Beautiful conditions at the weekend for the Southern Quadrangular tournament.
Held at Bowls Papanui Club, four regions played for the top spot; Marlborough, Nelson, Dunedin and Canterbury in both the Men's and Women's grades.
Playing four disciplines; singles, pairs, triples and fours; each team of 10 are playing to the best of their ability to prove themselves against Southern's best in front of each of the regions selectors before they each name their Intercentre team to take part in the Bowls NZ national intercentre competition next month.
Day 1 of the competition saw two rounds of three played. In the Women's grade, the Canterbury Women come out proving why they are the current Women's Intercentre Champs - winning all 8 games. Nelson ladies were sitting in second place on 12 points after 4 wins and the Marlborough and Dunedin Woman were both in 3rd on 6 points after 2 wins each.
In the final round of the competition played on Sunday morning; the Canterbury Women's winning streak came to an end after losing two games in the final round; however their 10 wins in total for the weekend was enough to secure them top spot. Followed closely by the Nelson women in 2nd place, with 8 wins. Both Dunedin and Marlborough came through the competition with 9 wins in total each, however it went to points differential which put the Marlborough ladies in 3rd and the Dunedin ladies in 4th.
Full results for the Women can be found here: Women's Results Quad - Feb 2019
The Men's grade proving much closer; with only 3 points separating the whole field after Day 1, meant it all came down to results from the third and final round.
Finishing in forth was Marlborough on 13 points, in third on 15 points was their neighbors Nelson and in Day 1 leaders; Dunedin ended up in second place on 19 points behind home favorites Canterbury on 22 points.
Full results for the Men can be found here: Men's Results Quad - Feb 2019
A huge thank you to the Bowls Papanui Club for hosting the event and to Rose, Ann and John for umpiring.
A great event to be held ahead of naming teams for the Bowls NZ National Intercentre. The results over the weekend; particularly for Canterbury mean the selectors have a tough job selecting 7 for the Intercentre Team next month. Teams will be named within the next two weeks.