National Club Champs

Results have come through from Bowls NZ for the National Club Champs held in Dunedin.

Best performed was Bev Budd who came a close second to NZ Rep Tayla Bruce. This report from Bowls NZ…

“Only one round needed to be played on the final day after two superb games in the fourth round gave Burnside‚Äôs Tayla Bruce the national title. 19 year old NZ Development Representative Bruce was up against a -time national title holder and 84 year old Bev Budd – Terrace End who was gunning for a Bowls NZ Silver Star.

The lead would swing back and forth as the spectators watched in awe of both the bowers. Ultimately something
had to give and eventually Bruce edged in front to win the game 25-23.”

In the Men’s Palmerston North finished with 1 win. They might consider their draw unlucky as after having a bye in the first round, their first competitive match was against Browns Bay (Neil Fisher, John Walker, Colin Rogan and Brian Wilson). They lost that game 20-6 and Browns Bay continued to go on and win all of their remaining games to be crowned champs.

Result Charts Available:
National Club Championship Singles – 2014

National Club Championship Fours – 2014

Palmerston North Four to compete at Nationals

The winning fours team of Pat Horgan, Clayton Simpson, Dean Gilshnan and Mike Abraham from Palmerston North will be contesting the National Club Champs in Dunedin. Lining up against teams from North Harbour, Taranaki, Nelson and Otago, they have a good chance of doing well. Also competing in Dunedin is Bev Budd in the Women’s Singles, she will be up against young gun Tayla Bruce, as well as players from North Harbour, Wanganui & Central Otago. Both Bev and the boys from Palmy will have a bye as only 5 teams/players have entered.

The tournament starts with the Mixed Pairs and runs from the 21st to the 28th of June. Good luck to those competing.

Bowls NZ have published the following programme.

Club Champs & Mxd Pairs Programme