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Reminder:   Hawke's Bay Bowls Umpires Assn  - Annual General Meeting – Monday 15 June 20015 at Havelock North Bowling Club – 10:00am
COC M J Singles winner Lloyd Fitness with R/up Steven Hannay
Bowls Hawke's Bay
P O Box 5061
Napier 4145
Bernie Morton, Centre Manager
021 241 6822



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BHB Vacancies

The following Bowls Hawke’s Bay positions should be applied for by completing the relevant “BHB Application form” (see Documents' Tab), and returning to the Centre Manager (Bernie Morton) before June 1st, 2015.

Board Members (two year term, beginning July 1 2015)
President (one year term, beginning July 1 2015)
Vice-President (one year term, beginning July 1 2015)
Match Committee (two year term, beginning July 1 2015)
Coach Co-ordinator (two year term, beginning July 1 2015)
Coach Secretary (two year term, beginning July 1 2015)
Men's Junior Selector/Coach (one year term beginning July 1 2015).
Eight Years and Under Men Selector/Coach, one year term beginning 1 July 2015).

Eight Years and Under Women Selector/Coach (one year term beginning 1 July 2015).

All 'Position Descriptions' and application forms can be found on 'Documents' tab above.

Application Forms:
Bowlers are reminded that applications for BHB positions; Board Members, Coaching Co-ordinator and Secretary, Match Committee, President and Vice-President, close on 1st June 2015.

See "Draws & Interclub" page for BHB 2015-16 tentative programme - or click HERE

Winners of  five/ten/twenty senior/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.

COC Women's Singles at Bowls Heretaunga - final:

Bowls Heretaunga's Indoor Stadium was a blessing in today's appalling wintery weather, and scores of people took the opportunity to watch top bowls in comfort.

Josephine Connolly, Havelock North, (left) - defeated Alison Lott (Omarunui) 25-17, to win her first Hawke's Bay title since moving from Omanu (Bay of Plenty) last year. Connolly, a senior Hawke's Bay representative, has already achieved much fame as a competent bowler in BOP, and has also won fame as a National Fours title winner. Lott (a fifth year bowler, and former golfer) has shown remarkable improvement this season, and if there was a 'most improved' player award, Alison would surely be the recipient.

BHB COC Men's Junior Pairs at Bowls Heretaunga.
Final Result:

Before a large crowd of spectators, Paul Viggers (left) and Dave Henderson defeated Perry Fidanis and Kevin Ford 20-9 after 15 ends.
Match Officials - Joan Wylie (Umpire), and Frank Hosegood (Match Convenor)

RESULT: BHB Men’s Junior Singles – Champion of Champions.
Taradale’s Lloyd Fitness proved a winner in his last year as a junior in this year’s Champion of Champion Junior Singles - especially after recently winning the BHB Open Junior Singles event also in fine fashion. … With only one game in question against the most promising Grant Hall (Havelock North), Fitness won 25-17, and the remaining games were won comprehensively 25-6 and 25-3. Steve Hannay (Kia Toa) – a Field Manager for Downers, turned in a brave performance in the final before a large contingent of Kia Toa fans – who assured the writer (looking for news) that Hannay had played bowls for three years, and that he was ‘Squeaky Clean’!!!
Photo; left Lloyd Fitness - Steve Hannay. (see photo on 'News' page).

RESULT: BHB Women’s Champion of Champion Pairs at Bowls Heretaunga.
More than ninety spectators packed Bowls Heretaunga Indoor Stadium viewing platform to follow various Club’s representatives in this season’s Champion of Champion events. After a season of illness and injury, Omarunui’s Dot Palmer and Robyn Wallace made a welcome return to the winning circle with a flourish, winning the Champion of Champion Women’s Pairs from the gallant Bay View Pair of Bev Withers and Judy Richards..., in a close game 19-14.
In an earlier semi-final, Bay View won from Kia Toa’s Lynda Sowersby and Patsy Fraser on the last bowl and in the other, the Omarunui combination convincingly defeated Waipawa’s Wendy Jeffery and Adrienne Freemantle 19-3
Match Officials; Peter Strother and Barbara Koller.
Photo – from left, Robyn Wallace, Dot Palmer, Judy Richards and Bev Withers. (see 'News' page).

The ‘Woolsale’.
A well-attended and good humoured meeting to discuss and decide next season’s programme was held at Omarunui B C today. Piloted by Bowls HB’S Match Committee Peter Strother, Colin Leathley and Frank Hosegood, clubs co-operated and negotiated with each other, with an affable ‘give and take’ attitude in a satisfactory outcome for all concerned.

BHB General Information

Coming up:

6 June; Ch Ch Men’s Fours and Ch Ch Junior Women’s Singles
7 June; Ch Ch Men’s Triples and Ch Ch Junior Women’s Pairs
28 June; BHB AGM at Omarunui at 1.30pm

To allow time for engraving names on BHB trophies won 2014-15 season, players/clubs are reminded that all trophies must be returned to the Centre Manager by 31 July 2015

Junior Events:
Junior status. Some clubs have sought a direction from BHB in this matter. BNZ now only support 8 Year and under and one Centre has moved to this category.  However after discussion, Bowls Hawke’s Bay propose to continue with the current format of “five years and under” as junior status – this includes all Centre and Champion of Champion Junior events

Representative Events:
It is proposed to continue our current Representative programme schedule for the 2015/16 season - subject to any changes implemented by BNZ as a result of their Tournament and Review committee’s recommendations.

The Wanganui Junior Hexagonal is to be retained as 5 year and under, and to be played on the first weekend in October.

Hexagonal to be held in Manawatu on 20-21 February 2016.

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

BHB changes to advertised programme.

Please note; because of a prior PBA booking, Champion of Champion events scheduled to be played at Bowls Heretaunga Indoor Stadium, 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

Misprint: BHB Handbook page 48-49; Men and Women Champion of Champion events;  "Fours" should read ‘18 ends or 2¾ hours’ time limit – no time limit for final’.

New LAW BOOKS (available from 1st January 2015) - see flyer -  HERE
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Port Ahuriri BC is looking for a Green-keeper - Position Description & other information HERE & HERE

Result of the Bay View Bowling Clubs Colts and Fillies club championship held at the weekend - from Bev Withers;
Winner Ivan Black  r/up  Cheryn Menhennett.
Results of the mini hetero triples tournament  held on Monday
1st    A Toómata,  C McGregor,  J Thompson,  Napier,  3 wins,  16 ends,  31 pts
2nd    L & L Fitness, S Caccioppoli,  composite,  3 wins,  15 ends,  34 pts
3rd    B Birch,  B Hay,  B Woodmas,  Port,  2 wins,  15 ends,  26 pts
Best Last Game    B Koller,  P Brown,  C Black,  Bay View,  7 ends,  8 pts
Lucky Team,  J Toa,  M Moss,  H Moss,  Composite
Kumera prize    P Stocker,  B Wallace,  P Watson,  Bay View
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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 Board monthly minutes

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