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Spring 2013
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Tuesday Evenings 5:45pm Start
22 October - 17 December
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Welcome to the Bowls Mount Maunganui Website. We are a friendly club of social and competitive bowlers. Please look around the website and for further information feel free to contact us.

Club Day Start Times

As Daylight Savings Time has started the Club Days start time is 12:30 pm. Can all players please arrive by 12:15pm to allow play to start by 12:30 or earlier.

Club Shirt Orders

We are about to place a new order for club shirts. Any member requiring a shirt (and whose name is not on the order list on the notice board) is asked to advise Garrick not later than next Friday 4th October. This will probably be the only order placed this season so please consider your requirements carefully.

Interclub Teams for Saturday 12th October

View lists of men’s and women’s teams.

Club Events

Entry sheets are now on the Notice board for:
Ocean Shores Club Day Triples - Friday 18th October
Trevor Beer sponsored 242 Pairs - Saturday 26th October
Both events are report by 10.00am for 10.30am start.

Women’s Club Box Drawn Triples Wednesday 16th October

An entry sheet for this event is now on the notice board. Report 9.30am for 10.00am start. Dress Mufti.

Australian Premier League

View a Media Release announcing a new bowls league which will include a New Zealand team of Jo Edwards, Ali Forsyth and Tony Grantham. The concept looks exciting and will emulate the success of cricket’s T20. The event will be staged from November 19 to 22 and will be televised live on SKY – from 7.00pm to 11.30pm (NZ time).

Men’s Handicap Singles

Congratulations to Steve Beel who won this event over the weekend defeating Ted Schischka in the final. A very tight game which was only won on the last end.

Centre Handbook Correction

Tauranga South Men's Tournament Secretary
Please note that Graeme Sigley’s phone number in the Centre Handbook is incorrect. Please contact us for the correct number.

Artificial Green - Vacuum

As yet there has been no response to the request for a volunteer to take a turn at vacuuming the artificial green. As you will appreciate, the carpet is a very costly item (approx. $130,000 to replace today) and accordingly it is vital that we care for it properly to ensure its longevity.

Please consider making yourself available; one volunteer is required approx. every three weeks. Please contact Noel Topp if you have any queries as to what is required.

Men’s Monday Interclub

A fours event played in the afternoon over 8 Mondays between 7th October and 12th December.

The following teams have been selected for the 1st two rounds. Venues have yet to be advised.

7th October:
Dennis GriceDave MurrayDennis Pottage
Rod WarrenderRoy FausettBill Hill
Chris PagePeter L JonesDave McGee
Lawrie BickersPat StrydomBrian Schofield
14th October:
Dennis GriceDave MurrayDennis Pottage
Lawrie BickersRoy FausettBill Hill
Chris PagePeter L JonesDave McGee
Sean ArmstrongPat StrydomPeter Goddard

Women’s Handicap Singles

The final was played yesterday in very blustery conditions with Cheryl Pelham prevailing over Barbara Fitzgerald by 22 - 11, and in doing so, retained her two lives.

Tournament Entries

Entry sheets are now on the notice board for the following events:
Women’s Open Triples: Thursday 3rd October
Club triples Day: Friday 4th October.
Men’s Handicap Singles: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October.
Men’s Championship Triples: Sunday 13th & Saturday 19th October
Women’s Open Variety Pairs: Wednesday 23rd October.
Men’s Two Day Open Triples: Wednesday 30th & Thursday 31st October
Veteran’s Mixed Singles: Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st October
Open Mixed Fours – Xmas Fare: Friday 6th December
Men’s Open Bonus Fours - hams: Sunday 15th December.

Centre handbooks

Centre handbooks are now available from Garrick in the Secretary’s Office.

Bay of Plenty Junior Selections

Congratulations to PETER GODDARD and JACQUIE STRYDOM who have been selected in the Bay of Plenty Junior representative side. They play Gisborne at Ohope this coming Sunday 15th September.

Women’s Pennants

Congratulations to our Ladies’ team which won the Women’s Pennants at Matua last week at Matua on Wednesday/Thursday 28th/29th August.
The team members were Barbara Fitzgerald, Teresa Bones, Nona Robinson, Diane Hazelton, Colleen Corry & Elaine Reston.

Winter Singles

Congratulations to Ted Schischka who won the Winter Singles without losing a life, although he had to battle hard in a gripping final against Meredith Pottage. Meredith was down 9-20 and fought back to 19-20 before Ted played the winning shot.

Club Handbook Amendments - 22 Aug 2013

Please note a new phone number for Neale Mann and Matt Mortensen. If you need these updated numbers please contact us.

Bowling Arms

The club has purchased four new bowling arms. These are available to any member to trial.

Thanks To Two Volunteers

Dave Parlane has volunteered to fill the vacant position of Men’s Welfare Officer.

Chris Page has volunteered to understudy the Secretary/Treasurer position.

Health & Safety

The Executive Committee has a responsibility to ensure the health & safety of its members and Brian Schofield has taken on the position of Health & Safety Officer. He is formulating a health & safety plan but will need the co-operation of members to complete the task. Members are asked to identify any potential hazards that may put member safety at risk and report these to Brian who will prioritise them and minimise the risk as far as possible. If any “incidents” occur at the club members are asked to advise these promptly to Brian.

