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No 23      03/02/2013
This week's sponsor is - CAFE ORBIT - Gloucester Street, Greenmeadows

THE NEXT NEWSLETTER WILL BE ON FEB 24th - maybe Feb 18th??

Out of the eleven pairs who began the Women's Championship Pairs yesterday four made Post-Section play today; Colleen Ferrick & Cheryl Simpson, Margaret Hain & Karen Grainger, Shirley Goffin & Anne Dempsey, Julie Haslett & Diane Mitchell.

The final between Margaret & Karen and Julie & Diane was won by the more consistent bowling of Julie Haslett and Diane Mitchell. Congratulations Julie and Diane for winning the Women's Championship Pairs title. It was well deserved.

Margaret, Diane, Julie, Karen


Centre events in RED

Mon Feb 4  
Tue Feb 5  
Wed Feb 6 Junior reps v Gisborne E.C. @ Wairoa
Thu Feb 7  
Fri Feb 8 Challenge Trophy
Sat Feb 9 Challenge trophy, Men's Open Fours
Sun Feb 10 Challenge trophy, Men's Open Fours
Mon Feb 11  
Tue Feb 12  
Wed Feb 13 Twilight Hetero Triples
Thu Feb 14  
Fri Feb 15  
Sun Feb 16 HB v Manawatu & Taranaki @ P.Nth
Sat Feb 17 HB v Manawatu & Taranaki @ P.Nth
Eleven pairs started in the Men's Junior Championship Pairs on Saturday. Hot trying conditions made bowling challenging but those who spent time practising in similar conditions would have felt pleased they did so.

The table below shows how the event developed on Day 2. Winners are highlighted

Round 1 Semi finals Final


Dave Henderson & Barry Gardner
Adrian Barker & Sean Roberts
Dave Henderson & Barry Gardner
Ken Robson & Chris Angove
Ken Robson & Chris Angove
Alan Frame and Ian Turner.
Ken Robson & Chris Angove
Geoff Taylor & Allan Simpson
Les Dunnett & CamParnell
Geoff Taylor & Allan Simpson

The final between Dave/Barry and Ken/Chris was a game of two halves. Dave and Barry won the first half of the game before Ken and Chris claimed back the lead and stayed in front till the end. Congratulations, Ken and Chris, on becoming this year's Junior Pairs Champions.

Chris and Ken Barry and Dave
1st    D Henderson(s), B Godber, L Fitness. 4 – 24 + 24
2nd   B Ferrick(s),C Ferrick, A Ferrick. 4 - 22 + 35
3rd    A Frame(s), J Taylor, A Dempsey. 4 – 22 + 21
4th    G Hocking(s), M Williams, B Gardner. 3 – 25 + 28
5th    D Le Claire(S), P Thomson, J Calnan. 3 – 22 + 28
In a fortnight, Wednesday February 13th, coaching lessons
with Colleen, John and John will recommence.



9.30 am start
11.00 am finish


The General Managers of Tui, DB, Macs,Monteiths & Speights were at a national beer conference.
They decide to all go to lunch together and the waitress asks what they want to drink.
The General Manager of Tui says without hesitation, "I'll have a Mangatainoka Dark.."
The General Manager of DB smiles and says, "I'll have a DB Export,brewed from pure mountain water.."
The General Manager of Macs proudly says, "I'll have a Macs Gold, the King of Beers.."
The bloke from Monteiths says, "I'll have a Monteiths Pilsner, the cleanest beer on the planet."
The General Manager from Speights glances at his lunch mates and says, "I'll have a Diet Coke."
The others look at him like he has sprouted a new head.
He just shrugs and says, "Well if you poofters aren't drinking beer, then neither will I."
Good on ya mate
Brenda, Lois, Barbara, June, Margaret, Ivy  
We could do with some additional members on our weekly Roll Up Draw Roster.
This involves making yourself available once every 4 - 6 weeks to do the draw.
If available please let me know. Thanks.  Lloyd
Phone 844 5827 or lloyd.f@xtra.co.nz
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)
Men’s Junior Rep Team to Play Gisborne-East Coast
At Wairoa on Wed 6th February
Selected by Barry Wakely

Team 1 : Dave Henderson (S), G Hodges (2), Andrew Buckley (L).

Team 2 : Nick Fidanis (S), Bernie Moreton (2), John Snaddon (L).

