Centre Open Mixed Pairs
44 teams entered in this event last weekend and we had 17 teams qualify for post section play at One Tree Point on Sunday.
Four rounds were completed in brilliant weather and the final will be played at a later date.
Section play was a 'whos who' of Northland Bowls with some outstanding play and very close matches the order of the day.
Post section play:
In round 1 Malcolm & Lynn Scott (Maungaturoto) beat Mike Lee & Maxine Nicklin (Onerahi) 18-4.
Round 2: Alistair Trimmer & Madeline Yovich (Kamo) beat Anne Bateman & Mike Butler (Whangarei) 20-6; Ian Bowick & Ann Muir (Composite) bt Gordon Bond & Christine Budge (Last years winners) 12-9; Trevor Reader & Carol Neeley (Composite) bt Maree Attwood & Tim Apaapa (Kensington) 17-16 (Attwood needed 4 on the last end to force another end and lost the fourth shot on a measure).
Dennis Brewster & Diane Strawbridge (Composite) bt Gary & Ann Herbert 23-8; David Hood & Leanne Stewart (Composite) bt Carol & Dunee Henwood (Mangawhai) 19-5; Kevin Sidwell & Glenys Sandilands (Maungatapere) bt Joan Erceg & Ray Wright (Kensington) 17-8; Paul & Sue Wightman (Mangawhai) bt Len Richmond & Sally Stirling (Composite) 13-8; Steve Mitchell & Manu Timoti (Hikurangi) bt Malcolm & Lynn Scott (Maungaturoto) 13-4.
Round 3: Trimmer bt Bowick 16-6; Brewster bt Reader 14-13 (Last end Brewster needed 2 shots to draw and force another end or 3 shots to win and played to brilliant bowls to win); Hood bt Sidwell 14-11; Mitchell bt Wightman 17-10.
Round 4: Brewster bt Trimmer 12-9 In a match which saw Trimmer come back from 3-9 down to be one behind on the last played end; Mitchell bt Hood 18-15 after Hood was 9-3 up after seven ends only to drop seven shots on the sixth end and never being able to get back in front from then onwards.
The final will therefore be played later in the season between Steve Mitchell & Manu Timoti (Hikurangi) and
Dennis Brewster (Whangarei) combining with Diane Strawbridge (Kensington.
CENTRE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP FOURS - RESULTS - 20 October 2019
MEN'S DIVSION: Section play was played at the Leigh green, and everyone
complimented the Leigh Club on the high standard of the green and their
Six teams qualified for post section play at the Mangawhai Greens on day
Round 1: Carlson Barnett (Arapohue), Dennis Brewster (Whangarei) byes;
Don Cameron (Hikurangi) bt Alistair Trimmer (Kamo) 16-8; Dave
Frame (Mangawhai) bt Trevor Reader (Whangarei) 16-4.
Round 2: Brewster bt Barnett 17-6; Cameron bt Frame 17-13.
Round 3: (Final) Dennis Brewster, Larry Vallance, David Hood, Dennis
Young (Whangarei) bt Don Cameron, Kelvin Bint, Peter
Mitchell, Willie Wyatt (Hikurangi) 14-11.
In this match Brewster scored five shots on the first two ends,
Cameron then scored on the next three ends.
Unfortunately for Hikurangi they dropped two threes on the next
two ends and found themselves 4-11 down after seven
ends. They then clawed back five shots on the next five ends
before going down two hots on the thirteenth end. Two
shots weren't enough on the last two ends and the win went the
way of Brewster 14-11. This was a third title for Brewster, second for Hood and first for Vallance and Young.
WOMEN'S DIVISION: Section play was at the Mangawhai greens on day one,
with fast greens and difficult windy conditions. Once again the
hospitality of the Mangawhai Club for two days was very much appreciated
and the presentation of the greens was excellent.
Six teams also qualified in the Women's division played at Mangawhai.
Round 1: Sue Wightman (Mangawhai) and Karen Scott (Kensington) byes;
Kris Wintle (Mangawhai) bt Leaane Stewart (Hikurangi) 13-10;
Caroline Downs (Kensington) bt Jenny Hardie (One Tree Pt)
Round 2: Scott bt Wightman 10-8; Downs bt Wintle 13-9.
Round 3: (Final) Karen Scott, Ann Muir, Jude Ganley and Christine Budge
(Kensington) bt Caroline Downs, Sally Stirling, Lyn
O'Neil, Joan Erceg (Kensington) 32-6.
