Over a hundred keen bowlers were present when the third annual Bowls Kapiti Coast Awards were presented at the Central Bowling Club, Levin on Sunday 26 May. The awards for the 2018-19 season which recognize excellence among the thirteen clubs from Waitarere Beach in the north to Paekakariki in the south which make up the Kapiti Coast centre, were compered by leading sports broadcaster and bowler John McBeth.
Trophies and certificates were presented for all of the centre’s open and champion-of-champions events as well as for interclub, pennants and other competitions between the clubs, and certificates and badges were awarded to representative players. Paraparaumu Beach were the most successful club over the season, followed by Central and Levin with players and teams from those clubs winning the majority of the competitions.
The awards for the various categories of player awards were determined by points accumulated in centre events over the season with the winners being:
Female Representative Player: Krys Andrews (Waikanae)
Male Representative Player: Rhys Hakkens (Waikanae Beach
Female Junior Player: Paula Vercoe (Central)
Male Junior Player: Dereck Taylor (Central)
Female Veteran Player: Dot Collis (Central)
Male Veteran Player: Rex Holmes (Paraparaumu Beach)
Female Open Player: Audrey Stevenson (Paraparaumu Beach)
The overall award for Player of the Year went to Audrey Stevenson who this season won another three centre titles to take her tally to 53 titles, which as far as the centre can determine is a record for any woman in New Zealand. She also accumulated 22 more points than any other player.
This season’s Club of the Year is the Central Bowling Club, Levin which had the highest rate of participation in centre events and interclub competitions, the second highest rate of success in those events as well as very sound management, excellent facilities and a record second to none in developing junior players.
The centre also made an award for the Emerging Club of the Year which went to the Paekakariki Bowling Club which has made big gains in attracting new players and becoming an increasingly competitive club over the past season.
The centre thanks all of the sponsors for the awards, especially the major sponsor Nulook Kapiti.
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