A Bit of This and That

An early phone call was received that today’s gala would still be on in spite of the over-night rain but was going to be played on the artificial green instead of the cotula. Aren’t we luck to have both surfaces. Two games in the morning, the first a win but the second a loss, mainly due to Margaret MacKay’s saving …

Ian WenhamA Bit of This and That

Men’s Interclub Team – Round 1

Ken Hayward, our men’s selector, has announced the teams for the first round of the Men’s Interclub to be played on Sunday 4 October as follows: SUPER 7’s  to play Waitarere Beach at their green, 9 am start Singles: S Ballinger Pairs:  K Hayward (s), R Cotter Fours: N Turnbull (s), I Wenham (3), S Felgitscher (2), O Feaunati (l) …

Ian WenhamMen’s Interclub Team – Round 1

Handicap System

Do you think our handicap system is out dated and creates a non level playing field…I do.  To me a true handicap system will give everyone at the club a chance to win the event.  Presently there is just a few that have that chance using our current handicap system.  To make matters worse, to win this event you need …

Shoota BallingerHandicap System

Men’s Handicap Singles – Day 2

Sunday, September 27, 2009 The second group of men played today to qualify for next week’s post-section play. After the first two rounds, only 3 of the 10 players had won both of their games, Shoota Ballinger, Brian Paquin and Rod Cotter. Three other players had no chance of qualifying having lost both their games but Graeme Brown was required …

Ian WenhamMen’s Handicap Singles – Day 2

Handicap Singles Start

Saturday, September 26, 2009 It was an 8.30am start for today’s Handicap Singles. Originally, play was scheduled for the Women only with the men to play tomorrow, but with all the rain that we have had recently, it was presumed that the cotula green would not be available and as there were too many men to be accommodated on just …

Ian WenhamHandicap Singles Start

RAIN

Thursday, September 24, 2009 The visit to Havelock North didn’t take place today because of the weather. Neville Turnbull had arranged for a report from their club which was duly phoned through at 6.45am this morning. The cancellation message was then passed on to three committee members who then contacted the travellers on their list. Sounds easy, and it nearly …

Ian WenhamRAIN

Trying It Out

21st September, 2009 It looks as though 22 members will be going through to Havelock North Bowling Club on Thursday to play against their club members. This should not only gives us a nice day out playing bowlers from another club but will be a chance to play on a new surface so that we will be able to assess …

Shoota BallingerTrying It Out

Balloted 2x4x2

Saturday, 19th September, 2009 The first competitive event for the summer season was held today. It was hoped that the cotula green would be used, but overnight rain left large areas of the green flooded so luckily we were able to use the artificial green. Play started at 12.15pm with separate men’s and women’s competitions with three games of 8 …

Shoota BallingerBalloted 2x4x2

See 4 Yourself

Wednesday, 16th September, 2009 There has been a lot of mumbling around the club about a new artificial green being installed at the club. I think that many people have forgotten that at an annual meeting, two years ago, a motion was passed for the committee to investigate the need for and a possible replacement product should it be decided …

Shoota BallingerSee 4 Yourself