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No 28      17/03/2013
 This week's sponsor is -
NEVILLE'S BARBER SHOP -  Puketapu Road, Taradale

Peter, Craig, Denis, Les Colleen, Sherrill, Barbara, Russell




Mon Mar 18  
Tue Mar 19  
Wed Mar 20  
Thu Mar 21  
Fri Mar 22 Sponsored 2.4.2
Sat Mar 23 Men's Junior Singles
Women's Junior Pairs
Sun Mar 24 Men's Junior Singles
Women's Junior Pairs

You can influence your performance by your thoughts. Be aware of what is going on without focusing entirely on what you are doing.  (A pianist can lose the ability to play by focusing the whole of his/her attention only on what the fingers are doing.) The physical skill must be learned and practised until it is an automatic process. Worry (eg. about poor last bowl) tends to increase what might go wrong. Thoughts should all be directed toward building confidence and self-esteem. Focus on the task- the here and now.  Identify the task then do it. 

Goal setting can be a powerful process in helping you improve your bowls. The following mnemonic (SMART) might help you set effective goals.



I want to draw 2 consecutive bowls close to the jack



Both bowls must finish less than 1 metre from the jack



Keep goals simple and within your reach



I want to be a better lead bowler for my team



Complete within the next fortnight

In a game of singles some players may be tempted to go up and have a look at the head while the end is still in progress. Do you know what the law says regarding this?

A.4 Restricting the movement of players during play
After delivering their first bowl, players will only be allowed to walk up to the head under the following circumstances.

Singles - after delivery of their third and fourth bowls.

In exceptional and limited circumstances, a Singles player can ask the marker for permission to walk up to the head.

Stand at least two metres behind the bowls on the head making sure you do not kick any bowls accidentally – if so, your opposing player replaces it. You can indicate with your foot where you want a bowl to finish but remove your foot as soon as the bowl is greened. Stand still till the players have delivered their bowls.

Five women from our club entered this event today - three were playing on "home soil" and the other two were at Omarunui. Plenty of close games seemed the order of the day while I was watching. Great skills and a wide range of shots were all evident. Cheryl Simpson was the only one to make Post Section play tomorrow at Omarunui. We wish her well.

MINI TRIPLES held on Friday 15th March.
1st  E Friedlander(s), R Hamilton, W Whyte. 3 – 18 +22
2nd B Godber(s), B Wakely, L Fitness. 3 – 16 +22
3rd  G Webber(s), C Angove, L Dunnett. 3 – 16 + 20
Best last game.
Pac ‘n’ Save Green: W Parker(s), C Wilson, C Ireland. 5 +6
HBSB Green: B Annear(s), K Holmes, J Ward. 6 + 8

On the outskirts of a small town, there was a big old walnut tree just inside the cemetery fence. One day, two boys filled up a bucketful of nuts and sat down by the tree, out of sight, and began dividing the nuts.

'One for you, one for me, one for you, one for me,' said one boy. Several dropped and rolled down toward the fence.

Another boy came riding along the road on his bicycle. As he passed, he thought he heard voices from inside the cemetery, so he slowed down to investigate. Sure enough, he heard, 'One for you, one for me, one for you, one for me...'

He just knew what it was. He jumped back on his bike and rode off. Just around the bend he met an old man with a cane, hobbling along.

'Come here quick,' said the boy, 'you won't believe what I heard! Satan and the Lord are down at the cemetery dividing up the souls!'

The man said, 'Beat it kid, can't you see it's hard for me to walk. When the boy insisted though, the man hobbled slowly to the cemetery.

Standing by the fence they heard, 'One for you, one for me. One for you, one for me.'

The old man whispered, 'Boy, you've been tellin' me the truth. Let's see if we can see the Lord!

Shaking with fear, they peered through the fence, yet were still unable to see anything. The old man and the boy gripped the wrought iron bars of the fence tighter and tighter as they tried to get a glimpse of the Lord.

At last they heard, 'One for you, one for me. That's all. Now let's go get those nuts by the fence and we'll be done...'

They say the old man had the lead for a good half-mile before the kid on the bike passed him.

MARKERS REQUIRED - for HB Centre Men's Junior Singles Champs Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 March
Seven rinks Saturday so we need a minimum of seven to cover the day. There is a list on our notice board so if you can help please add your name to the list before next Friday indicating your availability for all day, morning only or afternoon only. Alternatively ring Lloyd on 8445827. If you could also indicate your availability for Sunday that would be a help. The Centre Controller is going to try & get some markers for Sunday from the non-qualifiers.

Due to our programmed date of Sunday 28 April clashing with the Mens District Shield we have changed the date of our Closing Day to Sunday 12 May, the date set down for our HBS Bank sponsored Presidents Tournament. This Tournament will now double as our Closing Day with play commencing at 10.30 a.m.

