Gordon bowled out of SA boardroom
considering where they stayed and ate.
Gordon, a former national selector, was a man on a mission when he tabled a vote of no confidence in Haupt and Ravenscroft. He would have needed the backing of two district delegates to have his motion heard.
Haupt and Ravenscroft responded likewise when they called for the special council meeting.
And they seem to have won the day, but for how long remains to be seen.
One would have hoped that the internal squabble could have been settled amicably – an open forum for the warring parties to air whatever grievances they had or perceived could have eased tensions.
Too late now. Gordon, a hard-working activist of the game who was entrusted with the portfolio of development and promotion, does not wish to comment for the moment.
“Geoff will do my talking. He’s started the ball rolling… and it’s a wait-see situation for now,” he said.
WP Bowls president John Edwards, who attended the meeting, voted yes for Gordon to stay on.
WP executive member Graeme Kemp ( president of Edgemead BC) says Gordon is a champion of development.
“I’ve never met him but if you listen to all the comments on him, we have a guy that has the best interests of the game at heart and that’s not going down well with some from up north,” he said.