Petone Central Bowling Club

The Village Green — February 2019 Newsletter

A recap of events over January – we have a lot to celebrate this month (an abridged version of this will be put in the table holders in the clubrooms):

The Diamond Buttons challenge played on 1st February with the challenger — Hutt Club. Unfortunately our ladies lost their game and the Diamond Buttons have now moved to the Hutt Club. Well done to our ladies who have played superb bowls throughout this competition.

We want to celebrate Club Members’ successes at any events as you will have seen in last week’s mail out and table notice. If members take photos of these events please send them to the Club’s email address – We plan to have these on the gallery page on our website. It is best if photos are landscape (i.e. width-wise), so if possible please do this.

The Championship Triples were completed recently. The men’s final was won by Brendan Nye’s team (Brendan, Hugh, and Byron) with Paul (Ringo) Burns team runners up Ringo, John (Byrne), and Flutey. The women’s final was won by Val Fitzmaurice’s team (Val, Dawn & Robyn) with Chris Robson’s team (Chris, Sandy Booth & Sheryl) the runners up. Congratulations and well done to all finalists.

Men’s Pennants – held on 27 February they had 1 win and 1 loss plus a bonus point. The other division did not play their game as their Opposition (Massey Avenue) did not want to play in the cold very windy conditions.

Women’s pennants – The next postponement Rounds (2 & 3) were played on 28 February. Our Premier team had a loss and a default; Division 1 had 2 wins; Division 2 were to be at Wilton but their games were defaulted due to players unavailability over the 3 Divisions.

5 women’s teams played in the Centre Triples last weekend – we had 2 qualifiers – Patricia, Debbie & Robyn; Chris, Sandra, Sharon N & Kaye with both teams getting to the quarter finals (if they both win their games they will play each other in the semi finals). Play was abandoned on Sunday because of the weather – the date for this event to continue is Sunday 10 March at Johnsonville commencing 9.00 am.

Many thanks to those members who assisted with the catering for the Blind Social Club Sports event last week. We had great assistance – many thanks to John, Sandra, Heather, Glenys, Sharon, Peggy, Chris (Robbo), Jilly, Dawn, Yvonne, Karyn & Barbara. In a quiet time before lunch and afternoon tea Sharon, John, Chris and Heather had a very good clean-up in the Kitchen – many thanks for their efforts.

And also many thanks to those who assisted Sharon at the very successful large corporate function held last Friday – Bev, Chris, Kevin, Dennis, John & Dawn.

We have had quite a number of Corporate Functions this season and our thanks to Sharon for her organisation of these events. There are more corporate functions to come – please keep checking the noticeboard and put your name up to assist whenever you can.

Corporate events are a good money raiser for the Club but also more importantly it introduces a lot of people to the game of bowls and hopefully will result in people taking up the sport.

Thursday, 21st was the last night of a very successful Community League. A spit roast dinner (thank you Jeff) celebrated the conclusion of the League. Special thanks to Paddy and Karyn for their organisation of the League.

The National Fours Championships are being playing in the Wellington area which commenced on 1 March. We have 2 women’s teams entered and they are – in Section 1: Chris (Robbo), Patricia, Val & Sheryl who are at Naenae/Upper Hutt; Section 3: A composite team of Sandra, Robyne Walker, Marilyn & Kaye at Stokes Valley/Naenae. Sharon Nixon is also participating in a composite team from Victoria. Good bowling to them all.

3 rounds of Championship Singles were played on 17 & 18 February – Saturday for the Women and Sunday for the men. The next rounds for the Men were played on 23 February. They have 8 qualifiers. Many thanks to those members who assisted with marking.

Our Ryman’s sponsored Over 60s Triples Gala was played last week. The organisation of it was ‘spot on’ and all teams who played thoroughly enjoyed their day. Many thanks to the members who did the catering (Robyn, Sheryl, with assistance from Heather & Sandra. Also many thanks to those who assisted on the Bar. Winners on the day were – 1st Denis, Paul & Doug; 2nd Paddy, Ken & Sharon; 3rd Chris (Robson), Patricia & Tony and a visiting team from Johnsonville 4th – Dave Carr, Allan Brider & Paula Meredith

The Men’s Bambery Trophy and Women’s Lynch Trophy events took place on Wednesday, 20th. We had 3 players selected for the Bambery Trophy – Paddy, Paul and Ken and 6 Women for the Janet Lynch – Patricia, Val, Yvonne, Bev, Dawn & Chris. These games were played at Naenae. Results – the Hutt Valley Men won the Bambery Trophy and the Wellington Women won the Lynch Trophy. Ken Adam as a first time player in this event was awarded a Bambery Pin.

As mentioned last week, Paddy Breslin was in a team for the Chartered Club’s tournament in Wanganui – his team were runners up in the Jim Dempsey Trophy.

The next Women’s Gee Shield is on 18 March.

The Junior 1 – 5 yr Champion of Champion Singles takes place on 9 March and will be at Island Bay. Our winners were Lorraine Hollow and Byron Iles. The Centre has requested Clubs to supply a marker for this event.

On a sad note, we have had 2 members pass away:

Mavis Sweeny was a founding member of the Women’s section of the Petone Bowling Club. During her time at Petone she served a term as President of the Women’s Section and was a very active Club member. She transferred to Petone Central when it was formed but as her health deteriorated she gave up playing after a few years.

Bill East – he joined Petone Central in 2015, he had previously been a member at Naenae Bowling Club and Secretary there for a number of years. He took on the role of Secretary at Petone Central but ill health meant he could not continue in the role.

Their funerals were both held on 28 February.

We get a lot of positive feedback on the weekly/monthly newsletters and want to keep them up. However although you only get a page or 2 when it is completed it takes some considerable time finding out details of the various items included in it – it would assist me (Yvonne) greatly if coordinators or members running an event, could either email me on the Club email address (, or contact me by phone or at the Club with details and results and thus save a lot of unnecessary research time and effort. Some already do this and it is very much appreciated.

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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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