When available the 2020-21 Centre Results will be posted here.

The final of the Centre Mixed Pairs was played at the Kensington greens 
last Wednesday between newcomers to the Centre who have joined the 
Kensington Club this season,Garry & Barbara Seddon and the Centre 
stalwarts Ian Bowick (Onerahi) and Ann Muir (Kensington). 
This was a great close match to watch and after six ends the score was 5 
all, both teams scored three shots on the eighth and ninth ends to keep 
the scores close. Two shots on the tenth and a four on the eleventh then 
gave the break in the match to the Seddon combination and gave them a 
six shot lead. The composite combination then had a chase on their hands 
and although they scored one and then two shots on the last it was not 
sufficient to make an extra end and the match belonged to the Seddon 
combination 15-12. 
This was a first Centre title in their first Northland Centre event and 
we will probably see more of these two as the season unfolds. 
Congratulations to all four players on reaching the final. Thanks also 
to the Onerahi, Ngunguru, Hikurangi and Kensington Clubs who hosted this 
event and to Umpires on duty for the weekend. 

 
 

CENTRE OPEN PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: 

 

Section play was completed at leigh and Maungaturoto and Mangawhai for 
this competition with 30 teams competing for the Men's title and 22 
teams for the Women's event. 
Eleven qualified in the Men and Six teams qualified in the Women's 
division. 

 

Men's results saw two finaiists from the small Arapohue Club in the west 
of the centre and in this case the 'younger set' prevailed. 
Jason Webb and Patrick Lewis took out the title with a great display of 
draw bowls by both players. The father and son combination of Carlson & 
Gerald Barnett were runners up after disposing of the strong combination 
of Dennis Brewster & David Hood (Whangarei) 
in the semi final. This was a nail biter affair with an extra end 
having to be played to find a winner. Webb also had tough opponents in 
the semi having to beat the well known combination of Kevin Robinson & 
Wayne Wrack, Maungaturoto. 

Post section results were: 
Round 1:L.Michelle bt P.Price 17-10; T,Reader bt G. Herbert 20-17; 
J.Webb bt T.Webb 18-11. 
Round 2: C.Barnett bt M.Lennan 18-5; D.Brewster bt J.Carruthers 17-11; 
K.Robinson bt L.Michelle 17-15; J.Webb bt T.Reader 15-14. 
Round 3: C.Barnett & G. Barnett bt D.Brewster & D.Hood 16-15 (xtra end); 
J.Webb & P.Lewis bt K.Robinson & W.Wrack 16-9. 
Final: Webb & Lewis bt Barnett & Barnett 19-11. This win was a 3rd 
centre title for Lewis and 1st Open title for Webb. 

 

 

In the Women's division it was once again success for Leanne Stewart & 
Diane Lawrence (Hikurangi) when they defeated Ann Muir & Maree Attwood 
(Kensington( in the final. 
Muir had a great match with club mates Patricia Murray & Chris Budge in 
the semi finals which could have gone either way. For Stewart & Lawrence 
it was a close thing for them when they made a huge come back scoring 
eight shots on the last four ends to win by one shot in the first round 
of the day. In the semi final they also had a tough match against Carol 
Neely & Janene Thurgood (Kamo) only the experience of the Hikurangi 
combination gave them the advantage over the Kamo combination who are 
both long out of the junior ranks. 

The final saw the Kensington combination struggle for line and length 
and were 2-10 down after five ends. They could not score on the last 
seven ends and conceded with three ends to play. 
Post section results were: 
Round 1: C.Neeley & J.Thurgood (Kamo) bt S.Rokstad & D>Haslam 
(Kensington) 21-9; L. Stewart (Hikurangi) bt A.Halls & S.Renes (Onerahi) 
17-16. 
Round 2: Stewart bt Neeley 19-14; Muir bt Murray 18-14. 
Final: L. Stewart & D.Lawrence bt A.Muir & M.Attwood 22-7. 
This win was an 8th Centre title for each. 

 

 

Thanks to Leigh, Mangawhai, Maungaturoto for the use of their greens and 
facilities. Thanks also to the Umpires and Control personnel who gave up 
their time to administrate over the two days. 

 

CENTRE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES RESULTS: 

Last weekend saw thirty men and twenty two women take part in the Centre 
Open singles for 2020. 
Twelve men qualified for post section play as did nine women. 
Other than a heavy downpour about 4pm on Saturday the weather was good 
enough for the section play to be completed and then post section on 
Sunday was held in fine weather. 

