Well done Ray!

Well done to Ray Martin playing with Paula Meredith (Johnsonville) for making it to the semifinals of the recent Wellington Mixed Pairs. They went down to Robbie Bird and Jessie Macaw (Naenae) 11-13 in a close match which swung Naenae’s way when Robbie trailed a jack two feet for 4 shots after Ray and Paula had been up early on. Ray’s semifinal appearance at least opened Victoria’s account in the race for the Bowls Wellington Men’s Club of the Year.

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!!)

Island Bay v Victoria

The club ventured south to Island Bay for our annual friendly fixture yesterday. Island Bay put on a good green, tough competition, and a great feed at the end of the afternoon. Results were close with Victoria winning the first and second rounds 3 matches to 2 but were only able to fend off a resurgent Island Bay 2 matches to 3 on the last bowl to defend the trophy 8 matches to 7 overall.

22nd Victoria Pairs results

Ross Thorn (Naenae) and Bruce Henderson (Johnsonville) won this year’s pairs 10-9 in a tense 12 end final with a fine display of draw bowling overcoming a determined effort from Canterbury’s Andrew Kelly and Victoria junior Mark Burgess. This year’s event was the driest in seasons with a new sponsor, increased prizemoney, great food, and a very professional looking organisation put on by the club.

Results are on the 2-4-2 Pairs page.