National Club Fours

A creditable effort from our men’s team to finish third and a little bit of luck on a couple of close games might have seen a different result. In the first round they defeated the ultimate winner, Onehunga, skipped by NZ Rep Dan Delany and also went on to defeat Riverside (Marlborough). They suffered two losses by the narrowest of margins, 10-11 to Geraldine and 12-14 to Te Karaka.

The team consisted of Merv Gibbons, Phil Morgan, Maurice Hickey and Kevin Maxfield, though due to illness Maurice Hickey was unable to travel and was replaced by Steve Beel. While it was unfortunate Maurice was unable to join the team he reports that he is now ok.

Congratulations to the Tauranga South team which won the women’s event with Pauline Bowler as lead.

Bowls New Zealand Hall of Fame -
Syd Giddy Nomination

Bowls New Zealand is to establish a Hall of Fame later this year and we have today submitted a nomination for the late Syd Giddy. Many of you will have known Syd as a member of Mount Maunganui Bowling Club but others may not know of him. The list below will indicate why it was thought he would be a strong candidate for the Hall of Fame Honour.

  • Represented NZ at the Australian Games in 1985 winning a bronze medal in the Fours
  • Represented NZ at the Pacific Games in 1987 winning silver medals in the triples and fours.
  • Represented NZ vs South Australia in 1992, winning his singles
  • In 1988 was one of two NZ representatives at NSW Bicentennial International Singles.
  • Represented NZ Masters vs Australia in 1998 (Maurice Hickey was in the same team)
  • Appointed Convenor of NZ selection panel in 1998
  • Represented NZ in singles and pairs at World Indoor Bowls Championships 1994, 1995, 1996.
  • Won 6 National Titles, earning his Gold Star in 2000.
  • Won 17 Centre Titles.
  • Won a total of 37 Club Titles at Arawa & Mount Maunganui
  • Bay of Plenty Bowler of the Year in 1988
  • Bay of Plenty Sportsman of the Year in 1993.
  • Bay of Plenty Selector.
  • 5 years as greens supervisor at Mount Maunganui Bowling Club.

Upon Syd's death in 2004 the NZ Press Association reported:
"Giddy carved out a magnificent playing record but never once thought he was bigger than the game. It was the opposite. Even though he was a fierce competitor he was always gracious in defeat or victory. He readily played with and encouraged younger, more inexperienced bowlers and always pitched in and helped with the many voluntary jobs around the club."

A panel of noted bowlers/administrators will consider the nominations with entrants to the hall of fame to be announced in September.

Club Mount Maunganui Elections

Our club member, Brian Schofield, has been re-elected as a Board Member of Club Mount Maunganui whose AGM was held Sunday 9th June at 11.00am. Also the incumbent Straw Lye has been re-elected for the Presidency.


At yesterday's AGM (26 May) the motion set out on page 24 of the Annual Report was approved – i.e. that the words "Club Board" in the Constitution be changed to "Executive Committee" and that the Executive Committee should comprise the President and 6 other members.

Rod Warrender and Garrick Hamlyn will serve on the Executive Committee as they both have one year to run of their elected two year term. This means that there was a vacancy for 4 Committee members and it is gratifying that 8 members allowed their name to go forward.

After a secret ballot was held the following members were elected: Norma Gallagher, Jacky Lock, Athol Preston, Noel Topp. The other candidates were: Les Hazelton, Chris Page, John Powell, Colin Rogers.

I am sure the incoming Executive Committee will move quickly to make use of their willingness and talents.

Centre Women's Champion of Champions Junior Singles Final

Congratulations to Diane Hazelton who won the Centre Women's Champion of Champions Junior Singles at Kawerau in the weekend 4/5 May.

Women's Champion Of Champion Triples Final - Wednesday 1st May

A valiant effort from our team of Alison Reilly, Norma Gallagher and Barbara Fitzgerald in the final of this event. The scores were tied at 10 all after the regulation number of ends with Omanu prevailing in an exciting extra end.

Mount/Omanu Men's 3 Day Open Triples

Congratulations to Howard Fahy, James Williams and Maurice Bradley (s) who won the premier section of this event and took home the $1500 first prize.

Lapel Badges

The club now has a lapel badge available for purchase at a cost of $7. See Garrick in the Secretary's office.

Heavy Rainfall

After a long dry summer the rain has arrived. The weather station at the bowling club recorded 301.5mm (over 11 inches) of rainfall in the week Monday 15th - Sunday 21st April with peak rainfalls of 61.2mm on Tuesday 16th and 182.1mm on Saturday 20th.
Having the artifical green allowed club day roll up to be played on the Friday, a relatively drier day.

Our Life Saving Defibrillator has arrived

Club Mount Maunganui has purchased a defibrillator toward which our club made a donation. None of us know when or if we may need use of such equipment but it is vital that some of us know how to use the machine to help a colleague if the need arises.

The defibrillator is located on the wall outside the Club Mount Maunganui Office. Twenty volunteers were trained on Thursday 11 April to use it. The defibrillator is easy to use and talks to you giving instructions. It is used along with two minute sessions of CPR to help start someones heart when it has stopped. No-one can touch the person being treated while the defibrillator is assessing or shocking them a dose.

Special Thank's go to Lions Club of Mount Maunganui, Bowls Mount Maunganui and Club Mount Maunganui Adjuncts for their generous sponsorship donation that has made it possible for the Club to purchase a Defibrillator.

Rugby Bowls Tournament

The event was a great success and a good time was had by all.
Thank you Jacqui Strydom for taking photos at the event, 150 photos can be viewed in Gallery - 23rd Rugby Bowls - 2013

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