Team 3 : Bunny Kupa (S), Barry Gardiner (2), Adrian Barker (L).
Peter, Graham Frank, Peter, Ewen Barry, Jim, Morris, Allen
At a coaching clinic I attended last year a coach pointed out that I was foot faulting ….. boo hoo!!

When I start my delivery I sometimes have part of my anchor foot off the edge of the mat - and I bet I am not the only one!

Law 20.1 Before delivery a player should be standing on the mat with one foot fully on the mat. At the moment they deliver the jack or a bowl, the player should have all or part of one foot on or above the mat

No one is in charge of your happiness but you

When it comes to going after what you love in life
Don’t take no for an answer




Face the number on the nearest bank
Lie the mat straight in line with the number
and the centre of the mat
When you are delivering a bowl the mat belongs to you
You have the right to stay on the mat until the bowl stops

Sometimes, after the last bowl has come to rest, you think it might topple over and finish closer to (or further away from) the jack. Are you allowed to wait in the hope a bowl might fall over?

Law 40       
The process of deciding the number of shots scored should not start until the last bowl required to be played in an end has come to rest, or 30 seconds after that if either skip or opponent in Singles asks for this 30-second period (for example, to see whether or not a bowl lying at an angle will fall of its own accord within that time).

If either skip or opponent in Singles has asked for a 30-second period, no bowl which is likely to fall should be secured during that period.  

No measuring will be allowed before the process of deciding the number of shots scored starts.

All measurements should be made between the nearest points of the jack and the bowl.  

When measuring between a jack in the ditch and a bowl on the green or a jack on the green and a bowl in the ditch, the measurement should be carried out using a flexible or string measure whenever possible.  

At any time during the process of deciding the number of shots scored:

·         if a bowl is likely to fall, either opponent can use the best available means to secure it in its position;

·         if a bowl needs to be measured and it is currently resting on another bowl which is interfering with the measurement in any way, any player should use the best available means to secure the resting bowl in its position and then remove the other bowl;

·         if a bowl falls of its own accord, it should be left in its new position while deciding the number of shots scored continues, and all the shots agreed before the bowl fell will count; 

Taradale’s Angela Boyd and Richard Hocking chosen to play in Bowls NZ Challenge Trophy
This year’s Challenge Trophy (created in 2009) will be contested at Howick Bowling Club in Auckland from 8-10 February. 

The event will see the Black Jacks and Black Jacks Development Squad members playing alongside Talent Development Squad members in a tournament, which will last three days. The tournament was predominantly designed to enable the TD squad players to showcase the skills they have been learning in the TD squad environment in a tournament. It also gives these players the chance to play with and against the best players in the country.

The competition is divided into four regions, Southern, Central, Mainland and Northern, each region being represented by twelve players (six male and six female).  The National Coaching Panel selects only players who are part of Bowls NZ Talent Development squads for this crème de la crème event.  Singles, Pairs and Triples combinations play each region for the overall trophy.

Angela Boyd is part of the six member Central women’s division, which also includes Kaaren Guilford, Nicolle Twomey, Kirsten Griffin, Clare McCaul and Lisa White (all Wellington).    The Central men’s team is Blake Signal, Tim Twomey, Logan Amer, Euan Wong (all Wellington), Dean Drummond and Richard Hocking (Hawke’s Bay).

Notable names among the invited players are ‘Black Jacks’ Mandy Boyd, Jo Edwards, Val Smith, Lisa White, Shaun Scott, and Dan Delaney.

Last year the Mainland team claimed the trophy for the second consecutive year.

We wish the very best of luck to our three Hawke’s Bay representatives playing in this prestigious event.

Alex Davy (also plays at Bluff Hill) would like to buy a set of NARROW bowls
Size 4
Not too wide, not too dear
If you have a set to sell please phone Alex on 8448524


Last Thursday Johnny McGettigan had a birthday

Congratulations Johnny from all your mates

Some one told me it was an "eight" and a "three"


You can't count your hair
You can't wash your eyes with soap
You can't breathe when your tongue is out

Put your tongue back in fool.

It is health that is real wealth -  not pieces of gold or silver

40th Clubs NZ Men’s Fours Bowls Tournament at Tauranga 4th – 8th February 2013
(courtesy Colleen Ferrick)
This tournament equals the Taranaki Open (and definitely surpasses Bowls NZ’s National tournament) in numbers competing. This year there will be fifteen sections of fourteen teams = 840 players competing for the Moase Cup, and first prize-money of $2400.

