Locals shine at Sabie Country Club

Participants of the Trout Triangle Trophy in Sabie.

Lawn Bowls recently returned to Sabie Country Club with a bang, when teams from neighbouring Lydenburg and Hazyview competed against teams from Sabie Bowling Club for the Trout Triangle Trophy.

There were 10 teams in total, half of them representing Lydenburg, with four from Sabie and a single team from Bungalows Bowls Club, Hazyview.

The morning was cool and cloudy and the greens were rather damp and heavy when play started at 09:00, but during the course of the day the weather improved, as did the run of the green.

The teams of three players each played three matches during the day, two of 10 ends each, before lunch, and a third of 12 ends in the afternoon. Points were available for winning a skin. Each end won earned that team a point and the winning team earned another four points, so there was plenty for everyone to play for.

Mid-morning the players feasted on excellent sandwiches, while at lunch time, Sabie Country Club served another tasty dish.

Upon resumption a spider was held, where money was collected for a local good cause, and each player bowled a single bowl towards a “spider”, which was placed in the centre of the green. The players closest to the spider took home a bottle of wine, and Sabie PRIDE will be the recipient of R600, which was generously donated by the bowlers.

At the end of the day raffle prizes were drawn, while all the participants relaxed with a welldeserved refreshment, and awaited the results of the tournament.

Lydenburg C earned the sportsmen’s prize for coming last and each member of the team was more than happy to take home a bottle of wine.

The third-placed team, Bungalows, stepped forward to receive a cash prize for their efforts, followed by Sabie B in second, and the winning team, Sabie A.

The Trout Triangle Trophy was handed to Richard Greenaway on behalf of the winning club, Sabie.

This weekend the Lowveld Ladies Singles Open players had a cold and wet competition at Lowveld Country Club.

Eighteen women from Mbombela, White River, LVCC, Hazyview, Malalane and Barberton participated.

The bowlers were divided into six sections with three players in a section. Each bowler played two games and marked the third.

The format of play was singles and the bowler who reached 21 points first was declared the winner. Each received two points with a shot aggregate.

The greens were running smoothly, but for some bowlers it was to find the right curve and exact weight to draw it as close as possible to the jack.

The final was between Martie Janse van Vuuren and Miranda Paiva. Janse van Vuuren got the upper hand and claimed the Lowveld singles title for the second consecutive year.

Marlet Ireland beat Marina Smith in the third-fourth place play-off.

The top three will participate in the Mpumalanga play-offs that will be hosted on October 29 and 30 at Middelburg Country Club.

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