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BHB Match Committee advises that "because of the clash of dates with the Champ of Champ Pairs and the National under 8 finals the Men's Champ of Champ Pairs will now be played on 26th April."
2014-15 BHB ChCh Fours Winners - Heretaunga
Bowls Hawke's Bay
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Bernie Morton, Centre Manager
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National Inter-centre

National INTER-CENTRE (Christchurch) programme  26/29 March available HERE
BNZ 2015 National INTER-CENTRE conditions of play - HERE

The National Inter-Centre finals will be held at Christchurch 26/29 March 2015 when twenty seven Centres contest this significant National event.  Bowls Hawke’s Bay women have succeeded beyond expectations over the past two years, firstly by qualifying for post-section play, secondly by having won the quarterfinal round, and then losing narrowly to Canterbury in last year’s semi-finals.  We wish Bowls Hawke’s Bay teams the very best of success, and lots of luck for the forthcoming event.

Bowls Hawke’s Bay Women’s Team:
Natarsha Grimshaw (Singles), Lillian Tukiri (s), Jane Selby-Paterson (Pairs), Liffy Law, Susan Belcher, Josephine Connolly and Raelene Cronin (Fours).  Selector/Coach Jim Bentley.
Other teams in HB’s section: North Harbour, Counties/Manukau, Wellington, Kapiti Coast, South Canterbury and Central Otago, and Hawke’s Bay make up Section One.

The two best performed teams from each section go forward to the quarter-finals.

Possible....? qualifiers below:
Section One; Hawke’s Bay, Wellington and North Harbour look strong candidates to qualify.  In Section Two the two teams to go forward may be Auckland and either Manawatu or Gisborne/East Coast.  Section Three is very strong with Bay of Plenty, Northland, Taranaki and Canterbury all likely contenders.  Another strong section is Section Four, with Nelson almost certainly taking one qualifying spot and Waikato and Wanganui fighting it out for the remained coveted position.
Overall; it is expected that Canterbury, Nelson, and Bay of Plenty will be among those challenging for the ultimate prize.

Bowls Hawke’s Bay’s Men’s Team (average age -39); Paul Harrison (Singles), Murray Glassey (s), Neil Barron (Pairs), Tony Terry (s), Steve Love, Dean Drummond and Richard Hocking (Fours). Selector, Bruce Ferrick.

Likely candidates for Men’s post-section….
Section One, Counties/Manukau and Wellington, Section Two; both Canterbury and Auckland.  Section Three; Nelson definitely, and a ‘toss up’ between Marlborough and North Harbour.  Dunedin and Bay of Plenty should be the two that qualify from the fourth section.

In my view, four battle hardened teams look to be there at the conclusion, namely; Dunedin, Nelson, Wellington and Auckland.        We shall see!

Round by round updates will be available (whenever possible) on Bowls Hawke’s Bay Facebook page


BHB Champion of Champion Women’s Fours final result.

Heretaunga’s Ineke van Leeuwen (s), Margaret Wakefield, Trish Cross and Pamela Spencer defeated Bev Withers, Judy Richards, Eleanor Holyoake and Stathea Caccioppoli (Bay View) 21-12 in cold, but calm conditions at Bowls Taradale this morning

Thanks to Umpire Peter Turnbull, Controller Frank Hosegood and to ‘Goat’ for on the spot results!.
Photo –
Heretaunga from left;
Trish Cross, Ineke vanLeeuwen, Pamela Spencer and Margaret Wakefield.
See event Chart HERE

Results National Interclub at Palmerston North.

National Interclub Division 1 women.
1st United (Nelson) 23
2nd Browns Bay (North Shore) 17
3rd Heretaunga (Hawke’s Bay) 15
4th Taupo (Bay of Plenty) 14
5th Wanganui 12
6th Invercargill 9

In Women’s Division 1 United were never in doubt even when Jo Edwards lost her singles game to Heretaunga’s Natarsha Grimshaw 25-23. Grimshaw won three games from 5 played

National Interclub Division 2 women
1st Manurewa Cosmopolitan Club (Auckland)
2ns Naenae (Wellington)

National Interclub Division 1 men
1st Stoke (Nelson)
2nd Manurewa Cosmopolitan
Shannon McIroy (current Black Jack) defeated both Jamie Hill and David File losing to only 1 game to Kaikorai’s (Dunedin) Craig McCaw.

National Interclub Division 2 men.
1st Rangiora 18 (Canterbury)
2nd Central Levin 18 (Kapiti Coast)
3rd Papakura 17 (Auckland)
4th Heretaunga 17 (Hawke’s Bay)
5th Riverhead (North Harbour)
6th North End (Southland)

In Men’s Division 2 Central Levin squandered a four point advantage in the last round to see the title slip through their fingers and head southward to Rangiora. Rangiora won all three games in the last round to tie with Central Levin in points on 18 points but have a greater net total of shots of 7 to sneak into first place.
The next two teams in this division had 17 points so it was very tight and open to anyone.
Heretaunga’s Bruce Stewart (s) and Pat O’Neil were undefeated, winning four games and drawing one.

