A flight winners and Matamata District Shield and Trophy holders 2011: John (Righty) Simons, Noel Adams, Neal Catley and Phil Dickinson (Tauranga South).
Second: John (Lefty) Simons, Derek Dean, Gordon Hamilton and David Jones (Tauranga South).
Third Equal: Don Christenson, Craig Johns, Vic Robson and Brian Kjestrup ( Paritutu). Ian Mahoney, Noel Proyde, Alex McKay and Dennis Osborne (New Plymouth).
B flight winners: Graeme Sigley, Dave McKerchar, Peter Jones and Peter Joyce (Tauranga South).
Second: Tony Hart, Barry Wilcox, Stratton Kolbert and Chris Bryant (Hamilton City)
Third Equal: Richard Helms, Des Brophy, Rex Adlam and Colin Christie ( New Plymouth). Tom Naden, Noel Sorrenson, Derek Yates and Alan Oliver (Te Awamutu).
C flight winners: John Roberts, John Hunt, Kelvin Bishop and Bill Webster (Vogeltown)
Second: Ian McMurchy, Innes McMillan, Jim Taylor and Bruce Clarkson (Maungatepere)
Third equal: Saty Satanand, Eric Redder, Math Verhaegh and Martin Methley (Cambridge). Trevor Wright, Terry Osment, Ron Willcox and John Apeldoorn (Te Awamutu). Matamata RSA and Citizens Bowling Club The club tournament was played on February 24 and was sponsored by Plumbco and won by Perry Blyde, Ray Graham and Jack Kirkwood with two wins, nine ends and 17 points. In second place were Bill Fort, Bob Riley and Bill Lequesne with two wins, eight ends and 15 points. Championship pairs were completed over the weekend. Junior pairs were won by John Shelley and Mathew Shelley with both lives intact. The runners-up were Salem Murray and Braydon Shelley. Senior pairs were won by Bevan Shelley with both lives intact and the runners-up were Percy Blyde and John Anderson. Monday. 1: L Quilty and C Wilson 58.3, 2: D Swap and R Vanden Einden, 3: H Kneebone and S Crawford. Wednesday. N-S 1: J Sonne and G Belton 56.6, 2: J Darby-Smith and R Vanden Einden, 3: E Saywell and J Daisley 54.5. E-W 1: J Swanwich and A Beetham 62.2, 2: A Ring and H Doherty 59.7, 3: M Buchanan and S Swap. Thursday. N-S 1: B McLaren and B Vosper 64.0, 2: G Belton and H Doherty 60.8, 3: H Petersen and R Vanden Einden 56.3. E-W 1: M Reed and A Beetham 68.0, 2: M Lawrence and J Barbour 61.8, 3: N Begovich and J Forsyth 57.8. Winner of the three night match point: R Vanden Einden. Matamata On February 10 Margaret Vincent travelled to Morrinsville and came runner-up in the Junior Section Club Championship. Winners were Bruce Massey (seniors), Adrian Van Mill (intermediate) and Margaret Vincent (junior). On February 12, Betty Van Mill and Jenny Lesley won the intermediate section at Morrinsville. On February 17, Margaret Wiffin and Elaine Mitchell went to Paeroa. Margaret won the first section and Elaine the second section. On Friday February 18, Midlands was played at Matamata. The Falcons had seven wins. The Owls drew with five wins and the Hawks went down six wins to four. On February 21, 10 members went to the New World tournament. Peter and Dawn Mitchell were successful in coming runner-up in the premier grade. Premier grade First: Ron Roberts Runner-up: Peter Mitchell Intermediate First: Ken Ivison Runner-up: Ray Kitchener Primary First: Muriel Martin Runner-up: Jenny Lesley Handicap reduction M Martin 10-9, T Gibbons 9-8, L Polglase 4-3, J Lesley 9-8, B Blyde 10-9 and B Hewlett 9-10. Walton Golf Club A new season is upon us. Still great weather so plenty of run for the longer handicappers. Golfer of the week W Lequesne 34-99-65 who wins the Redoubt Bar and Eatery voucher. Seniors: M Dearnley 67, M Begovich 68, T Woodmass, W Brooks 69, J Adamson, R Luxton, J Verryt 70, D Sharp, B Snook 71. Juniors: W Lequesne, W Reynolds 65, S Osborne 69, J Harris, E Hilllerton 70, D Jackson, C Firby 71, G Watts 72, B Goodwin 73. Closest pin on 12th, T Scott sponsored by G Waters Spraying. Closest to pin on 1 sponsored by Cheep Liquor, G Watts. Longest putt sponsored by Straight Up Fencing, M Munro. Wacker, M Cowlrick Twos: M Begovich, P Darragh, B Goodwin, B Snook, P Mead, T Woodmass 2. Starter next week: T Woodmass. Bar: J Armstrong. Cards: P Darragh. Coming events: Kiwanis Ambrose March 25.
Bowling along: Long-time Matamata man George Williams was an avid spectator at last week’s 49th open Matamata Men’s Combined Clubs Bowls Tournament. Mr Williams recalled playing in the first event, then every year until he retired from the greens five years ago. Now 95 – almost 96 – Mr Williams, pictured at the final day at Rewa, hasn’t lost his love of the sport.