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SA Bowler Magazine September 2012


  • BOWLEROfficial Publication of Bowls SA September 2012

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    WAYNE'SRuediger to represent Australia

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    Awards NightWinners & photos from the event

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  • Welcome back to what promises to be an exciting year of bowls in South Australia, with the highlight being when the World takes centre stage in November and December for the 2012 World Bowls Championships at the Lockleys and Holdfast Bay Bowling Clubs. A significant amount of work has gone into the preparation of this

    event and with 28 teams from all over the World descending on Adelaide and the Worlds best players battling out

    for supremacy on the greens the 2012 World Bowls

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    PUBLISHED BY:Bowls SA Incorporated PO Box 59, Brooklyn Park SA 5032 p: (08) 8234 7544 | f: (08) 8351 8220 Printed by Lane Print & Post | Cover Shot: Wayne Ruediger in action at the SA International

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    WAYNE"S WORLDWayne Ruediger has been selected to play for Australia at World Bowls 2012


    BOWLS SA AWARDS NIGHTThe winners and photos from South Australias bowls night of nights


    Championships promises to be a spectacular showcase of the sport.It is also great to have a South Australian in the Australian team and I congratulate Granges Wayne Ruediger on his selection. Wayne is a great role model for the sport and his selection for the World Championships is testament to his work ethic and his desire to improve and I wish him all the best for the tournament. The Championships provide the opportunity to see the sport played at its highest level in your own backyard and I encourage all Members to take the opportunity to attend the event and support and cheer on Wayne and his Aussie teammates. Information on the event and tickets are available at the World Bowls 2012 website

    The support of corporate partners is crucial to the sport and Bowls SA is pleased to announce the formation of a partnership with Popi Australia, which sees the company sponsoring the scorecards that Bowls SA supply to all Member Clubs. Popi Australia is a South Australian business that provides cash flow solutions to retirees with the aim of increasing their financial freedom. I would like to thank Brenton and Rosie for their support and if you are interested in finding out more information on the company details are on Page 15.I hope that you achieve your goals on and off the green and wish all Members the best for the season ahead.

    Ben Scales


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    Features & ArticlesWaynes World 5Wombats secure first time National title 7Blind Bowlers aim for England 9Awards Night 10Community Development 142012/2013 Ins & Outs 16Jeff Davis 18All Aboard for Kelly and Prosser 20Justices Bowling Club & Past Presidents 20Greenkeepers 22Lifting the Lid 28

    RegularsPresidents Report 4Bowls SA Update 6High Performance 24Development 26Bowls Operations 27Unbiased Opinion 29Regional Roundup 30Classifieds 32You be the umpire Questions 32We will remember them 33Vale 33Spot the Jack 34Upcoming Events 35You be the umpire Answers 35

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  • As we prepare to begin another season I trust you are all eager to get out on the green and enjoy the social atmosphere and friendly rivalry of the sport.At governance level, Bowls SA has undergone some changes as of the Bowls SA Annual General Meeting held on September 3 and a full report is on Page 6.I appreciate the support I was shown in being re-elected as Bowls SA President and as I start my next term I would like to encourage all members to make

    themselves aware of the governance needs of their Club, Region and Bowls SA and give serious thought to what they can offer in

    this crucial area. Many of you have sound business knowledge and skills which could be utilised as

    administrators in our sport. In some cases the very survival of the Club hinges not only on having skilled administration personnel in office, but a viable succession plan in place.Regions are generally made up of upwards of 20 Member Clubs and yet we sometimes find the only nominations for Region personnel are coming from the same Member Club. For obvious reasons this is not good governance and in accordance with the Bowls SA Constitution is not permitted, so please consider what you can do to assist in these areas. World Bowls 2012 is now only weeks away and everything is on track for a very exciting and successful event, even more so following the announcement that Grange member Wayne Ruediger has been selected to play for Australia. Congratulations Wayne.During my three terms as Bowls SA President I have had the pleasure of visiting all 12 Regions for openings and special occasions and have appreciated the opportunity to meet with members and hear firsthand about their local issues. The CDO program has proved to be enormously successful in assisting

    with these local issues with Community Development Officers, Richard Law and Mark Easton, now on their second visit to many clubs undertaking Club Health Checks and assessing if business practices are sound. Forty-eight Clubs have been assisted with preparation of their Strategic Plan and Business Plans have been established that can be passed onto the incoming President and Secretary. Its now many years since the National Merchandising Scheme was introduced and affixing the Bowls Australia logo to uniforms became mandatory, however I still get questions on the benefits to the average bowler. The CDO program is one of the major benefits to be funded from the revenue raised and one that all members can gain from either directly or indirectly through a more prosperous club environment. I wish each and every one of you a successful pennant season, but most of all good health and good bowling and I hope to see you at World Bowls.

    Ivy Kluske

    President's Message

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    WAYNE'S WORLDRuediger to represent Australia at World Championships

    South Australian State representative and Grange Bowling Club star, Wayne Ruediger has been named in the Australian Mens team for the World Championships, to be held at Lockleys and Holdfast Bay Bowling Clubs from November 24 December 9.Waynes form and consistency at the Australian Sides and Super Sixes Championships caught the eye of selectors and saw him debut at the International Series at Holdfast Bay in May, where he was a Gold medalist. His success in his Australian debut and his performance at the Australian Squad Camp was enough to score him the opportunity to represent Australia at the prestigious event.Ruediger will team with Brett Wilkie and Mark Casey in the Triples and with Aron Sheriff and Casey and Wilkie in the Fours. But with Ruedigers selection comes controversy with the omission of one of Australias most decorated bowlers, Nathan Rice, from the 2012 World Championship squad. Rice who is one of the countrys top ranked Singles and Pairs players, will take his place in the reserves side for the championships.Those who are unfamiliar with his form may find his selection surprising, however, in South Australia we are very familiar with the many achievements of Wayne at local and State level. National Coach, Steve Glasson, commented in the Queensland Bowler, If we talk openly and honestly, Waynes selection will be the one probably questioned by the general public. Outside South Australia hes probably not that well known. Hes a master of the conditions down there (in SA). Hes really been brought in for his conditions specific knowledge, Glasson added.We encourage everyone to show their support for Wayne and the Australians and come on down to the Championships. Bowls SA wishes Wayne the best of luck and is confident that his consistent form and local greens knowledge will be an advantage to the squad.Tickets for World Bowls are available to purchase from or by calling Bowls Australia on 03 9480 7100.

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