The Bee Express - Birkenhead Bowling Club

The Bee Express - Birkenhead Bowling Club
The Bee Express
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The Birkenhead Bowling Club
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
On The Greens
Wednesday 29 March - 10am Club Day (AC Single Entry)
- Round Three 1-5 WSC to be played on or before 29 March
Thursday 30 March - Entries close 5pm Darrington Lanigan Singles (Mixed, 65+)
Friday 31 March - 1pm 2-4-2 (OACP)
- Round Two Handicap Pairs to be played on or before 31 March
- 4.30pm 70 v 80 Jack Renwick Tournament (AC, Single Entry)
Saturday 1 April - 9am Darrington Lanigan Singles (Mixed, 65+) - day 1
Sunday 2 April - 9am Darrington Lanigan Singles (Mixed, 65+) - day 2
Wednesday 5 April - 10am Club Day (AC)
Friday 7 April - 1pm 2-4-2 (OACP)
- Handicap Pairs Round Three to be played on or before 7 April
Saturday 8 April - 9am Wheels On Wairau” Seafood Tournament (OMF) - day 1
Sunday 9 April - 8.30am Wheels On Wairau” Seafood Tournament (OMF) - day 2
Wednesday 12 April - 10am Club Day (AC)
- Entries close 5pm Women’s Champ Singles
Friday 14 April - 12noon Afternoon Open Tournament (OACT - mufti - free entry)
- Handicap Pairs Round Four to be played on or before 14 April
Sunday 16 April - Women’s Champ Singles
Monday 17 April - Women’s Champ Singles
Wednesday 19 April - Wednesday Triples Tournament (OACT)
Inside This Weekend
Friday 31 March – Club Night
Raffles, Happy Hour, Club Membership Draw, Joker 500
Racing: Palmerston North, Addington (harness) and across Australia
Super Rugby* - 7.35pm Highlanders v Rebels
NRL* - 8pm Rosters v Sea Eagles
Saturday 1 April
Racing: Ellerslie, Palmerston North, Invercargill (thoroughbreds), & across Australia including Randwick - Australian Oaks, Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Sydney Cup.
Super Rugby* - 5.15pm Blues v Force, 7.35pm Chiefs v Bulls
NRL* - 5pm Sharks v Knights, 7.30pm Raiders v Eels
Sunday 2 April
Racing: Pukekohe (thoroughbreds) Rangiora & Winton (harness) Manukau (dogs) and
across Australia
Super Rugby* - 6.05pm Waratahs v Crusaders
NRL* - 4pm Warriors v Titans, 6pm West Tigers v Dragons
* viewing selection is dependant on member numbers.
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017
1-5s Make Semis
By Jerome Rusk
Rain couldn’t stop Adele performing at her Sunday night concert and it didn’t halt the Birkenhead Bees either from reaching the semi finals of the North Harbour Junior Interclub on Monday eve. The Bees (who were top qualifiers after round robin play) faced the
eighth qualifier Milford, taking out the tie 2-1. The quarter final was shifted late from Milford to Birkenhead B green after heavy rain throughout the day had caused flooding at the
coastal club. All knockout matches were originally to be played on the Saturday, but a
strange and controversial decision was made to instead play the games over a period of
Mondays. After being knocked out at the same quarter final stage last year, Birkenhead
are determined to go further in 2017.
