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Balmoral Representatives run at NZ Open comes to end

posted Nov 18, 2014, 5:05 PM by Allan Moyle   [ updated Nov 18, 2014, 5:06 PM by Balmoral Bowls ]
Balmoral Bowling Club had 3 teams involved in this years NZ Open, a Mens Pairs team of John James & Steve Kirwan and a Mens Triples team of John James, Warren Tritt & Steve Kirwan.  We also had a Womens Triples team of  Etsuko Mackessack, Hinga Tuhoro, Dragica Nikolova involved as well.
All teams qualified from section play into the Main draws.  Links to Mens Pairs Qualifying  results & Triples Qualifying results.  Link to Womens Triple Qualifying result.  

The Mens Pairs team bowed out in the Round of 64, narrowly losing 9-11 to a composite combination of Ross Harensnape & John Carruthers.  Link to Pairs Main Draw
The Mens Triples team had a great run through the main draw making it all the way to the semi-final, losing to the Pauanui combination of John McConnell, Grant Moran & Graham Bowers 6-19.  Link to Triples Main Draw.  


The Womens Triple team fell in the Round of 16, losing 10-17 to a composite combination of Denise Samuel, Lauren Mills & Margaret Gurney.

Fantastic to see both Balmoral men and women represented at a national event and congratulations to all bowlers, especially the team of John James, Warren Tritt & Steve Kirwan on their fine run in the Mens Triples,  in what will have been very trying conditions at times over this last week.