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Latest: Night of the Stars

The (NOTS) Awards were once again a success and it was good to see who the winners were and to applaud them.

The guest speaker for the night was our very own Protea Bowler, Victor Siphali, who was interviewed on his recent participation at World Bowls in Australia this year. He was interviewed by Ian McKenzie. It proved to be a most informative and at times amusing interview. We are so proud of you Victor.


  1. Photo of Victor speaking at the awards.

  2. The Victor and Victrix Ludorum for the year was awarded to Greg Valjallo and Joyce Velempini, Greg photo 2 and Joyce photo 3.

  3. Ladies Singles Champion…Ashleigh Silk (photo 4)

  4. Mens Singles Champion ..Greg Valjalo (p/5)

  5. Ladies nominated pairs….Mavis Silk and Cailin Silk (p/6)

  6. Mens Nominated pairs …Greg Valjallo and Andre Bouwer (p/7)

  7. Selected Mixed pairs…….Barbara Mazaris and Tony Mazaris (p/8)


In the Drawn competitions we had the following winners ;

Ladies Drawn Pairs – Anne Marie Bridges and Joyce Velempini

Mens Drawn Pairs – Greg Valjallo and Gianni Rech

Mens Handicap singles – Jorge Ruiz-Mesa

Ladies handicap singles Joyce Velempini

Drawn Mixed pairs – Greg Valjallo and Michelle Moore\



Newcomer of the year.Johan Du Plessis (p1)

Most improved player – Carol O’Brien (p2)

Most Dedicated player – Sipho Velempini (p/3)

Bowler of the Year – Victor Siphali (p/4)


These following awards are for members who have gone the extra mile for the club and the members for the year.

Long Service award – Ian McKenzie (p/5)

Club Person of the year – Barbara Mazaris (p/6)

Presidents Award – Chris Andrew (p/7)

High Achievement Award – Victor Siphali (World Bowls etc) (p/8)


Dignitaries for the evening –

Ian Snowball BSC Chairperson(p/9)

Tony Mazaris BSC Bowls Chairperson (p/10)


The evening closed with Fun Awards for various members of the Bowls Section.

Bill Henery Competition

Bill Henery was a member of the BSC Bowls Club and he funded the building of the Sun Lounge for the Bowlers use as a Tea Lounge.

Every year we honour his contribution by holding a competition in his name, this is purely for the BSC Bowlers and no outside players can take part.  We were lucky this year to have this competition sponsored by Personal Trust, who put up the Prize Money.


The results are as follows:



Jorge Ruiz-Mesa

Eric Cowling

Margie Siddle

Joyce Velempini


2nd place 

Prince Nelounde/ Ellen Simon

Michelle Moore

Maria Morrison


3rd Place 

Di Jerrard

Anthony Mayston

Janie Gibb


Bowls - an exciting and rewarding sport!


Playing bowls enhances hand/eye co-ordination, concentration,  and a two-hour game is great way to stay fit and healthy.


At Bryanston Sports Club (BSC), bowls can be both competitive and fun. Many of South Africa’s top international, provincial and district bowlers have chosen BSC as their club (Prince Neluonde and Gerry Baker). What's more, BSC boasts two grade-A bowling greens; an extremely attractive environment; and a very hospitable clubhouse, making it a wonderful place to play and meet new friends.

There are various levels of bowls on offer. Weekends and mid-week, men and women compete in fun, social bowls matches.


Serious bowling incudes league team matches and inter-provincial tournaments that could possibly lead to International selection.


A mentorship programme has been created to assist prospective talent to the top of their game.


New members are guaranteed all the guidance and coaching they need to ensure bowls becomes their sport of choice.

Did you know...? Australia, bowls is one of the country’s fastest growing sports for young adults.

It fits in perfectly with a modern lifestyle: an outdoors sport, requiring skill, concentration and a competitive mindset.


Blast from the Past

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