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December 2008 / January 2009
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Features4 Presidents Report7 New partners on the green8 2,000 & four acres of land10 High Performance15 Development16 Bowls SA Open Singles17 Mens Country Carnival Program - 2009 18 - Fours19 - Singles21 - Pairs
24 Keeping it in the family26 Regional Round-Up28 Spot the Jack29 Unbiased Opinion
30 Metropolitan Carnival
31 Prestige Medley32 We Will Remember Them33 Where to get a game34 You be the umpire Classifi eds
December 2008 / January 2009
Above & Cover: Ken (KG) Cunningham having a roll with the residents at The Parks Lifestyle SA Village
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In the last week of November I attended the annual Bowls Australia Executive Officers conference in Victoria, which for the first time was combined with the Development Officers conference.
There have been a number of changes at the executive level at the different State and Territory Associations in recent times so it was a good opportunity to meet with my counterparts and begin developing a relationship with them.
There were a couple of things that stood out from the conference for me. The first was that the sport is fortunate to have really passionate people in the industry who are committed to the growth and sustainability of lawn bowls. Another was that bowls contributes significantly to the vibrancy and well being of the community. This became apparent in a session where we were challenged to identify the story of bowls. Through developing this proposition the group identified the benefits and what value the sport adds to the community as |a whole; from participants being physically active to the associated social interactions.
Other points included the issues facing the sport are the same across the country and that there are certain programs run in South Australia that are the envy of the other State bodies. Night Owls was the forerunner for the Bowls Australia Get on the Green program and its success is something that is trying to be emulated around the country.
Something that is disappointing is that it has been brought to my attention that certain clubs and members in both metropolitan and country areas have been disrespecting the clubs they are visiting by bringing their own alcohol to the venues. These actions not only deprive clubs of a significant revenue stream, but are also in breach of the strict Liquor licensing laws that all clubs must comply with. Non-compliance with these laws can attract significant penalties including fines and possible loss of license. Please ensure that you show the same courtesy to clubs as you would your own.
On a better note, I can happily report that I have finally tasted success in a game of bowls. My first foray into the sport was not going well with my Night Owls team starting the season with a 0-4 record and serious questions were being asked. But perseverance finally paid off and we were able to get over the line in a cliffhanger 11-10 in the fifth game. Hopefully the win wasnt an apparition
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Presidents ReportYorketowns top bowlers lost to Mount BarkerYorketown Bowling Club has recently lost two of its most accomplished bowlers and valued club members, Gerald and Beth Young, who have moved to Mt Barker to be nearer their family.Between them, Beth and Gerald have been multiple winners of every one of our club competitions, Gerald having won the mens Singles Championship twice whilst Beth has been the Womens Singles Champion a remarkable 16 times. Beth has also had outstanding success at Association level, winning the Southern Yorke Peninsula Singles Championship ten times and the Pairs Championship five times; on several occasions actually winning both titles in the same season. Beth has also had wins in the Regional Pairs Championship (twice), the Country Carnival Pairs & Fours, has skipped in the Region Round Robin side for almost 20 years and more recently has for the Country side in the Prestige Medley competition.But Gerald and Beth will also be missed for their immense contribution, spanning over three decades, to the day-to-day running of the club. Apart from an extended stint on our Administration Committee where he was a thoughtful and intelligent contribu-tor, Gerald has been our Greens Manager for the last six years; a job to which he has devoted untold hours of thought, atten-tion and work. His energy and expertise
have reaped rewards for us all. We have enjoyed mag-nificent greens which have been widely recognised for their consistent top quality.Beth has had
an enormous effect on our club, particularly among the women, where she set the stan-dard for others to aspire to. She has provided introductory coaching to new women mem-bers and advanced coaching to any mem-ber, male or female, who requested it. Beth will be missed, too, in the wider SYP area, for her general leadership and diplo-macy; for the coaching she has provided to local clubs and most particularly for her outstanding expertise in the field of umpiring. Beth is not only Chairman of Umpires for Bowls SA but is also a member of the National Rules Committee. Locally she has regularly conducted courses for new National Umpires and for the re-accredita-tion of others.Obviously Gerald and Beth have left an enormous gap and we are very sorry to see them go, but we wish them well in their new life in the Adelaide Hills and look forward to seeing them visit Yorke Peninsula as soon, and as often, as possible in the future.
I would like to welcome Lifestyle SA on board as a partner of Bowls SA. This is a significant partnership for the sport of bowls in SA and hopefully the beginning of a long and mutually beneficial relationship between the two organisations. I encourage you to visit one of their villages to see firsthand the excellent facilities available to residents.Murray Bridge Bowling Club was once again the host of the Mens Prestige Medley, and the club is to be thanked for their top class hospitality and for securing sponsorship from local businesses to support the event. Congratulations to the Mens Region 2 Yorke Peninsula side on a well fought win.The mens, womens and juniors State Sides are contesting the Annual SA v VIC Test Series at Moama in January. The mens Loy Carroll Shield has been hotly contested over the years and hopefully SA will once again be the winner and retain the shield.
Good luck to all players selected to represent SA.The Finals for the State Singles (Mens, Womens and Disability) will be held on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 January 2009 at the Salisbury Bowling Club. Why not come