Goolwa's Historic OG Pennant Weekend
The Goolwa Bowling Club's popular triple x 8 had 32 teams taking part in Toop Motors (RAA) Victor Harbor sponsored day. Conditions were ideal for bowls. Visitors were welcomed from Victor Harbor, Reynella, Port Elliot, Spalding, Strathalbyn and Yankalilla.
A green winners were the pairing of Royce Munn and Craig Jacobs, B green winners were John Reed and Bob Southby and C green winners were Nick Crawley and Roger Hansen.
Ladies Thursday pennants produced a rather disappointing day with only Div. 1 side managing to pick up maximum points at Willunga. Div.2 after last week's great result came down to earth with a thump against Aldinga Bay for no points. Div.3 travelled to McLaren Vale managing to bring home just 2 points.
Saturday, October 26, will go down as a very historical day for the Goolwa Bowling Club for a couple of reasons. This season of Pennant Bowls is the first time in its history that the club has fielded 7 sides in 6 divisions in the Great Southern Bowling Association and more importantly, this Saturday ALL seven sides recorded wins in their respective divisions.
The wins were not easy, Div.1 had to travel to Willunga for their 12 points, Div.2 black hosted Milang at home for 12 points, Div.2 white hosted Encounter Bay Gold for 10 points. Div.3 travelled to McLaren Vale returning with 11 points. Div.4 hosted Clarendon at home hanging on to 10 points. Div.6 black hosted Strathalbyn at home keeping 10 points and Div.6 White had to travel to Aldinga Bay returning home with 10 points also.
As a result, at this stage, all sides are sitting in the top three of each division. It has to be said, that last Saturday night will be remembered as a very special one for the Club and all members. Now the challenge will be for the club to try and repeat the results of last Saturday again in the future.
Saturday Social (Open) day was a single entry day with the winning pair being J.Trenin and G.Cowling from D.Edwards and G.Brown with the winners of the second game being Brian Wright and D.Krebbekx.
The Triple Eight competition had 32 teams play on the day, representing Port Elliot, Reynella, Spalding, Strathalbyn, Victor Harbor, Yankalilla and Goolwa. The Goolwa Bowling Club would like to thank their generous sponsor for the day, Toop Motors, (RAA), Victor Harbor.
Encounter Bay Bowling Club
The Mens Monthly Triples were played in almost perfect conditions and the sponsors of the day were Boylan Lawyers. Winners of the first game were Rod Jarvis, Ken Jarvis and Greg Pearson, winners of the 2nd game were Ian Herron, Ken Weeks and Henk Kortekaas.
Overall 2nd were Trevor Isaacson, Barrie Zarnic and Jim Taylor and Overall winners were Wally Humphries, Jan Bakker and Peter Redden.
Toop Motors Night Owls Competition has The Lakers leading the table in Div 1 on 57, Whalers are on top in Div 2 with 59 and Mechanic Owls are ahead on 55 in Div 3. Scotch on the Rocks were the rink of the week.
Thursday Ladies Pennants results - Div 1 defeated Yankalilla 75 to 46 gaining 12 points. All 3 rinks played well. Div 2 defeated Myponga 66 to 55. Winning rinks Helen Colligan and Heather Cochrane.
The 3rd Round of Open Gender Pennants were successful for Encounter Bay, as Div 1 defeated McLaren Vale 60 - 49 and gained 12 premiership points, Div 2 Gold lost to Goolwa White 49-69, but gained 2 premiership points as Kathy Clarke's team had a good win, Div Blue defeated McLaren Vale 61-47 gaining 12 points, Div 4 defeated McLaren Vale 78-57 also gaining 12 points Darryl Keane's team did very well, Div 5 also defeated McLaren Vale 65-59 and gained 12 pts too.
Saturday Social Bowls were won by David Furner, David Preedy and Jenny Lynne, 2nd were Bob Allsop and Takame Milne.
Victor Harbor Bowls
In windy conditions, finals of some championship events were staged on Friday. In the women's 100-up final, scores were close until the last few ends when Lyn Thatcher was able to shake off a determined Avril Neill and go on to win the event.
The 100-up plate for women, sponsored by Marlene Richards, was won by Joan Hammat who prevailed over Marie Cannon. On 'A' green, the men's championship fours was a battle against the elements as well as the opposition. Eventually Ray Fry's team with Alan Haberfield, Eric Secomb and Greg Middleton, were able to defeat Gary Hancock's four.
