News

17th April 2021

Rd 6 Pennants

Another 4 out of 6 this week! Success today for Grade 5, both Grade 6 & Grade 7. Good going!

Refer 2021 State Pennants page for all results, for both State Pennants & Pennant Cup

 

15th April 2021

Bowls Committee Comments

The Notices page has had a rehash & now has 2 sub-menus for General Notices & Bowls Committee pages. When our Bowls Committee reports you should see it here on the website (& Members’ Email inboxes). No promises that it’ll be monthly; just when there’s something meaningful from their get-togethers?

 

14th April 2021

Major Singles QFs

All 2021 Major Singles Championship QFs now resolved & so we move on to Sunday, 18 April for Finals day – SFs at 9am & then the Final after lunch.

Refer Draw/Results in 2021 Championship Results

 

12th April 2021

Pennant Selections Rd 6

Team selections now on the 2021 State Pennants page

 

11th April 2021

Rd 3 Pennants

Only Grade 6 Red tasted success today but well done to all bowlers for getting through the weekend double-header.

Refer 2021 State Pennants page for all results, for both State Pennants & Pennant Cup

 

10th April 2021

Rd 5 Pennants

Only 2 out of 6 this week; success for Grade 6 Green & Grade 7. Good luck to all Pennant Grade Sides for an early start Sunday, 11 April, to our Rd 3 catch-up game.

Refer 2021 State Pennants page for all results, for both State Pennants & Pennant Cup

 

8th April 2021

2021 Over 40s Representation

For the Over 40s bowlers hoping to represent NSW, refer the link below:

However, one little thing before you “prep that form”, please note the need to be aged 40 or Over AND 59 or Under

(Yes, I know the Circular mentions “Over 40s” but we’ve confirmed with BowlsNSW that the eligibility in the NSW CoP applies!)

BowlsNSW Circular for State Over 40s EoI

 

7th April 2021

Major Singles Progress

All 2021 Major Singles Championship Round 2 games completed over the last 2 days & now it’s down to the QFs – these now scheduled for Wednesday, 14 April at 5:30pm.

As usual, check out the noticeboard for the Marker &/or game slot(s).

Refer Draw/Results in 2021 Championship Results

 

1st April 2021

Major Singles Update

Done & dusted today for the last game in Round 1 of the 2021 Major Singles Championship.

Now we’re heading to the split Round 2 to be conducted “post-Easter” ie over Tuesday & Wednesday evenings, April 6 & 7, with a 5:30pm start. Some games rearranged already so check out the noticeboard for the Marker &/or game slot(s).

Refer Draw/Results in 2021 Championship Results

 

31st March 2021

2021 Zone 10 Senior Interzone

Congrats! Hills Club Representatives in the Zone 10 Senior Interzone Side features Peter Eagle, along with Mike Brown & Col Lees as Reserves.

 

29th March 2021

Pennant Selections Rds 3 & 5

Coming up after Easter, a big weekend for the Pennants Sides – Rd 5 on Saturday & also the rained-out Rd 3 on Sunday

Team selections now on the 2021 State Pennants page

 

28th March 2021

Major Singles Underway

Round 1 of the 2021 Major Singles Championship commenced today, with some games due for completion during the next few days.

A split Round 2 will be conducted “post-Easter” ie over Tuesday & Wednesday evenings, April 6 & 7, with a 5:30pm start. Check out the noticeboard for your Marker &/or game slot(s).

Refer Draw/Results in 2021 Championship Results

 

27th March 2021

Rd 4 Pennants

4 out of 6 this week; success for Grade 3, both Grade 6 & our Pennant Cup Team!

Refer 2021 State Pennants page for all results, for both State Pennants & Pennant Cup

 

24th March 2021

Major Singles Update

After last Sunday’s nasty weather, we’re trying again for this Sunday, 28 March

Check out the noticeboard for your Marker &/or game slot(s). 

