Great Southern Bowls reports

PICTURE OF BALANCE: Yankalilla division 1 ladies bowler Valda Bartlett has her bowl on a string as she bowls it perfectly toward the jack on Saturday at the Port Elliot Bowling Club's magnificent and picturesque Horseshoe Bay premises.
PICTURE OF BALANCE: Yankalilla division 1 ladies bowler Valda Bartlett has her bowl on a string as she bowls it perfectly toward the jack on Saturday at the Port Elliot Bowling Club's magnificent and picturesque Horseshoe Bay premises.
SIGHTER: Port Elliot division 2 bowler Graham Savage lines his bowl up.

SIGHTER: Port Elliot division 2 bowler Graham Savage lines his bowl up.

Goolwa Bowling Club

President’s Day – In spite of battling gale force winds, a wind chill factor of 4ºC and the threat of rain and hail, a very happy President’s Day took place. 

ON A ROLL: Port Elliot division 1 bowler John Deal sends his yellow bowl down.

ON A ROLL: Port Elliot division 1 bowler John Deal sends his yellow bowl down.

Tournament Director, Kay Calder, ably assisted by Alan Dean, ran this successful Cosmo 4s event with seven two game winners. As at least one woman was required per team and thanks to the generosity of the Goolwa Club who ‘sacrificed’ Betty Brand, T Gregory’s team from Strathalbyn were the winners with 59 shots and + 15.  

Coming second were L Bashford’s team from Goolwa with 58½ and +13 and third from Milang was Lee Robinson’s team with 57½ and + 18. Goolwa teams also starred when the first game winners belonged to Terry Weller with 30 shots and + 5 and the second game winners to Bob Southby with 31½ and + 18.

Men’s Pairs – Triple 8s – The Div 1 winners on C Green were Dex Fuller and John Wallace with +17 and 66%, Div 2 on A green were Geoff Wood and John Williams with + 28 and 81.8% and Div 3 on B Green were J Pawlowski and K Hoppo with + 25 and 74.5%.

Thursday Pennants – A better result for Goolwa this week with two sides having wins and just a narrow loss for the other. Div 1 played Willunga at home and proved far too strong winning 89 shots to 38 for 12 points. 

Div 3 journeyed to Langhorne Creek and were narrowly defeated by 50 shots to 53 for 2 points. Izzy Hallion’s team came home with the win. Div 3 played at home against Aldinga Bay White and scored 10 points with 45 shots to 25. 

Good wins to both Margaret Borlase’s and Liz Palmer’s team. 

Back to back winners of the Weekly Rink Award went to Div 1 Anne Wood’s team of Denise Amos, Barbara Reed and Jan Southby with 31 shots up.

Saturday Open Pennants – Three teams had success.  Not so for Div 1 who found Strathalbyn too strong at Strathalbyn going down 58 shots to 71 for 2 points.  John Wallace’s team scored a narrow win. 

However, Div 2 Black at home against Clarendon recorded 10 points with 63 shots to 46. Danny Fitzgerald and Bernie Hallion’s teams had wins. 

Div 2 White at Victor Harbor fought hard for 4 points and only went down by 4 shots, 58 to 62. Neil Carlile’s and Bob Southby’s team secured wins. Off to McLaren Vale went Div 4 Black and returned in good spirits with a 12 point win and 61 shots to 41. 

Div 4 White played Aldinga Bay and a very close result scored 4 points from 58 shots to 60. Neville Woolcock’s and Doug Haskell’s teams won their games. Div 5 East scored well against Pt Elliot winning 2 games for 10 points from 56 shots to 57. Barry Kaesler’s and Lester Ross’s teams were successful. 

Runaway winners for the Saturday Rink Award went to Div 2’s Bernie Hallion’s team of Anne Wood, Rick O’Donnell and Jan Southby with 22 shots up.  

Port Elliot Bowling Club

Competition is revving up for Nightowls with Bing Bats in the lead  30 + 13,  Lockie’s Larrikins 29 + 11 and  Grasshoppers  29 + 11.  

Thursday Pennant - Div 1 were defeated by Encounter Bay  52-64. Eileen Love’s rink was up, 21-16 which earned the side 2 points. Div 2 also went down to Encounter Bay 50-63. Lynn Trenerry’s team earned the side 1 point with a draw (19-19). Div 3’s game vs. Aldinga Bay was close (35-39). Pearl York’s teams good win earned  2 points.

Saturday Pennants – Div 1 home to Yankalilla, went down 58-69. Elmore Schumacher’s team did well (25-17) and the side benefited 2 points. Div 2 at home to Encounter Bay Blue, won 61-54. Mike Wenman’s good win (23-11), off-set a loss by Ian Herron’s team. The side added 10 points to their table. Div 3 away to Encounter Bay had a good win 69-56. All rinks were up and the side earned  12 points and 3rd position on the Association table. Div 4 played  long rinks and slow green at Langhorne Creek. Joan Cruise’s team had  a win, but the side went down 56-75. 

