From the Editor
President Tom has been busy playing Centre 4s this weekend along with several other teams from our club. Tom's team (Richie Muir (s)) were knocked out by one shot on an extra end in the quarter finals on the second day. Central Otago now have NZ Bowls Hub live results on their website for CO tournaments. Just go to the Central Otago Website home page Home | Bowls Central Otago and follow the link.
Our best wishes to Bev Mee who is playing for Central Otago this Sunday 5th November in Southland in the inaugural U5 development quadrangular against Dunedin, South Otago and Southland. We have lots of promising talent in our new juniors and our club match committee convenors, Fin McRae and Jan Allen, really want the juniors to put themselves forward into playing the U5 pairs in Queenstown on Sunday 12th November. Entries by this Sunday 5th. The green surface is the same as ours and its a lot of fun.
On the way home from interclub recently one of our ladies was commenting that she thought bowling was helping strengthen her aging body. I did some research on "lawn bowls".
From the internet: Lawn bowls helps moderately improve muscle strength (arm, shoulder, leg muscles), flexibility and endurance. Improved fitness, improved coordination, balance, mental health.
Click here for a link for exercises suitable to help lawn bowlers play better.
Monday 6th November the men will be playing for The Old Mug.
A $5 entry fee is required.
Jackets: The club is very happy there have been 51 orders for jackets. Thanks to Val for organising and the time she has spent at the club helping members. If you missed out it is still possible to order, however the sample sizes have been returned.
Winners of Women's Ferns played 4 October.
From Left: Nicola McDonald, Delma Guy, Margaret Parker
Corporate Bookings Report
13th October: A very successful 'Quiz Night' Fundraiser for the Wanaka Foodbank, run by the Aspiring Rotarians. They raised over $2000 plus food donations. The WBC also donated the 'hire fee' towards their efforts, as part of our Community work. Ken and Paul received a standing ovation in return. Well done guys as they were very busy taking money for our club at the bar.
17th Oct; Snow Sports returned (as they had enjoyed themselves so much at the beginning of their season) to have their finale. They played outside this time, under Val's watchful eye.
18th Oct; Ski Patrol also had their 'end of season windup' in the Stadium, as all the men were playing in a Tournament outside, This time it was all run by Kathryn Mitchell and helpers Kathryn Liggins, Kay Outram and Sally Angus, who all agreed to run an Event for us in the future. Thank you for stepping up, we worked well as a team girls. (You may have seen the pics put up on Facebook!)
22nd Oct; It was a 30th Birthday. The Hurleys, who graciously offered to run this, as I'd overlooked it was the Sunday of Labour Weekend and the visitors all had a fabulous time. (A big thank you for standing in for me.)
27th Oct; Colliers Real Estate cencelled due to health concerns
28th Oct; The Pascoe booking was a bigger group and was run by Peter Herbert and his helpers.
Once again, a big Thank You to ALL that help these events, that allow us to raise funds for our Club.
Currently there isn't much booked for November, but we'll be looking for LOTS of volunteers for December with many 'End of Year -Xmas' bookings.
If any members have not been to help at one of our events, I'd love you to come forward to help our many 'Controllers' as these are our only Fundraising efforts besides the profits of the raffles and the bar takings. This will help us avoid asking the same volunteers that repeatedly get called upon.
Thank you in advance.
Please call me; 0274437950 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Development Players Excel
Terrific results for the Wanaka Bowlers in the first Central Otago Tournament for the year taking out both the men's and women's in the pairs (playing for up to 10 years). The tournament was played in cold blustery conditions on Sunday 1 October.
Both men's and women's sections had 13 teams and this year the teams were particularly strong. Several were Central Otago representatives and the women included NZ medallists. Bowlers were from Roxburgh, Alexandra, Clyde, Bannockburn, Cromwell, Omakau, Arrowtown, Queenstown and Wanaka,
The men's pairing of Mark Daniels and Todd Swain had a clean sweep through the 4 rounds, plus the semi-final and final. They repeated their winning form that won in the Open Triple Champ of Champs in April this year.
The women's pairing of Marilyn Steel and Bev Mee dropped a game against a Cromwell pair in the 4 rounds before going on to win both the semi and final. The other Wanaka team of Jo Stock and Amy Swain put up a good fight in the final but went down to their club mates by one shot. This is the sixth consecutive year for 10-year bowler Steel to win this tournament. She took on a new partner this year due to her previous partner being ineligible. Steel has represented in Central Otago as singles development player for a number of years as well as pairs last season. She is working with new and emerging women bowlers in the club.
From Left: Mark Daniels, Todd Swain, Bev Mee, Amy Swain, Jo Stock, Marilyn Steel