In this match Downs had no answer for the accuracy of the Scott
combination only scoring on three of the thirteen ends
played. After a close match in the semis against Wightman,
where they were fortunate to gain the win from a Wightman
trail of the jack when her team was holding a couple of shots,
they came up against a Down combination who struggled to
find their line and length and the Scott combination ran out
This win gave Jude Ganley her Gold Star for five centre titles,
Scott and Budge their seventh title and Muir her thirty
first centre title.
RESULTS CENTRE OPEN TRIPLES (MEN) AND CENTRE OPEN SINGLES (WOMEN)
Last weekend saw the Centre complete the Open Triples for Men and the Open Singles for Women at the Onerahi greens. The weather was kind all weekend and made for some very exciting matches throughout the day. Only six teams qualified for post section in the Men’s Triples out of a field of twenty four teams, so play in the early rounds was cut throat and the three wins to qualify were very hard to get.
Results of Post section play were:
Round 1: Trevor Reader; Dennis Brewster byes; John Dunn bt Les Scott 19-4; Gordon Bond bt Paul Wightman 15-2.
Round 2: Brewster bt Reader 16-13; Dunn bt Bond 10-9.
Round 3: (Final) Dennis Brewster, Larry Vallance, David Hood (Whangarei) bt John Dunn, Ron Bowmar, Roger Kerr-Davis (Onerahi) 22-19.
Brewster’s team were 11-0 down after three ends, eight shots scored on the next three ends got them back in touch and a three on the eleventh end tied the scores at 13 all. A four shots on the 14th, 3 on the 21st end meant that Dunn had to score three on the last end to force an extra end. It wasn’t to be however, and Brewster scored one shot to win the match by three. This was a 4th Centre title for Brewster, and second for both Vallance and Hood.
The Women’s Singles were played at the same time and from a field of twenty four entries, ten players qualified for post section.
Results of post section play were:
Round 1: L.Stewart, D,Owens, K.Cooper, J.Erceg, S.Wightman, P.Murray (Byes) Maree Attwood bt Skye Renes 21-15’ Ann Muir bt Janice Little 21-15.
Round 2: Owens bt Stewart 18-14; Erceg bt Cooper 21-13; Wightman bt Murray 21-8, Attwood bt Muir 21-14.
Round 3: Erceg bt Owens 21-9; Wightman bt Attwood 21-8.
Final: Sue Wightman (Mangawhai) bt Joan Erceg (Kensington) 21-15.
The final saw the experienced Wightman lead 9-2 after eight ends, by the twentieth end Erceg had faught her way back into the match at 18-15 in the race to twenty one shots. A two on the 21st end and one shot on the 22nd end saw Wightman run out the winner. This was a 16th Centre title for Wightman.
It was pleasing to see that three junior (1-5 year bowlers) qualified for the Open singles. We have some excellent players coming through for the future at this level of bowler. Keep up the good work.
The next round of Bowls3Five will be played this Wednesday 11th December
at the following venues:
Kensington Devils v Kensington Dare Devils at Kensington
Hikurangi v Whangarei Power @ Whangarei
Mangawhai v Ngunguru at Mangawhai
Kensington v Kamo at Kensington.
Draw to be completed at 6pm and play starts 6.30pm.
Last weeks results:
Whangarei Power bt Kensington Devils 2-1
Kensington Dare Devils bt Hikurangi 2-1
Mangawhai bt Kensington on tie breaker
Kamo bt Ngunguru on tie breaker.
Good luck this week everyone.
Please ensure results cards are forwarded to Gwen asap.
Centre Open Men's Singles & Centre Open Women's Triples results
The weather had a part to play in the completion of the Centre Men's
Open singles when the last round of qualifying had to be abandoned due
to thunderstorms and the closure of the greens at Mangawhai. As a result
all two and three winners qualified for post section play.
Round 1: Alistair Colliar, (Mangawhai), Dennis Brewster (Whangarei),
Carl VanHaaften (Kensington)(byes); Wayne Wrack (Maungaturoto) bt Bruno
Barnetta(Mangawhai) 21-2; John Dunn (Onerahi) bt Paul Price (Whangarei)
21-14; Dean McMurchy (Onerahi) bt Steve Smith (Whangarei) 21-8; David
Hood (Whangarei) bt Alistair Trimmer (Kamo) 21-13; Kevin Robinson
(Maungaturoto) bt Larry Vallance (Whangarei) 21-18.
Round 2: Brewster bt Colliar 21-16; Van Haaften bt Wrack 21-15; McMurch
bt Dunn 21-18; Hood bt Robinson 21-12.
