18 Talk of the Town ADVERTISING / NEWSDESK: (046) 624 4356 Find us on Facebook March22, 2018 Kenton Bowling Club LAST week started off with a bang! The finals of this year’s Kenton Business League were a real clash of the Titans. The two strongest teams throughout the competition – Kenton Marina and Dias Insure – went head-to-head to determine the champions. After 12 ends that were still at peels, it was anybody’s match to win when the 14, and final end commenced. Unfortunately for Dias Insure, the three shots required was just too much and the ladies of Kenton Marina were crowned the champions. In an effort to bring some colour onto the greens, the teams were encouraged to wear their sponsor’s colours and to display their advertising. To add to the motivation, a parallel competition was run for the duration of the league to find the most-appropriately dressed team. Most teams entered into the spirit of it and company banners, bright T-shirts and other paraphernalia added to the colourful spectacle on the greens. The final winners were once again Kenton Marina who added a dash of femininity to their sporting gear by wearing flowers in their hair. Overall, the league was a great success and the record 16 teams all vowed to return next year. An added bonus was that the club has welcomed six new social members. Some of the new members are also keen to take up bowling as a sport and will soon convert to full members. The rain put paid to the monthly Friday Personal Trust Trips and steak evening. Although the rain had stopped by 2pm, the greens were too soaked to allow play. Personal Tr u st ’s Mark Gibbs and Carl Vermeulen had travelled all the way to join us for the afternoon and evening. They enjoyed meeting our members during the social later that evening. We will use the prize money set aside for the trips for another occasion. The attendance draw jackpot is on the rise again! As a result of Ann Crewe-Brown forfeiting the R600 for not being present BOWLSBANTER ... what’s happening WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS: The winners of the Kenton Business League, from left, Colleen Crossland, Lynn West, Mo Marsay, Trish Barwick and Sheila Walker. Linda Walker was absent when her name was drawn, Fr i d ay ’s draw will be for R700. Remember, if you’re not there, your wallet will stay bare! On Saturday two of our teams travelled to Grahamstown to participate in the Albany GBS. West y’s Personal Trust Team (Rodney Austin, Carl Vermeulen and Pippa Swift) managed a credible fourth place. Brian Aldag’s team finished further down the field. The first rounds of the Eastern Areas Men’s (EA) 1st and 2nd Leagues were held at our club last Sunday. Thirty-two teams took to the greens in an attempt to obtain a good start to the League season. Albany, the defending champions certainly succeeded and are leading both the 1st and 2nd Leagues. Our 1st League side started off tentatively losing both games in the morning. Their recovery in the afternoon was not sufficient to lift them off the bottom rung of the ladder. Our 2nd League side fared much better by winning one game in the morning and narrowly losing one game in the afternoon. They currently hold second position behind Albany. Events (March22-29): 24 - EA Mixed Pairs, 25 - EA Mixed Pairs. Duties (March 26-31): Bar - The Rules, Tabs - Lottie Brink. Kowie Bowling Club What happened on Sunday can only be described as “The Great Escape”. Playing against Grahamstown in the first round of the EA Men's “A” league our two teams pulled off a coup when contemplating a rather ignominious defeat. In the morning honours were even. Jacques Krige's team won and Steven Minnaar’s team lost by enough for us to concede the bonus point. In the afternoon, Jacques was 13-5 up only to fritter it away to a 17-16 deficit close to the 18th end. Steven, meanwhile, had steadily conceded points to be 10 shots down midway in the game. Both rallied to be just on the positive side playing the last. Steve sealed it by trailing the jack for a 4 with his last bowl while Jacques saw the opposition lying 5 and game when he had to play. Delivering probably the best shot of the day he got second shot and game. Our “B” league teams, playing