Fleurieu bowls clubs roll to a halt

Winners: Myponga's Annie Atkinson, Beryl Magor, Chris and Ericia Hutchinson took out PEBC's Ladies Day.
Winners: Myponga's Annie Atkinson, Beryl Magor, Chris and Ericia Hutchinson took out PEBC's Ladies Day.

With the rapidly escalating Covid-19 pandemic closing down sports, social events and businesses, the effects are being felt at Fleurieu bowling clubs who have been forced to shut down competitions.

Unfortunately, in a big hit, this meant last week's Pennant grand finals were cancelled, in a sad moment for the clubs and teams who had worked hard to get into winning positions.

While this means The Times will have no bowls action to report on in the near future, the Port Elliot Bowling Club managed to get a final round in on Monday and submit the following report:

The Ladies Seafood Day held on Monday, was a great success as usual, with all rinks filled with players from metro and country regions. Winners were the Myponga team of Chris and Erica Hutchinson, Beryl Magor and Annie Atkinson. Runners up were Myra Wohling's team from McLaren Vale, and third were Andrea William's composite Hope Valley side.

From Tuesday, bowls went into rapid decline, with the Super Pairs final and Pennant finals cancelled. Port Elliot had two sides qualified for finals who unfortunately missed out on playing. The club's Monday skills sessions and all bowling programs are now postponed until further notice. It is hoped to commence winter bowls matches the first week of May.