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October 2022 Newsletter

Presidents Report

Well it is great to get the Summer season going with some lovely spring weather and some early season bowls underway.

We have already had ladies ‘Spring into Bowls’ tournament and Barbara’s Quick Mix Singles going well,and with inter club,pennants and tournaments about to ramp up we are sure to have another busy summer ahead of us.

Travel compensation for people who take vehicles to interclub etc has been increased to reflect the rise in fuel prices and the new schedule is posted on the noticeboard inside the clubrooms.

Congratulations to Jo Stock,Amy Swain,Barbara Wilson and Todd Swain on their selection to represent Central Otago and wish them all the best for their encounter with Southland this weekend.

I also welcome Murray Finn into our coaching ranks.Murray has just completed a Bowls N.Z coaching course and is now available for lessons.

Please contact Murray if you require any assistance,and he will be happy to help.

Finally it was great to have such an excellent turnout for our Spring clean day.

Thank you to everyone who contributed.It’s a true saying that many hands make light work.

Until next time,

Good bowling.


Men's Match Committee

A reminder that the men's club fours close on Sunday.All others close the following Sunday. There are not many names up yet so please enter.

There is a list of eligible Juniors on the wall in the shed so Juniors can find a partner for the Junior pairs. The Junior singles and pairs are good competitions so have a go it is good experience

The selectors have had trouble fielding two teams for the first Wednesday pennants so please help them by putting your name up.

Names for Saturday pennants need to be up by Wednesday lunchtime. If available and can not put your name up please text Fin 0272866926.

Women's Match Committee

It's been "all go" so far this season.

Please remember to support your Interclub Days as everyone voted to support two full days and two half day teams.

Ferns is on first Wednesday of the month. Please note that club day is on Thursday13th October and NOT Wednesday 12th as men have pennants that day.

Championship list are on the notice board for entries with pairs on Thursday 27th October.

Keep an eye on the calendar on the website until the handbooks arrive. Central Otago handbooks should hopefully be here next week.

Val Ransom

                     Assistant Booking Liaison Officer 


Raewyn Robertson our Assistant Booking Liaison Officer Is vacating her position at the end of the year and we are on the lookout for a replacement to take bookings for functions and the use of our facilities etc. mainly in Marg Young’s absence.

If you are interested in filling this position contact Marg.0272461476 or Tom 0274361535


Click here for October Calendar

Click here for Central Otago Calendar and Handbook. Note the correct dates for men's Classic is 11&12 January 2023

Trade Bowls

Commences 8th November. Stu Hurley

New Travel Arrangements to Pennants and Interclub Fixtures

An increase of $2 to $10  has been approved by the Board for passengers travelling to Men's Saturday and Wednesday Pennants and Women's Interclub. (Driver does not pay)

Regarding travel to Hawea- the driver does not pay the $10 but there is no reimbursement.

All players  must pay $10 on home games.

Morning and afternoon tea costs of $2 is on top of the travel. 

An increase of 20% for the drivers reimbursements is as follows:

Alexandra $80; Arrowtown $52; Bannockburn $50; Cromwell $52; Clyde $73; Omakau $101; Queenstown $65; Roxburgh $118

Painting Bee Thursday 29 September

We're doing it again on Saturday 1st October 10am

All welcome. Bring a paint pot and brush if you can.

Women's Fun Spring Day

28 September


Jill Hill was the best dressed. There were lots of fresh spring flowers adorning the women. Winning team was Rose Nicolson, Alice Turnbull (s),and Yvonne Gale 

Matt Ecroyd Bayleys Sponsored Tournament 27 September


Lovely Day with 36 men and women club members playing 2 bowl triples.


Winning Team was:

Bill Turnbull, Alice Turnbull, Lyn Wells


22 September 2022

Spring into Spring Tournament

13 visiting teams and 3 Wanaka teams enjoyed fabulous spring weather.

Spring flowers were arranged by Pauline Hope.

Winning team was Queenstown:

Andrea Dowman, Jane Anderson and Linley Carter.

Women's Opening Day 14th September

The women dressed up in something beginning with "B" to mark the passing of our life member and centenarian Betty McCormack. Best dressed were the Bee: Jill Hill; and the Butterfly: Kate Norman.

Spring Cleaning 12th September

Apologies to those whose photos are not showing

Opening / Prizegiving Sunday 11th September
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