04/07

                              WELL DONE TEAM

Thank you to the team that helped to sow the Carter Green today. A great effort and also the members that pruned the shrubs to ground level.Thank you Lesley for supplying the afternoon tea.

 

Dont know what happened but the teams for Summerset appear to be in Club Championship Folder

29/06 Teams to play Summerset on MOnday 11th July in Tournament Results Folder

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    27/06                LOST & FOUND

Set of keys found in Club carpark today.. Maybe someone who was at AGM yesterday. Keyring has a small clog attached. In the club bar to be collected. 

                

 

       

23/05

POSTPONEMENT OF CENTRE PRIZE GIVING

Due to the band and others having Covid the Bowls Nelson Board has decided to postpone the Centre prize giving from 28th May until the 27th August.  Same place and time.  Please hold onto your current tickets.

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25/05

                      What a great effort.

Thank you to all the members who contributed to the planing of the Green yesterday. Both female and malle pushing wheelbarrows. There may be a few sore bodies Also, a thank you to the ladies who supplied and cooked the food. Just some tidying up to do today.

 

13/05

A short message

A reminder that Cards commence in the Club from next Tuesday at 1:30 pm sharp.

Planing the Green is to take place on Tuesday 24th May You will be contacted. A great job was done last year. Look forward to the turnout.

Names for the Bowls Board and expression of interest in other positions on the notice board.

 

20/04 - INFO RE GOLF-BOWLS CHALLENGE IN NEWSLETTER FOLDER

24/03

                       State of Origin Results

Our annual State of Origin competition was held Saturday, April 23, with a range of provincial and international teams participating. Winners were:

First: Canterbury Crusaders, Denis Pilkington, Ivan Radovanovich, Paul Baken, Pat Pilkington.

Second: Nelson/Tasman Mako: Steve Delaney, Jamie Hoult, John Peterson, Suzie Dodson.

Third: Southerners: Neville Turner, Royden James, Atholl Campbell, Anna Fisher.

Golf-Bowls Challenge – names up at the clubrooms for the big event on Sunday, May 1st

23/04 ANYONE INTERESTED IN TAKING PART IN THE BOWLS/GOLF CHALLENGE NEXT SUNDAY PLEASE CONTACT LINDSAY BROOKS ON 0220296607 OR ENTER ON FORM ON NOTICE BOARD

21/04 - STOKE MUFTI TOMORROW FRIDAY IS CANCELLED - LAKE WADSWORTH IS UNPLAYABLE

21/04 - STATE OF ORIGIN CORRECTION POSTED IN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

13/04

Bowls Nelson End of Year Presentation Function

Could members please advise  Janis asap the approximate number of tickets you will require for this function to be held on Saturday May 28th at Club Waimea.

 

Tickets will be available next week sometime  

 

 

 

Coming up at Stoke

……..Friday, April 15 Easter Roll-up 12.45.

Duty Team: Peter Hodson, James Pugh, Lloyd Bellis

A big thank you to all our duty teams who carried out the weekly tasks to ensure all our activities run smoothly.

Happy Easter everyone.

Reminder

Please put your names on the tournament board for both State of Origin and Anzac Ambush Pairs.

 

08/04 - DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND (AND IN CONSULTATION WITH THE GREENKEEPER) WE WILL HAVE FRIDAY MUFTI FOR THE NEXT TWO FRIDAYS (GOOD FRIDAY 15th APRIL AND FRIDAY 22nd APRIL

08/04

Please read

State of Origin 22 etc Newsletter (Newsletter Tab) added.

 

07/04

Interclub Sevens Zone finals

Wishing our Mens Team great Bowling for this event to be held in Blenhiem this Saturday.

