First Results through for the Auckland Reserve Day Finals
13 Feb 2016
The first Finals of the day today were the Mens Fours Final. The Mens Triples Semi-Final and the Womens Pairs Semi-Final.
The Mens Fours Final between David Prasad, Mike Costello, Robert Menzies and Hodge Wright (Ellerslie) vs Tony Marumaru, Jack Buncuga, Winston Leaver and Phil Gordan (Mangere) was a tightly fought game with Mangere sitting in front of Ellerslie right up until the 14th end when Ellerslie tied up the game 14-14 but Mangere managed to sneak through to win the last end finishing the game 15-14 making Mangere the new Mens Fours Champions for 2015-16. Congratulations!
In the first Mens Triples Semi-Final it was Mike Galloway, Grant Goodwin and Gavin Brown (Hillsboro) vs Chris Lowe, Jordan King and Peter Thorne (Hillsboro). An excellent game that neither side was prepared to lose! But it was Mike Galloways Hillsboro team that won the bragging rights taking the game 17-14. The second Semi-Final between Rob Ashton, Petar Sain and Wally Marsic (Carlton Cornwall) vs Bill Fulton, Dinko Jelicich and Tony Garelja (Henderson) was a little more of a convincing win with Carlton Cornwall going through to the Final with a 21-13 win.
The Womens Pairs Semi-Finals were both close battles. In the first Semi-Final Helen Van der Walt and Liz Badenhorst (Carlton Cornwall) vs Kirsty Hill and Carol Bennett (Onehunga & Districts) was a great game with some awesome bowls played by both teams with a very close finish. Carlton Cornwall sat in the lead until the 10th end when Onehunga & Districts evened up the game. Carlton Cornwall pushed until the very end to regain their lead but it was Onehunga & Districts that were the first team to go through to the Womens Pairs Final with a 21-17 win. The second Semi-Final was Hettie Bolscher and Linda Ralph (Carlton Cornwall) vs Sheryl Johnson and Alzeena Levi (Otahuhu Railway). Some excellent ends were played by both teams, the score not a true indication of the game. Carlton Cornwall going through to the Final winning the Semi-Final 20-11.