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Post by A Mum on Fri May 18, 2012 8:45 am

Ventured down to Holdfast Bay on Wednesday where the lawn bowls 6 nations comp is taking place.

Australia have been doing very well.

Was a beautiful sunny Adelaide day.
They are there till Sunday for anyone wanting to go support our Aussies.
Youngest team member is 18 - oldest is around 45 I reckon.





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Post by A Mum on Fri May 18, 2012 8:48 am





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Post by Gingernuts on Fri May 18, 2012 10:04 am

Great photo's A Mum. Only had a couple months off but I'm already getting the itch back, particulary after looking at these pics! Laughing
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Post by A Mum on Fri May 18, 2012 10:09 am

Thanks GN Very Happy

Don't worry - the season will be upon us before we know it ! Laughing
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Post by Bundy on Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:29 pm

I now play bowls at Freeling Div3 great game.
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Post by Gingernuts on Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:49 pm

Well done Bundy. It is a great game, I'm only a young fella (32) in bowls terms but have been playing the game since I was 15.

It's a stimulating and competitive game, but it also has a great social element that rivals any sport.

I'd encourage anyone to give it ago regardless of age. As the average age of the sides competing in the World Bowls Championships in Adelaide at the moment (under 30), it's not just a game for old people any more.
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Post by howthewestwaswon on Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:59 pm

Night Owls definitely sparked my interest. Even bought a Grange Dolphins shirt from my local, when I was back in SA. Very Happy
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Post by The Emperor on Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:32 pm

all you bowls players are just looking for cheap beer
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Post by Gingernuts on Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:21 am

The Emperor wrote:all you bowls players are just looking for cheap beer

Laughing

Yes, there is that element to the game also.
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Post by A Mum on Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:17 pm

World bowls has just wrapped up hosted here in Adelaide.

Unfortunately life's too busy for me at the moment to have gotten down there to support or take photos - but am stoked that our 'Jackaroos' did so well!!

Australia claiming overall winners trophy.
From 8 disciplines we managed to secured 5 gold and 2 silver.

Top effort that !

http://www.bowlssa.com.au/index.php?id=1059&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=6327&tx_ttnews[backPid]=183&cHash=28b0f1c76d
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Post by Gingernuts on Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:48 pm

Not to mention a local SA lad was amongst the gold. Good to see we're finally making an impact on the national stage and that it's not all NSW & QLD.
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Post by A Mum on Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:46 pm

Yes indeed Very Happy
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Post by A Mum on Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:31 am

Good to see 3 South Aussies make the Australian Team for the 'Trans Tasman' heading to New Zealand in March.

Junior Squad: Breeanna Dickson
Development Squad: Renee McPharlin
Mens Squad: Wayne Ruediger

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Post by A Mum on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:56 am

Lawn Bowls is venturing to something new and exciting!

Australian Premier League

http://www.bowlsaustralia.com.au/News/ArtMID/852/ArticleID/2492/Australian-Premier-League-launched

19th November to 22nd November.
Live on Foxtel


Of course the natural person to promote the game is Mick Molloy - who apparently jumped at the opportunity.

We have an SA Team in (It's being played in Queensland)
The more I see the venue, the closer it gets, the more I wish I could be there in person!







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Post by Gingernuts on Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:09 pm

If the comp is a success and is run every year I can see myself timing a holiday with it at some point I reckon!
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Post by A Mum on Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:43 pm

How awesome does it look - I was hoping they'd actually 'share it around' Australia - however I don't think SA has a venue that can even live up to the ones in QLD/NSW.

If we had just one venue like it in SA they'd make a killing.

If you ever get the chance to GN - take a trip to Warilla.
They host a lot of the 'on tv' stuff - the facilities include.
Onsite accommodation.
Indoor green as well as outdoor greens.
A couple of restaurants and a café.
Their own bowls shop.
A gym.
Bottle shop.
Situated on an ocean/river inlet.
A couple of bars one including pokies.
Oh and their own 'travel agent'.

It's huge. And their prices are so reasonable - even cheaper than normal restaurants/shops etc.

As I said if SA had something like this - that club would be very rich...lol.

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Post by A Mum on Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:24 am

APL has been run and won - was fantastic!!!

South Australia were one of only a couple of sides who went in with local home-grown talent.  Majority of the other teams bought in high flying internationals or even talent from other states.

Well guess what !!
Adelaide made the grand final and finished second missing out by only millimetres on the last end, last shot (Always the way with bowls!)

These guys did us so proud.

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Post by The Emperor on Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:19 am

just seen that they are all down in Tassie for state of origin
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Post by A Mum on Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:04 pm

They did so well TE - ended up finishing 4th overall - but they won their fair share of games and were a force to be reckoned with... I think SA state teams at the moment are the best they've been in a long time.

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Post by Gingernuts on Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:46 pm

I would argue ever A Mum. We've never been a force on the national scene despite having a pretty good participation rate at grass roots level.

Great to see us finally stack up well against the eastern states.
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Post by A Mum on Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:45 pm

For those bowlers out there - SA has it's own lawn bowls based show - which is hoped to spread Aust wide.

Take a look - link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTFqPnDWdEI&app=desktop

Any suggestions or to chat about the shows etc head to the Bowls Exposed facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Bowls-Exposed-316783151753955/?fref=nf
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Post by The Emperor on Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:49 pm

was chatting to a guy at work today, who plays bowls for Modbury.

gee there is some big money in the world of Lawn Bowls which certainly came as a shock to me.

I was contemplating going out for night owls over the summer months and this has definitely peaked my interest now!!

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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:45 pm

Wow I could be rich!

My night owl boys down at Sema4 had our first win last week. Won the first 7 ends. We were in a daze.

The week before we got the chocolates for the lowest score of the night. "1".

A few more practices (beer sessions) and we could hit it big. Very Happy

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Post by The Emperor on Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:34 pm

Channel surfing on Fox and found the APL rd 3
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Post by Gingernuts on Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:32 am

Good viewing that! Great format the APL.
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