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Umpire's Tournament, Wednesday 5th November at Bowls Napier - start time is 10am - not 9am as printed on page 28 of the centre handbook.
Natarsha Grimshaw
Bowls Hawke's Bay
P O Box 5061
Napier 4145
Bernie Morton, Centre Manager
021 241 622



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This site was last updated 15 September 2014


Corrections to BHB 2014-15 handbook;
1)  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.
2) Page 28, - Umpire's Tournament, Wednesday 5th November at Bowls Napier - start time is 10am - not 9am as printed in the centre handbook.

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

PBA - Viewed by a large crowd of enthusiastic fans, Natarsha Grimshaw (Bowls Heretaunga and Hawke's Bay), defeated Ken Walker (Dunedin) in a tie-breaker, to win the PBA International Singles at Bowls Heretaunga this morning.  Natarsha is the first woman to win a PBA national final!    She is now eligible to represent PBA NZ at the UK International singles final in Blackpool. Congratulations to both players for providing an entertaining spectacle.

Selector Paul Selby, has advised the BHB junior men’s representative team to travel to Wanganui 4/5th October;
Dave Henderson, Bryan Godber, Grant Hall, Mike Phillips, Brian Doyle, Rob Wroe, Keith Redman, Cam Parnell, Paul Viggers, Jeff Marston

BHB junior women’s selector Beryl Skidmore, has announced the following team to play at Wanganui 4/5th October.
Helen Bentley (Heretaunga), Raewyn Cooper (Taradale), Allison Lott (Omarunui), Judy McDonald (Heretaunga), Michelle Robinson (Captain, Napier), Cheryl Simpson (Taradale), Linda Sowersby (Kia Toa), Hillary Wroe (Waipukurau), Jo Wroe (Waipukurau), Sheryl Viggers (Bay View).  Non travelling reserve Trish McGrail (Napier).

The following team has been selected to play against the Wanganui bound HB Junior Ladies Team, at Bowls Heretaunga  5-45/8pm Monday 29th September.
Di Bentley, Lisa Carlson, Raelene Cronin, Patsy Fraser, Sharon Grant, Jo Hayes, Irene Hunt, Heather Leyland, Sue Mairs, Chris Telford.
Cost, $2 per player to cover the cost of the lights.
Please confirm your availability or otherwise to Jim Bentley by Wed 17th Sept, as he will be be away 22-26 September.

BHB Opening Day –

Bernie Morton, BHB Centre Manager, presented the winners of Bowls Hawke’s Bay Opening Day Rainbird Cup for Executive Fours - to the Bowls Heretaunga quartet – 4pts +25. – See photo from left; Jim Bentley, Helen Bentley, Glenys Riddell and Jim Riddell.
Runners-up were Dick Orbell, Kevin Douglas, Jim Bruce and Jill McConnochie (Bluff Hill), 4pts +15.
The first ‘Toucher’ on Pak N Save green was Jill McConnochie (Bluff Hill) – and on HBS green, Marie Fenton (Bowls Napier).
Controller and Umpire, Jenny Hosegood.

Bowls NZ accredited coaches certificates were presented by BHB Coaching Co-ordinator Lorraine Beaufort, to Sally Sutcliffe, Richard Morrish and Ray Zajonskowski (Kia Toa) and Dick Orbell (Bluff Hill).

BHB Vice President Barbara Koller presented Bowls NZ Certificates to Bowls Napier President Ken Greeks, for Paul Sorensen – who won the Regional Final Singles.  And to Bowls Heretaunga President Jim Bentley. for Lynn Stowe, Colleen Ferrick and Lois Stewart who won the Regional triples final and then the National Open Clubs final at Dunedin in June.

Patrons Joan Wylie and Peter Strother, and Life Members Roy Friend and Dorothy Kelsey also attended the event that officially opened the 2014-15 season.

Let battle commence!


An article about Angela Boyd can be found HERE

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

BHB 2014-2015 PROGRAMME on 'Documents' tab - or Click Here  
*Please note;
  • Men's Junior singles now 17/18 January 2015!
  • Men's Interclub 7's now 20/21 December 2014!

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


Bowls Taradale have a new website - see list of club websites on the left of this page or - HERE

Taradale Championship Fours results 13/14 September; winners men - Phil Young, Brian Annear, John Calnan and Ewen McLauchlan - runners-up; Ces Bell, Jack Philip, Ernie Friedlander and Ross Hamilton.  Women, Irene Miller, Karen Grainger, Laurel Edwards and Gill Lamason - Runners-up; Colleen McLaughlin, Noelene Gardiner, Cheryl Humphrey and June Taylor.

Bay View Bowling Club via Beryl, - Women’s Singles Championships won by Colleen Black 25-22 over Mere Nepia.

Labour weekend Wanganui Women's Classic - see HERE

A reminder that entries for the NZ Open (in Auckland) close on 24 September 2014. See Auckland Bowls website for details.

7/8 September,  Bay View Men’s Club Championship singles - weather a bit erratic, but some very good bowls and very close games, 7 qualifiers.
Final; Joe Johanson defeated Terry McGurk  25-17.

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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