Bowls in Great Southern

ADMIRED: Encounter Bay bowler Yvette Wells rolls down a winner on Saturday at the Encounter Bay Bowling Club. The bowl Yvette bowls has the perfect curve to give the opposition bowlers some nervous moments.
ADMIRED: Encounter Bay bowler Yvette Wells rolls down a winner on Saturday at the Encounter Bay Bowling Club. The bowl Yvette bowls has the perfect curve to give the opposition bowlers some nervous moments.

Goolwa Bowling Club

ON A MISSION: Encounter Bay bowler Peter Redden lets this bowl rip.

ON A MISSION: Encounter Bay bowler Peter Redden lets this bowl rip.

Thursday Pennants  – Two sides again scored good wins this week and they both played away. Div 1 was at McLaren Vale and secured 11 points with 60 shots to 47. Tonie Ross’s team had a comfortable win. Div 2 was at home and against Victor Harbor. They lost in a close encounter 52 shots to 58 for 2 points. 

Thelma Haskell’s team scored another good win. Div 3 against McLaren Vale at McLaren Vale won 47 to 26 shots for 10 points. The Goolwa Foodland Weekly Rink Award went to Div 3’s Maggie MacKay’s team of Lyn Fitzgerald, Dennis Meyer and Babs Barker with 26 shots up.

NEVER TOO YOUNG: Strathalbyn youngster Jaxon Machin bowling.

NEVER TOO YOUNG: Strathalbyn youngster Jaxon Machin bowling.

The Women’s Championship 4s for 2017-18 season – The winners were Tonie Ross’s team of Kay Calder (Lead) Barb Reed (Second) and Lorraine Trenorden (Third). The runners up were Helen Harris’s team of Betty Brand (Lead), Jan Jaenisch (Second) and Robyn Thomson (Third).

Championship 4s: Tonie Ross (Skip), Lorraine Trenorden, (Third) Barb Reed (Second) and Kay Calder (Lead)

Saturday Open Pennants – What a difference a week makes said Saturday chairman of selectors. Five teams were successful. It all started with the Div 1 side against Encounter Bay scoring 12 points with 59 shots to 51. John Doyle’s team won by the biggest margin.  

The Div 2 sides played a derby and as expected Goolwa Black scored 10 points with 67 shots to 55 to Goolwa White’s 2 points and 55 shots to 67. Jacky Jacobs’ team from the Blacks outstanding score more than contributed to this result. Conversely, Neil Carlile’s team from the Whites enjoyed a convincing win. 

Div 4 Black played Langhorne Creek at Langhorne Creek and were more than happy to return with 8 points and 58 shots to 54. Des Fromm’s team experienced a loss and a win in the one afternoon with their effort bringing the side over the line. 

With two closely fought games, Div 4 White at home and against Willunga enjoyed a 12 point win with 58 shots to 49. Finally in the winner’s circle, Div 5 East were home against Milang and had an 11 point win with 62 shots to 44.  Barry Kaesler’s team played to a draw. 

The Saturday Kies Home Timber & Hardware Rink Award this week went to another Div 2 Black’s team of Jacky Jacobs, Don Guerin, Bob Kraft and Sid Rolfe with 22 shots.

Social Bowls – This Pairs event was won by Babs Barker and Wendy Waddall with 53 shots and + 9 from Daniel Krebbeck and Warwick Smith with 52 shots and + 11. The winners of the losers were Jan Baskerville and Brian Wright with 28 shots and + 7.

Port Elliot 

Members and friends celebrated Melbourne Cup Day at Port Elliot Bowling Club with a short bowling competition, sumptuous lunch, men’s and ladies hat parade (judged by president Phil Hollow) and the ever exciting urging on of horses in the great race plus superb raffle prizes.   

Thursday Social Pairs were won by June Barker/Gerrit Vanderstelt.  R/up Mick Fox/Edgar Wakefield.

Pennants - Overall a pleasing result this week with 4 of 8 sides winning.  

Thursday – Div 1 defeated Victor Harbor (60-56), earning 10 points and currently hold 2nd position on the season’s table. 

Div 2 players enjoyed the company but played abominably and suffered annihilation on Milang green(109-26).  A lesson was learned in how to lose with good grace and the side must now consider practice  to improve play on slow greens.     

Div 3 played a close game at Victor Harbor, but were unable to pull off a win, going down 37-46.

Saturday – Div 1 came home very happy from their match v Victor Harbor Blue with a winning score (65-58) and 10 points. After a slow start to the season the side will be striving to move quickly up the table.

Div 2 were disappointed to lose their home game to Willunga 45 – 61, nevertheless 2 points were earned by Ian Herron’s team with a winning score 23-14.

