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Newsletter No 9 - October 24th 2010

Exclusive Offer to Our Members Only!
We’re pleased to announce a special offer from TSB Bank. We are delighted TSB Bank, New Zealand’s most recommended bank, has shown us support in this way.

For a limited time TSB Bank is offering Bowls Taradale members an exclusive offer (see the
attached flyer for more information). This offer is only available to you as a Bowls Taradale member, and only until 31 December 2010.


TSB Bank is well known for its service-comes-first approach to banking, and has been recognised accordingly by winning ‘best bank’ in two independent customer satisfaction surveys year on year.


They will be pleased to discuss this exclusive offer with you, or simply answer your questions about TSB Bank toll free on 0800 TSB BANK (0800 872 2265).


We’re very grateful for the support TSB Bank is providing, and I encourage you to take up this special member offer.  

To see the attached flyer click this logo

Useful information: TSB Bank received the highest levels of customer recommendations of any New Zealand bank in the Nielsen Company Consumer Finance Monitor report for the six months to March 2010. TSB Bank Ltd reported the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the Roy Morgan Consumer Banking Customer Satisfaction Survey 2010 and received the highest customer satisfaction ratings (very good plus excellent) of any bank or main financial provider in the Nielsen Company Consumer Finance Monitor report for the six months to March 2010.


Fri 29

12.30 p.m.

Open Mini Hetero Triples (Mufti)




Sat 30

8.30 a.m.

Men's Champ  Singles 




Sun 31

8.30 a.m.

Men's Champ  Singles 

Mon 25


Bowls HB

Kapiti InterCentre Palmerston North.

Tues 26


Port Ahuriri

Hetero Triples

Wed 27



Women's Gala

Thu 28



Hetero Taradale RSA elim. Triples

Fri 29


Havelock North

Hetero PGG Wrightson's Triples




Hetero Mini Triples

Sat 30


Port Ahuriri

Hetero Cray Tournament Triples

Sun 31


Port Ahuriri

Hetero Cray Tournament Triples




Mon  1


Bowls HB

Men's Gardner Shield




Women's Interclub.

During the past week there were no interclub matches played and no Championship events.

However last Wednesday night TWILIGHT BOWLS got off to a good start. This is an eight week tournament and players come from as far away as Hastings. If you have nothing to do on a Wednesday evening you might enjoy watching some of these games. Play begins at 5.30 pm and all is over by about 7.00 pm

Round 2 was played last Monday at the Bay View Bowling Club. Both our teams played against Port Ahuriri. See results below.

Bowls Taradale

Team No 1

Team No 2

11/10 v Wairere Loss - J.Calnan, J.Speakman, P.Townrow Win - by default
18/10 v Port Ahuriri Win - K.Holmes, E.Pearson, G.deRidder Loss - D.Neilson, N.Hoare, W.Van Der Molen
1/11 v Omarunui    
8/11 v Bay View    
15/11 v Bowls Napier    
22/11 v Bluff Hill    
29/11 bye    
relaxing between games
Sherill, Paula, Viv
enjoying the men's and women's triples
Another "leaner" appeared last weekend
Andrew, one of our new bowlers,
who is (in more ways than one)
 "cooking with gas"

The speed that the bowl travels towards the head is generated by
the pendulum arm swing and
the forward body movement.
Bowl speed is both a mental process and a physical process.
Concentrate on how far then how fast – focus on the finishing point
Adjust the delivery speed according to the result of the previous bowl
If your bowl is too long you have to slow the delivery process down
If it is too short you have to quicken the delivery process
Speed of the bowl is controlled by arm speed which in turn controls body movement


If you are waiting for your opponent to deliver the last bowl wait until he/she moves off the mat before placing the mat on the bank. After the last bowl has been delivered wait for him/her to move up the green before you move off.

a. Do you have to mark every toucher?
b. Can a bowl be called a toucher if it comes in contact with a jack which is in the ditch?

Law 25        Marking a toucher
If, in the opinion of either skip or opponent or the marker, a toucher comes to rest in a position in which marking it would be likely to move the bowl or alter the head, the bowl should not be marked but nominated as a toucher instead.  