Refer Championship Draw in 2021 Championship Results

 

22nd March 2021

Pennant Selections Rd 4

Team selections now on the 2021 State Pennants page

 

Also…

 

20th March 2021

Zone 10 message…

“Due to the inclement weather and the forecast over the next 48 hours Zone 10 Pennant Rd 3 and Zone 10 Open, Reserve & Senior Singles has been postponed this weekend.
Pennant Rd 3 has been rescheduled for Sunday 11th April at 9.30am roll up.
Reserve Singles at Denistone Sports Club & Club Guildford rescheduled for Sunday 28th March.
Zone Open, Reserve & Senior Singles to be rescheduled for Sunday 18th April (Venues TBA).
Zone 10 Match Committee will meet this week to look at rescheduling dates for the Zone 10 Singles Finals”

 

Hills Club addition…

Our Major Singles round is also not happening this Sunday

 

Andrew on duty monitoring flood levels?

 

17th March 2021

Friday Bowls Changes

 

15th March 2021

Pennant Selections Rd 3

Team selections now on the 2021 State Pennants page

 

14th March 2021

Major Singles & Pairs info

2021 Major Singles

Championship Draw now completed, refer 2021 Championship Results

The Major Singles Championship gets underway with a split round 1, to be held with start times of 9am & 1pm on Sunday, 21 March

Check out the noticeboard for your Marker &/or game slot(s). 

Note: Due to State Singles Precedence (following today’s games postponements), some rearrangements will be required.

 

2021 Major Pairs

Entry form now on the noticeboard, with closing date of Thursday, 22 April 2021

 

13th March 2021

Rd 2 Pennants

2 up, 2 down (& 2 byes). Success for Grade 6 Green & Grade 7

Refer 2021 State Pennants page for all results, for both State Pennants & Pennant Cup

 

12th March 2021

Hols Fun?

Easter & Anzac Day are around the corner, so here’s something to keep in mind (& as usual, pop your entry on the noticeboard)

 

8th March 2021

Pennant Selections Rd 2

Team selections now on the 2021 State Pennants page (with Grade 5 & Pennant Cup having byes)

 

 

6th March 2021

Pennants Results

Well done Club, 4 grades got up today.

Refer 2021 State Pennants page for all results, for both State Pennants & Pennant Cup

 

2nd March 2021

Senior Interzone Side

Congratulations to Mike Brown, Peter Eagle & Col Lees, being selected in the Senior side for the annual “Michael Schwarcz Shield” match-up between Zones 10 & 15.

 

28th February 2021

Zone 10 Senior Pairs

Well done to Bruce Goldrick & Peter Eagle, runners-up in the 2021 Zone 10 Senior Pairs

 

24th February 2021

State Pennants & Pennant Cup

The website page now available – refer 2021 State Pennants

Check it out, lots to see – eg Selections, Draws, MoP info (latest rules for Movement of Players), etc, etc

 

23rd February 2021

Pennant Teams

Teams for 1st round of Pennants (6 March) now posted on the noticeboard, along with Teams for a final Internal Trial game on Saturday, 27 February.

2021 State Pennant website page being prepped – ready real soon?

 

21st February 2021

Zone 10 Senior Pairs

Well done to all the Zone 10 Pairs contenders this weekend – but for two Hills teams they’re heading to the Semis at NBC on Saturday, 27 February at 9:00am. ie Mike & Col have won their Section games, as have Bruce & Peter winning another Section, & they’ll contest one of the Senior Pairs Semi Finals. Yes, they’re drawn against one another – but at least we can expect one Hills team in the Final during the afternoon! Good luck guys.

 

 

15th February 2021

Social Bowls Tweaking?

Social Bowls pages Social Bowls Weekly Schedule & Friday Bowls also updated & adjusted for various Start times & playing formats

 

13th February 2021

2021 Zone 10 Senior Fours

Successful in the Final played today were the team of Mike Brown, Peter Eagle, Col Lees & Harold Mills. Great job, guys.

 

11th February 2021

2021 Major Singles

Entry form now on the noticeboard, with closing date of Thursday, 11 March 2021

 

8th February 2021

Zone 10 Senior Fours

Well done to all the Zone 10 Fours contenders last weekend – but for one Hills team they’re heading to the Final at Merrylands BC on Saturday, 13 February at 9:30am. ie Mike, Peter, Col & Harold are into the Senior Fours Final.

