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Newsletter No 10 - October 31st 2010



Don't forget to enter this new event.

Lois is taking entries.

Wednesday November 10 @ 9.00 am
Thursday November 11 @ 9.00 am

(in the rain)
Good luck to Lloyd 
who is in Melbourne for the Cup
(plus any others I don't know about)
and good luck to the many others
who are there in spirit

There are times when we need volunteers;
the Men's Championship Singles last weekend was such a time.
Thank you to all those generous people
 who gave their time to mark.


Sat 6

1.00 p.m.

Men's Champ  Pairs (2 rounds)




Sun 7

8.30 a.m.

Men's Champ  Pairs


8.30 a.m.

Women's Champ Pairs 




Wed 10

9:00 a.m.

Taradale Open Over 65's Hetero Singles




Thur 11

9:00 a.m.

Taradale Open Over 65's Hetero Singles

Mon  1


Bowls HB

Men's Gardner Shield




Women's Interclub.

Tues 2



Hetero Melbourne Cup Triples



Kia Toa

Hetero HBS Melbourne Cup Triples




Hetero Melbourne Cup

Wed 3


Bluff Hill

Mixed Triples

Thur 4



Hetero Napier RSA Triples

Fri  5


Port Ahuriri

Golden Girls over 60's  Fours

Sat  6


Bowls HB

Men & Women Interclub all Divisions

Mon 8


Bowls HB

Men's Gardner Shield

Mon 8 -12



Women's Chartered Clubs North Island.

Because of the Public Holiday last Monday there was no Gardner Shield played last week.
Round 3 will be next Monday, November 1, at the Omarunui Bowling Club.
Alan Julie Don Maureen Frank
This event has to be postponed until 2011.
A new draw sheet will be posted soon and those wishing to play will be required to re-enter.
Too many entries - what a lovely problem! This year must surely be a record for the number of entries in the club's Men's Championship Singles. To accommodate the 44 entrants they were divided into two groups on Day 1 - one group played two games while the others acted as Markers - then the procedure was reversed. By nightfall the numbers had been reduced to 33. It was especially pleasing to see new bowlers taking part. This is the best way to get experience and test your skills.

Sunday began with two full greens, 11 two-lifers and 22 one-lifers, a continuation of cold squally weather and enthusiasm like you have never seen. Markers and players were there to get on with bowling and that is what they did. As the day progressed and the field diminished the standard of bowling became even higher. Those brave enough to put up with the bleak weather conditions witnessed some outstanding play.

By day's end only one player remained undefeated: Morris Williams
Those with one loss are Jack Philip, Ross Hamilton, Ray Falvey and Phil Young.

Two of our regular supporters - Paula and Diane Johnny, Fay, Graham - trying to get out of the wind



Did you hear about the baby born in the new high tech delivery room?
It was cordless!!

Unless you are asked by your skip to roll the jack a specified distance, endeavour to send it to a length that suits you – and continue to do so unless asked to change. If your skip gives instructions to roll it a certain length you must try to obey.

You now have the job of getting the bowl as close to the jack as possible. After an end or two you may decide to use just one side of the green, that is, forehand one way and backhand the other because the width and pace of the green will be much the same both ways. If you make that decision don’t change during that game. A lead should become machine-like. When you do it is very satisfying but you cannot maintain consistency if you chop and change from one side to the other.  If a bowl close to the jack looks in the way more often than not you will miss it. If you go inside it you will get shot, if you go around it you could get shot and if you rest it you will have at least a good second shot. And no skip will be unhappy with a good second shot. There are other players to follow you and it isn’t the end of the world if you don’t get shot, but by staying on the hand you know you will have a better chance of getting a close bowl. There are others in your team. Your job is to get your bowls as close to the jack as possible.


Last night one of our bowlers was stopped by the police at midnight and asked where he was going.

“I’m on the way to listen to a lecture about the effects of alcohol and drug abuse on the human body.”

The policeman asked, “Really? And who’s going to be giving a lecture at this time of night?”

“My wife”, came the reply.

After you have delivered a bowl and before it has come to rest you have two options;

  • Hurry forward and get behind the head, or

  • Move back on to, or behind, the mat.

