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 Ray and Viv!

Congratulations to Ray Pearce winning and Viv Borrie making the final of the Victoria 9-end Singles on Wellington Anniversary Day. The fun event runs with a handicap which worked out quite well with the whole field still with a chance of making the final going into the last of the three rounds of qualifying matches. Premier interclub players gave away 8 points and Mens Premier Reserve 4 points at the start of each 9-end match.

Marshall has a tie break finish to get past Martin from NZ

Ray Martin came up against a rampant six time world indoor champion Alex Marshall in the first set of their World Indoor Singles first round clash at the Potter’s Leisure Resort in Norfolk, England with the Scot cleaning out Ray 11-2. However, the kiwi showed his potential climbing back into the match in the second set. A two on the fifth end gave him a 5-3 advantage, and another two on the eighth end looked to have assured a tiebreak at 8-4 going into the last end. A loose end from the kiwi gave Marshall a chance of a four but he was uncharacteristically heavy with his last to throw the game to a deciding best-of-three end conclusion. Ray was again loose with his opening bowls but was close to snatching both the first two ends losing an umpire‚Äôs measure then slicing the jack to a Marshall bowl with his last.

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.