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Results 2009/2010 Season

Club Championships and Events - 2009/2010 Season


Junior Championship Singles

Winner - Greg Utting
Runnerup - Mike Turner

Championship Fours

Winners - Mark Emirali, Colin Bouzaid, Mark Rumble, Martin Short.
Runnersup - Lionel Drew, John Hindmarch, Mike Turner, Kevin Croasdale.

Championship Triples

Winners - Danny O'Connor, Nigel Drew, Mike Cartwright.
Runnersup - Don Trott, Randall Watkins, Bart Robertson.

Championship Singles

Winner - Rod Mahon.
Runnerup - Bart Robertson.

Championship Pairs

Winners - Bart Robertson, Tony Grantham
Runnersup - Don Trott, Scott Curran

Handicap Singles

Winner - Don Trott.
Runnerup - Paul Freeth.


Championship Pairs

Winners - Carole Fredrick, Ruth Lynch
Runnersup - Leanne Chinery, Gayle Melrose

Junior Championship Singles

Winner - Lisa Helmling
Runnerup - Sharon Sowry

Championship Triples

Winners - Ruth Lynch, Carole Fredrick, Lisa Helmling.
Runnersup - Leanne Chinery, Gayle Melrose, Sharan Rose.

Centre Championships and Events - 2009/2010 Season


Championship Singles

Winner - Tony Grantham

1 - 5 Year Singles

Runnerup - John Hindmarch
(Note: the event was won by Peter Nathan, a member of Birkenhead, who was playing in Glenfield colours)

Dick Bree Triples

Semi Finals - Tony Grantham, Nigel Drew and Mike Cartwright.

1 - 5 Year Pairs

Runnersup - Dave Good, Brian Wilson.

Interclub Results

Premier Division 1

Runnersup - Scott Curran, Tony Grantham, Danny O'Connor, Roy Parker, Bart Robertson, Don Trott, Randall Watkins.

Men's 6's Division

Winners - Colin Bouzaid, Sandy Cleghorne, Curtis Ennor, Kevin George, Ra Te Amo and Mike Turner.


Championship Singles

Quarter Finals - Leanne Chinery.

Championship Pairs

Runnersup - Carole Fredrick, Ruth Lynch.

Mixed / Any Combination

2.4.2 Mixed Pairs

Runnersup - Don Trott, Leanne Chinery.

National Championships and Events - 2009/2010 Season

Hyundai National Open Championships


Don Trott - quarter-finals in Men's Singles


Leanne Chinery - semi-finals in Women's Singles - last 16 in Women's Pairs

International Events - 2009/2010 Season

2009 Asia- Pacific Championships

Congratulations to Leanne Chinery (playing for Canada). Her Pairs team finished in 5th place in Section 1. They just missed out on qualifying for the Finals. Then Leanne qualified for the Finals in the Singles, ending up in 5th= position. Great efforts on very slow and poor quality greens.

Winter Cup 2009

Congratulations to Dennis Mathews, Keith Burgess, Colin Bouzaid and Bruce Cochrane (aptly named the "Birkenhead Bruisers"), who were second behind Browns Bay. They recovered from a very slow start on the first day to overtake leader Mahurangi East but were pipped by Browns Bay. Our other team, the "Birkenhead Bouncers", finished sixth out of fourteen teams.

Well done to both Teams.

Allan Meeking Tournament

The Allan Meeking tournament was eventually played on the 27 June 2009 after many false starts because every time it was previously scheduled, the weather gods had other ideas. In fact, it nearly happened again because the tournament was played in fog that thick, it was hard to distinguish the bowls on the head from the mat.

Nevertheless there was a good turnout of 9 teams, who played competitively but with good spirits. Eventually Bub Pike's team of Terry Moverley, Bruce Cochrane and Gerry Eller won through.

Birkenhead Juniors Win Sorrell Cup

Martin Short (skip), Mark Rumble, Kevin George and Bruce Cochrane were in dominant form in winning the prestigious Sorrell Cup junior tournament at Browns Bay on 14 June 2009. The team played very well together with Bruce leading well; Kevin added shots from two; Mark was consistent at three and played some good saving shots; and Martin at skip added or saved as required.

The win again confirmed that Birkenhead's junior bowlers are the most competitive in North Harbour following earlier successes by other Club teams in tournaments held at Takapuna, Northcote and Birkenhead.


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