Record turnout at bowls qualifiers

2011-01-20 00:00

LAST Sunday saw a record turnout of 144 bowlers who all supported players in the qualifiers for the Inter-District Tournament, which takes place in Pietermaritzburg, Margate and Cape Town in March.

This event was held at Lynwood Bowling Club and was very well organised by the members or the Niba Players Standing Committee.

Last Friday and Saturday, Bowls SA, in association with the Niba Bowls Academy, held a talent identification training camp. To be chosen for this intensive bowls training, all participants had to have previously completed the talent identification exercises.

Zone talent identification camps will be held later in the year and all bowlers are encouraged to submit T.l.D. scores in order to have a chance to qualify for selection.

A markers’ course will be run from the end of January 2011 on consecutive Tuesdays (all day) for two days.

Interested candidates should confirm their intention to attend this course to Bob Radcliffe at 083 700 0718. Should there be sufficient demand, qualified markers who wish to continue on to do a Level I Technical Officials (Umpires) course should also contact Radcliffe, as this course will continue on after the markers’ course.

BOWLS NOTES

ALLAN WILSON

Social bowls every Tuesday at 8.30 am and Thursday at 1.30 pm, dress mufti, Visitors welcome. Social bowls every Saturday at 1.30 pm, whites. Visitors welcome. Next OK Grocer sponsored drawn trips. Tuesday, February 8, tabs in at 8.30 am. All Bowlers welcome. Club members please ensure that your BSA & NIBA fees are paid. Amount due R250 payable to the treasurer. Entry list on board for NIBA mixed pairs. Closing date January 23, 2011. Entries for the 2011 Allan Wilson Club Championships close on January 29, 2011. Entry lists on the notice board.

COLLEGIANS

Friday 21 - 5 pm Last Man Standing followed by a “Bring & Braai”. Saturday 22, 8.30 Two Bowl Trips sponsored by Datcentre - Any queries please phone Rowan at 033 386 1717. Sunday 23, 8.30 Tabs In - Duty Pair Beryl/Gerry. Tuesday 25, 1.30 pm Mix 2-4-2 sponsored by Spec Saver. Phone Horse 082 895 4371 to confirm January entry. Friday 28 Last Man Standing (Bring & Braai) Prize Giving Members pls note if subs. not paid by end of Feb. N.I.B.A. will be notified & person will be classed as defaulter.

HILTON

New series of coaching/refresher sessions to be held at club, under guidance of two of our registered coaches, each Friday afternoon at 2.30 pm. All welcome. No green fees payable. Entries open this week for the club men’s singles competition to be played from February 6 to mid-March.

HOWICK BOWLS

Friday 21st January - social evening with ‘bring and braai’ - salads are available, from 6 pm. Lucky draw of R200 with take place, a tabs in draw for members only. Friday January 28 – Spec Savers. Tabs in by 1.15 pm. Coaching will commence on Monday January 24. Social bowls every Tuesday morning tabs in by 8.30 am and Thursday afternoon tabs in by 1.30 pm, casual dress. Saturday tabs in by 1.30 pm, Whites. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Tab duty: Saturday January 22 – Barry Bastow & Leslie Appleby. Saturday January 29 - Tony Beard & Peter Baillie.

LYNWOOD

Tabs in Thursday PM Dress casual; Saturday PM and Sunday AM – Dress Whites. District Mixed Fours starts this Saturday afternoon. Please check board for venues.

MARITZBURG

Tuesday and Thursday, 8.30 am: Senior tabs-in bowls. All bowlers welcome. Wednesday and Saturday 1.30 pm: Tabs-in. Visitors welcome. Coaching is available for new bowlers. Phone Derek Beater on 083 987 9400. Entries for NIBA Mixed Fours and Pairs close on Sunday. Entry forms for Men’s and Ladies’ Trips are on the notice board. Friday January 21 - 8.15 for 8.45: Ladies Monthly Social Bowls, tea and light lunch - R40. Visitors are welcome. Phone Pam Spring at 082 374 1803 or Marion Beater at 033 347 0590 to book your place. January 29: Breakfast Pairs. February 4: Eddie Telfer Friday Fours (mixed or otherwise) commences. Entries to Philip Scholtz at 082 327 7066.

MARITZBURG WEST

Thursday pm, Mixed Tabs-in for Chickens (if more than 12 players) 2-4-2 Pairs. Dress Mufti, visitors welcome. Friday at 6.45 pm: Attendance Draw R600,00, Bring and braai. Snacks: Spotty. Saturday pm, 1st round NIBA Mixed Fours. Saturday pm, Mixed Tabs-in, visitors welcome. Sunday tabs-in, will be dependant on the results of the 1st round of the NIBA Mixed Fours. Entries close on Saturday for the NIBA Mixed Pairs. Entry list on board for NIBA Open Trips.

PMB WANDERERS

Friday, January 21. 8.15 Social bowls. Mufti, bowling shoes. Saturday January 22. 1.30 pm Tabs in for Social bowls. Final of Men’s nominated pairs. Sunday, January 23. 8.30 Tabs in Social Bowls. Whites please. Wednesday January 26. 1.30 pm Tabs in Social Bowls. Mufti, bowling shoes. Visitors welcome to all games. Draw after 6 months, for the players with the highest attendance. Ladies’ nominated pairs semi-final to be arranged between Heather and Janet. Fixture list booklets for 2011 available for sale in the tabs room. Bowls coaching every Saturday morning. Contact Jill de Beer at 033 396 5220.

UMGENI BOWLS

Social Bowls: Every Wednesday and Saturday, tabs to be in by no later than 1.15 pm for 1.30 pm start, Whites. Every Tuesday morning, tabs to be in by no later than 8.15 am for 8.30 am start, Smart Casual. Visitors and new members welcome. Free coaching on a regular basis, although R50 is required to cover costs of booklets. For inquiries contact Brian Stringer at 033 239 4399 or John Withers at 033 239 5376.

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