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.