More cen­tre ti­tles picked up by pro­lific Kerik­eri club

The Northland Age - - Sport Local Classifieds -

Sev­eral more bowls ti­tles have gone to the Kerik­eri club af­ter a num­ber of Bowls Far North champ of champ events were com­pleted re­cently.

The champ sin­gles ti­tle for women was taken out by El­laine Al­bury from Kerik­eri who ousted Bunty Bar­ron from Kaita¯ia Church Road, while Sam Al­li­son from Kaikohe was far too good for his Kerik­eri op­po­nent, Wayne Gl­o­goski, in the men’s di­vi­sion.

In other re­sults Kerik­eri also won the cham­pi­onship triples for both men and women at Cooper’s Beach. Re­bekah Papera, Jo Hood, Dawn King (Keri) beat Val Jones, Liz Muru and Lil­lian Wells (RSA) won the women’s sec­tion by 20-16 in what proved to be a close game.

The men’s ti­tle was taken out by Kerik­eri’s Ray and Wayne Gl­o­goski with Terry O’Brien who beat the Church Road trio of Dave Rid­dle, John Richard­son and Paul Bur­ren 14-13. It was noted the scores were tied 13-13 on the last end forc­ing an ex­tra end to be played where Bur­ren drew the win­ning shot with his lead bowl but the Keri player dis­lodged it and claim an­other ti­tle to Kerik­eri.

BFN com­men­ta­tor Bunty Bar­ron noted both the triples fi­nals ended up hav­ing to be played in the dark, not­ing was not fair to any of the teams in­volved.

“An­other day could have been ar­ranged by the match con­venor had she been con­tacted.”

Else­where, the 1-8 Ju­nior Sin­gles were all set to go at the Far North RSA on Satur­day, June 2, but due to in­clement weather and the safety of the play­ers, green­keeper Kevin Briscoe called play off. This will now be played at Kaikohe on Satur­day, July 1.

The 1-8 Ju­nior Pairs were held at Kaikohe at the week­end. Report and re­sults soon.

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