South Canterbury Results
This is where all results are recorded for representative competitions.
Played at Ashburton Sunday 5th May.
D. Shand, M. Mealings, H Smith, M. Elderton 6 wins
K. Heslin, J Lockyer, R. Wood, E. Duffield 6 wins 2 draws
L. Prattley, W. Williams, M. Bowen, M. Bunt 4 wins
B. Reid, B. Savage, C. Ward-Smith, P. Browne 3 wins 1 draw
G. Inkersell, L. Brown, S. Taylor, M. Preston 5 wins 2 draws
G. Wright, P. Desborough, O. Crossan, T. Reid 4 wins 2 draws
D. Mealings, A. Gibson R. Campbell, C. Ridden 4 wins 2 draws
C. Shand, J. Thompson, D. Stewart, H. Black 2 wins.
Final score South Canterbury 74 Ashburton 150.
South Canterbury Indoor Bowls Ladies 8’s team finished with a disappointing 4th placing in Oamaru at the weekend. After drawing for first place and losing on a countback last year 4th place was not the result South Canterbury selectors were hoping for. Played over 2 days and with 5 full rounds of Fours Pairs and Singles against Otago Southland South Otago North Otago and Central Otago it all comes down to the team that handles the conditions. With 12 mats in the bowling hall and another 6 out in another area players had to adjust to 2 different floor conditions. At the end of round one on Saturday South Canterbury started badly and finished in 6th place and only 13 points. Following round 2 South Canterbury had clawed back to 4th place and remained there for the third round and end of day one. Results were little better on day two when the final rounds were completed. For South Canterbury the best performed player was Rana Bleeker with 20 points followed by Evelyn Duffield on 16 Sylvia Taylor and Barb Reid each on 14 Gill Inkersell and Jenelle Lockyer both on 10, Mary Mealings on 8 and Marilyn Elderton on 4. Final results were Southland first 121.5 points, South Otago 114.5 Otago 113.0, South Canterbury 73.0 Central Otago 60.0 and North Otago 58.0. The trophy for the best performed player went to Belinda Peard of Southland with 27 points.
This is where all results are recorded for championships.
Matt Blissett 10, Adam Blissett 3, Dylan Snelleksz 6, Crystal Jones 5.
M.Blissett 9, D.Snelleksz 5.
Derek Cooper 13, Lloyd Prattley 9;
D.Cooper 16, Neville Gould 5, Ray Christensen 15, Justin Thompson 9;Christine Shand 14, Lex Gibson 9; Barbara Reid 11, Arthur Brokenshire 9:
Semi Finals- D.Cooper 16, R.Christensen 7; C.Shand 12, B.Reid 8.
D.Cooper 14, C.Shand 11.
South Canterbury Pairs
Mixed Fours Championship
The New Zealand Mixed Fours played at local level on Saturday 27th April saw six teams qualify from a poor entry of only thirteen. Played at Redruth Greta Clarke Les Blissett Gerald Goodwin and Isla Chambers fought off a determined challenge in the final to take the win 12 points to 9 and at local level take the Briggs Trophy. Clarke along with Ray Christenson’s team of Michael Higgins, Lesley Reilly and Dianne Reid drew the bye and went straight into the quarter final. In the bye round Christine Shand had a win over Neville Gould and Kevin Heslin beat Janelle Lockyer. Clarke had a close game against Heslin in one semi final and took the game. 6-5 after ten ends. An equally tight game in the other semi final saw Christenson narrowly beat Shand 8-7 The final had both teams drawing level on several ends. Christenson gathered up 4 points on the 6th and 7th end to be 9-5 up with 3 to play. Clarke played her usual consistent bowls and claimed a 2 a 3 and another 2 and take the game 12-9 The win gives Clarke and her team the right to challenge the zone final against Canterbury, Ashburton and North Otago to be played at Redruth later in the season.
South Canterbury Singles
Lloyd Prattley took the title after years of trying and was a well deserved winner. After being runner up in 1991 and again in 2009 his consistency was finally rewarded with his first Singles Title for South Canterbury.
Fourteen Players qualified for Post Section play. They were Paul Desborough, Brain Savage, Justin Thompson, Craig Ridden, Ray Christenson, Barry Black, Mary Mealings, Bev Hill, David Mealings, Barbara Reid, Alan Brokenshire, Gill Inkersell, Marilyn Elderton, and Lloyd Prattley. Quarter final wins went to Thompson, Christenson, D. Mealings and Prattley. The semi final between Mealings and Prattley had Mealings in front after 8 ends 7 points to 3. Prattley scored one point on the 9th end and Mealings one on the 10th to still be 4 points in front with 2 ends to play. Prattley played brilliant draw bowls and managed to pick up 2 and finally a 3 to take the game 9 points to 8. The other semi final was played in a similar vein with Christenson leading 8-4 after 7 ends. Thompson made a come back and scored on the next 3 ends to be 10-8 up with two ends to play. Christenson exerted pressure and came away with 5 shots on the last 2 ends to take the game 13-10. The final was a one way street up until the 7th end. Prattley had scored a 3 on 3 consecutive ends to be 10-4 up. A single on the eighth looked to have the game in the bag however Christenson picked up 5 shots over the next 2 ends to trail by 2 with 2 ends to play. Prattley continued to play precision bowls and took the title 12 points to 10.