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BOWLING

[By Measurer.] Several rinks from Dunedin took part in tho Timaru Christmas tournament, as fol-lows-.—Mot-ninetou-. W. Xicolson, W. S. Gregory, D. Blvth, T. C. Con 11 (s). St. Clair: *W. 11. Kirk. 11. Robertson. J. Seddon, W. R. Piddinglon (s). kaituna: A. P. Seclev, R. Johnstone, 11. Amtmann, F. Smith (si. Vallov : P. Gray, Edwards, L. Falconer, J. Fid wards (s). Morningtou : A. T. Blvth. J. Holgate, J. Robertson, A. J. Botting (s). Rotting and Smith won their sections in the South Canterbury Match. The Kaituna rink lasted till the semi-rinals. when Morningtou beat them bv 18 to 13. This left Botting to meet (low's (Timaru) rink for first prize, and an exciting game resulted in the Momingtou men getting home by 20 to 18. The Timaru Rinks were won by Dcwar's team (Timaru Park I. who defeated Bee tot Meadow-bank, Oamaru) after a remarkable, | contest. The Oamaru men were no less than 17 to 2 after five heads, but Dcwar won by 21 to 19. Botting. with Robertson as' lead, gained further honors by getting second place in the principal double.-, the Geraldini' County Pairs, which went to Gunthorpe. and Ramsay (Balclutha) by 6 points. It is a coincidence that J. Robertson and J. Holgnte, two of Butting's team, wen members of C. J. Payne's rink, who won the same event in 1912. The Waimate Countv Pairs were won by the Waddell brothers (of Phoenix Club, Oamaru), with J. Howard and A. Young (Green Island! as runners-up. The three rinks of Kaituna players who went to Seacliff and defeated the local men were made right welcome, and speak well of the new green. No doubt many more town clubs will make the same journey. A warm welcome awaits them. Entries for the big association tournament at Auckland, starting on January 11, must be regarded as satisfactory. Ninety rinks, 128 pairs, and 135 singles are, under all circumstances, quite up to expectations. South Otago Centre's New Year tournament has not been too liberally patronised, 16 rinks and 32 doubles being the totals. Tilings did not look 100 bright for the Invereargiil New Year gathering. "Skip," of the ' Southland News,' says : " F.ntries for the Southland Centre's annual tourna ment had to be in by the 23rd inst. I'pon inquiring from the secretary (Mr W. Lecki on Thursday morning 1 was told that there were then only 18 rinks in. This is, ot" course, not anything like enough. At least there roust be 24 rinks competing, and even that number is 100 few for a '-eally satis- ! factory contest. Only once before, since tournaments were inaugurated here ha ■".• the entries fallen so low. . . . The best thing to do. T think, is to abandon the tournament in the meantime, and have another try a. little later on—say some time in February.' 1 I hear, however, that an | rntry of 32 rinks ha> been managed. .1. M'Ourdy is engaged with a St. Kilda rink.

