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Thursday, November 14th, 2019

There are a couple of things that I need your help in addressing and to clarify a problem we had last week.

Firstly notifications – my apologies for not phoning some members about selection changes last week, we had a hiccup and missed calling some people. We call you IF you go down one level, not if there are changes within teams or you go up a level. 

Please inform yourself as to where you are playing each week.

Secondly cars and going direct – it is in the club/team spirit to participate in assisting teammates to get to venues. Obviously it is appropriate to go direct at times but please look to assist others where possible by coming to the club, including post match (bar profits).

Club spirit – we have had a mixed start to pennants this season with some teams/rinks away to a great start. Remember we all try to do our best wherever/whenever we play. The selectors have a difficult time especially when so many players are performing well. If you go down a level it is not necessarily how you are playing, but how well your peers are playing, and how many people go in and out of pennants each week. We have so much talent that competition for places is fierce.


Respect others – we are all volunteers and/or players trying to enjoy the game

Responsibility – for your actions, ie be responsible for what you say or do

Reality check – YOU know how you are bowling – or you should – be an active part of the team/rink.


a positive influence around the club

a neutral influence around the club

a negative influence around the club

Please be the positive person, respect team mates and make this club a better and happier place to bowl.


Barry Coad.






Monday, November 4th, 2019

PENNANT RESULTS after week 3.

Statistics for Wed and Sat for the 1st 2 weeks of pennants show that;

1   we are giving away far too many 3, 4, 5 and 6 shots and this is very costly. Skips and 3rd please be aware of this. Players also be aware it’s not the skips role to fix everything, so bowls in the head and cover where necessary.

2  we are winning the majority of the last 5 ends of each game and this is a very positive indicator that we are on the right track. Seconds are doing a great job of keeping their rink and skip informed of overall team scores.

Scoring overall is good, but please be honest and mark players accordingly. As an example 4  sixes for a loss is not the smartest way to score and it detracts from a good win BY OTHERS where a 6 score may be appropriate.

Thank you.

Barry Coad


Sponsor Talk

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

Principal Physio Therapist with Manipulative Physiotherapy at Darlington and Glenelg, will be doing a presentation at our club on Friday 8th November at 12pm.  We would like as many members, including RSL members to be present, as he is looking to become a future sponsor.  It is important that we make a good impression through our attendance.

Thank you

October Bulletin

Friday, October 18th, 2019

BBC Bulletin October 2019


Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

The selectors were tasked with implementing a new scoring system this season.

After much discussion a new simplified system will commence in the first week of pennants (Wed, Thurs and Sat), and is based on a score of 1-8.  Score range was selected as 1-5 is too narrow and 1-10 too wide. The scores are:

8 – exceptional performance

7 – excellent performance

6 – good performance

5 – met expectations (this means that whatever position {lead, skip etc} and team you played in you performed as selectors would expect in that position and team)

4 – average performance

3 – below average performance

2 – poor performance

1 – very poor performance.

So as you can see 5 is what is expected and scores above or below reflect variation from expectation.

Score sheets will be given to players by 2nd immediately after last bowl played and collected before you leave the green. To ensure confidentiality and allow you to score honestly all scores will then be put into a sealed envelope by Team Managers and returned to the selectors sealed.

The score sheets will take about 1 minute to complete.

Barry Coad



Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

I am reluctantly posting this to ask you all to be realistic in your expectations when playing pennants.

There is a growing assumption that you will play higher and higher without a commensurate improvement in your own performance.

Please understand that the move from Div 6 to Div 5 on Sat for instance is enormous and to DISPLACE SOMEONE FROM A HIGHER TEAM (ie Div 5) you need to prove your superior performance consistently, not just one week.

Also there is discussion about new bowlers and how they progress up to play in higher divisions. A second or third year bowler will normally need a thorough “grounding” in pennant bowls and if they progress to Div 6 on SAT they are doing very well. There are several players in this group that have been identified as having the potential (with appropriate coaching/mentoring) to be very high achievers. The selectors are working on rewarding these players for effort.

Being a skip in social bowls is not a guarantee of good performance in pennants. There are many players who have played in higher divisions but they succumb to the pressure of pennants.

In previous years some players in Div 7 on SAT have volunteered to stay in Div 7 and play for enjoyment whilst learning the art of bowls. If you would like to be part of this please talk to your selectors (see previous post).

The selection process is not 100% perfect but we try to accommodate many interests so we, as a Club, can win flags this season.

Good bowling for the year.

Barry Coad

Chair of Selectors

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