PBA Newsletter (March 2015) see HERE
New Plymouth’s Paritutu Bowling Club is scheduled to become the sixth New Zealand Professional Bowls Association stadium venue this winter when the season starts at Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Taranaki have supplied eight players in past seasons that have travelled to Hamilton or Auckland for PBA events. Last year Nellie Hewson won a ranking singles event in Hamilton, while Ashley Chapman, Neil and Roxanne Jury have reached finals.
The Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club will host the PBA Finals Weekend in September for the first time since the inaugural Finals Weekend back in 2002.
This year’s calendar has been modified to not clash with the $240,000 Australian Open with the second competition weekend moving from June to the last weekend of July.
With joining fees being abolished last year, the NZ PBA grew by forty members. Fees are $175 if paid before 31st March or $200 thereafter which enables entry to all PBA events through the winter.
Dates for the 2015 NZ PBA season are:
30 May - 1 Jun: PBA Qualifiers in Pukekohe, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Hastings, Dunedin & Invercargill
- Shanghai Singles qualifying
- Ranking Pairs (except Dunedin will hold House of Travel Ranking Singles)
- Scottish International Open Singles qualifying
25 & 26 Jul: PBA qualifiers in Pukekohe, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Hastings, Dunedin & Invercargill
- Ranking Singles (except Dunedin will hold House of Travel Ranking Pairs)
- World Indoor Singles qualifying
8 & 9 Aug: PBA qualifiers & player meetings in Pukekohe, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Hastings, Dunedin & Invercargill
- Ranking Singles
- International Open Singles qualifying
11 - 13 Sep: PBA Finals Weekend & Player meeting in Pukekohe
- All Finals
- Sponsored tournament

Are YOU entitled to a Centre Event Badge?  See/print application form HERE

New Laws - which come into effect April 1.
Duties of the Skip:
Bowls New Zealand Domestic Regulations have NOT ratified the NEW laws regarding delegating the scorecard.
This means that skips cannot delegate all duties to team members.  Skips are STILL RESPONSIBLE for keeping the score card (Law
Therefore the Status quo prevails.

Applications are invited from interested bowlers to fill a vacancy on the Bowls Hawke’s Bay Match Committee.  The position involves organising and running Centre tournaments and keeping records, arranging venues and controllers.  The Match Committee is also charged with compiling the season’s programme and liaising with the Centre Secretary in compiling the Centre Handbook.

This position would suit someone who has a genuine desire to promote the Sport of Bowls.

In the first instance please contact Bernie Morton @
bowlshawkesbay@gmail.com for an application form.

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.

BHB Match Committee advises that "because of the clash of dates with the Champ of Champ Pairs and the National under 8 finals the Men's Champ of Champ Pairs will now be played on 26th April."

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

BNZ 8 years 7 under Intercentre Regulations - see HERE

See BHB 2014-15 Conditions of Play, Format of Play and Code of Conduct on 'Documents' page.

BNZ 2015 Details/Arrangements sheet for all BNZ events - HERE


Bay View Bowling Club Men's Championship Triples played 21/22 March played as a round robin and won by Joe Johanson, Peter Bryant & Ron Palmer who were undefeated over seven rounds - thanks to Beryl for result

Havelock North; (from Ivan) Result of Presidents Invitation Hetero Triples for Cranford Hospice sponsored by Heartland Bank played Thurs.Mar.19th.

Spicers Green: 1st.Trish Milne,Kevin Boyle,Barry Milne
2nd.Josephine Connolly,Susan Belcher,Liffy Law
3rd.Lloyd Fitness,Pat O'Neil,Ian Mason
4th.Margaret Palmer,Dave Palmer,Heather Leyland

Heartland Green: 1st.Yvonne Hunt,Peter Mowat,Dudley Hunt
2nd.Ivan Hill,Jan Hickman,Peter Hickman
3rd.Ross Talbot,Neville Vetter,Dave Haggerty
4th.Glenn Dickie,Peter Kennedy,Dave Cooper

Results of the TSB Bank sponsored mini hetero triples held at the Bay View Bowling Club on Thursday
1st    W Parker,  R Grainger,  C Ireland,  Bay View,  3 wins,  16 ends,  32 pts
2nd    P Shea,  G Cross,  R Palmer,  composite,  3 wins,  16 ends,  27 pts
3rd    D Palmer,  N McKinlay,  M McLean,  Omaranui,  3 wins,  15 ends,  31 pts
Best Last Game    P Thompson,  A,Barker, E Pearson,  Taradale,  6 ends,  15 pts
Lucky Team    D Neilson,  P Lammason,  N Wilson,  Taradale
Kumera    J Wallace,  P Brown,  P Watson

Kia Toa Bowling Club
Club Results  -  Saturday 14 March
1st.  Ron Beattie, Ron Hannam & Vicki Hannay  -  2 wins, 11 ends, 30 Points
2nd.  Nancy Tucker, Bill H & Trevor Thomas  -  2 wins, 11 ends, 21 points
3rd.  Graeme Phillips, Eric Payn & Jill White  -  2 wins, 8 ends
Tuesday 17 March
1st,  Tim Ormond, Ernie Boyes & Lew Burns  -  2 wins, 14 ends
2nd.  Bill Rae, Don Clark & Dennis Workman  -  2 wins, 11 ends, 28 points
3rd.  David Harding, Bill Lawrence & John Hesterman  -  2 wins, 11 ends, 17 points
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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