Newsletter 20 -  5  January 2009


Club Events Men's Championship Triples
This championship began just prior to Christmas and by day's close six  teams remained in contention. Teams skipped by Rolly Hoare and Murray Glassey have two lives. Jack Halka, Lex Parsons, Frank Grantham and Phil Young each have one life. This competition will continue on Jan 10th
  Women's Championship Fours
This event begins next Saturday - we wish all participants "Good Bowling"
  Open Hetero Under/Over 10 years 2x4x2
On Sunday 11th Jan the club is holding its annual Open Hetero Under/Over 10 years 2x4x2. Each team must contain one player who has played for under 10 years and one who has played for 10 years or longer. If you haven't entered a team yet do so now.
Results Gardner Shield
The Hastings Zone of the Gardner Shield had been won by Havelock North while Bowls Napier won the Napier Zone. These two zone winners recently fought out the final. Congratulations Bowls Napier who are this season's Gardner Shield holder.
  Mandy and Angela and Jack and Gerald at the Nationals
(from Bowls HB website)
Although only a small contingent of Hawke's Bay bowlers have made the trip to Auckland to compete in the Bowls New Zealand National Tournament, they have certainly made their presence felt. Mandy and Angela Boyd (Bowls Taradale) each qualified for post section play in both the singles and pairs, and Jack Halka (also Bowls Taradale qualified for singles post section play.  Byron Brook and Dave Porteous (Bowls Heretaunga) and Liffy Law and Susan Belcher (Havelock North) qualified for the Pairs post section.     Well done Girls 'n Guys!

Gerald Taylor is there also -  and (I think) has reached post section play in the singles

Kaaren Guildford (Johnsonville) beat Mandy Boyd (Taradale), 21 – 20.         
Angela Boyd (Taradale) beat Jean Huxtable (Kaitaia), 21 – 15

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Set realistic performance goals
Practise the skills
Expect to perform up to your current abilities
Be in good physical condition
Measure success in terms of your goals (not in terms of winning)
Use positive self-talk
Act confidently
Trust yourself
Embrace competition – it is the reward for practice
Mistakes happen - learn to deal with disappointment


The friendliness of Bowls is not advanced by the tendency in some clubs towards cliquism. This behaviour is not in the best interests of the club, is opposed to the etiquette of the game, and should be avoided.


Happy 54th Wedding Anniversary

Margaret and Bryan Jones
- last week -


Your bowling friends
congratulate you
and wish you
many more years
The Law
Responsibilities of the Skip 
Law 37        (abbreviated)
  • The skip will have sole charge of the team and all players in the team should follow the skip’s instructions.

  • The skip should decide all disputed points with the opposing skip

  • If the skips cannot reach agreement on any disputed point, they should ask the umpire to make a decision. The umpire’s decision is final.

  • If there is no umpire, the skips should choose a competent neutral person to act as the umpire.

  • Skips can, at any time, delegate their own powers and any of their own duties to any other members of the team as long as they tell the opposing skip immediately
"Every time they take my photo I close my eyes," says Geoff Terry, Bruce and Ivy Neighbourly chat
Phone No John Calnan has a New Phone Number
Please note John has a new phone number - 8435570

My Mother Taught Me all I Know
'If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.' 

My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
'Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident.' 

My mother taught me IRONY.
'Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about.'

My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
'Shut your mouth and eat your supper.' 

My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
'Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!'



You may have read the above article in the recent Bowls New Zealand Magazine and asked yourself what has this got to do with Bowls Taradale? Well your Committee feel that it is important to the future existence and development of the Club. One key issue is related to the future funding of the Club, especially in the form of grants from Trusts, without a well prepared Club Plan funding from such bodies will be difficult if not impossible to obtain.

Your Committee believe that it is essential that we produce a detailed plan to cover the next 5 year period and would welcome participation by as many members as possible in the development of the Plan.

If you wish to participate in the process you are invited to attend a meeting at the Club on TUESDAY 20th JANUARY 2009 at 7.00pm.

  Men's East Coast Chartered Clubs Tournament

No one has entered a 2nd team yet so ..... if you are serious see Bruce Mitchell NOW

March 11, 12, 13 2009 @ Heretaunga Club, Hastings
Bowls Taradale has been allocated TWO entries in this Men's Fours tournament
Our committee has allocated one entry to Ross Hamilton and his team (always a regular participant over the years)
The other placement is "up for grabs"

Bowls NZ

Club Programme

Club Programme January
Fri 9 Open Mini Hetero Triples
Sat 10 Men's Champ Triples
Women's Champ Fours
Sun 11 Open Hetero Under/Over 10 years 2x4x2
Fri 16 Open Mini Hetero 2x4x2
Sun 18 Men's Colt Singles
Women's First Year Singles
Fri 30 Open Mixed Earthquake Triples

Centre Programme

HB Centre Programme for January
2.14      Fri/Wed      National Open
17.18    Sat/Sun      Mixed Open 2x4x2  - ENTRIES CLOSE ON WEDNESDAY 7th JAN
24.25    Sat/Sun      Men's & Women's Open Fours
27        Tue             Women's Central Fours
31        Sat/Sun      Men's & Women's Interclub