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Reservoir Road
Underbool  Vic  3509


2020-2021 Syllabus click here



2019-2020 Board

President:  Robert Gloster

Secretary: Howard Crothers

Senior Vice President: Colin Lockett

Junior Vice president: Colin Aikman

Assistant Secretary: Jennifer Wakefield

Treasurer: Raelene Winslow

Additional Board members: Colleen Gloster, Marie Cummings, Les Stone, Alan Stone


Match Committee Men 

Ray Gloster, Robert Gloster, Colin Lockett, Alan Stone

Match Committee Ladies  Jen Stone, Jennifer Wakefield

Greens & Maintenance Committee Col Lockett, Steve Simmonds, John Cummings, Alan Stone, Stan Stone, Stephen Lynch, Col Aikman, Les Stone, Jen Stone, Rhonda Lockett, Robert Pole

Registered Coach Steve Simmonds

Press Corres.         N Wandel, Jen Stone (photographer)

Bowls Sunraysia Delegates   Robert Gloster, Jennifer Wakefield

Pennant Selectors -- -Saturday:  Alan Stone, Robert Gloster, Colin Lockett

                                    Midweek:    B.Stone, C.Gloster, M.Cummings.


National Umpires     Robert Gloster, J Cummings.

Catering Committee    Wendy Stone, Nita Wandel.

Bar Managers   H Crothers, Colleen Gloster, Ray Gloster, Rob Gloster.



 Sat play – names in by 1.15 pm for 1.30 pm start

Wednesday twilights – names in by 6pm for 6.30 pm start.

BBQ on Saturdays when pennant is at home.

Further information on fees etc see syllabus

April 2021

Windup, Presentation Day and President’s Day of Underbool Bowls Club 2020/2021 was held on Sunday afternoon of April 11th. A rather chilly autumn day but the warmth of the fellowship was most evident.

President Robert Gloster welcomed a good crowd, with special welcome to visitors Colin and Valerie Greed.

winners Ron, Murray, Colin with Robertwinners Ron, Murray, Colin with RobertA short afternoon of bowling with many sometimes trying but fun inclusions in the games, saw Colin Aikman, Murray Lockett and Ron Elliott come out winners of the day.

runners up - Colin, Raelene, Robertrunners up - Colin, Raelene, RobertClose Runners/up were Robert Gloster, Raelene Winslow and Colin Greed.

Roll to the very large spider was Anne Stone. One team who shall not be named won the encouragement award.



Underbool bowlers have certainly held their own in the Sunraysia District Bowls Championships this season. With Marie Cummings winning at home and then winning the Sunraysia Champion of Champions and going on to compete in the Murray Mallee Region Championships play off.

The Underbool Ladies Fours team went on to win the Sunraysia Ladies Championship Fours, with the Underbool Men’s Winning Fours coming in close Runners/up in the playoff of the Sunraysia Men’s Championship Fours.

Presentations were made to all winners and Runners/up Club Championships Singles, Pairs and Fours.

Wendy and MerleWendy and MerleCongratulations also to in Club 100 up winner Wendy Stone and Runner/up, Merle Pole.

A beautiful meal of cooked cold meats, donated by Colin and Rhonda Lockett and Les and Wendy Stone, along with a large array of salads was enjoyed by all.

And then “surprise surprise” a very large Ginger Fluff sponge adorned with cream and fresh raspberries appeared, birthday candles and all! A very surprised President Robert Gloster who is soon to celebrate a special O Birthday was lost for words! Colin Lockett on behalf of the Club thanked Robert for all he does not only for the Bowls Club, but for all his work in the community as well and wished him a very happy 70th Birthday. All responded in singing “Happy Birthday” and then shared in the Birthday cake made by Robert’s sister in law Anne Stone, for sweets. A fitting finale to another successful year at Underbool Bowls.

Work will continue on even though the season has closed. The Underbool Bowls Club Board has seen fit to have the toilet suites and plumbing updated, also to have assist rails installed in the cubicles.

The Club has also been successful in obtaining funding for a battery operated Trimmer including a petrol powered Edger. This will enable the Bowls surrounds to be kept neat and tidy. Funding has also been received for four new and updated scoreboards. The Club has “Good as New” Ouyen to thank for this generous donation. President Robert Gloster has extended thanks in appreciation to Good as New “who do a marvelous work with their volunteering and contributions to the community.


