[By Measurer.] Bowlers had their first really line afternoon last Saturday, and the club games were highly enjoyed. The sun's heat made the greens pretty fast, and this fact bothered a largo proportion. • A look over the scoros will show many great differences, in some cases quite against what one would have expected. Duncdin Club won all three games. They were opposed to Port Chalmers in two sections and against Wot Harbor in the other. They had large margins in each game, but 'the It-iibor men in one rink did themselves credit. Mutton's team scoring 34 to Hogg's 11. 'What was wrong with"V\'.M.H.r Boslyn abo -rot home in all contents, defeating one Taieri and two Fairfield teams. Taieri were strengthened by the inclusion of J. Tait iu-hn has turned out, after all. but went down before his old chthmate M'Fadden) and W. Carswell. who led Wedderspoon bv 7 point.-. Kvulently Carswell has not forgotten all he knew. He told me once that he believes a spell does him good at times, mentioning that after a lengthy retirement he diii remarkably well al tii>- uc.U tournament. St. Kilda had pc,-uli:ir results against Ciivcrsham. winning one, losing one. av.d making a draw in the other. Moreover, thev lost the Centre Game by but one point, and won the District i<y onb- a couple. Fustier, well supported and playing a great game himself, was responsible for the draw in the Association, a- he scored 31 to Jaeobsen's 10, and thus nullified MTarlane's and Hellyer's leads. Cayersham so far have quite justified their entry for all sections. Their green was in excellent form H-; w:vk. iXorib-e;. t Valiey had a bad day. They lost their two ir.a'tehe, with Morninnton. and went down t'lrecn 1-lwl. .\ bit: win in the Pi-trjct was Dryd<mV (C.1.l 31 to Barnes's 11. Morniugton's win in the Association was due to Xeiii's 52 to Cope's 18. Kaituna have roused themselves from their lethargy. ;vui are dealing it out somewhat solidly to opponents. They defeated Ota;;o (who ha-'e been placing v."!l so fan in eacii of the contests—two of them easily, ami the third v.a- o::l\ made presentable for Otago by Hamilton's score of 31 to Paterson's 12. "in the sanm game Sanders scored for Kaituna 34 to Falconer's 15. I notice Kaillie's name again. He took down C. R. Smith (who has been doing extremely well) to the tune of 22 to 14.
St. Clair beat Balmacewen in the Centre comfortably by 71 to 43. bavin;: a j;o„d lead in each rink : but thev failed bv a single in lit- elation, though lending in two rinks.
Caledonian wen two of the three g;:n:es against Kaikorai. In the Association game Tillic's Caledonian rink put up a big score against Morten's men—4o to 8! Taieri were too good tor Outram. Despite announcements of postponement, the first match of the season for the Balk Cup between Roslyn and Balmacewen Clubs was played last Wednesday evening under somewhat unfavorable climatic conditions. Six links a side took part, and from all accounts the game was really enjoyable. '[>■ is one of those events where the result floes not count for everything, and an decisional joke is not considered as entirely out of place. Roslvn won bv 81 to 66. " Last season T mentioned the indebtedness of a considerable number of Dunedin bowlers to the hospitality extended them by the Thursday players of Taieri Club. The backbone of the Dunedin visiting rinks con-ist-, principally of ' Daily Times ' players, but others chip in, and on many a Thursday three or four composite rinks travel to Taieri and are made very welcome. Xo gold clocks depend upon the results of the matches, and consequently they are most enjoyable. As a slight acknowledgment of kindnesses leceived. la-t Thursday the visitors pre-euted Taieri Club with a costly clock. Mr (,'. Ueeby (spokesman) said that no gift, however valuable, would bo a sufficient repayment futile courtesies shown by Taieri bowlers to visitors. Mr Quelch said the gift was valued. It would be used as a prize fv.rink competitions, and the names of -winners would be inscribed on it. No match in the Holmes Feathers competition was played last week. The weather was uninviting, and the conequence was that no definite arrangement was conic to between West Harbor (challengers) and St. Clair (holders). A valuable week wa; thus lost. The game is to be played to-day on St. Clair (liven, stalling at 5 o'clock.
