HONOURED: Mabs Rees of the Kowie Bowling Club recently won the EP Ladies’ Masters tournament in Port Elizabeth Picture: JON HOUZET
THE Kowie Bowling Club held a celebration for member Mabs Rees last Saturday night after she won the EP Ladies’ Masters tournament.
Rees began playing bowls about 10 years ago and has reaped many accolades and achievements over the years.
Humbly accepting the honours bestowed upon her, Rees gave credit to the late Malcolm Munro for mentoring her at the beginning of her bowling career.
“My commitment to this game started because of people like Malcolm who would spend time on one player like me,” said Rees.
She also thanked Eden Bradfield, “who told me I have a natural delivery”, and Bob Ford, who spent time practising with her, “in the days before we had a coach”.
Rees has been Kowie’s club champion a number of times, has won the EP Novice Singles and been runner-up in EP as well.
“But her greatest achievement was winning the EP Masters title,” said lady captain Pee Wee Tomlinson.
“We are very proud of Mabs and all she does for the club.”
Rees is presently attending squad training for EP.
She is a level one club umpire working towards level two, and a level two coach working towards level three.
“One can see her dedication and enthusiasm towards producing good bowlers,” said Tomlinson.
Rees also thanked greenkeeper “Doc” Charles Louw for making the Kowie Club’s greens so perfect.