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Bowls reports for February 18

ENCOUNTER BAYLadies Monthly Triples

It was a lovely day and a lovely turnout of ladies. Winners of the day were Jane Hawkins, Veronica Whibley and Dawn Wattchow. Second were Heather Briggs, Joan Ling and Reata Winn-Tapscott. Winner of the one-game winners were Silvana Barnett, Helen Humphrys and Ellen Batty.

McDonald’s Night Owls

In division one the top three teams were beaten. Head Hunters defeated Encounter Bay White, Holcim Rollers defeated Encounter Bay Red and Tyrepower Retirees were too good for Eagles Blue. In division two Dollar Donors defeated Rollers & Bowlers 12-11, while Misfits and High Rollers drew on 12. In division three Lunch Box Legends had a 19-11 victory over Red Klub Boyz.

Grosvenor Bay 3’s

Beautiful weather greeted a good turnout of bowlers. Winners were Barry Hamilton, Helen Williams and Ann Pearl; followed by Dorothy Colquhoun, Peter Maunder and Garry Elks; then Daniel Krebbekx, Bob Foster and Ted Colquhoun.

Saturday Open Gender Pennants

In divisionone Victor Blue defeated Encounter Bay 72-70, but the side gained two points on the table. Graham Taylor’s team had a good win.

In division two Encounter Bay defeated Strathalbyn White decisively, 95-49. Doug Pudney’s team had an exceptionally good day, and 12 points were added to the premiership table.

In division three Gold defeated Myponga 63-57, gaining 10 points, bringing them to third on the table. Blue lost to Aldinga bay 53-65. They remain second on the table.

In divisionfour the Bays defeated Strathalbyn 69-37 gaining 12 points as all the teams had excellent wins.

Saturday Social Bowls

Saturday winners were Daniel Krebbekx, David Bell and Trevor Hammond. Second were Peter Maunder, Colin Sweeney and Anne Murtagh. Winner of the $50 raffle was Colin Sweeney.

PORT ELLIOTWednesday Super Pairs

More than 100 people enjoyed a great day’s bowling, sponsored by Below Zero Refrigeration/Air Conditioning. Morning winners were Elmore Schumacher and John Mezzino, runners-up were Peter Ratcliffe and Vic Butvilla (Goolwa). Winner of Losers were Peter Halstead and Howard Harrison.

Afternoon winners were Crash Alexander and Geoff Appelbee. Runners-up were Gary Fox and Rinus Spaan. Winner of Losers were David Peacock and Trevor Henschke.

Thursday Drawn Social Game

There was a great turnout of 60 players, including visitors from Blackwood Golf Club.Winners were Chris Monk/Kay Cammack (58), runners-up Dorothy Price/Merle Newton (56), winners of the losers were Lyn Mole/David Fockard (31).

There were no Thursday pennants this week due to Country Round Robin. Congratulations to Helen Edwards and Margaret Malone who were chosen to play in the round robin.

Saturday Pennants

Division one played away against McLaren Vale and had a good win (69-57), earning 11 points and moving to third on the ladder.

Division two did not do well in the away game against Clarendon. All rinks were down (98-54) and no points scored. This side is now in fifth position.Divisionfour Black had a good win against Myponga (90-37) and earned 12 points with all rinks up. The Black team still holds first position, but the gap is closing.

Division four Red played a home match against Clarendon. At tea break it looked hopeful that Ern Taylor’s rink would make their mark, but the strong Clarendon side was not to be beaten and Red went down 47–86 with no points.

Saturday social bowlers played pairs this week, and resolved to alternate weeks between Scroungers and formal pairs. Winners were Chris Bing/Brian Goudie against runners-up Kay Cammack/Duncan Povah. Registration for social bowls is 12.15pm for 12.45pm start.

GSBA Men’s Pairs Championships

Chris Monk and Jim Gamble knocked out Willunga, Aldinga Bay and Strathalbyn pairs to become semi-finalists at Port Elliot on Sunday. The final, Port Elliot versus Langhorne Creek, will be played at Yankalilla on April 2.

Friday Night Teas are held every week from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. All welcome.

