Waikato's Shaun Blackbourn and Joy Archer, of the St Andrews Club, have won the North Island Indoor Bowls Championship Pairs at the Rotorua Sportsdrome.

In the final, played over 10 ends on Saturday, they beat the Lake Taupō pair of Mark Hastie and Matthew Farquhar 10-7.

In the semifinals Hastie and Farquhar beat Rodney and Steve Mills from Waikato's Matangi Club 11-3, while Blackbourn and Archer beat Daniel French and former Rotorua player Keri Te Tamaki from Green Island Club, Otago 13-3.

The final saw Hastie and Farquhar make the best start to lead 5-0 after three ends, but on the fourth end Blackbourn removed a Hastie bowl to score five and level the scores. He then scored a single and a two to lead 8-5. Hastie closed the gap to 7-8 after eight ends but then the Waikato pair out bowled the Taupō combination with two singles to win the match 10-7.

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One hundred and twenty pairs entered the main competition and 48 qualified for sudden-death post-section play.

On Sunday it was Otago taking the glory with a come-from-behind victory in the fours. Daniel French, Michael Lawson, Grant Wilson and Keri Te Tamaki from Green Island, Otago snatched the win on a deciding end after trailing 10-4 after seven ends in the final.

Otago's Keri Te Tamaki (left), Grant Wilson, Michael Lawson and Daniel French won the fours at the North Island Indoor Bowls Championships in Rotorua. Photo / Supplied
Otago's Keri Te Tamaki (left), Grant Wilson, Michael Lawson and Daniel French won the fours at the North Island Indoor Bowls Championships in Rotorua. Photo / Supplied

They fought back to level the scores 10-all after the regulation 10 ends. On the deciding end they scored the crucial shot after a measure was needed to decide the winner.

The runners-up from Albany, North Harbour were Sharon Peters, Doug Campbell, Gaylene West and Blanche Allport.

Fifty-five fours contested the championships and 18 qualified for post-section play.

North Island Indoor Bowls Championships Saturday/Sunday results
Abbreviations: AK (Auckland); AS (Ashburton); BP (Bay of Plenty); CS (Counties); HB (Hawke's Bay); OT (Otago); TG (Tauranga); UV (Upper Hutt Valley); WK (Waikato)

Pairs
Last 16
Mark Hastie, Matthew Farquhar BP bt Brandon Fuge, Sheree Holmes UV 5-3;
Robert Abraham, Bob Abraham HB bt Bob Martin, Pam Larsen TG 9-6;
Rodney Mills, Steve Mills WK bt Alex Reed, Colin Williams AK 6-5;
Maureen Pruden, Colin Pruden WK bt Ciaran Blackbourn, Shanna Riley BP
9-4; Shaun Blackbourn, Joy Archer WK bt Wes Drent, Jeanette Riley TG 12-3;
Robin Porter, Jacque Porter BP bt Sam Bryant, Mike Bryant BP 11-1;
Mat Bassett, Teri Anderson AS bt Peter Pembroke, Judith Bergervoet CS
12-10; Daniel French, Keri Te Tamaki OT bt David Archer, Candace Andrew WK 6-5.

Quarter-finals
Mark Hastie, Matthew Farquhar bt Robert Abraham, Bob Abraham 13-4; Rodney Mills, Steve Mills bt Maureen Pruden, Colin Pruden 10-8; Shaun Blackbourn, Joy Archer bt Robin Porter, Jacque Porter 9-7; Daniel French, Keri Te Tamaki bt Teri Anderson, Mat Bassett 7-6.

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Semifinals
Mark Hastie, Matthew Farquhar bt Rodney Mills, Steve Mills 11-3; Shaun Blackbourn, Joy Archer bt Daniel French, Keri Te Tamaki 13-3.

Final
Shaun Blackbourn, Joy Archer bt Mark Hastie, Matthew Farquhar 11-7.

Fours
Round 1
Jess Swainbank, Don Simpson, Kevin Torrey, Michael Teirney NH bt Barry Chapman, Greg Williams, Sarah-Jane Edgar, Stefan Middleton, WK 10-8; Brandon Fuge, Paul Wright, Richard Caddy, Sheree Holmes, WK bt Kevin McMillan, Glenys Fisher, Tracey Brayshaw, Phyllis Fox, RD 14-5.

Last 16
Simon Hatcher, Roy McCurdy, Warren Gibb, Bryan Pulley, PB bt Derek Owen, Gina Owen, Paul Gooch, Karen Te Tamaki, BP 13-6; Daniel French, Michael Lawson, Grant Wilson, Keri Te Tamaki, OT bt Rodney Mills, Steve Mills, Linda Mills, Amber McNally, WK 10-3; Roger Andrew, Jason Parker, David Lynn, Lisa Gould, CS bt Grant l'Ami, Paul Midgley, Mike Phipps, Lorraine Phipps, TG 12-3; Paul Smith, Geoff Coughey, Nash Smith, Fiona Keegan TG bt Owen Cooper, Edith Barnett, Betty Cooper, Julie Waith, RD 13-2; Wes Drent, Bob Martin, Jeanette Riley, Pam Larsen, TG bt Billy Reinsfield, Grant Hammond, Robbie Phillips, Janine Park TG 15-10; Matthew Ellis, Matt Bassett, Teri Anderson, Anthony McQuoid, CS bt Ted Cole, Barry Black, Pat Schischka, Helen Black, TG 11-6; Sharon Peters, Doug Campbell, Gaylene West, Blanche Allport, NH bt Steve Fisher, Linda McCurdy, Warren Freeman, Lee Singer, AK 12-8; Brandon Fuge, Paul Wright, Richard Caddy, Sheree Holmes, WK bt Jess Swainbank, Don Simpson, Kevin Torrey, Michael Teirney NH 11-9.

Quarter-finals
Daniel French bt Simon Hatcher 8-4; Roger Andrew bt Paul Smith 10-9; Wes Drent bt Matthew Ellis 11-9; Sharon Peters bt Brandon Fuge 10-8.

Semifinals
Peters bt Drent 14-7; French bt Andrews 12-5.

Final
Daniel French, Michael Lawson, Grant Wilson, Keri Te Tamaki, Otago bt Sharon Peters, Doug Campbell, Gaylene West, Blanche Allport, North Harbour 11-10