Men's and Women's Champion of Champion 1-5 Year Singles

26 Mar 2017

It has been a weekend of great Bowls! A lot of very talented junior bowlers showing just how competitive they are.

In the Women 's Champion of Champion 1-5 Year Singles Semi final we had Sheila Putu (Mt Wellington) vs Kaye Wilson (Kohimarama) and Titia Ryder (Waiheke) vs Gail Clark (New Lynn) and in the Men's Champion of Champion 1-5 Year Singles is Mamae Taurua (Grey Lynn) vs Chris Watkins (Balmoral) and Gerard Paiser (Henderson) vs Garry Cotter (Pt Chevalier).

Women's Champion of Champion 1-5 Year Singles Semi Final:

The Semi-final between Sheila Putu (Mt Wellington) vs Kaye Wilson (Kohimarama) was a great game. Putu was first up on the board winning the first 3 ends.Wilson came back with a strong 4th end but was still training 3-4. Wilson found her stride and took the lead in the in the 7th end winning a well played 4! 8-5. Putu took back her lead in the 10th end 10-8 and held onto it for the remainder of the game winning her spot into the Final 21-12.

In the second Semi final between Titia Ryder (Waiheke) vs Gail Clark (New Lynn) was another close game in the start. Clark was first to score but from there Ryder took the lead and held onto it until Clark came back and and tied up the game 6-6 in the 7th end. Clark took the lead from the 10th end just to have Ryder take it back in the 12th end 11 - 9. Ryder played some excellent bowls in the last 5 ends with Clark not being able to close the gap on her lead. Ryder winning 21-10.

Men's Champion of Champion 1-5 Year Singles Semi Final:

In the first Men's Semi final we had Mamae Taurua (Grey Lynn) vs Chris Watkins (Balmoral). Taurua dominated from the outset, Watkins was not able to get the momentum needed to catch up to Taurua. Mamae Taurua first through to the Men's Champion of Champion 1-5 Year Singles Final winning 21-9.

In the second Semi final we had Gerard Paiser (Henderson) vs Garry Cotter (Pt Chevalier). Cotter started strong with Plaiser playing catch up for the entirety of the semi final never managing to close the gap that Cotter had gained. Cotter proved too strong on the day for Plaiser and won his spot into the Final wining  21-12.

Women's Champion of Champion 1-5 Year Singles Final:

An excellent Final between two very talented juniors, Sheila Putu (Mt Wellington) and Titia Ryder (Waiheke). This game was neck and neck and really could've gone either way. The game was all tied up in the 16th end 14-14 which seemed to be the turning point in the game for Putu who played some great bowls to win the Women's Champion of Champion 1-5 Year Singles Title 21-16.

Men's Champion of Champion 1-5 Year Singles Final:

The Final between Mamae Taurua (Grey Lynn) and Garry Cotter (Pt Chevalier) was another awesome Final! Both players determined to take the Champion of Champion 1-5 Year Title. Taurua lead the majority of the game with Cotter never too far behind. In the 23rd end Taurua lead 19-15 in in the 24th end Cotter tied up the game with a 4; 19-19. The pressure was on both players and Cotter came through with the win in the 25th end with a 2 winning the title of Men's Champion of Champion 1-5 Year Singles winner for 2017.

Champion of Champion Men's and Women's 1-5 Year Singles Draw 2016-2017


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