The Mowbray Bowling Club suffered a terrible blow when their clubhouse and outbuildings were damaged in the relentless fire from the week before. The Somerset West Bowls Club pulled together to host a fundraiser on Freedom day. A 2-bowl Trips competition was held where new teams were drawn after each round. Each player kept their scores after each round, and the winner in each position was the player with the highest net score.
At the end of the day we raised R10,000 for the Mowbray Relief Fund, made a lot of new friends and had loads of fun.
At a wonderful event on Saturday evening we celebrated the winners and runners-up for all the club competitions for the 2018/2019 season. What a special even with great food, music, people and of course reasonably priced drinks.
On the 15th August the club was very proud to have Colleen Piketh (current Protea bowler) visit the club and join us for an afternoon of bowls. Having such an accomplished bowler visiting our club we decided to turn the event into a fund raiser for Helderberg Hospice as a number of our members work for them. The event was also used as an opportunity to bring non-bowlers along to enjoy an afternoon of bowls with a Protea player and to get to chat to her.
The weather was perfect, considering it is the middle of winter, and we had more than 70 people pitch up for the event. We played a spider at the begging with people donating to Hospice as an entry to the event.
Huge thank you to WP Bowls (Taryn Bright) for setting up the visit form Colleen and to the various club members that pulled off a very successful event.
On 12th April the club hosted what could possibly become an annual talent show evening. Besides all the bowls talent it would seem the members have many talents. We had 12 performers strutting their stuff and it will certainly be an evening to remember and who will forget the performance of Delilah from Jacques, Gerry’s “Mr Cellophane”, Ettiene’s song from the heart, etc etc etc. Fantastic stuff from all the performers.
Another wonderful event completed. Our Kwikspar Somerset Christmas Mixed Trips event proved to be another memorable one. Mark Sevenoakes and his team from SA Police won by one point. Second was a Somerset West team under Cynthia McDuling and the third team was Blackie Swart from Old Oak.
Everybody certainly came dressed for the occasion and played in good spirits.
A huge thank you to our sponsor. Kwikspar@ Somerset Lions Square for providing all the wonderful eats and snacks. Your sponsorship is truly appreciated. Click here to visit their facebook page –> Kwikspar @ Somerset Lions Square Facebook
A very heartfelt thank you to everybody involved in organising the event. A job very well done
Winners: Mark Sevenoakes, Heidi Mongi and Phillipa Hearn
2nd Place : Cynthia McDuling, Mathinus Poole, Paddy McDuling