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Eudunda Bowling Club was presented with the Best Community Grounds award at the Australia Day breakfast at Eudunda Gardens last Tuesday. Pam Dutschke and President Ted Schiller received the award on behalf of the bowling club. Many thanks to Pam for her untiring efforts in keeping the grounds and garden in peak condition, resulting in the well-deserved recognition.

Night Bowls ran the over 60’s/Under 60’s competition in perfect weather. The shield, which is donated by Malcolm Treloar, was won by the over 60’s this year, and was presented by Carolyn Doering to the winning team Judy Milde, Allen Kleinig and Colin Menz, on behalf of the Over 60’s. It was the best turn-out of bowlers for years for the Over 60’s/Under 60’s competition due to the influx of electrical contractors continuing during these few weeks. They have caused a spark in the Night Bowls in making friends and creating a happy atmosphere. The meal voucher was won by Maurice Nietschke and the bottle of wine Knighty. Night Bowls Committee person Jeff Willoughby thanked the kitchen staff of Pam, Liz and Marg for the supper, and Mike behind the bar.

A preliminary notice for the Red Cross Night which is on Thursday 18th February 7 o’clock for 7.30pm start, and will be a 2-bowl Triples game.

Eudunda had a best week for the season with all pennant sides winning except one.

The Ladies played Tanunda at Tanunda and had a nail-biting finish 56-54. Joy Hams flew into top gear from the ninth end and defeated Marg Meertens 23-11, Judy Milde and her team had a flying start 14-0 against Lou Ross and continued to dominate throughout the game finishing 26-10, while Ruth Scoot faced a formidable Sue Yates 7-33. On the last end, Ruth saved the side from defeat by drawing a bowl to save four shots, therefore giving Eudunda a two-shot victory.

Thursday afternoon Division 1 journeyed to Freeling. Bill Mader, Geoff Schmidt and Murray Sauer were down to Turtle, B’Rass Schuster and Deano Geier finishing 43-76.

Thursday afternoon Division 2 played Kapunda White on our home turf, winning 79-40. During the match, Tony Scoot retired unwell, and Maurice Nietschke took over as Skipper and Pam Dutschke filled in as a substitute, who proved to be an asset for the team, and resulted in a draw against Tony Robinson. Mally Schutz had a great win against Richard Atkins 22-11, and Ron Hams had a pearler of a day winning 42-14 against Ron Rogers.

Division 1 had a bye.

Division 2A played Freeling at Freeling and won in a nail-biter 71-67. Ron Hams continued his winning streak 21-20 against Warwick Ledsham, Ruth Scoot conquered Krystal Mullins 25-21, and Gordon ‘Kiwi’ Te.Au had a tight finish 25-26 against Dean Geier.

Division 3 played Lyndoch on our home turf and won 56-48. There were two extremely closes clashes where Marg Nietschke and Roy Fiegert were 16-17 to John Pratt and A Russell, but the shining light was Pat Obst and her team who were victors 24-14 against Lance Lange.

Team of the Week was Ron Hams, Bob Leditschke and Ted Bowden with a magnificent 18 shots up.

Pam Dutschke announced to the pennant players the success of the club in receiving the Australia Day Best Community Grounds Award. The club is indebted to Pam for her work around the club.

The club draw jackpotted again when Frankie Pfitzner’s name was drawn -not present due to the bye.

State Fours

Eudunda had a ladies team of Joy Hams, Ruth Scoot, Doreen Twartz and Betty Pfitzner in the State Fours last Sunday at Nuriootpa who were successful in defeating Freeling and Tanunda, and losing to Angaston, however winning overall. This qualifies the team to play in the knockouts at Freeling on Sunday 14th February. Well done ladies!

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