The twot'-i-'t ou-l.l]:'-'iinf vnlo has been meeting with determined opposition in Wellington, the main objection coming from the Wellington Club, .it whoso instigation a meeting ot' the local centre was covnened last night to reconsider the rule. A telegram received to-day announces that tho result of the meeting was the defeat of tho opponents of the rule., Tho following interesting letter has been sent to me by Mr Chas. J. Payne, the local member of the Selection Committee of the council for the representative team to tour Australia:—'"As you are aware, the Xew Zealand Howling Association have arranged that a team from New Zealand shall visit Australia at the beginning of next year. The council appointed a selection committee for New Zealand, and decided that the committee .should pick the strongest team available, irrespective of any other considerations. All persons, therefore, desirous of going will be chosen on their merits, irrespective of outside influences. Many leading players from Ihtncdin have applied, and there are many others making inquiries with a view to ascertaining the exact position. I think it in the interests of bowling that players should have some idea as to what is the tour to be undertaken, and also as to the probable expense. Jn order to give bowlers that information 1 shall be obliged if you will publish this letter. It is intended, if possible, that the team shall bo chosen at the tournament to be held in Auckland at the beginning of January. Those chosen will require to leave bunedin about three weeks before Easter (the exact date will be fixed later onl. The team will proceed to Hobart, and play Hobart and Launceston, also a test match against Tasmania ; then on to Melbourne, and after playing such matches as shall bo arranged, including a test match against Victoria, will go on to Adelaide. Jn Adelaide arranged matches and a test match against South Australia will be played. After Adelaide at least one match' against Baliarat will be played. The team will then go on to Sydney, and there moot and play a, test match against Queensland. After Queensland the best of three matches will be played against All Australia, and as all the States will bo represented in Sydney at Kaster these test matches will probably be the most interesting ever played in Australasia. On the conclusion of tho test matches players will take part in the Australian Bowling Council's tournament, which will include singles, doubles, and rinks. These will he for the championships of Australia. It will be gathered from tho above that those lucky enough to take part in the tour must have a most enjoyable time, and in addition will havo the honor of representing New Zealand in many test matches. I have been asked a number of questions as to expense. I consider that a player can make the trip of live weeks at a cost of £45. Concessions by the shipping companies, railways, and hotelkecpers will, of course, be made, so that a player will be able to make this trip at a considerably cheaper rato than he could in any other manner. Any player desirous of being ono of the team may send in applications to tho secretary of the centre, or to—Yours truly, Chas. J. Payne." My attention has been directed to tho fact that a lot of straight, unstamped wood is being played in interclub matches. This is dead against the rules, which provide that all bowls used in any match must havo passed tho test. It is only fair, for ' somo bowls direct from the makers are de- ! plorably lacking in bias. Skips should I not hesitate to challenge and object to any | unstamped bowls. | Out-of-the-way performances are common ; in club ties, but they are always interestI ing. Two of the doubles on St. Hilda Green this week arc worth noting. Sixteen heads are played. A. Smith and E. Tamblyn met J. Bell and G. Adess. The latter pair did all the scoring for 10 heads, when the total read 28 to 0. Then Tain-
blyn got in with a single. The others scored 1, 2, 1; Tamblyn got another single ; and on the last head Adess scored a point and won by 33 to 2. On the next rink J. Dowland and F. Teacock were plaving M. J. Hade and J. 1). Cameron. The latter pair were 22 to 2 after the 10th head ; then Peacock scored 2 and 1, but no more, and the game was finished at the 15th head with Cameron 25, Peacock 5. At Glenorchy, head of Lake Wakatipu, bowlers will shortly be able to enjoy them'selves at their own game. The hotel there has been taken over by Claude Young, late of the Otago Club, and he informs me that he has laid down, at considerable expense, a three-rink green in front of the hotel on the shores of the lake, amidst lovely mountain scenery. The grass appears to be coming away well, and the green should be playable "soon. C.Y. sends regards to all brother bowlers. The annual fixture between South Canterbury and North Otago, played at Waimate last Thursday, resulted in a win for the former by 28 points. The council of the Dominion of New Zealand Bowling Association recently sprang a pleasant surprise upon Mr M. Casey, their president. It took the form of a" framed photograph of the council, suitably inscribed, on n silver bowl. Mr Casey 'is known throughout the Dominion as the bowlers' friend, and on returning thanks expressed his appreciation of the kindly feeling which prompted the gift. Municipal "bowling greens, lawn tennis and croquet courts, have been decided on by the Petono Borough Council. The new playing grounds are to be ready for next summer.
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BOWLING, Evening Star, Issue 15671, 9 December 1914
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