February Twilight Bowls!

Twilight bowls tournament is happening again VERY SOON! Get your team together.

Tuesday 6 February it kicks off, so get your entries in to Colvin on 0220958758 or colvinator@gmail.com to get in again.

The usual good times are planned, a five week tournament, four weeks of section play, and then a fifth week of giving away lots of money.

For those of you who worry about your stomachs, food trucks are planned again. Greek Food Truck certainly enjoyed your company last time!

Put this poster up at work – Twilight Bowls – February 2018

SORRY THE START DATE IS 13 FEB RATHER THAN WHAT THE POSTER SAYS!

Cheers from Colvin

Well done Malcolm and Mark!

Congratulations to Malcolm Bradshaw and Mark Burgess for finishing runner-up in the Wellington Development 2-4-2 Pairs at Victoria on Monday. Malcolm and Mark had a good run to the final before going down to James Cameron-Powell and Seamus Curtain (Stokes Valley) 10-19. It was a game of two halves with the Victoria boys up 8-7 at the halfway mark but they were only able to win one more end.

Well done also to Suzanne Green and Tereska Knap for making it to the quarterfinals. They were centre of attention int he first round of post-section on Sunday morning with Suzanne pulling out a big upshot to take out 2 opposition bowls to force an extra end before Tereska nailed the winning shot.

And good to see Victoria hosting a Wellington event again after a season off recovering the green. A big thanks to all those who helped prepare the green and club and served lunches and drinks.

National title for Leigh!

Mandy Boyd and her side of sister, Angela, Sheryl McLean and Leigh Griffin edged Sandra Keith’s team 16-15 on an extra end in the women’s final on Monday to win the fours at the New Zealand bowls championship in Dunedin.

The game was often scrappy, but the closeness of it maintained the interest until the last bowl was played. Keith’s side of Selina Goddard, Amy McIlroy and Serena Matthews did the best at the start, with Goddard leading well to open up a 7-1 lead.

But Mandy Boyd improved a count of one to four when she trailed the jack on the fifth end, and three successive singles followed to give Boyd a two-point lead.

McIlroy had a good spell, her bowls setting up a count of three for Keith’s side shortly after. But Griffin converted the subsequent two ends with jack trails, giving Boyd a 13-10 lead. Singles were the order of the day from then on, with Boyd holding just a one-point lead on the last end. Keith got the shot to force the game into overtime.

With her second delivery, Goddard hit in Angela Boyd’s bowl for shot. On the push, Matthews dislodged the jack, but it went back to McLean’s bowl. Keith, running twice, missed narrowly to leave the title with Boyd’s team.

“These are the games you come to the nationals for,” Mandy Boyd said. With the win, Angela Boyd won her gold star for five national titles, while it was McLean’s first, Griffin’s third and Mandy Boyd’s sixth.

And this is the fifth year in a row Victoria has come away from the National Championships with a title!

Boyd’s team of sister Angela, Sheryl McLean and Leigh Griffin were never tested in their semi against Doreen Bell, Mary Ross, Carolyn Crawford and Muir. They led 8-0 early and the contest was called off after just 12 ends. In the last eight, Boyd defeated Katelyn Inch 17-9.

Well done Richard, Jayden & Ray!

After ousting defending champion Peter Belliss 13-9 in their first fours post-section match, Ray Martin’s side of Richard Corry, Jason Johnstone and Jayden Ravji edged out Joseph Van der Pennen 16-15 in the last 16. They went on to lose their quarterfinal match against the eventual runner-up team skipped by Sheldon Bagrie-Howley (Southland).

Earlier in the tournament Richard eliminated three-time champion Ali Forsyth in singles section-play 21-20 while Ray upended one of the main local chances of sucess Shaun Scott 21-14.