Bowls Taradale

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

We have been extremely lucky to have had Falcon as one of our sponsors for such a long period. Their support has been given in many ways, but particularly with the assistance in both our electronic timer and the new automatic greens irrigation system. When I was talking to Richard (the current owner of Falcon) this week he was telling me that he still has a few little things that he and Allan (Haslett) are working on to ensure that we have the best system available. Sponsorship like this is hard to come by and we are very grateful for that support. Our sincere thanks to Richard and the team at Falcon.


Newsletter No 10 - October 30th 2011

The third game (of six) will be played tomorrow, Monday, at Omarunui beginning at 1.00 pm
Bowls Taradale will play Omarunui.

Hawkes Bay representatives played Kapiti in Palmerston North a week ago
To see who played and their results click here
(Dave Henderson)
Some Junior bowlers are a bit confused as to what the ladder competition displayed on the notice board is all about so we thought it best to explain how it works and clarify a few points that have been raised.

This ongoing tournament / ladder competition has been devised just to get all our Junior Bowlers playing, to help raise the skill level of our Junior squad and give experience in actual game situations with bowlers of much the same level.

The “Ladder” has been split into groups of 3 with the intention that you each play the other 2 bowlers in your group with the winner moving up a division and the loser moving down a division.

The games are to be played over 10 ends (you can play longer if your group wants to) under normal singles competition rules.

Each group of 3 organises a time that suits them to play.

What we’re trying to achieve –

Keep our Junior Bowlers playing regularly.

Give our Junior Bowlers experience at playing under match conditions.

Experience / Practice in reading heads.

Practise shot making skills in a social environment.

How to work out differentials. (Though they are not taken into account in the result as it’s just win / loss)

Practise marking games.

The ideal scenario would be for all 3 bowlers in each group to organise their games at the same time and one bowler act as a marker as this will give further marking experience to compliment the courses we have run.

By no means is this competition compulsory and if you feel you don’t have the time, please just cross your name off the sheet as a new sheet is displayed once everyone has completed the first games in their group.

The current first round finishes on November 13th so for those keen to participate please have your 2 games completed by then.

Hopefully most Junior Bowlers will get behind this initiative which will only help our club become a force in Hawkes Bay Bowls in the future.
Some ways of dealing with the burdens of life 
If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to be kind to others.
Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.


November 4th

Golden Wedding Anniversary


Lois and Kevin
were married
in Hastings
Nov 4th, 1961

All your bowling friends
congratulate you and wish you
many more happy years together


After you have delivered a bowl and before it has come to rest you have two options;

  • Hurry forward and get behind the head, or
  • Move back on to, or behind, the mat.

If you want to track your bowl's progress you must be behind the head when it stops. In other words you must beat it to the head. If you don't go to the head you must be behind the mat when your bowl stops.

Ray and Craig

Michael and Dave

Eight year old Sally brought her report card home from school. Her marks were good, mostly A's and a couple of B's. However, her teacher had written across the bottom:

"Sally is a smart little girl, but she has one fault. She talks too much in school. I have an idea I am going to try, which I think may break her of the habit."

Sally's dad signed her report card, putting a note on the back: "Please let me know if your idea works on Sally because I would like to try it out on her mother."



Fay, Wanda and Bev



DELIVERING THE JACK - using same action as for a bowl  
Hold jack on the main fingers with thumb on top and wrist locked
Move onto the mat
Anchor foot is placed on the centre of the mat
Identify the line

Visualise the delivery (line, weight)
Deliver the jack along the line aiming at the focus point
Lock the wrist and elbow 
Stay low during delivery with body moving forward after you release the jack 
Arm follows along intended line of delivery with palm to heaven and head still
Transfer weight to front foot


Law 23   Improper Delivery of the Jack
The jack has been improperly delivered if it comes to rest:
         in the ditch;
         completely outside the boundaries of the rink;
         less than 23 metres from the mat line after the jack has been centred;
         on the rink after contact with the face of the bank; or
         on the rink after contact with any object or person completely outside the boundaries of the rink.

Here is a link to a video showing a drills practice routine which you might find useful
Click here
One of our regular bowlers of five or six years ago has just passed away. Rex Holland, and his wife Elaine, both belonged to Bowls Taradale when I first became a club member. After Elaine died Rex continued bowling for a short while. We extend our sympathy to his family in their loss.
The happiest of people
Don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
John /  Gordon Noeline and Shirley Bryan and John

May you have
Enough happiness to make you sweet,
Enough trials to make you strong,
Enough sorrow to keep you human,
Enough hope to make you happy.


You are standing on the mat watching your bowl roll towards the jack.
Sometimes a bowl finishes past the jack, sometimes it stops before the jack.
If your bowl is 1 metre short of the jack is it high or low?







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The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.
You do not blame them on your parents, the ecosystem, or the government.
You realise that you control your own destiny.

Dan was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business. When he found out he was going to inherit a fortune when his sickly father died, he decided he needed to find a wife with whom to share his fortune. One evening, at an investment meeting, he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her natural beauty took his breath away.

"I may look like just an ordinary guy," he said to her, "but in just a few years my father will die and I will inherit $200 million".

"Impressed, the woman asked for his business card and three days later, she became his stepmother.

Women are so much better at financial planning than men.

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