It is congratulations to Trevor Reader (men, Whangarei) and Patricia 
Murray (women, Kensington)on winning the events. Both finals were played 
in good spirit, very good games for the numerous spectators to watch, 
and both finals resulted in the same results. 21-18 for Reader over his 
club mate David Hood, and 21-18 for Murray over Karina Cooper, Kamo. 
Men's results were: 
Round 1: J.Dunn (Onerahi) bt G.Wright (Kensington) 19-18; T.Reader 
(Whangarei) bt K.Robinson (Maungaturoto) 21-13; J.Carruthers (One Tree 
PT) bt C.Van Haaften (Kensington) 21-10; C.Claridge (Whangarei) bt 
S.Smith (Whangarei) 21-15. 
Round 2: D.Brewster Whangarei) bt David Frame (Mangawhai) 21-8; David 
Hood (Whangarei) bt G.Lyddiard (Kensington) 21-19; Reader bt Dunn 21-11; 
Carruthers bt Claridge 20-19. 
Round 3: Hood bt Brewster 21-2; Reader bt Carruthers 21-18. 
Final: T.Reader bt D. Hood 21-18. 

Women's results: 
Round 1: Carol Neeley (Kamo) bt Dawn Owens (Kensington) 20-7. 
Round 2: J.Little (Kensington) bt C. Lineham (Manhawhai) 21-16; K.Cooper 
(Kamo) bt W.Sarjeant (Mangawhai) 21-16; P.lMurray (Kensington) bt 
C.Downs (Kensington) 21-19; D.Strawbridge (Kensington) bt C.Neeley 
(Kamo) 21-8. 
Round 3: K.Cooper bt J.Little 21-16; P.Murray bt D.Strawbridge 21-18. 
Final: P.Murray bt K.Cooper 21-16. 

Three junior women and one man qualified for this event, congratulations 
to you all on excellent bowls. 

Thank you very much to the host clubs for this event, Onerahi, One Tree 
Point and Mangawhai (2 days). 
Many thanks also to the many markers who responded to our request for 
help and to Umpires and Controllers over the weekend. 

Gwen Lawson 

 

The Centre junior Pairs were completed last weekend with section play at 
One Tree Point and Post Section play at Waipu on Sunday. A disappointing 
entry of only eight teams in each section was received. It was, however, 
pleaseing to see that six first year bowlers and five second year 
bowlers took part and all performed very well and are showing great 
promise for the future. 

At the end of day one there were three qualifiers in the Men's division 
and Four in the Women's division. 

It is congratulations to David Warren (Mt Manaia) and John Wilde 
(Ngunguru) who combined to take out the Men's division from Gordon 
Wright and Keith McFarlane of Kensington. 
Wright had the bye in round one and Warren & McFarlane had a very close 
match against their Club mates Lew Hill and Grant Jones when they scored 
one point on an extra end to take out the match. 
In the final a four on the 6th end allowed Warren take a handy lead 
after the first five ends had been very even. Five shots scored on the 
next three ends shot Wright into the lead only for him to drop a three 
and one shot on the next two ends and after thirteen ends there was only 
one shot difference between the two teams. Warren then scored on the 
next three ends and went into the last end with a four shot advantage. 
They scored a two on the last to win the match by 18-12. Both teams 
concentrated on draw bowls and some excellent bowls and close heads 
throughout the match were the order of the day. All credit to John Wilde 
and David Warren who were first and second in the 1st Year singles last 
season. 
Results: 
Round 1: G.Wright & K.McFarlane (Bye) D.Warren & J.Wilde bt L.Hill & G. 
Jones 14-13. 
Final: David Warren & John Wilde bt Gordon Wright & Keith McFarlane 
18-12. 

In the Women's division four teams qualified. 
In Round one, Skye Renes (Onerahi) & Barbara Hopper (Kensington) bt Sue 
Belin & Fran Waterhouse (Mangawhai) 16-7 and Janice Little (Kensington) 
and Karina Cooper (Kamo) bt Sarah Childs & Sheryl Ball (Waipu) 15-10. 
The final between Renes & Little started off as a close match and after 
six ends the score was one the difference at 4 -3 to Little. The wheels 
fell off the game for the Little/Cooper combination and they dropped 
eleven shots in the next five ends. The Renes/Hopper combination found 
their line and drew consistent excellent draw bowls with them scoring a 
possible six shots on one end. The Little/Cooper combination could not 
find line nor length and after dropping nine shots on the 15th and 16th 
end conceded the match. 
Final Result: S.Renes & B.Hopper bt J.Little & K.Cooper 24-8. 

 

 

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