Law 24        Jack In The Ditch
No bowl will be a toucher if it plays onto, or comes into contact with, the jack when the jack is in the ditch.


Phil Men's and women's triples in progress Bruce, Bryan and Johnny
trying to get it right

A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute.
He may not seem such a good friend after telling.

HELPERS WANTED - Men's Championship Singles (30-31 October)
There has been a change in plan
Saturday - because of the large number of entries the first day's play will see competitors divided into two sections. One section will play two games and the other section will act as markers. In the afternoon this will be reversed.

If you can assist please add your name to the sheet provided in the shed.
Thank you

(from Bowls HB website)
In a follow up to 'Have a Go' day, and to share ideas about individual successes in achieving new membership, Bowls Hawke's Bay invite all interested people to a meeting to be held at Bowls Napier on Tuesday 26th October at 6. 30pm. Contact Jan van der Weele for further information. "New memberships are members who will keep our clubs alive into the future."

The good that people do lives on after them. This little garden was Lilian's pride and joy.
Did you notice the new sign that appeared last week?
Thank you, John Calnan, for making the sign and thank you, Brenda (John's wife), for the lovely art work. (Lilian says "thanks" too)

Christmas at Mahia

It’s spring so that means it’s time to do something different again. Over the years we have tried several different ventures. The most recent was when we asked you to send in a baby photo of yourself and let others try to guess who it might be.

The following idea comes from attending funerals!!!

Sometimes it takes a funeral before we really get to know the people we have bowled against and socialised with. We thought we knew so-and-so then someone stands up and tells us a whole new bunch of facts about them that we had never even imagined.

Some of our bowlers might have performed on the stage, had a near-death experience, met a very famous person, represented NZ or their province or held special positions in the community. Perhaps you have climbed Mt Cook, been to Antarctica, played polo, done the "Coast to Coast" run, bred ferrets, won something unusual, abseiled down Te Mata Peak, walked the Great Wall of China, worked as a volunteer in Africa, built your own house or dined with the Queen. How would you feel about sharing a brief life history with your bowling family? Everyone's journey is different.

You can write as much, or as little, as you like – (your call) - but, if you write too much no one will read it.
Should this prove popular I will set up a special section called "Member Profiles" or similar such heading.

The following points might help as a guide  ...  or you can just do your own thing.
         Early years (where born, siblings, parents, school, sport, culture, places visited)
         Adult life (travel, marriage, kids, work, sport, culture, hobbies)
         Photos – bowling or family or wedding or travel or ???

Why not be a trend setter and be the first to write your short life history? Don't wait for someone else.


(Bowls HB website)
FRIDAY, 29/10, 2.00PM SKY #1, 5.00PM SKY #2...[ PBA ]
SATURDAY, 30/10, 10.00AM SKY #1, [ PBA ]


Congratulations to Lyndsay and Mrs Martin on their 47th Wedding Anniversary last Tuesday.
What an outstanding achievement!
Your bowling friends at Bowls Taradale congratulate you both and wish you many more anniversaries.


The local newspaper had a photo and tribute to Wilma Ennor last Tuesday.
Wilma won the lifetime category at HB's annual Sparc Volunteer Coach awards.
Congratulations Wilma.

To read the article in full on the Bowls NZ site click here



Paddy applied for an engineering position at an Irish firm based in Dublin. An American applied for the same job and both applicants having the same qualifications were asked to take a test by the Department Manager.

Upon completion of the test, both men missed only one of the questions. The manager went to Paddy and said, "Thank you for your interest, but we've decided to give the American the job."

Paddy asked, "And why would you be doing that? We both got nine questions correct. This being Ireland, and me being Irish I should get the job!"

The manager said, "We have made our decision not on the correct answers, but rather on the question you missed."

Paddy then asked, "And just how would one incorrect answer be better than the other?"

The manager replied, "Simple, the American put down on question #5, 'I don't know.'
You put down, 'Neither do I'."


A friend sent me the following photo during the week. I hope the driver gets out of the bus on the other side.
Anyone need a paint job done on their car?

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