October 26, 2018

Study: Mental Skills and Lawn Bowls

Story by Bowls Australia As part of Bowls Australia’s (BA) ongoing research on what makes an elite bowler, Dr. Fraser Carson from Deakin University has completed a report on the […]
October 26, 2018

Eight per cent of bowlers now armed

Here in Mackay and North Queensland we have just experienced one of the most magnificent winter periods of weather on record. Historically, it is our “dry season” but this year, […]
October 26, 2018

Australian Indoor

Australian Jackaroos Rebecca Van Asch and Aaron Teys claimed the 2018 Australian Indoor Championships titles at Tweed Heads Bowls Club after four days of battle which culminated in a day […]
October 12, 2018

Inaugural Soldiers Point Classic

The NSW State Reserves side were crowned the champions of the Inaugural Soldiers Point Classic contested at Soldiers Point Bowling Club.
September 24, 2018

Kurri Kurri Women’s Bowling Club celebrates 90th birthday

Bowlers from around the Hunter River District partook in the celebrations for Kurri Kurri Women’s Bowling Club’s 90th birthday. The club, which was founded in 1928 is the oldest women’s […]
September 20, 2018

SA Super League Grand Final

An absolutely stunning spring day was turned on by the weather gods for the 2018 SA Super League Grand Final. The day began with the crowning of the 2018 Andrew […]
September 17, 2018

BA updates the Artificial Devices Policy

Bowls Australia’s Board has approved an important amendment to the sport’s Artificial Devices Policy, specifically relating to the use of a Bowlers Arm device. The critical change to the Policy […]
September 10, 2018

Irate at the rates

After more than 149 years of bowling Sydney’s oldest lawn bowls club in inner-city Balmain says it has serious concerns about the cripplingly high rates and ongoing maintenance costs the […]
September 10, 2018

Peterborough ‘Loco’ Honour Roll

Prior to the Great War, Peterborough was one of the busiest single-track railways in the world. The locomotive depot worked around the clock, with men employed in all aspects of […]
August 29, 2018

Doors open at Playford’s next great sports facility

More than 200 people attended the reopening of the $7m Playford facility with members of the merged Elizabeth and Munno Para bowling clubs celebrating a new beginning. The Playford Bowling […]
August 24, 2018

Bowling in paradise – you could be too!

Dave and Jo Edwards had a fantastic time with fellow bowlers in the Cook Islands recently. Dave wrote a diary during his stay which made us want to go after […]
August 20, 2018

Warilla High School finish as top dogs

Warilla High School emerged as winners of the 2018 NSW Combined High Schools (CHS) Bowls Triples Championships finals held at Glenbrook Panthers Bowling Club from June, 13-14. This year’s win […]
August 17, 2018

New shades keep Broadbeach cool

Since the beginning, Broadbeach Bowls Club boss Barry Gilbert and his wife Colleen have striven to ensure the club remains a showpiece venue for their sport by maintaining a high […]
August 17, 2018

Blayney and Newstead amalgamation to go ahead

Board members of both the Blayney Bowling Club and Newstead Bowling Club say the planned amalgamation of the two clubs will still happen. There were rumours the Blayney club pulled […]
August 13, 2018

Warming up to the benefits of stretching

Are you stretching before games? While bowls may be a low impact sport, players can still benefit greatly from stretching before a roll up. Professor Tony Blazevich from Edith Cowan […]
August 10, 2018

Bionic Bowler: Pennants and arm bowling

With Pennant season well underway, I thought it might be interesting to ask club members for their reaction to arm bowlers competing at the top divisions in Pennants. My experience […]
August 9, 2018

Don’t let mould take hold

While synthetic greens are a cost-effective bowling green solution, they still require regular maintenance to help curb the growth and spread of algae, moulds and organic matter that can cause […]
August 6, 2018

Jackaroos outplay their 10-Nations counterparts

By Steve Glasson The Welsh 10-Nations event came to a dramatic conclusion, with the Australian Jackaroos undoubtedly the best-performed nation with a swag of medals of all varieties, including half […]
August 4, 2018

AO wrap up

More than 2,000 bowlers descended on the Gold Coast for the world’s most lucrative open bowls event. The $250,000 Australian Open showcased 13 clubs across the region, from Coolangatta in […]
August 3, 2018

The South Australian SUPER LEAGUE is here!

