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BOWLING

[By Meastoer.J On Labor Day. -weather being beautiful, thero was a lot of play, ami when interclub mutches start on Saturday week there should lie no excuso for very bad form. Already some fair play is to be seen on the different greens. Clubs are reminded that entries for the different .sections in the interelub contests close with Secretary R. Harming fin Saturday next. The entries received so far are :—-Dunedin 5 sections, Taieri 2. Otago

Y St. Kilda 3. St. Clair" 2, Wakari 2. Caledonian may be relied on for three seel ions.

Kahuna Cluh have called a general mtetitig for tonight to arrive at a, deri si on as to how many sections they shall cuter for. Tile committee resolved not to lake the responsibility; Kaituna's attitude In r.ho intcrrlub "contests is that, while willing to give their members outside play, they wish to keep a large porturn of tlieir green open to members who do not care to take part in cluh matches. With (hi-, idea they stipulated last season that only one section, occupying three rinks, should play on their green, the other two .sections playing avav. Now a complaint arises that, this course necessitates too much travelling. What the meeting to-night has to decide is whether they shall enter for three or t.wo section-. It is a hit of a problem. Caledonian Club on Monday engaged two country to.ims~-Mihoii and Matama —on their green, which played splendidly. The visitors were made welcome in Caie's characteristically hearty style, and expressed themselves more than satisfied

with thei>' receptio.i. They hoped to see the town men out their way later on in tlh- season Three rinks were played in each match, with the result that victor,' went in both cases to the Caledonians. The St. Kilda, six rinks who went to Oainarn were right loyally treated hv tlicii' Phoenix Club hosts, and a great daV was spent. The Oamaru men arc a hospitable lot. and think nothing a trouble so long as enjoyment is assured for thei' 1 visitors. They are always ready to put up a good game, too. and visitors who ho| e to come away victors must send up their strength. Thev were much too irooi for St. Kilda.

Fnvitiitioi from President 1). M'Leaii. of l)utram Club, to opening on Labor Day acknowledged. Was not able to be piv-ent, but hope the function was a suc-ce-s.

Secretary .j. A. M'Kinnon. of Taieri ''htli, infiniis ine that their opening wi!! take place on the 31st in.-t. lie goes on to -ay: -We are goina; to fool the effort; of a diminished membership this year—an abnormal number, in fact. Some have gone to the front, others have left tho district, etc. This is to ho regretted. (.'otmcqueutly wc can only compete in two sections in the interelub fixtures. Our club have, been forging ahead for some year-, and our a {fairs were getting into iii'st-elass order. It U a pitv to see this

-et-back. but. we may come again." Unlucky this for the well-known dub, and all of us will hope that the set-back is only temporary. Taieri has been a nursery of flic game. Any rink they have sent along in competition has commanded re-peei. The claim has fairly been made that iww members received the best of all tiaiubig on Taieri Green, where such plave.s as W. t'arswell, W. Allan, J. Tail, ehirkic, and many others were only too pleased to instruct, anyone willing to leai n.

Tim enhance of ladies into the game seems to li« no mere Slash in the pan. Besides the -tart made by the fair ones of Mornington t'lub. the older-established

tidies' section of tvaituna Club are stronger than ever this season, the membership amounting to 22. [am told l.iy I'uie who has seen them at play lhat they build heads that show a leal knowledge of the game, and can draw or run them out with a skill that is surprising. Xorth-e.i-t Vallev Club just rnanag-vl to win at, Balclutha (in Monday. They had a good time. lh eeived : Invitation from I'res.ideut J. M-Cuidy, of St. ivi!da Club, to their opening next Saturday afternoon. It is unfortunate that one cannot write in p'.aisp of the green at present Viewed from the. balcony of the paviiion the numerous patches are painfully prominent, and it seems too mucti to expect a great improvement in less than a month's time. This is bad luck for the club, uho )).!•■■• spared neither tumble nor money to gi : a first-rlass turf.

Asserted that enthusiasts of a elub up north are subscribing 3d a week each to buy ticktts iu Tatt's. with ihe intention of devoting my proceeds towards removing the cl libs debt. They demr\c luck.

Mr J. dciikin, >f*n., has been selected as howl tester for Auckland. Iff will -hortlv visit Dunedin to confer with Mr AV. A'. Scott. AVe-t .Harbor t.'lnb. 1 notice, marie a beginning la=t Saturday. PicHdc-nt J. P. P.lsjki' v.clrc mod the visitor-,, and pro-cc.-dines appear to have cone off well. The president (who is il.ri Mayor of the borough), iu his opening .speech, nia-de confession that he was oot a howler, lint said that don title.; he soon wr-iild he. This is in jvitahle. The green. lam told, shows event improvement, and flip club hope soon to he able to erect that nm 1 -- site for all bowline clubs- a i avihou. A AVe-t Australian official had a i(-'v remark- to pass at a recent meeting which are applicable ilrnost anywhere. Ho said : " li 1 might otter a writ 1 of sound advice to sonic chilis, : t is to gee iid ■>( some o£ the o!cl skippers wlin arc being retained for pa-1 set vice--. not for present ctlicicncy. Not that I underrate the value of experience and generalship, burthat alone never won a match unless the plav was there to hack it no. Hence 1 advise careful cnn.-ideiation to the point that young and promising men ho. given a fair chance to win their spur-, (If cotir.se, every case must he decided on it.- merits, hut I urge that, ability be given a chance.”

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BOWLING, Evening Star, Issue 15635, 28 October 1914

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