The Season in Review. 2020 – 21

Representative Honours:
New Zealand.
      Gary Lawson.[Selected this year, will play December, 2021???]
Town v Country.

Senior Men. Town Red: Pairs: Liam Eathorne     Fours: (S) Kelvin Scott    Stephen Ditfort
Senior Men. Country: Pairs: (S) Rodney Greaney
Senior Women. Town Black: Fours: Fiona Frew
Marjory Gundry.   Emily Robbins
Southern Quad.


Senior Men:  Pairs: Lance Pascoe   Fours: Kelvin Scott   Stephen Ditfort   Liam Eathorne
Senior Women:  Triples: Fiona Frew

Three in the front and one in the back. [Third from left.]


Northern Quad.
Men:  Pairs: Stephen Ditfort   Fours: Liam Eathorne
Women:  Triples: Fiona Frew
National Intercentre.
M. Boyd   L. Eathorne   L. Pascoe

The Stokes Valley Vipers team won the 2020 Bowls3Five title in a scintillating final against the Elmwood Park Saints.

In an incredible final the Vipers team of Seamus Curtin, Finbar McGuigan and Nicole Toomey toppled the Elmwood Park Saints team of Gary Lawson, Mandy Boyd and Nathan Glasson in straight sets.
The Saints fought hard and were desperately unlucky not to force Curtain to play his last bowl to stop a tie break.
This marks the second straight year that the Saints have lost the final, and they’re sure to be marching back next year for another crack at the title.
Other players: Kelvin Scott   Lance Pascoe   Bev Morel   Liam Eathorne   Stephen Ditfort

Pre Christmas Interclub Highlights: 

* The  success of the Elmwood Park Saints in the televised national Bowls3Five tournament, a creditable second.
* Men’s 7s who won Division 1 and defeated Christchurch Bowling Club in the playoffs to qualify for the national interclub sevens.
* Men’s Double Pairs, EP 1 & EP 2 who came first in their sections. EP 1 lost in the finals playoffs.
* The women’s Div. 1 2/4s who came 2nd= in their division.
* O60s Double Pairs, EP 2 came first in their section.
* EP Blue leading at the halfway stage in the Edwards Cup.
* Singles:  Mandy Boyd who has won her way to the final of the Centre singles.
* Pairs: Nathan Glasson and Ricky Cook will be in the Centre semi while Bev Morel and Sherrie Cottle will be in the Centre final.
* Triples: Mandy Boyd, Sheryl McLean and Angela Boyd who will play in the Centre final.
* Fours: Gary Lawson, Kelvin Scott, Lance Pascoe and Nathan Glasson who won the delayed Centre fours title from last season. 

Pre Christmas Interclub Results 2020.

Men's 3/4sDiv. 1155106th
Men's 3/4sDiv. 3188285th
Men's 2/4sDiv. 110286th
Men's Double PairsSec. 1 EP 1141311stLost in final of playoffs
Men's Double PairsSec. 2 EP 21411121stOut in second round of playoffs
Men's Double PairsSec. 3 EP 3125164th
Men's 7sDiv. 19632nd in section!st in final
Men's 7sDiv. 29543rd in section
Women's 2/4sDiv. 110552nd=
Women's 2/4sDiv. 312577th
Women's 5sDiv. 612664th
Women's 7sDiv. 19721st in sectionLost in post section
Women's 7sDiv. 29542nd in section
O60s Double PairsSec.1 EP 2141131stOut in second round of playoffs
O60s Double PairsSec. 5 EP 1149142nd
O60s Double PairsSec.6 EP 314863rd
O60s Double TriplesSec.2 EP 112664th
O60s Double TriplesSec.3 EP 210556th
Edwards CupElmwood Park Blue2414191st
Edwards CupElmwood Park Gold2491144th

Champion of Champions Finals Weekend.
The 2019 – 20 champion of champions postponed event was held..     11 – 10 – 20     Finals Day.

