It took a countback to separate Canterbury and Dunedin to decide the winner of the representative tournament at the Kia Toa Bowling Club.
Dunedin came out on top with a differential of 29 shots. The South Canterbury team performed well against North Otago winning all three games, but the big guns had too much fire power.
South Canterbury's best was singles player Barrie Andrews who lost to Mike Kernaghan from Dunedin but then beat North Otago's Mark Lister 25-22.
In the last game against young Black Jack Andrew Kelly, who was in sensational form all day, Andrews took him to the last end before succumbing 25-24.
The pair of Steve Jones and Jim Vevers started well against Canterbury's Alvin Gardiner, up 10-8 before dropping five and watching Canterbury runaway to win 21-11.
In the last game they beat North Otago's Greg Smith and Trevor Wilson 15-12.
In the fours Richie Kerr, Jim Kane, Don Johnston and Dennis Johnston clawed there way back from 8-3 down against North Otago's Kin Piner to a 18-9 win.
They were, however, outclassed by Canterbury's Kelvin Scott 21-7 and had a chance to beat Dunedin's Kerry Beck's four, tied up with four ends to play, but didn't capitalise on their chances going down 20-13. Two Canterbury teams went through unbeaten, their four and singles player Kelly.
- South Canterbury