Indoor Bowls - a game for all


inter-island tours 2018 - north island tour of the south island

 

Friday 3 August to Sunday 12 August

Date Opponent Venue
Friday 3rd Southland Invercargill
Saturday 4th South Otago - AM Balclutha
  Otago - PM Dunedin
Sunday 5th North/Central Otago Combined - AM Oamaru
  South Canterbury - PM Timaru
Monday 6th West Coast Westport
Tuesday 7th Top of the South Blenheim
Wednesday 8th Canterbury Christchurch
Thursday 9th Ashburton Ashburton
Friday 10th Free Day  
Saturday 11th North v South Test Match Ashburton

 

The Teams - North and South Island Teams / District Teams to play the North Island
Friday v Southland
Saturday v South Otago
Saturday v Otago

Sunday v North/Central Otago Combined
Sunday v South Canterbury
Monday v West Coast
Tuesday v Top of the South
Wednesday v Canterbury
Thursday v Ashburton
Saturday - North Island vs South Island Test Match, Henry Eddy Trophy
Wrap-up/Summary



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NORTH AND SOUTH ISLAND TEAMS

(Skips names first)

North Island - Women:
Women:
Singles:
Pairs:
Triples:
Fours:
Reserves:

Men:
Singles
:
Pairs:
Triples:
Fours:
Reserves:

Captain:
Manager:


South Island - Women:
Singles:
Pairs:
Triples:
Fours:
Reserves:

South Island - Men:
Singles:
Pairs:
Triples:
Fours:
Reserves:

Captain:
Manager:




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FRIDAY v Southland

Result: NORTH ISLAND 37 Southland 11

The North Island Indoor Bowls Team have won an exciting first match on their tour of the South Island against Southland at the Southland Indoor Bowls Stadium, Onslow Street, Invercargill 37-11 on Friday night. 

The North made the best start winning all of the games in the first round except the womens singles that were won by Southland's Jeannette Kuiti 11-10 when she scored two shots on the last end to win. Jessie Moffat fought back in the second game after Kuiti lead 7-5 after nine ends to score 1, 2. 1 to win 9-7. In the final match Moffat won 11-9.

The second round saw the North again in control with Southland's Brian Hotton turning the tables on Steve Fisher who won the first game 13-6 to win the second game 10-7. The third game was drawn 8-8 in a really close encounter.
Hotton was Southland's top performer on the night.

In the final round the North again won the majority of the matches with Southland winning the women's fours and men's triple while the women's pairs and men's singles were drawn.

Top performances for the North were provided by the women's triples of Fiona Keegan, Shelley Jacombs and Denise Clarkson and the men's pairs of Paul Smith and Jason Parker who won their three matches.

North Island names first:

Round 1: North Island 14, Southland 2
Round 2: North Island 13, Southland 3
Round 3: North Island 10, Southland 6

Women:

Singles:: Jessie Moffat (NW) bt Jeannette Kuiti (SL) 10-11, 9-7, 11-9 (2-1)
Pairs: Maureen Pruden (WK) (s), Joy Archer (WK) bt Suzanne Mackie (s), Jean Stratford (SL) 10-8, 11-7, 8-8 (2.5-0.5)
Triples: Fiona Keegan (TG) (s), Shelley Jacombs (HV), Denise Clarkson (HV) bt Jan Low (s), Elaine Carnie, Caroline Braithwaite (SL) 10-7, 11-6, 9-8 (3-0)
Fours: Dale Rayner (NW) (s), Sharon Peters (NH), Sue Bourne (TA), Jacque Porter (BP) bt Carolyn Ferris (s), Christine Langley, Joanne Wilson, Tiffany Wilson (SL) 6-4, 10-4, 5-6 (2-1)

 

Men:

Singles: Steve Fisher (AK) drew Brian Hotton (SL) 13-5, 7-10. 8-8 (1.5-1.5)
Pairs: Paul Smith (TG), Jason Parker (CS) bt Graham Low (s), Stephen Langley (SL) 11-10, 8-6, 14-6 (3-0)
Triples: Grant Rayner (NW) (s), Richard Caddy (WK), Alex Reed (AK) bt Gary Low (s), Matthew Heads, Warwick Gray (SL) 14-7, 8-6, 7-8 (2-1)
Fours: Matthew Ellis (CS) (s), Mark Ridley (NT), Robin Porter (NT), Sean Ridley (NT) bt Willie Donaldson (s), Peter Carnie, Jesse Culbertson, Matthew Tosh 8-5, 6-6, 10-1 (2.5-0.5)




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SATURDAY AM v South Otago
Result: NORTH ISLAND 27 South Otago 21

The North Island Indoor Bowls Team have had a close encounter in their second match on their tour of the South Island against South Otago at the Balclutha War Memorial Hall, Balclutha on Saturday morning winning 27-21.