Congratulations to the men’s four, Gary Lawson, Lance Pascoe, Nathan Glasson and Kelvin Scott, who comfortably defeated Dean Mooney, Avon Park, 21 – 8.
Pam Phair’s triples team lost to Sandra Keith, Allenton, 5 – 19. [Mary Ann Johnstone and Cheryl Gee]
The hard luck story goes to Liam Eathorne, representing Riccarton Racecourse, losing 20 – 21 to the experienced Kerry Becks.
The men’s triples of  John Mears, Liam Eathorne and Ian Rule were eliminated in the semi final.
U5 representatives, Emily Robbins and Luke Vujcich both were eliminated in round 2 of post section.


Congratulations to Bruce Humphreys on his bronze star award and Rodney Greaney on his gold star award.





Centre Events.
Finals Weekend. January 30 – 31 @ Burnside.



Congratulations to Mandy Boyd who won her final of the Centre singles where she came up against a difficult opponent, Taylor Bruce from Burnside, in what was an epic clash. Mandy Boyd defeated Tayla Bruce, Burnside, 21-19, in a close encounter.


Unfortunately the news wasn’t as good in the Centre men’s singles where our three qualifiers, Bruce Humphreys, Nathan Glasson and Liam Eathorne all were eliminated early in post section play.
Under 5s Men’s Singles.
Luke Vujcich and Chris Godman competed in the Centre under 5s section play. Both failed to qualify for post section.
Several pairs teams participated in the Centre pairs. The pairs teams of Paul McKinnel and Don Baker, Dave Vujcich and Neil Johnstone, Nathan Glasson and Ricky Cook, Rodney Greaney and Ian Rule, Mary Ann Johnstone and Joyce McKinnel and Bev Morel and Sherrie Cottle.
Congratulations to Dave Vujcich and Neil Johnstone and Nathan Glasson and Ricky Cook who qualified for post section play in the men’s Centre pairs. Also qualifying were Mary Ann Johnstone and Joyce McKinnel and Bev Morel and Sherrie Cottle in the women’s Centre pairs.
In the men’s pairs final Nathan Glasson and Ricki Cook lost to the Smalls, Mike and Matt of Burnside, 10 – 16.


A special well done to Bev and Sherrie who had meritorious wins over well known and formidable opponents in Sandra Keith and Tayla Bruce in post section while in the final they defeated Halswell’s Julie Dalley and Tania Woodham in a come from behind effort, 16 – 15.
Note this was Sherrie’s 15th Centre title.

Mixed Pairs:
Five Elmwood Park teams participated in the Centre Mixed Pairs. Dave Vujcich and Bev Morel, Paul McKinnel and Pam Phair, Neil and Mary Ann Johnstone, Ken and Pam Nicholson and Ray Hooper and Fiona Frew.
Well done to Pam and Ken Nicholson who got through to the post section but sadly were eliminated in the first round.

Congratulations to the club triples teams of Bev Morel, Sherrie Cottle and Joyce McKinnel; Mandy Boyd, Sheryl McLean and Angela Boyd and Rodney Greaney, Stephen Ditfort and Ian Rule who qualified for post section play in the Centre triples.


In the women’s final Mandy Boyd, Sheryl McLean and Angela Boyd defeated Amy Caddie, Elaine McDonald and Annabel Walmisley of Redcliffs-Mt Pleasant, 16-11.


