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Reservoir Road
Underbool  Vic  3509


2022-2023 Syllabus contact a board member for further details


2021-2022 Board

President:  Colin Lockett

Secretary: Howard Crothers

Senior Vice President: Steve Simmonds

Junior Vice president: Les Stone

Assistant Secretary: Jennifer Wakefield

Treasurer: Raelene Winslow

Immediate Past President Robert Gloster

Additional Board members: Alan Stone, Marie Cummings, Noelene Crow, Jen Stone

Match Committee Men  Ray Gloster, Robert Gloster, Colin Lockett, Alan Stone

Match Committee Ladies  Jen Stone, Jennifer Wakefield

Greens & Maintenance Committee Robert Gloster, Steve Simmonds, John Cummings, Alan Stone,

Stephen Lynch, Col Aikman, Les Stone, Jen Stone, Rhonda Lockett, Robert Pole, John Stone

Registered Coach Steve Simmonds

Press Corres.         Robert Gloster, Jen Stone (photographer)

Bowls Sunraysia Delegates   Robert Gloster, Jennifer Wakefield

Pennant Selectors -- -Saturday:  Alan Stone, Robert Gloster, Les Stone

                                    Midweek:    Colleen Gloster, Marie Cummings.

National Umpires     Robert Gloster, J Cummings.

Catering Committee    Wendy Stone, Nolene Crow, Rhonda Lockett

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.

Membership $100

Social Membership $50

Bar Membership $5

All Green Fees $5, BBQ $10, Twilights $10 plus Green Fees

 Non Playing Visitors Meal $10 (includes Bus driver)

 Club Car Travel – All Pennant and Ladies Star days each player to pay driver $10, car to be paid $10 even if traveling in a different car. Ouyen, Murrayville – Nil

 Delegates Meetings car $30

 Club Room Hire for Meetings $25

Casual Clothes may be worn except for pennant and tournaments


April 2024  Presentation and President's Day.

Sunday the 14th April in pristine weather conditions, the Underbool Bowls Club held their seasons awards Presentation Day and combined it with our Presidents Day as well. The very well attended day enjoyed the excellent running green, where 3 games of 3 bowl triples were played and the team playing positions were rotated each game. Thank you to President Col Lockett and wife Rhonda, for sponsoring  the day with some wonderful prizes and numerous raffles.

winnerswinnersWinners of the day were Steve Simmonds, Les Stone and Raelene Winslow, with the Runners  Up being Col Lockett, Frankie Gloster and Wendy Stone.  Roll to the mat was won by Jenny Stone.

runners-uprunners-upThe Seasons Club Championship trophies were then presented to the various Singles and teams events ( all of which have been in earlier press' news).

Super Veteran Robert with President Col.Super Veteran Robert with President Col.President Col then had the privilege of presenting a Bowls Victoria “ Super Veterans” badge to one of our very loyal and dedicated Members in Robert Pole. The Members  congratulate you Robert and thank you for your long commitment to our Club.

A beautifully cooked BBQ of several meat dishes was presented for dinner with the usual exquisite variety of salads, which was followed by ( as if we needed It), a wonderful array of desserts, which I’m sure the President's wife was responsible for. This wound up another extremely successful social bowls day.

We also thank Burrows Jewellers in Mildura who have very generously donated our trophy engraving for over 20 years, of which we are most appreciative.

It has been a very successful and harmonious season for our Bowls Club, our first full season on the new synthetic surface. Bowls will continue during the winter months, all be it not every weekend, but those on the email list or social media will keep you updated. Practice and fellowship nights will be moved to Friday afternoon/evenings during the winter months.



Now that Pennant has concluded for both Midweek and Saturdays, it’s Social bowls and tournaments until the winter sports begin. Although, now that we have an all weather synthetic green bowlers can play whenever they wish if the weather is ok.

Some of our Members represented at the recent Ouyen Triples tournament and a Ladies team travelled to Euston during last week to play in their midweek tournament.

Sunday the 17th, six of our Members made the annual pilgrimage to Bendigo to meet up with expatriates Ken Byrne ( Violet Town ) and Bob Lester ( Werribee ), in the 4 day Bendigo Country Week Tournament. The other Members were Ray and Robert Gloster, Col Lockett, Alan Stone, Howard Crothers and Steve Simmonds. This was the 54th year the event has been run, Ray has played in  53 of them and Ken has been 33 times, quite remarkable.

