The artificial green was well used with some challenging weather
Craig Gush and Dean Elgar have won the 27th Paraparaumu Beach Bowling Club Mens $10k 2-4-2 Pairs
Covid-19 and the weather did their utmost to disrupt proceedings but the organisers weren't deterred and through sheer willpower and good planning, the tournament went ahead.
It is Craig’s third win and Deans second, which is a fantastic record to hold for any bowler, considering the strength of this event.
Only three of the 48 teams managed to get through section play unbeaten and those who braved the elements to the end saw a great final.
The Raumati Club proved to be a saviour by offering their greens for use, and through this COVID guidelines were able to be followed.
Well done to not only the winners of the event, but also the organisers and participants.
In a time that is uniquely challenging, it's a testament to the bowls community that events such as this are taking a place successfully.
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Dean Elgar & Craig Gush ~ 2020 Champions
Winners: Craig Gush, Manawatu Dean Elgar, Taranaki
Runners Up: Mark Noble, Manawatu, Ken Brown, Wellington
Winners: Paul Rybinski, Graeme Corlett, Wellington
Runners Up: Brendon Gibson, Grant Wakefield, Wellington
Finalists - games not played
Peter Thomson. Kapiti, Graeme Cooley, Manawatu
Richard Hocking, Canterbury, Aiden Takarua, Auckland
Scott Roberts, Dave Wilson, Taranaki
Brady Amer, Logan Amer, Wellington
Craig MacDonell, S Prasad, Marlborough
Lindsay Thomas, Trevor Drake, Central Otago
Rhys Hakkens, Marcel Hakkens, Para Bch
Derek Taylor, Kapiti, Ray Boffa, Para Bch