Newsletter 13 -  17 November 2008

Women's North Island Chartered Clubs
What a great week it has been for the 400+ women who took part in the North Island Chartered Clubs Fours. The Mother Club buzzed on Sunday as competitors registered, socialised and were entertained. On Monday and Tuesday players were divided into 10 sections and each team played six games before dividing into three Post-Section categories; the Championship, Consolation and Plate.
Members from our club who took part were;
K Grainger W Ennor S Glock  B Falvey  
S Brock D Girven M Turner V McLauchlan  
W Mitchell V Ives C McLaughlin B Stuart 
F Johnson W Guatieri N Gardiner S Goffin 
A Dempsey  C Humphrey B Neilson M Dunnett 
M Parsons N Pedersen I Miller B Exeter 
J Haslett D Mitchell J Speakman S Taylor
Viv, Maree, Sue, Del
had the best overall result

Brenda & Anne Viv - winners are grinners Fay, Noeline, Colleen
Pete & Peg Les, Lois, Anne, Lilian Bruce, Eddie, Bernie Dave, Jacqui


Final Results of the Tournament
CHAMPIONSHIP 1st Manurewa Cosmopolitan Club Maralyn McLeod, Diane Harris, Alison Rennie, Linda Ralph
  2nd Tauranga Citizens Club Pat Bull, robyn davis, Kath Henry, Lynne Head
  3rd = New Plymouth Club Marlene Hayes, Miriam Koot, Gloria Palmer, Lorraine Inch
  3rd = Heretaunga Club Elaine Wiggins, Glenys Riddell, Lois Stewart, Margaret Wakefield
PLATE 1st Wanganui Cosmopolitan Club Robyn Evans, Diane Martin, Kathy Garrett, Lorraine Mangen
  2nd Porirua Club Linda Conley, Bernice Dawson, Pat Warren, Jo Climo
  3rd = Heretaunga Club Elaine Lange, Jane Paterson, Ineke Van Leeuwen, Val Leadley
  3rd = Taradale Club Sue Brock, Del Girven, Maree Turner, Vivienne McLauchlan
CONSOLATION 1st Havelock North Bowling Club Sue Belcher, Sue Ashton, Mary Hortop, Dale Roderick
  2nd Havelock North Bowling Club Liffy law, Pauline Craven, Dawn Clapperton, Yvonne Hunt
  3rd = Heretaunga Club Margarite Hurrelbrinck, Colleen Poots, Joyce Perry, Bev Oemcke
  3rd = Wanganui Cosmopolitan Club Brenda Maddocks, Rona O'Shea, Carolyn McLeod, Hannah Murray
Chartered club Ladies Fours Tournament  2008.
Now that the dust has settled and we are in wind down mode, I have put together a report. It appears to have been a success for  all concerned. Bowls Taradale was excellently represented to the extent of three teams out of seven qualifying in the main event. Congratulations must go to these three teams. Anne Dempsey, Sheryl Humphrey, Bernice Neilson, Nancy Dunnett. Julie Haslett, Diane Mitchell, Jean Speakman, Sherrill Taylor, Sue Brock, Maree Turner, Del Girvan, Vivien Mclauchlan. This team went on to win third equal place in the plate tournament. Special congratulations to them.
Many thanks  to all the other teams who, although some of us did not do so well, all contributed to the success of the tournament.
The winners of the consolation were Sue Belcher's team who beat her clubmate Liffy Law's team from Havelock North. This final was played in a very friendly way. The girls seemed to really enjoy their game.

Winners of the Plate were Wanganui, runner's up were Porirua. The winners of the main event were Manurewa, runner's up were Tauranga Citizen's club. Interestingly Manurewa is where the 2009 tournament will be held. The positive comments from the visiting teams were really encouraging and there appeared to be not much negativity.

