Playing Days for Bowls
Play is open to men and women on all our playing days. That’s Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday afternoons and Wednesday mornings. Also Monday evenings from November to March, during daylight saving.
Visitors are always very welcome. We can provide bowls when necessary.
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
Seaforth Men’s Bowling Club organizes the play on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. To join in phone (02) 9948 1119 between 8.30am and 9:15am. Women are welcome. Games are announced at 12.30pm. During winter (1st June until 31st August) the cards are called at 12 noon. Games normally finish before 4:30pm. The green fee is $15 and includes afternoon tea.
During 2019/2020 daylight savings the the game cards will be announced and play start at 9.15am. Ring the bowls office (02) 9948 1119 between 8am and 8.30am.
The Women’s club organizes play on Wednesday mornings where (outside daylight saving time) the games are announced at 9.30am. Like all our club bowling days, men are welcome to participate. Ring the bowls office (02) 9948 1119 between 8.15am and 8.45am. The Green Fee for Wednesday morning bowls is $13.
Seaforth Bowling Club plays mixed bowls every Saturday afternoon commencing at 12.30pm (or 12 noon in June through August). Anyone wishing to play should either place their name on the games sheet in the club house or ring the bowls office on (02) 9948 1119 between 8:30am and 9:15am on the day of the game. The Green Fee for Saturdays is $15 per person. It includes afternoon tea. Games normally finish before 4:30pm.
Monday Evenings – Twilight Bowls
During the daylight saving months Twilight Bowls is played commencing at 4:30pm on Monday evenings. Our first game of the year commences early November, and then every Monday thereafter except for a 1 or 2 week Christmas break. Anyone wishing to play should either place their name on the games sheet in the club house or ring the bowls office on (02) 9948 1119 between 3.45pm and 4.15pm on the day of the game. The Green fee for Monday evenings is $8 per person. It’s an additional $7 if you choose to stay on for food after the game.
*** People with some knowledge of bowls are welcome to join our members on this night. Make sure you ring in by 4:15pm ***
Special Mixed Bowls Days
Fun days of bowls for men and women. Games start at 11am. We break for a lunch at 12:30pm, back on the green at 1:15pm, and finish games about 3pm. Cost is $25 per person which includes lunch. For catering reasons you must put your name on the list at the club. The exception to this sequence is Anzac day where the game starts after a service and optional “tot” of rum.
- Australia Day holiday – Australia vs The World – Casual national dress
- Easter Monday holiday – Turkey Pairs – Casual dress
- Anzac day – Bowls following the service – Uniform required
- June Queen’s birthday Monday holiday – Casual dress
- October Labour Day holiday – Shirts v Skirts Trophy – Uniform
Dress Code restrictions
Your choice of casual bowls clothes or club uniform can be worn on all our club bowling days. Exceptions where uniform is worn are for Association Championships at Club, District or Regional Levels, and Pennants competitions between clubs, and our carnivals which are open to other clubs to compete. We also wear uniform for 2 special mixed bowls days. Anzac day and “Shirts vs Skirts”.
We offer three excellent grass greens and cater for all types of bowlers such as:
- those wanting competitive games including pennants.
- those who enjoy social games with a friendly group of bowlers.
- those who want to have a fun game of social (even barefoot) bowls with a BBQ etc.
For corporate, community or sporting club functions combining a game of bowls with the exclusive use of our excellent club house which can normally handle around 150 people (see our section on venue hire). We can arrange the loan of bowls and assist with coaching where required at no cost.
NSW bowls is divided into 16 zones. Seaforth Bowling Club is in Zone 9.
The main competition we play in is Pennants starting in March. Ladies play pennants on week day mornings over 2 months, while the men play Pennants on Saturday afternoons for 3 months. Men also play Mid-Week Triples in August. All full members can participate in Zone and State Championships. Most clubs in our zone have open carnivals and some specifically invite us to club level competitions. The Balforth Shield is a friendly rivalry played between our neighbouring club Balgowlah and Seaforth. Other invitations come from Mosman and Lindfield clubs each year.
Championship events run sequentially throughout the club year.
Events are: Major Singles, Major Pairs, Club Triples, and Club Fours.
Restricted events: Minor Singles, Minor Pairs, Rookie Singles, and Rookie Pairs.
Both Rookie events are mixed. Another mixed event we enjoy is Handicap Pairs.
Seaforth Men’s Bowling Club normally holds three Carnival Days each year under the banner “Seafood at Seaforth”. It is a popular event open to men and women from all clubs. It includes morning and afternoon “triples” games separated by a seafood lunch. Prizes are Seafood trays and cash.
Bowls is a game open to all ages. Our men’s Club has experienced an age range from 14 to 96. We always give a warm welcome to new bowlers. We have several qualified coaches to show you how to bowl, and we provide bowls for you during your coaching period. All coaching is free, so come along and see if you enjoy the game. Phone (02) 9948 1119 for more information.
Our club and greens are often closed on Sundays and Mondays. Roll ups can take place outside the bowling hours of the Men’s and Women’s bowling on Tuesday through Saturday.
The bar is usually open for trading half an hour before play on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. No food is available at the club except for packet snacks such as potato crisps, soup, frozen pies, etc.