Bowling reports from Encounter Bay, Victor Harbor, Goolwa and Port Elliot

GATHERING: A big crowd gathered at the Victor Harbor Bowling Club for Patron's Day. The club opening was attended by Rebekha Sharkie and life members and players.
GATHERING: A big crowd gathered at the Victor Harbor Bowling Club for Patron's Day. The club opening was attended by Rebekha Sharkie and life members and players.

Encounter Bay Bowling Club had record players on Tuesday and Thursday last week.

The club is preparing for a big season of summer bowling.

Players came from everywhere to take part.

Tuesday's President's Pairs was sponsored by Victor Car Wash and the winners were Dot Birt and Graham Rowell.

Runner up were Craig Fidock from the Victor Harbor Bowling Club with Ben Fidock from the Marion Bowling Club.

Third was Jenny Collett and Bev Walker. Visitors also came from Port Elliot.

Thursday's triples were won by Norm Pearl, Ian Warner and Brenda Mallabone from Yankalilla.

Runner up were Ian Furner from Manilla in NSW, Mary Jarvis and Gwenda Niven.

Third were Peter Willson, Tony Brookson and Des McNeilly.

Sponsor was Physio Xtra. Due to internal trials on Saturday the field was small.

Saturday's winners were Anne Calvert and Les Gilbert.

TOP COMBINATION: Tuesday's President's Pairs winners at the Encounter Bay Bowling Club were Dot Birt and Graham Rowell.

TOP COMBINATION: Tuesday's President's Pairs winners at the Encounter Bay Bowling Club were Dot Birt and Graham Rowell.

The opening of the 2019/2020 Pennant Season was held at the Goolwa Bowling Club. President Don Guerin welcomed a full house of members to the official opening of the new season. Don then called on the past president John Reed to make a most worthy award of Life Membership to the current secretary Margaret Borlase.

John Wallace gave the members an insight in to the selection process for Pennant teams and advising members that O/G practice will be Fridays at 2pm. Alan Dean gave a brief outline of what Triple 8's are about and how the grading works.

Members who were going to bowl were then asked to step outside where the two club Patrons John Spillane and Lorraine Trenorden rolled the first Jack and the customary first bowl. Unfortunately, before the first end could be completed the heavens opened up, which ended the bowling.

Reminder for interested bowlers that bookings are now being taken for the start of the popular Triple 8's, which commence on Wednesday, October 2 starting at 10am. Please get names in to Alan Dean or by phoning the club on 85552545.

Reminder for all Goolwa members regarding upcoming Saturday Pennant Trial games, first one is on September 14, against Pt.Elliot at Goolwa from 12noon, next is on September 21, against Strath at Goolwa from 12noon and the final trial is on September 29 against Murray Bridge at Goolwa.

Victor Harbor Bowling Club held its Patron's Day on September 7, with over 70 bowlers attending. A shared lunch with Member for Mayo, Rebekha Sharkie, for the opening of the lawn bowls pennant season. The beginning of the season is significant for the club which has adopted a new logo and will be known as the Sea Eagles. Life members and Patrons Lyn Thatcher and Geoff Stock joined the Executive Committee in the opening ceremony. Last year's Ladies Singles Champion Oksana Elf, put down the first bowl, followed by Rebekha Sharkie. After presenting the club with an Australian flag, Rebekha was presented with a Sea Eagles cap.

Bowlers participated in a Waterloo event over two games with the winners being Jeff Hollitt, Pam Brown and Ian Waterman.

At the Port Elliot Bowling Club the successful Come and Try session will be held again on Friday, September 13, from 1pm to 3pm. Please wear soft soled shoes (no heels) and bring a sun hat. Registrations to Dorothy 0414 666 030 or Helen 0448 196 969.

HONOURED: Margaret Borlase receives life membership of the Goolwa Bowling Club with words from past president John Reed.

HONOURED: Margaret Borlase receives life membership of the Goolwa Bowling Club with words from past president John Reed.

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