Petone Central Bowling Club

The Village Green – 2 April

What’s Been and What’s on as at 2 April

Covid 19: Please continue signing in and using the sanitizers.  This is now more important than ever.  It only takes a minute to use the APP or to sign in!  Please maintain recommended social distancing.

Happy Easter everyone – enjoy those Easter Eggs & Hot Cross Buns – diet can go on hold for a few days!

Champion of Champion Fours: were played last weekend.  The women: Chris Robson (S), Val Fitzmaurice, Carole Bartlett, Sheryl Young won their game against Naenae.  They played Stokes Valley in the next game but despite putting up a good fight they lost the game 21-17.  Well done anyway ladies we know how hard you tried!  The men: Paul Terry(S), David Cate, Doug Parker, John Flutey. were at Upper Hutt and lost to Miramar:  Many thanks to all the Club members who supported our teams.

Jana and Natasha came 2nd in Section 4 of the Don McTaggart 2x4x2 under 12 years pairs over the weekend – well done to you both.

The Juniors who have attended regular coaching are starting to show the benefit of the time they have put in; with Glenda being part of the winning Veterans team, and now Jana and Natasha being runner up in their division of the one to twelve event run by Naenae on the weekend.  Dave advises that: Yes, one to twelve and NO we will not be running this sort of lop-sided event at Petone Central.

The 2-4-2 Easter Pairs.  This year this tournament is to run over the 3 days, Easter Friday to Sunday not the traditional 4 days.  It will be played in the same format as other open tournaments, that is, one day only of qualifying, 2 wins needed out of 3 games played.  Easter Monday will be used as a postponement day if needed.  We have the following club members participating: Dave Cate/Brendan Nye are at Silverstream; Dave Goodey/Paul Burns are at Wainuiomata; Kevin Gutschlag/Dennis Pihama are at Stokes Valley; Chris Carter/Ken Adam are at Naenae.  Christine Robson/Val Fitzmaurice will be at Hutt; Jean Goodey/Sandra Prichard; Sharon Brooking/Robyn Carter and Sheryl/Glenda will be at Tawa.  Lunches are only available at Naenae.  Good luck and good bowling to our teams.

There will be disc draws this weekend.

Gee Shield.  The prize giving will be at Petone Central on 19 April.  Details to come.

The Centre Open Triples is being held 10-12 April.  Entries closed on 29 March.  We have Kevin/Dennis/Byron; Patricia/Sandra/Robyn, Jean/Lorraine/Glenda, Christine/Val/Natasha and Sandy/Carole/Sharon entered.

The last of the Corporate Bookings was held last Friday late afternoon. The Club has benefitted greatly from the number of bookings held over the summer months.

A huge thanks goes to those members who gave up their time to make these successful.

Season review – if anyone is wishing to put a suggestion through to Bowls Wellington it needs to be sent to the Centre by 23 April. All submissions must be made on the proper form and give consideration to the potential advantages and disadvantages of any such submission. These changes can be regarding the Conditions of Play, structure, format, scheduling or any other aspect which may improve the competitions and tournaments we deliver to our bowling community. It is important for all submission authors to have a clear understanding of the process and requirements. Authors are encouraged to read last years’ Submission Summary and Minutes of the Delegates Meeting on June 22nd. These are available on the website under ‘For Clubs.’ Please see either Sheryl or Christine for the form or any clarification regarding the requirements.

The season is winding down now with mainly Centre events left.  Please remember our disc draws and come along Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and most Saturdays and Sundays and have a game.

Bowlers – you are welcome to come and practice on the green but please don’t play to the Rink number – always play to the peg.

AGM the date for this has been set for 20th June.  Mark it in your diaries now!  The Prize Giving will take place after the AGM.  More details will be announced soon.

The nomination forms are on the noticeboard for Executive and other positions within the Club.  We hope you will all be giving serious thought to what you can do for the Club and put your name forward for one of the positions.  We have been lucky to have a number of volunteers over the years but it would be good to see some ‘new’ ones as well.  I’d remind you of the old saying “Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time – they make the time”!  Many thanks to all those who voluntarily do numerous tasks around the Cub.

Community League.  We still have 2 more weeks left for this competition.  Many thanks again to our Club members for assistance provided.

From the Umpires Association:  A Laws Course starts Mondays 17th May to 19th June including some Sunday sessions at Tawa. It would be great if some of our club members could attend and learn about the laws.

SCAMS – are you Scam savvy?  The scammers continue to find new ways and ideas for their scams. Now they pretend to be the IRD, or even ANZ. They claim “you have an unusual transaction on your credit card”, or words to that effect. On no account must you let these people take remote control of your computers. No matter how honest they sound. The criminals now target cellphone users, too. They send text messages, pretending to be Harvey Normans, Noel Leeming, etc. They claim you’ve won a new iPhone or something.  You need to ignore and/or delete such texts. They look genuine because the con-artists use companies’ logos, letterheads, etc. But they are also a hoax.

Daylight Savings begins this Saturday night – our Clocks go back an hour.

Trivia (Easter):

  • Though today most Easter eggs will fit easily within your palm, there have been much bigger chocolate-flavored eggs over the course of this tradition. According to, the largest Easter egg ever created weighed over 8,000 pounds. The best part? Aside from an internal steel frame to keep it in place, the giant egg was made out of pure chocolate and marshmallow.
  • Though most people dye eggs simply because it’s a fun Easter tradition, a 19th century Catholic text explains that early Christians in Mesopotamia dyed their eggs red to represent the blood that Christ shed on Good Friday.
  • Did you know that the date of Easter Sunday is determined based on the cycles of the moon? According to the BBC, Easter occurs on the first Sunday after the Paschal full moon, which is the first full moon on or after the Spring Equinox. This year, Easter Sunday will fall on April 4
  • While dressing up for Easter is nothing new, bonnets didn’t become fashionable until 1933. It was during this year that the composer Irving Berlin popularized them with his song “Easter Parade,” which has lyrics about elite New Yorkers showing off their Easter outfits.


  • My brain says “let’s do something exciting today” but my body says “Don’t listen to that fool”.
  • I think my soulmate might be carbs.
  • Got up this morning and ran around the block 5 times. Then I got tired, so put the block back in the toy box.
  • If someone is laughing, then laugh with them. If someone is singing, then sing with them.  If someone is working, then let them work – you don’t want to ruin their concentration.

  Words of Wisdom

Don’t regret growing older.  It’s a privilege denied to many.

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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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