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        BHB 2016-17 Proposed Programme is now available - see below:
Kaushik Patel, Bowls NZ Coaching Director
Bowls Hawke's Bay
P O Box 5061
Napier 4145
Bernie Morton, Centre Manager
021 241 6822



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This site was last updated 26 May 2016


An online entry form is available on this site for BHB events,  go to "Online Entry Form" tab above,  or HERE


Special General meeting of Bowls NZ re. membership changes:
The motions tabled by the Board of Bowls NZ for this meeting were not put and were withdrawn.
See Minutes HERE

NB. BHB Match Committee advise that because of a player's work commitment: the Men’s Champ of Champ Pairs will now be played at 12.00 pm on Saturday at Taradale, along with the Women’s Champ of Champ Pairs and the Men’s Champ of Champ Singles.
The Women’s Champ of Champ Singles will start at 10.00 am as originally planned.

‘Coming Up’ on Saturday 28th May at Taradale  - finals of Champion of Champion men’s and women’s Singles and Pairs.
A decision whether play will be transferred to Heretaunga’s Indoor Stadium because of inclement weather, will be made on Friday and posted here ASAP.
Mere Nepia (Bay View) features in both the Singles and Pairs, and will play Alison Lott (Taradale) in the first game of the day at 10am.
Following this event (at approximately noon) the men’s Singles involving Ces Bell (Taradale) and Murray Glassey (Heretaunga) will be played.  The Marker for both Singles matches will be Dave Kaye.
Simultaneously, Taradale’s Lloyd Fitness and Paul Viggers (who replaced injured Dave Henderson) will contest the men’s Pairs against Paul Harrison and Denis Biggs (Heretaunga).
As soon as is reasonably possible after the morning Singles match, Mere Nepia and Di Bentley (Bay View) will play Omarunui's Robyn Wallace and Ngaire McKinley – who in the preliminary competition replaced an injured Dot Palmer. 
I wonder, is there such an impairment as 'bowlers knee'? If so, I don't want it!
Peter Turnbull will be the Umpire on the day, and the BHB Match Committee Controller – Peter Strother.
Spectators can expect four exciting matches of a very high standard of bowling.  Be sure to find time to support your club members and enjoy an extravaganza of bowls at it’s best!

May Newsletter - HERE
Race to OZ - HERE
PBA Qualifier Rules - HERE

A Bowls NZ re-accreditation and Coach development course
was held at Kia Toa last weekend with Kaushik Patel, currently National Coach Development Manager at Bowls New Zealand who teaches people how to coach - not how to play.

Bowls Hawke’s Bay and each candidate’s club provided the costs involved.
Among other interesting topics, Patel presented a module on team selection, and those present were stimulated with some questioning of various issues.

The Re-Accreditation Course for current coaches was held on the Friday night, and all those in attendance and re-accredited were:
L. Beaufort, D. Stevenson (Bowls Napier), B. Skidmore (Bay View), D. Orbell (Bluff Hill), J. Calnan, G. Hocking, C. McLaughlin, J. McLaughlin (Taradale), R. Zajonskowski (Kia Toa), B. Brook, G. Riddell (Heretaunga), J. Connolly, L. Law, D. Palmer (Havelock North) - 14 in total.

The Development Course for new coaches was held on Saturday and Sunday, and those present were:
W. McCarthy, D. Zidich (Bay View), K. Barton, M. Evans, L. McGaffin, D. Tyrrell (Napier), B. Morton (Taradale), D. Harding (Kia Toa), S. Belcher (Havelock North), J. Darby, J. Isaacson, C. Rupuha, T. Rendle (Waipukarau) - 13 in total.

All new coaches are required to do 20 hours of practical coaching overseen by a qualified coach before they are registered as a fully qualified Bowls NZ Coach.

Report by Beryl Skidmore – BHB Coaching Association Secretary.

