QR Code now required to enter clubs

For the information of members unfamiliar with QR Codes.  A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode).  It is currently being used to record entry into establishments and scrutinise relevant detail to aid in the prevention of Covid-19.  As of 1 December 2020 most bowling clubs will require patrons to enter their QR Code upon entry (or complete a written record of their entry).  For those who may be unfamiliar with QR Code recording, Clubs SA has provided a step by step guide of the procedure to follow when entering clubs.  To become familiar with the process you may view the Clubs SA document here.

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Pennant Selections Round 9

Selections have been made of those members to represent the Para Hills Bowling Club on Wednesday 2 December and Saturday 5 December 2020.  The selections may be viewed on the Pennants Selection Page.  Good luck to all bowlers.


Clubs SA has released the latest SAPol Direction – Public Activities No 14 from 1 December 2020.  Amongst other things, this direction states that “all outdoor sporting activities have returned to the lesser restrictions applied prior to the “Parafield cluster” outbreak.”  The SAPol direction released by Clubs SA may be viewed here.

Additionally Bowls SA has stated, “Please be advised that the following restrictions will be effective as of 1 December 2020.

  • Patron caps on all general trade in licensed businesses will be removed, conditional of employing QR code check-ins;
  • Indoors, the one person per 4sq m rule remains, and seated drinking is allowed;
  • Outdoors, standing-up drinking will be allowed and it’s one person per 2sq m;
  • Community sports can start again on Tuesday but there will be a modified program of fixtures.
  • Masks are recommended and required where social distancing provision are not possible”

As previously advised, Round 9 will be played on Wednesday 2 December and Saturday 5 December, not Round 7.  Missed matches will be rescheduled to later in the season.

Should any bowler feel distressed about bowling at present due to the current Covid-19 situation and wish not to participate, please contact the Chair of Selectors, Tom Steele, on 0427 257 252 as soon as practicable so that replacements may be located and changes made.


Also, we have not seen the last of the hot weather conditions. So, please ensure you remain hydrated at all times especially when bowling.

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Pennant Rounds 7 & 8

As members are aware all bowling activity has been cancelled for the next two weeks and possibly longer, due to Covid-19 restrictions in South Australia.

The Metropolitan Bowls Association (MBA) has advised that “while there is some uncertainty about when bowls will resume it is our intention, once play resumes, to play matches on the dates they were originally scheduled (ie if we resume on Wednesday 2nd December, Round 9 will be played on that day, not Round 7).  We will reschedule matches missed to later in the season.”

The MBA will provide further information when more details become available.  The original advice from the MBA may be viewed here.

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Information Session

Commencing at 11.00 AM on Sunday 13 December 2020, an information session will be held at the Para Hills Bowling Club for all financial members only.

Our President will provide a briefing on the latest economic and other happenings  impacting on the overall operation of our club.

Members will be free to pose questions on club issues if they wish.  For those asking questions and others of course, to ensure throats are well lubricated, the bar will be open for business.

Financial members are encouraged to attend.

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This year the Para Hills Bowling Club Christmas Celebration Dinner will be held at the  Club on Saturday 19 December 2020 commencing at 7.00pm.  For further details please go to the Club News Page

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