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2016 Balmoral Open

posted Nov 15, 2016, 7:09 PM by Balmoral Bowls
 After a season's hiatus the Balmoral Open was bought back this season in new format that was well received with all 32 slots filled a week before the event date and plenty of enquiries coming in right up until the night before.  

The new format  of  standard 3 bowl pairs in the morning and then 2-4-2 Pairs in the afternoon was novel.  And it proved to be a bit of a leveller, with the change in thinking and strategy required in the afternoon stalling some team's progress  while others found their groove to get on the board with wins.

The winners for the Open this year were Allan Moyle and Odie Walter from the host club who were the only team to carve out a 4 win record.  There were a large number of 3 winners however, Graham Farley ( Balmoral) and Paul Renwick (St Heliers) picked up 2nd  with 3 wins and a draw  and in 3rd were Mark Cavanagh and John Meredith (New Lynn).

An excellent day had by all and we will be definitely be keeping this event and format (and lunch!) on the calendar going forward.  The Club wishes to thanks Steve Kirwan as the lead organiser for getting the event off the ground along Terry Barrett and those others who assisted on the day.
Winners: Allan Moyle & Odie Walter 

2nd: Graham Farley & Paul Renwick

3rd:  Mark Cavanagh & John Meredith