Bowls Taradale

55 Wharerangi Road, Napier, NZ 
Ph (06) 8442088     Fax (06) 8442031

Our sponsor this week is Boots & Awl. Karl has supported Bowls Taradale for a number of years now. A lot of people are not aware that apart from your normal shoe care and maintenance work, Boots & Awl do a wide range of other repair and replacement work i.e. zips, velcro work, padding and key cutting . He also stocks bowls shoes. Call in and have a look. Let him know you are from Bowls Taradale.
Thank you for your continued support of Bowls Taradale.

Newsletter No 4 - September 18th 2011

September 20th is the closing day for entries in the Hawkes Bay MIXED 2x4x2 PAIRS
The Centre Handbooks came out several days ago and the entry form is on P.71
This event is played on October 1st & 2nd

Anyone new to bowls, or new to this sort of thing, please speak to another club member if you need further clarification.

In Wednesday night's newspaper we read of the death of Phil Lamason's brother in Wanganui. Phil had spent quite some time recently in Wanganui nursing his brother and just being there for him. We offer our sympathy to Phil and Deanna in their sad loss.

Here are the last of the photos taken at the Captain's Dinner
Don't worry if your bowls go wrong,
and your wins are very few
Just remember that the mighty oak,
was once a nut, like you.
These last two days saw the start of our club Championships. Cool breezy weather made bowling challenging yet the standard of bowling seems to improve year after year. Our under 5 year bowlers continue to show the benefits of coaching, practice and gritty determination. In some instances older experienced bowlers were given a bowling lesson from these newer members and we congratulate them on their very commendable results.

By midday on Day 2 (Sunday) the 14 men's teams had been reduced to five (F Grantham, R Hamilton, G Hocking, C Salmon and C Nicol) while the six women's starters had been halved (A Boyd, S Brock, A Dempsey)

Later that day the final of the women's fours was played between Angela Boyd's team (Angela, Sheryl Glock, Barbara Exeter, Marie Fenton) and Anne Dempsey's team (Anne, Bernice Neilson, Betty Boddington and Joy Carter). Congratulations to Angela, Sheryl, Barbara and Marie for winning well. Anne's team overcame some stern opposition in reaching the finals and they are to commended for doing so well.

Two teams remain in the men's championship. Frank Grantham's team has two lives intact (Frank, Ray Falvey, Johnny Ward, Ewen McLauchlan). At some future date they will play Graeme Hocking (Graeme, Ernie Friedlander, Richard Hocking, Lex Parsons). Graeme's team has one life.


Another one of the our bowlers has just turned 70

Many happy returns Denis from all your bowling friends

We hope you had a fabulous day

We don't see so much of Doreen Elton these days because of a few health issues but she has been a regular bowler over the years.

Doreen is about to hit another milestone this coming week (22nd)

Happy 80th Birthday, Doreen, from all at Bowls Taradale


People play bowls for enjoyment.
It will be more satisfying if you are mindful of your opponents.
Be ready.
Always be on time for the start of play and for the start of each game.
Start and finish a game with a handshake.
A Frank between two Dave's Les and John Bryan, Graeme, Alan, Clark, Lloyd

Take the bowl in the non-bowling hand, place the bowling hand on top of the bowl ensuring the middle finger is positioned along the centre of the running surface of the bowl. Place the index and third finger on top of the outer rings. Now allow the thumb to position itself on the outer rings opposite the index finger, with the little finger resting comfortably on the side of the bowl with no pressure.

Turn the hand over in the delivery position outside the line of the body, ensure the hand, elbow and shoulder are in line.
Check for correct bias.

The thumb and the little finger should only be used to support the bowl in the hand.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets..
So love the people who treat you right..
Forget about the ones who don't.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.

Brian Jannie Wim Dave

With Club Championships about to start every bowler should be aware of the law regarding trial ends 

Law 18 Trial ends
Before the start of play in any game, or before continuing an unfinished game on another day, one trial end should be played in each direction.   

For domestic play, the Controlling Body can limit the number of trial ends to be played (no trial ends or one trial end in one direction). It can also decide whether the trial ends are played immediately before or immediately after the scheduled start time for the game.  

Trial ends should be played on the same rink that the game will be played on.  

Each player should not use more than the number of bowls being used during the game.  

Each player can use any combination of bowls taken from different sets of bowls.  

The opponents of the team which started the first trial end should start the second trial end.  

The team which starts the trial end should place the mat, deliver the jack and place the jack on the centre line of the rink at a distance they choose from the mat line (the distance should not be changed during the course of the trial end).  

When each bowl comes to rest, any player or the marker can remove it and place it towards the front ditch.  

If a bowl moves the jack, the jack should be put back to its former position.

Alan Frame sent me the following link which is the best I have seen for keeping up to date with World Cup games, venues, results, etc
If you are interested click here

A man left for work one Friday afternoon. But it was payday, so instead of going home, he stayed out the entire weekend partying with the boys and spending his entire pay cheque.

When he finally appeared at home on Sunday night, he was confronted by his angry wife and was barraged for nearly two hours with a tirade befitting his actions. Finally his wife stopped the nagging and said to him, "How would you like it if you didn't see me for two or three days?" He replied, "That would be fine with me."

Monday went by and he didn't see his wife. Tuesday and Wednesday came and went with the same results. But on Thursday, the swelling went down just enough where he could see her a little out of the corner of his left eye.

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