They won their first match last night against Southland 37-11.

The North made the best start to lead 11-5 after the first round. A feature of the first round was the men's triples match in which the North trailed 0-14 going into the last end against South Otago's Graeme Hill, Barry Gray and Craig Botting. On this end Grant Rayner, Richard Caddy and Alex Reed had all the pressure on them to score a shot to avoid the humiliation of not scoring. Reed drew two shots to the head and Caddy covered the back but Hill with his last bowl got the shot which left Rayner having to draw the shot. This he did much to the jubilation of his team and the onlookers, South Otago winning that game 14-1. The second round saw a much closer game but South Otago won again 7-5 and wrapped up the match13-6 in the final round.

The second round saw South Otago come back strongly to win the women's fours and the men's singles pairs and triples and drawing the men's fours to win that round 9-7 and to trail 14-18 overall.

In the final round the games were close but the Northerners came through to reverse the result of the second round scoring 9-7 to run out the winners 27-21.

Top performances for South Otago were the women's four of Alanna Moffitt (s), Jaime McElrea, Colleen Fenton, Hannah Botting (SO) who beat Dale Rayner (NW) (s), Sharon Peters (NH), Sue Bourne (TA), Jacque Porter (BP) 10-5, 6-5, 14-7.

The men's singles was a cliffhanger with Steve Fisher (AK) winning the first game 11-10 after the scores were level 10-10 going into the last end. Fisher scored the vital shot to win 11-10 but then Alister Allison (SO) won the second 10-7. In the final deciding game Fisher came out on top 12-7.

The North's women's triple of Fiona Keegan (TG), Shelley Jacombs (HV), Denise Clarkson (HV) are in great form beating Eileen Grant (s), Barbara Read, Jane Wintringham (SO) 12-5, 16-1, but Grant showed all her class in the final round to win 9-8. Wintringham was replaced by Kathryn Edgar due to injury at the beginning of the second game.

Round 1: North Island 11, South Otago 5
Round 2: North Island 7, South Otago 9
Round 3: North Island 9, South Otago 7

North Island names first:

Women:

Singles: Jessie Moffat (NW) bt Marilyn Paterson (SO) 11-9, 10-5,16-6 (3-0)
Pairs: Maureen Pruden (WK) (s), Joy Archer (WK) bt Christine King (s), Shona Preddy (SO) 8-8, 8-5, 8-7 (2.5-0.5)
Triples: Fiona Keegan (TG) (s), Shelley Jacombs (HV), Denise Clarkson (HV) bt Eileen Grant (s), Barbara Read, Jane Wintringham (SO) 12-5, 16-1, 8-9 (2-1)
Fours: Dale Rayner (NW) (s), Sharon Peters (NH), Sue Bourne (TA), Jacque Porter (BP) lost Alanna Moffitt (s), Jaime McElrea, Colleen Fenton, Hannah Botting (SO) 5-10, 5-6, 7-14 (0-3)

 

Men:

Singles: Steve Fisher (AK) bt Alister Allison (SO) 11-10, 7-10, 7-4 (2-1)
Pairs: Paul Smith (TG) (s), Jason Parker (CS) bt Chris Moffitt (s), Peter Grant (SO) 11-6, 5-11, 8-5 (2-1)
Triples: Grant Rayner (NW) capt (s), Richard Caddy (WK), Alex Reed (AK) lost Graeme Hill (s), Barry Gray, Craig Botting (SO) 1-14, 5-7, 6-13 (0-3)
Fours: Matthew Ellis (CS) (s), Mark Ridley (NT), Robin Porter (BP), Sean Ridley (NT) bt Robert Wilson (s), Doug Grant, David Fenton, David Grant (SO) 8-2, 4-4, 5-5 (2-1)

 


SATURDAY PM v Otago
Result: NORTH ISLAND 35 Otago 13

The North Island Indoor Bowls Team have recorded a comprehensive win against Otago in the third match on their tour of the South Island against Otago at the Otago Indoor Bowls Hall, St Kilda, Dunedin on Saturday night 35-13.

Their record on tour so far is wins against Southland 31-17 and South Otago 27-21.

The North made the best start winning the women's singles, pairs and fours as well as the men's singles and fours in very close games. Otago won the women's triples and the men's pairs and triples with the North leading 10-6.

In the second round the Northerners pulled out all the stops and won seven and a half games to lead 25-7.

The North kept control in the final round although many of the games were closely contested, the North winning five games to Otago's three to win the match 35-13.

For the North the women's fours and the men's singles and fours were unbeaten.

Otago's men's triple of David Webb, John Williams and Hugh Bosman provided the home team's best performance with two wins and a draw against the North's Grant Rayner, Richard Caddy and Alex Reed 11-6, 5-5, 10-3.

