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Whanga­mata RSA Dec 6: Twenty Two play­ers came along to the Christ­mas Breakup. With two play­ers tied, the even­tual win­ner of the Tro­phy was de­cided on the last day with Des Flynn be­ing the 2017 win­ner. The day’s play was won by Peter For­ward with Merv Ward and Ian Wenn each win­ning a chocky bar. He­len Teb­butt won the Meat at the Beach Raf­fle. New play­ers al­ways wel­come on Wed­nes­days from 12.30pm — play starts at 1pm. Nov 29: Eigh­teen play­ers came along and en­joyed the af­ter­noon with Linda Har­ris be­ing the top player and Gra­ham Opie win­ning the choco­late bar. Pam Gray won the Meat at the Beach Raf­fle.


Pauanui Nov 29: N/S: Lyn Philp and Daphne Jen­ner 66.50, Irene Shaw and Joan Mcneil 52.00, No­lene Darby and Alan Bri­er­ley 49.00. E/W: Celia Young and Judy Mcken­zie 65.00, Shirley Smith and Wendy Morris 59.50, Sona Bot­ica and Trish Jac­son Pot­ter 44.50. Whanga­mata Nov 29: N/S: Yvonne Rok­stad and Jean Martin 55.00, Bill Luff and Alva Gib­son 51.67, Felic­ity Walker and Lil­lian Tay­lor 51.25: E/W: Fay and Ray Mad­den, Mily and Frank van Beek 55.00, An­drew Mcleod and Diny Fokke 53.33. Dec 1: N/S: Alva Gib­son and Bill Luff 55.33, Al­lan Han­lon and Jo­ce­lyn Blake 50.00 Robert Craw­ford and Glenys Rive 48.67. E/W: Carol Brewer and Jean Martin 60.00, Cushla Jarvis and Anne Har­ris 55.00, Susan Pat­ter­son and Joy Robin­son 54.17.


Twi­light Busi­ness House Dec 4: On a glo­ri­ous sum­mer evening Round Six was played. Probus 20 v Quizzers 13, BB’S 21 v Golf Girls 10, Go Girls 24 v Cor­ner­stone 16, and Ram­blers 12 v Come Backs 18. Well done to all teams!


Whanga­mata Club Dec 4: The night of the su­per moon saw su­per darts. 1st place Karen, 2nd Liz. Be­van won mem­bers draw and Ray threw near­est for 6 dart draw.


Dec 11: Win­ners: Pat Worth and Joy O’sullivan with a score of 20. Run­ners up: Cherie Cun­ning­ham and Don O’sullivan with a score of 18. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Fran­cis O’laughlin for com­ing 3rd with a score of 17. Dec 4: Com­pe­ti­tion win­ner was Pat Worth with the max­i­mum 21 points and Chris Hal­lums was run­ner up on 19.


Whanga­mata RSA Nov 28: Win­ners were Lau­rene Eades, Betty Wilmer and Ann Costar with Peter Gor­rie, Gary St Clair and Lynda Cal­laghan com­ing a close sec­ond. Raf­fle was won by Ann Costar. Dec 4: Win­ners were Paulette Glad­ing, Jenny Harpur and Lynda Cal­laghan (you can come and visit any­time Jenny) and the run­ners up were Peter Gor­rie, Trish Schultz and Janet Fo­ley. Janet also won the raf­fle. Whanga­mata Club Dec 5: Small group of six and we ended up play­ing 2.2.2 bowl­ing which means every­one gets a turn at be­ing skip, two and lead. Makes for a few laughs. Win­ners were Ann Pur­cell, Ellen Martin and Max Hill. Losers were Peter Gor­rie, Alan Mc­cow­att and Joy O’sullivan. Dec 8: Great day to­day for sum­mer. We had 23 turn out to­day to come and en­joy them­selves at The Whanga­mata Club. Win­ners: John Hares, Ellen Martin and Nancy Ste­wart. Good on you all. Raf­fle Win­ner: Merv Ward. Won­der­ful to see our Smi­ley Eyed Don Gard­ner back for a game to­day. We have so missed you Don. Dec 1: We had a pretty good turnout to­day of 20 play­ers. Win­ners: Lau­rene Eades, Jim Bell and Trish Schultz — well done guys a re­ally good win for you all. Raf­fle: Jim Bell again won, but this time a nice meat pack for him. Un­til next Fe­bru­ary 2018 when nor­mal bowl­ing starts up again, we will not be hav­ing or­gan­ised bowls at The Club on a Wed­nes­day. How­ever, any­body feel­ing like a game or two is wel­come to per­haps do a ring around and get some mates to come in and have a game. Up to you.


