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THE SOUTH CANTERBURY TOURNAMENT. [Special to the Star.] TIMARU, December 28. Tho South Canterbury Bowling Centre’s tournament was continued to-day in fine but dull weather. All the preliminary matches in the doubles tournament bad been completed on Saturday, and this morning’s play was between section ami green winners' The rinks matches on Friday had reached a similar stage, and the morning was occupied in finding the green winners and playing semi-finals. Details of the play arc as follow : SOUTH CANTERBURY RINKS. Section Winners’.Round (Timaru Green). —St. Albans (Shaw, Wood, Le Cren, Bourn, e) 17 beat Eangiora (Sharp, Cresswell, Angus, Efford, s) 8. Semi-finals.—Timaru (Aiiken, Orwin, Moyes, Gow, s) 20 beat Bourn 9 ; Mornington (Blyth. Holgate, Robertson, and Bolting, s) IB beat Kaitnna (Sedge, Johnstone, Amptman, Smith, s) 13. Final—Momington (Boiling) 20 bent Timaru (Gow) 18. It was a great game all the way. Up to the eighth head honors were easy, the scoring being done alternately. Gow then had a run of luck, being 1 up on the ninth head, 1 on the tenth, and 2on the eleventh. Betting got in a single on the next head, but Gow added 2 at the thirteenth, and led by 5, the score being 14-9. Both teams were playing very close on the jack, and at the fourteenth head Bolting won applause for a beautiful draw which gave him the shot. The Momington skip had to face a big task at the fifteenth head, Gow lying 2, but Betting ran through with another beauty, and trailed the jack, scoring the shot. The Momington team were now with greater confidence, and at the sixteenth head Rotting reduced the lead to 2. Gow pot a si.nrie on the next end, but Boftiag replied with 2, and with three heads to go he waa 1 down. He was fighting an uphill battle, and, putting in some tine work, drew level on the twentieth head. The last- head was Bolting’s. Claw’s team I laying wide, and the Momington skip fur., md 2 np and won the principal match of the tournament. * TIMARU RINKS. Section Winners’ Round.—Timaru Park [Lowry, Worsley, Hedges. F Hawkey, s) 14 beat Christchurch (Seager, Pairman, i Torrance, Sandetein, s) 13. i Semi-finals.— Meadowbrmk (Blacklock, j Campbell, Dickson, Bee. s) 16 beat Timaru I Park (Hawkey) 10 : Timaru Park (Miller, | Smallritlge. Lock, Dewar, s) 81 beat Kia j Ton (Baird, R. Shillito. Kissel), G. Shil- j lit n. s) 12. Final.—Timaru Park 21 beat Meadowbank (Bee) 19. Dewar's rink were all at | -ea in the early staaee, and in five bends Bee secured the startling lead of 17-2. Ihen the Timaru players found themselves, mtting on 10 points in nine heads, while ■heir opponents Jailed to score. Bee got vway again and carried the score to 19-15, >ut Dewar drew level on the 20lh head, md a couple on the last head gave him i win by 21 to 19. The finals in two pairs matches were then begun. GERALDINE COUNTY PAIRS. Semi-final.—Robertson and Bolting (Momington) 18 beat Sou ter and Brown (Kia Toa) 12. Brown began well, but Bolting got 4 at the third head, and held a commanding lead from that stage. The piny was very slow, the Momington players having had a big day, and the rime limit was reached on the 14th head, Bolting winning by the comfortable margin of 6 points. Final (unfinished). —Robertson and Bolting (Momington) v. Guuthorpo and Eamjay (Balolutha). It was well after 6o’clock lie tore play commenced, and the game proved a very slow one. Ramsay continually burning heads. Fifteen heads were played, and then darkness compelled an adjournment till the morning. At the head the score was 9 all, Ramsay having saved himself a dozen times by his driving tactics, which proved very wearisome to the tired Momington representatives, and they played really well to keep their opponents in check as they did. A greai go to the 15th head left the score at- 14-12 m Ramsay’s favor. WAIMATE COUNTY PAIRS. s’emi-flnala. —Green Island (J. Howard and A. Young) 19 beat Timaru Park ,Mennies) 10; Phoenix (T. Waddell and \V. Waddell) 13 beat Timaru (H Carlton and F. Carlton) 7. Final.—Phoenix (Waddell and Waddell) 29 beat Oreea Island (Howard and Young) 12. KAITUNA CLUB. At the invitation of the officials of the Mental Hospital. Scacliff. threo rinks of Kaituna bowlers and their lady friends ' joumed to Seacliff on Boxing Day. The green is situated on the hillside about a quarter of a mile beyond the main hospital, buildings, and commands a magnificent view of the ocean anol Otngo Heads. Although only Laid down this season, the green played remarkably well, .and is a. c rc-dit to the greenkeeper. A most enjoyable day was spent, and everybody was well pleased with the attention and kindness of the officials. At the conclusion, .if the game Mr Hughes (president of the Kaituna Bowling Club) thanked Dr King and the staff for a good slay’s outing, and the, doctor, in returning thanks, expressed the hope ihat in a year nr two with earn thev would have a green quite equal to any in the City, ami hoped to receive many visits from city players. The following are the »co r es : K. S, Hughes, Angus, Shorlb. Smart (>) 26 Dunlop. Sutherland, Edmonson, Wiley (s) - 22 PlurJtot, M’Ken/i?, Lamhourno. Holgate (si 26 M'Kissar, Glanvid, Thomas Miller (s) . ... ... Crawford. Davidson, Clark. C. T. Paterson (si 22 Howie, Bates, M'Konzie, Ireland (s) 74 47 NEW ZEALAND TOURNAMENT. Large entries have been received from all parts of New Zealand for the annual tournament of the Dominion Bowling Association, which will be held at Auckland cn January 1L and following' days. For Ihc Rink Championship 90 rinks have '■ .- tered, for the Pairs 128, and for the Singles 135. Arrangements are being mads for the reception and adequate entertainment of the visiting howlers INVERCARGILL TOURNAMENT. At a meeting of the Southland Bowling Centre last evening reported that highly satisfactory entries had been received for the forthcoming tournament. The order of play was arranged as follows December 31. Singles; January 1, Rinks ; January 2, Pairs ; January 4, finals. SOUTH OTAGO TOURNAMENT. The following draw has been made in connection with the South Otago bowling tournament during the New Year holidavt: — —Bink?. — Balelutha Green —H. Carson t. Landells, Rutherford v. Harvey, Buchanan v. Frobarth. Boyd v. Edwards. Kaitangata Green.—Ramsay v. G. Anderson, Esaon v. J. Scott, R. Carson v. M'Namara, Henderson v. Russell Smith. —Doubles. — Section A.—Neilson v. L J. Edward?, Middlemass v. IV. J. Smith, Adams v. T. G. Henderson, J. Scott v. Jolly. Section B-—C- B. Smith v. Sheddan, Pryde v. Baldwin, Penman v. A. H. Anderson, Bovd v. E*»on. Section C.—Foster ▼. Landalla, Hislop r. D. Scott, Buchanan v. Otago No. 2, Ram. aay v. Rutherford. Section D.—R. Careoa r. Q. Anderson, J. Dunn r. Little, M’Namara. v. Frobarth, Duckworth v. Watt.

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BOWLING, Evening Star, Issue 15687, 29 December 1914

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BOWLING Evening Star, Issue 15687, 29 December 1914