Final four found for national Bowls3Five interclub


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Blenheim has claimed the last remaining spot in the final four of the national Bowls3Five interclub competition.

The Marlborough club has beaten Takaro (Manawatu) in a hotly-contested final quarter-final at the Naenae Bowling Club in Lower Hutt.

All three matches finished a set apiece, but Blenheim came out on top in the all-important tie-breaker ends.

Blenheim will join Hinuera (Waikato), Alexandra (Central Otago) and Riverhead (North Otago) in the final four at Naenae tomorrow (April 28), with the winner to replace the relegated Woodend Jets in this year’s Bowls3Five televised league.

Hinuera, Alexandra and Riverhead have been waiting to learn their final playoff opponent for the past few weeks, having earlier accounted for Aramoho (Wanganui), Kia Toa (South Canterbury) and Onehunga & Districts (Auckland) respectively in their quarter-finals.

The final four will meet each other over three rounds from 10:15am tomorrow, with the top two progressing to the decider at 2:15pm.

The winner will join the defending champion Point Chevalier Pirates, Gore Rams, Stoke Thunder, Royal Oak Rockets and Stokes Valley Vipers, who have all been invited to return for the second edition of the Bowls3Five televised league, and two yet to be determined sides in the expanded eight-team competition.

The 2019 event, starting October 22, will again be broadcast live on SKY Sport, with Bowls New Zealand having recently reached a new three-year deal with the broadcaster.

Bowls3Five is also expanding from a six-week to an eight-week competition and matches will played three nights a week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday), rather than two.

There will be two matches each night, culminating in the final on December 11.


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