Milford got the early result in the pairs taking a 1-0 lead in the tie. The pairs team of Gary
Wallace off the front and Robbie Henson at skip started slowly finding themselves down
14-3. Milford’s lead Linda was exceptional early on, constantly on the jack. However slowly but surely the boys tightened up their bowls and made constant inroads on the scoreboard. Henson said it coincided with this thought that he shared after the match. “I’ve got
a mate, he’s a dancer and he has caught a heap of fish. I can’t wait to eat it!”. The lads
managed to get to 14-14 with the last end to determine the winner. Unfortunately Milford
played the better and got the win 16-14. A loss it may have been but a great comeback it
was and a good sign moving forward. Henson says “We’ve got our bad game out of the
way". The Bees levelled things at 1-1 with the triples team led by the Belchers, Jerry at
lead and Jacqui at 2 providing a great base for team captain Jimmy Heath at skip as they
overpowered their rivals 22-6. The three J’s hit the ground running, getting away to an
early lead and from there they were never threatened. The triples team have been in stellar form this year winning every match. When asked what worked well for the team, a
chuffed Jacqui (who could be heard belting out 'singing in the rain' at stages) proudly said
“we were rarely short. We were over the head and our positional bowls were excellent.
Also we coped better in the rain that fell”. That rain streamed down about an hour into the
matches as Team manager Adele Ineson braved that rain to once again mark the singles
match. Birkenhead’s Jerome Rusk and Milford’s Ian Dickinson had their moments in a
tight match. Rusk found himself down 11-12 after 15 ends when the rain hurled down but
adjusted the better and stretched out to a 21-15 win. However it was later found that the
wrong information had been given to the players as both were playing to 21 when in fact
the conditions of play were meant to be 18 ends, first to 21 or 2 hour time limit, whichever
came first. Luckily after checking the scorecard Jerome was ahead 14-12 at the end of 18
ends. A relieved Rusk said “It would’ve been stink to go out with that kind of confusion
hanging around”.
So to the Semis the Bees go and up next Monday they come up against Mairangi Bay
Blue at Birkenhead. Start time is 4pm (due to daylight saving ending) and the team are
amped and ready to do the club proud! All members are invited to come on down and
support the team.
Special shout out to Adele and Dale Ineson for all that you do for the team. Thanks to
John Lindridge for rolling the greens at short notice. See you on Monday.
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Thursday 13 April
7pm first game
Caller: Kevin “Scratchy” George
Entry restricted to 18 years & over
Final for Harbour Men
Birkenhead had quite a presence in this year’s North Harbour Open rep sides at this
year’s National Intercentre in Wellington.
Birkenhead’s Tony Grantham (Singles), Randall Watkins and Scott Mouton (Fours) were
in the Open Men’s playing side and Ross Haresnape was selector
In the Open Women’s side where Birkenhead’s Lisa Helmling and Trish Croot (Pairs),
Denise Samuel (Fours) and Sheryl Johnson Coach/Manager
Play started on the Friday with five rounds of section play to be completed by Saturday
afternoon, with the top two in each section progressing through to the quarter finals on
Saturday afternoon. The Harbour Women were sitting in third position after Friday play but
eventually finished fifth in their section after two rounds on Saturday, (Section play results,
Singles: L/W/W/bye/L, Pairs: W/bye/L/L/W, Fours: L/D/L/L/bye).
It was a different story for the Men’s Open Side. Sitting in first place after Friday’s three
rounds, they maintained their position and finished section play first in section and a spot
in the Quarter final play that afternoon (Section play results, Singles: L/W/L/L/L, Pairs: L/
W/W/W/L, Fours: W/W/W/W/W). Southland came through in second position to make the
Quarter finals, Auckland in the same section finished fifth.
Quarter finals Harbour was up against Waikato. Grantham came away with a 25-15 win
over Rika Gregory, The pairs, Bart Robertson (S) and Wayne Wrack (L) went down 12-22,
while the Randall Watkins skipped fours with Scott Evans (3), Scott Mouton (2), Rory
Soden (L) won 15-8. That was Saturday done and dusted. Next step the semi-finals Sunday morning, a delayed start due to the weather but eventually play got underway on the
greens at Wilton. Canterbury vs Dunedin and Taranaki vs North Harbour. Grantham maintained his winning performance from the quarters with a 25-20 victory, The pairs next to
finish went down 11-18. It was all down to the fours and it got to eight all, but that’s where
the scoring stopped for Taranaki with Harbour taking the game out 16-8 and securing Harbour a spot in the final
against a powerful Canterbury side that had just
beaten Dunedin (Singles
18-12, Pairs 19-11,
Fours 20-19).
