Well done Junior Mens Reps!

Congratulations to Mark Burgess (pictured left in first photo) and James Fairhall (pictured right in second photo) who were in the Wellington Junior Rep team that were very convincing winners of the recent Hexagonal intercentre match in Whanganui. Amber Down also played in the womens team who finished 5th.

Live Scoring of final…

Check out the Invitation 2-4-2 pairs page for live scoring of the final. Ray Martin (Victoria) & Scotty McGavin (Manawatu) v Wayne Coleman (Miramar) & Terry Johnson (Manawatu)

Invitation 2-4-2 Pairs this weekend!

The greens are looking great as we pray for kinder weather for the 21st Speight’s Victoria Invitation 2-4-2 Pairs this weekend. Another high class field will assemble on election day including World Champion Shannon McIlroy with Justin Goodwin, 2015 champs Robbie Bird and Jayden Ravji, 2012 champs Grant Wakefield and Adrian Cronin, 2010 champs Ray Boffa and Rob Ashton, and 2009 champs Rex Holmes and Steve Glavas.

Check out the Invitation 2-4-2 Pairs page for all the results.

Victoria 21st Invitational Pairs – DRAW

Well done Ray, Brad & Steve!

Well done to Ray Martin and Bradley Down coming runner-up in the Professional Bowls Association World Indoor Pairs qualifier in Hastings this month. Ray and Brad were unlucky to lose against locals Murray Glassey and Paul ‘Bart’ Sorensen 4-5, 11-4, 0-2. The jack spun and bounced around after a Sorensen drive ending up on a Hawkes Bay bowl in the last end of the first set. The Victoria pair were in full control in the second set forcing a tie-break but were unable to tip up Glassey and Sorensen in either tiebreaker end.

Lou Newman paired with Johnsonville’s Dale Rayner, also pushed Glassey and Sorensen to a tiebreaker in the semifinal before going down 0-11, 8-5, 0-2.

Brad picked up a bundle of ranking points over the weekend also reaching the semifinal of the Scottish Singles qualifier a day earlier going down to Manawatu’s Darryl Johnson, while Ray Martin signalled his arrival on the PBA scene pushing New Zealand number one Glassey all the way earlier in the day.

Stephen Zino was emphatic in retaining the Scottish Singles qualifying spot in New Plymouth that he won last year dropping only one set against touch opposition including Ian Monaghan (Wairarapa) 12-5, 11-2 in the final with a fine display of draw bowls. Although unaffiliated to an outdoor club, Stephen always turns up in New Plymouth proudly wearing his Victoria shirt. Stephen will play in the NZ PBA Finals Weekend scheduled for September 8th-10th in the new Naenae indoor complex.