Round 3: Brewswter bt Van Haaften 21-15; McMurchy bt Hood 20-18.
Final: McMurchy bt Brewster 21-20.
The final was a 31 end, 2 & 1/2 hour match. The scores were even until
the 18th end of the match when McMurchy scored seven shots in three ends
to get a five shot advantage. The conditions of the green and change of
wind direction then came into play and Brewster then scored eight shots
on five of the next eight ends to fight back and they went into the
final end at 20 all. The last end saw McMurchy place his second bowl
within a foot of the jack and although Brewster attempted to play a shot
to pick up the jack or remove the shot bowl he missed on both occasions
and the match went to McMurchy 21-20.
This was an eight Centre title for McMurchy.
The women completed the Centre Open Triples on the same weekend and once
again play was disrupted by the weather in section play. After the
thunderstorm passed and the weather cleared the teams went out to play
the last round with the matches reduced to ten ends. Only four team
managed the necessary 3 oir 4 wins to qualify and play shifted to the
Mangawhai greens on Sunday.
Post section results:
Semi final: Pam Brewster, Dawn Owens, Linda Spratt (Kensington) bt Skye
Renes, Dot Hardy, Glenys Sandilands (Kamo) 24-11; Madeline Yovich, Carol
Neeley, Karina Cooper (Kamo) bt Manu Timoti, Linda Pedro, Betty Mitchell
Final: Yovich, Neeley, Cooper bt Brewster, Owens, Spratt, 18-3.
This match saw the Kamo combination go out to a nine nil lead after six
ends and they never relinquished the lead with the Brewster combination
only scoring on three ends and conceding the match with four ends to
play. This combination has won the Centre triples for a third time and
was a 14th title for Yovich, 8th title for Neeley and 4th for Cooper.
Inter Club Sevens for Women chart.
Congratulations to the Hikurangi Women who took out the event from
Kensington No 1; Mangawhai; Kamo; Kensington No 2.
Results: Hikurangi 27 win points, + 41 differential; Kensington No 1 21
win points, 31 differential; Mangawhai 15 win points; +1 differential;
Kamo 15 win points -40 differential; Kensington 2: 12 win points -33
Hikurangi team: Leanne Stewart (Singles) Anne Bateman, Diane Lawrence
(Pairs); Manu Timoti (S), Betty Mitchell (3), Gwen Lawson (2), Frances
The Inter club sevens competition for Men was concluded at the Mangawhai
greens on Sunday with a comfortable win for Whangarei Power over the
Hikurangi combination of 2 1/2 wins to 1/2. Sheet here
The Whangarei Power combination of Dennis Brewster (Singles); Daniel
Hood and David Hood (Pairs) and Trevor Reader (Skip), Paul Price
(Three), Larry Vallance (Two) amd Steve Smith (Lead) will now join the
Hikurangi Women's team in representing the Northland Centre at the New
Zealand finals to be played in Auckland from 16-19 April, 2020.
Many thanks to the Kamo, Whangarei, Kensington, Onerahi & Mangawhai
Clubs who made their greens available for these events and to all the
markers, umpires and people behind the scenes who made this event a
RESULTS BOWLS3FIVE COMPETITION.
In the Open Division the results came down to the last round when the
Hikurangi combination came from 3 win points down to win the event with
a clean sweep of three games won and all matches won in straight sets.
Whangarei Power defeated Kensington Dare Devils 2-1 to move into second
place with the Dare Devils finishing in third.
Overall results were:
1st -Hikurangi - 18 win points, 10 net sets won, + 57 net shots scored.
2nd - Whangarei Power - 15 win points, 7 net sets won, +14 net shots
3rd - Kensington Dare Devils - 15 win points, 1 1/2 net sets won, -12
net shots scored.
In the 1-5 Year division the two unbeaten teams met in the final round
and it was a straight sets win to the combination from Mangawhai.
congratulations to Janice Little, Keith Lineham & Chrsitine Lineham who
defeated the Kamo combination to win the event.
Overall results were:
1st - Mangawhai - 9 win points, 6 1/2 net sets won, +15 net shots
2nd - Kamo - 6 win points; 3 net sets won, +2 net shots scored.
Many thanks to all the players who took part in the best of spirits, and
the Clubs who provided facilities and food after matches.
RESULTS CENTRE OPEN PAIRS:
It was double success for the Hikurangi Club when Leanne Stewart and Anne Bateman took out the Women’s pairs and Frank Arnerich and Graeme Lawrence the Men’s Pairs last weekend.
