Pairs crowned in AIMS bowls

Pairs crowned in AIMS bowls

The 2016 NZCT AIMS Games indoor bowls pairs champions were found at the Baypark Stadium Lounge today following another two days of intense competition.  From a field of 126 teams, representing 28 schools from around the North Island, 46 teams qualified for post-section play. In the semifinals, Te Huaki Kurei and Jamie McLean from Opotiki

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The 2016 NZCT AIMS Games indoor bowls pairs champions were found at the Baypark Stadium Lounge today following another two days of intense competition.  From a field of 126 teams, representing 28 schools from around the North Island, 46 teams qualified for post-section play.
In the semifinals, Te Huaki Kurei and Jamie McLean from Opotiki Primary School beat Georgia Anderson and Briar Keaney (Somerville Intermediate) 1-6, 4-2, 4-1 while Jayerion Te Ahu Ahu and Philemon Saulala from Ilminster Intermediate beat teammates Fiona Rangiuaia and Sian Williams 8-2, 5-5.
In the final, Te Huaki and Jamie took a 7-0 lead over Jayerion & Philemon in the first set before conceding four shots to make the final score 7-4.  The second set was a much closer affair, with Te Huaki and Jamie scoring one shot on each of the first three ends to lead 3-0 going into the final end. However, Jayerion and Philemon only managed to score two shots to make the final score 3-2.
In a play off for third and fourth, Fiona and Sian came out on top winning 5-4 and 8-1.

GOLD MEDAL:  Te Huaki Kurei and Jamie McLean – Opotiki Primary School
SILVER MEDAL:  Jayerion Te Ahu Ahu and Philemon Saulala – Ilminster Intermediate
BRONZE MEDAL:  Fiona Rangiuaia and Sian Williams – Ilminster Intermediate

TEAM CUP
GOLD MEDAL:  Ilminster Intermediate
SILVER MEDAL:  Somerville Intermediate
BRONZE MEDAL:  Tauranga Intermediate

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