Petone Central Bowling Club

April 2017 Newsletter

This is the April newsletter – running a week late!

The Champion of Champion Pairs & Triples were played over the weekends of 22/23 and 29/30 April.  Our women’s triples team of Chris Robson (S), Sandy Booth & Sheryl Young reached the quarter finals which they lost by 1 point on the last end.  It was a great effort ladies!  Unfortunately our men lost their first game.  In the pairs both our teams lost their first round games but well done on making it t the Champion of Champions.

The annual Rugby Bowls Tournament was held at our Club on Sunday, 30 April.  Once again it was a great success.  Many thanks to those club members who assisted with this.

The Easter 242 Pairs were played in some indifferent weather.  We had 5 women’s team qualify (Sharon/Robyn, Sandra/Dawn, Sandy/Bev, Patricia/Debbie, Chris/Val) and our men’s team (Ken Adam/Chris Carter) also qualified.  Sandra/Dawn and Chris/Val went through to the quarter finals whilst Patricia and Debbie went through to the Semi Final.  Ken and Chris also made it through to the semi finals.  Well done to both teams. And the others for their post section efforts

The semi final and final of the Mixed 242 pairs was completed with Paul Terry/Kaye Wong the winners and Ken Adam/Bev Smith the runners up.

The Community League concluded on 30 March.  This was a very successful event and only 1 game had to be cancelled due to the weather conditions.

This weekend it is the Champion of Champion 1-5 yr Singles being played at Naenae.  We have Marie Yaxley and Doug Parker representing the Club.  We wish them both good bowling and hopefully good success.  They both have byes into the second round

Also this Sunday it is the Jack & Jill competition at our Club.  This commences 9.00 am.  Bring your own lunch.  A light barbecue afternoon tea will be provided.  So ladies find yourself a Jack and men find yourself a Jill and enter what is always a fun event.  This event is open to all membership categories.

On Sunday it is the Hutt Valley v Kapiti 1-5 yr event.  We have two ladies from our Club selected – Marie Yaxley & Lorraine Hollow.  These games are being played at Upper Hutt.  In the event any of the participants are still in the Champion of Champion 1-5 yr singles that final will be deferred to another date.

Our greens will both be closed for winter maintenance from end of play this Sunday, 7th May.  (Green 2 is already closed.)

Our winter programmes are under way or getting under way.  Cards (500) have started on a Monday – 12.45-1.00 pm start – more players are very welcome and Indoor Bowls will commence on 25th May – names in by 1.15 and play commencing 1.30 pm.

Have you noted in your diaries that our Prize Giving is on 27 May.  Details in next weeks mail out.

A reminder that nomination forms are on the Board for Executive and Match Committees etc.  Please give serious consideration to agreeing to nomination and assisting with the running of the Club.  We need a good Management Committee and Match Committees, selectors etc otherwise we will struggle to run efficiently.

You are no doubt all aware of Brian Irwin’s death.  Brian will be sorely missed as he was such a willing worker for the Club.  Brian was the person who worked with Ross Schofer to do the lawns and edges around the greens.  This is definitely a 2 person job and we would dearly love someone to assist with this.  In the meantime we are having to pay a contractor to do this.

Our upgraded website is up and running.  It is a great improvement on our former website.  We will gradually be downloading information into this so please watch our progress ‘on line’.  Three people at this stage will be doing the input – Paul Terry, Heather O’Brien and Yvonne Horsley.


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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.

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Petone Central Bowling Club
Roxburgh Grove, Petone
Wellington 5046
Phone 04-568-6344

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