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Newsletter 29  -  5 April 2010

Friends Day
Glorious weather, heaps of raffles, much hilarity and and a full day's bowling .... isn't life good!
A very successful day, helped of course by beautiful weather and a terrific "team". We are so lucky to have such great help. If it weren't for the Fay's, the Lois', the Maree's, the Sue's, the Adrienne's etc., where would we be?? Thanks must also go to the behind the scenes workers who get the greens ready for play. As one of that team said to me on Wed. morning, very tongue in cheek I might add,  " I didn't know I was volunteering for night shift work". A total of 24 teams, who all seemed to thoroughly enjoy their day. Thank you to all those members who brought food to enable a very attractive and enjoyable afternoon tea.
My Thanks. Craig

There were two 4 winners. Peter Thompson, Bill Edwards, Alex Tonks and Rolly Hoare, Tony Blake, Ken Jordan. 
Lucky teams were Sheryl Glock. Karen Grainger, Judy Richards and Val Ives, Jenny Pritchard, Bev and Les Stuart.

Silly Old Goose Award

I met Julie Haslett in the supermarket on Saturday morning and she told me she was so mortified when she remembered she had entered a team for Friends Day ..... but then FORGOT TO TURN UP.  I could tell she was sorry so I said I would not embarrass her with a Turkey Award.

Instead she is the inaugural winner of the "Silly Old Goose" Award.

Congratulations, Julie!!!


Thanks, Les Stuart, for the "Friends Day" photos

Men's Junior Championship Pairs
Several days ago "all the Daves" (Dave Jones & Dave Roberts, Dave Jenkins & Dave Scott) played the final of the club Men's Junior Championship Pairs. Congratulations to Dave Jones and Dave Roberts for taking out the title. From what I heard the final was tightly fought with neither side conceding anything. I understand one side changed from long ends to short ones and then managed the shorter ends better - perhaps that made the difference. Well done, men.


Thanks, Jack Budge, for the photo

       Dave Jones, Dave Roberts, Dave Scott
                       Dave Jenkins
Open Forum
Bowls HB website
The Bowls Hawke’s Bay Board cordially invites you to attend an Open Forum to discuss the findings of the recently circulated Questionnaire and to enable planning for the 2010-2011 season to proceed. The meeting will be held in the Theatre at Pettigrew Green Arena at 7pm on Monday 19th  April.
Please confirm numbers attending to either: Carole Miller 877 7225, Peter Bryant 843 4020, Ces Bell 845 3112

Agenda for your consideration and discussion - we look forward to a constructive and progressive evening.
  1. It is proposed that we introduce an Inter-Club competition commencing from the 2010-2011 season. This competition will be played over a series of Saturday mornings and will replace the existing 7’s event.
    It is appreciated that this will have a significant impact on the present Club Programmes, hence the early notice and the need for discussion at both Club and Centre levels.
  2. It is proposed that regular Quarterly meetings be held between the Board, Club Delegates, Umpires, Coaching and Greenkeepers’ personnel.
  3. It is proposed that a Greens’ Allocation Committee be appointed to cover all Centre fixtures.
  4. It is proposed that consideration be given to removing time-limit restrictions on all Centre Open Post-section play.
  5. It is proposed that consideration be given to running the Men’s Centre Open Fours as a mid-week event.
  6. It is proposed that out-side assistance be sought to improve the standard of our greens and to demonstrate the commitment we have to our local greenkeepers.
  7. Discussion of Draft Programme.
  8. It is proposed that an Operations Committee be appointed, taking effect from the 2011-2012 season. This Operations Committee would be responsible for the running of all Centre and Representative events. This Committee would liase with the Umpire, Coaching and Greenkeepers’ Associations and would report directly to the Board.
  9. General Business
Kittyhawk National Under 20's
Four Hawkes Bay bowlers represented Region 3 in Auckland over Easter. To reach the national finals participants have had to first qualify at centre and/or regional level.  Each of the six regions in New Zealand has up to four qualifying positions for the men and two qualifying positions for the women.  The balance of the field is made up of direct entrants from the 2009 event.

Bowls Taradale can feel proud to have three representatives in the group - Richard Hocking, Tessa Hocking and Mandy Boyd. The fourth member is Dean Drummond from Kia Toa.