Round 1: North Island 10, Otago 6
Round 2: North Island 15, Otago 1
Round 3: North Island 10, Otago 6

North Island names first:

Women:

Singles: Jessie Moffat (NW) bt Lyn Rance (OT) 11-10, 9-8, 10-11 (2-1)
Pairs: Maureen Pruden (WK) (s), Joy Archer (WK) bt Keri Te Tamaki, Tracey Van Tuel 16-4, 8-4, 5-6 (2-1)
Triples: Fiona Keegan (TG) (s), Shelley Jacombs (HV), Denise Clarkson (HV) bt Ann Cottrell, Amanda Katipa, Stephne Joyce (OT) 7-9, 9-8, 10-5 (2-1)
Fours: Dale Rayner (NW) (s), Sharon Peters (NH), Sue Bourne (TA), Jacque Porter (BP) bt Marilyn Holmes, Wendy Proudfoot, Daphne Lamb, Raewyn Keighley (OT) 5-4, 10-7, 12-4 (3-0)



Men:

Singles: Steve Fisher (AK) bt Brandon Williams (OT) 11-5, 13-10, 10-7 (3-0)
Pairs: Paul Smith (TG) (s), Jason Parker (CS) bt Daniel French, Daniel Sinclair (OT) 7-8, 12-3, 11-6 (2-1)
Triples: Grant Rayner (NW) capt (s), Richard Caddy (WK), Alex Reed (AK) lost David Webb, John Williams, Hugh Bosman (OT) 6-11, 5-5, 3-10 (0.5-2.5)
Fours: Matthew Ellis (CS) (s), Mark Ridley (NT), Robin Porter (BP), Sean Ridley (NT) bt Nic Sinclair, Ross Garner, Kristin Gould, Cameron Ellis (OT) 7-6, 12-3, 9-4 (3-0)

 



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SUNDAY AM v North/Central Otago Combined
Result: North Island 41 North/Central Otago Combined 7

The North Island Indoor Bowls Team have recorded a resounding victory in their fourth match on their tour of the South Island against Central and North Otago combined 41-7 at the North Otago Clubrooms, Oamaru on Sunday morning.

Their record on tour so far is wins against Southland 37-11 South Otago 27-21 and Otago 35-13.

The North made the ultimate start with a clean sweep in the first round to lead 16-0. The second round saw the combined team win two close games in the men's and women's fours to get on the scoreboard with the North leading 28-4.

In the final round the North cruised home with the combined team recording one win and a draw the North winning 41-7.

Round 1: North Island 16, Central and North Otago 0
Round 2: North Island 12, Central and North Otago 4
Round 3: North Island 13, Central and North Otago 3

North Island names first:

Women:

Singles: Jessie Moffat (NW) bt Lynne Porter (NO) 16-5, 19-4, 17-5 (3-0)
Pairs: Maureen Pruden (WK) (s), Joy Archer (WK) bt Georgia Watt (CO) (s), Ev Bisset (CO) 16-5, 11-5, 14-2 (3-0)
Triples: Fiona Keegan (TG) (s), Shelley Jacombs (HV), Denise Clarkson (HV) bt Reay Allan (CO) (s), Gloria Hurley (CO), Theresa Gallagher (CO) 13-3, 11-5, 16-4 (3-0)
Fours: Dale Rayner (NW) (s), Sharon Peters (NH), Sue Bourne (TA), Jacque Porter (BP) bt Doreen Falconer (NO) (s), Daphne Campbell (NO), Rhonda Lockerbie (NO), Rosey Oliver (NO) 13-1, 4-9, 9-3 (2-1)

 

Men:

Singles: Steve Fisher (AK) bt Mark Johansen (CO) 14-6, 14-8, 8-10 (2-1)
Pairs: Paul Smith (TG) (s), Jason Parker (CS) bt Wallace Strachan (NO) (s), Gordon Robb (NO) 9-6, 12-4, 11-6 (3-0)
Triples: Grant Rayner (NW) capt (s), Richard Caddy (WK), Alex Reed (AK) bt Michael Howard (NO) (s), Andrew Blakeley (NO), John Brice (NO) 18-3, 8-7, 8-8 (2.5-0.5)
Fours: Matthew Ellis (CS) (s), Mark Ridley (NT), Robin Porter (NT), Sean Ridley (NT) bt John Leyser (CO) (s), Kevin Hurley (CO), Dave Moreton (CO), Vic Randall (NO) 7-5, 7-8, 11-9 (2-1)

 


SUNDAY PM v South Canterbury
Result: North Island 34 South Canterbury 17

The North Island Indoor Bowls Team have maintained their unbeaten record winning their fifth match on their tour of the South Island against South Canterbury at the Timaru Indoor Bowls Association Community Centre, Waimaitaitai, Timaru on Sunday night 34-17.

Their record on tour so far is wins against Southland 31-7, South Otago 27-21, Otago 35-13 and Central and North Otago combined 41-7.