VICTOR HARBORCountry Carnival

Victor Harbor had reason to celebrate last week when Peter Alexander, Fred Kelly, Mick Hallion and Bob Vowles took out the final of the men’s fours competition. After getting through some tight games on Monday and Thursday of last week they travelled to Adelaide again on Monday where they established a 14-0 lead in the final and were unable to be caught by their opposition.

Saturday Pennants

With Thursday pennants in recess due to regional games in Adelaide, the major interest was in the open competition on Saturday.

In division one, second-placed Victor Blue hosted third-placed Encounter Bay. In a very tight finish, Victor led by four shots with the last end to be decided. Encounter Bay managed two shots to give Victor a two-shot win and 10 points.

Division one White were also home to Langhorne Creek. Brian Shepherd and Peter Alexander had narrow wins to gain four points, but it was not enough to take the win.

Division two hosted McLaren Vale and only Seby Consalvo’s rink managed to get points from the game div three would have been hoping for a close game at Milang but were outplayed on two rinks. Only Ray Watson gained points with a two-shot win in a low-scoring game.

Divisionfive continued on their winning way at the top of the table with a 10-shot win away at Myponga. Norm Ginn and John Florance led their rinks to narrow wins while Leith davies lost in a three-shot game.

Bridgestone Men’s Triples

Thirty eight teams took to the greens with some bowlers absent in Adelaide for regional competition, many teams took on a different look for the day. The new look team of Ken Mabelson, Wally Humphris and Bronwen Mullen had a big day out, soundly accounting for their opponents with a score of 59+38 shots up. A distant second and third were the trios of Gordon Foubister and John Carrol. Ray Martin from ANZ was on hand to present prizes to all the winners including best of the losers, Des Manuel, John Read and John Pawlowski.

Night Owls

A full complement of teams took to the greens on a night sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres. The Spares again featured in the prizes with a winning score of 30+13 shots up to edge out the Composites on 30+11 shots up. With only four more weeks of competition, the leading teams are in a four way battle for top position.

Crack the Jack

Twenty four pairs contested the Tuesday event sponsored by Victor Steel. There were only two winners of all three games, contested over a combined 32 ends of play. Fred Kelly and Ebba Ness edged out the combination of Joan Ling and Graham Wilson. The best two-game winner was the combination of Ron Gebert and Pam McDonald.

Yankalilla Bowling Club

John Stone’s Day was held at Yankalilla Bowling Club on Friday, February 5. Winners were McLaren Vale’s M McKenzie (skipper); C Fiddock; D Gelsi, and lead B Fiddock. John Stone could not win on his day. The runners-up were Milton Kennewell, John Stone and Park Fogarty.

REGION SEVENFleurieu and Kangaroo IslandRound Robin

Very hot weather greeted 40 bowlers from Region Seven playing in the Round Robin in Adelaide from February 9 to 12.

Thecompetition is state-wide with all eight countryregions playing -the men played at the Marion Bowling Club and the women at the Payneham Bowling Club.

Conditions were difficult for players and spectators as the temperature climbed well into the 30s. The managers and their helpers were kept busy with iced drinks and spray guns.

The men had a very good competition and were leaders right up to the last day. They are to be congratulated on coming runners-up with five wins and two losses. The best performed rink was D Steinwedel, R Barrett, T Griffiths and L Staak.

The ladies did not do as well, but there were some very good bowls played over the four days. Region Seven came fifth and the best performing rink was J Sharpe, R Hooper, C Sheldon and J Warner.

Also to be congratulated are the Men’s Country Carnival Fours winners from the Victor Harbor Bowling Club. They were Peter Alexander, Fred Kelly, Nick Hallion and Bob Vowels. Also winning the Pairs Country Carnival from Kangaroo Island were Daryl Hammett and Brenton Speed.

NICE ONE: Gerry Malone in action for Port Elliot during Saturday pennant competition at Port Elliot Bowling Club.

IMPORTANT BOWL: Annette Atkinson measures her delivery for Myponga at Port Elliot on Saturday.

OLD HAND: The wily Norm Taylor has a few tricks up his sleeve in Saturday pennants at Port Elliot.

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