Women make most of three-day event
A week after completing a major men’s triples event, the Kerikeri Bowling Club hosted the inaugural Bay Fours women’s tournament.
The three day event, which ran from March 2-4, attracted players from Kensington, Kamo, Mangawhai, One Tree Point, Cooper’s Beach, Far North RSA, Kaikohe and the host club.
The three-day tournament was played on a grass green still in good condition, the event report said. The bowlers needed some stamina as the competition consisted of three two-hour games on the first and second days, and four 90-minute games on the third day.
“To add to the enjoyment of the tournament a Hawaiianthemed evening was held, with everyone getting into the spirit with colourful leis, grass skirts, dancing and karaoke with music provided by the very talented Jo Hood. A great deal of noise and laughter prevailed.” The event’s top placegetters were Sharon Rudman, Jill Stewart, Jenny Hardie, Pauline Mumford (One Tree Point) 1; Jenny Cameron (Kerikeri), Sandi Ayerst (Kensington), Jan Strong (Kerikeri), Earani Coley (Kaikohe) 2; Dawn King, Trish O’Brien, Sue Hunt, Jenny James (Kerikeri) 3; and, Jill Phillips, Dorothy Hardy, Ngaire Watts, Liz Walters (Far North RSA).
The top two teams in the consolation plate event were Joyce Howett, Susan Egerton, Pat Bourke, Glenys Sandilands (Kamo) 1, and Bev Shand, Patty Thornton, Trish Brecon and Sue Smyth (Cooper’s Beach) 2.
“So many people worked tirelessly to get this new tournament up and running and judging by the remarks from the departing players, they will be doing it again next year,” the event report said.
Praise was reserved for male members who were in charge of domestic duties.
DO THE LOCOMOTION: Sharon Rudman, Jill Stewart, Jenny Hardie and Pauline Mumford from the One Tree Point Bowling Club won the Bay Fours ladies’ event at Kerikeri earlier this month.