Bowls Program

Our bowls program provides bowling opportunities for everyone. Our bowls program provides competitive as well as social games through out the year.


FREE LAWN BOWLS TOURNAMENT SOFTWARE    

If organisers would like some help here is a link to some free software:  Link to Free Lawn Bowls Software click here. Here you will find software available to to set up tournament files, club championships files, YouTube help videos to help you with the files and other help information. 

HOW TO DO TOURNAMENT & CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS

Tournament Draws

Championship Draws

Useful Templates for Draws


TOURNAMENTS

The Club runs several regular monthly bowls tournaments from September to April each year. These sponsored open events include the

  • First Monday Triples
  • Second Monday Triples
  • Second Wednesday Triples
  • Fourth Monday Triples and
  • Fourth Wednesday Pairs event, and
  • there is a 7 week night tournament that is run in March and April each year.

Bowlers from any club may enter teams for these events by contacting the manager for the respective event. Please note that our two Wednesday events in particular are very popular and there is very limited availability. Bowlers participating in any of these events are strongly advised to arrive at the club at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement times. Our Monday and Wednesday bowls events is managed by the Tournament Committee. Contact the relevant tournament manager for any information.

First Monday Triples

The First Monday Triples is a two bowl triples event consisting of two games of 15 ends commencing at 12:30pm. Put your name down on the list at the Club House.

The Manager for this event is Phil Rock and Phil can be contacted on 98974317 or 0419 001 699

Second Monday Triples

The Second Monday Triples is a two bowl triples event consisting of a game of 13 ends and another of 15ends commencing at 12:30pm.

The Manager for this event is Ash Rowe who can be contacted on 9848 8161 or 0448 388 007.

Second Wednesday Triples

This event consist of three games of 13 ends.This two bowl triples event commences at 10:30am with a lunch break midway through the second game.

This popular event is managed by Robert Bateup and he can be contacted on 98484524 or 0419 439 706.

Fourth Monday Triples

This two bowl triples event commences at 12:30pm and consists of a game of 13 ends and another of 15 ends.

This event is managed by Sandy McDonald who can be contacted on 0404 445 512.

Fourth Wednesday Pairs

This is a four bowl pairs event and takes the 2-2-2-2 format and consists of two games commencing at 10:30am. There is a lunch break after the first game and winners play winners in the second game.

Held on the fourth Wednesday of each month this very popular event is managed by Nicole Carriero.  Nicole can be contacted on 0431 887 067.

Night Tournament

The TUESDAY night tournament commences early in March for seven weeks. It is a nominated 3-3-2 bowls triples event with 16 ends being played with one power play end. Scores are cumulative and good prize money is awarded to the five best teams at the end of the seven week tournament. Season 2020 starts on Tuesday February 25th. Contact Dinesh Balgovind on 041 000 9580.

The above information is shown below in a table:

 
Event Brief Description Start time Contact Phone
First Monday Triples Two bowl triples events consisting of two games of 15 ends.    12:30pm Phil Rock 0419 001 699
Second Monday Triples Two bowl triples events consisting of a game of 13 ends and another of 15 ends.     12:30pm Ash Rowe 0448 388 007
Second Wednesday Triples Three games of 13 ends. Lunch break midway through the second game.    10:30am Robert Bateup

98484524 or

0419 439 706

Fourth Monday Triples This two bowl triples event consists of a game of 13 ends and another of 15 ends.    12:30pm Sandy     McDonald  0404 445 512

Fourth Wednesday Pairs

 

This is a four bowl pairs event and takes the 2-2-2-2 format and consists of two games. There is a lunch break after the first game and winners play winners in the second game.    10:30am Nicole Carriero 0431 887 067
Tuesday Night Tournament Nominated Triples 16 ends game over 7 weeks with power play. 7:15pm Dinesh Balgovind 041 000 9580

The Doncaster Classic

The Doncaster Classic is the club’s marquee event for the year. It will be held on Sunday February 16th 2020This is an open fours event and offers very good prize money. Contact Richard Lovell or Robert Bateup for more details. Only a limited number of entries can be accepted for this event.


