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Vacant positions at BHB - see application form and other details below .   Applications close 30 April.           BHB 2016-17 Proposed Programme is out now - see below!               Coach courses are being planned NOW - please see below for more details
First Year Singles Winners & Runners-up.
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 30 April 2016


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


Bowls NZ proposal of new membership changes:
*See Bowls NZ Q & A sheet
*See Auckland Bowls document on the matter HERE

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

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

Please check that it contains your proposed Open Tournaments and e-mail Frank Hosegood if you find a discrepancy.

If you are unhappy with a date clashing with another local club please contact the club concerned to see if you can work it out.

If you wish to change your programme please let Frank know a.s.a.p.

As the major work on the programme has been completed there will be no need to hold a WoolSale, which is hereby cancelled.

Trans-Tasman Blind Bowls at Browns Bay (North Shore).

The round of Mixed Pairs to start the third test in the Blind Trans Tasman has gone all Australia's way.
The B1 pairing of David Monk and Louise Henry went down on the last end having lead from the first end. The penultimate end saw New Zealand drop two shots to bring the score to 8-7.  In the final end the New Zealanders dropped another two shots and the game to lose 9-8.
The B2 pair of Glenn Hanneman and Keith Bell also struggled against their counterparts, Joy Forster and Ralph Simpson. The final score was 5-14 to the Australians but New Zealand was never really in contention throughout the fourteen ends.
Sue Curran and David Stallard also struggled in their game against Marion Morrison and Christopher Backstrom. New Zealand lead early on but saw their scores fritter away to finished the game at 9-16 down.
James Dunn and Vi Coates had another lesson in bowling this morning losing out to Dennis Wormald and Lynne Seymour 18-7
New Zealand will need a concerted effort this afternoon to bring them back into contention in this test.
Havelock North’s Keith Bell has been selected to compete in the Singles (Sue Ashton, Director), and Pairs with Glen Hannaman.

This event will serve as a trial for the World Blind Bowls to be held in South Africa in 2017.

Results: Blinds Bowls Trans Tasman - featuring Havelock North's Keith Bell and Sue Ashton - and former Bowls NZ President Ann Muir and Sue Curran. Most of these players featured in the recent NZ Championships held at Havelock North.

Vacant positions at BHB close 30th April 2016:
Application Form HERE

BHB First year Singles at Bowls Taradale:

Five games of 12 ends - or 1 hour were played, winners decided on wins then differential.

Plenty of spectators braved the showers and cold wind to support and encourage their new club members. The standard of play from the new bowlers was superb so the future of bowls in Hawke's Bay looks rosy!

The men's event was won by Chris Thomas (Napier) - undefeated with 5 wins . Runner-up: Maika Hapuku (Heretaunga) - 4 wins + 29.
Coral Lukies (Kia Toa) was also undefeated in the women's section - 5 wins, Runner-up Lyn Bowcock (Taradale) 4 wins + 19

Winners photo - left, Lyn Bowcock, Coral Lukies, Chris Thomas, Maika Hapuku.

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?

* Proposed Motions to Bowls NZ SGM - HERE
Important proposed membership changes by Bowls NZ - See HERE

PBA 2016
Newsletter #1 - HERE
Membership Application - HERE
Race to Oz Spreadsheet  - HERE

Find BHB current membership statistics HERE

Winners of  five/ten/twenty senior/ centre open titles (not including junior) are entitled to apply for a Centre Event Badge.   See/print application form HERE then send to Bernie Morton, BHB Centre Manager or BHB Match Committee.

Would YOU like to be a Bowls Coach?

BHB Coaching Association Coordinators Lorraine Beaufort and Beryl Skidmore, advise that Bowls NZ’s Coaching Director Kaushik Patel, will hold courses for the following groups on May 21/22/23 - 2016:

The courses will include re-accreditation for existing coaches (cost $30.00 per person), a Foundation Course - for new coaches-$50.00, and a Development Course for top level coaches-$100.00.  The Board is keen to attract as many coaches (and potential new coaches) as possible to participate.  To assist, BHB will meet 50% of the cost per participant. (We consider each club should look to assist with the balance of the cost).

If you would like to coach in either of the following categories, or if you need to be re-accredited, please contact Lorraine for more information ASAP at Ph.843 7838 – email:  Lorraine or Beryl

  • Re-accreditation    - for those whose accreditation has expired (after two years).
  • Foundation    Coach - Foundation coaches support participants enjoying their first    experiences in bowls or are young in age and therefore the coaches    under-stand their needs. This is an extremely important community for    Bowls considering close to 60% of the people who participate in the sport    are in this community. The majority of the participants will be Mates in    Bowls, Casual Bowls and Secondary School aged children.
  • Development    Coach - Development coaches support a wider range of participants    including Club, Interclub, 1-5 year, 8 Year and Under, and Centre bowlers. 


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

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


Result of Havelock North Hetero Anzac Day Triples played Mon. April 25th. (via Ivan).
1st. Pat Minogue, Bob Hall, Grant Hall
2nd. Brian Doyle, Neville Vetter, Greg Hodges
3rd. Bill Buchan, Mike Barry, Dale Roderick

From Jan at Bowls Napier:  Result ANZAC Triples held on Sunday.
1st:  Barb Exeter, Jo Hayes, Sheryl Glock  (Taradale) 4 wins +27
2nd: Mary Evans, Sue Mairs, Karen Barton (Napier) 4 wins +14
3rd: Ken O’Neil, Alex Milligan, Kevin Ives (Napier) 3 wins
Lucky team: Alan Hay, Ron Gardiner, Bev Hay.
Waipawa Ladies Singles played today Sunday - and Wendy Jeffery beat Glenys Robson.
BHB have a number of new men's full length black trousers, and women's three-quarter length black pants for sale at $15 p.p.  Contact Centre Manager, Bernie Morton.

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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