More centre titles picked up by prolific Kerikeri club
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.