Bowls and Snow

The weather forecast for today (as shown on yesterday’s forecast) was for little chance of us playing in todays 11.00am Gala. Certainly it was cold when I got up but otherwise it looked like another summer’s day outside, that is as long as you didn’t look up at the Tararuas which showed a covering of snow. Click the photos to …

Ian WenhamBowls and Snow

2x4x2 Plus …….

A stand out day in so many ways! Keen 2x4x2 Pairs teams in action and at the end of play, three of them had won all of their games. Perhaps the dominating feature of the day was the strong westerly wind which made it a real challenge for so many. Certainly some players showed confidence with their delivery and accuracy …

Ian Wenham2x4x2 Plus …….

A Late Championship

Just like summer again this afternoon which was an opportunity for Ken Hayward and Hildi Ewart playing the final of the Mixed Pairs that had not been played against Fred Adams and Jan Hayward before the end of the summer season . The game throughout was quite close and after thirteen ends it read as 9 all. The climax came …

Ian WenhamA Late Championship

Singles with a Difference

In spite of the weather not being the best today, Shanghai Singles was played at the club. For many, it is not a form of Singles that many bowlers have played or observed, but those involved today, all indicated how much they enjoyed the game. It is basically for three players, each with three bowls, to play against each other …

Ian WenhamSingles with a Difference

The Sun and Bowlers Shone

Another Wednesday 11.00am Triples’ Gala got underway yesterday, eight teams this time and making things great as well, was the wonderful sunny weather.  Two more teams this time so we hope next week’s number will increase again.  One problem though could be the coming weather as this morning I noticed that next week’s forecast shows rain expected all week. Only …

Ian WenhamThe Sun and Bowlers Shone

What is Happening?

It’s been a little strange in some ways over the last few days. Certainly the summer season at our club has closed but we are lucky to have a very good artificial green to use over winter. For three days from last Friday to Sunday, we had two teams playing at the Central Club and on the Saturday, I was …

Ian WenhamWhat is Happening?

Wednesday Weekly Gala Starts

First day of a new winter gala format started today. Such a wonderful weather for us to play bowls. Just a pity that more players didn’t attend . Click Photo to enlarge Todays gala results…… 1st:  Neville Turnbull (s)  Jimmy Adams,  Sharon Turnbull….  3 wins, 14 ends, 33 points. 2nd:  Pat Wikstrom (s)  John Adams,  Julie Stichbury….  2 wins, 14 ends, …

Ian WenhamWednesday Weekly Gala Starts

Summer – Winter

For so many years, our bowling season covered only the summer months but now, with the calendar reaching May, we pause for a few hours and then continue with our game. Such is the reason we now play all year as we have both a natural cotula green but an artificial surface as well. On Saturday we celebrated a very …

Ian WenhamSummer – Winter

Heretaunga’s Stay in Levin – Day 2

After their Motel stay, Heretaunga players arrived at the green on Friday morning, well aware that it had rained overnight and that the cotula green was flooded. By 9.30am there was very little rain and the artificial green was all right to be played on so play began. As one can see in the above photo, it took a short …

Ian WenhamHeretaunga’s Stay in Levin – Day 2

Heretaunga Bowls Visit

Today bowlers from the Hastings Heretaunga Bowling Club came to play us a two day visit. Hazel, our President, welcomed all and following lunch, teams were introduced to three games of 2 bowl triples, teams being sorted out by our special cards. Each team would have at least one player from either club. Sounds a bit complicated but it is …

Ian WenhamHeretaunga Bowls Visit