Greytown Bowls Club turns 100

2018-03-28 06:01
The candles were lit and Bryan Paul, surrounded by committee members, cut the very special centenary birthday cake.

The candles were lit and Bryan Paul, surrounded by committee members, cut the very special centenary birthday cake.

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GREYTOWN Bowls Club celebrated its centenary last Saturday on a happy day of blue skies and sunshine, after three days of welcomed rain — an ideal day for this special event.
To start the day, teams were chosen for the two games of three bowl trips which started just after 9 am. There were some strong teams and fierce competition.

The climax of 12 ends went to Sannie Balzer and her team of Wendy Edwards and Colin Corbishley (first session prize).
After a sumptuous tea, the second session got under way, and two teams were neck and neck for the honours. Eventually, the team of Tony Smith, Bryan Paul and Joanie Koller pulled off a one-point victory over Clive Edkins, Wolfie Lubowitski and Elmarie Dede (second session Jack Drew, Erika Fischer, and Mirelle).

The highlight of the day was the rededication and renaming of the two greens.

After much deliberation and due respect to the memory and contribution of Hugh Oldham, this green was renamed Chris Fischer in honour of his contribution to the club. The second green, which was named after Vere Royden Turner who had been connected to the club for many years and built the greens himself, was named the Bryan Paul green in recognition of his committed involvement over the years in keeping the bowls club running.

Fun prizes included the spider won by Karen Cordy, who also made the very special birthday cake, and a costume prize for Elmarie Dede. Many thanks to all the ladies for the spreads and décor, to the tavern keepers, the organisers and especially to Gerhardt Balzer for co-ordinating the day.

Instagram just received — the Easter bunny will be visiting the club on Saturday.

On Sunday, Greytown bowlers played in the start of the Niba mixed pairs.

Well-done to Sannie Balzer and Andre Roberts for winning all three of their games and getting through to the next round.

Chris and Erika Fischer won two games and lost one game but were prevented from going throught to the next round by a four-point shot aggregate difference. Tony Smith and Omo Dinkelmann won one game.

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