Official website of Bowls Australia.


- First recorded game of bowls at the back of the Beach Tavern (Sandy Bay, TAS). Read more about Beach Tavern.

- T.Burgess defeated F. Lipscombe.

- First bowling club in Australia is established alongside the Bowling Green Hotel in Sandy Bay. (TAS)

- This club was closed in 1853.

- 1000 spectators paid to watch a match at the Bowling Green Hotel green between civilians and the military.

- Melbourne Bowls Club is formed (oldest existing bowling club in Australia)(Vic). Read more.

- First bowls made in Australia, turned by Mr Alcock, Russell Street, Melbourne.

- Ballarat Bowling Club (Vic) Read more


- St Kilda Sporting Club (formerly St Kilda Bowling Club) (VIC) Read more

- First set of laws governing interclub matches in Victoria is adopted.


- Learmonth Bowling Club (Vic) Read more

- Richmond Union Bowling Club (Vic) Read more

- Woolpack Bowls Club formed in NSW (subsequently became Parramatta Bowls Club which closed in 1886).(NSW)

- George S. Coppin entrepreneur, suggested first bowling carnival in Australia. This was not taken up.

- Buninyong Bowls Club Inc (Vic) Read more


- Albert Park Bowls Club Inc -(Formerly -South Melbourne Bowling Club (1873-1929), Albert Park Bowling Club (1929-1942), Albert Park VRI Bowls Club (1942-2011)
       (Vic) read more

- First game of bowls in SA on green put down by Andrew Thomson at Kapunda.

- Brisbane Bowls Club formed (green in Botanic Garden). Subsequently became Booroodabin Bowls Club.


- Ballarat Central Bowls Club (Vic) Read more

- First match between colonies, states, dominions or countries played between NSW and Victoria at Kentville (NSW).

- Rosehill Bowls Club formed. Subsequently became Parramatta Bowls Club. Parramatta Bowls Club ceased to function in 1986.

- NSW Association formed-first bowling association in world.

- Victorian Association formed.

- Balmain Bowling Club Limited (NSW)


- Brighton Bowls Club (Vic)

-Portland Bowling Club (Vic)

- Launceston Bowls Club formed. (Tas)

- Hamilton Bowling Club (Vic)

- Queenscliff Bowling,Tennis & Croquet Club (Vic)


- Ararat Bowls Club (Vic)
- Perth Bowls Club formed.

- New Zealand entered inter-colonial competition.



- Auburn Bowls Club (Vic).



- Armadale Bowls Club (Vic)

- North Sydney Men's Bowling Club (formerly St Leonard's Bowling Club)  (NSW)



-  Ashfield Bowling Club (NSW)
-  Newcastle City Bowling Club (NSW)



- Ararat Bowls Club (Vic)



- Bendigo Bowls Club (Vic)


- Doon Villa Bowls Club Inc (QLD)

- Stawell Bowling Club (Vic)


- Bathurst City Panthers Men's Bowling Club (NSW)


- Ballarat North Bowls Club (Vic)

- Adelaide Bowls Club formed.(SA)

- Benalla Bowls Club (Vic)

- Ballarat North Bowls Club (Vic)

- WA Association formed

- Bright Bowls Club Inc (Vic)

- Lilydale Bowling Club (Vic)

- First NSW team visited Queensland.

- Imperial Bowling Association formed in England at instigation of Australian Bowlers accompanying Joe Darling's cricket team.

- Australian associations invited to send team to England.

- Albany Bowls Club (WA)

- Albert Park VRI Ladies Bowling Club (formerly South  Melbourne Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Melbourne Cricket Club instituted singles championship of Australasia.

- Rules for formation of Australasia Bowling Association adopted at representative conference in Melbourne.

- NSW decided to join the proposed Australasian Bowling Association.

- First team of Australasian bowlers toured Great Britain and Ireland.

- Bairnsdale Bowls Club (Vic)

- SA Association formed (by Delegates of Adelaide and Adelaide Oval Bowls Clubs).

- Maitland Park Men's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Queensland Association formed.

- Ballarat City Bowls Club (Vic)uh- Box Hill Bowls Club (Vic)

- Coolgardie Bowls Club (WA)

- Warringah Bowling Club Mosman (NSW)

- Waverley Bowls Club (NSW) promoted singles championship of Australasia (opened 1893 and still running).

- Auburn Heights Bowls Club (Vic)

- Ballarat East Bowls Club (Vic)

- Beechworth Bowls Club (Vic)

- Corowa Civic Bowls Club (formerly Corowa Bowls Club (Vic)
- Mount Gambier Bowls Club (SA)

- Semaphore Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- SABA inaugurated Easter Open tournament which included Australian singles championship.
- International Bowling Board formed at Cardiff (Wales).

- Albury Bowls Club (Vic) Read more

- Belmont Bowls Club (Vic) 

- Brighton Beach Bowls Club (Vic)

- Brighton Beach Ladies Bowling Club (formerly Brighton Ladies Bowling Club) - (Vic)

- Buckingham Bowls Club Inc. (Formerly New Town Bowling Green) (Tas)

- Boulder Bowls Club (WA)

- Nathalia Bowling Club  (Vic)

- Northcote Bowling Club (Vic)
- The Gympie Bowls Club (QLD)





- Albury Bowls Club (NSW)

- Alexandra Bowls Club  ( Vic)

- Auburn Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Belmont Bowls Club (Vic)

-  Bowls Club Inc (QLD)



- Victorian Ladies' Bowling Association (Vic)

- Burnie Bowls Club Inc (TAS)

- Lismore City Bowling & Recreation Club (NSW)

- Gawler Bowling Club  Inc (SA)

- Grange Bowling Club (SA))

- Horsham City Bowling Club (Vic)

- Sandy Bay Bowls Club (TAS)

- Victor Harbour Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- NSWBA conducted Australasian singles championship-first to be conducted in turn by State Associations.

- Delegates from State Associations and New Zealand met in Sydney and achieved considerable uniformity in laws of game.

- Alexandra Bowls Club (Vic)



- Bacchus Marsh Bowls Club (Vic)

- Donald Bowling Club (Vic)

- Grafton City Bowls Club (NSW)

- Numurkah Bowls Club (Vic)

- Mount Lawley Bowling Club (WA)

- Port Augusta Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Ryde Bowls Club (NSW

- Warracknabeal Bowling Club Inc (Vic)

- Being its turn to conduct the Australian Singles the SABA initiated the current form of carnival interstate matches, singles and fours championships etc.

- At an interstate conference in Adelaide, SA brought forward a proposal for the formation of an Australian Bowls Council. SABA President (S.J.Jacobs) and SA Delegate (Clarence Moody) were principals in drafting propositions and constitution.

