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Helen Bentley (Heretaunga) - BHB Player of the Year!                                    Beryl Skidmore (Bay View) - BHB Volunteer of the Year!
Helen Bentley - Player of the Year
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This site was last updated 30 August 2015


Final result of Havelock North Men’s Classic Fours played August 29th and 30th - thanks to Ivan for these results.
Sponsored by World Travellers at Best Travel, Forsyth Barr Ltd, and The Rochesters at Leaders.

1st. Phil Lamason, Ken Smith, Peter Strawbridge, Ces.Bell (Taradale/Napier - composite).

2nd. Grant Hall, Dave Cooper, Pat Minogue, Bob Hall, (Havelock North).

3rd. Paul Harrison, Craig Drummond, Dean Drummond, Jim Bentley (Heretaunga )

4th. Jack Philip, Peter Kennedy, Bill Buchan, Graeme Fulford (Havelock North/Taradale composite).

Havelock North Classic – progress report from Liffy:

Every game a winner on the first day meant that Ces Bell’s team (Ken Smith, Peter Strawbridge and Phil Lamason) head the leader Board after ‘Day One’ with 34 points.

Three teams are listed equal in second place:
Ian Mason -28 points,
Bob Hall – 28 points
Jim Bentley – 28 points

Havelock North Classic – 29 – 30 August 2016.

Kindly sponsored by World Travellers Best Travel, Forsyth Barr, and The Rochesters at Leaders.

Three games per day will be played on each day, starting with Fours on Saturday, followed by Pairs (of various varieties), and finally a round of Singles and Triples.
Liffy Law will be the controller of the event, with Heather Leyland and Joan Wylie Umpires.

An extremely competitive field features in this year’s two-day Classic - headed by the composite quartet of Ian Mason, Craig Gush, Michael Brown and Philip Skoglund.    Another prominent team sure to perform is that of John Clayton, Ian Monaghan, ‘Unknown Christian name’ – Bishop, and Brian Johnson, all former Wairarapa Club mates.  Last year’s event was won by Malcolm Stockwell’s Napier combination, and they will again defend their title.

The following Skips have entered:
Ray Borlase
Steve Oliver
Bob Hall
Jim Bentley
Cliff Marshall
Dudley Hunt
Peter Rochester
Barry Wakely
Ces Bell
Ian Herbert
John Overend
Neville Vetter
Rex Goodwin
Tony Terry
Paul Viggers
Graeme Fulford
Ken Greeks,
Plus the afore-mentioned. Ian Mason, Malcolm Stockwell and John Clayton.

The weather forecast looks good – so go along to watch great bowls with the renowned friendly hospitality of the Havelock North Bowling Club.

Waipawa Invitation Triples Saturday/Sunday 22/23 August 2015 - RESULT from Marie Allerby:

Waipawa was again a happy hunting ground for Barry Wakely/Graeme Gaut and their Waipawa player Wendy Jeffery, taking the final from Ian Mason/Brian Johnson and Jenny Hayne on the tie break.  The green was again a challenge, especially the last game yesterday (Sat) finishing around 5.30pm by which time it was running extremely quickly.

This Tournament’s format is unique in that each invited player also invites another – and then, before play begins on Saturday morning, a Waipawa player is drawn to play with the invited team as a triples combination.

Waipawa is one of a few Clubs in Hawke’s Bay Centre that effortlessly fills its usual tournaments with local players – and this event gives those players the opportunity to play with those from other clubs and centres, and the celebrities to mix with the local bowlers.

It is a format that has proved popular in the past with many bowling celebrities and Centre Representatives accepting the invitation.

Last year’s winners (Wendy and Ian Jeffery with Trevor Mackie, Waipawa – now a member of Bay View) will not be defending their title – however, Wendy will be among the ‘drawn’ players available from Waipawa.

This year’s contestants:
Barry Wakely/Graeme Gaut
Murray Glassey/Mike Isaacson
Gary Fargher/ An Other
Ian Mason/Brian Johnson
Neville Turnbull/Terry Johnson - Levin
Fred Adams/Rob Cotter - Levin
Tony Terry/Pat O’Neil
Graeme Fulford/Susan Belcher
James Burne/Peter Burne
Jim Isaacson/Sue Gardner
Michael Brown/Dave Stevenson
Doug Beveridge/Wayne Menzies
Barry Fuller/Trevor Rendle
Barry Wynks/ An Other  - Palmerston North
Dave Adams/Rob Christiaans - West End
Heather Leyland/Allan Edwards

BHB Junior Women v Invitation 8 Years and Under selection at Bowls Heretaunga Indoor Stadium – Sunday 16 August.