On beautifully prepared grass greens there were naturally some very mixed results, with Robert and Ray being the most successful pairs team. In the Fours played on Wednesday and Thursday, Robert ( S ), Ken, Ray and Howard won their section at Bendigo East and ventured to Bendigo for the playoffs. However, it wasn’t to be and the opposing skippers last bowl knocked them out of the competition.  In awe of the big stage Skipper Robert even managed to  put one on the wrong bias, something I’m sure the members will remind him about often. We as a Club congratulate Ian McLean and Chris Maddigan from the Irymple Club on winning the Pairs Tournament, a great achievement considering approximately 600 bowlers contest the event. It was great to catch up with Ken and Fran again, who incidentally celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on the 4th of April. The Club congratulates them on this marvellous milestone.

Social bowls were played on Saturday 24th  with the winners being Marie Cummings ( S ), Raelene Winslow and Ray Gloster. Some 100 up handicap games are being played off on Thursday evening to keep this event progressing and the Mixed pairs need to get moving as the season wind up is not far away.


February 2024

What a difference a week makes. Vying for 2 pennant sides to progress in the finals to bowing out of both Midweek and Saturday Pennant for the 2023/24 season.

On a very hot Wednesday the 21st February the Midweekers ventured to Irymple to contest the 1st Semi Final where the winners progressed and the losers finished their season. Colleen (S), Marie, Wendy and Noelene had a great tussle to draw their rink, but Jennifer (S), Robert, Lyn and Jenny couldn’t match  Irymples consistency and lost their match, therefore ending our pennant season. However, all that represented over the season challenged some very strong opposition, often having to match it with teams that boast players from higher grade Saturday Pennant teams. The experience none the less is invaluable for their bowls going forward, well done to all contributors.

Underbool Saturday Pennant teamUnderbool Saturday Pennant teamOn Saturday the 24th the Pennant team contested the Preliminary Final against Irymple played at Workers Bowls Club.  At the afternoon tea time break Underbool held a sizeable lead. However, true to form of late, the break once again proved to be fatal and the wheels fell off handing Irymple victory by 7 shots overall. So near and yet so far, but it was an enjoyable season of some great matches, good lunches at various establishments and gave us all a talking point during the week. Who knows what the next Pennant season brings for the Sunraysia playing area, watch this space.


Now the Club events should be able to progress, with Thursday nights still a designated training night, and social bowls on Saturdays. 


Wednesday 14th, the Midweek bowlers finished the home and away season with a bye and no points available, which saw them finish in 4th position on the ladder. 

Wednesday 21st we travel to Irymple to contest the 1st Semi Final, where the winner progresses and the loser is finished for the season. Win or lose they have had some great matches and the experience full of value.

Saturday 17th Underbool hosted Mildura on our synthetic green in the 1st Semi Final of 3rd Division. What a cracking dual it was with the result in the balance right up to the last 2 ends overall. The game was played in great spirit all day with both Clubs acknowledging how enjoyable the contest was. Underbool won 69 shots to Mildura 62. Probably the play of the day was the rink of Howard Crothers (S), John Stone, Frankie Gloster and Scott (the Tiger) Brammer, they battled all day and only hit the front on the last end, picking up 6 shots to win by 2 after 25 ends. Goes to show it’s not over until a certain person sings !!

Now for the preliminary final against Irymple at the “ Workers” this Saturday 24th Feb. Congratulations to our neighbours Ouyen who have won their way into the Grandfinal after defeating Irymple in the 2nd Semi.

Good luck to both the Midweek and Saturday bowlers as the Club looks to go one step further.


Wednesday 7th Feb., our Midweek team ventured to Irymple to play round 14 hoping for a win to consolidate 3rd place on the ladder. However this didn’t eventuate as Irymple got over the line by 13 shots overall and winning both rinks. With only 1 point separating 3rd  and 4th spot and Underbool having the Bye this week, therefore no points available, it looks like we will lose the home ground semi final and therefore play Irymple again on their own turf.

Saturday the 10th we welcomed our Ouyen neighbours to our Club for the final round of home and away matches in Saturday pennant. We needed to win all 3 rinks to relegate Ouyen to 3rd position and us to 2nd. All well and good in theory, but Ouyen had other ideas and out bowled us in all rinks leaving us in 3rd position where we will host Mildura at Underbool in the 1st Semi Final on Saturday 17th.

