Auckland Men's and Women's Pairs

19 Nov 2017

The Post Section in the Auckland Men's and Women's Pairs is underway today with the Men playing their Post Section at Blockhouse Bay Bowls and the Women's Post Section being played at Carlton Cornwall Bowls. It was a rough beginning with the weather deciding to make things difficult for the start of the day but it soon sorted itself out and play continued. We will keep you updated with results as they come in.

Men's Semi Finals:

Nick Thompson  & Gary Cotton (Mangere) vs Rob Ashton & Petar Sain (Carlton Cornwall)

Mike Galloway & Martin Dixon (Royal Oak) vs Danny Delany & John Carruthers (Royal Oak)

Women's Semi Finals:

Karen Hema & Selina Goddard (Carlton Cornwall) managed to gain some distance in the early part of this semi final against Catherine Bien & Ling Qu (St Heliers), but a few great ends from Bien and Qu saw them begin to close the gap. In the 11th end Hema and Goddard were up 20-4. Bien & Qu found their stride and won the next 5 ends, picking up a 3 and 4 in the 15th and 16th ends, in the 18th end Bien and Qu were holding a 5 with the score at 20-16, but an excellent shot from Hema saw the end to that and won the game 21-16.

This was another great Semi Final between Linda Ralph & Helen Blick (Carlton Cornwall) and Jo McKenna & Jenny Stockford (Pt Chevalier). McKenna and Stockford were first on the board with 2 big ends giving them a good solid start. Ralph and Blick held their own and were always nipping at McKenna and Stockford's heels and  managed to get enough momentum to take the lead in the 17th end only to lose the lead and the game in a final big end from McKenna and Stockford  bringing the score to 14-12. 

Men's Pairs Quarter Finals:

N Thompson & G Cotton (Mangere) bt C Lowe & J King (Mangere) 16-10; R Ashton & P Sain (Carlton Cornwall) bt P Stier & G Lintonbon (Glen Eden) 18-16; M Galloway & M Dixon (Royal Oak) bt G Growcott & P Hurle (Blockhouse Bay) 16-15; D Delany & J Carruthers (Royal Oak) bt S Kirwin & T Barrett (Balmoral) 19-11.

Women's Pairs Quarter Finals:

L Ralph & H Blick (Carlton Cornwall) bt D Jayasinghe & L Kent (Carlton Cornwall) 18-14; J McKenna & J Stockford (Pt Chevalier) bt M Smith & C Bennett (Onehunga & Districts)17-16; C Bien & L Qu (St Heliers) bt M Ansell & R Hancock (New Lynn) 23-12; K Hema & S Goddard (Carlton Cornwall) bt G Clark & S Scott (Pt Chevalier) 23-16.

As the the Men's Pairs Semi Finals and the Women's Pairs Final was not finished today this will be played by mutual agreement or on the 21st January, being the next Auckland Bowls Reserve Day, whichever comes first.

Please click on the links below to view running results:

Auckland Men's Pairs Results 2017-2018

Auckland Women's Pairs Results 2017-2018

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