Pringle Park take out Winter Interclub
Victory for Pringle Park
29 Jul 2013
There could be no complaints about the weather for the post section of the Winter Interclub as another beautiful day was turned on for the three games.
In the quarterfinals East Tamaki Jacks took on Blockhouse Bay and looked to have things sewn up with two games well ahead half way through the games. At 12-3 Blockhouse Bay were really on the ropes but by the time the penultimate end had been played the scores were tied at 14-14 after Blockhouse Bay had managed to score nine shots in three ends!
The final end of that match was over when Tony Holdsworth plonked his first bowl six inches from the jack and directly in front. Blockhouse Bay picked up two shots to clinch the game 16-14.
Blockhouse Bay B had never looked in doubt as the combination of Mike Adolph, Sean Hird and Warwick Frederikson proved too strong for East Tamaki Jacks and the game finished at 21-5.
The final of the three games also was a change in fortune with Blockhouse Bay down 8-3 half way through. Some more precise bowling up front and longer ends helped Blockhouse Bay turn the game around and they took the lead on the eleventh end and never looked back.
The second semi-final between Okahu Bay and the other East Tamaki side, the Aces, was all one way traffic in the direction of East Tamaki as they powered to 22-9, 17-10 and 24-7 victories.
Carlton Cornwall Black lead all of the way in their first game against Howick Hurricanes.
The other two games were not quite so fortunate for the 2012-2013 Interclub Club of the Year though.
Howick were too strong in the second of the games winning 17-8 after leading 8-0 at the half way stage.
In the third game either team could have taken the game at the half way stage when the score was 6-7 to Howick but a couple of strong ends saw them stretch the lead to 14-7 very quickly and Carlton Cornwall could not pull back.
The final of the quarterfinals games was between Pringle Park and Glen Eden McKoy Glass.
Pringle Park started strongly in two of the three games and while they let Glen Eden back into the game in one of them they still managed to retain the lead and won those games 15-12 and 23-4.
The third of the games went to Glen Eden 15-12.
There were some great bowls played in the semi-finals, where Blockhouse Bay played East Tamaki Aces and Howick Hurricanes played Pringle Park.
East Tamaki Aces had a good start to their quest for the finals place as the first game was completed after 14 ends with the score of 13-8.
In the other two games Blockhouse Bay lead from the beginning and never looked like they would lose either game as they stretched the scores to 20-5 and 17-11 to relegate East Tamaki to the club house.
Pringle Park carried on from where they had left off in the quarterfinals and took no prisoners in their convincing defeats 20-6; 17-8; and 18-3.
John Geaney made amends for his loss in the semi- finals. Playing against Bruce Buchan, Geaney had an 8-1 lead before the Pringle Park trio fought back. Blockhouse Bay gelled well though and by the eleventh end had a 15-7 lead. He did not let up for the final ends and finished the game at 20-9 after fourteen ends.
Warwick Frederikson, having earned two very large wins for his club in the first two rounds of the day, found himself meeting Jamie Browning. Although the first half of the game was very even, the second half of the game saw Browning and his team pull away and record a comfortable win in the end 15-11.
The girls team of Barbara Lyon, Pat Trainor and Deborah Garside also started the game well and pulled away from Wayne Ruka’s team. However Ruka hit his straps half way through the game.
By the last end Lyon required a full house to draw the game. It was always going to be a hard ask with the way Pringle Park was playing and it was not to be as Blockhouse Bay could only get two shots on the last end.
So with two games to one under their belt Pringle Park side members were presented with their 2013-2014 Winter Interclub Badges.
Well done to Pringle Park on their win.