Petone Central Bowling Club

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What’s Been and What’s on as at 19 March

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Champion of Champion events last weekend:

Junior Singles on 13 March Sadly both Lorraine & Jayden lost their games.  But congratulations on being our Club’s winners.

Champion of Champion Pairs on 14 March – unfortunately our men’s team withdrew but Patricia Wishnowsky & Sheryl Young played at Siverstream.  They won their first game; however, Sheryl was unwell and was unable to play the second game.  Many thanks to Val Fitzmaurice who was a spectator for stepping in.  Sadly, they lost that game but well played to all three.  But our congratulations to Patricia and Sheryl for being our Club’s winners.

Many thanks for those Club members who came to support our team.

There will be disc draws this weekend.

Champion of Champion Fours: on 17 March.  Both our teams have byes into the 2nd round and are scheduled to play at 10.45 am.  The women will play at Massey Ave and will be playing Miramar – our team: Chris Robson (S), Val Fitzmaurice, Carole Bartlett, Sheryl Young; and the men will be at Upper Hutt and will also be playing Miramar: – our team: Paul Terry(S), David Cate, Doug Parker, John Flutey.  Good luck and good bowling to both teams.  Please support them if you are able to.

Peter Pritchard’s Memorial Service was held in the Clubrooms on Monday, 15 March.  There were upwards of 60 people present including family members, friends and our Club members.  It was good to hear the tributes from family and friends – I think we all learned some facts about him which w didn’t know before.  Peter had been a member since 2013.  RIP Peter.

Gee Shield.  The final round was played on Monday, 15 March at Naenae.  Despite putting up a good fight our team lost to the Naenae team.  Naenae are the overall winners with Petone Central & Silverstream sharing 2nd place.  The prize giving will be at Petone Central on 19 April.

The Intercentre games are being held in Wellington starting 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 Counties-Manakau Intercentre team practiced at Petone Central Thursday for approx., 2 hours.  They were extremely pleased with the carpet and the presentation of both indoor and outdoor of our Club.  As a thank you for the hospitality extended to them, they supported the Trading Table to approx. $40.00.  Many thanks to them.

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.

The Centre Open Triples is being held 10-12 April.  Entries close on 22 March.

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

During the week all the juniors had a debriefing meeting to discuss this year’s events and get next year’s under way. As we will be missing up to four of the experienced players it will be necessary to replace these by new juniors. All club members are asked to try and get new players to join the club, preferably younger people but we can coach any age as our current group covers a great age difference.

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

Well, the season is winding down now with mainly Centre events left.  Please remember our disc draws and come along Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and have a game.  Over the last 2 weeks it has been good to see our 2 newest members (Frances & Henry) join in our disc draws.

Etiquette – over the past few weeks you will hopefully have read all the etiquette pointers and are putting them into practice!  A list of these will be on the noticeboard just to jog your memory.  Remember these issues apply whether it is a disc draw or a competition.

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

Have you realised that we only have 2 weeks left of Daylight Savings?  Yes, our Clocks go back an hour at Easter – on 4 April!

New Bar Stools – have you noticed these recently?  They were purchased by the Trading Table with Funds from sales and assembled by Ken Adam.  Many thanks to those who supply goods and those who support it by purchasing items.

Sandra Prichard had a team compete in a Women’s Classic event at Paraparaumu Bowling Club earlier this week.  They found a former President of our Club (Murray Yaxley) working in the kitchen!

Murray you obviously suit being a Kitchen assistant!  Did you bake the scones?

Shortly the nomination forms will be 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.


  • 2 metres is the length of the deepest lift on the London Underground. It can be found in Hampstead Station.
  • 100 staircases can be found in the Palace of Westminster in London, which is where the House of Commons and the House of Lords meet.
  • July 1928 – sliced bread was sold for the first time, setting the wheels in motion for that famous saying!
  • 550 stones is how much a white rhino can weigh, which is rather hefty for an animal that eats grass!


  • Children – you spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 telling them to sit down and shut up!
  • Having one child makes you a parent, having two you are a referee!
  • People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
  • To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and then call whatever you hit, the target.

 Words of Wisdom

Angels exist but sometimes they don’t have wings and are called friends.

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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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Wellington 5046
Phone 04-568-6344

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