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Men's Inter-club and Junior Women's Pairs this weekend.           BHB wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Gardner Shield winners - Havelock North
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This site was last updated 19 December 2014


BHB Men's Interclub 'Sevens' Draw - see HERE
BHB Women's Junior Pairs DRAW - HERE
Amended BHB Men's Interclub Triples Draw (Waipukurau replaced by Bay View) see HERE

‘What’s on’ this weekend?
BHB Men’s Inter-club ‘Sevens’ and ‘Triples’- and Junior Women’s Open Pairs.

More than 200 male bowlers throughout Hawke’s Bay will take to the greens this weekend for an extravaganza of bowls – and a nightmare for administrators, who struggle to find enough greens/markers/umpire’s etc. to manage this event.    Possibly in future, the ‘Triples’ (30 teams) could be held on a separate day to the ‘Sevens’– perhaps when HB play GEC in November – or the Inter-centre Hexagonal in February (as few, if any, players involved in the ‘Triples’ are likely to participate in these representative fixtures.

The ‘Triples’, December 20, 21- (and for sections 1,2,3 - December 27 also) will be held at Omarunui and Havelock North greens beginning at 8.30am.    Last year’s winners were;
Division 1, Waipawa A.  Division 2, Taradale B.  Division 3, Taradale E.  Division 4, Taradale F.    Overall Pennant for the Stevenson Shield. – Taradale.

Six teams compete at Port Ahuriri for Division One Inter-club ‘Sevens’,with the winner obtaining the right to represent Hawke’s Bay in the Zone finals at Gisborne early next year.  Reigning Champions Napier will be stretched to again secure victory after the loss of some players from last year’s winning side.  Contenders - and in particular,
Taradale, Heretaunga and Havelock North will be striving to take this prestigious title.

Two sections make up the Second Division ‘Sevens’ event – one section of six sides at Taradale, the other of five will play at Napier.  The winners of both sections will meet on Sunday afternoon at Port Ahuriri to find the Hawke’s Bay side to play in the Zone finals.    Heretaunga, (with a team in each section) were victorious last year, and look to have a depth of sound players to repeat that performance.

Women’s Junior Pairs at Bay View 8.30. Saturday/Sunday 20/21 December.
Bev Withers and Barbara Koller will officiate at this significant event, which has attracted 13 combinations.  Last year’s champion Michelle Robinson will again compete, and as her co-winner Chris Telford, is over the ‘junior’ restriction, Robinson will be playing with club-mate Trish McGrail.  Kia Toa and Taradale clubs each have three teams featuring – which somewhat shows where the ‘strength’ is in junior women’s bowls within Hawke’s Bay at this time.  Several junior representatives (who have had extra experience and coaching opportunities) may have the ‘inside running’ – but I, for one, would not care to pick a winner in this quality field.


Havelock North (holders) were convincing winners over Taradale, of the Gardner Shield final at Kia Toa today. Star of the show according to the 'expert' opinion of spectators, was evergreen Ian Herbert, who broke the hearts of the Taradal...e team with a brilliant display of Skip bowls. Small's team defeated Neilson's team 23-18, while Herbert's team defeated Salmon's team 20-8.
Photo, Havelock North team from left; Barry Webber, Vern Hirsch, Ian Herbert, Rex Goodwin, Dudley Hunt and Tony (AG) Small.
Taradale team; Clark Nicol, Gary (GIG) DeRidder, Don Neilson, Cam Parnell, John Calnan, and Colin Salmon.
Thanks to administrators Colin Leathley and Peter Strother.

Havelock North selector John Overend, and Taradale's Frank Grantham's teams will clash in the final of the Gardner Shield at Kia Toa - 1pm Monday 15 December.  Holders Havelock North, will be keen to retain this valued trophy, while the Taradale team will be striving for the 'Top Dog' status in HB men's mid-week interclub

Men's Monday Interclub (Gardner Shield) - section play results available HERE - many thanks to Colin Leathley and Club organisers - T Pittar, R Ward, A Hay, D Orbell, P Shea, F Grantham, L Trembath, D Walford, R Morrish, and J Overend.  The final between Havelock North and Taradale will be played at Kia Toa at a date yet to be advised.

Two bowlers from ‘Yesteryear’ attended the annual Volunteers Lunch at Bowls Heretaunga on Monday.
Bowls Hawke’s Bay provided a buffet lunch for about 30 Umpires, Green keepers, Coaches, Selectors and HP Manager, plus Match Committee members, many of who have more than one string to their bow, and whose efforts often go well beyond the call of duty.
The Board of BHB wished to demonstrate their appreciation of the essential and vital role that these willing volunteers deliver.

NZ Secondary Schools finals at Howick (Auckland), 14-16 December 2014

Just think of – Angela and Mandy Boyd, Richard and Tessa Hocking (to name just a few)!

