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Eastern Ar­eas

THERE should be great bowls played this com­ing week­end as 22 teams of male bowlers will be on the greens at the Kowie Bowl­ing Club in Port Al­fred, to com­pete in the an­nual In­ter Sub-dis­tricts Bowl­ing Tour­na­ment.

Teams from East Lon­don and dis­trict, Port El­iz­a­beth and dis­trict, Ciskei, North Eastern dis­tricts, Fron­tier, Mid­lands and our own Eastern Ar­eas (EA) will all be tak­ing part in the tour­na­ment that will run from mid-day Fri­day Septem­ber 22 un­til Mon­day Septem­ber 25. This is a very pres­ti­gious bowls tour­na­ment as each dis­trict is rep­re­sented by the best bowlers from all the clubs in their dis­trict.

The EA teams are Team 1 – Clive Bartlett, Bresby Du Preez, Kal­lie Calitz and An­drew Labuschagne; Team 2 – David Freeme, Hein Strombeck, Jacques Krige and Mario Agnew; Team 3 – Trevor Frost, Dave West, Chris Avis and Brian Aldag. We wish all the cho­sen men “good bowl­ing” and hope they have fun and suc­cess­ful tour­na­ment.

The tour­na­ment changes venue each year and ro­tates to the next dis­trict in line, so we only host the tour­na­ment in our area once ev­ery seven years. That is why this is a golden op­por­tu­nity for spec­ta­tors to see some of the best bowlers in the Eastern Prov­ince and Bor­der in ac­tion. Hope to see you sup­port­ing your lo­cal bowlers from the side of the greens.

Ken­ton Bowl­ing Club

The past week’s very wel­come rain played havoc with the week­end’s bowl­ing plans. The Wet­side (Oops! Mis­take. White­side) tour­na­ment at Gra­ham­stown had to be can­celled due to flooded greens and in­clement weather con­di­tions.

On Satur­day, about 60 bowlers whiled the time away by watch­ing the rugby test be­tween the Spring­boks and the All Blacks. Af­ter the dis­ap­point­ing per­for­mance of the Boks (what is the difference be­tween a samoosa and the Boks? A samoosa has three points!) the tour­na­ment or­gan­is­ers an­nounced that the first day was can­celled. On Sun­day morn­ing, it was de­cided to can­cel the whole tour­na­ment.

Our mid­week bowl­ing pro­gram was quite full. Last Wed­nes­day, the 9th round of the pop­u­lar Dias In­surance Con­sul­tants Jack­pot was held. Sev­eral teams fin­ished on 17 points. Rod­ney Austin’s team (Fred Glis­son and Neville Green) won the day with

a shot profit of 21. In the year-to-date stand­ing, Bill Bed­ford still leads the pack with 112 points, closely fol­lowed by Ruth Low and Rod­ney Austin on 107 points with Ad­die Wolf breath­ing down their necks on 116 points. Full de­tails can be found on our web­site at www.ken­ton­bowl­ing­club.com

Supa Thurs­day trips was won by Rod­ney Austin’s team.

The monthly Per­sonal Trust com­pe­ti­tion brings out the best in our bowlers. Like last month, 20 teams took to the greens. It was par­tic­u­larly pleas­ing to see a vis­it­ing team from Kowie, skipped by Jackie Kriel par­tic­i­pate. The win­ning team, skipped by Rob Croly amassed 23 (out of a pos­si­ble 28) points. Rod­ney Austin rounded off a win­ning week by skip­ping his team to sec­ond place on 22 points. Lionel Howarth and Jo­han Grob­ler’s teams were a close third on 21 points. Joan Spence won the most-touch­ers prize of a bot­tle of bou­tique liqueur.

