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Newsletter 5 -  28 September 2009

Women's Singles and Men's Triples
Last weekend was a busy one. Our women players fought out their Singles Championship on A-Green while the men contested the Triples Championship on B-Green. Cloudy cool weather made for ideal bowling conditions and those who spent time watching were privy to the usual  high standard of bowling that our club is known for.  Barbara Exeter and Mandy Boyd contested the women's final - and what a contest! Both played superb bowls all the way through with Mandy clinching the title 21-19. Congratulations to both players and thank you, Mandy and Barbara, for giving us such an enthralling display.

In the men's championship the finalists were Jack Halka (s), Frank Grantham, Ewen McLauchlan and Ernie Friedlander (s), Bryan Gilbertson, Johnny Ward. I told Jack Halka during the week it was greedy to win two titles in two weeks ... but he didn't listen. Not only did his team win but they did so with their two lives still intact. They did not have the final all their own way. Ernie, Bryan and Johnny made them work hard for their 14-12 victory. Congratulations Jack, Frank and Ewen on a well-deserved Championship title.


Action during Day 1 of the Women's Singles

Progress in the Men's Triples

Oct Sat 3 Men's Singles    Sun 4 Men's Singles    Women's Singles   see RH column
Nov 7, 8 & 14 Men's Interclub 7's & Triples   see RH column (or Bowls HB website - click here)

Graham, Peter, Terry

Progress in the Women's Fours Look what just blew in off the footpath!

May you have
Enough happiness to make you sweet,
Enough trials to make you strong,
Enough sorrow to keep you human,
Enough hope to make you happy.

It is important you develop your own pre-shot routine.
This will help ensure a consistent and accurate delivery.
  • Decide on the type of shot (draw, run, drive, yard on, etc)
  • Position the bowl in the hand
  • Identify the line
  • Visualise the shot (line, weight)
  • Confirm the line and focus point
  • Move onto the mat
I wish someone would tell Wilma she is facing the wrong way
Isn't Morris facing the wrong way too? What about Del and Maree?
Wilma is offering coaching lessons each Saturday morning - starts at 9.30

John will be available for the next three Tuesday mornings (10.00 - 11.00 am)
Question: I was playing a game when the opposing skip said to me, “Watch so-and-so, he’s delivering his bowl before the other person’s bowl has come to rest.” 
When does possession of the rink transfer to the other team? 

Law 35        Possession of the Rink
Possession of the rink will belong to the player or team whose bowl is being played. As soon as each bowl comes to rest, possession of the rink will transfer to the opposing player or team after allowing time for marking a toucher as soon as it comes to rest.


ETIQUETTE  -  Behind The Mat
Hand your opponent’s bowl to him/her or place it next to the mat.
Stand at least 1 metre behind the mat.
The bowls should be to the rear and side of the mat. If the bowls are directly behind the mat they can be a danger to those players who step back after delivering a bowl.
There should not be too much talking behind the mat; it can disrupt the player’s concentration.
Barb, all concentration Relaxing with a cuppa
A Man With a Bucket
An elderly man in Queensland had owned a large property for several years.  He had a dam in one of the lower paddocks where he had planted mango and avocado trees.  The dam had been fixed up for swimming when it was built and he also had some picnic tables placed there in the shade of the fruit trees.

One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the dam to look it over, as he hadn't been there for a while. He grabbed a ten litre bucket to bring back some fruit.  As he neared the dam, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his dam.  

He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end. One of the women shouted to him, "We're not coming out until you leave!"  

The old man frowned, "I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the dam naked."

Holding the bucket up he said, "I'm here to feed the crocodile."


A large number of volunteers have freely offered their services in the Women's singles last weekend and for the upcoming Men's singles. Thank you for your generosity, skill and patience.

Taradale Bowls Twilight Triples
TUI - Proud Sponsors of Taradale Bowls Twilight Triples
(2 Bowls - Hetero )
Starts 21st October – 9th December  ( 8 Weeks )
Wednesdays @ 5.30p.m.

Cost  $5 per person per night
All entry fees back in prize money
$15 with entry to confirm entry ( 1st nights entry )

ENTRY FORM - to print off an entry form click HERE

Major Demo Day

See Bernie Melville at Bowls Napier on Wednesday October 7th 1.00 - 6.00 pm
Taylor Bowls and ComfitPro

Elmwood 26 years and under singles
(courtesy Bowls HB website)
Thirty-two of the best young bowlers in the country will take to the greens of Elmwood Bowling Club in Christchurch this weekend in a bid to be crowned the under-26 national champion. Among the elite age-group invitation field is Hawke's Bay's Mandy Boyd. Bowls Hawkes Bay wish her 'all the best' in this prestigious event.


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
Sep 19 - 20
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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