No 20


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New Rules and Objectives - Sunday 5 Feb 2012 @ 10:00am

The men and the women mirrored each other's performances this weekend
WOMEN'S SINGLES - two women reached the quarterfinals but got no further
MEN'S FOURS - two teams reached the quarterfinals but got no further
Five Bowls Taradale women entered - Angela Boyd and Colleen McLaughlin reached the quarter finals
Unofficially the Women's Championship winner was Natasha Grimshaw, Kia Toa (Runner up was Asi To'omata, Bowls Napier)
Five Bowls Taradale men's teams entered - Peter Turnbull's team (John Brock, Robin Oates, Allan Simpson) and Graeme Hocking's team (Dave Henderson, Lloyd Fitness, Bryan Godber) reached the quarter finals
Peter Turnbull told me one of our men's teams, which did not qualify, dropped an 8 ... but I find that hard to believe.
I was also told the same team beat one of the qualifying teams 17-1 (that I could believe!!!)


$18 per team

10.00 start

Friday 3rd February

Mike's got the heavy job Sue, Marie, Margaret and Sheryl at Havelock North Lyndsay and Ernie

A gentle reminder - our ladies gala is not too far away and with the preserving season in full swing an extra jar of jam or pickle can be put aside for our stalls. The Gala benefits all members of our bowls club so if there are any men who can contribute any craft work for our sales table we would be very grateful. Stalls will include books, plants, cakes, sweets, craft and small items of bric a brac. If you need any information please ring Sue or Maree. Many thanks.


Sandy began a job as a school counsellor and was eager to help the students. One day during recess, she noticed a girl standing by herself on one side of a playing field while the rest of the kids enjoyed a game of soccer at the other.

 Sandy approached and asked the girl if she was all right. The girl said she was.  
 A little while later, however, Sandy noticed that the girl was in the same spot, still by herself. 
 Approaching again, Sandy offered, "Would you like me to be your friend?"
 The girl hesitated, then said, "Okay," looking at the woman suspiciously.
 Feeling that she was making progress, Sandy then asked, "Why are you standing here all alone?"
 "Because," the little girl said with great exasperation, "I'm the goalie!" 



Do not expect to get the same results on windy days as you would hope to achieve on calm days. A bowl that is a metre from the jack in windy conditions will often be in the count. When playing with the wind at an angle to the green play around the clock. Do not have your bowl finishing directly into the wind or finishing with the wind directly behind it. This means that the wind should always be hitting the side of your bowl as it finishes into the head. This has less impact on the slowing bowl compared with the wind hitting its running surface. Remember if you want to understand how to play in windy conditions then get out and practise on windy days.

QUESTION: I was playing a game last week when one of our team had a toucher Ė but it was not marked. As we changed ends I asked why it was not marked and was told it was because it had hit another bowl before striking the jack. Is that correct ... or ... can it hit other bowls before hitting the jack?

Law 24 Touchers
24.1 A bowl in its original course which touches the jack, even though it comes to rest in the ditch within the boundaries of the rink of play, is a live bowl and is called a toucher. If a bowl in its original course does not touch the jack, it is called a non-toucher. 

24.2 A bowl is also a toucher if, after having come to rest: it falls and touches the jack before the next bowl is delivered; or in the case of the last bowl of an end, it falls and touches the jack within the period of 30 seconds that applies under law 40.1.

24.3 No bowl will be a toucher if it plays onto, or comes into contact with, the jack when the jack is in the ditch.

24.4 The position of a toucher in the ditch should be marked by a brightly coloured indicator not more than 50 millimetres wide and not more than 100 millimetres high, and which is fixed vertically either against the face of the bank or on top of the bank, immediately in line with the toucher. As well as the indicator, if the surface of the ditch is sand, lines can be drawn in the sand around the toucher. If the surface of the ditch is vegetation or synthetic, the lines can be drawn with chalk.

In other words - if a bowl hits other bowls before hitting the jack it is still a toucher



It is poor sportsmanship to distract the player on the mat as he is about to bowl. This can be done by talking so that the player may hear what is said. Distraction can also result from remarks by spectators or by movement by a player at the head.


Action may not always bring happiness,
but there is no happiness without action.



Why do scuba divers always fall backwards off the boat?.
Because if they fell forward they'd still be on the boat!!!


Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing,
you will be successful.

I have just invented a new word ... "chrischrisadrian"
 or should that be "twochrisadrian"
Bev Allan tells Les his bowl only just missed

is running a Single Entry Tournament

at the Omarunui Bowling Club

Monday 5th March

10.00 am

For more details
click the poster to enlarge


Four brothers left home for college and they became successful doctors and lawyers and prospered. Some years later they chatted after having dinner together. They discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly mother who lived far away in another city.

The first said "I had a big house built for Mum."

The second said "I had a hundred thousand dollar theatre built in the house."

The third said "I had my Mercedes dealer deliver an SL600 to her."

The fourth said "You know how Mum loved reading the Bible and you know she can't read anymore because she can't see very well. I met this preacher who told me about a parrot that can recite the entire Bible. It took twenty preachers 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000 a year for twenty years to the church, but it was worth it. Mum just has to name the chapter and verse and the parrot will recite it."...the other brothers were impressed.

After the holidays Mum sent out her Thank You notes.

She wrote: " Milton, the house you built is so huge I live in only one room but I have to clean the whole house. Thanks anyway."

"Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home, I have my groceries delivered, so never use the Mercedes. The thought was good. Thanks."

"Michael, you gave me an expensive theatre with Dolby sound, it could hold 50 people, but all of my friends are dead, I've lost my hearing and I'm nearly blind. I'll never use it. Thank you for the gesture just the same."

"Dearest Melvin, you were the only son to have the good sense to give a little thought to your gift.

The chicken was delicious. Thank you."

Love, Mum


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