Bowlers converge for Lions tourney
T HE Port Shepstone Lions hosted their 37th National Association of Blind Bowlers(Nabb, KZN Region) Tournament at the Riverside Sports Club in Uvongo on September 25 and 26.
A number of blind bowlers travelled to the South Coast from all over the province to participate in this annual tournament and compete against a team of bowlers from the Riverside Bowling Club.
This annual weekend tournament is a firm favourite with the blind bowlers.
For the past 37 years, Port Shepstone Lions have organised the competition and secured sponsorship for travel, meals, prizes and accommodation.
Hibiscus Rotary Anns provided the Saturday lunch and the Port Shepstone Lions and Lion Ladies provided and served dinner on the Saturday evening.
The official prizegiving ceremony took place on Saturday evening.
During his address, Port Shepstone Lions’ president Dale McGarry thanked all participants and paid tribute to all involved with the organising of the tournament.
He then presented the Port Shepstone Lions Blind Bowlers Floating Trophy to the winning team representative, Ann Osborne of the Riverside Bowling Club.
Nabb KZN Region chairperson Peter Lonsdale then addressed the guests and paid tribute to the Port Shepstone Lions Club for their ongoing involvement with the tournament.
Guests were then treated to an excellent musical ensemble by the very talented singer Winston Smile.
This year, three Port Shepstone Lions members participated in a friendly round of bowls with the blind bowlers and Riverside Bowling Club members on Sunday.
“Port Shepstone Lions are, once again, most grateful to Madeleine Gouws who, on behalf of the club, organised the event and arranged several sponsorships.
“Her input toward this event is nothing short of outstanding,” said Lions public relations director Dennis Meyer.
“The Lions would also like to thank the Riverside Sports Club in Uvongo for their superb hospitality, their main sponsor, National Braiding Industries, First National Bank and all other sponsors who made generous donations towards this very successful annual project,” said Meyer.