SOCIAL BOWLS PROGRAM

The Social Bowls program is run on Wednesdays and Saturdays during the summer season.

Wednesday Social Bowls

This event is run each Wednesday during summer bowling season with bowls being played at Doncaster and at a number of other clubs in our region.  This event provides a wonderful opportunity for new bowlers to get acquainted with other bowlers and to learn about the game in a friendly and convivial environment. It is also provides an opportunity for those bowlers who no longer wish to participate in the more competitive lawn bowls environment. The dress code for this event is CASUAL (MUFTI) and the start time is 12:30pm and finishing around 3:30pm.

The Wednesday Social Bowls program is managed by Kevin Connell and Kevin can be contacted on 98481274 or 0424 584 268.

Saturday Social Bowls

The Saturday Open Social Bowls program is run at club during the summer bowling season. This event is ideal for those who no longer wish to play Saturday pennant and also for those who are relatively new to the game of lawn bowls. The Saturday Social Bowls program is managed by Phil Rock.

The above information is shown below in a table:

Event Brief Description Start time Contact Phone

Wednesday Social Bowls

 

This event is run each Wednesday during summer bowling season. It provides an opportunity for new bowlers to learn about the game in a friendly and convivial environment. It is also provides an opportunity for those bowlers who no longer wish to participate in the more competitive lawn bowls environment. Dress 12:30pm Kevin Connell

98481274 or

0424 584 268

Saturday Social Bowls Run at the club on Saturdays during the summer pennant season. Dress code is club uniform, whites or bowls attire.   1pm  Phil Rock 0419 001 699

 


WINTER BOWLS

In the winter months, outdoor bowls events are played on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons commencing at 12:30pm. It is usually a nominated two bowl triples event and is open to all bowlers. Good prize money and jackpots are available for this event. Contact: Phil Rock, Peter Demeris or Ash Rowe.


INDOOR BIASED BOWLS (IBB)

Doncaster is one of the seven clubs in the Eastern Suburbs Group who offer bowlers the opportunity to play IBB during the winter months (late April to late August). There are three events:

Saturday Open Social Bowls: commences 12.30pm at the Club

Pennant – Tuesday night: commences  7.15pm

Pennant – Wednesday: commences 12.45pm

Contact: Bob Byron


CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Bowls Committee is responsible for the administration of the various Club Championships. For season 2018/19 Lyn Goodman, Ash Rowe and Gerda Van der Peet represent the Championship Committee.

The following club championship events will be run this season. Bowlers are strongly urged to participate in these events.

CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRIES CLOSE CONTACT
Women’s Singles  13 October 2018  Lyn Goodman
Men’s Singles  13 October 2018  Ash Rowe
Women’s Pairs  24 November 2018  Lyn Goodman
Men’s Pairs  24 November 2018  Ash Rowe
Open Triples  26 January 2019  Gerda Van der Peet
Open Singles 100 Up  3 November 2018  Lyn Goodman
Open Novice Singles  3 November 2018  Ash Rowe
Mixed Pairs Championship  19 January 2019  Gerda Van der Peet

Neat casual attire is acceptable for club championship events. HOWEVER, CLUB UNIFORM must be worn by all players and markers for all club finals.

If a player is more than 30 minutes late for a game then the outcome will be a forfeit. Deadlines must be strictly adhered to.

Here are the RULES for the club championships:

Rules for Club Championships


PENNANT

The Pennant season (where our members compete against other clubs) runs from early October until March when the finals are held. The Pennant competition is run by Bowls Victoria and clubs need to adhere to strict guidelines when participating in this competition. Dress code for all Pennant games is full club uniform.

Saturday Pennant

The Club has six sixteen-a-side teams in the Saturday Pennant competition.The Saturday Pennant competition is an open event and bowlers of a range of ability can participate in this competition. In season 2019/20 DBC has a team in Division 2,3,4,5,6 & 7.

Mid Week Pennant

The Club has four 12-1-side teams entered in the mid week competition. Competition is held on Tuesday mornings commencing late in September each year, with the finals scheduled early in March. This year Doncaster has teams in Divisions 1,3,4 & 5 in the midweek competition.