Cor­ner to cor­ner pop­u­lar tour­ney

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport -

Grant’s Cor­ner to Cor­ner is out­door bowls played di­ag­o­nally across the en­tire green and no jack is used.

The bowl­ing mat is placed 2 me­tres from the cor­ner. Any bowl that is knocked into the ditch is au­to­mat­i­cally re­moved from play.

Any­one can take part, ca­sual bowler or com­pet­i­tive.

The heats are played over a pe­riod of 10 weekly club games with the win­ners go­ing for­ward to the re­gional fi­nals.

On March 16, Rewa Bowl­ing Club hosted the re­gional fi­nals, with 10 com­peti­tors tak­ing part.

They were: Reg Crook (Whakatane), Colin Rogers (Mt Maun­ganui), Richard Eus­tace ( Ohope), Alan Quigley ( Waitoa), Shaun Ellen (Ro­torua East), Steve Crowhurst ( Mata­mata), Max Bos­sel­man (Thames), Kay Goldy ( Napier), Ken Smith ( Arawa), Eleanor Usherwood (Taupo).

It was nice to see two women in the heats, plus a ca­sual bowler – Shaun Ellen.

Elim­i­na­tions oc­curred over three rounds un­til the fi­nal four bowls re­mained.

The fi­nal bowlers were Reg Crook (with two bowls), Alan Quigley and Max Bos­sel­man.

The first three bowls played were near the cor­ner but Max saved his best un­til last and came in to take the ti­tle.

He re­ceived a set of the lat­est edge bowls spon­sored by Henselite; the re­gional tro­phy and en­try into the na­tional fi­nals to be played at Mt Eden Bowl­ing Club in Auck­land on April 6.

Reg, as run­ner-up, won two bot­tles of wine spon­sored by Cor­bans and en­try into the $ 3000 na­tional fi­nals.


Pho­tos: DOT VEAL

Highly con­tested: Grants Cor­ner to Cor­ner is now in its fourth year and this year Cor­bans Wine came on board.

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