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Gripping action on display at NC Bowls competitions

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With the top Under-30s competing at Beaconsfield Park and the veterans showing their prowess at Sol Plaatje, it was certainly a weekend to remember.

Seen from left are the under-30 Masters final winners: Driaan van Niekerk (second), Jan Brits (Northern Cape Bowls Vise President), and CP Mathewson (winner). Picture: Supplied

BEACONSFIELD Park Bowling Green Club and Sol Plaatje West End Bowls Club played host to a weekend where exceptional talent and fierce competition was on display as the Northern Cape Bowls Under-30 and Veteran Masters took place.

With the top Under-30s competing at Beaconsfield Park and the veterans showing their prowess at Sol Plaatje, it was certainly a weekend to remember.

Mathewson claims the Under-30 Masters crown

The Under-30 Masters saw CP Mathewson emerge as the champion after a thrilling final against Driaan van Niekerk. Mathewson, in outstanding form throughout the tournament, showcased the skill and determination that ultimately led to his clinching the title.

Defending champion Kieran Kelly, who has been a dominant force in previous years, managed to secure the bronze medal. Kelly triumphed over Diann Cilliers from Sishen in a hard-fought battle, demonstrating why he remains a formidable competitor.

Veterans shine

Seen from left are the veteran men’s final winners: Gert Opperman (second), Danie Koekemoer (winner), and Braam vd Westhuisen (Northern Cape Bowls President). Picture: Supplied

At Sol Plaatje, the veteran men’s final was an all-Hartswater affair, with Danie Koekemoer and Gert Opperman facing off for the title. Koekemoer’s experience and precision earned him the championship for 2024, as he outplayed Opperman in a gripping match.

Stephan Enslin from Sishen took home the bronze, while Wimpie du Toit, also from Hartswater, finished in fourth place.

Seen from left are the veteran ladies final winners: Michelle van Zyl (second), Laura Fouche (winner), and Braam vd Westhuizen (Northern Cape Bowls President). Picture: Supplied

The veteran women’s final was another highlight of the weekend, featuring a nail-biting contest between Michelle van Zyl and Laura Fouche. In a match that went down to the wire, Fouche secured the victory by a single shot, demonstrating her nerves of steel and exceptional skill.

Elmarie Anderson finished in third place, with Louisa Williams claiming fourth.

A Grand Spectacle

The finals, held at Sol Plaatje West End, provided a grand spectacle for bowling enthusiasts, showcasing the incredible talent and competitive spirit of the players. The event was a testament to the growth and passion for bowls in the Northern Cape, bringing together a community of players and supporters alike.

As the champions celebrate their victories and the runners-up reflect on their performances, the Northern Cape Bowls Under-30 and Veteran Masters have once again proven to be a premier event in the region’s sporting calendar.

The weekend’s action has set a high standard for future competitions and has, no doubt, inspired many players, young and old, to continue striving for excellence in the sport.

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