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TOTT 5 April 2018

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22 Talk of the Town ADVERTISING / NEWSDESK: (046) 624 4356 Find us on Facebook April 5, 2018 New weight record for Rock and Surf GOOD SIZE: Don Fryer with a kob he caught in the latest Rock and Surf round robin THE seventh round of the Claude Pittaway Round Robin took place on March 25, with good surf conditions between Kleinemond East and Fish River. A record weight of fish was caught – 111.6kg, with a 100% release rate. There was a very good turnout, with many anglers fishing alongside the PA Rock and Surf Angling Week competitors. Prize-giving was handled by Gary du Randt, with assistance from Russell Warren. Biggest species recorded: kob, Josie Hilliar – 3.1kg; JB, Adrian Bezuidenhout – 2.7kg; poenskop, Anthony Scheepers – 1.2kg; mussel cracker, Arnold Ristow – 2.8kg; steenie, Hilliar – 5.9kg; zebra, L Bodill – 1.1kg; galjoen, Scheepers – 0.7kg; blacktail, Rod Yendal – 1.3kg; spotted grunter, Jason Sharrock – 1.4kg; Cape stumpnose, Hilliar and Du Randt shared the prize – 0.6kg; mullet, Maudia Wright – 0.6kg. The top International Game Fishing Association teams were: First – Team 12, with Mark Pote as captain – 258 points; second – Team 3, with Paul Knight as captain – 242 points; third – Team 1, with Darian Keeton as captain – 232 points; fourth – Team 2, with Bezuidenhout as captain – 173 points. Hilliar’s steenie earned her the catch of the day. She was also best woman angler, catching 10kg of fish. Rock and Surf thanked their 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, Sports n All, The Frameworks, The Wharf Street Pub, the Little Brewery, Sirac, Kenton Pharmacy, Wimpy, The Paint Factory, Phil’s Car Wash, Tyremar t. The next fixture will be the GBS Threes on April 7, West Beach from Pantry to Rinkhals and entry up to Flame. It is open to anglers who are not Rock and Surf members, who can fish with a member. REELING THEM IN: Port Alfred Rock and Surf member Jo-Anne Hilliar won the catch of the day prize in the latest round robin for her heaviest fish caught and released, a 5.9kg steenie Port Alfred Bowling and Croquet Club CONGRATULATIONS to Julie Sliziuk on winning the Ladies’ Senior Singles with Lynda Schoning being the runner-up. A great feat for Julie as she is still a novice bowler. A successful, wellattended, Night Bowls was held on Friday March 30, followed by a bring-and-braai. Thanks to John Hodges for organising such a pleasant evening. The following club competitions are in the process of being played: Ladies’ and Men’s Novice Singles, Fours and Trips. The finals of the Eastern Areas Mixed Pairs will be played at our club this weekend and we wish our four teams who qualified, good bowling. The finals of the Eastern Province Mixed Pairs will be played at our club on April 14 and 15. The Peg and Horace Purdon will be played on our greens on Wednesday April 11. Please remember to bring a plate of eats to celebrate Birthday Night on Tuesday April 10. Lastly, but by no means least, thanks to Hospice for a most enjoyable bowls day, which was organised by Brian Waddington. Thanks also to the Hospice ladies for the delicious lunch and snacks. Duties for the week – April 10 to 14: Tabs – Sue Purdon and Chris Armitage, Bar – Vic Wicks, Ron Orford and 28 Main Street - Tel: 046 624 1125 Email: 4 BOWLSBANTER ... what’s happening Stan Weyer, Ironing – Trevor Frost. Kowie Bowling Club “In the