Bowls North Harbour Officially open 2022-2023 Season with Executive Fours Tournament
Article written by Lindsay Knight
Birkenhead continued its run of early successes when the Centre officially opened its 2022-23 season with the Executive Fours Tournament at the Manly club on Sunday.
A Birkenhead Team comprising of skip Doug Campbell, Curtis Ennor, Adam Richardson and Warren Lush won the tournament, winning all three games and finishing with 21 ends.
This put Birkenhead narrowly of Orewa’s Peter Clark, David Batchelor, Mal Wallace and Dave Roe, who having drawn a bye in the second round were credited with three wins and 20 ends.
In third place was a representative one-to-five management team of Warren Seeque, Garth Partridge, Greg Yelavich and Ian McKenzie, who finished with three and 19 ends.
Browns Bay was the unlucky team, missing the prizes despite having three wins but with 18 ends. Hobsonville Scramblers won the consolation prize.
A total of 13 teams, from a range of clubs, umpires and Centre board members, competed.
In thanking Manly for its hospitality, board chairman Steve Yates emphasised one of the Centre’s priorities for the coming season was not to simply focus on high performance bowlers but to re-connect with the game’s grass-roots.