Petone Central Bowling Club

November 2018 Newsletter

The Village Green
November 2018 Newsletter

A recap of events over November

Diamond Buttons – we played Johnsonville in our second challenge and won. The next challenge will not be played until early next year.

Our Junior (1-5 yr) singes were played. The women’s Junior Champion is Lorraine Hollows with Glenda Grant runner-up. The men played a round robin and are down to a final which will be between Bruce Hollow and Byron Iles.

3 rounds of Community League have now been played and it is going extremely well. Many thanks to Paddy and Karyn for running this event. As mentioned previously we need some helpers to ‘man’ the BBQ so it would be good to see more people volunteer for this.

Ladies Pennants ‘finally’ got off the ground and rounds 5 and 6 were played on 29th. Our Premier Women won both their rounds; Divison 1 had a loss and a win; Division 2 had a draw and a win; Division 3 had 2 losses.

Men’s pennants are proceeding without any delays and on 28th their Divisions 1, 2 and 3 all had wins. Currently our Division 1 team are 2nd; Division 3 is 3rd and Division 4 is 2nd.

Men’s pennants round 7 will be played on 5th December. Our Division 1 team are away to Stokes Valley; Division 3 are away to Silverstream and Division 4 away to Stokes Valley.

Interclub has continued with 6 rounds now having been completed. Last Saturday our Women’s Premier and Premier Reserve teams played at Victoria. Our Premier team had no wins; Our Premier Reserve team had a loss in their singles and wins in the Fours and Pairs. Currently our Premier team is 2nd on the chart and our Premier Reserve team is 4th.

The men’s Premier Reserve 2 team won their singles and pairs (with a bonus point) but lost their fours, the Eights Division 3 team won their pairs (with a bonus) and their fours but lost their 2-4-2. The quad won their game. Currently our Premier Reserve 2 team are 5th, our Eights Div 3 team are 2nd and our Quad is 5th.

Round 7 of Interclub will be held on 1st December. Our Women’s Premier team are at home to Silverstream and our Premier Reserve team are at home to Stokes Valley. Our Men’s Premier Reserve Section 2 team are away to Hutt, our Division 2 team are away to Wainuiomata and our Quad are at home to Stokes Valley.


Christmas Ham raffles ($2 per ticket) are proving very popular and several club members are delighted winners of hams for Christmas! There are more hams to be won so get your tickets.

It is proposed to have a Xmas raffle which will be drawn on 22nd December (Tom & Marie Waters Memorial day). Donations are being sought – please leave any donations in the basked under the whiteboard. Club members are asked to ensure that at the end of the day donations are stored away – with a lot of people coming through our Club at this busy time we need to be cautious.

Corporate Functions are proving very popular and a list of bookings is on the whiteboard. Assistance is required at these events – just to show our guests how to place the mat, deliver the kitty and also to deliver a bowl. This should only take approx 30 minutes at the most and so we do ask members to volunteer and put your names up to assist whenever you can (this means both men and women!). Many thanks to Sharon Brooking for coordinating these events.

The first rounds of Championship Pairs were played last weekend. Further rounds are to be played this weekend.

The next Women’s Gee Shield matches will be played at Naenae on Monday, 3 December.

New Sponsor

Yes we have a new sponsor – DIY Publishing Ltd – they set up our website. Their sponsorship will include maintaining our website, ie we will send them information/results etc and they will update our website. If you need any assistance with any publishing matter look up their very informative website ( and call on their assistance.

Don’t forget our sponsors – support those who support us. Please let them know that you are from the Bowling Club.


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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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Roxburgh Grove, Petone
Wellington 5046
Phone 04-568-6344

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