BHB Junior Women’s Selector/Coach Beryl Skidmore reports that the new juniors learnt a lot re. basic fitness, consistency etc. in today’s practise matches.    The games in Wanganui will be 2, 1/2 hours, and the team only played games of 1, 3/4 today.  Today’s games were played in a good spirit and enjoyed by everyone.
For the record, the Invitation team won 7 games with 69 ends to the Juniors 5 games and 60 ends with several games being decided on the last end.

Beryl thanks Heretaunga for hosting the event,  and all those concerned with the day.

HB V WAIRARAPA – at Bowls Heretaunga Indoor Stadium – today, Sunday.
Thanks to Peter Strother (BHB Controller) for these results.
Barbara Koller – Umpire.

Like last year, an extremely close encounter – with Wairarapa ‘in with a chance’ with a measure in the final game (-though they would have been equal on points but would have then have lost by differential).

Hawke’s Bay, 11 game points +17 differential.
Wairarapa, 9 game point – 30 differential.

From Bowls NZ:
National Under 8's Intercentre.

There seems to be some confusion about the eligibility clause for the National Under 8's Intercentre.

Players will be eligible if they have been and have been a Full Playing Member less than 8 years on 1st July of the season in which the event is being played.

If they have been playing 8 years (or more) on 1st July of the season in which the event is being played they will not be eligible.

Players can be in their 8th year but cannot have completed the year on 1st July.

If you have any query related to National Under 8's Intercentre eligibility or National Open championship, please contact Helen at helen.stallard@bowlsnz.co.nz

Because of a clash of dates with the representative programme, BHB Match Committee have moved the date of the Men’s Champ of Champ Fours to Saturday 18th June, and the Men’s Champ of Champ Triples to Sunday 19th June 2016. They will be held at Bowls Heretaunga.
Find FINAL revised proposed programme - HERE.
Find BHB Tournament dates - list - HERE

BHB Match Committee has completed the 2015-16 Format of Play, Conditions of Play and Code of Conduct - which is available on 'Documents' tab above.

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

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

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 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 Gary Taurima Memorial Open Mixed Fours Tournament held at the weekend at the Bay View Bowling Club - Thanks to Bev.

Top qualifiers day one    W Mc Carthy, P Bryant,  G Ravenwood,  H Moss,  Bay View,  3 wins plus 19 pts
Overall winners  Division one    B Withers,  R Palmer,  S Caccioppoli,  T McGurk,  Bay View,  2 wins plus 5 pts
2nd in Div  one    D Harding,  J Gee,  J Morgan, C Lukies,  Kia Toa,  2 wins plus 2 pts
Division Two winners    G Taylor,  J Halka,  C & I Black, composite,  2 wins and draw,  plus 14
Division Three winners    J Johanson,  T Coker,  G Cross,  S Lever,  Bay View,  3 wins plus 28
Lucky Team    R Joli,  C McRoberts,  D Lever, N Greening,  composite
Kumara    G Caccioppoli,  S Grant,  BJ Stevenson,  G Mulvey  Bay View

Results of the Bay View Bowling Clubs hetero triples held on Monday
1st    L & L Fitness,  G Caccioppoli,  composite,  3 wins,  16 ends,  30 pts
2nd    G Cross,  R Palmer,  P Shea,  composite,  2 wins and draw,  15 ends,  28 pts
3rd    Basil B,  B Hay,  B Woodmass,  Port,  2 wins and draw,  14 ends,  31 pts
Best last game    D Cook,  G Phillips,  G Mulvey,  composite,  7 ends,  13 pts
Lucky Team    BJ Stevenson,  B Yule,  D Heath,  Bay View
Kumara    G & L Ravenwood,  R Petersen

From the Taradale club (via Gayle) Alzheimer's fundraiser on Saturday 22/8/15.
1st.    4 wins + 36 & 34 ends  - J.Philip, K.Robson & S.Viggers.
2nd.    4 wins + 32 & 31 ends  - J & C Mclauchlan & B.Gardner.
3rd.    4 wins + 29 & 35 ends -  J Haslett, C.Simpson & C.Angove.
4th.    4 wins + 19 & 30 ends -  A Boardman,  J.Calnan & J.Hayes.
5th.    3 wins + 35 & 34 ends -  P.Shea, S.Glock & B.Godber.
Lucky teams. R.Wallace, D.Palmer & J.Henderson.
R.Kennedy, D.Whittle & I.Turner.
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.

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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