Gold for Western Province and Gauteng North at George Bowling Club

Gauteng North players (in blue) anxiously look on during their final against Sables

Two well contested finals brought Bowls South Africa’s 2012 “B” Inter-District Championships to a close at the George Bowling Club on Friday afternoon after a memorable week of top quality bowls.

An impressive Western Province team took top honors in the men’s division when they outplayed Eastern Province by 39 – 29 in a most entertaining final. As worthy winners they were unbeaten during their round robin games which included a most impressive win over Kingfisher (64-22) as well as a tightly fought victory of 38-37 over Johannesburg. Although on the loosing side, Eastern Province showed off their silver medals with pride. Their round robin games included wins over Northern Fee State, Limpopo as well as Eastern Gauteng, just to mention a few.

The Ladies final between Sables and Gauteng North most probably was the pick of the week’s games. In a display of top class bowls, this closely contested encounter entertained and enthralled the large number of spectators and supporters.  After 21 ends it was Gauteng North who claimed victory, and gold, by a mere two points. The final score of 38-36 brought an end to a most memorable game which was applauded by all present. 

During the post match presentation Kallie Hauhpt, Executive member of Bowls South Africa, paid tribute to the management teams and players of all of the twenty provinces for the tremendous spirit and camaraderie in which the tournament was contested. As hosting province, Bowls Southern Cape was complimented on the slick running of this most enjoyable tournament, the condition of greens prepared by the George, Outeniqua and Oudtshoorn Bowling clubs, as well as true Southern Cape hospitality.

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