Steven Stone Memorial Trophy played 22nd April- This is an annual event between Upper Hutt and Silverstream and commemorates the death of Steven Stone a very promising bowler who was member of both the Upper Hutt and Silverstream clubs. Steven died ten years ago in a burglary that went wrong. This year the event was held at Silverstream with two wins to each club but on a count back of ends Upper Hutt was declared the winner. Over the past ten years Upper Upper has won twice and Silverstream six times. There were two years when the event was not played.
East vs West Challenge played 23rd April - once again West were the victors of the annual East of the railway line vs West of the railway line challenge. After ten years of this event West have won six times, East three times and the event was not played due to bad weather on one occasion.
Corner To Corner Club Championship played 23rd April - For much of this event David Hewitt had the winning bowl until Warwick Dugdale played one of his trademark shots where he removed David's bowl and sat alongside the kitty. Congratulations to Warwick as this years winner.
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The following update is by Claire Bradburn who played in this event.
The Annual Challenge between NZ and Australia was held at Adelaide on 18/19 March. NZ has previously dominated the competition. The NZ Seniors had previously won 9 out of 12 with the last loss being in Rotorua in 2014.
After the first day Australia were ahead 32 to 28 but with another 60 points up for grabs on the Sunday NZ felt all we needed to do was hit them hard early. We knew we needed to attack before it got too hot. Saturday was 34c and Sunday was expected to get hotter which it did. Unfortunately the day didn’t go as planned and by the 5th and last round we were well back, but a win was possible, all we had to do was win 5 of the 6 Mixed Doubles.
Our best performing Mixed Doubles team lost 13-0 early in the piece. Claire and her partner had not had a good run but came to the party with a 13-1 win. The last 4 games were hard fought and it wasn’t until the last boule was thrown that we knew we had made it. We were all exhausted including the Coach and Manager. This was Claire’s 10 Trans Tasman and one of the hardest fought.
So Seniors Won 61-59 but the Open team lost 55-65 having previously won 9 tournaments in a row.