Petone Central Bowling Club

March 2017 Newsletter

The Men’s and Women’s Centre Triples were held over 25th 27th February.  Our women’s team of Chris Robson, Val Fitzmaurice and Yvonne Horsley made it through to the final only missing out by 1 point on the last end.  A great effort and thrill for our team.  Many thanks to all our supporters.

The Champion of Championship Fours were held at Silverstream on 18 – 19 March.  Our men’s team – Paul Terry, Brendan Nye, Paul (Ringo) Burns & Peter Pritchard went through to the semi finals – the best result the Club has had for a Men’s event.  Well done guys!!  Our ladies team went through to the Quarter finals.

The Masters competition was held on 21 March.  We had Patricia Wishnowsky, Dawn Cooper, Sandra Prichard and Margaret Connolly from our Club in the Hutt Valley team who won the event.

This weekend (2-3 April) the Champion of Champion Singles takes place at the Hutt Club.  We wish our players – Chris Robson and Brian Irwin – good bowling and good luck.  Anyone who is able to support them would be appreciated.

The Championship Triples were completed over the weekend of 25-26 March.  Results were: Men – Winners – Graeme Henderson (S), Bill Cruickshank, Gordon Murphy; and Paul Terry, Chris Carter, Brian Irwin were runners up.  Women: Winners – Chris Robson, Sandy Booth, Sheryl Young; and Debbie Hanna, Patricia Wishnowsky &Gerry Wakefield were runners up.  Congratulations to the winners and well done to the runners up.  Champion of Champions is set for 20-21 April.

With the weather that we have endured over this Bowling Season and re-scheduled Centre events, the Match Committee have had a very difficult task getting games scheduled and played.  We must all give them a great vote of thanks for their hard work and to our players for their cooperation..

Our Mixed 242 Pairs will hopefully be played this Sunday, 2 April at 9.00 am.

Women’s Gee shield Presentation Day is Monday 3 April at Petone Central.  Petone Central won the competition and will be hosting this event.  Weather permitting 4 games will be played as a Gala.  Details on Noticeboard.

The champion of Champion 1-5 yr Singles which was previously cancelled because of bad weather is now scheduled for 6-7 May.

Congratulations to Marie Yaxley who has been selected for the 1-5 yr Wellington v Kapiti event being held on 7 May.

The Community League was completed on 30 March.  Many thanks to all those members who assisted with the running of this competition.

Entries for the Centre Easter 242 close midday next Monday, 3 April so get your entries in!  We have 6 women’s teams entered to date and 1 men’s.

Anyone wishing to order a Club vest there is a picture of it and a list sheet for you to enter your name up on the noticeboard.

Club Dinner is being held on 31st March – approx 50 people will be attending.  A good time should be had by all.

Thank you to club members for bringing your empty Egg Cartons in.  The Food Bank is greatly appreciative of receiving these so please bring them into the Club and Yvonne will collect them and deliver them to the Bank.

Daylight Savings ends this weekend 1-2 April so don’t forget to put your clocks back 1 hour before going to bed Sat night.

Our AGM will be held at the end of June.  Nomination forms and Expression of Interest forms will be on the noticeboards over the next 2-3 weeks.  Please give serious consideration to being nominated.  Without a viable Committee our Club cannot survive.

If you have had a change of phone number or change of address please let us know as we will also be starting preparation for the next Season’s Handbook.


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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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