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Bowls for the Disabled National Championships – 2024

Bowls for the Disabled National Championships – 2024

The Bowls for the Disabled Open Championship was hosted in Cape Town this year and was played at two of our Basin Clubs last week, namely Helderberg and Somerset West. It was a tournament that showcased the skills and determination of players with various physical challenges with categories ranging from B1’s (totally blind) to B8’s (physically disabled).

The combined effort of these two clubs in making this tournament comfortable and enjoyable for all players and spectators was incredible. From the overtime on the greens to the delicious food to the bar teams to the markers and umpires. Thank you all for your time, care, and compassion.

WP Bowls Medal winners



GOLD (men’s singles) – Gamiet Fortune and Lappies Labuschagne

BRONZE (ladies singles) – Wendy Brymer and Pat Visser

GOLD (men’s pairs) – Corrie Brits and Taz Bright, Gamiet Fortune and Lappies Labuschagne


GOLD (ladies singles) – Michelle Eshun and Jene McCourt

GOLD (mixed pairs) – Michelle Eshun and Jene McCourt, Francois Neethling and Danny Loots

GOLD (men’s singles) – Abe Crouse and Cynthia McDuling


SILVER (singles) – Princess Schroeder and Graham Ward

GOLD (mixed pairs) – Princess Schroeder and Graham Ward, Lindsay Engelbrecht and Dion Engelbrecht

SILVER (mixed pairs) – Avril Davids and Fikile Vilakazi, Roy Peters and Victor Trew

BRONZE (men’s singles) – Chris Delcarme and Sidney Africa

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Other exciting news – we have a newly capped Protea in WP!

Congratulations to Margie Palmer on being awarded her Protea colours! She also won a Silver medal in the B8 pairs with Vicky van der Merwe.

Grant van Eyssteen (WP Blind Bowlers Club) has been included in the Invitational SA team at the IBD. Teams will represent their country in the IBD tournament in May.

Good bowling to you all.

Peninsula Blind Bowlers Club also won the team trophy for their overall performance and results in the championship.

Huge congratulations to all the players. You are an inspiration and all great sportsman and woman. We wish you all the best with your future endeavors and tournaments.