By my very unofficial reckoning (at the close of Day 2) Mandy finished 3rd and Tessa 5th equal. Richard had a larger group to contend with and finished just below half way. What an outstanding achievement from these three when you consider they are up against the best Under 20 bowlers in NZ. Of particular note is Tessa's Day 1 results. At the end of play on the first day she was leading the field. Well done, Tessa, Mandy and Richard. We are all so proud of you.


Hawkes Bay Men's Champion of Champion Fours
Bowls HB website
P. Strother (Controller) has advised that inclement weather interrupted the Men's Champion of Champion Fours and the final rounds have consequently been postponed until 11th April, at Bay View.
Semi-final (1)  Port Ahuriri defeated Waipawa 15/12 on an extra end.
Semi-final (2)  Kia Toa and Bowls Napier will complete their match on the morning of April 11th at Bay View, followed by the final between the winner of this game and Port Ahuriri.

Brenda knows how to stay down after delivering her bowl

Hawkes Bay Women's Junior Champ of Champ Pairs
Bowls HB website
The draw (drawn by Beryl Skidmore and Peg O'Dowd) for the Women's Junior Champ of Champ Pairs 10th April at Waipawa is
8:30 start Napier, National Service, Wairere, Havelock North, Bay View, Waipukurau
10:30 Heretaunga, Waipawa, Kia Toa, Taradale and Omarunui. 

Good luck Angela Boyd (S) and Tessa Hocking


Early to bed, early to rise,

play bowls all day,
then make up lies.


Don't worry if your bowls go wrong,
and your wins are very few
just remember that the mighty oak,
was once a nut, like you.


Be Selfish - Think of Yourself
All opposition needs to be treated with respect. However whilst respect is essential, focusing on one’s own performance is the key to success. You have no control over how well or how poorly the opposition is going to perform. LEAVE THEM ALONE - play your own game.

Etiquette - Standing On The Head
Stand at least two metres behind the bowls on the head making sure you do not kick any bowls accidentally – if so, your opposing player replaces it. You can indicate with your foot where you want a bowl to finish but remove your foot as soon as the bowl is greened. Stand still till the players have delivered their bowls.


Question: What should happen when it is discovered that the wrong team delivered the jack? 

Law 22    Delivering the jack
If, before a bowl has been played by each team, a player notices that the wrong team has delivered the jack, the correct team will re-start the end. If, after a bowl has been played by each team, a player notices that the wrong team has delivered the jack, play in that end should continue in that order.

No reason for this photo - I just like it!!!

Fri Apr 16 12.30 Open Mini Hetero triples (mufti)
Fri Apr 23 12.30 Open Mini Hetero triples (mufti)
Sun Apr 25   CLOSING DAY
Apr 10 M & W - Ch. Ch. Junior Pairs
Apr 11 M & W - Postponement Day
Apr 18 M - Ch. Ch. Junior Singles
Apr 24 M & W - Jun. Rep. v GEC - Wairoa
May 15 & 16 M - Jun. Rep. Hex - Wanganui
May 23 Prizegiving at Havelock North
Jun 26 AGM at Havelock Nth
Jun Junior M. Quadrangular at Hastings
New Committee Members Needed (REMINDER)
Just a reminder that we only have a few weeks to our AGM (20 June) and we need to be looking at a full panel of applicants for committee etc. We are desperately in need of a volunteer for the secretarial position. Irene has done a tremendous job, for which we are very grateful, but other pressures mean she is unable to carry on in 2010 -2111, so we need help there. You do NOT need to have shorthand skills. Neither does it have to be a position for a female, so come on you folk out there. It's your club. Take some ownership of it and put something back.
I look forward to your response.


War affects us in different ways
An elderly Italian went to the village church to make confession for the first time in many decades.
When the priest slid open the panel in the confessional, the man said, "Father, Father I have sinned, during World War II, a beautiful woman knocked on my door and asked me to hide her from the enemy. I hid her in my attic."
The priest replied, "That was a wonderful thing you did my son! You have no need to confess it."
"It's worse than that, Father," he continued. "She quickly started to repay me with sexual favours."
The priest said, "People in wartime sometimes act in ways they wouldn't under normal conditions. If you are truly sorry for your actions, you are forgiven."
"Thank you Father. That's a great load off my mind. May I ask you a question?"
"Certainly, my son?'
"Should I tell her the war is over?"


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1st - 2nd
MAY 2010

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