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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.

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