Bowls Taradale

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Jackson's Flooring Design
I spoke with manager Ian Halliburton who has had a pretty hectic week supporting his kids at the yachting. A man of many interests and talents.  It is important to recognise the backing that Jackson's Flooring give us each year. After all, they have the largest Vinyl Range in H.Bay, base there reputation on best service and excellence you can trust and currently are running a special on Godfrey Hurst Carpets. Well worth a visit and while you are in there just remind them you are from Bowls Taradale and appreciate their support.

Newsletter No 11 - November 13th 2011
Next Newsletter Nov 27th

These are the latest results of our two triples teams in the Gardner Shield
Oct 31 - Bowls Taradale played Omarunui - WIN, DRAW
Nov 7  - Bowls Taradale played Bay View  - WIN, LOSS

Omarunui 6.5
Taradale 5.5
Bay View 4
Bluff Hill 3
Port Ahuriri 2
Napier 2
Wairere 1
Results from Saturday 5th November for the Ladies  Interclub.                              
Round 2               Singles          Pairs          Fours      
                          Loss             Draw          Loss
Round 3               Win              Win            Win
Section 2
Round 2              Loss              Win            Loss
Round 3              Loss              Loss            Loss      

Inter club triples
Section 1
Round  2       Loss      Section 2 Loss          Section  3  Loss   
Round  3       Loss                    Loss                         Win
Click here if you want to see the Bowls HB summary of the women's results.
When the Bowls HB site opens go down to the bottom of the page then click on a link
We all know how easy it is to communicate using email - so too does our Mother Club.
How do you know if they have your email address or not? If you are not already getting weekly emails from the Mother Club then they do not have your email address.
Please give them your address next time you are in the club.

Even easier ... why not send Sue an email now and ask her to use it to get your email address
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FRIDAY MINI TRIPLES RESULTS - held on 11th November
1st  E Frielander(s), S Glock, L Parsons.  3 - 20 +29
2nd R Hamilton(s), J Philip, J Ward.        3 - 17 + 27
3rd  L Roberts(s), D Fussel, S Roberts.   3 - 12 + 12

Nominated Games
Pac & Save Tamatea Green
K Ives(s),R Falvey, E McLaughlan. 6 + 16 (Game2)

HBSB Green
G Hocking(s), L Fitness, B Godber. 5 + 11(Game1)
Doesn't Bruce know he's three down? Ray, Bill and Rex
Jim can sit with us when he behaves himself
If you stare at an empty cup long enough
someone will come along and fill it up
You will recall the men's fours began back in September and two teams remained alive. Frank Grantham's team had two lives intact (Frank, Ray Falvey, Johnny Ward, Ewen McLauchlan). The other team was Graeme Hocking's with one life (Graeme, Ernie Friedlander, Richard Hocking, Lex Parsons).

Saturday saw the completion of this Championship event. Graeme's team beat Frank's in their first game so they had to play again in the final. Once again Graeme's team prevailed. Congratulations Graeme, Ernie, Richard and Lex on a well-deserved Championship win.

ATTORNEY:  Can you describe the individual?

WITNESS:     He was about medium height and had a beard

ATTORNEY:  Was this a male or a female?

WITNESS:     Unless the Circus was in town I'm going with male.
Taradale D. (Kevin Holmes, Lloyd Fitness, Dave Henderson)
Beat Oamaranui 23 – 2
Beat Bay View 23 -8.



If you are a member of a team you should all be dressed the same
(ie. all club shirts or all white shirts)

The men's singles continued on Saturday after completion of the Championship Fours above. Frank Grantham (who already had played two games of Fours) started with two lives while Jack Halka and Morris Williams each began with one. By the end of the day Frank had lost twice so that means the final will be between Morris and Jack at a date yet to be announced.
By the close of play on October 15th four teams had two lives - John Calnan/Don Neilson, Bruce Ferrick/Alan Ferrick, Barry Gardner/Geoff Taylor, Jack Philip/Robin Oates. Eleven other teams had one life.

Last weekend these fifteen teams continued the men's championship pairs and by the day's end three teams remained in contention. They were John Calnan/Don Neilson, Peter Thomson/ Darryl Le Caire and Jack Philip/Robin Oates.

Yesterday saw the completion of this event. John/Don and Jack/Robin played the semifinal - Jack and Robin won. They then went on to play the final against Peter Thomson and Darryl Le Claire. The winner of this Championship was Jack Philip and Robin Oates.  Congratulations Jack and Robin


Happy Birthday, Ernie Friedlander


The women's pairs started a month ago. After a day and a half bowling four teams were still alive. Colleen McLaughlin/Del Girven had two lives while three others had one life - Marie Fenton/Cheryl Simpson, Sheryl Glock/Barbara Exeter, Sue Brock/Maree Turner.

Yesterday Colleen and Del won against Sheryl and Barbara then Sue and Maree did the same against Marie and Cheryl. That meant Colleen and Del played the final against Sue and Maree. After a closely fought game Colleen and Del won by three points. Congratulations to Colleen and Del for winning this Championship for the second year in a row (yippee!! - I'm allowed to do that).