 

5th February 2021

Earlier Social Bowls?

Change of alarm times?

Social Bowls pages Social Bowls Weekly Schedule & Friday Bowls also updated

 

31st January 2021 (20:00)

Triples Final confirmation

The Relativities of the Internet mean that 2 separate emails travel at different speeds (something to do with the mass of pixels slowing things down? (didn’t Einstein & Hawkins argue that?) Without further ado, here’s the late delivery of the evidence from today’s Triples Final.

 

31st January 2021

2021 Triples Final

Very even throughout, an extra end, & Team Mills takes it out on the last bowl. Well done to Mike Brown, Col Lees & Harold Mills, successful over Peter Farrell, Jim Castles & Peter Newman.

Refer Draw/Results in 2021 Championship Results

 

30th January 2021

Major Triples Progress

The Final awaits, expected Sunday 31 January!

Refer Draw/Results in 2021 Championship Results – & watch for game updates/news on the noticeboard

 

24th January 2021

Major Triples

Refer Draw/Results in 2021 Championship Results – & watch for game updates/news on the noticeboard

 

23rd January 2021

Bowlers Forum

A forum that was conducted on January 17 was very successful & some ideas were presented. A report has been put on the noticeboard & is included below. The Club also believes that other bowlers of the Club should have an opportunity to attend similar forums & so all bowlers whose prime club is The Hills will be able to register for one of the upcoming forums. Dates of these additional forums will be advertised in the near future.

Men’s Bowler Forum – January 17 2021

 

17th January 2021

2020 Senior Singles

Yes, 2020 is now done! Today Graeme Drabsch was successful over Jim Castles to wrap up the 2020 Senior Singles Final, finally

Refer Draw/Results in 2020 Championship Results

 

15th January 2021

Zone 10 Interzone Seniors Trial

Congratulations to Peter Eagle, selected for Zone 10 Seniors in the Interzone Trial vs Zone 13 (along with some familiar names)

 

14th January 2021

Mixed Fours, Senior Singles & Triples

2021 Mixed Fours Final

Played today & won by Margaret Scott, Elizabeth Leahy, Peter Newman & Harold Mills,  defeating Lorraine Douglass, Hayley Turk, Mike Brown & Col Lees

Refer Draw/Results in 2021 Championship Results

 

2020 Senior Singles Final

Finally, we should wrap up 2020, when the final Final gets played Sunday 17 January at 1pm between Graeme Drabsch & Jim Castles

 

2021 Major Triples

2021 Major Triples action gets underway Saturday, 23 January at 1pm

Championship Draw now completed – refer 2021 Championship Results – & watch for game updates/news on the noticeboard

 

11th January 2021
Trying again, seems that the Mixed Fours Final is now on Thursday 14 January at 2pm – but as always, watch for updates/news on the noticeboard

 

10th January 2021

Mixed Fours Progress

It’s down to the Final – & now arranged for Wednesday 13 January at 2pm

Refer Draw/Results in 2021 Championship Results – & watch for game updates/news on the noticeboard

 

Selectors EoI Call

 

1st January 2021

Mixed Fours

2021 Mixed Fours action gets underway Saturday, 9 January at 1pm

Championship Draw now completed – refer 2021 Championship Results – & watch for game updates/news on the noticeboard

 

30th December 2020

Passing of Barney Roberts

Some words from Andrew…

 

23rd December 2020

Zone Singles

Yes, another 2021 Zone Event is on the noticeboard, this one is for entry into the Zone Singles. As usual, being contested in Open, Senior & Reserve categories. Closing date is January 29, 2021

Refer the Zone 10 Calendar on the Bowls Calendar page for details

 

17th December 2020

2021 Fours

“Evidence has come to light…” that Team Newman did indeed beat Team Maitland (sorry for the delay)

 

14th December 2020

Australia Day Social Bowls

Check the noticeboard & get your team entries in…

 

12th December 2020

2021 Fours

2021 Open Fours done & dusted (already), with Rod Watts, Perry Neckerauer, Eric Ripps (subbing for Dave Roberts) & Peter Newman defeating Peter Eagle, Mike Brown, Warren Heden & Dale Maitland 26-16.

