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Balmoral in NZ Open - Updated 20/Feb

posted Feb 6, 2017, 5:52 PM by Balmoral Bowls   [ updated Feb 19, 2017, 5:06 PM by Allan Moyle ]
Balmoral  has a number of players and teams competing in the  upcoming 2017 NZ Open.  Qualifying play is during 14th -16th February  at various venues in Auckland.  The Open Event is based at Blockhouse Bay Bowls and runs from 17th - 22nd February.
The Balmoral entries are listed below  and it would be great  if you can, to get out and support them in their quest  to qualify for the NZ Open carrying the Balmoral banner.  
We will update this post  with results and details as they come to hand.

Update Monday 20 Feb
  • Scott and Artem won their Quarterfinal match  18-13  against  the composite pairing of Dennis Brewster & Mike Carrol.
  • The Semi Final was played against  2 very experienced players  with international representative & national titles  experience. While the boys from Balmoral managed close it up in  after 5 ends,   the pairing of Kerry Chapman & Tony Grantham ran out the winners, with the concession coming a the 17th end,  Scott & Artem trailing 18 - 10.
  • Link to Men's Pairs Main Draw


Update Sunday 19 Feb
  • The Men's pair of  Scott Harrison and Artem Chesnokov  are through to the Men's Pairs Quarter Finals and are due to play on Monday morning at 8.30 am at Blockhouse Bay.
  • The Men's Triples team  of Steve Kirwan, Artem Chesnokov  and Richard Seifert  lost  to  a Carlton Cornwall combination in first round of the the knock out triples.
  • The Women's Triples team of Chelsea , Tessa and Linda  Farley made it to the third round of the knock out Triples before losing out to the Jill Fraser skipped Carlton Cornwall team.

Update Friday 17 Feb
The weather has certainly made a big hole in the NZ Open arrangements  for organisers.
  • Due to weather impact yesterday all Men's and Women's triples teams have been progressed into Main Draw. This will be played as a knockout format and new draws will be posted by the end of Friday.
  • Men's Singles Post Section moved to new venues at last minute today, so will update as they come to hand.

Update Thursday 16 Feb
  • Scott Harrison skipped Pair  has qualified with 3 wins from 3  in Men's Pairs  to progress to Main Draw.
  • In the Women's Singles event Linda Farley  picked up 2 wins  but  didn't qualify.   None of the  other BWBC entrants were able to progress either achieving 1 win only and in Tessa Farley's case falling ill during the days play and having to default two matches.
  • Steve Kirwan has progressed to Main Draw in Men's Singles with 3 wins , While Scot Harrison picked up 2 wins  was not able to qualify.  

Women's Singles - Tuesday 14th February
Etsuko McKessack @ Blockhouse Bay 
Tessa Farley  @ Carlton Cornwall
Chelsea Farley @ Howick Bowling Club
Linda Farley @ Howick Bowling Club

Women's Pairs   - Wednesday 15th February
Chelsea Farley (Skip)  @ Blockhouse Bay 

Women's Pairs   - Thursday 1th February
Chelsea Farley (Skip)  @ Carlton Cornwall 
 Men's Singles  - Wednesday 15th February
Steve  Kirwan @  @ Blockhouse Bay
Ivan Sumich  @ Carlton Cornwall
Artem Chesnokov @ Carlton Cornwall
Scott Harrison @ Onehunga Bowling Club

Men's Pairs   - Tuesday 14th February
Scott Harrison (Skip) @ Pakuranga Bowling Club 

Men's Triples  - Thursday 16th February
Scott Harrison (Skip) @ Pt Chevalier BC