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Newsletter 10 -  16 November 2009

Lilian Baird R.I.P.
Last Friday (yes - the 13th) dawned bright but no one could have known the sadness the day would eventually bring. Midway through the afternoon we heard Lilian had suffered a massive stroke and it cast a shadow over the whole club. Lilian was one of those people you could not miss. She had a large band of very loyal friends, she always wanted the best for her club and she spoke her mind. She volunteered her time and talents freely. The gardens around our club bear testimony to her gardening skills, she assumed responsibility for seeing we were. kitted out in correct uniform, she was always willing to act as a Marker in Championship Singles, and she served tirelessly on committees. I was impressed with her desire to keep dialogue with anyone who was ill whether it be at home or in hospital. The cards and flowers she sent on our club's behalf brought sunshine to those who needed it most. Our club is the poorer for the loss of Lilian.

Lilian told me several times (in her own quiet way) that she hated having her photo taken so I am really scraping the bottom of the barrel trying to get any photographic record of her.

Women's Junior Championship Singles
Sunny calm conditions greeted the Junior Women when they began their Championship Singles last Saturday. They may not have the experience of many other club members but nobody told them they were inexperienced. They fought hard, played a range of shots and impressed onlookers with the skills they had acquired. When play resumed on Sunday four bowlers remained; Angela Boyd (2 lives) and Nancy Dunnett, Barbara Exeter and Colleen McLaughlin each with one life. Angela beat Colleen and Barbara beat Nancy so that left Barbara and Angela (two-lifer) to play out the final. Those who watched this game were impressed with the high standard of play. Angela eventually won 21-17  Congratulations Angela on another impressive Championship title.

Men's Championship Singles
When this competition continued yesterday two players still had two lives; Lex Parsons and Frank Grantham. One-lifers included Laurie Mclean, Morris Williams, Ross Hamilton, Ray Falvey, Bruce Mitchell, Rolly Hoare and Phil Young. By early afternoon these numbers were down to four; Lex Parsons, Rolly Hoare, Morris Williams and Frank Grantham .... and by the close of play two were left, Morris W and Lex P. Each has one life so they will play the final at a date yet to be announced.
Women's Championship Triples
The result of this game got under my radar. It was played while I was away and I forgot to check when I returned. Congratulations to Fay Johnson, Wanda Guatieri, Shirley Goffin  who beat Wendy Mitchell, Val Ives and Irene Miller for the Championship title.
Men's Interclub 7's & Triples
SEVENS: Our Division 1 team did not have to play this weekend but those in Division 2 played last Saturday and eventually succumbed.  Division One was won by Bowls Heretaunga and  Division Two by Bowls Napier.

Congratulations to all those who did so well in this competition
A Team - were unsuccessful
B Team finished 2nd - Peter Fletcher, Phil Lamason and Gig deRidder
C Team won their section - Peter Thomson, John Calnan, Morrie Shirley
D Team won their section. Don Neilson, Darryl Le Claire and Peter Townrow

The Summer Mini Triples - held on the 13th November :
1st R Hoare(s), B Stambridge, G de Ridder; 3 -  15 + 24;
2nd F Hosegood(s), D Beveridge, L Campbell; 3 - 13 + 20;
3rd P Townrow(s), P Lamason, J Ward; 3 - 11 + 12;
Nominated Games
A Green - B Mitchell(s), R Falvey, K Eves; 6 + 7(game 1);
B Green - J Philip(s), R Hamilton, C Morgan; 5 + 5(game3).

GALA  March 10th 2010 
Please save your old magazines, books and jigsaws. Start potting your cuttings, preserving season is near, maybe an extra jar can be put aside for our stall.
Any odd balls of knitting wool that can be used by our 'crafty ladies' would be gratefully received. There will be a basket available in the shed for your donations of wool.

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 win loss
16/11/09 @ Bluff Hill v Napier    

CLUB Club 2.4.2
On Dec 6th @12.30 pm we will be holding another 2.4.2. Entry fee is $5 and dress is mufti. Please put your names on the sheet in the Administration Shed. Entries will close when 32 teams are nominated.

Nov21 & 22  Men's Centre Open Fours
Nov21 & 22  Women's Interclub 7's
Nov24 & 25  Women's Interclub Triples
   see RH column (or Bowls HB website - click here)


Bruce, Ray, Phil Men at work

Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours.

Walk The Line

When walking up the green try and keep to the middle - donít encroach on the next rink.
Remember other players on adjoining rinks.


Anchor foot is placed on the centre of the mat
Hold jack on the main fingers with thumb on top and wrist locked
Deliver jack using same action as for a bowl 

The pre-shot routine is important
Position the jack in the hand
Identify the line
Visualise the delivery (line, weight)
Confirm the line and focus point
Move onto the mat

Don, Gordon, Les Johnny, Frank

Question: How can you tell who has possession of the rink?

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 has come to rest, allowing time to mark a toucher, possession of the rink will transfer to the opposing player/team. On end changeovers, do not walk in front of the player whose bowl is in motion until it has come to rest, as this player/team still has possession of the rink. The player may give you permission to do so, up until then you are to follow behind them.

Irene Jim with his good friend Neil Lois

Are you a new car or an old car?
If my body were a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it is for a newer model. I've got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull. But that's not the worst of it. My headlights are out of focus, my traction is not as graceful as it once was, it takes me hours to reach my maximum speed and my fuel burns inefficiently. But here's the worst of it ..... almost every time I sneeze, cough or splutter either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires!

Caps - Visors/Peaks - Polishing Sleeves (2nd reminder)
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

Hose Out
Please try to remember to put the hose out in the middle of the green after you finish. This will help us to have the very best greens instead of very good greens.
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 Ė 9th December

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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