- Aberfeldie Bowls Club (Vic) "Read More"

- Ballina Men's Bowls Club (NSW)

- Bangalow Bowls Club (NSW)

- Derwent Bowls Club (TAS)

- Ipswich Bowls Club Inc (QLD)

- Katoomba Bowls Club (NSW)

- Mudgee Bowls Club (NSW)

- Wunghnu Bowls Club (Vic)

- Australian Bowls Council formed at conference of delegates in Melbourne. Historic minute drafted by A.C.Thomas (SA)

- Ascot Vale Bowls Club (Vic.)

- Alstonville Men's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Birchip Bowls Club (Vic)

- Murray Bridge Bowls Club (SA)

- First ABC championships held in Melbourne.

- Boort Bowls Club Inc (Vic)

- Caulfield Park Alma Bowls Club (Vic)

-  Hawthorn Bowling Club (SA)

- Ivanhoe Bowling Club (Vic)

- Lockleys Bowls Club (SA)

- Rockhampton Bowls Club (QLD)

- Yeronga Bowls Club (formerly Yeronga Bowling Club) (QLD)



- Alma Bowls Club (Vic)

- Beverley Bowling & Croquet Club (WA)

- Bareena Bowls Club (Vic)

- Bridgetown Bowls Club (WA)

- Mount Barker Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Port Elliot Bowling Club (SA)

- Strathalbyn Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Toorak Bowling Club (Vic)

- First Australian team under ABC auspices visits New Zealand.
- Second ABC (Australian Bowls Council) championships held in Brisbane.

- Armidale City Bowling Club (NSW)

- Bareena  Bowls Club (Vic)

- Bendigo Golf Bowls Club (Vic)

- Bowral Bowling Club (NSW)

- Forbes Bowling Club (NSW)

- Sandgate Bowls Club Inc (QLD)

- Southport Bowls Club Inc (QLD)


- Third ABC championships allotted to Sydney abandoned (World War 1).

- Berry Bowling Club (NSW)

-Cheltenham Bowls Club (NSW)

- Cohuna Bowls Club (Vic)


- Third ABC championships set down for Sydney abandoned again owing to war

- Killara Bowling Club (NSW)


- Mornington Bowling Club Inc (Vic) Read more


Collie Bowls Club (WA)

- Toorak Burnside Bowling Club (SA)


- Third ABC championships allotted to Sydney again abandoned (owing to pneumonic influenza epidemic).

- Attempt to play third ABC championships at Launceston abandoned due to seaman's strike.

- Brighton Bowling Club (SA)

- Brunswick Bowling Club (Vic)

- Kiama Country & Recreation Club (Vic)


- Moonta Memorial Park Bowling Club. (SA)

- Another attempt to play third ABC championships at Launceston failed owing to another strike by seamen-fifth successive attempt to play the championships.

- Beaufort Bowls Club (Vic)

- Burra Bowling Club (SA)

- Payneham Bowling Club (SA)



- Alphington Bowls Club (Vic)

- Border town Bowling Club (SA)

- City Oval Bowling Club Inc (Ballarat) - (Vic)

- Milang Bowling Club Inc (SA)


- Murwillumbah Bowling Club (Qld)

- Tweed Heads Bowling Club (formerly Coolangatta Tweed Heads Bowling Club (NSW)


- Balaklava Bowling Club (SA)

- Clare Bowling Club (SA)

- Freeling Bowling Club (SA)

- Quorn Bowling Club (SA)

- Woodville Bowling Club (SA)


- Alstonville Bowling Club (NSW)

- Crystal Brook Bowling Club (SA)

- Innisfail Bowls Club (QLD)




- Ascot Vale Ladies Bowling Club (Vic) 

- Bar Beach Men''s Bowling Club (NSW)

- Bute Bowling Club (SA)

- City of Frankston Bowling Club (Vic)

- Rosewater Bowling Club (SA)  Torquay Bowls Club - formerly Torquay Bowling Club (Vic)

-  Torquay Bowls Club - formerly Torquay Bowling Club (Vic)

- ABC decided all bowls should be standardized by the table test.

- First visit to Australia by British team.


- Bareena Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Ardrossan Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Balingup Bowls Club (WA)

- Bright Bowls Club (Vic)

- City of Frankston Bowling Club (Vic) Read more

- Eudunda  Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Leichhardt Ladies Bowling Club (NSW)

- Tranmere Bowling and Tennis Club Inc (SA)

- Wodonga Bowling Club (Vic)

- Fifth ABC championship (Sydney). Competitors from outside Australia for the first time-Fiji and NZ.

- Caltowie Bowling Club (SA)

- Canberra Club formed.

- Australian Portland Cement Bowls Club (Vic) read more

- Blackburn Bowls Club (Vic)

- Naracoote Bowls Club (SA)



- Alma Sporting Club (Vic)


- Bacchus Marsh Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Beulah Bowls Club (Vic)

- Pialba Bowls Club Inc. (formerly Pialba Services Memorial Bowls Club Inc) (QLD)

- Yallourn Bowls Club (Vic)

- Yankalilla Bowling Club (SA)

- Australia become a member of the International Bowling Board.

- Albert Park Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Ariah Park Bowling Club (NSW)

- Bentleigh Bowling Club (Vic)

- Berri Bowling Club (SA)

- Black Rock Bowls Club (Vic)

- Lamaroo Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Willunga Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Yallourn Bowls Club (Vic)



- Bankstown City Bowls & Recreation Club (NSW)

- Berrigan Golf |Bowls Club (Vic)

- Ringwood Bowls Club Inc (Vic) - formerly Ringwood Bowling Club 1929, City oif Ringwood Bowls Club 1972, City of Ringwood Bowls Club Inc 1984, Ringwood Bowls      Club Inv 1996 (Vic)

- First Empire Games (Hamilton, Canada). Australia unrepresented in bowls.

- Berwick Bowls Club (Vic)


- Berwick Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)


- Casterton Bowls Club (Vic)

- Clarendon Bowling Club (SA)

- Pialba Women's Bowling Club (QLD)

- Point Lonsdale Bowls Club In (Vic)


- Saddleworth Bowling Club (SA)


- Millicent Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Ouyen Bowls Club (Vic)

- Raymond Terrace Bowling Club (NSW)

- Dolby Bowls Club (QLD)

- Ninth ABC championships (Adelaide). Pairs championship included for first time.