Pauanui An­other very busy two weeks for Pauanui bowlers with fur­ther Club Cham­pi­onships be­ing com­pleted and lo­cal Clubs Open Tour­na­ments. Women’s 1 to 8 year Sin­gles Cham­pi­onship was won by Ali­son Marks from Kim Wat­son in a keenly con­tested fi­nal. Men’s Open Sin­gles Cham­pi­onship: There were 8 en­trants and at the end of day one 4 play­ers were still in con­tention. On day two John Mccon­nell beat Derek Davis while Greg Mered­ith beat War­ren Hay­cock. John ( 2 lives ) then lost 20 to 21 to Greg (1 life) who he had beaten on the pre­vi­ous day. In the fi­nal game John took con­trol to win the Cham­pi­onship which had pro­duced some ex­cel­lent bowls for a very ap­pre­cia­tive crowd. In other events 2 Pauanui teams com­peted in the An­nual Whanga­mata 3 Day Clas­sic. John Mccon­nell with 2 ex Pauanui play­ers, Gra­ham Bow­ers & Gerry Wright and David Gilling­ham won Di­vi­sion 2. Pauanui bowlers were also suc­cess­ful at Tairua Inc. Hams tour­na­ment where an ex­cel­lent field of 30 teams at­tended. Derek Davis, Greg Mole & David Gilling­ham un­beaten with 4 wins won with Des Pa­ton, Anne & Ron Jef­fries also with 4 wins in 2nd place. John Mccon­nell Gra­ham Bow­ers & Heather Mccon­nell were 4th. In break­ing news as this re­port is com­pleted John Mccon­nell, Grant Mo­ran & Greg. Mered­ith have won the Thames Val­ley Cen­tre Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons Mens Triples ti­tle at Coro­man­del. Whanga­mata Nov 30: Rollup. Mike Dono­van, Barry Thom­son 1. Clive Prim­rose, Allen Proc­ter 2. Bruce Wishart, Kath Sayles 3. Choco­late Fish: Max Hill, Dex­ter Harpur. 3 Day Clas­sic: Di­vi­sion 1: Arawa 1, Hill­crest 2, Hill­crest 3. Di­vi­sion 2: Pauanui 1, Hin­uera 2, Mer­cury Bay 3. Di­vi­sion 3: Com­pos­ite Team 1, East Ta­maki 2, Thames 3. Nov 2-3: Men’s Champ Pairs. Herb Ar­mitage, Jack Glad­ing 1. Rus­sell Jef­feries, Keith Wood 2. Women’s Champ Pairs: Keren Guy, Maisie Prim­rose 1, Mar­garet Reid, An­gela May­berry 2.


Whanga­mata Club Dec 1: From 54 play­ers win­ner was Mar­lene Sanderson 41, run­ner up Joan Tapp 39. Dec 8: From 61 play­ers win­ner was Liz Brun­ton 37, run­ners up Vina Car­roll and Mar­garet James both with 53. Whanga­mata RSA Dec 7: Win­ner: Gay Lau­ren­son 38. Run­ner Up: Ch­eryl Ken­dall 30. Nov 30: Win­ner:gay Lau­ren­son 37. Run­ner up Wite­hira 23.


Jill Whanga­mata RSA Dec 7: Top Player of the evening was Robin Tay­lor with 3 Wins and 302 Points fol­lowed by Cherie Cun­ning­ham with 3 Wins and 229 Points. Red Blake won the High Break with 25 Points. Glen Adam won the Meat at the Beach Spon­sor’s Prize. Gra­ham Dowl­ing won the raf­fle. Nov 30: Top Player of the evening was Cherie Cun­ning­ham with 4 Wins and 158 Points fol­lowed by Glenys Bardell with 3 Wins and 171 Points. Rod Mcdow­ell won the High Break with 20 Points. Stephen Hin­ton won the Meat at the Beach Spon­sor’s Prize. Con Blyoo won the raf­fle. Whanga­mata Club Dec 7: Win­ner with 4 wins was John Brock­well with 295 points. Run­ner-up with 4 wins was Mal Boyes with 229 points. High­est Breaks Gavin with 26 break and Don with 25 break. Raf­fles were won by Ken on num­ber 6 and Elaine on num­ber 11. Nov 28: Win­ner was James with 4 wins and total 249 points. Run­ner-up was Bob S. with 3 wins and total 283 points. High­est Breaks Gavin with 23 — Paul with 31 in­clud­ing hand­i­cap. Raf­fles were 12 Gavin, 6 Cherie.


Whanga­mata Club Dec 6: Brian Ford ruled the roost with Kerry Allen snap­ping at his heels. Alby Driver and Gail Gilbert­son tied for 3rd. Our last games are next week be­fore we rest up for 2018 start­ing back on Jan­uary 17. Merry Xmas to all.


Whanga­mata RSA Dec 6: Win­ner Karen Jones. Run­ner up Kyle Blun­den. High­est hand: Janet Ran­dell with a Full House. Nov 22: Win­ner Janet Ran­dell. Run­ner up Kyle Blun­den. High­est hand: Kyle Blun­den — four of a kind (Aces) Nov 29: Win­ner: Kyle Blun­den. High­est Hand: Karen Jones — Full House.

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