midst of life we are in death” – a truism attributed to a Benedictine Monk (circa 904) – is as applicable now as it was more than 1000 years ago. The members of Kowie Bowls and, in fact, the whole community, were profoundly shocked to hear that Keith Kolesky suddenly passed away at the age of 66. There cannot be many couples who, in their short stay here, had already made such a favourable and indelible impression as Keith and Lyn had. Keith’s educational years were spent in the Western Province, and the latter part of his working and married life in Durban. With both being keen spor ting and fitness fanatics, they led a very active life. Keith later turned to bowls, where he cut his bowling teeth at the Westville Bowling Club. He (and Lyn) soon proved to be very valuable members both on and off the green. As part of the extended Blackbeard clan, Keith and Lyn had spent many holidays at Port Alfred and were very popular visitors to Kowie Bowls. Their retirement here in 2016 was, at the time, eagerly awaited by the members of Kowie Bowls. An excellent bowler in his own right, Keith’s engaging personality, ready wit, and banter made him “top of the pops” when anybody was asked to name their favourite skip. An inspirational leader, he engendered a “gees” in his team which usually took them to great heights but when they lost they did so graciously and still enjoyed it. As a club member, he was that rarity in clubs, a person who accepted the responsibilities akin to membership, ie, he was a member of the executive, the selection, and the grading committee and, because of his personality, our favourite barman. Sadly, last year, the trauma of a devastating accident, saw Keith having to apply all his motivational skills to encourage and support Lyn through re-constructive surgery and rehabilitation. They were just beginning to see daylight. Our thoughts are now with Lyn and her children. She will have the loving support of a closely-knit family, as well as the members of Kowie. To a great guy who, in his brief stay, brought so much joy to all who knew him – Hamba Kahle. Tu e s d ay ’s Megabucks was again characterised by the number of close finishes, except for the CLEAR WINNERS: Winners of the Radue Trips at the Port Alfred Bowling Club last Tuesday were, from left, Shar Coleman, Rodney Wilson and Phil Taylor. The club thanked Radue Optometrists for their sponsorship game which was won by Jonty Alexander Theresa Pretorius and Keith Benson. The Ladies’ Singles marches on with its own share of drama and none more so than Judy Alexander’s last shot in her tight game against Jackie Kriel. At 20 all Jackie was lying three shots with one virtually CROQUET CORNER ... rolls that count PROBABLY because of the Easter break, there were a lot less players than usual. Next week should see a return on the Jack. Judy’s last bowl curled with just enough speed to take the jack away and lie shot – well done both of you for a very entertaining game. T h u r s d ay ’s Ocean Basket competition was won be John Hubbard, Don Armstrong and John Abbot. On Saturday, in excellent weather, we enjoyed an af ternoon’s bowls, with the only prize being the snowball – won by Steve and his team. Duties for the week of April 9: Eddie Hoseck – Rolling, Rodney Gradwell and Robert Sandiland – Marking, Claire Bell – Tab Money, Jonty and Judy Alexander – B a r. to normality. We still need more donations for the raffle hampers. Lastly, birthday greetings go to Sandy for April 6.

