Well done Ray!

Well done to Ray Martin playing with Paula Meredith (Johnsonville) for making it to the semifinals of the recent Wellington Mixed Pairs. They went down to Robbie Bird and Jessie Macaw (Naenae) 11-13 in a close match which swung Naenae’s way when Robbie trailed a jack two feet for 4 shots after Ray and Paula had been up early on. Ray’s semifinal appearance at least opened Victoria’s account in the race for the Bowls Wellington Men’s Club of the Year.

22nd Victoria Pairs results

Ross Thorn (Naenae) and Bruce Henderson (Johnsonville) won this year’s pairs 10-9 in a tense 12 end final with a fine display of draw bowling overcoming a determined effort from Canterbury’s Andrew Kelly and Victoria junior Mark Burgess. This year’s event was the driest in seasons with a new sponsor, increased prizemoney, great food, and a very professional looking organisation put on by the club.

Results are on the 2-4-2 Pairs page.

22nd Victoria Pairs Draws and Results

Draws and results of the Credit Consultants 22nd Victoria  2-4-2 Pairs are up on the website.
Check out the 2-4-2 Pairs page for details…

Ray off to UK!

2017 NZ PBA Rookie of the Year Ray Martin (Wellington) continued his rise on the Professional Bowls Association scene by winning entry into the World Indoor Singles to be played at the Potter’s Leisure Resort in Norfolk, England in January. Playing with Classic II bowls to ensure a good draw on the indoor carpet, Martin was too steady overcoming local favourite Dean Drummond in the semifinal and Dunedin’s Duane White in the final 9-7, 9-1. Martin will line up for the richest prize in bowls with the victor in January earning GBP50,000.

Ray was beaten earlier in the Professional Bowls Association Finals weekend at the Hastings Club in the quarterfinals of the Scottish Singles national playoffs by local favourite Murray Glassey 15-5, 10-4 who went to win that trip.

Richard Corry and Laurie Guy lost their semifinal of the World Indoor Pairs playoffs also to the winners of that event Helen Carman and Mario Sopp from Dunedin 10-7, 3-9, 2-1.