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Newsletter No 13 - November 21st 2010

I sat out in the sun last Wednesday morning having a cuppa.
I had made the bed, vacuumed the house and put out the washing
... yeah, right!
The sky was blue, there was no wind and the temperature was about 25 degrees.
I thought how lucky we are to be living in the best part of NZ
and to belong to one of the best clubs in Hawkes Bay.
Let's not take it for granted


Fri Dec 3

12.30 p.m.

Open Mini Hetero Triples (Mufti)


Mon 22


Bowls HB

Men's Gardner Shield




Women's Interclub.

Tue 23


Port Ahuriri

Hetero Mini Triples

Wed 24


Havelock North

Presidents Inv Triples

Thur 25



Presidents Inv Triples



Bay View

Hetero Mini Triples

Fri  26


Port Ahuriri

Hetero Triples Heart Foundation

Sat 27


Bowls HB

H.B. v G.E.C. at Gisborne



Bowls HB

H.B. v G.E.C. at Gisborne

Mon 29


Bowls HB

Men's Gardner Shield




Women's Interclub.

One of the more promising signs that our club is in a healthy state is the large number of new bowlers we have. On Saturday afternoon 14 Junior bowlers competed in the club's Men's Championship Junior Singles. For some this was their first experience at Championship level. By my unofficial count half of the entrants were still in their first year ... but no one would have known. No quarter was given by anyone and the standard of bowling was impressive. When I looked in again earlier today (Day 2) only seven bowlers remained ... and of those seven FIVE WERE YEAR ONE BOWLERS. What a great tribute to the class of 2010. Rain stopped play just before lunch so there is still some distance to go before we reach the finals. Thank you markers for your generosity. Your help is appreciated.

Gig, Dave and Del

Junior Singles in progress

Dave in full flight

Next Saturday we will continue the Men's Championship Singles.
Play will commence at 8.30 am

One player remains undefeated - Morris Williams
Those with one life are Jack Philip, Ross Hamilton, Ray Falvey and Phil Young.
DEC 11th - WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP 4's continued
Play will commence at 1pm
Angela Boyd (skip), Sheryl Glock, Marie Fenton and Barbara Exeter will play Sue Brock (skip), Del Girven, Maree Turner and Lynda Boyd.


Play will commence at 1pm
Gary Heathcote & Alan Ferrick will play Ernie Friedlander & Bryan Gilbertson. (Each team has one life)
The winner will play
Ross Hamilton & Jack Philip (two lifer)
Round 5 was played last Monday at Wairere.
Both our teams played against Bowls Napier. 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 Loss - C.Salmon, E.Pearson, R.Oates Loss - D.Neilson, P.Townrow, P.Lamason
22/11 v Bluff Hill    
29/11 bye    
Maree Barbara Noeline - birthday girl (21 - again!) Chris

ORDER OF RESULTS FOR 7'S = Singles, Pairs, Fours

18/9 v Omarunui Loss v Waipawa Loss v Kia Toa Win-Win-Win
25/9     v Port Ahuriri Win    
9/10 v Heretaunga A Win v Havelock North B Win v Havelock North Win-Win-Loss
16/10     v Heretaunga B Win    
6/11 v Bay View Loss v Napier B Loss v Omarunui Win-Win-Loss
20/11 v Napier A Win v Bluff Hill Win v Heretaunga Win-Draw-Win
11/12 v Havelock North A   bye   v Bay View  

