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Poverty Bay

Differentials determined the winners of Poverty Bay Bowling Club’s Easter Triples Tournament.

The team of Joe Wimutu (skip), Ngawai Turipa (director) and Larry Kaloukava (lead on Saturday) and Bruce Gledhill (lead on Sunday) won the A Division by virtue of their superior differential to that of the runners-up.

Wimutu and Co. had six points, 22 ends won and a differential of +11.

Runners-up Kathryn Flaugere (s), Andrew Ball (d) and Otto Louw (l) had six points, 22 ends won and a differential of +8.

Third were a Wairoa team — Denis Francois (s), Penny Mitchell (d) and Wayne Goodley (l) — who had four points and 20 ends won.

The B Division winners were Arthur Hawes (s), his wife Carol (d) and Lesley McIntosh (l). They had seven points and 30 ends won.

Second were Geoff Pinn (s), his wife Karen (d) and Jack Clark (l), with six points and 20 ends won.

Third were Kath Carroll (s), Marion Jones (d) and Tony Dobson (l). They also had six points but only 16 ends won.

The two-day tournament — organised by Lex Kennedy — was played in good spirit. Fourteen teams with players from all the Gisborne-East Coast clubs enjoyed ideal conditions.

All teams had four games on Saturday. The top six teams went into the A Division and the next eight were in the B Division. Each team played four more games of 90 minutes on Sunday. Results from that day only counted in determining the eventual prize-winners. Teams earned two points for a win and one for a draw.

The event was sponsored by Property Brokers, Craigs Investment Partners Ltd, Gisborne Motors, Liquorland, Pak’nSave and Three Rivers Pharmacy.

EASTER TRIPLES WINNERS: The A Division of Poverty Bay Bowling Club’s Easter Triples Tournament was a close-run thing. The winners took the honours by virtue of their superior differential. They are (from left): Joe Wimutu (skip), Ngawai Turipa (director) and Bruce Gledhill (lead on Sunday; Larry Kaloukava was lead on Saturday). Picture by Norma Miller