North Island Secondary Schools

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18 April 2016, 15:51


A team from Tauranga Boys High School has taken out the pairs at the North Island Secondary Schools Indoor Bowls Championships at Mount Maunganui on Saturday.

Anthony Ouellet, who was a losing finalist last year, teamed with Andre Dorofaeff to beat Jaimee Pretty and Brittany Simpson from Opunake High School in Taranaki.

Andre also competed last year, but Pretty and Simpson were making their first appearance at the championships.

Aidan Zittersteijn and Dylan Dolton from Spotswood College in North Taranaki finished third.

Fifteen teams competed in the pairs, with six teams qualifying for post-section play.

A large crowd of parents and other supporters were treated to some excellent bowls.

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Spotswood College student Aidan Zittersteijn took out the singles at the North Island Secondary Schools Indoor Bowls Championships at Mount Maunganui on Sunday.

Zittersteijn, regarded as one of the up and coming players in the North Taranaki District, and son of top indoor bowler John Zittersteijn beat Bay of Plenty's Matthew Farquhar of Tauhara College in the final.

In the semi-finals Zittersteijn put out Mesha White of Waitakere College and Farquhar beat Andre Dorofaeff of Tauranga Boys College.

Dorofaeff teamed with fellow Tauranga Boys College student Anthony Ouellet to win the pairs on Saturday.

Thirty four students from 15 North Island schools entered the singles and twelve qualified for post-section play.

A number of them will now line up in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Indoor Bowls Championships in North Wellington on the 28th and 29th of August.

The Shield for the school winning the most points over the singles and pairs was awarded to Tauranga Boys College with Spotswood College a close second.

The overall weekend has been described as an example of excellent bowls, sportsmanship and gracious losers.

There was a lot of support from parents, managers and the Tauranga Association Members,