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Around the Greens.

Around the Greens.

THEY WENT, THEY BOWLED, THEY CONQUERED: Kahutia came out on top in the annual Yelverton Shield men’s junior interclub fixture held on the Poverty Bay green. Kahutia finished on 12 points to Gisborne’s 10, with the host club third. The winning Kahutia crew are, back row (from left): Marty Ryan Graeme Atkins, Frank McLoughlin Allan Parker and Ray Taylor (selector). Front: Willy Murray Joe Wimutu (holding the Yelverton Shield) and Ray Young. Pictures supplied
KAHUTIA’S TOP FOURS: Kahutia held its club championship fours over the weekend and these three teams were the winners. Above are open men’s champions (from left) Steve Berezowski (skip), Harry Green, Bruce Ball and Andrew Ball.
Women’s champions Pat Bayley, Glenys Whiteman (s), Francie Adair and Marie Wright.
Junior men’s champions Ray Young, Frank McLoughlin, Allan Parker and Willy Murray.

Kahutia

Nine teams contested the club championship fours over the weekend.

Strong winds on Saturday made playing conditions testing in spite of the greens running well.

The two-life system was played over 15 ends or a two-hour time limit, with three games a day. No time limit was applied to potential finals or finals.

Results — Junior men (two teams, round 1: Willy Murray (skip), Allan Parker, Frank McLoughlin, Ray Young def Chris Hewson (s), Graham Atkins, Norm Young, Kingi Stevens 17-9.

Round 2: Murray def Hewson 13-12.

Senior women (two entries), round 1: Judy Taylor (s), Anita Vaotuua, Cheryl Jenkins, Alicia Ruru def Glenys Whiteman (s), Marie Wright, Francie Adair, Pat Bayley 11-10.

Round 2: Whiteman def Taylor 13-4.

Round 3: Whiteman def Taylor 16-8.

Open men (five teams), round 1: Kevin Bright (s), Kevin Barrett, Jock Smit, Alic Brown bye; Joe Wimutu (s), George Vaotuua, Steve Jenkins, Marty Ryan def Murray Murton (s), Gary Tocker, Ray Taylor, Ray Smith 18 - 11; Steve Berezowski (s), Bruce Ball, Harry Green, Andrew Ball def Andy Tamanui (s), Lester Wright, Ropata Ruwhiu, Bill Campbell 13-8.

Round 2: Wimutu bye; Murton def Tamanui 21-5; Berezowski def Bright 13-12.

Round 3: Murton def Bright 17-15; Berezowski def Wimutu 17-8.

Round 4: Berezowski bye; Murton def Wimutu 17-6.

Round 5: Berezowski def Murton 14-12 (on the 15th end).

Coming up: Monday, Oct 28, Stonehaven Memorial Sawyer Rose Bowl Open Optional Graded Fours, 9am start, note this tournament has been altered since the printing of the GEC handbook, members of all clubs welcome, entry sheets at clubs.

Gisborne

Needing three shots to win or two to force an extra end, Jamey Ferris (skip), Steve Goldsbury, Vern Withey and Ricky Miller bagged four on the final end to snatch victory in the Gisborne Bowling Club’s open fours championships at the weekend.

The Ferris combination was never in front against Bob McIlroy (s), Charlie Ure, Malcolm Trowell (who replaced an ailing Maurice Taylor) and Tim Sherriff until those four vital shots.

It was a heartbreaking finish for the team put together by Ure but skipped in the final stages by McIlroy.

Ferris drew first blood with a nail-biting 10-9 win when the two teams clashed in Saturday’s opening round.

Between them they then eliminated the rest of the five-strong field before meeting again in Sunday morning’s potential final — Ferris with two lives, McIlroy one.

It was one-way traffic. The McIlroy four needed just 13 ends of the scheduled 15-end match to win 22-5 and force a decider.

Over the 41 ends of the three matches played under the two-life system, it was 46-32 to McIlroy, but, unkindly, that’s not how the club’s honours board will record the result at the end of the season.

In the women’s open, skip Carol Hawes, with a new-look team, was largely untroubled and notched yet another fours title to her burgeoning list without losing a life.

Joined by Dayvinia Mills, Lorna Reeve and Lyn Trueman, Hawes took both lives off Bobbie Beattie (s), Tanya Harrison, Karen Higgins and Kym Brown, 19-6 then 22-7 in the potential final.

The “junior juniors” combination of Barbara Gibson (s), Diane Oates, Angela Gibson-Sam and brand new bowler Karen Pinn had a championship to be proud of.

Though they bowed out after two rounds, they had two close matches against experienced opposition. The juniors held Beattie to a 15-12 scoreline and Hawes to 19-17. A bright future awaits.

Poverty Bay

Ngawai Turipa and Bruce Gledhill emerged the victors in Poverty Bay’s mixed handicap singles.

This event was played over two days, a Thursday and Saturday. The format was three games of two hours or the first player to 21 points.

The objective of the event was to give new players the opportunity to experience competitive games alongside experienced players.

The handicap process was validated with some close encounters.

Overall winners were decided on games won, then ends won, then, if required, differentials.

Joan Gledhill, a second-year player on a handicap of +8, played 21 ends against the highly experienced Lex Kennedy (0 handicap), who eventually won 23-20.

In another round, Kennedy played Bruce Gledhill (+5) and he was beaten 23-20 in another close game over 18 ends.

Games on Saturday were played in a strong wind.

Ngawai Turipa (+3) defeated first-year player John Andrew (+8) after they were locked 20-all.

In another closely-fought clash, Norma Miller (4) beat Otto Louw (7) 21-19.

