building and internal Contents. Hence, I am recommending that each and every club spend some time and possibly even some money to obtain a professional valuation for the FULL REPLACEMENT COSTS of all assets at your club premises. There is also another well known Aussie saying that goes – “That won’t happen to me”. Well try asking Toorak/Burnside, Tanunda or Penola and see if they agree with you. Fires, Storms and Earthquakes do happen and can happen to your club at any time. The thing is if the right amount of insurance cover is in place, then at least you will have the peace of

mind knowing that all of the re-building costs will be borne by your insurance company and not by your club. However, calculate these sum insured amounts incorrectly and you may well find yourself in serious financial hardship. Not only should you ensure your Fire insurance is adequate, but you should also be talking to your insurance broker or insurance company about obtaining a certain amount of “extra money”. This is a standard extension to most Business Insurance policies and is extremely cost efficient and will help to pay some of, if not all, of the following “extra costs” that may need to be incurred in the event of a serious Fire, Storm or Earthquake at your club. Such things as:  Hiring of temporary marquees  Hiring of temporary toilets and showers  Hiring of a temporary coolroom and other drink and food cooling facilities.  Hiring of an Atco style hut to be used as an office etc.  Temporary power and phones etc,. In other words, costs that your club will need to spend following the disruption to the day to day running, in order that you can continue to operate and help to satisfy your members needs during these tough times.

There is also one further policy extension that should be strongly considered and that is the loss of income/turnover that the club will suffer following any of these major events. Once again, your insurance policy can be structured to pay you for any loss in club revenue such as bar trade, food sales and even club memberships that are not renewed. Please do not delay, talk to your insurance adviser urgently before this happens to your club. “She’ll be right mate”, just doesn’t cut it any more. Try asking Toorak/ Burnside, Tanunda or Penola.

Does your Club insurance measure up? Bowls SA preferred insurance broker – David Millington from MGA, has negotiated with Allianz Australia Insurance Limited to provide Bowling Clubs in South Australia with an exclusive business insurance package to protect both your Club premises and its members. Does your current Club insurance include: • Flood cover • Theft of Members and Visitors property • Personal accident cover for Voluntary Workers.

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If not, call David Millington to discuss your club’s insurance needs on 08 8177 8302. Before making a decision about this insurance please refer to the Product Disclosure Statement available from David Millington.


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Development Paul Williams Firstly, I would like to introduce myself to all those I am yet to meet. It has now been two months since I began working at Bowls SA and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time so far and I look forward to meeting all those involved in the sport over the coming months. There has been a lot happening in Development over the last few months, with some exciting initiatives launched and more, hopefully, on the way.


We are continuing to roll out the new Coaching Accreditation scheme, which so far has been relatively successful. Since the new scheme was introduced last year we have had over 130 people go through the Club Coach Course and over 30 through the Introductory Coach Course. New measures will be introduced setting Course dates for 2011 enabling candidates to apply for the course they wish to attend. The continued roll out of the Bowls Australia Coaching structure should take another step forward in the next few months with the release of the Advanced Coaching Course, as well as the Competition and Selection modules. The release date by BA will dictate when we conduct the first courses, however at this stage it is likely to be in early to mid 2011. The last Coaching Revision Day was a wonderful success, although disappointingly numbers were down on last time. Another Coaching Revision Day will be conducted before the end of the year, so keep an eye out in the Bowler and on the Bowls SA website for further information. These days are a fantastic opportunity for coaches to improve their knowledge and skills on a range of topics. The Coaching Committee also continues to meet on a monthly basis to discuss a number of issues relating to coaches. The Coaching Committee for 2010-11 is: Ron Mitchell (Chairman), Leon Crane, Brian Scarlett, Trevor Gregory, John Malone, Terry White, Geoff Ellis, and Staff members Kelli Wray and Paul Williams.


Active After-school in the Country

During May, 25 children from Wallaroo Primary School took part in a special Active After-school Communities (AASC) session organised by the Australian Sports Commission, with support from the Wallaroo Bowling Club and Wallaroo Primary School, and run by Bowls SA Development Officer and Australian Lawn Bowler Kelli Wray. Kelli was assisted by Wallaroo members and AASC Coaches Kevin Taylor and Margaret Kenchington along with a number of other local Club members keen to see the session in action. While Bowls was the motivation, the focus was fun and games with small bowls being used and activities with many different targets setup to challenge the participants. Students even participated in a specially designed game of football using lawn bowls to score goals and points. AASC Regional Coordinator Emily Donnell said the event provided a great opportunity for local coaches to receive on the job training in modified games as well as a great chance for participants to take part in a fun afternoon. The event was aimed at promoting ongoing participation in sport and professional development for local coaches and it was hoped that by trying lawn bowls activities, children may join a local club or the Yorke Peninsula Henselite Junior Development Squad and continue to be active in the sport. For more information about the AASC program visit or contact Bowls SA Development Manager Paul Williams on 8234 7544 or email

Youngsters Shine

Emerging young bowler Danielle Fuss, who says watching her pop Headley Kluge play sparked her interest in the sport, was awarded the ‘Messenger Community News Female Individual Achievement Award’ for the Western region during May. After an impressive season on the greens Danielle finished with a host of titles, including Silver and Bronze medals from the U18 State Championships and was also a member of the women’s Pairs and Triples teams which represented SA at the Australian Open. These results reflect her dedication and determination on the green and with the support of her family, friends and coaches, this talented 15 year old is sure to continue to achieve great things.

Club Development

The Office for Recreation & Sport recently launched the STARCLUB – Club Development Program. The program is all about continuous improvement and ongoing development of Clubs. By measuring your Club against the STARCLUB criteria (a list of 25 questions) the Club is on the way to providing the best environment possible for members and the wider community. The program has been designed for use by sport and active recreation clubs of all sizes. Whether you consider your club is already a STARCLUB or has some work to do, Bowls SA is encouraging all Clubs to check out the program at: All Clubs that go through the program will be recognised by the South Australian Government.