If you want to track your bowl's progress you must be behind the head when it stops.
In other words you must beat it to the head.
If you don't go to the head
you must be behind the mat when your bowl stops.

A few weeks ago I was in a game where a person played someone else’s bowl and it was a toucher. 
What should happen?

Law 47.2     Playing another player’s bowl
1. If a player plays another player’s bowl instead of their own, the other player’s bowl should be replaced with the player’s own bowl.
2. If the bowl which was replaced was marked or nominated as a toucher, the player’s own bowl should be marked or nominated as a toucher. 

Eddie has everything under control Les told me Terry last owned a bike when he was a teenager. If you see a cyclist whizz past you don't be surprised if it is "Tornado" Terry. Graham - one of our more astute bowlers

What other people think of you is none of your business. 

Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

The Men's Junior Singles will be played on the 20th November and markers will be required.
If you can help please put your name on the sheet in the Administration Shed.
Thank you.


Colleen wants one more woman to join her, Jannie and Bev in the Golden Girls Over 60's Fours next Friday 5th November at Port Ahuriri. Please phone Colleen (8444126) if you want to play. The day commences at 10.00 am

PS. I thought all women were fabulous

Young guns provide fireworks to take mixed pairs
(Dominion Post - during the week)

At the Johnsonville Bowling Club yesterday Ryan Khan and his girlfriend, Mandy Boyd, upstaged bowlers twice their age and some to win the Wellington Mixed Pairs.

Khan is only 18 and were he a racehorse he would probably warrant an armed guard to the venue given his pedigree. His mother is Marina Khan and his father Phil Skoglund Jr and there is little doubt some of their ability has rubbed off.

Boyd is the senior partner at 19 and was the catalyst for the pair moving to Wellington.

She moved from Hawke's Bay to do a bachelor of fine arts at Massey and four months ago Khan decided to leave Tokoroa and join her. Both are in the New Zealand age grade system and showed skill and composure on the way to winning a title everyone expected Rob Ashton and his partner, Lui Hare, to be lifting for the third year on the trot.

Khan and Boyd (Johnsonville) beat Roy Gibb and Yvonne Smith (composite) 22-9 in their semifinal then came from behind to beat Mike Thomas and Judy Davidson (Stokes Valley) 13-12 in the final.

Mandy and Mum (Lynda)


      .... still coming???
Planning is underway for another forum. As there is no survey this year we would like to know if there is anything specific that clubs would like added to the agenda. We may not be able to put all requests on the agenda but will look at what are the biggest concerns of our members. We are also looking to follow up some of the outcomes of our last forum. We are looking to hold the forum at the beginning of December therefore any requests would be appreciated before November 7.
Jan Van der Weele
I have a brand new pair of bowling shoes to give away to any person who wants them. I bought them from The Warehouse about a year ago and never wore them. They are size 11 and I am only too pleased to give them to anyone who can use them. I found them a little too narrow for my feet.

Patton staggered home very late after another evening with his drinking buddy, Paddy.
He took off his shoes to avoid waking his wife, Kathleen. 

He tiptoed as quietly as he could toward the stairs leading to their upstairs bedroom, but misjudged the bottom step.  As he caught himself by grabbing the banister, his body swung around and he landed heavily on his rump.  A whiskey bottle in each back pocket broke and made the landing especially painful. 

Managing not to yell, Patton sprung up, pulled down his pants, and looked in the hall mirror to see that his butt cheeks were cut and bleeding.   He managed to quietly find a full box of Band-Aids and began putting a Band-Aid as best he could on each place he saw blood.

He then hid the now almost empty Band-Aid box and shuffled and stumbled his way to bed. 

In the morning, Patton woke up with searing pain in both his head and butt and Kathleen staring at him from across the room. 

She said, 'You were drunk again last night weren't you?'

Patton said, 'Why you say such a mean thing?'

'Well,' Kathleen said, 'It could be the open front door, it could be the broken glass at the bottom of the stairs, it could be the drops of blood trailing through the house, it could be your bloodshot eyes, but mostly ....... it's all those Band-Aids stuck on the hall mirror.'

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