Sports In Taranaki
Taranaki Indoor Bowls: On May 2 the Taranaki centre held its Open Fours event sponsored by Stratford ITM. Qualifying for post section were T Bourne from Taranaki Centre and C Adams of St Johns club Whanganui. The final of 10 ends was won by C Adams. The following teams will play against Manawatu on May 30 in Marton: K Hughes, E Smailes B Schrader, and R Finlay. R Morris, W Finlay, R Fredrickson, and J Muggeridge. S Bourne, C Reed, A Berry, and S Vince. T Bourne, R Ratahi, K Bird, and B Chapman. Reserve is N Picard. Strathmore Golf Club: On May 2 the best scores were new player Brendon Coupe 52pts, Oliver Smithson 41pts, John Cusdin 39pts, and Rik Caskey 37pts. Rod Walter had twos on the sixth and 13th holes and James Smithson had a two on the 15th. On May 8 the Rebel pennant is on at Strathmore and Sunday, May 9, is the Strathmore Trophy. This is a best nett trophy with all starting at 10am. Stratford Golf Club: On Saturday the final round of the Stroke play champs was played. Senior champion was Jordan Anderson, Intermediate Grant Kite, and Juniors champion was Tom Fergusson. Randy Aldridge and Vaughan Jones were the winners of the haggle in their divisions. This week is the start of the match play champs, the draw will be on the club web page. Coastal Adult Riding Club: The Riding Club Jumping Day was held at the Pony Club grounds in Ha¯ wera in showery weather on April 26. The events were judged by David Schumacher of Stratford and Claire Norton from Normanby. Results: 80cm Class: 1st Emma Gelling (Goldie), 2nd Charlotte Mitchell (Stella). 70cm Class: 1st Jamie Walkington (Ellie), 2nd Leslie Bloeman (Orey), 3rd Charlotte Mitchell (Stella), 4th Emma Gelling (Goldie). 60cm Class: 1st Leslie Bloeman (Orey), 2nd Emily Perrin (Ruby), 3rd Krissi Kain (Latte), 4th Jamie Walkington (Ellie). 50cm Class: 1st Kasey Roberts (Shimmer), 2nd Jamie Walkington (Ellie), 3rd Krissi Kain (Latte), 4th Keira Sifflet (Ice). 40cm Class: 1st Kasey Roberts (Shimmer), 2nd Lara Williams (Grace), 3rd Stephanie Bailey (Jessie), 4th equal Sherleena Budd (Regalo) and Amelia Sifflet (Goldie). Obstacle Course: 1st equal Renee Berger (China Doll), and Leslie Bloeman (Orey), 3rd Kath Lambourn (Millenium Lady), 4th Emily Perrin (Ruby).