Auckland Bowls Finals Day

16 Jan 2018

Congratulations to the following winners from the Auckland Bowls Finals Day:

Carol Bennett (Onehunga & Districts) winner of the Auckland Women's Singles

Jo McKenna and Jenny Stockford (Pt Chevalier) winners of the Auckland Women's Pairs

Alison Rennie, Jill Fraser, Clara Bowman (Carlton Cornwall) winners of the Auckland Women's Triples

Nick Thompson and Gary Cotton (Mangere) winners in the Auckland Mens Pairs

Chris Lowe, Jordan King, Ciaran MacElvanna (Mangere) winners in the Auckland Men's Triples

Mike Bradshaw, Paul Mii, Ula Fusimalohi Tom Heimuli (Onehunga & Districts) winners in the Auckland Mens Fours

The Finalists in the Auckland Men's Singles are Petar Sain (Carlton Cornwall) vs Aiden Takarua (Pt Chevalier) this will be played at a later date to be confirmed.

Auckland Bowls Finals Day 2017-2018

First up this morning starting at 8:30am on the Auckland Bowls Finals Day we have the Men's Pairs Semi Final - Nick Thompson and Gary Cotton (Mangere) vs Rob Ashton and Petar Sain (Carlton Cornwall); Mike Galloway and Martin Dixon (Royal Oak) vs Danny Delany and John Carruthers (Royal Oak).

Also starting at 8:30am we have the Men's Triples Semi Finals - Dan Geaney, John Geaney, Doug McNamara (Blockhouse Bay) vs Wally Marsic, Ivan Marsic, Max Urlich (Carlton Cornwall); Chris Lowe, Jordan King, Ciaran MacElvanna (Mangere) vs David Ball, Kevin Beasley, Dean Edge (Mt Wellington).

Men's Singles Semi Final:

In the first Men;s Singles Semi final we have Petar Sain (Carlton Cornwall) vs James Williams (Carlton Cornwall) 2 club members battling it out for the spot into the Final. James was first up on the scoreboard and started his game well leading 5-4 in the 7th end. The experienced Petar Sain took the lead but Kames managed to tie the game up in the 13th end 9-9. From here Petar charged ahead and gained a good lead, James played some excellent bowls and won some great ends but couldn't quite manage to gain back the lead. Petar winning 21-14.

The second Men's Singles Semi final between Bill Whitburn (St Heliers) and Aiden Takarua (Pt Chevalier) was another great semi. Aiden took the first points but then lost the next 3 ends the score being all tied up i the 5th end 6-6. Aiden put his foot on the accelerator and won 5 ends in a row bringing his score to 15-7 in the 12th end. Bill couldn't get back any momentum, Aiden continued to charge on winning the Semi final 21-11.

This Final will be played at a later date to be confirmed.

Women's Singles Final:

An excellent Women's Singles Final between Carol Bennet (Onehunga & Districts) and Aggie Motu (Onehunga & Districts). Carol was first up on the scoreboard with Aggie right behind her! The game was neck and neck all the way until Carol won 5 ends in a row giving her a 14-6 lead in the 14th end. In the 21st end Aggie had worked hard and mangaged to get the lead 17-16 but Carol soon took it back winning the final 3 ends giving Carol the tiltle of Auckland Women's Singles Champion for 2017-2018.

Women's Pairs Final:

In the Women's Pairs Final Jo McKenna and Jenny Stockford (Pt Chevalier) played Karen Hema Selina Goddard (Carlton Cornwall). Pt Chevalier started with a bang winning the first 3 ends 5-0. In the 8th end Carlton Cornwall tied the game up 6-6 but Pt Chevalier just playing too well took the lead again winning the next 4 ends bringing their score to 13-6 in the 12th end. Carlton Cornwall just couldn't catch Pt Chevalier today, Jo McKenna and Jenny Stockford taking the Auckland Women's Pairs Championship title for 2017-2018.

