The Village Green
October 2018 Newsletter
A recap of events over October:
The first round of Interclub was held with mixed results for our teams. A reminder that teams selected – all bowls must either have decals or no decals but they must all be uniform. Sets of decals are available on the table outside the office.
Championship fours have almost been completed with only the semi final and final of the Women’s remaining to be played – these have been postponed because of ill health of some members of the 3 teams who qualified.
The Men’s Championship Fours final was held on 28th October. It was a very close game with both teams on 14 points going into the final end. The winners were Graeme Henderson’s team – Graeme, Dennis Pihama, Bill Cruickshank and Kevin Gutschlag. Runners up were Ken Adam, Chris Carter, Bruce Hollow and Mark Stevens. Congratulations to the winners and well done to the runners-up.
The Centre Mixed Pairs have been held. Unfortunately none of our teams qualified despite some very good games.
Round 3 of Interclub were held on 27th October – results were: Men: Premier Reserve 2 won the Fours and Pairs but lost their singles; our Eights lost the 3 bowl pairs but won the 242 and the Fours. Women: Premier team won their Fours, Pairs and Singles; whilst Premier Reserve Team won their Fours but lost the Pairs and Singles.
Round 1 of the Men’s Pennants was played on Wednesday, 24th October. Division 1 lost their game against Hutt; Division 3 drew with Hutt 4; and Division 4 lost to Stokes Valley.
Round 2 of the Men’s Pennants was played on 31st October. Our Division 1 won their game against Stokes Valley; Division 3 won their game against Upper Hutt ; Division 4 won their game against Naenae. Well done.
The first rounds of Ladies Pennants due to be played on 1 November has been postponed due to the weather. Rounds 1 and 2 will be played on one of the postponement days. Rounds 3 & 4 are scheduled for 8 November.
The next round of Interclub is on 10th November. Watch the Board for team selections.
The Men’s Junior Singles will also be held on the afternoon of 10th November. Both Men’s & Women’s Junior singles will be held on 11th November.
Team selections – Interclub & Pennants. With more members available for selection than the number of teams entered in these competitions it is inevitable some members will not be selected every time, whilst it is disappointing when we miss out please bear a thought for the difficult task the selectors are faced with.
The first Women’s Diamond Buttons challenge (from Wainuiomata) will be held on Friday, 2nd November at 10.00 am.
Other upcoming events are Women’s Gee Shield on 12th November and the Women’s Prestige Pairs commence on 13th November (at Silverstream) – we have 3 teams entered: Sharon & Val, Chris & Lynda and Dawn & Sheryl.
Congratulations go to Gerry Wakefield who was selected in the Wellington team for the Blind Bowls Nationals in Dunedin which was held over Labour Weekend.
Community League bowls starts on Nov 8th through to Dec 6th 2018, then Jan 31st through to Feb 28th making for a total of 10 nights.
The Centre Singles are on 3 – 5 November. We have no women competing this year but have 3 men – Chris Carter, Paul (Ringo) Burns and Hugh Woods. Ringo will be playing at Victoria; Chris at Upper Hutt and Hugh at Johnsonville. We wish them good bowling and good luck. We have 1 green of men at our Club on the 3rd.
Our Liquor Licence – just a reminder to those ‘manning the bar’ and other club members present, you must check that any visitor wanting to purchase alcohol has a Membership Card from their Bowling Club, if not they must be signed in. Please note – we are not a Chartered Club so for example their Petone Workingmen’s Cards are not valid at our Club. If the Inspectors come calling there is an instant fine for the Bar Person serving the drinks (could be up to $5-10,000) and the Club could lose its licence.
Another reminder – Smoking. Smoking is not allowed on or around Green 1. Smoking is allowed behind the seats on both the western and eastern ends of the Green and in front of the Clubrooms. There is no smoking allowed on the strip between Greens 1 and 2. This ruling must be strictly adhered to.
Last weekend we had a large skip to enable us to get rid of a lot of garden and other debris (skip was sponsored by Woods Wastes). Many thanks to John Byrne for filling it up before any other club members arrived to do it. Also many thanks to our gardeners (Gerry, Val & Chris (Robbo) for the work done on the gardens.
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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.