March 2021   

Steve Simmonds (s), Colin Lockett, Les Stone and John Cummings played in the Sunraysia Men's Championship Fours at Ouyen the weekend of 20th and 21st March. With a bye in the first round, the team won against Coomealla in the second round on the Saturday. Returning Sunday morning to play Workers team and having won that game, they went into the Grand Final against Nangiloc. Underbool trailed closely all the game until the last end when the score was 18 all. An exciting finish saw Nangiloc take the game by 1 point. Final score 18/19.
Social Bowls Saturday 20th March, fourteen bowlers played. Alan Stone and Jennifer Wakefield were winners of the day.
Friday 19th March: the Men's Championship Pairs was played out with Steve Simmonds and Colin Lockett playing Colin Aikman and Les Stone. Once again Steve Simmonds and Colin Lockett retain their status as Underbool Men's Pairs Club Champions. Best wishes to them as they go on to play in the Sunraysia Men's Pairs Championships at Irymple next weekend 27th and 28th March.
Also best wishes for good bowling to Bernadette Stone and Raelene Winslow as they play in the Sunraysia Ladies Championship Pairs at Euston on the same weekend.

Sunraysia Ladies Championship Fours winners 2021Sunraysia Ladies Championship Fours winners 2021Underbool Ladies are exultant in their win at the recent play off at Ouyen on the weekend of 13th/14th March in the Sunraysia Ladies Championship Fours. Defeating teams from Irymple and Coomealla on the Saturday and then returning to play in the Grand Final against Mildura Sunday morning.

The team of Marie Cummings (S), Colleen Gloster, Wendy Stone and Nita Wandel all played extremely well to come through to be Sunraysia Ladies Championship Fours winners of 2020/2021.

President of Underbool Bowling Club Robert Gloster congratulates the team on their three wins to take out the winning Trophy. Many thanks to those who attended to support the team and a special thank you to Anne Stone for acting as Emergency.

winnerswinnersMeanwhile back at the Underbool Club on a very damp Saturday, the menfolk were playing off their game of Championship Fours. Steve Simmonds (S) Colin Lockett, Les Stone and John Cummings were winners over Robert Gloster(S), Howard Crothers, Colin Aikman and Alan Stone. Men’s Sunraysia Championship Fours will be played at Ouyen the weekend of 20th/21st March. We wish the men every success for their games.


Local bowlers taking part in Bendigo Country Week Bowls this week 15th to 18th March are, Ray Gloster, Robert Gloster, Howard Crothers, Steve Simmonds, Colin Lockett, Alan Stone, Robert Lester and they will also be joined by ex-Underbool bowler Ken Byrne.


Marie, Colleen, Bernadette, RaeleneMarie, Colleen, Bernadette, RaeleneLadies Club Championship Pairs was played on the morning of Monday 8th March with Bernadette Stone and Raelene Winslow playing Marie Cummings and Colleen Gloster. Bernadette and Raelene had a good win and now go on to play at Euston on Saturday and Sunday 27th and 28th March in the Sunraysia Ladies Championship pairs. Good bowling ladies.

Social Bowls Saturday 6th March, seventeen played, with three wins going to Colin Aikman (s) Jen Stone and Scott Brammer. Runners/up were Howard Crothers(s) Raelene Winslow and Ray Gloster.


January -February 2021 

runners-up teamrunners-up team

Champion 4's winnersChampion 4's winners28th February: The team of Bernadette Stone (s), Noelene Crow, Jennifer Wakefield and Jen Stone played Marie Cummings (s), Colleen Gloster Wendy Stone and Raelene Winslow with a narrow win going to Marie's team.

Bowls Sunraysia Ladies Championship Fours will be played off at Ouyen 13th and 14th March.


Social Bowls Saturday 27th February, in perfect weather for bowls, sixteen played Pairs with Marie Cummings and Ron Elliott enjoying a win.

Saturday 20th February. Yet another hot day forecast, so word went out for anyone interested in playing at 9am. Ten bowlers enjoyed 2 games of eight ends in the cool of the morning. Colleen Gloster and Scott Braemer won their two games and were declared winners.

