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Newsletter 7 -  12 October 2009

Tong Cup
This Junior Pairs competition, hosted at Havelock North, is usually a two-day event but cold wet weather on Saturday shortened it to one day's play on Sunday. Bowls Taradale fielded five teams and the team which performed the best from our club was that of Dave Roberts and Gig deRidder. Well done Dave and Gig.

Sat-Sun 17-18 Men's Pairs & Women's Triples  see RH column
Nov 7, 8 & 14 Men's Interclub 7's & Triples   see RH column (or Bowls HB website - click here)
Enjoying his lunch
Enjoying the sun and each other's company
Brenda, Colleen, Anne, Jean, Doreen

The happiest of people
Don't necessarily have the best of everything
They just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

Place anchor foot (R foot if a right hander) on centre of mat pointing along delivery line
Place lead foot (L foot) adjacent and parallel to anchor foot
Feet are hip-width apart and weight evenly distributed
Shoulders and hips square to the intended line
Body relaxed and upright
Anchor foot remains on mat during delivery
Most of the weight transfers to the lead foot as the bowler steps out to bowl

Richard It must be close! "I wish I had a banana" muses Don

Question: You are standing on the mat watching your bowl roll towards the jack. Sometimes a bowl finishes past the jack, sometimes it stops before the jack. If your bowl is 1 metre short of the jack is it high or low?  

Jack Low  or  Jack High?


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  -  Check The Adjacent Rink

Lie the mat straight in line with the number on the bank and the centre of the mat. When you are on the mat waiting to bowl check to see if anyone is delivering a bowl on the adjacent rink.


Bryan, Ross, Pete, Mike

Many aspects of human sexuality are puzzling, take
 celibacy. This can be a choice in life, or a condition imposed by environmental factors.

While attending a Marriage Encounter Weekend, Fiona and Bill listened to the instructor declare, 'It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other.'

He addressed the men. 'Can you each name and describe your wife's favourite flower?'

Bill leaned over, touched Fiona’s arm gently and whispered, 'Self-raising, isn't it?'
Thus began Bill’s life of celibacy.

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

Les Kevin Max Nancy

Ever Wanted to Be A Movie Star?
When I put stuff like this in our newsletter you know I am really kicking for touch!

Several years ago I used my still camera to make a movie of four people bowling. I did it just to teach myself how to join small movies together and add a bit of music. Would you believe 1684 people have viewed that movie. How dumb is that!

If you want to join the "dumbies" click this link (you really need broadband - very slow with dial-up)


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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