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Eudunda Bowls News 25th February 2024

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The ladies endured hot, windy weather last Thursday at home against Freeling. Unfortunately, Freeling were overall winners 43-65. Doreen Twartz was challenged by Daniela Madalinski 14-23, Joy Hams faced the superb bowling of Leanne Mullins and her team 9-28, however Ruth Scoot was the shining light with an excellent win against Julie Campbell 20-14. After the game, all sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to Joy Hams to celebrate her 80th, and shared a birthday cake.

Thursday afternoon’s Division 1 played Kapunda (in very hot conditions under a tin roof!) and captured a narrow victory 57-54. Greg Prior had an impressive win against Brian Grant 24-17, Preston Eva had the skills and the ‘luck of the Irish’ to win against John Dermody 24-15, and both of these games were enough to cover Ian ‘Lumpy’ Griffiths’ battle with Greg Cruikshank 9-22.

Division 2 played Kapunda Red in a scorcher at Eudunda and won 60-47. Murray Sauer lost in a cliff-hanger to Mick Butler19-20, Ron Milde won with extra reinforcements from Queensland (a substitute) in Allan Mader (visiting brother Bill in Eudunda) against Joe Ryan 18-16, and Roy Fiegert continued his dream run this season with a win against Ron Hier 23-11.

During the match, George Mitev broke his arm (his metal bowling arm) which was taken to the engineering doctor and fixed! Also, during the match a few bowlers suffered from the heat, which was concerning without the consideration of a duty of care. The temperature at the venue was well above the BOM site Nuriootpa’s forecast temperature.

On Friday night (the beginning of the double-header weekend) Division 1 played Angaston at Angaston and finished 98-119, but in three of the four rinks Eudunda gave Angaston a shakeup! Aaron Jones got away to a flying start against Johno Voigt but Johno came back late in the game to end Aaron’s aspirations 29-34; Corey Achee in his first week’s skipper role downed David Jaunay 29-18, Kym ‘Chucka’ Schutz ‘bowled his head off’ to defeat Ian Elsworthy 30-22, however Bill Mader found the going tough against the impeccable bowling of Justin ‘Tiny’ Morris 10-45.

On Saturday, Division 1 played Lyndoch at Lyndoch and dashed their finals chances by going down 82-108. The shining light was Ian ‘Lumpy’ Griffiths who performed very well in the skipper’s position to defeat the talented Shaun Mahoney 31-19, Corey Achee had a great contest against Darren Green 18-26, Aaron Jones had the battle of the giants against Shane Marslen 17-27, and Kym ‘Chucka’ Schutz didn’t bowl as well as the night before, going down to Harry ‘the formidable’ Sykes 16-36.

Division 3 hosted Mount Pleasant and won 81-36 with all teams up. Gordon ‘Kiwi’ Teau had a great day against Noelene Birt 24-13, Ron Hams could still play bowls and win with two black eyes emerging 26-12 against Dot Holt, and Ruth Scoot and her dream team won 31-11 against Graeme Sloan.

Division 4 also played at Eudunda against Lyndoch Blue and kept their final’s hopes alive with a win 49-34. Pam Dutschke scored a ‘seven’ on the second-to-last end, and finished 28-20, while Roy Fiegert scored a ‘five’ on the last end to secure a win 21-14 against Sue Davis.

The Team of the Week was Ruth Scoot, Joy Hams, Judy Milde and Michael Upton.

The Eudunda Bowling Club will be a busy venue in March.

A Food Safety Seminar is scheduled for Thursday 14th March at 5.30 to 6.30pm; an Eye Health Seminar on Tuesday 19th March at 10am, and an Ambulance/First Aid Community Information Session 19th March at 7pm; Red Cross Night bowls Wednesday 20th March at 7pm for 7,30pm start. Put these important dates in your diary, as these topics are relevant to all.

The Eudunda Bowling Club is also hosting the Association Men’s Singles and Fours on Sunday 10th March, and Association Ladies Pairs and Triples on Monday 11th March at 8.30 for 9am start. Angaston is hosting Association Ladies Singles and Fours on Sunday 10th March, and Men’s Pairs and Triples on Monday 11th March.

The Eudunda Bowling Club Presentation Night is on Friday 22nd March at 6.00 for 6.30pm. Come and support your club on this special night.


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