Labour Day Monday saw the running of the Bays Cup for all 1-5 bowlers, held at Mairangi Bay.

Sponsored by our own Les Boulton, this is one of the few 1-5 tournaments being run, with most now being inclusive of 1- 8 year bowlers.  We are very grateful to Les for his kind and generous sponsorship.

We had 33 teams, with a late withdrawal, teams coming from Mangawhai to Pukekohe.  Mairangi Bay had 7 teams entered.

Overall results were that four teams had four wins with the winners being Jean-Claude Fuller and Zack Buckingham from Te Atatu (Zac also won it last year).  They had 4 wins 29 ends.

Second was our very own Mairangi Bay team, husband and wife, Jane and Stuart Mackay, 4 wins and 27 ends. Well done!!

Third was Shaun Goldsbury and Andy Dorrance from Manly, 4 wins and 26 ends.

Fourth was Mukesh Rohra and Linda Anderson from Carlton/Cornwall with 4 wins and 25 ends. Mukesh is a regular visitor to our club.

A BIG THANK YOU goes to Colleen Rice and her team for organizing the event which was much appreciated by all the bowlers.

What a wonderful lunch that was prepared for all the bowlers and the hardworking helpers.

Thanks also go to:
Flyer and the draw –Sandra Coombe.
Hard working kitchen – Colleen Rice, Gaye Horne, Pauline Chisholm, Joy Watkinson and Phil Chisholm.
Gear set up and marking, time clocks – Phill Chisholm and Barry McCrystal.
Results- Tony Popplewell and Sheryl Wellington.
Presentation-Kevin Cameron.
Photos and raffle – Garth Partridge.
Bar – Alan Daniels and Russell Parkinson.

Also thanks to our players who distributed flyers to many of the clubs.

A very successful running of the Bays Cup and the good news is Les Boulton has agreed to sponsor again for next year.

Well done Mairangi Bay.

Report by Alan Daniels.