This was another championship that got under way last week - and will continue on December 17th
Seven women remain.
Two lifers include Sheryl Glock and Angela Boyd
One lifers include Colleen McLaughlin, Lynda Boyd, Sue Brock, Sherrill Taylor and June Taylor.
This began today with 22 teams. After four games this number had been whittled down to seven. Two-lifers include Bruce Ferrick and Ernie Friedlander. Those with one life are Peter Thomson, Allan Simpson, Phil Young, Don Neilson and Graeme Hocking.
Some of our members may not have seen the current UPSHOT magazine which is produced by Bowls New Zealand. If you are one of those and would like to see the magazine click the image on the left.

The manager of a large city zoo was drafting a letter to order a pair of animals. He sat at his computer and typed the following sentence: "I would like to place an order for two mongooses, to be delivered at your earliest convenience."

He stared at the screen, focusing on that odd word mongooses. Then he deleted the word and added another, so that the sentence now read: "I would like to place an order for two mongeese, to be delivered at your earliest convenience."

Again he stared at the screen, this time focusing on the new word, which seemed just as odd as the original one. Finally, he deleted the whole sentence and started all over. "Everyone knows no full-stocked zoo should be without a mongoose," he typed. "Please send us two of them."

Our Taradale Club restaurant staff, have very kindly offered, while we are in our enforced closure, to stay open so that the twilight bowlers can get a bistro meal after play on a Wednesday evenings. Last week only two members took advantage of this. We can't expect them to carry on doing that. Please give them your support.

On Sun 18th Dec. we are running our annual Xmas Ham tournament. This is a closed "member only" tournament sponsored by Russell Greer Motors. There is an entry sheet on the board at the shed. Just put your name down. We do the draw. We advise you to get your name down quickly as it is always popular. It is mufti, a 12:30 start and an entry fee of $6 which we collect on the day. Don't miss out.
Wilma Ennor has received a grant from Sport Hawkes Bay. With this she has purchased flip flops which will be valuable for coaching and practice of her Secondary School charges. Kindly she has allowed one set to be available to senior members and coaches. It is very important that those using them ensure all the bits and pieces are returned to their box after use. The flip flops are now in the Club Room ready for productive use.

As well from the grant we are to purchase sets of jacks for each green. These are legal for artificial greens; our others have not been apparently.

Wilma shortly takes her charges to Secondary School Champs in Christchurch. We wish them every success.

Giving someone all your love
Is never an assurance that they'll love you back!
Don't expect love in return;
Just wait for it to grow in their heart
But if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours.

It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone,
An hour to like someone,
And a day to love someone,
But it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

Dave Scott wants to play in the Men's Junior Pairs in January and he does not yet have a partner. If any Junior would like to join Dave in that Championship event please phone him on 8366176 (Dave's number in the handbook is incorrect)


When walking up the green try and keep to the middle.
Don’t encroach on the adjoining rink.
Remember the other players.




The speed that the bowl travels towards the head is generated by

-        the pendulum arm swing and

-        the forward body movement.

Bowl speed is both a mental process and a physical process.

Concentrate on how far then how fast – focus on the finishing point

Adjust the delivery speed according to the result of the previous bowl

If your bowl is too long you have to slow the delivery process down

If it is too short you have to quicken the delivery process

Speed of the bowl is controlled by arm speed which in turn controls body movement

Rick John Lucky Peter


The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt.

Little Jason interrupted, “My Mummy looked back once while she was driving,” he announced triumphantly, “and she turned into a telephone pole!”

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


QUESTION: Often during play a bowl from the neighbouring rink passes through “your space”. Can you stop the encroaching bowl? Do you have to let it pass through? Should you lift your bowl? What if the visiting bowl is going to pass through your head?

Law 28.6 Bowl displacement by a bowl from a neighbouring rink
If a bowl at rest on the rink is in danger of being moved by a bowl from a neighbouring rink, any player at the head can choose whether to:

·         lift the bowl at rest to allow the other bowl to pass and then replace it, as long as this action would not influence the outcome of the head; or

·         stop the bowl from the neighbouring rink. 

If, during a Singles game, a bowl at rest on the rink is in danger of being moved by a bowl from a neighbouring rink, the marker should stop the bowl from the neighbouring rink.

If a bowl that has been stopped was in its original course and was delivered on a bias that would have taken it back into its own rink, it should be replayed. 

As there has been a delay in some of the games being played due to weather, time constraints etc, the Junior Ladder Competition 1st round has been extended one week until Nov 20th.
For those who have yet to finish their group games please endeavour to have them completed by next Sunday.

A big-city lawyer was representing the railway in a lawsuit filed by an old farmer. The farmer's prize-bull was missing from the section through which the railway passed. The farmer only wanted to be paid the fair value of the bull.

The case was scheduled to be tried before a Justice of the Peace.

The attorney for the railway immediately cornered the farmer and tried to get him to settle out of court. The lawyer did his best selling job, and finally the farmer agreed to take half of what he was asking.

After the farmer had signed the release and took the cheque, the young lawyer couldn't resist gloating a little over his success, telling the farmer, "You know, I hate to tell you this, old man, but I put one over on you in there. I couldn't have won the case. The engineer was asleep and the fireman was in the caboose when the train went through your farm that morning. I didn't have one witness to put on the stand. I bluffed you!"

The old farmer replied, "Well, I'll tell you, young feller, I was a little worried about winning that case myself, because that bull came home this morning."

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