Katikati Indoor Bowls champ of champ pairs were played on Wednesday, May 23. Twelve teams played four games and the following teams qualified to play-off this week. They were Peter Billinghurst and Therese Boutery, Barrie Price and Chris van Hallemond, Eric Harrison and Andrew McClean, Wayne Gamble and Hien Mack, Keith Hands and Bev Walker. Two teams of four players will contest against six other Tauranga clubs in the Kirk Rosebowl tournament. Meanwhile the championship singles were finalised on Wednesday, May 9 with some exceptional bowls played, especially by junior player, Josh McClean who came runnerup to winner, Neal Mikkelsen.
The rounds were: Peter Billinghurst beat Wayne Gamble, Josh McClean beat Keith Hands, Neal Mikkelsen beat Heather Morton.
Then Josh beat Peter on an extra end, Neal beat Wayne. In the semi finals Neal beat Peter and Josh had the bye. The final was between Neal who beat Josh. Neal represented Katikati in the champ of champ singles in the Tauranga Association on May 27.
Club night winner was Mary Coles’ team, 2nd place was Bruce Plumners team, third place to Eric Harrison team. Visitors Chris and Allen were in the first and third winning teams.
Veterans— The Fairview 9 hole men’s veterans are holding a Canadian fours competition today, being drawn mixed pairs, sponsored by Te Puna Farmlands. All entry fees from the competition will be donated to the Pink Ribbon Cancer group. Meanwhile last Thursday was a very cool morning for the veterans who turned out to play the back 9 holes. Vests and woolly hats were the order of the morning. The competition was a Nett round played off multiple tees. The winners were Barry Winning and Neil Cruden, first equal with nett scores of 35. Second equal were Paul Blackford and Willy Churnside with 37 nett scores.
Women’s 18 hole The Bay of Plenty District Association Central Zone Silver and Bronze Matchplay fourth and final pennant in the series were played at Omokoroa on Monday, May 21 in weather that was beset with heavy squally showers, but it did not deter the enthusiasm nor competitive spirit of the teams from Fairview, Mount Maunganui, Omanu, Omokoroa, Otumoetai, Tauranga, Te Puke and Waihi.
It was a very close competition in the Silver division, when going into the final round Mount Maunganui and Waihi were tied in first place, with Otumoetai only 1.5 points behind in third place. However, when it counted on the final day, Mount Maunganui’s team of Caren Van der Meys, Lesley Noel and Sharon Ferris added enough points to their score to win the trophy with 204 points, 1.5 points ahead of Waihi’s 202.5 (Pat Hay, Anke Hermannsdorfer, Adele Gunning), and Otumoetai maintained third place with 200.5.
In the Bronze division, going in to the final round Otumoetai was leading 2.5 points ahead of Fairview, who were 8 points ahead of Mount Maunganui. Otumoetai’s healthy lead up to the final contest enabled Sue Millow, Suzanne Hodder and Heather Clark to maintain their first place position to win the
2018 title with 196 points, beating Mount Maunganui by one point, with Fairview and Omokoroa sharing third place with
Meanwhile there was a small field playing a stableford competition on Saturday, May 19, and the weather was good until later in the day.
Leading scores: Michelle Libby 34; Bev Ireland 33; Liz Hale 31; Shoneen Dunning 30. Twos: Shoneen Dunning on 8. One Fourball Best Ball match was played between Heather White and Rae Wright v Jackie Robson and Phillipa Harvey who won on the 15th hole. Soul Beauty Rooms Player of the week: Michelle Libby.
Congratulations to Anke Hermannsdorfer who won the final Beach Cup match against Jenny Gallaugher on the 16th hole.
Fourball Best Ball first round matches were scheduled to be played on Wednesday, May 23, and all involved arrived on time, professing to be prepared to play and suitably dressed for the very cold wet weather, but with more heavy rain and the possibility of hail and thunderstorms forecast, there was little enthusiasm for going on to the course. Mercifully the Match Committee declared that the matches would be rescheduled to the following week.
Veterans It was fine to start with on Monday, May 21, but soon strong winds and intermittent showers made unpleasant conditions for the individual stableford and ‘weasels’ competitions. (A weasel is holing the ball from outside the green.) Ken Purcell appeared to be oblivious to the awful weather and played eight under his handicap.
Stableford results: Ken Purcell 44 points; Graham Jenkins, Norm Sanderson 39; Rob Morrison 38; Peter Maria 36; Bill Newland, Rakau Keno, Tim Parish 35; Bob Hoggard, John Purkis 34.
Ladies: Dot Ramsey, Rae Brown 33; Heather Walker 30. Weasels: Jenny O’Dwyer, Maurice Tait, Rakau Keno. Twos: Ken Purcell, Peter Maria.
Members were saddened to learn of the recent death of Ian Massey, one-time Captain of the Veterans’ section.
Nine Hole — The Nine-hole players were lucky on Tuesday, May 22, with a window of warm weather to play Wintle Cup and TOB stableford competitions. Ladies Division 1 : Marie Wyatt 19; Lorraine Meyer 17; Alison Turney 17; Eda Pipe 13. Division 2: Carol Spier 17; Jeanette Caulton 16; Pat Burr 16; Carol Hambleton 15. Men TOB stableford: Brian Hunter 22, Brian; Warren 21; Terry Patterson 21; Peter Madsen 18.