Country and town clubs share titles

BOWLS - STEWART MCGRAIL
Last updated 12:00 19/03/2012

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Country clubs were top dogs in the women's finals while the city boys came out tops in the finals of the champion-of-champions triples and fours at Terrace End yesterday.

The Bulls women toppled their Hokowhitu counterparts in the fours while Lyn Jensen's Johnston Park trio were too strong for Bulls in the triples.

Eighty-year-old Jane Hartley skipped her fours team from Bulls to a decisive 19-9 win over Hokowhitu. She had Jan Parris and Yvonne Moss in the front and for the duo it was a first-timer as far as a centre title was concerned.

For Hartley and her No3 Anne Connolly, it was their second title.

Shirley Price skipped the Hokowhitu four of Nellie Batt, Phil Trotter and Merle Thompson.

Jensen had Margaret Snaddon and Tina Vartha in front to beat Bulls 21-13 after being locked at 12-all midway through the match. It was the first Manawatu title for Jensen to go with one she secured when in Wairarapa.

Palmerston North contested both men's finals but in the triples went down 21-20 on the second extra end to Craig Gush's Northern, while their fours were roundly beaten by Takaro. Takaro's Barry Wynks, Terry Curtis, Terry Rossiter and Laurie Gordon were always in command with their 17-11 win. For Curtis it was his fifth title for his gold star.

Northern, skipped by Gush and with Doug Hayward and Derek McKee in the team, were taken to the wire by Pat Horgan's triple of Graeme Cooley and Ross Ellery in the final.

Horgan also skipped the losing Palmerston North four with Eric Watson, Wayne Mouldey and Chris Barrett completing his quartet.

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