On the mats — Indoor bowls news

GOOD RUN: Poverty Bay-East Coast indoor bowlers have had a good run on the mats. Team members gathered to mark their winning streak. They are, back (from left): Lyn Kay-Allen, Warren Edlin, Nanette Treloar and Bryan Pulley. Front: Journey Hihi, Keita Boyd, Bruce Easton, Matthew Foster, Lola Bayram, Nathan Trowell and Malcolm Trowell. Picture by Rebecca Grunwell

It’s been a winning streak for local indoor bowls.

A team of eight travelled to Napier and won the Hunt Trophy, with 43 points.

They beat Napier (33pts) and Central Hawke’s Bay (32pts).

Standout players in Poverty Bay-East Coast’s six games were Bruce Easton and 13-year-old Matthew Foster, winning five games; Malcolm Trowell and 14-year-old Nathan Trowell, four wins; Warren Edlin, three wins and a draw; Nanette Treloar, three wins; Doc Tipene, two wins; and Pauline Stone, one win.

Then a team of eight travelled to Opotiki and defeated Bay Of Plenty B in a tight competition, 36.5 points to 35.5.

The Poverty Bay team started poorly and were down 12-4 going into the pairs rounds.

Poverty Bay recorded seven wins and a draw from the eight pairs games to fly ahead.

The last section of the day was fours and Poverty Bay couldn’t be beaten. They lost both games but took the overall victory by one point.

Team members were: Pauline Stone, three wins; Lyn Kay-Allen, two wins; Doc Tipene, three wins; Nanette Treloar, three wins; Journey Hihi, four wins; Keita Boyd, two wins and a draw; Warren Edlin, four wins; and Lola Bayram, two wins and a draw.

The South Island indoor bowls team continued on their winning way with a 31-17 win against Poverty Bay-East Coast at Ilminster Intermediate School in Gisborne on Wednesday night.

The South Island had also beaten North Wellington and Horowhenua combined 30-18 on Friday night, Hutt Valley 26-22 on Saturday, Wairarapa/Bush Ruahine 29-19 and Wanganui 35-13 on Sunday, Manawatu 31-17 on Monday night and Hawke’s Bay 25-23 at Napier on Tuesday night.

The only loss had come against Upper Hutt Valley, 25-23, last Saturday night.

In the first round of games against PBEC, the South Island won the women’s singles, triples and fours and the men’s pairs and triples.

The men’s fours were drawn.

Poverty Bay won the women’s pairs and men’s singles, for the South Island to lead 11-5.

In the second round, the South Island won all but the women’s triples and men’s fours to go further ahead, 23-9.

In the final round, the games were halved, four games each.

For the South Island, the men’s triple of Michael Lawson, Brian Hotton and Daniel Sinclair were unbeaten.

The best performance for Poverty Bay was provided by the women’s pair of Lois Lamont and Kaye Easton, who won two of their three games.

South Island 31, Poverty Bay-East Coast 17

Round 1: South Island 11, PBEC 5.

Round 2: South Island 12, PBEC 4.

Round 3: South Island 8, PBEC 8.

South Island names first:

Women — Singles: Caroline Braithwaite beat Lucy Shanks 9-3, 22-9, 9-11.

Pairs: Ann Graham (s), Jenny Eden lost to Lois Lamont, Kaye Easton 7-14, 17-6, 8-11.

Triples: Alanna Preddy (s), Marilyn Holmes, Carolyn Cooper beat Journey Hihi (s), Keita Ward, Hina Preddy 13-6, 8-12, 16-4.

Fours: Ann Cottrell (s), Marie-Therese Hooper, Kathryn Edgar, Deanne Osborne beat Pauline Stone (s), Lyn Kay-Allen, Nanette Treloar, Coralie Campbell-Whitehead 6-2, 7-5, 4-8.

Men — Singles: Mike King beat David Lynn 7-10, 9-8, 12-7.

Pairs: James Sullivan (s), Brandon Williams beat Warren Gibb (s), Jay Casey 9-8, 10-7, 9-10.

Triples: Michael Lawson (s), Brian Hotton, Daniel Sinclair beat Malcolm Trowell (s), Bryan Pulley, Nathon Trowell 8-5, 9-4, 18-4.

