Great Southern Bowls

TOP: Winners of Port Elliot Bowling Club Men’s Vice President’s 4’s were the Strathalbyn team of Vern Phillips, Geoff Wilkinson, Alan Ness and Ian Harrington with sponsor Harcourts South Coast’s Carlie Gibson and Port Elliot’s Men’s vice president Ian Herron.
TOP: Winners of Port Elliot Bowling Club Men’s Vice President’s 4’s were the Strathalbyn team of Vern Phillips, Geoff Wilkinson, Alan Ness and Ian Harrington with sponsor Harcourts South Coast’s Carlie Gibson and Port Elliot’s Men’s vice president Ian Herron.
CRACK THE JACK: Bill Wyhoon and Marlene Richards with Lyndon Bartlett.

CRACK THE JACK: Bill Wyhoon and Marlene Richards with Lyndon Bartlett.

Victor Harbor Bowling Club

There was only one 3-game winner at Crack-the-Jack sponsored by Denture Co Goolwa on Tuesday.

GOOD WIN: John Hewitt, Les Gilbert and Phil Cochrane winners at the Bay.

GOOD WIN: John Hewitt, Les Gilbert and Phil Cochrane winners at the Bay.

Marlene Richards and Bill Wyhoon combined very well in the heat to be that winning team.

In another set of competitive games at Night Owls, ‘Golf Nuts’ just edged out ‘In Your Dreams’ by a few shots to take the chocolates.

Thursday Pennant saw Div 1 play Encounter Bay and take 11 points courtesy of good wins to Shirley Koch and Lyn Thatcher. Div 2 travelled to McLaren Vale and came home with 10 points with wins to Helen Anderson and Beth Kennett. Div 3 gained 2 points with Marlene Richards steering her side home.

Conditions became a little cooler for Bridgestone Super Triples in the afternoon and the team of Bob Siostrom, Ernie Elf and Tony Forshaw had an excellent day with 58+21. Second were Frank Bayley, David Garrett and Barry Hamilton on 56+18 with the consistent team of Ken Weeks, Garry Elks and Peter Manuel 0n 55+12 coming in third. WOL were Dennis Wright, Jim Schofield and Mike Trow.

Saturday Pennant was a disappointment for the top 2 sides with Div 1 Blue going down to Langhorne Creek by 1 shot despite wins to Ian Fuller and Len Basford. Div 1 White was beaten by McLaren Vale with narrow 1 shot losses to both Ernie Elf and Tony Forshaw. Div 2 gained 10 points with solid wins to Max Davies and Ian Sellars. Div 3 was away to Yankallila and finished with a tie. Both John Florance and Ken Collinson recorded narrow wins. Div 5 was home to Goolwa and took 12 points thanks to all rinks playing well.

In another round of close matches at Social bowls, there was only one 2-game winner with Trevor Neill and June Wass on 52+8 being the champs on the day. Put your name on the list or ring the club between 9 and 10 Saturday morning for a game of social bowls.

Port Elliot Bowling Club

Men’s vice president day had 28 teams, including 16 teams from metro/country clubs ranging from Holdfast Bay to Murray Bridge. Winners: Strathalbyn’s Vern Phillips, Geoff Wilkinson, Alan Ness, Ian Harrington, runner up: Encounter Bay’s Geoff Berg, Randell Rabone, Barry Clark, Peter Bevan.

Best 1st  game winners: Encounter Bay’s M. Davey, F.Bayley, P. Redden, H. Hatherall. Many thanks to sponsors Harcourt South Coast whose representative Carlie Gibson, presented prize money.

Night Owls winners were ‘Hurlers’’ with 32 points+23 shots. Second place-getters  were ’Pane in the Glass’ with 32 points+ 8 shots.

Wednesday Super Pairs: Morning winners: ‘Fish & Chips’ Bronte Smallacombe/Gary Mellor (62 +24), runner up ‘Brown Ants’, Anthony Taylor/John Brown (61+30).  W/OL: ‘Two Bobs’, Bob May/Bob Henry (30+12). Afternoon winners: ‘Mak Attac’, Dean Clohessy/John Macnamarra (58+7). R/up ‘Two Dogs’, Jim Gamble/Glenn Edwards(57+20).  W/oL ‘Barmy Army’, Vic Yates/Billy Thorne (32+18). 

Thanks to sponsors McIlroy Auto Group & M.M. Electrical.

Thursday Pennants playing conditions were not good on this hot and humid day. One division scored a win. 

Div 1 were at Yankalilla and while two rinks were narrowly beaten, Helen Edwards team lept ahead and won by 19 shots which ensured a win and 8 points for the side. Div 3 were also at Yankalilla and beaten 51-20.

Saturday Pennants – Div 1 played at home v Willunga and although two of the three teams had good wins  (Monk 24-17 and Jones 28-16) earning the side 4 points, the side were beaten overall (60-63). Div 2 played a winning game at Goolwa, scoring 61-44. Good scores by Barry Trowbridge  and Michael Wenman’s teams  covered a loss by Ian Herron’s team. The side added 10 points to their table.

