On Saturday, there being no sponsored competition, we played the Snowball competition with just three rinks of trips in very cool and overcast weather. Considering we had four teams of fours at Kenton and another team at Hofmeyer, we had plenty of feet on the greens at various clubs.
For the Snowball, four ends were drawn and the score “7” came out the barrel with no teams matching the score, so the Snowball rolls over to the next competition.
I understand that Rob Owsley’s team of Rodney Gradwell, Linda May and Bob Ford came 2nd to Stompie Bellingham in the Kenton GBS competition. Our other three teams were spread over the field out of the prizes. Date to remember: Saturday June 24 will be the Kowie GBS Mixed Fours. Duties for week of May 29-June 4: Greens – (Roll) Pieter Stegmann, (Mark) Keith Koleskey and Rod Allin (someone will need to stand in for Keith), Tabs – (cash) Marion Gadd, Bar – Bev Lear and Flame Metter.
Kenton Bowling Club
Sunday brought welcome relief from this past week’s bowling activities. Four popular events saw many members participate all four days.
Last Wednesday was Dias Trips Jackpot day. Thirty-five players took to the green and the competition was quite fierce. Rodney Austin with Brian Aldag and Johan Grobler narrowly beat Gloria Schmidt’s team by one point. Three other teams were just one point further back.
If Bill Bedford is not careful we will have to rename Supa Thursday to William’s Day. Bill with Johan Grobler (again!) and Sue Pautz walked off with the prize money after recording a convincing win of 22-17.
The third Friday of the month is Personal Trust Trips. Sixteen teams participated and once again the competition was fierce. Bill Bedford’s (again!) team narrowly beat Ruth Low’s team by one point. George Chowles and Co were a close third. The braai fires were lit by aptly named Stompie and everybody enjoyed the excellent steaks, wors and chicken kebabs supplied by Kenton Butchery.
Before the game a moment’s silence was held in memory of Jenni Williams, who passed away tragically two weeks before.
Jenny, an employee of Personal Trust, will be remembered for her great support of the bowling clubs in Eastern Areas.
Grahamstown Building Society’s annual GBS Mixed Fours was played in two rounds on Saturday. The day started off as a typical autumn day (warm and sunny) but by the afternoon the mist drifted in from the west and it became decidedly chilly. The competition hotted up though, with the top teams of the morning rounds battling it out for the first prize of R1 200.
Stompie Bellingan and his team were the ultimate victors by scoring 48 (out of a possible 62) points, Rob Owsley’s team were second, with Bryony Shone’s and Bill Bedford’s teams earning the final prize money.
Kenton teams occupied three of the first four places. Well done everybody!
We are truly grateful for the generous support GBS gives the EA teams by sponsoring the annual GBS days at the individual clubs. Duties for the week May 29-June 4: Tabs – Bryony Shone, Bar – Rob Croly/Suzi Mann. Events (May 25-31): May 27 – EA Men/Ladies Singles finals, May 28 – EA Men/Ladies’ Singles finals. Birthdays (May 25-31): May 25 – Alf Beavis, May 29 – Ron Ball, May 29 – Jeanette van Rooyen.