Kelli Wray, Kevin Taylor & Margaret Kenchington. (Front) Jye Tugwell, Blake Tugwell & Brayden Wreford SA Bowler September 2010

Henselite Junior Development Squads

With the launch of the Henselite Junior Development Squads (HJDS) in August, Bowls SA entered a new dimension when it comes to junior development. The HJDS, an initiative borrowed from Bowls Victoria, sees squads of children under the age of 18 established in regions across South Australia with the aim of fostering and developing the skills of our young bowlers. It has often been said that a Bowling Club environment, where almost everyone is a mature adult, can be a daunting place for a junior bowler. It was acknowledged that junior bowlers didn’t have a place or competition to play against their peers. This gap is now beginning to be filled with the launch of the HJDS. The concept is simple – have a squad of children under 18 training together regularly under the guidance of a qualified coach and competing against other HJDS from across South Australia. By doing this it is envisaged they will get more enjoyment from bowls, which will ultimately keep them in the sport. An added bonus is that it allows promising young juniors to flourish and push for selection in the U18 State Squad. Currently there are eight HJDS across South Australia. The squads, and the area they represent, are as follows:  Eastern Jets (Eastern Metro)  Western Warriors (Western Metro)  Southern Metro Bowling Bombers (Southern Metro)  Southern Jacka Crackers (Southern / Onkaparinga)  Hills Panthers (Adelaide Hills)  Riverland Rats (Riverland)

Ben Scales, Adrian Green, Caitlin Roads, Daryl Rudland, Riley Skinner, Prue Goonan and Di Green

 Yorke Peninsula All-Stars (Yorke Peninsula)  Lower North Hi-Jackers (Lower North) The HJDS program was officially launched at a special gala day at Clearview Bowling Club on Sunday 1 August 2010. Seven of the eight squads were able to enter teams to participate in a special round robin competition which saw the smallest squad, the Eastern Jets, come out victorious. The highlight of the day was having Port Adelaide AFL star Jay Schulz participate, along with Team Henselite players Daryl Rudland, Di Green and Adrian Green, in a series of fun games against selected HJDS members. In December all the Squads will come together again for the annual Junior Classic event. This will be conducted on Sunday 12 December at Grange Bowling Club. We encourage everyone to attend and get into the Christmas spirit by dressing up in Christmas gear. Our attention now turns to developing other squads across the State and strengthening the program and a key part of that is developing a regular competition format which will see the Squads compete

HJDS Launch Day held at Clearview - Photo Courtesy : The Advertiser

against each other on a regular basis. We envisage that this competition will be up and running by early 2011. The Squads are already beginning to prove a great benefit, with three members selected in the SA team for the upcoming U18 National Championships.

Prue Goonan, Jay Schulz & Jack Trenorden

Bowls SA are always looking to expand this concept into other areas, such as the South East or Fleurieu Peninsula, where we think a HJDS will succeed. If you would like to explore further the possibility of creating a HJDS in your region please call Paul Williams or Kelli Wray at Bowls SA 8234 7544 or email

Saturday Premier One Movers and Shakers For the second successive year a wide range of bowlers have opted to change clubs during what has been a vibrant off season. Premier One has lost at least 12 bowlers from its ranks as many senior players, for varied reasons, have chosen to go down the grades. Many Clubs have been affected by the moves but none more so than Somerton which will begin the new season with a largely revamped side. Season 2010/11 should provide another exciting competition with many eyes focused on newly promoted side Lockleys, which will be looking to get their season underway with a first up win. Clubs which may well figure prominently this year include Adelaide, West Lakes (despite the loss of two experienced Skips), Grange and Marion. Expect an improvement from Payneham and Hawthorn while Gawler will be looking to improve its performances at home.


Last season was Adelaide’s best in nearly a decade. Performing well in both halves of the year the Club would have been pleased with its third place finish. A great mix of old heads and younger bowlers should see the side build on this experience and we would expect the team to be there when the whips are cracking at the end of the season. In: Brett Davis (Salisbury), Greg McFarlane (Balaklava), Dave Thulborn (Somerton) Predicted finish: Top four.

Ascot Park

In season 2008/09 Ascot Park took on all comers in a Final’s series which saw the club emerge with a Premier One pennant. Predictably last season proved difficult for the reigning champion and season 2010/11 could offer up further challenges. The loss of some talented players could prove to be an insurmountable obstacle. Much will depend on Dave Stockham and his injured knee which has given him trouble for some time. In: Travis Moll, Kelli Wray (Holdfast Bay)


Out: Darren Siegertsz, Mark Afford, Paul Sunman, Gary Clayton (all Edwardstown) Predicted finish: Bottom five.


In the lead up to the Finals last season it appeared that Gawler were to be relegated and but for an upset in the Premier Two North Grand Final this would have been the case. However for much of last year the team was highly competitive and regardless of what playing group is put on the greens Gawler should again prove hard to beat particularly at home. In: Ben Bowman (Wasleys), Tim Liersch (Tanunda) Out: Nil Predicted finish: Bottom four.


The stand out side for much of last season Grange again showed that to write this club off is a folly. The players will still be smarting after losing last year’s Grand Final to West Lakes in appalling weather conditions. You can bet that they will come out swinging early in the new season. In: Cameron Dickson (after Christmas), Roy Palmer (West Lakes), Barry Delbridge (West Lakes) Out: Mike Cotton (Toorak/Burnside) Predicted finish: Top four.


For much of last season Hawthorn were in the doldrums before a withering finish saw the team peel off five consecutive wins at the end of the year to pull itself clear of relegation and into mid table. On that form the Hawks are the equal of any side and much will depend on a positive attitude and commitment in the first five games of the season. The pick up of Michael Lodge and the Gebert brothers, Alex and Daniel, from Sunraysia is a positive for the club. In: Michael Lodge, Alex Gebert, Daniel Gebert (all Sunraysia) Predicted finish: Mid table.


Promoted after a Premier Two Grand Final win over Kensington/ Marryatville last year Lockleys will be looking forward to its first tilt at Premier One in many years. Packed with experience this team should prove competitive in the elite competition. In: Brett Hurrell (Somerton), Di Green (Holdfast Bay), Ben Johnson (Morphett Vale), Trevor Glassen (West Lakes), Chris Flavel (Port Pirie), Mat Lyons (Grange), Dave Lendon (Phillip Island) Predicted finish: Bottom four.

By John Bevin


Inconsistencies last season saw the Club miss a Final’s berth that was there for the taking. You can bet that the Club will be looking closely at this area before game one. The pick up of under 25 State representative Stuart Forbes along with young bowlers Todd Brandt, Simon Chewter and Brady Slater give the side a new look going into the season. Max Kleinig returns from a year in home town Laura and will be a real bonus. In: Max Kleinig (Laura), Todd Brand (Laura), Stuart Forbes (Nuriootpa), Simon Chewter, Brady Slater Out: Bradley Klose (work), Randall Marsh (Port Elliot) Predicted finish: Top four.


For much of last season the Panthers appeared to lose focus and were fortunate not to be closer to the relegation zone at the end of the season. There are too many experienced players in the team for a repeat performance although for two years the team has struggled in the second half of the year. Out: Chris Rule, Bernie Mullins Predicted finish: Mid table.


The last two years Somerton went into the season with big wraps but were unable to win a Final’s game in either season. The loss of so many Premier One bowlers in the off season sees this perennial powerhouse with a lot of rebuilding to do before the first game of 2010/11. The main aim of the selectors will be to pick a side with the ability to retain the Club’s position in Premier One. Out: Scott Taylor, Ron Taylor, Danny Deed, Steve Foster, Dale Robertson, Mark Promnitz (all Edwardstown). Brett Hurrell (Lockleys), Steve Bradbrook (year off), Dave Thulborn (Adelaide) Predicted finish: Bottom four.

