Keith Gold out of the running as season heats up

TOP DUO: The Keith Bowling Club's club championship men's singles runner-up Ross Wales and champion Daryl Stopp. Photo: Supplied

TOP DUO: The Keith Bowling Club's club championship men's singles runner-up Ross Wales and champion Daryl Stopp. Photo: Supplied

Keith Gold travelled to Mundulla for division one pennants on Saturday, but a three-rink win for the hosts extinguished any chance of Gold making the finals.

The best rink for Keith was that of Hams, Wales, Sowman and M. Hilton, with a deficit of just three shots.

Their opponents - Braybrook, Mead, Ciampa and Graetz - had the upper hand with a lead of 20-4 at the break, but Keith won eight of the remaining 11 ends in a great comeback.

Other rinks' scores were A. Kotz losing 22-35 to J. Brown, and G Lock's 32 defeating J. Kotz' 18.

The final result was Mundulla 23 to Keith's 20.

Elsewhere, Keith Green hosted Bordertown Red and managed to win two rinks to give them 10 valuable points on the ladder.

The best rink was that of Towill, Hartman, Cox and Oldfield with a 34 to 13 win over the rink of Meunster, Paech, Steer and Milne.

The first half of the game was fairly even, with the narrowest of leads to Keith after the 14th end, but that is where the momentum finished for Bordertown.

Green slowly built on their lead and picked up a six on the 21st end that helped to consolidate a good win.

The other rinks saw K. Schreiber down Jaensch 30-25, while D. Stopp went down to Wiese 20-24.

The Greens have kept their chances of playing in the finals with only two minor round games remaining.

Most of the club championship events have been finalised and congratulations to everyone involved. Winners and runners-up are:

Singles: J. Trengove and D. Stopp

Runner-up: J. Presgrave and R. Wales.

Pairs: the ladies are yet to be finalised; men: W. Ingerson (sk) and W. Sowman

Runner-up: G. Hams (sk) and K. Schreiber

Triples: J Trengove (sk), M. Hilton, M. Oliver; B. Hartmann (sk), D. Stopp, G. Stopp

Runner-up: Y. Schreiber (sk), A. Young, W. Thomas; T. Towill (sk), W. Sowman, R.Wales

Fours: M. Richardson (sk), A. Young, W. Thomas, S. Hunt; T. Towill (sk), A. Kotz, W. Ingerson, R. Wales

Runner-up: J. Presgrave (sk), G. Ingerson, J. Cox, J. Makin; D. Stopp (sk), B. Hartmann, W. Sowman, G. Stopp

The 2021 Country Round Robin was played in Adelaide over four days last week, with the Keith Bowling Club well represented.

The ladies played at Lockleys and among the side of 16 players representing the South Eastern Region were J. Kotz and J Trengove, along with Deb Jones from Tintinara and Belinda Pepper of Bordertown.

Marj Richardson and Di Murch were two of the selectors.

The ladies won five of their seven games, 10 points, to be runners-up to Eyre Peninsula, who finished with six wins and 12 points.

The men played at Marion and among the five teams of four players were Daryl Stopp, Geoff Hams and Gordon Stopp, who was a selector.

The men also won five of their seven games, but finished third on 10 points behind Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island on 14 points and Eastern on 12.

Meanwhile, Barefoot Bowls is back - it is a four-week competition starting on March 3.

Teams consist of four players - only one can be a regular bowler - and it is $10 a player. Loan bowls can be arranged, the bar will be open and EFTPOS facilities are available.

For more information or team entries contact Bruce Hartmann on 0428 828 091 or Andrew Kotz on 0458 660 166.

Get your team together and come along for a great time with lots of laughs.

The club would like to thank sponsors Glen Simpson Contracting and Precision Livestock for their continued support.