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 […]
November 6, 2017
Frank Brikin

Turning 100 on Melbourne Cup Day

Melbourne Cup Day 2018 sees avid lawn bowler of 53 years Francis (Frank) Walter Birkin turn 100!
October 31, 2017
arm bowling

Got a case of the Yips?

Tony Allsop from North Mackay Bowls Club shares his experience on developing a neurological problem and how a bowling arm has helped him continue to play bowls.
October 25, 2017
Ron Wiggins from NSW

60+ Years of Pennants

Ron Wiggins of Cronulla played Pennants for Cronulla Bowling Club for over 60 years, and no-one can ever remember him missing a sectional game in all of that time.
October 19, 2017

May the force be with you at Bribie Island Bowls Club

Bribie Island Bowls Club General Manager Kevin Bertwistle said that it was great to have the support of the Board and staff on the day to assist in raising the much-needed funds for their local school.
October 1, 2017

The new Bowls Plus is out!

Read more about the Festival of Bowls at Northern Yorke Peninsula, South Australia; the new Indoor Champs; BA's Hall of Fame; Ron's 60 years of pennants and a tempting holiday where you can bowl in paradise.
August 8, 2017
musgrave bowls club

Bowls Premier League Qualifiers at Musgrave Hill Bowls Club

Musgrave Hill Bowls Club is hosting a qualifying event for the Bowls Premier League Cup (BPL) on Sunday, 3rd September. Teams of 3 players must be from the same club. […]
August 7, 2017
lawn bowler club kawana marilyn emmerton

Representing Australia and Queensland and still loves bowling after 35 years

From Hervey Bay to Club Kawana, with Queensland and Australia in-between. Read our player profile on Marilyn Emerton from Club Kawana and how she still loves bowling after 35 years. I […]
June 3, 2017
what do you think

Letter to Editor: Bowling arm regulation revision

I  applaud those who get out on the bowling green using a mechanical bowling arm. It’s a wonderful innovation that allows many people with disabilities to commence or continue in […]
May 21, 2017
Ladies bowls record holders

Wellington Point Ladies Club records tumble in championship pairs

The recent Club Championship Pairs Final at the Wellington Point Ladies Bowls Club saw two new club records. Ree Patterson (Lead) and Noela Kopelke (Skip) won the Club Championship Pairs […]
May 21, 2017
Bionic Bowler

Update from The Bionic Bowler

As we head into pennant season and Club Championships, I again ask all fair minded bowlers to embrace their Arm Bowlers as contributing to the health of their Club and sport.

May 21, 2017
NSW Ladies Singles Champ

NSW Ladies Singles Champ Margaret says “Concentration is key”

Margaret Smith gave a little chuckle when asked why she was such a good bowler. “I don’t really know, it just happened,’’ she says.
May 21, 2017
World Youth Championship

Countries Share the Honours at the World Youth Championship

The World Youth Championships at Broadbeach was the biggest event yet, with 42 players from 16 countries attending. It was great for new countries Botswana, Papua New Guinea and Malta to be in the tournament.
May 20, 2017
2016 Bowls NSW Player Awards

NSW Stars shine brightly at Kirribilli

The 2016 Bowls NSW Player Awards has once again proven to be a highlight of the calendar. This year’s event was the second edition of both Bowls NSW and Women’s […]
May 12, 2017
Kingscliff beach bowls club important message

Important message from Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that one of our chefs, Matt, suffered a major personal loss as a result of a tragic accident on Monday 3rd April.
May 12, 2017

BOWLS ACT Claim 2017 Quadrangular Series

Congratulations to Bowls ACT after claiming victory in the 2017 Quadrangular Series held at The Rules Club Wagga 6 – 9th March. The annual series is contested between Bowls NSW, […]
May 9, 2017

Chalk talk: To Chalk or not to Chalk?

So, it looks like liquid chalk pens (texta style) are not to be used. It just doesn’t make sense. If it’s imperative the bowl(s) are not displaced, doesn’t that statement infer that by using stick chalk, there is the possibility the bowl might be displaced?

April 20, 2017
Greg Kelly

Farewell Greg Kelly

For many bowlers, the name Greg Kelly evokes a response. A smile, a comment or statements such as, “Yes, Greg helped me with …”  or “He was really supportive during […]
March 30, 2017

Support needed for clubs affected by Cyclone Debbie

Australia’s north-eastern states were hit hard during Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Accordingly, Bowls Australia is asking you to lend support. A trail of destruction has ripped through Queensland and then northern New South Wales […]
March 28, 2017
commonwealth games, bowling

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 Update

Preparation continues to ramp up for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The Queensland Police Service (QPS) recently released some information about how they plan on keeping all of us […]
March 12, 2017

Ryan Bester: Bester than best for Broadbeach

How the Gilberts and Ryan Bester saved Broadbeach Bowls Club. Ten years ago the future of bowling on the Gold Coast looked bleak. Known as the Mecca of Bowls in Australia, with 25 bowls clubs in 25 miles, declining membership numbers, the loss of smaller clubs, and the drop in numbers for the popular Gold Coast Winter Carnival meant that something needed to be done.
March 4, 2017

Feeling the heat. From the editor

Why, especially in Queensland, are there so few clubs with covered outdoor greens? The costs to cover a green are prohibitive for most clubs. Although it’s wonderful to see that some clubs have managed to win grants to cover their greens, we need to push for more funding for this purpose.
February 28, 2017
lawn bowling with your parents

Parents and bowling – the best thing I ever did

After watching my Mum, Dad and brother play bowls for years and represent their districts in the sport, I decided to join them. I have been playing bowls now for just over three years and it’s the best thing I ever did.