West Lakes

Last year’s Pennant winners. This Club is at the forefront of development with many young players coming through the ranks over the last few years. With the loss of Kane Coulls (Holdfast Bay), James Gregory (work), Barry Delbridge and Roy Palmer (both to Grange) the side will need to start well in the new season. A Pennant winning hangover won’t be on the agenda of this well organised outfit. In: Kate Smith (Hamley Bridge) Out: Kane Coulls (Holdfast Bay), James Gregory (work), Trevor Glassen (Lockleys), Darren Vigar (Family). Predicted finish: Top five. SA Bowler September 2010

Thursday Premier One Preview

By John Bevin

As with the Saturday competition, the last two seasons have seen significant changes in club personnel throughout the elite Women’s Thursday competition. It appears that even winning a Pennant doesn’t guarantee a stable playing group. This season Thursdays return to a women only format in a move that will be applauded by many bowlers. Last year’s Premiers, Holdfast Bay, have seen the departure of two State representatives Kelli Wray and Di Green. Wray, along with team mate Liz Gooda, has moved to newly promoted Ascot Park while Green and Sue Coultas (Beaumont) are to have their first year at Lockleys. By comparison, last season’s runner up Modbury has recruited well in the off season picking up Janet Proctor (ProspectBroadview), Penny Dunbar (Hope Valley), Julie Mickan (Gawler) and Avril Neill and Sue Hughes (Beaumont). There is some excitement around the club as Modbury look to go one better than runner up this year. You can bet that Shirley Blackwell and her side will be champing at the bit to get on the greens this season. Lockleys have also been busy in the off season with other notable pick ups Sandy

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Gaunt and Jill McLeod from West Lakes along with Deidre Day from ProspectBroadview. In round one Lockleys meet Holdfast Bay in what looks to be the match of the round. Both Kensington/Marryatville and Payneham go into the season with similar sides as season 2009/10. After joining the club before Christmas last year Payneham’s Laini Murray, who hails from

Balaklava, will be looking forward to a full season with the Panthers. Once again season 2010/11 should offer a competitive year of bowls and with the success of the State Side in the Australian Sides Championships many women bowlers will be looking to take their game to the next level.


High Performance Harvey Jolly Firstly, it is an honour and pleasure to be involved with Bowls SA. My background is cricket however I love all sports and seeing people of all ages enjoy the benefits that sport provides. I have been involved in cricket since I followed my father out to his games and started playing at the age of six. My playing career progressed from the junior ranks to Grade Cricket where I debuted at A Grade District level at 16. This led to 19 years of A Grade cricket, which included seven A Grade Premierships and representing South Australia in 10 Sheffield Shield games. I am currently the President of the Southern District Cricket Club and a Level 3 coach. Professionally I worked with the ATO for 17 years and then took up an opportunity with the SACA, initially as Game Development Manager for two years and then as General Manager, a role I held for 13 years. My role at Bowls SA focuses on putting in place strategies and procedures that see the Bowls SA HP program strengthen and grow. While coaching is a component of the strategies, my role is not to coach but to administer an efficient well organised program that allows appointed coaches, selectors and the players within the program to maximise their performance. If this is successful then individual, team and Bowls SA performances should improve, not subject to any one individual but


reliant on a system that is robust and sustainable. The timing of my appointment set me the task to organise a Development Squad trip to Mildura, the Merrylands event at Ascot Park Bowling Club, appointing State Men’s and Women’s Coaches, organising the Under 18’s arrangements for the National titles to be held at Broadbeach Bowling Club, Queensland, an Under 25 event at Goolwa Bowling Club and a number of trainings for the State Squad. I am pleased to say that I survived, with the help of fellow Bowls SA staff and appointed volunteers and club officials; all challenges have been met and all events went smoothly. I look forward to playing a part in the continued success of the Bowls SA HP program.

Development Squad in Mildura

The Bowls SA Development Squad along with a number of State squad players recently ventured to Mildura to play a Victorian Regional team. While the Victorians proved too strong overall, SA acquitted themselves well showing strong improvement as the Test matches progressed. The Women’s side went down 4 – 2 and the Men also down 5 – 1. While this seems one sided the individual Test matches were decided on a handful of points. Bowls Victoria through their Regional representative committee, headed by Geoff McGraw, provided a well run event and the Mildura Working Man’s and the Mildura Bowling Clubs provided wonderful hospitality. Our bowlers will be better for the experience and our selectors gained valuable insight for future player consideration.

Tracy Crane and Liz Gooda focus on the head at Mildura

Max Kleinig

Under 25s Goolwa

On Sunday 22 August the Under 25 State Development Squad played representatives from Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island at the Goolwa Bowling Club. Twelve men from each side played off in fiercely competitive Fours, Triples and Pairs and after three games, the result was a win to the Under 25s - 7 to 5 with one match halved and 145 - 127 shots up. The six women from Region 7 and the Under 25s also played three games with the same format and the final results was a win to Region 7, 4 - 2 and 68 - 51 shots up.

Jan Jacobs, Valda Bartlett, Sue Wilkins, Shirley Koch, Jenny Sharpe & Joan Warner represented Region 7 against the U25s

With State Selectors present to view performances all bowlers were primed to put their best foot forward. The U25 teams performed well against strong opposition, Selectors took into account individual performances and the following players have now been selected to represent South Australia at Moama in October: Mark Haines (West Lakes) Will McPharlin (Adelaide) Max Kleinig (Laura) Josh Chopin (West Lakes) Ryan Digby (Grange) Sam Dietrich (Grange)

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SA v Merrylands

The annual Bowls SA v Merrylands event was scheduled to be held at Ascot Park but significant rain washed away any hope of getting started on Day one and late rain the same day forced a re-scheduling of Day two to Novar Gardens. Despite the conditions bowlers acquitted themselves well and three tests were played on Day two. With the weather a little kinder the event returned to Ascot Park where the remainder of the Tests were successfully completed over the Saturday and Sunday. The SA sides, selected from our men’s and women’s State squads, all performed very well; Bowls SA eventual winners 47 – 33. Selectors again used the event to view players under varied conditions and team positions. Thank you to wonderful hosts Ascot Park and Novar Gardens for their valued support.

