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Newsletter No 12 - November 14th 2010

Are you aware that Bowls Hawkes Bay has several events just for you?
No one is going to tap you on the shoulder and tell you what is on - so be warned and take responsibility.
You can click the green bar just below to see the full season's programme.
Hawkes Bay Junior Pairs (under 5 years) is on December 4-5.
Entries close for this soon - 19th November
The Entry Form is on Page 77 of the Centre Handbook and if you haven't got a copy ask someone down at the club
We have a lot of very promising junior players. You will enjoy the Junior Pairs and it is great bowling experience for you.


Sat 20

1.00 p.m.

Men's Champ Junior Singles  (2 rounds)



Women's Champ Singles  - postponed 2011


Sun 21

8.30 a.m.

Men's Champ Junior Singles 



Women's Champ Singles  - postponed 2011

Mon 15


Bowls HB

Men's Gardner Shield




Women's Interclub.

Tue 16



Umpires Hetero Triples

Wed 17


Kia Toa

RSA President Inv Fours




Hetero Mini Triples

Thur 18


Bay View

Women's Ind. Progressive S/E



Bluff Hill

Men's Mini Triples

Fri 19



Presidents Inv Triples.

Sat 20


Bowls HB

Men & Women's Interclub all Div

Sun 21



Hetero Ham/Turkey Tournament

Mon 22


Bowls HB

Men's Gardner Shield




Women's Interclub.

Originally scheduled for Sunday November 28th has been cancelled
(from Bowls Hawkes Bay website)

Division 1 - Heretaunga 14 points first, Havelock North 9 points second
Division 2 - Bay View and Taradale are first equal with 14 points each but Bay View is slightly ahead with a + 69 differential over Taradale + 55

Division 1 - Bay View 6 points first, Second equal are Omarunui and Napier with 4 points
Division 2 - Waipawa 8 points first, Taradale 6 points second

Selector, Peg O'Dowd, has named the following teams to play against Gisborne/East Coast at Gisborne 27/28th November 2010. In playing order for the first round;
Singles: Raelene Cronin & Jeanette Drieberg . Pairs: Angela Boyd, Dot Palmer. Fours: Sue Belcher, Jane Paterson, Noa Pou, Wendy Jeffrey.
Singles: Litia Faiumu & Barbara Exeter . Pairs: Ngaire McKinley, Jo Hayes . Fours: Mere Nepia, Ineke van Leeuwen, Louise Bateman, Liz Campbell.

Summer Mini Triples held on the 12th November
1st A Hay(s), P Strothers, C McLaughlin. 3 21 + 36
2nd P Thomson(s), R Hoare, J Calnan. 3 17 + 31
3rd R Falvey(s), N Hoare, E McLaughlan 3 15 + 15

Nominated Games
'A' Green: J Brock(s), S Glock, L Parsons. 6 + 12 (Game 2)

'B' Green: S Hampton(s), L Hampton, D Bentley. 7 + 14 (Game 3)
OUR BOYS ALMOST DID IT ... HB Men's and Women's Open Triples
Four men's teams and one women's team competed in the HB Triples played over the weekend. Warm summery weather on Saturday made for ideal bowling conditions. Sunday was a little different when strong winds made play more testing. Unfortunately the women's team did not reach Day 2. The men had more success with two teams making Post-Section play. They were P.Young, E.Friedlander, J.Philip  ... B.Mitchell, M.Williams, J.McLaughlin.

Phil, Ernie and Jack almost pulled off the big one! They led Bay View for much of the final but went down on the last end. Congratulations on getting further than most and bowling so well.

The Women's final was won by Sally Sutcliffe's team from Kia Toa (results are unofficial)

Alan, Dave, Clark Kevin, Peter, Morris Craig and others at Roll-up
Round 4 was played last Monday at Bowls Napier.
Both our teams played against Bay View. 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 Win - E.McLauchlan, E.Pearson, M.Downing Loss - D.Jenkins, C.Salmon, R.Hoare
8/11 v Bay View Loss - C.Nicol, N.Benfell, G.deRidder Win - K.Holmes, B.Ripley, E.McLauchlan
15/11 v Bowls Napier    
22/11 v Bluff Hill    
29/11 bye    

Q: Where can men over the age of 50 find younger, sexy women who are interested in them?
A: Try a bookstore, under fiction.

It is very easy to take things for granted ... and at times we are probably all responsible.
Last weekend, the weather was cold, even ugly, but it was so nice between games to have a freshly baked scone to eat.

Thank you to those generous people (men and women) who get up early and work these kitchen wonders for us.

