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2017 World Masters Games - Balmoral Round Up

posted May 4, 2017, 8:07 PM by Balmoral Bowls   [ updated May 4, 2017, 8:09 PM ]
The 2017 World Master Games was held in Auckland  and afforded an easy opportunity for local players to be involved in the wide range of sports including Lawn Bowls.  Balmoral had a number of representatives involved.

Graham and Linda Farley  competed in the Mixed Pairs  60-69 Years competition and while they shared 2 wins with the eventual qualifiers from their section, they missed out  by 2 points on qualifying.

Linda paired up with  Marion Hakaria  in the Women's Pairs 60-69 Years and made out of qualifying  into the first round of post section but fell to another local combination of Eileen Badham and Helen Blick.

Graham paired with  a Pauanui based bowler John McConnell in the Men's Pairs 60-69 Year  and had a great run through to the Semi-Finals  Here they met the renowned pairing of  Petar Sain & Rob Ashton and were soundly beaten.  They moved in to the Bronze Medal match  were they missed out on the medal, losing to the Jack Bunguga & Terry Makira combination.

Terry Barrett and Steve Kirwan  competed in 2 events. The Men's Pairs 50-59 Years  and the Men's Fours 50-59 Years.
Terry and Steve made into first round of Pairs Post Section  but  were beaten by an Orewa combination  of David Eades & Kevin Robinson.

The Fours however  was where all the noise was come the last day, Terry & Steve  joined up  with Garry Banks  & Kenneth Batkin in the Men's Fours 50-59 Years.  They qualified with 3 wins out of section play and  had a great run through post section  to claim the  Gold Medal!!  

Winners 2017 Word Master Games Lawn Bowls Men's Fours 50-59 Years
Form L to R" Steve Kirwan, Terry Barrett, Ken Batkin and Gary Banks.