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        BHB 2016-17 Proposed Programme (updated 27 June) is now available - see below:          
BHB Joint 'Players of the Year' Ngaire McKinley (left), and Robyn Wallace
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 27June 2016


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


BHB Annual General Meeting was held at Omarunui Sunday 26 June.
As there were not any contentious issues to discuss, the meeting was completed in thirty minutes.  Most club delegates and other interested bowlers attended.
The following awards were presented:

Top Club Men: Taradale (74 points), Heretaunga (66), Napier (34).
Top Club Women: Taradale (59 points), Havelock North (33), Bay View (30).
Clubs are awarded 8 points for a win, 4 points for 2nd place and 2 points each for equal third in all BHB centre events.  Final charts showing allotted points can be found here - 'Top Club Women' & 'Top Club Men'.

Bowls NZ Certificates:
·        National Certificate 1-8 year Women’s Representative side – third equal place.
·        National Club’s (Pathways) Fours Winners: (Omarunui) – Robyn Wallace, Dot Palmer, Ngaire McKinley and Jan Henderson.
·        National Clubs (Pathways) Pairs (Jo Hayes and Louise Fitness - winners). And runner-up men’s Singles (Lloyd Fitness), certificates were awarded at an earlier date as winners planned to be overseas at the time of the AGM.
·        National Clubs (Pathways) Women’s Triples – Havelock North, third equal place – Susan Belcher, Liffy Law and Heather Leyland.

Winner of a five event badge – Ngaire McKinley (Omarunui).
Winners of ten event badges: Gerald Taylor (Bay View), Susan Belcher (Havelock North), Marj Francis (Heretaunga), and Paul Sorensen (Napier).

Volunteer of the Year: Joan Wyllie (Havelock North).

Player of the Year: Robyn Wallace and Ngaire McKinley (joint winners).

New Friday Pairs tournament at Taradale see HERE.

BHB COC Triples - final:

After a fine win in the COC Fours yesterday, Bowls Napier made it 'two in a row' by taking out the two bowl, 18 end, Champion of Champion Triples title. Today's Triples games were tight, and in particular the semi-final match between Napier and Heretaunga. won by Napier 12-10.
In the final, Paul (Bart) Sorensen (s), Fred Ellison and Lead Jim Hagan defeated Bay View's Jack Halka (s), Gerald Taylor and Warren McCarthy (Lead) 19-9

Maurice Johanson was the Umpire, Frank Hosegood the Controller.
COC Men's Fours result:
Napier - Paul Sorensen, Fred Ellison, Malcolm Stockwell and Jim Hagan won 15-12 - over Havelock North's John Overend, Phil Moore, Shane Overend (Grandson of John), and Alan Edwards.
This Napier team (with the inclusion - once, of Bob Strahl), have won all Open and COC Fours events run HB in the last two seasons.
A remarkable achievement!

Latest 'Inside Bowls' Magazine: HERE

Special General meeting of Bowls NZ re. membership changes:
he motions tabled by the Board of Bowls NZ for this meeting were not put and were withdrawn.
See Minutes HERE

May Newsletter - HERE
Race to OZ - HERE
PBA Qualifier Rules - HERE

Heartiest congratulations to Paul Sorensen (Shanghai), and Murray Glassey (Scottish Singles) - qualifiers for Dunedin finals in September.

Entries to Ladies North Island Chartered Club 4’s to be held at Bowls Taradale close 31 July 2016.
Entry Forms can be obtained via Taradale Club website, or Sue in the office will be able to help.
Get your teams together and take the opportunity to play in this notable event.

The final - updated June 27 2016, Centre Programme for next season, compiled from information sent from all clubs in the Centre, can be found HERE.
NB: Women's Interclub now 14/15 Jan, and Men's Junior Singles now 18/19 March 2017.

BHB and Rep. Tournament Dates - HERE
Manawatu Centre dates: HERE
Winners of  five/ten/twenty senior/ centre open titles (not including junior) are invited to apply for a Centre Event Badge.   See/print application form HERE  - then send to Bernie Morton, BHB Centre Manager or BHB Match Committee.


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

Find BHB current membership statistics HERE
Club entry form for Champion of Champion events HERE

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

Bowls Heretaunga Results: thx to the Stewarts.
2 Bowl 2 End Pairs 25th June.
1st M Glassey J Bentley.
2nd M Davies D Anderson.
3rd M Amy D Horne.

Bowls Heretaunga: Skips for Ross Morgan 3 Bowl Junior Triples Saturday 2nd July @ 10.00am (Mufti)

M Phillips D Herbert F Lacey R Scott G Hall B McCormack R Rangi C Dyer P Scott T Tehuna, D Tehuna G Affleck K Christensen L Fitch N Tucker L Sowersby.

(Reserve Team A Parker)

Bowls Heretaunga Results
Wednesday 22nd June
1st M Nepia B Godber J Poots 3 Wins 43
2nd P Spencer C Ferrick B Ferrick 3 Wins 37
3rd L Sudfelt R Hook L Carrington 3 Wins 36
Lucky Team A Brawley L Golder L Pinker

Tuesday 21st June
1st G Gaut B Godber C Humphrey 2.5 Wins 41
2nd B Cavey A Trembath R Eddy 2.5 Wins 35
3rd E Lange J Poots T Francis 2.5 Wins 29
Lucky Team D Horne M Amy D Herbert
From the John S. at Taradale club mini triples on 17/06/2016.
1st. Lex Parsons, Cam Parnell & Terry McGurk, 3wins +36 &18 ends.
2cd. Gary DeRidder, Nancy&Les Dunnett 2.5wins +12&14ends. 

Best last game, Best last game was Gill Lamason , Norm Wilson& Phil Lamason +5.

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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