Hin­uera bowl­ing ahead of com­pe­ti­tion

Matamata Chronicle - - Out & About - BOWLS

The Hin­uera Bowl­ing Club jug­ger­naut con­tin­ues with vic­to­ries in the Waikato Women’s Open Pairs, Waikato Men’s Open Fours and the Ro­torua Coun­try Cup.

Bev Cor­bett cel­e­brated her birth­day and a 30th Waikato Cen­tre Ti­tle when she teamed up with Deb­bie White to win the Waikato Women’s Open Pairs.

They played a Frank­ton Junc­tion team and won with an end to spare 18-10.

The other Hin­uera team to qual­ify was Linda Jef­fries and Jo­ce­lyn Holten.

They made it through to the semi fi­nal but found the Frank­ton Junc­tion team too strong.

Hin­uera had four teams en­tered in the Waikato Men’s Open Pairs and af­ter the qual­i­fy­ing rounds were com­pleted three were left to bat­tle it out in Post Sec­tion.

Kevin Smith and Ger­rard Slat­tery got through to the last 16 where they were beaten by a Frank­ton Junc­tion team and the same team knocked out Dwayne Cameron and Paul Casey Jnr in the quar­ter fi­nal.

Stu Set­tle and Bruce Milne played a Hill­crest com­bi­na­tion in the semi fi­nal and were beaten in a close game.

The club suc­cess­fully de­fended the Ro­torua Coun­try Cup and re­tain The Buchanan Chal­lenge Cup which is made of pure sil­ver. It has been played for since 1932 and this year it was played at the Ara­puni Bowl­ing Club. The Hin­uera team was Stu Set­tle, Bruce Milne, Graeme Morgan & Kevin Smith.

This year’s Waikato Men’s Open Four’s cham­pi­ons are the Hin­uera quar­tet of Stu Set­tle, Bruce Milne, Ger­rard Slat­tery and Bruce Milne.

They beat a Hill­crest team in the fi­nal, which was played at the Rewa Club, by 17-15 on an ex­tra end.

At one stage the Hin­uera team were down 12-4 and a vic­tory un­likely.

The win gave Gold Bars to skip Stu Set­tle for his 25th Cen­tre Ti­tle and Kevin Smith for his 20th Cen­tre Ti­tle.

There was one other Hin­uera team to qual­ify through to post sec­tion in the Men’s com­pe­ti­tion with Ross McGrail’s team of Bevan Shel­ley, Bren­don Brill and Bray­don Shel­ley mak­ing it through to the semi fi­nal. They were beaten by the Hill­crest team to fin­ish 3rd equal.

In the Waikato Women’s Open Four’s Hin­uera had a team made up of Bev Cor­bett, Deb­bie White, Lynda Ben­nett and Jo­ce­lyn Holten. With only six en­tries the ladies played a round robin com­pe­ti­tion and af­ter their five games the Hin­uera team shared the lead with Frank­ton Junc­tion on four wins. The cham­pion was then de­cided on who beat who in round robin play and un­for­tu­nately for the Hin­uera team they had lost to the Frank­ton Junc­tion team.

Waikato Open Mens Fours Cham­pi­ons (left to right) Ger­rard Slat­tery, Kevin Smith, Bruce Milne and Stu Set­tle.

Bev Cor­bett and Deb­bie White cel­e­brate their ‘‘three-peat’’ vic­tory in the Waikato Womens Open Pairs.

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