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Newsletter 25  -  8 March 2010


Gala March 10th

A big "thank you" to the many supporters who are helping to make next Wednesday's Gala succeed. Your assistance has been tremendous.

If you are planning on bringing items to the Function room next Tuesday please wait until 11.30 am (not 10.00 am as previously announced).

District Shield
Squally showers made good bowling a little tricky but those who played in the District Shield enjoyed the challenge. Bowls Taradale had seven wins out of 12 games played and were just out of making the top four for post-section play on Sunday. The four successful clubs were Heretaunga, Napier, Havelock North and Bay View.


Etiquette - The Mat is Yours
When you are delivering a bowl the mat belongs to you.
You have the right to stay on the mat until the bowl stops.


Hawkes Bay Womens Championship Fours
Sue Brock (skip), Del Girven, Maree Turner and Lynda Boyd were our representatives in the HB Women's Champion of Champions last weekend played at the Heretaunga Bowling Club.

When I phoned to see how they got on (Sat night at 7.00 pm) they were not even home. I was told they reached the final, had to play an extra end, and went under by ONE shot to Havelock North. Well done Sue, Del, Maree and Lynda. What a great effort!


Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it up for a special occasion. Today is special. 

No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 

What other people think of you is none of your business.

You look one way and I'll look the other




The following venues have been confirmed.
(Bowls HB website)

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



The Follow Through
A number of players develop bad habits at the bowl release and the follow through. Correct follow through is important to maintain consistency of line and speed. Comfort and control are important. 

·       Arm follows along intended line of delivery with palm to heaven and head still

·       Lock the wrist and elbow 

·       Stay low during delivery with body moving forward after you release the bowl 

·       Transfer weight to front foot

Morris in action

Bowls HB Men's &Women's Junior Singles
Mar 13/14

The draws (men and women) for this event are on the Bowls HB website (click here).

We have seven women and seven men taking part. The hosts for the Women's Singles are Havelock North and Heretaunga on Saturday and Havelock North on Sunday. The men will play at Bowls Taradale and Bay View with Sunday's play at Bowls Taradale

"Good Bowling" to everyone taking part.

The Ideal Second
If the lead has done his job the second can be called upon to play position bowls – and they can be the most difficult to play.  If the opposition lead has two on the jack the second may be called upon to play a firm shot to open up the head. So, the second has to be very versatile or his bowls will be wasted. He has to have a good draw shot, he must have accurate positional play, and he must be the possessor of a good firm shot. A second must never be short unless otherwise directed. An overdrawn bowl has a better chance of counting than a short bowl. In addition to playing the game the second is responsible for keeping the correct scores registered on the card and on the scoreboard. Any player that can live up to the above has a very important role to play in any team

Markers Needed (March 13th-14th)
Bowls Taradale is hosting one section of Bowls HB Men's Junior Singles on Saturday March 13th. We already have five volunteers as markers - several more are still required. If you cannot commit for a full day would you please indicate your preference of morning or afternoon.

On Sunday 14th Bowls Taradale is the official headquarters for Post-Section play so about six markers are needed then as well. This will be a knockout situation so you may not be required for too long.

If you can help on either day please either add your name to the form in the club house or phone Bruce Mitchell on 8448396. Thanks.


Question: I was playing bowls recently when someone said he was having difficulty with a new set of bowls. We had played five ends and he was becoming more and more disgruntled. Would it be OK to change back to his old bowls? 

Law 47.3     Changing bowls
If a player changes their set of bowls during an uninterrupted game the game should be forfeited to the opponent unless the player changes their set because a bowl has been damaged. If a game that has been stopped is continued on another day, a player can use a different set of bowls to the set they used during the game that was stopped.

Stand at ease! Basil, all concentration Wanda is still making up her mind - Do I go right or left?
Fri 19 Mar 12.30 Open Mini Hetero Triples
Wed 31 Mar 10.00 Friends Day Hetero Triples
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




 WIN Cash and Prizes up to the value of $10,000

1st - 2nd
MAY 2010

Special Conditions


2 Sections at Heretaunga, Hastings and 2 Sections at Taradale

ENTRY FEE $150.00 per team (must accompany entry)

Limited to the first 64 teams -  Entries close 16 April 2010



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To print an  entry form click here

If you are from "out-of-town"
and you want to see what accommodation
is available click the link to the right of this
to bring up a list of motels
and what each will charge


The Fallen
An old priest got sick of all the people in his parish who kept confessing to adultery. One Sunday, in the pulpit, he said, "If I hear one more person confess to adultery, I'll quit!"

Well, everyone liked him, so they came up with a code word. Someone who had committed adultery would say they had ‘fallen’.

This seemed to satisfy the old priest and things went well, until the priest died at a ripe old age. About a week after the new priest arrived, he visited the mayor of the town and seemed very concerned. The priest said, "You have to do something about the footpaths in town. When people come into the confessional they keep talking about having fallen."

The mayor started to laugh, realising that no one had told the new priest about the code word. Before he could explain, the priest shook an accusing finger at the mayor and said, 'I don't know what you're laughing about. Your wife fell three times this week."


Last week some of our members went to Opotoki to bowl. Johnny Ward came home with the following pearls

Bowls terminology is rather mystifying to bowls newcomers and even to experienced bowlers playing with a new skip. Here are a few of the more common instructions and their interpretations.

WHAT HE SAYS                                                WHAT HE MEANS 

A If you win the toss give the mat away.              It gives me the creeps to see you bowl the kitty!

B. Next time I'll tell you where to put the mat        And you can stick your bowls in the same place!

C. You've been playing a few years now               Why persevere!

D. You've got rather a nice delivery                     Ever thought of a paper run!

E. What's the insignia on your bowls?                   It's a bit hard to see from a distance!

F. You've been bowling well lately                        Why the change today?

G. Do you always play left handed?                      How about giving the other arm a go?

H. Are these your own bowls?                             Swap them!

I. 4's is a great team game.                                How about trying to be part of it!

J. Have you played all your bowls?                       Where the hell are they?

K. Try and get one up to the head                        So we're only 5 down!

L. I want you on the forehand                              The backhand's obvious but I'm saving that for me.

M. Just a little heavy                                          Only the bank saved it from the car park!

N. Good, you got something right                         Your bowl finished on our rink!

O. Just a little more weight                                  Leads don't need half rink blocks!

P. Try a bit of a run                                           About 4 or 5 miles (on your own!)

Q. Try one on your forehand                               It's got to be better!

R. Are you feeling o.k.?                                      You can't be well and bowl like that!

S. I think you're ready to get your own team          I've had a gutsful (Try singles!)

T. We badly need you for Saturday                      Take your car, o.k.? (Oh- and lunch for 4)

U. Play the same shot again                                Stay well away from the head!

V. Was that the bell?                                         Thank God for that!

W. How about a drive?                                       Taxi!

X We've just missed another prize                         Not all tournaments have a booby!

Y. Don't disturb the head!                                    You couldn't even if I asked you to!

Z One day I think you could make a bowler.            Don't expect me to hang around waiting!




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