All the best to both teams in the Semi Finals, it is good to be in a position to experience finals play.

Barefoot bowls continues each Friday evening, names in by 6.45 pm.

Sunday the 11th, 2 teams represented the Club at the Ouyen Country Care Fours Tournament.

There is a Club mixed pairs draw out and the 100 up handicap needs to be pushed along, make it your business to see who you play next.

There will be social bowls and the usual BBQ tea for Members and visitors will again follow after pennant on Saturday.


January 2024

Welcome back to Bowls for 2024.

Prior to the break on Wednesday the 20th December, President Col welcomed a large attendance of Members and Visitors to the Jasons Ouyen IGA Sponsored Trophies and Christmas wind up celebration night. With a wonderful array of trophies and a magnificent spread presented by the ladies, it was a truly great  lead in to the festive season.

winnerswinnersThe roll to the Spider was won by Lyn Pryse and Rob Gloster. Winners of the triples event were “ Tigers Tragic” Scott Brammer ( S ), Col Aikman & Lyn Pryse.

runners up
runners up Runners up were Marie Cummings ( S ), Rob Pole and Jen Stone. Numerous raffles were then drawn to wind up an excellent evening. Thank you to Jasons for their continued generosity.


New Years Eve several players got together and played Triples, followed by nibbles and drinks to bring an end to 2023. Winners were Marie, Maggie and Frankie.

Saturday 13th January and Sunday 14th, the Sunraysia Bowls Playing area held the Champion of Champion Singles event at Coomealla. Underbool were represented by Jennifer Wakefield and Steve Simmonds. Both players won through on Saturday, with Jennifer succumbing to eventual Champion Carolyn Coles in her next round. Steve went one step further defeating Geoff Hahnel in the Semi to play “ Nobby” Kerslake in the final. However, it didn’t go Steve's way in a great match of draw bowling, a great effort by the same token.

Our Club is very proud of our Members achievements and the great support crew who traveled to Coomealla both days.

winnerswinnersThursday the 11th January the Men's fours final was contested in what was deemed as good practice for the restart of Pennant on the 20th. As it stands the winners going through to play in the Sunraysia playoffs at Coomealla on Sunday the 21st are Steve Simmonds ( S ), Alan Stone, John Stone & Alan Willsmore (pending testing and an inquiry regarding performance!), after they soundly defeated Rob Gloster ( S ), Col Lockett, Les Stone & Steve Lynch.

runners uprunners upWe wish the Men and the Ladies' Champions, Marie Cummings ( S ), Colleen Gloster, Raelene Winslow and Wendy Stone all the best for the next step, and know they will represent our Club with pride. 

This Wednesday the 17th Jan. Frankie Gloster is taking part in the “ Flapper Shield” junior Tournament with the Murray Mallee Bushrangers at the Sebastopol Bowling Club. We wish him all the best and trust the experience is beneficial.


December 2023

As the Christmas season draws near this will be the final bowls notes for 2023. The Midweek pennant team had the bye on the 13th December to remain in second position on the ladder at the Christmas break. They resume again on the 17th January.

Saturday the 16th December Underbool played Workers  at Workers, winning 2 Rinks and an overall victory of 73 shots to 58, gathering 10 points to 2 to remain in third position on the ladder going into the Christmas break. Saturday pennant resumes on the 20th January.

Ladies Singles championship playoffLadies Singles championship playoffSunday afternoon the 17th December in ideal playing conditions, the Men's and Ladies' Club Singles Championships were played off. Jennifer Wakefield and Lyn Pryse met in the ladies match and what a cracker it turned out to be. Jennifer jumped out of the blocks early but Lyn pegged her back to be 1 shy at 23/24. With 2 very close shots in the head it looked like the relatively new bowler Lyn had the numbers to go out, however not to be denied Jennifer drew the ultimate shot to win 25/23. That makes consecutive years Jennifer has won the Championship. Congratulations to both ladies it was a great bowls match.

Men's singles championship playoffMen's singles championship playoffIn the Men's Final it was the master of consistency Steve Simmonds, against the seasoned campaigner Howard Crothers. Both bowlers year to date have had outstanding pennant seasons and it reflected in a tight match of draw bowling in the final. Steve's consistency eventually came through giving him yet another Championship with a score of 25/20.

