Hin­uera re­turns to green for 2017

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport - BOWLS

The Hin­uera Bowl­ing Club held its first open tour­na­ment for 2017 when the Op­tional Fours spon­sored by New World was played Tues­day last week.

A ca­pac­ity lineup took to the green and af­ter four games there was two teams that re­mained un­beaten. The Toko­roa team skipped by Jim Sav­age took home first prize af­ter a count­back of ends edg­ing out the home team of Stu Set­tle, Paul Casey Snr, Adrian De Haas and Bill Cor­bett.

The club con­ducted the Cham­pi­onship Mixed Fours on the pre­vi­ous week­end and four teams played a round robin for­mat.

Two teams ended up with two wins and the win­ner was de­ter­mined by who beat who ear­lier in the day with Bev Cor­bett, John Set­tle, Bill Cor­bett and Fay Set­tle de­clared the vic­tors over Be­van Shel­ley, Paul Casey Jnr, Linda Jef­fries and Graeme Mor­gan.

On Satur­day the club held a Spon­sors Club Day and this was spon­sored by Plumb Co and there was over 20 bowlers to battle in the hot and steamy con­di­tions.

Four rounds were played in var­i­ous formats sin­gles, pairs, triples, fours and nickle.

The winning team went to Bev Cor­bett, Adrian De Haas, Lynda Ben­nett, Ta­mati Syd­ney and Chen Naude.

Run­ners Up went to Ian Reid, Alan Jef­fries, Andy Maber, Brian Wood and Sam Brill.

On Sun­day the In­ter­me­di­ate Pairs were played with a small en­try of four teams bat­tling it out.

Un­for­tu­nately the wet weather lim­ited the day to two games with each team end­ing with a win and a loss. The com­pe­ti­tion will be com­pleted on a date yet to be de­cided.

Dur­ing the Christ­mas and New Year break the Na­tional Cham­pi­onships were played in New Ply­mouth.

The Hin­uera Club had a num­ber of men play­ing in var­i­ous teams and Deb­bie White as the lone fe­male bowler. Deb­bie did very well and stated she was ‘‘stoked to have made it to the last four in the pairs and the last 8 in the fours’’.

For the men, Ste­fan McCar­tain and Peter Hughes made it down to the last 16 in the fours with their com­pos­ite team. Ste­fan also got through to the last 20 in the sin­gles and the pair­ing of Stu Set­tle and Bruce Milne made the last 16 in the pairs.

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Ross McGrail shows his skills.

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Seven-year-old Mi­ley Maber makes good use of the score­board trol­ley while watch­ing her par­ents play at Hin­uera.

2014 Com­mon­wealth Games Bronze Medal­ist Lynda Ben­nett in ac­tion.

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