- Bassendean Bowls Club (WA)

- Barham Services Bowling Club (formerly Border & District Services Memorial Club - Border Bowling Club ) (Vic)

- Franklin Bowls Club (formerly Huon Bowling Club (TAS)

- Lakes Entrance Bowls Club (Vic)

- Maitland Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Morphett Vale Memorial Bowling Club (SA)

- Renmark Bowling Club (SA)


- Adamstown Bowling Club (NSW)

- Bayswater Bowls Club (WA)

- Blackwood Bowling Club (SA)

- Tailem Band Bowling Club (SA)

- The Hills Bowling Club (NSW)



- Austinmer Bowling Club (NSW)
- Barraba Bowling Club (NSW)

- Peterborough Bowling Club (SA)

- Wallaroo Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Woodside Bowling Club (SA)

- Woy Woy Women's Bowling Club (NSW)



- Ballan Bowls Club (Vic)

- Bridgewater Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Burleigh Heads Bowls Club Inc (QLD)

 - Port Broughton  Bowling  Club Inc (SA)


Cronulla Women's Bowling Club (NSW)
-Croydon Bowling Club (SA)
- Maitland City Women's Bowling Club (NSW)
- Woonona Women's Bowling Club (NSW) Read more



- Belmont Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Bowral Women's Bowling Club (NSW) Read more
- Newport Bowling Club Limited (NSW)

Brunswick Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)




- Aberdeen Bowling Club (NSW)
- Canowindra Women's Bowling Club (NSW)
- Claremont Ladies Bowling Club (WA)


- Penrith Bowling and Recreation Club Ltd. (NSW)
- Robe Bowling Club Inc (SA)



- Ardlethan Bowling & Rec Club (NSW)

- Bowls Central Coast Zone 15 formerly Brisbane Waters District Bowling Association (NSW)

- Sebastopol Bowling Club (Vic)



- Albert Bowls Club Inc (QLD)

- Bentleigh Bowls Club (Vic)

- Bright Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Curramulka Bowling Club (SA)

- Marion Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Somerton Bowling Club (SA)

- Tarrragindi Bowls Club (QLD)

- The Entrance Women's Bowling Club (NSW)




- Bentleigh Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Barellan Bowling Club (NSW)

- Bendigo East Bowls Club (Vic)

- Cobden Bowling Club (Vic)

- Donnybrook Bowls Club ( a division of Donnybrook Country Club) (WA)

- Kilcoy Bowls Club Inc (QLD)

 - Lobethal Bowling Club (SA)

- Woomelang Bowling Club (Vic)

- Victorian Association granted title of "Royal".


- Bairnsdale Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)


- Barham and District  Services Memorial Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Barmedman Bowling Club (NSW)

-Gumeracha District Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Heartwood Bowling & Recreation Club (NSW)

- Kirton Bowls Club (SA)

- Lalor Bowling Club Inc (Vic)

- Southern Cross Bowls Club (Qld)

- St Lucia Bowling Club (QLD)



- Ashbury Bowling Panarcadian Federation Club Ltd (NSW)

- Drysdale Bowling & Croquet Club (Vic)

- Gumeracha District B,lowing Club Inc (SA0

- Picton Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Uraidla Bowling Club (SA)

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Sydney, NSW. 815 entries.

- Albury Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)


-  Bendigo East Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Smithton Women's Bowling Club (TAS)

- Coolangatta Bowls Club (QLD)

- Nathalia Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Pine Rivers Memorial Bowls Club (QLD)

-West Tamworth Women's Bowling Club (QLD)



- Ararat VRI Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Asquith Men's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Beresfield Men's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Heywood Men's Bowling Club (Vic)

- Lakes Entrance Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Lindfield Bowling Club (NSW)

- Pinjarra Bowling Club (Vic)

- Robertstown Bowling Club (SA)

- Spalding Memorial Bowling Club (SA)

- St Ives Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Warrambool City Memorial Bowls Club (Vic)

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Brisbane, QLD. 1,000 plus entries.


-  Benalla Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

-  Buderim Bowls Club Inc (QLD)

- Gaythorne Bowls Club Inc(QLD)

- Geeveston Bowls Club  (Tas)

- Mannum Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Murwillumbah Ladies Bowling Club  (Qld)

- South Grafton Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Tottenham Women's Bowling Club (WA)




- Armadale Ladies Bowling Club (WA)

- Arnott's Bowls Club (NSW)

- Avoca Country and Golf Ladies Bowling Club (formerly Avoca Ladies Bowling Club) - (Vic)

- Batemans Bay Bowling & Recreation Club Limited (NSW)

- Beechworth Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Belleview Hill Bowls Club (NSW)

- Bingara Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Campsie South Bowls Club (NSW)

- Caringbah Bowls Club (NSW)

- Carlingford Bowls Club (NSW)


- Como Ladies Bowling Club (formerly Civic Centre Ladies Bowling Club) - (WA)

- Cummins Bowling Club (SA)

- Donald Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- East Lismore Bowling Club (NSW) 

- Foster Bowls Club (Vic)

-Haywood Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Hazelbrook Women's  Bowling Club (NSW)
- Heaton Birmingham Gardens Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Lane Cove Bowling & Recreation Club (NSW)

- Lindfield Bowls Club (NSW)

- Melrose Memorial Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Monto Bowls Club (QLD)

- Newstead & Districts Bowls Club (Vic)

-Pennant Hills Bowls Club (NSW)

- Piccola Bowling Club (Vic)

- Roseland Bowls Club (NSW

- Warialda Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Willoughby Park Bowls Club (NSW)

- Boronia Bowls Club (Vic)

- Brunswick Head Bowls Club (NSW)

- Kalamunda Bowls Club (WA)

- Lane Cove Bowling & Recreation Club (NSW)

- South Bernie Bowls Club Inc (TAS)

- Yappoon Bowls Club Inc ( formerly Yappoon Bowling Club) QLD)

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Adelaide, SA. 1,142 entries.

- Alexandra Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Armidale Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Baradine Bowling Club Limited (NSW


- Bayswater Ladies Bowling Club (WA)

- Beaufort Ladies Bowling Club (Formerly Beaufort RSL Ladies Bowling Club) - (Vic)

- Berrigan Ladies owling Club (Vic)

-Caboolture Lakes Bowls Club (formerly  The War Veterans' Home and Caboolture District Bowling Club) (QLD) Read more

- Gloucester Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Port Victoria Bowling Club (SA)

- Stratford Bowling Club Inc (Vic)

- Tawonga Bowling Club (Vic)

- Toombul Bowls Club Inc (QLD)

- Wilmington Bowls Club (SA)

- NSW Association granted title of "Royal".

 - Adelong Services & Citizens Bowling Club (NSW)

- Albion Park Bowling & Recreation Club Limited (NSW)

- Ararat Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Artarmon  Men's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Balgowlah Bowling Club Limited (NSW)


- Bassendean Ladies Bowling Club (WA)

- Belrose Men's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Beresfield Women's Bowling Club (NSW) Read more

- Birregurra Bowls Club (Vic)

- BHAS Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Brunswick District Bowling Club Inc (WA)

- Coolamon Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Hurstbridge Bowling Club (Vic)

- Lakes Entrance Ladies Bowls Club (Vic)

- Lithgow City Women's Bowls (NSW)

- Ocean Grove bowling Club Inc (Vic)

- Port Macquarie City Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Roseville Women's Bowling Club (formerly East Roseville Women's Bowling Club) - (NSW)

- Seaford Bowls Club (Vic)

- Streaky Bay & District Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Yarrawonga & Border Golf Club - Bowls Section (Vic)

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Melbourne, VIC. 2,220 entries, 528 fours, 1,014 pairs, 1,528 singles.

