Newsletter 14 -  24 November 2008

Results Club-Only 2.4.2
Yesterday afternoon members almost filled both greens in a club-only 2.4.2. Hot breezy weather made bowling a little tricky but those who took part enjoyed the three games they played. Bruce Mitchell had just come off a very busy week (Chartered Clubs & Club Champs) yet he took time out to organise this. Thank you, Bruce. Thanks also to Wanda for baking and icing a beautiful cake as the prize in a special raffle which was won by Del.

Gardner Shield
Continues each Monday. Players are to wear whites and games begin at 1.30 pm
Round 6 - Taradale v Bluff Hill @ Bluff Hill on 24 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 win loss      
6 v Bluff Hill          
Wise Words
Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them, but do not let them master you.
Hellen Keller

Refuelling Depot


The person on the head has no right to tell the Skip what to do. He may advise him if the head has been altered after the Skip has left it, but he must not control his play. The Etiquette in this case is to remain silent until the Skip asks for advice.


Fluid Intake
If you want to maintain maximum concentration during a game of bowls it is important you keep up your water intake. This becomes even more critical when playing for lengthy periods. "A sip on the water bottle every second end" is a good suggestion. Avoid alcohol because it is a diuretic (increases unwanted dehydration).


"There's nothing wrong with saying hard luck!
Just learn to do it without the snigger."

The Law

Law 35            Possession of the Rink
Possession of the rink will belong to the player or team whose bowl is being played. As soon as each bowl has come to rest, allowing time to mark a toucher, possession of the rink will transfer to the opposing player/team. On end changeovers, do not walk in front of the player whose bowl is in motion until it has come to rest, as this player/team still has possession of the rink. The player may give you permission to do so, up until then you are to follow behind them.

Millars Bruce enjoying a chance to sit down and rest Hockings

Club Info

Club Programme November  
Sun 30 Men's Junior Singles
  30 Women's Junior Singles

The following two Singles events will depend on HB Centre results on Saturday. If any competitor below still qualifies on Sunday for a HB Centre event that will take precedence.

Men's Junior Singles
This competition continues next Sunday, Nov 30th. Two bowlers are still undefeated (Dave Jenkins and Pete Townrow). Those with one life remaining included Morrie Shirley, Graeme Gardiner, Russell Turner, Gary deRidder, Dave Roberts and Bill Ripley.

Women's Junior Singles
This will be the first day of competition

Twilight Bowls (Wednesday 5.30 pm start)
Only three weeks left. Why not come down and watch?

Bowls HB

HB Centre Programme for November
24         Mon         Men's Gardner Shield
29.30    Sat/Sun    Men's & Women's Open Singles

Roly and Bill Paula and Bernice Allan, Ray and Allen

Bowls Week - HUTT VALLEY (29 Dec - 4 Jan)
(Reminder No 2)

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

Entries Entries - Closing Soon
Club -
Men's Junior Singles,  Women's Junior Singles (played 30 Nov)
Men's Junior Pairs, Women's Junior Pairs (played 7 December)

24 Nov - Women's Open 2 bowl triples (played 6-7 Dec)
25 Nov - Men's Open 2 bowl triples (played 6-7 Dec)