Morris & Morris Funerals AC Life Members Triples 18 November 2019

Full rinks on a fine, but cold and blustery day playing Bowls3Five format.

1st: Anne Bateman, Larry Vallance, Dennis Young (22.5 points). 2nd: Graham Gallant, Joe Thorburn, Clyde Edmiston (20 points). 3rd: Trevor Johnston, Garry Whitham, John Jamieson (19 points). 4th: John Ridling, Graeme Lawrence, Frank Arnerich.

Bowls Northland Men's Open Triples 2-3 November 2019

Only six teams qualified for post section at Onerahi, two from Whangarei. Unluckily, Dusty Reader and Dennis Brewsters drew byes in the first round, meaning one would depart in round two. Round 1: John Dunn (Onerahi) beat Les Scott (Onerahi) 19-4; Gordon Bond (Kensington) beat Paul Wightman (Mangawhai) 15-2. Round 2: Brewster beat Reader 16-13; Dunn beat Bond 10-9.

Final: Dennis Brewster, Larry Vallance, David Hood (Whangarei) beat John Dunn, Ron Bowmar, Roger Kerr-Davis (Onerahi) 22-19. This was a fourth Centre title for Dennis, and second for Larry and David. At this rate, there will be a whole lot of Gold Stars coming Whangarei's way this season.

Falls Estate Open AC Triples 30 October 2019

A full green of 17 teams had overcast and blustery winds to deal with, but luckily no rain. Local teams drew the bye in each round and after the four games there were no four winners.

(Wins-Points-Ends) 1st: Dave Smith, John Anderson (Onerahi), Bill Roberts (Whangarei) 3-64-19; 2nd: Anne Bateman, Larry Vallance, Dennis Young (Whangarei) 3-55-18; 3rd: Trevor Moyle, Judi Moyle, Scott Morrison (One Tree Point) 52-3-20; 4th: Mike Butler, Garry Whitham (Whangarei), John Jamieson (Kensington) 3-45-17; 5th: Pat Reader, Laurie Reader, Keith McFarlane (Whangarei) 39-3-17; 6th: Gary Herbert, Ann Herbert, Another (Kensington) 3-23-12.

Bowls Northland Men's Open Fours 19-20 October 2019

Section play was played at the Leigh green which reportedly played very well. Six teams qualified for post section play at Mangawhai, including the two Whangarei Teams skipped by Dusty Reader and Dennis Brewster. Dennis and Carlson Barnett (Arapohue) drew byes in the first round, while Dusty was beaten 16-4 by David Frame (Mangawhai), and Don Cameron (Hikurangi) beat Alistair Trimmer (Kamo) 16-8. In round two, Dennis beat Carlson Barnett 17-6 and Don Cameron beat David Frame 17-13. 
In the final, Dennis Brewster, Larry Vallance, David Hood and Dennis Young beat Don Cameron, Kelvin Bint, Peter Mitchell, Willie Wyatt 14-11. This was a third title for Dennis Brewster, second for David Hood and first for Larry Vallance and Dennis Young.

New Zealand Champion of Champion Fours Hastings 28 July 2019

Bowls Whangarei's and Bowls Northland's Champion of Champion Fours team of Dusty Reader, Paul Price, Steve Smith and Paul Shotter travelled to Hastings for this inaugural New Zealand event. After struggling through section play with a win, a draw, and a bye, they managed to qualify in eighth place for post section play. They then preceded to beat top qualifier Paraparaumu Beach, Kapiti Coast 10-8; then Te Rangi, Southland 15-8; and in the final Wanganui, Wanganui 16-12. Well done boys!


L to R: Paul Shotter, Steve Smith, Paul Price, Dusty Reader.

Bowls Northland Champion of Champion Pairs 27 April 2019

Bowls Whangarei Championship Pairs team of David and Daniel Hood swept to field to win our second Champ of Champ title this season, played at Onerahi. Drawing a bye in the first round, they then proceeded to beat Mangawhai 20-17; Maungaturoto 23-11; Hikurangi 17-5 in the final. This was Daniel's fifth centre title and a Gold Star, and David's first Northland Centre title (he has a truck load of Far North Centre titles). Daniel and David subsequently went on to represent Northland in the New Zealand Champion of Champion event, making it to the last four - congratulations.

