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THE four clubs were well represented when 42 players competed in the McInnes Driver Training Ltd Single Entry Tournament on Sunday.

The popular Bowls 3/5 format was played with one power play a game.

Bowlers were pleased to have sunshade shelter at both ends of the green as the temperature rose to 32 degrees and much hydration was needed.

Sponsors John and Shona McInnes were present to watch the final round of bowls and enjoyed the clubhouse comradeship before presenting the prize list.

Winners were Murray Owen (skip), Geoff Pinn and Alf Land (lead).

Gary Tocker (s), Noel Dunn and Marie Thomas were second; Peter Gregory (s), Allan Parker and Don Oates third; and Ray Taylor (s), Joy Davis and Dianne Oates fourth.

There were two lucky draws from the non-winners.

FORTY-EIGHT players from Kahutia, Poverty Bay and Gisborne took part in the popular Mitre 10 Life Members single-entry tournament on Wednesday, January 8.

It was pleasing to have five life members present for a photo and two of them played in the tournament.

It is customary for players to wear bright, colourful apparel. The two judged most colourful were Marion Jones and Bruce Gledhill.

The format for the 16 teams was three games of an hour, playing 3-bowl triples.

Prizes went down to eighth place and were presented by Mitre 10 representative Wayne Morrell.

Winners were Murray Murton (s), Joy Davis and Dawson Owen (lead) from Ian Carroll (s), Marie Thomas and Ray Young, with Murray Owen (s), Brian Cairns, Jim Stevens third.

KAHUTIA'S Championship Mixed Pairs final was the first official competition of 2020 and was played on a windy, cold January 4 Saturday.

Murray Duncan and Glenys Whiteman had a convincing 22-8 win over Willy Murray and Alicia Ruru.


THE Ruby-Anne Henry 3-bowl Triples is being held on the anniversary weekend Monday, January 27, starting at 9am.

With only three teams required to make a full field, those keen to play but not yet entered, need to get in fast.

If you have put an entry in with someone, ring 027 902 5030 to confirm.

This tournament combined competition with classic East Coast hospitality.

SOME of the club's championships have been completed. Results are —

Men's open singles: Mick Maunder.

Women's open singles: Joanne Atkins.

Men, under-8yrs: Ben Elkington.

Women, under-8rs: Bessie Eyles.

Men's open pairs: Mick Maunder and Vern Marshall.

Women's open pairs: Joanne Atkins and Sharon Olsen.

Junior men's pairs: Ben Elkington and Anton Tashkoff.

Junior women's pairs: Bessie Eyles and Kay Goldsbury.

Men's open triples: Vern Marshall, Mick Maunder and Murray Duncan.

Junior men's fours: Ben Elkington, Anton Tashkoff, Trevor Rink and Peter Hughes.

Open men's fours are still to play.

WITH a few new players joining the club and showing their enjoyment, keenness and ability, it is looking promising for seasons to come.

Kahutia's mixed pairs champions are Glenys Whiteman and Murray Duncan
Life Members: The five life members who attended Kahutia's Mitre 10 Life Members single-entry tournament are (from left) Graham Reeve, Dawne Abraham, Norma Peck, Len File and Maurice Taylor. Pictures supplied
Sponsor representative John McInnes (left) with McInnes Driver Training Ltd Single Entry Tournament winners (from left) Murray Owen (skip), Geoff Pinn and Alf Land (lead).