It was perfect weather for last week's Bay 1000 sponsored by Telstra Victor Harbor, represented by Amy Frayne. The winners of Div 1 were Eldorado - Charlie Norman, Will Hayles and Marlene Richman on 56 plus 21. Second were the Defibrillators - Ian Fuller, Ian Dix and Greg Pearson on 56 plus 11 and third were the Bakery Bandits - Malcolm Putland, Peter Maxwell and Gary Cooper on 55 plus 11. WOL were The Trifectas - Graham Taylor, Ian Herron and Andy Seymour.
Winners of Div 2 were the Hatters - John Hewitt, Pat O'Connell and Jim Taylor on 56 plus 18. Second were Bushmates - Kevin Fuller, Ian and Sue Riches on 55 plus 13 and third were The Three Hals - Merv Fisher, Josie Hughes and Jill Horner on 54 plus 20. WOL were the Harborites - Graham Rowell, Anne Calvert and Sandy Berg.
The Ladies Monthly Triples were sponsored by Chit Chat Newsagents represented by Joan Mann. The winners were Frances Steele, Pam Bakker and Ann Pearl on 55.5 plus 20. Second were Sandra Hacker, Joan Fogarty and Bev Bowyer on 55.5 plus 16 and third were Annie Atkinson, Val Packe and Chris Hutchinson on 54 plus 7.
Thursday Bay 3's were won by Barry Howard, John Cunningham and Alan Pearce on 31 plus 11. Second were Geoff Watkins, Norman Pearl and Andy Lee on 30 plus 11.
Saturday Open Gender Pennants were played in beautiful weather. Div 1 had an excellent win over Victor Harbor White 55 - 46, gaining 12 premiership points with all games being very closely fought.
Div 2 Gold lost to Langhorne Creek 50 - 60 gaining two points and June Halstead's team had a good win. Div 2 Blue lost to Port Elliott 64 - 67 in a nail biter final end, gaining 2 points. Ian Riches's team were pleased with their score.
Div 4 had a very close win over Clarendon 52 - 51 gaining 10 points. They are fifth on the table. Div 5 lost to Yankallila 43 - 60 and remain fifth on the ladder.
Saturday Social Bowls sponsored by OJ Computers was well attended with 32 bowlers on the greens.
The winners were Barry Zarnic, David Furner and Dion Millard on 31 plus 21. Second were Dave Roberts, Tony Brookson and Jill Cunningham on 30.5 plus 11.
It was close competition at Night Owls last week. Coasters were able to hold off BowlsRUs on the same point score, but a superior shots up enabled them to come out winners last Wednesday evening. As usual, McCracken Maulers were around the mark and finished third.
Tim Swan from Swan's Pharmacy was on hand to award the prizes at Super Triples on Thursday. Run-away winners were Wally Humphrys, Joy Fuller and Ian Price on 59 plus 26. They obviously didn't miss their normal team players who were away. Second place went to Trevor Hunter, Geoff Dutton and Kym Kotz, with a count-back required to separate the next two teams. Stuart Taylor, Paul Sparre and Greg Davis were awarded third place over the unlucky team of Allan Parkyn, Danny Wreford and Ray Watson. WOL were Craig Jacobs, Peter Schmid and Greg Middleton.
In Saturday Pennant, the Sea Eagles had three winners and two losing teams. Div 1 Blue played the second placed Strathalbyn at home and recorded a 7 shot win due in the main, following a 14 shot win to Nik Pippos' rink. Div 1 White were at home to Encounter Bay and lost by 11 shots. Both Mike Hendricks and Peter O'Sullivan were a tad unlucky to lose by the 1 shot.
Div 2 travelled to Goolwa and returned with only 2 points due to a close win to Lyn Thatcher. Div 3 played on the carpet at Port Elliot and were well satisfied with a 13 shot win, with both Lofty Glatz and Ian Sellars well up.
Div 5 continue to play good, consistent bowls and recorded a 26 shot win over Port Elliot at home with all rinks up. Craig Jacobs' rink had an 18 shot win. Finally, Div 6 were away to Milang and suffered an overall loss despite a win to John Read.
In the annual Country Round Robin played at Marion and Lockleys, Victor had five men and four women involved in the Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island Region 7 teams. The men went through the seven matches undefeated and finished top, while the women finished a creditable third overall.
Saturday OG Pennants was another day of mixed fortunes for the club. Div 1 Black, hosted a very determined Yankalilla, picking up all 12 points. Div 1 White were at Willunga, who are very difficult to topple on their home turf and it proved so, with the Goolwa team returning with zero points on the day.
Div 2 hosted Victor Harbor, with one Goolwa team letting the side down to pick up just 10 points.
Div 3 Black had a long drive to Aldinga Bay and were happy to return with 10 points. Div 3 White were not so lucky at Strathalbyn (White), going down overall 60/61 and picking up just 2 points.
Div 5 hosted Myponga and in a one sided affair 88/34, picking up maximum points. Div 6 were at Aldinga Bay and were unable to handle the large green and windy conditions, returning with no points.
With three rounds remaining before the start of the OG finals, there are still a number of sides just out of the top four who could still make it, so things are heating up in the three top divisions.
Ladies Thursday Pennants are now in the finals node, with the first rounds to be played on Thursday, March 4. Div 1 will host Victor Harbor and Div 2 will travel to Victor to play Victor Harbor side. Unfortunately, Div 3 missed out on the finals by one win. Good luck to all the ladies taking part in the upcoming finals.
The long awaited Ladies Xmas 4's took place on Monday February 15, results of which will be in next week's press.
Open Bowls Results, Saturday, February 13:
Division 1: Port Elliot was defeated by McLaren Vale 52 - 62, at home. J Gamble 20-17, I McLeod 21-24, P Cullen 11-21. Port Elliot are sixth on ladder.
Division 4: Port Elliot was defeated by Willunga 43 - 75 at home. T Gunnell 12-32, P Beckett 12-21, L Trenerry 19-22. Port Elliot are sixth on the ladder.
Division 5: Port Elliot was defeated by Victor Harbor 71 - 45 in an away game. D Price 17-24, N Thomas 11-29, S Taylor 17-18. Port Elliot are seventh on the ladder.
Friday Night Teas are served at the Port Elliot Bowls Club, open from 5.30 to 7.00 pm. All welcome. A wide variety to select from the menu.