points and a shot profit of 15. The runner-up was Siegie Rohrs’s team of fours to defeat Jacques Krige’s team by a full house points and 1 less shot profit, the rest of the games were all very close affairs which could have ended either way. So Keith’s team takes home the “bucks” again.
Last Thursday we had a smaller-than-usual turnout because we had three ladies’ teams playing in the Port Alfred Ladies’ Classic and I cannot give you results of our club’s positioning.
The Megabucks competition was played again and Lee Botma’s team of Jonty Alexander and Lucia Nel gave Mike Tomlinson’s team a lesson in bowls with a full house of 10 points and shot profit too embarrassing to mention. The runner-up was Eddie Hoseck’s pair who beat Peter Ford’s team by a full house 10 points and another big shot profit. Only one game was a close affair with a shot difference of 1 and the rest all above 10 shot difference. Only Lee’s team received the “Megabucks” to take home.
On Saturday we had five men’s teams playing in the Kenton Men’s Classic resulting in a smallish turnout for tabs bowls. We played our sponsored Courtyard competition and Lee Botma’s team of trips were in form to win the competition by 2 points + 11 shots. I do not know who his opposition was or any other results.
We wish Lawrie May a speedy recovery after his accident at home where he needed stitches.
Playing for the top spot in the final round of the Kenton Classic, Deon Fourie (Albany) pipped Jacques Krige’s (Kowie) team to finish 1st and 2nd, Bob Ford’s team were in 5th place, Pieter Stegmann’s team finished in 10th spot with Siegie Rohr’s team in 14th place, and Stephen Minnaar’s team was the last of the Kowie teams.
Members remember this Friday evening September 15 is our AGM at 6pm. All please remember it is an evening of bring and share, so all bring a plate of eats to share after the meeting. Thank you. Duties for week September 18-24: Greens – (Roll) Pieter Stegmann, (Mark) – Dick Schuurman and Trevor Lentz, Tabs – Marian Walwyn, Bar – Sally Wormald and Rob Walker. The activities of the past two weeks have mostly been directed at our annual Personal Trust Men Classic that was held last weekend.
Twenty teams from as far afield as Jeffreys Bay, Cradock and Cathcart enjoyed perfect bowling weather to participate in the four-round tournament. A 31-point scoring system was used which gave all the teams a good chance of performing well. The fact that the final winner was in the balance until the last game was played is an indication of the appropriateness of the system used.
Deon Fourie’s (Albany Bowling Club) team with two young novices was the eventual winner of the first prize of R5 000. Jacques Krige’s team was a close second and won the R4 000 prize money. Full details and photographs can be found on our website at
Classic weekends aren’t just about bowling. Our ladies did us proud by laying on the most delicious lunches on both days. The menus were novel and appreciative comments were received from several quarters. For the uninitiated, pork puffins are savoury pork rissoles wrapped in bacon. Several orders for whiskey and milk were placed on Sunday morning which indicated that Saturday evening’s social (vetkoek with curried mince was served) was enjoyed “too much” by some.
The Spider (a typical bowling game where all the players in a tournament deliver one bowl to the “spider” simultaneously. The winner is the owner of the bowl closest to the “spider” when all bowls have come to a stop) raised almost R900 for our local Hospice. Several other fundraising activities (swindle board, raffles and auction) were in aid of club funds.
Apart from Personal Trust’s more generous cash sponsorship, most local businesses contribution by donation product prizes. This enabled all twenty teams to receive a prize. There is a list of the contributing businesses on our board and members are urged to support them as they have been long-time supporters of our club.
Amidst all the Classic activities we still had time to have the monthly Seeff Supa Thursday competition. This was won by Lionel Howarth’s team with a shot profit of +9. The R240 prize money was to come in handy over the weekend.
Tewie du Plessis was the unlucky name drawn from the attendance draw bin on Friday night. As he was not present the jackpot will go up to R800 next Friday (PT Trips).
A Special General Meeting was held on September 13. The purpose of the meeting was to fill the vacancies created by the resignation of Roy Wilkins. New officers confirmed were: Addie Wolf – president, Anthony Copeman – vice-president and Tony Mann – secretary. Birthdays (September 14-21): 18 – Archie Cannon, 21 – Tony Phillips. Events (September 14-21): 15 - Personal Trust trips. Duties (September 18-24): Tabs – Ruth Low, Bar – J Gaylard/J Lawson.