Fort­night of top games for Hin­uera

Matamata Chronicle - - Out & About - BOWLS

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.

REXINE HAWES

For­mer Black­jack Dwayne Cameron de­liv­ers his bowls dur­ing his semi fi­nal

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