■ Stratford Avon Bowling Club Report.
President Mike Sherning welcomed a good turnout of members to the official opening of the bowls season last Saturday. Four new members were welcomed and more are encouraged to join. Congratulations to Tony Upson on becoming a life member. This Saturday, the club has the Capper Trophy Club Tournament starting at 9.30am — names on the board by 4pm Friday. Coming up is club day on September 26 and the club’s first monthly sponsored Caltex Optional Triples on September 27. Names on the board for the Lawson Shield Club Tournament on September 29 as well as the the Women’s Interclub Competition which starts on November 4. The Men’s Interclub Competition also starts on November 4. Names on the board for the Men’s Syme Shield which starts on October 6 as well as for the Pat Collins Competition which starts on October 29. The Women’s Egmont Shield starts on October 2. Entries close for the Men and Women’s Taranaki Open Singles and the Men’s New Centre Fours on October 7 and the Men’s New Centre Fours on October 14.