Canterbury A take the win in Men's and Women's grade
11 Feb 2018
The Quadrangular event was held in the weekend at Bowls Hornby. A great day on Saturday followed by torrential rain on Sunday. The rain cut the day short on Sunday but results were still found. Congratulations to Canterbury A teams - both Men's and Women's who won each grade. With Marlborough a very close second in each grade too.
Canterbury's standout performances go to the Canterbury Men's B team who had fantastic results in the Men's Pairs with duo Barry Williams and Rob Fensom, a likely combination for the Under 8's Intercentre Team perhaps?
Also proving their worth were the Canterbury A Men's pairs and fours team who remain unbeaten. The Pairs team which saw the return of Stephen Ditfort to the representative team following a neck injury, was great to see him back and playing good bowls. Skipped by experience bowler Kelvin Scott - they too are looking like a likely combination for the Canterbury Intercentre team. The Men's Fours team was made up of hugely experience Bowlers; skipped by Craig Carter - recent winner of the Canterbury Fours Centre Title, his team mates in this event were Paul Matheson, Liam Eathorne and Richard Hocking, both Paul and Richard were winners of Centre Titles recently too.
Current Blackjack player and recently named Commonwealth Games representative Mandy Boyd played in the Canterbury A team with her sister Angela Boyd in the Pairs. Things were not going well in their first game to start off with - originally down to Marlborough's Jan Gallop and Glenda Bishop after the 7th end 11-2. However the Canterbury sisters experience proved too great and they crawled back to a draw 21-21. The rest of the weekend the sister remained unbeaten.
Newcomers to the Canterbury representative teams; Nylla Tamiti, Faye Dodd and Kim Rowland showed they are up for the challenge taking a win against Marlborough's triples team in the final round. Look out for their names popping up more in representative fixtures!
Full results can be found here: