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Newsletter 2 -  7 September 2009

Sat 12  Men's Fours / Women's Fours   see RH column
Sep 9 Centre Opening - Havelock Nth  see RH column (or Bowls HB website - click here)
Sep 18 - 20   P.B.A. Finals Hastings

I'm sorry there were several mistakes in the Championship dates in the RH column. Thank you for pointing them out. They should now be correct. Remember to always treat the club booklet as your bible. I try to keep my info accurate but if I make a mistake it is unintentional. If you come knocking on my door I will be out - you will have to contend with the four foot doberman instead!!

  SPECIAL 2.4.2 - Sunday 20th September is free of bowling engagements so ...... why not come and join us for a "club members only" fun day. We will have a 2.4.2 Tournament (32 teams) starting at 12.30 pm. Dress is mufti and there is a $5 cost per player. Make up a team and put your entry on the board in the club administration building.
Opening Day Last Saturday
Despite cool conditions member turnout for Opening Day was good. Our committee made an effort to give the afternoon a welcoming atmosphere. Small bunches of flowers decorated score boards, raffles were generously patronised and bowlers enjoyed the time to chat, mix and mingle. The sight of new members to our club was encouraging. To every member - this is your club and whatever we become as a club is due to the contribution of each individual.
I'm the boss without the mike   I'm the boss with the mike

Richard rolls the first jack Fay puts up the first bowl

It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it
But it's also true that we don't know
What we've been missing until it arrives.

Choice of Bowl Crucial to Success – The bowls I use are size 4 and they have the letters XH next to the number 4. Do you know what “XH” stands for? There are two bowl sizes smaller than size 1. Do you know what they are called? What is the largest bowl size?

XH means “extra heavy”
Sizes are: 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Bowls range in size from size 00 (smallest) to size 7, and there will be a size that is correct for your hand.  It is very important that a bowls fits snugly within the palm of your hand using your preferred grip. They can be either medium or heavy in weight, they can be regular or slim in their diameter.  All of these variables combine to make your choice of bowl crucial to your future success.

Bowls here show the older 6 sided BB stamp
and the newer oval rugby football shape signifying the new testing rules introduced 1/04/2002.

R = registered trademark of WB
WB = World Bowls Ltd
X = makers assigned identification
14 = date stamp legal period up to year 2014
i.e. set made in 2005
other numbers i.e.V7-3771= makers serial no.

Current manufacturers:

X=Drakes Pride Liverpool UK
A= Taylor Bowls/ Greenmaster UK
N & K= Henselite Australia

Wilma is offering coaching lessons on Saturday mornings for those who want to avail themselves of the opportunity. You are very welcome to join Wilma at 9.30 this coming Saturday.

For the next 6 weeks I will give coaching lessons on Tuesday mornings (10.00 - 11.00 am) to any person who wants them. If Tuesdays have to be cancelled the coaching will be on Thursday mornings. The first lesson will be next Tuesday September 8th. This will be demand-driven. If no-one turns up I will have a holiday.

The lessons will probably go something like this.
Lesson 1 - grip / green / delivery
Lesson 2 - draw
Lesson 3 - draw to different spots
Lesson 4 - yard on
Lesson 5 - short ends
Lesson 6 - building a head

QUESTION: There must be a minimum of 2m between the ditch and the mat - but is it between the ditch and  the FRONT EDGE of the mat, or  the ditch and the REAR EDGE of the mat?  

LAW 19   Placing the mat
Before the start of play in each end, the player to play first should place the centre line of the mat lengthwise along the centre line of the rink, with the mat line at least 2 metres from the rear ditch and at least 25 metres from the front ditch.

Mat line means the edge of the mat nearest to the front ditch.  All measurements involving the mat and a jack or a bowl will be taken from the centre of the mat line.


A French Version Of Etiquette
Be punctual.
Respect the rules.
Follow the instructions given to you.
Respect the decisions of the umpire.
Be polite to your opponents.
Watch your language.
Obey your skip.
Control your joy when you win.
Be able to "take it" when you lose.

A few minutes before the church services started, the congregation was sitting in their pews and talking. Suddenly, Satan appeared at the front of the church. Everyone started screaming and running for the back entrance, trampling each other in a frantic effort to get away from evil incarnate.

Soon the church was empty except for one elderly gentleman who sat calmly in his pew without moving, seemingly oblivious to the fact that God's Ultimate enemy was in his presence.

So Satan walked up to the man and said, 'Do you know who I am?'
The man replied, 'Yep, sure do.'
'Aren't you afraid of me?' Satan asked.
'Nope, sure ain't.' said the man..
'Don't you realise I can kill you with one word?' asked Satan.
'Don't doubt it for a minute,' returned the old man, in an even tone.
'Did you know that I can cause you profound, horrifying AGONY for all eternity?' persisted Satan.
'Yep,' was the calm reply.
'And you're still not afraid?' asked Satan.
'Nope,' said the old man.
More than a little perturbed, Satan asked, 'Why aren't you afraid of me?'
The man calmly replied, 'Been married to your sister for 48 years.'

