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   Change of date for BHB Prize-giving/Closing/Awards day - now Sunday 18 May - see details on 'Newsletters/Circulars/Minutes' tab.         See (below) important changes of dates and venues for Champ of Champ competiions.      Several positions available to help administrate BHB (applications close shortly) - see below.
Gavin Keighley and Kim Ballard (Heretaunga) winners BHB Junior COC Pairs - while playing semi-final v Waipukurau (Willie Peacock and Jim Isaacson) in semi-final.
Bowls Hawke's Bay
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Carole Miller, Administration Officer
06 877 7225


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This site was last updated - 19 April 2014

News: Scroll down to find Kittyhawk results as they are received.  *latest, - Richard Hocking in the last 8 - go Richie!

POSITIONS AVAILABLE at Bowls Hawke's Bay - applications close 23 April see details HERE
Find ALL Position Descriptions and other details on 'Documents' tab.

EASTER WEEKEND: COC Junior Men's Singles and Pairs

BHB Junior Men’s Champion of Champion Pairs (Alma & Stan Watson Cup) will be held at Taradale
Saturday 19 April 2014 at 9am.

Officials – Peter Strother (Controller) and Sherrill Taylor (Umpire).
Two years ago, Gavin Keighley was the Lead in the winning combination of this event with Paul Harrison (s), and today he skipped club mate and club vice-president Kim Ballard, to another victory - this time over the left-handed duo of Greg Hodges and Bryan Doyle (Havelock North) 19-15.  Word has it, that Keighley played exceptional Skip bowls to assist his team achieve victory.

BHB Junior Men’s Champion of Champion Singles (Onley Cup) to be held at Taradale Sunday 20 April 2014 at 9am.
After the withdrawal of Eric Skudder (Waipawa) and Alan Mettrick (Taradale) nine players have entered this event.    This competition will be hotly contested and it would be a brave person who could confidently name the winner – but in saying that, Greg Hodges (Havelock North), Gavin Keighley (Heretaunga) and Perry Fidanis (Napier) have shown recent good form.

  • Waipukurau - Jim Isaacson
  • Port Ahuriri – Paul Jarvis
  • Bay View – Paul Viggers
  • Napier – Perry Fidanis
  • Omarunui – Ivon Voice
  • Kia Toa  - TBA
  • Heretaunga – Gavin Keighley
  • Havelock North – Greg Hodges
  • National Service – Richard Rangi

Draw - 9.00am:  Bay View, Port Ahuriri.
10.30am: National Service, Waipukurau, Napier, Kia Toa, Havelock Nth, Omarunui, Heretaunga.

Kittyhawk,18-21 April 2014 at Pakuranga, Auckland.

Kittyhawk (under 20 singles) Auckland.
Results (from Griff) after day two-

The ‘Plate’ draw can be found at Bowls NZ website.

See Championship draw below - (from Griff)

The championship winners, boys and girls, will receive a set of bowls and a bowls bag from Henselite, a Bowls New Zealand Centennial book and a tankard for the boys, and a goblet for the girls, plus Bowls NZ certificates. The winners will also each receive a trophy provided by the Kittyhawk Bowling Club to be held for one year, plus a miniature.
The runner-up in the main event, boys and girls, will receive a tankard (boys) and goblet (girls) plus Bowls NZ Certificate

Guys in last 8

Richie, - you are the MAN! Give it your best tomorrow - all BHB bowlers wish you lots of luck!

Last 8;
Elliott Mason
Eion McIntosh
Taylor Duncan
Callum Horwell
Cameron Bailey
Sheldon Bagrie-Howley
Richard Hocking
Jeremy Brosnan

Girls in last 16;

Tayla Bruce - Canterbury

Nicole Toomey – Wellington
Sophie Fisher – Manawatu
Selina Goddard – Auckland
MacKenzie Bulcher – Auckland
Ashleigh Jeffcoat – Waikato
Holly Mcilroy – Gisborne East Coast
Cait Bassett - Canterbury

Dean Drummond ihas reached the last 8 of the "Plate".

The Kittyhawk New Zealand Under 20 Singles is now a well-established nursery for up and coming Blackjacks.
The field is made up of 32 men and 16 women with players having to progress through regional qualifiers, however this year will see three wildcard entries of Oliver and Elliot Mason and Dean Drummond (Kia Toa, Hawke’s Bay).