Said to be, “An extremely high standard game with the winners getting a big lead but were getting run down towards the end , but hung on for a very good win”

Refer Draw/Results in 2021 Championship Results

 

11th December 2020

Zone Events

Yes, the 2021 Zone Events are starting. The noticeboard now has entry forms for the Zone Fours & Zone Pairs, both being contested in Open, Senior & Reserve categories. Closing dates are January 15, 2021

Refer the Zone 10 Calendar on the Bowls Calendar page for details

 

10th December 2020

Even more 2021

Entry forms now up on the noticeboard for two events in 2021 –

  • 2021 Mixed Fours – Closing date 31/12/20 (played from 9/1/21 to 17/1/21)
  • 2021 Triples – Closing date 14/1/21 (played from 23/1/21 to 31/1/21)

Refer Bowls Calendar for all details

 

9th December 2020

2021 Still Happening

2021 Open Fours SFs played this evening. Now we’ve got the Final due for Saturday, 12th December at 1pm.

Refer Draw/Results in 2021 Championship Results – & watch for game updates/news on the noticeboard

 

6th December 2020

2021 Underway!

2021 Open Fours started today. SFs set down for Wednesday 9th December 5:30pm

Refer Draw/Results in 2021 Championship Results – & watch for game updates/news on the noticeboard

 

4th December 2020

Social Bowls & Greens Info

2 reference items; the when & where of playing during this Christmas/New Year period

 

Greens available

Updates for “Greens Renovations” in Notices page

 

 


 

News Page Cleanup – actioned 6 January 2021

2020 items already included in other pages – eg Results, Photos, etc – are now removed from the News page

Some other 2020 material retained below for reference

 

6th November 2020

Zone 10 Seniors Interzone Trials

Congrats to Graeme, Uwe, Bob, Warren, Dale & Peter

 

7th October 2020

Club Structure

Ken asks, “How can I help my club?”. Good question, read on – Chairperson update – 6 October 2020

 

2nd July 2020

Activity news?

Uwe has noted the latest BowlsNSW update ie BowlsNSW Coronavirus Updates & advises…

“Great news! From 1st July 2020, rules have been relaxed so we are now allowed to play Triples and Fours. We will still need to be mindful of social distancing and keeping our “tools of our trade” sanitised. A COVID plan is being prepared and will be displayed on the Club’s  Bowls notice board when completed. More information next week so, until then, stay tuned and stay safe.”

 

29th June 2020

New Start Date for Bowls?

A few words from Uwe. . .

“Our Bowls Start Date – Now scheduled for Tuesday 14th July 2020. With the club to open on 1st July 2020, the intended start date has had to be deferred for 1 week.

Start times for morning social bowls are likely to change, as our volunteers that are preparing greens for play may not start their activities until about 8:30am, weather permitting. More on this during the week-ending 10th July.

When bowls restarts, the club will be following the recommendations of the respective bowls associations by adhering to the “4 people per rink” rule. At this stage, it means that Triples and Fours games will be suspended.

When you are at the club (from Wednesday, 1st July), check out the new surrounds and just as importantly check out the notice board for events coming up and other information.

The garden party volunteers have been doing a fantastic job ensuring that the grounds look superb. From 14th July the greens will be cut twice a week and rolled each day that bowls are played. 

Things can change quickly, so we will keep you informed with new information as it comes to hand. In the meantime, stay tuned and stay safe.”

 

13th June 2020

Extra news…

Here’s the latest words from Uwe,

Today, it has been announced that up to 20 people will be allowed on each green for roll ups. This is certainly great news. Nearly back to normal. The club’s booking system will need some modification to allow for the change in legislation so please be patient while this is being attended to. Meanwhile, stay safe and stay tuned for further updates.”

Yes, hot off the press from our mates at BowlsNSW – ie BowlsNSW Coronavirus Updates – & they’ve also said,

from today, 13 June 2020, Lawn Bowls has been granted permission to participate in organised matches this includes social & competition matches

So many updates, they just keep coming! Get those roll ups going & watch for the next episode verrry sooon?

 

11th June 2020

All the Updates . . .

