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BOWLING. At th>B official opening of the St. Kilua Bowling Green for the season on Saturday Mr ATUurdy drew attention to their line new pavilion, which placed tho club’s property in the front rank of bowling clubs. The usual match, President v. Vice-pre-sident, was played. The Taiori Club’s green was also opened. The president (Mr W. Allan) mentioned that the club were represented in the war by three of their members. -Mrs Christie rolled the first ball, and this was followed by the match President v. Vice-president. GOLF. A four-ball (Bogy) match was playod al the St. Clair Links on Saturday. The following were the best cards handed in ; Butcher and Haigh 10 up Drake and Hocking 3 up Wilson and Stock I tip Wright and Bennett 7 up Sime and Murphy 0 '“'P M’Oarthy and Forsyth 5 up C. Irvine and G. Callaway 5 up Wells and Rigg ; 5 up Monro and D. TV Irvine 4 up Roberts and Isaacs 2 up . L. Douglas and Jenkins 1 down


The above club held their opening ceremony on Satiii’day under favorable conditions—fine overhead, with a nice full-sail breeze, a-nd not much jobble. Soon after 4 o’clock the visitors gathered inlhe boating sited, and the season was officially declared open by Air J. Biaokic (Mayor of West Harbor), in the absence of the commodore of the local llect (Mr H. E. AI oiler). Mr J. Dickson also spoke, and referred to the work done by the Harbor Board to improve tho harbor. Tho lad ice oi the district provided refreshments, and tho local brass band (under Air Carl Ball) played several selections. SCULLING. At Sydney on Saturday Harry Green won the champion sculls of New South Wales. ' Hongahore Was taken to Christchurch on Saturday- He is to start for The Chip. A rider is not yet engaged for him. Gapon and Lion will represent. Christie’s stable at Win ton, and John Barleycorn at Riccarton. It is notified in the • Gazette ’ that the Gaming Amendment Act, 1914 (known as Air Hunter's Act), lia-ving become law, there are now available for issue to clubs that do not already hold a- license to uec the totalisator, 31 licenses to bo distributed as follow: —Fifteen to racing clubs, eight to hunt clubs, and eight to trotting chibs. A license is available for ope day only in each racing .year. Tho Minister of Internal Affair* invites written applications from those clubs not holding totalisator licenses, and every application must bo accompanied by (1) statement giving date of first formation of club, whether registered or not, and date of last meeting held; (2) a, list of the present members of tho club, and a copy of the elub’-p latest balance-sheet; (3) particulars of racecourse-, circumference in furlongs, tenure thereof, and accommodation thereon, and also whether course Is fenced or not- on tho insido of the course ; (4) distance from nearest places at which race meetings are held by (a) clubs using tho totalisator, (b) clubs not using the t otalisator: (5) any particulars which chib considers give it a special claim for consideration. Applications are to be addressed to tho Undersecretary, Internal Affairs Department, and muet reach him on or before December 10 next.

Sinapis, last year's New Zealand Cup winner, is amiss, anil is nob likely to fulfil her Riccarton engagements. .

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SPORTING, Issue 15639, 2 November 1914

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SPORTING Issue 15639, 2 November 1914

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