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January 2023 Newsletter

From the President.

Christmas is now behind us and I trust that you had an enjoyable time with family and friends.

I was unable to attend the Xmas function but by all accounts it was a very enjoyable social time for all who attended. My sincere thanks to the Social Committee and Caterers who provided for the evening.

Congratulations to our members that have been selected to represent Central Otago in the upcoming tournament and best of luck and safe travels to Mark and Richie attending the Nationals in Auckland.

The next major event for our club is the Wanaka ‘Classic’ on the 11th and 12th of January and am quite sure will offer a high standard of bowls for players and spectators alike.

All the best for the New Year,


Five Consecutive Wins for Marilyn

Marilyn Steel and Val Ransom took out the Arvida Country Club 1-10 pairs in Queenstown on 4 December 2022 challenged by 11 other pairs from around Central Otago. It was the second time partnering with Val Ransom and the three other wins were with Margaret Young of Wanaka as recorded on the trophy. Marilyn and Margaret were the first names recorded.

Runners up were Jo Stock and Amy Swain.

Women's December Ferns

Played 7 December 2022


Margaret Parker, Kathryn Mitchell, Barbara Wilson

Men's December Old Mug Tournament

Played 5 December 2022


Bob McLeary; Gordon Hall; Bruce Thorburn

Women's Christmas Party Cardrona 7 December

Photos by Val Ransom and Jill Hill. Click on image and scroll to escape the moving gallery.


To Richie Muir and Todd Swain who have been selected to represent Central Otago at the Men’s Southern 6 Tournament to be played in Central Otago on the 28th and 29th January 2023. The Open Team will be playing at the Alexandra Club and Development Team at Clyde. 

To Pip Kiddey, Marilyn Steel, Bev Mee and Jo Stock (manager Rhonda Hurley) selected to play in the Women’s Southern 6 Tournament to be played in Dunedin on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th January 2023.

Teams included in the tournament are from Southland, South Otago, Dunedin, North Otago, & South Canterbury.

Last night of Trade bowls on 13 December 2022

Good One Ken

On Friday 9 December Ken was behind the bar while a group "MINT" was enjoying their Christmas windup. Suddenly the skies opened and Ken was out on the green spraying with soap suds to increase the permeability of the mat surface. Good one Ken.

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Christmas Party 18 December 2022

Photos by Alister Moore and Barbara

Men's Christmas BBQ

The Men had a great day and well supported on 19th December last men's day for 2022. Photos by Alister Moore.

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Fun at Progressive 16th December.

Best Wishes to Mark and Richie:

2-9th January

Nationals Singles and Pairs Auckland and North Harbour. 

Mark Daniels has entered the singles and Richie Muir the pairs plus a handful of other players from Central Otago.

Click here for Live coverage of all 8 days on You Tube as well as players results. 

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