Bowls Taradale

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

Hi Bowler's. This week our sponsor is Neville from Neville's Barber Shop.
When I asked Neville if he had anything he wanted to promote this week his response was "Hair Growth".
Neville has been a great supporter of our bowls adjunct, for which we are very grateful.
So if you are a recent arrival, or feel in need of a spruce up, call in and make yourself known to him.
He is somewhat of an institution in Taradale.
Thank you for your continued support of Bowls Taradale.

Newsletter No 5 - September 25th 2011

This is the second women's Championship event of the new season to get under way.

It is only in the last few seasons that Championship triples has been two bowls. Nine teams entered this event which was played Saturday and Sunday. I was playing over in Heretaunga all weekend so I cannot comment on how the triples went. I am indebted to Kevin Holmes (my neighbour - the same person who steals my cockroaches!!) for the following account of the day's play.

Women's championship triples played in the weekend had nine teams competing with only three teams left on the final day.
V. McNamara, skip M. Fenton two and F. Tiedemann lead
A. Boyd , S. Glock and B. Exeter with 2 lives and
S. Brock, L. Boyd and P. Evans with one life.
Vicky lost a life to Angela in the first game then had to play Sue who had a bye in their first game. It was a closely fought game going into an extra end after being 14 all at 16 ends. The extra end was won by Sue's team to put them into the final against Angela's team who still had two lives.
The Final was a great close game all the way with Angela's team coming out winners with 2 lives still intact.
Congratulations to all the teams for having a lot of great closely fought games by every one playing.
Greetings John
As it's 3 months since I left thought I would let you know what the bowling scene is like over here in Australia. Due to family commitments I have not been too involved yet, hopefully that will change in next few weeks. I have joined Jindalee BC which is about 15mins drive from here. No clubs in my suburb and this is most convenient.

$100 sub plus $15 entrance fee. Two good greens, talking to green keeper when I first arrived who stated that he likes to keep them well covered therefore run about 13/14 seconds, a real push to reach the other end. That was in June thankfully they have dried out and would be in the 16/17 second range at present, a lot easier.

Club is part of Cunningham district. Their main interclub events have just finished. It is very popular. There are 7 sections in Cunningham district they play 8 clubs per section. Jindalee have teams in 6 divisions. They play 3 teams of 4's a side and results are decided on accumulated points of all teams. The section winner goes directly to final with 2nd and third playing off to reach final. Unfortunately even though we reached 3 finals we finished second in all.

Was watching final of A section at our club on Saturday. Jindalee were playing Algester and Frank Golder was playing for Algester. He gave bowling away for several years to play golf, has just returned to bowls.

Club Days Wednesday (mufti) Saturday (club uniform) Cost $13 each time which includes $1 for draw in end of day raffle. Will have to save my funds.

Club uniform - yellow shirt (with motifs) royal blue with club name on right leg. Purchased mine plus cap for approx $60 (shirt/trousers club subsidized)

Ladies club day Thursday.

Saturday afternoon club play starts 1pm, 21ends, fours, 20min afternoon tea or if playing pennants they have drinks on run.

In January floods this club was under water with water reaching to top of club roof. Required 6 weeks work to make greens playable. Still repairing club rooms.

I keep up to date with Taradale club news through your and mother clubs newsletters. keep up the good work.

Playing bowls from now on is going to be interesting, the last three days have been 32 degrees, no wind and set to continue. we badly need rain.

Regards to all.
Bruce Mitchell

The sheets for entry into the Club Junior Championships are now on the clip boards in the Bowling Club office.
Junior bowlers please take time to study them and enter as many events as you can.
The Gardner Shield is a men’s interclub competition that takes place on Monday afternoons over seven weeks in  October – November. Napier clubs constitute one zone while Hastings and Havelock North make up the other. The winner of each zone plays off in a final.
Each club can enter two teams of triples (3 bowls – 18 ends). A player can be anyone who has not played in the interclub sevens teams.

Over the past three weeks we have had trials to pick two teams to play in the Gardner Shield. Seven men wanted to be a lead, a further seven put their hands up for "two" and only two trialled for skip.

The following people will make up the teams representing our club.



