Plenty of Premier Club Action in the Summer of Bowls


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Fantastic summer weather has made for some excellent playing conditions for players competing in Premier Club Tournaments during January. Here is a quick round up of some of the events.

Pt Chevalier The Victory Cup. The Victory cup is Pt Chevaliers most prestigious tournament of the year with this year’s tournament was held over the weekend of the 12/13 and January . 24 teams from around the country competed for the cup, including a team from Fiji and Samoa.

Teams from Pt Chevalier and New Lynn in action at the Victory Cup

Two future stars of the sport made a big impression on the players in the tournament with youngsters Liam Hill (9) and David Gemmel (11) both representing Onehunga and Districts BC.

This year’s cup was won by Mike Cavanagh, Shaun Pennell & Frankie Lim from the Pukekohe Bowling Club.

Remuera Ryman Healthcare ACF.     Remeura’s annual Ryman Healthcare any combination fours was held on the 15/16 January in glorious summer sunshine. 20 teams from all over Auckland took part in the competition. The winning team was Roy Parker (Beachhaven), Mike Repson (Ellerslie), Keith Berman (Mairangi Bay) and Skip Garry Banks (Beachhaven) with Richard Ponting (Beachhaven) standing in for Roy Parker on the final day. Remeura players Don Currey, Errol Lee, Jamie Chen and David Caddie finished in 2nd place.

Remuera Extended Fours

Bridge Park IRL 1-5 Triples

Bridge Park Bowling Club hosted a very successful 1-5 year tournament over the weekend (19/20 Jan) sponsored by Industrial Refrigeration Ltd (IRL). Qualifying took place on Saturday with 10 teams going to the cup on Sunday, while 8 fought out the plate.

Bridge Park IRL 1-5 Triples Champions Lauranne Croot, Garry Hawks and Caoline Dubois. woith sponsor IRL Managing Director Gary Halton

While most of the fancied teams made it through to the cup, the top three qualifiers all lost their first games on Sunday throwing the tournament wide open. After lunch two three winners emerged and in the end it was the team of Garry Hawks, Lauranne Croot and Caroline DuBois who triumphed as the only 4 winner, winning their last game on an extra end tiebreaker. The bowls 3Five concept was popular with the players and certainly produced plenty of upsets.

Premier Club Tournaments in February

There are several Premier Club Competitions coming up in February. If you are interested in playing in any tournament please contact club representatives for further information and registration.

2-3 February: Pt Chevalier Classic Pairs
The tournament features 6 variations on classic pairs.
Contact: Noel Childs 027 2726413
email: ptchevbowls@gmail.com

5-6 February: St Heliers Keys Fours Tournament
St Heliers most prestigious open tournament
Contact Roger Seaton 0277337030
email: rlseaton@orcon.net.nz

Contact Roger Seaton 0277337030
email: rlseaton@orcon.net.nz

16-17 February: Mt Albert Open 2 Bowl ACT
2 bowl any combination triples. $5000 prize pool.
Contact Johnny Pocrnich 021 1261552
email: mabowlscomp@gmail.com

27 February: The Gordon Smith Open ACT
3 bowls any combination triples. Four games of 9 ends. No Time limit.
Contact Glennis Davey 09 5356610
email: howickbowls@xtra.co.nz