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Kowie Bowls Club On Tuesday this week we had a very good turn out with six rinks of fours playing. Fortunately, no extras pitched as they would not have been able to fit in because the greens had been marked for the Mini Districts competition that started on Friday. In a very one sided game Jacques Krige’s team of Don Munroe, Gerald Mills and Roy Reynolds trumped Pieter Stegmann’s team by a full house 10 points and plenty of shot profit to be presented with the “Megabucks”. Looking at these two teams on paper they were very evenly balanced with Pieter’s team not having an answer for anything the opposition did. The runner up position went to Lee Botma over Dick Schuurman in another 10 pointer for the day. There was another 10 pointer on the day with the remaining three games being much tighter games.
Our club was a hive of activity on Thursday with Jonine and her team spending all day in the kitchen preparing meals for this weekend’s Men’s Mini Districts competition starting on Friday, they only came out of the kitchen after all the bowler had come off the greens. Today we had another good turnout for our Ocean Basket competition with a combination of play on six rinks. We had pairs which was won by Tony Brown’s team of Lennie Clark in defeating Peter Ford’s team by a full house 10 points and an 18 shot profit. The next winner was the trips competition with Dick Schuuramn’s team of Jean Botma and Keith Benson defeating Bob Ford’s trip by eight points to two with a shot profit of nine. Then today we also gave a runner up prize which was won by Delene Deenik’s trip of Sally Moffat and Roy Reynolds who defeated Rob Owsleys trip by eight points to two with a shot profit of seven. All three teams received Ocean Basket voucher in today’s competition, thank you to our sponsors.
There was no club bowls on Saturday afternoon because of the competition and some of our bowlers who were not on duty went and played at Port Alfred Club. On Friday the “Inter Districts” competition was played at our club from Friday to Monday lunch time with the seven districts being Eastern Province, Frontier, East London Districts, Eastern Areas, Midlands, Ciskei and North Eastern Districts. At the end day two [Round 3] EP were on top on 4.25 points and 103 shot profit followed by Frontier, East London and Eastern Areas. Then at the end of day 3 [Round 5] there were some changes. Eastern Areas were at the top on six points and 65 shot profit and followed by East London, Frontier and EP in that order. The news reporter was on hand at the prize giving will be writing the full story. Duties for week September 25 –October 1: Greens : roll – Bob Ford. Mark – Gerald Mills and Pieter Stegmann; Tabs : cash – Jacky Walson; Bar : Stan Richter & Dave Tyrrell.
Port Alfred Bowling and Croquet Club
WELL done to Maureen Heale, Lynton Perry and Allen Thompson who won the monthly Guido’s competition.
Good bowling to our ladies’ and men’s teams playing in the Colleen Timm and Moore Shield competitions at Port Alfred this Saturday.
The Peg and Horace Purdon will be played at Kowie Bowling Club on Thursday October 5.
Please join us for bowls on Friday October 6 at 5.30 for 6pm – a game of 11-ends to be played, followed by hamburgers at R30 per person. There will be prizes up for grabs!
Our deepest sympathies to the family of Alverne Fitzhenry who passed away at Settlers Park recently. Alverne was an ex-green-keeper as well as a life member – he will be missed.
Duties for week ending October 7: Tabs - Helen Cowie and Chris Armitage, Bar - Jim Haswell, Julie Sluziuk and Hein Strombeck, Ironing - Dave Lang.
Kenton Bowling Club
The past week was a quiet week, bowling speaking. The major action was with our two members (Dave West and Brian Aldag) participating in the Men’s Mini-Districts Tournament held over the weekend. They had been selected for one of the Eastern Areas teams. By going to press the tournament was still in progress, so there is nothing to report.
Stompie Bellingan’s leg seems to have healed after the nasty accident two months ago where he fractured the fibula. This was evident by him winning the Supa Thursday competition with a whopping shot profit of +20!
JP du Toit was the “unlucky” number drawn at the Friday night Attendance Lucky Draw. He forfeited the R500 by not being present. Next week’s Lucky Draw will be for R600.
Both Tim and Ivor are back home from a stint in hospital. We are glad to hear that they are both on the mend. Tim and Rodney (the greenkeeping team) were overheard talking after Tim’s return. Rodney asked about the hospital and things in general.
“The nurses are very good and so is the treatment,” came Tim’s reply, “But the food got a bit boring.”
“What do you mean boring?” asked Rodney.
“Well we had haggis for breakfast, haggis for lunch and then haggis again for supper,” said Tim.
“Well what did you expect,” said Rodney, “you must have been in the Burns unit.”
Duties (October 2-8): Tabs – Cecily Massart, Bar – the Brown family. Events (September 28 - October 5): 30 – Colleen Timm at PA, 30 – Moore Shield at PA, 1 – GBS at Grahamstown, 5 – Peg and Horace Purdon at Kowie. Birthdays (September 28 - October 5): 29 - Tom Spence.
LAST GASP AT THE TITLE: With only two ends to play, the teams battled it out for maximum points on Monday at the Sub-District Bowls Championships
LINE UP: The 88 players from seven districts lined up at the Kowie Bowls Club to celebrate the start of the 2017 Inter Sub-District Bowls Championships on Friday last week
WINNING WAYS: Charles ‘Doc’ Louw, left, presented the winner’s trophy to Hennie Slabbert of Frontier Bowls at the Inter Sub-District Bowls tournament, held at the Kowie Bowls Club on Monday
ALMOST THERE: THE Eastern Areas men’s bowling team that competed in the inter-district challenge, held at the Kowie Bowls Club from last Friday to Monday. One of the bowlers was overheard saying, ‘I wanted to win that trophy when I saw it, until I learnt it was for second place’