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Cherrie Ranford and Gary Affleck - winners First Year Singles
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 26 April 2015 - WEATHER

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The following Bowls Hawke’s Bay positions should be applied for by completing the “BHB Application form” 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)

Position descriptions can be found on 'Documents' tab above.
BHB Position Application Form can be found HERE

Result: BHB First Year Singles at Havelock North Bowling Club.

Winner; Gary Affleck (Taradale) with five wins.10 points
Runner-up; Ray Scott (Kia Toa) with four wins, 8 points – plus 35
Third: B Roach (Bay View) with four wins, 8 points – plus 22

Winner Cherrie Ranford (Bay View) five wins – 10 points
Runner-up, Faye Lacey (Havelock North) four wins – 8 points plus 29
Third, Linda Francis (Havelock North) four wins, 8 points, plus 22

Match Officials; Liffy Law and Joan Wylie

First year Singles  Havelock North 8.30am, 
Five rounds to be played of 12 ends or one hour – extra end to be played in the event of a draw.- The best player overall in each section (wins, differential and shot ratio) will be declared the winner.
‘Coffee’ break after 2nd game – Lunch after 4th game.

Women; the Bainbridge Cup, first presented for the winners of the First Year Singles in 1968 under the auspices of East Coast Women’s Bowling Centre - changed to Hawke’s Bay Women’s Bowling centre in 1995, and later changed to Bowls Hawke’s Bay.

A random choice of names featured on the trophy; 1970’s Janet Williams, Mabel Sargison, Eunice Rummery, Doreen Ritchie and Lynda Boyd.  1980 -90’s, Margaret Nicholls, Margarete Hurrelbrinck, Joan Thompson, Sue Mairs and Margaret Percival.  Since 2000, Angela Boyd, Jo Hayes, Noa Pou, Alison Bibby, Linda Sowersby, Jackie Morgan and last year – Christine Francis.
Nine contestants for this season; R Keeling, Liz Fitch, Linda Francis, T Hawkins, Sue Tapuae, M James, Faye Lacey C Ranford, and Paulina Taylor. Three entries from Bay View and two from Havelock North, but surprisingly, no entries from Omarunui, Port Ahuriri, Taradale or Heretaunga clubs.
Men: The C P Fowler Shield, first presented in 1945 by the winner that year C P Fowler.
With age, some names on this trophy are becoming unreadable and the Shield itself, while unique, is somewhat fragile.
Names of interest on this trophy which initially was for Junior Championship Singles, then ‘Colts’ singles 1980 - and now First Year Singles - are;
T Godber, K Falvey, G T Wagg, W (Bill) Wilson, Selwyn Pedersen, John Overend, A G (Winky) Hillson,Trevor Hirini, Colin and Ralph Bixley, Hugh Jorgensen, G (GAG) Gaut, Denis Biggs, Gordon (Tic-Tock) Wilson,  - and more recently – Mark Bland, John Stables, Malcolm Snowling, John McLaughlin, Shane Rubay, Byron Brook – and last year Lyndon Carrington.

Nine contestants line up for this year’s men’s competition; B Roach, H Welch, Mike Phiilips, Ian McLeod, Ray Scott, J James, Rhys Tidswell, Peter Taylor and G Affleck. Waipawa have three representatives, Waipukurau two, with Heretaunga, Bay View, Kia Toa and Taradale one each.

- Sorry, some Christian names are unknown at this time.

The following is the draw for the BHB Men's Ch Ch Pairs at Bowls Napier 26 April.

8.30am; Port Ahuriri, Havelock Nth, Taradale, Heretaunga, Bay View, Omarunui, National Serv, Bluff Hill.
10.30am; Napier, Waipawa, Kia Toa, Waipukurau.
Champion of Champion Men’s Pairs (Barney King Cup) at Bowls Napier Sunday 26 April 2015.
Current holders; Tony Terry and Mike Isaacson (Bowls Heretaunga). The following is the draw for the BHB Men's Champion of Champion Pairs at Bowls Napier 26 April.
8.30am; Port Ahuriri, Havelock Nortth, Taradale, Heretaunga, Bay View, Omarunui, National Service, Bluff Hill....
10.30am; Napier, Waipawa, Kia Toa, Waipukurau.
Known contestants at this time;
Bluff Hill; Bruce Dunderdale/Dick Orbell
Heretaunga; Murray Glassey/Dean Drummond
Waipawa; Shane Kingston/Ted Bibby
National Service; Doug Curtis/Dennis Hopkins
Bay View; Peter Bryant/Scott Martin
Omarunui; Bill Smoothy/Ron Palmer
Kia Toa; Terry Weatherspoon/Richard Morrish
Napier; Mike Geldard/Martin Wyeth
Taradale; Ces Bell/Ernie Friedlander
Port Ahuriri;
Havelock North; Michael Brown/Ian Mason

National Service defaulted.

In winning his 10th BHB Centre title Murray Glassey (with Lead Dean Drummond) did it ‘the hard way’ by defeating Ces Bell and Ernie Friedlander (Taradale) in round one, and then in Round 2 defeated the other ‘name’ duo of Ian Mason and Michael Brown (Havelock North).

In Round three (semi-final) the Omarunui combination of Bill Smoothy and Ron Palmer were despatched 25-6 before the Heretaunga met Ken O’Neil (substitute for Mike Geldard) and Martin Wyeth (Napier) in the final.  Glassey played magical bowls to keep the Heretaunga Pair in contention after Lead Wyeth dominated in all but the final two ends.

With only three shots between the teams, hardy spectators remained, straining to see the head in the increasing darkness after O’Neil killed the vital penultimate end, and held two shots with one bowl to play in the final end.  Alas he was a fraction too heavy, and the Heretaunga combination took the title by the closest of margins, 13-12

Match Officials; Bob Strahl and Peter Strother

BHB 'Woolsale' at Omarunui 17 May 2015 1.30pm.

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

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 on Saturday/Sunday 30/31 May, 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
See order form - HERE

From Ivan at Havelock North BC, Hetero Anzac Day Triples for 25th.Battalion Cup
1st. Kath Turley, Susan Belcher, Josephine Connolly
R/Up. Glenn Esam, Peter Kennedy, Graeme Fulford
Havelock North BC - from Ivan; result of Womens Triples Mini Classic 4's for Penman Trophy played April 23rd.

1st.Margaret McEneaney,Kath Turley,Jan Hickman,Jeanette Odell  3 Wins

R/Up.Judy Lyons,Shirley Passey,Lois Black,Susan Belcher 2 Wins

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

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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