A New Format Played

It was something new for us all who played in todays Pairs Gala – 2 bowls-2 ends games and all teams that had  entered, having to play each other once during the day. Players gather and hear the rules from Neville. Play gets started With only two ends, result were fairly quick, either a win, loss or a draw and …

Ian WenhamA New Format Played

Ditch Cover

The ditch around the cotula green has been cleared and levelled ready for the cover that will be inserted. The ditch surrounding the artificial green has Earlier received a cover and it has proved to be ideal. Any bowls landing in the ditch after a heavy delivery, remain there and don’t bounce back onto the green or wander sideways. The …

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Volume 12

On Wednesday, November 24, 2004, I wrote my first Bowling Club Blog and some time later, published it in booklet form so that a copy could be left at the clubooms for anyone who wanted to see it. The first brief entry was: Aggregate – Roll-up Keen to play on the cotula green but the weather didn’t encourage a big …

Ian WenhamVolume 12

Was That You??

Have just had a phone call from a friend who asked me if I was one of the players they saw on the bowling green this morning when they drove past. Strange that this happened because I remember saying to one of our players in today’s 2x4x2 gala, “I wonder what people think of us, standing out here on the …

Ian WenhamWas That You??

Work and Play

The calm sunny day suited both today – for work and play. There we were at the club this afternoon, really appreciating the sun shining down on us as we took part in the three games gala. All rinks were needed and, for a change, we played in the north/south direction. Games were all of eight ends, so a team’s …

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You Just Never Know.

This morning, not as cold and frosty as yesterday, saw the post-section play in the Winter Mixed Triples. Roy James and Neville Turnbull’s teams had the bye so it was a 9.30 start for the other four qualified teams – Susan Boxall playing Margaret Mackay and Bill Clelland playing Hazel Rose. One should always be confident, but as Susan, Murray …

Ian WenhamYou Just Never Know.

Was It A New Game?

A 9.30am start for today’s Winter Mixed Triples and the players all arrived, well wrapped for the start of play. I don’t think anyone believed what they saw with the behaviour of bowls during the first two ends of match play.   The reason for this was that the temperature showing on the town clock was 3 degrees and the green itself was …

Ian WenhamWas It A New Game?

Hard to Believe, BUT….

For many it must be hard to believe, but it is true, we went out this afternoon for a roll-up on our green. It really shows how much we enjoy the game of bowls. The weather has been in control since last Saturday when it made the Shanghai Singles to be called off. It was mainly the strong winds that were the …

Ian WenhamHard to Believe, BUT….

Wild and Woolly

Wild weather and woolly clothing was the feature of this Saturday afternoon’s roll-up. Twenty-two ‘dedicated’ club members turned out to play, ignoring the very strong and gusty westerly wind which was a real test of the player’s judgement. If only you could rely on the wind being constant, but this wasn’t so, which mean that one bowl played could be …

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Coaching At The Club

This Sunday afternoon, about 70 bowlers from the Kapiti Centre took the opportunity to receive some coaching from Sharon Sims, the Central Development Coach. She started the afternoon indoors discussing the often neglected part of many players bowling, the use of the brain. Players then went onto the green to see if they could carry into their play, some of …

Ian WenhamCoaching At The Club