Sunraysia’s Ladies Singles Champion of Champions, Marie Cummings played at Murray Downs Sunday 21st February in the Murray Mallee Region Championships play off. Marie played a young lass from Tooleybuc. They had a close contest throughout the game with little difference in the scores. On the twenty sixth end Marie took the lead, 20/19, but her opponent took out the next four ends to run out the winner. As Marie said “It was a tough game”. Well done Marie. The Underbool Bowls Club are proud of your efforts.

The Club held a Twilight Bowls Trophy event on Wednesday 3rd February with Trophies and other items donated by Warwick Gloster. Eighteen players enjoyed an evening on the green.

winners : Ray, Les and Johnwinners : Ray, Les and JohnWinners on 56 ½ points were John Cummings (s) Les Stone and Ray Gloster. Runners/up were Howard Crothers (s) Raelene Winslow and Ron Elliott with 55 ½ points.

Alan Willsmore won roll to the ditch. Adam Kelly, Scott Braemer and Callum Winslow were presented with encouragement gifts in anticipation of their future involvement with the Club. There were lots of other treats and surprises.

runners'up : Howard, Raelene and Ronrunners'up : Howard, Raelene and RonMany thanks to Warwick Gloster for his generous sponsorship. The club has certainly benefitted from the evening.

Social bowls on Saturdays

6th February fourteen played - Alan Stone, Ray Gloster and Dorothy Brown won with 64 points.

30th January Ray Gloster and Raelene Winslow had the best score

23rd January Too hot for bowls

16th January  Steve Simmonds, Wendy stone and Ron Elliott won

9th January with Col Lockett and Jen Stone winners of the day  

December 2020 

Colleen, Jen, Stan - winnersColleen, Jen, Stan - winnersSocial Bowls at Underbool on Saturday 19th December was a special day when members played for Trophies donated by Ouyen IGA. This was followed by a Christmas meal in the evening.

Murray, Jennifer, RobertMurray, Jennifer, RobertLucky winners were Colleen Gloster (S) Jen Stone and Stan Stone on 79 ½ points.

Runners/up, Robert Gloster (s) Jennifer Wakefield and Murray Lockett on 79 points. Many thanks to Ouyen IGA for their generous sponsorship to Underbool Bowls club.

President Robert Gloster wished all a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year.

It was a pleasurable day on Friday 18th December when Nita Wandel and John Cummings were presented to President of the Bowls Sunraysia Division President Susan Nichols at Mildura Bowls Club to receive their Super Veteran badges.

These badges are given when members of a Bowls Club reach 80 years of age. Many such members from across the Sunraysia Division were presented by a representative of their respective Clubs. In the absence of Underbool President Robert Gloster, his wife Colleen Gloster presented Nita and John to Susan and read a resume of their achievements and service to the Underbool Bowls Club. A very nice afternoon tea was supplied and a catch up with other Super Vets made for a very pleasant afternoon. Thanks to those who came along to support Nita and John who wear their Super Veteran Badges with pride.

On Friday 18th December at the Mildura Bowls Club, Nita Wandel and John Cummings along with the other octogenarians of the Bowls Sunraysia Division will be presented with their 80 year Badges by the Division President. One or two representatives of our local Club will present Nita and John.

Congratulations MarieCongratulations MarieUnderbool Bowls Club Members have cause for much celebration at the moment. First hearty congratulations to Marie Cummings who has taken out the Sunraysia Division Ladies Singles Championship in a close game with Daphne Loveday of Workers Bowling Club. A contingent of Underbool bowlers travelled to Mildura Bowls Club on Sunday morning 13th December to support Marie. Marie has been Ladies Singles Champion at Underbool 11 times and is the first Underbool lady to go through to win Sunraysia Division Ladies Singles Champion.

Colin Aikman and Colin LockettColin Aikman and Colin LockettLater in the day back at the Underbool Bowls Club the Men’s Singles Championship was contested by the “two Cols”. Col Lockett and Colin Aikman. Top draw bowling by both players but it was Col Lockett who took out the match. Best wishes for good bowling to Col Lockett who now goes on to play in the Sunraysia Division Men’s Singles Championship on January 2nd at Workers Bowls Club.

Social bowls on Saturday 12thDecember, sixteen played. John Cummings and Ray Gloster won the day with a most variable score card of 56 points.

To wind up an enjoyable day we were entertained by a visiting wandering minstrel who played the bagpipes for us and then showed his magician hand with some legal tender.

