The best turnout seen in years is how many have described opening days attendance. Unfortunately the plans for some social games in the afternoon were scuppered with the rain that decided to hang around but that didn't stop the formalities and the official 'first bowl & boule'. There was a different feel to this ritual as acknowledged by those addressing the club, with the absence of our patron Pat Christianson who sadly passed away late last year.
Its hard to say who the better player would be between Hon Chris Hipkins and our esteemed Mayor, Wayne Guppy, but the crowd was firmly taken by young Charlie Hipkins who somehow managed to get his Bowl and boule closest to the relevant jacks.
The day continued as planned from 4pm with awards for last season being presented and a fantastic meal to end the event. Many thanks to our attending dignitaries, sponsors, comittee members, attending club members and their partners for making this day a huge success.