Winter foxes soldier on at Waipap
You’ve been officially invited to get yourself along to the Waipapakauri Bowling Club this Sunday to take part in the club’s weekly roll up.
While summer is generally regarded as the season for lawn bowls, the Swamp Foxes — as the club stalwarts have come to be known — traditionally emerge from hibernation each winter to do battle and socialise.
The facility may not be the flashest one in town but newcomers are guaranteed a heartfelt welcome, and the club’s renowned hospitality is second to none.
WBC spokeswoman Nita King said that while the games are competitive, the day was mostly about having fun and getting some fresh air. She said the club was like any other, struggling for numbers, so seeing some new faces coming on board would be a breath of fresh air.
“It is a good way to exercise, meet good friends and there is always a scrumptious lunch to boot. Come along on any given Sunday and have a funday with us,” she said.
All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Novices will be encouraged, given free coaching and bowls are provided. The day generally starts around 9.30am to 10am and $5 covers game time and lunch. *****
A results round-up from the first three weeks of the new winter campaign began with the season opening tournament where the winners Chester Ruawhare, Nita King and Wim collected $50 each. Runners up ($35 each) were Rowdy Lauder, Bill Potts and Michelle Piggott, while third place ($20 each) went to Dale Kirton and Sol Godfrey.
In week two the longstanding Ninety Mile Motor tournament was held. Top placegetters were B Potts, N King and A Wim (each winning $50 fuel vouchers), runners up ($30 fuel vouchers) were M Piggott, S Godfrey and D Kirton, while third placegetters ($20 fuel vouchers) were Lauder, A Belinda and BB Bonbon.
Last Sunday, the troops fought for the right to be crowned the Waipapakauri Bowling Club’s singles champion. The men played furiously with Sol Godfrey losing a life to Christina Ruawhare before being eliminated by Dale Kirton.
The title decider between Ruawhare and Kirton will take place this Sunday.
The women’s singles were no less exciting with Rose Timoko winning both games against Michelle Piggott and Nita King leaving King and Piggott to battle it out on the green for a finals berth. King eventually progressed and will face Timoko this Sunday for the crown.
Everyone else will entered in a mixed draw.
Michelle Piggott rejoices while Bill Potts looks on during a recent Sunday’s play at the Waipapakauri Bowling Club.