Busy bowlers hit the region's greens

Port Elliot Bowling Club

Michael Wenman, Gerry Malone and Barry Newman enjoyed playing bowls in super spring-like weather and were winners of Port Elliot Bowling Club's Saturday Triples.

Michael Wenman, Gerry Malone and Barry Newman enjoyed playing bowls in super spring-like weather and were winners of Port Elliot Bowling Club's Saturday Triples.

Sunshine encouraged players to Port Elliot's bowling greens, with swelling numbers this week.

Monday Pairs was won by Ken Weeks and Ian Herron. Runners-up were Jim Garvie and Phil Hollow. Winner of Losers were Daryl Hammett (Victor Harbor) and Michael Wenman.

On Wednesday there were 13 rinks of players for Scroungers, including visitors from Victor Harbor and Goolwa.

Winner of Winners was Nick Adnett (23). Winner of 2nds was Peter Caldicott (28) and winner of 3rds was Margaret Malone (25).

To round the day off, players enjoyed a scrumptious Devonshire tea, courtesy of Brigitte Day, Pearl York and Kaye Cammack.

Saturday was an interesting day for playing triples; it was a bright day but there was a strong off-land wind sending bowls off-course - such was the popular excuse.

However, after lunch break the wind dropped, the temperature soared, jackets were shed and games finished in near-perfect conditions.

Winners of the day were Gerry Malone, who is currently bowling superbly, Mike Wenman and Barry Newman for the second consecutive week.

Runners-up were Ron Gebert, Peter Cullen, Jim Gamble, and winners of losers were Don Gifford, Ken Weeks, Ian Herron.

Players wishing to play Winter Bowls at Port Elliot should add their names to the list on the outside noticeboard, or phone the club 8554 2317 (answering machine).

Monday Pairs commences at 10.30am (includes soup lunch) and is $10.

Wednesday Scroungers commences at 10am until about 12.30pm, and is $5. Ph. Dorothy 0414 666 030.

Saturday Triples commences at 10.30am and is $10, including a pie/pasty lunch.

Encounter Bay Bowling Club

56 bowlers took to the greens for another great day of bowls.

The winner of Presidents Pairs were Leigh Philp and Paul Sparre on 31 plus 20.

Second place were Andy Lee and Wally Humphrys on 32 plus 13, and third were Bruce and Helen Williams on 31 plus 11.

The club continues to have a great roll up of bowlers for its social games

50 players were happy to be on the greens in such perfect weather for the second lot of games.

The winners of the day were Charlie Norman, Lyn Todd and Ian Farrows with 32 plus 27.

Second place were Des Parsons and Wayne Harman on 32 plus 13, and third were Ian Riches and Pat Clingan on 32 plus 11.

On the third day of social bowls, 58 bowlers enjoyed 18 ends on the green is beautiful sunny conditions.

Winners were Doug Pudney, Jim Taylor and Jill Cunningham with 33+7. Runners-up were Barrey Niven, Tony Brookson and David Furner with 31+18, and third were Wally Humphrys, Jill Horner and Dorothy Jarvis with 31+10.

Goolwa Bowling Club

The weather seems to be very much on the improve which has drawn more players out wanting to bowl, thus causing the club toturn away one or two players on odd days of competitions, as the greens were already full.

It is vitally important for players to get their name/team in early to avoid a disappointment.

On Tuesday, July 28 was once again a Pairs "Pie floater" day with visitors joining Goolwa members for a game of popular triple eights.

The winning pair was Geoff Wood and Bob Kraft just getting over the line from Ron Pope and John Brown.

Winners of the second game were the pairing of Rinus Spaan and Garry Fox.

Wednesday, July 29 was another pairs day, and once again there was a good turnout of members and visitors, for two games of thirteen ends.

Results on the day showed that the scoring was very close, with the winning pair being Roger Hansen and John Lynch, on countback from Bob Weir and Maggie Sharplin.

The second game winners were (once again in the money) Ted Ozols and Frank Gibbons.

Saturday, August 1 was Open (drawn) three Bowls, Triples day, and a good weather forecast of a 19-degree high drew many bowlers out in to the sunshine, some for the first time this Winter.

Over 60 bowlers, members and visitors, took part in two games of 13 ends.

Winners on count back were the team of Roger Hansen, Lynton Jacquier and Peter Ratcliffe from John Anderson, Bob Weir and Kym Richardson.

Winners of the second game were Dennis Lloyd, Nigel Creaser and John Brown.

On a much sadder note, during the half time break all members and visitors stood in one minute silence in honour of sudden passing of a highly-respected and hard-working member of the club in Isobel Hallion, who passed away in the early hours of August 1, after a short illness.

Victor Harbor Bowling Club

A total of 110 bowlers enjoyed perfect weather on Thursday and Saturday for their two games of triples or pairs.

On Thursday there were eight two-game winners with Kevin East, Brian Shepherd and Des Manuel finishing third.

A pairs combination filled second with Mike Smoker combining with Cheryle Munn to finish on a score of 56+13.

The strong combination of Fred Kelly, Gary Hancock and Graham Wilson won the day with a big score of 58+20.

Fred Kelly repeated the win on Saturday with Trevor Simpson and Ghyslain Dellaert to just edge out by half a point the trio of Royce Munn and the over 90 brigade of Bob Vowles and Norm Ginn.

Nigel Hewitt enjoyed a chance to skip to finish in third with Ebba Ness and John Manifold.

Greg Middleton's team were the fourth two game winner for the day.

The club is celebrating their volunteers' contributions with a special morning tea on August 6 and will combine the event with the birthday of club and RSL legend, Norm Ginn who will celebrate his 97th birthday.

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