12 July 2017 Read: 160
It was a momentous occasion this weekend when the bowlers took to the greens at the Duiwelskloof bowls club for the 47th annual Wolkberg Tournament. A total of 28 teams of fours entered the tournament in the hopes of taking home a share of the R21 000 prize money.
It was a fierce two-day battle and in the end it would be the team of Tony Crofford, Billy Hobson, Lynn Crofford and Sandy Dreyer who lifted the cup, and the R10 000 first place prize money. In second spot was the foursome of Fanie Otto, Ben Groenewald, Loureth Otto, and Annemarie van der Merwe who walked off with R5 000 prize money. Third place was awarded to a well-deserved group of Greens Giants from the Trophy Motors team, Gareth Lambert, Annemarie Calitz, Gary Blakemore and Aggie Ascenco.
The Plate winners prize of R3 000 went to Nico and Jonel Hudson, Robbie and Nellie Pretorius with the team of William Cliengen, Carine and Frans Chadwick and Peet Jordan hot on their heels in second position. Rex and Lesley Goulding and Hennie and Antionette Botha occupied third place.
Bowls is a game of dexterity and above all else, light-hearted competition. In the spirit of the tournament, it was Freek Stroop, Johan Benade, Rosemary Atherstone and Gert Britz who settled for the esteemed accolades of Stone Last and Carrot Winners.
There was a raffle for a hamper on the day which was won by Don Johnstone and an ATKV Eiland prize which was grabbed by Gareth Lambert. The Mowana Game Farm Prize was won by Carine Chadwick and the Bar Ticket Draw was won by Hendrik van der Linden. The Spider went to Suzette Johnstone.
“On behalf of the Committee and members of Duiwelskloof Bowls Club, we would like to express special thanks to our valued sponsors who, without their support and effort, our annual Wolkberg tournament would not be possible,” expressed Leon de Wet of the club. “Our Prize Sponsors were as follows: 1st Prize Sponsor – Gert Britz/Freek Stroop and Associates of Old Mutual/Marriot, 2nd Prize Sponsor – Bret Schulman of Mooketsi Transport, 3rd Prize Sponsor – Jon Hyde of Trophy Toyota Motors. Our Plate Prizes were sponsored by Muis Joubert of PPS Petroleum. We would also like to thank all our advertisers in the programme booklet, all the helpers who made the event possible and every single player who made it a tournament.”