David and Daniel Hood.
Paul Mullane Builder Academy Championship Singles 14 April 2019

Nine players contested this already postponed Championship on Saturday 30 March. They were drawn into sections of three, to play two games, with section winners being Bill Roberts, Paul Shotter and Paul Price. A subsequent sudden death round, saw Paul Shotter eliminate Bill Roberts to reach the final. Paul Price beat Paul Shotter in the final 21-16.

Bowls Northland Champion of Champion Fours 13 April 2019

Dusty Reader's skipped team of Paul Price, Steve Smith and Paul Shotter beat a Kensington team of Joe Thorburn, Graham Gallant, Ian McMurchy and Clyde Edmiston 16-9 in the final played at Whangarei's green. After seven ends the match was tied at seven-all, however, six shots scored in the next three ends saw the Kensington combination concede the match on the 13th of 15 ends. Steve Smith replaced Laurie Reader unable to play due to a back problem. This win gave Dusty Reader his 15th Centre title and Smith his 10th title and so both won a further Bar to their Gold Stars.

Arapohue Bowling Club's Ken Bradley Men's Triples 6-7 April 2019

A composite team of Mike Butler, Sam Nelson and Ian Bowick played superb bowls to beat another composite team of Kerry Chapman, Sandy Foy and Kevin Gainford in the final. Ian Bowick also bought their team in the calcutta to nett himself a tidy purse for the weekend. The once three-day tournament was played over two days and was a very successful format. Other Club Members who got in the money were: Dusty Reader, Steve Smith and Garry Fraser; Dennis Brewster; Daniel Hood and Ken Fitness; Charlie Jellick. Also rans were: Larry Vallance, Trevor Johnston and Dave Mora; and Garry Whitham. Great Tournament!

Yovich & Co. Open Twilight Triples Friday 22 March 2019

Postponed from 8 March, a reduced but enthusiastic field played in the final event of the series.

1st: Malcolm Wyatt, Charlie Jellick, Lydia Wyatt; 2nd: Skye Renes, Errol Edlin, Glenys Sandilands; 3rd: Paul Mullane, Dave Mora, Jeff Heasley; 4th: Roy Taylor, John Hooson; Deb Hooson. Overall winners for the series were: Roy Taylor, John Hooson; Deb Hooson.

Wally Neal Family Bowls3Five Triples 20 March 2019

An almost flawless performance by Onerahi team of Graham Mackinnon, Bill Starkie and Arthur Te Whata, dropping one set and drawing another to rack up five wins and 23.5 points. Second was Hikurangi team of Frank Arnerich, Peter Mitchell and Willy Wyatt with five wins and 22 points. Third was another Onerahi team of Les Scott, Betty Scott and Dave Williams with 3 wins and 15.5 points. Fourth was Maungatapere combination of Murray Dalbeth, Shirley Henderson and Kerry Rintoul with 3 wins and 15 points. The field included three teams from Mangawhai containing Wally Neal's son John and many of his relations. A great day was had by all.

Congratulations to Jutta and Merv Williams on their recent wedding held at their home witnessed by a large group of family and friends on a beautifully fine summer's day.

Bowls Northland Men's First Year Singles 24 February 2019

10 players contested this competition on the Whangarei Green, playing four games with results determined by aggregate. Whangarei's Jeff Heasley went through the day unbeaten to take out the title (4 wins, 72 points for, 44 points against).

Sutherland Security Men's Championship Pairs 9-10 February 2019

Seven teams started this year's championship. At the end of Saturday, three teams remained, David and Daniel Hood (two lives),

Ken Fitness and Dennis Brewster; Steve Smith and Dusty Reader (one life each). Fitness/Brewster drew the bye, Hood/Hood beat Smith/Reader 21-10. In the final Hood/Hood beat Fitness/Brewster 13-12 with two lives.

Yovich & Co. Open Twilight Triples Friday 8 February 2019

(Wins-Ends-Points) 1st: Roy Taylor, John Hooson; Deb Hooson (2-9-22); 2nd: Frank Arnerich, Wally Yovich, Eva Chloe (2-8-12);
3rd: Ken Walker, Thomas Brown, Keith Robinson (1-10-15).

Sutherland Security Academy Championship Pairs 2 February 2019

Just two teams contested this season's championship - Garry Fraser and Bill Roberts; Laurel Jones and Eva Chloe. It took three games to find a winner -  Garry and Bill prevailing in the final 17-8.

Chilltech Men's Championship Singles 26-27 January 2018

A good field endured very high temperatures on Saturday to leave just two left for Sunday. Charlie Jellick remained undefeated, beating Clive Claridge 21-16 in a closely fought final.

