No 8   14/10/2012
12 Lee Road, Taradale
Seven Junior women competed in this event on Saturday. Unfortunately Olive had to pull out at the last moment for reasons beyond her control. I was playing elsewhere but in the little time I did spend at the green I was impressed with the enthusiasm, competitive spirit and enjoyment each player was getting from being in the championship. None of these women had ever played in such strong winds before so that became an extra challenge. By day's end three women had qualified for Post-Section play; Tianna White, Cheryl Simpson and Raewyn Cooper.

After battling a long drawn out game with Cheryl Simpson in wet and cold conditions, Tianna White finished off with a flourish and ended Cheryl's chances of a win. In the second game Raewyn Cooper succumbed to Tianna's great bowling. Tianna is now the 2012 Junior Women's Champion for 2012. Congratulations, Tianna.

Nancy, Bev Tianna, Raewyn Cheryl Maree, Bert, Sherrill
This was divided into three sections for play on Saturday then Section winners and next best result overall played Round Robin on Sunday at Bowls Napier

Ten of our men played in Section 2 at Port Ahuriri. Gale force winds made bowling challenging but they were up to the task and won their section.

Today at Bowls Napier the four clubs competing for the District Shield were Taradale, Bay View, Havelock North and Kia Toa. Cold wet conditions made bowling unpleasant and challenging but Havelock North played well and deserved to come out on top.  Kia Toa was second, Taradale third and Bay View 4th
Representing us were:
FOURS - G Hocking, L Parsons, J McLaughlin, B Ferrick
TRIPLES - P Young, E Friedlander, E McLauchlan
PAIRS - J Philip, R Oates
SINGLES - M Williams

This begins tomorrow, Monday 15th - at TARADALE. Play commences at 1.00 pm

This is a men’s triples interclub competition that takes place on Monday afternoons over seven weeks in October-November-December. Each club enters two teams of triples (3 bowls – 18 ends). Napier clubs constitute one zone while Hastings and Havelock North make up the other. The winner of each zone will play off in a final. 

The two teams
representing us are; Clark Nicol, John Brock, Andrew Buckley   ...   John Toa, Gary deRidder, Bryan Godber
Substitutes: Bernie Morton, Chris Angove, Bert Fallowfield
John Brock is still in Australia so Bernie Morton will take his place tomorrow

This competition is on a one zone basis.
Representing Taradale are: Sherrill Taylor, June Taylor, Cheryl Simpson ...  Colleen McLaughlin, Del Girven, Olive deRidder
This competition also begins tomorrow, Monday 15th - at HAVELOCK NORTH. Play commences at 1.00 pm


  All eyes were on the radiant bride as her father escorted her down the aisle.
  They reached the altar and the waiting groom, the bride kissed her father and placed something in his hand.
  The guests in the front pews responded with ripples of laughter.
  Even the priest smiled broadly.
  As her father gave her away in marriage, the bride gave him back his credit card.


Sherrill, Bernice, June

* * * * * * * * * *
Customer: I have a huge problem. A friend has placed a screen saver on
my computer, but every time I move the mouse, it disappears.
Tech support: ....Who the hell transferred this call to me???

* * * * * * * * * *
Tech support: How may I help you?
Customer: I'm writing my first e-mail.
Tech support: OK, and what seems to be the problem?
Customer: Well, I have the letter 'a' in the address, but how do I get
the circle around it?

Bryan, Graeme, Brian
Ray, Don, Russell


What are calories?
Calories are the little animals that get into your wardrobe at night
and sew your clothes tighter.
My wardrobe is infested with the little blighters!!


When stepping on the mat to bowl:

  • Place the anchor foot in the centre of the mat
  • Place the lead foot adjacent and parallel to the anchor foot
  • Feet should be hip width apart and weight should be evenly distributed
  • Shoulders and hips should be square to the intended line
  • Body should be relaxed, back straight, knees flexed, shoulders forward of the hips in a comfortable upright or semi upright position

Often during play a bowl from the neighbouring rink passes through “your space”. Can you stop the encroaching bowl? Do you have to let it pass through? Should you lift your bowl? What if the visiting bowl is going to pass through your head?

Law 28.6 Bowl displacement by a bowl from a neighbouring rink
If a bowl at rest on the rink is in danger of being moved by a bowl from a neighbouring rink, any player at the head can choose whether to:

·         lift the bowl at rest to allow the other bowl to pass and then replace it, as long as this action would not influence the outcome of the head; or

·         stop the bowl from the neighbouring rink. 

If, during a Singles game, a bowl at rest on the rink is in danger of being moved by a bowl from a neighbouring rink, the marker should stop the bowl from the neighbouring rink.

If a bowl that has been stopped was in its original course and was delivered on a bias that would have taken it back into its own rink, it should be replayed.


  Do not talk when another player is about to deliver a bowl 


                          Early to bed, early to rise,
                          Play bowls all day,
                      Then make up lies.



Oct 13th

Who would have thought
this lovely girl turned 70 yesterday
Congratulations Brenda

From all your bowling friends

Enjoy your special celebrations



Jannie's secret is out

It was Jannie Daly's birthday too.

Many happy returns, Jannie

  Begins this coming Wednesday, October 17th
  5.30 pm - 7.00 approx
  16 ends
Bowls Hawkes Bay Selectors for 2012-2014
Men’s Selector: Graeme Wagg
Women’s Selector: Jim Bentley
Men’s Junior Selector: Barry Wakeley Ph. (06) 844 3933
Women’s Junior Selector: Beryl Skidmore Ph. (06) 836 6159
I was asked to give a special plug for the Cray Tournament which the Port Ahuriri Club is running. More entries are wanted.
27-28 October
Contact Lorraine Beaufort ph 8437838

A collection of notes left in milk bottles...

Dear milkman:

  • Please knock. My TV's broken down and I missed last night's Coronation Street. If you saw it, will you tell me what happened over a cup of tea?

  • My daughter says she wants a milkshake. Do you do it before you deliver or do I have to shake the bottle?

  • Please send me a form for cheap milk, for I have a baby two months old and did not know about it until a neighbour told me..

  • Milk is needed for the baby. Father is unable to supply it.

  • From now on please leave two pints every other day and one pint on the days in between, except Wednesdays and Saturdays when I don't want any milk.


  The Air Canada plane leaves Pearson Airport under the control of a Jewish captain; his co-pilot is Chinese. It's the first time
  they've flown together and an awkward silence between the two seems to indicate a mutual dislike.

  Once they reach cruising altitude, the Jewish captain activates the auto-pilot, leans back in his seat, and mutters, 'I don't like

  'No rike Chinese?' asks the co-pilot, 'why not?'

  'You people bombed Pearl Harbour , that's why!'

  'No, no', the co-pilot protests, 'Chinese not bomb Peahl Hahbah! That Japanese, not Chinese.'

  'Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese....doesn't matter, you're all alike!'

  There's a few minutes of silence.

  'I no rike Jews!' the co-pilot suddenly announces.

  'Oh yeah, why not?' asks the captain.

  'Jews sink Titanic!' says the co-pilot.

  'What? You're insane! Jews didn't sink the Titanic!' exclaims the captain, 'It was an iceberg!'

  Iceberg, Goldberg, Greenberg, Rosenberg , mattah...all  the f.....n  same.