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Women bring home Auckland Junior Triples Title.

posted Jun 6, 2017, 8:58 PM by Balmoral Bowls   [ updated Jun 17, 2017, 6:48 PM by Allan Moyle ]
Over the last few weeks of the season the last of the Junior events were played out across the artificial surfaces of many Auckland Bowls Clubs.  

The big news for Balmoral was the securing the of the Auckland Junior Triples title for the 2016-17 Year.  The team of Chelsea Farley, Linda Farley and Tessa Farley, played their way into the final at the headquarters in Kohimarama with a clean sweep in section play. 

The final was played against a composite combination of Tee Tereapii, Margarita Kelly & Carol Berry. Initially the Tereapii, combination held a lead up to the 6th end  7-6 then lost it, to then tie up the game in the 10th end 10-10. From this point Tereapii, Kelly and Berry didn't win another end and conceded in the 16th end with the Chelsea Farley skipped combination taking the win 28-10.
An excellent win by the Balmoral Junior women to close out the Balmoral Women's Club 25th and last season before amalgamation.
Other Auckland Junior Results

The Junior Men's Triples of Paul Jerrom,  Graham Farley and Ian Hughes (pictured right) went agonisingly close to emulating the women, missing out in their final to the strong Glen Eden combination of Aiden Takarua, Jeremy Brosnan and Richard Salter. 
Glen Eden took an early lead and Balmoral fought back and played some great bowls to stay in the game. Balmoral were down 9-3 in the 8th end to come back and be within 1 point of Glen Eden in the 13th end 13-12. But Glen Eden took a 4 in the 15th end that damaged Balmoral's chance of a come back. Glen Eden winning the Men's 1-5 Year Triples Title for the 2016-2017 season 20-15. 

A Balmoral Junior Womens' Fours comprising Linda Farley, , Tessa Farley Chelsea Farley and Marieke Knez (pictured right)  played their way in to another Final just a week after the Triples, where they were matched up against the Avondale combination of Laura Tauniva, Caroline Dubois, Paris Baker and Puna Paretoa.  This final was little more one sided, with Avondale having an excellent start in their final winning the first 5 ends to go 9-0 up. Balmoral played hard to try and regain those lost ends and managed to close the gap and by the 8th end they were still down but had come back to 6-9. Avondale had another winning streak and Balmoral could not come back from it this time. Avondale winning the Auckland Women's 1-5 Year Fours title for 2016-2017, 18-10.