Great Southern Bowls reports

TRIPLE SUCCESS: Super Triples winners at the Victor Harbor Bowling Club are Graham Wilson, Bill Anderson and Nigel Hewitt. Summer bowling is back and players across the Fleurieu hit the greens with enthusiasm.
TRIPLE SUCCESS: Super Triples winners at the Victor Harbor Bowling Club are Graham Wilson, Bill Anderson and Nigel Hewitt. Summer bowling is back and players across the Fleurieu hit the greens with enthusiasm.
PAIRS: Nancy Petherick and Maryanne McGill with RAA's Michelle.

PAIRS: Nancy Petherick and Maryanne McGill with RAA's Michelle.

Goolwa Bowling Club 

Even though the wind more than made its presence felt, Goolwa scored four out of six wins for the first day of the open pennant season. 

NATIONAL: Kyra Williams and Stephanie Clarke had success in NSW.

NATIONAL: Kyra Williams and Stephanie Clarke had success in NSW.

Div 1 Black played Victor Harbor Blue at home and in a tight tussle with a 64 shots draw managed to secure 7 points as two teams managed a win. 

Two draws for two teams in this division. Div 2 Black ventured to Strathalbyn and returned with a handy 11 points and 64 shots to 47 with Bernie Hallion’s team having a draw.  Div 2 White were also away at Encounter Bay. 

In a close game they were disappointed to come home with only 3 points having just gone down to Encounter Bay Gold with 55 shots to 57. 

Again another drawn result, this time for Bruce Trenorden’s team. 

The Div 4 Goolwa Black and Goolwa White teams played each other. Goolwa Black, the away side, were victorious winning 73 shots to 47 for 12 points. 

Div 5 had a forfeit from Strathalbyn, so were awarded 12 points. The Saturday Kies Home Timber & Hardware rink award went to Neil Carlile’s team of Di Best, John Reed and Jeff Garnaut with 13 points up.

Social Bowls – Gary Fox sponsored a triples event which was won by Deane Edwards, Jody Kraguljac and Raelene Rigoir with 55 points and 10 shots from John Barratt, Les Hughes and Ant Taylor.

2017 100 Up Winners – The 2017 final was played on Sunday, October 8 with Rob Kaplan and Jacky Jacobs victorious.

They defeated Bob Kraft and Kay Calder respectively in games exhibiting some exceptional draw bowling by all players.

Twilight/Night Owls Player – Those interested in playing this season are reminded that there is again registration and practice this Thursday, October 12.

Victor Harbor Bowling Club

Open Pennant commenced last Saturday with mixed results for Victor teams with 2 wins, 2 losses and a tie.

Div 1 Blue was away to Goolwa and in an exciting finish John Brown’s rink (+15) drew 3 shots to tie the match. Div 1 White travelled to Willunga and gained 2 points thanks to Tony Forshaw’s rink.

Both Div 2 and Div 3 played at home and came away with 10 points each. Ken Weeks had a big win in Div 2, whilst John Florance had the best win in Div 3.

Div 5 journeyed to Clarendon and had a day to forget, although Jeff Hollitt only went down by 1 shot.

Thursday Bridgestone Super Triples was played in breezy, but pleasant conditions, sponsored by Coastal Breeze Constructions.

Winners of the day on 57+12 were the tricky combination of Graham Wilson, Bill Anderson and Nigel Hewitt. Equal second were Ken Mableson, John Manifold and Ron Phillips (Georgetown), and Anthony Taylor, John Brown and Sid Rolfe, both with 55+19.

Winners of the losers on 29+10 were Peter Ratcliffe, David Steele and Wayne Reynolds.

Two rounds of the Men’s Club championship pairs got underway on Sunday in great conditions and some excellent bowling took place. There were some surprising results and the new bowlers showed their class.

Under the guidance of experienced Ron Pope, summer social bowls got under way on Saturday with a good field.

Winners were Avril Neill, Peter Haddrick and Shirley Childs on 55+15, and second place went to Oksana Elf, Trevor Neill and Dolly McGrath with 55+13. Good to see the Neills back and bowling well.

Social bowls starts at 12.30 and the format will be 2 games of 10 ends. Put your name on the list in the club or ring Saturday morning between 9am and 10am.

Port Elliot Bowling Club

Ladies Superpairs commenced on Wednesday, October 4 with a new format. Ten ends 2x2x2x2 and 8 ends triples. 

