Friday, 10 February 2012 17:57

Breeanna's State Singles

Breeanna  Breeanna Dickson who plays in our Premier 2 team on Saturdays progressed to the semi-final of the Women's State Singles where she was finally defeated by Liz Gooda 21-14


  Breeanna is currently in the State Women's Squad, and the Junior Under 18's Squad.

Sunday, 01 January 2012 00:00

Past Champions

Past Salisbury Champions




Friday, 06 January 2012 17:19


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Wednesday, 04 January 2012 14:22

Night Owls


Night Owls is a special competition run for people who would like to try Lawn Bowls in a relaxed environment.


A team consists of four people. Make up your own team with family members, friends or workmates or come along on your own and join some new friends in a team put together at the club. 

The only thing that a participant needs to provide is a pair of flat soled shoes. All other equipment is supplied by the club.

Night Owls is played every Wednesday Evening commencing in OCTOBER (Weather Permitting) with play commencing at 7.00 pm but the greens are available for an hour before this for anyone who wishes to practice or be coached.


Bring a pair of flat soled shoes and a sense of fun.

Each Wednesdays
7PM til approx 9:30PM
October til March
$6 per head




The Game


Lawn bowls is usually played on a large, rectangular, precisely levelled and manicured grass or synthetic surface known as a bowling green which is divided into parallel playing strips called rinks. In the simplest competition, singles, one of the two opponents flips a coin to see who wins the "mat" and begins a segment of the competition (in bowling parlance, an "end"), by placing the mat and rolling the jack to the other end of the green to serve as a target. Once it has come to rest, the jack is aligned to the centre of the rink and the players take turns to roll their bowls from the mat towards the jack and thereby build up the "head".

A bowl may curve outside the rink boundary on its path, but must come to rest within the rink boundary to remain in play. Bowls falling into the ditch are dead and removed from play, except in the event when one has "touched" the jack on its way. "Touchers" are marked with chalk and remain alive in play even though they are in the ditch. Similarly if the jack is knocked into the ditch it is still alive unless it is out of bounds to the side resulting in a "dead" end which is replayed, though according to international rules the jack is "respotted" to the centre of the rink and the end is continued. After each competitor has delivered all of their bowls (two bowls each in fours), the distance of the closest bowls to the jack is determined (the jack may have been displaced) and points, called "shots", are awarded for each bowl which a competitor has closer than the opponent's nearest to the jack. For instance, if a competitor has bowled two bowls closer to the jack than their opponent's nearest, they are awarded two shots. The exercise is then repeated for the next end, a game of bowls typically being of Fourteen ends for Night Owls.


Scoring systems vary from competition to competition. Games can be decided when a team has the higher score after a specified number of ends.

Games to a specified number of ends may also be drawn.

Bias of bowls


Bowls are designed to travel a curved path because of a weight bias which was originally produced by inserting weights in one side of the bowl. This is no longer permitted by the rules and bias is now produced entirely by the shape of the bowl. A bowler determines the bias direction of the bowl in his hand by a dimple or symbol on one side. They were originally made from 'Lignum Vitae', a dense wood giving rise to the term "woods" for bowls, but are now more typically made of a hard plastic composite material.

Bowls were once only available coloured black or brown but they are now available in a variety of colours. They have unique symbol markings engraved on them for identification. Since many bowls look the same, coloured, adhesive stickers or labels are also used to mark the bowls of each team in bowls matches. Some local associations agree on specific colours for stickers for each of the clubs in their area. Provincial or national colours are often assigned in national and international competitions. 

Bowls have symbols unique to the set of four for identification. The side of the bowl with a larger symbol within a circle indicates the side away from the bias. That side with a smaller symbol within a smaller circle is the bias side toward which the bowl will turn. It is not uncommon for players to deliver a "wrong bias" shot from time to time and see their carefully aimed bowl crossing neighbouring rinks rather than heading towards their jack.

When bowling there are several types of delivery.

"Draw" shots are those where the bowl is rolled to a specific location without causing too much disturbance of bowls already in the head. For a right-handed bowler, "forehand draw" or "finger peg" is initially aimed to the right of the jack, and curves in to the left. The same bowler can deliver a "backhand draw" or "thumb peg" by turning the bowl over in his hand and curving it the opposite way, from left to right. In both cases, the bowl is rolled as close to the jack as possible, unless tactics demand otherwise.

A "drive" or "fire" or "strike" involves bowling with force with the aim of knocking either the jack or a specific bowl out of play - and with the drive's speed, there is virtually no noticeable (or, at least, much less) curve on the shot.

An "upshot" or "yard on" shot involves delivering the bowl with an extra degree of weight (often referred to as "controlled" weight or "rambler"), enough to displace the jack or disturb other bowls in the head without killing the end.

A "block" shot is one that is intentionally placed short to defend from a drive or to stop an oppositions draw shot. The challenge in all these shots is to be able to adjust line and length accordingly, the faster the delivery, the narrower the line or "green".


Wednesday, 04 January 2012 14:04

The Welcome Mat



This is a special competition run for people who would like to try Lawn Bowls without making any commitment. The only thing that a participant needs to provide is a pair of flat soled shoes, all other equipment is supplied by the club.

A team consists of four people. Make up your own team with family members, friends or workmates or come along on your own and join some new friends in a team put together at the club.

Night Owls is played every Wednesday Evening commencing in October and weather permitting - each *Wednesday until March.
(* Breaks for the festive season)

Play commences at 7.00 pm but the greens are available for an hour before this for anyone who wishes to practice or be coached.

CONTACT US for more information



Social bowling is held on several days during the off season and just Fridays during the pennant season.


Games start at -
Wednesdays 12:00pm
Fridays 12:00pm

Training is also available Tuesdays 2pm-4pm


with registration is 30 minutes prior.