! Christclmirh Centre, after all, arc inn.- [ ing in the m-itter of a South Island tournament. A programme forwarded to me sets I out that play will .--tart on Monday, Janu- | .'try 25. and continue throughout the week. Rinks and Doubles only will he played. There is to he no great rush, three games I per day being provided for. Kinks will J occupy .Monthly and Tuesday. Double, Wednesday and Thuisday, and finalists in both events will be found on Friday and Saturday. Entry fees are 10s per player in both Rinks and Double,. Prizes : £l. £2. £1 each tor the three placed teams in both events. The Rinks will, as far as possible, be divided into sections of ei'.'iit. r-ix games to be played in each section ; I section ties to be regarded as winners. Kntries close by Saturday. January 16. at noon. It is needle.,; to assure, those who , contemplate taking part that they v. dl be well treated in Christehurch. • Below is printed a tablo showing the doing, ,if some clubs, with their percentages. As West Harbor. Caver-ham. P.e-t Chn':m"i-.. Outrun, :u,d Fairfield Chili,' full " suits are not known it would be labor wasted to work nut their figure,. The outstanding portion is that occupied by Wukari, who. in company with Dur.edm head the table. Those of us who remember hnw (he suburb-ill club struggled on for (he fn-.-t two or three years without winning a sincl- match will'be ploti.-r-d to congratulate them on the turn of the tide. Kaikor.li's poor showing mav be explain-.''!. I think, by the fact that they have a vorv large proportion of quite new memhe-s this season. They 1-ave entered fur the whole three sections, and naturally are not looking for great percentage result'.-. Th-i.-time will be by arid hy : Di'.nedin 12 7, - - 80.0 ' Wakari 8 2 ■-- 810 .Moi-nington 8 1 - 66.6 Kaituna 11 6 - - 6-1.7 (Itago II 7 6!. l Ko,|yn 30 :-; - d 0.3 Caledonian 8 7 St. Clair 7 5 1 ..1.7 Rahnacewen 6 6 Taicri 6 7 -- 46.1 St. (vilda 7 7 1 -15.2 Creen I-land 4 6 Vnllev 7 10 1 07.3 Kaikorai 2 12 1 12.2 Clem Hill has leillv dropped the bat for the bowl. Some years ago lie was quite an enthusiast on the Adelaide Drive Orccn. and displayed any amount of promise. Aa matter of fact, he played No. 2 in several A grade matches, and ju,t when the mother club began to think -ho had discovered "a heaven-born, bowler" the .South African cricketers came along, and Cloia broke away in favor of his first love. However, recently he announced his ictirement from cricket, and has thrown in hi--lot with the Adelaide Ovals is a ys the Melbourne 'Winner'). His father," John Hill, whose manly figure and pleasant peisonality are not unknown on Victorian rink., is tlio sole selector of the club, and no one blamed him when he put Clem as his Xo. \ o. and the pair hace played two iiirtohos t together and won both. 'With the aid of [ another brother in " Farmer" Hill la's.) an I old interstate cricketer) and Hoath, thev ratlk-d up 50 to 22 against Montodh. of Prospect. The Auckland Club (the oldest established in Australasia, if 1 mistake not! go in largely for events among their own mc-i----beis. The conditions under which they play them (doubt!e.,s the result of hug experience) seem to me admirable and worthy of reproduction for the benefit of younger clubs. The following is a list, of the matches: —(1) Club Cup and Championship; entrance fee, 2s 6d. i2i Club Fours; entrance fee, 2s 6d each member. 17)) President's Fours; entrance fee, 2s 6d lach member. (It Club Pails, handicap; entrance, fee, Is eadi member. isi F.xhibi. tion Commemoration Cup, handicap single.-.; entrance fee. Js. (6) Jubilee Cup. handicap singles; entrance fee, Is. (7) Veteran," .Match, handicap singles, open only to players over 55 years of age ; entrance fee, Is. 18) Old "Members' .Match, open to players who have been continuous members of this club for upwards of JO years; no entrance fee. l 9) Fiist Year Flavors' Championship; no entrance foe. Conditions: (1) All games to be 21 hear)-. Championship, best out of three game:. (2) Matches must all be played off by the time stated on the not ice board, and under no circumstances will an extension of time be allowed. [n case of sickness or enforced absence of any pliyer a substitute may be ehosni, with the toiisou,-. of ;lip Match Committee, from those placing with tbo e-:uno handicap. ISO All disputes shall be referred to the Match Committee, whose decision sh ill b<H final. (-1) Fi.K rink matrhos must be played on Saturdays during the time set apart fo • club " draw . Pairs and singles shall not be played on Saturdays except hy permission' of the Match Committee. (5) Club subscriptions and entrance fees for matches must be paid to treasurer before playing. i 6) Tho right is reserved to rehandicap member*. (7l Immediately on completion of a gam-: the score card, marked with the tames of the players, tho match, and the date, must be placed in the secretary's box. (8) Members failing to secure opponent; tor pkiy will, on the last day of time limit, place a score card claiming a bye in the secretary's box. In the event of two competitors claiming a bye for the same match, and the Match Committee being unable to decide which party is entitled to tho award, the same shall bo determined hy

lot. (9) All games for which no «ooiro,<jard is received will be struck out on the last day. By a special resolution of the club it 'was unanimously decided that certificates bo awarded this season, instead of trophies, tho value of which, including entrance fees, bo donated to tbo Belgian relief fund.

The Khaudallah (Wellington) Club have had a windfall. Amongst the club's liabilities were £240 worth of debentures, and £2GO advanced by Mr J. A. Plimmer, on both of which sums tho club were paying interest at the rate, of 6 per cent. Mr Plimmer made the very generous proposition that he was prepared to forfeit his £2OO if all the. debenture-holders would do likewise. A canvass was at once made, and it is to the credit of the members who held the scrip that every holder returned his debentures to the club. This relieves the clnh of a considerable incubus—viz., £26 per year interest. The only debt nowowing by the club is the original £650 mortgage, whilst the bowling green and crcipiet lawn and tho pavilions make a handsome property indeed.

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BOWLING, Evening Star, Issue 15688, 30 December 1914

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