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Port Al­fred Bowl­ing and Cro­quet Club

THE fi­nals of the Mary Hobbs com­pe­ti­tion were played on July 5 and con­grat­u­la­tions to the win­ners, Rose­mary Wood and Julie Sl­iz­iuk. Run­ners-up were He­len Cowie and Noleen Kirsten.

The win­ners of the Ocean Bas­ket com­pe­ti­tion were David Freeme, Mau­reen Heale and John Gie. Well done!

The first round of the Men’s Open Sin­gles will be played on Wed­nes­day July 19. The Club Mixed trips is still on­go­ing.

The fi­nals of the East­ern Prov­ince Ladies’ and Men’s Fours will be played at our club over this week­end, July 15 and 16 and we wish good bowl­ing to the fol­low­ing club play­ers who will be par­tic­i­pat­ing: Jane Ar­mitage, Mau­reen Heale, Sylvia Prevost, Adele Wood, Co­lette Reid, Wendy Pfoten­hauer, Jenny Frost and Sue Pur­don as well as our men’s team of An­ton Strombeck, Michael Bened­ito, Lyn­ton Perry and Hein Strombeck. Du­ties for the week, July 18 to 22: Tabs – Phil Tay­lor and Kaye Wong, Bar – Trevor Frost and Ed­die Se­nar, Iron­ing – Colin Barnard.

Kowie Bowl­ing Club

Last Tues­day we had a good turnout for the Megabucks com­pe­ti­tion and Jac­ques Krige and his trip of Lawrie May and Lu­cia Nel were in fine form to de­feat Bob Ford’s team 10 / + 18 and take home the “bucks”.

Michael van der Sandt’s team of trips won the run­ner-up po­si­tion in de­feat­ing Jackie Kriel’s team.

Last Thurs­day for the Megabucks com­pe­ti­tion we had an­other good turnout of bowlers and we wel­comed Joey Camp­bell back on the greens after a long lay­off. Lovely to have you back.

After the last round of bowls Jac­ques Krige came sec­ond to win­ner Keith Kolesky and his team of trips, Mar­garette Stegmann and Rob Walker, who won by full house 10 points and a big shot profit to take home the “big bucks”. The run­ner-up was Pi­eter Stegmann and his trips who de­feated Jackie Kriel’s team by 8 points to 2.

Last week­end Kowie Club hosted the fi­nals of the EA Men’s fours com­pe­ti­tion and the four teams com­pet­ing were Stan Long (Al­bany), An­ton Strombeck (PA), Jac­ques Krige (Kowie) and Chris Avis (Kowie). Round 1 took place on Satur­day and rounds 2 and 3 on Sun­day, with some very closely con­tested games tak­ing place. By lunch on Sun­day only Strombeck’s team had a full 4 points and then in Round 3 Krige won his first game in a con­vinc­ing de­feat of Strombeck. Avis had a con­vinc­ing win over Long’s team to take the run­ner-up po­si­tion on 4 points +9 shot profit. Strombeck’s team were the win­ners on 4 /+13 shot profit.

The prize-giv­ing took place at the completion of the com­pe­ti­tion at around 4.30pm. Ron Or­ford of EA was on hand for the prize giv­ing. Both win­ner Strombeck and run­ner-up Avis will play in the EP Men’s Fi­nals com­pe­ti­tion at Port Al­fred Club this week­end, July 15 and 16, with six other clubs from EP and Mid­lands.

On Satur­day, with the EA com­pe­ti­tion on, we played tabs bowls, a Court­yard com­pe­ti­tion, with three rinks tak­ing part. The win­ners of the Court­yard vouch­ers were Stan Richter’s team of Lawrie May and Len­nie Clarke who de­feated John Hub­bard’s team by 2 points and a good shot profit. Mike Beau­mont’s team de­feated Tony Brown’s team to take the run­ner-up po­si­tion. Du­ties for the week July 17-23: Greens – (Roll) Michael van der Sandt, (Mark) Stan Richter and Robert Sandi­lands, Tabs – (Cash) Flame Met­ter (not avail­able), Bar – Mike Beau­mont and Roger Pur­don.