Fours: Hayden Warnes (s), Matt Markham, Giovanni Persico, Chris Moffitt drew with Arnold Hutchins (s), Bruce Easton, Kaia Matenga, Mathew Foster 6-6, 5-10, 6-5.

It’s been a winning streak for local indoor bowls.

A team of eight travelled to Napier and won the Hunt Trophy, with 43 points.

They beat Napier (33pts) and Central Hawke’s Bay (32pts).

Standout players in Poverty Bay-East Coast’s six games were Bruce Easton and 13-year-old Matthew Foster, winning five games; Malcolm Trowell and 14-year-old Nathan Trowell, four wins; Warren Edlin, three wins and a draw; Nanette Treloar, three wins; Doc Tipene, two wins; and Pauline Stone, one win.

Then a team of eight travelled to Opotiki and defeated Bay Of Plenty B in a tight competition, 36.5 points to 35.5.

The Poverty Bay team started poorly and were down 12-4 going into the pairs rounds.

Poverty Bay recorded seven wins and a draw from the eight pairs games to fly ahead.

The last section of the day was fours and Poverty Bay couldn’t be beaten. They lost both games but took the overall victory by one point.

Team members were: Pauline Stone, three wins; Lyn Kay-Allen, two wins; Doc Tipene, three wins; Nanette Treloar, three wins; Journey Hihi, four wins; Keita Boyd, two wins and a draw; Warren Edlin, four wins; and Lola Bayram, two wins and a draw.

The South Island indoor bowls team continued on their winning way with a 31-17 win against Poverty Bay-East Coast at Ilminster Intermediate School in Gisborne on Wednesday night.

The South Island had also beaten North Wellington and Horowhenua combined 30-18 on Friday night, Hutt Valley 26-22 on Saturday, Wairarapa/Bush Ruahine 29-19 and Wanganui 35-13 on Sunday, Manawatu 31-17 on Monday night and Hawke’s Bay 25-23 at Napier on Tuesday night.

The only loss had come against Upper Hutt Valley, 25-23, last Saturday night.

In the first round of games against PBEC, the South Island won the women’s singles, triples and fours and the men’s pairs and triples.

The men’s fours were drawn.

Poverty Bay won the women’s pairs and men’s singles, for the South Island to lead 11-5.

In the second round, the South Island won all but the women’s triples and men’s fours to go further ahead, 23-9.

In the final round, the games were halved, four games each.

For the South Island, the men’s triple of Michael Lawson, Brian Hotton and Daniel Sinclair were unbeaten.

The best performance for Poverty Bay was provided by the women’s pair of Lois Lamont and Kaye Easton, who won two of their three games.

South Island 31, Poverty Bay-East Coast 17

Round 1: South Island 11, PBEC 5.

Round 2: South Island 12, PBEC 4.

Round 3: South Island 8, PBEC 8.

South Island names first:

Women — Singles: Caroline Braithwaite beat Lucy Shanks 9-3, 22-9, 9-11.

Pairs: Ann Graham (s), Jenny Eden lost to Lois Lamont, Kaye Easton 7-14, 17-6, 8-11.

Triples: Alanna Preddy (s), Marilyn Holmes, Carolyn Cooper beat Journey Hihi (s), Keita Ward, Hina Preddy 13-6, 8-12, 16-4.

Fours: Ann Cottrell (s), Marie-Therese Hooper, Kathryn Edgar, Deanne Osborne beat Pauline Stone (s), Lyn Kay-Allen, Nanette Treloar, Coralie Campbell-Whitehead 6-2, 7-5, 4-8.

Men — Singles: Mike King beat David Lynn 7-10, 9-8, 12-7.

Pairs: James Sullivan (s), Brandon Williams beat Warren Gibb (s), Jay Casey 9-8, 10-7, 9-10.

Triples: Michael Lawson (s), Brian Hotton, Daniel Sinclair beat Malcolm Trowell (s), Bryan Pulley, Nathon Trowell 8-5, 9-4, 18-4.

Fours: Hayden Warnes (s), Matt Markham, Giovanni Persico, Chris Moffitt drew with Arnold Hutchins (s), Bruce Easton, Kaia Matenga, Mathew Foster 6-6, 5-10, 6-5.

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