‘Sissies’ need not apply
Lawn bowls ain’t a game for sissies was the general consensus among competitors as the Classic Fours event was contested in scorching summer conditions in Kerikeri earlier this month.
With temperatures in the high twenties, players from Howick, Kensington, Waitangi, Cooper’s Beach, Kamo and Kerikeri competed for prizes and shady spots at the Putts Green Florist tournament, with the format of four games of 1 hour 20 minutes certainly taxing all who took part.
The greens were watered at lunchtime, an event report noting it would have been very tempting for some players to stand under the spray!
Winners on the day — where it was noted some of this team were turning that into a regular habit — were Jon and Annette Young with Lyn McKeating and Tracy Kastelan (all Kerikeri). Runners-up were Ray Glogoski, Becky Papera, Ellaine Albury and Paul Vegar (Kerikeri); while third placegetters were Brian Lindsay, Kelvin Robinson, Dave Kerr and Bruce Scott (Kamo/ Kerikeri).
The aftermatch speeches once again praised the quality of the greens, which boded well for other major upcoming competitions this summer, while thanks also went to the match committee for all their hard work which included the preparation of generous morning and afternoon teas.
■ UPCOMING. The next competition at Kerikeri is the Makana Confections 2x4x2 Open (any combination) on Wednesday, January 23; followed by the LJ Hooker Kerikeri Men’s Major Triples on Wednesday and Thursday, February 13 and 14.
Jon Young, Annette Young, Lyn McKeating and Tracy Kastelan, the first placegetters in the Classic Fours in Kerikeri.