It was down to the wire. Fours skip Peter Barron turned
the game Wakari's way when he drew the shot with his first bowl
on the final end.
Barron was two down on the head and drew to the jack to give
Wakari the advantage.
His Forbury Park opposite Rod Fleming attempted to smash
Barron's shot bowl off the rink but he was off target with
his two drives.
The game was evenly poised at 8-all with just two ends left.
But Wakari consolidated its hold by scoring two shots on the
The Wakari team of Bryan Williamson, Ray Anderson, Stephen
Hughes and Barron beat Cyril Torrance, Glen Murtagh, Duane
White and Rod Fleming 11-8 in the fours.
It put Wakari into the men's interclub sevens regional final
at the Taieri green yesterday, when Forbury Park was beaten
Wakari will represent Bowls Dunedin when the regional final
for zone six from Timaru to Invercargill is played in Dunedin
Ross Brown gave Forbury Park a flying start when he beat
Nathan Yates (Wakari) 25-6 in the singles.
It meant that Wakari had to win both the pairs and fours to
get into the regional finals.
The Wakari pair of Kieran Fleury and Nigel Birkbeck gave
Wakari a chance when they beat Grant Stumbles and Dylan
Edwards (Forbury Park) 13-10.
It was a repeat of last week's open pairs final that the
Wakari combination won 18-13.
The game was even, with Forbury Park holding a slight edge
6-4 after eight of the 18 ends.
A three on the 12th end gave Wakari a 9-7 advantage and it
was three up, 13-10, with just five ends left.
Forbury Park fought back and the game was evenly poised after
Fleury led accurately on the 17th end to give Wakari a
two-shot advantage before the final end.
In the semifinals Forbury Park beat North East Valley 4-2
when it won the pairs 24-14 and the fours 21-13. North East
Valley won the singles 25-19.
Wakari beat Andersons Bay 4-2 by winning the singles 25-24
and the fours 14-11. Andersons Bay won the pairs 23-13.
North East Valley won the women's final when it beat St Clair
Rebecca Jelly (North East Valley) drew with the experienced
Carolyn Crawford (St Clair) 23-all when time ran out.
The North East Valley pair of Shona Mann and Kay Hammond beat
Gaynor Moss and Trish Marr (St Clair) 20-12 in the pairs.
North East Valley remained unbeaten when Sarah Scott, Noreen
Paul, Donna Scott and Vicki Robinson beat Jean Pickles, Bev
Knox, Rose Henderson and Alice Booth (St Clair) 18-12 in the
North East Valley beat Fairfield 4-2 in the semifinals.
Fairfield won the singles 25-20 but North East Valley won the
pairs 22-15 and the fours 16-12.
St Clair made a clean sweep when it beat Green Island 6-0. It
won the singles 25-12, pairs 22-12 and fours 18-12.
In the men's division 2 Fairfield beat Taieri 6-0, the
highlight being Ross Thomson beating Bruce Walker 25-15 in
In the women's division 2 Andersons Bay beat Taieri 4-2.
Sonya Sinclair (Andersons Bay) beat Wendy Hurring 25-20 in