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Newsletter No 4 - September 19 2010


Sat 25

1.00 p.m.

Women's Champ Pairs 


Sat 25


 Women's Interclub all Divisions

Centre Opening
Last Wednesday Bowls Hawkes Bay had their Opening Day using our greens. Brilliant sunshine helped ensure a pleasant time for all of the 120 bowlers who came to celebrate the season's opening. We hope the following months continue in the same vein for all bowlers in our region.
President, Dave Kaye, welcomes everyone Play begins

There has been some discussion/concern among members surrounding a decision your committee has made relating to our greens and availability for the upcoming weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of October. While your committee is fully aware that there was a resolution passed at an AGM that there should be a green available for "roll ups", there are also circumstances that arise where a considered decision has to be made and some understanding given for "bending the rules".

As it is early in the season and a lot of "natural" greens are still not up to the state where they can manage heavy traffic, we, with our all-weather facility can. We were approached by Bowls H.Bay to see whether we could host the mixed 2x4x2 championships, which were unable to be held last year for this very reason.

After lengthy discussion by your committee it was felt that, given the opportunity to get payment, albeit relatively minor, and the financial situation of the "Mother Club" and providing we could ensure that there was a green available for our club members to "roll up" that we would agree to host the competition.

We approached Bowls Napier as we felt that a lot of our very new members do not get an opportunity to play on grass and might appreciate the chance to have a non competitive experience on natural greens. Bowls Napier were extremely happy to host us and we thank them for their generosity. We felt that by offering this alternative we in some way are still fulfilling our commitment to providing a green for members to have their roll up.

We hope you view this decision in the same light as we did, as we felt it was in the best interests of our sport.

Craig Ennor
Club Captain

18/9 v Omarunui Loss v Waipawa Loss v Kia Toa Win-Win-Win
25/9     v Port Ahuriri      
9/10 v Heretaunga A   v Havelock North B   v Havelock North  
16/10     v Heretaunga B      
6/11 v Bay View   v Napier B   v Omarunui  
20/11 v Napier A   v Bluff Hill   v Heretaunga  
11/12 v Havelock North A   bye   v Bay View  

ORDER OF RESULTS FOR 7'S - Singles, Pairs, Fours

TDL A     TDL B   TDL C   TDL D   7's Div 1   7's Div 2  
18/9 v Napier A Win v Napier B Loss v H,Nth C Win v Port Ahuriri Win v Heretaunga Loss-Loss-Win v H Nth Loss-Win-Loss
9/10 v Bay View   v Heretaunga   v Omarunui   v Napier D   v Port Ahuriri   v Waipawa  
6/11 v Omarunui   v Bay View   v Port Ahuriri   v Napier C   v Napier   v Bay View  
20/11 v Heretaunga   v Bluff Hill   v H.Nth D   v Omarunui   v Bay View   v Napier  
11/12 v H.Nth A   v H.Nth B   v Napier D   v H.Nth D   v H.Nth   v Bluff Hill  
15/1         v Taradale D   v Taradale C   bye   v Heretaunga  
22/1         v Napier C   v H.Nth C   v Omarunui   v Kia Toa  
Two days ago I had a phone call from Steve Pearce, Toast Computers, in Carnell St. He is impressed by the number of bowlers who have patronised his business and wants to show his appreciation. He has kindly offered to give Bowls Taradale a brand new computer, worth $1000. The club will decide how this might best be utilised - possibly as a raffle prize to raise money for our club. I will let you know the outcome when a decision is made. This is yet another reminder to please support our sponsors.
Results from Bowls Taradale Summer Triples played on Friday 10th Sept.
1st.  R. Hoare, K. Holmes C. Downing
2nd  C. Ireland, N.Nepia, W. Parker
3rd   P.Turnbull, D. Kaye, E.Parsons
Nominated game A Green - M. Geldard, M. Fenton, I. Newbold
Nominated game B Green - J. Richards, T. McGurk, L. Hampton
Lucky team - L. Bateman S. Caccioppoli J. Hager
Dave, Don, Chris, Jim Bev, Del, Anne

It is important you develop your own pre-shot routine.

This will help ensure a consistent and accurate delivery.

           Decide on the type of shot (draw, run, drive, yard on, etc)

           Stand 1m behind the mat

           Position the bowl in the hand

           Select an object on the far bank which will help get your focus point

           Move onto the mat

Billy and Jim Alan and Bruce Cameron and Peter

Question: Do I have to stand with both feet on the mat before I deliver a bowl?
Law 20  Position on the mat   

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.

Bowls HB Coaching Programme
(Bowls HB website)
An extremely popular and successful 2010 coaching programme concluded at Bowls Heretaunga last Thursday evening. An average of approximately 25 players attended each clinic, and the coaching staff must be delighted with the noticeable improvement of all participants.

Can you count all the Bowls Taradale people in the photo (at least six)?

This six-lesson programme began last week - five lessons to go
Anyone can turn up. You do not have to attend all lessons. You can start/stop when you like.
Lessons will be basic but hopefully helpful.

Tuesday    10.00 - 11.00   Sept 21
Thursday   10.00 - 11.00   Sept 23
Tuesday    10.00 - 11.00   Sept 28
Thursday   10.00 - 11.00   Sept 30
Tuesday    10.00 - 11.00   Oct 5
People play bowls for enjoyment.
It will be more satisfying if you are mindful of your opponents.
Be ready.
Always be on time for the start of play and for the start of each game.
Start and finish a game with a handshake.
(Reminder No 2)
Bowls Taradale is running a Cabaret and Dance evening on Saturday November 20th with music from the 60's. It is our effort to help support the Mother club. Pencil it in on your calendar, try to encourage as many as possible to come along and make up a group yourself. You will not be disappointed.

Intelligence v Wisdom
A good lead shows intelligence and promise when he can
spot a flaw in his skip's bowling.
He shows wisdom as well if he refrains from pointing it

The room was full of pregnant women with their partners. The class was in full swing, the instructor was teaching the women how to breathe properly and he was telling the men how to give the necessary assurance to their partners at this stage of the pregnancy.

She said, "Ladies, remember that exercise is good for you. Walking is especially beneficial. It strengthens the pelvic muscles and will make delivery that much easier!" She looked at the men in the room, "and gentlemen, remember -- you're in this together --- it wouldn't hurt you to go walking with her."

The room got very quiet as the men absorbed this information. Then a man at the back of the room slowly raised his hand.

"Yes?" answered the teacher.

"I was just wondering. Is it all right if she carries a golf bag while we walk?"
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