To make a success of skipping players must have a lot of confidence in their own ability. They must be top-notch draw bowlers because more often than not this is the shot they have to play. If their draw shot is not their best and most consistent shot they should not be skipping. They must be capable of good trail shots, firm shots to rest bowls or push them through and must also be accurate drivers. The skip should only drive when they can afford to do so. Every shot must have a definite objective and if there is a danger that one’s own bowls will be lost then the shot should not be played.

The skip must try to get the very best out of the side. Stressing the obvious such as too narrow, too wide or too fast will not give the poor player who has played the bad shot any confidence. Skips must overlook poor shots and let the players know they believe in them and know they will do better. Harmony in a side is just as important as the bowls that are played.

Skips have to realise that every player in the side is doing their best. If they give the impression, by word or action, that they have lost confidence in the team then it is skip’s fault when the standard of play quickly deteriorates.

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.

Question: When you are having trial ends how many bowls can you use, how many trial ends can you have and on what rink must you play? 

Trial Ends      Law 18.1
Before the start of play in a game, or before continuing an unfinished game on another day, one trial end may be played in each direction. Trial ends must be played on the same rink which the game is to be played on. Each player must use only the number of bowls that will be played per end in game. Opponents of the team that started first trial end should start second trial end. The team that starts the first end puts the mat down, delivers the jack then the distance does not alter during the course of the trial end. When each bowl comes to rest the marker or any player can remove it and place it towards front of ditch.  If a bowl moves the jack, the jack should be replaced to its former position.


Growing old beats the alternative – dying young. 

If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

June Taylor would like to buy some bowls.
Her preference is
Drakes Pride Professional Size 3
Please contact June @ 845 1233
LILIAN BAIRD (Hawkes Bay Today - Friday November 12)
"One year has passed and time hasn't lessened the hole left in our lives by your sudden departure. We miss you every day but you walk every step with us - you are never far from our hearts. You will always be greatly missed and loved."
Love Angela, David, Paige and Brock

All those from Bowls Taradale who knew Lilian mourn her passing.
You might have noticed all the local clubs with websites are listed on the very top line of this page.
To see Bowls Heretaunga's new site click the link at the top ... or click here

Colleen and I have just become grandparents again.
My youngest son's wife gave birth to their first child last Wednesday.
3.12 Kg   or  6lb 14oz  boy
Baby (and grandparents) all well !!!
Legendz clothing, a branch of Postie Plus, is having a demo of sports clothing day
at our club at 3 pm
on Thursday the 25th Nov.
This is not just for bowlers. Everybody is welcome.

Thank you, Craig, for following on from Alan with your short life history.
I have set up a special link called "PROFILES" where each of these member profiles will be stored.
This profiles link is on the red link bar near the top of the page
Born (not created) 1941 in Napier. Lived my whole formative years at Westshore. An amazing place for a young lad to grow up. Spent untold hours on the beach following my lifelong passion for the sea and the pursuit of its inhabitants. Supposedly educated at Westshore School, Napier Intermediate and Napier Boys High. Left school at the end of 1958, theoretically to go and work on a farm for the school holidays, but "forgot" to go back for my 6th form year. Spent the next few years as a single shepherd on relatively big properties before getting married to the "Duchess" in 1964 where I worked as a shepherd on the Lagoon Farm at Westshore, before taking on a farm manager's position at the back of Takapau/Norsewood. Spent nearly 10 great years there before the owner's sons returned home necessitating me to move. Farming was heading in to a major downturn which, in a nutshell, forced us, now with two children, to move back to Napier where I started a new career in the wool scouring trade. This occupation lasted for 10 years involving a shift to Wellington. We moved to Hamilton in 1985 to embark on a new venture in the tourism arena, however this saw me made redundant in 1987 and after several months of being told I was "too old" to be employable, at the grand old age of 46, I might add, I finally went into the insurance field. This career move worked very well for me until in 1995 when family circumstances necessitated a move back to Napier. It had always been our intention to return "home" to Napier anyway, but was just forced on us about 5 years earlier than planned.

I officially retired in 2001 and still regard Hawkes Bay as a wonderful region and am extremely grateful for the friends and fellowship I still enjoy.

Ralph and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital. One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Ralph suddenly jumped into the deep end.

He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there.

Edna promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled him out. When the Head Nurse Director became aware of Edna's heroic act she immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as she now considered her to be mentally stable.

When she went to tell Edna the news she said, 'Edna, I have good news and bad news. The good news is you're being discharged, since you were able to rationally respond to a crisis by jumping in and saving the life of the person you love... I have concluded that your act displays sound mindedness.

The bad news is, Ralph hung himself in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him. I am so sorry, but he's dead.'

Edna replied, 'He didn't hang himself, I put him there to dry ...  How soon can I go home?'


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