|2014 Bowls NZ National 'Clubs' Triples title holders, Lynn Stowe (s), Colleen Ferrick and Lois Stewart - Bowls Heretaunga|
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Men's Junior singles NOW 17/18 January 2015
Men's Interclub 7's NOW 20/21 December 2014
Less than fifteen years ago there were over 40 bowling greens in Hawke’s Bay, now we have 22. Eleven are synthetic (all-weather) and eleven are natural (weed) surfaces. It seems inevitable that in the future the pendulum may swing even further towards all-weather greens, be they Astro, Dale’s, Green Master/Gauge/Weave, Tiger-Turf etc. See more HERE
BHB appointments; President, Colleen Ferrick. Vice-president, Barbara Koller.
Results of Bowls NZ Intercentre survey etc - see HERE
Notable and/or Inspiring... BHB Review 2013-14
Opinion – cdf
Achievement - National Finals - Heretaunga Interclub teams women’s Division One (2nd place), and men’s Division Two ‘Sevens’ teams
Communication - Radio reporter, Philip Stephens. Website/facebook editor, cdf
Consistency - results shown by Greg Hodges, Brian Doyle, Paul Viggers, Gavin Keighley, Colleen Ferrick and Paul Sorensen.
Dedication and commitment - by BHB Controllers, BHB Match Committee & Umpires
Emergence - Central HB players, James Burne, Michael Brown, Christine Francis, Jim Isaacson, and Jo Wroe
Financial Security – Former Board Chairman Jack Philip’s skill and persistence
Major Accomplishment - all events completed within the season
Potential – All BHB junior representative teams
Praise - BHB’s green allocation committee – Susan Belcher & Dave Stevenson
Prospect – Dean Drummond
Publicity – “HB Today”
Service – long-term Secretary/Treasurer - Carole Miller (now retired)
Success - National Final, 3rd equal place for second successive year, Jim Bentley’s HB senior women’s representative team
Top Club - Bowls Taradale, both men and women
Trans-Tasman Selection– Angela Boyd and Richard Hocking
Up-and-Coming - Bowls Taradale’s junior men and Kia Toa’s junior women
Volunteer of the year - Lorraine Beaufort
Winners – Bowls NZ National title (triples) - Lynn Stowe (s), Colleen Ferrick and Lois Stewart
10 July 2014
BHB AGM 1.30pm Sunday 29th June at Omarunui
A well-attended meeting saw the following resolved.
Patron, Peter Strother. Patroness, Joan Wylie.
Auditor, Sid ? (Cheers Jack), and Hon Solicitor, David J. Porteous
President, Dave Kaye, Board Chairman Jack Philip, Ces Bell, and long term Administration Officer, Carole Miller, (Bernie Morton newly appointed as Administration Officer). Can YOU help with the future of bowls within Hawke's Bay? BHB is looking for a President, Vice President and Board members - see position descriptions on BHB website.
Bowls NZ $36.50, BHB $23. Total $59.50 (including GST)
Lively discussion took place regarding the following notices of motion;
1. The District Shield to be incorporated within the ‘Interclub Sevens’ event. – Lost.
2. BHB Closing & Presentation day to be held at a later date. – Passed.
3. BHB Board to include up to 10 members (with no more than two from each club) – Passed.
4. 8.30am start time for all events – Passed
5. Format of Play for all BHB Champion of Champion and Open events.
a) Singles, 25 shots, 2 hour time limit, four games per day, 3 or 4 win to qualify for post-section play. Final, no time limit. – passed.
b) Pairs and Triples,18 ends, 4 games with 2 hour time limit – 18 ends, 3 or 4 wins to qualify for post-section play. Final, no time limit. – passed.
c) Fours, 3 games per day. 2¾ hour time limit, 18 ends. 2 or 3 wins to qualify for post-section play, no time-limit for final. – passed.
d) Mixed Pairs cannot be altered as they are controlled by Bowls NZ regulation 5.6b (games of 16 ends or 2¾ hours’ time-limit).
Congratulations to Beverley Withers (Bay View) who was awarded a five event badge.
A change of date for the Men’s Interclub Seven’s will be considered by BHB Match Committee – to be advised.
The meeting closed after tributes to retiring BHB Board members, President, and BHB Administration Officer.
29 June 2014
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Bowls New Zealand 2014-15 Programme (2 pages) see HERE
Ultimate 'Hoedown' at Bay View - Git along there!!! See more HERE
Porongahau Bowling Club to be re-established? George Kilpatrick is looking at defying the current trend as we often hear of bowls clubs closing down, but rarely starting up! Go for it George!
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(3), Umpires August 'Jack-Up' newsletter,
(4), Umpires latest minutes
For the latest in news around the greens in Hawke's Bay, listen to Phillip Stephens, Newstalk ZB 1278 AM between 7am - 8am every Saturday (summer season only).