Well done Womens Premier Interclub team!

Congratulations to the Women’s Premier Interclub team who won the Wellington competition. Even with Leigh Griffin unavailable due to representative duties, the re-shuffled team still put in a dominant performance winning eight out of nine matches on finals day at Stokes Valley. Johnsonville chased hard and were still a chance going into the final round but were undone with an impressive Helen King beating Kaaren Guilford to pick up her third win of the day in the singles. Sarah Taukamo stepped up to skip the pair with Robyn Rintoul, and the fours won their three including beating Johsonville 26-4 composed of Mary-Ann Wilson, Kay Carr, Nina De Munnik and Nicole Toomey.

The Premier Men’s team finished fourth in a tight competition with only one win separating all four teams at Silverstream. Johnsonville won their first title in many years.

Well done Rich & Ray!

Victoria duo Ray Martin and Richard Corry’s run at the National Open Pairs Championship in Auckland ended in the semifinals going down to the Thames Valley pairing of Karl Garrett and Colin Gawith. Rich and Ray had earlier ended the title hopes of 1985 victor Maurice Symes and 2014 champion Tony Grantham in emphatic fashion, 19-8 in the quarterfinals.

On Sunday, Ray and Richard edged a thrilling solo-point encounter opposite the Australian-based former internationals Richard Girvan and Chris Le Lievre, with Martin’s determination paying dividends to collect a final end four-count and win an extra end to keep their title hopes alive.

In the women’s pairs quarterfinals Leigh Griffin and daughter Kirsten Edwards went down to Te Atatu Peninsula pairing of Marion Hakaraia and Robyn Reihana.

Well done Tereska, Sarah & Nina!

Congratulations to Tereska Knap playing with her step-mum Anna as a family team, and Sarah Taukamo and Nina De Munnik reaching the semifinals of the Wellington Prestige Pairs last month. Tereska went down in the semifinal to eventual winners Prichard and McKinley (Eastbourne) while Sarah and Nina lost to Wilding and Wilson (Lyall Bay). The Eastbourne pair also eliminated Robyn Rintoul and Kay Carr in the quarterfinal.

Noble Doubles Up at NZ Disabled Championships

New Zealand Paralympic medallist Mark Noble completed the double at the National Disabled Championships, claiming the singles and pairs and rounding out an impressive week on the Naenae greens.

Hosted at the Naenae Bowling Club in Lower Hutt, Wellington, more than 30 competitors converged on the capital to contest the silverware in the singles, pairs and triples disciplines in a mixed format.

With the sun beaming down and the greens running slick, the competition was closely fought throughout and played in good spirit over four days.

Noble, a back-to-back Commonwealth Games silver medallist, showed why he is at the top of his game defeating former national representative Snow Reardon to take the title.

Continuing his form, Noble combined with P Huwyler to take out the pairs, defeating Southland/Waikato composite Helm and Bennett.