- Armadale Bowls Club (WA)

- Ashburton Bowls Club (Vic)

- Ashburton Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Beaumaris Bowls Club (Vic)

- Berry Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Hampton R.S.L. Bowling Club (Vic)

- Kiama Women's Bowling Club (Vic)

- Nelson Bay Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Newstead Bowling Club (NSW)

- North Haven Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Stansbury Bowling Club (SA)

- Tintinara Bowling Club (SA)



- Aberfeldie Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Alexandria-Erskineville Bowling Club

- Apollo Bay Ladies Bowling Cub (Vic)

- Ballarat Ladies Bowls Club (Vic)

- Brim Memorial Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)


- Canning and Districts Ladies Bowling Club (formerly Cannington Ladies Bowling Club) - (WA)

- Ceduna Bowls Club (SA)

- Goulburn Railway Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Gunbower Bowls Club (Vic)

- Guyra Women's Bowling Club. (NSW)

- Hampton R.S.L. Bowling Club (Vic)

- Koo Wee Rup Bowls Club (Vic)

- Lismore Heights Bowling Club (NSW)

- Lucindale War Memorial Bowling Club (SA)

- Moorooka Sports and Community Club (formerly Moorooka Bowls Club) (NSW)

- North Sydney Women's Bowling Club (NSW) "Read more"

- Orange City Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Yarrawonga & Border Golf Club Bowls Section (Vic)

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Perth, (WA).

- Aberdeen RSL Bowling Club (NSW)

- Ascot Park Bowls Club (SA)

- Avalon Bowls Club (NSW)

- Avenue Bacchus Marsh Bowls Club (Vic)

- Alder Park Bowling Club Co-operative Limited (NSW)

- Ballarat East Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Beaumaris Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Berriwillock Bowls Club (Vic)

- Boolarra Bowling and  Recreation Club (formerly Boolarra Bowls Club) Club (Vic)

- Bulahdelah Bowling Club (formerly Grand United Bulahdelah Bowling Club Limited) (NSW)

- Cranbrook Bowling Club (WA) "Read more"

- Heathmont Bowls Club (Vic) Read more

- Kingscote Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Koo Wee Rup Women's Bowls Club (Vic)

- Meningie Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Paskeville Bowling Club (SA)

- Sylvania Women's Bowling Club (NSE)

- Warner's Bay Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Waubra Bowling Club (Vic)

- Wudinna & District Bowls Club (SA)



- Aberfeldie Community Bowls Club (Vic)

- Abermain Bowling Club (NSW)

Adamstown RSL Bowling Club (NSW) 
- Altona Bowls Club (Vic)

- Avalon Beach Bowling Club (NSW)

- Avenue Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Beaumaris Bowls Club (Vic)


- Bedford Ladies Bowling Club (WA)

- Bendigo Golf Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Bennettswood Bowls Club (Vic)

- Berriwillock Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Bruthen Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)
- Buckley Park Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Corryong Bowls Club (Vic)

- Earlwood Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Highton Bowls Club (Vic)

- Memorial Club Bowls Alice Springs (NT) 

- Portland R.S.L. Memorial Bowls Club (Vic)

- Rum Jungle Bowls Club (NT)

- St Ives Men's  Bowling Club (NSW)

- South West Rocks Women's Bowling Club

- Taree West Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- West Rosebud Bowling and Croquet Club (Vic) Read more


- Queensland Association granted title of "Royal".

- First introduction Interstate contests played before commencement of ABC Championships with ABC Interstate Shield as trophy. Queensland first winner. Acceptance of A.U.Alley Commemorative Shield for presentation to State when it surrenders Interstate Shield.

- A.U.Alley created first life member of ABC.

-  Alder Park Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Adaminaby Bowling & Sports Club Ltd (NSW)
- Augusta Bowls Club (WA)

- Balranald District Ex-Servicemen's Memorial Club (Vic)

- Balwyn Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Bellambi Bowling Club (NSW)

- Broadford Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)


- Cambridge Ladies Bowling Club (formerly City Beach Ladies Bowling Club) - (WA)

- Encounter Bay Bowling Club (SA)

- Engadine Bowling and Recreation Club Ltd (formerly Engadine and Districts Leagues Club Ltd) (NSW)

- Glenbrook Panthers Men's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Kwinana Bowling Club Inc (WA) Read more

- Lennox Head Bowls Club (NSW)

- Main Ridge Bowls Club (Vic)

- Mintaro Bowling Club (SA)

- St Ives Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Scotts Head Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Cleve District Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Cowell & District Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Encounter Bay Bowling Club (SA)

- Lennox Head Men's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Port Vincent Memorial Bowling Club (SA)

- The Hills District Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Yokine Districts Bowling Club Inc (WA)




- Adaminaby Women's Bowling Club (NSW

- Altona Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Air Force & Navy (Lakemba) - (NSW)
- Armidale Ex-Services Members Bowling Club (NSW)
- Anglesea Bowls Club (Vic) 

- Ascot Park Bowling Club (SA)

- Avenel Bowls Club (Vic)

-Avoca Beach Men's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Bargo Men's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Balranald Ex-Services Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Belmont Park Ladies Bowling Club (WA)

 - Bencubbin Bowls Club (WA)

- Bennetswood Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Booleroo Centre Bowling Club (SA)

- Carlisle-Lathlian Ladies Bowling Club (WA) (Merged with Victoria Park to become  Victoria Park Carlisle in 2012)

Campbells Creek Bowling Club (VIC) "Read more"

- Claremont Bowls Club (TAS)

- Coolum Beach Bowls Club (QLD) Read morel

- Edwardstown Bowls Club (SA)

- Inverloch Bowling Club Inc (Vic)

- Keysborough Bowls Club (Vic)

- Langhorne Creek Bowling Club (SA)

- Lennox Hill Women's Bowls Club (NSW)

- Mt Xavier Bowls Club (Vic)

- Parilla Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Rosanna Bowls Club Inc (Vic)

- Sunbury Bowling Club (Vic)

- South Australia and Western Australia each granted the title "Royal".

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Sydney, NSW. 3,500 entries.

- Anglesea Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Auburn RSL Bowling Club Limited (NSW)

- Bankstown RSL Bowling Club (NSW)

- Club Mulwala Bowls - formerly Mulwala R.S.L. (Vic)

- Junee Ex Services Memorial Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Sunshine City Bowling Club (Vic)

- Meeting of International Bowling Board held in Perth. Change of Constitution of IBB.

- Appointment of first overseas President other than from the United Kingdom, W.Hay Esq, USA appointed for two year term.

- Armadale  Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Ashford Memorial Bowling Club (NSW)

- Avenel Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Blayney Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Chester Hill RSL Women's Bowls Club (NSW) Read more

- Concord R.S.L. Bowling Club (NSW)

- Cranbourne Bowling Club (Vic)

- Elizabeth Lawn Bowling Club Inc (SA)-

Pennant Hills Women’s Bowling Club (NSW)

- Ryde X Phoenix Bowling Club (formerly Ryde Ex Services Bowling Club) (NSW)

- San Remo Bowls Club Inc (Vic)

- Concept of first World Bowls Championship envisaged by Dr Neil Benjamin.

