Around the greens

BELLERBY CUP WINNERS: A team from tournament hosts Gisborne Bowling Club won the Bellerby Cup Open Graded Optional Fours. From left are: Libby and Peter Clay, Carol Hawes with the Bellerby Cup, Judy Milner of sponsor Property Brokers, and Dayvinia Mills. Picture by Trevor Mills

Te Karaka Bowling Club hosted its first open tournament of the 2019/2020 season — an optional triples event — on Sunday. The eight teams who entered enjoyed great weather, and the green was in top condition.

Teams played two rounds of three-bowl triples over 12 ends in the morning, followed by two games of two-bowl triples over 10 ends in the afternoon.

Winners in a photo finish, with three wins and a plus-14 differential, were the host club’s Bruno Lourie (skip), Lofty Hurrell and guest player Marty Ryan from the Kahutia club.

This was the first appearance of the season for Lourie and Hurrell, and they both played well right through the day.

Well-known local football commentator Ryan was using his new set of bowls, which were a birthday present from his wife Colleen. They are resplendent in the green of his home country Ireland and adorned with a shamrock logo.

Runners-up, also with three wins but with a plus-13 differential, were David File (skip), Steve Goldsbury and Kay Goldsbury.

Third were local players Arthur Baty (skip), Diane Murray and Janie Waititi, also with three wins but a plus-6 differential.

Although out of the prize money, the Tolaga Bay Bowling Club team skipped by Sharon Olsen, with Delorus Woodcock and Jacky Horsfall, earned special praise for their performances during the day.

At the prize-giving, Dave Beattie and Arthur Baty were thanked for the excellent condition of the green and club life member Janet Baty was again praised for the standard of catering.

Last Saturday the Gisborne club hosted the Property Brokers-sponsored Bellerby Cup Open Graded Optional Fours and 12 teams from the city clubs enjoyed ideal playing conditions.

After three rounds, it seemed that one of the three teams who had won all their games could win the tournament with four wins.

However, after a dramatic last round, the host club’s team of Carol Hawes (skip), Dayvinia Mills and Peter and Libby Clay were declared the winners after drawing their last game 14-all against Poverty Bay’s Glenn Henry (skip), Marilyn Knowles, Andrew Ball and Otto Louw. This gave the Gisborne team three wins and a draw.

Teams skipped by Mike Chisholm and Maurice Taylor were their nearest challengers after three rounds but both lost in the fourth round and were left with only three wins overall.

Runners-up were Poverty Bay’s Mike Chisholm (skip), Larry Kaloucava, Ngawai Turipa and Dusty Miller.

Third place went to Kahutia’s Murray Murton (skip), Marty Ryan, Pat Murton and Ray Young.

Gisborne’s Maurice Taylor (skip), John Kora, Steve Ward and Janice Allen finished fourth.

The Bellerby Cup was presented to the club in 1968 in memory of the late Frank Bellerby, who was a member of a prominent local farming family. He farmed at Kanakanaia before joining the Gisborne Bowling Club.

Back in the 1970s and ’80s, when lawn bowls was in its heyday here, this tournament attracted up to 50 teams from all the centre clubs and was a two-day weekend event.

The Beetham Lifestyle Village Mixed Triples Tournament was held in great bowling conditions.

Teams played three games, each of 75 minutes.

The winning team of Louise Shields (skip), Ray Young and Robyn Arthur had three wins.

The second and third teams both had two wins and a differential of one decided placings.

Tam Buckingham (s), Marilyn Knowles and Norma Miller were second, with a differential of 13. Third were Betty Herring (s), Dawson Owen and Elaine Solomann, with a differential of 12.

The club’s next significant event is the open pairs championship this Saturday and Sunday.

Te Karaka Bowling Club hosted its first open tournament of the 2019/2020 season — an optional triples event — on Sunday. The eight teams who entered enjoyed great weather, and the green was in top condition.

Teams played two rounds of three-bowl triples over 12 ends in the morning, followed by two games of two-bowl triples over 10 ends in the afternoon.

Winners in a photo finish, with three wins and a plus-14 differential, were the host club’s Bruno Lourie (skip), Lofty Hurrell and guest player Marty Ryan from the Kahutia club.

This was the first appearance of the season for Lourie and Hurrell, and they both played well right through the day.

Well-known local football commentator Ryan was using his new set of bowls, which were a birthday present from his wife Colleen. They are resplendent in the green of his home country Ireland and adorned with a shamrock logo.

Runners-up, also with three wins but with a plus-13 differential, were David File (skip), Steve Goldsbury and Kay Goldsbury.

Third were local players Arthur Baty (skip), Diane Murray and Janie Waititi, also with three wins but a plus-6 differential.

Although out of the prize money, the Tolaga Bay Bowling Club team skipped by Sharon Olsen, with Delorus Woodcock and Jacky Horsfall, earned special praise for their performances during the day.

At the prize-giving, Dave Beattie and Arthur Baty were thanked for the excellent condition of the green and club life member Janet Baty was again praised for the standard of catering.

Last Saturday the Gisborne club hosted the Property Brokers-sponsored Bellerby Cup Open Graded Optional Fours and 12 teams from the city clubs enjoyed ideal playing conditions.

After three rounds, it seemed that one of the three teams who had won all their games could win the tournament with four wins.

However, after a dramatic last round, the host club’s team of Carol Hawes (skip), Dayvinia Mills and Peter and Libby Clay were declared the winners after drawing their last game 14-all against Poverty Bay’s Glenn Henry (skip), Marilyn Knowles, Andrew Ball and Otto Louw. This gave the Gisborne team three wins and a draw.

Teams skipped by Mike Chisholm and Maurice Taylor were their nearest challengers after three rounds but both lost in the fourth round and were left with only three wins overall.

Runners-up were Poverty Bay’s Mike Chisholm (skip), Larry Kaloucava, Ngawai Turipa and Dusty Miller.

Third place went to Kahutia’s Murray Murton (skip), Marty Ryan, Pat Murton and Ray Young.

Gisborne’s Maurice Taylor (skip), John Kora, Steve Ward and Janice Allen finished fourth.

The Bellerby Cup was presented to the club in 1968 in memory of the late Frank Bellerby, who was a member of a prominent local farming family. He farmed at Kanakanaia before joining the Gisborne Bowling Club.

Back in the 1970s and ’80s, when lawn bowls was in its heyday here, this tournament attracted up to 50 teams from all the centre clubs and was a two-day weekend event.

The Beetham Lifestyle Village Mixed Triples Tournament was held in great bowling conditions.

Teams played three games, each of 75 minutes.

The winning team of Louise Shields (skip), Ray Young and Robyn Arthur had three wins.

The second and third teams both had two wins and a differential of one decided placings.

Tam Buckingham (s), Marilyn Knowles and Norma Miller were second, with a differential of 13. Third were Betty Herring (s), Dawson Owen and Elaine Solomann, with a differential of 12.

The club’s next significant event is the open pairs championship this Saturday and Sunday.

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