March is a big month for the Auckland Representative Sides culminating in the National Intercentre being played here in Auckland from the 22 – 24 March.
Prior to this event a final quadrangular event will be held on the 10th March. The Open Men and Women and the Development Women will play at Howick with the Development Men to play at Pakuranga. The 1-5 Year Men and Women will play at Auckland Bowling Club.
The Auckland Open and Development Sides will take on Northland, North Harbour and Counties Manukau and the 1-5 Year Sides take on Northland, North Harbour and Waikato.
For the Auckland Men’s and Women’s Open Sides the key fixture of the year is of course the National Intercentre. Further information and the draws for this event can be found on the Bowls New Zealand website. Howick is headquarters with 6 other Auckland clubs hosting section play.
Some tough selection decisions have been made. Congratulations to the following players that have been selected.
National Intercentre (22 – 24 March 2019)
Auckland Men – Singles: Jamie Hill; Pairs: Adam Wishnoski, Rory Soden; Fours: Jordan King, Teo Turua, Martin Dixon and Cairan MacElvanna. Head Coach/Selector: Peter Thorne; Manager: Gary Fleming.
Auckland Women – Singles: Karen Hema; Pairs: Catherine Bien, Sue Curran; Fours: Jill Fraser, Estelle Hickey, Lisa Prideaux and Linda Ralph. Head Coach/Selector: Diane Harris; Manager: Helen Blick.
Quadrangular (10th March 2019)
Open Men – Singles: Jamie Hill; Pairs: Adam Wishnoski, Rory Soden; Fours: Jordan King, Teo Turua, Martin Dixon and Alex Reed. (Cairan MacElvanna – unavailable).
Open Women – Singles: Jenny Stockford; Pairs: Catherine Bien, Sue Curran; Fours: Jill Fraser, Estelle Hickey, Lisa Prideaux and Linda Ralph. (Karen Hema – unavailable).
Development Men – Singles: Steve Hoeft; Pairs: James Gavin, Gavin Brown, Pairs: Michael Bradshaw, Nick Thompson; Fours: Phil Aitken; Phil Taylor; Jeremy Brosnan; Aiden Takarua. Manager: Peter Blucher
Development Women – Singles: Ling Qu; Pairs: Judy Raill, Rachael Hancock; Pairs: Angela Temple, Jamie Chen; Fours: Leslie McLinden, Claire Tawharu, Gail Clark, Mackenzie Blucher. Manager: Peter Blick
Independent Selector: Max Hamilton. Max assists in the selection of the above squads.
The 1-5 Year Sides will be named next week.