Laurie Guy and Barry O’Brien, playing with Jamie Hill (Auckland) fell at the semifinal stage of the New Zealand Open Mens Triples at the Henderson greens on Wednesday afternoon to eventual champions and NZ team invites Chris Le Lievre, Dan Delaney (Auckland) and Shannon McIlory (Nelson) 19-9. They earlier beat Stuart Settle’s Waikato triple 16-11 in the quarterfinal.
Kirsten Griffin skipped a team playing with Teri Anderson (who has played Business House bowls at Victoria before she moved to Auckland) and Jacqui Whitburn (Auckland) to the quarterfinals of the Womens Triples also going down to a NZ invited team of Leanne Currey, Mandy Boyd and Jan Khan 18-6.
Leigh Griffin playing with Karen Hema and Tania Wrigley (Auckland) made it a consistently good effort from the Victoria players also reaching the quarterfinals of the Womens Triples falling 15-7 to a Composite team skipped by Margaret Henderson (Thames Valley).
A good effort on the Auckland greens in preparation for the Nationals!