Congratulations to Nicole Toomey for winning the Wellington Regional College Indoor Bowls Singles for St. Mary’s, and Tim Toomey with former Victoria member Xavier Scott in winning the Pairs for St. Pat’s Wellington.
A national secondary schools indoor bowls competition will be held in Porrirua in August.
Here’s the Dominion Post article care of www.stuff.co.nz:
SCOTT AND TOOMEY SURPRISED BY WIN
A laidback approach paid off for rookie indoor bowls player Xavier Scott last week.
Scott, 17, teamed up with fellow St Pat’s Town student Tim Toomey to win the College Sport Wellington pairs title in the North Wellington Hall.
In the final, Scott and Toomey beat Luke Boyadjian and Alasdair Shariff, from Aotea College, 8-1.
The duo had not even expected to be competing in the championship competition, thinking they would play in the novice event.
“They didn’t have enough people for that, so they put us in the main one and we ended up winning it,” Scott said.
However, what started out for Scott as a casual thing has changed with the pair now qualified for the national indoor secondary school championships, which will be in Wellington from August 29-30.
“I’ll be taking it seriously now for the nationals,” Scott said.
Meanwhile, for the Toomey family there was a double reason for celebrating success at the championships with Nicole, 15, winning the singles title.
In one of the few sports that combines boys and girls entrants, Toomey beat Ben Tromp, of St Pat’s Silverstream, 17-1 in the final.
“I didn’t expect to win it,” she said. “I was quite pleased with how I did.”
As for playing against boys, Toomey, a year 11 student at St Mary’s College, has done it all before.
“I played the college outdoor [bowls] against the boys as well,” she said.
She will also compete in the national secondary schools indoor bowls championships.
For the Toomeys it is the second time they have qualified for a national secondary school championship.
In May they both qualified for the outdoor national secondary schools championships, which will be held in Dunedin from December 12-14.