Singles ; Shannon McILroy

Pairs ; Graham Grocott , Pete Hodson

Fours ; Robbie Reed , James Pugh , Paul Baken, Chris Alldred

Manager ; Ray Goldsmid

Enjoy the occassiion

 

 

 

05/04 CONGRATULATIONS TO DIANE MERRITT (s) LESLEY AMOS AND DI ROPER WINNING THE THOMAS TROPHY PLAYED THIS AFTERNOON AND TO BARRY SCHULTZ (s) LYNDEN PENKETH AND DAVE MERRITT WINNING THE GOULDING & WIN TROPHY ALSO PLAYED THIS AFTERNOON

 

03/04 DRAWS FOR THOMAS TROPHY AND GOULDING AND WIN PLATE TO BE PLAYED ON TUESDAT AFTERNOON POSTED IN TROPHY EVENTS

01/04 - CONGRATULATIONS TO JIMMY PUGH AND NICKY REED ON WINNING THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP MIXED PAIRS DEFEATING JAMIE HOULT AND ALISON EDWARDS IN THE FINAL THIS AFTERNOON - THE FIANL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT OF THE SEASON. THE MATCH COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL PLAYERS PARTICIPATING IN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS SEASON FOR THEIR CO-OPERATION IN WHAT HAS BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT SEASON DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES CREATED BY PLAYER UNAVAILABILITY THE GOLF/BOWLS EVENT SET DOWN FOR SUNDAY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 1st. A NEW ENTRY SHEET WILL BE POSTED ON THE NOTICEBOARD FOR RE-ENTERING

29/03 - STOKE 4 AND A HALF GAMES TO NGAWHATU'S 3 AND A HALF GAMES PLAYED AT NGAWHATU THIS AFTERNOON.

 

 

25/03 - Reminder that entries for the Thomas Trophy (Womens Drawn Triples) and Goulding & Win Plate (Mens Drawn Triples) to be played on April 5th close of Friday 1st (Entry Sheets on Notice board

25/03

Latest Newsletter added ( Newsletter tab)

 

 

 

14/03

 

14/03 ENTRIES ARE A BIT SLOW COMING IN FOR THE STOKE LADIES FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT ON MONDAY 28th MARCH - LADIES CAN YOU GET YOUR THINKING CAPS ON AND SEE WHO YOU CAN INVITE

12/03 - CONGRATULATIONS TO KIRSTEN EDWARDS (s) NICKY REED GEMMA WATTS AND CAROLYN KEEHAN AND TO NEVILLE TURNER (s) ROD COOK, KEVIN McDONNELL AND BRUCE WILSON ON WINNING THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FOURS PLAYED TODAY - GOOD LUCK FOR C-of-C'S

11/03 - ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT ON OUR CLUB CARD WE WILL HOLD THE FRIDAY MUFTI NEXT FRIDAY 18th - USUAL TIME

09/03

Omicron Health and Safety message from our Stoke Bowls Representative for your information.

Given that we are entering peak Omicron, out of consideration for the safety of others during club events, anyone who has recently developed one or more the following early signs of the virus: 

Scratchy throat

Lower Back Pain

Runny nose/congestion

Headache

Fatigue

Sneezing

Night sweats

Body ache

should collect a RAT kit from the testing centre near Saxon's Field (Suffolk Rd) and test themselves at home. This test can be done by anyone it's that simple and you don't have to be a professor to do it. These kits are free and each box contains enough for 5 tests. In the event of a positive people should isolate at home for a minimum period of 7days or until they are symptom-free. They should absolutely not go to bowls even as a spectator during this period.    

Hopefully, this advice will minimize the prospect of people at our club falling ill with Omicron.