Yovich & Co. Open Twilight Triples Friday 18 January 2019

(Wins-Ends-Points) 1st: Mike Butler, Royce Berryman, Sam Nelson (2-13-30); 2nd: Dave Mora, Paul Mullane, Jeff Heasley (2-13-30);
3rd: Roy Taylor, John Hooson; Deb Hooson (2-10-29).

Eves Real Estate Dave Holwell Memorial Men's 2x4x2 Open Pairs 12-13 January 2019

16 high quality teams contested qualifying on Saturday with the top eight making the Main Event and the second eight making the Consolation Event for Sunday play. Teams were seeded into sections of four and played three  round-robin games to reach the finals in both Events. The tournament featured a much debated Power-Play end (double points if you win the end), and Thorburn picked up a four on the last end of section play to nett eight points and a win a place in the final. Two of Dave Holwell's daughters Sheryl and Wendy with grandson Tom Monaghan presented the prizes for the Consolation, and Paul Beazley (Eves) the Main Event.

Main Event: Joe Thorburn & Graham Gallant beat Sam Nelson & Frank Arnerich 9-8.

Consolation Event: George Lyddiard & Coe van Haaften beat Larry Vallance & Bill Roberts 16-15.

Joe Thorburn, Graham Gallant, Paul Beazley (Eves Real Estate), Sam Nelson, Frank Arnerich.

Bill Roberts, Larry Vallance, Paul Beazley (Eves Real Estate), George Lyddiard, Coe van Haaften.

Morris & Morris Funerals Life Members Open Triples 19 December 2018

For the first time in three years we welcomed 16 teams for this Bowls3Five tournament. Five very competitive games played in hot balmy weather were enjoyed by all those who took part, including two teams from Russell. 

1. Dusty Reader, Garry Whitham, John Jamieson: Five wins - 7.5 sets - 22.5 points  (55 shots).

2. Joe Thorburn, Graham Gallant, Clyde Edmiston: Four wins - 7.5 sets - 19.5 points (65 shots).

3. Frank Arnerich, Steve Mitchell, Graham Lawrence: Four wins - 7.5 sets - 19.5 points (56 shots).

4. Larry Vallance, Rex Hamlin, Steve Hay: Four wins - 5.5 sets - 17.5 points (56 shots).

Kevin Gray Panelbeaters Men's Championship Triples 15-16 December 2018

Only four teams contested this championship. Whitham went bang-bang, Claridge lasted one more round leaving Vallance-Fitness-Brewster with one-life and Reader-Smith-Fraser with two-lives. Vallance took Reader's first life convincingly 18-9, but Reader came back in the final to win 15-13.

Yovich & Co. Open Twilight Triples Friday 7 December 2018

(Wins-Ends-Points) 1st: John Jamieson, Wally Yovich, Eva Chloe (2-11-18) 2nd: Errol Edlin; Skye Renes, Caitlin Reidstra {2-10-20) 3rd: Rex Hamlin, Barrie Jones, Ken Proctor (2-9-20) 4th: Sam Nelson, Mike Butler, Sonja Marsh (2-9-14). 

Centre Junior Mens Open Pairs
Saturday and Sunday 17-18 November 2018

A depleted field of 10 teams played the four qualifying rounds on the Waipu greens Saturday. Three teams qualified: Glen Wintle and Keith Stewart (Mangawhai); Richard Naere and Ed O'Donnell (Kamo); Paul Price and Paul Shotter (Whangarei). Whangarei drew the bye, Mangawhai and Kamo had a ding-dong game which went to three extra ends, Mangawhai triumphing. The final was between the same two teams that played last year's title. After trading shots to 4-4, Whangarei steadily pulled away to a comfortable 17-6 win.

Well done boys!

Photo: Paul Shotter and Paul Price.

Yovich Haywood Pevats Johnston Open Bowls3Five Triples Wednesday 14 November 2018

A small field of 12 teams fronted for our first Bowls3Five Open Triples. There has been some apprehension to this new format, but at the end of the day it was widely applauded as an exciting and successful event.

1. Joe Thorburn, Graham Gallant, Clyde Edmiston (5 wins 23 points)

2. Garry Whitham, John Jamieson, Sam Prasad (5 wins 22 points)

3. Sharon Rudman, Jill Stewart, Dawn Owens (4 wins 20.5 points)

Photo: Graham Gallant, Joe Thorburn and Clyde Edmiston.

