The Campi Trophy tournament was held over the weekend of August 17th and 18th. Teams assembled to vie for the coveted junior women’s trophy held at the Remuera Bowling Club over both days. All teams had the fortune of playing under the nearly completed covered ‘B’ green for 4 of their 8 games. This year the Auckland Bowling Coaches Association opened the tournament to all North Harbour and Counties Manukau eligible players to enter.
Competition was fierce for the majority of the games over the weekend. The lead was always under threat by three or four teams at any stage of the competition and the same applied to the minor placings. Placings changed after every round.
The weather forecast was looking glum earlier in the week but Saturday turned out bright but with a cool wind and showers threatening. Sunday turned out worse with the wind and showers affecting play all day. It was pleasing to note that all players had warm clothing and wet weather gear. The ladies never complained and got on with the job of trying to win their next game.
As in previous years Mrs Bev Campi attended the venue in the afternoon of the second day, venturing out to watch some of the games. Mrs Campi presented the prizes to the place getters and the trophy along with badges to the winners. Of note, the winners were skipped by a just completed second year player, with two relatively new players.
A special mention must go to Cuisine De Aimee who supplied baking to be sold for a gold coin donation. The proceeds of the sales going as a donation to Ronald McDonald House. A total of $180.00 was raised over the two days, well done ladies and Cuisine De Aimee.
The Auckland Bowling Coaches Association extends their gratitude to the President and members of the Remuera Bowling Club for the use of their facilities. A special thanks to Peter for making sure the greens and equipment were ready to go. We cannot thank Rosemary Ellyett and her helpers in keeping the cups of tea and coffee always ready to serve.
Thanks also go to all the coaches and spectators who braved the elements to support their Zones and friends playing the competition.
First: Sheryl Brownlee(s), Kathy Lister, Christine Mason – Counties
Runner-up: Jane Field(s), Bev Callingham, Esther Hensby-Bennet – Eastern
3rd: Colleen Rice(s), Gaye Horne, Louise Ball – Eastern
4th: Philly Akaruru(s), Linda Halton, Andrea Wilson – Central
5th: Karen Kuzimski(s), Carol Berry, Ellen Buith – West
6th: Michelle MacDonals(s), Hanaan Shahwan, Ngaire Ball – Nth West
7th: Linda Fenton(s), Noelene Sadgrove, Shona Young – Sth East