Program of Events

Bunbury Bowling and Social Club have produced the following booklet on bowling tournaments and events held at the club. You can download this booklet from the following link or obtain a printed copy directly from the club:

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Discs In (Men’s Bowls, Mixed Bowls, Open Bowls)

When you join the Club and pay your initial membership fee you will be allocated a round metal disc with your name and a number on it. Men’s discs hang in the disc box outside the northern clubhouse entrance. Ladies discs are in the disc box in the Ladies Lounge. To enter yourself for a “discs in” event, take your disc to the Match office with $10 at least 15 minutes prior to the event starting time. Visitors from other Clubs are welcome to participate – a temporary disk will be made available for you.

In the draw for the game your disc will be placed on a board of hooks outside the Match office. This will show the green, rink and group you will play in. Scores are kept on a scorecard by the designated player (S) while the player (L) will lead off.

NOTE that the card must have you and your partner’s name on it, be legible and correctly filled in, and handed in to the Match Office immediately after the conclusion of the second game to be eligible for any prizemoney or bonus draws.

The competition is 2 by 4 by 2. This means one player will play two bowls, change ends and you will play four bowls, change ends and your partner will play their last two bowls. This format will continue throughout the game.

There are 2 games played – winners of the 1st game move to the right. If the first game is a draw, toss a coin to see who moves rinks. There is a small break for a cuppa between games.

Placegetters are decided by games won, plus aggregate points difference for the games played.

Partners are drawn randomly by the Match Day Committee. Where there are an uneven number of players, Triples or Scroungers format may be invoked for some games as necessary and special consideration will be applied for new, inexperienced players.

Cash Pairs 

The nomination form for Cash Pairs is on the standing desk at the rear of the concertina doors between the bar area and dining area. Entries normally close on the day preceding the event – Check the closing date when nominating.

It is nominated pairs so you must ask someone to play with you. If you have no partner put your name & phone number on the bottom of the relevant nomination sheet and someone will pick you up.

Nomination sheets for upcoming competitions for the ensuing weeks are also on this desk.

On the day of play ensure that you are there at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time. One of you will pay ($10 each) for a scorecard from the table covered with cards. Select a card and ensure the number on it is recorded. The card will have your green and rink on it.

Players deliver 2 bowls each alternatively, changing ends after each two bowls. This is called 2 by 2 by 2 by 2.

It is very popular as it allows you to look at the head and play shots other than leading which is your usual position when starting out.


Railways initially started for retired Railway employee to enjoy a social game of bowls on a Friday afternoon. Railways is now open to anyone that would like to join in

Arrive at 1.45pm to register for a 2pm start for a cost of $10

Come down an join in the fun with like minded men for a social game of bowls.

Nominated Events

Nominated events are those that you have to register your name, normally in a team that you have agreed to join. There can be one, two, three or four games played, over one or more days. It can be Pairs, Triples or Fours and you will play a set number of ends (usually 10, 12 or 14).

The placegetters can be determined by number of games won and “shots up”, which is the total aggregate shots winning margin.

To enter your name for the event, put your name (with your other team members) on the Entry Form near the Secretary’s Office. You pay your entry fee to your Skipper on the day or prior to that (as per the requirements).

You will play on the rink(s) as designated by your (random selection) Score Card. Be ready to play at least 15 minutes prior to the event starting time.

Pairs consist of a Skipper (who keeps score and may control team tactics) and a lead (who bowls first). Each player will bowl 4 bowls, either 2x2x2x2 or 2x4x2 each end.

Triples has a Lead (bowls first), a Second (bowls 2nd) and a Skipper (bowls last and keeps score). Each player bowls their 3 bowls alternatively to the opposing team&aprop;s player per end.

Fours consists of a Lead (bowls first), a Second (bowls 2nd), a Third (bowls 3rd) and a Skipper (bowls last and keeps score). Each player bowls 2 bowls alternatively to the opposing team’s player per end.