Club Representative teams selected

Inter-Club Sevens 24-25 November

Mens Sevens: Dennis Brewster (singles); Daniel and David Hood (pairs); Ken Fitness, Clive Claridge, Laurie Reader and Garry Fraser (fours); Reserves: Larry Vallance and Sam Prasad.

Mixed Sevens: Anne Bateman (singles); Dusty Reader, Steve Smith (pairs); Garry Whitham, Charlie Jellick, Laurel Jones and Mary Brewster (fours).

Bowls Northland Bowls3Five Twilight Tournament - starts 28 November

Team One: Anne Bateman, Larry Vallance, Paul Shotter.

Team Two: Dennis Brewster, Laurel Jones, Daniel Hood.

Team Three: Ken Fitness, Paul Price, Mary Brewster.

Subs: Eva Chrol, Mike Butler, Charlie Jellick, Brooke Tippet.

Congratulations and every success to all the above.

Yovich & Co. Wealth Managers Open Triples Wednesday 31 October 2018

16 teams enjoyed a fine albeit blustery day of our first Three Bowl Triples Tournaments. There were two Four Winners and three Three winners with Murray Dalbeth's Maungatapere team missing out on the prizes. Results (wins-points-ends):

1. Joe Thorburn, Clyde Edmiston, Bill Harris (4-64-24)

2. Dennis Brewster, Mike Butler, Rex Hamlin (4-60-26)

3. Diane Strawbridge, Ann Muir, Gwenda Smith (3-58-19)

4. Peter Mitchell, Betty Mitchell, Graeme Lawrence (3-49-19)

Photo: Sponsor Wally Yovich with Bill Harris, Joe Thorburn and Clyde Edmiston.

Centre Womens Open Fours Saturday 27 - Sunday 28 October 2018

Success at last for a Bowls Whangarei Women's team in the Centre Open Fours. Anne Bateman, Pat Reader, Laurel Jones, and Mary Brewster triumphed over a Kensington combination of Pam Brewster, Diane Strawbridge, Amy Little and Sheryl Johnston 17-15 in the final. Well done ladies!

Photo L-R: Pam Brewster, Amy Little, Sheryl Johnston and Diane Strawbridge (Kensington); Anne Bateman, Laurel Jones, Mary Brewster and Pat Reader (Whangarei).

Yovich & Co. Open Twilight Triples Friday 19 October 2018

16 teams enjoyed a fine evening of bowls for the first of six tournaments in this series. 1st: Diane Catton (team not recorded) 2 wins, 23 points, 10 ends. 2nd: Ken Walker, Thomas Brown, Keith Robinson, 2 wins, 20 points, 10 ends. 3rd: Wally Yovich, Frank Arnerich, Eva Chloe, 2 wins, 15 points, 9 ends. 4th: Roy Taylor (team not recorded) 1 win, 17 points, 10 ends.

Mens Championship Fours Saturday 13 - Sunday 14 October 2018

Four teams fronted for our first championship of the season. At the end of Saturday, there were two teams left - Whitham with two lives and Reader with one. On Sunday Reader's team was far too steady taking both Whitham's lives. Winners were Paul Shotter, Laurie Reader, Paul Price and Dusty Reader, beating Barrie Jones, Clive Claridge, Merv Williams, Garry Whitham 17-13.

Centre Pennants Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 September 2018

Congratulations to Whangarei's Les Slater Stars (Whangarei 2) who won the Club a Pennant with an unblemished record over the two days. Dennis Brewster, Ken Fitness, Clive Claridge and Robbie Hayman won all their nine games to top the chart with 27 points. The Club fielded four teams with Dave Holwell Heros (Whangarei 1) 8 points; Len Thomson Toilers (Whangarei 3) 12 points; and our Women's Team 10 points.

Opening Day 2018

On Sunday 2 September Bowls Northland and Bowls Whangarei combined their Opening Days at Whangarei.

Our President, Laurel Jones, delivered the first jack and Life Member, Wally Yovich, the first bowl, after which Centre President, Dusty Reader, declared the season open.

A good muster of Club representatives and Bowls Whangarei members attended and enjoyed a delicious spread for afternoon tea.

Annual General Meeting Sunday 17 June 2018

An enthusiastic band of members attended the Annual General Meeting. Laurel Jones was re-elected President and long-time member and philanthropist, Wally Yovich, was elected Life Membership. Subscriptions for Full Playing rose to $110.00; First Year and Associate to $60.00; and Social to $10.00. Full Executive…

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