All the bowls action at Port Elliot, Victor Harbor, Encounter Bay and Goolwa

Port Elliot Bowls

Super Pairs overall winners were PEBC's Roger Wattison/Nick Pippos (VH) 62+22. r/up Jim Gamble/Len Basford, 1st game winners were John Brown/Ken Waller (VH), 2nd game winner David Steele/John Koch.

Afternoon Overall winners were PEBC's Ken Weeks/Ian Herron, R/up Terry Hogg/Barry Trowbridge, 1st game winners Mick Price/Peter Caldicott (PEBC), 2nd game winners Robin Binney/Bruce Trenorden (Goolwa).

Saturday Pennants resulted in 3 wins and 4 losses: Div 1 played an away game vs. Victor Harbor, and were unable to pull off an overall win 43-69.Two 2 points were earned by Ian McLeod's rink 21-15. B.Trowbridge 14-23/P.Hollow 8-31. Div 2 scored a good win in their home game vs Encounter Bay. With wins on all three rinks 12 points were earned. R. Wattison 24-22, M. Price 27-13, C. Jones 34-9. Div 3 played a close game at Goolwa but were denied a win 54-62. E. Taylor 16-18, D. Wright 22-26, A.Faull 16-18. Div 4. At Willunga were elated to bring about a win 57-52 and earn 10 points. C. Owen 24-14, P. Beckett 18-16. J. Cruise' team went down 15-22.

Div 5's home game v Encounter Bay ran very close until a 6 was lost on the pen ultimate end and the win went to Encounter Bay by 4 shots 58-62. Wins by 2 rinks, N.Taylor 22-21 and D.Price 21-17 earned PEBC 4 points. G. Trenerry's rink 15-24. Div 6 won their game at home v Aldinga Bay. A. York 21-16, H. Edwards 23-24. T.Gunnell 24-22. 10 points earned..

Coming up - Monday Skill Development/Come & Try 11am - 1pm (excepting Australia Day). Friday Night Teas 5.30 - 7.30pm until mid March. Monday 27th Aussie Day Lunch and Game commences 12 noon - open to public.

Goolwa Bowling Club

At last, it was good break, but now it's back to business of playing bowls and to wear off all the "Good will'' that we have piled on during the break.

Saturday OG pennants - Div.1 was at Encounter Bay returning with 10 points. Div.2 Black entertained McLaren Vale also holding on to 10 points, as did Div.2 White returning from Encounter Bay. Div.3 entertained Port Elliot retaining all 12 points. Div.4 played Willunga Red holding on to 10 valuable points. Div.6 Black played a local Derby against White, with Black being too good.

Championship 4's Men's and Ladies were played with the Men's Champions being: Sid Rolf, Don Guerin, Bernie Hallion and Daniel Krebbekx, they defeated the team of: Vic Butvila, Ted Ozols, Garry Fox and John Lynch.

The Ladies 4's winners were the awesome combination of: Jan Southby, Jody Kraguljac, Denise Amos and Anne Wood, they defeated the team of: Helen Harris, Di Best, Robyn Thomson and Thelma Haskel.

Saturday open social was again single entry drawn pairs, with the winners being John Blok and Kevin Pahl from Glenda Brown and John Lowry.

Victor Harbor Bowls

Night Owls competition has been broken up into 2 divisions based on performances in the first half of the season. 'OddBalls' just edged out 'Power' to win this week. Third were 'McCracken Maulers' with 'Coasters' fourth. Good money was raised for bushfire victims at this week's round.

In club championship news, the Ladies Triples has been decided. Winners were the experienced combination of Shirley Koch, Sue Wilkins and Lyn Thatcher. Creditable runners-up were comparatively new bowlers Di Hoppo, Eileen Wreford and Kay Hanna, who would have gained some valuable experience getting to the final. Well done all!

As far as Saturday Pennant was concerned, it appears that Victor players may have eaten too much turkey over the Christmas period, as all but one team were unsuccessful. Div 1 Blue recorded a 26 shot win over Port Elliot at home mainly due to a brilliant 23 shot win to Ernie Elf's rink with all players running hot. Len Basford's rink also bowled well with 'Poppy' Waller a stand out at second.

Div 1 White travelled to Strathalbyn and found the greens not to their liking and went down convincingly. The one highlight was a five shot win to Nik Pippos' rink. Div 2 were away to Willunga and came home scoreless with losses to all 3 rinks.

Div 3 played Myponga at home and, once again, got close with a win to Jeff Hollitt, a draw to Kevin Hoppo, but a loss to Ian Sellars. Surely they must break through soon! Finally, Div 5 were also at home to Myponga and went down by the narrowest of margins, a one shot loss. Leith Davies had a good 6 shot win and Craig Jacobs lost by one shot.

A good field of social bowlers was in attendance on Saturday afternoon and players enjoyed both the weather and the company. Anyone looking for a game can ring the club on 8552 1380 between 9 and 10 on Saturday morning.

Finally, the club farewelled two highly respected and great club members in Elliot Marshall and Peter Haddrick at funerals over the past week.

Encounter Bay Bowls

Congratulations to the 2019/20 Ladies Triples Champions Jenny Collett, Bev Walker and Anne Pearl.

The first Ladies Monthly Triples for 2020 was played in lovely sunshine and a gentle breeze. The smoke haze from the Eastern States fires reminded us of the horrific times most of Australia is facing! The winners of the first game were Val Secomb,Sandy Nash and Avril Nield from Victor Harbor.

The winners overall were Dorothy Price, Kay Cammack and Lyn Mole from Pt Elliott on 55 points. Runners up were Pauline Jolly, Jill Scott and Lorraine Guerin all the way from McLaren Vale on 54. Thursday Ladies Pennants unfortunately were cancelled.

First day back to Open Gender Pennants - Div 1 played Goolwa at home, 56 - 66 and received 2 points on the ladder. Andy Seymour's team had a 14 shot win on their rink. Div 2 Blue played Pt Elliott at home 44 - 85.

They are 6th on the Premiership table. Div 2 Gold were defeated by Goolwa White52-75 gaining 2 pts for the table. Paul Sparre, Max Gray, Frank Bayley and Jim Taylor had a 7 shot win to gain 2 pts. Div 4 played away at McLaren Vale in a very close match 60-65 gaining 4 pts. They are now 3rd on the table only 3 pts behind the leaders. Div 5 had a win against Pt Elliott 62-58 gaining 8 points. They are now 2nd on the table. Randall Rabone, Paul Sunman, John Colligan and Pat Clingan had a good 9 shot win.

Saturday Social Bowls winners of the day were Charlie Norman, Darryl Carr and Les Gilbert on 32 plus 17. Runners up were Roger Hutchinson, Dion Millard and Pam Fuller on 32 plus 8.

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