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Tied teams share Harold Powell Single-entry Triples Tournament honours at Kahutia


Two teams could not be separated at the top of the field for the Heavy Equipment Harold Powell Single-entry Triples Tournament at Kahutia Bowling Club last week.

Twelve teams took part.

The tournament format was that the winners should be determined by the number of games won, and in the event of a tie, differentials would settle the issue.

However, two teams had the same number of wins and identical differentials after their four games.

That meant the tournament convener had to go on points scored.

To his surprise, even that was locked up.

The answer was to declare the two teams joint winners.

Long-time Powell family friend Jenny Livingston was at the prize-giving to present the prizes and shield to the winners — Dawson Owen, Ngawai Turipa and Gus McCabe; and Tam Buckingham, Diane Oates and Mike Chisholm.

Eight combinations entered the club championship mixed pairs last weekend.

In the first round, Alastair Macpherson/Francie Adair got home against Joe Wimutu/Paige Richter but only near the end.

Lucy Shanks/Mike Howes overcame Diane Oates/Ray Young, Mick Maunder/Marie Wright convincingly beat Charlie Ure/Dayvinia Mills, and Glenys Whiteman/Murray Duncan just pipped Lyn Trueman/Murray Owen.

In the second round, the two juniors of the Shanks pair took the game to Macpherson, and Maunder beat Whiteman. Mills beat Trueman, and Wimutu beat Oates.

In the third round, Shanks beat Maunder in a tight tussle, Mills beat Wimutu, and Whiteman beat Macpherson.

In the fourth game, Mills defeated Shanks to earn a bye, while Whiteman repaid Maunder for the earlier loss.

Whiteman’s experience showed through in the semifinal, and she ended Shanks’s campaign.

However, in the final, Mills was always in control and defeated Whiteman.

Well done to all.

Nothing separating them: Two teams were joint winners of the Harold Powell Single-entry Triples Tournament. In the centre is long-time Powell family friend Jenny Livingston, who presented the shield. The winning teams are (from left): Dawson Owen, Ngawai Turipa and Gus McCabe; and Mike Chisholm, Diane Oates and Tam Buckingham. Picture supplied