Mar­shall NZ ti­tle hope­ful

Waipa Post - - News -

Kevin Mar­shall will rep­re­sent the King Coun­try In­door Bowls Cen­tre at the New Zea­land Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons event in Palmer­ston North on Septem­ber 8.

Mar­shall won the King Coun­try sin­gles ti­tle for the sec­ond time when he de­feated Jim Par­sons (also play­ing out of the Waipa¯ Club) in an en­ter­tain­ing fi­nal at the O¯ toro­hanga Club.

The dif­fer­ence at the end of the 12 end game was one shot. Par­sons nar­rowly missed an op­por­tu­nity to score three shots on the last end to force an ex­tra end.

Seven play­ers qual­i­fied for post sec­tion play af­ter the reg­u­la­tion four game qual­i­fy­ing rounds had been played. They were Gor­don Lang, Liz Mor­row and Bryan Woot­ten (all of O¯ toro­hanga) and Paul Walker, Olga Barnes and the two fi­nal­ists all from Waipa¯ Club.

Mar­shall drew the bye, Walker beat Woot­ten, Par­sons elim­i­nated Mor­row and Barnes de­feated Lang.

In the all-Waipa¯ semi-fi­nal round, Par­sons edged Walker af­ter hold­ing an ad­van­tage un­til the 11th end when the scores were tied and Mar­shall fin­ished with a three shot ad­van­tage over Barnes.

There are two fur­ther events to be played in Tau­marunui on May 26 — qual­i­fy­ing events for the New Zea­land mixed pairs and fours zone fi­nals to be hosted by North Taranaki.

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CON­TENDER: Kevin Mar­shall in con­tention for na­tional cham­pion of cham­pi­ons in­door bowls ti­tle.

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