Well done Nina, Yvonne, Helen & Leigh!

Congratulations to Nina De Munnik, Yvonne Gibb, Helen King and Leigh Griffin reaching the final of the Wellington Open Fours this morning at the Naenae club. They went down to a very steady display by the home Naenae team skipped by Cath Jones 9-19.

This propelled Naenae and Victoria to the top in the early running for the Womens Club of the Year race.

The best placed Victoria team in the Mens event were last year winners Richard Corry, Chris Rintoul, Tim Toomey and Bradley Down who fell at the quarterfinal stage.

Well done Helen!

Well done to Helen King for coming runner-up in the Wellington Open Singles at the Hutt club on Sunday. Helen went down in a good final considering the blustery conditions 15-21 to Dale Rayner (Johnsonville). Helen’s second place puts Victoria at second place in the early standings for the Bowls Wellington Womens Club of the Year. Helen earlier had to account for daughter and mother Samantha (Kapiti Coast) then Leeane Sweeney (Wairarapa) in the quarterfinal and Semifinal.

The best of the Victoria men was Barry O’Brien who fought his way through to the quarterfinals before going down to eventual champion Adam Turner (Silverstream) 12-21. None of the three Victoria men who made the semifinals last year even qualified this season!

Well done Robyn & Chris!

Congratulations to mother and son combination Robyn and Chris Rintoul who made the semifinals of the Wellington Mixed Pairs today at the Johnsonville club before going down in a fighting display to evntual winners Judy Howat (Lyall Bay) and Brent Stubbins (Johnsonville) 15-18. Robyn and Chris had earlier acounted for husband and dad Peter convincingly in the quarterfinal.

This meant Victoria is on the board early in the race for the 2017-18 Wellington Club of the Year race.

Well done Roy, Brad, Rich & Rangi!

Congratulations to Roy Gibb, Bradley Down and Richard Corry for winning the Wellington Catholic Open Triples indoor bowls title last week at the St.Bernard’s School in Brooklyn. The trio knocked over the Vogelmorn team of Maree and Kevin Crighton and Marcus Trlin 9-7 in the final after having also beaten them in section play earlier in the night. This was Richard’s 11th Wellington Catholic title and a 1st title for Roy and Bradley.

The trio then went on to secure the Hutt Valley Interclub B grade title for Victoria along with the services of Neil Reid on Monday night at Naenae. The competition came down to the last night and the last game of singles won by Brad. The team will now play in the Greater Wellington Champ of Champ Interclub next month against the winners of the Upper Hutt and North Wellington competitions.