Port Shepstone Lions Blind Bowlers Tournament a big hit

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Port Shepstone Lions once again hosted the National Association of Blind Bowlers (KZN Region) Tournament at the Riverside Sports Club in Uvongo recently.

A large 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.

The annual weekend tournament means a great deal to the blind bowlers and, for the past 36 years Port Shepstone Lions have organised the competition and secured sponsorship for travel, meals, prizes and accommodation.

Blind bowlers in action during the tournament.

Apart from the games, the weekend included accommodation and meals. Hibiscus Rotary Ann’s Provided the Saturday lunch and the Port Shepstone Lion and Lion Ladies provided and served dinner on the Saturday evening.

The official prize giving ceremony took place on the Saturday evening. During his address, Port Shepstone Lions’ President Denis Meyer thanked all participants, spoke of his club’s long standing involvement with this tournament and paid tribute to all involved with the organising of the tournament.

Lions Martin Rundle, Hilton Horsley, Denis Meyer, Alastair Warman, Jeff Smith and Kevin Ross with event organiser Madeleine Gouws.

He then presented the Port Shepstone Lion’ Blind Bowlers Floating Trophy to the winning team representative, Ann Osborne of the Riverside Bowling Club. NABB (KZN Region) Chairman, Peter Lonsdale then addressed the guests and paid tribute to the Port Shepstone Lions Club and the fact that Lions Clubs International are, this year, celebrating a century of service to mankind. Guests were then treated to an excellent musical ensemble by the very talented singer Winston Smile.

Port Shepstone Lions are, once again, most grateful to event organiser Madeleine Gouws who, on behalf of the Club, convened the event and arranged several sponsorships.

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.

Lions and Lion Ladies Estelle O’Neill, Anna Compion, Jeff Smith, June Rundle, Irene Love, Denis Meyer, Alastair Warman, Mike Rodda and Debbie Marshall with the sponsored prizes.

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