The North made the best start in the first round winning the women's pairs and triples and the men's singles, pairs and fours. South Canterbury won the women's singles and fours and the men's triples. North lead 10-6.

In the second round the North increased their lead to 22-10 with South Canterbury winning the women's triples and drawing the women's pairs and men's triples.

In the third round the men won all of their events while the women won the pairs and fours with South Canterbury winning the women's singles and triples. North winning the encounter 34-14.

Top performances for the North were the men's singles, pairs and fours who all recorded three wins.

The South Canterbury women's triple beat Fiona Keegan, Shelley Jacombs and Denise Clarkson 5-10, 8-10, 4-8 while Barb Reid won the women's singles two games to one 10-9, 9-11, 12-7 in a close encounter with Jess Moffat from North Wellington.

Round 1: North Island 10, South Canterbury 6
Round 2: North Island 12, South Canterbury 4
Round 3: North Island 12, South Canterbury 4

North Island names first:

Women:

Singles: Jessie Moffat (NW) lost Barb Reid (SC) 9-10, 11-9, 7-12 (1-2)
Pairs: Maureen Pruden (WK) (s), Joy Archer (WK) bt Christine Shand, Deb Ruffell (SC) 10-5, 7-7,15-3 (2.5-0.5)
Triples: Fiona Keegan (TG) (s), Shelley Jacombs (HV), Denise Clarkson (HV) lost Reay Allan (CO), Jenelle Lockyer, Mavis Wedderell, Carol Lawson (SC) 10-5, 8-10, 4-8 (1-2)
Fours: Dale Rayner (NW) (s), Sharon Peters (NH), Sue Bourne (TA), Jacque Porter (BP) bt Lyn Brown, Mary Mealings, Carolyn Cooper, Ruth Gould (SC) 3-7, 13-2; 13-6 (1-2)

 

Men:

Singles: Steve Fisher (AK) bt Kevin Anngow (SC) 15-7, 20-6, 11-5 (3-0)
Pairs: Paul Smith (TG) (s), Jason Parker (CS) bt Ray Christensen, Nick Scriggins (SC) 16-1, 12-4, 10-7 (3-0)
Triples: Grant Rayner (NW) capt (s), Richard Caddy (WK), Alex Reed (AK) drew Alan Gibson, Alan Reid, Dave Shand (SC) 7-10, 8-8, 9-5 (1.5-1.5)
Fours: Matthew Ellis (CS) (s), Mark Ridley (NT), Robin Porter (BP), Sean Ridley (NT) bt Neville Gould, Lloyd Prattley, Matt Blissett, Ron Marsh (SC) 9-2, 7-2, 4-3 (3-0)

 



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MONDAY v West Coast
Result: North Island 45 West Coast 3

The North Island Indoor Bowls Team have overwhelmed West Coast in the sixth match on their tour of the South Island at the Pulse Energy Recreation Centre, Westport on Monday night 45-3.

Their record on tour so far is wins against Southland 37-11, South Otago 27-21, Otago 35-13, Central and North Otago combined 41-7 and South Canterbury 34-14.

The North made every post a winner winning the first round 14-2, the second 16-0 and the third 15-1.

All of the North's combinations won there disciplines

Round 1: North Island 14, West Coast 2
Round 2: North Island 16, West Coast 0
Round 3: North Island 15, West Coast 1

North Island names first

Women:

Singles: Jessie Moffat (NW) bt Brenda Young (BU) 21-5, 11-6, 11-11 (2.5-0.5)
Pairs: Maureen Pruden (WK) (s), Joy Archer (WK) bt Marilyn Wilson (BU), Marg Milne (BU) 9-8, 17-0,13-5 (3-0)
Triples: Fiona Keegan (TG) (s), Shelley Jacombs (HV), Denise Clarkson (HV) bt Heather Pawsey (GM), Mary Keating (GM), Daisy Sawyers (GM) 18-4, 9-4, 12-5 (3-0)
Fours: Dale Rayner (NW) (s), Sharon Peters (NH), Sue Bourne (TA), Jacque Porter (BP) bt Jessie Nodwell (GM), Mary Bee (GM), Sandy Young (GM), Sheryl Anderson (GM) 17-2, 14-3, 12-5 (3-0)

 

Men:

Singles: Steve Fisher (AK) bt Blair Ross (BU) 11-6, 11-10, 14-6 (3-0)
Pairs: Paul Smith (TG) (s), Jason Parker (CS) bt Bill Gage (GM), Barry Harper (GM) 16-6, 19-2, 17-3 (3-0)
Triples: Grant Rayner (NW) capt (s), Richard Caddy (WK), Alex Reed (AK) bt Jim Findlay (GM), Tony Watson (GM), Norman Young (GM) 18-4, 16-4, 17-6 (3-0)
Fours: Matthew Ellis (CS) (s), Mark Ridley (NT), Robin Porter (BP), Sean Ridley (NT) bt Gavin Griffiths (BU), Kevin Townsend (BU), Howard Havill (BU), George Tagestad (BU) 2-7, 12-5, 10-3 (2-1)

 



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TUESDAY v Top of the South
Result: North Island 35 Top of the South 10

The North Island Indoor Bowls Team has remained unbeaten with another win in their seventh match on their tour of the South Island against the Top of the South at the Simcox Stadium Blenheim Sports Centre, Blenheim on Tuesday night 35-13.

