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Around the greens: club bowls news

Poverty Bay

Sunshine and light breezes were in abundance for the McKenzie Shield Mixed Eight-point Triples Tournament held at Poverty Bay Bowling Club last Wednesday.

A full contingent of 16 teams played three games each.

Winners of the McKenzie Shield were Jan Powell (skip), Erin Sutherland and Dusty Miller.

Runners-up were Lex Kennedy (s), Barrie Denham and Joan Gledhill, and third were Robin Jefferson (s), Bruce Ball and Karen Pinn.

Club members thanked the Ballance Street Village Butchery for its sponsorship and appreciated having players from the Gisborne, Kahutia and Tolaga Bay clubs taking part.

Poverty Bay Bowling Club’s Junior Club Pairs champs

Small but enthusiastic fields turned out to contest the Poverty Bay Bowling Club’s junior pairs championships in fine weather on Saturday and Sunday.

The women’s winners were Joan Gledhill (s) and Win Baker. Runners-up were Anna Colvin (s) and Jean Patterson.

The men’s winners were Andrew Ball (s) and Otto Louw. Runners-up were John Andrews (s) and Dawson Owen.

The winners of both sections go on to represent the Poverty Bay club at the champion of champions tournament this season.

Shield presented: McKenzie Shield winners (from left) Dusty Miller (lead), Erin Sutherland (director) and Jan Powell (skip) with Poverty Bay Bowling Club president Peter Walters, who presented the shield. Pictures supplied
JUNIOR CHAMPS: Winners of Poverty Bay Bowling Club’s junior women’s pairs were Win Baker (left) and skip Joan Gledhill.
Junior men: Winners of Poverty Bay Bowling Club’s junior men’s pairs were Otto Louw (left) and skip Andrew Ball.