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Kowie Bowling Club IT was another busy weekend for the Kowie Bowls Club when they hosted the Eastern Areas (EA) men’s fours competition.
Kowie entered four teams and two of these produced good bowls to win their respective sections.
Jacques Krige, Rob Owsley, Pieter Stegmann and Neville Westcott were in top form throughout and won their two games comfortably. Satisfying winners of another section was the team skipped by Chris Avis, Siegie Rohrs and juniors Allen Sherridan and Dave Thomas. They also produced fine bowls to win all three of their matches.
The finals of the four section winners will take place at Kowie this weekend.
While the men were competing in this competition, the ladies played their EA fours at Port Alfred with a disappointing entry of only four teams. Kowie entered one team skipped by Jackie Kriel with Dot Rohrs, Judy Hunter and junior Megan Kriel.
They started the weekend on a high note and set tongues wagging with an excellent win over the powerful Albany team skipped by Gwen Bartlett. But they were unable to maintain this and lost their next two games.
During the week, Kowie’s two men’s teams had a good afternoon when they played in the Horace Purdon competition at Port Alfred, winning both their matches. These two victories has put Kowie comfortably ahead on the points table with 10 plus 31.
Mike Beaumont, Dave Tyrrell and Ronnie Smith had a close game against Kenton before taking the honours at 19-16. Siegie Rohrs, Rob Walker and Dave Thomas had a more comfortable afternoon when they won 20-10, also against Kenton.
In the Sue Purdon competition, played at the same time, Kowie’s ladies did not have a happy afternoon.
Judy Hunter, Mirielle McPhee, who was later replaced by Jackie Kriel following a knee injury, and Sally Wormald went down 19 - 15 to Kenton. Jonine McFarlane’s team of Michelle Rowley and Megan Kriel did not have a happy afternoon and lost badly to Port Alfred.
On the domestic scene, members competed in the Kenny’s Sports Bar-sponsored afternoon. This was won by John Hubbard, Trevor Lentz, Theresa Coetser and Andy Stuart
The Megabucks competition was won by Stan Long, Don Kelly and Gill Turner with the comfortable score of 10 plus 8. They beat Jackie Kriel, Tony Brown and Linda May.
John Hubbard was again in good form when he won the Tabs-in afternoon with 2 plus 14. He was well supported by Lawrie May and Lenny Clarke. Duties for next week July 10-16 are:
Rolling – Siegie Rohrs, Marking – Bob Ford and AN Other, Tabs money – Jonine McFarlane, Bar – Dot and Siegie Rohrs. Port Alfred Bowling and Croquet Club The Radue competition was played on Tuesday June 27 and was won by Chris Armitage, Bob Hobbs and Phil Taylor with Dave Freeme and his team being runners-up. Thanks to Radue for their continued sponsorship.
Well done to our ladies who won one game and peeled one game in the Peg Purdon
The EA Fours were played over the weekend and congratulations to Jane Armitage, Maureen Heale, Sylvia Provost and Adele Wood on winning the Ladies’ Section. The runners-up were Colette Reid, Wendy Pfotenhauer, Jenny Frost and Sue Purdon. Well done! Both teams qualify to play in the EP Ladies’ Fours finals.
Well done to Anton Strombeck and his team for winning their section in the Men’s EA Fours.
The following Port Alfred players have been chosen to represent EA in the inter-regional to be played in August: Jane Armitage, Maureen Heale, Wendy Pfotenhauer, Adele Wood and Colette Reid. Congratulations.
Please remember to join us for the Lionel Hunt show on Saturday July 15 at 6 for 6.30pm. Duties for the week July 11-15:
Tabs – Vic Wicks and Colette Reid, Bar - Colin and Beryl Barnard, Ironing – Noel Heale. Kenton Bowling Club This past week was the final week of our 2016-17 financial year. Our club’s finances are in a healthy state.
However, we cannot be complacent as continuously rising prices are a constant threat to our financial stability. Our AGM notification has been published and the call for nominations for 2017-18 committee members has been posted on our notice board. Please apply your mind to nominations and acceptances with due consideration. The members elected will represent your interests in the management and daily running of our club.
Last Wednesday’s tabs-in saw the “return” of Tim “The-tool-man” Bradbury. He announced his intentions very clearly by skipping the winning team in the day’s Tabs-in Competition with a shot profit of +4. All the games were closely contested with two peeled games and the runners-up won with a shot profit of +2. The prize money went to buying a round of drinks.
Last Thursday saw the first round of the Club League. It was run in conjunction with our normal Supa Thursday competition. It was the largest turnout of players on a Thursday in the last two years! The prize money was a respectable R160 for the winning team.
The buzz in the clubhouse after the game was enjoyed by all. Westie’s Warriors (skipped by Dave West) were the winners on the day with a score of a perfect 10 (shot profit +10). They are also the leaders in the Club League followed by Rob’s Robbers (skipped by Roy Wilkins), George’s Growlers (skipped by George Chowles) and Bill’s Baddies (skipped by Bill Bedford).
It was an unlucky Friday for AJ Tunmer as she forfeited the R800 jackpot by not being present when her number was drawn.
Next week Friday is Fabulous Feast Friday which is sure to be well supported. Westie is serving Gourmet Burgers with Chips for R25. For the uninitiated; Gourmet Burgers are burgers which you build yourself from a bread roll and meat patty supplemented by a variety of ingredients available on the kitchen counter.
The attendance draw jackpot has increased to R900. Be sure to attend as the promise of a great meal together with the possibility of winning the R900 is sure to attract a great crowd.
Kowie Bowls Club hosted the first round of the EA Men’s Fours Championship this past weekend. Last year’s Dream Team (Westie, Rodney, Dave and Brian) defended their 2016 title bravely but did not advance to the next round. Duties for the week July 10-16:
Tabs – A Wolf, Bar – K Bates/B Aldag. Events (July 6-13):
July 7 - Gourmet Hamburgers and Chips, July 12 - Dias Jackpot, July 13 - Club League 2nd Round. Birthdays (July 6-13):
7 – Roy Wilkins, 11 – Rob Bowker, 12 – John Davis, 12 – Willem van Rensburg, 13 – Ian Edwards.
LOCAL CHAMPS: Winners of the Eastern Areas Ladies’ fours, from left, Jane Armitage (skip), Maureen Heale (3rd), Adele Wood (lead) and Sylvia Prevost (2nd)