Their record on tour so far is wins against Southland 37-11, South Otago 21-21, Otago 35-13, Central and North Otago combined 41-7, South Canterbury 34-14 and West Coast 45-3.

The North made the best start with five wins and a draw to the Top of the South's 2 wins and a draw to lead 11-5. However in the middle session the North put on the pressure to win all the games except for the men's pairs with Hayden Warnes and Greg Edwards, Golden Bay-Motueka recording their second win of the night against the North's Paul Smith and Jason Parker 11-8 after winning the first 11-6. They then clinched their third game 9-7 to win their discipline 3-0. In this round the North won five games to the Southerners three wins to wrap up the match 35-13.

The other Top of the South's best performance was by the women's four of Kath Gilchrist (MR), Fiona Prosser (GB), Diane Grooby (NN) and Jill Hurcomb (MR} who drew with the North's Dale Rayner (NW), Sharon Peters (NH), Sue Bourne (TA), Jacque Porter (BP) 8-8, 5-8, 5-4.

Once again the North Team all performed well to consolidate their form leading up to the Inter-Island test match at Ashburton on Saturday.

Round 1: North Island 11, Top of the South 5
Round 2: North Island 14, Top of the South 2
Round 3: North Island 10, Top of the South 6

North Island names first:

Women:

Singles: Jessie Moffat (NW) bt Mary Jordan (NN) 13-7, 9-5, 12-7 (3-0)
Pairs: Maureen Pruden (WK) (s), Joy Archer (WK) bt Jean McKenzie (NN) (s), Nicola Clemett (MR) 14-7, 13-4, 10-3 (3-0)
Triples: Fiona Keegan (TG) (s), Shelley Jacombs (HV), Denise Clarkson (HV) bt Rae Inglis (GB) (s), Lina Couper (MR), Carolyn Le Comte (GB) 16-2, 12-5, 14-3 (3-0)
Fours: Dale Rayner (NW) (s), Sharon Peters (NH), Sue Bourne (TA), Jacque Porter (BP) drew Kath Gilchrist (MR) (s), Fiona Prosser (GB), Diane Grooby (NN), Jill Hurcomb (MR) 8-8, 8-5, 4-5 (1.5-1.5)



Men:

Singles: Steve Fisher (AK) bt Mike Johnston (NN) 11-7, 10-8, 8-7 (3-0)
Pairs: Paul Smith (TG) (s), Jason Parker (CS) lost Hayden Warnes (GB) (s), Greg Edwards (GB) 6-11, 8-11, 7-9 (0-3)
Triples: Grant Rayner (NW) capt (s), Richard Caddy (WK), Alex Reed (AK) bt Steven Grant (MR) (s), Tony Fenemor (MR), Kaleb Johnston (NN) 8-5, 11-2, 6-7 (2-1)
Fours: Matthew Ellis (CS) (s), Mark Ridley (NT), Robin Porter (BP), Sean Ridley (NT) bt Johnny Persico (NN), Nigel Warnes (NN) (s), Ron Inglis (GB), Jim Johnston (MR) 5-8, 7-6, 11-1 (2-1)

 



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WEDNESDAY v Canterbury

Result: North Island 25, Canterbury 23

The North Island Indoor Bowls Team have maintained their unbeaten record in the eighth match on their tour of the South Island against Canterbury at CIBA Hall, Kearneys Road, Linwood, Christchurch on Wednesday night 25-23.

Their record on tour so far is wins against Southland 37-11, South Otago 27-21, Otago 35-13, Central and North Otago combined 41-7, South Canterbury 34-14, West Coast 45-3, and Top of the South 35-13.

The North made the best start in the first round winning five games to Canterbury's three to lead 10-6. The North won both the men's and women's singles which is crucial leading up to the test match against the South Island on Saturday as this sets up the momentum for the match.

The North's men's pair of Paul Smith and Jason Parker bounced back from their disappointing performance last night in Blenheim winning the first game against Blair Spicer and Gary Ashby 9-6.
In the second round Jess Moffat the North's women's singles player fought back from 4-10 down after seven ends to win against Jo Hill 12-11 while Steve Fisher continued on his winning way to beat Mike King 15-7. Smith and Parker wrapped up their discipline beating Spicer and Ashby 10-4.

