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No 25      24/02/2013
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Mon Feb 25  
Tue Feb 26  
Wed Feb 27 Twilight triples
Thu Feb 28  
Fri Mar 1 Mini Hetero Triples
Sat Mar 2 Men's Champ. Colt Singles
National Interclub Playoffs
Sun Mar 3 Men's Champ. Colt Singles
National Interclub Playoffs
Last weekend Tianna White took part in the Kittyhawk Singles in Palmerston North and WON.
The win gives her automatic entry into the Nationals later on in the year.
Congratulations Tianna

Richard Hocking and Dean Drummond are in with wild card entries owing to their successes last year.

The Kittyhawk U20 Singles is a continuation of the pathways to New Zealand selection that begins with the National Secondary Schools event tournament. The Kittyhawk National Under 20 Singles is played in sets format, the same as the Commonwealth Games format, to enable potential New Zealand Representatives the opportunity to experience the playing format for the Commonwealth Games.

Sheryl, Ann, June and local Rotorua player, Ena Mitchell, who filled in when Grace Williams was unable to attend. The team won 6 out of 9 games and finished 3rd missing out by 3 ends to 2nd place Taupo. The strong team from Lower Hutt won with 8 out of 9 wins.

Marie Fenton and Cheryl Humphrey in a composite team with Bay View also attended and performed very well.

Everyone seems to be in such a hurry to scream 'racism' these day.
A customer asked, "In what aisle could I find the Guinness?"
The shop assistant asks, "Are you Irish?"

The guy, clearly offended, says, "Yes I am. But let me ask you something. If I had asked for Italian sausage, would you ask me if I was Italian? Or if I had asked for German Bratwurst, would you ask me if I was German? Or if I asked for a kosher hot dog would you ask me if I was Jewish? Or if I had asked for a Taco, would you ask if I was Mexican? Or if I asked for Polish sausage, would you ask if I was Polish?"

The shop assistant says, "No, I probably wouldn't."
The guy says, "Well then, because I asked for Guinness, why did you ask me if I'm Irish?"
The clerk replied, "Because you're in Mitre 10.."




If you are waiting for your opponent to deliver the last bowl wait until the player moves off the mat before placing the mat on the bank.

After the last bowl has been delivered wait for the player to move up the green before you move off.

Last Sunday, 34 of our members enjoyed a wonderful social/bowling visit to Waipukurau. This visit was the initiative of our Treasurer Lucky who promoted the idea as a way our Club could give something in return to our members, many of whom give outstanding service to our Club & are key drivers of many of our fundraising efforts. On the way down we stopped at the Peka Peka Wetland Reserve which was an interesting & informative stop-over, well worth the visit. We arrived at Waipukurau about 11.30 a.m., in time for "elevensies" before lunch. After lunch our 8 teams played 3 games of fours against our combined Waipukurau/Waipawa opposition with Taradale winning the match by 14 games to 10. Fay Johnson's team ( Fay, Brenda Falvey, John Sowerby & Lloyd Fitness ) with 3 wins, won the individual team prize, as the only 3 win team on the day. At the prize giving, President Pete announced he was very generously donating a trophy to be played for annually on a reciprocal visit basis. The trophy is to be named the Lucky Roberts Trophy, in recognition of Lucky's initiative & drive to get this event up & running. Not only was it his idea, he was the sole organiser of the day & those of us who participated all agreed it was a wonderful day's outing. Well done Lucky. The Waipukurau/Waipawa members are also very keen for this to become an annual event.
At the conclusion of prize giving we were treated to a lovely evening meal. The Waipukurau ladies did a wonderful job with their catering which we were all very appreciative of.


Markers are needed next weekend to help in the Men's Colts Singles.
If you are free and can help for part of that time please put your name on the sheet in the club house
Thank you.

Yesterday and today 16 of our Junior men competed in the club's Championship Singles. Such is the calibre of these new players that most games were strongly contested and some shots were so good many mature players would have been delighted to be able to play a similar bowl. Congratulations to all who entered. The experience you gained throughout the season and the hours spent practising stood you in good stead. By day's close six bowlers made Post-Section play. They were Alan Frame, Barry Gardner, Bryan Godber, Ken Robson, Adrian Barker and Dave Henderson.
Adrian Alan Bryan Barry Dave Ken
Semifanals saw Ken Robson lose to Alan Frame while Adrian Barker went down to Dave Henderson. The final between Alan and Dave was enthralling. Although Dave eventually won the scorecard did not do justice to the type of game it was - tight bowling, accurate shots, carefully weighted shots, near misses, etc. Congratulations to Dave for taking out the Championship title. Congratulations also to Alan for playing so well and for winning every other game except the one that mattered most. The many who watched were impressed by the skills on display, not only from these two finalists, but by all the juniors who took part.

Alan and Dave during the final of the Men's Junior Championship Singles


If anyone says, “You don’t need to be fit to play bowls” don’t believe them. If you want to do well then heed the warning and do something about your fitness.

Most bowlers develop good leg strength from playing the game but often neglect the stabilising muscles in the torso which contribute to a smooth delivery. Good cardiovascular and muscular endurance means less fatigue, especially at the end of the day. Most bowlers use walking for exercise to develop fitness but a variety of other methods (jog, cycle, swim) can be used to develop endurance. Stretching for flexibility increases the muscles’ range of motion; this promotes ease of delivery and more consistency on the green.

