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March 2024 Newsletter

From the Editor

Have you all been watching the Nationals Fours and Mixed Pairs? Some fabulous draw bowls on the lovely Paritutu outdoor greens. A nice 17 seconds according to the commentator and  although the flag was flying in the wind, there were great draw bowls. What a contrast to the greens at Naenae earlier in February where the gale force winds caused havoc in the Trans-Tasman clash. Pitty we didnt get to watch the Clyde men's team who got to the semi finals. Click here for my match pick of the men's fours last 16s match

 

Commentator also commented on the 2x4x2 format in the Mixed Pairs where both players get to be lead, skip, and singles. Champ pairs is normally 3 bowls each with a lead and skip. I have also played 2x2x2x2 pairs which was a lot of fun but time consuming with lots of walking. Commentator mentioned the old pairs game I understood to be 4 bowls each with skip and lead, also the other quick pairs game of two bowls each apparently played up North a lot. Sounds like fun... 

Anyway this last 16 game on 28th Feb Bellis/Bellis v Huywler/Atkinson is a cracker Click Here

February Corporate Events Report

Firstly, thank you to Fin McRae for organising and running the Aspiring Wanderers on Thursday the 22nd.  I understand they brought their lunches and enjoyed a lovely morning.
Secondly - Sally Angus and her helpers ran a successful Sat 24th morning for a private booking of 20 odd people prior the Saturday Pennants. 
Thank you to all the helpers.  It is a great benefit to the bowling club marketing and finances.
Booking Liaison Officer: Kathryn Mitchell

The 5 years & Under Championship Mens Singles

Congratulations to this year's winner: Mark Daniels:

and Runner Up: Gavin McDonald

3 Teams of our Women went to Greymouth to compete in the West Coast Open Women's Fours 3 day tournament.

One of the teams won the consolation in Div 1. Pictured on 15 February looking a trifle cold but in their cosy new Wanaka jackets from left: Jan Allen, Pauline Hope, Nikki McDonald, Rhonda Hurley. Incidentally all present and past members of the Wanaka match committee.

Winning Div 2 consolation was Val Ransom, Elaine Herbert, Margaret Young, Allison Hebbard

 

Snapped

First Day Women's 1-5 pairs 1 February. Skips Bev Mee & Raewyn Hall. 

1-5 Womens Singles and markers counting the head on 8 February. 

 Rae Hammond marking the final on the right in Queenstown on 11 February at the 1-5 tournament singles. Both Rae and Bev Mee (not pictured)  were semi finalists.

Men's Old Mug February 

Dave Minson, John Rich, Mel Campbell

Womens Ferns  February 

Marilyn Steel, Margaret Read, Lyn Leary

How is the website doing? These are the top three pages as per unique visitors. The Dark Blue represents the last 365 days and the lighter blue the previous 365 days.

It means that apart from our membership who access our newsletters, homepage etc, the bookings page and information for casual visitors are the next most popular. I hope you can read the figures.  

Men's Triples Final

Next Tuesday 5 March at 1pm. Come along and support.

Simon / Ken / Bill vs Murray / Todd / Mark 

 
Calendar

March

Fri 1st Progressive All Welcome 1pm

Sat 2nd Finals Men's Premier & Div 1 @ Alex: Div 2 @ Arrowtn

Sun 3rd 1-5 singles Jnr Champ Champ @ Clyde

Mon 4th Men's Club Day 1.15pm

Mon 4th Green Closed 5-8 pm

Tues 5th Women's Interclub Rox & Arrowtn

Wed 6th Women's Club Day 1.15pm

Wed 6th Men's Midweek Pennants @ Cromwell

Thurs 7th Wanaka District Club Mixed 4s 9am

Fri 8th Progressive All Welcome 1pm

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