Bowlers put on con­test

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By LAURA MCLEAY

The time has come for lo­cal bowlers to re­fine their tech­niques and start get­ting ready for the Com­bined District Women’s Bowl­ing Tour­na­ment that be­gins next week.

Or­gan­is­ers of the an­nual event, from Jan­uary 24 till 26, which sees bowlers from around the North Is­land com­pete for ‘‘rather good prize money’’, have been pre­par­ing for the past year. The event, thor­oughly en­joyed by all par­tic­i­pants is about more than just the prize though. It is a time to get to­gether, meet new peo­ple and spend time play­ing the sport so many have grown to love.

Bowler and com­mit­tee mem­ber Dorothy Daw­son said it was al­ways a great week for all in­volved.

Start­ing on Tues­day, Jan­uary 24, with an open­ing cer­e­mony at the Mata­mata Bowl­ing Club, the tour­na­ment will stretch out un­til Thurs­day when the fi­nals will be held.

‘‘We are us­ing Mata­mata, Rewa and Hin­uera bowl­ing clubs each day from 9am to play on and all vis­i­tors are most wel­come to come and watch us,’’ Mrs Daw­son said. Last year 44 teams came to play, mak­ing the tour­na­ment a huge suc­cess. ‘‘It is very well sup­ported by the lo­cals which is great, so we will be hav­ing raf­fles on fi­nals day and an af­ter­noon for ev­ery­one to share,’’ she said.

Photo: LAURA MCLEAY

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