Huge thanks must be given to Bruce Mitchell, Dave Kaye, Eddie Parsons and Les Stuart. Their part in running the actual bowls was critical. Without their expertise we would not have had a tournament. The greens and grounds were a credit to Alan and his team of  workers so many thanks must go to them. Also to all the volunteers who helped in the Club with dishes and teas etc. You have to have these people. The Man of the tournament has to be Bernie Menefy who achieved almost the impossible with the transport. He and his team made it look easy and the visitors were very impressed with how nothing was any trouble.

A huge thank goes to Irene Millar who stepped in at the last minute as secretary for Clubs N.Z. A.G.M. In conclusion we all must thank the Taradale Club, for without their support this tournament would not have been possible. So to Dave, Brenda, Donna, Kevin and all the staff, well done. You can only go from strength to strength with all the other tournaments for the other adjuncts in the future.

Thanks very, very, very much everyone.  
Val Ives
Gardner Shield
Continues each Monday. Players are to wear whites and games begin at 1.30 pm
Round 5 - Taradale v Napier @ Wairere on 17 November
1 v Wairere win loss      
2 v Port Ahuriri win loss      
3 v Omarunui win win      
4 v Bay View win loss      
5 v Napier          
Wise Words
Of all your troubles, great and small, the greatest are the ones that don't happen at all. Thomas Carlyle

Jean, Sherrill, Maree, Sue   Bernie waiting for the next Tui
Russell,  Craig, Viv
Men's Championship Pairs
We are so lucky to live in Hawkes Bay. The weather for the weekend's bowling was magnificent. Twenty three teams started early on Saturday morning and by the end of the day this number had been halved. Day 2 saw some spectacular bowling as the "also-rans" fell by the wayside. Skips for those remaining are: Murray Glassey (2 lives), Jack Halka and Bruce Mitchell (1 life). When this competition resumes Murray will have a bye while Jack plays Bruce for a position in the (potential) final.

Women's Championship Triples
Eleven women's triples teams fought out the Championship triples yesterday on our new B Green. From my observations the green is playing well and the standard was very high. The inclusion of school pupils in several teams is a healthy sign for our sport. By the close of play the following skips remain in the competition: Mandy Boyd and Sue Brock both have two lives. Skips with one life are Del Girven, Paula Evans, Julie Haslett and Fay Johnson.

It is a nice gesture to commend a good bowl of your opponent, and of a player in your own team; you will find that he will do the same to you. It is etiquette to admit a fluke in a good spirit, with such a remark as "We all get them, and they're very welcome when they come!"

Smooth Release & Straight Lines
In a copy of “Bowls” (August 2008) there is an article on coaching by Sharon Sims. The following few lines are important.

Success in bowls comes down to consistent execution of just two essential skills.

  • Smooth release (rolling the bowl away on its running surface)
  • Straight lines (delivering the bowl consistently down the intended line).

When introducing new players to the game these two skills are all we should be focusing on.

Happy 70th Noeline
Another of our bowling mates has reached an important milestone. All your friends at Bowls Taradale, Noeline, wish you a happy birthday today. We hope you enjoy your special occasion.
  The things people get up to when our backs are turned. Noeline the wee Scottish lassie with Ron the wild Highlander   Happy Birthday Noeline  

Things Aren’t Always As They Appear
(copied from Hubbard’s cereal clipboard)
A man was flying from Auckland to Christchurch. Unexpectedly the plane was diverted to Wellington. The air hostess explained there would be a delay and if the passengers wanted to get off the aircraft they would reboard in 50 minutes. 

Everybody got off except one lady who was blind. The man had noticed her as he walked by and could tell the lady was blind because her Seeing Eye dog lay quietly underneath the seat in front of her. 

He could also tell she had flown this flight before because the pilot approached her and calling her by name said, “Kathy we are in Wellington for almost an hour. Would you like to get off and stretch your legs?” The blind lady replied, “No thanks, but maybe Buddy would like to stretch his legs.” 

Picture this. All the passengers in the gate came to a complete standstill when they looked up and saw the pilot walk off the plane with a Seeing Eye dog! The pilot was even wearing sunglasses. People scattered. They not only tried to change flights some were trying to change airlines!

