The Village Green — April 2019 Newsletter
A recap of events over April:
Champion of Champion Events:
- Triples. Our women who had played brilliantly to make it to the semi finals just couldn’t get to grips with the outside green at Naenae and unfortunately lost their game to Naenae Women. Our men had an excellent game but were unlucky to lose their first game by 1 point on an extra end.
- 1-5 year Junior Singles. Lorraine played wonderful bowls in a tight game and was very unlucky to lose the game by 1 point. Byron had a tough game but fought back well right to the end.
- Sharon & Kaye went through to the quarter finals but lost their game in a hard fought game to Tawa – the eventual winners. Ken & Chris (a replacement for Paddy) went through to the semi finals and were very unlucky to lose the game to Eastbourne.
Men’s & Women’s Easter 2-4-2 Pairs. We had 4 qualifiers who all went into the quarter finals – Ken/Chris, Sharon/Robyn, Sandy/Sheryl, Patricia/Debbie. Despite the great bowls they continued to play none went through to the semi finals.
Gibbons Trophy: 6 of our Juniors played in this event. Unfortunately they were unable to proceed to finals. Many thanks to Bruce, Lorraine, Glenda; Byron, Jim, & Dave for their efforts.
Once again we must say what wonderful support our club members have given to our players in the above events. Thank you everyone.
Gee Shield – Petone won the Shield for this season. Well done to all who played in it each month.
Rugby Tournament – held annually – was once again a great success.
Green Two: We have had advice from Turfculture and we are now going into the winter programme. From now until August – September we will fertilise and mow the green. Seed has been purchased and the patches on the green will be re-sewn in early spring. Turfculture are confident we will be bowling on green two by December! Many thanks to all those who have helped on Green 2 preparation etc.
Executive Nominations: A reminder – we are currently seeking nominations for the Executive Committee and also various other Committees. It would be great to see more club members get involved with some of these.
The Annual Jack & Jill competition which is scheduled for 4th May. This event is open to all categories of membership. For those who have put their name down to have breakfast at the Club it is $8.00 pp and is at 8.30 am. Bowls commence at 9.30 am.
There is also a list for entries into our Pak’nSave Gala – to be held on 11th May.
As our winter activities are about to start – later in May – cut off for mid week points will be 17 May.
Tournament Review Committee Last week’s mail out gave important details on recommendations from this Committee – a copy of these is on the notice board at the Club. These cover suggested changes to Interclub format, Open Fours, Bowls3Five, WKWM, Open Singles and Greens allocations. Hopefully you have all read them. Please let a member of the Executive Committee know if you have any comments or recommendations regarding them. These are needed by 5 May. (If you want the paper resent to you please let Yvonne know)
Once again many thanks to those members who regularly somehow find the time to come and mow the lawns and do the garden. Our surrounds always look so good thanks to their efforts.
Naenae Autumn and Winter Disc Draws – Steve McNulty (Indoor Manager) has sent details of their programme. These will commence on 6 May 2019 and will wind up at the end of August 2019. – see the Notice on our Club board.
In August last year, animal rescuers in Britain noted a surge in requests to rescue “drunken” seagulls. Various RSPCA centres across the UK took in inebriated gulls in their droves. The cause of this anomaly was put down to the birds discovering discarded alcohol left on beaches. A spokesperson for the RSPCA said ‘although some have looked terrible, most recover after a day’s reset and rehydration’.
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.