Doug 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21/02 - CONGRATULATIONS TO GRAEME OLDHAM SUCCESSFULLY RETAINING HIS JUNIOR MENS CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES TITLE AGAINST LINDSAY BROOKS AT STOKE THIS EVENING 21-16

 

18/02 - CONGRAULTAIONS TO MARY ORBELL WINNING THE VETERAN CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES THIS MORNING DEFEATING JENNY VAILE IN THE FINAL

14/02

Newsletter added. ( Newsletter tab )

 

 

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08/02 - congratulations to Jimmy Pugh on successfully defending his Senior Club Championship singles defeating Jamie Hoult in the final

07/02 CONGRATULATIONS TO ROYDEN JAMES (s) AND STEVE DELANEY AND AMY McILROY (s) AND GEMMA WATTS ON WINNING THE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SENIOR PAIRS TODAY DEFEATING GRAEME OLDHAM (s) AND NEVILLE MANINS AND DIANE MERRITT (s) AN D MARILYN ROBERTSON RESPECTIVELY

 

 

 

01/02 CONGRATULATIONS TO AMY McILROY ON WINNING THE SENIOR WOMENS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES DEFEATING ALISON EDWARDS IN THE FINAL. THE MENS FINAL WILL BE CONTESTED BY JAMIE HOULT AND JIMMY PUGH AND THE FINAL OF THE WOMENS PAIRS BETWEEN AMY McILROY AND GEMMA WATTS PLAYING DIANE MERRITT AND MARILYN ROBERTSON

 

 

27/01 - PLEASE NOTE UPDATED MATCH COMMITTEE INFO IN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS. REMINDER OF STOKE MUFTI TOMORROW.

 

24/01 - CONGRATULATIONS TO SUZIE DODSON ON WINNING THE STOKE JUNIOR WOMENS SINGLE S CHAMPIONSHIP THIS EVENING

 

 

23/01- STOKE MENS INTERCLUB SEVENS POSTED IN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS. PLEASE CONFIRM AVAILABLITY ASAP.

23/01 BAILEY TROPHY ON THURSDAY 27th POSTPONED

20/01 - POST SECTION VETERAN MENS AND WOMENS SINGLES POSTED

 

18/01

Newsletter added (Newsletter tab)

16/01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/01PLEASE READ UPDATED MATCH COMMITTEE INFORMATION IN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

 

 

20/12 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION RE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS POSTED IN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS -

20/12 - CONGRATULATIONS TO TRISH CAMPBELL (s) AND CHRISSIE CORBETT RETAINING THEIR JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS TITLE DEFEATING CAROLYN KEEHAN (s) AND SUZIE DODSON IN THE FINAL THIS EVENING

20/12 Starling Trophy Draw posted in Trophy Events

 

 

 

14/12 - CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVE PARATA (s) AND STEVE DELANEY DEFEATING GRAEME OLDHAM AND RICKY EDWARDS 20-13 TO WIN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP MENS JUNIOR PAIRS

 

09/12 - The question hsa been asked re dress code for club championships - club uniform to be worn for the games that are being arranged currently. Also Entry Form for Club Mixed Pairs is on the chartroom notice Board

 

 

 

 

POST SECTION FOR THE MENS AND WOMENS CHAMPIONSHIP FOURS IS SATURDAY 12th MARCH – NOTE THAT THIS DATE IS AT VARIANCE WITH THE CLUB CARD. THE DATE CHANGE BECAME NECESSARY AFTER BOWLS NZ AND BOWLS NELSON HAD DATE CHANGES  

 

 

 

WHEN MAKING ARRANGEMENTS PLEASE ENTER THE DAY AND TIME AND WHAT YOU ARE PLAYING ON THE BLACKBOARD SO THE GREENKEEPER IS AWARE AND THE MATCH COMMITTEE CAN ALLOCATE RINKS

 

 

 

 

14/11

Well done Stoke..Congratulations

Kirsten Edwards (s) Amy McIlroy, Nicky Reed and Gemma Watts defeating Nelsons Jo Edwards (s) Val Smith, Kay Hammond and Colleen Earl 16-11 in the Tasman Bay Plumbing womens event and Shannon McIlroy (s) Lance Pascoe, Kelvin Scott and Dave Parata defeating Richmonds Ian Inwood (s) Peter Inwood, Stu Peterson and Peter Sisterson 16-6 in the Powersigns mens event

 

