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Newsletter 8 -  19 October 2009

The next newsletter will be November 9th

Women's Championship Triples
We are so lucky in "The Bay" to have such nice weather. Anyone driving past our greens on Saturday could not but be impressed with the sight of two full greens with so many bowlers enjoying themselves. Ten women's triples teams contested the Women's Championship Triples and by the day's close five teams had been eliminated.

Sunday's play measured up to expectations - tight heads, good draw bowling and the odd lucky shot. Early in the afternoon two teams were playing off for a position in the final; they were Fay Johnson, Wanda Guatieri, Shirley Goffin  and  Del Girven, Maree Turner, Noeline Gardiner. Fay, Wanda and Shirley won the semifinal and will now play Wendy Mitchell, Val Ives and Irene Miller for the Championship title.
A close one for those whose names begin with "w" Happy in their work
Enjoying a rest between ends No time for these to rest

Men's Championship Pairs
Twenty five men's pairs teams always meant this Championship was going to be fiercely contested and we were not disappointed. By early Sunday afternoon the pairing of Allen Boardman and Dave Roberts was the only team left with two lives - they did however lose a game later that day. Three teams remain in the Championship. When it resumes Ernie Friedlander & Bryan Gilbertson will play Allen Boardman & Dave Roberts. The final will be between the winner of that semifinal and the team of Bruce Mitchell & Ray Falvey.
Some pass like ships in the night Blue bowls are the best All this exercise makes you hungry
This is what I do when I am not on my bike Allan with his best foot forward Action during the men's pairs

What a follow through!

  Gardner Shield
This annual interclub Triples competition began last Monday. Each club enters two teams and for the next few Mondays will compete against each other until a Napier zone winner is found. The Napier winner will then compete against the Hastings winner for the Gardiner Shield. Peter Thomson is our selector.

I am told teams will change from week to week. Representing us last week were;
Bruce Mitchell, Peter Townrow, John Speakman (and)
Ray Falvey, Clark Nicol, Dave Jenkins

      Team 1 Team 2
12/10/09 @ Taradale v Omarunui win win
19/10/09 @ Bay View v Bluff Hill    
2/11/09 @ Omarunui v Port    
9/11/09 @ Napier v Bay View    
16/11/09 @ Bluff Hill v Napier    
  Classic 5's
The Havelock North Women's Classic 5's was held on Oct 6th. Five of our ladies were runners-up in this event. They finished with the same number of wins as the winning team from Heretaunga but had fewer points. Well done Maree Turner, Fay Johnson, Sue Brock, Julie Haslett and Diane Mitchell.

Sat 31    Men's Junior Singles    Women's Pairs
Sun 1     Men's Junior Singles    Women's Pairs
Sat 7 & Sun 8    Women's Junior Pairs

Nov 7, 8 & 14 Men's Interclub 7's & Triples   see RH column (or Bowls HB website - click here)

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.


Irene and Fay Ross has bowls to match his uniform

Happiness lies for those who cry,
Those who hurt, those who have searched,
And those who have tried,
For only they can appreciate the importance of people
Who have touched their lives.

COACH - The Follow Through
A number of players develop bad habits at the bowl release and the follow through. Correct follow through is important to maintain consistency of line and speed. Comfort and control are important. 

      Arm follows along intended line of delivery with palm to heaven and head still

       Lock the wrist and elbow 

       Stay low during delivery with body moving forward after you release the bowl 

       Transfer weight to front foot

Some stand Some sit Some stretch

Do you have to mark every toucher?
b. Can a bowl be called a toucher if it comes in contact with a jack which is in the ditch?

Law 25        Marking a toucher
If, in the opinion of either skip or opponent or the marker, a toucher comes to rest in a position in which marking it would be likely to move the bowl or alter the head, the bowl should not be marked but nominated as a toucher instead.  

Law 24        Jack In The Ditch
No bowl will be a toucher if it plays onto, or comes into contact with, the jack when the jack is in the ditch.

ETIQUETTE  -  Have Patience After A Bowl Is Delivered
If you are waiting for your opponent to deliver the last bowl wait until he/she moves off the mat before placing the mat on the bank. After the last bowl has been delivered wait for him/her to move up the green before you move off.

Progress during the women's fours

Looks like a measure

A lady about 8 months pregnant got on a bus. She noticed the man opposite her was smiling at her. She immediately moved to another seat. This time the smile turned into a grin, so she moved again. The man seemed more amused. When on the fourth move, the man burst out laughing, she complained to the driver and he had the man arrested.

The case came up in court. The judge asked the 20 year old man what he had to say for himself. The man replied, 'Well your honour, it was like this:
 when the lady got on the bus, I couldn't help but notice her condition. She sat down under a sign that said, 'The Double Mint Twins are coming' and I grinned. Then she moved and sat under a sign that said, 'Logan's Liniment will reduce the swelling,' and I had to smile. Then she placed herself under a deodorant sign that said, 'William's Big Stick Did The Trick,' and I could hardly contain myself. But, Your honour, when she moved the fourth time and sat under a sign that said, 'Goodyear Rubber could have prevented this Accident!'

... I just lost it.'


Must be ... No 8 in Race 2 Must be ... cold Must be ... my turn

Hyundai National Open Championships
Entries to Close 22 Oct
Entries to the Hyundai National Open Championships close soon. The deadline for entries is 22 October 2009. Entries received after this date will not have names printed in the official Hyundai National Open Championships programme booklet.

The event runs from 28 Dec 2009 - 9 Jan 2010

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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