Bowls wrap-up from around the Fleurieu

NUMBER ONE: The winners of Port Elliot Bowling Club's Saturday competition, Barry Trowbridge and Terry Hogg. Absent: Their teammate Barry Newman.
NUMBER ONE: The winners of Port Elliot Bowling Club's Saturday competition, Barry Trowbridge and Terry Hogg. Absent: Their teammate Barry Newman.

Port Elliot 

Monday pairs had record numbers. Overall winners were Ron Lind and Mike Wenman. Runner-ups: Ken Weeks and Ian Herron. Winners of losers: John Macnamara and Dean Clohessy.

On Wednesday there were 35 players in the Scroungers competition. All sections were close. In the first game a three-person playoff determined the winner (Ron Lind/visitor from Murray Bridge Karen Kneebone/Ron Gebert). In the second (finals) game Winner of Winners was Joan Hammet (23). Another playoff, between Joy Caldicott and Graham Trenerry, determined Winner of 2nds, with Joy first with 23 shots. Winner of 3rds was Brigitte Day (31).

Saturday brought out strong teams. Winners were Barry Newman/Barry Trowbridge/Terry Hogg. Runner-ups: Peter Cullen/Jim Gamble/Ron Gebert. Winner of losers: Cheryl Owen/Winston Syson/Tony Gunnell.

Players wishing to play should add their names to the list on the outside noticeboard, or phone 8554 2317. Monday pairs is at 10.30am (includes soup lunch) for $10. Wednesday Scroungers is at 10am to about 12.30pm for $5. Saturday triples is at 10.30am includes pie/pasty lunch for $10. Ph: Dorothy 0414 666 030. Members note: 2019 presentations are in the club room on August 4 at 6pm, with 2019 AGM at 7pm, including election of Chairmen of Selectors. Members encouraged to attend.

Victor Harbor 

Oksana Elf played her first game for months and showed she had not lost any form. She combined with Doug Baker from Robe and Peter Manuel to win on Thursday.

On Saturday there were four two-game winners. Fred Kelly and Wayne Lynn just missed out on the big prizes. The battle for top position on the day was a tight affair with John Florance, John Read and Peter Manuel winning with a score of 57+18. This was good enough to push Seby Consalvo, Di Smith and Eileen Wreford into second with a score of 57+17.

All social bowlers are welcome. Ring the club on 8552 1380 on the morning of play.


Greens were full every day.

Tuesday, July 21 was a Goolwa Foodland-sponsored "Pie floater" day with visitors joining Goolwa members for a game of triple eights, with the winning pair being, on count back, Peter Ratcliffe and M Price from Ted Ozols and Frank Gibbons. Winners of the second game were Kevin Weeks and Rob Kaplan.

Wednesday, July 22 was another pairs day, sponsored by Gary Fox, with another good turnout for two games of 13 ends. Results were close, with the winning pair being Ted Ozols and Frank Gibbons from Dan Krebbekx and Gary Fox, with second game winners being M Trapenznik and Lou Dimitri.

Saturday, July 25 was Open (drawn) three bowls, triples day. Many bowlers were drawn into the sunshine, some for the first time this winter. Over 60 bowlers, members and visitors, some from as far away as Mount Gambier, took part in two games of 13 ends. Winners were the team of David Evans, Ugene Bourne and Geoff Dutton from (on count back) Glen Best, Des From and Betty Dutton. Winners of the second game were Gary Fox, Gerry Roberts and Ted Ozols.

Anyone wanting to bowl on any day must get their name in early, as spaces are limited due to distancing rules for each green. Single entries or team entry applies for Tuesday and Wednesday and single entry only for Saturday.

Encounter Bay 

Tuesday's President's Pairs was sponsored by Beaumont Tiles. The winners were Chris Price and Doug Pudney on 33+14; 2nd were Brian Hissey and Alan Des Fontaine on 31+12; 3rd were Max Gray and Charlie Norman on 31+9.

54 bowlers played in the Thursday Social Bowls, sponsored by Victor Harbor 4WD Centre. The winners were Geoff Berg, Barry Howard and Darryl Carr on 35+30. 2nd were John Hewitt, Liz Warner and Anne Pearl on 33+13; 3rd were Frank Bayley, Colin Sweeney and Susan Alsford on 32+9. Members celebrated Alan Pearce's 90th birthday with him.

60 bowlers played in the Saturday Socials. The winners were Leo Staak, Ian Dix and Ann Calvert on 34+22; 2nd were Geoff Berg, Ian Templeton and Mary Jarvis on 33+20; 3rd were Charlie Norman, Tony Brookson and Wayne Harman on 32+20. Sponsor was South Coast Windows and Doors.