WITHOUT doubt, the Cowell Bowling Club’s Easter tournament is one of Eyre Peninsula’s standout events on the bowling calendar and this year was no exception with three days of incomparable bowls and sportsmanship.
The carnival kicked off on Easter Saturday with 20 teams competing in a cosmopolitan four competition sponsored by Cowell Hardware.
Winners with three wins and 84 points were Cowell’s Lindsay Carmody and George Crabb, who teamed with Robin and June Binney from Port Elliott.
Second place went to the husband and wife combination of Malcolm and Dee Siegert (Port Lincoln), Rob Wilkins (Port Elliott) and Sue Wilkins (Victor Harbour) who finished with three wins and 83 points.
Third place went to Gary Wright and Eileen Fitzgerald (Ceduna), Sue Jolly (Cowell) and Richard Jolly (Kimba). Wright’s side finished with three wins and 81 points.
On Sunday, 20 teams played a cosmopolitan fours medley with each rink playing two games of fours and two of pairs. This event was sponsored by Cowell IGA.
Gary Wright’s team again performed well taking out the event with three wins, one loss and 92 points.
The Kimba team of Des Bourke, Bevan Forbes, Phyllis Forbes and Valerie Bourke took second spot with three wins, one loss and 89 points.
Third went to Jim Buckley, Gai Travers, Jack Travers and Ann Buckley of Whyalla who finished with three wins, one loss and 88 points.
On Easter Monday, 22 teams again played cosmopolitan fours sponsored by the Cowell Roadhouse.
The Bourke and Forbes combination from Kimba went one better and took out the event with three wins and 85 shots.
Gary Wright, Eileen Fitzgerald, Sue Jolly and Richard Jolly made it three podium finishes in as many days with second place with three wins and 84 points.
Third spot went to the Yorke Peninsula foursome of Claire Eichenberger, Steve Eichenberger, Steve Redding and Sandra Redding who ended the day with three wins and 83 points.
After a rest day on Tuesday, 20 teams returned to Cowell on Wednesday to compete in the Eastern Eyre Veteran’s mixed pairs.
This event is open to males aged 60 and over and females 55 years and over.
Each pairing played four matches of 10 ends.
The eventual winners were the home-side combination of Des and Denise Rehn who won all matches and scored 106 points.
Wallaroo husband and wife, Steve and Claire Eichenberger took second place also with all games and 105 points.
Third place went to another Cowell combination in Richie Baker and Vicki Lehmann, who were the only other team to win all games. They finished with 104 points.
Sponsors for this day were Sue Jolly (Caralue Glass) and Cleve Mitre 10.
Bowling clubs represented over the four days were Whyalla Golf, Ascot Park, Somerton, Blackwood, Port Lincoln, Kirton, Wallaroo, Alford, Loxton, Kimba, Port Elliott, Yorketown, Arno Bay, Ceduna, Port Augusta, Cowell, Port Neill, Jamestown and our nation’s capital (Canberra).
Thanks to all who assisted in some way to make this week such a success.
Thank you to the tournament manager, kitchen staff, bar staff, umpires, sponsors and general helpers.
It was extremely gratifying to hear some of the state’s top bowler’s rate this weekend as one of the best run carnivals they had been involved in.
Special recognition must go to Greens manager Robert Udy and his assistants who presented a world-class bowling surface running at 17 to 18 seconds.
It was an absolute pleasure to play on and a certain draw card for most, if not all players to return next year.
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