Personal Trust Business League a great success

2018-04-26 06:00
The third annual Personal Trust Business League, presented by Jeffreys Bay Bowling Club, was won by Moore Stephens. Team members Wynand van Heerden, Elsabe Janse van Rensburg, Claude Kelsey, Morné Berens and Clinton Alexander receive their winning trophy from sponsors (left) Waldo van Niekerk (Summertree Civils) and (right) Carl Vermeulen (Personal Trust).                                               Photo:MONIQUE BASSON

The third annual Personal Trust Business League, presented by Jeffreys Bay Bowling Club, was won by Moore Stephens. Team members Wynand van Heerden, Elsabe Janse van Rensburg, Claude Kelsey, Morné Berens and Clinton Alexander receive their winning trophy from sponsors (left) Waldo van Niekerk (Summertree Civils) and (right) Carl Vermeulen (Personal Trust). Photo:MONIQUE BASSON

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WHAT do 28 local businesses, 28 managers, some 112 players and 224 balls amount to? The third Personal Trust Business League. And loads of fun and competitive bowling.

The highly enjoyable and successful Personal Trust Business League at Jeffreys Bay Bowling Club came to an end on April 16 after seven thrilling weeks. Some 28 teams competed for a total prize money of R12 000.

The final winners were second time winners Moore Stephens, who beat first time players Kouga Ford. The third spot was taken by Trink, followed by Grand Liquors and defending champions Eagles (Barry van Wyk Transport) in fifth place.

Kouga Express walked away as the team with the most team spirit and enthusiasm, while Labacor received the prize for the best sportmanship.

“It is remarkable to see how teams who started the first league having never played bowls before, now challenge for the cash prizes,” says Keith Wakelin from the local club.

“There is a mixture of age groups playing. It is fantastic to see the younger members enjoying themselves and once again prove that lawn bowls is definitely not ‘old man’s marbles’. Only once they step onto the greens, do they realise the skill needed to play good bowls.

The Business League has grown from 16 businesses to a whopping 28 businesses.

“The first event attracted 16 businesses from the Jeffreys Bay and Humansdorp area,” says Wakelin. “When the second league was run, it increased to 24 teams - which was the most the club could handle at that time, leaving a further nine businesses on the waiting list.

“The club made some adjustments to the greens and were able to handle 28 teams at the third event, but this still left some on the waiting list.”

According to Wakelin, events of this nature are not possible without the help of sponsors: Personal Trust, Summertree Civils, Superspar, as well as all the club members.

For more information or to join the Jeffreys Bay Bowling Club, contact Wakelin at 082 460 5425 or Petro Toerien at 082 824 1098.

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