■ Stratford Avon Bowling Club Report:
Rain washed out play after the first game of the Umpires Optional Triples tournament which took place last Monday. The following day club members played a further two rounds in the 3/5 Taranaki competition. The club had three wins out of the six games played.
Also on Tuesday the Pihama Men’s Triples tournament took place, with club members Colin Jones, John Sextus and Irwin Van Delt winning the tournament.
Last weekend men’s and women’s Championship Pairs were played. June Phelan and Sue Harris were the women’s winners, while Morrie Stieller and Kevin Mischefski won the men’s game.
This weekend the Men’s Taranaki Open Pairs is being played, with Paul Digby, Matt Watson, Iain Parker and John Kane playing.
This Sunday the Christmas Club tournament takes place at 1pm. Members are reminded to wear mufti, and bring something for the barbecue tea following. More teams are still wanted for the Optional Lamb Day Triples tournament which takes place on Saturday, December 22. The semifinals of the Men’s Championship Fours will be played on Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6. Teams are also up on the board for the Men’s Championship Triples which start on January
As this is the last report for the year, the Startford Avon club thanks all players, sponsors and the Stratford Press for their support.
■ Stratford Golf Club: Brilliant weather saw some brilliant scores at the Men’s Christmas Hamper on Saturday. Congratulations to all the winners.
Next week players have a last chance to pick up some Christmas prizes, so come along and join in the fun.
Next Saturday the men’s prizegiving will be held at
5.30pm, so maybe all players can stay a little longer to celebrate with our winners over the year.
■ Midhirst Tennis Club: Although the weather was a bit dodgy, Midhirst managed to play all their games. Midhirst One travelled to Manaia and eventually won 4-2. The first two games went Manaias’ way, and Midhirst players worked hard to win the next four. Conditions were a little windy but otherwise fine. The Midhirst Two team were away to Okato and also came away with a 4-2 win. Kristen Jannings won all her games. The Midhirst Three team had their bye.
On Thursdays at 3.30pm primary school children are being coached by Ghislaine Brien at the club.
Night tennis is going well with some great battles. The second round starts in February.