June 19, 2019

Sad times: last game at Ballina RSL

This photo was taken on Saturday June 8, 2019 when bowlers from the Ballina RSL Men’s and Women’s Club played their last game on the Canal Road Greens. Photo: Elfo […]
June 7, 2019

Bowler defeats odds

It was never a guarantee that Lucas Protopapas would be able to walk. Being born diplegic cerebral palsy, his leg muscles were constricted. As he grew Lucas needed surgeries to […]
June 7, 2019

How to attract more people to your bowls club

by Annette Gomez Whether you are running a sporting club or a business, one of the key areas to growth is attracting more people. While it may sound easy, this […]
June 7, 2019

Getting the most out of your superannuation in uncertain times

Campaigning for the recent federal elections resulted in much debate, often heated, about how the superannuation system will operate and be taxed going forward. In particular, opportunities to make contributions […]
June 3, 2019

RIP Ballina RSL Bowling Club

By Greg Danvers On Sunday June 9, 2019 the very LAST game of lawn bowls will be played at Ballina RSL Bowling Club after Ballina RSL Club Limited made the […]
May 7, 2019
Bowls Victoria teamed up with DSR and VPRS to visit kids at the Royal Children's Hospital and Monash Hospital

Bowls a hit at Kids Hospital Sports Program

By Bronwyn Slatter Disability Sport and Recreation  (DSR) and the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS) recently invited Bowls Victoria to participate in the DSR Kids Hospital Sports Program at the […]
April 10, 2019

Going for the century

Weeks spent in rehab and transferring hospitals couldn’t deter Les Gilbert from a return to the bowling green. Six weeks after breaking his hip, the 96-year-old returned to Encounter Bay […]
April 4, 2019

World Cup champions crowned

Irish international Gary Kelly and New Zealand superstar Jo Edwards are the new World Cup indoor singles champions. The World Cup Indoor Championships held March, 5-19 at the Warilla Bowls […]
April 3, 2019

Master Builders bowl for children’s hospital at charity bowls day

It was a great turnout for the NSW Master Builders Bowls Club annual charity bowls day on March 15 helping raise funds for the Westmead Children’s Hospital. Held at the […]
April 3, 2019

Graceville Bowls hits a century

After a newspaper advertisement calling for expressions of interest to form a bowls club in the western suburbs in 1918, to celebrating 100 years of trade, Graceville Bowls Club celebrated […]
March 9, 2019

Superstar Talent shows off at Phil Bushby Shield

With sides featuring some of Australia’s best bowlers this year’s Phil Bushby Shield drew a crowd. Played in honour of one of NSW’s first ever professional bowls players, the shield […]
February 2, 2019

How your daily coffee could help your bowls game

Women who drink a daily cuppa are more likely to be physically active, University of Queensland researchers have found. The School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences found that women […]
January 20, 2019
Sun safety is important when you're going out for a bowl

Sun safety saves lives

How often have you gone for a roll up without any form of sun protection? Skin damage can occur in less than 15 minutes. We all need that fix of […]
January 17, 2019
West Australian bowler Russel Bates adds the Everest to a growing lis of personal victories

Bate’s battle pays off

Surrounded by champions amateur bowler Russell Bates fended them off to win the $50,000 prize at the Everest of Bowls Competition.
January 5, 2019
Working on Myponga's new green

A Green for all seasons

It took five years but Myponga Bowls Club are celebrating the installation of their new synthetic green. Now they're preparing to host more competitions.
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 […]

March 16, 2020

Tips for a bowls club’s open day

Here are six quick tips to help make your club’s open day event even better! Tip 1: The open day shouldn’t be about hard selling bowls to the unconverted! Make sure to […]
March 1, 2020

Age no barrier in competition bowls

The Saturday Metro Six-a-side competition sees many different players from all walks of lifeline up to roll during the Pennant season, but Richmond Union Bowls Club (RUBC) can say they […]
February 26, 2020

Do you fly a drone?

Authorities wish to remind the community to keep out of controlled airspace, after a 28-year-old New South Wales man was recently caught flying a remotely piloted aircraft (drone) at Mount Ainslie Lookout […]
February 25, 2020

Support available to veterans affected by bushfires

OVER 50,000 Australian military veterans live in communities affected by this season’s unprecedented bushfires and there is support available to them through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), Minister for […]
February 21, 2020

Wedlock and Delves named 2019’s top-ranked bowlers

New South Wales pair Corey Wedlock and Genevieve Delves have maintained their mantles as the top-ranked Australian male and female bowlers respectively following the end of the 2019 calendar year. […]