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Weekly update follows


The Watson Shield side had it’ s first game for a while and came up against Canterbury 2017, which was always going to be a tough game.
In the end they came away sharing the spoils, 2 all. Zinny in the singles having a good win, pairs just pipping Canterbury on the last end and the triples and fours going down.
The 3 x 3 were up against Papanui Club, in the end coming away 1 – 2 with one game going down to the wire losing 14 – 15.
The woman’s 8 had two good wins in the pairs over Riccarton Racecourse winning 2-1.
The development triples had less than desirable evening, only coming away with 1 win out of seven. Bob Thorpe and Robbie Drew winning their game 24 – 12.
The triples on the Saturday being a different story with all four teams coming away with wins.
The Manning Cup shared the spoils with the home team coming away on top 16 – 12.
The woman’s double triples also shared the points against Beckenham.
The Vets also played Beckenham at Beckenham, with a close win in the singles and a good win in the fours, the pairs struggled but we came away with two wins which will keep the team close to the top of the table.

National Sevens Finals:

The club has been successful in going through to the finals of the National 7’s tournament.
It is now down to the last 6 teams from around the country and we will join Hinuera, Featherston, Fairfield, Mangere and Eastbourne.
The finals will be a round robin of 5 rounds over the weekend of 3rd and 4th of March.
The team representing the club is:
Nathan Glasson
Shayne Sincock, Eric Allison
Kelvin Scott, Lance Pascoe, Mark Schrader, Mark Young
Manager – Stephen O’Driscoll
Good luck to the team.

Club Champs / Champion of Champions

The first Club Champs final was played last week. The men’s singles between Mark Schrader and Shayne Sincock was played on Thursday.
A tight game with Schrades drawing well and Zinny counteracting with some deadly driving. In the end Zinny came out on top 21 – 17, a great game to watch.
The play dates for CoC are on the notice board, please note if you need to arrange marker for first round of singles. Full draws are on notice board next to office.

Year 1 & 2 Tournament:

The club again hosted the annual year 1 and 2 - 2 x 4 x 2 tournament.
Blessed with great weather and a full green (in fact we had 6 teams in reserve, which shows how popular the tournament is).
Belfast has two teams with Robbie Drew and John Kennedy and Graeme Hill and Zac Taylor donning on the green and gold.
The title was taken out by  the Rangiora pairing of Adam White and Peter Hamsmith the only team with four our of four wins. Second through 4th all had 3 wins, second coming down to one end differential (Woodend) and the difference for 3rd and fourth having a count back to points differential (3 shots) – Burnside and Morrison Ave.
Another very successfully run tournament, with great food, well organised and setting the standard for other clubs to match.
A big thanks to sponsors – Eric Allison and Aero Bowls and Canterbury Christian Funerals for their ongoing support. Without this support, the tournament would not be feasible.
It was also great to see Geoff Reardon, who turned up for a couple of hours, his support is also greatly appreciated.
Well done Jonesy and Squib along with her helpers Anthea Wylie, Sue Taylor and Carolyn Jones.


Beckenham will be holding an over 80’s 3 bowl triples tournament on Wednesday, 15 March this year.  Players that are interested should register their interest with Martin Abel on or 550-4354 by 28 February.

The tournament is an any combination (mixed, men or ladies) tournament of 3 games of 3 bowl triples.

Start Time:                          10am
Format:                                3 Bowl Triples
Number of Games:         3 games
Duration of Games:        1 hour 10 minutes

Conditions: :                       Killed ends will be spotted on 2M mark.
                                                Jacks delivered incorrectly will be spotted by the opposing team.
In all other circumstances the standard rules of the game apply.
Entry Fee:                           $12 per player
Lunch:                                   A light lunch and afternoon tea is included in the entry fee.
                                                Lunch will be served after the second game.

Golden Oldies:
Entry in the World Golden Oldies Lawn Bowls Festival 23rd to 27th April is now FREE to all bowlers affiliated to Bowls Canterbury. Those who have paid their entries will have them refunded.

This has been made possible through the excellent support received from the large number of Canterbury volunteers making themselves available for the four weeks of the festival throughout the whole month of April.

The free entry is for the four days of bowls but does not include any functions, admission prices for these will be advised shortly.

There are also a couple of major changes to the bowls week format. Most entries received have been mixed teams so, to ensure players meet as many different players as possible there will now be only two sections…………….

                      Any Combination 4s           Any Combination Pairs
 Teams can only enter one format.
Secondly, we have introduced a very exciting event for the afternoon of Tuesday 25th (Anzac Day)

All players registered for the four days of bowls will have free entry into a Corner to Corner competition where everyone will have the chance to win a $10,000.00 cash prize (or a share of the $10,000.00 if there is more than one winner)

This will certainly create huge interest and will ensure a great social atmosphere throughout the afternoon Full details on how the Corner to Corner will operate can be found on the Lawn Bowls section of the website  


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