The South Canterbury women's bowling team regained the Arnst Trophy after beating Mid-Canterbury 10-6.
Four teams of pairs and four teams of four played at the Timaru Town and Country Bowling Club, in the event comprising two games of 21 ends each.
The experienced fours team of Cathy Richards (skip) Shirley Whyte, Janice Styles and Mary Lemon were the top team of the day winning 26-13 and 29-2 against their hapless opponents. Sharon Fowler, Kathy Tomlinson, Kristen Davidson and Joanne Mitchell had a narrow loss in their first game but held out for a nail-biting win 15-14 in the last game.
Similarly Stella Clouston, with Rosina Beker, Gerda Stein and Vi McNicol lost their first game then bounced back with a good win of 22-12.
Annette Pooke's team of Elaine Williams, Madelaine Lowrie and Olive Welford had two close games, losing 17-21 and 13-16.
In the pairs Shona Anderson and Doreen King won both games, 19-11 and 22-18.
This combination should do well in coming events based on this performance.
Joanne Giles paired with the up-and-coming Kay Gill, claiming two good wins 25-13 and 19-14 in games where the opposition tried hard to come back in the latter stages.
Carole Clarke and Kate Rae followed a 14-19 loss with a good comeback taking out their second game 21-12 with well constructed play.
Lorraine Johnston and Sandra Cleland found their opponents too strong in the first encounter, losing 23-10, but after lunch had a close tussle, finally prevailing 15-12.
The South Canterbury team selected for the national inter-centre finals in Auckland: Mata Frankum (Kia Toa) singles; Shona Anderson ( Kia Toa), Doreen King (West End) pairs; Cathy Richards (TTCC), Shirley Whyte (TTCC) Janice Styles (Kia Toa), Mary Lemon, (TTCC) fours.
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