During a game of pairs (2.4.2) one of the players forgot to play her 4th bowl. She walked down the other end of the rink and waited for her partner to play her last two bowls. Each team then delivered one bowl before the unplayed 4th bowl was discovered. What should now happen? Can the bowl still be played or is the shot forfeited?

LAW 47.4       Failing to play
If the result of an end has been agreed or the process of deciding the number of shots scored has started a player who has failed to play a bowl (either deliberately or accidentally) will lose the right to play the bowl.

If a bowl has been played by each team before the players discover that one of them has failed to play a bowl in the proper order, that player will lose the right to play the bowl.

For instance, if you don't know who should write the players' names on score cards - just ask an umpire.
You will be told, "The skip is responsible for writing the names on the score card"

37.1.7 The skip should: be responsible for the score card supplied by the Controlling Body while
play is in progress; enter the names of all players of both teams on the score card; record, on the score card, all shots scored for and against the team as
each end is completed; compare the score card with that of the opposing skip as each end is
completed; and at the end of the game, record on the score card the time that the game
finished and then sign it.

In light of that the following is all the more remarkable.
During last Friday's Triples one team had three wins ..... but missed out on a potential prize because there were no names on their card.
The skip of that team was none other than an eminent local umpire whose name I just can't quite recall   =>>

Mini Triples held on Friday 22nd February.
1st   P Thomson(s),J Calnan, R Grainger. 3 – 16 + 24
2nd  R Falvey(s),B Falvey, K Christinson. 3 – 14 + 16
3rd   M Downing(s), A Lott, R Turner. 3 - 14 + 4

Best last Game
Pak ‘n’ Save Green:  J Speakman(s), J Speakman, R Bidgood. 6 + 10
HBSB Green:  K Robson(s), R Jolli, J Snaddon. 6 + 9

SCHOOL - 1950s vs. 2013

Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbour's car and his Dad gives him a hiding.

1950s - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
2013 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care; joins a gang; ends up in jail.


Sherrill, Dave, Bert


Chris - the lollypop man

The National Intercentre Competition took place in Auckland last Friday Saturday and Sunday under a new format. All participants are able to contest a national title without having to qualify at a regional level. In the new format, the event is open to all Centres and participants did not have to qualify within their regions first. The following people represented Hawkes Bay.

Singles- Natarsha Grimshaw
Pairs- Angela Boyd (S) Raelene Cronin (L)
Fours- Mary “ Liffy “ Law (S) Susan Belcher (3) Lois Stewart (2) Wendy Jeffery (L)

Singles: Paul Harrison
Pairs: Ces Bell (S),Dave Stevenson
Fours: Barry Wakely (S), Graeme Fulford (3), Bruce Stewart (2), Mike Mabbett. (L)
Semi-finals loom in search for top Centre;
An intense day of bowls whittled down the field of competitors at National Intercentre 2013, leaving just four teams in both men's and women's to battle it out in the semi-finals today. The coveted trophies are in sight, but it will be all or nothing when Northland meets an imposing Nelson side and Hawkes Bay take on Canterbury's finest in the women's competition. Manawatu face Bay of Plenty and Wellington play Dunedin in the men's.
Just published ...
Canterbury win women's, Dunedin men's Intercentre trophies
Canterbury have won the women's and Dunedin the men's National Intercentre titles.


One of our bowlers (JB)
sent me this photo
of a dog dressed up as two dogs

I thought it was clever

The following men have been selected to play in the District Shield on April 27 - 28
Singles: R Hocking
Pairs: P Young, M Williams
Triples: D Henderson, B Gardner, B Godber
Fours: F Grantham, J Philip, J McLaughlin, E McLauchlan
Reserve: A Frame
There will be practice(s) - dates and times to be advised
Tournament Notification.
Kia Toa Bowling Club. Autumn mixed fours. Sunday 3 March 2013. Start time: 10.00am.
Entry Fee $40.00 per team. No lunches available. Entries to Joy Gee Ph 876 7404 or Richard Morrish Ph 870 0945. See notice board for full details.

Bowls Hawke’s Bay Inc Men’s Junior Pairs. Entries close 28 February 2013. Played 9th & 10th March 2013.
Bowl’s Hawke’s Bay Women’s Junior Singles. Entries close 7th March 2013. Played 16th & 17th March 2013.
See BHB Handbook for official entry form for both of these events..

A young doctor had moved out to a small community to replace a doctor who was retiring. The older doctor suggested that the young one accompany him on his rounds, so the community could become used to a new doctor.

At the first house a woman complains, 'I've been a little sick to my stomach.'

The older doctor says, 'Well, you've probably been overdoing the fresh fruit. Why not cut back on the amount you've been eating and see if that does the trick?'

As they left, the younger man said, 'You didn't even examine that woman?  How'd you come to the diagnosis so quickly?'

'I didn't have to. You noticed I dropped my stethoscope on the floor in there? When I bent over to pick it up, I noticed a half dozen banana peels in the trash. That was probably what was making her sick.'

'Huh,' the younger doctor said. 'Pretty clever. I think I'll try that at the next house.'

Arriving at the next house, they spent several minutes talking with a younger woman. She complained that she just didn't have the energy she once did and said, 'I'm feeling terribly run down lately.'

'You've probably been doing too much work for the Church,' the younger doctor told her. 'Perhaps you should cut back a bit and see if that helps.'

As they left, the elder doctor said, 'I know that woman well. Your diagnosis almost certainly was correct, but how did you arrive at it?'

'I did what you did at the last house. I dropped my stethoscope and when I bent down to retrieve it, I noticed the preacher under the bed.'