Petone Central Bowling Club

The Village Green — October 2019 Newsletter

The Centre Open Mixed 242 Pairs were held last weekend. Although the weather remained fine the wind was pretty hard to cope with. We had 3 teams qualify and 1 composite team also qualified. Qualifiers were: Chris/Robyn Carter; Debbie Hanna/Ken Adam and Dennis Pihama/Sheryl Young. Sandra Prichard/Russell Dive a composite team also qualified. Chris & Robyn and Ken & Debbie lost their first game and did not progress further. Dennis & Sheryl had a bye into the second round of Post Section but unfortunately lost their game. Sandra & Russell went through to the 3rd round but unfortunately lost that game.

This weekend it is the Open Singles. We have 3 members participating – Ringo will be at Wilton, Hugh at Massey Avenue and Jean at Silverstream. There will be 1 green of men playing their Singles at Petone Central. Markers are required so if you can assist please put your name on the whiteboard. If you have a free day do come along and watch some of the bowls.

There will not be a disc draw on Saturday but there should be one on Sunday – discs in 1.15 pm.

We welcome three new members this month – Pierre Huygen – a first year (novice) player; Doris Byrne and Alan Hoare – both social members.

Entries for the women’s Prestige Pairs to be held on 12 – 14 November have now closed. We have 6 teams entered – Chris Robson/Lynda Stevens; Val Fitzmaurice/Sharon Brooking; Patricia Wishnowsky/Robyn Carter; Marie Walsh/Sheryl Young; Sandra Prichard/Bev Smith and Marilyn Gutschlag/Pops Grobbelaar. More information to come when the draw has been done.

Men’s Pennants were held on Wednesday – results Division 1 had a win and a loss and Division 2 lost both their games. Men’s Pennants Round 3 will be played on 6 November.

Women’s Pennants Rounds 1 & 2 were played this week – results: Premier had 1 win, 1 loss + 1 bonus point; Division 1 had 2 wins + 1 bonus point; Division 2 had 2 wins; Division 3 had 2 wins + 1 bonus point. Well done ladies! Rounds 3 & 4 will be held on 7 November. Please remember to let Chris Robson know if you are not able to play on any scheduled day as we are very short of players due to injury, illness etc.

Women’s Gee Shield is scheduled for Monday, 4 November at Upper Hutt. The team is Chris Robson, Yvonne Horsley, Peggy O’Neil and Shirley House. The next round will not be played until February 10th.

Melbourne Cup Gala – to be held next Tuesday – there will be several games of various pairs played. Please put your name on the list on the noticeboard. This is open to all membership categories. If you aren’t bowling do come along and join in the socialising at the Club and splash out on some sweepstakes.

Championship Pairs commence on 10 November. Because of the number of entries received we will not have green space for both men and women on the same day. The women will play on the 10th November and the Men on 17th November.

The first Round of Community League begin on 14 November.

Clubs NZ North Island Championships are being played in Tokoroa from 18 – 21 November. We have several members participating in this.

There was no Bowls 3-5 held this week. Next game is on Monday, 11 November where our team will be playing at the Hutt.

Coaching was held Monday and will be held 5 pm each Monday unless otherwise advised.

The New Zealand Masters Games 2020 are to be held in Dunedin from 1st to 9th February. Lawn Bowls and Indoor Bowls are two of the 65+ events on offer. To enter or for more information go to There is a copy of the information on this event on the noticeboard.

Also on the noticeboard is a flyer from Te Omanga Hospice. They are holding their 10 tables Xmas Tour on 24th November from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. See the flyer for more information. This is a very worthy cause so please support it if you can.


  • An estimated 15 million Tonka Mighty Dump Trucks have been made since 1964.
  • Beverly Hills High School produces about 400 barrels of oil a day from its own well.
  • The gravestone of Bugs Bunny’s voice actor Mel Blanc is inscribed, “That’s all folks”.
  • There are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 permutations for a Rubik’s Cube.
  • The world’s biggest suit of armour was worn by an elephant and consists of 5,840 plates weighing a total of 118 kilograms.

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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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