A Beautiful Game

It was such a beautiful afternoon for bowls today and all who played in the Roll-up, I’m sure enjoyed themselves. Good to see our Associate Members joining us as well and I was told by one of them, how much they noted the improvement to the green. We all appreciate the game of bowls and it was interesting to see …

Ian WenhamA Beautiful Game

A ‘Wick’ Made a Difference

Last end and the scores were level. Joe and Lodzia held the winning shot and my last bowl was crucial. On its way it went but I quickly released that it was too narrow, so I turned and walked to the bank. Then I heard something that made me turn and look back up the green. There was my partner, …

Ian WenhamA ‘Wick’ Made a Difference

Another Afternoon Gala

Noon start with a good turnout of teams. Weather looked a bit threatening and it was pretty gloomy by the end of the third game. For a change, the games were played north and south – not sure that this ways runs as well as east and west.  Could be that it needs more play to get it run in. …

Ian WenhamAnother Afternoon Gala

Workingmen’s Bowling Club Visit

Over the weekend we have had a most enjoyable visit from the Wellington Workingmen’s Bowling Club. Saturday afternoon saw the two clubs play bowls together; a social time with players in mixed teams, mixing well. This was also a chance for the visitors to try out our new Dales green. All seemed very pleased by the way their bowls ran …

Ian WenhamWorkingmen’s Bowling Club Visit

Mollie Wilson has Passed On

It is with great regret that I have to tell you of the passing of Mollie Wilson, an Honorary Member of our club and we offer our condolences to Fenton and the boys. Mollie joined the Levin West Bowling Club which was part of our Levin Bowling Club, joining up with husband Fenton who became a member the year before. …

Ian WenhamMollie Wilson has Passed On

Only One Three Winner

The big wind kept away this afternoon and we were able to play our 3 games in this week’s gala in good conditions – a bit cool with a touch of snow on the Tararuas. After the first two rounds, there was only one team with two wins and it went on to win the gala with a third. Congratulations …

Ian WenhamOnly One Three Winner

A Learning Afternoon!

Perhaps hard to believe, but a few of us were “keen” to have our usual Tuesday roll-up yesterday. You had to be really keen to try to play bowls with wind that was blowing. It was very strong, gusty, at times making it hard to remain steady before delivering a bowl and above all else, near impossible to get the …

Ian WenhamA Learning Afternoon!

Weather Not Kind to Central Levin

Central Levin had organised a three day tournament and it was a pity that the weather from Friday to Sunday was not the best and in the end, cut down the number of games played. The event is obviously popular and had teams from far and wide eg Alexandra in the south and Auckland in the north and local teams …

Ian WenhamWeather Not Kind to Central Levin

First Winter Afternoon Mixed Gala

Brand new for our club, a Mixed afternoon Triples Gala, was played today with a full green making it an auspicious start. A slight misunderstanding saw a one player team arrive – he thought he had been asked to come as a fill-in player, not a full team. This problem was solved by him playing each draw game with a …

Ian WenhamFirst Winter Afternoon Mixed Gala

Presentation Day

It was once known as Closing Day simply because it was the end of the season, but having an artificial green as well as the cotula, we can play (weather permitting) all year round. Early morning rain was on show but by 1.00pm the Dale green was clear of water and we got started in a roll-up. Play was to …

Ian WenhamPresentation Day