Bowls Taradale

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


Newsletter No 13 - December 4th 2011

held on Friday 2nd December.
1st D Neilson(s), M Downing, R Turner. 3 - 18 + 36
2nd P Thomson(s), J Calnan, L Gillon. 3 - 16 + 27
3rd W Parker(s), C Wilson, C Ireland. 3 - 15 + 22

Nominated Games
Pac & Save Green
V Ives(s), G Williams, B Neilson. 6 + 10 (Game2)

HBSB Green
G Hocking(s), R Hocking, B Godber. 5 + 5 (Game 3)
Havelock North was the venue for this year's Women's Fours. Vickie McNamara's team (Freida Tiedemann, Barbara Exeter and Marie Fenton) was the sole team from Taradale competing in this event and they are to be congratulated on reaching the last six. Well done!
MEN'S OPEN SINGLES - Well done Bruce Ferrick
Seven of our men took part in the Men's Singles over the weekend. Saturday's qualifying games were played on the Taradale, Napier, Wairere and Kia Toa greens. A measure of the growing strength of our club is that six Taradale men reached Post-Section on Day 2 including two who are still Juniors. Well done Dave Henderson and Richard Hocking (Juniors) along with Jack Philip, Bruce Ferrick, Jack Halka and John McLaughlin.

2.30 pm ... Dave Henderson, in his second game, was down 8-17 against a very experienced bowler and came back and won (21-17). What a man!

3.30 pm The semifinals have just started. Bruce Ferrick is playing Paul Sorenson while Barry Wakely is playing George Ngamatua.

Bruce won his game against Paul and George beat Barry. That means "Our Bruce" will play George in the final ... soon. Well done, Bruce.

"Cash, cheque or charge?" the cashier asked after folding items the woman wished to purchase.
As the woman fumbled for her wallet, the cashier noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse.

"Do you always carry your TV remote?" the cashier asked.

"No," she replied. "But my husband refused to come shopping with me, so I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him."

Anyone with a little book must be important wandabar!!! "Man does not live by bread alone"


If the lead has done his job the second can be called upon to play position bowls – and they can be the most difficult to play.  If the opposition lead has two on the jack the second may be called upon to play a firm shot to open up the head. So, the second has to be very versatile or his bowls will be wasted. He has to have a good draw shot, he must have accurate positional play, and he must be the possessor of a good firm shot. A second must never be short unless otherwise directed. An overdrawn bowl has a better chance of counting than a short bowl. In addition to playing the game the second is responsible for keeping the correct scores on the scoreboard. Any player that can live up to the above has a very important role to play in any team.

If you read last week's "Jack-Up" you will know the answers to the next question


QUESTION: If both of the leads incorrectly deliver the jack

     a.  Where is the jack placed?
  Where is the mat placed?
  In what order? (This question sometimes results in conflicting answers)

After the second improperly delivered jack, the jack is then spotted by the first skip on the 2m mark,

The mat is placed wherever the first skip directs it to be along the centre line spanning 2m from the rear ditch and 25m from the front ditch,

It does not matter if the jack is placed first, or the mat placed first.

Rule 23.2 and 23.3

23.2   If a player improperly delivers the jack, the opposing player should place the mat as described in law 19.1.1 and re-deliver the jack, making sure that it is centred, but the opposing player should not play first.

23.3   If the jack is improperly delivered once by each player in any end, it should not be delivered again in that end. Instead, it should be centred with the nearest point of the jack to the mat line being 2 metres from the front ditch, and the mat should be placed as described in law 19.1.1 by the first player to play.


It's true that we don't know what we've got
until we lose it
but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing
until it arrives


    Carry the bowls when returning them after a killed end. 
    Do not kick them up the green.


You are playing a game in which your bowl gets very close to, but not touching, the jack. Your opponent is standing on the mat about to deliver the next bowl when you notice (with your poor eyesight) that your bowl falls over and hits the jack.

Is your bowl a toucher or not?
Should you have timed how long it was since your bowl had stopped?
Should you see your optician?