Good to have John and Veronica Stone join us again on Sunday to watch the play and stay for a chat. President Robert and members wish John all the best with ongoing treatment.


Club members congratulate Marie Cummings on her win in the Sunraysia Ladies Bowls Singles Championship round on Sunday 6th December, which takes her to the final playoff next Sunday 13th at Mildura Bowls Club. An exciting time for Marie and our Club. Great bowling Marie!


November 2020

Marie and Jen after their gameMarie and Jen after their gameSunday 22nd November onlookers were treated to a tight game of bowls when Marie Cummings and Jen Stone played off for Ladies Singles Championship. Six all, seven all, ten all, sixteen all, and then Marie broke away to take the game 25 to 17. Beautiful bowling from both ladies.

Marie now plays on in Bowls Sunraysia Ladies Singles Championships. The club wishes you all the very best of bowling Marie.

Saturday 14th November, winners of the day were Robert Pole and Marie Cummings. Added to the fact of the win was the way Robert managed his new Bowling Arm, a force to be reckoned with.

On Sunday 8th November Alan and Jen Stone and Robert and Colleen Gloster attended a bowling day at Nangiloc.

With harvest well underway, there were still 14 players for an afternoon of bowls on Saturday 7th November. Noelene Crow and Robert Gloster were winners of the day.

Ray, Robert, Cameron and Frankie GlosterRay, Robert, Cameron and Frankie Gloster

 October 2020

Local bowlers, while unable to participate in Pennant and Star Day bowls because of Covid 19 restrictions, are still enjoying Social Bowls each Saturday on the home green.

 A good field of players again for Saturday 31st October when Steve Simmonds, Les Stone and Ray Gloster brought in the highest score.

 Saturday 24th October, Alan Stone, Marie Cummings and Ray Gloster were declared winners of the day. On this same day when twelve played, four generations of the Gloster family played together. Ninety three year old veteran bowler Ray Gloster and his son Robert Gloster, grandson Cameron Gloster and great grandson Frankie Gloster. Great effort.

 Saturday 17th October, Les Stone and Raelene Winslow took out the honours.

 Winners of play on Saturday 10th October were John Cummings and Raelene Winslow.

The Club welcomes new member Ron Elliott. Ron is enjoying his bowls and the fellowship of other bowlers.

 Ladies Singles Club Championship will be played off between Jenny Stone and Marie Cummings at a later date. Best of bowling to both ladies.

 The men have been getting on with their Championship games with some very good bowls played.


Opening Day 2020-2021 season

It was a very trying day weather wise for Underbool bowlers as they commenced their first official day of bowls for the season 2020/2021. But the fellowship and camaraderie once on the green was beneficial to all. Opening the season, President Robert Gloster welcomed those present and asked previous year’s Ladies Singles Championship winner, Marie Cummings to roll the first kitty; and Alan Stone as Runner/Up to Men’s Singles Championship to put down the first bowl.

Poole and Jackson had kindly donated Trophies for the day’s play.

Runners-up Winners of the day were, Roll to the Ditch – Raelene Winslow and Robert Gloster.

Third place getters of play with 49 points were, Howard Crothers and Noelene Crow.

Runners/up, Col Lockett and Raelene Winslow, 72 ½ points.

Winners, John Cummings and Jennifer Wakefield, 73 ½ points.

The Underbool Bowls Club is very appreciative of the continued generous Sponsorship from Poole and Jackson. Many thanks.

Best wishes to the Ladies Midweek Pennant Team playing in second Division again this year, to commence on Monday 12th October, and also to Saturday Pennant to commence on October 31st.

Men’s and Ladies Club Championships have been drawn up and members are encouraged to get a start on these games.


February 2020

The Club’s Assistant Secretary, Jennifer Wakefield is making steady progress with the new Club Shirt update.

The play off of the Club 100 up Championship will be between Raelene Winslow and Wendy Stone.

Saturday 29th February, saw the play off of the Men’s Championship Pairs at Ouyen Bowls Club. Robert Gloster and Alan Stone played the Mildura Club Champions, and while Robert and Alan played extremely well, the Mildura Pairs Champions played exceptionally to win their first round. Series to be finalised at a later date.

Saturday 29th February there were only six bowlers available for play. But a friendly afternoon resulted in Robert Pole, Raelene Winslow and Ray Gloster having the winning card.

