Per­fect greens for top games

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport - ROSS MCGRAIL

The Hin­uera Bowl­ing Club has been able to com­plete its Cham­pi­onship Sin­gles for Men and Women as well as the Mixed Triples over the past fort­night.

With the club greens run­ning well un­der the di­rec­tion of head green keeper Bert Simp­son, it gave the bowlers an op­por­tu­nity to play fan­tas­tic bowls and this was well ev­i­dent dur­ing the Sin­gles Cham­pi­onships.

The Women’s Sin­gles had a small turnout of four en­tries. De­fend­ing champ Bev Cor­bett and Deb­bie White played in the fi­nal with Bev play­ing ex­cep­tional lead bowls com­ing out a re­sound­ing winner 21-6.

In the Men’s Sin­gles there were eight qual­i­fiers Stu Set­tle, Bruce Milne, Ger­ard Slat­tery, Dwayne Cameron, Bren­don Brill, Kevin Smith, Paul Casey Snr and Jnr to face the starter on the Sun­day.

The semi fi­nals were Stu Set­tle beat­ing Bruce Milne 21-19 and Bren­don Brill beat­ing Ger­ard Slat­tery 21-20. Bren­don was down 12-20 but scored nine shots in the last four ends. The fi­nal was a hard bat­tle but Stu Set­tle came out on top against Bren­don Brill 21-15.

The Mixed Triples Cham­pi­onship was played last week­end. It was de­cided to play a ‘but­ter­fly draw’ with the top two teams from each sec­tion qual­i­fy­ing for the semi fi­nal.

The semi fi­nals were Linda Jef­fries team of Paul Casey Snr and Jnr play­ing Ger­ard Slat­tery, Graeme Mor­gan and Jill Bergh.

The other game was Stu Set­tle’s team of Bev Cor­bett and Ian Reid play­ing Ross McGrail, Be­van Reed.

Both games had com­fort­able wins for Ger­ard Slat­tery and Ross McGrail who then met in the fi­nal.

It was a close en­counter but team McGrail just edged out team Slat­tery 18-14.

The In­ter­me­di­ate Sin­gles were played ear­lier in Jan­uary and after the first day there were eight qual­i­fiers found Ta­mati Sid­ney, Jo­ce­lyn Holten, Andy Maber, Shel­ley and Mar­garet Billy Cor­bett, Peter Hughes, Graeme Mor­gan, Paul Casey Snr and Jnr.

Un­for­tu­nately the weather wasn’t good for play on the sec­ond day and that has now been trans­ferred to Fe­bru­ary 18.

Next week­end the club plays the Ju­nior Pairs Cham­pi­onship along with a spon­sored club day and the fol­low­ing week­end. The fol­low­ing the week club hosts the Mata­mata Com­bined Clubs five­day tour­na­ment.

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Mixed Triples Cham­pi­ons Mar­garet Reed, Ross McGrail and Be­van Shel­ley.

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Brother and sis­ter act with Cham­pi­onship Sin­gles vic­to­ries Bev Cor­bett and Stu Set­tle.

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