Mowbray Relief Fundraiser 27 April 2021

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.

Mowbray team collect a chq for R7,000 from Jacques du Preez. After all funds were in the amount climbed to R10,000!

For a full report see the Mowbray Relief Fundraiser Report.

Prize Giving 2019

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.

Congratulations to all – Link to Photos from the evening

Colleen Piketh Helderberg Hospice Fundraiser

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.

Link to photo gallery

Talent Show – 2019

Sommies has Talent. 

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.  


SA Inter-Districts B

The SA Inter-Districts B will be hosted at a number of clubs in the Western Cape; WP Cricket Club, Durbanville, Bergvliet, and Somerset West.

To see the welcome letter for the Somerset West click on the link – 2019 Inter_Districts 

Kwikspar @ Somerset Lions Square Christmas Mixed trips 2018

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
  • 3rd Place: Blackie Swart, Morne Lambrecht, Janine Lambrecht

Enjoy the photos.  

Africape Travel Trips 2018

On Friday the 30th we had hosted another fabulous competition sponsored by Africape Travel. The weather was great and there was lots of fun.

Big thank you to Gillian from Africape Travel for sponsoring the event. Your support is greatly a appreciated.

As always in a one day event the competition was close and it was David Thies from Helderberg that walked away with the 1st prize. His second first prize at our club this month.

The local team of David and Jenny HIll and Tina Bella came second with Ian Rothbart and his team from Constantia coming 3rd.

There were lots of lucky draw prizes sponsored by businesses from the travel industry that contributed to many more people walking away with some fantastic prizes.

Thank you to everybody that assisted in making this event a successful event.


Africape Travel Mixed Trips

Its another beautiful day for bowls.

To everybody taking part in the Africape Travel Mixed trips competition today I hope you have a really enjoyable day. The weather has done its part.

Good bowling

Huge thank you to our sponsor today –