Draw and Conditions of Play for COC Men's Singles and Pairs at Kia Toa  21/22 May 2016 (three pages) - HERE
Draw and Conditions of Play for COC Women's Singles and Pairs at Kia Toa (three pages) - HERE
NB. THese events were originally planned to be played at Omarunui, but due to unavailability of greens they are now scheduled for Kia Toa.
Finals of all these events will be at Bowls Taradale on 28th May.  Any days with bad weather will be shifted to Bowls Heretaunga.
Ch/Ch Men’s Fours and Triples will be played at Bowls Heretaunga on 18th/19th June as per the programme.

To assist BHB Match Committee and to help with publicity, next season all Clubs will need to fill in a form with each Champion of Champion discipline’s winners, and whether or not they will enter - then return it to the BHB Centre Manger by a yet unspecified date.

Notice of AGM of Bowls Hawke's Bay - HERE

Bowls Hawke’s Bay congratulates the following who have been appointed (un-opposed) to the following positions, which will take effect from July
1st 2016.

Directors of the Board of BHB: Anthony Terry and Frank Hosegood (both continuing after a two-year term).
President: Colleen Ferrick, (one-year term).
Vice-President: Sheryl Glock, (one-year term)
Coaching Co-ordinator: Lorraine Beaufort, (two-year term)
Senior and 1-8 Years Women’s Selector/Coach: Liffy Law, (two-year term) - (Jim Bentley has retired after holding this position for the past four years).
Junior Women’s Selector/Coach: Beryl Skidmore (two-year term).
Senior men’s Selector: Bruce Ferrick.  Coach, David Palmer (two-year terms)
1-8 Years Selector/Coach: David Palmer, (two-year term).
1-5 Years Selector: Anthony Terry, Coach, David Palmer, (two-year term).

Entries to Ladies North Island Chartered Club 4’s to be held at Bowls Taradale close 31 July 2016.
Entry Forms can be obtained via Taradale Club website, or Sue in the office will be able to help.
Get your teams together and take the opportunity to play in this notable event.
Bowls NZ proposal of new membership changes:
*See Bowls NZ Q & A sheet
*Proposed motion HERE

*See Auckland Bowls document on the matter HERE

* Proposed BNZ consitution changes - HERE

Bowls NZ proposed changes to constitution for membership have been discussed by BHB delegates and notices sent to every club.  Once replies are received by BHB Centre Manager, (Bernie Morton), notice will be sent to Regional Delegates for voting at the Special General Meeting of Bowls NZ, Monday 23rd May.
All HB
clubs (excluding one) and all Centres in 'Central' zone voted 'NO' to Bowls NZ's proposal. 

Message to all Clubs from BHB Match Committee Convener Frank Hosegood:

The final Centre Programme for next season, compiled from information sent from all clubs in the Centre, can be found HERE

BHB and Rep. Tournament Dates - HERE
As the major work on the programme has been completed there will be no need to hold a WoolSale, which is hereby cancelled.

April, a month to remember for Hawke’s Bay bowlers!

AND, two National titles for BHB women within a week!

  • BHB Eight years and under women’s representative team started the sweet run of success with a magnificent third equal placing in the National Intercentre after losing narrowly to the eventual winners Canterbury.
  • Taradale’s Lloyd Fitness contnued the momentum by being runner-up in the singles of the National Club Championships in Hamilton after a stellar unbeaten singles performance in the National 8 years and Under finals in Wellington.
  • Not to be outdone, Louise Fitness and Jo Hayes (also Taradale) won the National Club Pairs.
  • Liffy Law qualified in the Singles, and in the Triples with Susan Belcher and Heather Leyland (Havelock North)
  • Finally, Rotorua Fours winners, Robyn Wallace, Dot Palmer, Ngaire McKinley and Jan Henderson (Omarunui) finished off an impressive season by winning the National Club Fours Championship.
  • Heartiest congratulations to all these bowlers, and to those others who won the local Centre events that qualified them for the Nationals in Hamilton.  Much hard work with countless hours of practise, plus perseverance, grit, composure and determination is behind these successes – but it’s well and truly worth the effort – huh?
Winners of  five/ten/twenty senior/ centre open titles (not including junior) are invited to apply for a Centre Event Badge.   See/print application form HERE  - then send to Bernie Morton, BHB Centre Manager or BHB Match Committee.


