Day 1, Balloted 2x4x2 Pairs Championship

A full green today saw the start of the Balloted 2x4x2 Pairs – eight men’s and eight women’s pairs taking part on the cotula green. Three rounds were scheduled with teams having to win at lest two games to qualify for post section Games started at 9.00am; when the first round finished around 11.00am, lunch was taken then Rnd 2 …

Ian WenhamDay 1, Balloted 2x4x2 Pairs Championship

Balloted Triples Finals Played

Another good day for playing the Balloted Triples on the fine looking cotula green. Two men’s games and one semi final women’s game were played in the morning. Dianne Short with Dawn Dales and Maree Anstis faced Susan Boxall, Joan Hayward and Diana McGill and after 7 ends the score was level at 4 all but then Susan’s team went …

Ian WenhamBalloted Triples Finals Played

A Wick Really Mattered

Today saw the beginning of the season’s Championships, The Men’s and Women’s Balloted Triples each with six teams To qualify, a team had to win at least two out of three games. My knowledge regarding games played is based largely on the scorecards which do reveal some interesting facts, but in particular, I can report on my team’s games in …

Ian WenhamA Wick Really Mattered

2 Bowls, 2 ends – Pairs and Singles

A lovely morning to start the 2 bowls, 2 ends Gala this morning as can be seen in the photo. The draw had been made and the ‘games’ got started; play two ends, record the result and start on the next – with fifteen game to be played in all. Little time in each game for mistakes; if down two …

Ian Wenham2 Bowls, 2 ends – Pairs and Singles

Summer Season Starts

(Click the photos to enlarge)  Ready for Summer Bowls  I didn’t play in today’s Gala, the first for the summer season; it was simply that my usual players weren’t available, but after taking my rubbish out to the gate for collection, I quickly decided that being at home might be just the right way to spend the day. To the …

Ian WenhamSummer Season Starts

A Wet Opening Day

The weather forecast was correct, it did rain in the afternoon, just as we played the first end of the summer season. Our new President, Hazel, welcomed all members to the new summer season and also called on Euan Hubbard, President Kapiti Bowling Umpires’ Association, to present Barnaby Hamid with his Umpires badge which he had passed  recently. Barnaby Hamid …

Ian WenhamA Wet Opening Day

Enthusiasm

Just to show all readers, bowlers or not, how much the game means to us. Yesterday was not the sort of day you would have thought people would have gone out to play, but we certainly had some members who weren’t going to miss a fine day for playing bowls. Mind you, not great numbers, and after a mid-afternoon cup …

Ian WenhamEnthusiasm

Summer Season Nears – Rain Still Here!!

Tuesday today, another chance for a roll-up but  —  rain overnight and it’s still falling this morning, so chances for play are very remote. The club recently was the base for Bowls New Zealand, Region Two, Green Keepers Forum and below is part of the report we received from Martin Christensen, forum convenor and chair of the event: Forum Attendees, Taranaki 3, …

Ian WenhamSummer Season Nears – Rain Still Here!!