Well done Robyn, Sarah & Helen!

Congratulations to Robyn Rintoul, Sarah Taukamo and Helen King for winning the Wellington Champ of Champ Triples title at Naenae over the weekend. They had to battle hard to get to the final with a 14-13 win in their first match and they came back from 5 behind with 2 ends to play to force an extra end in the semifinal against Silverstream, but had the final all to themselves blowing away Wendy Mackie’s Naenae team 18-6 with 4 ends not played. This was Robyn’s 1st Wellington title, Sarah’s 2nd and Helen’s 27th!

Our men’s triple are also still in the hunt awaiting a semifinal against Hutt on Wednesday night 5.30pm at Naenae. The team of Mike Sood, Laurie Guy (a replacement for Richard Corry) and Jeremy Kydd also accounted for Naenae on their way to the semifinals.

Well done Rich, Brad & Ray!

Congratulations to Richard Corry, Bradley Down and Ray Martin defending their Wellington Open Triples title from last season. The tournament was rain affected stretching over three different weekends with the mens final arranged at short notice when an opportunity arose on Sunday. The Victoria triple were too strong for Mike Solomon’s Eastbourne triple winning 19-11. The title was the 7th for Rich, and 5th each for Brad and Ray handing them their Wellington Gold Stars.

Well done Victoria I bowls3five interclub team!

Congratulations to the Victoria I team that won the inaugural Wellington Bowls3five interclub coming first in the Wellington City round-robin competition before beating Stokes Valley in the semifinal and Naenae in the final on successive Monday nights at the Johnsonville club. Victoria now receives a bye into the last 16 of the national competition and will play the winner of Takaro (Manawatu) and Paraparaumu Beach (Kapiti Coast) on a night and venue arranged and played before March 30th.

The successful team was Robyn Rintoul, Laurie Guy and Mark Noble; Richard Corry, Tim Toomey and Leigh Griffin; Alf De Munnik, Helen King and Lou Newman. Matches were also played by Nicole Toomey and Neil Reid. Notably the Noble and Griffin combinations only lost one of their seven matches.

Victoria also had a second team in the Wellington City competition who had a mathematical chance of making the semifinals up until the last round-robin match.

The concept was enjoyed by all with Victoria ensuring it provided hospitality and atmosphere in an event that is sure to grow.

Mixed Triples is cancelled

The Match Committee has made the call to cancel today’s planned mixed triples….
There are ongoing showers up at the club at the moment and the rain radar does not look very nice.
Good luck for the Bowls3Five teams starting at 6.30pm on Monday night at the club.
(and well done Otago!!)