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  competition. $2 sausage sizzle (2 sausages, onion, bread and sauce) and Father Christmas drops in during our Christmas show night.

The cost is only $8 per night owler per night which includes tea/coffee. The club has various sizes of bowls available for your use, alternatively you can bring your own.

Although games start at 7.15pm, you are welcome to come along early and enjoy a chat beforehand.

Program for 2018/19

The 2018-2019 season commences on Tuesday, 23 October 2018 with  practice matches for two weeks.

There is no Night owls on Melbourne Cup day (6 November).

Round 1 of the new season will be played on Tuesday, 13 November 2018. There will be a short break following our Christmas show on Tuesday, 18 December 2018.

Games will resume on 8 January 2019.

Grand Finale night will be on Tuesday, 26 March 2019 with all teams play in the final series.


Geoff Thomas, our Night Owls Coordinator 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