Well done Mark!

Congratulations to Mark Noble for coming runner-up in the Wellington Champ of Champ Singles last weekend at Upper Hutt. Mark came through a tough draw dispatching Jimmy Madden (Eastbourne), Brent Stubbins (Johnsonville) and Sar Alefosio (Naenae) but could not quite repeat against Seamus Curtain (Stokes Valley) going down 17-21 in the final. Mark was the only opponent to get to double figures against Seamus in a see-saw 26-end final.

The final echoes the overall positions in the Wellington Men’s Club of the Year standings with Victoria now second behind Stokes Valley.

Well done Rich, Brad & Ray!

Congratulations to Richard Corry, Bradley Down and Ray Martin winning the Wellington Open Triples inside the new Naenae indoor complex on Monday. They defeated the Ron Mead skipped Hutt side 23-11 in the final but had to come through a titanic extra end semifinal against Seamus Curtain’s Stokes Valley team before hand. This was Brad’s 3rd Wellington senior title, Ray’s 4th and Rich’s 6th. They now travel to Wanganui in April for regional club championship play-offs. And this win puts Victoria in amongst a five-way fight for the Wellington Men’s Club of the Year.

Nina De Munnik, Sarah Taukamo and Helen King also featured on the final day going down in their semifinal to the eventual champion Johnsonville side skipped by Dale Rayner 20-23 fighting back from a 5-18 deficit.


Well done Malcolm and Mark!

Congratulations to Malcolm Bradshaw and Mark Burgess for finishing runner-up in the Wellington Development 2-4-2 Pairs at Victoria on Monday. Malcolm and Mark had a good run to the final before going down to James Cameron-Powell and Seamus Curtain (Stokes Valley) 10-19. It was a game of two halves with the Victoria boys up 8-7 at the halfway mark but they were only able to win one more end.

Well done also to Suzanne Green and Tereska Knap for making it to the quarterfinals. They were centre of attention int he first round of post-section on Sunday morning with Suzanne pulling out a big upshot to take out 2 opposition bowls to force an extra end before Tereska nailed the winning shot.

And good to see Victoria hosting a Wellington event again after a season off recovering the green. A big thanks to all those who helped prepare the green and club and served lunches and drinks.

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.