Rotary – Final Day

Usually our club selects four teams for a Rotary day, to play at two different venues – as an example, two playing at Foxton Beach and the other two at RSA. It was different today because it was Final Day and play had to be held at a two-green venue, Central Levin was used. The usual two games, each of …

Ian WenhamRotary – Final Day

Hammond Shield

Today was the opportunity for local bowling clubs to take part in playing for the Hammond Shield, a competition that has been played for, for many years. A nine o’clock started play with Singles and Fours being played and in the afternoon, Pairs and Triples. Both greens were used, the A Section on the Dales artificial green and the B …

Ian WenhamHammond Shield

Mitchpine Gala

Friday Gala was sponsored by Mitchpine, an annual event to celebrate St Patrick. Once this was a time when many members dressed in some form of costume to celebrate the occasion but not many now; a green shirt seems adequate. A pity also that the gala is not now supported by teams from other clubs for one reason or another …

Ian WenhamMitchpine Gala

Never Give Up

The women’s Champion of Champions games were played yesterday at the Waitarere Beach Club and our player was Diana McGill. After a bye in the first round and Diana then won her game against the Kapiti player by 11 points. Her  following game which was against the Paraparaumu player, gave her another win by a similar margin. So now it …

Ian WenhamNever Give Up

Singles Champion of Champions

Men and women Singles Champions from clubs throughout the Centre played today to find who would become this seasons Champion of Champions, a challenge for all bowlers. At Waitarere Beach Liz, our Women’s champion, played against the Otaki player who won the game 21-13. A pity I couldn’t see the game, Liz, but am sure you  did your best. Not …

Ian WenhamSingles Champion of Champions

Business House Ends

Yesterday saw the end of this year’s Business House Bowls. When I arrived at the usual time, you could see so many of those who had played this year were already gathered, chatting away or testing themselves on the green, indications of how they looked forward to these evenings. Last week saw the close of the competitions and instead, the …

Ian WenhamBusiness House Ends

Champion of Champion Pairs Weekend

Twelve Men’s and twelve Women Pairs were playing today at the Paraparaumu Beach Club with the aim of winning the Champion of Champion Pairs. Our Women’s team, Margaret MacKay and Christine Ryan, as sometimes happens, travelled from Levin to face anther local team, the pair from Central Levin. This game resulted in our women missing out, the score at 16-25.. …

Ian WenhamChampion of Champion Pairs Weekend

An Interesting Afternoon

For one reason or another I wasn’t playing at another club today, something that is usually on my calendar.  Instead, I went down to my club to take part in the roll-up but there were only enough players to have two games of triples. We got drawn into four teams and went off to the green to then decide which rink …

Ian WenhamAn Interesting Afternoon

Triples Championships

Two days have been played in this season’s Triples, Saturday to find the qualifiers and today for post-section play to find the winner. There was quite a change for our players this year with play being two bowls each as done in the Centre event but only 16 ends per game were played,whereas the Centre use 18. It will be …

Ian WenhamTriples Championships