Robb up with the best

Gordon Robb.
Gordon Robb.
Veteran Gordon Robb (North Otago) proved that he can match the best indoor bowlers in the country at Wellington at the weekend.

Robb, who has won 36 North Otago titles, was one of three bowlers from the south who reached post-section play in the Henselite singles.

In the first round of the post-section draw, Robb was beaten 11-10 by Alex Reed (Auckland), who finished runner-up in the final.Reed, a North Island representative this year, was a member of the Auckland team that won the Welch Trophy.

Daniel French (Otago, Dunedin) and Brian Hotton (Southland) were also beaten in close first round post-section games.

French lost to Paul Smith (Tauranga) 10-9, and Brian Hotton (Southland) lost to Mike King (Canterbury) 10-9.In the quarter-finals of the plate, Eileen Grant (South Otago) was beaten by Brendon Kenny (Whanganui) 10-8, and Kevin Hurley (Central Otago) lost to Sharon Peters (North Harbour) 13-6.

Ashley Diamond (Upper Hutt Valley) won his second Henselite singles title when he beat Alex Reed 11-8. He also won in 2015.It has been a successful season for Diamond who won two Australasian medals in the Trans Tasman event in Sydney.

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