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Newsletter 22  -  15 February 2010

(copied from minutes)
Chairman B Mason explained to Committee that due to personal reasons, Bill Ripley wished to stand down as President of Bowls Taradale. 

Craig Ennor has agreed to take over role of President and Peter Townrow will act as Vice President.

Thank You, Bill
In my very unofficial role, Bill, thank you for stepping in and taking on the role of President of our club for most of this season. Your efforts were very much appreciated.

Friday Mini Hetero Triples
The summer mini triples held on the 12th February 2010.
!st R Falvey(s), K Ives, B Falvey 3 - 16 + 25
2nd D Roberts(s), J Budge, C Nicol 3 - 16 + 19
3rd R Hoare(s), G de Ridder, A Simpson 3 - 15 + 10
Nominated Games
A Green J McLaughlin(s), C McLaughlin, B Jones 8 + 19
B Green M Parson(s), G Williams, B Neilson, 6 + 10

Hetero Under 10 years & Over 10 years 2.4.2
 - 14th February
On Sunday, 14th February, we held our annual Hetero Under 10 years & Over 10 years 2.4.2. and what a hot day it was. Four games were played, two before lunch and two after lunch. A very enjoyable time was had by all who participated. Thank you, Lois, for taking entries and for making the day possible.

Club Roll-up As usual
Next Saturday Feb 20th Bowls Hawkes Bay will be using one of our greens to host the Champion of Champion Triples for both men and women. Play will commence at 8.30 am. There will still be a green available for club roll-up in the afternoon.


Keep in step with me!
Johnny & Peter
The bowl should be delivered
straight below the shoulder.
"Well done, Neville," says Phil.

Thank you, umpires, for the sterling work you do for us
Photo courtesy of Bowls HB

Women's Centre Open Pairs - 7th Feb
(Bowls HB website)
Thirty teams entered this event which was held at Kia Toa and Omarunui - with post section at Omarunui.

The 10 Post Section Qualifiers were-R Phillips, O. Taylor, S. Sutcliffe, N. Pou, J. Daley, B. Withers, P. Evans, L. Law, L. Stowe, E. Lange

Semi final; B Withers (Bay View) bt O Taylor (Napier) 19 / 11 E Lange (Heretaunga) bt L Law (Havelock North) 21 / 12

Final B Withers and J Richards defeated E Lange and J Paterson 20 / 12 

Men's Centre Open Pairs - 7th Feb
(Bowls HB website)
Left to play the finals at a later date were M. Glassey and P. Selby having beaten P. Young and J. Phillip by 15 pts to 12, and C. Bell and T. Mairs having beaten G. Ngametua and P O'Neil by 14 pts to 11 pts.


Men's Champ Colts Singles / Women's Champ 1st Year Singles
Both these events are due to be played on 27-28 February.
Entries close on the Thursday before (24th).
If you haven't entered yet don't delay.

Jan Shirley - Black Jack
We rejoice with Morrie Shirley's family over the announcement that Jan Shirley, his daughter-in-law, has been included in the NZ Black Jacks Bowling team to play in Delhi in an eight Nation test later this year.

Shirley is a current player in the Bowls NZ regional talent development squad and has shown consistent performance over the past two years. Recent performances have seen her win the women’s pairs in the Trusts NZ Open and runner-up status in the 2009/2010 Women’s singles at the Hyundai National Open Championships. Fellow team-mate and Black Jack, Jan Khan won the prestigious title.
(Bowls NZ website)

Volunteer needed
The club needs a volunteer to paint the "clock" we use on the bowling green. It is not a real clock, of course, just an imaginary one but we use it to tell players when a game will finish. If you think you can help or you want more information please contact Craig Ennor (ph 8440401). Thank you.
The following venues have been confirmed.
(Bowls HB website)

Saturday 20th February Champ of Champ Triples -  Taradale (both men and women)
Sunday 21st February Champ of Champ Pairs - Havelock North (both men and women)

Saturday 6th March Champ of champ fours (women) Heretaunga
Sunday 7th March Final day women's Open Fours Heretaunga

District Shield, Mixed 2x4x2 & Women's Ch Ch Singles yet to be confirmed.....

Bridge Lessons
Some members of the new Bridge adjunct have already started bowling - and I know of at least two bowlers who are thinking of starting Bridge. On Tuesday March 2nd between 7.00 - 9.00 pm you can receive Bridge lessons if you are interested. Lessons will run for eight weeks. See the message on the Notice Board inside the Mother Club.

Palm to the sky - well done, Julie Don and Max Welcome back Graham Who am I with?
######### 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.
Ivy, Richard, Michael and Bryan Alec - about to do battle Now what sort of shot will I have to play?
Richard & Les



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 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  

#########QUOTE - Intelligence  v  Wisdom
A good lead shows intelligence and promise when he can
spot a flaw in his skip's bowling. He shows wisdom as well if he refrains from pointing it out.
Etiquette - Mobile Phones
Mobile Phones should not be used on or around the green.

Positive Thoughts Are Important
You can influence your performance by your thoughts. Be aware of what is going on without focusing entirely on what you are doing.  (A pianist can lose the ability to play by focusing whole of attention only on what the fingers are doing.)

The physical skill must be learned and practised until it is an automatic process. Worry (eg. about poor last bowl) tends to increase what might go wrong. Thoughts should all be directed toward building confidence and self-esteem.

Focus on the task- the here and now. 

Identify the task then do it.

Question: Last month our lead delivered the jack and at the same time a bowl from the next rink came very close to hitting our moving jack. I asked several people what should happen if their bowl had come any closer to our jack and I received varying answers;
(a) stop their bowl  
(b) stop our jack  
(c) let them collide

Collision Between Jack And Bowl
If a moving jack and moving bowl are going to collide - you let them. They are both redelivered

LAW 33.3     Jack displacement by a neutral person or neutral object
Displacement of a jack in its original course
If a jack in its original course is displaced by a neutral person or neutral object, it should be re-delivered by the same player.



Caller (enquiring about legal requirements while travelling in Europe )
"If I register my car in France , and then take it to England , do I have to change the steering
wheel to the other side of the car?"

Caller: "Can you give me the telephone number for Jack?"
Operator: "I'm sorry, sir, I don't understand who you are talking about."
Caller: "On page 1, section 5, of the user guide it clearly
states that I need to unplug the fax machine from the AC wall socket and telephone Jack before cleaning. Now, can you give me the number for Jack?"
Operator: "I think it means the telephone plug on the wall."

Some bowlers are like pins:
Useless when they lose their heads.

Two confirmed bachelors sat talking, their conversation drifted from politics to cooking. "I got a cookbook once," said one, "but I could never do anything with it." "Too much fancy work in it, eh?" asked the other. "You said it. Every one of the recipes began the same way - 'Take a clean dish."




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