During the pennant break it is a prime opportunity to get some of our other Club matches played off.

Until we resume, enjoy the Festive Season break with family and friends, stay safe and healthy and may your bowls continue to be enjoyable in 2024.  


Wednesday 6th December our Midweek team hosted Irymple Bowls Club in an early start as it was predicted to be a very hot day. Fortunately the cloud cover kept the temperature down and it turned out very pleasant. It was a good overall win for Underbool  with Colleen's rink having a good win enabling enough shots to cover the other losing rink, giving the home side 6 points to 2. That is the final match prior to the Christmas break as this week we have the bye.

Weekend pennant on Saturday the 9th saw Underbool  travel to near neighbours Ouyen, only to have them win 2 rinks and a 9 shot overall victory over us and record bragging rights until we meet again.  Howard Crothers' rink including Alan Stone, Frankie Gloster and Scott Brammer continued with their good form to be our only shining light.

This Saturday 16th December we travel to Workers which will be the last match before the Christmas break.

The Club Championship Singles semi final was played on Sunday (10th) afternoon and after an entertaining match in windy conditions Howard Crothers was able to wear down a tenacious Cameron Gloster, to now meet Steve Simmonds in the Grand Final next Sunday the 17th at 4.00 pm. The Ladies Championship Singles Final will also be played that day at 4.00 pm, between Lyn Pryse and Jennifer Wakefield.

The Men's pairs is a step closer to completion, with Alan Stone & Rob Gloster to play Steve Lynch  & Frankie Gloster, where the winners then play Steve Simmonds & Colin Lockett in the Final.

The Christmas IGA trophies will be held on Wednesday 20th December.


runners uprunners updefeating Noelene Crow (S ), Jennifer Wakefield, Lyn Pryse & Jen Stone by 1 shot.

The winners will now represent the Club at Coomealla on January 14th.


Saturday the 2nd December, our weekend Pennant side travelled to Irymple, with the home side proving too consistent winning all rinks defeating Underbool by 82 shots to 61.

This week we play our neighbours Ouyen at Ouyen.

The Club pairs has started moving with several games being played while the wet weather slowed up the harvest.


November 2023 

Following a deluge of rain overnight and into the early morning on Wednesday the 29th of November, it was thought the Midweek Pennant wouldn’t go ahead, but thanks to having the synthetic green it was no problem at all as it played very well. Only problem was the visiting Mildura team liked it better and won both rinks  with a total deficit to the home side of 35/61. This week we are home again to Irymple which will be the last game prior to the Christmas break.

The Mid Week Pennant team continues to roll along nicely being pretty competitive in most matches against some fairly strong competition. Wednesday 15th November they journeyed to Workers where they won 1 rink by enough to secure a 5 shot victory overall. Wednesday the 22nd, back on the road again to Euston where they won both rinks with a 9 shot overall win.

This week, 29th November, will be a tough match against Mildura at Underbool. Sunday the 26th the Ladies pairs Semi Final was played, with Jennifer Wakefield and Veronica Stone defeating Lyn Pryse and Dorothy Brown to move into the Grand Final against Marie Cummings and Colleen Gloster.

Saturday 18th of Nov. in the weekend Pennant, Underbool travelled to Mildura Bowls Club and recorded a 79 shots to 59 victory, 11 points to 1 with 2 rinks winning and a draw.

Back to our home synthetic on 25th Nov. we played Euston, defeating them 74 shots (10) points to 51 shots (2) points. Whilst still hanging onto top position on the ladder, our next match against Irymple at Irymple will be a real challenge.

The Mens 100 up Handicap draw has been done with 26 bowlers entered in the competition, so when harvest is finished it will be a challenge to get all our Club competitions finished.


The Midweek pennant team ventured to Irymple on Wednesday 1st November winning both rinks with an overall result of 50 shots to 45. Colleen Gloster's rink by 3 shots and Marie Cummings' rink by 2 shots in a closely fought contest.

Wednesday the 8th was a week off with the Bye and we are currently sitting 3rd on the Ladder. This week the 15th November they play top team Workers at Workers. 

Weekend pennant on Saturday 4th we welcomed our neighbours Ouyen to Underbool, the first time in the Pennant format for many years. The home team were able to get over the line, winning  2 out of the 3 rinks, 68 shots to 58. 

