Petone Central Bowling Club

The Village Green

What’s Been and What’s on as at 12 March

Covid 19: We are currently back at Level 1.  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.

Silverstream Novice Singles.  Natasha and Jayden played excellent bowls in the 4 games on Sunday with the results being Jayden coming second on differential with 4 wins whilst Natasha won 3 games and overall came 3rd, again on points differential.  Well done both of you.

Champion of Champion Singles: Chris Carter sadly lost his first game but Jean Goodey won through to the Quarter Finals in a closely fought game but unfortunately at 17 all she dropped a 4, but well done, Jean.

Many thanks to all members who supported our players at this event and Champion of Champion Singles.

Champion of Champion events this weekend:

Junior Singles on 13 March – both Men and Women are playing at Victoria.  Lorraine has a bye into the second round and will be playing Naenae, Jayden is not so lucky and starts at 9.00 am and will be playing Newtown.

The Champion of Champion Pairs on 14 March – unfortunately our men’s team has withdrawn from this event (going to another tournament that weekend) but our ladies team (Patricia Wishnowsky & Sheryl Young) will be at Siverstream – 9.00 am start.  They are playing Wainuiomata.  Lunches are available.

Please support our teams if possible.

There will be disc draws this weekend.

There will be a meeting of all Juniors who played in both the McArthur Henry and the Gibbons Trophy on Monday 15th March at 6pm in the clubrooms to discuss each event and plan for next year.

Peter Pritchard – a memorial service for him will be held at the Club next Monday,15 March, at 2.00 pm.  Come along and share your memories with Peter’s family.

Gee Shield.  The final round was to have been played on Monday, 1 March at Naenae.  Unfortunately, Naenae could not host the game because of the Covid 19 return to Level 2.  Fingers crossed it will get played on 15 March.

Masters – 8 & 9 March.  Hutt Valley won this tournament against Manawatu on ends won.  Both Hutt Valley and Manawatu finished on the same points and differential, but Hutt Valley won more ends (182 to 175) and consequently were the event winners.

The fours, skipped by Patricia, and singles, played by Christine, won 4 of their 5 games in close games.  It was a great result for the team, and well done to Marie Walsh as the selector.  A great result all round.

Thanks to the spectators who came and supported the teams – much appreciated.

The Hutt Valley men also won overall (despite the fact they didn’t have any Petone Central players in their squad!).

The Intercentre games are scheduled to be held in Wellington starting on 18 March through to 21 March both of which were postponed from last year.  Local games to be at Hutt, Massey Ave, Silverstream and Naenae.  Christine is umpiring at some of the games.

The 2-4-2 Easter Pairs is due to close at noon, Monday 22 March.  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.  Entry fee is $40 per team with there being no charge for 1-to-3-year juniors.

Last year Covid put a stop to this tournament.  The Centre is hoping for up to 50 women’s and 80 men’s entries this year.  We all enjoy the 2-4-2 game, we get the opportunity to play all the shots required in a bowls game, so make sure people don’t miss out on the good experience of playing this great game.

Keep your eyes on the corporate functions board. There are several dates coming up.  Volunteers are needed for these – if you can assist please put your name down beside the event.

Green 1:  As advised in the last few mailouts, because of damage to the Green – caused by the dumping of bowls – we urge all bowlers to please not ‘dump’ their bowls and to perhaps seek some

TBI Health Bowls Wellington Veterans Fours Tournament – on Wednesday, 24 March – Women at Tawa – Men at Island Bay – Entries close 8 March – Limited to Women 16 teams, Men 32 teams.  Entries closed on Monday last.  We have 1 women’s team entered (Christine, Val, Sharon & Glenda).

Etiquette:  Below are some further guidelines/issues/reiteration:

  1. Disturbing the head before an opponent has a chance to determine the results is illegal and unacceptable. No bowls should be moved until both teams, or opposing players in singles, agree on the number of shots scored.
  2. Leads and twos should remain behind the head or mat when not in possession of the rink and should not crowd the head or offer advice when bowls in contention are being measured – this is the job of the Three (or middle person).
  3. The skip should set high standards by being scrupulously fair. They should not belittle team members who are performing indifferently, but instead provide encouragement. Rewarding well played shots with a clap or friendly word of praise does wonders for team morale.

Community League.  Four ‘rounds’ have been completed.  Many thanks again to our Club members for assistance provided.


  • 6’7” is the height of the world’s largest Rubik’s Cube. It took Tony Fisher 330 hours to make.
  • 2,000 years or more – that’s how long California’s coast redwood trees can live.
  • May 29, 1919 the patent for the first pop-up toaster was filed. This particular invention came before the first bread slicing machine, which went on sale in 1928.
  • Pink does not actually exist! It’s a combination of red and violet, on opposite sides of the spectrum, so it can’t exist in nature without bending the rainbow to allow red and violet to co-mingle – a theoretical impossibility.


  • Felt uncomfortable driving into the Cemetery. The GPS blurted out ‘you have reached your final destination’.
  • I asked my girlfriend when her birthday was and she said March 1st. I’ve been marching for half an hour now, and she still hasn’t told me.
  • From Peanuts: ‘do all fairy tales begin with ‘once upon a time?’ ‘No, many of them begin, – if I am elected, I promise….’
  • I just asked myself if I’m crazy – we said no.

 Words of Wisdom

Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence, and face your future without fear.

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About Us

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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