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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.

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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 
easy winners. 
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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 
Results were: 
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 
(Hikurangi) 24-12. 

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. 

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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 
Clark (L). 

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 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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


1ST Kate Illerbrun, 2nd Grace Maioha
1ST Coby Jones.

A great day was had by all and everyone appeared to enjoy the event.

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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 
Lineham 21-7 
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 
their day. 
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. 

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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 
Child, Waipu. 

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. 

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Results of Centre Champion of Champion Pairs played at 
Maungaturoto. The Singles which were scheduled to be played on the 
Saturday were postponed until the Saturday 18th July. 


Round 1: Maungaturoto bt Ngunguru 34-6; Mangawhai bt Mamaranui 21-12; 
Whangarei bt One Tree Point 15-8; Onerahi bt Kensington 21-13. 
Round 2: Dargaville bt Kamo 14-12; Arapohue bt Hikurangi 18-3; 
Maungaturoto bt Mangawhai 17-15; Whangarei bt Onerahi 18-16; 
Round 3: Arapohue bt Dargaville 16-13; Maungaturoto bt Whangarei 15-13. 
Final: Maungatroto (Malcolm Scott & Keith Youngman) beat Arapohue (Jason 
Webb & Patrick Lewis) 15-14. 

This match was all square on the last end and excellent bowls were 
played by both teams. Congratulations to the winners who receive their 
first centre title. 


Round 1: Whangarei bt Arapohue 24-9; One Tree Point bt Ngunguru 10-9; 
Round 2: Kensington bt Kamo 17-11; Onerahi bt Maungaturoto 11-9; 
Mangawhai bt Hikurangi 15-8; Whangarei bt One Tree Point 14-11. 
Round 3: Kensington bt Onerahi 15-5; Whangarei bt Mangawhai 14-12. 
Final: Kensington (Patricia Murray & Dawn Owens) bt Whangarei (Anne 
Bateman & Laurel Jones) 13-4. 

The final started off with points scored by both teams to be even on the 
6th end. Kensington then scored on the next six ends and got away to an 
unbeatable lead. Excellent bowls were played by both teams in conditions 
that deteriorated as the match continued. The matches finished in very 
overcast conditions and drizzle, the green starting to puddle as the 
matches finished. 


Congratulations to the winners and all who competed on the day. 

2020 CC Pairs
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The Centre Champion of Champion Triples for Men and Women were played 
last weekend. With the bad weather up to Friday night the greens at 
Hikurangi went under water and the Women's Section was transferred to 

Results from the Men's section were: 
Round 1: Maungaturoto bye; Waipu bt Maungatapere 20-13; Hikurangi bt 
Leigh 19-12; Kensington bt Whamgarei 15-11; Ngunguru bt Onerahi 14-9; 
Mangawhai bt Arapohue 19-7; Mamaranui bt One Tree Pt 16-11; Dargaville 
bt Kamo 13-11. 
Round 2: Waipu bt Maungaturoto 17-12; Kensington bt Hikurangi 10-8; 
Mangawhai bt Ngunguru 18-9; Mamaranui bt Dargaville 15-10. 
Round 3: Kensington bt Waipu 14-9; Mangawhai bt Mamaranui 19-10. 
Final: Mangawhai bt Kensington 15-8. 
Congratulations to Neville Franks, Paul Freeman and Tom Gowie of 
Mangawhai. Kensington were represented by Gordon Bond, Joe Thorburn, 
Graham Gallant. 
Mangawhai got out to a good start winning the first 6 ends before 
Kensington got on the board. Mangawhai scored on six of the following 8 
ends and were comfortably ahead on the scoreboard. They only dropped 2 
shots on the last three ends and comfortably won the match. 
This was a first title for Gowie, Second for Franks and Third for 
Freeman. Thanks to Ngunguru for their hospitality. 

In the Women's section there were no byes and the following were 
Round 1: Ngunguru bt Onerahi 16-9; Kensington bt Mangawhai 22-7; One 
Tree Pt bt Kamo 12-10; Waipu bt Hikurangi 15-14. 
Round 2: Kensington bt Ngunguru 16-8; One Tree Pt bt Waipu 20-5. 
Final: Kensington bt One Tree Pt 15-10. 
This match saw the score at 3 all after 5 ends, and 8 all after 11 ends. 
Kensington then four, two and one shot on the next three ends to take 
the lead and went into the last end with a handy lead. One Tree Pt 
scored 2 shots on the last and Kensington had the game won. There 
weresome great draw shots played particularly by the One Tree Point team 
who included two five year bowlers. They were up against the well 
experienced trio from Kensington and gave them an exciting and hard 
fought final. 
The winning team was made up of Ann Muir, Judy Ganley and Pam Brewster 
and the One Tree Pt combination was made up of Elma Gatchell, Lyn 
Springett and Sue Dean. This was a 6th title each for Ganley & Brewster 
and a 32nd title for Muir. 

