No 5   23/09/2012
 FALCON ELECTRICAL -  Security / Surveillance 

 You may have noticed I have given the top area a revamp.- new colours, photos, changed the layout, etc
 The home page has had a few changes too including some "moving" photos - you can see them if you click the "home" link above


Mini Triples held on Friday 21st September.
1st      W Whyte(s), E Friedlander, R Hamilton. 2.5 - 15 + 14
2nd     J Daly(s), B Morton, C Parnell. 2.5 - 14 + 14
3rd      P Thomson(s), J Calnan, L Gillon. 2.5 - 14 + 11
Best Last game
Pak 'n Save Green
L Parsons(s), S Glock, B Exeter. 6 + 6
HBSB Green
F Johnson(s), W Guatiera, S Goffin 6 + 9

Thirty women took part in this year's Championship Women's triples. The day was sunny, the wind was cool, the competition was fierce and Bert was the brand new match Committee controller. By nightfall the number of teams in contention had been halved. Successful skips were Angela Boyd, Colleen Ferrick, Maree Turner, Colleen McLaughlin and Cheryl Humphrey.

Play today (Day 2) took place again in sunny but cool conditions. In the semifinals Angela Boyd beat Colleen McLaughlin and Maree Turner beat Colleen Ferrick.

The final took place early afternoon between Angela Boyd (s), Sheryl Glock, Barbara Exeter  ...  and  ... Maree Turner (s), Del Girven, Noeline Gardiner. A large crowd of interested people thoroughly enjoyed the contest which eventually ended in a win to Angela's team. Congratulations Angela, Sheryl and Barbara for becoming this year's championship winners.

Noeline Gardiner, Maree Turner, Del Girven Sheryl Glock, Angela Boyd, Barbara Exeter

 Maree says to Bert, "Joy is hiding something behind her back."     Colleen says, "It's ours",        Fay says, "Great shot",        Nancy says, "Your turn to get tea",        Julie says, "Go left",

"Birthday Girls"

Sherrill and Doreen

Pete, an avid duck hunter, was in the market for a new bird dog. His search ended when he found a dog that could actually walk on water to retrieve a duck. Shocked by his find, he was sure none of his friends would ever believe him.

He decided to try to break the news to his friend, Denis, the eternal pessimist who refused to be impressed with anything. This, surely, would impress him. He invited him to hunt with him and his new dog.

As they waited by the shore, a flock of ducks flew by, they fired, and a duck fell. The dog responded and jumped into the water. The dog, however, did not sink but instead walked across the water to retrieve the bird, never getting more than his paws wet. This continued all day long; each time a duck fell, the dog walked across the surface of the water to retrieve it.

Denis watched carefully, saw everything, but did not say a single word. On the drive home Pete asked Denis, "Did you notice anything unusual about my new dog?"

"I sure did," responded Denis. "He can't swim."

The bowl is held comfortably in the hand with the middle finger directly along the running surface and the first and third fingers placed no wider than the rings on the bowl. The position of the thumb is no higher than the top rings and the little finger is allowed to rest lightly on the side of the bowl in a comfortable position.

To achieve this:

·       Take the bowl in the non-bowling hand, place the middle finger of the bowling hand on top along the centre of the running surface of the bowl.

·       Place the index and third finger on or just inside the outer rings

·       Allow the thumb to rest (without pressure) no higher than the outer rings opposite the index finger, with the little finger resting comfortable on the side of the bowl with no pressure

·       Turn the hand over to the delivery position outside the line of the body, ensure the hand, elbow and shoulder are in line – check for correct bias

·       The thumb and the little finger should only be used to support the bowl not to apply pressure

·       Keep the bowl upright throughout the delivery and follow through

Comfort and control are the most important factors

It's all a matter of concentration

First names are used on the scoreboard, club names if playing a visiting team


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


Dave Roberts has sourced a brand of men's white polyester bowling trousers.

  • They have an elastic waist with drawstring, 2 side pockets and front zip.
  • They are for sale for $40 (incl. gst), which includes the Taradale Bowls name embroidered on front of trousers.
  • A unisex selection (no front zip), in black, navy and white are also available at the same price.

A pair of men's trousers can be seen in the bowling club office.
To order ring Dave Roberts ph 845 2065 with your waist measurement.

Colleen McLaughlin, Del Girven, Olive deRidder
Sherrill Taylor, June Taylor, Cheryl Simpson

Clark Nicol, John Brock, Andrew Buckley
John Toa, Gary deRidder, Bryan Godber
Substitutes: Bernie Morton, Chris Angove, Bert Fallowfield

If both of the leads incorrectly deliver the jack:
 a.  Where is the jack placed?
 b.  Where is the mat placed?
 c.  In what order? (This question sometimes results in conflicting answers)

ANSWER: After the second improperly delivered jack, the jack is then spotted by the first skip on the 2m mark.
The mat is placed wherever the first skip directs it to be along the centre line spanning 2m from the rear ditch and 25m from the front ditch.

It does not matter if the jack is placed first, or the mat placed first.

Rule 23.2 and 23.3

23.2   If a player improperly delivers the jack, the opposing player should place the mat as described in law 19.1.1 and re-deliver the jack, making sure that it is centred, but the opposing player should not play first.

23.3   If the jack is improperly delivered once by each player in any end, it should not be delivered again in that end. Instead, it should be centred with the nearest point of the jack to the mat line being 2 metres from the front ditch, and the mat should be placed as described in law 19.1.1 by the first player to play.

Mick and Paddy are reading head stones at a nearby cemetery.
Mick says "Crikey! There's a bloke here who was 152!"
Paddy says "What's his name?"
Mick replies "Miles, from London!"

Mondays 9.30 - 11.30

WILMA ENNOR will be available on Mondays for new bowlers and anyone else who would like to see her.
If you are working, or if this time is not convenient, Wilma will make Saturday morning available - but please phone her first.

Wednesday  9.30 +
JOHN CALNAN, COLLEEN McLAUGHLIN, JOHN McLAUGHLIN - will be available every Wednesday.
All you have to do is turn up.

If you were a boy at school some years ago and scored "four of the best" it meant you had misbehaved ... and had been punished. Here is a different meaning to the same words. At rollup on Thursday Sherrill Taylor scored four of the best. She bowled four touchers from four consecutive bowls. Well done Sherrill

A woman in a supermarket is behind a grandfather and his badly behaved three year-old grandson. It's obvious to her that the man has his hands full with the child screaming his head off for sweets in the sweet aisle, biscuits in the biscuit aisle, and fruit, cereal and soft drink in the other aisles.

Meanwhile, the grandfather is working his way around, saying in a quiet, reassuring voice, "Easy, son, we won't be long. Easy, son... easy."

Another tantrum, and she hears the grandfather calmly say, "It's okay, William, just a couple more minutes and we'll be out of here. Hang in there, boy... hang in there."

At the checkout, the little terror is flinging items out of the trolley, and the grandfather says again in a controlled voice, "Relax buddy, don't get upset. We'll be home in five minutes. Stay cool, William."

Impressed, the woman goes up to the grandfather in the car park as he is loading his groceries and the brat into the car.

She said to him, "Sir, I think you are truly amazing. I don't know how you did it. You kept your composure all the time, no matter how loud and disruptive your little grandson got. You just calmly kept saying things would be okay. I think little William is very lucky to have you as his grandfather."

"Thanks, lady," replied the old man, "but I'm William . This little rascal's name is Kevin."