Bowlers from six different bowls clubs plus our own members vied for the winning stakes in the annual Northland Age sponsored triples bowls tournament on Wednesday 16th January. The six other club players coming from Church Road, Houhora, Coopers Beach, Houhora, Opononi and Balmoral. After 4 games of 10 ends were played in windy but dry conditions, President Lillian Wells thanked the sponsors for their continuing generosity sponsoring this tournament, as without sponsorship there would be no tournaments and presented the winning teams prizes as below.
1st was the team of Jean Huxtable, Doug Anderson and Kath Johnson (1st Year Player), being the only 4 winners, scoring 23 ends, 17 against and 45 points.
Out of the 3 teams with 3 wins the 2nd and 3rd place went to: 2nd: Cedric Campbell, Liz Muru and Jill Phillips 3 wins, 26 ends, 14 against, 52 points. 3rd: Steve Kirwan and Marianne Coldham( both Balmoral) and Donnie Holmes ( Opononi) 3 wins 23 ends, 17 against and 56 points. The lucky losers random draw of chocolates went to: Marty Doak, Yvonne Anderson and Moss Hotere.
The greenkeeper, kitchen, raffle and conveners were also thanked for their help for the day.
The next tournament is a 2 x 4 x 2 Women’s pairs sponsored by Bell’s Produce Saturday 2nd February To enter teams please phone Selwyn on 027 977 9637 or enter on the club website www.farnorthrsabowls.co.nz or on the board at the RSA.
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