THREE wins, two losses and a half, summed up Southland’s week at the national interprovincial tournament at Whitford Park in Auckland last week. Southland’s senior men’s team, which included Matt Tautari, Tyler McLean, Liam Hewitt, Liam Balneaves and Rob Mainland, started the week with a half against Bay of Plenty and a 3-2 win over North Harbour, before losing 3.5-1.5 to Auckland and 4-1 to Hawkes Bay. The team finished the week strongly with a 3-2 win over Waikato and a 5-0 win over Poverty Bay East Coast, but it wasn’t enough to reach the semi-finals.
Liam Balneaves had a great week, playing through six matches unbeaten.
The national title did go to the South Island however winning for the first time in 20 years, beating North Harbour 3-2 in the final.
WAIKAKA has won the Gilmour Rosebowl after beating previous holders, Riverton, 4-1.
Individual results were: Dianne Cleland beat Anita Fraser 4/2, Janis Steel beat Margaret Baillie 2-up, Deryn Cullen beat Emma MacCallum 4/3, Sue Stewart beat Judith Tecofsky 1-up, and Lois Byars lost to Vera Kerr 2-down.
Waikaka won’t have a challenge for the Rosebowl until February, when it would face Te Anau.
Primary school final
WEEKS of primary school zone tournaments culminated in the overall final being played at Drummond last week. The final was a brilliant day, with 128 players, 32 managers, 18 scorekeepers and countless volunteers all contributing to a great event.
The overall winners were the Northern Southland Blue team of Noah Clearwater, Maisie Mitchell, Jack Heslip and Ben Roy. Runners-up were James Hargest 2 (Caleb Devery, Tom Loader, Hannah Tuful and Maisy McDonald) and third place went to Riversdale 1 (Sam Smaill, Lachie Smith, Lykan Eaton and Ameila Nicholson).
The winners of the novice section (up to Year 6) was Thornbury Blue (Cyprin Todd, Tessa Fraser, Izak Halder and Jake Slater) who won on countback from Waihopai 1 (Carter Oliver, Kevin Bang, Mala Devery and Noah Hackett).
Bowmont Meats 4BBB
THE Golf Southland Bowmont Meats 4BBB teed off at Invercargill Golf Club on Monday.
The Wyndham pair of Lorraine Froger and Nicky Owen took out the title with 51 points. Runners-up were Carol Brown and Judy Lloyd (Greenacres) with 50 points and third place went to Winton’s Janet Anderson and Amanda Smalley with 49 points.
NIGHTCAPS has recorded yet another win to retain the Laing Shield, this time beating Wyndham 5-1.
Individual results were: Kyle Dobbie beat Blair Sinclair 3/2, Brett Dobbie beat Dale Owen 2/1, Stu Dobbie beat T P Ngahoro 8/7, Alan Roberts beat Simon Owen 2/1, Peter Booth beat Nic Sinclair 7/6, and Jay Petherick lost to Gerry Ward 2/1. Nightcaps’ next challenge will be from Tokanui.latest Running SneakersNike