Stories

Chance of a Lifetime

 

It was an emotional time for Pam Walker when she was presented with cap “No” 14 on the eve of her debut in the Trans Tasman last month in the Parajacks.

 

Now she’s with the other Parajacks and Blackjacks in Birmingham UK preparing and adjusting to the conditions for the  Commonwealth Games. 

 

It’s been a busy time leading up for Pam. Lauder, where Pam lives, is a long way from the airport.  She has had many hours travelling to practice prior to the games.  Trips to Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland, and the Gold Coast.  Representing in the Trans Tasman in June and competing in the Australian open has meant the last couple of months have been more away than at home.

 

Pam skips with Lynda Bennett in the B6-B8 pairs. In the “Trans Tasman” at Queens Birthday weekend, the pair clocked up 3 wins and 2 draws against the seasoned Jackaroos at Club Tamborine on the Gold Coast. Pam reached the semi finals in the “Australian Open” at Mermaid Beach also last month.  It will be her “Commonwealth Games” debut.

The Commonwealth bowls programme runs from the 29th of July to 6th August. Facebook Central Otago Bowls will record updates and photos.

Clyde Scorchers Fire Again

Congratulations Pat, Alistair and Conor winning the NZ qualifying event of the UBC on 22 May 2022. They're off to Moama in December.

Pat Houlahan

Alistair Watson

Conor Muir

 Central    Otago     Pair    Excel    in    PBA 

 

Debbie Jackson of Arrowtown will be making her debut in the PBA World Singles Qualifier in Wellington in September in the NZ Final after winning in Invercargill on 25 June 2022. 

 

Debbie was in brilliant form winning all her games in a tiebreaker  during the day. Jackson held her nerve to win her fourth consecutive tiebreaker of the day in the final against Craig Tinker. 

Richie Muir of Wanaka recorded his second PBA win of the season on the 26th June when he paired with Thomas Cockerill of Gore in the World Pairs Qualifier.

The last weekend on the local PBA season will take place on the second weekend of August with the Ranking singles along with the UK Singles Qualifier.

Formidable Queenstown Women

All  the  Champ of Champ matches were won by Queenstown Women including the 1-5 Singles won by Liz Anderson. Best wishes from all of us for the National Finals coming up. They will have a busy July as some of the events are in Hastings, Wellington and Dunedin.

 

For the National Finals Christine Buchanan has been replaced due to unavailability.
Singles :  Jane Anderson
Pairs:     Jane Anderson, Debra Lloyd (s)
Triples : Andrea Dowman, Debra Lloyd, Margaret O’Connor(s)
Fours:    Margaret O’Connor, Andrea Dowman, Debra Lloyd, Jane Anderson(s)

 

Interclub Sevens: 

The Queenstown Sevens Teams also won the regional title. The team which won the regional 6 title and will play at Browns Bay in November is: Singles:Christine Buchanan, Pairs:Margaret O’Connor and Andrea Dowman , Fours:Jane Anderson, Debra Lloyd, Linley Carter, Kath Mann .  Manager: Wendy Paterson

 

Jane Anderson

Debra Lloyd

Christine Buchanan

Margaret O'Connor

Andrea Dowman

Kath Mann

Linley Carter

Bowls 3 Five Clyde Scorchers

 

Alistair Watson, Lynn McArthur & Conor Muir competed at Naenae, Wellington in the National Bowls3Five Interclub Finals. The trio won the Regional event and then got to play for the National title. You can watch one of their games against the Birkenhead Stingers on 7th May 2022 .

Click on this link https://youtu.be/GE1-Nig5qhs