The Intervaal district used the opportunity to honour its missed premier event namely the Masters championships.
THE BOWLS season has opened in the Northern Cape province with the first competition taking place at the Intervaal sub-district in Vryburg this past weekend.
Spokesperson Jacqes Swanepoel explained that the Intervaal district used the opportunity to honour its missed premier event namely the Masters championships which was supposed to have been held in mid-year. The Masters was held over due to the then prevailing tougher Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. “The Masters is considered the most prestigious event on our calendar,” Swanepoel said.
The Intervaal district invited its top 12 men and women to take part in this event which was held at the beautiful greens of Vryburg.
After two days of playing five rounds on Saturday and Sunday, the top players moved into the finals. The Men’s final was contested between Wihan Smit of Bloemhof Bowls Club and Danie Koekemoer from Hartswater.
The Women’s final was a contest between Rika Groenewaldt of Andalusia against Hendriette Meyer of Schweizer-Reneke.
In the end Danie Koekemoer won the men’s title while Rika Groenewaldt walked away with the women’s title.
Swanepoel explained that towards the end of the month of November they will take part in another inter-district bowls event which will likely include champions from either the Kimberley, Kalahari or Conroy (De Aar) regions as contestants.