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Newsletter No 14 - November 28th 2010

This week has been overshadowed by the Pike River tragedy.
Our thoughts go out to the families and friends of the 29 miners who were killed.
May they rest in peace.

BOWLS HAWKES BAY - NEW WEBSITE
A new website is under construction for Bowls Hawkes Bay ... almost complete
To see the site click
here

  CLUB PROGRAMME  HB CENTRE PROGRAMME + OTHER CLUBS

Fri Dec 3

12.30 p.m.

Open Mini Hetero Triples (Mufti)

     

Sat 11

1.00 p.m.

Men's Championship Pairs cont

 

1.00 p.m.

Women's Championship Fours cont

     

OVER 65'S OPEN HETERO PAIRS
Don't forget to enter this new event.

Lois is taking entries.

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

Mon 29

1.00p.m.

Bowls HB

Men's Gardner Shield

 

1.00p.m.

 

Women's Interclub.

Tue 30

12.30p.m.

Wairere

Hetero Mini Triples

DECEMBER

 

 

 

Wed  1

9.00a.m.

Kia Toa

Men's RSA Elimination Triples

 

12.30p.m.

Bluff Hull

Men's Triples

Thur 2

12.30p.m.

Omarunui

Hetero Mini Triples

Fri   3

12.30p.m.

Taradale

Hetero Mini Triples

Sat  4

8.30a.m.

Bowls HB

Men & Women's Junior Prs U5

Sun 5

9.00a.m.

 

Men & Women's Junior Prs U5

Mon 6

9.00a.m.

Waipukurau

Men's Open Fours

Mon 6

1.00p.m.

Bowls HB

Womens Interclub


WOMEN'S SENIOR SINGLES - New Date
This event will now be played on February 19-20 (Reserve days are Feb 26-27)
An entry form will be posted very soon and you must re-enter.
 
MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES
Yesterday saw the continuation of the Men's Championship Singles.
One player started the day with two lives (Morris Williams) while the remaining four had one life (Jack Philip, Ross Hamilton, Ray Falvey and Phil Young). Ross and Phil were the first to succumb. When I arrived late morning Jack was playing Morris. Jack had taken the early lead but Morris steadily worked his way back and the game could have gone either way. Morris finally took the game 21-20. The final between Morris and Ray was enthralling. I arrived when it was 12-12. Steady, consistent draw bowling of the highest level was on show. The third to last end was so close the umpire had to be called and it was declared tied (no score) and had to be replayed. Morris eventually came through and took the game 21-20.

Congratulations, Morris, the only person to go through the Championship undefeated. Ray was a fitting runner-up and is to be commended on displaying his customary very high standard of bowling.
 

Brenda and Dave, unbiased spectators
yeah right!
Finger pointing or
navel gazing?
This is closer than I thought Bruce declares a tied end

CHAMPIONSHIPS CONTINUED - DEC 11th - 1pm
  • WOMEN'S FOURS continued
    Angela Boyd (skip), Sheryl Glock, Marie Fenton and Barbara Exeter will play Sue Brock (skip), Del Girven, Maree Turner and Lynda Boyd.
     
  • MEN'S PAIRS continued
    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)
     
  • MEN'S FOURS continued
    Rolly Hoare (skip), Peter Thomson, Gary deRidder and Lyndsay Martin will play the final against Barry Hanlen (skip), Brian Annear, John Hanlen and John McLaughlin.
     

Photos from last week's Men's Junior Singles

Cameron Richard and Wilma Andrew Dave and Cameron

60th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Congratulations, Marie and Max Sherning,
from all your friends at Bowls Taradale
on achieving such a magnificent milestone.
May you have many more happy years together


TWO ESSENTIAL BOWLING SKILLS
Success in bowls comes down to consistent execution of two essential skills.

       Smooth release (rolling the bowl away on its running surface)

       Straight lines (delivering the bowl consistently down the intended line).

"When introducing new players to the game these two skills are all we should be focusing on," says Sharon Sims.
 


HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY DAVE HENDERSON

Congratulations, Dave, on reaching 50
All your Bowling Taradale mates
wish you a Happy Birthday
(a few days ago)
 

 

 
GARDNER SHIELD
Round 6 was played last Monday at Bluff Hill. Both our teams played against Bluff Hill.
This is the end of play for Bowls Taradale. Next week we have a bye.
Thank you, Peter Thomson, for selecting and organising the teams and thanks to all who took part. I hope everyone enjoyed the experience.
 

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 Loss - K.Holmes, E.McLauchlan, C.Nicol Win - P.Lamason, M.Downing, D.Jones
29/11 bye    

Denis the menace
 
Men's Junior Singles
 

QUESTION: Last Saturday a jack was struck, it hit a stationary bowl then rebounded FORWARD instead of backward.
Do you know the minimum distance you can have between the moved jack and the front end of the mat?

Law 30        Dead jack
If the jack is moved by a bowl in play, it is a dead jack if it:
   passes above the face of the bank;
   passes completely outside a side boundary of the rink of play;
   comes to rest in any hollow in the face of the bank; or
   comes to rest at a distance of less than 20 metres as measured in a straight line from the mat line.
 

ETIQUETTE: DECIDE FIRST THEN MOVE
Bowls should not be moved until the shot(s) has been decided.
 