The new format carries good weekly prize money. This week’s sponsors were Indulgent Meats and Victor Harbor RAA. 

Weekly scores accumulate until end of season with final winners earning significant prize money sponsored by RAA .

This week’s winnings were presented by Michelle from RAA.  Winners were Nancy Petherick/Maryanne McGill , Runner Up Lyn Mole/Helen Taylor. WOL: Val Secombe/Ebba Ness.

Thursday Social Bowls: With women’s pennants yet to start, a good number of women swelled numbers this week. Winners:Mick Price/Squizzy Taylor (53+14) who just managed to steal the win from Billy Thorne/Eileen Love (53+11).  WOL: Gerrit Van der Stelt/Lynne Trenerry (28).      

Saturday Pennants commenced with a buzz as teams prepared for games.   

Div 1 went to Strathalbyn and two teams won (Chris Jones/Elmore Schumacher). Unfortunately Jim Gamble’s team lost and the side went down by 5 shots.

Div 2. played a strong McLaren Vale side and were unable to score any points. Ian Herron’s rink almost got there, but eventually went down by just one shot.

Div 3 knew they would need a big back swing to reach the Jack at Milang. As expected it was hard going and two rinks went down. 

Mick Price’s team found the weight and out bowled their opponents with a good score (30 –15). 

This score brought the side home with a win (63-59), 8 points and a good start on the ladder.   

Div 4. didn’t get off to a good start. Three players reported sick. Fill ins were rounded up and a full complement were on the green to tackle Clarendon. 

Cheryl Owen’s team fought hard and secured a draw (19-19) and 1 side point.  Alan York missed his faithful offsider Pearl and  lost (18-32). Iain Love’s team was down (17-22).

Div 5 were at home to Encounter Bay.  Norman Taylor’s team  looked likely to win, but their opponents made a good come back and the outcome was a draw (15-15). 

Dorothy Price’s team started well, but once Encounter Bay found the pace they managed to get ahead and win (14-17).  

Lynne Trenerry’s team also started well and got close, but eventually succumbed 16-25. The side earned 1 point and will strive for a better outcome next week. 

Persons interested in playing bowls should contact the club 8554 2317 (answering machine). Dorothy Price, 8552 7254 or 0414 666 030.

Encounter Bay Bowling Club

The first competition of the Mens Monthly Pairs were played on Wednesday, sponsored by Burson Auto Parts

Visitors from Victor Harbor, Port Elliott and Yankallilla were made welcome. Winners of the first game were P Barrett, and J Barrett on 30 plus 24, winners of the second game were A Halstead and H Harrison on 31 plus 13. Overall second were G Stephens and F Rowe on 56 plus 14.

Overall winners were M Noble and G Spencer on 56 plus 17. Saturday Social Bowls were sponsored by the Hotel Crown. In third place were David Furner, Anne Pearl and Bob Alsop with 29 plus 5, second were the pair of Barry Hamilton and Helen Williams on 31 plus 16

The winners were Mario Bimbi, Dot Birt and John Kuhl with 32 plus 19. First day of Open Pennants and a mixed bag of results

Div 1 played at home against Langhorne Creek and lost by 2 points.(56-58) They gained 2 pts on the Premiership Table.Leo Staak's team had a satisfying win over their opposition.

Div 2 Gold also played at home and had  a win by 2 points over Goolwa White ( 57 -55).Hilton Hatherall's team had a good day.The team gained 9 points on the table.

Div 2 Blue went down to Clarendon( at Clarendon) by 2 points,(52 - 57) Chris Price's team did well.They scored 2 pts on the table.

Div 3 went down to Victor Harbor at Victor Harbor 49 - 60, gaining 2 premiership points.

Div 5 had a good win over Pt Elliott at Pt Elliott (57-45) John Hewitt and his team were a successful side.

National success

Congratulations to Kyra Williams from Goolwa Bowling Club and Stephanie Clarke from Encounter Bay Bowling Club who travelled to the Taren Point Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW from September 29 to October 2  with fellow South Australian squad members for the Australian Under 18 National Championships.

Kyra played in the Girls Fours and Triples events, while Stephanie was runner up in both the Girls Singles event and the Girls Pairs event with partner Grace Maloney from Arthurton Bowling Club.

With an overall total of 23 medals, South Australia made history by ranking second overall in a headlock with Queensland.