Talk of the Town - - Bowls Banter - ... what’s hap­pen­ing

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.

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