Congratulations to the fours teams that qualified for post section. Rodney Greaney, Steve Ditfort, Liam Eathorne and Ian Rule. Mandy Boyd, Sheryl McLean, Fiona Frew and Angela Boyd. Bev Morel, Sherrie Cottle, Joyce MvKinnel and Theresa Woodham.
Sadly all teams went out in the first round
Mixed Fours:
On the way to the final Rodney Greaney, Bev Morel, Bruce Humphreys and Theresa Woodham defeated Paul McKinnel, Pam Phair, Don Baker and Pam Nicholson by 4 in the semifinal finally losing 13 – 16 to John Mears, Linda Boyd, Judy Herkess and Steve Street of the Papanui Club.
The Sevens:
The men and women each entered two teams.
Men’s Div. 1: Singles: K. Scott   Pairs: L. Pascoe   N. Glasson   Fours: G. Lawson   S. Ditfort   P. McKinnel   L. Eathorne
Men’s Div. 2: Singles: N. Johnstone   Pairs: D. Baker   I. Rule   Fours: K. Nicholson   B. Lyttle   A. Reid   R. Hooper
Women’s Div. 1: Singles: S. Cottle   Pairs: B. Morel   A. Boyd   Fours: M. Boyd   S. McLean   F. Frew   P. Phair
Women’s Div. 2: Singles: T. Woodham  Pairs: M. A. Johnstone   J. McKinnel   Fours: P. Rowley   L. Campbell   P. Nicholson   S. Herd
Div. 2  men and women men failed to qualify.
Congratulations to the Div. 1 men and women who both qualified.
Sevens Section Play.
Men:   EP 1   6 wins   3 losses   2nd Fours: LWW Pairs: WLW Singles WWL          EP 2    5 wins   4 losses   3rd Fours: LLW Pairs: LWW Singles: WWL
Women:   EP 1   7 wins   2 losses   1st Fours: LWW Pairs: WWL Singles: WWW        EP 2   5 wins   4 losses   2nd Fours: LLW Pairs: WWW Singles: WLL
Sevens Post Section Play.
Well done to the EP 1 men who defeated Christchurch in the final of the Centre Sevens. Two close wins; K. Scott, 21 – 20, singles and L. Pascoe and N. Glasson, pairs, 17 – 16, gave the win to Elmwood Park without the fours needing to be completed.
The women’s EP 1 team was defeated by Canterbury 2017 in the first round of post section.

National Sevens, April 15 – 18. @ various Christchurch greens.
Every centre (x27) in New Zealand sent a side to the 2021 finals.
Elmwood Park: Singles: K. Scott     Pairs: G. Lawson   N. Glasson     Fours: L. Pascoe   P. McKinnel   S. Ditfort   L. Eathorne
Thirteen wins from fifteen games put Elmwood Park first equal in their section. Great effort guys. 
In the quarter finals Elmwood Park played Takaro [Manawatu] and won the pairs 26 – 19 and the fours 17 – 15 and progress tomorrow to the semi finals at Burnside where they will meet Stokes Valley. Singles: 13 – 21
In the semi final they convincingly defeated Stokes Valley winning the pairs 16 – 8, the fours 19 – 6 and the singles 21 – 20 to progress to the final where they met Stoke.
And victory!!!
Elmwood Park has been crowned National Interclub Men’s Sevens champions for the first time at the Burnside Bowling Club in Christchurch.
Great news for our Club. Our men’s interclub 7’s team, winner of the Bowls Canterbury competition and therefore representing Canterbury, performed brilliantly over four days to beat all other sides in the country in the Bowls New Zealand National Interclub 7’s event.
This was a great team effort and was achieved against some of the best bowlers in the country, with Elmwood Park beating strong Stokes Valley and Stoke teams in the semi-finals and finals at the Burnside Bowling Club. All players performed well , but especially notable was Kelvin Scott’s singles win in the final against world champion singles player, Shannon McIlroy of Stoke.
This means that our Club has now won a men’s national 7’s  title to go with the women’s win as the Elmwood Bowling Club in 2009.
Stoke were first on the board, with Peter Hodson and Graham Growcott upsetting the previously unbeaten Gary Lawson and Nathan Glasson 20 – 9 in the pairs.
Kelvin Scott then drew Elmwood Park level, handing world champion Shannon McIlroy his only defeat of the tournament in the singles. Scott held on to an early 15 – 5 advantage to beat McIlroy 21 – 19 in a very tense final few ends. 
This was a sensational win and now it was up to the fours.
The Elmwood Park four of Lance Pascoe, Paul McKinnel, Liam Eathorne and Steve Ditfort sealed the title for the Canterbury champions, beating the Stoke quartet of Robbie Reed, Jimmy Pugh, Don Ambrose and Chris Alldred 18 – 13. An impressive performance considering they were down 2 – 10 at one stage early on.
Congratulations guys, you have done the club proud.
The Magnificent Seven.