April 5, 2018 ADVERTISING / NEWSDESK: (046) 624 4356 Find us on Facebook Talk of the Town 23 DELIGHTED WITH WIN: The winners of the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club mixed competition, from left, Kevin Berrington, Lindy Wright, mixed organiser Mo Marsay and Eugene de Witt, owner of the Continental Restaurant and Deli Kenton, the main sponsor. Fellow winners John and Jeni Mager were absent for the photo RPAGC MIXED R E S U LTS April 1 Easter Sunday saw the RPAGC Ladies’ Section organise another 4 Ball Alliance Competition following the success of their inaugural event a few months ago. The alliance had a twist with 1 to count on the first hole, 2 to count on the second hole and 3 to count on the third, the sequence then recurring. Main sponsor was Continental Restaurant and Deli along with support from Suds Soaps and O’Neills Risk and Financial Management Gauteng. A stiff easterly provided an additional challenge to the field of 68 players. Winners were Kevin Berrington, Lindy Wright, John and Jeni Mager who counted out Paul and Sandy Fryer, and Andy and Joy Altson into runner up spot with both teams on 90 points. Kevin and Shirley Heny, and Vaughn and Gail Bursey took third place counting out Tony and Pat Halse, and Wollie and Annerie Wo l m a r a n s on 84 points. Nearest the pins were Andy on the 6th, Rick Hill on the 11th, Kevin Heny on the 11th and Glen Lello on the 13th. The Easter bunny was generous with dishing out Easter eggs and all participants enjoyed a meal afterwards as part of the festivities aligned with the event. The next Mixed organised by the Ladies’ Section is scheduled for Sunday May 27 with the theme under review. L ADIES’ R E S U LTS March 27 Warm and almost windless conditions almost dispelled the notion it was a Tuesday afternoon as 33 ladies competed in a 4 Ball Betterball Stableford sponsored by Ocean B a s ke t . Yvonne Hill and Jenny Ralph combined well to card 47 points and win the competition. Kim Gardner and Margie Siegers came home in GOLFW E E K LY ... the results second on 45 points counting out Ellen Fischer and Heather van Harmelen into third on the same score. Good individual performances were noted by Sheena Warren and Ronel Hough with nett 69’s and Heather with a nett 68. Yvonne hit the longest drive on the 16th for those with handicaps of 21 or less, while Joanne Hilliar did likewise for those with higher handicaps. Two clubs on par threes were holed by Margie, Jenny and Glynnis Renecle all on the 8th. Carol Lee was closest to the pin on Top Carpets' 6th. Margie was closest on Rosehill Driving Range’s 8th as well as on Wimpy's 11th. Sonia Reynolds was “nearest-for-t wo” on River Spa's 13th. Sheena and Heather shared the jackpot on 10 points. The competition on April 10 will be the Viv Jordan Individual Stableford and round 2 of the Easter Shield. FRESH STOP PORT ALFRED MIXED March 31 Easter Saturday saw 33 players pitch for the draw, gentlemen outnumbering ladies two to one, to be drawn in 3 and 4-balls to contest the weekly Freshstop mixed stableford alliance competition. Winners on the day was the team of Fanie Smit, Nick Oosthuizen, Pogs Smith and Bruce Smith on 88 points. Second, and just behind, on 86 points was the all-male team, drawn in this instance and not by choice, of Eric Segers, Greg Shanks, Len Bohnen and Graham Finlay. Not fairing as well with a return of 76 points Rusty Hallam, Andy Manson and visitor James Warsham did sufficient to earn the sponsors Energade for the day. Successful with 2-clubs were Barrie Brady on the 6th, Bruce on the 8th, Eric on the 13th and outdoing them all Michael McLean on both the 8th and 13th. Bruce shooting an excellent gross 78 whilst Rusty and Bruce with a nett 69’s along with Pogs with a nett 68 proved to be the players of form on the d ay. KGB RESULTS Tuesday March 27: Once again a perfect morning for golf dawned on Tuesday and 45 players answered the call to play the usual 2-to-count Stableford alliance drawn into three 3-balls and nine 4-balls. There was a level of disparity in the contribution made by one in