Two competitions this weekend — Women’s black and white, and Archie Allen Trips

2009-09-24 00:00

WITH all the district competitions completed for 2009 and the 2010 bowling year only starting next weekend, the bowlers are focusing on two well-known and supported sponsored competitions this weekend.

The women’s Black and White sixes will be played at Maritzburg West Bowling Club this Sunday, while the men will be playing in the Archie Allen Trips at Maritzburg Bowling club.

All bowlers are also reminded of the district prizegiving that will take place tomorrow at Maritzburg Bowling Club at 7 pm. All those still wishing to attend and who have not yet booked are asked to contact Beryl Gandy at 083 708 9017 immediately.

Squad players are also reminded of the practice this Saturday all day.

Niba final points earned for senior men and women for the year are Sheila Peech, Anne Ramsay (PMB Collegians) and Jean Squires (PMB Wanderers) all on 10 points followed by Barbara James (Howick) on nine points and Caryl Hickinbotham (Maritzburg West) on eight points. Phillip Scholtz (Maritzburg) on 14 points followed by Dennis Lariviere (Howick) on 12 points and Derek Beater and Dick Wood (Maritzburg) on nine points.

While I was looking through the New Zealand Herald, I came across this very interesting article. South Africa may have corruption in many areas but as far as I know our bowls is known to be squeaky clean. But match fixing allegations have rocked Bowls New Zealand.

The Herald reports: “The New Zealand men’s four of Gary Lawson, Shayne Sincock, Jamie Hill and Shannon McIlroy have been stood down following allegations that the team was involved in match fixing at the Asia/Pacific Championships last month. Bowls New Zealand chief executive Kerry Clark says two complaints have been lodged.

“He says there has been a complaint from one of the other sides competing at the event and also a complaint by World Bowls.

“Clark says a judiciary will now hear the opinions of both sides. He says nothing has been proven yet and it is up to the judiciary to reach a decision based on the evidence available.

“Clark says Bowls New Zealand is treating the matter very seriously. He says it is a big concern as a situation like this leaves a black mark against the country. The judicial hearing is likely to take place in the next couple of weeks.”

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