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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


November 2020

Sunday 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.


December 2019 

On a very warm summer’s evening, Wednesday 18th December, Underbool Bowls Club held their annual Ouyen IGA Twilight Bowls event.

Always a popular occasion and despite the heat, 36 bowlers, including 15 visitors from Ouyen Bowling Club enjoyed a great night of bowls together playing for trophies donated by Ouyen IGA.

Winners at the end of play were – Alan Stone (S), Lorraine Hickmott and John Turnbull. Runners/up – Alan Crook (S), Colin Aikman and John Stone.

Prior to bowling, a most festive meal was enjoyed. The usual tasty salads, accompanied by cold meats of Pork and Turkey. Many thanks to Rhonda and Colin Lockett and Wendy and Les Stone for the meats and the salads and sweets given by other members. Several non-players also joined in for the meal.

President Robert Gloster and members of Underbool Bowl’s Club sincerely thank Ouyen IGA for the very generous sponsorship of the evening. It was also pleasing to have so many bowling friends from Ouyen attend.



Alan & Steve after their gameAlan & Steve after their gameThe Men’s Singles Club Championship between Steve Simmonds and Alan Stone was played on Sunday 15th December at 4pm. There was a great show of support from Club members who by the end of the game were sitting on the edge of their seats in excitement.

What a game! Steve won the toss and quickly progressed to take a good lead. But that Stone determination emerged and Alan settled in to make the score 13 all after 17 ends. After 30 ends the pair were 23 all, then Alan scored 1 on the next end to take the score to 24/23. The last end Alan was holding 2 shots in the head, when Steve drew in two beautiful bowls to take the game 25/24. Thank you Steve and Alan for a most entertaining game and best wishes to Steve when he plays in the Champion of Champions at Euston 4th and 5th January 2020.

Good to see Secretary Howard Crothers arrive back home in time to watch the match after knee replacement surgery.

Social Bowls on Saturday 14th December, 12 bowlers played Pairs with Steve Simmonds and Anne Stone 3 game winners of the day. A BBQ tea was enjoyed by all in attendance. Special welcome to Murray Lockett who played and acquitted himself very well. We hope to see you continue playing Murray.

Season’s greetings to all.


November 2019 

Midweek Pennant players lost their 1st Semi Final game against Mildura on November 25th, but have a second chance when they play Irymple next Monday in the Preliminary Final. Go underbool !

The Season has sadly finished for Underbool Division 2 Saturday Pennant with their loss against Euston on November 23rd. 74/76. Semi Finals begin next Saturday 30th November.

Six social bowlers played the following week November 23rd but no winners declared.

Social Bowls on Saturday November 16th saw 11 players on the green with John Cummings, Jennifer Wakefield and Wendy Stone declared winners of the day.

Marie Cummings, Jen Stone, Nita Wandel and Wendy Stone are playing in the Margaret Cooke Star Day at Wentworth on Wednesday 13th November.

The last game of Midweek Pennant before the finals commence was a home game against Workers on Monday 11th November. Underbool players had such a good win that they proceed to second position on the ladder. [Underbool will now play Mildura in the first semi final at Mildura on November 25th.]  Being Remembrance Day, at precisely 11am, play ceased while President Robert Gloster led a brief time of silence remembering those who fought in World War 1 and subsequent wars. Lest We Forget! The day finished with a beautiful afternoon tea and happy fellowship.

In contrast Saturday 9th November Pennant playing Coomealla was a day Underbool would rather forget!

Marie is also to be congratulated on being selected to play in the Sunraysia team at Murray Downs in the Murray Mallee Bowls Region Round Robin on Sunday November 10th. Congratulations also to Steve Simmonds who has been selected as an emergency in the Sunraysia’s Men’s team. The Club’s best wishes go with you both.

Midweek Pennant played Irymple on Monday 4th November. One rink winning, but for the other rink, a tough day.

On Sunday 3rd November Robert and Colleen Gloster and Alan and Jennifer Stone participated in the Wentworth Murray Darling Fours.

