Monday, October 26 started with fine weather, blue skies with little wind for the President's invitation fours. As the day wore on it turned cooler as the wind picked up. Players from across the Fleurieu and Adelaide suburbs helped boost the number of teams participating to 28, including Brighton, Glenelg, Encounter Bay, McLaren Vale, Port Elliot, Milang, Strathalbyn, Victor Harbor, Yankalilla and Goolwa. The winning team was Glenelg, comprising of Bruce Hall, Rob Tiver, Bruce Dunstan and John Smith.
Wednesday, October 28 was the popular "triple 8s" competition, with 36 teams filling the three greens. Visitors came from Victor Harbor, Port Elliot, Strathalbyn, Encounter Bay, Spalding and Goolwa. Winners on A Green were the pairing of M McCardle and J Garvin, on B Green it was B Martin and A Boguzz, and on C Green was T Hunter and Kym Kotz.
Thursday, October 29 was pennants, and a reasonably good day for the Goolwa sides. Div 1 was home to Yankalilla and completed a clean sweep for 12 points. Div 2 was home to McLaren Vale and one rink prevented another clean sweep, resulting in 10 points. Div 3 was also home to McLaren Vale; one team had a huge win and the other a huge loss, resulting in an overall loss by 4 shots for only 2 points.
Thursday, October 29 was the Night Owls competition, with Twilights on the greens at 5pm and the Night Owls at 7pm. Current leaders for the Twilights are Hot Wheels narrowly ahead on percentage from Lakeside Misfits, with He Be Gee Bees close behind by 0.06%. In Night Owls, Triple M's are ahead by 0.7% from X Files, with Northenders a further 0.7% behind.
Saturday, October 31 was the fourth round of OG Pennants. Goolwa Div 1 black side hosted Victor Harbor Blue resulting in two wins, 4 points, but not the overall result. Div 1 white was away to Victor Harbor White returning with 2 points. Div 2 was away to McLaren Vale returning with 2 points. Div 3 black hosted Victor Harbor picking up 8 points. Div 3 white hosted Strathalbyn Red and after having their heads in front on two rinks, they went down on both, with the other rink fighting back to pick up one point on the last end. Div 5 was home to Clarendon with two rinks playing well enough for 10 points. Div 6 were at Victor Harbor and won by 1 shot for 8 points.
Saturday social competition was a game of 4s, with the winning team being R McDougal, D Krebbekx, L Dimitri and A Wright. Winners of the second game were L Hughes, G McCracken, P Allen and J Lowrey.
Bay 1000 was played in lovely conditions. The winners of Div 1 were the Defibrillators - Ian Fuller, Greg Pearson and Rod Jarvis on 57 plus 19. Second were The Three Hals on 56 plus 22, and third were the Thunderbolts on 55 plus 23. Winners of Losers were the 3 Amigos.
In Div 2 the Stagers - Geoff Smith, Barry Zarnic and Paul Horner - won on 56 plus 12. Second were the Hatters on 56 plus 11, and third were the 3 Jacks on 55 plus 20. Winners of Losers were Norman Pearl, Wayne Harman and David Preedy
Men's Monthly Triples had a good turn out, with teams from Port Elliot, Victor Harbor and Myponga welcomed. Winners were Glenn Mann, Barry Hamilton and Ian Riches on 57 plus 17. Second were Roger Watt, Darryl Carr and Don Best on 55 plus 11, and third were Max Davey, Max Gray and J Rosenberg on 54 plus 13. Winners of Losers were Paul Sparre, Frank Bayley and Bruce Williams.
Our third session of Night Owls was well supported. Two of the strongest teams clashed with A Night on the Green victorious over Scotch on the Rocks, doing well on the rink and in the raffle. The Hooters are at the top in Div 2 and The McCracken Maulers lead in Div 3.
Bay 3s played in windy but sunny conditions on Thursday. The winners were Mario Bimbi, Warren Watkins and David Pearl on 32 plus 13. Second were Geoff Watkins, Rob Reed and Alan Pearce on 32 plus 11.
Thursday Pennants was played in wind but avoided forecast rain. Div 1 played at home against Victor Harbor and won 77-55, gaining 10 points to be first on the ladder. June Halstead and Heather Cochrane and their teams had good wins. Div 2 played away at Milang and lost 40-60, gaining 2 points for Dot Birt's team's win.
EBBC Men's 100 Up - Final score 99 to 101 on last end. Well done to winner Frank Bayley and runner-up Leo Staak on a fantastic game.