against Kenton, ended in the middle with Eric Kent's team winning both and Mike Tomlinson's team losing both. Tuesday's Spar voucher competition yielded mixed results. Many of the games were separated by only one point but then Keith Kolesky, Brian Burger, and Des Kahn ran riot towards the end of their game and ended with an obscene 8 plus 17. On Wednesday we welcomed the EP Greens Committee on their annual visit to inspect our greens. It has been heavy weather for our greens recently so they could probably have been excused if they showed some wear. The men's senior singles was a story of two phases with Mike Tomlinson initially building up a substantial lead against Jacques Krige and then the rain came and Jacque not only came abreast of Mike but continued to pull away and win the Men's Senior Singles – well done Jacques. The Ladies’ Singles appears to be jinxed by the weather which also put paid to the Night Bowls on Friday. In the 1990s we had Boet and Swaer to entertain us with their verbal exchanges. Now, 20 years later we have Mutt and Jeff at the club, These two gentlemen are our “Mr Fix-its” and are often seen inside and outside the clubhouse fixing things. Their more recent efforts being putting shade-shelters over some of our benches – sincerely appreciated by the members. It is, however, the discourse between them which is worthy of anything said by “Boet and Swaer”. When called upon to plan a job this contemplative phase might be very protracted – akin to a “volkskongres – a potpourri of genuine information and nonsense. As the work goes on, we are treated to a series of anecdotes of past experiences going back many years and on completion we would listen to advice reminiscent of Polonius' “c h at ” with Laertes (Hamlet). To Bob Ford and Ronnie Smith, our sincere thanks for what you are doing for the club and please provide seats for when you do the next benches so that more members can hear these little verbal gems. With four teams playing in the Albany GBS our field on Saturday was surprisingly large. Jonine MacFarlane, Bugs Wilmot and Des Kahn will be enjoying a meal at Ocean Basket. Duties for next week, March 26: Tony Brown – Rolling, Stan Richter and Dave Tyrell – Marking, Lynn Kolesky – Ta b s , Dave and Marge Thomas – B a r. 28 Main Street - Tel: 046 624 1125 Email: email@example.com 4 Pick n Pay Night Bowls Competition LAST Friday was supposed to be round four of the Night Bowls Tournament but due to weather conditions and 50mm of rain on Thursday night, the organisers had to call off the bowls. The weather did clear on Friday afternoon but the greens were very wet and the greenkeeper would not allow play. The proposal is to play a double header tomorrow if all teams agree to it. The idea is to start a little earlier and play two rounds of shortened games in the evening. The start time is 5.30pm. Round four will be a 10-end game, then there will be a break for 30 minutes, after which they will play round five, another 10-end game. The scoring system will be the same as the 15-end games. “All teams and businesses need to be in agreement if we play this system. This would help us to finish the tournament before May [the middle of winter], providing there are no more weather delays,” convenor Mike Tomlinson said. CROQUET CORNER IN the Radue-sponsored tournament, Ellen Wolmarans came first with +12, followed by Phyl Russell with +11 and third was Zola Nodongwe with +9. The consolation prize was awarded to Tersia Wienand. We still need more donations for the prize hampers. Lastly, Colin Barnard celebrates a birthday on the 28th. Have a good one, Colin.
