New weight record for Rock and Surf
and we wish our four teams who qualified, good bowling. The finals of the Eastern Province Mixed Pairs will be played at our club on April 14 and 15.
The Peg and Horace Purdon will be played on our greens on Wednesday April 11.
Please remember to bring a plate of eats to celebrate Birthday Night on Tuesday April 10.
Lastly, but by no means least, thanks to Hospice for a most enjoyable bowls day, which was organised by Brian Waddington. Thanks also to the Hospice ladies for the delicious lunch and snacks.
Duties for the week – April 10 to 14: Tabs – Sue Purdon and Chris Armitage, Bar – Vic Wicks, Ron Orford and THE seventh round of the Claude Pittaway Round Robin took place on March 25, with good surf conditions between Kleinemond East and Fish River.
A record weight of fish was caught – 111.6kg, with a 100% release rate.
There was a very good turnout, with many anglers fishing alongside the PA Rock and Surf Angling Week competitors.
Prize-giving was handled by Gary du Randt, with assistance from Russell Warren.
Biggest species recorded: kob, Josie Hilliar – 3.1kg; JB, Adrian Bezuidenhout – 2.7kg; poenskop, Anthony Scheepers – 1.2kg; mussel cracker, Arnold Ristow – 2.8kg; steenie, Hilliar – 5.9kg; zebra, L Bodill – 1.1kg; galjoen, Scheepers – 0.7kg; Stan Weyer, Ironing – Trevor Frost.
“In the midst of life we are in death” – a truism attributed to a Benedictine Monk (circa 904) – is as applicable now as it was more than 1 000 years ago.
The members of Kowie Bowls and, in fact, the whole community, were profoundly shocked to hear that Keith Kolesky suddenly passed away at the age of 66.
There cannot be many couples who, in their short stay here, had already made such blacktail, Rod Yendal – 1.3kg; spotted grunter, Jason Sharrock – 1.4kg; Cape stumpnose, Hilliar and Du Randt shared the prize – 0.6kg; mullet, Maudia Wright – 0.6kg.
The top International Game Fishing Association teams were: First – Team 12, with Mark Pote as captain – 258 points; second – Team 3, with Paul Knight as captain – 242 points; third – Team 1, with Darian Keeton as captain – 232 points; fourth – Team 2, with Bezuidenhout as captain – 173 points.
Hilliar’s steenie earned her the catch of the day. She was also best woman angler, catching 10kg of fish.
Rock and Surf thanked their sponsors: Hillscapes, Buco Main street and Albany Road, a favourable and indelible impression as Keith and Lyn had.
Keith’s educational years were spent in the Western Province, and the latter part of his working and married life in Durban.
With both being keen sporting and fitness fanatics, they led a very active life. Keith later turned to bowls, where he cut his bowling teeth at the Westville Bowling Club. He (and Lyn) soon proved to be very valuable members both on and off the green. As part of the extended Blackbeard clan, Keith and Lyn had spent many holidays at Port Alfred and were very popular visitors to Kowie Bowls.
Their retirement here in 2016 was, at the time, eagerly awaited by the members of Kowie Bowls.
An excellent bowler in his own right, Keith’s engaging personality, ready wit, and banter made him “top of the pops” when anybody was asked to name their favourite skip. An inspirational leader, he engendered a “gees” in his team which usually took them to great Buckland’s Private Reserve, Feathers Farm, GBS Mutual Bank, Kekkel en Kraai Grahamstown/Port Alfred, Kowie Toyota, Palms Video, Multi Security, Ocean Basket, Pick n Pay, Rosehill SuperSPAR, The bed Store, Seastar Accommodation, R72 Saloon, Settler City Toyota, Sotheby’s, Aloe Oils, Speedy, Sports n All, The Frameworks, The Wharf Street Pub, the Little Brewery, Sirac, Kenton Pharmacy, Wimpy, The Paint Factory, Phil’s Car Wash, Tyremart.
The next fixture will be the GBS Threes on April 7, West Beach from Pantry to Rinkhals and entry up to Flame.
It is open to anglers who are not Rock and Surf members, who can fish with a member. heights but when they lost they did so graciously and still enjoyed it.
As a club member, he was that rarity in clubs, a person who accepted the responsibilities akin to membership, ie, he was a member of the executive, the selection, and the grading committee and, because of his personality, our favourite barman.
Sadly, last year, the trauma of a devastating accident, saw Keith having to apply all his motivational skills to encourage and support Lyn through re-constructive surgery and rehabilitation. They were just beginning to see daylight.
Our thoughts are now with Lyn and her children. She will have the loving support of a closely-knit family, as well as the members of Kowie.
To a great guy who, in his brief stay, brought so much joy to all who knew him –
Tuesday’s Megabucks was again characterised by the number of close finishes, except for the game which was won by Jonty Alexander Theresa Pretorius and Keith Benson.
The Ladies’ Singles marches on with its own share of drama and none more so than Judy Alexander’s last shot in her tight game against Jackie Kriel. At 20 all Jackie was lying three shots with one virtually on the Jack. Judy’s last bowl curled with just enough speed to take the jack away and lie shot – well done both of you for a very entertaining game.
Thursday’s Ocean Basket competition was won be John Hubbard, Don Armstrong and John Abbot. On Saturday, in excellent weather, we enjoyed an afternoon’s bowls, with the only prize being the snowball – won by Steve and his team.
Duties for the week of April 9: Eddie Hoseck – Rolling, Rodney Gradwell and Robert Sandiland – Marking, Claire Bell – Tab Money, Jonty and Judy Alexander – Bar.
CLEAR WINNERS: Winners of the Radue Trips at the Port Alfred Bowling Club last Tuesday were, from left, Shar Coleman, Rodney Wilson and Phil Taylor. The club thanked Radue Optometrists for their sponsorship
GOOD SIZE: Don Fryer with a kob he caught in the latest Rock and Surf round robin
REELING THEM IN: Port Alfred Rock and Surf member Jo-Anne Hilliar won the catch of the day prize in the latest round robin for her heaviest fish caught and released, a 5.9kg steenie