Great Southern Bowling Association
The gusty conditions played havoc with women's pennants last Thursday. Players found it very difficult to control the direction of their bowls in the windy conditions. A division one game was called off after the minimum number of 39 ends were played, while all other three divisions games were played to completion.
Last season's finalist Victor Harbor, after its loss to Yankalilla, has dropped to fifth position on the Division One premiership table, while Goolwa Black defeated Goolwa White by 2 rinks to 1 and by 2 shots, which puts Goolwa Black 5 points ahead of Port Elliot who defeated Encounter Bay.
The forecast of heavy showers for Saturday fortunately did not eventuate and all six divisions were able to play in milder conditions.
Top team Willunga has dropped to second on the premiership table after being soundly beaten by Encounter Bay by 3 rinks to nil and by 23 shots. In the other upset of the round, Goolwa White thrashed Port Elliot 3 rinks to nil and by 53 shots. It appears Port Elliot made some strategic rink personnel changes which may have come unstuck.
Strathalbyn is gathering momentum with a convincing win over Myponga 3 rinks to nil and by 15 shots, while McLaren Vale playing at home easily defeated Yankalilla by 11 shots. A weakened Victor Harbor team travelled to Goolwa and was able to win one rink by one shot, Goolwa Black won 2 rinks to 1 and by 8 shots.
After seven rounds of Open Gender Pennants, the top four premiership sides are McLaren Vale, Willunga, Goolwa White and Goolwa Black, while only points separate fourth and sixth places.
Round Eight predictions:
Port Elliot home to Myponga: could see the Mudlarks collect their second win of the season.
Yankalilla home to Goolwa White: this will be a very close game, Goolwa White to finish in front.
Victor Harbor home to McLaren Vale: Vale will be too strong for the Sea-Eagles.
Strathalbyn home to Willunga: this game can go either way, but I believe Willunga will learn a lot from their loss last week, Willunga to win.
Goolwa Black home to Encounter Bay: Bay's have been up and down so far this season, not sure whether they are able to string two winning games together. Goolwa black to win a close game.
Port Elliot Bowling Club
Wednesday morning Supa Pairs - November 10
Overall Winners - Ian Sellers and Bill Nash
Overall Runners up - Phil Hollow and Mike Kelly
First Game Winners - Roger Wattison and John Harrigan
Second Game Winners - David Peacock and John Anderson
Wednesday afternoon Supa Pairs - November 10
Overall Winners - Bruce Trenorden and Robin Binney
Overall Runners up - Michael Schumann and Peter Barclay
Second Game Winners - Michael Price and Ralph Pomery
Wednesday morning Supa Pairs - November 17
Overall Winners - Michael Wenman and Ian McLeod
Overall Runners up - Ken Waller and David Heintze
Frist Game Winners - Phil Hollows and Mike Kelly
Second Game Winners - David Peacock and John Anderson
Wednesday afternoon Supa Pairs - November 17
Overall Winners - Lofty Gratz and Peter Downes
Overall Runners up - Frank Bayley and Peter Bevan
First Game Winners Ron Purvis and Ron Gebert
Second Game Winners - Peter Barclay and Michael Schuman
November 20 Pennants
Played at Goolwa, Port Elliot was defeated by Goolwa White, 29/82. Jim Gamble 9/29, Peter Cullen 10/28, Chris Monk 10/25.
Played at home Port Elliot 49 shots to McLaren Vale 60 shots. Barry Trowbridge 14/32, Terry Hogg 16/14, Dennis Wright 19/14.
Port Elliot defeated Milang 68/50, on home turf. Ern Taylor 33/10, Rosie Jacquier 15/20, Trevor Wilson 20/20.
Port Elliot defeated Langhorne Creek 59/55, at Langhorne Creek. Neville Thomas 21/14, Lorraine Fox 16/25, Mike McBride 22/16
Played at Aldinga Bay defeated Port Elliot 65/38, in an away game. Dorothy Price 10/28, Graeme Koch 16/15, Meredith Koch 12/22.
November 18 Women's Pennants
Port Elliot defeated Encounter Bay in away match 83/50. Brigitte Day 25/17, Rosie Jacquier 35/11, Anthea Faull 23/22.
Port Elliot defeated McLaren Vale 67/65, at home. Lynne Trenerry 20/24, Lorraine Fox 29/15, Dorothy Price 18/26.
Port Elliot defeated Yankalilla 43/34 shots, at Port Elliot. Lyn Wenman 25/18, Chris Brindal 18/16.