O60 Singles. 
Three members, Bev Morel, Neil Johnstone and Bruce Humphreys all progressed to the post section stage but all three were eliminated early.
O60 Pairs:
Congratulations to the O60 pairs teams of Ken Nicholson and Neil Johnstone and Ray Hooper and Bev Morel who progressed to the post section stage of the tournament. Sadly both went out early in post section.

O60 Triples:
Well done  to the O60s triples teams of Bev Morel, Don Baker and Bruce Humphreys and Dave Vujcich, Mary Ann and Neil Johnstone who qualified for post section play. Sadly both teams were eliminated at the quarter final stage.


O60 Fours:
Congratulations to the O60s fours team of  Bev Morel, Pam Rowley, Ray Hooper and Bruce Humphreys who played in the final at Fendalton against Tony Marshall from Riccarton Racecourse winning 15 – 10. Don Baker, Pam Phair, Mary Ann and Neil Johnstone went out in the first round of post section.

Over 60 Double Pairs. Playoffs.
EP 2, Bev Morel and Ray Hooper and Bruce Humphreys and Theresa Woodham won their first game but lost their second.
Men’s Double Pairs. Playoffs.
Elmwood Park had two teams playing. EP 2 played Hornby 1 but were defeated, A. Reid & G. Edlin 18 – 18 and B. Humphreys & R. Hooper 9 – 18. A hard draw as they were facing two very good  skips in Paul Anning and Andrew Bramham.
EP 1 faced Bowls Hornby and came out victorious, K. Nicholson & B. Lyttle 30 – 12 and D. Vujcich & N. Johnstone 12 –  20. The final against Halswell was oh so close with Halswell just winning each game by one point. D. Vujcich 14 – 15 and K. Nicholson 13 – 14.

The Nationals: Singles and Pairs Summary.     Jan. 2 – Jan. 8
Highlight of this tournament would have to be the men’s pairs win by Lance Pascoe and Jamie Hill.
Congratulations Lance.
Lance Pascoe and Jamie Hill have completed a perfect run through the men’s pairs at the Summerset Nationals in Auckland.  The composite combination have beaten the experienced Mike Bradshaw and John Carruthers (Royal Oak) 19-6 in the final at Carlton Cornwall, having won all eight of their previous games over the four days of competition.
After a number of near misses it was Pascoe’s first national title.
“It’s good to get the monkey off the back. I’ve been in a few semis and a final so I’m rapt,” Pascoe said.
Pascoe paid tribute to his lead Hill, who got the better of him in the final of the national fours in Mt Maunganui last year.
Mandy Boyd only just lost the women’s singles to Nicole Toomey in a pulsating last few ends. So close.

Andrew Kelly defeated, only just, Lance Pascoe in the first round of post section singles while Gary Lawson fell in the round of 32.
Tayla Bruce and Clare Hendra defeated the Boyd sisters in the quarter finals of the women’s pairs.
Well done to all the participants, you have done Elmwood Park proud.