Div 3 were at home to Langhorne Creek and a good win (69-53) earned the side 10 points maintaining second position on the table. Mick Price and Helen Taylor’s winning scores covered a small loss by Ern Taylor’s team.   

Div 4 found McLaren Vale’s grass greens running well, but were beaten by the strong home team (McV 63-PE 45). Norm Taylor’s team’s one shot win earned the side two points. 

Encounter Bay Bowling Club

Saturday Social Bowls sponsored by the Crown Hotel had a reasonable number of bowlers playing. The winners of the day were Peter Willson, Peter Maunder and Les Gilbert with 33 plus 24. In 2nd place were David Furner, Ken Jarvis and Marilyn Crighton on 32 plus 10.

Saturday Open Gender Pennants - Div 1 defeated Strathalbyn 68-53 gaining 10 points and taking them to 4th on the table, Div 2 Blue defeated MacLaren Vale decisively 59-32, gaining 12 points making them 3rd on the table. Both Max Davey's and Grant Wilson's teams had very successful days.

Div 2 Gold were defeated by Clarendon 45-64 with no points gained, Div 3 were defeated by McLaren Vale 59-62 gaining 4 points. They are now 4th on the ladder. Div 5 defeated Milang 56-53 and gained 10 points, retaining 1st position on the ladder. Kathy Clarke's team had a good win .

Thursday Ladies Pennants were played in hot and humid conditions. Div 1 were defeated by Victor Harbor 49-71 gaining 1 point. They are now 4th on the premiership table, Div 2  were narrowly defeated by 1 shot by Milang 56-57 gaining 4 pts to take them to 2nd on the table.Helen Colligan's team had a satisfying win.

On Wednesday, November 29, the eighth round of the McDonalds Night Owls was played. The rink of the week was the team -Triple S.

Thursday Social Bowls sponsored by Grosvenor Hotel and Toop Motors, RAA Victor Harbor. Hot conditions greeted brave bowlers this afternoon. 

A close eye was kept on the temperature. Winners were John Hewitt, Phil Cochrane and Les Gilbert with 31 Plus 11 shots up. Runner up were Charlie Norman and John Guy with 31 Plus 5. In third place were Randall Rabone and Peter Maunder with 30 Plus 1.

Goolwa Bowling Club

Women’s Christmas Invitation 4s – Vice-President, Barbara Reed opened the day for the brightly and appropriately adorned players.  Again, Tournament Director Kay Calder ensured all had a happy time. 

However, the highlight was the full catering by a convivial band of men, most ably lead by Rick Morris. It goes without saying that the food was sensational and the service second to none. The sponsors were Priceline Goolwa and Riverport Vets for the winners of the six categories. 

The winner of the day was Tonie Ross’ composite team of Jacky Jacobs and Oksana Elf and Sandy Nash from Victor Harbor with 61 shots and 25 shots. Just coming second was Lee Robinson’s team from Milang with 61 shots and 15 shots and third was Glenda Brown’s team from Goolwa with 59.5 points and 8 shots.

Thursday Pennants – Summer arrived and two wins for Goolwa. Div 1 went to Strathalbyn, who proved too strong at home, and Goolwa returned with 2 points and 58 shots to 64. Jacky Jacobs just got home by 1 shot. 

Div 2 played Pt Elliot at home and finally achieved success with a 12 point win with 68 shots to 45. Ann Wright’s team was the stand out team winning by 17 shots. Div 3 also played at Strathalbyn and returned with another 10 points and 51 shots to 20. Yet again Maggie McKay’s team played exceptional bowls to win the Goolwa Foodland Weekly Rink Award with 29 shots up.

Saturday Open Pennants – A slightly better result for the club this week with three teams having a win. Div 1 went to Yankalilla and after a thrilling contest returned home with 10 points and 59 shots to 56. The winning teams belonged to Randal Marsh and Frank Gibbon. However, not a good day for the Div 2 sides. Div 2 Black at home and against Pt Elliot scored 2 points and 44 shots to 61 with the win from Don Guerin’s team. 

Div 2 White travelled to Willunga and even though Gary Fox’s team scored a comfortable win the side went down scoring 2 points with 51 shots to 66. Conversely, success for the Div 4 sides. Div 4 Black were home against a determined Aldinga Bay side and gained 10 points with 58 shots to 52 with wins achieved by Cam Harkness’ and Des Fromm’s team. 

Div 4 White against Strathalbyn at home scored for 12 points and 76 shots to 41. Each team had a comfortable win. Div 5 East went to Victor Harbor for little success returning with 0 points and 45 shots to 70. Back to back winners of the Kies Home Timber & Hardware Rink Award went to Div 4 Black’s Cam Harkness’ team of Rhonda Vincent, Colin Guerin and Dennis Lloyd with 15 shots up.

Social Bowls – This Pairs event was won by Pat Willats and Mark Johnson with 53 shots and +7 from John Barratt and Daniel Krebbex with 47 shots and +18.  The winners of the losers were Peter Whyment and Frank Rigoir with 30 shots and +22.