Ken­ton Bowl­ing Club

We are very proud of our Pippa Swift hav­ing been se­lected to rep­re­sent East­ern Ar­eas (EA) in the up­com­ing Ladies Mini-Dis­tricts tour­na­ment to be held at Port Al­fred. It is well de­served as she was run­ner-up in the EP Ladies Novices ear­lier this year. We wish her all the best and good bowl­ing.

The ex­treme weather con­di­tions are play­ing havoc with our greens. De­spite the berg winds and ab­sence of rain, our green­keep­ers have man­aged to main­tain our greens in a rea­son­able con­di­tion. Our wa­ter re­serves are fast de­plet­ing and pru­dent wa­ter­ing prac­tices have to fol­lowed.

The an­nual Mar­ket Square Volk­swa­gen mixed fours com­pe­ti­tion was held last Wed­nes­day. Sev­eral of their ve­hi­cles were on dis­play and their com­pany ban­ners lent a fes­tive at­mos­phere to the oc­ca­sion. We had a good turnout, and Ruth Low’s four­some won the day with a per­fect score of 10 points. Prize money was awarded to the first four places.

Thurs­day was Se­eff Supa Thurs­day and Don Young and his part­ner won the pairs com­pe­ti­tion. Prize money was spon­sored by Se­eff Prop­er­ties aug­mented by R5 per-en­trant-kitty.

On Fri­day, the at­ten­dance draw of R900 was for­feited by Terry Bowen for not be­ing present to col­lect the money. Next week’s jackpot goes up to R1 000.

“Burger King” West treated our mem­bers to his Gourmet Beef Burg­ers for Fri­days’ Fab­u­lous Feast. The king-sized beef pat­ties ac­com­pa­nied by chips, fried onions, cheese slice and fresh pineap­ple, let­tuce and tomato were a hit with every­body. The var­i­ous sauces added a bit of spice (some more than oth­ers!) to a de­li­cious meal.

Satur­day’s tabs-in prize money was won by George Chowles and his team.

Three of our teams have en­tered in next week­end’s EA Men’s Pairs tour­na­ment. Li­onel Howarth/Brian Aldag, Roy Wilkins/Ivor Rule and Rob Croly/Bill Bed­ford will be rep­re­sent­ing our club. It has al­ways been a tough com­pe­ti­tion and we are sure that they will do us proud. We wish them well.

Ur­gent re­minder: Re­mem­ber to nom­i­nate your pre­ferred can­di­date(s) for next year’s com­mit­tee.

Nom­i­na­tions close on July 17! Du­ties for the week July 17-23: Tabs – Ken Nixon, Bar – The Cran­dons. Events (July 13-19): July 13 – Round 2 of Club League, July 17 – Nom­i­na­tions for new com­mit­tee closes.

Birth­days (July 13-19): 13 – Ian Ed­wards, 14 – David Cun­ning­ham, 14 – Ian Smith, 16 – Mar­lene van Rens­burg, 17 – Ol­lie Davis.

East­ern Ar­eas

The men’s fours com­pe­ti­tion was com­pleted last week­end with An­ton Strombeck of the Port Al­fred bowl­ing club skip­ping his team of son Hein Strombeck, Ley­ton Perry and Michael Bened­ito to vic­tory.

The run­ners-up were Chris Avis and his team of Sig­gie Rohrs, Alan Sheri­dan and Dave Thomas. Go­ing into the fi­nal match of the week­end An­ton’s team were look­ing like sure fire win­ners and the only “real match” was to see which team would be run­ners-up, and also go through to the EP fi­nals to be played this com­ing week­end.

How­ever, it ended up be­ing much closer than any­one thought, with Chris Avis’s team not only beat­ing the fan­cied Stan Long’s team, but beat­ing them soundly. At the same time An­ton’s team was also well beaten by Jac­ques Krige’s team, mean­ing that with two ends to go the 31 shot profit that An­ton en­joyed at the start, had been whit­tled down to only four! They held their nerve though and won through on the day to be­come East­ern Ar­eas fours cham­pi­ons. Well done.

HARD-FOUGHT VIC­TORY: East­ern Ar­eas fours cham­pi­ons, from left, Michael Bened­ito, Hein Strombeck, Ley­ton Perry and An­ton Strombeck with Kowie Bowls Club cap­tain Mike Tom­lin­son

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