The Kittyhawk National Under 20 Men’s and Women’s Singles played annually at Easter weekend is now well established as a nursery for up and coming Blackjacks. The Sets format that has been used in the past 2-3 seasons has now been abandoned and play will revert to the more usual format of 21 shots up but with a Time Limit of 1 ¾ hours.
The field at the National event is made up of 32 men and 16 women. The quality the field this year is once again outstanding with many of the contestants having played in the recent trans-Tasman series against Australia. Once again the qualifiers from all Regions have had to progress through a Regional Qualifying event to progress to the national finals. Such is the evenness and strength of the players coming through from around the country that even some of the selected players for the trans-Tasman missed out on qualifying for the finals!
With the natural age attrition there were three Wild Card opportunities for the men this year and these went to the Mason twins Oliver and Elliot and to Dean Drummond and they join Sheldon Bagrie-Howley (a previous winner), Cameron Bailey, Richard Hocking, Ethan Kelliher and Taylor Horn as automatic entries. However there are a number of younger bowlers who have been making their mark in the secondary schools completion who will give some these players a hurry-up. Picking a winner is very difficult in what is a very even field.
Last year’s runner up in the Women’s event, Siobhan Archer, while still eligible will not be taking her place in the field this year and her place has been taken by Cait Bassett (who played in the trans-Tasman series) from the Allenton Club in Ashburton. Another player from the trans-Tasman who gained entry through a player withdrawal is MacKenzie Blucher from the Te Atatu Peninsula Club in Auckland. Both these players are sure to be among the strong contenders in the women’s field which also includes last year’s winner Selina Goddard (now resident in Australia), Holly McIlroy, Tayla Bruce, Katelyn Inch and Nicole Toomey – just to name a few in what is a very high quality field.
The quarter-finalists from the men’s event last year and the semi-finalists from last year’s women’s event are all accorded automatic entry into this year’s event provided they are still eligible age-wise.  Prizes for the winners include a new set of bowls and a bag donated by Henselite.
The criteria is 19 years of age or under on Good Friday of the current year.
Check results during Easter weekend at Bowls New Zealand website.

BHB Prizegiving Tournament at Taradale, Sunday 18 May - find details on 'Newsletters/Circulars/Minutes' Tab - or HERE

Champion of Champion Singles at Bowls Taradale - Final:  RESULT
‘Changing of the Guard’ in Hawke’s Bay bowls?
Celebrations will abound in Central Hawke’s Bay tonight once two of their local clubs met in the final, especially after they had swept all other likely (and probably more favoured) contenders before them.  Following a game of precision bowls, Waipukurau’s James Burne defeated Michael Brown (Waipawa) by the closest of margins 21-20 on the true, fast Bowls Taradale green.  Paul Harrison (Heretaunga) was a late withdrawal.
Controller Peter Strother and Umpire, Peter Turnbull.

Barney King Cup, BHB Champion of Champion Pairs, SATURDAY 9am, at Bowls Napier.
Congratulations to Tony Terry & Mike Isaacson (Heretaunga) who defeated Paul Sorensen & Neil Barron (Napier) 18/12.
Umpire, Rohan Hook - Controller, Peter Strother.

Bowls NZ Details of National Finals 2014 -15 season – as updated 18/3/2014
  • NZ Secondary Schools Championships: - 14-16 December 2014 at Auckland.  In future the venue will be rotated around the six regions in a six yearly cycle.    This will remain as a regional qualifying event, and will not change to an open event as previously communicated
  • Heartland Bank National Open Championships: – 28 December 2014 – 9 January 2015 at North Harbour, Headquarters Browns Bay.
  • NEW - 2015 National Inter-centre Development Championships: (8year and under) 11- 12 April 2015, venue to be confirmed.  Regional qualifying events to be completed no later than 15 February 2015.    Men and women, Singles, Pairs and Fours, entry fee per team $1407.60 (including GST).
  • 2015 Kittyhawk U20 National Singles Championships: 3-6 April 2015, venue to be confirmed.  Regional qualifying events are to be held.
  • 2015 Mixed Pairs & National Club Championship Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours: 16 – 24 April 2015, venue to be confirmed.  These national finals will return to natural greens, which mean that the event will be held in the North Island in April 2015. To address the concerns of cost of travel for finalists, this event will be rotated in a six yearly cycle to all six Regions.  Entry fee $2 p person for all entries nationwide.

Proposed alterations to Inter-centre and Interclub events, entry fees etc, will be discussed by Centres at a Regional Forum 9th April at Palmerston North - the circular can be viewed on "newsletters/circulars/minutes' tab -  or full details HERE

Bowls New Zealand 2014-15 Programme (2 pages) see HERE

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


BAY  VIEW  BOWLING  CLUB - Hetero 4’s on 24 April is now HETERO TRIPLES - whites – 9.00 start – $21.00 per team.  This is your chance to try our renovated green!!!!    Entries to Beryl Skidmore – 06 8366159 – email HERE

Find notice of Umpire's AGM (Saturday 7 June) on 'Newsletters/Circulars/Minutes' tab - or HERE

World Bowls at Warilla Australia:
Men; - S McIlroy (NZ), T Wood (AUS), J Henry (AUS) N Furman (USA).
Women; C Anderson (NFI) L Ahmad (Malaysia), A Merrien (GUE), C Brown (SCO).

V. Smith (NZ) finished 6th in section B, and J Edwards (NZ) finished 3rd in section A

Final Result:
The World Cup in Warilla Australia, brought together representatives of more than 24 countries, battling in both Men's and Women's competitions.
Former Northern Irish international Jeremy Henry won a remarkable hat-trick of wins at the prestigious World Cup at his home club of Warilla when he defeated fellow Australian Tony Wood 7-2 & 8-7 in the final today.
Caroline Brown (Scotland) defeated Alison Merrion (Guernsey) 7-7 & 12-2 to win the women’s title that had been won by NZ’s Jo Edwards for the previous four years.

Free Governance Workshop  Wed. 21 May - find more details on 'Newsletters/Circulars/Minutes' tab - or HERE

Bowls Omarunui have a new website - check it out HERE

You will find (1) (December) Central Regional newsletter, (2) BNZ Nov. Dec. Feb & April circulars, (3) Umpires August 'Jack-Up' newsletter, 4) Umpires latest minutes - on 'Newsletters/Circulars/Minutes' tab

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

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