It was a case of girl power prevailing when the centre’s inaugural one-to-five year “any combination” pairs championship’s post-section play was held on Sunday at Warkworth.
In the final Mairangi Bay’s Joy Watkinson joined Takapuna’s Skye Renes in beating two highly promising Orewa bowlers, Matthew Higginson and Laurie Kean 16-13.
And in their quarter-final and semi-final the Renes-Watkinson pair had also accounted for all-male combinations, Manly’s Andy Dorrance and Bruce Travers and then another Orewa pairing, Wayne Harris and Allan McQuoid.
Skye actually hails from Whangarei but has taken up dual membership with the Takapuna club this season. She already has made an impact, not only at junior but also open levels, and was in the winning championship fours team recently. Just a third-year player she has been clearly marked as a player with potential.
Joy started bowls with the Milford club but moved to Mairangi to join her close friend, Gaye Horne, who as part of her support team drove her for the post-section rounds from Milford to Warkworth.