Meanwhile Canterbury's men's triple skipped by the NZ representative Simon Thomas with Rob Osborne and Robin Wolland were too strong for the North's Grant Rayner, Richard Caddy and Alex Reed winning their first two games 6-5, 14-4 and the Cantabrian men's four of Chris Matthews, David Philpott, Bruce Wolland and Ellery Allen beat the North's Matthew Ellis, Mark Ridley, Robin Porter and Sean Ridley 9-5, 6-2. The other successful Canterbury combination was the women's four skipped by former NZ and SI representative Julie Dalley along with Kathleen Curtis, Marie-Therese Hooper and Bev Diamond who defeated Dale Rayner, Sharon Peters, Sue Bourne and Jacque Porter 12-3, 7-2.

In the final round Mike King was 2-8 down in the men's singles but then did not allow Fisher to score again winning 9-8 in an exciting game while Jo Hill also turned the tables on Jess Moffat to score a convincing 15-6 win. This set up a huge comeback from the Cantabrians as they stormed home also winning the women's pairs and triples as well as the men's fours and drawing the men's pairs to win the final round 11-5. This allowed the North to sneak home 25-23.

Round 1: North Island 10, Canterbury 6
Round 2: North Island 10, Canterbury 6
Round 3: North Island 5, Canterbury 11

North Island names first:

Women:

Singles: Jessie Moffat (NW) bt Jo Hill (CY) 13-7, 12-11, 6-15 (2-1)
Pairs: Maureen Pruden (WK) (s), Joy Archer (WK) bt Ann Graham (s), Deanne Osborne (CY) 8-3, 12-11, 4-6 (2-1)
Triples: Fiona Keegan (TG) (s), Shelley Jacombs (HV), Denise Clarkson (HV) bt Kylie Gould (s), Katrina Wealleans, Vanessa Tyson (CY) 11-6, 12-6, 2-14 (2-1)
Fours: Dale Rayner (NW) (s), Sharon Peters (NH), Sue Bourne (TA), Jacque Porter (BP) lost Julie Dalley (s), Kathleen Curtis, Marie-Therese Hooper, Bev Diamond (CY) 3-12, 2-7, 9-2 (1-2)



Men:

Singles: Steve Fisher (AK) bt Mike King (CY) 11-7, 15-7, 8-9 (2-1)
Pairs: Paul Smith (TG) (s), Jason Parker (CS) bt Blair Spicer (s), Gary Ashby (CY) 9-6, 10-4, 8-8 (2.5-0.5)
Triples: Grant Rayner (NW) capt (s), Richard Caddy (WK), Alex Reed (AK) lost Simon Thomas (s), Blair Spicer, Rob Osborne (CY) 5-6, 4-14, 13-4 (1-2)
Fours: Matthew Ellis (CS) (s), Mark Ridley (NT), Robin Porter (BP), Sean Ridley (NT) lost Chris Matthews (s), David Philpott, Bruce Wolland, Ellery Allen 5-9, 2-6, 6-10 (0-3)

 



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THURSDAY v Ashburton
Result: North Island 34, Ashburton 14

The North Island Indoor Bowls Team have maintained their unbeaten record on the tour of the South Island with a 34-14 win in the ninth and last tour match against Ashburton at the Ashburton Indoor Bowls Stadium, McNally Street, Ashburton on Thursday night.

Their record on tour was wins against Southland 37-11, South Otago 27-21, Otago 35-13, Central and North Otago combined 41-7, South Canterbury 34-14, West Coast 45-3, Top of the South 35-13, Canterbury 25-23 and Ashburton 34-14.

The tour culminates in the North versus South Match for the Kevin Eddy Memorial Trophy on Saturday at the Ashburton Indoor Bowls Stadium, McNally Street, Ashburton which the North Island is defending.

The North made the best start in the first round to win six games to Ashburton's two to lead 12-4 and then followed this up with five wins to three losses in the second round to lead 22-10. In the final round the North won six games to Ashburton's two to run out comfortable winners 34-14.

Top performances for Ashburton were provided by the women's singles player Chris Talbot who beat the North's Jessie Moffat 10-9, 13-5 and the men's triple of Grant Wilson, Matt Markham and Maurice Sunbeam who beat Grant Rayner, Richard Caddy and Alex Reed 9-4, 10-6, 7-13.

The North won the women's pairs, triples and fours and the men's singles, pairs and fours.