From the Development front, some words from Ken – Chairperson Update 10 June 2020

Bowling matters from Uwe again,

“The Government has announced that community sports for all ages will be able to resume organised matches from 1 July 2020. This is great news! However, we do not yet know what rules will apply with regards to social distancing, etc. Once these have been announced by the respective bowling authorities then they will be posted on the web site. The Club Ltd is planning on opening doors for trading on Monday 29th June 2020 and, as there have been significant changes within the club, it is envisaged that competitive social bowls may commence on Tuesday 7th July 2020.

On another note, a big THANK YOU to all the volunteers that have been looking after the gardens and preparing the greens.

It was good to see so many bowlers rolling up over the last few days. Smiles all round! With social distancing being important since the relaxing of rules, one bowler, who was rolling up, was heard to say that even his bowls were practising social distancing…… getting nowhere near the jack!

Until next time, keep an eye on this page and stay safe.“

Angus has some renovation updates on Facebook, check out – The Hills Club

Uwe is also having fun with the Bowls Facebook page, see – Hills Bowling Club

 

4th June 2020

More wise words from Uwe,

“Bowls NSW are expecting a resumption of competition from 1st August and have published a revised bowls program for the remainder of the calendar year. Zone 10 have also issued a revised program. The Hills Club intends to open its doors on 29th June 2020 to patrons under strict guidelines. However, this DOES NOT mean that bowls, social or competition, will be back in full operation. A lot will depend on the Government’s position with regards to social distancing in sporting events. For the time being, the use of greens will be restricted to roll ups only and only when booked online using the Club’s booking system. As more information comes to hand it will posted on this page as soon as possible. Stay tuned and stay safe.”

Anyone else out there? Got something for our website? Send us an email to HillsNews@mail.com

 

29th May 2020

Hills Club News Update

Another update from Angus, see –  Hills Club Update – 29 May 2020  – on the website – The Hills Club

Along with the above, Uwe’s message is that –

Bowls roll ups will be allowed from Wednesday 3rd June. At this stage, roll ups will only be allowed Tuesday through Friday and will be under the supervision of Club employees. Subject to weather and grass conditions, the greens will be open from 10am to 4pm.  Access to the greens is available by booking a rink online. This will be the only way to get access to the greens for a roll up. Please do not turn up and expect to gain access at any time.

When booking, you will be required to acknowledge that you have read the Policy Document and that you are aware of your responsibilities. To secure your spot on the green a fee of $8 per rink for 2 people will be charged at the time of booking. The booking system is now live and can be accessed via the Hills Club Ltd website, under Bowling, by selecting/clicking on “Bookings”.

Please also note that all greens will only be maintained once a week on Monday by volunteers and that roll ups on Green 2 will only be allowed in an East-West direction.”

Wo0hoo, some good news for those able to get going? Just remember,  Stay Safe

 

22nd May 2020

Hills Club Updates

The Hills Club website – The Hills Club – has an update from Angus – see Hills Club Update 22 May 2020

Also, something bowls-related from Uwe, direct to the Editor –

“We are targeting Tuesday 2nd June to allow our members to roll up on our greens. At this stage, we will have a limit of 10 bowlers per green, however, this could change following today’s announcement by the State Government. The Club is waiting for an official ruling from the respective Bowls authorities before changes to the maximum number of bowlers per green is changed. As soon as the Club knows, that information will be posted on the website.

For a bowling member to gain access to the greens, one must book via an online booking system. When ready, the link will be available from the Club’s website. The booking system will allow up to two bowlers per rink in 1 hour sessions. It is intended that supervised roll ups will be permitted from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Friday.  Access to the grass greens will be conditional on weather conditions e.g. if there is rain the night before a roll up, it is possible that the grass greens will be closed. The respective supervisors will make that decision on the day.

Please note that all roll ups will be supervised to ensure that the Club follows the guidelines set down by the State Government. Also note that things may change rapidly so stay tuned.”

 

14th May 2020

Hills Club News?

They’re active in “The Hills Bunker” & elsewhere & various snippets have surfaced.

