Former internationals Maurice Symes (Christchurch) and Mike
Kernaghan (Kaikorai) showed they still have what it takes
when they won the Stewart Buttar Invitation Pairs on Sunday.
The pairs event honours the memory of former international
Buttar whose promising career was cut short when he died of
cancer early this century. Symes and Kernaghan beat the
Fairfield pair of Ken Walker and Ross Thomson 12-7 in the
15-end final of the Australian pairs at the Burnside club in
Australian pairs is a fours game played by two players.
It was a high quality field that included some of the top
Australians who won gold medals at World Bowls in Adelaide
It was the first time Symes and Kernaghan had played together
since they represented New Zealand in 1992. Walker and
Thomson have played together in the event for the past three
years and have finished second, third and seventh.
• New Zealand Professional Bowls Association qualifier Phil
Bennett (Waikato) caused a major upset when he knocked out
defending world indoor champion Andy Thomson (England) in the
first round of the World Indoor Singles in Norfolk, England
Dunedin's Aidan Lusby has drawn Thomson in next month's UK
International open singles in Blackpool.