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2014 Bowls NZ National 'Clubs' Triples title holders, Lynn Stowe (s), Colleen Ferrick and Lois Stewart - Bowls Heretaunga
Bowls Hawke's Bay
P O Box 5061
Napier 4145
Bernie Morton, Secretary/Treasurer
021 241622



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This site was last updated  27July 2014


Important notice - we need YOU now!


(Either a Selector with a nominated BNZ accredited coach or a BNZ accredited selector/coach - it is no longer a requirement that Selectors be BNZ Accredited Coaches)

wanted for Bowls Hawke's Bay

See 'documents' page for job descriptions
or contact Bernie @


Find application forms (on last page of 'TOPS' policy) -HERE 

CLOSING DATE 10 Aug 2014

‘What’s on’ this weekend?

Saturday and Sunday – Bay View
Princess Alexandra sponsored Fours at Bay View. $1,400 in prize-money will be distributed to eight teams within the competition.

Saturday and Sunday - Bowls Heretaunga
A feature of the winter season will be the Karamu Holden Invitation Senior and Junior 2x4x2 Pairs at Bowls Heretaunga.      Last year’s winners Tony Terry and Mike leGeyt will be hoping for a sequential victory, and looking to pocket the $1,000 first prize once again.

Two combinations from outside Hawke’s Bay, Manawatu duo Pat Horgan and Dean Gilshnan, and siblings Nicole and Tim Toomey (Wellington) will add interest to the competition.
Local Pairs contesting will be; Jim Bentley/Dean Drummond, Paul Selby/John Young, Murray Glassey/Peter Keighley, Graham Gaut/Ken Robson, Paul Sorensen/Perry Fidanis, and Dave Henderson with a yet to be revealed mystery Wellington? partner.

For up-to-the-minute results from Glasgow Commonwealth Games - click
HERE - remember to 'refresh' your browser.

Find BHB 2014-2015 programme on 'Documents' tab - or Click Here   Please note;
  • Men's Junior singles NOW 17/18 January 2015
  • Men's Interclub 7's NOW 20/21 December 2014

LAWN? bowls - not anymore!

Less than fifteen years ago there were over 40 bowling greens in Hawke’s Bay, now we have 22.    Eleven are synthetic (all-weather) and eleven are natural (weed) surfaces.  It seems inevitable that in the future the pendulum may swing even further towards all-weather greens, be they Astro, Dale’s, Green Master/Gauge/Weave, Tiger-Turf etc. See more HERE

BHB appointments; President, Colleen Ferrick.  Vice-president, Barbara Koller.

Results of Bowls NZ Intercentre survey etc - see HERE

Notable and/or Inspiring...  BHB Review 2013-14
  • Achievement - National Finals - Heretaunga Interclub teams women’s  Division One (2nd place), and men’s  Division Two ‘Sevens’ teams
  • Communication - Radio reporter, Philip Stephens. Website/facebook editor, cdf
  • Consistency - results shown by Greg Hodges, Brian Doyle, Paul Viggers, Gavin Keighley, Colleen Ferrick and Paul Sorensen.
  • Dedication and commitment - by BHB Controllers, BHB Match Committee & Umpires
  • Emergence - Central HB players, James Burne, Michael Brown, Christine Francis, Jim Isaacson, and Jo Wroe
  • Financial Security – Former Board Chairman Jack Philip’s skill and persistence
  • Major Accomplishment - all events completed within the season
  • Potential – All BHB junior representative teams
  • Praise - BHB’s  green allocation committee – Susan Belcher & Dave Stevenson
  • Prospect – Dean Drummond
  • Publicity – “HB Today”
  • Service – long-term  Secretary/Treasurer - Carole Miller (now retired)
  • Success - National Final, 3rd equal place for second successive year, Jim Bentley’s HB senior women’s representative team
  • Top Club - Bowls Taradale, both men and women
  • Trans-Tasman Selection– Angela Boyd and Richard Hocking
  • Up-and-Coming - Bowls Taradale’s junior men and Kia Toa’s junior women
  • Volunteer of the year - Lorraine Beaufort
  • Winners – Bowls NZ National title (triples) - Lynn Stowe (s), Colleen Ferrick and Lois Stewart

Opinion – cdf 
10 July 2014

BHB AGM 1.30pm Sunday 29th June at Omarunui

A well-attended meeting saw the following resolved.

Patron, Peter Strother. Patroness, Joan Wylie.
Auditor, Sid ? (Cheers Jack), and Hon Solicitor, David J. Porteous

President, Dave Kaye, Board Chairman Jack Philip, Ces Bell, and long term Administration Officer, Carole Miller, (Bernie Morton newly appointed as Administration Officer).
  Can YOU help with the future of bowls within Hawke's Bay?    BHB is looking for a President, Vice President and Board members - see position descriptions on BHB website.

Capitation Fees;
Bowls NZ $36.50, BHB $23. Total $59.50 (including GST)

Lively discussion took place regarding the following notices of motion;

The District Shield to be incorporated within the ‘Interclub Sevens’ event. – Lost.
2. BHB Closing & Presentation day to be held at a later date. – Passed.
3. BHB Board to include up to 10 members (with no more than two from each club) – Passed.
4. 8.30am start time for all events – Passed

5. Format of Play for all BHB Champion of Champion and Open events.
  a) Singles, 25 shots, 2 hour time limit, four games per day, 3 or 4 win to qualify for post-section play. Final, no time limit. – passed.
  b) Pairs and Triples,18 ends, 4 games with 2 hour time limit – 18 ends, 3 or 4 wins to qualify for post-section play. Final, no time limit. – passed.
  c) Fours, 3 games per day. 2¾ hour time limit, 18 ends. 2 or 3 wins to qualify for post-section play, no time-limit for final. – passed.
  d) Mixed Pairs cannot be altered as they are controlled by Bowls NZ regulation 5.6b (games of 16 ends or 2¾ hours’ time-limit).

Congratulations to Beverley Withers (Bay View) who was awarded a five event badge.

A change of date for the Men’s Interclub Seven’s will be considered by BHB Match Committee – to be advised.

The meeting closed after tributes to retiring BHB Board members, President, and BHB Administration Officer.

29 June 2014
Free 'Sports-talk' events workshop TODAY see more HERE

Sport HB Coaching newsletter (15 July) - see HERE

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

Find Bowls New Zealand 2014-15 National Tournament entry form on 'Documents' tab or HERE

Bowls New Zealand 2014-15 Programme (2 pages) see HERE

Ultimate 'Hoedown' at Bay View - Git along there!!!  See more HERE

Porongahau Bowling Club to be re-established? George Kilpatrick is looking at defying the current trend as we often hear of bowls clubs closing down, but rarely starting up! Go for it George!

You will find the following on 'Newsletters/Circulars/Minutes' tab:
(1), June Central Regional newsletter,
(2) , BNZ  circulars Nov. Dec. Feb , April & May.
(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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