March22, 2018 ADVERTISING / NEWSDESK: (046) 624 4356 Find us on Facebook Talk of the Town 19 Kowie all jacked up for new rugby season FLYING HIGH: The Kowie United rugby team in their colours Coach confident despite defeats to Brumbies LOUISE KNOWLES KOWIE United were once again beaten by the Brumbies of Grahamstown (36-12) in a friendly match at Station Hill stadium last Saturday. Two weeks ago when the two sides played their first friendly, the Brumbies crushed their self-same opponents 88-7. When they met again last Saturday, Kowie United came back stronger and, although they lost the match, the A good day for Rock and Surf THE sixth round of the Claude Pittaway Round Robin sponsored by Hillscapes took place with good surf conditions between Riet River and Kleinemond West r e c e n t l y. A great day was had by all and some good catches were reported. There was a 77% turn out of Port Alfred Rock and Surf club members with a total weight of 99.6kg of fish caught. There were 94 fish caught out of nine species, with a 100% release rate recorded. The prize-giving was handled by Gary du Randt and assisted by Russell Warren. The biggest species recorded as follows: kob – Paul Knight, 3.1kg; JB – Anthony Scheepers, 3.7kg; steenie – Josie Hilliar, 1.7kg; zebra – Faan de Klerk, 0.7kg; black tail – Rod Yendall/Jason Sharrock, 1.0kg; spotted grunter – Wednesday March 14: GBS Mutual Bank Better-Ball Bonus Bogey, with 70 players. Results: 1st: Andy Altson, Gert Strydom +11 2nd: Stuart Dorrington, Russell Dales +11 3rd: Kevin Heny, Ockie Pieterse +10 4th: Dale Wisener, Dennis McElwee +10 Two clubs: 6th: I Moncur, A Small, R Dowding, O Pieterse 8th: B Scarterfield, S Dorrington 11th: D Sinclair, Dave Hawkins Best gross: 76 – Stuart Dorrington, Ian Moncur, Trevor Taylor Best nett: 66 – Gert Strydom Nearest the pins: Debonairs Pizza – 6th: Andries Small Thymes 2 Catering – 8th: Juan Pretorius The Wharf Street Brew Pub – 11th: Derek Sinclair Trellidor – 13th: John Crandon Wimpy Longest Drive – #14th: Ockie Pieterse Kingsley Beverages, Nearest the pin for two on the first: Geoff Bladen Saturday March 17: Nemato Tops Better Ball Medal, with 68 players. Results: 1st: Margie Segers, Wendy Counihan - 65 2nd: Dave Painting, Marius Lombard - 65 3rd: Ockie Pieterse, Charlie Poulton – 66 4th: Cliff Roberts, Kevin Lee – 66 Two clubs: 9th: Bobbie McGarvie 12th: Dave Painting 14th: Leon Nell, Meekah de Sousa Best gross: 74 – Ian Moncur, Dave Pa i n t i n g Best nett: 68 – Alan Corrans Nearest the pins: Mooifontein Quarry – 12th: Heinz Czepluch THE Om die Dam 56km, 21km and 10km race around Hartebeestpoort Dam east of Pretoria was held last weekend. It is the biggest ultra marathon in the Gauteng area and attracts close to 10 000 runners. Carol Nepgen walked the 21km in two hours 54 minutes and Jean the 10km in 1:56. They also competed in the K Way Gallopers race where Carol did the 10km in 1:59 and Jean the 10km in 55 minutes. Well done to Pauline Weed on completing her 100th parkrun and to young Rebecca Nelson on receiving her certificate for her 10th parkrun. Leonard Bodill, 1.2kg; Cape stumpnose – Mark Pote, 0.6kg; klipvis – Karen Kemp, 0.4kg. The top International Game Fishing Association teams are as follows: first – Team 11, the GT’s with Nial Borland as captain – 229 points; second – Team 3, the Mcnabs with Paul Knight as captain – 201 points; third – Team 5, Lost Seamen with captain Gary Du Randt – 186 points; fourth – Team 12, Barracudas with Mark Pote as captain – 174 points. The heaviest fish caught and released was caught by Anthony Scheepers, 3.7kg, which was a very big JB. The best junior was Joshua de Vos catching fish to the weight of 1.3kg. The best lady angler was Melissa du Randt, catching 9kg of fish. The catch of the day, sponsored by the Auto Smart Body Shop – 14th: Meekah de Sousa Sibuya Game Reserve – 7th: Kevin Lee The Wharf Street Brew Pub – 9th: Bobby McGarvie Royal St Andrews – Nearest the pin for two on the first Meekah de Sousa 1820s GOLF Monday March 12: 28 players in excellent weather. Winners on 39: Peter Rinaldi, Ted Baines, Patrick O’Kelly, Rick Hill. Moosehead on 44: Mick Reid, John Heather, Andy Simpson, Eugene Erasmus. Good scores: 49 – Lionel Timm, Roy Pople, Dale Wisener, Louis van der Walt, 48 - Stan Weyer, Nic van der Merwe, Derek Sinclair, John Heather. Two clubs: 6th Lionel Timm, Dennis McElwee, Ted Baines. Thursday March 15: 22 players in good conditions. Winners on 41: Don Howarth, Lionel Timm, John Heather, Dudley Kieser. Moosehead on 46: Patrick O’K e l l y, Mike Reid, Roy Pople. Good scores: 49 – Peter Rinaldi, Lionel Timm, 48 – John Dell, Derick OPEN CHAMPS: The top scorers in the Ladies’ Open Championship last week were, from left, Hermien Jones (fifth), Launa Kirk (second), Fiona Richards (first – new champ) and Gill