Port Pirie Tournament 33 Years Strong

by BowlsSA3 on September 16, 2020

The Port Pirie Bowling Club’s Annual Spring Carnival has been run for the past 33 years. This year’s a very different feeling  as club legend, main person responsible for its ongoing success Bryan Lines, had recently passed away and was not present to greet the players for the first time since the start of the event all those years ago. The tournament has now been named the Bryan Lines Memorial Spring Carnival. There were 40 individual Men’s and Ladies teams representing 32 individual clubs from areas including Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Upper North, Mid North, the Riverland and Adelaide attended the excellent 4 day carnival. The club has hundreds of people play in the tournament over the 4 day event!

In a strange quirk of fate a team skippered by Brian Lines won the Spencer Motors Men’s Medley held on the Friday and contested by 22 teams. Brian has been coming to the carnival from Adelaide for many years and had jokingly called Bryan Lines, Grandpa. Certainly Bryan would have been very pleased his namesake Brian and his team of Paul Edwards and Darryl Stephens (Henley) and Roy Palmer (West Lakes) had celebrated a win. 22 teams

Organisers were delighted with the success of the well supported carnival with many competitors congratulating the Port Pirie Club on the quality of the greens and their hospitality. A large number of teams have already nominated for next year’s event in anticipation for another great day. The organisers were also pleased with the friendly compliance of all bowlers and visitors with the Covid 19 regulations which were monitored continually by rostered Covid Marshals.

To Read the article that was featured in the Port Pirie Recorder regarding the tournament click here