The Nationals: Fours and Mixed Pairs Summary.     Feb. 24 – Mar. 3
Highlight of this tournament would have to be the women’s fours win; a team that included sisters Mandy and Angela Boyd from Elmwood Park.
Boyd continues fours supremacy.
Mandy Boyd has claimed a remarkable sixth national fours title in 11 years.
The former Blackjack has held on to beat defending champion Sandra Keith 18-16 in the women’s final at the Summerset National Fours at Alexandra Bowling Club in Central Otago.
Boyd, Kirsten Edwards, Leigh Griffin and Angela Boyd withstood a late rally from Keith, Clare Hendra, Selina Smith and Tayla Bruce after leading 18-8 with four ends to play.
“It was a tricky old situation we were in because we did get a bit of a lead there and at that point it becomes play the card and don’t drop numbers,” Mandy Boyd said.
“Then I guess we dropped a couple and it got a bit close for comfort obviously but pleased to hold on to that for sure.”
Boyd played down her role in the team’s success.
“Angela was setting us up really well from the start most ends which was really good and Leigh was backing her up as well.
“I didn’t play many bowls in that game. I just tried to talk to the girls and do what I could on and it just shows how [with a] good team effort you only have to sort of pluck one out every now and then.”
Together the Boyd sisters and Griffin and Edwards also won the national fours in 2016 and 2019.
“We all know each other so well now,” Mandy Boyd said.
“Kirsten and I can sort of read each other’s minds and I trust completely what she says.”
It is the fifth national title for Kirsten’s mum Leigh Griffin, giving her a gold star.
“That was what we were going for out there. She’s done really well, she’s a legend,” Boyd said.
Bev Morel   Sherrie Cottle   Pam Phair   Theresa Woodham   W [Against Jo Edwards] W W W L Qualified Reached round of 16 What makes this such a meritorious achievement is it was achieved by a genuine club team, not a composite one.
Kim Rowlands   Chris Kibblewhite   Fiona Frew   Jenny Anderson    L W W L W L

Mike Kernaghan   Lance Pascoe   Shannon McIlroy   Kelvin Scott   W W L W W Qualified Defeated in final by Maurice Symes
Cruelly it is the third straight year Kernaghan has finished runner-up in the men’s fours, with all finals decided by just one shot.
Boyd’s partner Lance Pascoe, playing three for Kernaghan, was forced to settle for the silver medal for the second straight year.
National Mixed Pairs:
World champions, Commonwealth Games gold medalists and multiple New Zealand title holders are amongst those who have won through to post-section play at the inaugural Summerset National Mixed Pairs in Central Otago.
No Elmwood Park players reached the final day.
Mark Burgess   Fiona Frew W W Qualified Out in round of 128     Brian Heemi   Bev Morel L W W Qualified Out in round of 32         Lance Pascoe   Mandy Boyd W W Qualified Out in round of 32          Gary Lawson   Dale Rayner L W W Qualified  Out in round of 16

Local Specials.

13 – 10 – 20
The annual match was played against Lady Diana Isaac, a great afternoon enjoyed by everyone.
Elmwood Park came out the winners 5 wins to 2 with 1 draw.


17 – 10 – 20

EP v Fendalton for the Fenwood Duster.
Elmwood Park won by 127 – 110.




23 – 1 – 21
The Elmburn Shield was regained by Burnside. Final score: Elmwood Park 4 games, 107 points  Burnside 11 games, 158 points
The trophy was presented 50 years ago in 1971 and this was the 42nd playing of the event. Elmwood Park has 20 wins while Burnside now has 21. [1996 encounter was drawn.]

25 – 3 – 21   Elmwood Park v Woodend   Cancelled

v Parklands    Not held

18 – 3 – 21   Rangiora defeated Elmwood Park in their annual tournament.
Two trophies were played for.
Gig Thomas Trophy:   EP   2 wins 1 draw   Rangiora 3 wins 1 draw          John Emmett Trophy   EP    2 wins 1 draw   Rangiora  3 wins 1 draw

The Edwards Cup. One of the few competitions that takes part during the full season. It is a popular competition which involves two Elmwood Park teams plus Barrington United and Fendalton. Three teams of fours play each other.
EP Blue: 1st.     Played 57     Won 33     Drew 3     Lost 21
EP Gold: 2nd.     Played 57     Won 30     Drew 3     Lost 24

Burnside Pairs
Some results from the Burnside Pairs.
Div. 1: Liam Eathorne 3rd= [with Dave Vincent]     Div. 2: Lance Pascoe 2nd [with Andrew Curtain]     
Div. 3: Steve Ditfort 2nd [with Paul Beecroft]

Internal Competitions.
James Egan Memorial Triples.
1] Kurt Geiger [skip]  Shirley Herd   Don Pidhirny     2] Gary Lowe (s), Neville Greenslade, Julia Hall
Ngaio Marsh Drawn Fours.
1] June Smith, Gary Lowe, Ray Hooper, [skip] and Peter Alty.
2] Tim Sandrey   Roy Scott   Peter Duke   Ron Phair

Veteran Pairs Trophy.
1] Glen Edlin   Hugh Horn
2] Perry Trevella   Julia Hall 


Keith Herbison Pairs.
1] Peter Felton   June Smith     2=] Pam Rowley   Velma Maunsell          Allan Reid   Kevin White

Presidents Triples:   Cancelled.
Closing Day. State of Origin.
The State of Origin event took place on Saturday 24th April and, in fine weather, was very much enjoyed by the 36 participants who were playing for countries/provinces/cities.  

