United Bowling Club wins national title

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It was a successful weekend for United Bowling Club, taking out first place in the National Interclub Competition.

The club has won the trophy four times before and are thrilled to have done it again last weekend in Palmerston North.

United Bowling Club’s division one manager Di Hancock says this is a hugely important event, because although they are represented at a number of major national events this is the biggest team’s competition they are involved in.

The team of seven included singles player Jo Edwards, pairs, Kirsten Griff- en and Colleen Earl, and fours, Barbara McGregor, Amy McIlroy, Dianne Potts and Kristine Greaney.

They were up against five other teams including Heretaunga, Browns Bay, Invercargill, Taupo and Wanganui, with Browns Bay coming second and Heretaunga third.

Their division two team also made the club proud, finishing in fourth place after an impressive qualifying performance.

The first step in qualifying was to play their local teams; both the division one and two teams winning their sections.

Then they both competed in, and won, their Top of the South Island rounds against Marlborough, West Coast and Canterbury, before going on to Palmerston North