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DOMINION SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP. Fine weather favored the closing stage yesterday afternoon of tho Dominion Bowling Association's gathering. Details of the final round of the Singles Championship : —M. Walker (Ponsonby) 16 beat Stokes (Grey Lynn) 8. This game opened I promisingly, with both men drawing j beautifully. The game was 3 all at the fifth head, and 5-4 in Stokes's favor at the- seventh head. Walker then got a I run of 1, 2, 2, 1, and led 10-5 at tho eleventh head. Two singles to Stokes reduced the margin, but Walker went off again with 2, 2, 1, and led 15-7 at the sixteenth head. A single each was gained and tho game given up at the conclusion of the eighteenth head. Professor Maxwell Walker thus boenme the second Dominion champion. Ho has for years been looked upon as one of the strongest players in New Zealand, Walker has played into prominent positions at the most important tournaments in recent years. Stokes, the runnor-up, surprised most Aucklandors. Ho was taken into the tournament as a substitute for another member of the Gray Lynn Club. To Dunedin players ha is well known as a member of tho Kaituna Qlub, He jiaa now taken up his residence in Auckland, In the contest for third place, G. jl. Osmond (Auckland) 20 beat E, J, 'Hill (Te Hiwi) 14, Osmond led from the start., the scoring in his favor being 6-3 at the sixth head, 9-4 at the tenth head, 12 7 \ at the thirteenth head, 18-9 at the seventeenth head, and 20-10 at the twentieth head, 60UTH ISLAND TOURNAMENT. Nominations for the tourney beginning at C-hristchurch on Monday next are restricted to Canterbury players. Entries for the Rinks total 29,

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BOWLING, Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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BOWLING Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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