Bowls Sunraysia are having a series of Championship Play offs, with the Ladies Pairs played at Euston on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th February. Unfortunately Marie Cummings and Colleen Gloster lost their game to Red Cliffs on a very slick green. Congratulations to Merbein who were the ultimate winners of the series.

Social bowls on Saturday 22nd February; there were eighteen players, with Alan Stone, Jennifer Wakefield and Anne Stone declared winners. Followed by a very enjoyable BBQ meal and social catch up

 On Monday 17th February, Marie Cummings, Bernadette Stone and Jen Stone made the trip to play in the Coomealla 2 bowl Triples Star Day.

Sunday 16th February, the team of Steve Simmonds, Alan Stone, John Cummings and Stan Stone attended Ouyen Invitation Fours.

Winners of play on Saturday 15th February were the ladies team of Marie Cummings, Jennifer Wakefield, Nita Wandel and Raelene Winslow, over the men’s team of John Cummings, Ray Gloster and Murray Lockett.

Colleen Gloster and Jen Stone represented Underbool at the Heasyman Pairs on Friday 14th February at Mildura.

The final of the Underbool Men’s Championship Pairs was played out on Thursday 13th February. Robert Gloster and Alan Stone defeated John Cummings and Stan Stone. Best wishes from the Club to Robert and Alan as they now go on to play in the Sunraysia Championship Men’s Pairs on 29th February and 1st March at Ouyen.


Sunday February 9th, two teams travelled to Hopetoun Bowls Club to participate in that club’s Triples Tournament. John Cummings, Stan Stone and Steve Simmonds won three games out of four and picked up a small prize for highest points scored in the last game. Believe Steve Simmonds was a star leader for the team!

Robert Gloster, Ray Gloster and Howard Crothers also won three out of four games.  All enjoyed playing on the good synthetic green.

Social Bowls on Saturday 8th February, 10 played and winners were Robert Pole (S), Jennifer Wakefield and Howard Crothers.


Underbool Bowls Club Ladies Championship Fours was played on Sunday February 2nd. Marie Cummings (S), Colleen Gloster, Nita Wandel and Raelene Winslow, played Jen Stone (S), Bernadette Stone, Jennifer Wakefield and Noelene Crow.  Marie’s team led all game to win 21/13. Best of bowling to the winners who now play at Ouyen in the Sunraysia Ladies Championship Fours on the 5th and 6th March.


Also on Sunday 2nd February the team of Robert Gloster, Alan Stone, Robert Pole and John Cummings travelled to Donald to participate in the Donald Golf Bowls Club Star Day. On this visit although not bringing home a win, they were made very welcome and had a most enjoyable day.

Social bowls on Saturday 1st February, 11 members played with Robert Gloster, Marie Cummings and Jen Stone, winners of the day.


January 2020

Robert and Colleen Gloster and John and Marie Cummings represented the Club at the Merbein Australia Invitation Star Day event on Sunday 26th January and had an enjoyable day.

On the men’s side of play, Steve Simmonds, Robert Gloster, Alan Stone and John Stone travelled to Nangiloc to play off in the Men’s Championship Fours on Saturday 25th January. With a bye in the first round, Underbool played Red Cliffs in the second round losing by just one on the last end - 14/15.

Underbool Ladies Championship Pairs Final was played off on Friday 24th January.  Marie Cummings and Colleen Gloster were the victors of play against Bernadette Stone and Raelene Winslow. Best of bowling to Marie and Colleen when they play in the Sunraysia Ladies Championship Pairs at Euston on February 27th.

As the result of a grant obtained, Underbool Bowls Club now have four sets of Henselite XG Dreamline Bowls on hand for any prospective bowlers, adult or student to use and practice with.


Saturday 18th January, Robert Gloster and Jennifer Wakefield were winners of the three games played by the fifteen members.

Saturday 11th January, fourteen played, with a win to Robert Lester and Murray Lockett.

At the Men’s Champion of Champions play off at Euston on Sunday 5th January, Underbool’s Steve Simmonds was defeated in the first round by Harry Munro of Ouyen Bowls Club, 18/25.

Social Bowls on Saturday 4th January, six members played with Colin Lockett, Jen Stone and John Stone being the winners.

The Club sends best wishes to Les Stone for a speedy recovery from his recent hip replacement operation.