Div 5 played at Goolwa, going down by 9 shots (47-56). Norm Taylor’s team had an exciting finish. Three shots down on the card and holding 3 when Norm put down the last bowl, he knocked in a bowl to make 4 shots and a win for the team (23-22).

Championships and State Games – Supporters watched the Club Ladies Championship Pairs final on Sunday between Joy Caldicott/Dorothy Price and Cheryl Owen/Lorraine Fox. The game was close until near the end when Joy and Dorothy lost a 7 and it was all down hill for them then. Cheryl and Lorraine proved themselves the Champion Pair.

Two pairs entered State Pairs and played in preliminary rounds at Yankalilla. In the first round Terry Hogg/ Wayne Reynolds were defeated by 3 shots. Lyn Mole/Eileen Love played Jackie Jacobs (Goolwa)/Yvette Wells (Encounter Bay) and had a good win (23-10). Lyn/Eileen have now qualified to play in the State Champions week at Murray Bridge,December 14 to 17.  

Social Bowls are played at Port Elliot every Thursday/Saturday. Come & Try for adults and juniors every Friday 4pm – 5.30pm. Names, and contact numbers on outside noticeboard or phone the club on 8554 2317).    

Encounter Bay Bowling Club  

The Grosvenor Bay 3's – The winners of the day were Barrey Niven, Tony Brookson and Heather Hutchins on 34 plus 21. In 2nd place were Charlie Norman, Brian Chigwidden and Allan Pearce with 33 plus 12 and 3rd were Norm and Anne Pearl and Marg Mayfield on 32 plus 8.

Saturday Social Bowls winners were Charlie Norman, Brian Liddy and Sandy Berg on 32 plus 16, 2nd were Norm Pearl, Lance Newman and Lyall Philips on 32 plus 11 and Kevin Fuller, and Jill Richards were 3rd with 32 plus 8. A warm welcome to a visitor from Harvey Bay WA.

On Wednesday the third round of the  Night Owls competition was held with 29 teams in attendance. Another mild night with the BBQ and raffle proving to be popular again. Thanks to the volunteers who cooked this week. The rink of the week was the team Three Short with a score of 32 points and 24 shots up. Givahoot are top of the board in Div 1 with Encounter Bay 2nd. In Div 2 Three Short are top and the Jackaroos are 2nd, only 1 point behind. Triple S and the Lakers are equal top with New Jacks 2 points behind them.

Thursday Ladies Pennants – Both divisions played at Pt Elliott and both divisions won. Div 1 defeated Pt Elliott 64 -52 gaining 10 points and Div 2 defeated Pt Elliott 63 - 50 gaining 11 points. 

Saturday Open Pennants were a bit of a mixed bag with three defeats and two wins. Div 5 remains at the top of the premiership. Div 1 lost to Victor Harbor Blue 45 -69 gaining 0 points, Div 2 Blue lost to Pt Elliott 54 -61 with 2 points on the table, Div 2 Gold defeated Stratalbyn 71-55 gaining 10 points. Hilton Hatherall and his team had a very high scoring win. Div 3 were defeated by Pt Elliott 56-69 gaining 0 points, Div 5 defeated Clarendon 52-48 with 8 points, keeping their position at the top of the table.

Victor Harbor Bowling Club

In the State pairs, Peter Cullen and Ben Fidock as well as Ernie Elf and Seby Consalvo, have made it through to the knock-out stage. Shirley Koch and Avril Neill finished second in their section.

At Night Owls, the Coasters came out on top just clear of the Shafters and McCracken Snoozers. The competition amongst the 22 teams is hotting up, but more players are certainly welcome. Contact the club.

Thursday Pennant matches saw a great win for Div 1 away to McLaren Vale with all rinks up and good wins to Lyn Thatcher and Shirley Koch. Div 2 went down to Myponga with the only win to Helen Anderson’s rink, while Div 3 played McLaren Vale at home and a welcome return by club patron Marlene Richards saw the side collect a valuable 9 points.

There was an extremely close finish to Bridgestone Super Triples with Ian Sellars, Bill Nash and Peter O’Sullivan running out winners. Tied for second were the consistent trio of Ray Fry, Peter Davis and Alan Parkyn and the bushranging team of Max Davies, Eric Secomb and Nik Pippos.

Saturday Pennants saw 3 wins and 2 close losses to Victor teams. Div 1 Blue travelled to Encounter Bay and came away with the full 12 points with a good win to Len Basford’s rink. Div 1 White suffered a 4 shot loss to Langhorne Creek at home despite a solid win to Bob Siostrom’s rink. Div 2 was home to Goolwa and got up by 4 shots with the rink of Ian Sellars carrying the day. Div 3 was also home to McLaren Vale and delivered 10 points with exceptional wins to John Florence and Ken Collinson. Div 5 lost by only 2 shots at Clarendon despite a win to Jeff Hollitt.

Social bowls on Saturday saw Burns, Trow and Wreford just edge out Hoppo, Tomkinson and Wilson in a good field. Ron Pope will be pleased to hear of any player wanting a game on Saturdays.