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Newsletter 24  -  1 March 2010


Gala March 10th

Only 10 days away
Watch this space for further updates midweek
Stand by your mixing bowls!!

Men's Champ Colts Singles
Good bowling conditions meant there were no excuses - and none were needed. The bowling I saw was accurate and impressive especially when you consider these bowlers had fewer than two years experience. The final was between Cory Morgan and Barry Gardner. Congratulation to Barry who won with both lives intact. Cory is to be commended for putting up a good fight and for making Barry earn every point. Well done.
Etiquette - Behind The Mat
Hand your opponent’s bowl to him/her or place it next to the mat. Stand at least 1 metre behind the mat. The bowls should be to the rear and side of the mat. If the bowls are directly behind the mat they can be a danger to those players who step back after delivering a bowl. There should not be too much talking behind the mat – it can disrupt the player’s concentration.
Open Mini Hetero Triples
held on the 26th February. 
1st  L Parson(s) S Glock B Exeter 3 - 17 + 27
2nd F Johnson(s) W Ennor S Goffin 3 - 15 + 12
3rd  P Townrow(s) S Taylor P Lamason 3 - 13 + 11
Nominated Games;
A Green M Fenton(s) I Newbold L Hook  7 + 12 (Game 1)
B Green L McLean(s) E Parsons M McLean 6 + 4 (Game 2)

Life isn’t fair bit it’s still good 

Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.  

Your job wont take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

District Shield
The following are representing Bowls Taradale next Saturday at Bowls Napier    
Singles    F. Grantham
             Pairs       J.McLaughlin, M,Williams
             Triples     B.Mitchell, C.Salmon, D.Roberts.
             Fours      P.Young, E.Friedlander, J.Philip, R.Hamilton.

Section 1 at Napier
1. Heretaunga. 2. Taradale. 3. Kia Toa. 4. Waipukurau

Section 2 at Napier
1. Wairere 2. Napier 3. National Service 4. Bay View

Section 3 at Omarunui
1. Havelock Nth. 2. Omarunui. 3. Port Ahuriri. 4. Bluff Hill.


Mandy - Under 25 Skip
Bowls NZ website
Bowls New Zealand under 18 and under 25 teams will play the annual Junior Trans Tasman
fixture to be held this year at the Birkenhead Bowling Club (North Shore) from the 26th - 28th February 2010. After a very successful international debut, Hawke's Bay's Mandy Boyd has been selected as Skip of the Triple and Four in the Under 25 team.

        NZ U25 Women's Fours skipper Mandy Boyd.

There were tremendous wins in the Women's and disappointing losses in the Men's this morning as the last day of the test series began. The Under-25 Women once again dominated the Fours, beating the Australians 28-13.

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


Unless you are asked by your skip to roll the jack a specified distance, endeavour to send it to a length that suits you – and continue to do so unless asked to change. If your skip gives instructions to roll it a certain length you must try to obey.

You now have the job of getting the bowl as close to the jack as possible. After an end or two you may decide to use just one side of the green, that is, forehand one way and backhand the other because the width and pace of the green will be much the same both ways. If you make that decision don’t change during that game. A lead should become machine-like. When you do it is very satisfying but you cannot maintain consistency if you chop and change from one side to the other.  If a bowl close to the jack looks in the way more often than not you will miss it. If you go inside it you will get shot, if you go around it you could get shot and if you rest it you will have at least a good second shot. And no skip will be unhappy with a good second shot. There are other players to follow you and it isn’t the end of the world if you don’t get shot, but by staying on the hand you know you will have a better chance of getting a close bowl. There are others in your team. Your job is to get your bowls as close to the jack as possible.


President's Charity hetero Triples
This event, scheduled for the 5th March, has been cancelled.


Draw for the Hawkes Bay Womens Championship Fours
to be played at Heretaunga Bowling club Saturday 6th March
8:30 a.m.

Start Waipukurau, Omarunui, National Service, Heretaunga, Wairere, Waipawa, Havelock North, Kia Toa

The following have a bye first round and start at 10 : 30 a.m. Napier, Taradale, Bay View, Port Ahuriri

Our representatives are Sue Brock (skip), Del Girven, Maree Turner and Linda Boyd. We wish them well.


Question: During a Gala at a local Bowling Club a bowl from the neighbouring rink was heading for our jack. The person on the head lifted the jack and let the bowl pass through. She said, “I am allowed to do this.”  Was she right?   

Law 33.6  Jack displacement by a bowl from a neighbouring rink
If a jack at rest on the rink is in danger of being moved by a bowl from a neighbouring rink, any player at the head or the marker should stop the bowl

Fri 19 Mar 12.30 Open Mini Hetero Triples
Wed 31 Mar 10.00 Friends Day Hetero Triples
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
Mar 21           Champion of Champions Singles - Women
Mar 25           National Interclub Finals
Mar 27           Champion of Champions Singles - Men
Mar 28           Champion of Champions Fours - Men
Mar 28           Champion of Champions Women's Junior Singles


After Christmas, a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their holiday away from school. One child wrote the following:

We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa. They used to live in a lovely big 2 storeyed house but they got retarded and they moved to a retirement village near Napier.

Now they live in a box sort of house and have rocks painted green to look like grass. They ride around on their bicycles and wear name tags because they don't know who they are anymore.

They go to a building called a wreck centre, but they must have got it fixed because it is all OK now, they do exercises there, but they don't do them very well. Sometimes they sneak out to golf but their bits are getting stiff. Also they need operations to fix some of their parts. Especially poor old Grandma.

There is a swimming pool too, but they all jump up and down in it with hats on. At their gate, there is a doll house with a little old man sitting in it. He watches all day so nobody can escape.

Sometimes they sneak out, and go cruising in their golf carts. Nobody there cooks, they just eat out.

And, they eat the same thing every night --- early birds. Some of the people can't get out past the man in the doll house.

The ones who do get out, bring food back to the wrecked centre for pot luck. My Grandma says that Grandpa worked all his life, and so did she, to earn their retardment and says I should work hard so I can be retarded someday too.

When I earn my retardment, I want to be the man in the doll house. Then I will let people out, so they can visit their grandchildren.




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