Hin­uera club claim more ti­tles

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It has been a fan­tas­tic week for the Hin­uera Bowl­ing Club.

The triples team of Bev Cor­bett, Deb­bie White and Jo­ce­lyn Holten won the Na­tional Club Cham­pi­onship Triples in Dunedin. The team qual­i­fied for the na­tional event by win­ning the Waikato Open Triples.

Hav­ing se­cured top spot in sec­tion play, the girls faced Burn­side (Can­ter­bury) in the quar­ter fi­nal and ac­counted for them 14-11. In the semi fi­nal they met Ko­hi­marama (Auck­land) and se­cured a fi­nal berth by win­ning com­fort­ably 19-8. In the fi­nal they played Ter­race End (Palmer­ston North) and after scor­ing a 3 on the first end the team were al­ways in com­mand and ran out easy win­ners 21-4. The win gave Bev Cor­bett her 10th Na­tional Ti­tle and a sil­ver bar.

Lynda Ben­nett then joined the three to play the fours. The team qual­i­fied sec­ond in their sec­tion and in the quar­ter fi­nal they beat St.He­liers (Auck­land) 14-5. They met Tau­ranga South, and Hin­uera mem­bers in Mar­garet Reed and Jenny Welch, in the semi fi­nal but were out­played to go down 1-10.

Hin­uera had a men’s team in the Na­tional Club Cham­pi­onship Fours in Stu Set­tle, Bruce Milne, Ger­ard Slat­tery and Kevin Smith. They qual­i­fied top spot in their sec­tion and faced Belfast in the quar­ter fi­nal. The Hin­uera team was in con­trol but the Belfast skip played a for­tu­itous bowl to win the 3rd last end which turned the game. Belfast went onto take the game 16-12.

At the New Zealand Open, Lynda Ben­nett won the Open Dis­abled Triples with her com­pos­ite team of Bruce Wake­field (Christchurch) and Norm Earn­shaw (Pa­p­a­toe­toe). They won the last 7 ends to win 23-7.

Last week­end the Cham­pion of Cham­pion Ju­nior Pairs were held at Raglan where Sam Brill and Chen Naude lost their only game while Jo­ce­lyn Holten and Ed­die Hodgkin­son played at Te Kuiti. Jo­ce­lyn and Ed­die made it through to the fi­nal and played a Te Awa­mutu. Un­for­tu­nately the ladies lost the fi­nal.

At the club on the week­end the Mixed Pairs Cham­pi­onship was played. In the fi­nal, Stu Set­tle and Bev Cor­bett had an ear­lier lead, then a come­back from Linda Jef­feries and Paul Casey Jnr took the score to 12-12 with 1 end to play. Linda and Paul held 3 shots with Stu hav­ing the last bowl to take the vic­tory.

The club’s last Open Tour­na­ment (Op­tional Triples) is on Thurs­day, March 30, spon­sored by Joanne Prevett Travel and Broad­way Funeral Home.

Mixed Pairs win­ners Bev Cor­bett and Stu Set­tle.

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