Fortnight of top games for Hinuera
The Hinuera Bowling Club has been fortunate to finish three championships during the past fortnight.
The rain interrupted intermediate singles had eight qualifiers face the starter and when it got down to the final it was Paul Casey Snr who edged out Graeme Morgan 21-15 in an intriguing battle that could have gone either way.
While the singles were being completed the other members had a sponsored club day. The sponsors for the day were Colchester Engineering and Matamata Glass and Joinery. Winners for the day were Bev Corbett in the morning event and Gordon Settle in the afternoon.
The previous weekend the club held its mens junior pairs championship. Chen Naude skipped Sam Brill and Tamati Sidney skipped Liam Shelley in the final with the winning sash going to Chen and Sam. The club is blessed to have such talent especially with Sam, Tamati and Liam all in their first year as bowlers.
Again the club ran a sponsored club day alongside the junior pairs. The sponsor for the day was Farmlands with Fay Settle taking home the winner’s purse.
The championship mens pairs were completed last weekend. The first semi final was between Stu Settle and Bruce Milne taking on Bevan Shelley and Peter Hughes with the Settle/Milne combination taking out what was a close game. The other semifinal was between Dwayne Cameron and Paul Casey Jnr playing Gerard Slattery and Kevin Smith with Dwayne and Paul coming out the victors in another close game. In the final, Stu and Bruce had the lead for most of the game and came out champions beating Dwayne and Paul 19-11.
With the Matamata combined clubs fiveday tournament completed last week, the Hinuera Club had three teams entered. They all qualified for the top section. Bevan Shelley’s team were knocked out after the first round. Kevin Smith’s team had to take on Stu Settle’s team in the second round and it was Stu winning and advancing through to the semifinal to play on prize money. That is where Stu’s team was beaten.
The Hinuera Club in indebted to all its sponsors. The club couldn’t run competitions without the support of its sponsors.
Former Blackjack Dwayne Cameron delivers his bowls during his semi final