Handley (third) KOWIE STRIDERS It’s good to see so many Kowie Striders members at the parkrun. The Amanzi trail run is well on track, so spread the word. Entry forms are available. Eastern Province Athletics has advised us that the Siza Fit 21km on April 28 has been cancelled. Time Trial: March 13 8km Run Wandile Funde 31:21 Ayabonga Saul 32:26 Mtutu Pikoli 34:35 Brumbies’ victory margin was a lot smaller. Kurt Wessels and Claude Marais both scored tries and Mason Brooks converted for Kowie United. “But we are getting ready for the season which starts on April 7,” coach Abie Hendriks said. “It was just a friendly match, not a league match, and we are building fitness.” Hendriks is assisted by assistant-coach Leston Hilpert, and manager Freddie Hilpert. If the community want to Paint Factory, was won by Anthony Scheepers for his 3.7kg JB. Rock and Surf thanked the sponsors: Hillscapes, Buco Main street and Albany Road, Buckland’s Private Reserve, Feathers Farm, GBS Mutual Bank, Kekkel en Kraai Grahamstown/Port Alfred, Kowie Toyota, Palms Video, Multi Security, Ocean Basket, Pick n Pay, Rosehill SuperSPAR, The bed Store, Seastar Accommodation, R72 Saloon, Settler City Toyota, Sotheby’s, Aloe Oils, Speedy, Spor t’s n All, The Frameworks, The Wharf Street Pub, the Little Brewery, Sirac, Kenton Pharmacy, Wimpy, The Paint Factory, Phil’s Car Wash, Tyremart. The next fixture, Round Robin 7, will take place on Saturday from Kleinemonde East to Fish River, commencing at 7am. GOLFW E E K LY van Harmelen, 47 – Dennis McElwee, Dudley Kieser, 46 – Don Howarth. Two clubs: 6th Rick Hill. L ADIES’ R E S U LTS ’ March 13: Fierce easterly winds dominated the course on Tuesday afternoon making play difficult for the 36 contenders as they vied for the Jones-Phillipson Cup in an individual Stableford competition. New Cup holder and competition winner Glynnis Renecle carded a well played 37 points to count out Ellen Fischer into second place. Margie Siegers was just one point off the pace to secure third spot counting out Ronel Hough in the process. The best individual nett scores recorded during the afternoon were the 68 from Jenny Adair and the 69s from Glynnis and Ellen. Jenny’s drive was also closest to the pin on Rosehill Driving Range’s eighth where she went on to birdie the hole. Ronel was closest on Top Carpet’s sixth, Wendy Counihan on Rick Betts 36:41 Sticks Stiglingh 42:36 Mia Donald 45:07 Mariaan Stiglingh 45:12 Leah Shanks 48:46 Monica Strydom 55:20 Zanel Venter 55:20 5km Run Lethemba Jekana 21:45 Andrew Philpott 23:00 Mike Nelson 23:02 Thembelatu Komani 23:25 Alex Weed 23:36 John Smith 23:40 Kevin Lee 24:52 Lungisani Mtsatse 25:14 Wimpy’s 11th and Glynnis could not have been “closer for two” on the 13th as she went on to birdie this par three hole. Margie also made birdie on the par three 11th. The longest drive competitions were held on the 14th and driven by Shirley Heny in the lower handicap section and by Ellen Fischer for those with more generous handicaps. The competition on March 27 will by a better-ball Stableford sponsored by the Ocean Basket. BUCO MAIN STREET’S LADIES' OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP The Royal Port Alfred Golf Club ladies held their Open Championship on Sunday March 11, once again generously sponsored by Port Alfred’s Buco store. A fantastic record 103 entrants from around the Eastern Cape took part in this well organised, prestigious event. The weather played its part too, with sunny conditions prevailing on a course in great condition. Visitors dominated the competition with Fiona Richards from Port Elizabeth carding 45 Stableford points to become the new RPAGC Ladies’ Open Champion. Local swallow Launa Kirk was second with 41 points followed by visitors Jill Handley (3rd) counting out Yvonne Cooper (fourth) on 39 points and Hermien Jones (fifth) counting out Glynnis Renecle, Leigh Beckerling and Lynn West (38 points). Isabel Visser’s drive was closest to the pin on the par three 6th with Heather Wat t’s closest on the 8th, Karen B ot h a ’s on the 11th and Yvonne Cooper’s “nearest-for-t wo” on both the par four second and par three 13th. The longest drive competitions were Gregory van Mastrigt 25:42 Dave Sansbury 