1] Southland:   Paul McKinnel  Pam Nicholson   Ken Nicholson
2] England:  Mary Ann Johnstone   Ron Phair   Shirley Herd,



Champion of Champions, 2021.
Watson Shield:
The men’s Watson Shield team won their section. Played 28    Won 21    Drew 1     Lost 6
Then they won their semi final against Burnside one with the final result, like last year, coming down to the final bowl. Steve Ditfort had one bowl left, the team had four seconds to a solitary Burnside bowl which Steve promptly drove off the head with a brilliant bowl to provide for a dramatic 1 shot win!
A great result on finals day; Elmwood Park regained the Watson Shield. This was a superb effort and well deserved on the day.
A very meritorious effort to make the final given the unavailability this year of our top bowlers Lance Pascoe, Rod Greaney, Gary Lawson and Kelvin Scott.

Singles: A consistent performance by Liam Eathorne to defeat a well-performed opponent in Shane Simcock.

Pairs: A good win. Some terrific bowls by Nathan Glasson kept Elmwood Park consistently in the lead.

Triples; A meritorious win by the Paul McKinnel skipped team who overcame a 2 – 12 deficit to claw their way back to win.

Fours: A close game with the John Mears skipped Papanui team proving difficult opponents for the Elmwood Park team.

Steve Ditfort receiving the shield.

The winners.
Singles: L. Eathorne     Pairs: N. Glasson   I. Rule     Triples: P. McKinnel   B. Lyttle   N. Johnstone     Fours: S. Ditfort   K. Nicholson   J. Wagner   T. Sandrey



The fours teams that competed in the champion of champions tournament, Rodney Greaney, Steve Ditfort, Liam Eathorne and Ian Rule and Bev Morel, Sheryl McLean,  Sherrie Cottle and Joyce McKinnel both unfortunately went out in Round 1.
The women’s club triples team of Pam Phair, Mary Ann Johnstone and Emily Belton went out in round one of post section, on an extra end.

Congratulations to Gary Lawson, Kelvin Scott and Nathan Glasson who defeated Fendalton’s Ray Hanna 27 – 8 and Tony Fielding of Bowls Papanui in the final winning 17 – 16.




Our two pairs teams representing Elmwood Park in the Centre champion of champions tournament had mixed fortunes. Gary Lawson and Kelvin Scott were defeated by Riccarton Racecourse, with Liam Eathorne, in the first round while Bev Morel and Sherrie Cottle were defeated by Allenton at the quarter final stage.
Sherrie Cottle made it through to the semi-final of the women’s singles, including on the way a great win against Black Jack rep. Tayla Bruce. Sherrie lost her semi final to the eventual winner, Donalda Scott.
Gary Lawson won all his games but was disqualified from further participation, the next day, when he did not have a full set of similar bowls. None of his opponents had any problem with it. Seemed a harsh decision. However on appeal he was allowed to continue at a later date, 2 – 5 – 21. Gary Lawson played in the delayed men’s singles semi final against Richard Hocking, Burnside, who got out to a 6 point lead early in the game. Lawson pegged him back to be ahead 20 – 19 but a single to Hocking had them at 20 – 20. In the final end Hocking held his nerve and outdrew Lawson for 21 – 20 victory.
U5 Singles:
Chris Godman got through to the second round in the champion of champions being eliminated by the eventual semi finalist, Lincoln.

Post Christmas Interclub Results 2021.