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Brisbane, QLD. 2,300 entries.

- Ballidu Bowls Club (WA)

- Ballina RSL Club Men's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Clearview Bowling Club (SA)

- Cohuna Golf Bowling Club (Vic)

- Concord RSL Bowling Club (NSW)

- Elizabeth Lawn Bowling Club Inc  (SA)

- Hurstbridge Bowling Club (Vic)

- Maribyrnong Park Bowls Club Inc (Vic)

- Swanpool Bowls Club (Vic)

- Yarra Glen Bowling Club Inc (Vic) "Read more"

- First official International visit between National Authorities of IBB Affiliation.

- Australia visited South Africa, 3 test matches played, won by South Africa 2-1. Australian players were, L.Shean (NSW), D.Downie (NSW), K.Dwyer (QLD), J.M.Dobbie (VIC), E.Dawkins (SA), G.Fry (TAS), B.Katunarich (WA), Manager W.J.(Jack) Spear (VIC).

- Ballarat City Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Bateau Bay Bowling Club (NSW)

- Beachport Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Beacon Bowls Club (WA)

- Bendigo V.R.I. Bowling Club (Vic)

- Blackburn North Bowls Club (Vic)

- Box Hill R.S.L. Bowls Club (Vic)

- Cootamundra Ex-Services W.B.C (NSW) Read more

- Croppa Creek Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Lithgow Workmen's Club Bowls Section (NSW)

- Newstead Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Paynesville Bowls Club (Vic) "Read more"

- Sorell Bowls Club (TAS)

- Valentine Women's Bowling Club (NSW)-

- Waverley Golf  Club Ltd - Bowls Section (Vic)



- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Adelaide, SA. 4,435 entries.

- Balmoral Bowling Club (Vic)

- Borden Bowls Club (WA)

- Morisset Hospital Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Mour Bowls Club Inc (QLD)

St John's Park Bowls Club Inc.(TAS)

- Wooli Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- First World Bowls Championships played at Kyeemagh Bowls Club (NSW). Conducted by RNSWBA for the ABC with Ampol Petroleum Ltd, as the sponsor. Games televised. Series trophy-the W.M. Leonard Trophy won by Australia. Australia won Gold Medals in Pairs and Triples and a Silver Medal in the Fours. 16 countries competed. Australian players were, J.M.Dobbie (VIC)., A.Johnson (NSW), G.Kelly (NSW), D.Collins (SA), A(Bert) Palm (QLD), Manager W.J.(Jack) Spear (VIC).

- Austral Bowling Club (NSW)

- Ballan Ladies Bowls Club (Vic)

- Balmoral Bowls Club (Vic)

- Bendigo V.R.I. Bowls Club (Vic)


- Bendigo V.R.I. Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Dennington Bowls Club (formerly Nestle'-Dennington Bowling Club (Vic)

- Dubbo Railway Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Eaton Bowling & Social Club (Wa)

- Finley Returned Services Bowling Club (NSW)

- Inverell R.S.M. Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Kalannie Sports Club (WA)

- Mathoura District & Servicemen's Bowling Club (Vic)

- Mount Eliza Bowling (Vic)

- Nambour Heights Bowls Club (QLD)

- Old Bar Beach Men's Bowls Club (NSW)

- Traralgon R.S.L. Bowls Club (Vic)
- Trevallyn Bowls Club (TAS)

- AWBC constitution revised to include Australian Championships as follows; one single and one pair from each state. PLay to be singles 31 up, pairs 21 ends, Round Robin format.

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Melbourne, VIC. 4,000 entries.

- Albury Sailors Soldiers & Airman's Sport & Bowling Club (NSW)

- Altona Sports Club (formerly Altona Working Men's Club - Ladies Bowls Section) Vic

- Altona Sports Club (formerly Altona Working Men's Club - Men's Bowls Section (Vic)

Barham and District Memorial Sports Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)


- Bendigo Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Blackburn R.S.L.& C?? (Vic)

- Camden R.S.L Men's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Eildon Bowling Club (Vic)

- Finley Returned Services Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Moore Park Bowls & Sports Club Inc. (QLD)

- Moura Women's Bowling Club Inc (QLD)

- Old Bar Beach Men's Bowling Club (NSW)

Ramsgate RSL Womens Bowling Club NSW)

- Renmark RSL & District Bowling Club (SA)

- Traralgon R.S.L. Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)




- Bolgart Bowls Club (WA) 

- Christies Beach Bowling Club (SA)

- Dennington Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Edithvale Bowling Club (Vic)


- Macarthur Bowls Club (Vic)


- Macarthur Ladies Bowls Club (Vic)

- Moore Park Beach Bowls & Sports Club - Ladies Bowls Section (Qld)
- Rathmines Memorial Women's Bowling Club (NSW) (formerly Rathmines Country Club Women's Bowling Club) 

- Shoalhaven Heads Women's Bowling Club (NSW)
- Stuarts Point Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Whyalla Golf Bowling Club (SA)

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Perth, WA.

- Altona Sports Bowls Club (formerly Altona Working Men's Club) Vic

- Arthurton Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Bairnsdale Golf Bowls Club (Vic)


- Bairnsdale Golf Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Karingal Bowling Club (Vic)

- Rosebud Country Club (Vic)

- Wareena Park Bowls Club (Vic)


- Albatross (Jervis Bay) - (NSW)


- Aradale Mental Hospital Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)


- Waverley Golf  Club Ltd - Ladies Bowls Section (Vic)

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Hobart, TAS.

- Barwon Heads Bowls Club (Vic)

- Barwon Heads Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Warracknabeal Golf Bowls Club (Vic)

- Warracknabeal Ladies Gold Bowls Club (Vic)



- Balranald Golf Bowls Club (Vic)

- Branxholm Bowls Club (Vic)


- Bullcreek A.F.A. Ladies Bowling Club (Formerly  Air Force Ladies Bowling Association) - (WA) 

- Bundoora Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Warrawee Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Sydney, NSW.

- Corinella Bowling Club (Vic)

- Loxto RSL & District Bowling Club (SA)

Woodgate Ladies Bowling Club (QLD)



- Davistown RSL Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Glen Waverley Bowls Club Inc (Vic)

- Hahndorf Bowling Club (SA)

- Tin Can Bay Bowls Club (QLD)

- Tooleybuck Bowling Club (Vic)

- Yarra Valley Country Club - Ladies Bowls Section (Vic)

- Yarra Valley Country Club - Men's Bowls Section (Vic)

- Charles Smart retired as the Secretary of the Australian Bowls Council after a period of service of 39 years. John Dobbie (VIC) appointed as Hon. Secretary of Australian Bowls Council.

