Petone Central Bowling Club

February 2018 Newsletter

Champ Singles – we successfully completed this competition. The women’s winner was Debbie Hanna with Kaye Wong the runner up. The men’s winner was Paul (Ringo) Burns with Paul Terry the runner up. Well done to all.

The Janet Lynch Trophy event was held on 22 February at the Naenae Bowling Club. We had Patricia, Jean, Sharon, Dawn, Chris, Marilyn, Bev and Shirley selected to play in it. Unfortunately the Wellington teams won the day.

Centre Triples – qualifiers – we had 2 women’s teams (Dawn Cooper’s and Patricia Wishnowsky’s teams) and 1 men’s team (Murray Yaxley’s). Unfortunately none of them proceeded past their first game.

Community League has now started. We have received 18 team entered and the competition is going well. Many thanks to Paddy & Marie and also to Murray looking after the BBQ. We would like some club members to assist in running the BBQ. Please let Murray, Marie or Paddy know if you can assist.

Promotion/Relegation for Women’s Premier Division Interclub took place recently – Petone Central maintain their Premier position. Well done!

Our championship triples commence this weekend 9.00 am start, 3 rounds. There will be no caterers so please bring your own lunch.

Champion of Champion Singles are to be held on 10-11th March. We wish Debbie and Ringo good bowling and good luck. Ringo will be playing at Upper Hutt and Debbie at Stokes Valley.

Congratulations to Debbie, Dawn & Patricia on their selection to the Women’s Masters to be played at Central Levin on 12 & 13 March; and to Paddy for his selection to the Men’s Masters team to be played at Palmerston North the same weekend.

Diamond Buttons – all challenges have been played so Petone Central are the holders of this trophy until next season.

Green 2 is now undergoing maintenance work towards preparing it for the laser levelling.

Gibbons Trophy – Our teams were Bruce Hollow (Skip), Lorraine Hollow and Byron Iles; Doug Parker (Skip), Jim O’Brien and Glenda Grant. Reserve was Jill Johns. Both teams improved as the day went on. They were both in the third division and after both won their first game they had to play each other in the division final with the Bruce Hollow team winning 9 to 8 on the last bowl. The Club can be proud of both teams.

12th March is the date set for the return match with the Bob Scott home and away competition.

Trading Table – many thanks to both contributors and purchasers. However we could do with more contributions so if you are able to make some contributions to the goodies on sale it would be much appreciated.

The Rymans Over 60s Triples Gala was held at the Club on Monday, 12 February. The weather was good and we had 18 teams competing in it including several teams from other Clubs. Several visitors thanked the Club and said they would be back next year! Our thanks go to John and Sandra for their organisation of the day and to Marilyn for her sterling work in the kitchen. Also thanks to Kerry who prepared the lunch which was enjoyed by all. Many thanks to Rymans for sponsoring the event.

Men’s & Women’s Pennants are now complete. Our Mens Div 2 team won their Division, Div 3 were 4th equal. Our Women’s Premier & Div 1 teams ended up 5th; Div 2 3rd and Div 3 2nd equal. Well done to all our teams.

A friendly reminder from the Centre – when paying for your entry by Direct Credit, please remember to submit an entry form online. Payment of an event does not constitute an entry.

• It’s sad to grow old, but nice to ripen. – Brigitte Bardot
• Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Jack Benny
• Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed. Charles Schultz

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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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