SA v Merrylands at Novar Gardens

Under 18 Nationals

The State selectors have named the Under 18 teams for the National Championships to be held at the Broadbeach Bowling Club in Queensland in September. After a number of trials and considerable commitment from all the players in the Squad, the final selections have been made and the teams are: Under 18 Girls Breeanna Dickson (Payneham) Senior State Representative, Breeanna will play the blue riband Singles event once again, while leading for Renee McPharlin in the Pairs. Renee McPharlin (Balaklava) Renee as Skip in both the Pairs and Fours will look to lead her teams to victory with the Pairs combination a great chance for Gold. Danielle Fuss (Lockleys) After her Bronze medal at the Junior Golden Nugget, Danielle as arguably the form bowler of the Squad and will be tasked with setting up the Triples and Fours from her position as Lead. Prue Goonan (West Lakes) The ever consistent national’s performer will be a great steadying influence as Second in the Triples and Fours combining well with Danielle to get early bowls in the head. Cassandra Harvey (Somerton) Cassandra playing the key role as Skip in the Triples will also combine well with Renee McPharlin in the Fours.

Ben Johnson

Under 18 Boys Ben Johnson (Lockleys) Dominant at the State U18 Championships Ben will look to stamp his authority in the Singles and as Lead in the Pairs. Nathan Pedersen (Rosewater) Nathan will look to repeat his Australian Open performances, Skipping the Pairs and Fours. Blake Fiebig (Hawthorn) The ever consistent Blake Fiebig should give the Triples and Fours a great start from Lead, working in tandem with Josh Thompson. Josh Thompson (Kens/Marryatville) Although Josh makes a return to the State U18 side after a brief break, he will slot in well as a Two in the Triples and Fours. Matthew Northcott (Marion) Matthew Northcott will play a key role Skippering the Triples while keeping Pedersen in line as Third in the Fours. All members of the team are wished every success at the Nationals.

State Coaches Appointed R e c e n t l y retired State r e p r e s e n t a t i ve David Stockham has been appointed State Men’s Coach for season 2010/11. David who has recently retired from State bowls due to ageing knees has accepted the role with enthusiasm. David’s individual record boasts 270 games for South Australia, international team success in Canada in 1993, winning the Triples and the Fours and also winning the Australian Pairs Championship in 1994. Added to this David has won numerous State and Club titles. David eased into SA Bowler September 2010

his new role during the Merrylands event held at the Ascot Park Bowling Club. On the back of a strong showing in the 2010 Australian Sides Championships from the South Australian Women’s Team, Faye Luke has been reappointed as State Women’s Coach. Faye is the current Bowls Australia Silver Tier Coach and Assistant National Youth Coach. The 2011 Australian Sides Championships will be held in NSW at Nelson Bay Bowling and Recreation Club, 2 - 5 April 2011. Both Faye and David have time to plan for their team’s assault on these Championships as the summer starts to warm up, and Bowls SA wishes them every success with future challenges.




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Legacy Singles Tournaments in Eighteen Clubs

Many years ago most bowling clubs ran a Legacy Day every year, usually a fours tournament from which part of the proceeds were paid to Legacy. This year the Adelaide Legacy Club, with the support of Bowls SA, is reintroducing Legacy Days, but they are doing it in an unusual way, through Legacy one day Singles tournaments. Why Singles? Singles tournaments are rare because of the need to provide markers, but in the Legacy Singles the participants do all of the marking. Entries can be three bowlers for each rink, tournaments using this format have received overwhelmingly positive feedback. So, if you like playing Singles this is a great opportunity to get in a full day of Singles early in the season. A $2 entry fee goes towards moderate cash prizes, and personal donations of $5 or more may be made to Legacy.


Legacy supports the Club by doing the draw, printing the scorecards and providing a trophy for the winner. Some Clubs may be able to find a local sponsor to boost the prize money. The one day format includes six games of six ends with players marking three games. As a ½ day format four games of six ends are played with players marking two games each. Each tournament concludes with Semifinals and Finals. Interest is added by having a power play in every game where each bowler chooses one end on which their score is doubled. Around South Australia, 18 Clubs have agreed to run a Legacy one day event. Whilst most players will be from their own Club, the events are open to all fully registered bowlers, and players can enter as many events as they wish. A Finals day will be held for the top 54 bowlers Statewide on Sunday 6 February 2011 with a substantial sponsored prize.

Clubs with dates set are: September Sunday 19 Clare & BHAS Pt Pirie October Saturday 2 Strathalbyn Thursday 10 Victor Harbor Sunday 17 Brighton & Cowell Sunday 31 Eudunda November Sunday 28 Clarendon January Sunday 11 Trinity Gdns Holdfast Bay, Jamestown, Loxton RSL, Marion, Mt Barker, Penola, Quorn, Waikerie and Willunga are in the process of setting dates. Mt Barker will be holding a Legacy Fours day on Friday 12 November. All Legacy tournaments will be listed on If your Club would like to organize a full or ½ day event please contact Legacy Bowls Coordinator Bob Tuck on 8296 4148 or email SA Bowler September 2010

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2009-10 Metropolitan Pennant Winners Thursday Premier League Holdfast Bay were the toast of the Thursday Premier 1 competition after a nine shot victory over Modbury in the Premier 1 Grand Final at Prospect-Broadview. Winning straight through to the Grand Final after defeating reigning Premier Marion in the second Semi-final, Holdfast Bay were too strong for a gallant Modbury winning two rinks to one. Kelli Wray was the standout for Holdfast Bay with an emphatic 13 shot win over Cherie Morgan. Wray continually drew shots all day with a superb display of controlled bowling which never gave Morgan a chance, and went a long way to securing victory for her side. The only shining light for Modbury was Shirley Blackwell’s 22-16 win over State stalwart Sandra Wallace.

Saturday Premier League After finishing as bridesmaid last season the West Lakes Bowling Club celebrated their 97-75 win after knocking off favourite Grange in the Premier 1 Grand Final played at Ascot Park Bowling Club. In persistent drizzle, the Lakers were too strong for the Minor Premier and avenged last year’s loss to Ascot Park in the corresponding game. Although a very close contest over three rinks with only three shots separating the sides, the difference was the 25 shot win of Steve Dennis’ four over Scott Nicholls’ rink.