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Brisbane, QLD.

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Adelaide, SA. 5,000 entires.

- Binalong Golf Ladies Bowling Club (NSW)

- Bindoon Bowls Club (WA)

- Howitt Park Bowls Club (Vic)

- Mt Martha Bowls & Social Club Inc (Vic)


- Bannockburn and District Bowls Club (Vic)

- Mingara Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Inaugural series of Australian National Championship of State Champions. Fours, Pairs and Singles played Melbourne, Victoria.
Singles event won by S.Leonard (NSW).

- Inauguration of the Inter Dominion Tournament.

- Australia vs New Zealand played in Brisbane, Queensland. Australia won the series. Australian players, K.Poole (QLD), J.Snell (VIC), K.Metham (NSW),R.Taylor (WA), A.Sandercock (SA).

- Format of Women's National Championship changed to a 16 side representatives from each state.

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Melbourne, VIC. 5,271 entries.


- Bannockburn and District Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Port Bouvard Bowling Club (WA)

Solander Lake Bowls  Club INC.(QLD)

- The World Bowls Championships had major TV coverage of bowls in Australia and encouraged the development of the ABC television series, Mazda Jack High. The series, planned for the long term, brought together four top Australians against four leading overseas contenders. Fourteen episodes and fourteen repeats were televised

- Badgingarra Bowls Club (WA).


- Bellevue R.S.L. Ladies Bowling Club (Dissolved in 2012) - (WA)

- Club Mulwala Ladies Bowling Club (Vic

- Dalmeny Bowling Club Limited (NSW)

- Mooroolbark Bowls Club (Vic)

 - Sale Golf Bowls Club (Vic) "Read more"

- Introduction of professional standards in bowls. Change of ABC Constitution and re-testing of bowls within Australia abandoned.

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Perth, WA.

-  Ballina R.S.L. Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Bayswater Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Eltham Bowling Club (Vic)

- Mooroolbark Bowls Club Inc (Vic)

- Brisbane hosts Commonwealth Games.

- Women's Triples introduced for the first time.

- Australia won gold in Fours.

- Balnarring Bowls and Social Club (Vic)

- Melton Bowls Club (Vic)

- Strathfieldsaye Bowls Club (Vic)

- Stathfieldsaye Ladies Bowls Club (Vic)

- Westlake Bowling Club (SA)


- Australian Bowls Council amended Constitution to grant Australian Capital Territory associate affiliation with restricted rights.

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Hobart, (TAS)

- Baxter Village Bowls Club (Vic)


- Baxter Village Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Durack Inala Bowling Club (QLD)

- Happy Valley Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- The first Australia Games staged in Melbourne, Victoria at Doncaster B.C. with international representation from New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

- Men and women participated in separate competition under the organisation of the Australian Bowls Council. I. Dickison, New Zealand won the Singles Event.

- G.K.Putland, South Australia, elected as Senior Vice President of the International Bowling Board. John.M.Dobbie (VIC) elected a Life Member of the International Bowling Board


- Balnarring Ladies Bowls and Social Club (Vic)

- Chirnside Park Country Club Bowls (Vic)

- Eastwood Golf Bowls Club (Vic)

- Wentworthville Leagues Women's Bowling Club (NSW)"Read more"



- J.M.Dobbie (VIC), retired as Hon, Secretary.

- First full time Executive Officer was appointed to administrate the affairs of the Australian Bowls Council. Al Mewett of NSW appointed and office established in Sydney (NSW).

- Inauguration of the Pacific Championships on a two years basis. First played at Tweed Heads B.C. Gold Coast (QLD). Fours, Triples, Pairs and Singles for men and women in separate competitions. Arrangements in conjunction with AWBC. Australian players; D.Katunarich (WA), A. Black (NSW), W.Bonagura (SA), D.Sherman (VIC), K.Poole (QLD), Manager, Morris Clarke.

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Sydney, NSW.

- Hoppers Crossing Club - Bowls Club (Vic)

- Munno Para Bowling & Community Club (SA)

- Spreyton Bowls Club (TAS)

- Village Glen Bowls Club (Vic)

- International Bowling Board meeting at Edinburgh in July when G.K.Putland OAM, Australia, elected as President. Bede O'Brien (QLD) appointed as Hon. Secretary of IBB

-  Bendigo and District Servicemen's Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

-  Boddington Bowls Club (WA).

- Cloverdale Ladies Bowling Club (WA) - (merged with Belmont Park to become Belmont City Ladies Bowling Club in  1995)

- McLaren Flat Bowling  (SA)

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Brisbane, (QLD.)


- Bayswater Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Bruny Bowls Club (TAS) :Read more" 

- Dandaragan Bowling Club Inc (WA)

- Ferny Grove Bowls, Sport & Community Club Inc (Formerly Bunya Bowls Club) (QLD)

- Marlin Coast Bowling Club Inc (QLD)

- First Australian Indoor Championship held at Tweed Heads Stadium, won by D.Dalton (NSW).

- First players outside the UK to win the World Indoor Bowls Championship Pairs, I.Schuback (QLD), J.Yates (VIC).

- First Australian Junior Championship introduced -venue Sydney. Winners, Singles C.Curtis (NSW) Pairs C.Curtis (NSW) S.McKenzie (NSW).

- Camperdown Golf Bowls Club (Vic)

- Donvale Bowls Club (Vic)


- Kardinya Bowling Club (WA) "Read more"

- Nova Gardens Bowling Club Inc (SA)

- Ravenswood Bowls Club (TAS)

- Reynella Bowling Club (SA)

- St Albans Bowls Club Inc (Vic)

- Television series Mazda Jack High went into recess after 9 years on ABCTV.

- Introduction of 5 year plan at the instigation of the Australian Sports Commission. Plan and budget required to cover administration, national and international competition, Coaching, Junior development and promotional activities.

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Adelaide, SA. 4,788 entries.

- Balmoral Gardens Bowls Club (Vic)

- Balmoral Gardens Ladies Bowls Club (Vic)

- Hope Valley Bowling & Community Club Inc. (SA)

- Tocumwal Bowls Club (Vic)

- Australian Championships title transferred from the Champion of State Champions event.

- Australian best ever performance at Commonwealth Games winning three gold medals. Rob Parrella - Men's Singles. Ian Schuback and Trevor Morris - Mens Pairs and Women's fours

- Australian Bowls Council adopts new corporate name and becomes Bowls Australia Inc. Delegates reduced from three to two for the six States and one each for ACT and NT.

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Melbourne, VIC. 4,600 entries.

- Pacific Palms Bowling Club (NSW)

- Bowls Australia adopts the policy of appointing a Side Manager outside Council and for fixed term. First appointment-Keith Poole MBE (QLD).

- First player outside the UK wins the World Indoor Bowls Singles Championship -Ian Schuback (NSW).

- First Australian to be elected as President of the World Indoor Bowls Council, Al Mewett of Bowls Australia.

