No 7   07/10/2012
CENTRE MIXED 2 x 4 x 2
When I went to print last week I did not know that Johnny Toa and Tianna White had done so well in the Consolation event at Havelock North. Well done

Overall Winners - Dave Stevenson/Robyn Pritchard (Bowls Napier)
R/up -Graeme Fulford/Liffy Law (Havelock North)

Winners- Robyn Wallace/Ron Palmer (Composite)
R/up - John Toa/Tianna White (Bowls Taradale)

Mini Triples held on Friday 5th October.
1st B Godber(s), B Mogford, L Dunnett. 3 - 19 + 26
2nd M Geldard(s), C Humphrey, M Fenton. 3 - 15 + 21
3rd B Withers(s), C Wilson, D Heath. 3 - 14 + 22
Best Last game.
Pak 'n' Save Green
B Wakeley(s), L Bateman, J Hayes. 6 + 8
HBSB Green
B Hook(s), C Salmon, J Haslett. 7 + 15

Events such as this needed an army of helpers working in the background. Thank you to the many volunteers who gave up their time to prepare the greens and grounds and to those who provided morning and afternoon teas including baking, Our thanks also to the Match Committee and the two Match Controllers who ensured everything ran like clockwork ..... and to the four umpires who gave of their time so generously ... and anyone else I have forgotten to mention.

Because we had too many entries (40) to fit everyone on two greens twenty bowlers were drawn to play on Saturday and the remaining twenty played on Sunday.

SATURDAY - gusty and sun+cloud for much of the day
SUNDAY - sunny with a bitterly cold wind.

According to the club handbook this event will continue on SATURDAY 3rd NOVEMBER

John Colleen, Barbara, Brenda Ken uses a hand puppet to get a smile out of Gary


WOMEN'S JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES - entries close Tuesday 5pm.
These events are a lot of fun and are a great experience.

Ten of our men will play next Saturday at Port Ahuriri (9.00am start) - singles, pairs, triples, fours
Section winners play a round robin at Bowls Napier on Sunday


The four fundamentals of sound delivery are;

·       Stability and control – head and body stable throughout delivery

·       Rhythm – pendulum swing and step have an even tempo

·       Timing – swing + step + smooth delivery

·       Weight transfer – to lead foot

         You are going to bowl over the focus point – THINKING the weight

  • Place anchor foot (R foot) on centre of mat pointing along delivery line
  • Place lead foot (L foot) adjacent and parallel to anchor foot
  • Feet are hip-width apart and weight evenly distributed
  • Shoulders and hips square to the intended line
  • Body relaxed and upright


  • Anchor foot remains on mat during delivery
  • Wrist and elbow locked

  • Left forearm (or hand) slides down left thigh
  • Arm follows along intended line of delivery with palm to heaven and head still

  • Bowl is released directly below the shoulder and next to your toe

  • Transfer weight to front foot

  • Stand up slowly while watching the bowl until it comes to rest

  Bowls HB's new website came online during the week
  It contains a host of information so please make yourself familiar with it.
  There is a link to the site from our home page - or you can click here


  ETIQUETTE: Do not encroach on an adjoining rink when delivering your bowl 


Toward the end of the Sunday service, the Minister asked, "How many of you have forgiven your enemies? "
80% held up their hands. The Minister then repeated his question. All responded this time, except one man, Walter Barnes, who attended church only when the weather was bad.
"Mr. Barnes, it's obviously not a good morning for golf. It's good to see you here today. Are you not willing to forgive your enemies?"
"I don't have any," he replied gruffly.
"Mr. Barnes, that is very unusual. How old are you?"
"Ninety-eight," he replied. The congregation stood up and clapped their hands.
"Oh, Mr. Barnes, would you please come down in front and tell us all how a person can live ninety-eight years and not have an enemy in the world?"
The old golfer tottered down the aisle, stopped in front of the pulpit, turned around, faced the congregation, and said simply, "I outlived all them assholes" - and he calmly returned to his seat.

Sheryl and Richard

Peter and Les

Ivy and Margaret


You are standing on the mat watching your bowl roll towards the jack.
Sometimes a bowl finishes past the jack, sometimes it stops before the jack.
If your bowl is 1 metre short of the jack is it high or low?







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There is no such documented phrase as "jack low" in bowls.
Jack Level means that the nearest part (or face) of the jack and the bowl are equidistant to the mat line.

People should ask:
Is that bowl level with the jack?
Is the bowl past the jack? 
Is the bowl short of the jack?

Life is too short to wake up with regrets..

So love the people who treat you right..
Forget about the ones who don't.

Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.

Nobody said life would be easy,
they just promised it would be worth it.
Napier police hunting the “knitting needle nutter”,
who had stabbed six people in the village
in the last 48 hours,
believe the attacker could be following
some kind of pattern.
We are about to prepare the roster for the next period of roll-up draws.
If you are currently on the roster but do not wish to continue or you wish to be added to the roster please let me know.
You can ring me on 8445827 or email me 
Our special thanks to the following members who made our Lamb Raffle possible:-
Craig Ennor for arranging the donation of the lamb.
Les Dunnett for allowing us to hang the lamb in his chiller.
Nancy Dunnett, Ron Bidgood & Ray Kennedy for their butchering & cuts packing skills.

A ventriloquist is touring Sweden and, one night, he’s doing a show in a small fishing town. With his dummy on his knee, he starts going through his usual…..dumb blonde jokes. 

Suddenly, a blonde woman in the fourth row stands on her chair and starts shouting, “I’ve heard enough of your stupid blonde jokes. What makes you think you can stereotype Swedish blonde women that way? What does the colour of a woman’s hair have to do with her worth as a human being? It’s men like you who keep women like me from being respected at work and in the community, and from reaching our full potential as people. Its people like you that make others think that all blondes are dumb! You and your kind continue to perpetuate discrimination against not only blondes, but women in general…pathetically all in the name of humour!” 

The embarrassed ventriloquist begins to apologise, and the blonde yells: “You stay out of this! I’m talking to that little shit on your lap.”