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Bowls: Wait Finally Over

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Bowls: Wait Finally Over

After 35 years trying Ohope Bowling Club's mixed four, skipped by Tony Reynolds, won the Bay of Plenty Indoor Bowls Centre's mixed fours title last weekend.

The championships were played in the Ngongotaha Hall where Reynolds combined with Gary Hunt, Marge Taare and his mother Gil Reynolds to take home the title.

In his acceptance speech he said that it had taken him 35 years to win that particular trophy. It was Reynolds' and teammate Gary Hunt's 13th career title, Taare's 11th and his mother Gil's eighth.

In the final, over nine, ends they defeated Owhata Bowling Club's Derek Owen, Gina Owen, Matthew Farquhar and Delwyn Hughes 8-7.

The semifinals saw Reynolds defeat Owhata's James Schuster, Gavin Rennie, Karen Te Tamaki and Christina Kingi 13-1 while Owen beat last year's champions Paul Guest, Maureen Harris, Elaine Howard and Stu Carney, from Ohope, 9-5.

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