Saturday saw the start of the Interclub competition.
A good start to the season for the club with a number of positive results:
The men's 7's taking 3 convincing wins from 3 against Christchurch at home, with all teams scoring 25 shots each.
The men's 2 x 4 div 2 side away to Riccarton Racecouse came away with 2 good wins, while the div 7 side had a one all draw with Rangiora at home.
Both junior 4's had good wins with the div 2 side coming back from 17 12 to win 21 - 19.
The afternoon saw the women's 7's take on a strong Beckenham side, unfortunately going down 0 -3. Monique Kerr had a close match in the singles going down in the end 20 - 25.
The afternoon also saw the first round of men's triples. It was pleasing to see the green being used, with 7 rinks utilised in the afternoon. It would be good to see this continue with other club champ games in the future.
The club had a number of Juniors playing in the Centre Singles event on Sunday around the town.
Pete DeGoldi being the only player to move on to the post section play - good luck next weekend Pete
Please note there have been a number of changes to the draw in the last week. From our point of view the following are affected:
Men's 2 x 4
Updated draws will be placed in the clubroom and in the changing rooms for selectors.
Bowls this Weekend
Kenny Gray is running a roll up for Saturday afternoon.
$2 entry fee and teams / competition will be confirmed on the day depending upon entries.
With weather dodgy keep an eye on the green conditions on the website
Bowls Papanui - Kiwi Singles Tournaments
The above are running the above new quick fire singles format, with the first two days 23 October and 13 November.
Divisions of 9 players, broken down to sections of 3 with round robin format.
Games go to the first to 11 shots or 35 minutes, whichever comes first.
If interested contact Dianne Cross on 385 2440
Club Champs - Fours
Over two days of bowls saw 5 men's teams and 3 women's teams compete in the Club Champs 4's.
Some close games in both competitions with the lesser favoured teams putting up some good spirited fight early on in the games, but experience came through in the end with Eric's four, Mark Young, Bryce Young and Matt Rennie, remaining undefeated as was Nathan's four of Shayne Sincock, Steve Hurley and Steve O'Driscoll
This results in these two playing off later in the season for the trophy.
The ladies are playing a 2 round robin event with Ann Gray's team, Wendy Rogers, Di DeGoldi and Fay Sampson having two out of two wins, but again some close finishes, so not over yet !!
The draw for the club champs singles, pairs and drawn triples are now out, and posted in the changing room notice board.
Remember - triples compulsory days for the men are on the afternoons of October 15 & 22.
The Interclub draw is also out for the pre-Christmas competitions. Copy of draws are posted on the notice board in the clubroom.
Opening day was held on Sunday with 10 teams vying for the Laurie Stead trophy after the roll of the first Jack and bowl by Club Patron Malcolm Cross.
Although the weather was threatening to spoil the day, the rain stayed away and three rounds of bowls were completed.
The green was again in great shape for this time of year, thanks to Eric for the work put in to make the green available.
Considering it was a first roll up for some, some good bowls played and the day ended up with three teams being undefeated after the three rounds. In the end with a count back Colin Taylors team, which included Fay Sampson and Wendy Duder took out the honours - well done team.
Good to see a number of spectators were present for the "after match function" which included hot ham and salad sammies, which seemed to go down a treat, along with some live music.
Thanks to all who assisted and participated on the day.
Subs are now due can be paid over the bar - cash or eftpos
Direct Credit - bank details:
SBS Bank, Papanui Branch
Account number 031355 0627173 00
Please make sure you put your name and subs as the reference
PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR for all important compulsory days and Interclub competition.
All members should now have been supplied with the new uniform. If not, please contact Ken Pamment or Noeline Wentworth to arrange.
It is compulsory that the new uniform is worn (both tops and bottoms) for all events where you are representing the Club, this includes Interclub, any Bowls Canterbury events and any play on Saturdays being Club day.
All old uniforms should be returned to Ken or Noeline.
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