The Mens’ and Ladies’ Singles Championships were decided over the week-end of 18th and 19th October in weather that was fine and warm prior to rain and a biting wind. In the Ladies Division, Diane Main prevailed over Sue Walsham in the final.
A few extra entries in the Mens’ Division meant that the final was not held until Sunday afternoon and was between Jim Ballard and Ova Saloma, the former being the first to the required 21 points for the title.On 22nd October, an Any Combination Triples tournament was held sponsored by Phil Beston, of Barfoot & Thomson, Malcolm Wrigley Insurance Services and PGSL (Pukekohe Growers Supplies Ltd).
20 teams enjoyed some super weather until about 4pm when the heavens opened in a big way. Happily, most of the participants had departed by then.
A feature was that the winning team of Brian Duffin and John Deverall was skipped by 95 year old Jos de Jong from Pukekohe. Second were Joy Sinclair, Sam Compston and Peter Sinclair from Waiuku, 3rd were Blondie Taupo, Ron Wellwood and Malcolm Sharp from Pukekawa with the fourth prize being claimed by Len Corney, Chris Walker and Barry Smith who also hailed from Pukekohe. The best Buckland team prize was won by new member Gladys Howard, Dave Shirley and Allan Brash.
Clarks Beach Bowls
The Clarks Beach Bowling Club’s October Tournament was held on Thursday the 24th with overcast conditions but only one shower was heavy enough to cause some players to don their rain jackets. The competition is now getting very serious as players really believe they do have a chance to win the big prize on offer at the end of the season.
The winners of this tournament and the meat packs put together by New World Waiuku. were: 1st. Houdin; Neil George, John Tukuafu and Glenn Newton. 2nd.The Amigoes. Raewyn Renell, Peter Ballard and Helen Aarts. 3rd. Papakura. Brian Goldfinch, Robert Woodbridge and Denis Waters.
The sponsors were: Counties Toyota Papakura. and Longford Park Village, Papakura.