Unfortunately the weather continues to have its effects on our bowling calendar. Hopefully it will settle down soon. We have managed to get some disc draws played and the Mixed Fours are now almost at Post Section stage with one qualifying (bye round) game to be played. The next date for this event is 1st October. Post section play will commence approx. 12.30 pm.
The Men were able to complete their Interclub trials on Saturday and Sunday which went well.
Last Saturday the Women’s Hutt Valley Cup & Bowl events were played with the cup being played on the Indoor facility at Naenae and the Bowl at Upper Hutt. Well done to our Petone Central teams who came 3rd in the Cup and 2nd in the Bowl. Our teams were – playing at Naenae, Debbie, Dawn, Sharon, Kaye, Christine, Sandy, Marilyn and Jane, and at Upper Hutt – Robyn, Val, Bev, Marie, Jilly and Jean. The last 4 years these events were unable to be played because of bad weather so it was great that they took place this year.
Coaching corner: There was coaching for 1-5yr players on Sunday afternoon. Coaching for up to 5 year bowlers is programmed for 29th September at 5.30 pm (wet or fine) and for all players on Sunday, 1st October at 1.30 pm (wet or fine).
Our congratulations to Lorraine Hollow who has been included in the Hexagonal 1-5 squad to be played in Wanganui on Saturday, 30th September and Sunday, 1st October.
Entries close on 30 September for the Men’s and Women’s Championship Fours.
The Centre Mixed Pairs closing date is 9th October with play taking place 21st – 23rd October. To date no teams from Petone Central have entered this event.
We have recently had 2 bereavements – Lila Hosie (a former member of Petone, Central and Petone Central) and John Furness, a social member. We have now received news that Audrey St Claire has also passed away.
The 25th celebrations of the Petone Walk of Champions event, was successfully held on Saturday, 9th September. Our Life Member Joan Porter attended (accompanied by Marilyn & Paddy). Joan & Andy Leslie cut the cake. Joan had a wonderful time. In case you wondered – 3 plaques are laid during Heritage month in September to acknowledge sportsmen/women who have: (a) represented NZ while playing for a Petone Sports Club; (b) become a NZ champion while playing for a Petone Sports Club; (c) represented NZ whilst living in Petone and playing a sport that is not catered for in Petone; (d) retired from International sport.
Have you paid your subscription? They are due by 30th September.
We have had some members change their membership status this Season. If you change your status please let the Secretary know so that our database records are kept up to date. Because we were unaware of some changes they are incorrectly shown in the Handbook. Amendment lists will be put on the noticeboard.
Saturday 30th September is the date for the Hutt Valley Banner and Gough Shield. Details of teams are on the noticeboard. Selections are – Gough Shield, Paul Terry, Chris Carter, Graeme Henderson, Murray Yaxley, Paul Burns, Joe Hanson, Paddy Breslin, Brendon Nye, Ken Adam & Stu Harvey. HUTT Valley Banner – Dave Goodey, John Byrne, Brent Sellwood, Denis Pihama, Mark Stevens, John Battersby, Kevin Gutschlag, John Flutey, Byron Iles, John O’Brien, Alan McLeod, Bruce Hollow. Reserves are Peter Prichard, Jim O’Brien, Jana Rathnayake. Good luck/bowling to those selected.
Monday, 2nd October the Women’s Gee Shield have their first 2 rounds at Wainuiomata.
There has been a good response to the Super Sevens singles event and the names of those entered are on the Whiteboard. It is not too late to put your name down or delete your name but you must do so by 1 October.
The Women’s Interclub draws have had to be changed and the new draw is on the Board. Dave Hewitt has also advised that Petone PAK ‘N SAVE have agreed to sponsor the competition again. Each round the prizes will be allocated to the players recording the highest positive differential in the singles, Pairs and Fours, with all Premier and Premier Reserve sides eligible. In the event of a tie the winner will come from a ballot.
We must reiterate to all members that you must have your Membership Card with you when present at the Club when the Bar is open. If you forget it you must sign in. Failure to comply could mean a fine to the club, bar person and with the possibility of the bar being closed should a Licensing Inspector visit our premises. Also any guests at the Club must be signed in. If you sign someone in and leave before they do, they must then be re-signed in by someone else present.
Our thanks to Marie, Paddy, Jean & Dave for meeting with Bowls NZ representatives to give input to them on the Bowling Club initiative’s and social bowling activities. (Bowls NZ are doing a Census with all clubs in NZ to develop future strategies for growing the game in NZ communities)
New email addresses. Vodafone are exiting the email service with effect from 30 November and for those with Vodafone related email addresses need t change to another email service. Please advise us of your new email address.
Don’t forget our Sponsors – check your handbook or the list above the Bar in the Clubrooms which is yet to be updated.
What are you waiting for?
Petone Central Bowling Club came into being in June 2008 as a result of the merger between two former Clubs — the Petone Bowling Club and the Central Bowling Club. Both Clubs were well established in the Petone area with the Petone Bowling Club being inaugurated in 1897 and the Central Bowling Club in 1917.