Well done Ray!

Bay of Plenty’s David Jones came to the Naenae Bowling Club in Wellington for a warm-up for the NZ Champ of Champ Pairs in 2 weeks’ time but walked away having beaten Wellington coordinator and PBA international Ray Martin in a tense high quality PBA Scottish Singles qualifier final 7-7, 8-6. With the first set drawn, it was all on the line at the end of the second set with Jones up 7-6, but Martin putting on all the pressure lying four shots and apparently blocking Jones draw line but the Taupo visitor refused to change his plan drawing around Martin’s bowl for the shot and win with his last.

Three other Victoria players fell at the quarterfinal stage with Roy Gibb losing to Manawatu’s Terry Johnson, Mark Burgess falling to Rob Ashton (Johnsonville) and Ray Martin accounting for Tim Toomey.

Mark Burgess picked up plenty of ranking points for the weekend losing the semifinal of the Ranking Singles on Saturday to eventual winner Euan Wong (Stokes Valley). Mark beat Jayden Ravji in the quarterfinals, while Roy Gibb also fell to Euan Wong.

Social indoor bowls update

The club has been running social indoor bowls on a Thursday evening, and the current standings are attached below.
The bowls starts at around 6pm each Thursday over the winter months, so even if you are not in the mood to play, it would be great to see members (full and social alike) up at the club.
If anyone is interested in playing just let me know (nairn.macgibbon@hotmail.com)

Well done Rich!

Congratulations to Richard Corry for retaining the North Wellington Open Fours indoor bowls title at Onepoto today and thereby winning his 4th North Wellington title. He played with Sam Anderson (was Horowhenua but now playing for North Wellington this year) who was steady throughout despite being on crutches from a hockey injury, Marcus Trlin, and a new player to the four this year Paul Rybinski (both Waiwhetu).

Closing Day Pairs

Number one green is still open for us to hold a Closing Day Pairs on Saturday.

The format of the pairs competition will be one experienced bowler with one new bowler/social bowler/potential new member.

If you are interested then please let James (0211726079 or tjfairhall at yahoo.co.nz) know and he will add you to the day.
Likely cost will be $5 per player so there is a little something to play for, and we will play from 1pm until 5pm, so meet up at the club at 12.30pm. And obviously stay on afterwards for the Closing Day Celebrations.
Hoping to see many of you this weekend.
Cheers
James aka Tooth