Bowls Comment by Denis Duffy Former Manawatu stalwart and National representative Philip Skoglund provided a whiff of local interest in the National Interclub Championships finalised at Howick at the weekend. Philip figured in the Pairs for the Eastbourne side which retained its title from the previous year. the composition of the successful Eastbourne team provides…

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The team selected by Tony Jensen for the National Intercentre 23-26 March is as follows: Singles: Ross Ellery (Palmerston North) Pairs: Stephen Love (Johnston Park) {s}, Dean Gilshnan (Palmerston North) Fours: Brian Little (Palmerston North) {s}, Craig Gush (Northern), Pat Horgan (Palmerston North), Tim Hook (Northern). Team captain Craig Gush. Good luck to those selected.

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Adam Johnston and Jason Hawe recently competed in the New Zealand Open held in Auckland. They performed well in wet and tricky conditions navigating their way through qualifying in the Singles and Pairs. Together they reached the quarterfinals in the Pairs losing out to Ray Martin and Richard Corry 17-15. While in the singles Adam…

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Congratulations to the Men’s Winning Team at the recent Hexagonal. They won with 9 out of 10 wins on the sunday to win the annual tournament between Hawkes Bay, Wellington, Kapiti, Wanganui and Taranaki. A Great performance to go from fifth overnight to first place. The team was as follows Ross Ellery, Daryl Johnson, Steven Love, Dean…

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Bowls Comment by Denis Duffy A shift of the landscape in Manawatu Men’s Bowls passed almost unnoticed with the completion of the Centre’s Open or Pathways events for the season. For the first time since the 1971/72 season, neither of the two traditional powerhouses in Northern and Palmerston North made it into the winner’s circle….

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Congratulations to those selected for the Senior Mens’ team to represent Manawatu at the Quadrangular at Landsdowne, Masterton on Sunday 29th January. The team selected by Tony Jensen is as follows. Team 1: Singles; R Ellery Pair ; S Love (s), G Cooley Fours; B Little (s), P Horgan, S McGavin, T Hook. Team 2…

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Congrats to Brian Little’s team from Palmerston North, the defending champs have been the only team from Manawatu to qualify for the weekend at the Taranaki Fours. They have drawn a team from Aussie and if getting through their first round match will play the winner of Ian Andrews (Paritutu) and Peter Belliss (Aramoho). Good…

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