Saturday Pennant at Underbool was cancelled on Saturday 2nd November because of the “big rain”. Scores allocated Underbool 0/6 points, Irymple 0/6 points. (Washout)

Instead Club members still met for a Social evening and BBQ tea.


October 2019

Underbool Bowls Club Ladies Singles Champion Marie Cummings competed in the Sunraysia Champion of Champions on Thursday October 31st. Marie won her first game against Gloria Stephenson of Coomealla Club. In her second round Marie continued playing well but was defeated by Thelma Hicks of Workers Club. Thelma went on to be the ultimate winner of the series with AnneMaree Clarke of Irymple Club runner/up. Congratulations all.

Midweek Pennant played Euston on Monday 28th October. Colleen Gloster’s side won by 3, but Marie Cummings’ side went down by 5. Overall result Underbool 42, Euston 44.

Best wishes to Bernadette Stone who has the misfortune of a foot injury and not able to bowl for a few weeks.

Saturday Pennant 26th October playing at home to Irymple 2, Underbool team had an overall loss 58/64.   The team will looking for a win this Saturday against Irymple 3. Once again a home game and there will be a BBQ tea to follow.

Jennifer Wakefield, Jen Stone and Nita Wandel enjoyed their day at the Ouyen Star Day last Tuesday 22nd October.

Midweek Pennant 21st October: Mildura forfeited to Underbool because of illness.

A highly successful Triples Star Day Tournament was held at Underbool on Sunday 20th October, attracting representative bowlers from Sunraysia, Hopetoun and Murrayville.

WinnersWinnersThe 66 bowlers enjoyed playing on the well prepared green in magnificent Mallee weather.

The ladies were kept busy throughout the day providing meals for the two fills of bowlers. The visitors were most appreciative of the superb country cuisine.

The team of Ian “butch’ Pollock (s), Brian Horton and Mick Legin from Workers were the winners on 85 points. Coming in runners/up were the Nangiloc team of Ben Mansell (s), Alan Erskine and Shane Moore with 82 ½ points.  Third Runners upRunners upwinners were Gordon Gray (s), Trevor Flack and George Milward from Irymple on 81 points.

A day such as this is made more successful by wonderful Sponsors. Major sponsorship of the day was provided by Findex, with supporting sponsors Westrac Caterpillar, Good Deal Tyres, Bunnings, Bursons, Repco, First Choice Liquor and Dan Murphy.

3rd place3rd placePresident of Underbool Bowling Club, Robert Gloster is most appreciative of the generous sponsorship given and also the attendance of the visiting bowlers and the way the Star Day was supported.

Robert also appreciated the work done by the local Underbool members in having the green and grounds in such immaculate condition and the excellent catering. Many thanks to all.


Saturday Pennant 19th October at Red Cliffs was a tough day “on the green” under trying conditions.

Marie Cummings, Bernadette Stone, Jen Stone and Noelene Crow attended Workers Star Day on 16th October and won 2 of their 4 games.

Underbool Ladies Singles Club Championship has been won by Marie Cummings after a tight game with Colleen Gloster on October 13. There was some superb bowling from both ladies and after 29 ends Marie was the victor, 25 to 21. Congratulations Marie. Marie will now go on to play in the Champion of Champions Singles at Irymple on the 31st October and 1st of November. The Club wish her good bowling.



3 bowling generations3 bowling generationsSaturday Pennant October 12th. Underbool played host to Euston and at lunch the score was rather positive for Underbool. However Euston came through to win 2 of the 3 rinks. Underbool 55/2 to Euston 64/10.

A special point of interest: It just so happened that three generations of the one family played on the same rink together on Saturday at Pennant. Ray Gloster, Robert Gloster and Cameron Gloster. A great effort.


Jen Stone, Bernadette Stone, Jennifer Wakefield, Noelene Crow, Colleen Gloster and Marie Cummings are all playing in the Dot Jenkinson Ladies Pairs to be played throughout the Sunraysia Clubs this coming week, on Thursday 10th, and Friday 11th October.

