Great Southern Bowls

A TEAM: Men’s Fours Tournament winners at Goolwa were Bill Holman, John Wallace, Phil Shaw (sponsor), Dex Fuller and Jim Hutton. They won from from Ray Huckel, Roger Hansen, Rinus Spaan and Neil Carlile.
A TEAM: Men’s Fours Tournament winners at Goolwa were Bill Holman, John Wallace, Phil Shaw (sponsor), Dex Fuller and Jim Hutton. They won from from Ray Huckel, Roger Hansen, Rinus Spaan and Neil Carlile.
RIVALS: Michael Greenfield with Park Fogarty and John Humphrys.

RIVALS: Michael Greenfield with Park Fogarty and John Humphrys.

Myponga and Yankalilla Bowling Clubs

The Myponga and Yankalilla Bowling club members assembled at the Yankalilla Bowling club on February 2, for the inaugural Challenge match between the two clubs. The contest was conducted as a 3 bowl triples competition.

THE BEST: Victor Championship Singles winners Ian Fuller and Joan Ling.

THE BEST: Victor Championship Singles winners Ian Fuller and Joan Ling.

While the teams from both clubs saw this as a social event in casual dress, no quarter was given. The sponsorship from The Peninsular Bar and Restaurant provided the opportunity to re-enforce the respect and co-operation between the two clubs in a very competitive atmosphere.

President Park (Yankalilla) on receiving the Challenge trophy thanked both clubs for supporting this event and in particular Rick Rodrigues (The Peninsular Bar and Restaurant) for his support to both clubs and re-enforced the need for members to support club sponsors, which is essential to the running of both clubs.

Next year it will be Myponga’s turn to host the event.

Port Elliot Bowling Club

McIlroy Auto SuperPairs: Competition was fierce with the top six teams in touch for first position on the table.  Morning winners were Mike Wenman/Bill May (Carpet Phythons 59+19). R/up Doug Pudney/Brian Niven  (Fox & Hounds 59+18). Winners of Losers were Bob May/Bob Henry (Two Bobs 31+15).

Afternoon winners were Barry Trowbridge/Ron Lind (The Accountables 59+10), R/Up: Ken Weeks/Ian Herron (Fish Fingers 57+19). W/oL Wayne Reynolds/Nick Adnett (Bending Bias 32+12). 

Thursday Pennants – Div 1 went down by just one shot (56-57). With two teams up (Edwards/Love), the side scored 4 points and hold 3rd place on the ladder. Div 2 had a good win against Milang (61-46), with two teams up (Koch/Trenerry) and one down by just 1 shot (Price), the side scored 10 points.  

Div 3 went well with a positive outcome (44-41). With one team up (Wenman) the side earned 8 points and sit 4th on the ladder, just 2 points behind Goolwa. 

Saturday Pennants: Div 1 was happy with their game against Victor Harbor Blue, scoring 60 – 55, 10 points.  Div 2 were also pleased with their close away game at  Willunga (PE 59-Willunga 57), adding 10 points to their season total.

Div 3’s home game was disappointing losing 50- 61. Ern Taylor’s team did well (19-14) earning the side 2 points. Div 4 were the stars of the day with a very good outcome against Strathalbyn (55-80). Wins by all three teams earned 12 points and a move up the ladder. 

Div 5 played at Clarendon and had a win, a draw and a loss. While the overall score was disappointing (70-43), two teams had very competitive games and the side earned 3 points, but slipped a rung on the ladder.

Victor Harbor Bowling Club

Congratulations to the Championship Singles winners for 2017-18. Joan Ling defeated Sandra Nash and Ian Fuller defeated Mike Hendricks in two hard fought finals.

Night Owls resulted in the Shaftettes on 30+13 coming in winners once again over the Old Masters on 30+7 shots.

Thursday pennant matches resulted in Div 1 winning by the narrowest of margins over Port Elliot – a 1 shot win courtesy of a strong showing from Sue Wilkins’ rink. Div 2 had a big 20 shot win over Goolwa at home with solid wins for Helen Anderson and Beth Kennett. Div 3 had a slender loss of 3 shots despite a win to Marlene Richards.

The Bridgestone Super Triples - John Brown, Ken Waller and Bob Vowles on 56+22 won the day. Second place went to Ron Gebert, Mike Burns and Peter Wass on 56+16 while third spot went to Mike Hendricks, John Manifold and John Pervis on 55+15. WOL were Des Manuel, John Read and John Pawlowski. At the end of the afternoon, Graham Chapman introduced club stalwart Norm Ginn and congratulated him on his  OAM on Australia Day. 

Saturday Pennant - Div 1 Blue lost by 5 shots despite a win to John Brown’s rink. Div 1 White produced wins to all rinks. Div 2 had a 14 shot win courtesy of a 24 shot win to Max Davies’ rink. Div 3 secured 10 points with wins to John Florence and Ken Collinson. Div 5 had a narrow loss to Encounter Bay with only one win to Leith Davies’ rink.