the team of John Ralph, Tom Tagg, Steve Kennedy and Derick van Harmelen, but insufficient to deny them coming home in top spot with 91 points. They were two points to the fore of joint runners up (1) Johnny Johnson, Paul Fryer, Neil Loundar and Hugh Holmes and (2) Gavin Richards, Andy Manson, Kevin Maree and Eric Segers. The ball just seemed to not want to go in the hole for John Crandon, Mike McNamara and visitor Ian Gatenby resulting in a lowly score of just 68 + 5 = 73 points. The consequence of this was, of course, sharing the notorious Hamer and Sukkel trophy at their table on the 19th hole. Two clubs were holed by Steve Kennedy (11th) and Eric Segers (13th). There were a number of good individual nett scores, the best being Neil Loundar, Gavin Richards (65), Heinz Czepluch (67), Dave Curran, Mark Warren (68), Peter Reed, Barrie Brady, John Abbot, Steve Kennedy and Derick van Harmelen (69). Friday March 30: Good Friday saw 33 players drawn in 3 and 4-balls to play the normal 2-count Stableford alliance. John Abbott, Martin Lambrechts, Derick and Heather van Harmelen romped home with 92 points with second spot jointly going to Russel Warren, Andy Barnes, Brian Hayward and Johnny Johnston along with Rusty Hallam, Johnny van Rensburg, John Abbot and Bob Shaw on 89 points. Visitor Ian Gatenby, Barrie Brady and Graham Finlay posted a somewhat dismal 75 points to ensure the Hamer and Sukkel took its place at their table for prize giving. Two clubs were recorded by Quentin Hogge (11th), Mark Warren (13th), Tim Leach (8th) and Tim Anderson (6th). Individual good scores were recorded by Rusty with a nett 69, Gavin Richards and Johnny with 68’s. ĞĐŝĂůŝŝŶŐŝŶůĂ PORT Alfred had a busy weekend with the Amanzi Fe st i va l . Striders helped organise the trail run by measuring, marking, marshalling and clearing the steps at Stenden and cutting the path through the bush section. A big thanks to all the members who helped. A couple of us are going to keep the steps and bush section clear all year for all to use. Amazingly, many people who have lived here for years did not know these sections existed. Some of our members took part and did very well. Sizakele Dayimani finished second in 29 minutes 39 seconds. Litemba Jekana 4th in 31:34 Ayabonga Saul 6th in 33:20 Rebecca Nelson 16th in 39:14 We also had some club members going to Cape Town to compete in the Two Oceans M a r at h o n . Marianne Stiglingh completed the 56km event in 6 hours 17 minutes. Lyn West did the 21km in 2:41. Congratulations to Sticks Stiglingh who did the 21km in 1:37 to finish third in his age group. He was pipped at the post by one second by the KOWIESTRIDERS ... runners with pride second placed runner. Don’t forget the time trial on the 17th. No watches to be worn. Predict your time. Fun prizes and lucky dip prizes. Snacks afterwards. Sunday club run/walks are at the Duck Pond at 7am. Come and join us. Time Trial: 5km Walk Anna Marie Hockley 37:45 Billy Futter 48:02 3km Walk Dinky Davenport 22:02 Stella Kamedien 22:48 3km Run Lethemba Jekana 10:30 Zanethe Dayakara 13:32 Rebecca Nelson 13:42 Mike Nelson 16:10 Clare Wood 20:17 Madison Wood 20:19 Emily Lessing 21:20 Lindokuhle Watetwa 22:18 Yolanda Ndongwe 26:46 5km Run Jeremia Daker 18:58 Sticks Stiglingh 23:03 Alex Weed 23:54 Kevin Lee 23:54 John Smith 23;59 Lubabalo Sali 25:45 Justin Dollery 27:00 Alan Robb 27:02 Chris Roberts 27:09 Mia Donald 27:28 Greg van Mastrigt 28:28 Ayabonga Ndongwe 28:34 Marianne Stiglingh 28:36 Imran Kamedien 29:14 Leah Shanks 29:17 Mike Momberg 30:29 Sam Roberts 33:03 Steph Piguet 33:03 Lulu Mceka 36:26 Dianne Emslie 36:47 Cathy Momberg 36:56 Wansa Makalane 37:16 Lauren Meyer 40:18 Jade Wentzel 40:18 Pauline Weed 40:56 8km Run Sizakele Dayimani 30:51 Wandile Funde 32:34 Rick Betts 39:20 Dave Sansbury 46;26 Ian Robertson 46:26 SUPERB SQUASH: The Port Alfred High School first squash team players, from left, Joel Austin, James Solz, Keagan Botha, Jayden Roesstorff and Calvin du Preez drew with Kenton in a recent away match, 9-9. ‘The boys played brilliantly,’ said coach, Dr Ian Knot t-Craig