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Port Al­fred Bowl­ing and Cro­quet Club

A SUC­CESS­FUL fun evening of bowls played was held at the club on Oc­to­ber 6 and en­joyed by all those who at­tended.

A big thanks to Gra­ham and Audrey Enslin and Peter Wansell for pro­vid­ing us with de­li­cious ham­burg­ers.

The Peg and Ho­race Pur­don, played at Kowie last week, re­sulted in an over­all win for the year by the Ken­ton ladies (Peg Pur­don) and the Kowie Men in the Ho­race Pur­don. Well done!

It is with sad­ness that we say farewell to Noel and Mau­reen Heale who are re­lo­cat­ing to Cape Town shortly. We wish them noth­ing but hap­pi­ness for the fu­ture. Both Noel and Mau­reen con­trib­uted to our club both on and off the greens. They both rep­re­sented Eastern Ar­eas and Eastern Prov­ince over the years. Our loss is Cape Town’s gain! Du­ties for the week end­ing Oc­to­ber 14: Tabs – Phil Tay­lor and Co­lette Reid, Bar – Peter Wansell, Mick and Veron­ica Tuck, Iron­ing – Noel Heale.

Kowie Bowl­ing Club

Last Tues­day we had a turnout of in ex­cess of 40 play­ers with two 10-point­ers be­ing scored and it was Michael van der Sandt’s team of Lau­rie May and Neville West­cott who were de­clared win­ner of the Me­gabucks in beat­ing Siegie Rohrs’s team with a large shot profit. Run­ner-up on the day was Keith Kolesky who de­feated Jackie Kriel’s team. This was a tight game be­cause the skins were won by just one shot each and the third skin by just three shots.

Last Thurs­day we hosted the coastal clubs for the fi­nal round of the Ho­race and Peg Pur­don com­pe­ti­tions. In the men’s di­vi­sion Kowie had a very good day win­ning both games to place us in 1st place on 14 points with a 40 shot profit. Port Al­fred won one game to place them in 2nd po­si­tion with 8 points and Ken­ton in 3rd place. In the ladies’ di­vi­sion the Ken­ton ladies won both their games to top the points log with 13 points and 53 shot profit. Port Al­fred was in sec­ond place on 10 points and third place went to Kowie.

On Fri­day af­ter­noon we played our new club com­pe­ti­tion, “Steak Night Trips”, with 12 teams par­tic­i­pat­ing. Teams are per­sonal selec­tion and the grad­ing of the three play­ers must not ex­ceed 21. We played two games of nine ends each. The win­ner each day is de­cided by points from the two games plus shot profit.

The com­pe­ti­tion win­ner on the day was Stan Richter’s team who won both their games. Then came the skins’ win­ners with R30 per end avail­able. When two or more teams were on the same score it was car­ried over to the next end. This was great fun and some teams’ win­nings paid for their day of bowls. Then we went into steak evening and the draw and Lucy Nel was on hand to be pre­sented with prize money when her num­ber was drawn. Steak evening was very well sup­ported this month with many friends of the club at­tend­ing.

On Satur­day we had the Ladies’ Open Sin­gles com­pe­ti­tion played with Jackie Kriel crowned the club ladies’ cham­pion and De­lene Deenik the run­ner-up in the comp. For tabs bowls in the af­ter­noon we played the Guido’s com­pe­ti­tion and Jac­ques Krige’s team of Dave Thomas and Claire Bell were the on-form team to de­feat Mike Tom­lin­son’s trip by 2 points and a shot profit of 16. Rob Owsley’s trip de­feated Gavin Deenik’s trip to take the run­ner-up po­si­tion while the other two games had small shot prof­its. Du­ties for week Oc­to­ber 16 – 22: Greens – (Roll) Ron­nie Smith, (Mark) Robert Sandi­lands and Lau­rie May, Tabs – Lynn Kolesky, Bar – Lau­rie and Linda May.

Ken­ton Bowl­ing Club

The rain played havoc with our tabs-in last Wed­nes­day.

A for­lorn Dave Wal­lace waited in vain for other play­ers to come and put their tabs in. The slight driz­zle through­out the af­ter­noon vin­di­cated his de­ci­sion to go home with­out hav­ing de­liv­ered a bowl. There was a fair turnout for the “after-bowls” drinks though.

Two ladies and two men teams trav­elled to Port Al­fred for the fi­nal round of the Peg and Ho­race Pur­don com­pe­ti­tions. Our ladies’ side has done well by be­ing crowned 2017 win­ners (for the sec­ond year run­ning) by amass­ing 13 out of a pos­si­ble 16 points in the four rounds. Our men’s side dis­ap­pointed by fin­ish­ing third in the Ho­race Pur­don. Ruth Low’s team (Rod­ney Austin and Dave Wal­lace) was the win­ner of the Se­eff Supa Thurs­day prize money with a score of 9 and +4.

Fri­day’s at­ten­dance draw was for­feited by Ger­rard Grob­ler for not be­ing present when his num­ber was called. The jack­pot now stands at R800.

Ul­tra-Liquor (Rob­bie’s) spon­sored the prizes (R120 gift vouch­ers) for So­cial Satur­day. While Ruth’s team once again won the com­pe­ti­tion (10 points, +20 shot profit), ev­ery­body en­joyed the de­li­cious teatime snacks pro­vided by Her­mie, Kate and Lola.

After the game we all watched the Spring­boks play the All Blacks. Our club is truly blessed with the num­ber of rugby se­lec­tors we have in our midst. It was ev­i­dent that, had the na­tional se­lec­tors im­ple­mented what our mem­bers ad­vised, the Spring­boks would not have nar­rowly lost the test. How­ever, it was an ex­cit­ing test and we were truly proud of our boys’ efforts.

Our club’s web­site has hit the 1 000 vis­its mark this past week. This is an en­cour­ag­ing mile­stone as it has been live for only 6 months. It shows that a large pro­por­tion of our mem­bers use the web­site to stay cur­rent with our club’s ac­tiv­i­ties. Duty ros­ter, bowl­ing calendar, com­pe­ti­tion stand­ings and weekly news­let­ter can all be found. Visit

www.ken­ton­bowl­ing­club.com to find out what is all avail­able. Du­ties (Oc­to­ber 16-22): Tabs - K Nixon, Bar - A Cope­man, D Young. Events (Oc­to­ber 12-19): 14 – Kowie Men’s Clas­sic, 18 – Ken­ton-Kowie at Kowie, 18 – Bess Tweedie at Kowie. Birthdays (Oc­to­ber 12-19): 18 – Sue Pautz.

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