The latest newsletter added. (Newsletter Tab)

11/11

Covid reminder

Bowls New Zealand’s position is this: “Bowls New Zealand encourages all bowling clubs to support our members being vaccinated against covid-19, so that we can reduce the risk of exposure and transmission of covid-19. It is important that we provide our club members (and visitors) with a safe community, in which they can play bowls and enjoy a wine/beer/water. A safe community is a covid-free community, and currently the best protection against spreading covid is vaccination.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24/10 - CONGRATULATIONS TO ROBBIE REED (s) GREG REED, RICKY EDWARDS WINNING CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP TRIPLES DEFEATING PETER HODSON (s) JAMES PUGH AND DAVE MERRITT 15-14 IN THE FINAL

23/10 - CONGRATULATIONS TO RHONDA BELLIS (s) BARBARA THOMASON, JENNY VAILE WINNING CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP TRIPLES DEFEATING MARY ORBELL (s) JANIS REYNOLDS AND NICKY REED IN THE FINAL

22/10 - DRAWS FOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP TRIPLES (Men and Women) POSTED. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WITH WEATHER FORECAST NOT GREAT THE MATCH COMMITTEE HAVE AGREED TO LOOK AT THE FIRST ROUND OF POST SECTION BEING PLAYED ON SATURDAY IF TIME PERMITS. NOTE ALSO THAT LUNCH WILL AFTER GAME 1

                               October 2021 Newsletter

 

Well, The season is underway after a reasonable slow start thanks to the inclement weather. Unfortunately, we had to cancel Two Trophy Matches and one open Tournament. 

INTERCLUB EVENTS

The Interclub fives was a successful event and I believe that all participants enjoyed the experience of playing on different Greens around the Centre.

Both The Presidents and Mid Week Fours have begun with mixed results but played in fine weather.

SELECTORS NOTE

Please advise the Selectors if you are unavailable to play on a given day. Please phone them or place your name on the whiteboard. 

INVITATION  TOURNAMENTS

Invitation Singles will be held from Friday 29th -Sun 31st October. Markers will be required and we would appreciate it if you could place your name on the board in the clubrooms. Help is also required to man the bar.

The Invitation pairs are being played from Friday 5th-Sun 7thb Nov. Helpers will be required also at this time for Bar Duty.

GREENS

The Carter Green is playing well at present and please respect the Greenkeeper's decisions re. playing conditions.

The Wadsworth Green is progressing well, but we all need to be patient regarding when it will be available for play. The weather will have to play its part.

Thank you to the helpers who have helped around the Greens to get them up to a high standard.Thank you Glen for your input and Dave P for organising the working details.

CENTRE CHAMPIONSHIPS

All Centre Championship Entries and fees are now to be done online. Please do not expect Janis to do this for you.

Click onto  bowlsnelson.co.nz

 

That is all from me ..Enjoy your bowls and remember that this is a game of 5 inches....Between the ears.

John O

 

18th-24th October Club Programme added..( Club Programme Tab ) Updated every week.

 

17/10 - PLEASE IGNORE REQUEST FOR MEETING AT 9:00am - FIRST ROUND JUNIOR PAIRS WILL BE PLAYED AS PER CLUB CARD - MONDAY 2nd NOVEMBER

17/10 - JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS SCHEDULED FOR TODAY ARE POSTPONED - CAN ALL PLAYERS PLEASE MEET WITH MATCH COMMITTEE AT 9:00am TO DISCUSS DATES. (IN MUFTI)

DRAWS FOR JUNIOR MENS AND WOMENS PAIRS TO BE PLAYED THIS SUNDAY 15thOCTOBER POSTED

NOT SURE HOW MIKE GOT MISSED THE FIRST TIME AROUND!!!!

