The Haggis Gala

What has become an annual event for the club, the Haggis Gala, was held yesterday and again proved to be a wonderful event. Players arriving in the morning were welcomed with a ‘wee dram’, the draw was made and then it was out into the brilliant sunshine to start play. There was a slight hiccup, ( a team that had …

Ian WenhamThe Haggis Gala

Both Greens Again

We were back to using both greens again for Business House this week, no problems with the weather but the heat was making it essential for plenty of liquid to be consumed to prevent overheating! Some good play again noted and the signs are there that the competition will be very close for the top honours at the end of …

Ian WenhamBoth Greens Again

A Club Record, Perhaps??

We were supposed to play Men’s Pennants at our club today but rain in the early hours of the morning put paid to that. By Lunch time, the sun was out and we were able to use the Astro for a roll-up. It got very hot as the afternoon progressed and that’s maybe why two men players put up 3 …

Ian WenhamA Club Record, Perhaps??

Anniversary Day Mini Gala

Not a great number took part yesterday (20) which was a pity as the sun was out and the wind was taking a holiday. Because some work had been done on the astro green, we played pairs on the artificial green using the Barnett Cards to sort out who our different partners would be in each of the three games. …

Ian WenhamAnniversary Day Mini Gala

KCBC Junior Pairs

Congratulations go to Noel McCutcheon and Steve Felgitscher for winning the Centre Junior Pairs played at Waikanae B.C. over the last two days. The report on the KCBC Website says: Qualifiers had to contend with a weather affected day of bowls at Waikanae Bowling Club today, but thankfully, the event was completed by days end. This years worthy winners are …

Ian WenhamKCBC Junior Pairs

BH 2010 – Round 2

Rain had made the cotula green unavailable so all tonight’s play was on the artificial green. Teams drawn to play their first round on that green, played only four ends and then were replaced by the remaining teams. This gave the first round players an opportunity to take a meal break and then were ready to come back on the …

Ian WenhamBH 2010 – Round 2

Something Different at Rotary

Another really hot day and it caused something different at Rotary today. Two games were played at Waitarere with our two teams having a win and a loss each. At Central, we had a win and a loss in the first round but after a few ends were completed in the second round, the green was said to be under …

Ian WenhamSomething Different at Rotary

Another ‘Grants’ Winner

Grants Whiskey, Corner to Corner competition winner today was Dianne Short. This came at the end of the day when the KCBC Women’s Open Singles were played and capped a good day for Dianne as she qualified for post section play tomorrow after winning two of her three games. Also entered but playing at Levin Women’s green, were Alice Spicer …

Ian WenhamAnother ‘Grants’ Winner

Women’s Singles Final

At last, a summers day, all set for the semi-finals and final of the Open Women’s Singles. Liz Galloway and Dianne Short were drawn to play and the other match saw Margaret MacKay playing Margaret Griffin. Liz did well, winning her game 21 – 12 but the other game between the two Margarets was closer, the score 21-18 to Margaret …

Ian WenhamWomen’s Singles Final

Women’s Open Singles

What it’s about, surely After a game that could have gone either way, Dianne Short ended up the winner and her opponent, Susan Boxall, warmly congratulates her. Fourteen players had entered and after three rounds, 7 had qualified. The players had to put up with a gusting wind which seemed to have difficulty in deciding from what direction it should …

Ian WenhamWomen’s Open Singles