No 23


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Yesterday Margaret Packe and June Taylor (2 lives) played Cheryl Simpson and Joy Carter in the continuation of the Women's Championship Junior Pairs. What a close game it was! With three ends to go only one point separated the two teams but ... Margaret and June were able to lift their game and drew away to win. All four are to be commended on the level of bowling on display but special congratulations to Margaret and June on becoming our new Women's Junior Pairs champions.


LVA RESULTS - (played Mon. Tue. Wed at Port Ahuriri)
First:  Colleen Ferrick (Bowls Taradale), Lynn Stowe, Lois Stewart and Wendy Jefferys
Second: June Taylor, Grace Williams, Ann Dempsey and Sheryl Glock (all Bowls Taradale) - won the Henry Plate
Third: ?
Fourth: Colleen McLaughlin (Bowls Taradale), Barbara O'Brien,  Linda and Anthea (Taupo) - won the Betty Humphreys Plate


Finalists - Margaret, June, Joy, Cheryl

It's here

  • The Gala benefits all members of our bowls club 
  • Please leave items such as books and small items of bric a brac in the club shed.

For more information
please ring Sue or Maree.

Joy and Les June, Margaret, Olive, Tianna, Joy, Cheryl Johnny and Robin

Look who was spotted
taking part in the Art Deco celebrations this weekend

The seven man team to play at Palmerston North in the Inter-centre tournament against Gisborne-Manawatu-Wairarapa on March 4th.
Singles: Paul Harrison (Heretaunga)
Pairs: Bruce Stewart, George Ngametua
Fours: Tony Terry (Heretaunga), Phil Young (Taradale), Barry Wakely (Bay View), Dave Stevenson (Napier)
YOU'VE WON $1000
HBS Bank, which sponsors one of our greens, has a monthly Lucky Draw ... and guess who won??
You (or should I say your bowling club) was this month's lucky recipient.
Thank you, HBS Bank.

"Would you mind telling me, Doctor," Bob asked, "how you detect a mental deficiency in somebody who appears completely normal?"
"Nothing is easier," he replied. "You ask him a simple question which everyone should answer with no trouble. If he hesitates, that puts you on the track."
"What sort of question?"
"Well, you might ask him, 'Captain Cook made three trips around the world and died during one of them. Which one?'
Bob thought for a moment, and then said with a nervous laugh, "You wouldn't happen to have another example would you? I must confess I don't know much about history..."

(Bowls HB website)
Taranaki v Hawkes Bay 11/12th Feb at Palmerston North Bowling Club for the Eagle Trophy.
Winners Hawkes Bay 59 points Taranaki 45.

Women's White team 19 Taranaki 7
Women's Black team 11 Taranaki 15
Men's White team 13 Taranaki 13
Men's Black team 16 Taranaki 10

The outstanding player was George Ngamatea winning both his singles games. Our young players came through with flying colours making a good account of themselves. All of them have had a very good Rep Season. Venue and hospitality from Palmerston North Bowling Club was excellent as always.
The main idea in bowls is to accept what you cannot change
 and to keep trying to improve the things you can change


A big game hunter went on a safari with his wife and mother-in-law. One morning, while still deep in the jungle, the hunter's wife awakened to find her mother gone. She woke her husband, and they both set off in search of the old woman. In a clearing not far from the camp, they came upon a chilling sight. The mother-in-law was standing face to face with a ferocious lion. "What are we going to do?" his horrified wife asked. "Nothing," her husband replied, "The lion got himself into this mess, let him get himself out of it."


This tip was included in an earlier newsletter but the bush telegraph tells me foot faulting has been in the news recently ... perhaps it might be worthwhile to repeat it.

Do I throw myself off a cliff ... or share this with you?
At a recent coaching clinic Vickie McMamara, one of our club coaches, pointed out that I was foot faulting (and I thought I was perfect!!) When I start my delivery I sometimes have the heel of my anchor foot off the mat - and I bet I am not the only one!

Law 20.1 Before delivery a player should be standing on the mat with one foot fully on the mat.
At the moment they deliver the jack or a bowl, the player should have all or part of one foot on or above the mat

QUESTION: What are the responsibilities of “leads” in a game of bowls?
Law 37 The Lead
The lead of the team to play first in an end should: place the mat and deliver the jack and make sure that it is centred before delivering the first bowl of the end.


QUESTION: What are the responsibilities of “thirds” in a game of fours (or seconds in a game of triples)?
Law 37 The Third
The third can measure any and all disputed shots.
The third can tell the skip the number of shots scored for or against their team as each end is completed.



Bowls is a friendly game and all players should show sportsmanship and remember courtesy costs nothing.
When the game is over shake hands, be friendly and congratulate the winner.
All players should assist in returning mats, jacks and scoreboards at the close of play.


Bowls HB Men's Junior Pairs.
Sat 10th & Sun 11th March.
Entries close on the 29th February.
Entry Fee $30.
Bowls HB Women's Junior Pairs.
Sat 17th & Sun 16th March.
Entries close on the 7th of March.
Entry Fee $30.
Bowls HB Men's & Women's Junior Singles.
Sat 24th & Sun 25th March.
Entries close on the 14th March.
Entry Fee $15.

All entries to – Bowls H/Bay PO Box 8780 Havelock North 4157. Entry forms are on the club notice board for the singles and in the H/Bay handbook for the Pairs. These tournaments are the pinnacle for Junior Bowlers in H/Bay and we know our Juniors practise and put the hard work in so let’s have lots of our Juniors Bowlers enter and bring a Centre Title to Bowls Taradale.

Just in case some of you did not receive the President's Update a few days ago I am including a couple of items that were raised. Remember you will not receive any items from the Mother Club if you do not give them your email address!!!
  • Membership subscription renewals have been steady and a total of 1,100 members have taken up early renewal which will see the membership year be based upon a calendar year in future.
  • Following on from the Special Meeting held in November the Committee has been investigating the realisation of the surplus bare land adjacent the Bowling Green and car park. I can inform members that after seeking expression of interest we are currently in negotiations with Redshaw Homes Ltd for a proposed retirement village. The proposed sale of the land would not affect the operation of the Club and building of a retirement village would enhance the overall area and provide membership growth as services and facilities could be extended to residents. I will enlighten members when the sale is finalised and proceeds from sale will be used to retire debt.

Nine-year-old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday School. “Well, Mum, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. When he got to the Red Sea, he had his army build a pontoon bridge and all the people walked across safely. Then he radioed headquarters for reinforcements. They sent bombers to blow up the bridge and all the Israelites were saved.”
“Now, Joey, is that really what your teacher taught you?” his Mother asked.
“Well, no, Mum... But, if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never believe it!”

Some photos don't need a caption ... the camera never lies!!

Every moment you get is a gift. 
Spend it on things that matter. 
Don’t spend it by dwelling on unhappy things

Three Irishmen are sitting in the pub window seat watching the front door of the brothel over the road. The local Methodist pastor appears and quickly goes inside. "Would you look at that!" says the first Irishman. "Didn't I always say what a bunch of hypocrites they are?" No sooner are the words out of his mouth than a Rabbi appears at the door, knocks, and goes inside..  "Another one trying to fool everyone with pious preaching and stupid hats!" They continue drinking their beer roundly condemning the vicar and the rabbi when they see their own Catholic priest knock on the door. "Ah, now dat's sad." says the third Irishman. "One of the girls must have died.”

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