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Once the season gets underway 2021-22 Results will be posted here. 👀


The 2021-22 season got off to a fine start last weekend when thirty six 
teams took art in the Centre Open Mixed Pairs competition. Twelve teams 
qualified with the necessary three wins on day one. 
It is congratulations to Dean McMurchy and Nicky Buller of Onerahi who 
took out the event with a comfortable win over Leanne Stewart 
(HIkurangi) and David Hood (Whangarei). The winners did not have it all 
their own way during post section play with a win by one shot over the 
Wightman combination from Mangawhai in round 2 and a two point win over 
Muir and Bowick in round three. Stewart and Hood had a comfortable win 
over Renes and Wrack in round 1, two shot win over The other Hood 
combination in rund 2 and a one point win over Reader and Strawbridge in 
round 3 before succumbing in the final after eight ends to the winners. 
Buller who is in just her second year of bowls played oustanding draw 
bowls and was ably supported by Mcmurchy who gained his 10th centre 
Results were: Dan Hood/Jo Hood bt T & J Moyle 13-5; Stewart/David Hood 
bt Renes/Wrack 17-8; Reader/Strawbridge bt Carruthers/ MacKenzie 16-12; 
Smith &/Cooper bt Rokstad/Thorburn 8-5. 
Round 2: Muir/Bowick bt Price/Owens 15-4; McMurchy/Buller bt P & S 
Wightman 11-10; Stewart/Hood bt Hood/Hood 15-13; Reader/Strawbridge bt 
Smith/Cooper 10-9. 
Round 3: McmUrchy/Buller bt Muir/Bowick 11-9; Stewart/Hood bt 
Reader/Strawbridge 10-9; 
Final: McMurchy/Buller bt Stewart/Hood 17-1. 

Entries are now being accepted for Centre Pairs and Centre Singles. 
Enter on our website or email address in your hand book. Players are 
reminded that bowling attire is required, we are no longer playing 
winter bowls. When entering the singles, please ensure you list your 
marker, otherWise the entry fee is $40 per player. 

DON'T FORGET daylight saving starts on Sunday


Yes, we finally managed to get a Centre fixture off the ground and it is 
congratulations to the Kensington Club who obtained the 'double' when 
their players took out the Men's and Women's divisions of the event. The 
runner -up in both division was Mangawhai Club and well done to them. 

Men's results: Four teams qualified for post section and it is 
congratulations to John hooson & Ken McFarlane (Kensington) who defeated 
John Dawson & John Hall (Mangawhai) 18-13. 
In the semi finals Dawson & Hall defeated Jeff Cole & Jim Scrivener 
(Hikurangi) 17-13; and Hooson & McFarlane defeated Alan Westlake & Grant 
Baker (Onerahi) 17-8. 

Women's reults: Two teams qualified and Skye Renes & Barbara Hopper 
retained their title won last season by defeating Ally Connery & Sybil 
Crooks of Mangawhai 19-10. 


Well done to all and many thanks to One Tree Point & Kamo Clubs who 
hosted this event and to Gerry, Pat, Jenny, Gwen & Christine who were on 
official duties for the weekend.


Left to right: Kensington Winners: John Hooson, Keith McFarlane. Mangawhai. Runners-up: John Hall, John Dawson.