[By Measures.] Next Saturday inter club'matches will be resumed. As far as I can lean). Dunedin Centre vill be represented by six rinks' at the Association Tournament commencing at Auckland next Monday. W. Carswell is taking a Taieri team, Ik Hnrraway, W. Al'Laren. and W. Wyatt rinks from Dunedin Club, G. Ik Smith a quartet from Otago, and A. Smellie a (Ireon Island rink. Though not a great number of Dunedin slayers were engaged, some interest was iaken in the Invercargill and South Otago tournaments. Our only representatives at Invercargill were a Green Island rink • MT.ean, Blackwood, W. Smellie, A. Smellie) and one from St. Kilda (H. Barnes, C. Summeroll, J. Al'Curdy, D. C. Cameron, jun.). The latter wore remarkably successful. They carried off chief honors in both rinks and doubles, C. Sumjnerell and J. M'Curdy winning the latter. Besides this, M'Curdy got to third place In the singles. A peculiar point was that when they were defeated it was when Fate decided that they should meet each other. For instance, Cameron was doing nil right in the singles till ho met John White, also of St. Kilda, who put him down. M'Curdy got into the semi-finals, when he, too, was defeated by White. In the_ doubles Barnes and Cameron won their first two games. Then they met Summeroll and M'Curdy. and lost. St. Kilda have been consistent supporters of the Invercargill tournament, and their wins were very popular. Don Cameron says that in the final of the rinks so well did his team play that on several occasions he had to waste his bowls for fear of doing injury to the head. Regarding the meeting my Invercargill correspondent says : This gathering, which at one time "bade fair to die for lack of support, turned out quite a successful function. The singles went to the Southland veteran Andrew Rar.-ide. who. for Ihe last year or two. has been knocking at ;he door. This time he played in splendid style all through the dav. accounting among others for Holloway, Hain, and the Green Islander Blackwood. In the final he met Air J. AVhite, the well-known St. fvikia player. AVhite had attracted a treat deal of attention by Ids skilful play during the day on the Southland Green, end in addition ho is most popular down )ere, so, had lie won, there would have 3ceu very many local player? who would uivc thrown up their hats. However, the reteran stuck to him, and towards the end hew away and won. M'Curdy won third ’rize. In the rinks Don Cameron’s St. vilda team carried too many guns for ..iilicrap’s A'ort benders, and led nil ah rough the final game. Cameron is another favorite with our Southland placers, md there was no heartburning over his detory. M'Curdy and Summeroll annexed he pairs, with the Bluff pair Tom Crocset and F. Macdonald second. It will be ?een by this record that St. Kilda Club aas done unusually well. They gained iccor.d and third in" the singles, first in the ■inks, first in the pairs, 'M'Curdy being represented in all three events. Every. Ling was carried through in most capable fa-hion by the executive, at whose head were Mr J. H. Loudon (president of the . • ulre- and Air AV. R. Leek I sen etary). A e are in hopes that next year a much larger entry wall come . f roni Dunedin dubs.
Two local rink* took part in the South Jtago tournament—D. Smith, C. Tillie, O'. Foster. J. Scott (C'aled Oman!, amt .1. KVninitz, \V. Robson, J. Rentlev, aisti t’. it. Smith (Otago). Both these teams were on paper, but Otago did not win one of their three games in the contest proper, and Scott’s rink of skips (seldom a good combination) did not win their section. Smith and Bentley ran to the finals of the principal pairs, however, when they were defeated by H. Carson and Middlemans (Kaitangatah D. Scott, of Caledonian Club, played in L. J. Edwards's Clinton rink, who were runners-up in the Balclutha Rinks. -Most of the clubs held progressive doubles on their own greens during the New Year holidays. lam told that Dunedin Club held three such contests, and that C. Foster was the winning skip on each occasion. At the Timaru Christmas tournament it appears that J. Edwards and E. Falconer gained honors in the Geraldine County Pa-Irt. The ‘ Herald ’ savs I-the pkvoff for third place J. Edwards and E. Falconer (Otapo) defeated J. Souter and D. Brown (Kia Toa) after a close game. Falconer is a good player, and draws in tine style; his through shot is very accurate. and two of these practically won the game for him. Edwards also ’ led well all through hi? game?. Mr K, Brown, of Caledonian Club, wishes me to express thanks cn his behalf for exceptionally kind treatment meted out to him by brother bowlers while on a Christmas visit to Invercargill. To quote his own words: “When 1 went to Xorthend Green Mr Louden, president of Southland Centre, stopped all play to give a Dunedin bowler a welcome. He made a fine speech. Messrs Joyce. Hain, and Martin also spoke. I answered as well as I could a!i kind words. On Southland Club Green the same kindly welcome, was given.” The Tnvercargillit-es appear to have done Mr Brown “proud.” President A. M. Mvers. of Auckland
Club, entertained local bowlers at a novel function. The usual afternoon programme was forsaken in favor of an evening gathering. and proved in every sense a brilliant success. The night was perfect, and under the dazzling radiance of electric light the grounds and pavilion presented a fairylike and charming spectacle. Besides the big 600 c.p. lamps disposed to enable bowling to proceed as easily as though the sun shone, the club house, band stand, and walks were outlined with a host of fairy lamps, Chinese lanterns, and electric globes in tho red, white, and blue of the club’s colors. The whole effect was delightful to the eye, and called forth loud encomiums. It is likely that a couple of Invercargill rinks, organised by Mr ,T. Hain, the wellknown Southland player, will visit Dunedin next week and play matches with several clubs, A Wellington writer: “ I saw two bowis blown clean over by the wind the other day on a local green. This altered the head, and left an opening for the skip to play. The zephyrs can blow bowls over here, as well as in Dunedin.” Mr Jas. T. Hamilton, a well-known stockbroker and magistrate of Southampton (England), and an ex-sheriff of the town, died with tragic suddenness. Ho was playing on tho Banister Bark Green, and had just delivered a winning bowl, when he collapsed, and on being picked up was found to be dead. The Karori Club (Wellington) have a system entirely their own in regard to the selection of the club championship pairs. The selector chooses the 12 best ski,%-. (in his opinion) in the club. These skips are then put up to a ballot among the members, and the eight with the most votes are chosen. These eight then pick their associates, and in the ensuing games the best two out of three games decide tho ultimate winning pair. This pair then represent the club in the Wellington Centre Pairs Championship.
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BOWLING, Evening Star, Issue 15693, 6 January 1915