If you keep an eye on the BowlsNSW updates ie BowlsNSW Coronavirus Updates then you might have noticed this – Roadmap to Staged Participation

Yesterday, Uwe, our Bowls Director, advised that “Following on from the “Roadmap to Staged Participation” issued by Bowls NSW on 11th May, procedures are being developed so that roll-ups at The Hills Club will be allowed. There are quite a number of things to be considered which include access to the respective locker rooms, greenspace availability, bookings and supervision of the number of bowlers per green. It is anticipated that within 2 week the greens only will be open for roll-ups. As the members’ health and well being is the Club’s major concern during this crisis, our General Manager will determine the roll-up starting date. It should also be noted that the greens, and gardens, are now being looked after by volunteer bowling members with the greens being maintained/prepared once a week until further notice. A big thanks go out to this “Garden Party”.

The Hills Club website – The Hills Club – also seems to be getting some new work so keep watching there too. Recently added was the following – Chairperson Update 12 May 2020

Lots happening, Please Stay Safe

 

6th May 2020

Hills Club still active

Yes, the Board & Management are working at getting our Bowling back on. Refer the page below from the HDBC website for progress:

Hills Club update – 6th May 2020

 

30th April 2020

ALL Hills Club greens will remain Closed until further notice

Today’s BowlsNSW update (linked below) indicates some possible “easing of restrictions“, however the Board & Management have to assess the announcement & so for now the Club’s position that “all greens remain closed” is unchanged.

BowlsNSW Coronavirus Updates

Please Stay Safe

 

30th April 2020

Vale: Ron Shelton – April 2020

Per Uwe, Chairman of Bowls, “I’ve received some sad news, Ron Shelton passed away last week. Ron, one of our esteemed past members, played bowls at The Hills for many years before retiring.

For other happenings, keep in mind that our Notices page includes a MailTo link for “email to the editor”.

ie Got something for our website? Send us an email to HillsNews@mail.com

 

3rd April 2020

ALL Hills Club greens will remain Closed until further notice

That’s the message as indicated via our Chairman of Bowls, ie “Although there are whispers around that it is OK to play bowls with strict rules in place, there is no change to the club’s stance on access to the greens at the Hills. ALL greens will remain closed until further notice.”

The “whispers” are probably all addressed through the BowlsNSW website updates, following various statements from Clubs NSW regarding the permissibility of Golf & Bowls activities under “Social Distancing” rules. Worth reading the link below, & keeping up with their updates about what’s happening & when (or NOT, as the case may be during these serious times?).

BowlsNSW Coronavirus Updates

 

26th March 2020

Message from Angus

As per www.hdbc.com.au –

Hills Club Closure Update – 26 March 2020

 

23rd March 2020

Update to Club closure

The Hills Club Chairman of Bowls advises that ALL greens are closed until further notice.

ie Roll ups NOT permitted

 

22nd March 2020, 23;30

Club announcements on closure to suit Coronavirus lockdowns

 

Hills Club website update –

Hills Club FaceBook Post – 22 Mar 2020

 

20th March 2020

Further updates from Club Management

Hills Club Operations Update – 20 March 2020

Hills Club Coronavirus update – 19 March 2020

The above information also appears on “the other Hills Club website” ie the Licensed Club at www.hdbc.com.au which ought to be your first port of call for Club Management updates. To keep you informed, this website will also be updated asap.

 

News from the noticeboard

– but keep checking at the club – you never know. . .

 

Updates to other pages

The Achievements & 2020 Comp Photos have very recently been updated. (Hopefully more activity soon?)

 

17th March 2020

Immediate suspension of all Hills Club Bowls events

As advised by the Hills Club Management –

Please be notified that NSW Bowls have announced that all bowls will be suspended indefinitely due to coronavirus. Our Club Board and Management are committed to keeping the club operations functioning as usual despite bowls at this point being suspended. We will keep you updated as appropriate. 

BowlsNSW announcement of indefinite Bowls suspension

BowlsAustralia recommendation of immediate suspension of all Bowls events

Hills Club Coronavirus Issue Update

 

3rd February 2020

Welcome Angus, new GM…

The Hills Bowling Club would like to welcome our new General Manager, Angus Rimmer. Angus comes from a strong club industry background and until recently managed Avalon RSL.

 

EoP