Well done Rich!

Congratulations to Richard Corry for retaining the North Wellington Open Fours indoor bowls title at Onepoto today and thereby winning his 4th North Wellington title. He played with Sam Anderson (was Horowhenua but now playing for North Wellington this year) who was steady throughout despite being on crutches from a hockey injury, Marcus Trlin, and a new player to the four this year Paul Rybinski (both Waiwhetu).

Well done Wellington Junior team

Congratulations to the Wellington City Junior rep team who won a Quadrangular against Hutt Valley, Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa yesterday. The men played at Upper Hutt and went very well including 3 comfortable wins for the pair James Fairhall and Mark Burgess but needed last round wins from the Wellington womens triple including Sharman Buckle, and four including Fiona Alexander, playing at Lyall Bay, to collect the overall trophy.

Well done Mark & Tim, Nina & Robyn, Leigh & Kay!

Well done to the Victoria club’s performances during the Wellington Easter 2-4-2 Pairs at the weekend! It became a Victoria benefit with Tim Toomey and Mark Noble taking out the men’s title beating Wilton’s Bruce Miller and Ben King 16-5 in the final; and an all-Victoria final in the women’s event! Robyn Rintoul and Nina De Munnik beat clubmates in the semifinal and final taking out Sarah Taukamo and Helen King 12-11 in the semi and then Leigh Griffin and Kay Carr 14-11 in the final. Robyn lost her first four Wellington finals before she could win a Centre title breaking her duck just last week in the Champ of Champ Triples but when it rains it pours with a second in a week! This was Nina’s 6th title after completing her Gold Star in the Xmas Open Fours.

Tim claimed the 4th Wellington Gold Star of the season for the club with his 5th Wellington title while Mark earned his 13th title – the first for 11 years! The title looked theirs after a decisive five shots in the 11th end. Tim and Mark had earlier beaten Mark Burgess and James Fairhall in the quarterfinal.

With three of the four semifinalists, Victoria has charged back into contention for the women’s Wellington club of the year title. By our unofficial count there are four clubs that could win going into the Champ of Champ pairs weekend! Victoria will likely finish 3rd in the men’s which has already likely been won by Naenae.

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.