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MEN: 1ST: Whangarei (Trevor Reader, Paul Price, Paul Shotter, Steve 
Smith) who defeated Arapohue (Carlson Barnett, Marty Webb, Peter Cullen, 
Gerald Barnett) in the final 13-1. 
The fight appeared to have gone out of the Arapohue team when they had 
an extra end win over the experienced Maungaturoto combination in the 
semi final. Whangarei with their strong combination had a comfortable 
win over the Dargaville combination by 16-7. 
Results were: 
Round 1: Mamaranui bt Ngunguru 20-6; Kensington bt Mangawhai 15-8; 
Whangarei bt Maungatapere 19-8; Maungaturoto bt Onerahi 11-5; Hikurangi 
bt Leigh 15-8; One Tree Pt bt Waipu 13-11; Arapohue bt Kamo 15-10. 
Round 2: Dargaville bt Mamaranui 17-5; Whangarei bt Kensington 13-10; 
Maungaturoto bt Hikurangi 14-7; Arapohue bt One Tree Pt 14-11. 
Semi Final: Whangarei bt Dargaville 16-7; Arapohue bt Maungaturoto 
Final: Whangarei bt Arapohue. 

WOMEN: 1ST: Kensington (Ann Muir, Jude Ganley, Chris Budge, Pam 
Brewster); 2nd: Mangawhai (Carol Stebben, Carol Henwood, Jan 
Hollingsworth, Raewyn Darroch) 18-9. 
Overall results were: 
Round 1: Kamo bt Onerahi 11-4; Kensington bt One Tree Pt 11-10; 
Round 2: Mangawhai bt Waipu 20-9; Kensington bt Kamo 16-11. 
Final: Kensington bt Mangawhai. 

Centre Mixed Pairs final: 1st Hikurangi (Manu Timoti, Steve Mitchell) 
2nd: Whangarei/Kensington: (Dennis Brewster, Diane Strawbridge). 

CC 4s 2020
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After three attempts at getting this event completed we had a fine day 
at Onerahi greens. Unfortunately two players had had medical conditions 
in the meantime and had to default their first round matches. The 
matches were well contested and some very close matches were the result. 
It was also great for the game to see the influx of new club champions 
in attendance. 
Results were: MEN: 
Round 1: Maungaturoto bt Dargaville 21-16; Kensington bt Arapohue 21-12; 
Onerahi bt Kamo by default; Hikurangi bt Mamaranui by default; One Tree 
Point bt Mt Manaia 19-14; Ngunguru bt Ruawai 21-11. 
Round 2: Whangarei bt Mangawhai 21-12; Maungaturotobt Kensington 21-16; 
Onerahi bt Hikurangi 21-9; One Tree Pt bt Ngunguru 21-6. 
Round 3: Maungaturoto bt Whangarei 21-20; One Tree Pt bt Onerahi 21-17. 
Final: One Tree Point (John Carruthers) bt Maungaturoto (Wayne Wrack) 
The final was watched by a good number of spectators, and was a tight 
affair with Carruthers starting well but a dropped four on the fifth end 
put Wrack back in the match. After twelve ends the scored were all tied 
up at nine all and then Wrack reached the lead by scoring on the next 
three ends. The heads were tight and other than one four and four two's 
the score increased by one shot on each end. Five shots scored by 
Carruthers on the nineteenth to 
twenty first ends gave the lead back to Carruthers. A three to him on 
the twentyfith end gave Carruthers the win when the bell went for full 
time. his was a first Northland title for John Carruthers who also plays 
his bowls out of the Royal Oak club in Auckland. 

Round 1: Waipu bt Onerahi 21-15 
Round 2: Hikurangi bt Dargaville 21-4; Kensington bt Kamo 21-16; 
Mangawhai bt Maungaturoto 21-13; Waipu bt One Tree Pt 21-19. 
Round 3: Kensington bt Hikurangi 18-17; Mangawhai bt Waipu 21-17. 
Final: Kensington (Patricia Murray) bt Mangawhai (Mona Guttenbeil) 
This match was five all after eight ends, but a three shot drop on the 
eleventh, fourteenth and fifteenth ends, gave Murray a comfortable 
advantage which she never lost. A three to Guttenbeil on the eighteenth 
end was followed by two shots on the nineteenth and twentieth ends gave 
the win to Murray and her 12th centre title. 

This was the final event of the 2019-20 season. The Centre awards and 
prize giving will be held on August 30th at 1pm at Kensington Bowling 
A mini tournament will be held starting at 9.30am and will be followed 
by the prize giving. Entry to the tournament is free, any combination 
fours, mufti with bowling shoes. Please contact the Events Manager by 
email or telephone for an entry to the tournament. email: or mobile 0273298011. 

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