Bowls reports from across the Fleurieu


Everyone knew the fine weather was never going to last, not this time of the year anyway.

It proved to be so this week; after starting the week with sunny skies, we finished with a typical winter day on Saturday. Hopefully there should be more fine days to come.

Tuesday, August 4, was once again a Pairs "Pie floater" day with visitors from Victor Harbor, Port Elliot, Langhorne Creek, Strathalbyn, Marion, Milang and Tranmere joining Goolwa members for a game of popular triple eights.

The winning pair was Barry Martin and Greg Perkins, just getting over the line from Roger Hansen and Mal Borlase. Winners of the second game were the pairing of Danny Wreford and Gary Hancock.

Wednesday, August 5 was another pairs day, under a cloudless sky, and once again a good turnout of members and visitors on three greens, for two games of 13 ends.

Scoring was very close; the winning pair was John Brown and Glenda Brown on count back from Pat Willats and Ant Taylor, with second game winners being Jan Jaenisch and Helen Harris.

Saturday, August 8 was Open (drawn) three bowls, triples day.

Unfortunately, due to the weather turning wet and wintry, a third of the nominated field pulled out on the day.

As a result it ended up being a drawn pairs day for the remaining 40-odd players.

The winning pair was president Rick Morriss and Helen Harris from John Doyle and Roger Hansen. Winners of the second game were Les Hughes and Randall Marsh.

Anyone wishing to bowl must book or risk missing out. Book on the sheet or phone the club (answering machine) on 8555 2545.


A change in weather to return to wintry conditions resulted in fewer bowlers for the social games last week.

The competition was still hot with close games on Thursday.

Kevin Lewis combined with Bronwen Mullen and John Williams to bowl consistently in both games to record a winning score of 56+23.

They edged out Peter Downes, Bob Vowles and Ian Price who were runners up on 54+14.

On Saturday the brave-hearted played pairs with Reata Winn-Tapscott and Chris Sutton being the only two-game winner for the day.

They showed a clean pair of heels to the other players with a score of 55+19.

The highlight of the week was the Volunteers' Morning Tea attended by 70 members.

The gathering celebrated the achievements of volunteers in the club as well as helping club veteran Norm Ginn celebrate his 97th birthday.

Coincidently, club stalwart Nik Pippos celebrated his birthday on the same day.

The morning tea was sponsored by the Victor Harbor City Council and was represented by Councillor Carol Schofield.


Monday Pairs: Overall winners Roger Wattison, Merv McArdle. R/up Brigitte Day/Anthea Faull. Winner of losers, Lynne Trenerry/Kaye Cammack.

The Wednesday Scroungers were fortunate in scoring great weather, and 36 players competed.

Darryl Hammat claimed Winner of Winners (26 shots). Kym McRostie Winner of 2nds, (29), and Brigitte Day Winner of 3rds (27).

Saturday Pairs: Winners of Winners Barry Newman , Kym McRostie, Squizzy Taylor. Winners of losers: Phil Beckett, Henk Kortekaas, Terry Hogg.

Tuesday brought belated presentation of 2019 trophies and the 2019 AGM, having been postponed due to COVID-19.

Trophies were awarded to:

Ladies singles champion: Jan Lind. Runner-up: Lyn Mole, who was also joint winner of ladies pairs with Eileen Love and runner-up ladies fours

Ladies fours: Lynne Trenerry, Kaye Cammack, Joy Caldicott and Jill McLeod

Ladies triples: Jan Lind, Margaret Malone and Anthea Faull

Ladies plate: Bridgitte Day

Men's singles champion: Chris Monk. Runner-up: John Deal

Men's pairs champions: Jimmy Gamble/Chris Monk. Runner-up: Michael Newman and Ian McLeod

Men's fours: Phil Hollow, Jimmy Gamble, Wayne Reynolds, Chris Monk. Runners-up: Terry Hogg, John Deal, Jim Schofield, Ron Lind

Retiring president Maryanne McGill presided over the AGM and gave an Annual Report packed with successful 2019 activity, and the treasurer's report confirmed a financially good year.

All good, since the current season, together with related financial gain, was curtailed in early March 2020 due to coronavirus restrictions.

A highlight of the meeting was the announcement of Life Membership awarded to Elmore Schumacher.

Elmore has taken an active interest in greens management since he moved to Port Elliot several years ago, and has been the Greens Manager for about 10 years during which he has overseen installation of two new greens.

Over his watch you could visit PEBC any morning around 7am and find Elmore inspecting and checking all is well and ready for the day's play.

Elmore has now handed this big responsibility to Michael Yeoman but no doubt he will still be there to "advise".

Four members of the Board retired with completed terms: Maryanne McGill, Elmore Schumacher, Peter Barclay, and Dorothy Price.

Phil Hollow presided over election of new Board as follows: president Don Gifford, vice men's president John Deal, new Board members Michael Schuman, Trevor Wilson to join ongoing members vice president Libby Henschke, treasurer Phil Beckett, secretary Kaye Cammack, greens manager Michael Yeoman, and social manager Lynn Wenman.

New president Don Gifford took the chair and reported on outcomes from the recent GSBA meeting.

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 10.30am (includes soup lunch) $10. Wednesday Scroungers commences 10am -concludes approx. 12.30pm. $5. Ph. Dorothy 0414 666 030. Saturday Triples commences 10.30am $10 includes pie/pasty lunch.


The wind lessened and the sun shone for the President's Pairs and visitors were welcomed from Myponga, with 56 players enjoying the day.

Winners were Brian Hissey and Brian Chigwidden on 33+12. Second on 33+11 were Liz and Ian Warner. Third were Chris Price and Doug Pudney on 32+21.

Despite the cold, 46 braved the icy conditions for Thursday's Socials.

Winners were Roger Watt, Helen Williams and Charlie Norman on 34+2. Second on 32+1 were Greg Pearson, Jill Horner and Jill Cunningham. Third with 31+12 were Barry Niven, Roger Hutchinson and Dave Roberts.

Saturday only 16 players were on the green, with very cold weather.

The day was won by Barry Zarnic and Roger Hutchinson on 31+1. Second on 29+10 were Charlie Norman and Alan Pearce