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Newsletter 14  -  14 December 2009

Men's Championship Pairs Final.
What a cliff-hanger the semifinal was with Allen Boardman & Dave Roberts ending up the eventual winners over Bryan Gilbertson and Ernie Friedlander.

Allen and Dave then took on Bruce Mitchell & Ray Falvey in the final which lived up to what we have come to expect of finals. Scores were close all the way through with Bruce and Ray edging ahead in the last two ends. Congratulations to Bruce and Ray who won 18-14.

Runners-up   Championship winners

Men's Championship Singles Final
At the same time as the final above was being played Lex Parsons and Morris Williams played the singles final. Humid blustery energy-sapping conditions made bowling difficult yet each end was fiercely fought. At the half way point the score was 11-11 but towards the end Lex was able to manage the conditions a little better and eventually won 21-16. Congratulations Lex

Lex and Morris    
BOWLS TARADALE (mini triples)
The Summer mini triples held on the 4th December; 1st A Hay(s), P Strother, P O' Dowd; 3 - 16 + 20, 2nd D Roberts(s), C Nicol, J Budge; 3 - 12 + 13; 3rd B Standbridge(s), J Speakman, I Newbold; 2 - 14 + 11: Nominated Game(B Green),  K Holmes(s), J Ward, P Lamason; 5 + 8.(Game 3)

HB Men's Triples Final (Courtesy Bowls HB Website)
Bruce Stewart (skip), Byron Brook, Bruce Ferrick, Heretaunga beat Ian Herbert (skip), Dave Palmer, Vernon Hirsch Havelock North 19/5

HB Ladies Triples Final
Sally Sutcliffe (skip), Litia Faiumu, Gwen Hannam Kia Toa beat Olga Taylor (skip), Raelene Cronin, Noa Pou Bowls Napier 16/14
  Bowls NZ National Secondary Schools Tournament (13-15 Dec)
Pakuranga Bowling Club is hosting this year's National Secondary Schools Bowling Championships. We have three members from our club competing (out of 8 from the region) - Mandy Boyd, Tessa Hocking and Malia Begley.

HB v Manawatu
Three of our women played against Manawatu yesterday Sunday 13th December. A. Boyd, B. Exeter and I. Newbold


Club Christmas Ham Tournament
Our annual Christmas Ham Tournament is almost upon us (Sunday Dec 20). Please enter your names on the sheet in the Administration Shed - this is needed for catering purposes.

Dec 19 & 20 Men's Centre Open Singles. You can see the draw for this by clicking the following link. http://bowlshawkesbay.freehostia.com/draws_&_Venues.htm

There are 48 entries in this event next weekend and volunteers are being sought to act as markers. You might be needed all day but if you can mark for only half a day you could indicate that. If you are able to volunteer please write your name on the sheet in the Administration Shed. Play will take place at Napier and Omarunui (and H Nth). Thank you.


The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.
You do not blame them on your parents, the ecosystem, or the government.
You realise that you control your own destiny.

Welcome back Alan
(Sorry about the sign in the background)

Welcome to our newest club members - Robin and Alan

Robyn This budding photographer thinks he can do a better job than Les
(even Bryan is laughing)
ETIQUETTE - Spectators Must Be Neutral
When watching a game always observe strict neutrality.
Advice or criticism must not be given.
Players should not sit on the edges of the green.

Fluid Intake
If you want to maintain maximum concentration during a game of bowls it is important you keep up your water intake. This becomes even more critical when playing for lengthy periods. "A sip on the water bottle every second end" is a good suggestion. Avoid alcohol because it is a diuretic (increases unwanted dehydration).



Question: Last Saturday a jack was struck, hit a stationary bowl and rebounded forward instead of backward. Do you know the minimum distance you can have between the moved jack and the front end of the mat?

Law 30        Dead jack
If the jack is moved by a bowl in play, it is a dead jack if it:
∑   passes above the face of the bank;
∑   passes completely outside a side boundary of the rink of play;
∑   comes to rest in any hollow in the face of the bank; or
∑   comes to rest at a distance of less than 20 metres as measured in a straight line from the mat line.


Carpark Meeting
Two psychologists met in the carpark outside the Club last Friday afternoon. Jim said to Brendan, ďYouríre looking good today. How am I?Ē 

Answering Machine answers
Hi! Johnís answering machine is broken. This is his refrigerator. Please speak very slowly and Iíll stick your message to myself with one of these magnets. 

Hi! I am probably home, I am just avoiding someone I donít like. Leave me a message and if I donít call back, itís you.

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.
Bowls On TV
Bowls will be featured in a new TV show called "All in the Games" which will be aired on SKY. 

The Trusts - New Zealand Open
recently played at the Henderson Bowling Club will be televised

The Trusts New Zealand Open Sky TV Schedule:

The Trusts Menís Pairs Final -
Tuesday 15th December 7.30pm Sky Sport 1 (HD)
Wednesday 16th December 11.30am Sky Sport 1 (HD)
Saturday 19th December 10.00am Sky Sport 2 (HD)
Saturday 19th December  5.30pm Sky Sport 3 (HD)
Monday 21st December 12.30pm Sky Sport 1 (HD)
Monday 21st December 5.00pm Sky Sport 3 (HD)

ComfitPro Women's Triples Final -
Tuesday 22nd December 7.30pm Sky Sport 1 (HD)
Wednesday 23rd December 8.00am Sky Sport 2 (HD)
Wednesday 23rd December 12.00pm Sky Sport 1 (HD)
Wednesday 23rd December 5.30pm Sky Sport 3 (HD)
Saturday 26th December 10.00am Sky Sport 2 (HD)

ComfitPro Men's Triples Final -
Tuesday 29th December 7.30pm Sky Sport 1 (HD)
Wednesday 30th December 3.30pm Sky Sport 3 (HD)
Thursday 31st December 9.30am Sky Sport 3 (HD)
Friday 1st January 3.30am Sky Sport 1 (HD)

The Trusts Womenís Singles Final -
To be confirmed

The Trusts Menís Singles Final -
To be confirmed



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 26 & 27 Regional Secondary Schools

Oct 26 H.B. Representative team trials

Nov 7 8 & 14 Men's Interclub 7's & Triples

Nov 21 & 22 Men's Centre Open Fours

Nov 21 & 22 Women's Interclub 7's

Nov 24 & 25 Women's Interclub Triples

Nov 29 & 29 Rep. Fixture - GEC at H.B.

Dec 5 & 6 M & W - Centre Open Triples

Dec 13 Rep. Fixture v Manawatu

Dec 19 & 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

Jun Junior M. Quadrangular at Hastings








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