On Saturday 19th March, the Club Championship Men's Year 1-5 Singles was played. Congratulations to Brian Ruby, who defeated James Florance in a marathon final.
On Sunday 20th March, five teams of fours played Upper Hutt away for the Steven Stone Memorial Trophy, which is an annual event. We retained the Trophy with a 4-1 win.
We recently received this report from Tim Lovell-Smith:
"Claire Bradburn, Silverstream along with Jean Parley and Margaret Maher from Auckland are now the Oceania Women’s Triples Champions. This is the first time NZ has had any of its teams get past the second round.
In the quarter finals they beat a team from Tahiti who are seen as the top Country in Oceania. In the semi finals they took out New Caledonia, meaning they had to beat Wallace in the final. This game started about 9pm and after 2 ends players had to leave the terrain and attend a dinner and formal ceremony attended by the Minister and other dignitaries. The NZ team returned to the terrain as soon as the speeches were over rather than have a meal. When the officials returned the game recommenced and ended up finishing at 12.30am. with NZ winning 15-11. All finals were played to 15 but the rest went to 11. Claire, Jean and Margaret were popular winners and were given great support during the final particularly from the Vanuatu players and locals. NZ has been last in the standings and while this didn’t change the position for the Team it was a great boost for all concerned. The presentations finished at 1.30am.
Claire has a quick turnaround getting home on Tuesday afternoon and going to Alexandra on Thursday as she is in the Trans-Tasman team to play Australia."
Well done Claire!
Also on Sunday 21st February our Year 1-5 triples teams of James Florance, Brian Ruby and Tim Barling competed in ther Gibbons Trophy, a long standing competition for Hutt Valley teams, winning the second grade. Well done!
On Wednesday 24th February, Mates in Bowls Round #5 was played.
On Friday 26th February our Grant's Corner to Corner competition concluded. Congratulations to winner Warwick Dugdale. The runner up was John Eggleton from our Mates In bowls group. Warwick and John no go on to ply in the regional finals.
On Saturday 27th February/Sunday 28th February/Monday 29th February the Centre Open Triples was held. One of our four men's teams qualified for post section play, whilst our women's team battled through to win their event! congratulations to Robyn Tuckett, Margaret Opray and Kennie Critchlow. See also the photo on our latest news page, posted 29/2/16.
On Tuesday 1st March Round #6 of the Club Aggregate Shield was played.
On Wednesday 2nd March our Men's Pennants teams were in action. The Division One team regorded a 6-0 win over Stokes Valley whilst the Division Three team lost to Petone Central by the same score.
Also on Wednesday 2nd March, Mates in Bowls Round #6 was played.
Our two Club Championship Fours winners travelled to Whitby (women) and Titahi Bay (men) on Saturday 5th March to play in the Champion of Champion Fours event. Both teams were eliminated in the first round.
There was a Club Day on Tuesday 8th March.
Both our Men's Pennants teams lost 0-6 on Wednesday 9th March.
Our two Club Championship winners travelled to Johnsonville on Saturday 12th March to play in the Champion of Champion Singles event. Both players were eliminated in the first round after tight matches.
Our Women's Years 1-5 Singles Club Championship was held on Saturday 12th March. This year it was a combined competition with Stokes Valley. The Winner was Kennie Critchlow (Silverstream) and the runner up was Helen Baker (Stokes Valley).
Our 27th First Year Invitation Singles Tournament took place on Sunday 13th March and yet again the weather was good for this event. Congratulations to winners Marie Crookston (Tawa) and Ian McLeod (Miramar).
On Tuesday 15th March Round #7 of the Club Aggregate Shield took place.
The last Round of Division 1 of the Men's Pennants was held on Wednesday 16th March. Our team lost 2-4 but managed to avoid bottom spot in the Division. Our Division Three team completed their programme a week earlier and finished mid table.
This will be the last Results/Activities Update covering a period of time as we are approaching the end of the season. Further results will be reported individually in Latest News.
On Friday 26th January we played the finals of our Grant's Corner to Corner competition. Sponsored by Grant's Whisky, this competition proceeds through club and regional level to national level. Our final included all our Friday night winners and congratulations go to overall winner, Club member Warwick Dugdale and runner up John Eggleton from our Mates In Bowls group. Warwick and John will now compete in the regional final to be held at the Wilton Bowling Club on Saturday 5th March, starting at 2pm. Best of luck to you both!