Premier League Div. 1 Somerton Div. 2 N Modbury Div. 2 S Grange Metropolitan League Div. 1 N Two Wells Div. 1 S Hawthorn Div. 1 E Kensington/ Marryatville Div. 1 W Grange Div. 2 N Modbury Div. 2 S Brighton Red Div. 2 E Uraidla Div. 2 W Rosewater Div. 2 NE Payneham Div. 3 N Payneham Red Div. 3 S Marion RSL Red

Premier League Div. 1 Holdfast Bay Div. 2 N Woodville Div. 2 S Ascot Park Metropolitan League Div. 1 N Gawler Div. 1 S Lockleys Div. 1 E Tranmere Div. 1 W Clarence Gdns Div. 1 NW Modbury Red

Saturday Premier League Div. 1 West Lakes Div. 2 N Payneham Div. 2 S Lockleys Metropolitan League Div. 1 N Hope Valley Div. 1 S Brighton Div. 1 E Toorak Burnside Div. 1 W Lockleys Div. 2 N Clearview Div. 2 S Ascot Park Div. 2 E Kens/Marryatville Div. 2 W Clarence Gdns

Div. 3 N Hope Valley Div. 3 S Brighton Red Div. 3 E Kens/Marryatville Div. 3 W W Lakes Red Div. 3 SW Henley Red Div. 3 NE Payneham Div. 4 N Hope Valley Div. 4 S Marion RSL Red Triples North Semaphore South Tranmere

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2009-10 Country Pennant Winners Men

REGION 1 Upper South East Div. 1 Keith Green Div. 2 Bordertown Lower South East Div. 1 Mt Gambier RSL Red Div. 2 Pt MacDonnell Red Div. 3 Mt Gambier Div. 4 Frances REGION 2

Yorke Peninsula Div. 1 Kadina Div. 2 Kadina Red Div. 3 Moonta Red Southern Yorke Peninsula Div. 1 Edithburgh Div. 2 Stansbury White Div. 3 Yorketown Red REGION 3 Upper Northern Div. 1 ETSA Pt Augusta Div. 2 Whyalla Green North Western Div. 1 Laura Div. 2 Pt Germein Div. 3 Georgetown Div. 4 Georgetown


Barossa & Light Div. 1 Nuriootpa Div. 2 Nuriootpa Black Div. 3 Kapunda Black Mid Murray Cadell Silver City Div. 1 Silver City Blue Riverland Div. 1 Berri Div. 2 Monash Div. 3 Monash Div. 4 Loxton Red REGION 5 Southern Eyre Div. 1 Lincoln White Div. 2 Lincoln Gold Eastern Eyre Saturday Cowell South Upper Eyre Saturday Ceduna Gold REGION 6 Pinnaroo Line Div. 1 Parilla Div. 2 Lameroo White Lower Murray Div. 1 Tailem Bend Div. 2 Tailem Bend Div. 3 Tailem Bend Hills Div. 1 Mt Barker Div. 2 Mt Barker 1 Div. 3 Gumeracha 2 SA Bowler September 2010


Great Southern Div. 1 Pt Elliot Div. 2 Langhorne Creek Div. 3 Willunga Div. 4 Langhorne Creek Div. 5 Victor Harbor Southern Div. 1 Red Pt Noarlunga Div. 1 White Reynella Div. 1 Blue Morphett Vale Div. 2 Red Christies Beach Kangaroo Island Div. 1 Kingscote Blue REGION 8 Broughton Div. 1 Mundoora Div. 2 Snowtown Blue Mid North Div. 1 Clare Red Div. 2 Red Watervale Div. 2 White Booborowie Wooroora Div. 1 Hamley Bridge Div. 2 Red Riverton White Div. 2 White Mallala White


Yorke Peninsula Port Broughton Southern Yorke Peninsula Edithburgh


Eastern Laura/Georgetown Western Port Pirie Blue


Barossa & Light Tanunda Black Riverland Loxton Blue


Southern Eyre Div. 1 Lincoln White Div. 2 Coffin Gold


Lower Murray Murray Bridge Hills Gumeracha 1


REGION 1 South Eastern Div. 1 Mt Gambier RSL Red Div. 2 Kalangadoo Div. 3 Lucindale Upper South East Div. 1 Bordertown Red REGION 2

Yorke Peninsula Div. 1 Moonta Red Div. 2 Kadina

Southern Yorke Peninsula Div. 1 Yorketown Div. 2 Yorketown Blue


Flinders Melrose Green Spencer Gulf Whyalla Golf Blue North Western Div. 1 Crystal Brook Div. 2 Georgetown


Barossa & Light Nurioopta Mid Murray Cadell Riverland Div. 1 Berri Div. 2 Loxton Blue Div. 3 Loxton RSL Gold Silver City North Broken Hill


Southern Eyre Div. 1 Cummins Red Div. 2 Kirton/Pt Lincoln Green Western Eyre Ceduna Gold Eastern Eyre Cowell


Lameroo Lameroo Silver Hills Div. 1 Mt Barker White Lower Murray Div. 1 Murray Bridge White Div. 2 Mannum


Southern Div. 1 Christies Beach Gold Div. 2 Red McLaren Vale Div. 2 White Reynella Great Southern Div. 1 Victor Harbor Red Div. 2 Pt Elliot Black Div. 3 Victor Harbor Kangaroo Island Parndana White


Hutt & Hill Redhill Red Northern Light Saddleworth Wooroora Owen


Eastern Eyre Peninsula Cleve


Regional Round-Up

Region 1 Upper South East To wind up a good year the playoff between the Upper SE Associations and the Lower SE men and SE women saw the Upper SE take out five of the eight titles at the Region 1 Championships. Highlights were Peta Mattys winning the women’s Singles against Christine Watts of Lucindale 25–19. Mundulla Triples champions Beverlee Scown, Linda Andrews and Heather Crane defeated the Millicent triple 20–16, while in the Fours Tintinara’s Naomi Stidiford, Lyn Todd, Glenyce Allen and Mary Zacker also convincingly won against their Millicent opponents 19-8. In the women’s Pairs, Sharon Cavanagh and Christine Poulton (Bordertown) were just defeated by two shots by Ann Feast and Jennifer Waugh of Mt Gambier RSL. Not to be outdone, the Keith four of Peter Heinrich, David Cox, Brenton Whitehead and Geoff Hams convincingly defeated the Mt Gambier RSL four, 31-19 and then to secure back to back wins, Keith’s Triples team of Peter Heinrich, Gary Glasson and Bruce Hartmann defeated Pt MacDonnell in a very close game 16-15. In the Singles Mike Lawless (Tintinara) played a great game but David Babb of Mt Gambier came through to win 20-25, while father and son pair Gordon and Daryl Stopp of Keith went down to brothers Kevin and Ralph Stafford of Mt Gambier RSL, 20-18. Region 4 Barmera News On Saturday 4 September the Lyle Grant Medley Men’s Pairs was played as part of the Barmera Bowling Club Spring Carnival, and despite it being anything but spring weather players managed to complete the day. The winners were Andy O’Hara and Frank McGann from Underdale. On Sunday the Carnival continued with the Reg Bahnisch Memorial Cosmo


Fours taken out by Stan Burnett, Nancy Teasdale, Rob and Liz Thompson of Waikerie. A SA Blind Bowler’s Club team of 12 players and their assistants challenged a Barmera team on Sunday 19 September. An inspirational experience for Club members. At the Club’s AGM Life Membership was bestowed on Sheila and Harry Lockwood in recognition of their years of work and commitment to the Club. North Broken Hill President Muriel Noble had the pleasure of presenting Iris Thomas and Dawn Nankivell with Super Veteran Badges, with members, 80 years and older, including Jean Berriman who at 92 years of age still participates in club activities, helping to celebrate the occasion.

proceeding to the Southern Eyre Peninsula WBA Champion of Champions event to also claim this title. Glenys joins the late Ethel Taylor who was also successful in this event on two occasions - a great effort. Rodney Winkles gathered in his third Club Singles Championship, before going on to become the first male to win the SEPBA Men’s Champion of Champions title.

