Junior Competition

Junior Singles were played back in the 1930s but we are unsure how Juniors were defined. In later years, Junior bowlers were defined as Leads and Twos. Leads and Twos were subservient learners of the game, and after playing their bowls, had to stand on the bank and take no more part in the head. Offering advice or any vocal participation in the game was frowned upon. They were expected to play draw bowls only, and any aggressive shots were left to the Three and Skip. In the sixties entries in the Club Singles was restricted to threes and skips.

In 1981, the N.Z.B.A. adopted a new definition for Juniors as ‘five years and under bowlers’, and at the 1983 A.G.M. of the Club, in a move instigated by then Treasurer and Northland Bowling Centre Junior Selector, Gordon Fitzpatrick, the Club adopted the N.Z.B.A. definition for Junior bowlers. Also at this meeting the restriction on Junior bowlers playing in the Championship Singles competition was lifted. To date, no Junior bowler has managed to win the Club’s Championship Singles.

For the Leads and Twos, Intermediate Championships were introduced and ran at the same time as the Junior competition, but petered out in 1993.

In 1998, Inter-Centre competition adopted a new category of bowler, the Academy Player. Initially this was 12 years and under bowlers, and was implemented to bridge the gap between Juniors and Open. In 1999, this category was changed to 10 years and under bowlers. Club Junior competition changed to 10 years and under in 2001. Junior Championships changed to Mixed in 2012.

Men's Intermediate Championships

Singles

1984  E. Pickerill

1985  E. Pickerill

1986  D.W. Don Chapman

1987  D.M. McLaggan

1988  K.C.M. Griggs

1989  S.H. Hart

1990  J. Neal

1991  D. Everleens

1992  J. Neal

1993  D. Everleens

Pairs

1984  P. Brady, M.E. Power

1985  M.R. Williams, J.C. Lerew

1986  J.C. Lerew, K.C.M. Griggs

1987  F.R.B. Sherley, M.E. Power

1988  J.G. Carter, D.H. Allen

1989  G.H. Griffin, D.M. McLaggan

1990  C.S. Smith, A. Andersen

1991  R.R. Wilson, D. Everleens

1992  R.R. Wilson, D. Everleens

1966  C.M. Arneil

1967  R.W. Morris

1968  W. Smith

1969  M. Wallace

1970  L. Hillier

1971  R.W. Morris

1972  J. McMillan

1973  W.A. Butt

1974  T.M. Fleming

1975  H. Burns

1976  G.P. Atkins

1977  R.W. Stewart

1978  K.G. Staiger

1979  R. Stables

1980  G.J. Deeming

1981  S.G. Wray

1982  C.A. Rawle

1983  E.M. Elliott

1984  J.A. Jamieson *

1985  W.H. Esling

1986  M.T. Howie

1987  W.H. Esling

1988  T.O. Chapman

1989  W. Kanara

1990  M.G. Houlahan

1991  R. Arbon

1992  D.W. Chapman

1993  W.C. Taylor

1994  B. Geldard

1995  W.C. Taylor

1996  G.L. Whitham

1997  T.G. Reader

1998  T.G. Reader

1999  S. Prasad

2000  C.J. van Haaften

2001  C.J. van Haaften +

2002  Not Played

2003  Not Played

2004  A.J. van Haaften

2005  A.J. van Haaften

2006  P.M.W. Yovich

2007  P. Graham

2008  P.M.W. Yovich

2009  P. Graham

2010  Not Played

2011  Not Played

2012  Not Played •

2013  K.R. Merritt

2014  Not Played

2015  D. Collett

2016  Not Finished

2017  D. Mora

2018  E. Chrol

2019  P.A. Price

* Five Years & Under

+ 10 Years & Under

• Mixed

1937  D. McLeod

1940  F. Jones

1948  A.F. Baker

1949  H.D. Ashcroft

1950  Not Played

1951  T.C. Williams

1952  R. Martin

1953  A.J. Waterworth

1954  J. Burch

1955  Not Played

1956  Not Played

1957  J.B. Wilson

1958  J.R. Leese

1959  J.R. Leese

1960  M. Blomeley

1961  R.C. Leese

1962  E. Mortenson

1963  C.B. Hawkins

1964  T.R. Gardiner

1965  P. Hayden

The "Clanroy Cup" for Junior Singles presented by Simons Proprietory Ltd.