25:42 Ian Robertson 26:08 Alan Robb 26:47 Justin Dollery 27:44 Mike Momberg 29:53 Rob Joiner 31:02 A.J Davenport 31:30 Robyn Reed 31:41 Lulu Mceka 33:27 Sharon Dacombe 35:22 Clare Wood 37:00 Lauren Meyer 37:10 Jade Wentzel 37:10 Pauline Weed 41:25 3km Run Rebecca Nelson 13:45 Ruben Dollery 15:53 Melissa Tweedie 18:58 Emiley Lessing 19:42 get involved, they can contact the club secretary, Hayden Thomas, on 063-017-0409. Potential players can attend practice and play in matches (they must be over 18 according to SA Rugby Union rules). The next match will take place at Station Hill stadium on Saturday. The first reserves will take to the field at 2.10pm and the first team at 3.30pm. “We also started an Easter Tournament last year which we want to make into an annual event this year,” Hendriks said. “We will divide the team into sections from town and the locations, and play 10-a-side,” he said. Because the team does not have a sponsor, they will use this event to raise money. “Unemployment is an issue in the community,” Hendriks said. “So the Easter Tournament will raise funds. Each team contributes R1000, people can set up stalls and we will charge gate fees of R10 a pair or R5 a person.” FAMILY FISHING: Father and daughter, Gary and Melissa du Randt with two of their fish caught and released in the most recent Rock and Surf round robin event Cathy Momberg 21:18 Dinky Davenport 22:44 Rayah Dollery 26:42 Shelly Dollery 27:06 Sarah Dollery 27:06 6km Walk Ray Basson 01:15:15 5km Walk Anna Marie Hockley 37:30 Graham Oliver 40:01 Rene Philpott 42:20 Billy Futter 53:24 3km Walk: Stella Kamdien 33:05 Imran Kamdien 33:05 5km Cycle Reece Coetzer 20:57 Scarlett Tweedie 20:57 held on the 18th. Millie Zim’s drive went furthest among those with handicaps 18 or less and Martine Aubin’s for those in the higher handicap section. The day was supported by a host of generous co-sponsors, too numerous to mention here, to which the RPAGC Ladies’ Section are most grateful. FRESH STOP PORT ALFRED MIXED March 17: An earlier-than-usual start to accommodate a block booking of visitors to the course did not deter 31 players from starting their weekly PAM mixed two-to-count Stableford alliance from 7.00. Weather conditions were favourable for golf and the field was under way before 7.30am. Visitor Mark Maritz, playing alongside Kevin Maree, Barrie Brady and Liz Mangham, carded 90 points to win the morning’s proceedings. Zimbabwe visitors Chris and Debbie Bradshaw played with Di and John Lardner-Burke to scoop the runners-up slot on 89. The “bachelor herd” comprising Greg Shanks, Guy Cash and Eric Segers invited the fair Rosie Calmeyer-Leach to join their covey, but even this intervention could not save them from scoring the lowest score of the day (75), thus earning them the receipt of the traditional resuscitation drinks supplied by the sponsor. Chris Bradshaw and Kevin Maree both tamed the course with nett 68s and Jenny Ralph returned to the Sunshine Coast shooting a fine nett 69. No two-clubs were holed during the morning, but Greg earned a level of compensation for his covey’s poor round by winning the bottle of wine for being closest to the pin on the eighth. KGB RESULTS Tuesday March 13: Easterly winds intensified towards the end of the morning making an otherwise Utopian day on the golf course difficult. Thirty-eight players enrolled for the two-to-count Stableford alliance drawn into two three-balls and eight four-balls. Eighty-seven points were enough to win the competition and so (1) Paul Fryer, David Groenewald, Danny Tarpani and Phillip van der Byl shared the number one slot with (2) Rosie Calmeyer-Leach, John Crandon, John Abbot and Heinz Czepluch. Dave Kirk, Eugene Erasmus, Derick van Harmelen and Mike McNamara had a great deal of difficulty getting their game together and consequently ended up with just 75 points and the company of the Hamer en Sukkel trophy at their table on the 19th hole. The best nett rounds were shot by Heinz and Dale Wisener (69). Two clubs were holed by Graham Findlay (6th) and Eric Segers (eighth). Friday March 16: Cancelled because of rain. CUP HOLDER: Glynnis Renecle, left, receiving the Jones-Phillipson Cup from Dee Jones-Phillipson ĞĐŝĂůŝŝŶŐŝŶůĂ