The Border Watch : January 15th 2014
28 BOWLS VITARA URBAN2WD Open gender pennant PORT MacDonnell Red played Mount Gambier RSL at home with the Ron Cox-led team of Des Horrigan, Roma Henderson and Bob Hutchesson having a comfortable 36-9 win over Lee Carr, Nancye Wilson, Mike Kernick and Lyn Chirgwin. Barb Milstead, Robin Bilney, Joy Bilney and Heather Richards had to work hard against Peter Carr, Jane Crowder, Jan Reidel and Rick Chirgwin for their 19-17 victory after being down by seven shots half way through the game. Port MacDonnell Blue took on Millicent Blue which resulted in an overall draw. Night Owls A GOOD turnout of 39 bowlers started off the opening night of the 2014 Night Owls series. The weather threw some doubt over the night but the competition went ahead. Winners of the night were Megan Perryman, Brett Perryman and Adam Wilson followed by the runners-up Garth Collins, Barry Stark and Robin Bilney. Additional teams are still welcome. Teams consist of three players and no experience is necessary. Flat shoes are a must and bowls are available for use. Anyone interested can contact the club on 8738-2023, Val on 0439-102-219 or Jennie on 0418836-877. Women’s championship fours JAN Dowdell, Sharon Perryman, Betty Pannell and Bev Perryman played Elaine Pruis, Carol Schmidt, Barbara Milstead and Jennie Tilley with the Perryman led team advancing to the fi nal. In the other semi-fi nal Jean Fisher, Val Praetz, Joy Bilney and Heather Richards took on Roma Henderson, Lorraine Mackereth, $24,990 DRIVE FROM AWAY Titles decided at the Bay MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP TRIPLES WINNERS: Kel Butler, John Boyle and Reg Gurney. Betty Barrett and Robyn Burley with the Richards team advancing to the grand fi nal. Social bowls J. RAPPARD and L. Murrell sponsored the social bowls on Wednesday. A small fi eld bowled partly due to the women’s fours championship being played. Winners were Peter Skinner and Kim Bigham, with runners-up Ron Kuhl and Barrie Schmidt. Twenty bowlers took part in Saturday’s social bowls with the winners again featuring Kim Bigham, this time teamed with Barbara Milstead. Men’s open fours tournament ON Thursday a very successful tournament was held with 22 teams participating. One game of 15 ends was played before lunch and then two games of 10 ends after lunch. At the completion of the day there was only one three-game winner and three teams with two wins and a draw. The winning team was a combination of Port MacDonnell and Millicent four of Don Doddridge, Eddie Otter, Iain Campbell and Rod Gibbs with 111 points. Second went to the Portland team of Ken Fisher, Ken Wooley, Peter Webster and Barry Huppatz, scoring 97. In fourth position was Ron Ploenges team from RSL on 94 points while in third place was Peter Bruhn, Barrie Schmidt, Ben Tilley and Peter Rutherford on 96. Men’s championship triples THE men’s championship triples saw a solid field of 12 teams compete. Semi-finalists were Kevin Henderson, Ron Cox and skip, Scott Wilson who were victorious over Don Forbes, John Broadbent and Chris Richards to advance to the fi nal. The other semi was played between John Reppin, Peter Reppin and Bob Hutchesson and Reg Gurney, John Boyle and Kel Butler. On the 14th end it looked a sure win to the Hutchesson team with the score 15-11, but as is often the case, the Butler team needing four to draw, scored fi ve shots to win and play the Wilson led team in the fi nal. The Butler trio scored the fi rst end then the Wilson team dead ended the second. The Butler team took the next two ends to be 8-0 before Wilson’s team got on the scorecard. Some excellent bowls were witnessed by the many spectators with the fi nal score 23-10 shots in Butler’s favour. Coming events Today: Open gender pennant. Social bowls at 1pm – names in by 12.30pm. Saturday: Men’s championship pairs at 9am. Social bowls at 1pm. FOURS RUNNERS-UP: Darryl Ranneberg, Paul Kovaleff, Tony Prugo and Bob Cranwell recently claimed the runner up position at Mount Gambier Bowls Club’s championship fours competition. FOURS WINNERS: Ian Von Stanke, Bernie Shepherd, Peria Davis and Daniel Langdon took out the Championship Men’s Fours title on Saturday. Don’t Miss Out! VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au HURRY MAC SUZUKI 635975 44 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent Phone 8733 1461 LMVD 45868 SINGLES CHAMPION: Runner-up Bec Gruar congratulates Marika Heaver who claimed the Women’s Championship Singles title at Mount Gambier Bowls Club. Heaver wins back-to-back titles MEN’S FOURS TOURNAMENT WINNERS: Don Doddridge, Eddie Otter, Iain Campbell and skip Rod Gibbs. MOUNT Gambier Bowls Club hosted its Women’s Championship Singles and Men’s Championship Fours events on Saturday where plenty of bowlers fought hard for a title. The Blue Ribbon women’s event saw warm conditions and it was Bec Gruar who had a solid day on the green. Gruar defeated Cath McCarthy by one shot and then went on to beat Bethne Shepherd and Jo Sykes to earn her a spot in the fi nal. On the other rink Marika Heaver claimed a hard fought win over Beryl Versluis then comfortably defeated Kristy Davis to claim the grand fi nal spot. WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP FOURS WINNERS: Skip, Heather Richards, Joy Bilney, Val Praetz and Jean Fisher. 28 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Heaver got off to a great start against Gruar and played consistently to win the game 25-12 and her back-to-back title. On the other green the Men’s Championship Fours were played in the format of sectional play. The two section winners Daniel Langdon, Peria Davis, Ian Von Stanke and Bernie Shepherd and the team of Daryl Ranneberg, Paul Kovaleff, Bob Cranwell and Tony Prugo went head-to-head in the fi nal. Langdon’s team came out on top after a close game 19-22 stealing the title from Ranneberg’s team. Players are reminded that the men championship singles are to be played on Saturday at 9.30am. Tuesday’s social bowls sponsored by Athol Malseed is once again in progress with bowlers all keen to get points. Last week’s winners were Ron Kuhl and Ross Kilsby and the progressive leader so far is Malcolm Schwartz leading on 83 points with Rick Falliaze close behind on 76 points and Ron Kuhl third on 72 points.
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