Barry Kearsley and Rodney Winkles

Lillian Cutting, Bonnie Netherwood, Iris Thomas, Dawn Nankivell, Alice Grose Seated: Jean Berriman and Phillis Green

Region 5 Kirton On Friday 4 July, prior to the normal Friday Night dinner and in front of many of the recipients friends and family, Kirton Club President Darryl Hage and Vice President Kath Miller invited Region 5 Councillor Anne Swaffer to present Bowls SA Super Veteran badges to Violet Docking and Norma Simpson. Violet, a member since 1988, has always been a willing worker in the kitchen, a very reliable and keen bowler and has taken on the roll of Green’s Captain for many years. Norma joined Kirton in 1981 and has ‘almost’ continually taken on a position within the Club including Green’s Captain, Winter ‘outside’ Bowls organiser, Tournament Committee and Selector. Coffin Bay The 2009/10 bowling season was rather exceptional for the Coffin Bay Club, in both individual and team performances. On the individual scene, relatively new pennant bowler Glenys McCracken, successfully claimed her first Club Singles Championship before

For the Coffin Bay, now in its 22nd year, and with a membership of just 16 women and 35 men, this is a significant achievement. But that was not all, the Club also added the Men’s Mid-week Pairs and both Second Division ‘Gold’ teams finishing top of the ladder. While the Saturday Pennants Men’s Fours went down by only five shots in the Grand Final - a great effort, the Mid-week team went one better with a convincing win over the Port Lincoln side, thus claiming ‘Back to Back’ victories. Well done!

Region 6 U18’s Win at the Bridge Murray Bridge held a highly successful two day tournament on 28 and 29 August in conjunction with their 201011 season opening. From the 104 entries the winners of the Saturday event were a four from the State Under 18 Squad, Ben Johnson, Blake Fiebig, Matthew Northcott and Nathan Pederson.

Blake Fiebig, Josh Thompson, Matthew Northcott, Ivy Kluske (President Bowls SA) & Nathan Pederson.

Winners of the Sunday event from a field of 136 were a Murray Bridge team SA Bowler September 2010

consisting of Paul Smart, Sue Crane, Tony Pescheta and Alex Pergallini. Overall winners of the two day event were a four from the U18 Squad consisting of Fiebig, Thompson, Northcott and Pederson. These four players are representing SA in the Australian Junior Nationals at Broadbeach, Queensland from 27 September and we wish them well.

Region 8 To conclude a successful season Snowtown held a combined Wind-up and Victory dinner to recognise Broughton Men’s Association Division II Premiers - Snowtown Blue. On behalf of Bowls SA a 50 year Continuous Club Service Award was presented to Ray Atkinson by Region 8 Councillor Maxine Baldock who acknowledged his achievements with a plaque and President Kevin Nolan provided an overview of his bowling and club accomplishments.

Ray Atkinson and Maxine Baldock

Ray joined the club as a player in 1960, was Club President in 1975 – 1977, Secretary 1984 – 1988 and again in 1991 – 1993, as well as being Greens Manager and Tournament Director for many years. Ray was presented with Life Membership in 1990 and is still very active on the Club’s General Committee. He also took on other positions as Broughton Association President, Secretary for four years and Selector and Delegate, plus Wooroora Association President, Selector and Umpire Coordinator, and Country Councillor for Yorke Peninsula. Last year the Club replaced their 80 year old couch with tiff dwarf. The decision to replace the old green was a big one. Firstly, removing and selling the old green was a huge job, especially in 420 – 430 heat. The scarifying and re-planting was also a big effort. The hand watering, the cutting and heavy rolling is still going on today. SA Bowler September 2010

The Club thanks all the Broughton Association clubs and the Blyth Club for the offer and use of their greens during the year. Overall, the Greens Committee is very happy with the results with the green now ready for the 2010/11 season.

Region 11 Ascot Park The Club is looking forward with enthusiasm to the new season, with hopes of adding to their pennant collection and enjoying their 50th Anniversary activities. The first event is something different in acknowledging our birthday with an ‘old style tournament’ where all participants are requested to wear the now old fashioned white uniform and to play with bowls that were manufactured before 1980. The Club has collected enough sets of bowls to supply players whose current set do not meet these requirements. A Sunday afternoon has been set aside to officially recognise our anniversary with former members and dignitaries being invited to join us for a light meal and entertainment. An old fashioned 50s style cabaret will be held in the new year with other activities planned to finish out the season. Blackwood Blackwood has been busy promoting their club around the district with two ‘Come and Try’ afternoons during September and BBQs at the local shopping centres to hand out information about the club. This is Blackwood’s 75th year and plans are underway to commemorate this special event. With Club member Danny Fitzgerald being President of the SA Police Bowls, their Official Open Day for the season will again be hosted by the Club on Sunday 17 October. Night Owls will be commencing again in October and we have had expressions of interest from 23 sides. Bernie Green has been appointed as our Junior Development Officer. Bernie has conducted bowling programs at the request of the local schools and Bernie is ably supported by the Club members. Colleen Wilson, a life member and club patron recently passed away just short of her 96th birthday. She was still bowling at 90 and was renowned for her very wide bias (the bowl passing out over two rinks) and then sitting on the kitty.








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latest news and information about your sport Welcome to the latest edition of ‘Lifting The Lid’. On an ongoing basis, Bowls Australia, the nation’s governing body for lawn bowls, will provide the wider community with an in-depth look at the issues currently facing the sport. In this month’s edition, we look at one of the game’s most important topics, membership. I trust you will find it informative. Neil Dalrymple Bowls Australia CEO

One in, all in The sport of lawn bowls can no longer bury its head in the sand when it comes to the topic of membership. After a quarter of a century of steady decline, which has seen a loss of 47.8% of total membership and the closure of a number of clubs across Australia, immediate measures must be taken for the good of the game and the future of the sport. Historically the approach from Bowls Australia and its state and territory associations in response to the sport’s declining membership has been to increase fees to existing members and to allow social/recreational bowlers to participate within our affiliated clubs without becoming registered members. While the increase in these bowlers has been excellent for clubs, the sport’s financial model does not currently cater for these bowlers. The time for change, however, is now. In order to ensure the sport’s longevity,


Bowls Australia has adopted a multi-faceted approach that includes the following areas: • The creation of a Membership Task Force; • The introduction of a Planning Participation Tool geared towards arming clubs with the capacity to increase their own membership; • Implementing a national bowls census; • Strengthening the nation’s network of state and territory development officers

Membership Task Force Earlier this year, a recommendation was passed by the Bowls Australia council to create a Membership Task Force, which met for the first time in June. Its mandate is to find a way forward in regards to creating new membership categories and providing trends analysis. The MTF was also charged with recommending alternative playing options and sustainable capitation models for clubs, STAs and BA alike. In essence, the MTF was created n order to capture an ‘accurate participation base of people regularly playing the sport of bowls in a structured format’ and to provide recommendations to help benefit the sport as a whole.

