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