Petone Central Bowling Club

The Village Green — May 2019 Newsletter

A recap of events over May

  • Jack & Jill competition was held on 4th The winners were ‘2 Jills’ – Sandy & Carole. A number of players came for breakfast at the Club first – many thanks to Sandy and her team for organising this.
  • Pak’nSave 3 Bowls Triples any Combination Gala was held on 11 May. Winners were Sandy, Brendon, Ringo 1st, Val, John, Mark 2nd, Muzz (Murray Yaxley), Marie & Sharon 3rd.
  • Our winter league – sponsor is Karen Kiely Ray White started on 19h It will be held fortnightly on Sundays – every 1st and 3rd – for the next 4 months. Unfortunately 2 June had to be cancelled due to the atrocious weather.
  • Waikanae 2 Days Women’s Rose Bowl tournament. Our congratulations to Sandy Booth’s team (Sandy, Carole, Glenda & Lorraine) who were runners-up in the Rose Bowl. Congratulations also to Sandra Prichard’s composite team (Sandra, Bev, Carol Rolton (a substitute), and Pops) who were third in the Plate competition.

Reminder: AGM: 23 June. Executive & Other appointments for the 2019-2020 season. Many thanks to those who have put their hands up to date to take on various positions! Obviously we would like/need more appointments so please give this your urgent attention. Nominations for Executive Committee are closed. Nominations for other positions will remain open until nearer the AGM.

As in past years, our Annual Prize Giving will take place after lunch (light lunch provided by the Club) on the same day. So make sure you have this date in your diary.

The Ladder Challenge finals are also scheduled for play this Saturday. These games are very interesting to watch so come along and support the players.

Weather permitting there will be disc draws both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Winter activities – for those of you interested in participating Cards (500) are played on Monday afternoons (1.00 pm?). Indoor Bowls will commence this/next week(?) and a list is on the Board for those interested in participating. Weather permitting Outdoor bowls will also be played on the Thursday afternoon.

Article for Barry Bunting’s book. Chris Robson, Sharon and I have made good progress on this and it is just about ready to be sent, subject to any feedback from some Executive Members, to Barry for inclusion in his book.

The weekly mail outs will be going into hibernation for the next few weeks as there will be little to report. However, if something important arises a newsflash will be sent out! The monthly Newsletter will continue. (It will be nice for me to have some ‘me time’ to catch up on a number of neglected things!)


  • Alligators replace their teeth when they fall out or wear down, and each creature can get through 2,000 teeth in its lifetime.
  • Muhammad Rashid holds the world record for crushing the most watermelons with his head, smashing 49 of them in 30 seconds!
  • The Iguazu Falls, on the border of Argentina and Brazil, is the largest water system of waterfalls in the world.
  • The word “robot” comes from the Czech word robota, which means ‘forced labour’.
  • Under a never repealed law dating from 1313, it is illegal for an MP to wear a suit of armer in the British Houses of Parliament.

AGM – Saturday, 23 June 10.00 am – don’t forget!

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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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Petone Central Bowling Club
Roxburgh Grove, Petone
Wellington 5046
Phone 04-568-6344

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