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  • New Look for State SidesMGA Mens & Womens Country Carnival

    South Australian

    December 2009/January 2010

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  • Features4 Presidents Message6 Prestige Medley8 Open Singles8 60 & Over Fours10 High Performance 12 Programs Coordinator 14 Country Comes to Town16 Australian Open Qualifying17 MGA Country Carnival Program30 New State Uniform32 Spot the Jack34 Region Round-Up36 Development38 We Will Remember Them38 Where to Get a Game 39 Unbiased Opinion40 You be the Umpire41 Billys Boot Camp 42 Classifieds

    December 2009/January 2010

    SA Bowler December 2009/January 2010 3

    The Bowls SA application for an Open Gender Exemption was heard in the District Court on 9 December 2009 before Judge Cole and two lay members of the Equal Opportunity

    Tribunal. Bowls SA solicitor Tony Kerin presented the Associations submission and outlined the reasons why the Tribunal should grant the Association an exemption. These included maximising participation in the sport and the associated benefits, offering both single and open gender alternatives to the members and the need to provide defined pathways to elite competitions.At the conclusion of the hearing the Tribunal reserved their judgement, but as a result of discussions and questions raised during the Hearing, Bowls SA has lodged further submissions to strengthen the case for the exemption. These submissions will be argued at a Hearing in early January. Once this has occurred, a decision will be expected within two to six weeks.As mentioned in the last edition of the Bowler, Bowls SA is undertaking a review of its current boundaries. A Memo was distributed on 16 November 2009 to all Clubs, Associations and Regions seeking submissions from stakeholders to enable the Boundary Review Committee to ascertain their opinions and understand the relevant issues of the bowling community in this regard. This consultative process is essential and I encourage all stakeholders to take the time to make a submission to ensure that the Committee has as much information as possible to consider during this important process.Also in the last edition of the Bowler, members were provided with the opportunity to contribute to the Strategic Planning process that Bowls SA is currently working on. Unfortunately the response to this was underwhelming, which was very disappointing given the significance of this process.

    Bowls SA is always looking at improving the support and services that the organisation provides its members. The latest initiative is the production of an Administration Manual to assist Clubs with their administration practices. The manual is designed to be an up to date reference point for Bowls SA Policies and procedures and provide a valuable resource for Club office bearers, both existing and newly appointed. In news from over the border, after more than a century of segregation, bowls in Victoria will now come together as one after the Royal Victorian Bowls Association and the Victorian Ladies Bowling Association overwhelmingly supported unification in the recent historic vote.Each Association required 75% of their member clubs to vote in favour of unifying and in a resounding endorsement for unification 81.9% of the VLBAs 497 clubs and 85.5% of the RVBAs 525 clubs agreed to a form a new governing body, to be known as Bowls Victoria.This leaves NSW as the only State with separate womens and mens Associations. Finally, it is with disappointment that I announce the resignation of Bill Cornehls from the position of Bowls SA High Performance Manager for personal reasons. Bill is moving back to Brisbane and will finish on the 15 January 2010.

    Regards

    Bowls SA Incorporated PO Box 59 Brooklyn Park SA 5032 3a Rowells Road Lockleys SA 5032 P: 8234 7544 F: 8351 8220 www.bowlssa.com.auAdvertising: Travis Moll e: marketing@bowlssa.com.auEditorial: Nola Byass e: admin@bowlssa.com.auDesigned & Produced at Bowls SA by Travis Moll, Marketing Manager.Printed by Lane PrintFront Cover: Dave Stockham and Breeanna Dicksonin the New State Uniform

    B wlerSouth Australian

    Ben Scales General Manager

    Page 30New State Uniform

  • 4 SA Bowler December 2009/January 2010

    Presidents Message

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    its Team of Champion Men and Women on their recent selection for South Australia to play the might of Victoria in January 2010

    Henselitecongratulates

    Wayne Ruediger (Dreamline)

    Simon Dorr (ALPHA)

    Adrian Green (ABT-evo)

    Scott Taylor (Dreamline)

    Adam Forbes (ALPHA)

    Ashley Klose (ABT-evo)

    Sandra Wallace (Dreamline)

    Riina Bradbrook (Dreamline)

    Breeanna Dickson (Dreamline)

    Mother Nature has certainly done a good job of disrupting the pennant season, and with record heat during November and even some rain most clubs had to cancel or postpone their matches.

    The Open Singles final was also delayed a day due to heat; congratulations to the winner Colin Saltmash of the Marion BC. Goolwa held the official opening of their clubroom extensions on 15 November, their members and volunteers are to be congratulated on creating facilities that will accommodate their growing membership as the population shift to seaside retirement continues in the area. To honour the extensive work Neville and Maureen Nolan have done for the area, the Willunga Club held a farewell dinner during November. Neville has taken on a range of roles over many years at Club, Association and Region level and Bowls SA Committees. Maureen has been right beside him for support and we wish them all the best in their new surroundings in the Barossa. The Payneham BC were perfect hosts for the annual Mens and Womens Prestige Medleys over the last two weeks of

    November. The enthusiasm and support of their members was exceptional. This year the sides competed for the Rogers Shield, donated by Vice President Kenn Rogers and the Kluske Shield that I was pleased to donate for the womens event.Despite the friendly rivalry these prestigious events are fiercely contested with the Mens final ultimately won by Metro North and Metro East winning the Womens event. Sincere thanks to Payneham for securing the sponsors, to the spectators for their support, and to Programs Coordinator Rhys Taylor who managed both events. Des and I had the pleasure of attending the Past Presidents Association Christmas Luncheon at the Marion BC which was a lovely day and great opportunity to catch up.Congratulations to those selected to represent South Australia in the annual Test Series against Victoria at Holdfast Bay on 4, 5 and 6 January. Your training, dedication and perseverance has been rewarded. During April the National Sides Championships will be played in Adelaide and there are many jobs that need to be done, so volunteers are being sought for a range of roles. If you would like to know more about how you can assist please contact Bowls SA on 8234 7544.Best wishes to all for 2010.Ivy Kluske

    Service Award Neville NolanNevilles bowling career began at Melrose where he was President in 1975 before transferring to Wudinna in 1976. The next work transfer in January 1984 saw him join the Willunga Bowling Club where he served the club as President, Secretary, Tournament Director, and on the Committee since 1985.Neville was also President of the Southern Association in 1994 and 1995 before being elected as Country Councillor in 1996 and becoming a member of the RSABA Executive in 1998. He continued in this role with Bowls SA until retiring as Region 7 Councillor on 25 November to move to the Barossa Valley.Neville has also been an Umpire Tutor and member of the Bowls SA Umpires Committee and during their years of living in the south Neville and his wife

    Maureen have been invaluable members of the bowling community. In recognition of Nevilles service to the sport President Ivy Kluske presented him with a Bowls SA Service Award at the December Council Meeting, a fitting acknowledgment of his service and dedication to the sport.

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  • Prestige Medley

    Victorious Metro East Ladies

    Metro North Men all smiles after securing the Prestige Medley Shield

    6 SA Bowler December 2009/January 2010

    In a change from previous years, the Mens and Womens Prestige Medleys were held in the metropolitan area at the Payneham Bowling Club.The Mens event promised to be a tight contest with powerhouses Metro West and Metro East holding up Section B, while a strong