Congratulations to North Taranaki’s Ali Wilson and Bronnie Read for a remarkable day of bowling in the NZ Mixed Pairs.
Coming into the event they had ample experience behind them, and after winning three games from the first four, they proved why they were a pre-tournament favourite.
Bronnie more than did her job at lead, consistently putting bowls on the head and in good position. This gave Ali plenty to work with and he capitalised extremely well. The Zone Three pair finished as strong as they started, accumulating another three wins and bringing their total to six. West Coast players Gavin Griffith and Marg Milne were their only loss in round three.
Newly crowned Henselite Singles Champion Kyle Waldron was tracking well early on to pull off the double. He had the best start to the day picking up the first three games, and looked to be playing as well as he had the day before too.
It was North Taranaki who stopped Kyle and Anjela’s good run in the fourth round though, and a couple of losses later saw them slip down the leaderboard, eventually finishing in a respectable third.
Multiple teams were plugging away, still with a chance to finish in second. Waikato’s Teri Anderson and Richard Caddy had the slowest start, but like other teams, pushed through to string together four wins and a draw. This was enough to take out second place due to the cut throat nature of the field.
Ali Wilson and Bronnie Read previously won the NZ Mixed Fours event in 2015 and are over the moon to have achieved the 2020 NZ Mixed Pairs title as well.
Congratulations once again on a well-deserved win.