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Several clubs had their official opening on Saturday. The greens were naturalh heavy owing to the overnight and morning rains. At Balmacewen the grounds bore quit a busy aspect, the three sections of tin club’s activities—bowling, tennis, and ere quet—being in full swing. The Muo Hill Brass Band were in attendance. M. P. L. Clark (the president), Mr S. N Brown (vice-president of the 1 tennis sec tion), and Mr P. L. Ritchie (vice-presi dent of the croquet section) all made shor speeches. Mi's Clark, wife of the dent, rolled the first bowl. The usm; opening match, President v. Vice-presi-dent, was played. | At North-east Valley Green the func- | tion opened with the presentation of a flag to the club, it being made on behalf of the donors (the ladies) by Mr Peter Gray, and Mrs Gray unfurling the flag. Mr Wright (president) complimented the ladies on their loyalty to the club, and returned thanks for the presentation tho\ had just made. Mrs Wright afterward"; rolled up the first bowl. An adjournmeni was then made to the tennis courts, when Mr T. Begg (president of the Otago Lawi Tennis Association) was invited to ope the courts. The usual bowling match President v. Vice-president, was played. At Port Chalmers, the bowling club’,season was formally opened by the prosi dent (Mr G. F. Booth), who expressed the wish for an increased membership. Mrs Booth delivered the first bowl, after which sides were chosen by the president and vice-president for the usual openin® game. c ,

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BOWLING, Issue 15627, 19 October 1914

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BOWLING Issue 15627, 19 October 1914

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