ORDER OF RESULTS FOR 7'S = Singles, Pairs, Fours

TDL A TDL B TDL C TDL D 7's Div 1 7's Div 2
18/9 v Napier A Win v Napier B Loss v H,Nth C Win v Port Ahuriri Win v Heretaunga Loss-Loss-Win v H Nth Loss-Win-Loss
9/10 v Bay View Loss v Heretaunga Draw v Omarunui Win v Napier D Win v Port Ahuriri Win-Win-Win v Waipawa Win-Win-Win
6/11 v Omarunui Loss v Bay View Win v Port Ahuriri Loss v Napier C Win v Napier Loss-Loss-Loss v Bay View Loss-Loss-Draw
20/11 v Heretaunga Win v Bluff Hill Loss v H.Nth D Win v Omarunui Loss v Bay View Loss-Win-Draw v Napier Loss-Loss-Loss
11/12 v H.Nth A   v H.Nth B   v Napier D   v H.Nth D   v H.Nth   v Bluff Hill  
15/1 v Taradale D v Taradale C bye v Heretaunga
22/1         v Napier C   v H.Nth C   v Omarunui   v Kia Toa  
Lord, please keep your arm around his shoulder and your hand over his mouth. Amen.
Win the majority of the ends you play
Jack delivery is very important
Always have two bowls in the head
Minimize errors by keeping shot losses to 2 shots
Greed - do not widen the head for the opposition
         - do not chase more shots and cause risk when holding shot
Enjoy – keep composed, show confidence, especially if you or the team are losing
Do not change a game or length that is winning
Hawke's Bay representative teams to play Gisborne/East Coast 27/28th November
(Bowls NZ website)
Women's A Team: Raelene Cronin, Jeanette Drieberg, Angela Boyd, Dot Palmer, Sue Belcher, Jane Paterson, Noa Pou, Wendy Jeffery.
Women's B Team: Litia Faiumu, Barbara Exeter, Ngaire McKinlay, Jo Hayes, Mere Nepia, Ineke vanLeeuwen, Louise Bateman, Liz Campbell.

Men's A Team: George Ngametua, Mike Mabbett, Paul Harrison, Paul Selby, Peter Keighley, Ken Greeks, Tony Mairs, Gerald Taylor.
Men's B Team: Tony Terry, Malcolm Stockwell, Dave Stevenson, Mark Stevenson, Ron Palmer, Byron Brook, Barry Wakely, Tony Small

QUESTION: An end is killed and one skip wants the bowls taken back to the end that has just been played but the other does not. What happens? Does the team that placed the mat have the choice? Does the team that killed the end have the choice? Is there another solution? Do you know the law relating to dead ends? 

Law 31        Dead End 
A dead end should be replayed in the same direction unless the skips or opponents in Singles agree to play it in the opposite direction.  If the jack and bowls need to be transferred to the opposite end of the rink before the end is replayed, they should be CARRIED up the rink.

Jack Weekday roll-up John & Alan

Living in a retirement village affects each person differently

Don't forget to enter this new event.

Lois is taking entries.

Wednesday December 15th @ 9.00 am
Thursday December 16th @ 9.00 am


Birds of a feather flock together. . .  and then mess on your car.
The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

Carry the bowls when returning them after a killed end. 
Do not kick them up the green.

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.

The best kind of friend 
Is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with,
Never says a word, and then walks away
Feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.

No matter how your feel, get up, dress up and show up.

Merdeka gets closer as athletes get ready - Mandy Boyd and Matt Gallop
(Bowls NZ website)
With the start of the 5th Asia Pacific Merdeka Indoor Bowls Championships only a few days away our two athletes, Mandy Boyd and Matt Gallop, are heading to Malaysia to take on some of the worlds best. The two were selected for the invitation only event after they proved themselves on the world stage earlier in the year playing in the U25 Trans Tasman Team. National coach, Dave Edwards believes “this will be a fantastic event for Mandy and Matt in helping to develop their game further. The standard of competition at the tournament is very high and will really enhance their appreciation of the standard required at the international level”. The Indoor Bowls Championships will be running from the 20th to the 26th of November as Mandy and Matt compete in both the singles event and the mixed pairs.