Considering Bowls Hawke’s Bay’s recent incredible record in producing teenage super-star bowlers (with thanks to recently retired BHB Youth Co-ordinator Wilma Ennor) – it is disappointing to note that no competitors in this year’s event are from Hawke’s Bay.

However, because a new Youth Bowls Co-ordinator has recently been appointed under the umbrella of Tony Terry, BHB Chairman and HP Portfolio holder, this may mean that Hawke’s Bay will once again be represented – and possibly may even be a force in the field of Secondary Schools bowls once again.

Dean Drummond 20, (Heretaunga and Hawke’s Bay representative, and current PBA Champion) has been appointed Youth Bowls Co-ordinator by the Board of Bowls Hawke’s Bay, and will be taking the helm to stir up interest among HB Secondary Schools in 2015 -16.    An inter-school competition is envisaged by Dean, and we are sure that he personally, will be an inspiration to prospective young champions in the future.

Go for it, Dean.

See NZ Secondary Schools current results here -
Opinion – cdf.

BHB change to advertised programme.
Please note; because of a prior PBA booking, Champion of Champion events scheduled to be played at Bowls Heretaunga Indoor Stadium on Saturday/Sunday 30/31 May, have been re-scheduled to Sat/Sun 6/7 June.
The following events are affected;
Champion of Champion Women’s Junior Singles
Champion of Champion Men’s Fours
Champion of Champion Women’s Junior Pairs
Champion of Champion Men’s Triples

Correction to BHB 2014-15 handbook;
Page 49, - Men & Women, Ch.Ch events - Fours only; should be; 3 games of 18 ends or 2 & 3/4 hours - not 18 ends or 2 hours as printed.

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

For BHB 'eight years and under' training squads see "Representative/Coaching" tab above - or HERE

Waipawa Bowling Club have their own website - now on line!    Check it out HERE

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

BNZ 8 years 7 under Intercentre Regulations - see HERE

Find 2015 National Intercentre Draw HERE - or on "Representative/Coaching page"

See BHB 2014-15 Conditions of Play, Format of Play and Code of Conduct on 'Documents' page.

Find all BHB 2014-15 INTERCLUB details on 'Draws/Interclub' page - or HERE

BNZ 2015 National INTERCENTRE conditions of play - HERE

BNZ 2015 Details/Arrangements sheet for all BNZ events - HERE

BNZ Results of Intercentre survey etc - HERE

BNZ 2014-15 National Tournament entry form on 'Documents' tab or HERE

BNZ 2014-15 Programme (2 pages) see HERE

BNZ 2015 National Interclub Finals COP - HERE

BNZ 2015 Regional Interclub Finals COP - HERE


Havelock North BC – from Ivan.
Result of Hetero Restricted Triples for the Lepper Cup played Fri.Dec.19th.
1st. Graeme Wilson, Bruce Finn, Dan Pengelly 2 & 1/2 Wins
R/Up. Bill McCormack, Ross Talbot, Gavin Ramsay 2 Wins +9

Results from the Bay View Bowling Clubs Christmas Hamper Pak N’Save Napier  mini triples held on Thursday
1st    W Parker,  R Grainger,  C Ireland,  Bay View,  2 wins,  16 ends,  29 pts
2nd    J Toa,  M Choat,  I Black,  Composite,  2 wins,  15 ends,  31 pts
3rd    A Hay,  B Hay,  B Woodmas,  Port Ahuriri,  2 wins,  14 ends,  31 pts
Best Last Game    P Lamason,  R Oates,  N Wilson,  Composite,  6 ends,  14 pts
Lucky Team    R Rae,  C Angove,  D Jenkins,  Taradale
Kumera prize    R Rae,  C Angove,  D Jenkins,  Taradale

'Inside Bowls' online magazine, see link -

Result of Havelock North Open Hetero Ham 2 Bowl Triples tournament played Dec.13th & 14th.

Section A: 1st. Pat O'Neil, Bruce Stewart, John Granger (Composite)
                2nd. Greg Hodges, Steve Oliver, Ian Mason (Havelock North)
                3rd. Brian Doyle, Colin Harrison, Dave Haggerty (Havelock North)
                4th. Val Dorreen, Dan Pengelly, Barry Milne (Havelock North)

Section B: 1st. Jim Riddell, John Stables, Bill Hynd (Heretaunga
                  2nd. Vern Hirsch, Dave Palmer, Ian Herbert (Havelock North)

Section C: 1st.J im Hagen, Malcolm Stockwell, Kevin Ives (Bowls Napier)

Section D: 1st. Barry Webber, Dave Cooper, Pat Minogue (Havelock North)

Section E: 1st. Faye Lacey, Lois Black, Gill Borlase (Havelock North).
Results by Ivan.

You will find the following on 'Newsletters/Circulars/Minutes' tab:
(1) June Central Regional newsletter,
(2)  BNZ circulars.
(3) Umpires August 'Jack-Up' newsletter,
(4) Umpires latest minutes
(5) BHB monthly board 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).
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