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July Newsletter 2023

From the President

Hello from  the Sunshine Coast in Australia.Heather and I are presently in Maroochydore catching up with family,friends and a little bowls,along with some warmer weather (25 degrees yesterday)
Not a lot to report this month apart from the AGM on the 17th June which was well attended and Board and Club administration positions now confirmed.
Winter bowls is now well underway with Wednesday/Thursday sessions well attended although Monday evenings and Stadium championship events have seen lower entries,perhaps due to age,illness,holidays or just too cold to venture out.
Remember it is always warm in the Stadium and is worth coming along for a social time.
Best of luck to Todd Swain,Mark Daniels and Ken Allison taking part in the National Champion of Champion triples in Dunedin.Ken is a substitute for Murray Finn who is unavailable to play.Hope to see the boys on some live streaming.
Stay warm,

A huge thank you to Madeleine Wilson our outgoing Secretary. Mads has been a mainstay of our Board for the past ten years and her input into the Club has been invaluable. Mads – you will be sorely missed by all – enjoy your retirement. Pictured at our AGM Saturday 17 June with Tom Malcolm (President)

The 2023-2024 Board


Tom Malcolm

Murray Finn


Vice President

Mark Daniels


Mila Wist


Marilyn Steel

Ewan Miller

Ken Mitchell

Immediate Past President

Gaye Beattie

Val Ransom

Corporate Groups


On Friday evening 9th June Aotea and Dunlop builders held a bowls contest for "The Golden Egg". About 36 people attended and had a great time. - Info and photos from Raewyn & Gordon Hall.

Entry sheets are up for ;

Stadium Mixed Pairs  - Sunday July 9

9.30am start - (Clubhouse Draw) 14 ends  - bring lunch.
Controllers: Ewan Miller, Alan Coupe 


John Barton Trophy Club vs Village  


Wednesday July 12 1.15pm start - 3 bowl triples
Four Teams required 
Controllers: Brian Mcmillan, Jim Feehly “


Stadium Mixed Triples First Day 25 June

6 Teams entered and they had a great time with 4 games being played.  Finals to be played on 2 July at 10am between Nyhof, Mee, Mitchell (2 lives) & Allison, Ransom, Cowie (1 life)

Studholme Memorial

Results after 24 June (3 Days) 


West Wanaka       29

Hawea Blue           25

Village                    21

Aubrey                   15

Beacon Point        14

Hawea Gold          12

Pembroke               9

Albert Town           8

Triples Champ of Champs

The Wanaka men from left: Mark Daniels,  Murray Finn(s),  Todd Swain went through to represent Central Otago in the New Zealand Triples playoffs in the Hopes Stadium in Dunedin on the 14-16th July. Note that Ken Allison (Photo far right) will substitute for Murray Finn. I'll be emailing / FB updates and / or if on Live You Tube. Good Luck  Fellas from all of us.  

Person of Interest: Margaret Parker

Margaret's previous life in Auckland was as an extraordinary business women. She was highly committed to balancing 2 jobs at once.
Margaret was the buyer and worked 3 days a week in the family Pro Tennis business which received all the business from the main Auckland Tennis Arena. The other 4 days a week she made Wedding and Special Occasion Dresses from her large home with the label "A Real Gem" This spanned 15 years. She had a fitting room, cutting room and sewing room. She was still playing competitive tennis at this time as well as being a grandmother to her growing family. Its no wonder that Margaret confesses to feeling that she is on holiday all the time in Wanaka.

Pictured is some of Margaret's handiwork..

From the Editor:

Some of you may have watched some of the Australian Open games on You Tube or Sky Sport. I didn't watch them all but this game I really enjoyed. Noeline Dutton put out our NZ rep and Commonwealth medalist Katelyn Inch in an earlier round.  Singles Round 16 Dutton v McKerihen  Click Here


There will be more games coming up with the Champ of Champs scheduled to be played from this weekend through July. To be notified of live matches subscribe (for free) click here.


Cheers for now

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