Official Website of Bowls Tasmania South

Welcome to the official website of Bowls Tasmania South.  The Southern Tasmanian Bowls Association (STBA) was formed in 1905 and is the controlling body of lawn bowls in Southern Tasmania.  

Twenty-eight of Tasmania's seventy-two lawn bowls clubs are affiliated with STBA which now trades as Bowls Tasmania South (BTS).   Approximately forty four percent of the State's lawn bowlers belong to Southern clubs.

Since 2005 Bowls Tasmania South has been a unified body representing both male and female lawn bowlers and almost all constituent clubs have now unified their administrations.

Bowls Tasmania South is affiliated with Bowls Tasmania along with the Northern Tasmanian and North Western Associations.

This site has been designed with the co-operation of Bowls Australia and Bowls Tasmania to ensure you are kept fully informed on the sport of lawn bowls.


Latest additions to website:

Expressions of interest BTS vacancies

27-May-29 Expressions of interest are being sought from interested men and women members to nominate for the following vacancies for the 2019-20 season (Cont...):

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Saturday Pennant Double Header

1-Feb-19 The BTS Match Committee has determined that, due to the current fire situation in Tasmania and particularly in the Huon, all Saturday Pennant games – on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend - involving Huon teams – Bruny, Cygnet, Dover RSL, Franklin, Geeveston and Huonville – whether they are being played at home or away have been abandoned for tomorrow and Sunday and pennant points will be shared. If other Clubs are affected by the fires in any way, the BTS Match Committee will accept that these games may also be abandoned by mutual agreement and pennant points will be shared. T...

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2018-19 Friday Night Super Pairs

02-Jan-19 Due to insufficient interest from Clubs, the BTS Friday Night Super Pairs will not be held in 2019. Beltana, Buckingham and Sandy Bay were the only entrants into the Premier Division, there were no entries into the A Grade competition and only Beltana entered into the B Grade Competition.

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2018-19 Playing One Short

20-Nov-18 A question has arisen in regard to Wednesday or Thursday pennant team playing an opposite gender player on a rink, and playing one short (i.e. three players instead of four). In normal situations the team playing one short would play without a second. BTS Conditions of Play require opposite gender players to play as seconds only. However, if a team is playing one short the opposite gender player must play as a lead and is prohibited from playing as a three.

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Abandonment of games due to inclement weather

22-Nov-2018 Clubs are reminded of relevant Conditions of Play in regard to abandonment of games due to inclement weather. Conditions of Play 3.10 provide that a decision against the commencement of play must not be made prior to two hours before the scheduled start of play. Condition of Play 3.12 to 3.16 outlines actions to be taken in the event of inclement weather. (Cont...)

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Conditions of Play 2018

18-Sep-18 The approved BTS Conditions of Play for 2018-19 can be found in the Pennant Rosters and Information section of the BTS website. (Cont...).

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2018-19 Come and Try Day

25-Jul-18 Bowls Tasmania South in conjunction with Bowls Tasmania will be conducting our annual Try Bowls Day again this year on Sunday October 7th prior to the commencement of the pennant competition (Cont...).

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2018-19 Pennant Rosters

1-July-18 Draft pennant rosters for Saturday Pennant, Women's Thursday Pennant and Men's Midweek Pennant have been added to the Pennant Rosters and Information section of the website. Rosters for the lowest divisions in all these Pennant will be added following close of entries on 1 October 2018.

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2017-18 BTS Presentation Night Photos

6-May-2018 Photographs from the BTS Presentation Night held at Rosny Park on 23 April 2018 have been added to the Image Gallery section of the website.

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2017-18 BTS Future of Pennant Survey Actions

25-Apr-18 The BTS Board considered the results of the Future of Pennant Survey and has developed its position and action plan as follows (Cont...):

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