Eight section games will be played of 21 ends – or 2½ hours time-limit, to find the qualifiers for post-section play. Four teams from Hawke’s Bay will be competing, including;

1. Bill Hynd, John Stables, Gary Fargher, and Gary Houlahan – a Heretaunga/Kia Toa composition representing the Hastings National Service Club.
2. Jack Philip, Ernie Friedlander, Wayne Parker and Ken Robson – a Taradale/Bay View combination, representing the Taradale Club.
3. Graeme Hocking, Brian Godber, Gary deRidder and Lloyd Fitness (all Taradale)
4. Phil Young, Frank Grantham, Brian Annear and Morris Williams (all Taradale).

Go for it Chaps….
Only two Hawke’s Bay teams in forty years of competition have won this much-acclaimed trophy;
· 1986 at Gisborne, representing the National Service Club of Hastings, Glen Middleton, Stan Richardson, Peter Jones and Geoff McGarva.
· 2001 at Tauranga, representing the Taradale Club, Hugh Jorgeson, B. Gardiner, Graeme (Pedro) Pederson and Graeme Weber.

Well, goodness me, you Guys! Isn’t it time you stayed home to assist the ‘Good Woman’ with few essential and very necessary household chores, (to say nothing of your titillating companionship) instead of gallivanting around the country enjoying yourselves? Teehee!
Women’s Teams to play Manawatu and Taranaki
At Palmerston North on Sat/Sun 16th & 17th Feb.
Teams selected by Jim Bentley.

Team A (Black)
Singles: Natarsha Grimshaw
Pairs: Angela Boyd (S), Raelene Cronin
Fours: Liffy Law (S), Susan Belcher, Lois Stewart, Wendy Jeffery.

Team B (White)
Singles: Liz Campbell
Pairs: Louise Bateman (S), Barbara Exeter.
Fours: Asi TO’omata (S), Alison Lott, Sharon Grant, Jo Wroe.
Men’s Teams to play Manawatu and Taranaki
At Palmerston North on Sat/Sun 16th & 17th Feb.
Teams selected by Graeme Wagg

Team A (Black)
Singles: Paul Harrison
Pairs: Ces Bell (S), Dave Stevenson
Fours: Barry Wakely (S), Graeme Fulford, Bruce Stewart, Mike Mabbett

Team B (White)
Singles: Fred Ellison
Pairs: Jack Philip (S), John McLaughlin
Fours: Mark Stevenson (S), Jo Johanson, Ken Robson, Malcolm Stockwell


The draw for this event is on the Bowls HB website
Good luck to the four teams from our club taking part next weekend
To see the draw click the following link - http://www.bowlshawkesbay.org.nz/page2.html
Waipukurau Bowling Club. Central Hawke’s Bay Women’s Institute Hetero Triples Tournament. Thursday 28th February 2013. Start 9.00am. Entry Fee $18.00 per team. There will be a Sales Table, Raffles and a Spider. Entries to Michael Morrah, Secretary Waipukurau Bowling Club, Ph 06 858 5385. Refer to our notice board for full details.

A request from the Heart Foundation. They need volunteers to assist with their street collection on Friday 15th February 2013. They would be grateful for your support and an hour of your time on collection day. If you can assist Phone Kirsten Westwood 833 7446 or e-mail kirstenw@heartfoundation.org.nz
A State Trooper was patrolling late at night off the main highway. At nearly midnight, he sees a couple in a car, in lovers' lane, with the interior light brightly glowing. He carefully approaches the car to get a closer look. Then he sees a young man behind the wheel, reading a computer magazine. He immediately notices a young woman in the rear seat, filing her fingernails. Puzzled by this surprising situation, the trooper walks to the car and gently taps on the driver's window.The young man lowers his window. "Uh, yes, Officer?"
The trooper asks: "What are you doing"?
The young man says: "Well, Officer, I'm reading a magazine."
Pointing towards the young woman in the back seat the trooper says: "And, her, what is she doing?"
The young man shrugs: "Sir, I believe she's filing her fingernails."
Now, the trooper is totally confused. A young couple, alone, in a car, at night in a lover's lane and nothing obscene is happening!
The trooper asks: "What's your age, young man?"
The young man says: "I'm twenty-two, sir."
The trooper asks: "And her, . . . what's her age?"
The young man looks at his watch and replies: "She'll be eighteen in 11 minutes.. "