11th Nov11th NovLast Saturday 11th November, we welcomed Workers to our Club for an early start, as initially it was predicted to be a fairly hot day, but as it turned out the day was rather pleasant. 

A few of our players hadn’t had much sleep as they were out fighting lightning strike fires until the early hours of the morning. 

However, it didn’t deter the home side with all rinks winning,  yielding 73 shots to 47 overall and a maximum 12 points. A few minutes before 11 o’clock all matches were paused to observe and pay our respects for Remembrance Day.  So much for a catch up rest in the afternoon as once again the fire siren sounded and the volunteers were turned out once again.

This Saturday 18th we travel to Mildura to play Mildura 3.


October 2023

Several Members did an RSA course held in Ouyen on 31st October which further strengthens the good numbers we currently have in the Club.


Last Wednesday 25th the Midweek pennant team ventured to Mildura where they found the going a bit tough, with Marie's team able to force a draw but Colleen's team succumbing  to a strong combination going down by a considerable margin. However, they are all the better for the challenging experience.

This week the Midweekers travel to Irymple for a new challenge.

27th October27th OctoberFriday evening the 27th the annually sponsored “ Corbett Rural Supplies” Trophies  for Bowlers and Non Bowlers was held with another really successful night  of bowls, fun and fellowship enjoyed by the surrounding community. Special  thanks to Ash and Tracey for the wonderful prizes, the beautiful salads presented by the members and the BBQ cooks. It was another memorable event for the Bowls Club.

runners-up with Tracie Corbettrunners-up with Tracie Corbett


winnerswinnersWinners of the triples event were Raelene Winslow, Jack Winslow and Ash Corbett.

Runners Up were Lyn Pryse, Simon Brown and Harry McVicar. 



Saturday 28th Saturday Pennant saw us welcome the strong outfit of Irymple 3 to our synthetic green, but they proved too strong overall on the day. Going down 62 shots to 86 shots we could only manage a win by one rink. We welcome back a couple of players this week as we look forward to tackling our neighbours Ouyen on our home turf, I’m guessing whatever the result it will be a fun day.

The Men's Club singles is getting to the pointy end. Howard Crothers and Rob Gloster played off in a cracking Quarter final on Sunday with the score at 24 all, Howard prevailed on the final end to now meet Cameron Gloster to decide who meets Steve Simmonds in the Final.

The Ladies Final is to be played between Jennifer Wakefield and Lyn Pryse. Lyn is one of our newer bowlers and has adapted to the game very well, which is very refreshing for our club.

The good part about the synthetic green is that it is available to play on 24/7 which should be encouraging for would be players. 


The Underbool Bowls Club Annual Triples Tournament was held on Sunday 22nd October. Thanks collectively to our dedicated Members and the 78 visiting bowlers from all Sunraysia clubs, Hopetoun, Murrayville, Pinnaroo and Parilla, it was a huge success. The weather wasn’t very kind early in the day with a cold westerly wind, but improved as the day progressed. Winners: Owen, Allan and OllieWinners: Owen, Allan and OllieWinners of the 'Findex Mildura' and Ontario General Store' sponsored tournament was the Merbein team of Ollie Dichiera (s), Allan Johnston and Owen Rentsch being the only three game winners.

Runners-upRunners-upR/up with 2 ½  games was Lorraine Millward ( S ), Brendan O’Brien & Wayne McDonald from Irymple. In 3rd place also with 2 ½ games was the Murrayville/ Pinnaroo combination of Ross Huxtable ( S ), Sarah Hawthorne & Viv. Hawthorne.

3rd placed3rd placedResting toucher prizes went to Robert Groves, Wade Duncan, Wally Grembecki and Tom Bath.

Wednesday 18th the Midweek team scored the maximum 10 points over Euston winning 46 shots to 29.

This week they venture to Mildura 2. Saturday the 21st was round 3 of weekend Pennant where we traveled to Euston, not only battling the wind but a very slick grass green. We could only muster a 1 rink win to go down 72 shots (10 Points) to 55 shots (2 points).

This week we welcome the strong outfit of Irymple to our home turf.


Last Wednesday 11th saw the opening of the Midweek Pennant season with Underbool hosting Workers to our new green. In windy and trying conditions weatherwise. The home team won one rink and lost the other to go down by 3 shots overall in a tight finish.

