Newsletter 23 -  23  February 2009

Kittyhawk regional playoffs
Congratulations Richard Hocking and Mandy Boyd for securing places in the National Kittyhawk (under 20years) finals to be competed for at the Pakuranga B.C, Auckland, at Easter..

Champion of Champions

  • The men's fours COC (Barry Hanlen, Morris Williams, John Hanlen, John McLaughlin) was played at Omarunui and our team reached the semifinals. The final between Omarunui and Bay View was won by Bay View 16-11
  • The women's singles COCwas held at Kia Toa. Mandy Boyd won her first two games.

Men's Junior Pairs - Peter Townrow (s) and Gary deRidder beat Dave Roberts (s) and Dave Jones

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents
works his tail off to develop them into skills
and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.

Bowls should not be dropped on the Green.
Bowls should not be kicked in until the shot has been decided.
Don't delay the game.
Don't wander around or move about the head when a player is about to deliver a Bowl.
All Bowlers should know the laws of bowling

Unless you are asked by your skip to roll the jack a specified distance, endeavour to send it to a length that suits you Ė and continue to do so unless asked to change. If your skip gives instructions to roll it a certain length you must try to obey.

You now have the job of getting the bowl as close to the jack as possible. After an end or two you may decide to use just one side of the green, that is, forehand one way and backhand the other because the width and pace of the green will be much the same both ways. If you make that decision donít change during that game. A lead should become machine-like. When you do it is very satisfying but you cannot maintain consistency if you chop and change from one side to the other.  If a bowl close to the jack looks in the way more often than not you will miss it. If you go inside it you will get shot, if you go around it you could get shot and if you rest it you will have at least a good second shot. And no skip will be unhappy with a good second shot. There are other players to follow you and it isnít the end of the world if you donít get shot, but by staying on the hand you know you will have a better chance of getting a close bowl. There are others in your team. Your job is to get your bowls as close to the jack as possible.

Scoreboard v Scorecard (who does what?)
If you are playing in a competition in which both scorecards and scoreboards are being used Law 37.3 has this to say: (I have condensed it a little)

If a scoreboard is used as well as a score card, the second of the team which won the toss for opening play should update the scoreboard and the opposing second should deal with the score card.

inner of toss = Board
Loser of toss = Card ..... Think of the girl's name "Elsie" (or LC)   L=loser C=Card

Happy 70th Lex

Les, your bowling mates hope your 70th went well yesterday
 and wish you "good bowling" for many more years

A questionaire concerning Roll-ups on Saturdays has been posted on the noticeboard. Some suggestions have been made and you are encouraged to add to the list before a decision is made. If you are a regular Saturday bowler please give it urgent consideration.

A passenger in Dave's taxi leaned over to ask him a question and tapped him on the shoulder. Dave screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the curb, and stopped just inches from a large plate glass window.

For a few moments everything was silent and then still shaking Dave said, 'I'm sorry, but you scared the Hell out of me!'

The frightened passenger apologised to Dave and said he didn't realise a mere tap on the shoulder could frighten him so much.

Dave replied, 'No, no, I'm sorry, it's entirely my fault. Today is my first day driving a cab..... I've been driving a hearse for the last 25 years.'

Havelock North has a new website. It has been in use for some time but I have just discovered it. The site has lots of useful information on it and is up to date. If you get a chance take a look. Click
here or click the link at the top of this page.

Club Days - Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.  Names  in by 12.45pm.


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27th - Open Hetero Mini Triples
28th - Women's Championship Fours -
Two teams are undefeated; those skipped by Mandy Boyd and Wendy Mitchell. One-lifers include Lois Hook, Sue Brock and Fay Johnson. When this championship continues  Mandy will play Wendy, Fay will play Lois. Sue will have a bye.
THIS WEEK - Centre
26 NZCT Triples playoff  - at Gisborne
27 NZCT Fours playoff - at Gisborne
28 Interclub 7's playoff  - at Gisborne

1  Intercentre Playoffs  - at Gisborne
2  NZCT Pairs playoff  -at Gisborne
3  NZCT Singles playoff  -at Gisborne