NDC Round 4, 1st July
A - League - In Division 1 Hutt Valley Hawks did a great job with their double-header, gaining 23 points and taking a clean sweep over Waikato Thoroughbreds. Manawatu Marauders have managed to hold on to the points lead though. Congratulatons to Robbie McNair on his 300.20, a top score for Eastern Force. Some other great scores shot this round in both Divisions, with 4 shooters on 299 (Tania Boerlage, Gary Cuff, Helen Freiman and Martin Hunt), and 2 Juniors on 199 (Aidan Lynch and Martin Quigley).
Division 2 sees Taranaki Tigers and The Plainsmen both gaining 13 points, keeping the Tigers in the lead and The Plainsmen moving up ahead of Marlborough Suns.
There's only one more Round to go before the Semi-Final and Eastern Force will be having their double-header so good luck to all the shooters and selectors for that Round.
B - League - The Titans are still dominating the B League compeititon Points Ladder but they're not getting all their own way with the team scores - well done to Otago Blue and Gold on their Open win, even if it was only by 1 point. The Titans then went on to pip Blue and Gold by one point and one inner in the Junior section. Congratulations to Colin Dilworth (Hutt Valley Wasps) on his 200. Hutt Valley had a strong Composite team in this round, posting a win over Blue & Gold, and not being far being The Titans.
With only three teams in this competition the Semi-Final will be a three-way shoot again, with the top two going into the Final. But with both the Semi-Final and the Final starting from Zero, it could be all down to the Selectors getting their shooters in the right places.
Sadly Doug Gibson, our usual NDC Co-ordinator, passed away on 1st July. He will be missed by many. His funeral is to be held at the Oaonui Hall (10 minutes north of Opunake) on Tuesday 6th July at 1pm.