- Mazda Jack High returned to television. Played at Tweed heads and telecast by Channel 9. Winner - Rob Parrella (QLD).

- First President of Bowls Australia to be elected by vote after Council agrees to terminate the rota system - Ron Tuckerman (ACT).

- Australia win gold in fours at women's world championship (Leamington Spa, England) Skippered by Margaret Sumner (VIC).

- Gracemere Bowling Club Inc (QLD)

- Greensborough Bowling Club (Vic)

- Mount Cottrell Bowling Club Inc (Vic)

- New company formed to control and conduct Bowls Australia events both national and international. The Company to be known as Bowls Event Management Ltd.

- Article of Association allow for personnel with special expertise to become board members. Such personnel may or may not belong to the Bowls fraternity.

- Public announcement confirmed World Bowls 1996 to be held in Adelaide.

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Perth, WA. 3,642 entries.

- Binningup Bowls Club (WA)

- Vermont South Club (Vic)

- Warwick Bowling Club Inc (WA)

- Australia wins Gold Medal in men's pairs at Commonwealth Games. Rex Johnston and Cameron Curtis, youngest ever gold medal winner at 23 years of age.

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Hobart, TAS. 2,497 entries.

- Broadmeadows Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

-Couglin Park Bowls Club (Vic)

- Willow Lodge Bowls Club (Vic)



- Bowls Australia Council decides to implement a Merchandising Scheme. The Council decides to form a Board of Management composed of the President as its Chairman and having 3 directors elected to represent the Bowling fraternity and three independent directors elected for their expertise outside bowls although they may be bowlers. The Chief Executive Officer is included on the Board without voting rights.

- Australia stages Men's WBC (Lockleys, SA).

- Beaumaris Bowls Club ( WA)

- Collingwood Northcote Bowling Club (Vic)


- Joondalup Ladies Bowling Club (formerly Beaumaris Ladies Bowling Club) - (WA)

- Talks commence between the Australian Women's Bowls Council and Bowls Australia to determine whether it is possible for the two bodies to merge and the conditions of the merger if it is considered feasible.

- Australian Men's Pairs Championship - Alice Springs

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Sydney, NSW.

- Unification Committee formed.

- Australian Indoor Championship.

- Asia Pacific Championship

- Australia Junior Championship

- Bell Post Hill Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)


- Contract secured with ABC TV and Fox Sports who guarantee over 30 hours of free to air and 70 hours of pay TV for the sport.

- Australia wins gold medal in Men's pairs at Commonwealth Games. B. Duprez and M. Jacobson.


- Barooga Sports (formerly Cobram Barooga Golf) Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Derwent City Bowls Club  Inc  (formerly City Bowls Club and Derwent  Bowls Club) (TAS)


- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Brisbane, QLD. 2,623 entries.

- Brighton Bowling and Tennis Club Ladies Bowling Club (Vic)

- Darebin City Bowling Club (Vic)

- Australian Men's Team win Leonard Trophy for best performed team at World Bowls Championships.

- Australia host the Asia Pacific Championships in Moama.

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Adelaide, TAS. 2,052 entries.

- Belmont Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Grafton District Services Women's Bowling Club (formerly Grafton City Bowling Club and Grafton RSL Bowling Club (NSW)

- North Head Women's Bowling Club (NSW)

- Bowls Australia and Women's Bowls Australia form one national body.

- Commonwealth Games hosted in Manchester - Karen Murphy wins a silver medal in the women's singles.

- Rob Dobbins appointed as National Coach for both the men and women.

- Get on the Green program launched.

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Melbourne, VIC.

- Mens World Bowls Tournament

  • Gold Singles: Steve Glasson
  • Fours: Brett Duprez, Michael Wilks, Kelvin Kerkow & Kevin Walsh

    - Womens World Bowls Tournament
  • Pairs: Maria Rigby & Karen Murphy
  • Triples: Jenny Harragon, Katrina Wright & Roma Dunn

    - Rob Dobbins retires as National Coach.

    - Cameron Curtis appointed as National Coach and Ian Schuback appointed as Technical Coach.

    - The successful introduction of Bowls Australia's new event calendar with grand prix tournaments being held at leading clubs across Australia.

    - AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Newcastle, NSW
  • Ballarat Memorial Sports Bowling Club (Vic)

- Bowls Australia successfully staged the inaugural Australian Open at the Yarraville-Footscray bowling club from 15-19 March.

- In conjuction with the Australian Open, Bowls Australia together with AUSRAPID hosted the innaugural Australian Bowls Classic for bowlers with an intellectual disability.

- The first World Cup was staged in Hong Kong by World Bowls. Australian representative Mark Casey won the men's singles crown and Lynsey Armitage secured the women's singles at the World Junior Cup.

- AWBC (Women's National Championship) held in Hobart, TAS.

- Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games

- The Australian bowls team records its best ever effort at a Commonwealth Games with three gold medals, a silver and a bronze from six events. Australia’s previous best was in 1990 when the side won three gold and a silver. The huge medal haul also betters the record by any country since 1986 when the bowls competition first comprised six disciplines.

Women's results

  • QF Singles: Maria Rigby - QF
  • Gold Pairs: Lynsey Armitage & Karen Murphy
  • Silver Triples: Noi Tucker, Roma Dunn & Ceri Ann Davies - Silver

Men's results

  • Gold singles: Kelven Kerkow
  • Bronze pairs: Barrie Lester & Nathan Rice
  • Gold triples: Bill Cornehls, Wayne Turley & Mark Case

- Asia Pacific Championships
The Australian team created history with an unprecedented four gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

Gold medallists

  • Women's pairs - Lynsey Armitage & Karen Murphy
  • Men's pairs - Leif Selby & Nathan Rice
  • Men's triples - Bill Cornehls, Wayne Turley & Mark Casey
  • Men's fours - Leif Selby, Bill Cornehls, Wayne Turley & Mark Casey

- Trans Tasman
The Australian team again created history by elminating the New Zealand team in just two days of play. The team consisted of:

  • Julie Keegan, Karen Murphy, Kelsey Cottrell, Sharyn Renshaw & Claire Duke
  • Nathan Rice, Barrie Lester, Scott Caundle, Wayne Turley & Anthony Kiepe

- World Team Cup
Australia organised and hosted the inaugural World Team Cup, hosted by Tweed Heads Bowls Club. Australia won the title for both the men's and women's divisions.

  • Men's team - Aron Sherriff, Wayne Turley & Nathan Rice
  • Women's team - Kelsey Cottrell, Julie Keegan & Karen Murphy


-Trans Tasman test series
Australia retained both the men’s and women’s trophies with strong victories against New Zealand inside of two days at the Burnside Bowling Club in Christchurch. The team consisted of:

  • Mark Casey, Nathan Rice, Wayne Turley, Aron Sherriff, Bill Cornehls
  • Karen Murphy, Kelsey Cottrell, Claire Duke, Julie Keegan, Lynsey Armitage

-World Championships
Australia had its best result at the World Championships, finishing the event with seven medals from eight events. Our women’s team claimed four medals from four events, including one gold, two silver and one bronze, as well as the Taylor Trophy as the number one women’s team in the world. Our men’s team claimed two Silver and one bronze, with our triples team going down to Fiji in a quarter-final. Our men’s team finished the event one point off top spot to be ranked number two in the world.