Women's Triples Final:

In the Women's Triples Alison Rennie, Jill Fraser, Clara Bowman (Carlton Cornwall) played Betty Rush, Joy Baughan, Paulene Murdoch (Howick). Howick led up until the 11th end when Carlton Cornwall tied the game and then took the lead up until the 17th end when Howick came back and tied the game up again. Alison in the final end sat the shot bowl out for shot, winning the Final 14-13.

Men's Pairs Semi Finals:

It was a great semi final against Nick Thompson and Gary Cotton (Mangere) vs Rob Ashton and Petar Sain (Carlton Cornwall). Rob and Petar were down 3-14 in the 8th end but didn't lose their confidence although emotions were running high, in the 14th end Carlton Cornwall won the end with a 4 and were looking good for a come-back but Nick and Gary held strong and a final excellent shot from Nick won them the end with a 3 winning 20-14.

Mike Galloway and Martin Dixon (Royal Oak) also had a great semi final against fellow club mates Danny Delany and John Carruthers (Royal Oak). Mike and Martin held the lead right up to the 14th end but 2 great winnings ends from Danny and John saw them ahead in the 15th end 13-12. A 4 from Mike and Martin in the 16th end gave them back their lead and they won the game 18-17.

Men's Pairs Final:

Nick Thompson and Gary Cotton (Mangere) vs Mike Galloway and Martin Dixon (Royal Oak). Royal Oak started well winning the first 3 ends. In the 10th end the game was all tied up 8-8. Mike and Martin again taking the lead but Nick and Gary never far away, just chipping away at Royal Oak. In the 15th end Mangere were down 12-15 but an excellent end saw Mangere win a 4 and take the lead 16-15, and another win gives them a 17-15 lead in the 17th end. In the last end Mike makes a great shot but still only manages the 1 pt. The win going to Mangere 17-16. 

Men's Triples Semi Finals:

In the Men's Triples Semi Finals Wally Marsic, Ivan Marsic, Max Urlich (Carlton Cornwall) played Dan Geaney, John Geaney, Doug McNamara (Blockhouse Bay). This was really anyone's game as Carlton Cornwall held the lead up to the 8th end until Blockhouse Bay found their stride and took the lead 10-9, only to have the experienced Carlton Cornwall team take in back and winn the next 4 ends bringing their score to 13-0in the 13th end. Blockhouse put up a strong fight but just couldn't quite manage to get back their lead. Carlton Cornwall winning 19-14.

Chris Lowe, Jordan King, Ciaran MacElvanna (Mangere) were up against David Ball, Kevin Beasley, Dean Edge (Mt Wellington). David Balls team started with a bang and were up 3-0 in the 2nd end against the very experienced Mangere Makos team. But unfortunately for Mt Wellington that was the only time during this semi final that they would hold the lead with Mangere showing their dominance and leading the rest of the game and winning their spot into the final 22-7.

Men's Triples Finals:

In the Auckland Men's Triples Final Chris Lowe, Jordan King, Ciaran MacElvanna (Mangere) played Wally Marsic, Ivan Marsic, Max Urlich (Carlton Cornwall). Two very experienced teams vying for the title. Ca rlton Cornwall were first up on the scoreboard 6-0 in the 3rd end. In the 7th end Mangere took the lead 10-8. From here Carlton Cornwall couldn't get another point on the board> Mangere winning the Auckland Men's Triples Championship title 26-8.

Men's Fours Final:

What an a great Final in the  Men's Fours! Mike Bradshaw  Paul Mii, Ula Fusimalohi, Tom  Heimuli (Onehunga & Districts) played Aiden Takarua, Steve Hoeft, Alex Reed, Phil Aitken (Pt Chevalier). It was a tight game and could have gone either way. Tensions were high right up to the finish of the game. In the 13th end Onehunga & Districts were up by 1 17-16

We will keep you updated here and on Facebook throughout the day.

Auckland Bowls Finals Day 2017-2018


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