Mixed results for season opener

WINNERS: Penola's Rex Williams, Don Messenger, Don Kilsby and Rick Mitchell claimed the win in the Port MacDonnell Bowls Club's Open Fours competition last week.

PORT Macdonnell Red enjoyed a strong start to the pennant bowls mid-week season as they travelled to play Millicent Red and won both rinks.

Michael Glynn, Keith Dowdell, Heather Richards and Bill Richards won 27-19, while Des Horrigan, Jan Dowdell, Kevin Henderson and Robert Hutchesson won 20-19.

Port Macdonnell Blue travelled to face Mount Gambier Blue and came home with two points.

Lance Fisher, Elaine Pruis, Lorraine Mackereth and Jennie Tilley lost 13-26, while Ben Tilley, Chris Negline, Barrie Schmidt and Carol Schmidt won 29-19.

The Port Macdonnell Bowls Club held its Open Men’s Fours with teams from Penola, Millicent, Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier RSL, Kalangdoo and Port Macdonnell competing.

The winner for the day was a team from Penola of, Rex Williams, Don Messenger, Don Kilsby and Rick Mitchell.

Second place went to a combined team of Kalangadoo and Port Macdonnell – Gavin Rowe, Wayne Dowdell, Barrie Schmidt and Keith Dowdell.

Third place went to a Mount Gambier RSL team of Alex Heesman, Leon Fox, Peter Bruhn and Alby McIntyre.

Sponsors for the day were O’connor/Graney, Key2sale, JN Taylor and Port Macdonnell General Store.

Friday women’s pennants began with mixed results.

Division 1 Travelled to face Millicent Blue and lost 38-44.

Carol Schmidt, Sharon Perryman, Jan Dowdell and Judith Grosvenor won 22-21, while Jennie Tilley, Lyn Vanderley, Roma Henderson and Heather Richards lost 16-27.

Division 2 travelled to Naracoorte RSL went down 75 shots eight points to 36-0.

Suzanne Connell, Nallia Lucas, Cheryl Doddridge and Marilyn Sutton lost 37-18, while Lyn Jones, Shirley Taylor, Lorraine Mackereth and Elaine Pruis lost 38-18.

Saturday Open pennants saw the Division 1 side defeated by Mount Gambier Blue 76-10 to 53 -2.

Paul Weir, Robert Hutchesson, Wayne Dowdell and Tim Wrightson won 26-21, Barrie Schmidt, Keith Dowdell, Heather Richards and Bill Richards lost 26-17, while Lance Fisher, Greg Fisher, Judith Grosvenor and Chris Richards lost 29-10.

Division 3 travelled to play Millicent Red and drew.

Michael Glynn, Bruce Bain, Danny Gaut and Donald Forbes lost 33-19, Jim Williams, Victor Perryman, Terry Seiler and Kel Butler won 27-21, while Chris Negline, John Naismith, Jennie Tilley and Kevin Henderson won 27-19.

Division 4 welcomed Millicent Blue with one rink winning.

Lyn Vanderley, Darryl Sims, Kevin Osmam and Bill McGregor won 23-18, Rod Sutton, Ben Tilley, Marilyn Sutton and Justin Brown lost 16-23, while Graham Lucas, Terry Stone, Nallia Lucas and Kevin Norman lost 18-27.

Chris Richards and Kel Butler were rewarded with life membership by club president Paul Weir at the opening of the bowls season.