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BOWLING

[By MKASniF.K,] 1 Last .>a.liinlay’s game-, produced unexpected results, flubs who had been sleeping awoke: others hitherto prominent retired. That was as regards total sectional scores. Then the rink-10-rink. figures M ere in many cases quite surprising, Kaituna Chib, who had shown nothing like their old form, fairly walked over Roslyn, who had promised great things. Not only did Kaituna win all three sections, but they were ahead in eight of the nine rinks, ami Hoslyn could only make a draw of it in the other. •!. Banders scored 22 to K. Fountain's 8; F. ■Smith 29 to I). Scott’s 11 : \V. MTluichoson 26 to d. M’Fadden's Id; f. J. Payne 26 to J. Scott’s 15; and so on. It was a surprising game. Another chib to get a full win was Caledonian. They won both game-, against Halmaccwen comfortably (I). Smith putting up 50 to Jones’s Hi. ami also defeated Outram. In the latter game Caledonian led heavily in two rinks. Tilley scoring 52 to Tripp’s 17. and 1). Scott 50 to Bragg's 11. But (1. Withers made tilings look a bit. better for the country team, scoring a meritorious 28 to J. Collins’s 15. Otago proved 100 strong for St. Clair in both contests. They just missed a three-jioint win by going down by a single to Taieri in the District game. The scoring here was most peculiar. For Otago Honeymaii scored 32 to Allan’s 15. and Cooke 18 to MT.cod’s 15. Put for Taieri Cousins beat Fymnore by 52 to 11. and Otajffi lost. Kaikorai, who put 11 rinks into the field, lost all three contests, but they had j the satisfaction of giving a large number | of their members match play, and the big defeat by Oreen Island in the five-rink Centre game is not likely to discourage i them. j I North-east Valley Club nho bad a three- I i event win. defeating Port Chalmers in two j I events and West Harbor in the third. More interest than usual is being taken in j ! the club ties this season, the entries being I . I very good indeed. They number as fob j j low; —Rinks 10. Doubles 22 pairs, llaiuli- j ; cap Singles 54. and Champion Singles 7 5. i The •• Patriotic " n i„- ~ • i cordially supported, 24 putting In their j j half-crmvns m aid oi a wo. tu,» . , I i Dunedin ran against a -nag wilt'll tlmy j met Cuvcrshuni in the District contest, go- i ing down by 55 to 58. It n- a good win j : j for % e south-end men. The oilier two j I I contests went to the older club. j : I There were, many other in-and-oni scores Inst Bat unlay, apparently for no reason, j But this very uncertainty is an added at- i traction to the game. j i Taieri players do not seem -o formidable f this year as in days gone by. Neither of the il'Laehhuis are with them at present. I nor is J. Tail likely to put in an appear- i am e. But W. Carswell intends to get to 1 work once more, and he will strengthen i them considerably. . I

- | 1 While in the Caledonian pavilion re- ) cently a member drew mv alien ion to the 1 champion record board, ft is a fim enough ! piece of woodwork, but it suffers ’.com a j serious want. The board contains the ! names only of champions from 1900. And 1 Caledonian Club was established as far \ back as 1879. it must be remembered. | I was told of a peculiar game played j on Otago (Iroon one evening last week. 1 couple had played oft' a singles tie, and av 1 the finish engaged two newcomers in a j friendly double. Though the game was played on the same rink, the new men did absolutely all the scoring, the- figures at the finish being 25 to 0! St. Kilda Club had the bye last week, but they played a four-rink unofficial match against Dunedin, which they lost by IS points. There arc good entries fur the chib tics, the figures being as follow : -Handicap Singles 64. Doubles 32 pairs. Rinks 14 teams, and Champion .Singles 31. The latter event is to he played on the. two-life principle: the others “sudden death." The club have also liberally supported the “Patriotic, Singles,’’ 28 having put down their names. The Kink for the Holmes leathers has also been chosen, j They compri-e R. Laurie. Jl. Harris, A. i Walker, and J. White isi. The new club at Scaciilf scored a win first time of asking, defeating three rinks of Waikonaiti players by 77 to 72. This is an excellent start, and indicates the possibility of fair strength being required by visitors if a. victory is desired. I St. Clair Club are only going to give j up (ho Holmes Feathers when thev have | to. Kaikorni tried bard last week to take j them up the hill, and threatened seriously I till near the finish, but J. Sechlon. J. S. Foster. W. R. Piddington. and J. TT, Han j cock came at the finish, and won bv 24 to j : 14. The Kaikorai team were comprised of , ; W. Hecnan. H. Morton. \. Malcolm, and ' W. C. Alhiiitt. j J Speaking to a prominent memlwr of the ] 1 Out ram Chib Inst Saturday I gathered a : few - details that interested me. The club ! have met their engagements so far. having been defeated hy AVnkari and Caledonian, ; and having won against Kaikorai. They i recently elected Mr Walter Watson, son.. 1 as a life member in recognition of past ser- ’ vices, lie having been a good member for i ' years pa-t, 1 also gathered from onr j t uiiiversalion what it menus financially to i members of these outside elides to fulfil i i schedule fixtures. A motor-ear journey i- : necessary to meet a town engagement', at > 5s a head : add incidentals, and three half- | erou’iis disappear. A' the total member- j i shin of Outrani Club is under 40, match M fixtures necessarily draw upon the same j ? players time after time. Special eutjo.i- | 1 sin-in seems to he required for the conn- ! I try bowler, and town men should go out ’ : of their way now and again to accommo- ] t date them. 1 , The secretary of the -Association. Mr 1 Bryden. has received a communication t from Scotland intimating that the official , ■ member-, representiiiij Rnglisb. Irish. ; .Scotch, and Wel-h associations, send a < most cordial imitation to Kew Zealand i bowlers to si-it the Old Country. -1

The official howl-tester (says an Auckland paper). .Mr J. Jenkins, has returned from Dunedin, where ho received the uecej&wy instructions required for the manipulation of the testing machine. .Mr Jenkins speaks well of the machine, and considers he will not have any difficulty in testing tho bowls in accordance with tin' rules of the association. The following, addressed to tho bowling scribe of Wellington * Free Lance,’ embodicthe idea of some local players:—“ Can you tell me what all tho luss is about in the Wellington Centre? They say it is oyer tho new mats and the regulation requiring both feet on tho same. Also, that the Old Women’s Club (t bog pardon, Mother Club) of Wellington is die one that i« doing tho squealing. Now, can you tell me the reason why these conservative enthusiasts object to having two feet on the mat? Are their feet too large for the mats? 1 suppose most of them are regular Gullivers, who would like to keep one foot on the mat, stride the other one up to the other end, and place their bowl alongside tho kitty in n game of ‘ eyedrops.’ Let these old sports play the game, and urge all others to do the same. Let no man have an undue advantage over another In his length of stride cither forwards or sideand let each man stand at the hack Mfmo mat, place one foot forward on the front part of the mat as he delivers, and play the game ns it should tie played.- I am, etc., Two-Footki:.” Tho Canterbury Club are arranging a drawing competition. Each player pays L- entrance, but any player may have ainany chances as he likes by paying 6d fm eacJi succeeding game. The conditions arc 15 heads—S at each distance, long, medium, and short heads—and two howls arc U be played on each hand.

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BOWLING, Issue 15659, 25 November 1914

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BOWLING Issue 15659, 25 November 1914

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