By Quintin van Jaarsveld
Bowlers had to pull out all the stops to secure silverware in the Kingfisher Bowling Association (KBA) Open and Senior Men’s and Women’s Singles.
The finals were played in intense heat at Scottburgh Bowling Club on Monday and produced some excellent bowls despite the heat.
So intense was the competition that the Women’s Senior Singles semi-final between the Bell’s Tina Barbour and Margate’s Helen Proctor lasted three and 1/4 hours.
The Men’s Open final came down to Port Shepstone’s Eddie Fann and Riverside’s Ron Weddell, and it was Fann who got the upper hand to take the title.
The Women’s Open final was an all-Margate affair between clubmates Pam Cole-Cook and Esta Wenzel, with Cole-Cook clinching the win.
Barry Delvin made it a Port Shepstone men’s double when he beat Umtentweni’s Eric Grierson in the Men’s Senior final, while Barbour took the Women’s Senior trophy back to the Bell after beating Alexander Memorial’s Helen Turk in the final.
KBA president Lynne Bamber congratulated the winners and thanked the markers, flippers and Technical Officials who gave of their time to assist.