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Helen Bentley (Heretaunga) - BHB Player of the Year!                                    Beryl Skidmore (Bay View) - BHB Volunteer of the Year!
Beryl Skidmore - BHB Volunteer of the Year
Bowls Hawke's Bay
P O Box 5061
Napier 4145
Bernie Morton, Centre Manager
021 241 6822



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Congratulations to Murray Glassey (Heretaunga)  who has been awarded a 10 title event badge, and to - Malcolm Stockwell (Napier), Natarsha Grimshaw (Heretaunga), Robyn Wallace (Omarunui), and Graeme Fulford (Havelock North) who have been awarded five event badges.

At the AGM of Bowls Hawke’s Bay, the following remits were approved for format of play 2015-16.

  • That all Centre Singles events be first to 21 points, with no time limit.
  • That all Centre Fours events be 15 Ends, with a two hour time limit – except the final, which will have no time limit.
  • All other Centre events remain the same as last year.

Has had a very successful bowling season.
She has won a record three junior and two senior centre titles this season.

  • Junior Singles
  • COC Junior Singles - and Pairs
  • She was part of the winning team in the Centre Triples
  • and the Centre Mixed Pairs with husband Jim.

Helen is a vital part of the current junior and 8 years and under representative side – and in addition, she also helped her club win BHB’s Inter-club Seven’s competition.
This team went on to win the Regional event, and performed admirably in the National final

We consider Helen a very worthy recipient for the “Player of the Year” trophy.
Photo coming....


Beryl has devoted considerable time and effort to coaching and mentoring new bowlers – as an essential part of what Bowls Hawke’s Bay has to offer its members.

Beryl undertook her current role of Coaching Secretary some three years ago, and during this time she has worked hard to co-ordinate the interest of our coaches by arranging seminars and re-accreditations.

In addition, Beryl has worked with Jim Bentley as Coach/Selector for the Women’s 8 years and under representative team, and is the sole Coach/Selector for the very successful Junior Women’s side.

She has been the instigator of growth and development of new bowlers through to a very competent level – where these players can more than hold their own at Open Events!

Beryl’s efforts have been vital to BHB’s High Performance programme.

We consider her a worthy recipient of the “Volunteer of the Year” award.

Major changes to Bowls NZ events: For latest Bowls NZ Event Review circular -
see HERE

Hastings Trophy.(Women's Monday Interclub).

Last season’s format of two games per day to continue with the majority of clubs supporting it.  However, to allow clubs to remain in the tournament we are making the entry one team of triples per club instead of two. This will allow 10 clubs to participate and will also allow for clubs whose players may not wish to commit to a full day’s play to change players for the second game of the day.

To prepare for the forthcoming junior representative fixture at Wanganui early in October, BHB Junior Women's Selector/Coach Beryl Skidmore will be conducting a series of clinics for 21 players over the next six weeks, beginning Monday 15 June at Bowls Heretaunga .

2015 Tiger Turf competition at Kia Toa BC - see information on "Newsletters/Circulard/Minutes" page.

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

Bowls NZ Events Calendar to 2016 - under review....

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.

BHB General Information

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!

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


Results of the 2x4x2 club Tournament held at the Bay View Bowling Club on Sat - from Bev.
1st    W Parker,  M Beets,  57 pts
2nd    B Clark,  S Lever,  55 pts
3rd    M Choat,  B Roach,  54 pts

Results of the Mini hetero triples Tournament  held on Monday
1st    M & H Moss,  J Toa,  composite,  3 wins,  17 ends,  28 pts
2nd    A To’omata,  L Mc Gaffin,  C McGregor,  Napier,  3 wins,  15 ends,  26 pts
3rd    A Robinson,  T Cairns,  T Pittar,  Bay View,  2 wins and draw,  15 ends,  28 pts
Best Last Game    W Parker,  T Mackie,  C Ireland,  Bay View,  6 ends,  13 pts
Lucky Team    B Birch,  B Hay,  B Woodmas,  Port
Kumara Prize    J Willson,  Helen and Sue,  Bluff Hill

Taradale Bowls Club Mini Triples on Friday 26/06/2015.
1st C. Stringer, J. Kelly & P. Jarvis, 3 wins + 31 2nd K. Holmes, D. Mitchell & J. Haslett, 2 wins & 1draw +14 3rd A. Frame, J. Sowerby & D. Kaye, 2 wins + 16.
Best last game P. Thomson, J. Calnan & L. Gillon + 10.

The Mona Pharazyn Mixed Pairs at Bowls Taradale on Saturday 27/06/2015
1st A. Frame & S. Humphrey 4 wins + 56 29 ends.
2nd  R Dunn & A. Dempsey 4 wins + 37 30 ends.
3rd  P. Lamason & M.Turner 4wins + 32 23 ends.

Results of the Bay View Bowling Club's Mixed Fours Club Championships held on the weekend - from Bev Withers.
1st W Parker, J Richards, J Graham, I Black r/up G Ravenwood, R Smith, K Kennedy, R Keeling. Results of the Mini Hetero Triples held on Monday
1st S Estcourt, J Snadden, R Harvey, Bay View, 3 wins, 17 ends, 41 pts...
2nd M Nepia, D Zidich, C Menhennett, Bay View, 3 wins, 16 ends, 34 pts
3rd G Cross, P Shea, R Palmer, Composite, 3 wins, 15 ends, 27 pts
Best Last Game G Ravenwood, R Peterson, L Ravenwood, Bay View, 5 ends 9 pts on countback
Lucky Team W Holman, J Gardner, J McKay, Port Ahuriri
Kumara Prize J Toa, M & H Moss Composite.

Heartiest congratulations to Bev Withers and Beryl Skidmore who were awarded life membership of the Bay View Bowling Club at their 2015 AGM.

2015 Tiger Turf winter competition at Kia Toa BC - see information on "Newsletters/Circulard/Minutes" page.

Port Ahuriri BC is looking for a Green-keeper - Position Description & other information HERE & HERE

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

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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