BOWLERS from five clubs joined together for the inaugural Elsabe Kemp Seaspray Classic bowling tournament on Saturday.
The casual tournament brought together about 50 bowlers from clubs including the Seaspray (in Gonubie), Chintsa, Kayser’s Beach, Stutterheim and Hogsback.
Seaspray club captain Johan de Swart said: “It is exciting to welcome other clubs to Seaspray for the tournament on this beautiful day. It is a fun, social tournament with loads of lovely prizes up for grabs. We decided to name it after Elsabe Kemp because she is one of our oldest and most faithful members. She has done a lot of work for us and served East London as a mayor in the 80s.”
Kemp, who is vice captain of the club, said she was humbled to have the tournament named after her.
“Bowls are one of the nicest games that keep all of us active. I have been playing for about eight years now.”
The Seaspray Bowling Club took the title and R1000 in cash for the club, while the Hogsback A team were the runners up.
De Swart responded to the club’s victory by saying: “It was appropriate that Elsabe Kemp, after whom the classic was named, should be the first winner.”