Christ­mas open at Mata­mata

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport - JOHN HILL

On a glo­ri­ous sunny day the Mata­mata Bowl­ing Club held its Christ­mas Open three bowls triples tour­na­ment.

We in­vited 14 teams from Toko­roa (2); Rewa (2), and one each from Ara­puni, Mor­rinsville Club and Mor­rinsville RSA; six Mata­mata club teams and one from our spon­sor Mata­mata Glass & Join­ery who we are grate­ful for con­tin­u­ing to spon­sor a pop­u­lar day.

Win­ners were the Mor­rinsville team of S.Mills, W.Cham­ber­lain and M.Pene with four wins, 24 Ends and 49 points. Run­ners up were the Mata­mata team of Rita Don­der­winkel, Mark Pat­ter­son and Nor­man Bar­ron also with four wins, 22 ends and 35 points.

In third place was the Toko­roa team of H.Frost, W.Boyd and C.Wil­son with three wins, 23 ends and 37 points. Fourth place to the Mata­mata team of Ada Stev­er­son, Ken Cow­ley and Frances Canty with three wins, 20 ends and 36 points.

All win­ners trays.

Two more championships have been com­pleted, Triples Ladies: Cham­pion team of Ada Stev­er­son with Zelda Cle­ments and Coral Dais­ley. Run­ner up team is Rita Don­der­winkel, Pat le Prou and Jan Wills. re­ceived meat

The fi­nal was a thriller with points lead­ing chang­ing from end to end, Rita was lead­ing at end 17 by one then los­ing two points on the last end (14 to 15).

Mens cham­pion team iss Ge­orge Theobald with John Best and Bruce Ste­wart; run­ner ups are Tony Don­der­winkel with Mark Pat­ter­son and Stu Stev­er­son.

Ge­orge lost his first game and then went on to win the next three.

In the ladies pairs was the cham­pion team of Rita Don­der­winkel with Lyn Lopez.

This was a re­verse fi­nal game from the triples be­ing that Rita won by one point from run­ners up of Ada Stev­er­son with Co­real Dais­ley

The champs for the men was the team of Ge­orge Theobald with John Best, who won all their games. Run­ners up were Tony Don­der­winkel and Stu Stev­er­son.

There was an er­ror in the pre­vi­ous re­port of the cham­pion fours ladies win­ners, the cor­rect win­ners were Ada Stev­er­son with Zelda Cle­ments, Beth Vosper and Coral Dais­ley with the run­ner­sup be­ing Rita Don­der­winkel, Lyn Lopez, Elaine James and Frances Canty.

REXINE HAWES

Mata­mata Bowl­ing Club Christ­mas Tour­na­ment.

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