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No 22     27/01/2013
This week's sponsor is -
TREMAINS - SUE WILLSONE - ph 8459062 or mob:027 4836535


Finalists in the Men's Championship Triples
Dave Henderson, Lloyd Fitness, Bryan Godber - WINNERS
Don Neilson, John Calnan, Peter Thomson - RUNNERS UP


Centre events in RED

Mon Jan 28  
Tue Jan 29  
Wed Jan 30 Twilight Triples
Thu Jan 31  
Fri Feb 1 Tremains Earthquake Triples
Sat Feb 2 Men's Junior Championship Pairs
Women's Championship Pairs
Sun Feb 3 Men's Junior Championship Pairs
Women's Championship Pairs

A coach load of paddys on a mystery tour decided
to run a sweepstake to guess where they were going
..... the driver won £52!

Irish divers were absolutely amazed
when they dived down to the wreck of the Titanic
to find that after over one hundred years
the swimming pool was still full.

This event began a long time ago but was interrupted with bad weather. The five teams still standing continued yesterday, Saturday, and the Championship was eventually won by the young team (in bowling years) of Dave Henderson(s), Lloyd Fitness and Bryan Godber. Congratulations. They beat the team of Don Neilson(s), Peter Thomson and John Calnan.

There has been a little confusion as to what people are to wear this coming Friday in the Tremain's Earthquake Triples.
Dress will be mufti

The speed of a green is indicated by the number of seconds a bowl takes to cover the distance from delivery until it comes to rest 27m from the front of the mat.

On fast greens, where the surface is dry and smooth, the arc travelled by the bowl will be large so the bowl will take longer to cover the distance, perhaps 15 to 20 seconds.

On slow greens, where the ground may be soft and the grass more lush, the arc will be more narrow and the bowl will cover a more direct route to the jack taking less time, perhaps 12 seconds.



Hand your opponent’s bowl to him/her or place it next to the mat. Stand at least 1 metre behind the mat. The bowls should be to the rear and side of the mat. If the bowls are directly behind the mat they can be a danger to those players who step back after delivering a bowl. There should not be too much talking behind the mat – it can disrupt the player’s concentration.

Now and again you get disagreements among those measuring an end. Sometimes a player mentions the result then kicks the bowls away before the other player has time to agree or disagree. What should happen when you are deciding an end?

Law 39       
A shot or shots refers to the bowl or bowls (called shot bowls) which is or are nearer to the jack than the nearest bowl played by the opposing team or opponent in Singles.

No bowl should be moved until the opponents have agreed whether it is a shot or not, except where a bowl has to be moved so that another bowl can be measured.

As the shots are agreed, each shot bowl can be removed from the head.

Shot bowls can be placed in a group where they will not interfere with measuring.

If shot bowls have been placed in a group, the number of bowls in the group should be agreed by the opponents.

The skips or the marker where appropriate should be told (or have signalled to them) the number of shots scored in each end.

Waipukurau BC can accommodate 16 triples teams on Sunday 17 February. (48 Players)
Deadline to enter your name is Friday 1st Feb
$20 to go. This covers bus, lunch, evening bar BBQ, and entry money toward prizes.
Leave from Club Rooms 10.15am on day and arrive back at 8.30pm approx
Enter individually and teams will be selected.
The trip is subsidised from Club funds.
For more information please contact Lucky Roberts ph 8450215

Noeline, Cheryl, Del and Brenda Robin Evan and Bob
Today was devoted to our Junior Women. Four pairs entered this Championship event and each team played the other three. Only one team scored three wins and so finished up as this year's champion. Congratulations Cheryl Simpson and Joy Carter on a magnificent achievement. Runners up were Olive de Ridder and Raewyn Cooper - well done.


Mens Open Fours. 9th & 10th February 2013.
Entries close 30 January 2013.
Last chance to get your entry in.

Men’s Junior Championship Pairs and Women’s Championship Pairs, both played next weekend.
Entries close this week.
Again don’t forget to get your entry in asap.


Olive, Cheryl, Raewyn, Laurel
Teanna, June, Joy, Margaret

  • Life isn’t fair but it’s still good. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 

  • Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone. 

  • Make peace with your past so it wont screw up your present. 

  • Don’t compare your life with others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.


Women’s Team to represent Hawke’s bay at National Intercentre in Auckland 21st - 24th February
(Courtesy of Bowls HB)
Selected by Jim Bentley

Singles- Natarsha Grimshaw
Pairs- Angela Boyd (S) Raelene Cronin (L)
Fours- Mary “ Liffy “ Law (S) Susan Belcher (3) Lois Stewart (2) Wendy Jeffery (L)
The Team Captain is Angela Boyd and there are 3 non-travelling reserves named in no particular order- Louise Bateman, Barbara Exeter & Jo Hayes
Men’s Team to represent Hawke’s bay at National Intercentre in Auckland 21st - 24th February
Selected by Graeme Wagg
Singles: Paul Harrison
Pairs: Ces Bell (S),Dave Stevenson
Fours: Barry Wakely (S), Graeme Fulford (3), Bruce Stewart (2), Mike Mabbett. (L)
Women’s Junior Rep Team to Play Gisborne-East Coast At Wairoa on Wed 6th February
Selected by Beryl Skidmore
Chris Telford, Michelle Robinson (Napier)
Cheryl Simpson (Taradale)
Judy Mc Donald, Helen Bentley (Heretaunga)
Lisa Carlson (National Service)
Jo Wroe (Waipukurau)
Di Bentley, Sharon Grant (Bay View)

A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed home. He wanted her to see what he went through so he prayed: 'Dear Lord: I go to work every day and put in 8 hours while my wife stays at home. I want her to know what I go through so, please allow her body to switch with mine for a day.

God, in his infinite wisdom, granted the man's wish.

The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman... He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate, woke the kids, set out their school clothes, fed them breakfast, packed their lunches, drove them to school, came home and picked up the dry cleaning, took it to the cleaners and stopped at the bank to make a deposit. He went grocery shopping, then drove home to put away the groceries, paid the bills and balanced the cheque book. He cleaned the cat's litter box and bathed the dog.. Then, it was already 1.00 pm.

After a bite to eat he made the beds, did the laundry, vacuumed, dusted, and swept and mopped the kitchen floor. He ran to the school to pick up the kids and had an argument with them on the way home. He got the kids organized to do their homework then set up the ironing board and watched TV while he did the ironing.

At 4:30 he began peeling potatoes and washing vegetables, breaded the pork chops and snapped fresh beans for tea. Afterwards, he cleaned the kitchen, ran the dishwasher, folded laundry, bathed the kids, and put them to bed. At 9.00 pm he was tired and, though his daily chores weren't finished, he went to bed.

The next morning, he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and said: "Lord, I don't know what I was thinking. I was so wrong to envy my wife's being able to stay home all day.  Please let us trade back. Amen."

The Lord, in his infinite wisdom, replied: "My son, I feel you have learned your lesson and I will be happy to change things back to the way they were but you'll have to wait a while - you got pregnant last night."