The final and Grantham
v Andrew Kelly in the
singles, Robertson and
Wrack had their work cut
out against Gary Lawson
and Stephen Ditfort.
Watkins, Evans, Mouton
and Soden took on
Lance Pascoe, Kelvin
Scott, Nathan Glasson
and Richard Hocking in
the fours. Unfortunately
Canterbury proved to be Bowls North Harbour Open Men’s Intercentre Representative side.
the powerhouse it is win- Back row: Bart Robinson, Tony Grantham, Front row: Randall Watkins,
Rory Soden Scott Mouton, Scott Evans, Wayne Wrack
ning the singles 25-17,
pairs 19-6 and Watkins
four dropping a four on the final end to go down 16-14 and Canterbury taking the title.
Past member and recently appointed BowlsNZ Assistant Coach Gayle Melrose made the
women’s final as part of the Counties Manukau side and Birkenhead’s Trish Croot made
an appearance in the Women’s final, marking the singles. The Women’s final was Counties Manukau v Bay of Plenty with Bay of Plenty taking the title for 2017, winning two of
the three disciplines.
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Reciprocal visiting privileges to over 300 NZ Clubs
Ross “Trust Me” Murray Tournament
By Bob Murphy
Twenty tow entries were received and the draw was done to accommodate that number.
On the day we had two last minute withdrawals so back to the drawing board. Two more
made the sacrifice and the draw was arranged for eighteen players, not an ideal number,
but what transpired seems to work satisfactorily. The day went as follows:Game 1 2-4-2 8 ends plus 1 game of singles.
Game 2 Pairs 8 ends plus a game of singles
Game 3 Triples 8 ends
Game 4 Fours plus a game of singles.
The games went with much friendly rivalry and partners were changed after for each
game. A novelty end was introduced to each game where the kitty was replaced by a can
of beans, spaghetti or fruit, the first toucher winning the can.
Scores were calculated by totalling the number of points scored with a bonus of 4 points
for a win plus 4 for a win and 2 for a draw.
Cash prizes were awarded for the first five places, with others receiving consolations of a
can of something. Top prizes went to;- Lionel Drew 70 points, John Lindridge 68 points
Ken Edgar 60 points.
This was a fun day for all, and would hope that next year we will have more entries so that
we can an even better tournament.
School Tow Away Area
By Logan Smith
Hi guys just to let you know from next term the carpark will be numbered. These parks will
be allocated to a teacher. If someone is in these parks
during school hours they will be towed by Auckland
Towing at a cost of $300. Auckland towing has put
signs up in our carpark today (22/03/17).
You may want to let your members know that they
can't park in the school carpark during school hours.
Unless I've been notified by Evan that there is a tournament on a Wednesday and you need 12 spaces,
which I will cone off.
We have had enough of people parking in here and
going off shopping or going across the road for a coffee and then there are no parks for people coming to
the school on business.
Thanks for your help and cooperation.
Logan, Property Manager Birkenhead Primary
Bowls Shop Birkenhead
Located inside the Club House (93 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead)
Recreation Drive
PH: 418 2424
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Bowls Birkenhead
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The Birkenhead Bowling Club
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Junior Interclub Semi Final
Birkenhead v Mairangi
@ Birkenhead, Monday 3rd April, starts 4pm
BNH 1-5 Pairs Draw Out
The draw and venues for the 5 Years & Under Pairs starting Saturday 1st April has been
posted on Bowls North Harbour’s website and Facebook. Saturday Men are at Takapuna
& Milford and the Women are also at Milford.
BNH Centre Open Pairs
From Bowls North Harbour
Bowls North Harbour has confirmed the Centre Open Pairs has been scheduled for Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June 2017. This event was omitted from the 2016/2017 Centre
Forms for this event and the revised Junior events will be out to all club Secretary’s soon.
