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Newsletter 9 -  9 November 2009

Men's Junior Singles  (Sat 31 Oct)  
1st - Dave Roberts (two Lifer),
R/Up - Gary deRidder - 21/14 - was close up to 14 all then Dave slowly edged away. Good game. Barry Gardner was in last three and lost to Dave.
Gig, don't be deceived by the friendly arm on the shoulder Finalists in the Women's Pairs
Barbara, Sheryl, Irene, Tessa

Women's Pairs (Sat 31 Oct and Sun Nov 1)
This event is down to the last two - Sheryl Glock (S) Barbara Exeter (L) and Irene Newbold (S) and Tessa Hocking (L) - each with one life. Both teams won very close games in the previous round against Val Ives (S) and Maureen Parsons (L) and Sue Brock (S) and Marie Turner (L). Both games went down to last end with losers having a chance to win.

There was a lot of good bowls played over the weekend with the good form of the newer bowlers being most noticeable.
Thank you Bruce M for covering the above two events while I was away.

Women's Junior Pairs   (Sat 7 & Sun 8)
Last Saturday's weather was made for bowling - blue skies, little wind, warm temperatures - and the bowling lived up to the weather. These bowlers might be Juniors but each was competitive and shots played lived up to the high standard we have come to expect of our newer bowlers. By the close of play on Day 1 three teams were left; Lois Hook/Nancy Dunnett, Colleen McLaughlin/Barbara Exeter and Angela Boyd/Tessa Hocking. On Sunday morning Lois and Nancy were beaten by Angela and Tessa so the final was between Colleen/Barbara and Angela/Tessa. By the midway point the score was 8-7 but then Angela and Tessa edged away and won comfortably. Congratulations to Angela and Tessa for winning the title. Well done to Colleen and Barbara for playing well and finishing runner-up.

Finalists in the Junior Women's Pairs
Tessa, Angela, Barbara, Colleen

Lois and Nancy


Tessa, Malia Sherrill T in action during the Junior Women's Pairs Championships

The Summer Mini Hetero Triples held on the 30th October
1st  S Glock(s), B Wakeley, B Exeter 3 - 14 + 15;
2nd B Mitchell(s), R Falvey, K Eves 3 - 13 + 20;
3rd  D Roberts(s), B Woodmass, J Budge 3 - 13 + 7; 
Nominated Games
A Green B Gilbertson(s), E McLauchlan, J Ward 7 + 14 (Game 3);
B Green S Brock(s), M Turner, V McLaughlan, 5 + 12 ( Game 3)
Visiting Middle Eastern Bowls Selector Wilma (marker) with interested spectators enjoying the game

Men's Interclub 7's & Triples
These two events were contested over the weekend - and will conclude next week.
SEVENS: Our Division 1 team is out of contention but the 4's team dropped only one game. Those in Division 2 are still there and will have three games next weekend.
TRIPLES: As this goes to print I have heard that our D Team won their section. Congratulations to Don Neilson, Darryl Le Claire and Peter Townrow on winning all their games.

  Gardner Shield
      Team 1 Team 2
12/10/09 @ Taradale v Omarunui win win
19/10/09 @ Bay View v Bluff Hill win loss
2/11/09 @ Omarunui v Port loss loss
9/11/09 @ Napier v Bay View    
16/11/09 @ Bluff Hill v Napier    

Sat 14    Women's Junior Singles
Sun 15    Women's Junior Singles

Nov 7, 8 & 14 Men's Interclub 7's & Triples   see RH column (or Bowls HB website - click here)
Table talk In this game each player has to face a different point on the compass

When you were born, you were crying
And everyone around you was smiling.
Live your life so that when you die,
You're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.

COACH - The “Pendulum Swing” Bowling Action
(You are on the mat about to deliver the bowl)

Swing bowling arm down and back as you step forward and lower the body
Swing arm forward as the heel of the leading foot makes contact with the surface
Delivery arm is straight
Release bowl when
- directly below shoulder and
- alongside toe of leading foot
Slide non-bowling arm down to rest on thigh
Bowling arm follows through with palm facing upwards. Keep head still
Stay down – move forward – stand up slowly
Watch the bowl till it stops


Question: Some time ago I was in a game where a person played someone else’s bowl and it was a toucher.  What should happen?
Law 47.2     Playing another player’s bowl
1. If a player plays another player’s bowl instead of their own, the other player’s bowl should be replaced with the player’s own bowl.
2. If the bowl which was replaced was marked or nominated as a toucher, the player’s own bowl should be marked or nominated as a toucher. 

ETIQUETTE  -  Following Your Bowl Up The Rink
After you have delivered a bowl and before it has come to rest you have two options;
(1) go behind the head,  or
(2) go behind the mat.
If you want to track your bowl's progress
you must be behind the head when it stops. In other words you must beat it to the head. If you don't go to the head you must be behind the mat when your bowl stops.

Missing Taxi
Fred came running into the club and said to his friend Dave,
"Dave, somebody just stole your taxi from the car park!"
Dave replied, "Did you see who it was?"
Fred answered, "I couldn't tell, but I got the licence number."


Taradale Bowls Twilight Triples
This has begun so if you are not taking part and want to watch some competitive bowls get down and watch. Wednesdays @ 5.30p.m.  (21st October – 9th December


Caps - Visors/Peaks - Polishing Sleeves
Some of you may not know there are new bowling caps and visors for sale in our club administration shed as well as polishing sleeves. Both the caps and the visors include Bowls Taradale lettering and club logo. Prices are great.
Caps    $12
Visors   $10
Polishing Sleeve   $3

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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