Women’s team:

  • Gold medal: Fours (Karen Murphy, Julie Keegan, Claire Duke, Lynsey Armitage)
  • Silver medal: Triples (Claire Duke, Julie Keegan, Kelsey Cottrell)
  • Bronze medal: Singles (Kelsey Cottrell)
  • Bronze medal: Pairs (Karen Murphy, Lynsey Armitage)

Men’s team:

  • Silver medal: Fours (Mark Casey, Wayne Turley, Nathan Rice, Bill Cornehls)
  • Silver medal: Singles (Aron Sherriff)
  • Bronze medal: Pairs (Nathan Rice, Aron Sherriff)

- Awards Night
Bowls Australia staged its inaugural Awards Night in Melbourne. 11 of the sport’s premier athletes and administrators were rewarded for their contribution of the year. The Awards Night would become an annual fixture on the Bowls Australia calendar.

- Trans Tasman, Bundaberg
Australia fired an ominous warning ahead of the up-coming Commonwealth Games after clean sweeping New Zealand in the Trans Tasman test series in Bundaberg.

Men’s: Australia wins 4-2 and reclaims the men’s trophy
Women’s: Australia wins 3-3 on a count back and retains the women’s trophy
Overall Trans Tasman: Australia wins 7-5 and reclaims the overall Trans Tasman trophy

- Delhi Commonwealth Games
Australia finished with three silver and one bronze medal.

-Mudgee Women's Bowling Club  (formerly Mudgee Women's Bowling Club and Mudgee Soldier's Women's Bowling Club)(NSW)

- Woodlands Park Bowls Club (Vic)

- Hall of Fame
Bowls Australia staged its inaugural Hall of Fame in Adelaide, commemorate the sport’s most deserving figures for their achievements both on and off the green, with induction representing the highest level of peer recognition for an individual’s performance or contribution to the sport.

39 past and present athletes and administrators were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011, which would go on to be held every two years.

- Asia Pacific Championships
Australian concluded the 15-nation Asia Pacific Championships with a final medal haul of two gold, five silver and a bronze medal


-Corowa Civic Bowls Club (Vic)
- Trans Tasman, Lockleys Bowling Club
Australia retained the men’s trophy, 2-1
Australia claimed women’s trophy 2-1
Australia won overall trophy 4-2

Australian players: Lynsey Armitage, Karen Murphy, Kelsey Cottrell, Rebecca Quail, Natasha Van Eldik, Leif Selby, Aron Sherriff, Brett Wilkie, Wayne Ruediger, Mark Casey.

- SA International Series, Holdfast Bay.
The green and gold nation completed the six-nation tournament with eight medals from as many disciplines; winning three gold and five silver to reaffirm its status as a world powerhouse in the lead up to lawn bowls’ pinnacle event; the 24-nation World Championships.

- World Championships, Adelaide’s Lockleys and Holdfast Bay Bowls Clubs.
Australia capped off a stellar year with a scintillating performance at the 2012 World Championships.

The final count saw the host country finish on five gold and two silver medals, ahead of Scotland on three gold and three bronze, and New Zealand on three silver and two bronze.

Every member of the ten-strong Jackaroos team exited the event with a coveted golden medallion around their neck and a world title to their name.

Australian results:
Men's singles: Gold - Leif Selby
Women's singles: Gold - Karen Murphy
Men's pairs: Silver - Leif Selby and Aron Sherriff
Women's pairs: Gold - Kelsey Cottrell and Rebecca Quail
Men's triples: Silver - Wayne Ruediger, Brett Wilkie and Mark Casey
Women's triples: Gold - Natasha Van Eldik, Lynsey Armitage and Karen Murphy
Men's fours: Gold - Wayne Ruediger, Brett Wilkie, Mark Casey and Aron Sherriff
Women's fours: No medal.

- Trans Tasman
Australia claimed the overall trophies for senior, development and under-18 competitions, with New Zealand’s only test victory coming courtesy of their Under-18 boys’ contingent.

For the first time since the event’s inception, the senior, development and under-18 Trans Tasman events were all staged simultaneously.
- Palm Lake Resort Truganina Bowls Club

    -Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland

    Australian Jackaroos Team-
    Women's Singles- Kelsey Cottrell
    Women's Pairs- Carla Odgers, Natasha Scott
    Women's Triples- Lynsey Clarke, Karen Murphy, Kelsey Cottrell (silver)
    Women's Fours- Carla Odgers, Natasha Scott, Lynsey Clarke, Karen Murhy

    Men's Singles- Aron Sherriff (bronze)
    Men's Pairs- Brett Wilkie, Aron Sherriff
    Men's Triples- Wayne Ruediger, Nathan Rice, Matthew Flapper
    Men's Fours- Wayne Ruediger, Brett Wilkie, Nathan Rice, Matthew Flapper (bronze)

    -Trans-Tasman- Burnside Bowling Club, Christchurch NZ
    The Australian Men, Development Women and Development Men all won their respective overall trophies. 

    Australian Jackaroos Team

    Women- Chloe Stewart, Anne Johns, Claire Turley, Lynsey Clarke, Kelsey Cottrell

    Men- Brett Wilkie, Mark Casey, Aron Sherriff, Wayne Ruediger, Matthew Flapper

    -The Australian Open was staged on the Gold Coast for the first time in the events 10 year history. Participation records were broken and the tournament became the richest bowls event in the world carrying a huge $225,000 prize pool. 

    -Asia Pacific Championships- Burnside Bowling Club and Club Papanui, Christchurch NZ
    Australia claimed the overall women's trophy and finished a narrow second in the men's overall behind New Zealand with a total of 4 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals of a possible 8. 

    Women's Singles- Karen Murphy (gold)
    Women's Pairs- Kelsey Cottrell, Karen Murphy (gold)
    Women's Triples- Carla Odgers, Anne Johns, Natasha Scott (silver)
    Women's Fours- Carla Odgers, Kelsey Cottrell, Anne Johns, Natasha Scott (gold)

    Men's Singles- Aron Sherriff (gold)
    Men's Pairs- Ray Pearse, Nathan Rice (bronze)
    Men's Triples- Wayne Ruediger, Mark Casey, Aron Sherriff (bronze)
    Men's Fours- Wayne Ruediger, Ray Pearse, Nathan Rice, Mark Casey (silver)

    - Torrensville Bowling Club (SA)


    - Royal Melbourne Golf Club Bowls Section (Vic)

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