It’s Full
Can you pick one winning team from the available teams* each week of the NRL to stay
alive? Twenty Five of you think you can as the Sky Survivor filled within a week of announcing the club would run this popular Sky Sport tipping challenge.
The chart is up in the TAB area of the club and player’s selection will be written up on
Thursday evening before the start of Thursday’s game and posted on the club’s Facebook
page. It all starts round six of the NRL. Round six sections must be in the Sky Survivor
box behind the bar by 6.30pm Thursday 6 April. Selections slips are available next to the
Sky Survivor chart in the TAB area of the club.
*Terms & Conditions apply, based on 25 entries
NRL Round 6 selections close 6.30pm Thursday 6 April
Friday Club Nights
Merv “The Swerve” spins the raffles from around 4.30 onwards, Happy hour 5 - 6pm,
Joker 500 on sale from 5pm, Club Membership Draw drawn between 5.30 - 6.30pm.
Club Membership & Joker Draws
Club Membership & Joker 500 draws drawn Wednesdays & Fridays. Club membership
drawn between 5pm - 6pm, and Fridays between 5.30 - 6.30pm. Members must be present at the draw to claim the prize.
Joker 500, numbers on sale from 5pm - 6pm. Purchase a number or numbers, a winning
number is drawn at 6.15pm. The purchaser of that winning number selects a card from the
Joker cabinet and receive the corresponding prize with the top prize being $500 every
Wednesday and Friday.
Hand Book Updated Phone Numbers
Alan Little’s landline number please cross out, it’s not his.
John Davidson’s landline replace it with 419-5371
Christine Wafer landline replace it with 09 428-1197 (she has moved house)
Garry Wallace mobile number is incorrect, replace with 0275 271361
Stacy Munro, first year, 4821154 or 027 3841278
Adam Richardson, first year, 022 3825014
Ken Mason, first year, 4837787 or 021 2954474
Gary Beer change membership from social to first year, 021 395776
Mal Wallace landline replace it with 09 427-8039 (he has moved house)
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93 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead
Ph: 480 7493
The Birkenhead Bowling Club
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
“Freight” Free & Live Friday 7 April
Come join us for an evening of Chicago Blues.
The band “Freight” will bring their brand of Chicago style Blues to the club. They will be
playing from around 7pm until late.
Freight is a six piece band playing Chicago style Blues - great to listen to; great to groove
along to; great to boogie to if you're in the mood!!!! Entry is free.
Seafood Tournament (OMF), Single Entries
Seafood entry numbers are down and this year Sandy is accepting single entries. If you
would like to play in the Seafood and aren’t in at team phone Sandy. The Seafood Tournament has a long history and it would be a crying shame if it does not go ahead. These
tournaments rely on our own club members entering, not only on outside teams. It is the
old case of support or risk losing the tournament.
Team and Single Entries to Sandy 027 2006696
Spotlight on Sponsors
This week we put the spotlight on “New World Birkenhead”. A long time sponsor but with
the arrival of Owner/Operator, Steve Purton the support has increased. Our Friday raffles
and tournament meat prizes all come from Steve’s store. The Sunday Fours Ham Tournament this month’s is sponsored by New World Birkenhead with all the Hams provided by
Steve’s store.
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Welcome to New World Birkenhead, at home
on the North Shore since March 2003, and a
major employer in the local area. We aim to
provide the best in service, value and quality
products and all in a pleasant shopping environment. Our large car park off Mokoia Road
provides easy parking and access, even on
the busiest days.
About your local store
Hi, and welcome to your local supermarket,
New World Birkenhead. As the owner/operator of New World Birkenhead I'm
continually working to ensure that we provide
the best in all we do. We have a great team
of people at New World Birkenhead, and I'm
proud to work alongside them.
If we can help you in any way, just let us
know. Thank you for your support, see you
instore soon!
Regards Steve Purton - Owner/Operator
[email protected]
93 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead
Ph: 480 7493
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