Raglan Outdoor Bowls Club summer season has got off to a rollicking start with 25 players turning out on opening day. The highlight of the season to date was last Saturday’s effort by Raglan to win the Northern Zone Interclub Challenge shield.
Although Raglan have been frequent winners over the history of the competition between Huntly, Ngaruawahia, Raglan and Taupiri clubs they hadn’t lifted the shield since 2014, so the win was very satisfying.
There have been 3 club competitions so far this season with the Tom Stephens Triples won by Bob Carter, Alex Lorenzen and John Carr. The Mixed Singles was impressively won by first year bowler Robin Pipe, while Eileen Stephens was too good for the rest of the field in the Mixed Vet Singles.
The club’s first open tournament on October 22nd which was generously sponsored by our local Ray White Real Estate office was won by the Hillcrest team skippered by Steve Liddington.
Twilight bowls got underway on Tuesday night with a great turnout of enthusiastic locals for a night of music and bowls. More teams and players can be accommodated and you can just turn up at 5.45pm to join in.
If locals or visitors want to join our club or give bowls a go simply come along at 1pm on a Wednesday or Saturday to our roll ups, everyone is welcome and loan bowls are available. Club memberships start from as little as $20 so come and enjoy the camaraderie of outdoor bowls.
To find out more phone Alan 021456751 or Gordon 0274454876.