The Bowls North Harbour Power Play League (PPL) carnival  was played last weekend, with 28 teams competing at four venues including Mairangi Bay.

A team consists of three teams of pairs, playing two games of five ends, two bowls per player, with one power-play per game and a tiebreaker end if sets are tied.

We had three teams entered,

The Mairangi Bay Snappers,
Sheryl Wellington and Phill Chisholm,
David Payne and Colleen Rice,
Peter Orgias and Theresa Rogers.

The Mairangi Bay Sharks,
Wayne Glogoski and Bruce McClintock,
Gaye Horne and Michael Thomas,
Kevin Cameron and Jo Baxter.

The Mairangi Bay Dolphins,
Glenda Rountree and Graeme McGregor, with Roger Potter replacing Glenda on Sunday.
Tony James and Rosemary Nicol,
David Lloyd and Flora Macdonald.

On Saturday each team played 6 games against each other team in their section.

The Snappers playing at Takapuna had a good day winning 5 games finishing second and qualifying for the top section (top seven teams).

The Sharks playing at Belmont Park, also had a strong day winning 4 of their 6 games finishing third and qualifying for the second section(next best seven teams).

The Dolphins playing at Mairangi Bay with 4 Juniors in their team, had one win and one draw and some very close games.  They qualified in the third section (the next best seven teams).

Meaning we had no team in the bottom section.

On Sunday The Snappers were again at Takapuna, and in the top 7 finishers from section play on Saturday.  They had another good day winning 4 of their 6 games, finishing second equal on points but falling back to third on score difference.  That is a top result against very strong opposition.

The Sharks, playing at Mairangi Bay also had good day. They won 3 out of their six games finishing second to a strong Birkenhead team who won all their games.  They enjoyed playing on their own rink and ended up with a great result.

The Dolphins had to travel up to Manly. They only had the one win but ended up in fifth place in the third section.  This team performed creditability, as they did not have the same experience or combinations and will be much more experienced for next time.

Thank you to David Pearse for his running of the tournament at Mairangi Bay .

But extra thanks to Garth Partridge who spent all Saturday and Sunday entering the results of each game onto the Bowls NZ AotearoaHub link.  This allowed the results to be online in near real time for people to view on their mobile phones or on their computers and tablets.  The leader ladder was also displayed  straight on to our TV screen giving up to date results.

Also thanks to Garth who looked after the bar in his spare time. Great work Garth.

Many thanks to Noelene who was on tea and coffee duties, she does that role so well.

Thanks also to Jan and John Gledhill who cleaned up on Saturday evening so the Club was looking spick and span for the Sunday.

Also thanks to the many supporters who turned up at Mairangi Bay on such a lovely day, especially to the recently turned 97 year old John Miles.

Many thanks to the players.  It was a two long days, but hopefully enjoyable. We even had car lights turned to help players see at 6.15pm on Saturday evening down at Mairangi. Unfortunately David could only organise lights at one end of the Green.

Alan Daniels