COP National (Club/Pathways) Champs. - HERE
COP National 2x4x2 Championships - HERE
COP National OPEN Championships - HERE
COP Senior National Intercentre Finals - HERE
COP 8 Years & Under National Finals - HERE
COP National Interclub Finals - HERE
CHARTS & DRAW  for Interclub finals - HERE

DRAW - National Intercentre (Senior) - HERE
DRAW - Nat. Intercentre (8 Yrs. & Under) - HERE
BHB Strategic Plan 2015-2017 HERE
'Buddy System' - to assist new bowlers - HERE
'Easy Laws'  -  to assist new bowlers - HERE
'Tips on Etiquette' - to assist new bowlers - HERE

Find BHB current membership statistics HERE
Club entry form for Champion of Champion events HERE

Because of a clash of dates with the representative programme, BHB Match Committee has moved the date of the Men’s Champ of Champ Fours to Saturday 18th June, and the Men’s Champ of Champ Triples to Sunday 19th June 2016. They will be held at Bowls Heretaunga.

New LAW BOOKS (available from 1st January 2015) - see flyer -  HERE
See order form - HERE


Bowls Heretaunga Results
Wednesday 25th May
1st M Davies T Cross N Shaw 3 Wins 37
2nd B Ferrick C Ferrick P Spencer 3 Wins 30
3rd L Stewart R Hook L Carrington 2 Wins 38
Lucky Team A Brawley L Golder F Kidd

Tuesday 24th May
1st B Hynd M Friar M Francis 3 Wins 46
2nd B Wakely P O'Neil M McLean 3 Wins 38
3rd M Walker B Johnston D Lacey 3 Wins 30
Lucky Team M Davies T Cross J McDonald

Taradale club mini triples on 20/05/2016 From John S.   
1st. Des Whittle, Ken Robson & Lloyd Fitness. 3wins +29&23ends.  2cd.  Barb Exeter, Sheryl Glock& Clark Nicol,  3wins+14&19.
Best last game,  Peter Shea, Cheryl Humphrey & Robert Rae,  +15.
Results of the Bay View Bowling Club's mini triples held on Monday - via Bev.
1st    G & L Ravenwood, W Pederson,  Bay View,  3 wins, 19 ends, 39 pts
2nd    J Iti, L Hill, R Scott,  Kia Toa,  3 wins,  15 ends,  31 pts
3rd    M Nepia,  M Hatchard,  S Lever,  Bay View,  3 wins,  13 ends, 33 pts
Best Last Game    G Gaut, B Wakely, G Affleck, Taradale,  6 ends,  21 pts
Lucky Team  B Morton, G Cross, R Palmer,  composite
Kumara    H Smith, S Sorten, L Andrews,  Bluff Hill

Results of the Triples held at the Bay View Bowling Club on Monday - thanks to Bev.
1st B Koller, P Stocker, J Wallace, Bay View, 3 wins, 16 ends, 35 pts
2nd J Iti, L Hill, S Tapuae, Kia Toa, 2 wins, 17 ends, 38 pts
3rd W McCarthy, M Choat, S Caccioppoli, Bay View, 2 wins, 17 ends, 37 pts
Best Last Game, M Nepia, A Robinson, L Gillon, Composite, 5 ends, 10 pts
Lucky Team, C Black, P Brown, D Zidich, Bay View
Kumara, W Parker, T Mackie, C Ireland

Item of Interest if requiring or selling bowls:
People having access to face book can look up (https//www.facebook.com/kiatoabowlingclub) where Coral Lukies is preparing a list of HB Bowlers looking to buy or sell 2nd hand bowls. Members can email coralllukies@yahoo.co.nz if they have bowls they would like listed.  Or visit the Facebook site to see if there are bowl sets suitable for them.

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).

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