• NSW Master Builders Bowls Club


    (Name change 26th March 1986 - Formerly Master Builder and Exchange Bowls Club 1923) 
    According to records, Sydney Master Builders played in a Bowls competition against Newcastle Master Builders in March 1916 at Newcastle. However it would appear that the Master Builders and Exchange Bowls Club was formed in 1923 when the James Wall Cup was first played, although there are no official records to verify this date.Therefore 1923 is assumed to be the inaugural year of the Club. On March 26th 1986, in view of changes of Grades of Membership (at this time Builders Exchange Members were classified as Members of the Association) it was agreed that the Master Builders and Exchange Bowls Club would change its name to NSW Master Builders Bowls Club.   

    Annual Charity Day 2018

    The 18th Annual Charity Day held recently at the Denistone Sports Bowling Club raised a sum of $7,200 as a donation to The Cancer Center at the Children's Hospital of Westmead.

    We especially thank the President and Board of Directors of Denistone Sports our Junior Partner, for their generosity in providing us with the use of their facilities, greens etc to hold another most successful Charity Day.

    Our support over the past 18 years for The Children's Hospital at Westmead Cancer Centre for Children totals $90,400.

    We acknowledge the most generous donations and raffle prizes given by various companies, clubs and bowlers on this occasion.

    An attendance of 58 bowlers and guests were welcomed by John Morton, President of the NSW Master Builders Bowls Club.

    Guests Included:
    Angela Stamford, Fundraising Community Officer, Cancer Centre for Children
    Rodney Reitdyk, Consultant, Mannings Funeral Home
    Visiting Clubs who very much enjoyed a pleasant afternoon of bowls

    Apologies received from:
    Anne McFadden, Manager, Cancer Centre The Children's Hospital
    Philip Ruddock, Mayor of Hornsby Council
    Steven Swan and Brian McGuiggan, MBA of NSW

    Angela Stamfoird congratulated the MBA Bowls Club and Denistone Sports for their great effort in raising such a large amount of money over the last 18 years, especially for this very important charity within the community.

    Doug Bennetts OAM F.A.I.B
    Fundraising Coordinator


    72nd James Wall Cup 2017

    Report on 73rd James Wall Cup & 9th David Barro Cup held at Tweed Heads Bowls Club in May; the weather was kind to us, and allowed us to welcome our Fellow Bowlers from all States of Australia.

    On this occasion New South Wales was the Host State.

    The cup was attended by Men and Lady Bowlers joined by Non Playing Ladies from Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Newcastle, Queensland and New South Wales

    A total of 210 attended the Sunday Evening Welcome Dinner, with welcomes extended to
    Jim Groghan President THBC and wife Marjorie, Wayne Turley Bowls Manager THBC
    and wife Claire; it was very happy and successful function.

    Non Playing Ladies and a couple of men enjoyed a day trip to Lamington Tops, especially the 200 "U" Turns on the Access Road. An experience indeed.

    73rd James Wall Cup

    1st Victoria 5 wins 14.5 rinks
    2nd New South Wales 4 wins 14 rinks (very happy with the result)
    3rd South Australia 3 wins 11.5 rinks
    4th Newcastle 1 win 9 rinks
    5th Queensland 1 win 6 rinks
    6th Western Australia 1 win 5 rinks (winners of the Bugle)

    9th David Barro Cup

    Victoria1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th
    South Australia5th, 6th, 9th
    Western Australia10th, 11th, 14th
    New South Wales7th, 12th
    Queensland13th, 16th

    The 74th James Wall Cup and 10th David Barro Cup Tournament will be held in South Australia at Glenelg, played at Holdfast Bowling Club.

    Sunday 28th April to Friday 3rd May 2019

    Hosts: South Australian Master Builders Bowls Club

    Doug Bennetts OAM Secretary

    Bowls Club Photo 2018

    Download our 2018 Bowls Club Programme here.

    If you would like to become a Member of the Bowls Club and play at the some of the top venues, please fill out the application form and email to Doug.Bennetts@bigpond.com 

    Please Contact


    D.F.Bennetts, OAM FAIB

    120/1 Dalmar Place,
    Phone: (02) 9858-2553
    Email: Doug.Bennetts@bigpond.com


02 8586 3555

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