Austrian Keglers (Bowling)
Meetings: On Fridays at
Woodville Bowling Centre
Austrian Keglers bowling team was formed in 1960 at the Parkside
Bowling Centre on Glen Osmond Road. The bowling centre did not have
machines to set up the pins but had to rely on them being set up by
hand. The team consisted of Hans Hergg (Captain), Hans Grammelt,
Franz Brunnbauer †, Helmut Haas, Andy Feichter †, Sepp
Mittermeier and Heinz Steiner †. The team bowled at Parkside for
three seasons then moved to Cross Road Bowl where Andy Feichter †,
Franz Brurmbauer †, Oskar Lielme and Sepp Mittermeier made up the
team. There they bowled for two seasons before going to Woodville
Bowl. Here the Austrian Keglers had the honour of being champions
for four seasons in a row.
In 1964 the team broke the B-Grade record and held it for eight
years. Horst Spitzek, Wolfram Bucher, Bernhard Dubay, John Wendy,
Brigitte Feuerreiter, Manfred Hartfield, Erwin Schott , Harry Kainz,
Stan Gibbons, Kurt Leitner, Hans Grammelt and Traudl Juraschek † are some of the bowlers
who bowled for the Austrian Keglers.
The Bowling Team, which is still bowling at Woodville on Friday
nights, at the present are Heinrich and Pia Monz, Gottfried Gangl and Willy Gangl.
The 12th of February 2010 was
not only the opening of one of the most exciting
Championships for a long time it was historic. Tenpin SA
made its first induction into the Tenpin SA Hall of Fame,
the Austrian Keglers. Bowling in their 37th
consecutive State Championships the Keglers have set an
unbelievable record and have throughout their time shown the
true spirit of Tenpin Bowling.