On the weekend of 14 and 15 August 2021, the Windhoek Bowling Club held its Annual Club Singles Competition. Members were excited to be back on the green after the easing of lockdown restrictions allowed for more than 10 people to gather for non-contact sports.
After a full weekend of tight games, the winner of the men’s division was Jessaya (Jessie) Mweshipopya, with Mike Rumsey as runner-up. In the women’s division, Margie Stainton emerged as the winner, with Truda Meaden as runner-up.
The winners will participate in the Namibia Bowling Association’s Champion of Champions, to be held on 10 and 11 October 2021 at TransNamib Bowling Club. They will compete against the reigning male and female champions from other Windhoek, Tsumeb, and Coastal bowling clubs.
Windhoek Bowling Club is the oldest bowling club in the country. Its well-kept greens and cozy clubhouse have had their home at Parliament Gardens since 1938. Over the years, membership has grown to a diverse and vibrant group, passionate about bowling and growing the sport in Namibia.
Bowls is a comparatively simple sport to play, yet dynamic and exciting, and contrary to prevailing perceptions, can be enjoyed by young and old alike from all walks of life. Some of Namibia’s top bowls players are young and have competed regionally and internationally. In 2003, Douw Calitz became the Men’s Singles World Champion in Australia.
Windhoek Bowling Club welcomes new members and would relish introducing Namibians from all backgrounds and ages to the game.