Mixed Singles Final

Two greens had to be used today, not because of the number of games to be played, simply because rain had caused some flooding on the cotula green. Late yesterday saw the first round of Post-section played and Hazel proved to be in top form in that game. This morning started off in poor weather but the round was completed …

Ian WenhamMixed Singles Final

Mixed Single – Day 1

Another opportunity for our players to show their dedication this morning. It was an 8.30 start, it had rained over night and still was gloomy and damp at start time, and soon after starting, another heavy shower arrived. No worry, the games carried on and by afternoon, the sun was out to warm all. Two wins to qualify were necessary …

Ian WenhamMixed Single – Day 1

Business House Singles

Over Thursday nights since the end of this season’s Business House bowls, bowling evenings have been held at the club as a followup for those keen on further playing of the game. Tonight, a competition was held of 2 bowls, 2 ends Singles and this proved not only a challenge but an enjoyable competition for these players. It was run …

Ian WenhamBusiness House Singles

ANZAC Day Afternoon Mini Gala

Only 18 players turned up this afternoon for the mini-gala but we all had an enjoyable time playing 3 games of six ends. Each game saw the players drawn into another triples combination and this saw some interesting results e.g. a player in my first game ended up being drawn against me in both of the next two games with …

Ian WenhamANZAC Day Afternoon Mini Gala

Men’s Veterans’ Gala

It was to be played earlier in the season but because of bad weather, the Veterans’ Gala was rescheduled to today. Not the largest turnout but all seemed to be enjoying their games on the cotula green. I only saw some of the play but was lucky enough to see that Rex had one of his bowls right near the …

Ian WenhamMen’s Veterans’ Gala

Such an Easy (Frustrating) Game

To many people, bowls seems such an easy game. Get two things right, line and length, and you will possibly score. I didn’t really need to find out that the above might be right, but to manage those two skills at the same time is not always so easy.  I proved it today. We played our semi-final game against Paraparaumu …

Ian WenhamSuch an Easy (Frustrating) Game

Champion of Champions Triples – Day 1

The Otaki Bowling Club hosted the Champion of Champions Triples on their artificial green today. Two rounds were played and tomorrow will see the Men and Women’s semi-final games and then the finals. Play at the Otaki Bowling Club. Both our Men’s and Women’s teams started their games at 9.00am. Margaret MacKay skipping, with Alice Spicer and Christine Ryan, played …

Ian WenhamChampion of Champions Triples – Day 1

Where Is Colin??

The scoreboard showed that 12 ends had been played – still two to go to complete the final round of 2x4x2 pairs for the summer season. The players were ready to start the 13th end, but where was Colin?? Nowhere to be seen, but it was decided not to wait any longer, and the bowls were sent on their way. …

Ian WenhamWhere Is Colin??

Last Summer Gala

This morning’s first end being played and one notes the clear sky.  As the day moved on, so did some clouds and as the day progressed, it got cooler and cooler, reminding us that autumn had arrived. Play was interesting to the bowlers and even some magpies took time off from their flying over us, to perch on the fence …

Ian WenhamLast Summer Gala

Congratulations

I watched the play this morning and also in the early afternoon but was unable to watch the final of this years Mixed Pairs Championship.  I wish I had been able. It must have been a great game.This morning’s games were a problem for all of us who were watching- which one to watch as each of the four was …

Ian WenhamCongratulations