This Wednesday 16th we are home again when we play Euston.

Saturday the 14th Underbool played Mildura 3 at Underbool in round 2 of Saturday Pennant where all 3 rinks recorded a good win overall 85 shots to 39 taking all 12 points. This week we travel interstate to Euston for round Three.

Teams are: Rob Gloster ( S ), Colleen Gloster, Jen Stone & A. Willsmore.  H. Crothers ( S ),

John Stone, F. Gloster & S. Lynch.  C. Lockett ( S ), L. Stone, Ray Gloster & M. Lockett.

2 teams of Ladies are representing at Ouyen's Star day on Thursday 19th and a Men's fours team ventured to Parilla S.A. on Sunday where the iconic “Rump & Red”  day was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Sunday 22nd is our Annual Triples Tournament where we will have 84 visiting bowlers enjoying our hospitality, we look forward to a very successful event. 


Saturday 7th October was the opening match of the new Pennant Season and we made the trip to Mildura to play Workers 3. Even with the half hour earlier start this season, the slick greens presented us with a fairly late finish. However, it was a good day for our team winning overall 77 shots to 66, a positive start to the season.

This week we welcome Mildura to our new synthetic surface and teams are:

Rob. Gloster ( S ), Cam Gloster, Colleen Gloster & Alan Willsmore.

H. Crothers ( S ), John Stone, F. Gloster &  S. Brammer.

Col. Lockett ( S ), L. Stone, Ray Gloster & S. Lynch.

Social bowls last Saturday the winners were V. Stone, R. Winslow & L. Pryse. 

Wednesday 11th Midweek Pennant begins with Underbool playing Workers at Underbool. 

Both the Mens and Ladies Club Singles Championships are progressing quite well at the moment.

Our Triples Tournament on Sunday 22nd October is fully booked for the 2 fills which is great for the Club


Sunday the 1st of October was the scheduled 2023-24 season opening day for the Underbool Bowls Club. President Col Lockett welcomed all in attendance including some visitors from our neighbouring Ouyen Bowls Club. He then had the privilege of introducing Dr Anne Webster MP - Federal Member for Mallee to officially open our Bowls Season which she completed by perfectly despatching the kitty, but not quite so the first bowl.

Official Opening of Underbool's New Synthetic Green and 2023- 2024 bowls seasonOfficial Opening of Underbool's New Synthetic Green and 2023- 2024 bowls seasonWe were delighted that Dr Webster and husband Dr Philip Webster accepted our invitation to take part in our season opening. As usual our ladies had prepared and presented a beautiful luncheon which everyone enjoyed, prior to an afternoon of social bowls. 3 games of 2-4-2 were played for trophies kindly donated by Robert & Merle Pole and Raelene Winslow.

Merle with winnersMerle with winnersWinners were Norm Latta & Marie Cummings, with runners up being Reg Dean & Colleen Gloster. A large number of raffles followed.

Merle with runners-upMerle with runners-upIt was a very successful opening day and we look forward to sharing our new synthetic green with all our surrounding clubs during the upcoming Pennant and Tournament season.

Saturday Pennant begins this week 7th October. This season we are in 3rd Division and our 1st game is against Workers at Workers. Teams are:

Rob Gloster ( S ), Cam Gloster, A. Willsmore,  Jen Stone.

H. Crothers ( S ), John Stone, Frankie Gloster,  S. Lynch.

C. Lockett ( S ), L. Stone, Ray Gloster, W. Stone.


 September 2023

 Last Wednesday 13th September we were presented with a glorious wind free spring Mallee day, which was absolutely ideal for the Ladies Annual Star day Tournament.

The New synthetic green and surrounds made for a beautiful setting against the backdrop of our legendary Mallee trees. A great representation of Bowlers from the surrounding Sunraysia Clubs, thoroughly enjoyed our Ladies hospitality and the privilege of  playing in our first tournament on the new surface.

 The Tournament was once again Sponsored by “ McGlynn Hunt Funerals” to whom we are most grateful for their support.

 winnerswinnersWinners of the Day were the Ouyen team of Janet Vallance ( S ), Judy Pengelly, Barb. Hahnel & Val. Latta.

runners  uprunners upR/Up from Workers was Bernadette Stone ( S ), Glenys Yeowart, Joy Stevens & Daphne Loveday.