Encounter Bay Bowling Club
A very busy week of bowls at the Bay, starting with Monday's Prostate Cancer Blue Men's Day. Sally Sara was a guest speaker from the Prostate Cancer Association. Sponsors were Fleurieu Toyota, Skintech and Specsavers. Winners - Wally Humphrys, Phil Cochrane, Geoff Watkins and Jim Taylor. 2nd - Chris Monk, Ken Waller, Jim Gamble and Phil Hollows. 3rd - Neville Trinny, Malcolm McKenzie, Brian Lintorn and John Bates.
Tuesday's South Coast Realty 1000 was cosponsored by Nankeville Conveyancing and Glow Heating Cooling Electrical. Div 1 - 1st - Hook Line and Sinker - David Amber, Ken Jarvis and Greg Pearson. 2nd - 3 Stooges - Vic Lewicki, Gary Hancock and Ken Weeks. 3rd - Yankalilla Bandits - P. Maxwell, M. Putland and D Madden. Div 2 - 1st - Misfits - Dennis Sheldon, John Savage and Stephen Farthing. 2nd - Kelpies - Anne Pearl, John Cunningham and Ian Templeton. 3rd - Bushmates - Sue and Ian Riches and Kevin Fuller.
Night Owls was showery and cold. Div 1 - Merv's Angels def Scotch on the Rocks, Top Dogs def Window Wizards. Div 2 - Phil's Phillies def Owlpacas. Div 3 - Purple Wine Owls gained top place over Great Bowls of Fire. Rink of the week were The Patriots.
Thursday's social was sponsored by Seaside Storage, 1st - Roger Hutchinson, Dion Millard and Damian Bourne. 2nd - Roger Watt and Brian Chigwidden.
Saturday Social was won by Jean Jackson, Brian Liddy and Takami Milne. 2nd - Randall Rabone and Barry Zarnich. Sponsor was Joogeezz Patisserie.
The finals of the Ladies Championship Fours has been played and what a wonderful game of bowls. A very close game with Di Brown, Lyn Todd, Dot Birt and Sue Riches narrowly defeating Yvette Wells, Joy Mundy, Marg Mayfield and Joan Mann.
Victor Harbor Bowling Club
On Tuesday, spectators enjoyed a good quality match in the final of the Women's Championship Fours, where the team of Helen Anderson, Trish Williams, Kay Parkyn and Marie Cannon out-played Lyn Thatcher, Shirley Koch, Annette Speed and Sue Waller.
It was cold and windy for Thursday Ladies Pennant and the results were disappointing for Victor. Div 1 played Yankalilla at home and it was decided that the match would finish after 39 ends due to the conditions. Unfortunately, Victor was down 3 shots despite wins to the rinks of Bronwen Mullen and Shirley Koch. Div 2 Blue struggled against Aldinga away and scored 2 points due to a good win to Joy Fuller's rink. Div 2 White were away to EB and similarly achieved only 2 points with a win to Karen Shelton.
In difficult conditions on Thursday, there were seven 2-game winners in Super Triples sponsored by the RAA. Once again, it was the team of Graham Houston, Ian Fuller and Trevor Neill who weathered the winds the best and had a convincing win. Second went to Peter Ratcliffe, Phil Shillabeer and Colin Guerin, with Bill Nash, Brenton Speed and John Garvie coming in third. WOL were Fred Kelly, Ron Pope and John McNamara.
Only two teams were successful in Saturday Pennant. Div 1 travelled to Goolwa and lost by 8 shots with a narrow win to Ken Waller and a narrow loss to Ken Mableson. Div 2 Blue had a pleasing win at home to Goolwa despite a number of players unavailable. Excellent wins to Lyn Thatcher and Dale Speck and a narrow loss to Max Davies saw the team home by 19 shots. Div 2 White were away to Encounter Bay with Peter Downes achieving a draw and Ian Sellars a narrow loss the only highlights. Div 3 at home to McLaren Vale also had a draw to Bronwen Mullen and a narrow loss to Annette Speed. Div 4 travelled to Willunga and came home with 2 points courtesy of John Florance. John Read had a 1 shot loss. Div 5 Played Goolwa at home with Karen Shelton the only winner. Div 6 drove to Strathalbyn where Perry Phillips had an excellent 18 shot win to get the side home by 12 shots.
The club Christmas Dinner on December 18 is getting closer so book in early. The prizes for the Christmas raffle seem to be growing each day so members are asked to sell their books and return them to the club.