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COGS MANUKAU GRANT

The Club appreciates a grant of $1,500 from COGS Manukau (Community Organisations Grants) which they have just received.  This will be put towards the cost of our Club’s operating expenses for the next financial year. 

2021 CAMPI CUP COMPETITION

The Ladies Campi Competition was held at Howick on 7th and 8th August.  We had 5 teams of triples with one reserve participating in this event..

On the first day, Helen Ongley, Lana Dowdell and Brenda Gael achieved 3 wins and 1 draw out of their 4 games, giving them 3½ wins.  Then they had a win on the second day which gave them a total of 4½ wins over the two days.

The weather on the second day was so bad that the 4th game was abandoned after 3 ends, so the Round Robin was over 7 games over two days.

There were 6 prizes. The outright winner won 6 of the 7 games.  There were 6 teams with 5 wins and that included (from South-East) Shona Young, Robyn Shelwell and Robin Reeves who managed to win all of the 3 games on the second day, so with 2 wins on the first day, that gave them the 5 wins.  

Unfortunately, they just missed out on the points difference but, overall, the standard played under the conditions was good.

Harry Williams, Convenor 

ABCA COMPETITION

Don’t forget the Combined Team for the ABCA is this coming Saturday, 14th August, and the Reserve day if weather is bad will be on Sunday 15th August.

South-East has 3 teams playing at Epsom and 6 teams playing at Remuera, starting at 9am.

CANOE CUP

The Men’s Canoe Cup was played at Bridge Park Bowling Club 7th & 8th August 2021 in wet and windy conditions.  Our South East Zone entered 9 teams with players from Howick, Bucklands Beach, Pakuranga, East Tamaki and Maraetai Bowling Clubs.  All our teams played well and gained valuable experience in difficult conditions.

Saturday was qualifying with 4 games of 1hr 20 mins. There were a total of 34 teams entered and 2 of our teams made it into the top 8 to play off for the Canoe Cup. These were the teams of Bob Louden(skip), David Weir, Robert Shelwell and Tony Williams which had 4 wins, and Mike Dickie(skip), Eddie Jones, Graeme Thomson and Tom Nathan from Pakuranga who had 3 wins and 23 ends. The team of Peter Kaitoa (Pakuranga),Doug Suurmond (Maraetai), Terry Turner and Hannes Louw also had 3 wins and a narrow loss but did not have enough ends to qualify.

On Sunday there was a consolation event for the 26 teams who didn’t make the top 8 with the team of Peter Roylance, Steve Waltham, Mark Andrews and Rod Sadgrove having 3 good wins but not enough ends to win a prize. There was only 1 team out of the 26 who had 4 wins.

In the Canoe Cup playoffs, Bob Louden‘s team won their quarterfinal and semifinal to make the final where they lost to a very strong team from West Auckland skipped by Adam Blucher.  A magnificent effort to make it to the final unbeaten!

Mike Dickie’s team lost their quarterfinal and went into the Plate event which they won with two very convincing wins.  A great effort!

Many thanks to our coaches Tony Mitchinson, Gary Finnemore and Tere Brunton from Pakuranga Bowling Club for the hours they put in to make this tournament a success, and to Harry Williams and Diane Harris who managed the ladies teams in the Campi Cup.

Richard Ludbrook, Convenor South East Zone

DISNEY DISCO FUNCTION AT THE CLUB

The Club was extremely lucky to have been given the opportunity of holding a Disney Disco at the Howick Bowling Club to help to raise funds for the forthcoming Howick Santa Parade. 19 Disney Characters, which the Howick Children’s Charitable Trust have purchased for the Howick Santa Parade, were a very popular attraction.  220 people (children and adults) attended and it was really awesome to see the children from 18 months to approximately 9 there, most of which were dressed as Disney Characters.  All had a great time, with the wonderful DJ from the Howick Club with the right type of music for both children and their parents. A big thank you to the Club for their wonderful support from their awesome volunteers.

DRAGON TRUST COMMUNITY GRANT

The Club acknowledges and sincerely thanks the Dragon Community Trust for the Grant that has been received.  This Grant has been used to contribute towards the cost of buying a much needed new water heater.

CELEBRATION TIME!WE HAVE JUST WON THE 2021 AUCKLAND JUNIOR TRIPLES.

After being semi finalists and finalists this year in a number of   Auckland Events, junior and senior and categories, we have now finally achieved the top honours. Well done!

This morning our Years 1 to 5 (junior ) triples team of David Weir (skip), Greg Dowdell and Jason Burton beat the experienced Blockhouse Bays team 19-14 in the Auckland Final at Remuera.

It was a most exciting game, starting with Blockhouse Bay taking an early lead, and then Howick slowly pegging them back to lead by 6 after 11 of the 18 ends.But Blockhouse Bay came steaming back and within two on the 16th end suddenly looked to have the momentum to win after winning three ends in a row.

Then on the 17th end Blockhouse Bay (being only two down) drew right on the jack and were suddenly two up and the game square with the skips two bowls to come!Jason’s and Greg’s bowls were close on a very long end but not close enough!

However David Weir in his normal never short skip attitude turned it around on his last bowl gaining us the shot by nudging up Greg’s bowl, and we then led by three going into the final end.

Surely it is all over? But then hold all your horses!Wow, what a time to have a bad end especially it being the last end, as suddenly Blockhouse Bay were four up on the last end with the skips needing to come in close to jack to finish the long end!

No one should have worried!  David Weir then went about drawing two shots within 6 inches of the jack from a full two metre to two metre end going around the opposition bowl which was only 10 inches from the jack! Simply amazing!

Howick wins, and our supporters’ heart rates dropped from 200 to 100 beats per minute!

Not since Danny Belsham and Tony Mitchinson’s teams won the junior fours in 2017 and 2018 have we enjoyed a junior finals game so much!

David, Greg and Jason wish to thank the 18 loyal supporters who cheered them on to victory, they said it made the difference.

Your club captain, Peter Roylance

EXECUTIVE MEETINGS

Executive Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month.

Library

Please take books to read  and when returned please add the date and leave in the basket….do not put them back on the shelves.  We like to know whether books have been read as we need to cull those not used in our twice yearly sort out.

The jigsaws are now located in the back room behind the bar.

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