Third place from Mildura were Joan Bunney ( S ), Judy Morris, Fran Richards & Marlene Scheele.

 Lucky Door winner was Carolyn Coles from Red Cliffs and the “ Spider “ winner was Delwyn Milner from Coomealla.

Congratulations Ladies on putting together and executing such a wonderful day of competition, fellowship and wellbeing.


Saturday the 16th September, 2 teams of fours represented at Irymples Trilogy day, which left the home club social bowls a bit depleted, but quite a few had a competition with the winner being Wendy Stone. Thursdays are training evenings and Social bowls will continue each Saturday.



June 2023


For those interested in the progress of our new synthetic green project.  This is an exciting time for the Underbool bowls club and surrounding community.


removing lawnremoving lawnFollowing a very productive and informative meeting during May with representation from MRCC, Berry Bowls Systems and Underbool Bowls Club, it was confirmed that to make the project complete, it would require construction of new outer bank and ditches with precast concrete forms and the supply and installation of 25mm Premium Synthetic grass around the perimeters. Approval and funding was granted and Berry Bowls Systems commenced works on the 29th May.


works progress: 18 Juneworks progress: 18 JuneIt wasn’t long before the old faithful grass green, which has served the community so well since 1951, was turned into the point of no return. The contractors have worked very diligently, doing some long hours, at times battling the cold and drizzling rain. Also, the Members have had some very well attended working bees coinciding with the contractors to have the likes of rink marker, and assist handle foundations in place prior to the synthetic surround being laid. I believe some of our ladies have been spoiling the contractors with regular morning and afternoon teas, “ good on em”.


works progress: 26 Juneworks progress: 26 JuneIf all the ducks align, the Synthetic surfaces should start being laid in the next couple of weeks.


On Wednesday 21st June the Club held the Annual Meeting. Once again Col Lockett was voted in to continue the President's role, with Howard Crothers retaining the Secretary/CCO position.






With the new synthetic green project now coming to fruition, the club looks forward to further stability and exciting times ahead.



April 2023 


Well, we did think our Bowls was done and dusted, but the Club has been busy representing in the various Sunraysia Champion of Champions events over the last 2 weekends.


On Saturday the 15th our Ladies Club pairs Champions, Jen Stone and Raelene Winslow, took on Workers in the first round at Coomeallas new multi million dollar complex. However after a good tussle the girls were bundled out, but found it a great experience. Down on the B green our Mens Club Champions Steve Simmonds and Col Lockett, were drawn to play against Mildura's Mark Eckel and Wayne Gardner, arguably 2 of the best bowlers in Sunraysia. Steve and Col adapted to the new surface brilliantly and in a very high class match of draw bowling they won the game and advanced to the next round on Sunday morning, only to meet our neighbouring Club Ouyen. Norm Latta and Mick Donaghy  have had success in this event before over our boys, and once again proved their nemesis, holding on to win over the fast finishing Underbool boys. However, the fact that Norm and Mick went on to win the Sunraysia pairs Championship was the next best result and we congratulate the Ouyen pair on a well deserved victory for the Mallee.


Saturday the 22nd at the same venue the Sunraysia Champion of Champions 4’s event took place. The Underbool Clubs Mens four of Rob. Gloster, Col. Lockett, Les. Stone and Steve Lynch played Ouyen in the first Round and advanced to the next round on the Sunday against Red Cliffs. In a good team effort Underbool advanced to the Grand Final against Merbein who were in red hot form. But for one disastrous 10th end, Underbool were right in contention, but paid the penalty of that one poor end eventually succumbing to Merbein who were the champions.


On the Sunday our Ladies 4’s Champions of Noelene Crow, Colleen Gloster ( Sub)( for Jen. Stone), Lyn. Pryse and Jennifer Wakefield, combined brilliantly to defeat Red Cliffs and advance to the Grand Final against Workers. They couldn’t produce the same consistency in the afternoon and also Workers played very well  to eventually win the Championship quite comfortably.


However, what a great effort to have both our Ladies and Mens 4’s in the Sunraysia playing area Championship Finals, it is a great experience for all the players that contributed. Not only are Underbool and our Neighbours Ouyen at the furthest spectrum for travel within the Sunraysia playing area, we are also very vigilant at representing and contributing to the Sunraysia events, a credit to both Clubs. 


Thank you to our Members who represented at Ouyen's recent carnival, I believe it was another great success.