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Around the Greens: Club Bowls news

Poverty Bay

Andrew Ball (skip), Lorna Reeves and Diane Doyle were awarded the Joyce Boustead Tray for winning the RSA (Women's Section) Mixed Triples Tournament played at the Poverty Bay Bowling Club last Friday.

The runners-up were Kathy Carroll (skip), Bruce Gledhill and Trish Leach, who were awarded the RSA Women's Section Tray donated by Dawne Abraham, who again organised the tournament.

Four games were played and both the winners and runners-up had nine points. However, Ball's team won 20 ends, to the 18 won by Carroll's team.

The artificial turf at the Poverty Bay club meant that although rain delayed the start of play by half an hour, it could proceed almost as soon as the rain stopped.

A total of 24 players took part and at the end of play enjoyed afternoon tea prepared by Dawne Abraham and her ex-RSA Women's Section helpers.

The tournament was opened by Gisborne RSA manager David Sly, who mentioned the healthy financial state the club was in now.

Kahutia

murray Murton skipped Brian Cairns and Norm Young to victory in the M.E. Jukes & Son-sponsored triples tournament at the Kahutia Bowling Club greens last Wednesday.

Eight teams of triples took part. The format was three games of one hour. Weather conditions were good and the greens played well.

Sponsor Trevor Jukes was on hand to present the prizes to the successful teams.

Murton's team had three wins.

Second were Kevin Bright's team of Frank McLoughlin and Alan Lister, with two wins, 14 ends won and 35 shots for.

Gus McCabe, of the Gisborne club, skipped Joe Wimutu and Tom Johnston to third place. They also had two wins but had 13 ends won and 25 shots for.

Coming Up — March 28 and 29: DB Professional Men's Pairs. Limited to the first 28 paid entries. Entries close on Thursday, March 26. Contact club president Murray Murton, 027 303 3964, for entry details. All players welcome.

MIXED TRIPLES WINNERS: Skip Andrew Ball, lead Diane Doyle (left) and director Lorna Reeves were awarded the Joyce Boustead Tray for winning the RSA (Women's Section) Mixed Triples Tournament at the Poverty Bay Bowling Club greens. Pictures supplied
RUNNERS-UP: Skip Kathy Carroll (left), director Bruce Gledhill and lead Trish Leach with the RSA Women's Section Tray donated by Dawne Abraham, presented to the runners-up in the mixed triples tournament.
TRIPLES WINNERS AT KAHUTIA: Skip Murray Murton (left) and lead Norm Young (right) with sponsor Trevor Jukes. Absent: Brian Cairns (two).