Participation Planning Tool In order to meet the sport’s strategic goal of 280,000 members by 2012, each and every one of the nation’s 2011 clubs must pull together in order to arrest our ongoing decline. As a result, a Participation Planning Tool has been developed to aid our clubs in their quest.

Bowls Australia’s Participation Planning Tool has been developed to aid the sport’s membership drive.

The PPT outlines how many new members your club needs to meet its target, allowing you to see nation-wide comparisons, and can be accessed via www.bowlsaustralia. under the ‘Club Assist’ tab.

National bowls census While the likes of cricket and the AFL have been operating a national census for up to 15 years in order to capture accurate participation levels, bowls has relied on anecdotal evidence, which is severely hampering the sport. As a result, the introduction of a national bowls census to help measure capitated and social bowlers is imperative for the sport’s success, and if properly implemented, can be used to provide potential sponsors and government agencies with a compelling story.

STA development officers One of our sport’s great success stories is the nation-wide network of State and Territory Development Officers, who are funded via the National Merchandising Program, and provide initiatives such as: • Best practice guidelines relating to operating a club; • Opportunities for development of the game; • Complete a club health check of your club; • Educating members and promoting your clubs services; and • Assistance when applying for grants and funding; While utilised by many clubs, the STA development officers remain on hand to benefit the sport as a whole and can be contacted at any stage to assist your club with its needs and wants. Contact details can be found at www. under the ‘Club Assist’ tab. There is no easy way to say that lawn bowls’ current state of affairs is cause for alarm, but there is still time for the sport to redress our declining membership figures. Rather than be daunted by this prospect, as a collective we should embrace it, and I for one believe we are on the right path to do so.

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Master Builders Three in a Row Twenty-seven South Australians arrived in Soldiers Point, Newcastle on 9 May to compete in the 65th Master Builders National Lawn Bowls Carnival and having won the Cup in the previous two years the expectations were high despite tough opposition from the other five groups. In addition the inaugural Barro Cup was being contested. The trophy donated by the Barro family in memory of David Barro who was an outstanding, long term contributor and sponsor of the national Master Builders Bowling Carnivals. The Soldiers Point Bowling Club had their greens well prepared and ensured that every member of the six clubs and their partners felt very much at home with excellent food and great service. The first four days were played in great style with the competition of a very high standard and although there were some disappointments early, the SA teams

settled well and soon demonstrated why they had been installed as early favourites to win the Carnival. The final day of competition arrived and, as it had been over the previous four days, the sun was shining and the competition was fierce with South Australia, having won three and lost one, needing a win to be in the running for the title. The final game appeared in doubt early on until the SA team began to take control midway through. Holding their nerve and demonstrating the fighting



spirit, that had seen them victorious on the previous two years, SA ran out comfortable winners. What a great result for the South Australian team with a strong win in the James Wall Cup and Runners up in the Barro Cup. President, Tony Roennfeldt was full of praise for all members of the team and vowed to retain the Cup, to make it four in a row, when the Carnival is again played next April in Western Australia.


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Past Presidents 19th National Friendship Carnival Bundaberg What a great week of bowls and friendship with 78 teams competing from all over Australia with the SA delegation of 17 teams and a total of 130 including wives and friends. Tour Director, Winston Ellis was well supported by State President, Barbara Ledner and State Special Events Officer, Shirley McIntyre. Seventy of the party came by caravan, with Victor Tours, and Valley Coaches from Maitland also bringing large contingents. The Carnival commenced with a Welcome Dinner at the Bundaberg Civic Centre when 450 attended. Games were played at three venues, Burnett, Brothers and Tantitha Bowls Clubs. At the end of the first day only two SA teams had won both games; the teams

Bill Dunn (Payneham) Mike Powell (Clarence Gdns) Don Priestley (Clarence Gdns) Skip Phil McDonald (Adelaide)

of Tom Hynes, Gary Wright, Cyril Hier and Barry Trowbridge led the way from Kevin Cook, Lionel Stringer, Bruce Willis and Daryl Hage. Again on the second day these teams performed well, winning both games with Barry’s team 57 shots up and both teams well in the running to win the Carnival. The third day saw Barry and Daryl each lose a game with Barry losing by only one shot. However the teams of Bruce Driver, Graham Rolton, Barry Kirchner, and John Campbell with Don Priestley, Mike Powell, Bill Dunn and

Phil McDonald emerging with two wins each. With at least six teams from other States unbeaten things were not looking good for SA. At the conclusion of the Carnival after eight games, Daryl and John had won six games and Barry and Phil five. Queensland with three undefeated teams filled the first three positions. It was a great Carnival, a great bowling and social experience for all, and members are asked to start thinking about the 20th National Carnival to be held in Perth, May 2012.


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HOW MUCH DO WE REALLY CARE? You would have to be on a different planet not to have taken some notice of what has occurred in Australian politics over recent weeks and indeed recent years. You could infer there is some dissatisfaction in the electorate about party politics. It will be interesting to see what this novel parliament will achieve. I mention the political background because one of the initiatives undertaken by the Rudd Government in the last parliament was to instigate a Productivity Commission Enquiry into a possibility of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The Productivity Commission is due to report in the middle of 2011 and has already taken many submissions. The enquiry revolves around those who care for the disabled in our community and those who suffer from significant disabilities and the fact that as a sector it is greatly under resourced. The first question is, is it a government’s role to look after such people? Many would say it is. We have a number of compensation schemes at play around the country both in the area of Worker’s Compensation, public liability, motor vehicle collisions, industrial incidents, damages for breach of employment rights, all of which are often motivated by long term injury caused through work or through the fault of another party. The Enquiry will review all, including those schemes. The medical profession has put forward a submission suggesting that all the schemes are to be brought into one large scheme where carers and those with disabilities along with those injured in other ways and having serious injuries, all get some type of payment. An effect of such a scheme would be to do away with claims for medical negligence and undoubtedly any premiums that are required to be paid in such circumstances. This would also do away with all the compensation schemes in the country. Whilst it is fair to say that some are in poor shape, (eg. the South Australian Worker’s Compensation Scheme) most of them work relatively well, although a number of them have very salient unfair aspects to them. Those with disabilities, and carers, constitute a large number of people. It is correct to cater for them and society’s attempts in the past have undoubtedly been inadequate. SA Bowler September 2010