Twenty eight teams contested the Men’s competition and twenty two teams the Women’s section in warm and sunny conditions. Nine teams qualified for the men and eight for the women, with post section being played at the Whangarei greens.
Thanks to Ruawai and Arapohue Clubs who hosted the men’s section play and Kensington and Whangarei the women’s section play.
A pefect draw for the match committee in the women’s division with eight qualifiers and no byes required in the first round of post section. Results were as follows:
Round 1: Leanne Stewart & Anne Bateman (Hikurangi) bt Carol Neeley & Dawn Owens (Kamo) 17-14; Jenny Hardie & Judi Moyle (One Tree Pt) bt Paula DuPlooy & Susan Egerton (Kamo) 23-11; Wendy Sarjeant & Janice Little (Mangawhai) bt Patricia Murray & Christine Budge (Kensington); 18-11; Maree Attwood & Karen Scott (Kensington) bt Janene Thurgood & Karina Cooper (Kamo) 17-13.
Round 2: Stewart bt Hardie 21-4; Sarjeant bt Attwood 12-10.
Final: Stewart & Bateman bt Sarjeant & Little 19-8.
In the final Stewart got out to a 7-1 lead after six ends, and 13-3 after ten ends. The Mangawhai combination tried hard but so often when they were holding shots they were outplayed and after sixteen ends conceded the match. It was a good game to watch and very pleasing to see junior bowlers come through to the final of this event. This was a 7th Centre title for Stewart and 29th for Bateman.
In the Men’s section two Whangarei teams met in the first round to reduce the numbers to eight. Dusty Reader & Steve Smith bt Charlie Jellick & Clive Claridge 17-2.
Round 2: Frank Arnerich & Graeme Lawrence (Hikurangi) bt Eric Smitton & Ray Bell (Dargaville) 14-13; Danield Hood & Bryce Mackie (Whangarei) bt Gordon Bond & George Lyddiard (Kensington) 17-15; Paul Wightman & Neville Franks (Mangawhai) bt John Dunn & Ian Bowick (Onerahi) 16-10; Reader bt Jason Webb & Tom Webb 21-13.
Semi Final: Arnerich bt Hood 17-15; Reader bt Wightman 13-12.
Final: Arnerich & Lawrence bt Reader & Smith 16-14 (extra end).
This final was a close event and exciting to watch with the Reader combination getting the better start and a lead of five shots. This lead was pegged back by the Arnerich combination and after twelve ends the score was 9all after fourteen ends 12 all and 13 all after 16 ends in the race to eighteen ends Some excellent draw bowl and run shots were played by both teams and a toucher by Arnerich when a couple of shots down to put his team in the lead on the seventeenth end was the shot of the day. The extra end saw Reader holding shot when they changed ends but unfortunately for him he pushed in a Hikurangi bowl to become the shot. Arnerich then drew another to leave them holding two shots for the win. The Reader attempt to disturb the head was unsuccessful and the win went to the Hikurangi combination. This was a first Centre title for both Graeme Lawrence and Frank Arnerich.
Special thanks to the Clubs who hosted this event, to Umpires and Control personnel all who made the two days a success.
RESULTS 1-5 YEAR INTECLUB SIXES COMPETITION:
It was a team effort from the Kamo White combination in the 1-5 Year
Interclub competition held last Monday at the Kensington greens.
Singles player Skye Renes finished the day with three wins and two
draws, the triples combination of Gordon Campbell, Judye Morgan, Barry
Donaldson completed the hat trick in winning all five matches and the
pair of Leon King & Ken Massey completed the success by winning two of
their five matches.
The runner up team was Mangawhai who started the day with a shaky three
loss start in round one but came back in their other matches to gain
second place by one point from the Kamo Black combination.
Overall results were: Kamo White 32 win points, +56 shot differential,
2nd place: Mangawhai 28 win points, +56 shot differential, 3rd place:
Kamo Black 27 win points, +14 shot differential.
A very competitive tournament with many junior bowlers showing great
potential and giving the selectors a hard task to choose their next
representative team. The winners will represent Northland in the
Mercedes Cup Regional finals to be held on 9th May at Hikurangi. They
will compete against winning combinations from Far North, North Harbour,
Auckland, & Counties Manukau.
NORTHLAND SECONDARY SCHOOLS BOWLS TOURNAMENT 14 FEBRARUY 2020.
