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Development bowls gain popularity at Wentworth Bowling Club

This Friday, 25 October at 1:30pm, the second semi-final of the Grace Hare mixed trips competition will be contested between the family team

Wednesday’s promotion and development bowls at Wentworth Bowling Club continues to attract new faces each week, and the bug is biting more and more of these attendees who come back week after week to enjoy the healthy, social activity.

It doesn’t matter what age you are, the game can be enjoyed by anyone who can hold a bowl regardless of their physical ability. Last Wednesday’s winners were Trystan Lassak, Mike Schudel, Barry Smith and Peter Wilkens. Johan Vorster and Maria Cavanagh shared the spoils from the 60/40 board. Those wishing to participate can contact Margaret Walters on 082-961-8538 or be at the Wentworth Bowling Club by 2pm for registration.

Thursday evening’s bowls under lights proved a popular initiative, with a full green of bowlers enjoying relief from the relentless sunshine in the fresh ambience of the evening. The winners of the inaugural event were Spider Williams, Wayne Smith and nine year-old Max Pronk. An open invitation is extended to all newcomers who would like to enjoy the experience while they play alongside seasoned bowlers in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Registration closes at 5:45pm and participants can enjoy an evening meal from Fred’s Kitchen before bowls, or during the break.

Tomasina’s men’s casual bowls played on Friday morning saw another good turnout on the greens and resulted in success for Arnie Harper, Godfrey Addinall and Henry Welgemoed who ended the morning’s play with a plus 16. Five shots behind, in second spot were Kurt Spack, Herbie Roux and Mike Hough. Graham Bransby, Ashley Sharratt and Harvey Simpkins had to settle for the day’s sportsmen’s prize. The meat raffle was won by Brian Smith and Rob de Gouveia, Maria Cavanagh, Errol Pienaar and Russell Fuller all claimed a slice of the winnings from the two 60/40 boards.

This Friday, 25 October at 1:30pm, the second semi-final of the Grace Hare mixed trips competition will be contested between the family team comprising Matt, Kearan and Belinda Lassak and current giant slayers, Llewellyn Scrooby, Vic McCreanor and Ruth Petzer. The winners will face off against Godfrey Addinall, Trystan Lassak and Maree Sadie in the final on Saturday, 26 October at 1:30pm. Maree will be involved in another crucial clash on Friday at 1:30pm when she, and her pairs partner Brian Smith, take on Jay Retief and Brad Claassens in the Roley Taylor pairs final. These games promise some exciting bowls and members are encouraged to get down to the club to support their club mates.

Sunday’s Grand Rapid Spur Big Jim pairs competition clashes with the Springbok’s semi-final against Wales that kicks off at 11am. An executive decision was taken to open the club at 7am to enable play to start an hour early – at 8am, and to reduce the number of ends in each game from 10 to eight; thereby enabling an early end to play and allowing for members to support the Boks. The game will be screened on the big screen in the hall and on the television in the bar. Participants are encouraged to don their green and gold in support of, and in solidarity with our boys in green as they take on the Welsh Dragons.

Joe McNamara and Dirk Venter are both experiencing wellness issues and are wished a smooth journey to recovery and improved health.


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