Tuesday nights during the Pennant season is the weekly Melba Competition, a mixed triples tournament starting at 7pm.




Indoor bias bowls pennants are held for the men's and women's league on Mondays, while a Mixed League is played Wednesday evenings and an in house cosmopolitan super league Thursday evening.

The indoor bowls are played during the winter months starting early May and finishing mid August.

Monday men start at 1.00pm and play 24 ends finishing around 4.30pm.
Monday ladies start at 10.00am and play 21 ends finishing about 12.45pm.
Wednesday mixed start 7.15pm and play 21 ends finishing about 10.30pm.

Thursday SuperLeague consists of 8 teams starting  at 7.30pm and play 14 rounds of 14 ends finishing about 9.00pm. At the end of the competition top 4 and bottom 4 play finals. Entry cost is $3.00 per game and good prize money is on offer.

During the course of the season club championship pairs and singles are played.

Association and state championships are also held during the season.

For information see Ian Byerley 82589804, Brian Frost 82504264 or Doug Slack 82644280.


WHERE to get a game in the off season






CONTACT  MAVIS LAMB on PH. 8346 1740





There are many tournaments held throughout the year and will be listed on the Upcoming Members and Community Events calendar.

Ranging from celebration days like Australia Day, Melbourne Cup etc to Sponsored events like West End Fours.



Pennant trials are conducted starting 3 weeks prior to the season proper. Memberships and nomination forms need to be concluded in appropriate time frames to be considered eligible.


For further information regarding any of the above areas, please feel free to use the CONTACT US page



Sunday, 13 November 2011 14:51

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Sunday, 13 November 2011 14:34



Functions, Receptions & Social Lawn Bowls


Whether you're planning a wedding, a corporate event, anniversary party, a birthday to remember, or a social lawn bowls day, Salisbury Bowling club has excellent facilities to offer.

The Salisbury Bowling Club is an excellent venue, set amongst well maintained bowling greens and gardens. The light filled clubroom and large windows take full advantage of the magnificent view of the grounds.

For communication within the clubroom and surrounding greens the Club has a comprehensive amplification system. The system also enables music to be played as background music into the clubroom.

The venue has the best of everything including;

·         A modern well stocked bar at competitive prices,

·         Dance floor

·         Well equipped kitchen

·         150 car park spaces

·         The ability to seat 180 people.

·         Self catering facilities via the kitchen, or hiring external caterers

The Salisbury Bowls Club is a unique venue that is dedicated to making your event special. Our Bar Manager is committed to working with you to ensure your event meets your special needs - whilst remaining very affordable.

We have various tariffs for Function Room hire, with or without bowls.


Facility Hire Document

Function Booking Form

Prices for Club Hire

Aussie BBQ Menu

Breakfast Menu


Cold Platters


Finger Food

Hot Platters


SBC Rules & Regulations

If you would like a tour of the venue, or to book your next event, please contact the club.

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Tel: 8258 1551

for general enquiries, availability and pricing.

Sunday, 13 November 2011 13:55

About Salisbury Bowling Club


The Salisbury Lawn Bowls Club is located at Orange Avenue, in the centre of Salisbury

Approximately 20 kms from Adelaide.







It has excellent public transport into Adelaide by both road and rail. The main interchange for all services being less than 5 minutes walk from the bowling club.


The bowling club is one of the finest venues in Adelaide, boasting 4 Tiff Dwarf Greens, maintained in excellent condition by our Greenkeeper, Greg Daulby. All four greens are floodlit.


The modern Clubhouse is spacious and gives a very attractive outlook over the greens and our well manicured gardens. It provides a full range of facilities to meet the needs of our Members and visitors including bar, kitchen, pool table and darts.  In addition we have ample, secure off-street car parking.


There are a range of social and competition bowls events available throughout the year.

During the summer season Pennant Bowls are played on Thursdays (Ladies) Wednesday (Mens) and Saturday (Open). Social Bowls on Fridays. We have a weekly Melba Competition on Tuesday evenings consisting of Mixed Triples. On Wednesday evenings we have a Night Owls Competition consisting of mixed fours. During the winter season Pennant indoor bias bowls are played for ladies and men on Mondays, Wednesday mixed and Thursday nights (superleague).


Our excellent Clubhouse can seat up to 180 people who can be catered for with a first rate kitchen and bar.


The Club has an active social program throughout the year.


The Clubhouse is a wonderful venue for functions and seminars and is available for hire on non-bowling days and evenings for these events - Please CONTACT US to find out more about availability, event specialisation and pricing.



Club History

The Salisbury Bowling Club was founded at the Orange Avenue, Salisbury site in 1930. Situated on 6.25 acres of land, the Club owns the property freehold. On the site of the Club and its greens is the original Clubroom which housed the members from the Club’s inception in 1930 to 1954. This has been given to the Salisbury Croquet

Club who now use it as their Clubroom.

The second clubroom also still exists and was home to the members from 1954 to 1967. This now accommodates the green keeper and all his equipment.

The current clubroom was built in 1967 and extended to its present size in 1984.




Board Members

 G Ambler

Womens Vice President   

M. Turnbull

Mens Vice President

T Horne

Club Secretary


Financial Director

E Datson

Catering Director

M Baker


R Ursida

Magazine Editor T Geisler

M Guerin



M Geisler



Chairman of Selectors



Chairman Trevor Horne 0411 092 720

Team 1  Lindsay Scaife, Eric Datson

Team 2  John Cooper

Team 3  Max Golding




Chairman Mike Sheehan 0438 134 748

Ian Byerley

Bernie Hickman

Lindsay SCaife

John Carter

Frank Brouwers

Mike Whittle

Trevor Horne

Any questions please contact Trevor on 0411 092 720



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