New Year’s Eve Gala

It was no surprise this morning to hear and see that the rain was still falling and there was no hope of there being a final gala for this year. The weather at times has been very changeable including for the first time for many years, snow in the town. But in spite of the weather, we have had a …

Ian WenhamNew Year’s Eve Gala

The Day Before Christmas

Another sunny day but not a lot of members taking advantage of that down at the green this afternoon. While we were being sorted for the roll up I wandered over to the cotula green and noted behind the water tank, TJ’s vege garden, thriving from the sun, watering and lots of cotula clippings. Back on the green, getting it …

Ian WenhamThe Day Before Christmas

Rotary at Levin RSA

Because of another commitment, I was unable to play Rotary at the Levin RSA this afternoon but I did manage a short time there to see our two teams playing on the new green. It looked very neat and fresh with the green surface, and as well, the club had spruced up all around with paint, making the whole area …

Ian WenhamRotary at Levin RSA

An Introduction to Sports Manawatu

We had been contacted by Sport Manawatu to take a group of people and introduce them to bowls. This we did this morning and I had help from David Lowndes, Jan Dawson and Hildi Ewart, members of our club. We met in the clubrooms and Margaret Griffin also arrived and prepared a welcoming cup of tea/coffee; the visitors also brought some …

Ian WenhamAn Introduction to Sports Manawatu

Women’s Interclub

Our Women’s Reserve 7’s played at Central Levin, aiming to qualify for the top four playoff. Three rounds were played and results were as follows: Ra Walker played great bowls in her 3 singles, winning them all. A great effort. Audrey Sciascia (s) and Margaret Mackay had a win and a loss in their first two games and entered the …

Ian WenhamWomen’s Interclub

Christmas Gala

A smile for this special event from Elaine Thorn and May KauKau. This annual event was again popular, with players from Petone Central, Foxton Beach, Manakau, Waitarere and our own club taking part using both the cotula and artificial greens. The club thanks I C Mark for sponsoring the event and at the end of play, prizes were presented by …

Ian WenhamChristmas Gala

Pennants In Action

Though not the most successful day at Pennants, our men’s and women’s teams did their best representing the club. Our women returned from their games without a win and our men, playing in Division Three at Waikanae, had one success playing against the local team. Rob Cotter, whose team had the win, told me that the green was running fast …

Ian WenhamPennants In Action

A Full Weekend

It certainly was a busy weekend, starting on Saturday with some of our members taking part in the Xmas Ham Gala at the Waitarere Beach Club. It was a fine day and play was on their fast green and for Neville Turnbull, Dave Walker and Trevor Tuatara, a successful day; there were three teams that had won all their games …

Ian WenhamA Full Weekend

Not What Was Wanted

The first Tuesday of the month, time for Central Levin’s monthly men’s gala, but keeping up with what seems common this season, the weather played a major part in the day with us only getting in two games in the morning. Soon after the first game started, (a gusting Easterly blowing), we could see the sky out to the west …

Ian WenhamNot What Was Wanted

Championship Triples Final Day

Today had a 9.30 am start for the Men’s and Women’s Championship Triples semi finals. In both men’s games the wins were quite clear cut; Brian Thompson (s), Murray Griffin and Brian Cooper going down 10-19 to the team skipped by Dave Scrivener and in the other game, Ian Wenham (s), Paul Gardner and Jack Willis lost 10-22 to Fred …

Ian WenhamChampionship Triples Final Day