A very successful opening day for the Far North Kaitaia RSA Bowls Club was held on Saturday 25th August where 18 teams of any combination bowlers from Church Road, Coopers Beach, Houhora and Oruru joined in with the local Kaitaia RSA Bowls teams to play 4 games each of one hour 15 minutes.
Before play started, President Lillian Wells welcomed all the players and introduced the executive committee followed by Bruce Bird sending up the first Jack then Val Jones playing the first bowl of the new summer season.
After play finished for the day, Lillian thanked the sponsor KPH Construction Ltd for the sponsorship they had generously provided for this tournament every year for more than the last 20 years.
Paul Huxtable representing the sponsor then presented the prizes to the following teams.
1st:  Ian Macnee, Val Jones and Lillian Wells 4 wins, 23 ends and 43 points.
2nd. Brian Cavey, Shirley Young and Len Cooke, 4 wins 17 ends, 42 points.
3rd Jean Huxtable, Mike Reddy and Evelyn Bradley 3  ½ wins, 19 ends, 27 points
4th Cedric Campbell, Chester Ruawhare, Rose Timoko, 3 wins, 19 ends, 39 points
5th John Fox-Champion, Anita and John Richardson, 3 wins, 18 ends and 34 points,
The lucky losers’ chocolates drawn at random went to Ross Hulme, Dennis Latimer and Mary Wright.
Many thanks were passed on to the sponsor, the greenkeeper, tournament convener, kitchen, raffles and timekeeper
The next open tournament any combination Geard’s Funeral Home 2 x 4 x 2 is on Wednesday 19 th September. Any teams wishing to enter please phone tournament convenors Jean Huxtable 4081175 or Selwyn Hargreaves 4083098 Or put teams names on board.

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