In between the dodgy weather Saturday dawned fine and saw some strong performances put in from a number of teams throughout the grades.
The Prems 3 x 4 took on Riccarton racecourse, which saw a brief return to the green by TJ. Unfortunately for him not a return to remember. The team won two out of the three and overall aggregate by 4 points. A very good result.
The 3 x 4 had a tough ask against Kaiapoi Club end up going down 3 nil, although one game was done to the wire, 17 all going in to the last end, 1 up on the head with the opposition skip to bowl. Unfortunately for the team Paddy Stewart drew shot and took the game.
Women's 8 away to Papanui Club ended up 1 from three with a close game in the pairs, losing on the last end.
Manning Cup keep the record of winning at home losing away going. Playing Woolston the home boys saw a win but a tight battle and could have gone either way right to the end, the away team not so successful.
Junior Sevens had a good afternoon against Kaiapoi Riverside winning all three games. The singles & pairs quite comfortably, the 4's being 14 all with 2 to go. 17th end 4 down on the head and Pete de Goldi came through on the forehand picked up the jack and the team took the end by 1, 18th end much easier, taking three shots.
Finals weekend will be played 28 and 29 January and this year Woolston Park are hosting the event.
The club has the Div 1 Sevens side in the play offs, first game against Elmwood / St Albans on Saturday (9,00am), with the winner going through to the final on Sunday and the loser playing the winner of the other play off game later in the day.
The team will be announced in due course.
We also have a fours team in the final skipped by Lance Pascoe supported by Kelvin Scott, Nathan Glasson and Mark Young. Their final being played 12.30 Sunday.
If you have some free time I'm sure the teams will appreciate your support.
Full draw available on Bowls Canterbury web site.
The following monthly Mixed Sunday Triple tournaments will be held.
Team entries to Murray Jones, Graeme Hooper or Kenny Gray
To make these events successful we need your support, so get a team together and let the organisers know.
With no interclub bowls there will be a friendly drawn triples / fours roll up on Saturday (28th) afternoon starting at 1.00pm, so if interested look to arrive around 12.30 to enable teams to be arranged.
Also with the two week break an opportunity to get some club champ games out of the way.
Champion of Champion events start early March, so don't leave it until the last week to get games sorted and don't be at risk of being red carded. It is the players responsibility to arrange these games not the match committee.