Div 3 also played a winning game at.Victor Harbor (70-57). Wins by Mick Price and Kevin Newton’s teams earned 10 points for the side.

Div 4 is still striving for a win following defeat at home by Strathalbyn (47-65).  Phil Beckett’s team won earning the side 2 points.   

Div 5 played at home to Clarendon for the second time. Lynne Trenerry’s team steamed ahead and the rink won 36-25. Dorothy Price’s game was neck and neck throughout, but managed a 4 shot win. 

Two rinks up earned an overall win (74-56) and 10 points were added to the table.

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

Victor Harbor

Congratulations to Peter Cullen and Ben Fidock for reaching the finals in the state pairs to be played at Murray Bridge in December.

Congratulations also to Mick Hallion and Brenton Speed in defeating Fred Kelly and Mike Hendricks for the club championship pairs in a highly skilled game.

Thursday’s Ladies Pennant saw Victor home in 2 out of three divisions. Div 1 went down to Port Elliot by 4 shots with a win to Sue Wilkins.

Div 2 was away to Goolwa and came back with 10 points courtesy of a good win to Beth Kennett. Finally, Div 3 had both rinks up at home to Port Elliot.

Night Owls saw some very entertaining bowling with The Shafted on 33+21 getting the chocolates over The Spares 31+21. More players are always welcome.

Kevin Hoppo, Craig Jacobs and Col Guerin had an impressive win in Super Triples on 58+17, with the burglars Graham Wilson, Allan Desfontaines and Nigel Hewitt coming in second on 57+15.

Third went to Geoff Dohse, Seby Consalvo and Trevor Neill on 56+20. WOL was the evergreen combination of Elliott Marshall, Bob Burley and Danny Wreford.

Saturday Pennant was a black day for Victor and all teams will need to ‘move on’ quickly.

Div 1 Blue was beaten by Port Elliot with a win to John Brown’s rink the only highlight. Div 1 White travelled to Yankallila and scored 2 points courtesy of Ian Fuller’s rink.

Div 2 was away to Encounter Bay and, again, scored 2 points from Ken Weeks’ rink. Div 3 lost to Port Elliott with a win to Stuey Taylor’s rink gaining 2 points.

Once again, there was a good atmosphere at Social bowls with 30 players enjoying the conditions. N Crawley, J McMillan and A Taylor won the day on 53+10 over I Morris, N Ritchie and J Pawlowski on 52+15.

Put your name on the sheet or ring the club on 8552 1380 between 9am and 10am Saturday if you would like a game.

Encounter Bay

Saturday Open Pennants were overall very successful for Encounter Bay winning all divisions except Div 1, which only lost by 8 points.

Div 1 were defeated by Goolwa 51-59 gaining no points, Div 2 Blue defeated Strathalbyn 77-48 gaining 12 pts. All the teams had good wins.

Div 2 Gold defeated Victor Harbor 63-49 gaining 10 pts. Hilton Hatherall and his team had a very good result, Div 3 defeated Strathalbyn 65-47 gaining 10 pts,Barry Clarke's team were happy with their score.

Div 5 continued their winning streak defeating Willunga 65-50 for 11 points. They continue at the top of the Premiership Board. John Hewitt and his team had a good day.

Saturday Social Bowls winners of the day were Norm Pearl, Tony Brookson and Anne Pearl with 32 plus 18,  2nd were Peter Willson, Helen Williams and Sandy Berg on 32 plus 15. Kevin Fuller, Roy Piggins and Les Gilbert were 3rd on 30 plus 4.

Thursday Ladies Pennants – Both Div 1 and Div 2 had very good wins. Div 1 defeated Strathalbyn 84-42 gaining 10 pts. Both Yvette Wells' team and Jenny Collett's team had very high scores.

Div 2 defeated Langhorne Creek 73-48 also gaining 10 points. Kathy Clarke's team scored well also.

On Wednesday, November 8, the third round of the EBBC Macdonalds Night Owls was held with 29 teams in attendance.

The rink of the week was the team Triples with a score of 32 points and 23 shots up. A very good score.

Givahoot is leading the Div 1 board with 118 points, Three Short are top in Div 2 with 108 and Triple S are leading Div 3 with 119 pts.

Monthly Ladies Triples –  Winners  Val Secomb's team from Victor Harbor on 55 points, second also from Victor Harbor, Bronwen Mullen's team  with 54 1/2 points. 

Best first game winner Kathy Clarke and her team from Encounter Bay, best second. game winner D  Watthow's team from Yankalilla.

 Sponsor was Coastal Habitat. Henry from Coastal Habitat presented the prizes and vouchers.

There were 20 teams of triples.