Dou­bles win­ners end up saved by the bell

The Northland Age - - Sport -

There was a strong field of play­ers con­test­ing the do­mes­tic hand­i­cap dou­bles cham­pi­onships at the Kaitaia Croquet Club ear­lier this month.

Even­tual win­ners Drago Yelavich and Neil Mar­shall were saved by the bell af­ter Lyn Ru­pa­pera and Shirley Reed had to set­tle for sec­ond place be­ing only one hoop short, with Ge­orge Smith and Ben Ru­pa­pera claim­ing third place.

A re­port from the event on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 12, noted all games were hotly con­tested with only a few hoops be­tween win­ning and los­ing.

“The sports­man­ship and ca­ma­raderie be­tween play­ers was ex­cel­lent and a great day was had by all.”

Thanks went to to Jack Burke for his care and main­te­nance of the lawns which are run­ning well.

The club now heads into Christ­mas break mode but will re­sume ac­tiv­i­ties from next Thurs­day, Jan­uary 3 with its Have A Go se­ries. Any novice play­ers in­ter­ested in find­ing out more are in­vited to take them­selves — along with a friend — down to the club greens on Matthew Ave any time be­tween 9 and 9.15am on Thurs­days and/ or Satur­days.

The re­port con­cluded by bless­ing Age read­ers with com­pli­ments of the sea­son.

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Drago Yelavich, Neil Mar­shall, Lyn Ru­pa­pera and Shirley Reed were the top placeget­ters in the do­mes­tic dou­bles event at the Kaitaia Croquet Club last week.

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