With the 2014 Blind Lawn Bowling National Championships having wrapped up at the Havelock North Bowling Club last Thursday, Glenn Hanneman and Parveen Shankar were winners in the B1 men and women’s double event. David Monk won the singles B1 event. In the B2 event, Keith Bell and David Bradding won the doubles event. David Stallard won the B3/B4 singles event, and Stallard and Sue Curran won the B3/B4 pairs event.
Monk competed with Louise Henry in the doubles B1 event, where the pair finished second. In the B2 doubles event, veteran Ron Syme partnered with first year player Chely Jackson to finish second. B2 doubles winner Bradding is a New Zealand bowler from Waikato, while doubles partner Bell was a hometown player from Hawkes Bay. In the B3/B4 event, Stallard and Curran came into the competition having competed in lawn bowls at this year’s Commonwealth Games. Danny Simon and Tokoroa based Robin Reti who only took up the sport recently finished second.
The World Disabled Championships are scheduled to take place in Wellington in February, Hannamen, Shankar, Monk, Bell, Stallard and Curran have all been selected as members of the New Zealand team.