Baby Hanlen
Congratulations, Barry, from all your friends at Bowls Taradale.

John and Jill are proud grandparents.

Barry writes: Hi all! Just thought I would drop a line and tell you all of the new addition to my family, (which is why I am taking a season off bowls to look after the ever growing brood!) he was born on 26th July at home weighing in at a healthy 9 pounds! I was there to help birth as the second midwife arrived 3 minutes after he was born. Needless to say he was in a hurry to arrive when he decided it was time! His name is Bronson Jarvis Hanlen and even though he likes to keep his ma and da sleep deprived he is an absolute joy! Hope you all have a great season and I will try to pop down from time to time and show off our latest bundle of joy.

Men's and Women's Club Championship Dates  

Sat 12   
Men's Fours    Women's Fours
Sun 13   
Men's Fours    Women's Fours

Sat 26   
Men's Triples    Women's Singles
Sun 27       
Men's Triples    Women's Singles

Sat 3   
Men's Singles   

Sun 4   
Men's Singles    Women's Singles

Sat 17   
Men's Pairs   
Women's Triples

Men's Pairs   
Women's Triples

Sat 31   
Men's Junior Singles   
Women's Pairs

Sun 1   
Men's Junior Singles   
Women's Pairs

Sat 7       
Women's Junior Pairs

Sun 8       
Women's Junior Pairs

Sat 14       
Women's Junior Singles

Sun 15   
Men's Reserve Day   
Women's Junior Singles

Sat 12   
Men's Reserve Day   
Women's Reserve Day

Sun 20   
Men's Reserve Morning   
Women's Reserve Morning

Sun 10   
Men's Reserve Day   
Women's Reserve Day

Sat 16   
Men's Junior Pairs   

Sun 17   
Men's Junior Pairs   

Sat 27   
Men's Colt's Singles   
Women's 1st Year Singles

Sun 28   
Men's Colt's Singles   
Women's 1st Year Singles

    2009 - 2010 All Men's and Women's Club Championship   
Games Format - 2 life system - all 8.30 a.m. start - 4 games per day   
An entry fee of $2 per person is to be charged for each event .   
Singles 21 shots no time limit
Pairs 18 ends, 3 bowls - 2 hour time limit
Triples 16 ends, 2 bowls - 2 hour time limit
Fours 15 ends, 2 bowls - 2 hour time limit
If a full scheduled senior day is unable to be completed it will be played on the first available Junior day. The Junior Championship will be rescheduled.  Other than the Men's Junior Pairs ( scheduled for Jan 16/17) if any Championship remains uncompleted as at 31 Dec, in conjunction with the Committee, teams will be required to arrange suitable times to complete games.  The Committee will advise final dates that each uncompleted round is to be finished by.  Any team not meeting the deadline will be defaulted.   
RESERVE DAYS : To be used if required / possible.   

Hawke's Bay Centre Events

Aug 22 & 23
H.B. Secondary Schools Qualifying
Sep 5 & 6
Rep. Junior Hexagonal at Wanganui
Sep 9
Centre Opening - Havelock Nth

Sep26 & 27
Regional Secondary Schools 
H.B. Representative team trials
Nov7 8 & 14
Men's Interclub 7's & Triples
Nov21 & 22
Men's Centre Open Fours
Nov21 & 22
Women's Interclub 7's
Nov24 & 25
Women's Interclub Triples
Nov29 & 29
Rep. Fixture - GEC at H.B.
Dec5 & 6
M & W - Centre Open Triples
Rep. Fixture v Manawatu
Dec19 & 20
Men's Centre Open Singles

Jan 9 
M & W - First Year Singles
Jan 9
M & W - Postponement Day
Jan 10
Regional Kittyhawk Qualifying (U20)
Jan 16 & 17
W - Centre Open Fours
Jan 23 & 24
W - Centre Open Singles
Jan 30 & 31
Centre Mixed Pairs
Feb 6 & 7
M & W Centre Open Pairs
Feb 13 & 14
Rep. Fixture v Taranaki at P.Nth
Feb 20
M & W - Ch. Ch. Triples
Feb 21
M & W - Ch. Ch. Pairs
Mar 6 & 7
M - District Shield
Mar 6 & 7
W - Ch. Ch. Fours
Mar 13 & 14
M & W - Centre Junior Singles
Mar 21
W - Ch. Ch. Singles
Mar 27
M - Ch. Ch. Singles
Mar 28
M - Ch. Ch. Fours
Mar 28
W - Ch. Ch. Junior Singles
Apr 10
M & W - Ch. Ch. Junior Pairs
Apr 11
M & W - Postponement Day
Apr 18
M - Ch. Ch. Junior Singles
Apr 24
M & W - Jun. Rep. v GEC - Wairoa
May 15 & 16
M - Jun. Rep. Hex - Wanganui
May 23
Prizegiving at Havelock North
Jun 26
AGM at Havelock Nth
Junior M. Quadrangular at Hastings








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