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BOWLING., Issue 7921, 31 May 1889
A meeting of the New Zealand Bowling Association was held last night in the Grand Hotel, and was attended by Messrs W. Carlton (vice-president, in the chair), M. Sinclair, A. Matheson, G. B. Smith, A. Mowat, T. R. Dodds, Thomas Moodie, W, Dawson, W. Davis, J. Gibson, J. Secular, and G. Capstick (secretary).
The Secretary of the Dunedin Club in'timated that Mr Andrew Mowat had been elected as a delegate in place of Mr. D. Russell (resigned). A letter was read from James Paul, honorary secretary New Plymouth Bowling Club, stating that at a meeting of the skips during the bowling tournament lately held at New Plymouth, it was decided to ask the Association to try and arrange for next season a match between the North and South Island clubs, to take place at Wellington, which would be the nearest centre between Auckland and Dunedin or Invercargill.—lt was resolved that, as the tournament is to be held in Dunedin daring the time the Exhibition is open, and as a match is provided for similar to the one proposed, the Association do not see their way at the present time to comply with the request, and trust that the several bowling clubs in the North Island will be represented at the tournament.
Mr B. Harper, secretary Naseby Club, wrote enclosing Ll 5s for the Association, and stating that the club wou’d contribute towards the publication of a bowling annual for New Zealand.
The programme arranged by the sub committee appointed by the Association was read and approved. The dates fixed are the 23rd, 24th, 25th, 27th, 28th January, IS9O. It was resolved that the programme be printed and forwarded to the various clubs, and also to the associations in Victoria and New South Wales. Messrs Carlton, Mowat, W. Dawson, and J. Scoular were appointed a committee to procure prizes for the tournament. Mr J. Gibson promised a pair of gold-mounted bowls.
The question of the publication of a bowling annual was brought before the association and met with approval. Tie Chaib-
man mentioned that bowling was making great strides in the colony, and the bowling greens in New Zealand could not be excelled anywhere in the world.
BOWLING., Issue 7921, 31 May 1889
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