There was success for the Auckland representatives (East Tamaki Club) when the 1-5 Year Interclub competition for the Mercedes Cup was completed last weekend at the Hikurangi Greens.

This team had only one loss in the singles and comprehensively won the event after only four rounds were completed. Mairangi Bay (North Harbour Centre) were second and Kensington/Ngunguru representing Northland were third with Opononi (Far North) finishing in fourth place.

This Saturday sees the continuation of Centre Champion of Champion events with the Club pairs champions competing at Mangawhai greens. On Sunday the Club Fours champions will compete in their Champion of Champion event once again at Mangawhai. The draw will be done on the morning of play and play is scheduled to start at 8.45am.

The summer season is fast coming to a close and the Maungaturoto winter program has already started.

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The final open tournament on the programme is the Hikurangi any combination triples to be played on Sunday, May 22.

The Onerahi winter programme started on May 1, Kamo's winter tournaments commence on May 17, Hikurangi on Thursday, June 2. Entries for all events are accepted by their match committees.

The centre annual awards night will be held at the Kamo Club from 6pm on Saturday, July 2. Tickets, at $27 each (including meal), are available from the Centre office.

This is an opportunity to recognise centre winners during the season, including those who have won gold stars and bars.

Don't forget that nominations for centre special awards including Club of the Year, Administrator of the year, Service to Bowls, Coach of the year, Player of the Year, Young player of the Year (under 25), Greenkeeper of the year, and Volunteers close at the end of this month.