Men's Watson ShieldSection 12821161stWon final
Men's 8s Div. 12161148th
Men's 8s Div. 2217147th
Men's 8s Div. 42131147th
Women's 8s Div. 1211741st
Women's Double TriplesDiv. 410464th
Manning CupSection 11441020th=
O70sSection 1 EP 221101105th
O70sSection 2 EP 12114162ndOut first round of playoffs
Edwards CupElmwood Park Blue3319212
Edwards CupElmwood Park Gold3321210
Edwards Cup Full YearElmwood Park Blue57333211st
Edwards Cup Full YearElmwood Park Gold57303242nd

Post Christmas Highlights.
 * The women’s 8s who easily won division one.

Regular players were Bev Morel, Sherrie Cottle, Joyce McKinnel, Pam Phair, Mary Ann Johnstone, Pam Rowley, Lesley Campbell, Fiona Frew, Theresa Woodham and Emily Belton.  
 * The premier men’s Watson Shield team who made it through to the final and won against a strong Papanui team. This was a particularly meritorious effort to make the final given the unavailability this year of our top bowlers Lance Pascoe, Rod Greaney, Gary Lawson and Kelvin Scott.
Regular players were Liam Eathorne, Steve Ditfort, Ian Rule, Paul McKinnel, Don Baker, Neil Johnstone, Ken Nicholson, Jamie Wagner, Brian Lyttle and Ray Hooper.
Worthy of note was the triples team of Paul McKinnel, Don Baker and Neil Johnstone were unbeaten.
* The O60s EP1 7s team that made the playoffs.
* the O60s fours team of  Bev Morel, Pam Rowley, Ray Hooper and Bruce Humphreys who played in the final at Fendalton against Tony Marshall from Riccarton Racecourse winning 15 – 10.
* Men’s 7s team winning the National Sevens title. Especially noteworthy was the Kelvin Scott win over Shannon McIlroy.
* Mandy Boyd who won the Centre singles.
* Pairs: Nathan Glasson and Ricky Cook lost the Centre pairs final.
* Bev Morel and Sherrie Cottle won the  Centre pairs final.

* Mandy Boyd, Sheryl McLean and Angela Boyd who won the Centre triples final.
* Bowls3Five, a creditable second in the nationally televised tournament.

The club ran a bowls3five tournament over six weeks at Donald Place. It was very successful.
Special credit to Matt de Vries for his organization and setting up the programme. Thank you Matt. It is hoped to have the tournament twice next season, before and after Christmas.

* The performances of Lance Pascoe and Mandy Boyd to win national titles and be runners up also.

Club Championships.


Singles: Sherrie Cottle who gained her 17th club title.


Singles: Gary Lawson.
It is Gary’s fifth club title and his third for this season. Great  effort.


Under 5 Singles:   Chris Godman    This was Chris’s first club title.

Handicap Singles:  Glen Edlin



Pairs:  Gary Lawson and Kelvin Scott. It is the third club title for both.


Bev Morel and Sherrie Cottle.
It was Bev’s 30th club title and Sherrie’s 18th


Triples: Pam Phair, Mary Ann Johnstone and Emily Belton. It was Mary Ann’s 23rd club title, Pam’s 21st club title and Emily’s 4th club title.

Gary Lawson, Kelvin Scott and Nathan Glasson. This was the fourth club titles for Scott and Lawson and the second for Glasson.



Fours: Sheryl McLean, Bev Morel, Sherrie Cottle and Joyce McKinnel. 
Congratulations to Bev Morel who won her 30th club title, Sherrie Cottle who won her 16th and Joyce McKinnel  her 4th. It was Sheryl McLean’s first title.


Don Baker, substituting for Rodney Greaney, Steve Ditfort, Liam Eathorne and Ian Rule. It was Ditfort’s 28th club title, Rule’s 26th and Eathorne’s 2nd.



Lance Pascoe. joint winner, Bowls New Zealand’s player of the year.





Special thanks to Don Baker and Gary Lowe who have produced great greens throughout the year; the equal of any in Christchurch. Thanks guys.