14 Dec 2008

New Zealanders eliminated from Hong Kong pairs tournament

12:18 pm on 14 December 2008

The New Zealand's men's and women's combinations have both been elimated in the quarter-finals of the Hong Kong Classic Pairs bowls champs.

The women's combination of Val Smith and Jo Edwards, were expected to be title contenders after topping their section but the world champions were thrashed 27-8 by Wales.

The men's combination of Mark Watt and Ali Forsyth had both struggled with illness as well as opponents throughout section play and were edged 20-19 by Malaysia.