Round 1: North Island 12, Ashburton 4
Round 2: North Island 10, Ashburton 6
Round 3: North Island 12, Ashburton 4

North Island names first:

Women:

Singles: Jessie Moffat (NW) lost Chris Talbot (AS) 9-10, 5-13, 6-11 (0-3)
Pairs: Maureen Pruden (WK) (s), Joy Archer (WK) bt Gaynor Hurst, Helen Rennie (AS) 9-6, 10-1, 16-3 (3-0)
Triples: Fiona Keegan (TG) (s), Shelley Jacombs (HV), Denise Clarkson (HV) bt Rowena Mackenzie (s), Joyce Cleghorn, Taylor Mackenzie (AS) 8-3, 11-3, 11-7 (3-0)
Fours: Dale Rayner (NW) (s), Sharon Peters (NH), Sue Bourne (TA), Jacque Porter (BP) bt Bernice Laird, Gaylene Smith, Robyn Atkinson, Joan Hardy (AS) 5-2,10-2,9-6 (3-0)



Men:

Singles: Steve Fisher (AK) bt Mark Sheard (AS) 10-9, 8-6,11-8 (3-0)
Pairs: Paul Smith (TG) (s), Jason Parker (CS) bt Michael Lawson (s), Ken Mackenzie (AS) 8-2, 9-6, 4-13 (2-1)
Triples: Grant Rayner (NW) capt (s), Richard Caddy (WK), Alex Reed (AK) lost Grant Wilson (s), Matt Markham, Maurice Sunbeam (AS) 4-9, 6-10,13-7 (1-2)
Fours: Matthew Ellis (CS) (s), Mark Ridley (NT), Robin Porter (BP), Sean Ridley (NT) beat Mat Bassett (s), Graeme Chapman, Russell Ellis, Geoff Laird (AS) 11-1, 5-7, 8-6 (2-1)

 



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SATURDAY v SOUTH ISLAND - Kevin Eddy Memorial Trophy (North Island names first)

Round 1: North Island 8, South Island 8
Round 2: North Island 4, South Island 12 (Aggregate 12-20)
Round 3: North Island 12, South Island 4 (Aggregate 24-24)

Women: (Medals in bold)

Round 1: North Island 6, South Island 2
Round 2: North Island 2, South Island 6
Round 3: North Island 8, South Island 0

Singles: Jessie Moffat (NW) bt Keri Te Tamaki (OT) 21-10, 15-19, 23-15
Pairs: Maureen Pruden (WK), Joy Archer (WK) bt Eileen Grant (SO), Colleen Fenton (SO) 20-7, 20-15, 16-15
Triples: Fiona Keegan (TG), Shelley Jacombs (HV), Denise Clarkson (HV) lost Alanna Moffitt (SO), Marilyn Holmes (OT), Carolyn Cooper (SC) 17-23, 13-20, 23-18
Fours: Dale Rayner (NW), Sharon Peters (NH), Sue Bourne (TA), Jacque Porter (BP) v Ann Cottrell (OT), Kylie Gould (CY), Elaine Carnie (SL), Caroline Braithwaite (SL) 15-14, 14-17, 20-9

 

Men: (Medals in bold)

Round 1: North Island 2, South Island 6
Round 2: North Island 2, South Island 6
Round 3: North Island 4, South Island 4

Singles: Steve Fisher (AK) lost Daniel French (OT) 9-19, 22-13, 17-22
Pairs: Paul Smith (TG), Jason Parker (CS) lost Simon Thomas (CY), Mike King (CY) 14-16, 22-23, 29-12
Triples: Grant Rayner (NW) capt, Richard Caddy (WK), Alex Reed (AK) lost Robert Wilson (SO), Hayden Warnes (GB), Giovanni Persico (NN) 23-18, 16-22, 15-17
Fours: Matthew Ellis (CS), Mark Ridley (NT), Robin Porter (BP), Sean Ridley (NT) lost Michael Lawson (AS), Grant Wilson (AS), Derek Cooper (SC), Brandon Williams (OT) 14-15, 11-20, 15-13

 

Result: North Island 24, South Island 24. North Island on a count back of ends 250.5 – 235.5




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Wrap-up/Summary

The North Island Indoor Bowls team has had to work hard and come from behind to win the 38th annual Inter-Island Indoor Bowls test match for the twenty seventh time overall. Their previous wins included sixteen for the Henry and Eddy Trophy which was retired in 2003 and replaced with the Kevin Eddy Memorial Trophy which they have now won for the past twelve years in a row. The match was held at the Ashburton Indoor Bowls Stadium, McNally Street, Ashburton at the weekend.

The first session was halved four wins each to be 8-8. The South stormed ahead in the second session winning six games to the North's two to lead 20-12. In the final session the North reversed that result winning six games to the South's two but won on a count back of ends 250.5 to 235.5.

The North won the Inter-Island medals in the women's singles, pairs and fours and the South won the women's triples and all of the men's disciplines singles, pairs, triples and fours.

The stand out team was the North's women's pair of Maureen Pruden and Joy Archer who were unbeaten.

In the first round the North won the women's singles, pairs and fours and the men's triples while the South won the women's triples and the men's singles, pairs and fours.

