12 Jan 2009

Boil over at bowls nationals

9:18 am on 12 January 2009

The foursome led by 73-year-old Rex Redfern of the Mirangi club has caused a major boil over at the National Open Bowls Champs in Auckland.

Redfern, who also had two 78-year-old playing for him, beat world champion, Richard Girvan, two of New Zealand's most celebrated international stars in Ali Forsyth and Danny O'Connor and a very capable Auckland rep of past seasons, Ian Neary.

The 13 - 12 nail-biter is being seen as one of the biggest upset in the event's history.

It was a game in which everything went right for Redfern and everything went catastrophically wrong for Girvan and his team.

Rex Redfern says Girven was the one who was under pressure because he needed the game to qualify, while his foursome just played their normal game.