Night Owls

The Tranmere Night Owls program is played each Tuesday evening from mid October to the end of the following March each year. There is a break for Christmas and New Year holidays.

The program caters for a maximum of 40 teams of 4 bowlers that can be of mixed or single gender.

Every Tuesday evening each team will play two matches consisting of seven ends. Matches one and two will be against different opponents.

There is a short interlude between matches one and two so that all bowlers can enjoy a tea/coffee & biscuits break.

We maintain a league table of results so that when we get to the last two weeks of the program we run grand finals for everybody. The top eight teams on the league ladder become division one, the next eight becomes division two, and so on. The penultimate week sees quarter and semi-finals. The last night of the season is grand finals for five divisions with two sets of seven ends and tie breaks if matches tied at one set apiece.

We have lots of fun at Tranmere. Awards are given for each division grand final winners. Prizes are awarded for every Tuesday night of the competition. $2 sausage sizzle (2 sausages, onion, bread and sauce) and Father Christmas drops in before Christmas.

The cost is only $7 per night owler per night, and that includes the tea/coffee. The club has various sizes of bowls for you to use, or you can bring your own.

Games start at 7.30pm however come along early and enjoy a chat beforehand.


The 2017-2018 season will commence on Tuesday 24th October 2017 with two weeks of practice matches.

There is no Night owls on Melbourne Cup day.

The first match of the new season will be Tuesday 14th November 2017.

Our Christmas show will be held on the 19th of December 2017.

We restart after a New Year break on the 9th of January 2018.

Grand Finale night will be on the 27th March 2018. All teams play in the final series.


Our Night Owls Co-ordinator is Geoff Thomas. He can be contacted on 8337 4492.

Night Owl Sponsors

We are very fortunate to have the following sponsors support our Night Owls. Please support them in return.

Athelstone Quality Meats – Athelstone

Charminar Restaurant – Norwood

De Corso Pizza – Tranmere

Fancy Burgers – Kensington Park

Hungry Jacks – Firle

Jarvis Ford – Trinity Gardens

Marryatville Hotel – Kensington

McDonalds – Trinity Gardens

Oporto Chickens – Firle

Robern Menz – Glynde

Sorelle Restaurant – Magill

Spring Gully – Dry Creek

St Georges Bakery – Kensington Park