Men's Junior Championship Singles

The records from 1948 have been taken from the Clanroy Cup (opposite)and from written records since the Cup ceased to be engraved, but records show that Junior Singles was played prior to these records.

Men's Junior Championship Pairs

1969  L. King, W.R. King

1970  R.R. Wilson, W.B. Andrews

1971  W.A. Butt, H.A. Murdoch

1972  C.B. Hawkins, F.R.B. Sherley

1973  D. McLeod, T. Girbin

1974  J.H. Thomson, H.T. Parkin

1975  W. Bell, E. Spedding

1976  Not Played

1977  R.C. Bowyer, N. Brown

1978  J.F. Wilson, E. Carter

1979  M.L. Paul, W. Noa

1980  P.R. Edge, D. Dingman

1981  E. Pickerill, M.L. Paul

1982  J.A. Jamieson, D.F. Cains

1983  D.M. McLaggan, H. Burns

1984  R. Hodgson, J.A. Jamieson *

1985  K.C.M. Griggs, G.R. Whitham

1986  W.H. Esling, M.T. Howie

1987  J.P. Norman, D.J. Nightingale

1988  P.L. Fowlie, W.H. Esling

1989  F.B. Robinson, W.P. Fowlie

1990  M.G. Houlahan, R. Arbon

1991  M.R. Smith, R. Arbon

1992  S. Nelson, W.C. Taylor

1993  F.X. Dunn, C. Young

1994  R.G. Andrews, E.C. Horgan

1995  S. Nelson, W.C. Taylor

1996  W.R. Roberts, B. Geldard

1997  W.R. Roberts, T.G. Reader

1998  D. Sabourgious, K.E. Hughes

1999  S. Prasad, T.G. Reader

2000  A.J. van Haaften, C.J. van Haaften

2001  S. Prasad, T.G. Reader +

2002  S. Prasad, T.G. Reader

2003  M.P. Jujnovich, B. Taylor

2004  Not Played

2005  P.M.W. Yovich, A.J. van Haaften

2006  Not Played

2007  Not Played

2008  Not Played

2009  Not Played

2010  G.P. Urlich, P. Graham

2011  Not Played

2012  B.A Jones, L.M. Miller •

2013  Not Played

2014  Not Played

The "C.A. Herman Bowls" presented by Charlie Herman for Junior Pairs - Lead & Skip

2015  G. Fraser, D.S. Collett

2016  D. Mora, B.A. Jones

2017  L.M. Jones, L.W. Roberts

2018  P. Shotter, P.A. Price

2019  G. Fraser, L.W. Roberts

* Five Years and Under

+ 10 Years and Under

• Mixed

Women's Junior Championship Singles

Women's Junior Championships were 'six years and under' until it was changed to Academy (10 years and under) in 2001.

1986  H. Hilliard

1987  C. Pentecost

1988  C. Pentecost

1989  C. Pentecost

1990  T. Waetford

1991  V. Barrell

1992  A.J. Grenfell

1993  T. Waetford

1994  J. Botica

1995  G. Carter

1996  G. Thompson

1997  G. Carter

1998  J. Cains

1999  J. Cains

2000  A.M. Church

2001  A.M. Church +

2002  S. James

2003  Not Played

2004  Not Played

2005  Not Played

2006  Not Played

2007  Not Played

2008  Not Played

2009  A. Herbert

2010  Not Played

2011  Not Played

2012  Not Played

+ 10 Years and Under

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