NEWSLETTER NO.7 – JANUARY 28th 2013
CONGRATULATIONS AND COMMISERATIONS.
Congratulations to Pat Horgan, Graeme Cooley and Ross Ellery in winning the
centre Open triples played on our greens a week ago. Commiserations to Bryan
Little, Ian Monaghan, Ron and Brian Henn on being runner-up (for the second
time) in the Taranaki Open fours.
Our own men’s open triples was won by Chris Barrett, Steve Toms and Eric
Watson over Pat Horgan’s trio.
Our first twilight bowls went to John Pene, Paul Joe and Margaret Taylor,
second were Gerry Firth, Ted Hodgson and Lorraine Vickers while third were
Des Rielly, Bruce Heaphy and Jean Rutherford.
Our second twilight bowls, held on Monday 28 Jan., went to Robyn McGregor,
Paul Joe, Eva Heinrich, 2nd Jim Owen, Pat Cohr, Basil Parkinson.
Chicken Friday results: 16.1.13. Ted Hodgson, Yvonne Crighton and Thomas
Tam, second were Gerry Firth, Paul Joe and Jenny Grammer and third were
Ian Crighton, Bruce Heaphy, Craig Morgan and Lesley Ward.
25.1.13: Meg Forno, Stan Wells, Trevor Smith 1st, Gerry van Rooyen, Paul Joe
and Basil Parkinson 2nd, Brian Grammer, Jim Owen and Anne Horne 3rd.
GOOD NEWS FOR LES:
One of the club’s most esteemed members Les Gimblett tells us that his health
scare was just that. A scare. He says he has had the all clear and that it one of the
good news stories of late.
MATES IN BOWLS:
It commenced last week with 19 teams and indications are that the enthusiasm is
still the same among the competitors. This is another piece of good news.
The field is filling towards the maximum we need of 80 teams to continue
the trend which has been part and parcel of this time-honoured tournament.
Already there are 78 entries but with the likelihood of drop-outs nearer the
time, it is always good to have a few extras to fill the likelihood of the inevitable
IT’S IN THE BAG:
Chippie tells us that he has plenty of prizes for the two draws for the first of
these on Friday evening. Be here between 6pm and 6.45 for the opportunity to
It is good to have the Army looking after us and we have reciprocated by having
them use our facilities recently. They will come again and expect challenges from
other units of the country’s defence forces. Some show the skills to adapt to the
bowling game and we welcome their presence.
DATE FOR SENIOR CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS COMPETITION:
Singles at Northern on 16th February:
Pairs at Terrace End of February 3rd and 9th:
Triples at Johnston Park February 10th & 17th:
Fours at Northern on February 2nd and 9th.
10yrs and under Singles and Pairs at Palmerston North on 20th and 21st April.
1 & 2yrs Singles and Pairs dates changed to 23rd and 24th March
This tournament was left out of the handbook but it will be played on 31 March
2013, commencing 1.p.m. It is a men versus ladies competition. An
entry sheet will be put up at the front of the men’s locker room where other
tournament entry sheets can be found.
Congratulations must go to Eva Heinrich and John Lahey following their recent