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Champion of Champion Doubles.

For some weeks past fhe various clubs in the Christchurch Centre have boon busily engaged with their Cham-, pion Doubles Competitions, the winners of which became eligible to take part in the Champion of Champion Doubles,' Competition of the Centre. This was | .commenced on Saturday on the St. Al- ' [bans green. It. was in good order, ( ' though a trifle dead when play started, 1 but it became much faster later in the ' i afternoon. The Centre has conducted ( singles and rink competitions for sev-1 oral years, but the doubles were undertaken this year for the first time, and the amount of interest evinced was : shown by the fact that 15 clubs wero . represented. The selected Ashburton ! pair was W. H. Higgins (lead) and J. ,T. M. Pnest (skip), i The following are the details of the \ 1 play: — 1 First Round. —Edgewaro*,'" (C Lticas ' and C. W. Colville s) 19 beat Linwood! (J. G. lladford and A. Ellis s) IG. Kaia- I poi (J. Pavitt and F. Parnham s) 19! beat Opawa (E. Taylor and W. I Bpillor s) 18. St. Albans (H. OakeyM and P. Dobbr, s) 28 beat Sydcnham (J. Y. Hcattie arid N. Young s) 20. Dunsandel (G. W. Kiino and H. Brown s) 21 beat Papanui (H. \V. Samuels | and J. L. Freeman s) 18. Rangiora J (F. Sharp and J. Angus s) 31 beat! Sunnyside (V»\ Suttie and W. L. Milner s) 17. Christchuroh (Drs. Pairman and Sandstcin s) 19 beat Canterbury (A. Lowry and M. S. Brown s) 16. Sumncr (J. AY., Johnston and E. G. Rawn&loy s) a, bye, Ashburton (W. H. Hig»ins and ,T. T. M. Priest s) 25 beat United (J. Mercer and A. Stark s) 23. Ashburton started off with 1, a 4 on Vno fourth head, and a 3 on the fifth, United recording a 3, 1, 3, 1, making 8 all on the seventh head. Stark continued his success, scoring a single and two two's, and after Priest had scored a single, added .'mother 2. Ashburton ] then had some luck, and combined with: good play on the part of both players, i scored two lives, making their score read 19 to 15 on the fourteenth head. On the following head a 4 went to Ash- ( burton, and then singles were exchanged. A o and, 1 then helped Stark's score to 22, 'as against 24 for Ashburton, and the game, with two ( beads to go, looked an open question, j 'Priest, however, by fine play, got a 1 single, leaving Stark with 3 to tie. Ho i i only succeeded in getting 1, Ashburton winning by 2 points. Second Round. —ChristebuTch '(Drs. 1 Pairmnn and Sandstein) 23 beat Rangiora (Sharp and Angus) 11. Edgeware (Lucas and Colville) 20 beat Sumner (Johnston and Rawusley) 19. Kaia-: poi (Pavitt and Parnham) 21 beat Dun-, sandel (Kime and Brown) 14. St. Al-. bans (Oakey-and Dobbs) 18 boat Ash-| burton (Higgi^ and Priest) 17. The " Press " slates ihnt this last matHi was very interesting to wptch. good play being th<* order by nil four Tilavers. Dobbs had ihe bosi for two; pirts of (ho pmo, h'U'in", nr fidi'iniao'P i of 7 to 4 at 7 head's and 15 to 8 a+. 14 i beads. St. Albrns co t 2 on tho 15th 1 hopd jir.d Ihen /.sh bur ton r:isv<> with n '•ush. sroriup 2. A. "'id 3 sinnV,. -imVi'lo, llt scores 17 p]] on tho ?Oth Imnd Oil til' 1 I a fit bond, when the :,kmr> wont clown to play St. Mh":is ivp:, Iving 2 lovely r.bcis a^rl _ OobVs with hi-, first drew a ihird. Tin's v.-as ioo mu"h for Priest, who no'it do^vn p Fast o^o, pcatioring ihe lot and ly'-:g 2. Priest' <z«it in iinolhev, :m(\ when Dobbs was IoH with his last bowl to pipy iL looked lio])elpf,s. Dobbs. howoror._ took tho chancoß with t f:'st one. y.-iiicli 'v or; wide, caiinoiind o~i n an outsido bowl, which, in tuv\ made another cnnnon and out of the raoloo i\ St. Albnrs bowl was knocked in pud scored, loaviurr tbom a winner by 1 noii t. The semi-finals nnd final will bo played on the St. Albans green next Saturday. In (ho semi-final round Christchurcb will moot Eds^ware a:id Kaiapoi will moot St. Albans.

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BOWLING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8813, 9 March 1914

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BOWLING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8813, 9 March 1914

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