Sue and Ken Waller combined brilliantly to take out Tuesday's Crack-the-Jack sponsored by Victor Steel, followed by John Brown and Kay Hanna with Alan Haberfield and Jan Moran coming in third. The best 2-game winners were Cheryl and Royce Munn.
Night Owls has now started in earnest, and the 'Winners' proved too strong on the night, followed by 'McCracken Maulers' on a count back from 'Chiton Rockers'.
With sponsor Peter Hooper from South Coast Realty in attendance, perennial 'burglars' Graham Wilson, Nigel Hewitt and Bill Anderson took out Super Triples on Thursday. Second place went to Ken Mableson, Jim Williamson and Ian Price, with John Stone, Gary Cooper and Brian Eichler third. WOL were Peter Wass, Geoff Cannon and Mike Burns.
Thursday Ladies Pennant proved to be a successful day for the 'Sea Eagles' women's teams. Div 1 played Strathalbyn at home and powered away to a 39 shot win with the rinks of Shirley Koch and Lyn Thatcher both winning well.
Div 2 were away to Langhorne Creek and achieved 10 points with wins to Joy Fuller and Val Secomb. Div 3 were at home to Aldinga Bay and scored a maximum 10 points with good wins to Di Hoppo and Jan Pippos.
Victor wasn't quite as successful on Saturday. Div 1 Blue got home over Yankalilla with 10 points courtesy of a strong showing form Ernie Elf's rink and a win to Peter O'Sullivan. Div 1 White blotted their copy book away to Port Elliot with only Dale Speck's rink getting over the line. Div 2 found the Langhorne Creek greens not to their liking, with only Peter Downes rink getting very close. Div 3 played Aldinga Bay at home and had to be satisfied with only 1 point due to a tight draw to Ian Sellar's rink. Div 5 were the stars of the day with a very convincing 26 shot win over Milang with all rinks up.
Social bowls is on every Saturday, and Friday night teas continue to be a hit with everyone attending.
Port Elliot Bowling Club
Thursday Pennants: A 36 degree day was forecast on Thursday when Divisions 1 and 2 played at home and players were focused on preventing dehydration.
Div 1 played McLaren Vale and won the game 54-38. J. Lind 22-10, H. Taylor 13-18, A. Faull 19-10 and 10 points to the home team.
Div 2 coped with heat/wind better than opponents, Milang, and won their game 66-26. H. Edwards 22-6, J. Cruise 20-9, L. Fox 24-11. Div 3 away playing Yankalilla Gold found the new Yankalilla green slow and lost their game 28-38. (L. Wenman 16-18, J. Patterson 12-20).
Ladies 4's Championships: The final was played between Helen Taylor, Libby Henschke, Eileen Love, Lyn Mole, and Lynne Trenerry, Joy Caldicott, Jill McLeod, Kaye Cammack.
Game score matched end to end until the 16th end when the Trenerry team scored a '7' giving that team a comfortable lead from which their opponents could not pull back in the remaining two ends. The Trenerry team became 2019-20 champs.
Saturday Pennant: Div 1 played a winning game at home vs Victor Harbor White (66-49) and 10 points scored with two teams up, I McLeod 22-17, N.Carlile (26-10), J. Gamble (18-22).
Div 2 won their away game on the super fast Willunga green (55-52). Two teams were down H. Taylor 11-22/R. Wattison 15-19, but a good win by Chris Jones team brought the side home with 8 points.
Div 3's outcome at Strathalbyn was disappointing (44-65) with no points. Two teams were close. E.Taylor 20-24, E.Schumacher 15-20. P. Ratcliffe 9-21.
Div 4 journeyed to McLaren Vale to play a competitive game vs McLaren Blue team. Sides were evenly matched (56-58) and two games ran end for end throughout, but went down on the last end (W.Syson 18-20, J. Cruise 16-17).
Phil Beckett's team were heroes. Down 2-12 first half, they came from behind and were 2 down going into the last end. Lead, Johnathon Hogg got onto the jack, and Phil drew two beautiful shots to claim the game 22-21 and earn PEBC 2 points,
Div 5 had to contend with last minute changes in their teams, but put up a good fight in their home game vs Strathalbyn, losing overall 43-64. (N. Taylor 18-22, C. Owen 11-17, L. Trenerry 14-24).
Div 6 lost their home game vs Aldinga Bay White 50-63. (E. Castle 14-21, A. York 25-16, J. Patterson 11-26).
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