In Saturday Pennants, Div 4 was the success story, gaining 12 points for their win over Port Elliot with a score of 76-40. Div 1 went down to Strathalbyn at Strath, 52-79, gaining 1 point. Div 2 Gold lost to Willunga at home, 45-71. Heather Cochrane and June Halstead and their teams had close games. Div 2 Blue lost to Myponga at Myponga, 39-68. Div 5 lost to Victor Harbor, 42-67, gaining 2 points. Geoff Watkins and his team were successful in a close contest.
Saturday Social Bowls was won by Roger Hutchinson, Wayne Harman and Takami Milne, 32 plus 18. Second were Charlie Norman, John Guy and David Preedy on 31 plus 11.
Pennant Bowls, October 31
Div 1: Defeated Yankalilla 56-49. J Gamble 24-17, P Cullen 21-9, I McLeod 11-23. A closely fought match with Port Elliot sitting at third on the ladder overall.
Div 2: At home, winners over Langhorne Creek, 77-46. K Weeks 30-13, D Wright 19-16, R Wattison 28-17. Sitting fifth on the ladder.
Div 3: Defeated McLaren Vale at Port Elliot, 83-55. H Taylor 26-13, A Faull 22-20, E Taylor 35-22. Brought home 12 points and are now second on the ladder.
Div 4: Lost to Encounter Bay, 40-76, at Port Elliot. I Love 15-22, B Trowbridge 14-25, L Trenerry 11-29. Encounter Bay took 12 points. Now eighth on the ladder.
Div 5: Won at Langhorne Creek, 57-53. G Trenerry 23-11, S Taylor 19-22, T Gunnell 15-20. A good win by Graham Trenerry's team carried the other two close matches.
Women's Pennants, October 29
Div 1: Defeated Willunga at Willunga, 66-45. H Edwards 20-14, A Faull 25-11, H Taylor 21-20. Brought home 12 points and are now sitting third.
Div 2: Soundly defeated by Victor Harbor, 47-80. D Price 11-23, M Mellor 22-23, L Trenerry 14-34. Played under wild windy conditions. Port Elliot now sitting eighth.
Div 3: Port Elliot was defeated, 45-37. L Wenman 18-18, I Hurren 19-27. Port Elliot eighth.
Port Elliot is running a competition, Rink Of The Week. This week's winners: Round 1. P Cullen, C Jones, W Reynolds, B May (plus 24). Round 2. H Taylor, G Osborne, B Henry, K Cammack (plus 29). Round 3. D Wright, D Clohessy, T Wilson, M Price (plus 23). Round 4. K Weeks, J Lind, D Gifford, E. Love (plus 17).
On Monday, October 24 teams of women from 12 clubs gritted their teeth in a bracing southerly gale and competed for Vice President Jenny Todd's Skins Day. Two teams took out the most in prize money ($180 each): Pam Bakker, Jenny Collett, Josie Hughes and Gaynor Staak from Encounter Bay, and Bronwen Mullen, Connie McArdle, Oksana Elf and Sandra Nash from Victor Harbor.
Crack-the-Jack was played on Tuesday with the best 3-game winners being the combination of Dellaert/Wylie, followed by Thatcher/Wilson and Kelly/Ness.
22 teams attended Night Owls with McCracken Maulers just edging out Spares on a count back. Third went to Granite one shot behind.
Thursday Ladies Pennants produced a mixed result for Victor. Div 1 played Encounter Bay away and scored 2 points courtesy of a good win to Sue Wilkins rink. Div 2 was home to Port Elliot and powered to a 33 shot win with all rinks up. They are sitting top. Div 3 also played Port Elliot at home and scored 9 points with a win to Jan Pippos and a draw to Helen Anderson.
The Super Triples on Thursday resulted in a good win to Allan Parkyn, Danny Wreford and Mike Trow one point ahead of Seby Consalvo, Bob May and John Garvie, with Ray Fry, Allan Desfontaines and Greg Reid third.
Saturday Pennant saw 4 teams up and two down overall for the Sea Eagles. Div 1 Blue played Goolwa Black away and scored 8 points due to some excellent bowling in Mick Hallion's rink and a 1 shot loss to Len Basford. Div 1 White was at home to Goolwa White and had an 18 shot win with Dale Speck's rink 22 shots up (including an 8), and a win to John Brown. Div 2 travelled to Clarendon and lost their way. Div 3 was away to Goolwa and scored 4 points due to narrow wins to Lofty Glatz and Ian Sellars. Div 5 played Encounter Bay away and had a 25 shot win with both the rinks of Leith Davies and Jeff Hollitt well up. Div 6 played Goolwa at home and had a narrow 1 shot loss with a good win to John Read.
At Social Bowls there were three two-game winners. First place was Mike Trow, second was Jen Suggate and third was Katherine Middleton. Social bowls are played at 12noon on Saturday and all are welcome. Call into the clubrooms to put your name down or phone the club between 9am and 10am on the day of play. Bowls are available from the club.