Please note the date of our AGM is Sunday 9 June, not 7 June as printed in our Handbook.
Last week Gisborne hosted the East Coast Chartered Clubs Annual Bowling Tournament.
Bowls Taradale entered four teams and two of those did remarkably well.
Division A: P Young, G Hocking, B Annear and E McLauchlan came 2nd
Division B: B Gilbertson, G de Ridder, J Ward and B Fallowfield came 1st
Well done

Four men from our club travelled to Paraparaumu during the week to take part in the National Fire Service's Annual Bowling Tournament. They were Dave Kaye, Bryan Gilbertson, Adrian Barker and Lloyd Fitness. Congratulations on the very good results. The team had the best aggregate for Day 1. The team came runner-up overall. The triples team were runner-up in their section.


I was talking to one of our newer bowlers during the week and she was blown away by just how friendly and helpful you all are. Often we take things like this for granted and it is so nice to hear such positive comments. Thank you for what you are doing to make our club friendly and supportive.
Last Monday Summerset Retirement Village invited four Taradale teams of four to come to their establishment and play two games of bowls. The boys took on the girls and you will all be pleased to hear that chivalry is still very much alive. While fighting hard in both games the men allowed the women to win each game (my phone is now off the hook!!)  Summerset were lovely hosts, Ian Holford made us so welcome and the day finished with drinks and a BBQ. It was nice to see Graham Weber watching on as was a former Bowls Taradale member, Duncan Harding.
Maree on mat - Russell preparing to bowl Duncan Harding (middle with white hat) Graham Weber - trying to trip people up (nearest camera)
1.Bowls Wairere Inc. Junior Hetro Medlay Pairs. Easter Monday 1st April 2013. 9.30am Start. $14.00 per team. Whites/Club Uniform. Phone Entries to Elsie Tonks Ph843 4415 or Beth Goodman Ph 843 2158.  This is a great tournament for Juniors. If you would like to play but are having difficulty finding a partner phone Lloyd Fitness or Bernie Morton and we will endeavour to find someone.

2. Bowls Wairere Inc. Past and Present Members. Triples Tournament Saturday 13 April 2013. 11.00am Start. 3 Games. BYO Lunch. At 3.30pm finger food will be provided together with complimentary drinks. This will be a great opportunity before the Wairere Club closes for past (and present) members to socialise. Teams or single entries accepted. Please register before 8 April to play or socialise. Contact Elsie 843 4415 or Beth 843 2158.

Reminder. The Dunstall’s Funeral Services sponsored 2x4x2 tournament this Friday (22nd March). Whites. Start time 12.00noon (Not 12.30pm).

Raffle Tickets; Don’t forget to buy a raffle ticket in the Club’s raffle. Two Draws each for a Sunshine Coast Holiday voucher. 5 nights accommodation for up to 4 people. Tickets $5.00 from any committee member.


The regional finals are competed annually between Hawke’s Bay, Wairarapa, Manawatu and Gisborne/East Coast to find qualifiers for the National finals. Frank and Jenny Hosegood coordinated the event.

Bowls Hawke’s Bay hosted the event this year at Bowls Napier, and excellent performances by Hawke’s Bay bowlers evenly matched last year’s successful contingent. Our local players again won five of the nine events to qualify for the National finals, which will be held indoors at the Waverley Bowling Club, Invercargill in June.
The award for consistency this year, must go to Napier’s Dave Stevenson who played in the Mixed Pairs, Singles and Pairs (winning both the Singles, and Pairs along with brother Mark) – he was also part of Bowls Napier’s victorious Interclub side (which will play in the National Interclub Finals at Palmerston North 23/24 March). Close behind in the consistency stakes, Robyn Wallace and Dot Palmer (Omarunui), who won the Pairs, and along with club mate Ngaire McKinlay, the Triples. Arguably, Hawke’s Bay’s current top woman Singles bowler Natarsha Grimshaw (Bay View), won the women’s Singles for the second successive year, and considering she was only a measure away from winning the New Zealand final last year, she must again be a serious contender for a New Zealand title.

Overall, a triumphant week, which proved that local bowlers are ‘up there’ with the very best, and that the game (although the number of players is inexplicably declining) is thriving within Hawke’s Bay.

Hawke’s Bay participants;
• Mixed Pairs; Dave Stevenson and Robyn Pritchard (Bowls Napier)
• Singles; Dave Stevenson (Napier) and Natarsha Grimshaw (Bay View)
• Pairs; Dave & Mark Stevenson and Dot Palmer & Robyn Wallace (Omarunui)
• Triples; Graham Fulford, Steve Oliver & Greg Hodges (Havelock North) – and Robyn Wallace, Dot Palmer and Ngaire McKinlay (Omarunui).
• Fours; Ian Mason, Gary Allerby, Mike Brown & Gordon Annand (Waipawa) – and Liffy Law, Susan Belcher, Heather Leyland & Wendy Hicks, (Havelock North).

Students in an advanced Biology class were taking their mid-term exam.
The last question was, 'Name seven advantages of Mother's Milk.? The question was worth 70 points or none at all.
One student, in particular, was hard put to think of seven advantages. However, he wrote:
1) It is the perfect formula for the child.
2) It provides immunity against several diseases.
3) It is always the right temperature.
4) It is inexpensive.
5) It bonds the child to mother, and vice versa.
6) It is always available as needed.
And then the student was stuck. Finally, in desperation, just before the bell rang indicating the end of the test, he wrote:
7) It comes in two attractive containers and it's high enough off the ground where the cat can't get it.
He got an A.