Results were calculated over the two days.

The women’s section was won by Ngawai Turipa on nine points, 33 ends and a differential of +18.

Joy Davis (9pts, 31 ends, +36) was second and Ellen Buckingham (9pts, 24 ends, +30) third.

In the men’s section, Bruce Gledhill was first with nine points, 32 ends and +25 differential,

Tam Buckingham (9pts, 32 ends, +19) was second and Jon Davies (6pts, 35 ends and +22) third.

Kahutia

Nine teams contested the club championship fours over the weekend.

Strong winds on Saturday made playing conditions testing in spite of the greens running well.

The two-life system was played over 15 ends or a two-hour time limit, with three games a day. No time limit was applied to potential finals or finals.

Results — Junior men (two teams, round 1: Willy Murray (skip), Allan Parker, Frank McLoughlin, Ray Young def Chris Hewson (s), Graham Atkins, Norm Young, Kingi Stevens 17-9.

Round 2: Murray def Hewson 13-12.

Senior women (two entries), round 1: Judy Taylor (s), Anita Vaotuua, Cheryl Jenkins, Alicia Ruru def Glenys Whiteman (s), Marie Wright, Francie Adair, Pat Bayley 11-10.

Round 2: Whiteman def Taylor 13-4.

Round 3: Whiteman def Taylor 16-8.

Open men (five teams), round 1: Kevin Bright (s), Kevin Barrett, Jock Smit, Alic Brown bye; Joe Wimutu (s), George Vaotuua, Steve Jenkins, Marty Ryan def Murray Murton (s), Gary Tocker, Ray Taylor, Ray Smith 18 - 11; Steve Berezowski (s), Bruce Ball, Harry Green, Andrew Ball def Andy Tamanui (s), Lester Wright, Ropata Ruwhiu, Bill Campbell 13-8.

Round 2: Wimutu bye; Murton def Tamanui 21-5; Berezowski def Bright 13-12.

Round 3: Murton def Bright 17-15; Berezowski def Wimutu 17-8.

Round 4: Berezowski bye; Murton def Wimutu 17-6.

Round 5: Berezowski def Murton 14-12 (on the 15th end).

Coming up: Monday, Oct 28, Stonehaven Memorial Sawyer Rose Bowl Open Optional Graded Fours, 9am start, note this tournament has been altered since the printing of the GEC handbook, members of all clubs welcome, entry sheets at clubs.

Gisborne

Needing three shots to win or two to force an extra end, Jamey Ferris (skip), Steve Goldsbury, Vern Withey and Ricky Miller bagged four on the final end to snatch victory in the Gisborne Bowling Club’s open fours championships at the weekend.

The Ferris combination was never in front against Bob McIlroy (s), Charlie Ure, Malcolm Trowell (who replaced an ailing Maurice Taylor) and Tim Sherriff until those four vital shots.

It was a heartbreaking finish for the team put together by Ure but skipped in the final stages by McIlroy.

Ferris drew first blood with a nail-biting 10-9 win when the two teams clashed in Saturday’s opening round.

Between them they then eliminated the rest of the five-strong field before meeting again in Sunday morning’s potential final — Ferris with two lives, McIlroy one.

It was one-way traffic. The McIlroy four needed just 13 ends of the scheduled 15-end match to win 22-5 and force a decider.

Over the 41 ends of the three matches played under the two-life system, it was 46-32 to McIlroy, but, unkindly, that’s not how the club’s honours board will record the result at the end of the season.

In the women’s open, skip Carol Hawes, with a new-look team, was largely untroubled and notched yet another fours title to her burgeoning list without losing a life.

Joined by Dayvinia Mills, Lorna Reeve and Lyn Trueman, Hawes took both lives off Bobbie Beattie (s), Tanya Harrison, Karen Higgins and Kym Brown, 19-6 then 22-7 in the potential final.

The “junior juniors” combination of Barbara Gibson (s), Diane Oates, Angela Gibson-Sam and brand new bowler Karen Pinn had a championship to be proud of.

Though they bowed out after two rounds, they had two close matches against experienced opposition. The juniors held Beattie to a 15-12 scoreline and Hawes to 19-17. A bright future awaits.

Poverty Bay

Ngawai Turipa and Bruce Gledhill emerged the victors in Poverty Bay’s mixed handicap singles.

This event was played over two days, a Thursday and Saturday. The format was three games of two hours or the first player to 21 points.

The objective of the event was to give new players the opportunity to experience competitive games alongside experienced players.

The handicap process was validated with some close encounters.

Overall winners were decided on games won, then ends won, then, if required, differentials.

Joan Gledhill, a second-year player on a handicap of +8, played 21 ends against the highly experienced Lex Kennedy (0 handicap), who eventually won 23-20.

In another round, Kennedy played Bruce Gledhill (+5) and he was beaten 23-20 in another close game over 18 ends.

Games on Saturday were played in a strong wind.

Ngawai Turipa (+3) defeated first-year player John Andrew (+8) after they were locked 20-all.

In another closely-fought clash, Norma Miller (4) beat Otto Louw (7) 21-19.

Results were calculated over the two days.

The women’s section was won by Ngawai Turipa on nine points, 33 ends and a differential of +18.

Joy Davis (9pts, 31 ends, +36) was second and Ellen Buckingham (9pts, 24 ends, +30) third.

In the men’s section, Bruce Gledhill was first with nine points, 32 ends and +25 differential,

Tam Buckingham (9pts, 32 ends, +19) was second and Jon Davies (6pts, 35 ends and +22) third.

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