The Far North Kaitaia RSA Bowling Club Christmas ham tournament once again sponsored by Kaitaia Far North Pharmacy was as popular as ever when 16 teams’ triples played in ideal weather conditions on Saturday 12th December. Visiting Bowlers from Church Road, Houhora, Coopers Beach and Kaeo were welcomed by President Lillian Wells before the start of the first of 4 one hour 10-minute games. Afternoon tea followed the end of the last game then sponsor Richard Brown presented the prizes as follows. 1st: Marty Doak, Liz Muru and Russell Hockley with 4 wins, 27 ends and 59 points. 2nd. Peter Dorreen, Steff Hildred and Bill Clode 4 wins, 24 ends, 61 points. 3rd Jean Huxtable, Alan Bright and Moss Hotere 3 wins, 20 ends 51 points. Unfortunately, just out of the prize winnings but so close were the team of Al Thom, Selwyn Hargreaves and Jill Phillips with 3 wins, 20 ends and 50 points. The lucky losers random draw of chocolates went to the family team of Hayley, Colin and Freda May. Thanks were given to the sponsors, the greenkeeper, kitchen workers and raffle sellers.