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Newsletter 21  -  8 February 2010

All at Bowls Taradale
Marlene and Allan Austin
a very happy
50th Wedding Anniversary

6th Feb

Women's Championship Pairs Final
Last Thursday afternoon Sheryl Glock (S) Barbara Exeter (L) played Irene Newbold (S) and Tessa Hocking (L). I know it must have been an enthralling final because Pete Townrow phoned me before the game was barely over - great draw bowling, clever run shots, good heads, big crowd, even ?? didn't leave for his usual beer. Congratulations to Sheryl and Barbara on winning the Championship. Well done Irene and Tessa, you were worthy opponents.

Sheryl,   Barbara,   Irene,   Tessa

Club only 2.4.2 Pairs - 7th February
Fourteen teams took part in this event. They could not have asked for a better day and everyone who took part had an enjoyable afternoon of fun. Thank you Bruce for making this possible

HB Centre Men's and Women's Open Pairs
Taradale entered seven teams in the HB Men's Pairs last weekend - played at Port Ahuriri and Napier. In the HB Women's Pairs (at Omarunui and Kia Toa) Taradale fielded four teams.

What a contrast in weather from last week - sun, gentle wind and  low 20's (must have been ideal for the Church Road Winery Concert). Paula Evans and Irene Newbold both made Post-Section play - well done!

In the men's section we had six teams who qualified for Day 2 -  Frank Grantham & Ross Hamilton, Phil Young & Jack Philip, Pete Townrow & Dave Jenkins, Colin Salmon & Chris Downing, John McLaughlin & Morris Williams, Roly Hoare & Gary deRidder. Because so many Taradale teams qualified some teams had to play one another.

When I left Phil Young and Jack Philip were playing Murray Glassey & Paul Selby in one semifinal. The other semifinal was between George Ngamatua (Heretaunga) and Ces Bell (Omarunui)

PS Unofficially the final will be between Ces Bell / Tony Mears and Murray Glassey / Paul Selby.

Basil, Bob, Denis, Gordon Ernie in action - Craig asleep - Michael about to bowl
              These are some of our newest members - Welcome to Bowls Taradale
Alan Jenny and Kevin Noeline  
Robin (left) and Winston (right)
have been with us a little longer

Shirley Pittar R.I.P.
It was with great sadness we heard that Shirley Pittar, from the Bay View Bowling Club, passed away during the week. Her interest in the lives of those around her and cheerful positive approach to life is an inspiration to all who knew her. We offer our sympathy to her husband, Tony, and their family, plus their many friends and bowling club mates. May she rest in peace.

Hetero Under 10 years & Over 10 years 2.4.2  - 14th February
Next Sunday 14th February we are holding a hetero 2.4.2.
Dress is mufti and play commences at 10.00 am.
Your team must contain one under 10 year player and one who is over 10 years.
All entries are being taken by Lois.
Please note this is not in our Club booklet but it is in the Centre handbook.
Representative fixture v Taranaki at Palmerston North
Selector Peg O'Dowd and Coach Beryl Skidmore have announced the following Women's Senior and Development teams to represent Hawke's Bay against Taranaki at Palmerston North 13th & 14th February 2010;

Senior:  S. Belcher, A. Boyd, M. Boyd, R. Cronin, W. Jeffery, L. Law, J. Paterson, O. Taylor.
Development: L. Bateman, B. Exeter, L. Faiumu, T. Hocking, M. McLean, N. McKinley, M.Nepia, I. Newbold.

Men's Development Representative team to play Taranaki as advised by selector Paul Selby.
1st round, Fours  - Team 1, B Wakely (s), J Johansen, S Rubay, K Robson.
Team 2, - P Harrison (s), M Brown, D Drummond, M Le Geyt.

Graeme Wagg (senior men's selector) has notified Bowls Hawke's Bay that the following players will play against Taranaki in the annual fixture at Palmerston North -
M. Mabbett, M. Stockwell, T. Mairs, C. Bell, D. Stevenson, T. Brown, G. Ngametua & T. Terry
HB Centre Match Report
The latest Match Report from Bowls HB has been posted. There are a number of interesting points in this report and I would urge you to click this Match Report link and have a read. Some of the topics included are:
Women's Open 4's
Women's Open Singles
Mixed 2.4.2 - suggested changes for 2011
Discussion on the format for a possible interclub next year
Reminder - Other clubs probably need to be reminded that centre does have first preference for their greens on centre tournament days. We have been turned down by many clubs when we have made requests to use their greens.
Size 4 Bowls Wanted
We have a new young man, Cameron Adams, starting bowls at the club. He came to coaching on Saturday and asked if anyone had a set of size 4 bowls for sale. He is obviously keen to continue with the game and would also want to try them out. You can contact him:
Home: 8448 385 : after 7.00p.m.during the week        
or, 022 6125063 anytime.


Fri   12 Feb  12.30 Open Mini Hetero Triples
Sun 14 Feb 10.00 Hetero 2.4.2  Under 10 / Over 10 - mufti
Fri 26 Feb 12.30 Open Mini Hetero Triples
Sat 27 Feb 8.30 Men's Champ Colts Singles  /  Women's Champ 1st Year Singles
Sun 28 Feb 8.30 Men's Champ Colts Singles  /  Women's Champ 1st Year Singles

Feb 13 & 14    Rep. Fixture v Taranaki at P.Nth
Feb 20           Champion of Champions Triples - Men and Women
Feb 21           Champion of Champions Pairs - Men and Women
Feb 27           Regional Interclub playoffs in P.North - Men and Women
Feb 28           Regional Intercentre playoffs in P.North  - Men and Women  


Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Etiquette - Avoid Cliques
The friendliness of Bowls is destroyed by members who form exclusive groups. Such behaviour is not in the best interests of the club, is opposed to the etiquette of the game, and should be avoided.


If anyone says, “You don’t need to be fit to play bowls” don’t believe them. If you want to do well in club championships or Centre events then heed the warning and do something about your fitness.

Most bowlers develop good leg strength from playing the game but often neglect the stabilising muscles in the torso which contribute to a smooth delivery. Good cardiovascular and muscular endurance means less fatigue, especially at the end of the day. Most bowlers use walking for exercise to develop fitness but a variety of other methods (jogging, cycling, swimming) can be used to develop endurance. Stretching for flexibility increases the muscles’ range of motion; this promotes ease of delivery and more consistency on the green.

Question: Occasionally you come across a player who wants to go up and look at the head after each delivery. When may a player go up and look at the head?

Appendix A.4      Restricting the movement of players during play
After delivering their first bowl, players will only be allowed to walk up to the head under the following circumstances.

Singles game - after delivery of their third and fourth bowls.

Pairs game (each player playing four bowls)
the leads: after delivery of their third and fourth bowls; and
the skips: after delivery of their second, third and fourth bowls.

Triples game (each player playing three bowls)
the leads: after delivery of their third bowl;
the seconds: after delivery of their second and third bowls; and
the skips: after delivery of each of their bowls.


On the first day, God created the dog and said: 'Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.' 

The dog said: 'That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?'  So God agreed.  

On the second day, God created the monkey and said: 'Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span.' 

The monkey said: 'Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the Dog did?'  And God agreed. 

On the third day, God created the cow and said: "You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years.' 

The cow said: 'That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years.. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?'  And God agreed again. 

On the fourth day, God created humans and said: 'Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years.' 

But the human said: 'Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?' 

'Okay,' said God, 'You asked for it.'  

So that is why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

GALA'S GETTING CLOSER - 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.



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