12/10 - CONGRATUALTIONS MIKE CARTER, DAVE PETERSON AND BEVAN GRANT ON WINNING THE HURST & TAYLOR TRIPLES AT STOKE TODAY. RUNNER-UP GRIFF, JAMIE AND RAY GOLDSMID, THIRD ATHOL CAMPBELL, JOHN HANTON AND LINDSAY BROOKS, FOURTH BARBARA McGRGOR, DIANNE POTTS AND LINDA SISTERSON.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MATCH AGAINST SUMMERSET SCHEDULLED FOR MONDAY 18TH OCTOBER HAS BEEN CANCELLED

12/10 - AFTER PLAY WAS SHORTENED TO 2 GAMES THE WINNERS OF THE HEATH CARSON TROPHY WERE MIKE CARTER (s) ALISON EDWARDS AND SANDY WAAKA - 2 WINS & 12 ENDS

10/10 - DRAW FOR HEATH CARSON TROPHY TO BE PLAYED ON TUESDAY POSTED IN TROPHY EVENTS

08/10 - THE SUN IS SHINING!! HOWEVER THE STOKE GREENS REMAIN CLOSED ALL DAY

07/10

Green Roster added. (Green& Bar Roster Tab )

 

07/10 - STOKE FRIDAY MUFTI TOMORROW 8th IS CANCELLED. SEE YOU NEXT FRIDAY

 

29 /09

Latest Bar Roster added.. Refer Green & Bar Roster Tab

29/09

The new bowls nelson website is up and running for you to look at, find your centre events, enter online and find the draws and results. Please go to bowlsnelson.co.nz and have a look around. The centre fives draw is on there under events/results and interclub. Click on the event you want to enter and then add the information in the boxes with the *.  If not all the boxes require filling please put NA in that box 

 

 

22/09

The Board has approved that for all trophy matches from this Saturday the dress code is optional, mufti or club uniforms if you so wish. For all other events, our official Thunder Blue Uniform is to be worn unless notified otherwise.

 

 

 

 

 

The interclub questionnaire is available under Newsletter Tab. Please print off and deposit your answered sheet in the box situated in the clubrooms.

 

 

 

 

 

Don’s Retirement

A big thankyou to the members for your help and contributions towards the success of Don’s retirement event. A special thanks to Warren Burrows for the magnificent photo of Don.

Green Refurbishment

Now that Glen has begun duties at our club, plans are in place to plane and resow the Wadsworth Green. This will take place in June or July, with a possible time being June 25 and 26. Helpers will be needed for the two days so you may be asked to help out. We will also be asking for wheelbarrows and flat shovels. The green will be resown in July, and if all goes well, we will be playing on it around Labour Day weekend.

Future of the Club

There has been a recent change of direction with consideration of our club’s future and with clubs in general. Interest has now been shown by 5 clubs in Nelson in being part of a wider look at bowling facilities 5 years’ + into the future. These clubs are Maitai, United, Tahunanui and Ngawhatu, along with interest from Richmond. I have indicated that Stoke may also be interested. An application for funding is in progress, and a two-part feasibility study should begin within the next few months. It is important to stress that this exercise is for the bowlers of the future, as memberships are dwindling at many of our clubs. In light of the multi-club initiative, our members may wish to look at any shorter-term ideas to enhance our club.

Computer Whizz

Atholl has been completing our club’s funding applications for some time now, and he would like a rest from this role. It is not too demanding but would require a reasonable level of computer skills as most applications are completed on-line. Training and support will be provided. If you are interested, please see Atholl. The salary for the job will be double that of last year.

Congratulations

Congratulations and all the best to Kirsten and Shannon who have been selected for the ‘South’ team to do battle with the North.

Stoke Bowling Club was formed in 1949 and still going strong.We have over 100 members and are always looking for more. Our season runs from late September till the end of April.

If you would like to try your hand at the game come along during the season (we are there most days) or call us on 03 5477440 you can be sure of a warm welcome. Friday Mufti played most Fridays is a good way to learn to play in a very relaxed atmosphere. Starts sharp at 1pm and costs $6.00 with a cuppa and bikkie thrown in.