The last major event of the season for Northland Centre was held last weekend at the Hikurangi greens when the 1-5 year bowlers had their opportunity to show everyone how great they are at the game, and some did exactly that.

Inter Club teams from Papakura, (Counties-Manukau); Balmoral (Auckland) Mairangi Bay (North Harbour) Mangawhai Men (Northland) and Kerikeri (Far North) did battle in conditions that were certainly not ideal for outdoor bowls.

Heavy passing showers, at one stage put the green under water and an hour later and lunch to follow saw the games get under way again and eventually a result was found from four rounds of play.

The team from Balmoral Auckland with only one loss for the day were the clear winners with 33 win points and a differential of plus 92 shots.


In second place was Mangawhai Men with 25 win points and a differential of -1; 3rd was Kerikeri with 22 win points and a 0 differential. Fourth was Mairangi Bay and fifth Papakura. Great ability was shown by all teams and although the day was disrupted by the weather it is congratulations to all the players and management who seem to thoroughly enjoy themselves.

The Centre 10th Anniversary Awards and prizegiving evening will be held at the Kamo Club on Saturday, May 26 starting at 6pm.

Awards are presented for Player of the Year (male and female), Coach of the year, Green keeper of the year, Team/Side of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Service to the Bowling Community. Presentation of Gold Stars (winner of 5 Centre titles) and bars will also be presented along with prizes to winners and runners-up of all Centre fixtures during the year.

As this is the 10th Anniversary of the Awards a special evening is planned. Support your club winners by making up a party from your club for the event which includes a great meal supplied by the club.

The Centre AGM will be held at Bowls Whangarei on June 24. Clubs please ensure that your Club delegates to this meeting are appointed and that you are represented.

Club tournaments for this next week are: Sunday 20 May, Hikurangi AC Triples (Mufti).

This event will then be followed by clubs with artificial greens leaping into their winter programmes.