Stage 1

The bright part of the day was that nearly all who attended the Special Meeting held at the club this morning, voted for the first stage of replacing the present artificial green. A lot of work had gone into preparing for this meeting by a sub committee which was set up by the club’s Executive. Their research had been sent …

Ian WenhamStage 1

Today’s Stars

There were not many at todays 2x4x2 Bowen Pairs, but those who played enjoyed a bit of sunshine. I had Ian Averis and Joe had Jack Grey which was interesting just because Jack played with me yesterday in the gala. Jack and Ian had a good tussle during the game and on this particular end, they did so well that …

Ian WenhamToday’s Stars

Another Gala Played

Yesterday the cotula green was under water, today not a trace. Just great how a green can recover from so much water. I don’t know if it was cut, but certainly it had been rolled before play and it didn’t take long for it to play well. Certainly the early wind caused some problems, but as the day wore on, …

Ian WenhamAnother Gala Played

Not A Good Round

Interclub last Sunday was not one of our best days with only two wins being recorded from all teams. Best not to dwell on the day other than to note how strange it was to hear that those teams playing south of Levin, did so in fine weather while we who were playing at Central Levin, faced another damp and …

Ian WenhamNot A Good Round

Omeka & Fred Win Pairs

Omeka Feaunati and Fred Adams Winners of the 2009-2010 Championship Pairs Saturday morning, a 10.00 o’clock start in spite of the gloomy weather, saw the start of today’s final of the men’s championship pairs, Fred Adams and Omeka Feaunati playing Noel McCutcheon and Brian Paquin. I can’t remember seeing such a large numbers of spectators turning up to watch a …

Ian WenhamOmeka & Fred Win Pairs

Corner to Corner – Round 2

Eager to test their skill, our bowlers gathered to see if they could emulate the feat of Grace Virtue who, last week, won a bottle of Grant’s Whiskey in the first round of Corner to Corner. It was pleasing to see that Graeme and Sue Stevens, Grant’s representatives, were able to see how clever our bowler were and to present …

Ian WenhamCorner to Corner – Round 2

Pennants, Round 2

Both men and ladies teams played at Central Levin yesterday in fine conditions (a pleasant change) but the results unfortunately were not so good. Our women playing on green 2 lost all their games while the men’s teams had a win each. In the morning games, my team played as a team and proved themselves by winning 23-13 against the …

Ian WenhamPennants, Round 2

Men’s Pairs Finalists

After an unimpressive start to the last qualifying rounds yesterday morning (those present will know what I am referring to), one more team qualified for post section play. The quarter final games, just like the day before, were played in windy conditions, making exact draw play difficult one would think. Certainly this was true for some but in my game …

Ian WenhamMen’s Pairs Finalists

Men’s Pairs 2009 The day started well with the sun shining and the green running very well. A pity that by the afternoon, the sky gave us a cold and gloomy picture of out summer game in action. Because there were thirteen teams entered in the event, three rounds of 21 ends were played by some teams in their effort …

Ian Wenham

Corner to Corner Starts

Today saw the first round of competition in the Grant’s Whiskey Corner to Corner event. This was at the end of a busy day at the club which started at 9.30am with a 2x4x2 Gala, sponsored by Grimes and Browning. The cotula green ran extremely well and was enjoyed by a full field. At the end of play, Susan and …

Ian WenhamCorner to Corner Starts