A later 12pm start for the Indoor Bowling section of AIMS Games allowed a little sleep in for our Tarawera High team of Kaja Nu'u-Smith, Leo Bicknell, Manaia and Tawhio Keepa, Te Peeti Hiwarau, Kruze Tanoa, Cameron Dyer and Sean McCarthy.
Today each player had 4 games and 1 bye. To qualify for singles play-off/finals the next day (Wednesday), every player needed to win at least 3 of their 4 games. Te Peeti Hiwarau successfully won all his 4 games. Kaja Smith-Nu'u, Leo Bicknell and Manaia Keepa won 3 of their 4 games, a total of 4 qualifying.
There were some exciting games rolled today. Compliments were given to our students by the elderly umpires and markers. They expressed the kids were brilliantly composed during their play and controlled their games really well. "They are obviously coached well", one said. I was tempted to steal John Dowie (coach) his thunder but instead I nodded in his direction ...
I will post an update on tomorrows results in the evening. Watch this space!