Dales Green Officially Opened.

The weather was fine for this special weekend, but unfortunately, not me. Just not well over the weekend but I was able to be at the club for the Official Opening. Saturday afternoon opened with a good turnout of members and visitors and with 2.00pm arriving, President Ken Hayward welcomed all and gave an outline of the preparation and work …

Ian WenhamDales Green Officially Opened.

Period of Silence Observed

The quake and devastation in Christchurch is on the mind of all people and the club observed a period of silence yesterday before the start of Business House Bowls. Financial donations have also been made and will, in due course, be sent to the city. The second round of the BH competition took place last night, again in real summer …

Ian WenhamPeriod of Silence Observed

Caught in the Act

Just what are Omeka and Ian doing. They seem to be caught between two posts with some legs as a background. Further investigation showed what I suspected, club members at the green on a Monday morning, doing jobs around the place as needed. I suspect that very few members have looked behind the clubrooms and if they had tried, they …

Ian WenhamCaught in the Act

Main BH Triples Competion Begins

Tonight saw the start of the Business House competition in earnest. Teams have been sorted into either of the two divisions, 1 or 2, depending on their results up to now.  There seemed to be no notable changes in style or effort, still the urge to do well, have fun and enjoy the game. It is hoped to have a …

Ian WenhamMain BH Triples Competion Begins

Annual Women’s Gala

For 30 years our club has been privileged in receiving sponsorship for our Women’s Annual Gala from Steeds Pharmacy, and continues to be much appreciated. A little disappointing that the green was not full but we did have teams join us from Central Levin, Foxton Beach, Manakau, Levin Women’s and Waitarere Beach and this helped add to the fun and …

Ian WenhamAnnual Women’s Gala

All Get Caught (eventually)

Our Men’s and Women’s Pennant teams played at the Levin Central Club today, and the results weren’t too good overall. Our two women’s teams lost both their morning and afternoon games as did the men’s A Team. Going against the trend was the Men’s B Team which won both their games against Waikanae. Congratulations to them on their effort. I …

Ian WenhamAll Get Caught (eventually)

Championship Triples Completed

Quite a day as it turned out, starting with the semi finals being played in off and on drizzle but by the end of the final in the afternoon, players were really feeling the sun’s heat. The women’s semi-final games saw Ra Walker’s team go down to Margaret MacKay’s, 8 -14 and the other match saw Lodzia Wnek’s team have …

Ian WenhamChampionship Triples Completed

Eight to Four

Championship Triples were played today with entries for the Men and Women being the same – eight teams in each section. There had been some rain in the early hours but we all got started at 9.00am; not quite true as one team’s player had decided that it was a 9.30am start.  ( I have made sure that Bill, who …

Ian WenhamEight to Four

Fives At Our Club

I managed to watch some of the 5’s being played on our cotula green this afternoon. It was sunny but quite a strong wind developed during the play. Our club played their four games against Central which resulted in 2 win and 2 losses.  It was quite strange how the games went as it could have ended with our teams …

Ian WenhamFives At Our Club

Waitangi Day Afternoon Gala

The cards used to sort the players into a different Pairs combination were used this afternoon and made some interesting teams. It had been planned to play 3 games of 6 ends each but because they were completed relatively early, a further game was held.  One never knew how each game would turn out and perhaps it was because some …

Ian WenhamWaitangi Day Afternoon Gala