The finals of the Wellington Champion of Champions Pairs are currently underway at the Hutt club:
For the men defending champions Ben King and Peter Batchelor from Wilton are 13–5 up against Lyall Bay's Brian Petherick.
For the women the Hutt team are 10–9 up against Mandy Boyd and Dale Lang from Johnsonville.
Many thanks to Thelma Chapman for providing the results and progress scores.
Evergreen Wellington bowler Judy Howat and partner Euan Wong have won the Wellington Mixed Pairs tilte for 2011–12. They defeated Helen and Ben King on the windswept Johnsonville green in extremely trying conditions. Judy wins her 33rd centre title and Euan his first. For Euan it's been a good year as he also won the New Zealand Secondary Schools singles.
Naenae's Robyn Fitzgerald, Jeremy Kydd from Victoria and Brent Stubbins from Johnsonville enjoy the cool early conditions at Tawa. Set for 3 games of 16 ends the 242 Mixed Pairs is the only centre event that allows a team to comprise players from separate clubs. This year sees 92 teams in 7 pools across Wellington. Knockout play gets underway at Johnsonville 9am Sunday.
These national events for men and women are on from April 9 through April 16 at Naenae Bowling Club. No Tawa teams have made it through, but 2 players with Tawa connections are there, Hilda Abraham (Triples, Johnsonville) and Bruce Miller (Fours, Wilton).
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