42 students took part in this annual any combination pairs event, in fine weather at the Kamo greens. Sincere thanks to those bowlers who came to assist on the day, it was very much appreciated. Thanks to Kamo Club for the use of their greens and facilities.
MAIN EVENT RESULTS:
1st: Opononi (Hoki-Tawhai Cassidy & Dick Hohepa) 3 wins and 68 shots scored.
2nd: Bay of Island s College A ( Kaide Maioha & Tane Sigley) 3 wins and 43 shots.
3rd: Kaikohe Chrsitian College (Debra Kingi and Maata Kingi) 3 wins and 40 shots.
4th: Bay of Islands B (Grace Maioha and Teina Reid) 3 wins, 28 shots
5th: Whangarei Boys High D (Heath Grant and Jack Slatter) 3 wins and 20 shots
CORNER TO CORNER COMPETITION:
1ST Kate Illerbrun, 2nd Grace Maioha
1ST Coby Jones.
A great day was had by all and everyone appeared to enjoy the event.
The Centre 1-5 Year Junuior Singles were played at Whangarei, Kensington
and Onerahi greens last weekend and what an outstanding show of bowls
were produced from some of our most promising future players.
There were 5 qualifiers in the Women's section and it is congratulations
to Janene Thurgood of the Kamo Club who took out the tile by defeating
Suzanne Dean of One Tree Point 21-15 in the final. Both players were
after their first Centre title and along the way played outstanding
bowls to defeat players considered the 'favourites' to qualify and win
the event. Thurgood got out to a good start and Dean then fought back to
be only one behinad after 12 ends. A four to Thurgood on the 13th end
gave her the advantage and after 20 ends she had extended her lead seven
shots. Throughout the game other than one end neither player scored more
than one or two shots on an end and the game finished with Thurgood
reaching 21 on the 25th end.
Post section results were:
Round 1: C.Lineham (Mangawhai) bt J.Little (Mangawhai) 21-13
Round 2: S.Dean (One Tree Pt) bt K.Cooper, (Kamo) 20-17; J.Thurgood bt
Final: Thurgood bt Dean 21-15.
There were 10 qualifiers in the Men's section and you couldn't have had
a better and outstanding game of bowls than the final which resulted in
a win to Paul Price (Whangarei) 21-20 over Ron Burgin (Kensington).
After sixteen ends Price had a 14-6 advantage and then the fight back
began by Burgin where he scored five shots on the next three ends, then
dropped four shots on the next two. A three, two and two one points on
the next four ends saw the score at 18 all. Two to Price on the 26th
end, and two to Burgin on the 27th saw the scores locked ip at 20 all.
The final end was shot for shot with Burgin drawing a toucher, Price
taking it off the head to gain the shot. With his last bowl Burgin
produced a run shot that hit the jack and he was on track to take the
title with his bowls at the back of the head. Unfortunately for him the
jack locked on a bowl and bounced forward and a short bowl on the green
belonging to Price was the shot. This match was well played by two very
even players and a good crowd of spectators had an exciting finish to
It was pleasing to see that two first year bowlers qualified and it
augers well for their futures that they did so well.
Post section results were :
Round 1: Burgin,(Kensington) bt D.Anderson (Ngunguru) 21-5; B.Webb
(Arapohue bt G.Wright (Kensington) 21-13.
Round 2: K.Stewart (Mangawhai) bt C.McDermott, (Arapohue) 21-19; P.Price
(Whangarei) bt G.Wood (Mangawhai) 21-13; M.Lee (Onerahi) bt B.Donaldson
(Kamo) 21-3; R.Burgin (Kensington) bt B.Webb (Arapohue) 21-19.
Round 3: Price bt Stewart 21-14; Burgin bt Lee 21-19.
Final: Paul Price bt Ron Burgin 21-20.
The first year tournament was a dual success for the Ngunguru Club when
John Wlde won the Men's section and Barbara Hopper the Women's section
of the event.
Both players won all four matches on the day and had a generous net shot
points scored over their opponents.
Men: 1st John Wilde, Ngunguru; 2nd David Warren Mount Manaia, 3rd Rhys
Webb, Arapohue, 4th Shane Judson, Kamo.
Women: 1st Barbara Hopper, Ngunguru; 2nd: Sheryl Ball, Waipu, 3rd: Sarah
Excellent bowls played and some very close matches saw the leading
contenders change throughout the day. Thanks to the markers at both
venues, to the Whangarei and Onerahi Clubs for their hospitality and to
the umpires and Control personnel for the well run events.