New weight record for Rock and Surf

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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

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