Encounter Bay Bowling Club

The West End 1000 was played on January 30. The winners of the day were the Wannabees - M. Wenman, R. Mole and B. May with 59 plus 23 shots up, 2nd were the Bakery Bandits - D. Madden, G Cooper and B Cotton on 56 and 13 shots up, 3rd were the 3 Tenors - M. Bimbi, N.Pearl and B.Hutchins on 56 plus 10 shots.

Winners of the losers of each division were Div 1 - the Enbee Ays - Skipper M. Gray on 28 plus 6, Div 2 Unforgettabowls – Skipper D.Pudney on 30 plus 7 and Div 3 the Supremes - Skipper R.Mole on 30 plus 19.

On Wednesday, January 31 the 14th round of the McDonalds night owls was played in cooler conditions.

The rink of the week was the team Mechanic Owls with a score of 32 plus 12 shots, Givahoot remains top of the Div 1 leader board but are only 6 points ahead of Encounter Bay, 3 Short are top in Div 2, 15 points ahead of Jackaroos. In Div 3 Triple S are 20 pts ahead of their closest rivals the Lakers.

Ladies Thursday Pennants – Div 1 were defeated by Strathalbyn 44 to 59 gaining no premiership points.  They are 5th on the ladder. Div 2 sadly were defeated by 1 point by Langhorne Creek on their home green, 55-56. They gained 2 points and are now 2nd on the ladder.

Thursday Bay 3's were played in windy and sunny conditions. The winners were Peter Pibworth, Tony Brookson and Takami Milne 32 plus 12, 2nd were Anne Pearl, Phil Cochrane and Dave Roberts on 29 plus 10, 3rd were Alan Halstead, John Guy and Geoff Watkins on 29 plus 6. Great to see new member Takami Milne a winner.

Saturday Open Gender Pennants were a mixed  bag - 3 wins and 2 losses. Div 1 defeated Goolwa 59-50, gaining 10 pts on the premiership table, where the team is now 3rd. Graham Taylor and Geoff Berg had great wins. Div 2 Gold were defeated by Victor Harbor 51-66 gaining only 2 points. Paul Sparre had a satisfying win over Ian Sellars.

Div 2 Blue defeated Strathalbyn 56-49 gaining 9 points. Glen Mann and his team had an enjoyable win. The team is now 3rd on the table. Div 3 were defeated by Stratalbyn 55-63 gaining 4 points. They are 6th.

Div 5 defeated Victor Harbor 63-56 gaining 10 points. Kathy Clarke and her team enjoyed their win. The Encounter Bay team  remain on top of the table by 34 points.

On Friday the club final of the Men’s and Ladies Championship Singles was played. Geoff Berg narrowly defeated Frank Bayley in a hard fought match 25-23. Heather Cochrane and Jill Richards had a close  match. Heather emerged the winner with a score of 25-17. Both victors go on to play in the Champion of Champion Singles competition.

Goolwa Bowling Club

Men’s Invitation Fours – The Men’s Invitation Fours, sponsored by The Shaw Family Vintners, was held on Monday, January 29.

Teams from Goolwa filled the first three places. Winners were Bill Holman, Dex Fuller, Jim Hutton and John Wallace, from Ray Huckel, Roger Hansen, Rinus Spaan and Neil Carlile, with Graham Ferry, Jeff Garnaut, Geoff Dutton and Daniel Krebbekx coming third. First game winners were Ron Gebert, John Purvis, Ken Weeks and John Brown from Victor Harbor, while Darby Reynolds, Park Fogarty, Garry Cooper and John Stone from Yankalilla were the Second game winners.

Thursday Pennants – Division 1 gained 10 points with comfortable wins to Jacky Jacobs and Anne Wood. Division 2 came home with only 2 points following a win to Izzy Hallion’s rink. Division 3 lost to McLaren Vale.

 Rink of The Week was won by Kay Calder, Glenda Brown, Chris Green and Jacky Jacobs.

Saturday Pennants – Division 1 came home with 2 points. Frank Gibbons was the only winning Skipper. Division 2 Black was at home to Division 2 White in the local derby, however, in an upset, White gained 10 points with Bob Southby and Gary Fox the winning Skippers. Division 4 Black took 10 points from the match. Cam Harkness and David Smith had comfortable wins. Division 4 White took 11 points from the match. Doug Haskell and Neville Woolcock had wins. Division 5 took 10 points from its away match at Milang, Barry Kaesler and Lester Ross were the winning Skippers.

Rink of the Week was won by Dennis Lloyd, Vic Butvila, Rhonda Vincent and Cam Harkness.

Saturday Social Bowls – Mal Sekulitch and Roger Hansen won the day from Peter Whyment and Frank Rigoir. Graham Cowling and Glenda Brown were the second game winners.


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