A good read.... Mark Twain's novel 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' appeared in publication for the first time in 1885. 5 years earlier, the Balmain Bowling Club was formed. Thomas Allt, one of the Balmain Bowling Club's Founder Members and first Club President, was born not long after Mark Twain and died just before him. Both the book and the Club are among each of their legacies are still being enjoyed to this very day.
It's the real thing... (listen) Invented in 1886, Coca Cola is readily available on tap at the Balmain Bowling Club. Early Press Releases of the Balmain Bowling Club's functions mention lemonade and soft drinks served yet there's no mention of serving Coca Cola. Established in 1880, who would have thought that the Balmain Bowling Club is older than Coca Cola?
Book now for Christmas in July at Balmain Bowling Club. With a great menu, and entertainment, it will be an event for the whole family, just without the Boxing Day Sales tomorrow! For Information or to book call (02) 9810 5100!
The 'Motorwagon' was the brainchild of Karl Benz. The three wheeled motorcar was the predecessor to his first four wheel automobile with internal petrol combustion engine released in 1893. His company, Benz and Co had been started in 1883. Though the commencement was three years after the Balmain Bowling Club was formed, both (now called) Mercedes Benz and the Balmain Bowling Club are still going strong.
The idea of creating a water passage across the isthmus of Panama to link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans dates back to the 1500s, but it wasn't until the 1st January 1881, one year after the Balmain Bowling Club was formed that construction commenced. Thirty two and a half years later in October 1913, the Panama Canal was opened. On September 4th 2010, the Chinese Freighter Fortune Plum, was the 1,000,000 vessel to pass through the canal. That's about the same number of bowling balls bowled on Balmain Bowling Clubs greens, each and every year!
Who would have thought that in 1880, perforated lined toilet paper' was invented. That was the same year Balmain Bowling Club was formed. We have no idea though how long it took to introduce perforated toilet paper to the Club.
The 'Old West' Wyatt Earp, brothers Morgan & Virgil and Doc Holliday are names most memorable for one of the most famous gunfights in history - the Gunfight at the OK Corral. That occurred on the 26th October 1881 in Tombstone Arizona. Who would have thought the Balmain Bowling Club is older than that famous gunfight.
The first of the Balmain Bowling Club's Championship events was played from 10.30am on Saturday, 3 June 2017. The Fours Championship Final saw the team comprising Des Gray, Tim Waygood, Richie Semmens and Darcy Lawler play against Lou Donaldson, Terry Thurtell, Matty Hearne and Brad Donaldson in cool but reasonably fine conditions. Brad Donaldson's team got off to a flying start and were never headed. They won the Championship after 20 ends with a sensational score of 27 shots to 12.
Land Ho! Who would have thought that Captain James Cook and the HMS Endeavour and the Balmain Bowling Club have an uncanny similarity. Captain Cook landed on Australian Shores in 1770. Only one hundred and ten years later, in 1880, the Balmain Bowling Club was formed. The length of the Balmain Bowling Club's green, happens to be the same length as Cpt. Cook's HMS Endeavour. And, the ship's beam is the same width as two of the Club's bowling rinks. Who would have thought the HMS Endeavour could have sat on just two of our lawn bowling rinks. There was a major difference though, Captain Cook crammed 94 people and 18 months of provisions into his vessel. The Balmain Bowling Club can only squeeze 20 lawn bowlers into the same area.
Mother's Day Celebrate Mother's Day at Balmain Bowling Club Free glass of sparkling wine for mothers on arrival. Free Barefoot Bowls all day! Crack A Jack Bistro has a special Mother's Day menu available. Contact Us to book a table and bowls.