A hearty ren­der­ing of “happy birth­day” was de­liv­ered for Jackie Kriel who cel­e­brated her birth­day be­fore the win­ner of the at­ten­dance draw was an­nounced. It has now be­come more dif­fi­cult to keep up with the Jone­ses as Ce­cil was the lucky re­cip­i­ent of the R900 jack­pot. Next week’s at­ten­dance draw jack­pot re­verts to R500. The Ken­ton Butch­ery steaks were en­joyed by all and there was a happy buzz in the club­house un­til late into the evening. Du­ties (Septem­ber 25-30): Tabs – Johnny G, Bar – Johnny G/D McNeill. Events (Septem­ber 21-28): 27 – Doris Ford at Ken­ton, 28 – Pres­i­dent’s Chair at Ken­ton. Birthdays (Septem­ber 21-28): 21 – Tony Phillips, 26 – Mar­lene Hen­driksz, 27 – Tony Wiener.

Port Al­fred Bowl­ing and Cro­quet Club

Our monthly Per­sonal Trust com­pe­ti­tion re­sulted in a win for John Ben­nett, Gor­don Goff, Lyn­ton Perry and Stud­ley Clarke and Co­lette Reid, Anne Kotze, Dix Lang and Gar­nett West­ley.

Thanks once again to Carl Ver­meulen from Per­sonal Trust for the prizes as well as his par­tic­i­pa­tion in a game of bowls.

Well done top our ladies’ teams, skipped by He­len Cowie and Lynda Schon­ing, on win­ning their games in the Vroom Cup against Kowie. Un­for­tu­nately, our men’s teams, who played in the Timm Cup against Kowie were only able to win one out of four games. Well done, Kowie.

Wel­come to all the play­ers par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Men’s Mini-Dis­trict tour­na­ment to be played this week­end at Kowie. Good bowl­ing to all our Eastern Ar­eas teams and es­pe­cially to Trevor Frost and Hein Strombeck from our club.

Good bowl­ing to our ladies who will be playing in the Doris Ford against Ken­ton, at Ken­ton, on Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 27. Du­ties for the week end­ing Septem­ber 30: Tabs - An­ton Strombeck and Sheila Penny, Bar - Trevor Frost and Ed­die Se­nar, Iron­ing - Trevor Frost.

Kowie Bowl­ing Club

Last Tues­day af­ter­noon we played our spon­sored Su­perS­par day com­pe­ti­tion with an­other good turnout.

Rod­ney Grad­well’s team of Dave Tyrell and Jackie Wat­son were in fine form to de­feat Mike Long’s team by a full house 10 points and a shot profit of 18. Well, that was the end of the run­aways with Keith Kolesky’s team of fours de­feat­ing Rob Ow­ley’s team by 8 point to 2 and 17 shot profit, to take the run­ner-up po­si­tion. The re­main­ing four games were all pretty close with them all peel­ing skins.

Last Thurs­day was an­other Me­gabucks day and we played with a small field only two rinks be­cause of the Timm and Vroom Cups be­ing played at home. The Me­gabucks was won by Keith Kolesky’s team of Gill Turner and Den­nis Wicks over Bob Ford’s team with a full house 10 points and the run­ner-up was Lee Botma over Michael van der Sandt in a very tight game with the sec­ond skin be­ing peeled.

The ladies in the Vroom Cup did not have a suc­cess­ful day, los­ing both games, but both of these had been very tight games. Port Al­fred now move ahead in the com­pe­ti­tion on 12 points to our 8 with a pos­i­tive shot profit of 36. In the Timm Cup our men’s teams won three and lost one game to put us ahead with 23 points to 17 and a pos­i­tive shot profit of 28. The last round of this com­pe­ti­tion will take place in Novem­ber at Port Al­fred.

All EP clubs played in the White­sides Cup at Gra­ham­stown BC last week­end and by lunch time on Satur­day there has been no play be­cause of con­tin­u­ous rain.

Satur­day was called off and a de­ci­sion would be taken on Sun­day morn­ing and all play was called off at 7am that morn­ing. So the “WET­sides” re­ally stood up to its pet name. Du­ties for the week Septem­ber 25 - Oc­to­ber 1: Greens – (Roll) Bob Ford, (Mark) Ger­ald Mills and Pi­eter Stegmann, Tabs – (Cash) Jackie Wat­son, Bar – Mem­bers please check the board in the club.

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