Moonta Postal Centre Mixed Pairs


Moonta Postal Centre Mixed Pairs were held in warm conditions on Saturday.  A full field of 32 teams participated in another great Club event.
Terry Logan & Pieter Heesemans and their band of helpers did a great job in the kitchen providing a cheap chicken & salad lunch.
The photos below show the winners Beryl Williams and Kevin Sorrell, runners up John and Helen Cavanagh, and third placegetters Bob & Sharon Cavanagh, all with sponsor Paul Ausburn.  Unlucky 4th were John Richards & Maureen Huddleston who were also 3 game winners.

Your Big Chance! (maybe)

cg18_emb_140pxWe know everyone would love to be part of the Commonwealth Games, and playing in bowls’ biggest event would be high up on your bucket list; but have you thought about volunteering and getting up close to the action at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games?

Commonwealth Games Lawn Bowls Manager (GOLDOC) Mark Casey is building a volunteer workforce for the Lawn Bowls competition to be held at the Broadbeach Bowls Club and is calling for expressions of interests. 

The Commonwealth Games commences on April 4, 2018 and concludes on April 15, with the Lawn Bowls competition running from April 5 to April 13.

All travel and accommodation costs will be at the expense of the Volunteer; however, public transport in and around the Gold Coast will be free for Volunteers during Games time. 

All volunteers will receive a uniform kit, meals if required during a rostered shift, and most importantly the experience of a lifetime.

Volunteering roles include Field of Play Supervisor, Sport Competition Team Members, Sport Information Team Members, Scoreboard Attendants and Paddle Holders. For more information on the roles click here

Sadly, we only had three days to promulgate the above information and have members apply.  I didn’t realise this and the official application channel closed last Friday.  This morning I spoke to Mark Casey and he tells me that they have hundreds more applicants than they need.  However, he would still be keen from any “high quality” Moonta members who would like to be involved.

So, if you think cut the mustard as a “high quality volunteer” and would like an all expenses paid (by you) trip to the Gold Coast, contact me in the next few days and I will pass your details directly to Mark Casey.  – Jack Gallagher

A Day in the Life

As the photos below show, it was another tough day at the office yesterday for Greenkeeper Graham Curtis.  While he took time out to have his feet anointed, his minions were busy testing out the Club’s new welterweight roller.

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Another Volunteering Opportunity

After more than ten years magnificent service as Mower-In-Chief of the croquet green, Colin Taylor has retired.  Thanks “Tinks” for a great effort.  As a result, a vacancy exists for a new Mower-In-Chief.  If you have the time and inclination to mow the croquet green once a week (less during winter), please let Graham Curtis know asap.


Don’t forget Monday’s Special General Meeting at the clubrooms, 7:00pm.

Be there, or be not round!



Change of Dates

We have two date clashes for upcoming events.  As a result the following changes to our schedule have been made:

The $5 Nibble Challenge has been shifted to Friday 20 January to avoid a clash with the men’s 1st Division side playing Wallaroo on the 13th.

Also, the Moonta Postal Centre Mixed Pairs has been brought forward by a day to
Saturday 28 January avoid a clash with a State event on the Sunday.



The Carnival Is Over

The last day of the Christmas Carnival proceeded on Friday with a large field of 34 teams .Again, the weather was lovely and the greens were in good condition.
Thanks to all volunteers in the bar, on the greens, in the kitchen ,the tournament committee and all the other helpers throughout the carnival. It was a great success despite the first day being washed out.
The final day’s sponsors were Rosewarenes of Kadina & YP Ag.
The winners – Mark & Wendy Venning (Kadina) with President Bob
Second – Mick & Marilyn Nicholls (Hamley Bridge)









Third – Mike & Lyn Wildash
The money lady!









Xmas Mixed Fours

Lovely weather and improving greens for yesterday’s competition. Sponsors were Peninsula Plumbing, Hair Bitz by Wendy, and Port Hughes Tavern.  Jeff Adams from the Tavern was on hand for the presentation.
Winners – Mike & Lyn Wildash and Phil & Marie Spiers ((Wallaroo).  Pictured with Jeff Adams
Second – John & Helen Andrew and Graham & Sandra Barker











Third – John & Judy Gibb and Wendy Rosy & Bruce Hines (Kadina)

Xmas Mixed Triples

The mixed triples, sponsored by Moonta Postal Centre & Newberry Chemist, proceeded yesterday despite Tuesday night’s storm.  Outstanding work by our Green Keeper, Graham Curtis and many helpers got the greens ready and the storm damage cleaned up in time for play to get under way as scheduled.  Greens were slow, as to be expected, but the visitors and our local players were glad to get a game after the previous day’s wash out.
The winners – Ken Stokes (Berri) and June Wilson and Lindsay Stam with Paul Ausburn from Moonta Postal Centre
Second place –  Bob Rogers, Betty Coombs (Renmark) and Marg Chandler with Paul










Third – Bob & Sharon Cavanagh & Kevin Moritz (Bordertown)