The now famous Mossel Bay Classic is taking place for the 22nd time at the Mossel Bay Bowling Club from Thursday, 25 to Saturday, 27 July 2013 with the main sponsors again being Personal Trust, Distell (Scottish Leader) and Knysna Lifestyle Estate.
Since the first tournament was played in 1992, this has become a prestigious and much anticipated event on the Southern Cape bowls calendar. Skips from all over the country are invited to take part, but in the end only 24 teams, consisting of 4 male players, can be accommodated. Besides teams from all over the Southern Cape, namely Mossel Bay, Hartenbos, Little Brak River (Vista Bowling Club), Great Brak River, George (from both Outeniqua and George Bowling Club), Leisure Isle, Still Bay and Outshoorn, teams come from as far as Pretoria (Irene Bowling Club), Edenburg (Freestate), Gordon’s Bay, Durbanville, Paarl, Middelburg and Swellendam. Then there will also be a team from the South African National Defence Force consisting of players from Mossel Bay as well as De Aar and a South African Police Services team from Goodwood in the Western Cape.
8 matches will be played over the three days and from the second match on it will be competed on a strength against strength basis. Three games will be played on each of the first two days, with the last two on Saturday. The finals will be played on Saturday afternoon and a large number of spectators are expected. Play will will take place at the Mossel Bay Bowling Club in the Harry Giddey Park in Marsh Street and will commence at 09:00 each day.
Visitors and spectators are very welcome to come and watch excellent bowls over these three days. Please come and enjoy Mossel Bay Bowling Club’s hospitality.
Mossel Bay Bowling Club would like to thank the sponsors for their continued support, as well as the club members who work hard behind the scenes, in the kitchen, bar and administration office in order to produce a successful event. •