The final for the champion rinks was played Saturday evening. AY. Lane (skip), Hoslcen, Kennedy and McDonald, winners of section A. 1 met Angus (skip), Percy, Woods, and Watson, winners of section B. Milsom, who played a line game, took Percy's place in Angus's rink. The game was evenly contested until Angus got a 6, Lane never being able to make up that deficiency, being six down at the finish. The winners get their names inscribed on the "Smith Shield." The final for the Handicap Doubles was finished last Saturday evening, when Dunlop and Borthwick won from Christie and McSherry. This concluding round was played in two portions, and commencing the latter half Christie had a substantial lead, but Dunlop gradually wore him down. Commencing the last end Christie was two up, and his partner, McSherry, was lying the shot when the skips crossed over. Dunlop's first ball was a little over in a nice position. Christie's first ball took his lying shot out and trailed kitty. Dunlop was now lying one. Dunlop with his second tried to rest Christie's nearest for four, but just failed. Christie then tried to draw the shot, but was short. Dunlop tried his previous shot and again failed. Christie was through with his third. Dunlop, with his third attempt and last bowl rested Christie's' nearest (the second shot), making four of it. Christie with his last had to draw first or second shot to save defeat. Trying to rest Dunlop's nearest ho got kitty an 6? trailed it, but still Dunlop held his four and won the game, being 2 up.
There is only one match to finish to conclude the playing season. F. Smith has to play McDonald to determine the winner of the Colts; Smith to win has to beat McDonald twice.
The Club will have two rinks at the Christchurch Easter tournament, Higgins and Angus each taking one.
The second singles competition of the Rakaia Bowling Club has reached the final round stage. The competitors left in are Messrs H. Haydock, J. Smith, D. Newman, E. Fox, C. Featherston, C. Ross, and T. Blackley.
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BOWLING NOTES, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9588, 16 April 1919
BOWLING NOTES Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9588, 16 April 1919
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