Graeme Hocking (skip)

Clark Nicol (skip)

John Brock

Evan Pearson

Bryan Godber

Andrew Buckley

Their first game will be at Bowls Taradale on October 3rd against Wairere starting at 1.00 pm

When asked by a young patrol officer "Do You know you were speeding?"
This 83-year-old woman gave the young officer an ear to ear smile and stated:
"Yes , but .... I had to get there before I forgot where I was going."
The officer put his ticket book away and bid her good day.

All Bowlers should know and understand the Laws of the Game.
Consideration for others, courtesy and good sportsmanship will add enjoyment to a skilful and rewarding pastime.
If all bowlers were familiar with what their responsibilities are as players and as club members bowling would be such a pleasant sport.

Jim and Rick Allan and Cheryl show off the new jackets Gary uses this time to swap recipes with Russell

A birth certificate shows you were born. A death certificate shows you have died.
A photo album shows you have lived.




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


Decide on a marker (peg, tree, window, seat, etc)
Move eyes down to a point on the green about 2–3 metres away
Bowl over that point – THINK the weight


An Italian grandmother is giving careful directions to her grown grandson who is coming to visit with his wife.

"You comma to de front door of the apartmenta. I am inna apartmenta 301.  There issa bigga panel at the front door. With you elbow, pusha button 301. I will buzza you in. Come inside, the elevator is on the right. Get in, and with you elbow, pusha 3. When you  get out, I'mma on the left. With you elbow, hit my doorbell."

"Grandma, that sounds easy, but, why am I hitting all these buttons with my elbow? ..........

"What . . . .. .. You coming empty handed?"

I have just found out that Bowls Napier has a website.
It is now listed at the top of the page alongside the other local clubs.
To see their site use the link above or click here

Cherish your health.
If it is good, preserve it.
If it is unstable, improve it.
If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

QUESTION: There must be a minimum of 2m between the ditch and the mat -
but is it between the ditch and the FRONT EDGE of the mat, or the ditch and the REAR EDGE of the mat?  

LAW 19.1 Placing the mat (at the start of each end)
Before the start of play in each end, the player to play first should place the centre line of the mat lengthwise along the centre line of the rink, with the mat line (see below for meaning) at least 2 metres from the rear ditch and at least 25 metres from the front ditch.

If, before the jack has been delivered, a player or the marker finds that the mat has not been placed as described above, the player to play first should correctly position the mat.

If, after the jack has been delivered but before the first bowl is delivered, a player or the marker finds that the mat line has not been positioned within the distances described, the opposing player should place the mat correctly and re-deliver the jack, making sure that it is centred, but the opposing player should not play first.

Mat line means the edge of the mat nearest to the front ditch.  All measurements involving the mat and a jack or a bowl will be taken from the centre of the mat line.

Some of you might not be aware that several of our members are heavily involved in tenpin bowling.

Les Stuart is on the organising committee and he, Bev and Del Girven are all keen tenpin bowlers.

In Tuesday's paper you might have read: "Del Girven came second in the women's A-grade singles."

Well done, Del.

Dual Membership - answers to queries received.
(copied from Bowls HB website)

1. Can a player be a member of two clubs in same region -  Yes they can

2. Which Club pays Capitation -  They pay a Bowls NZ Capitation fee for each Club they are a member of.  If they are a playing member of a club or clubs you pay at each club. (this is clear in the Bowls NZ Constitution)

3. Can they play in both Club Champs – If they  have all the rights of the club(s) they are members of then they can. So if they join as a full playing member then they have rights to events. If they have limited playing membership at a club then the club can decide what they are eligible for BUT they have to pay a membership fee to Bowls NZ.

4. If they enter and win both Championships at clubs who will they represent at Centre – Centre should cover this in their conditions of play. A good guide was the provision in the previous Plural membership regs. (player nominated which club they represent – usually the first club) But it is over to Centre to put in place conditions.  

A little boy was attending his first wedding. After the service, his cousin asked him, “How many women can a man marry?”
“Sixteen,” the boy responded immediately.
His cousin was amazed at the quick reply.
“How do you know that?”
“Easy,’ the little boy responded. “All you have to do is add it up, like the pastor said: 4 better, 4 worse, 4 richer, 4 poorer.”

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