The Village Green — January 2019 Newsletter
A recap of events over January – we have a lot to celebrate:
Tom & Marie Waters Trophy match held – on 22 December was once again a great success. The winners were Denis Pihama, Lynda Stevens, Dave Rooker and Glenda Grant.
Bowls Wellington Centre Christmas Open Fours, held 27–29 December – our women’s team of Val, Lynda, Robyn & Sharon B were runners-up in a very close game against Victoria.
Lyall Bay women’s fours – All 3 teams from our club made it into the prize winning with Chris Robson’s team (Chris, Val, Yvonne, Sheryl) coming 2nd; Sharon Nixon’s composite team (Sharon N, Marie Hoare (Wainuiomata), Ellie Walters (Lyall Bay) and Sharon B) in 5th place and Debbie Hanna’s team (Debbie, Patricia, Gerry & Dawn) coming 7th
Brian Irwin Mixed Pairs – the winners were Paddy Breslin/Kaye Wong, runners up Doug Parker/Sheryl Young. Congratulations to all.
The final rounds of Interclub were held on 26th January. Our Women’s Premier team won 5 out of 6 games (3 against Massey and 2 against Naenae). Our men’s Premier Reserve team had 3 wins over Victoria all with bonuses. The Quad had 1 win in the morning and again in the afternoon.
Final placings for Interclub: Women Premier – 7th; Premier Reserve Section 2 – 3rd. Men Premier Reserve Section 2 – 7th; Eights Division 3 – 1st; Quad – 4th. Well done to all and special congratulations to our Men’s Eights team.
Entries for Centre Triples close on 11th February and are being played on 23- 25 February.
The next challenge for Women’s Diamond Buttons is on tomorrow, 1 February vs Hutt at 10.00 am. Come along and support our players, Val & Lynda.
Women’s Pennants for 7th February – rounds 9 and postponed round 1; Women’s Premier are at Upper Hutt; Division 1 at Wainuiomata; Division 2 are at Lyall Bay. Owing to several women not being available for the remaining games we have reluctantly withdrawn Division 3 to assist with making up teams in the other 3 divisions.
Community League recommenced on 31st January.
The next Gee Shield games for women are on 4th February at Upper Hutt.
The McArthur Henry Trophy was played for last Sunday, 27th. Our team of Bruce, Byron, Lorraine and Jim won 3 from 4 losing the lost game by one point, qualifying for the second section and losing the final to SV by 2 points. A great effort by our team – well done.
Our Over 60’s Rymans Gala is on 18th February – the entry sheet is beside the flyer on the noticeboard. We need assistance with catering on this occasion so if you can assist please let either John O’Brien or Chris Carter know.
This weekend it is the Centre Open Singles. We have 1 green of men at our Club on 2 February. Club members, assistance will be required for marking and helping in the clubrooms. There is a list on the main whiteboard in the Clubrooms – if you can assist please put your name on the Board. We will require more than 8 markers. Our members who have entered are: Women – Jean Goodey (at Wilton); Men – Paddy Breslin (at home); Chris Carter (at Island Bay); Dave Goodey (at Khandallah); Hugh Woods (at Victoria) and Paul (Ringo) Burns at Tawa. Good bowling to them all.
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- In 19th Century Britain, opium for babies was marketed under the name “Quietness”
- Sea Otters hold hands when they sleep so that they don’t drift apart.
- Pierce Brosnan was once a circus fire-eater!
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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.