Playing host at home the Midweek Pennant game on Monday 7th October against Workers was also a day of joy when Underbool was able to win 46 points to 35.

Playing Coomealla at home on Saturday 5th October, was a day of joy when Underbool Pennant 2 team had their first overall win in 2nd Division! Underbool 68 shots to Coomealla 60 shots.

It was a perfect evening on Wednesday 2nd October for the first Twilight of the Season when 18 bowlers vied for the trophies donated from North West Butchers, Ouyen. A delicious meal was also enjoyed.  President Robert thanked the donors of the trophies most sincerely and also welcomed a new bowler to the Club, Adam Kelly.

Winners of the 3 games of Triples were Alan Stone (S) Jennifer Wakefield and Ray Gloster.

Runners/up, Cameron Gloster (s) Stephen Lynch and Veronica Stone/John Cummings.



Underbool 2 Pennant played Irymple 3 Pennant on Friday 27th September (because of AFL Grand Final).

Midweek Pennant on Monday 30th September, Underbool played Irymple resulting in a 2 point win for Marie Cummings side but a loss overall. Underbool 39, Irymple 56.  A bit of a rough game on a rough day weather-wise. However, Howard Crothers side had a good win which did give the team 2 points.

Red Cliffs Triples Star Day was attended by Jennifer Wakefield, Wendy Stone and Anne Stone on Thursday 26th September.


It was the perfect day for bowls on Wednesday 18th September, when President Robert Gloster welcomed teams from Wentworth, Coomealla, Mildura, Irymple, Red Cliffs, Workers, Ouyen and Bowls Sunraysia to the Underbool Star day. To make such a day possible Robert thanked North West Ag. Services and Mc Glynn Hunt Funerals for their very generous Sponsorship.

First up was roll to the Spider which was won by Susan Nichols of Wentworth Club.

All enjoyed the Medley Day format.

runners-uprunners-upWinners: The Ouyen team of Janet Vallance, Deb Vallance, Karen Crook and Judy Pengelly on 105.5 points.

Runners/up: Another Ouyen team of Jeni Boseley, Barb Hahnel, Joan Pohlner and Sue Kelly on 105 points.

Joan Pohlner also won the lucky door ticket.

Ron Mc Adam of Coomealla and Glenda Minney of Irymple were also very lucky recipients.

A very nice afternoon tea was supplied at the end of the day. Good Mallee cooking.

President Robert thanked Wendy and her team for the delicious spread.  He also thanked the competent Match Committee Jen Stone and Jennifer Wakefield for the smooth running of the day; the Green Keeper Cameron Gloster and all who attended to the Green.John Cummings was kept busy throughout the day as Umpire.

Underbool played host to Midweek 2 Pennant on Monday 2nd. September. The 32 players had a most enjoyable day together. Workers team  won the day against Underbool.


2019/2020 Opening Day

Colin rolls the first bowlColin rolls the first bowlJennifer rolls the first kitty
Jennifer rolls the first kitty Bowls Opening season for 2019/2020 got underway at Underbool on Saturday 31st August when President Robert Gloster welcomed 18 players to the well prepared green and invited last years Club Champions Jennifer Wakefield and Colin Lockett to roll the first kitty and bowl.

Ken Taylor from Walpeup was welcomed as a new member and player.
The great array of Trophies for the day were kindly donated by Raelene Winslow and Robert and Merle Pole. The Club is most appreciative.
Runners up Robert, John & Ken with trophy sponsor MerleRunners up Robert, John & Ken with trophy sponsor MerleResults of the day's play were - Winners - Col Lockett, Colleen Gloster and Veronica Stone.
Runners/up Robert Gloster, Ken Taylor and John Stone.
To wind up the day, a BBQ tea was enjoyed by all with the usual excellent salads. The meats also given by the above donors. Further friends were welcomed for the BBQ meal.


March 2019

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 winners of Sunraysia Fours played at Euston - Jen Stone, Noelene Crow, Jennifer Wakefield and Bernadette Stone.