Eddie and Jack Ray with brother Dave (from Oz) Lloyd and Evan


QUOTE
: A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
-Larry Bird, basketball
 

 

EARRING FOUND
One earring was found on A green after the Friday Hetero Triples on 12th November
To make enquiries please phone Maree Turner 8449949

Another stellar day for Mandy Boyd and Matt Gallop in Merdeka
(Bowls NZ 25/11/10)
Another good day at the Merdeka Indoor with NZ unbeaten in all 3 disciplines. Mandy and Matt beat Malaysia "A" 15-8 and are comfortably leading their pairs section with just one round of section play remaining. Mandy had just one singles game today and made no race of it, winning 10-4, 13-3. Tomorrow is a big day for her with 3 rounds where the top 3 players all play each other.
 
BOWLS HAWKES BAY NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER
To see the November Update click here

 
N.Z. Secondary School Championships in Dunedin 12th 14th December.
Bowls Hawkes Bay has three finalists competing Tessa Hocking, Malia Begley and Dean Drummond. We wish them every success and an enjoyable experience.
 
PROFILE - JOHN McLAUGHLIN
I was born in Greymouth, the third eldest of five boys and three girls. Dad was an engine driver for NZ Railways, he trained and raced dogs and was a part-time bookie ... what a great introduction to real living. I completed my first two years schooling with the Sisters of Mercy then went to the Marist Brothers for the rest of my primary years. My secondary education took place at a boarding school in Tuakau, South Auckland.

In 1955-56 I moved to South Canterbury and trained for two years to become a Marist Brother. Training was very strict and not everyone who started the course completed it. Some left of their own accord and some were told to leave. We rose each morning at 5.30 and our time was taken up with prayer, study and work. Breakfast and lunch were eaten in total silence and we were not allowed to speak to each other until mid-afternoon.  At 3 pm we played a game (soccer, softball) then it was more study. There were no phones, no newspapers or magazines and no radios ... although once we stole a radio from the milking shed to listen to the Springboks play the All Blacks in 1956 ... and got caught! I reckon if anyone could survive those two years they could survive anything. Training College in Auckland came next. After that I taught in Auckland, Hamilton, Masterton, Lower Hutt and Christchurch.

I left the Brothers in 1969 from Christchurch and came to Colenso High School where I taught science for seven years. In those days Colenso had a roll of 1300 so it was one of NZ's biggest schools. I transferred to Sacred Heart College in 1977 and spent 25 years there before retiring in 2002 ... then I took up bowls.

Colleen and I were married in 1971. She had been widowed in '69 (Graham died of a heart attack in his early 30's) so I began with a ready made family of five and later Colleen and I had another five. Our kids have all done well for themselves, all are usefully employed and five have university degrees. As far as sport is concerned Michael was selected to play goalie for the NZ roller hockey team, Carl played volleyball for the North Island, John was a Hawkes Bay 3rd Grade rugby rep, Chris was athletic champ at St John's College - the rest did OK. Colleen played basketball for the West Coast after she left school. I told my kids that I too represented the West Coast ... at rugby. If they pushed me I told them I was an under six stone rep - and if they really pushed hard I told them I was reserve!!

As you can imagine when all the kids were at home life was pretty busy. I worked at the TAB every Saturday for 13 years. Because I enjoyed a beer and a flutter on the horses I built and sold about 200 dog kennels and after that sold a computerised racehorse selection system (necessity is the mother of invention). Four of our kids live in Australia, one is in London, one lives in Wellington and the remaining four are here in Hawkes Bay. We have 13 grandchildren and early next year the first of them gets married.

Now ...  life is so quiet and peaceful!!! 

Masterton 1961 - with John Dew who is now the Catholic Archbishop of Wellington 1971 - the year we were married
Ann, Fiona, Maria, Mark
John
2008 - Sarah's wedding
The family are arranged from oldest to youngest
John, Colleen - Mark, Maria, Fiona, Ann, John, Michael, Chris, Brent, Carl, Sarah

AN EXPENSIVE NIGHT
An elderly lady decided to give herself a big treat for her significant birthday by staying overnight in one of London's most expensive hotels.  When she checked out next morning, the desk clerk handed her a bill for 250.00.

She exploded and demanded to know why the charge was so high. "It's a nice hotel but the rooms certainly aren't worth 250.00 for just an overnight stop without even breakfast."

The clerk told her that 250.00 is the 'standard rate' so she insisted on speaking to the Manager.

The Manager appeared and forewarned by the desk clerk announced: "the hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference centre which are available for use."

'But I didn't use them," she said.

''Well, they are here, and you could have," explained the Manager.

He went on to explain that she could also have seen one of the in-hotel shows for which the hotel is famous.
"We have the best entertainers from Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen performing here," the Manager said.

"But I didn't go to any of those shows," she said.

"Well, we have them, and you could have," the Manager replied.

No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, she replied, "But I didn't use it!"

The Manager was unmoved, so she decided to pay, wrote a cheque and gave it to the Manager.

The Manager was surprised when he looked at the cheque.
"But madam, this cheque is only made out for 50.00."

''That's correct. I charged you 200.00 for sleeping with me," she replied.

"But I didn't!" exclaims the very surprised Manager.

"Well, too bad, I was here, and you could have."

 

 
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