Congratulations to Alison Rennie, Jill Fraser and Clara Bowman for reaching the National Club Triples Championship final to be played at Browns Bay April 23/24th. The trio easily won their Regional Qualifying in Whangarei this week beating Far North 26-14, Northland 21-8 and then North Harbour 22-9. Jill and Clara now have the chance of gaining their second national title this season, following their success in the National Inter-club.
Petar Sain bowed out of the Regional Qualifying singles in a hard-fought contest. Petar beat Trevor Reader (Northland) 21-18 but lost to North Harbour’s Bruce McClintock 21-16 and Far North’s Ian Lewis 21-19. Lewis gained the national qualifying spot with two wins and just one shot on the countback to McClintock.
Our women’s four of Karen de Jongh, Bev Crowe, Helen van der Walt and Liz Badenhorst played strongly in the Regional Club qualifying at Whangarei. But they were just off the pace after losing their first game 19-8 to North Harbour. Karen’s team came back strongly to beat eventual winners Northland 13-12 and drew with Far North 12-all. The Northland side skipped by Auckland representative Anne Bateman finished up with two wins and plus 12 to move to the National Club Championships final at Browns Bay in late April.