After much anticipation, the Bowls SA Super League has started. The league promises to be a state-wide, dynamic, fast-paced format of the game, which clearly defines the journey from local […]
July 28, 2018
South Australia's Encounter Bay Bowls Club pairs winners

Encounter Bay Pairs

Encounter Bay Bowling Club needed something a little different for their Winter Social Bowls program. The club generally runs an open single entry triples (18 ends) twice a week on […]
July 20, 2018
South Australia's youngest ever state singles champ Josh Studham & Bowls SA director Leith Gregurke

Studham crowned youngest ever South Australian state singles champ

Josh Studham became South Australia’s youngest ever state singles champion when he defeated 2017 Australian Open Singles winner Nahan Pedersen in the final (April, 28) and etched his name into […]
July 8, 2018
Arm bowlers and bowl dumping

Dumping ban generates discussion

The Bionic Bowler (Ian Rowan) wrote an article about dumping bowls in the last Bowls Plus and we’ve received numerous comments. Ian wrote about Bowls Australia and Bowls Queensland issuing […]
June 13, 2018
Weston Creek win Grade 1 Pennants

Weston Creek dominated the 2018 WR Engineering Pennants

Weston Creek walked away with the most flags after some tough competition at the WR Engineering Pennants Grand Final which was played at Belconnen Bowling Club on April, 28. This […]
June 5, 2018

NSW earn Overall Champions Trophy from Aus Sides Champs

NSW stunningly claimed the Overall Champions Trophy of the 2018 Australian Sides Championships after toppling Victoria in both men’s and women’s contests. The Blues upstaged the undefeated Victorian men’s team […]
June 2, 2018
BPL07 winners Gold Coast Hawks

The Hawks soar once again

Article: Sam Morton (Bowls New Zealand), images of BPL courtesy of Allan Galbraith & Bowls Australia Three-time Australian International Bowler of the Year Aron Sherriff showed the world exactly why […]
May 30, 2018
Canberra hosts 23rd National Friendship Carnival

Canberra hosts 23rd National Friendship Carnival

The 2018 Past Presidents’ 23rd National Friendship Carnival was hosted by the Australian Capital Territory Branch in Canberra in April. Five Canberra Bowls Clubs(Canberra North Bowls Club, Queanbeyan RSL, Belconnen […]
May 19, 2018

Club community spirit shines through

How the lawn bowls community rallied to help one of their own at Solander Lake Bowls Club by raising funds doing what they do best: playing bowls.
May 17, 2018

Dumpers risk being banned

.Dumpers beware, you could soon be forced to take refresher courses if you keep on dumping your bowls!
May 1, 2018
Aaron Wilson celebrates at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games wrap-up

It was a fantastic effort from the Australian team who pulled off the country’s best performance at a Commonwealth Games since the nation’s efforts at the 2006 Games, where it […]
April 9, 2018

Who’s the man behind the Jackaroos?

Jackaroos coach, Steve Glasson was the first Australian to be the world’s number one men’s singles champion and to date, he has won in excess of 100 events and has represented Australia on more than 300 occasions.
April 6, 2018

Letter to editor

This bowler is tired of there being no alternative to meat tray raffles at bowls clubs and wants vegan and vegetarian options.
April 6, 2018

The Comm Games team

Who are our Australian star bowlers playing in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast?
April 6, 2018
Cover image with Steve Glasson

The new Bowls Plus is out!

The new Bowls Plus is now online and will be in clubs soon! This issue of Bowls Plus magazine is packed with news.
March 19, 2018
lawn bowls south australia

Coming up in South Australia

Exciting events coming up in South Australia
February 28, 2018

Rockin’ the shield

The Rock wins the Shire Shield
February 28, 2018
heat wave

The heat is on

Over the last month or two, there have been a number of bowls’ events cancelled or postponed due to the extreme heat.
February 8, 2018

NEW Hybrid Bowls being played in South Africa

B20 Cricket Bowls is a hybrid bowls game based on the two bowls Trips format.
February 7, 2018
arm bowlers

Significant drop in opposition to Bowling Arms

The Bionic Bowler reports that as we head into another year, he is pleased to see and sense a significant drop in the “opposition” towards the Bowling Arm...
February 2, 2018

Australia Day at the bowlo

What’s better than heading down to your local bowls club on Australia Day to have a roll up and enjoy some fair dinkum Aussie food and a cold bevvie? Some […]



October 26, 2018

Eight per cent of bowlers now armed

Here in Mackay and North Queensland we have just experienced one of the most magnificent winter periods of weather on record. Historically, it is our “dry season” but this year, […]
October 12, 2018

Inaugural Soldiers Point Classic

The NSW State Reserves side were crowned the champions of the Inaugural Soldiers Point Classic contested at Soldiers Point Bowling Club.
September 24, 2018

Kurri Kurri Women’s Bowling Club celebrates 90th birthday

Bowlers from around the Hunter River District partook in the celebrations for Kurri Kurri Women’s Bowling Club’s 90th birthday. The club, which was founded in 1928 is the oldest women’s […]
September 17, 2018

BA updates the Artificial Devices Policy

Bowls Australia’s Board has approved an important amendment to the sport’s Artificial Devices Policy, specifically relating to the use of a Bowlers Arm device. The critical change to the Policy […]
September 10, 2018

Irate at the rates

After more than 149 years of bowling Sydney’s oldest lawn bowls club in inner-city Balmain says it has serious concerns about the cripplingly high rates and ongoing maintenance costs the […]
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