Gordon Viv and Ewen Bryan Allan, Johnny, Les
Venues for upcoming Hawkes Bay Centre events
(Bowls HB website)
(1) Junior Pairs (men & women) - Havelock North.
(2) Women's Pairs - Bowls Napier.
Please remember our gala and any help you can give will be greatly appreciated
  • preserves 
  • craft 
  • books, magazines, jig saws 
  • plants 
  • bric-a-brac 
Thank you, Lawrie, for your short life history. Remember there is a special link called "PROFILES" where each of these member profiles can be seen. This link is on the red link bar near the top of the page.
Born Selkirk Oct 1939, never lived there, brought up Melrose by my grandma, went to Melrose Grammar School, did not learn much grammar.
Melrose is by the river Tweed , the 3 Eildon hills in the background, the abbey, the birth of sevens rugby was a great place to be brought up. When someone got married in Melrose, the bride would kick off a rugby ball at the market cross, which was punted up and down the town and whoever got away with the ball got to keep it, me and my brother got away with two. Then moved to Galashiels to my dad when my grandma died. Started training as a wool sorter, then served my time as a carder and spinner.

Asked to stand, for Braw Lad in 1959, was picked as one of the four attendants, was given about 15 riding lessons. then rode over the hills to many border historical places, border towns and different ceremonies with around a hundred supporters on horseback. A small example, rode across the river Tweed to Sir Walter Scott's house, and received a whiskey from the butler, then back across the Tweed to Lord Scott's house and another whisky and so on, nearly drunk in charge of my horse Mussolini.

At the time I was a keen badminton player and downed a few of the Scottish players, took an all-England Junior Champ to 3 sets. I entered the Border Counties badminton champs senior and junior and I got through to six finals, winning 4 of them lost the senior gents doubles and had to default the junior mixed because I knotted up with cramp.

At 20 got a job with a Carpet firm at Durban South Africa. Flew out on the Comet 4. London, Rome, Khartoum, Nairobi, Salisbury, Joberg, and finally Durban. I worked days one week and nights one week. On nights I was the only white person in charge of around a 100 Zulu and the same amount of Indians. The guy who I replaced used to walk around with a 38 pistol - I had a big torch. At night I used to go to work by train at Reunion station. I got off the train and crossed the bridge with about 500 Zulu, who lived in huts near the station. I used to run with my torch looking for snakes about half a mile to the factory. I am sure I hold the unofficial world record for that distance.

When the Zulu half hour break came, they used to bury themselves in the wool, at the top of these bins which where about 50 feet high. I used have to climb the ladder of all 4 bins, go in the man hole, walk across the wool and black arms and legs would appear. I would chase them back to work. One cold night I went to lay down at my break and suddenly this black arm shot up, one I had missed, I nearly crapped myself. Anyway too much to tell.

Went back UK by boat. The Pendenis Castle at Cape town went up Table mountain and climbed down the front. The boat a week in front had an explosion killing 9 engineers so we sped up to Las Palmas to take most of the passengers.

A few years later went to Yorkshire to run a mill, met Valerie and got married in March 1965. We have 3 kids, Paul, Mark and Samantha, and 8 grandkids. The reason we came to New Zealand started with the miners strike in 1973 which went on for months. Factories could only get electricity at allocated times. We would fix machines in freezing cold, go home in snow, no tea, TV water off, etc. So through the trade I was offered a 3 year contract as production manager at UEB, got up to General manager in one takeover, in charge of marketing and production. I retired as manager for Cavalier, about 7 years ago having survived numerous takeovers. When heads roll, I learned to duck the sword twice or it would get you on the way back. Anyway I guess I could write a book on trouble at the mill. Badminton - member of HB team who won NZ 2nd Division in 1977, never won by HB since.
All the best, Lawrie

A burglar broke into a house one night. He shined his flashlight around, looking for valuables when a voice in the dark said, 'Jesus knows you're here.'

He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his flashlight off, and froze. When he heard nothing more, after a bit, he shook his head and continued. Just as he pulled the stereo out so he could disconnect the wires, clear as a bell he heard 'Jesus is watching you.'

Freaked out, he shined his light around frantically, looking for the source of the voice.
Finally, in the corner of the room, his flashlight beam came to rest on a parrot.
'Did you say that?' he hissed at the parrot.
'Yep', the parrot confessed, then squawked, 'I'm just trying to warn you that he is watching you.'
The burglar relaxed. 'Warn me, huh? Who in the world are you?'
'Moses,' replied the bird.
'Moses?' the burglar laughed.
'What kind of people would name a bird Moses?'
'The kind of people that would name a Rottweiler Jesus.'

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