Many in the community do not consider the disabled, those with disabilities and injuries, unless we or those for whom we care are directly affected by it. This is why governments all over the country in the last decade have been able to diminish rights in so many areas without any adequate protest. The question will undoubtedly turn on how any scheme will be funded. The amounts of money required are significant. Some suggested models are to tack it on to every tax payer’s income tax, similar to what we do with the Medicare levy. One thing is for certain, the less money required the more that will be available by way of benefits to the disability sector. Leaving statutory and other schemes to run themselves, as is currently the case, would save considerably on the funds that are required to achieve this very fine and worthy goal. The costings are yet to be commented upon and the Productivity Commission’s report will be handed down in the early days of this new government. It remains to be seen what, if any, action is taken by this government. It is to be hoped that we do step forward as a community to meet this very big need and build up benefits to a level that can be appreciated without being extravagant, which is probably not affordable. Bill Shorten, the Labour MP, has taken this issue under his wing and has given several speeches in Adelaide in relation to the matter. Tony Abbot also gave pre-election support to reforming the disability sector area. Undoubtedly the politicians have their own purposes for supporting the scheme but it is an issue upon which there should be bipartisan support. We should as a community care for those less well off and requiring support given their inability to support themselves in a manner which

many others in the community take for granted. Many of those with permanent disabilities are already catered for by current compensation and insurance schemes, and the common law. This further area of the disability sector needs additional funding. If you wish to learn more about it, visit the Productivity Commission’s website ( which lists all of the submissions. The Law Council of Australia’s ( submission is particularly well reasoned as is the Australian Lawyers Alliance submission. As I am a member of both bodies, it is appropriate I declare that interest, but I commend them to you if you wish to know more about the topic. Considering the plight of others and what the government is doing about them is worthy of our consideration as a community. Next time you read something about the National Disability Insurance Scheme or the NDIS as it has been called, we can give it worthwhile consideration. The sport of Bowls caters for those with disabilities better than any other sport. Perhaps it is time that the broader community did as well.

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Bowls SA acknowledges the passing of two former Executives of the SA Women’s Bowling Association and Life Members, Ivy Prosser and Sadie Tonkin.

Ivy Prosser

Ivy was both an active member of the Tintinara Bowling Club and a talented bowler, winning Club and Association titles numerous times, as well as Club Champion 10 times. She began her devotion to the sport in 1964 when she became Senior Vice President of the Upper South East Women’s Bowling Association and from there went on to represent Division 1 as Country Councillor for 15 years (1970 – 1985), Executive Member for 11 years (1985 – 1996), Country Vice President two years and Past Country Vice President one year. In 1966 Ivy qualified as a National Umpire, a qualification she maintained for 30 years, taking on roles on the SAWBA Umpires Panel and as Umpire Tutor for her area for 23 years.

Sadie Tonkin

Sadie, a member of the Yankalilla Bowling Club, was first elected to the SA Women’s Bowling Association Executive in 1966 as representative for Division 6, a role she held until 1983. During this time she was also elected as Country Vice President 1975 – 1977 and due to an extraordinary vacancy completed the remainder of a Country Vice President term in 1983. She was the first country Executive to serve on the State Selection Panel and in 1975 and 1977 was appointed as SA Manager for the Australian Women’s Bowling Carnival. Her exceptional service was recognised with Life Membership at the 1983 SAWBA Annual General Meeting.


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Umpiring Law 50 - Game Stoppages After seeking clarification on how this law is applied during a game from the World Bowls Laws Committee, the National Officiating Committee (NOC) response is as follows: Law 50.1 A game stoppage is called because of darkness, weather conditions or any other valid reason by: a) The Controlling Body; b) The umpires after an appeal has been made by the players; or c) Agreement between the players when an umpire or a representative of the Controlling Body is not present. The game should be continued on the same day or a different day with the scores as they were when the game was stopped.

Law 50.2 Law 50.2 is a law that confuses many bowlers who are unfamiliar with the laws and/or who try to use this law to their own advantage through their own interpretation. This law clearly states that “If an end has started but all the required bowls have not been played, it should be declared dead. (The end.....the stoppage)”. Please note however, this law only comes into effect if Law 50.1 has been invoked. Therefore, if a player or a group of players (on their own undertaking) decide to come off the green, for whatever reason, during a sun shower (for example, not wanting to get wet), if the stoppage is not invoked by a, b or c in Law 50.1 then play continues.

Law 50.3 There is also some confusion where if all bowls have been played but the head is not declared when the game is officially stopped by a, b or c in Law 50.1 does not mean Law 50.2 is invoked when players come back from the stoppage. The intent of the law is to declare the head before the players controlling the head leave the green, so the conditions (rain, wind, etc) don’t move the bowls or jack during the stoppage (and displacement laws are called for) and the team holding shot/s is not disadvantaged. Mark Cowan National Officiating Director


Questions 1. In a pennant final the result, after playing the prescribed number of ends was a tie. As a result is necessary, what happens? 2. In a fours game team A played first. When the skips changed ends the bowl of skip B had been placed on the mat and skip bowled it, disturbing the head before the mistake was noticed. What should happen? 3. In a Sides match, at the conclusion of play on one of the rinks, one of the skips comes to the umpire and hands him $150 and says “I am hereby challenging my opposing skip’s bowls on the basis that their bias is less than the minimum allowed.” In reference to this challenge what should the umpire do? 4. A drive results in the jack rebounding towards the mat. The players ask you if the jack is still live. What should you check? 5. A bowl in course is displaced by a player from its own team but the head is not disturbed. What action would you advise?

Answers 1. All the teams in the sides shall play an extra end or ends until a result is obtained. Law 45.1.7. The side captains/ managers shall toss a coin for the right to play first. Law 45.8. The extra end shall be played from where the previous end was completed on each rink. Law 45.3. The mats shall be placed in accordance with Law 19.1.1. If more than one extra end is needed the captains/managers should again toss a coin and the winner will decide who shall play first Law 45.5. 2. The opposing skip should choose whether to: a) leave the head as disturbed and have their team play two bowls one after the other to get back to the proper order of play, or b) replace the head to its former position, return the bowl and go back to the proper order of play, or c) declare the end dead. Law 47.1. 3. The umpire should hand the $150 back to the skip explaining that a skip cannot lodge a challenge in a side match; it must come from the side manager/captain. Law 8.2 4. You should check that the jack is at least 20 metres in a direct line from the centre of the mat line and that it is within the boundaries of the rink. Law 30 l. dot 2 & dot 3 5. If a bowl is displaced by a player and it has not disturbed the head after it is displaced, the opposing skip should choose whether to: a) place the bowl where the skip believes it would have come to rest, or b) leave the bowl where it came to rest. Law 28. 1. 2, dot 2.

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