Trial Ends        Law 18.1  

Before the start of play in any game, or before continuing an unfinished game on another day, one trial end to be played in each direction

Domestic play, Controlling Body can limit number of trial ends to be played.

Trial ends to be played on rink game to be played on.

Each player to only use number of bowls that will be played per end in game.

Players can use any combination of bowls taken from different sets of bowls

Opponents of team that started first trial end should start second trial end.

The team that starts the first end puts mat down, delivers jack, distance does not alter during course of trial end.

When each bowl comes to rest the marker or any player can remove it and place it

     towards front of ditch.

If a bowl moves the jack, the jack should be replaced to its former position.

Gig, Ewen,Ray Bruce - always a good listener Eddie and Mike
Club Programme November  
Fri 14 Mini Hetero triples
Sat/Sun 15-16 Men's Championship Pairs
Sun 16 Women's Championship Triples
Sun 30 Men's Junior Singles,  Women's Junior Singles

Twilight Bowls (5.30 pm start)
Each Wednesday for the next four weeks - teams play one game of two bowl triples of 16 ends each night. Why not come down and watch?

Club-Only 2.4.2
Next Sunday November 23rd we are having a "club-only" 2.4.2
In the past when we have had these events they have proved very popular so why not make up a team?
Starting time is 12.30 pm, the cost is $5 and dress is mufti.
There is a sheet in the clubroom for you to write down your team

HB Centre Programme for November
17         Mon         Men's Gardner Shield
18         Tue          Umpires Hetero Three Bowls Triples
22.23    Sat/Sun    HB v Gisborne East Coast at Gisborne
24         Mon         Men's Gardner Shield
29.30    Sat/Sun    Men's & Women's Open Singles

Bowls Hawkes Bay November Newsletter
Have you read the November newsletter posted on the Bowls HB website?
To go to the site click here


Senior Men
Singles           Murray Glassey                    Gary Taurima
Triples            George Ngametua (Skip)    Graham Wagg (Skip)

Phil Young                              Dave Stevenson
Pat O’Neil (L)                         John Carthew (L)

Senior Women
Team Names      Olga Taylor, Jeanette Drieberg, Sue Mairs, Jane Paterson,

Vickie McNamara,  Raelene Cronin,  Wendy Jeffery,  Liffy Law

Development Men
Singles            Craig Faulknor                     Byron Brook
Triples             Barry Wakely (s)                   Barry Hanlen(s)

Peter Hickman                      Kevin Barron
Karl Sandbrook                     Joe Johanson  

Development Women
Singles            Mandy Boyd                             Mere Nepia
Triples             Litia Faiumu(s)                         Judy Richards(s)

Ngaire McKinley                       Angela Boyd
Pam Rowlands                          Sheryl Glock

Bowls Week - HUTT VALLEY (29 Dec - 4 Jan)
The Hutt and Silverstream Bowling Clubs cordially invite teams to enter for events in the Inaugural Hutt Valley Bowls Week. The Week is to replace the traditional Silverstream Triples and Hutt New Year Pairs with a mix of Bowls opportunities for both Men and Women.

We are also, with the generous assistance of the Hutt City i-SITE Visitor Centre, able to offer activities for partners, spouses and the “lay days” which will allow our visitors to take in some of the delights under offer in the Hutt. The proposal is that the Bowls Week will become an annual fixture in the years the Nationals are not being played in Wellington.

For more details click here

Thanks and Good Bowling
Bob Vine, HBC Chairman, Tel: (04) 9711192   Mobile: 021 510 682

Enter Now - Closing Soon
Club -
Men's Junior Singles,  Women's Junior Singles (played 30 Nov)

19 Nov - Men's and Women's Singles (played 29-30 Nov)
24 Nov - Women's Open 2 bowl triples (played 6-7 Dec)
25 Nov - Men's Open 2 bowl triples (played 6-7 Dec)