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Newsletter 23  -  22 February 2010

27th February 2010

Jean and John Bill and Fay Shirley and Basil


All at Bowls Taradale wish

Jean and John
Fay and Bill
Shirley and Basil

a very happy
50th Wedding Anniversary


Inter-Secondary Schools Bowls
Last Monday our club began organising / hosting an inter-secondary schools competition. Schools are encouraged to enter teams of six players and they play against each other on Monday afternoons from 4.00 to 5.30 pm. The competition runs from Feb 15th until March 29th.

On the first day's bowling 56 students took part - a very impressive start! Well done, Wilma, for promoting this initiative and thanks to John Brock and Geoff Taylor for helping out.

Champion of Champion Triples (men and women)
Last Saturday Bowls Hawkes Bay used our greens to host the Champion of Champion Triples for both men and women. Blue skies, gentle breezes, many spectators and top bowling - all added to make Art Deco Weekend that much more enjoyable.

Men's Final - Heretaunga  v  Napier .... NAPIER WON
Women's Final - Bay View  v  Heretaunga .... HERETAUNGA WON

Our representatives in the C of C Women's Triples

Shirley Goffin, Wanda Guatieri, Fay Johnson (s)

Champion of Champion Pairs (men and women)
Havelock North hosted this event yesterday, Sunday. Again the day was perfect. As I go to print I have not heard any results. Please check the Bowls Hawkes Bay website. There is a link at the top of this page. Our representatives were
Bruce Mitchell (s) and Ray Falvey in the men's pairs. Sheryl Glock (S) and Barbara Exeter (L) played in the women's pairs.

Mandy Accepted
Mandy received her acceptance for her University course in Graphics/Art during last week. A big relief after a long wait!

Men's Champ Colts Singles / Women's Champ 1st Year Singles
Both of 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.

District Shield
The team selected to represent the Club in the District Shield Competition to be played at Bowls Napier on Sat and Sun 6/7 March is:
              Singles    F. Grantham
              Pairs       J.McLaughlin, M,Williams
              Triples     B.Mitchell, C.Salmon, D.Roberts.
              Fours      P.Young, E.Friedlander, J.Philip, R.Hamilton.
A practice will be held on Saturday 27th Feb at 12:45pm
Eddy's right hand index finger
tells it all
Graham says, "If the grip's right,
the rest will be OK."

It helps to have eyes in the back of your head

Hetero UNDER/OVER 10years 2-4-2 held on the 14th February
1st  P Moore & S Sutcliffe  3.5  24 + 26
2nd  E McLaughlin & P Thompson  3.5  21 + 27
3rd   N Gardiner & R Gardiner   3  24 + 27 
Nominated games. 
(A GREEN)  M Lush & E Mattson  7 + 10 (game 3) 
(B GREEN)  R Oates & M Geldard 6 + 9 (game2)
Men's Junior Pairs
Two games were played over the weekend and two more teams were eliminated.
Still in contention are; Dave Jenkins & Russell Turner (Dave Scott - substitute) with two lives.
One lifers include Barry Gardner & Geoff Taylor  and Dave Roberts & Dave Jones
Friday Night Raffle
Bowls Taradale has taken over the Friday night "golf rafffle" and all profits will go to our club. Each raffle consist of 40 tickets and there will be 5 draws of pork. Most tickets have already been pre-sold but if you are interested contact Dave Jones or Jack Philip. Well done, men.
Kevin inaction - Dave in action You don't want to meet these characters on a dark night
Michael, Peter, Gary, Morrie
"Our turn will come,"
says Bryan to Ivy
Volunteer Still Needed (2ND REMINDER)
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 6th March Champ of champ fours (women) - Heretaunga

Sunday 7th March Final day women's Open Fours - Heretaunga

March 6 / 7 Men's District Shield - Bowls Napier

April 11th - Div 1 and 2 Open Mixed 2 x 4 x 2 - Bowls Napier

Bridge Lessons (2ND REMINDER)
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.


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.



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
Fri 5 Mar 10.00 President's Charity Hetero Triples
Fri 19 Mar 12.30 Open Mini Hetero Triples

Feb 27           Regional Interclub playoffs in P.North - Men and Women
Feb 28           Regional Intercentre playoffs in P.North  - Men and Women  
Mar 06           District Shield  -  Women's C of C Fours
Mar 07           District Shield 
Mar 13           Junior Singles - Men and Women
Mar 14           Junior Singles - Men and Women


Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone. 

Make peace with your past so it wont screw up your present. 

Don’t compare your life with others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

Etiquette - At The Finish of Play
Bowls is a friendly game and all players should show sportsmanship and remember courtesy costs nothing. When the game is over shake hands, be friendly and congratulate the winner. All players should assist in returning mats, jacks and scoreboards at the close of play.
Back To Basics
At the end of the day it is all about skills. The team or the player who has more skills than their opposition will mostly win. Bowlers need to become more aware of the importance of being able to perform the basics to a very high standard. It is all about the basics, knowing them and executing them. Only by revisiting them again and again in training sessions will the bowler truly establish the foundations for consistency of performance whereby their true potential in the sport can be achieved. There is no magic formula nor is there a quick fix. It takes a bucket full of self-discipline, commitment, passion and determination to be a highly successful bowler. Without these qualities the true potential of any bowler will seldom reach fruition and they will be left to wonder why. Good enough but not good enough.


Question: During a game of pairs (2.4.2) one of the players forgot to play her 4th bowl. She walked down the other end of the rink and waited for her partner to play her last two bowls. Each team then delivered one bowl before the spare 4th bowl was discovered. What should now happen? Can the bowl still be played or is the shot forfeited?

LAW 47.4       Failing to play
If a bowl has been played by each team before the players discover that one of them has failed to play a bowl in the proper order, that player will lose the right to play the bowl.   

If the result of an end has been agreed or the process of deciding the number of shots scored has started, a player who has failed to play a bowl will lose the right to play the bowl.


Noah's Ark  
Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark .
ONE: Don't miss the boat.
TWO: Remember that we are all in the same boat!
THREE: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.
FOUR: Stay fit. When you're 70 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
FIVE: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
SIX: Build your future on high ground.
SEVEN: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
EIGHT: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
NINE: When you're stressed, float awhile.
TEN: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.





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