In the women's singles Jessie Moffat made a good start against Keri Te Tamaki who is on debut for the South to lead 13-2 after eight of the 21 ends. She maintained her excellent form to run out the winner 21-10. In the men's singles Daniel French upset the North's Steve Fisher who had had an unbeaten run on the tour. French got away to lead 5-0 after five ends but Fisher closed the gap to 6-7 after eleven ends. A four to French on the twelfth end was just what he needed to regain control and to go on to win 19-9.

In the women's pairs between the North's Maureen Pruden and Joy Archer and the South's Eileen Grant and Colleen Fenton the scores were 4-4 after six ends. However a four on the seventh end to the North shifted the momentum and they scored consistently to lead 13-7 after 15 ends. On the last six ends they scored seven shots overall to win 20-7.

The men's pairs between Simon Thomas and Mike King for the South and Paul Smith and Jason Parker for the North saw the Southern combination in control at 12-6 after twelve ends of the 21 end game. The Northern pair then came back strongly to trail 13-14 after eighteen ends. The last three ends were extremely tight with just one shot scored each end with the South hanging on to win 16-14.

The South's women's triple of Alanna Moffitt, Marilyn Holmes and Carolyn Cooper outplayed the North's Fiona Keegan, Shelley Jacombs and Denise Clarkson to lead 13-1 after eight ends of the 21 end game. The game evened up over the next seven ends with the South still leading 19-16. The South then went ahead again to win 23-17.

The men's triples saw the North's Grant Rayner, Richard Caddy and Alex Reed dominate over the early stages of their game against Robert Wilson, Hayden Warnes and Giovanni Persico to be 18-9 ahead after seventeen ends of the 21 end game. However a five to the South on the eighteenth end tightened the match right up with the North 20-17 in front going into the final end. On this end Wilson was holding the shot and needed to move the jack to score three to draw the game but killed the jack to be 18-23 behind. On the extra end because of the kill the North scored one to win 23-18.

In the women's fours the North Island got out of jail in one of the most dramatic ways possible. The South's Ann Cottrell, Kylie Gould, Elaine Carnie and Caroline Braithwaite were leading 11-4 after twelve ends of the 18 end game against Dale Rayner, Sharon Peters, Sue Bourne and Jacque Porter. They maintained the pressure and led 14-10 after the penultimate end. On the last end Rayner held one or two shots and needed four for the draw. She drove at the head and when the bowls settled she unbelievably held five shots for the win.

The men's fours saw the South's Michael Lawson, Grant Wilson, Derek Cooper and Brandon Williams make the best start with a five on the first end. However the North's Matt Ellis, Mark Ridley, Robin Porter and Sean Ridley fought back to be 9-9 after nine ends. From that point on the game tightened up and going into the final end the score was 14-14. On the final end each team had a bowl equidistant to the jack at the back of the mat and Ellis had the last bowl. In endeavouring to make sure of the shot he tried to move one of his bowls closer but unfortunately hit the South's bowl in giving them the win 15-14.

The second session was dominated by the South Island winning the women's singles, triples and fours and the men's pairs, triples and fours. The North won the women's pairs and men's singles.

Inter-Island medals decided so far are Women's pairs (North) and the South have won the women's triples, men's pairs and men's fours.

In the women's singles the South's Keri Te Tamaki reversed the result of the first game to win 19-15 while the North wrapped up the Inter-Island medal in the women's pairs 20-15.

The South won the medals in the women's triples with a convincing 20-13 victory and the South recovered from the devastating loss they received at the hands of Dale Rayner in the women's fours to keep their hopes alive for the Inter-Island medal winning 17-14.

The men's events were dominated by the South with wins in all disciplines except the men's singles that Steve Fisher won. They clinched the Inter-Island medals in the men's pairs and fours.

In the final round Daniel French from Otago made every post a winner defeating Steve Fisher in the men's singles 22-17 to claim the Inter-Island medal two games to one.

Jessie Moffat claimed the women's singles inter-island medal when she won a close encounter against Keri Te Tamaki. It was only in the last few ends that Moffat took control to win 23-15.

The North's men's pair of Smith and Parker finally hit their straps in the final round to score a convincing 22-12 win against Thomas and King 29-12 to help the North's overall score as did the North's women's triple of Keegan, Jacombs and Clarkson against Moffitt, Holmes and Cooper 20-9;

The South's Wilson, Warnes and Persico won the men's triples decider 23-8 for the Inter-Island medals against Grant Rayner, Caddy and Reed.

The North then won the deciding game in the women's fours to clinch the inter-island medals for Dale Rayner, Sharon Peters, Sue Bourne and Jacque Porter when they defeated Ann Cottrell, Kylie Gould, Elaine Carnie and Caroline Braithwaite 20-9.

The North's women's pair of Pruden and Archer had a huge tussle with Grant and Fenton and won the game on the last end 16-15 to record a clean sweep.