LAW 24
A bowl is also a toucher if, after having come to rest:
24.2.1 it falls and touches the jack before the next bowl is delivered

If you want a badge with your name on it (cost is $5) please add your name to the sheet in the club house. Badges are in our club's colours and there is one on display for you to inspect. As soon as there are sufficient names Sue Brock will order the badges.



A policeman pulls over a driver for swerving in and out of lanes on the highway. He tells the guy to blow a breath into a breathalyzer.
"I can't do that, officer."
"Why not?"
"Because I'm an asthmatic. I could get an asthma attack if I blow into that tube."
"Okay, we'll just get a urine sample down at the station."
"Can't do that either, officer."
"Why not?"
"Because I'm a diabetic. I could get low blood sugar if I pee in a cup."
"Alright, we could get a blood sample."
"Can't do that either, officer."
"Why not?"
"Because I'm a haemophiliac. If I give blood I could die."
"Fine then, just walk this white line."
"Can't do that either, officer."
"Why not?"
"Because I'm drunk."

Lillian sent me a heavenly tweat (or twitter or twit) earlier this week in which she said she can't get over how colourful her garden is looking. She sends a special thanks to those few who tend it so lovingly. From her vantage point the greens and environs are looking so attractive.

Attention Junior Bowlers (repeated from last week)
A new section draw is in the club house. Please ensure games are completed by Saturday 31st December (earlier if possible). Unfortunately a few players may end up playing someone from the last round; this should be corrected next draw.
The Trusts Women’s Singles Final
6/12/2011 7.30pm SKY Sport 3

The Trusts Men’s Singles Final
13/12/2011 7.30pm SKY Sport 3

ComfitPro Men’s Triples Final
20/12/2011 7.30pm SKY Sport 3

ComfitPro Women’s Triples Final - this includes our own Mandy Boyd
27/12/2011 7.30pm SKY Sport 3

Note: The above details were true and correct as at 29 November 2011, however they could change due to circumstances beyond our control. Please consult TV listings to confirm viewing times.
TONG CUP (repeated from last week)
Junior bowlers should be giving consideration to getting a partner for the Tong Cup; this is a very prestigious junior only, hetero, 2.4.2 tournament held at Havelock North on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 January 2012.

This tournament has not been won by this club for over six years so let's make 2012 the year to win it!

• To enter contact Jan Hickman ph 8773179 or Greg Hodges ph 8773222
• For further information contact Dave Roberts ph 8452065.
Cameron, Margaret Les, Nancy Tianna, John
Summerset Graded Community Bowls (repeated from last week)
Will commence in the later part of January. This was outstanding fun last year. Goes over 7 Thursday twilight evenings. Grading is made on performance on the the first four evenings into sections of 4 teams. Rules are only one registered bowler allowed in team and they may not skip.

Club members are invited to get non bowling friends to make up a team with them.
More will be on the Notice Boards shortly.
Lucky Roberts organising and looks forward to some a good level of interest from the Club.

The happiest people

do not necessarily have the 'best' things

They simply appreciate the things they have.

CHRISTMAS HAM TOURNAMENT (repeated from last week)
Don't forget the Xmas Ham tournament on Sun 18th Dec. The list is also on the board in the shed. Remember this is a "members only" tournament and is a good fun day. Entry fee of $6:00 payable on the day, it is mufti and a 12:30 start. Shirley Goffin has also requested some help with donations for helping with the raffles. If you can assist with grocery items or articles that could be raffled please bring them along. There is a box in the shed where they can be placed. Your help is appreciated.
I am always impressed by the willing many who hold their hands up when asked to volunteer. Thank you to those men who gave their time to cut lawns, trim edges, sweep paths, etc to help make our greens look so attractive.

Your efforts are appreciated by all of us.

Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age.
Nothing does - except wrinkles.
It's true, some wines improve with age.
But only if the grapes were good in the first place.

A strong young man at the construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. He made a special target of one of the older workmen. After several minutes, the older worker had enough. "Why don't you put your money where your mouth is?" he said. "I will bet a week's wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that outbuilding that you won't be able to wheel back."

"You're on, old man," the braggart replied. "Let's see what you've got."

The old man reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then, nodding to the young man, he said, "All right, get in!"

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