A fiercely fought final between Alex Rennie and Edgar Blanches Fours teams resulted in a three year run of club titles for the reigning club champs.
Paul Smith (Lead), Mike Sunderland (Two), Chris Guy (Third) and Edgar Blanche (Skip) started this years play offs in very average form but picked up the pace when it counted to take the title once again.
Great results for Silverstream with three outstanding members through to the final playoffs.
Hamish Ryan (Mens 1-5), Sharon Ritchie (Womens 1-5) and Robyn Tuckett (Womens Open).
To make it this far shows incredible skill and as a club we can be very proud to be represented so well at this level. Out of the three finals, two came out on top.
Congratulations Hamish and Robyn for your wins - very well deserved! Sharon also deserved a win but it wasn't to be, however, coming in at number two for the Wellington Region is not too shabby either! Fantastic effort team!!!
Unfortunately due to an ongoing injury, Denise Goldsmith was unable to play in the final - however a stand in was found in the shape of Christine Hewitt.
A small group of spectators were on hand to witness the game (Robyn Tuckett and Christine Hewitt vs Sue Critchlow and Helen Baker) which was commenced after a short break from the challenge of doing battle in the triples. Although this made for a very long day of bowling for these ladies, it didn't stop them all showing some good form.
Congratulations to Robyn and Christine for taking the title 18 - 7. Well done!
Mens Masters will be played in Masterton and Womens are being hosted at our very own club. Dates are 8 & 9th of March - if you are able to come down and watch it should be a great couple of days of bowling. Robyn Tuckett is playing in the pairs with Kathy Cross from Naenae. Go well Robyn!
A stunning day unfolded for the Interclub Play-offs and our mens and womens teams (pictured) all played top level bowls throughout the day. The women played at Victoria and the men at Stokes Valley. Once the wins and points were all worked out, Silverstream men and women both came in at second place. Some may have been a little disappointed at missing out on the top prize but second out of all teams in Wellington is not to be dismissed lightly. This was a tough tournament across the board with some impressive skills on display from all teams involved.
Mighty proud of this bunch for their massive achievement... and also a big thank you to all those who showed up in support. It means a lot to those on the greens!
A shout out to our mighty neighbours in Stokes Valley (Men) and Naenae (Women) for well deserved wins - congratulations... superb bowls throughout!
Another great competition held over two days - this one was a nail biter until the last two ends. After the 18 ends were played the score was a mere 16 - 12 which indicates that not much more than ones and twos were given away for the majority of this match.
The 16th end had both teams tied at 12 all which meant the game was very much anybody's for the taking.
However, there has to be a winning side and congratulations goes to Alex Rennie, Dave Hewitt and Paul Smith for playing a brilliant last two ends to take the title for this season. Well done to all finalists for some great bowls!
For the second year running (and in his second year as a club member) Hamish Ryan has taken home the Junior Singles title. Hamish played brilliantly throughout the competition with only one loss in the qualifying rounds. He then played his semi-final against Jamie Rollo and moved in to the final to play Mike Sunderland, winning by an impressive 16 points (21 - 5).
Congratulations to all who made it through to the play-offs (Hamish Ryan, Mike Sunderland, Jamie Rollo and Mark Hammington) and well done to all of our Junior members for such a great turnout and competition.
Special thanks also to Jamie for his time and effort in organising and facilitating this great event!
After a semi-final where Robyn Tuckett faced Helen Baker (winning 21-10) and Clare Hendra faced Sue Critchlow (winning 21-11), Robyn and Clare then came together for what promised to be a real clash of the titans. First to 21 was Robyn, (winning 21-10) A huge congratulations to you Robyn for taking out the club championship women's single title for this season!!!
On Friday 8th January the patiently awaited fours final that was postponed late last year due to torrential weather was finally played out in perfect conditions in front of a relaxed crowd of onlookers. 2019/20 champs Edgar Blanche, Chris Guy, Mike Sunderland and Paul Smith Played off against Adam Turner, Hamish Ryan, Simon Havill and Mark Hammington in a game that was fiercely fought.
Congrats to both teams for making it to the final and well done to the reigning champs!
With the final being played at Naenaes indoor green while the rain pelted down and the wind howled outside, Sharon and Andy played a great game against Johnsonvilles Lui and Hilda - however the Johnsonville pair took the win on this occasion.
Regardless - Runners Up is a very commendable placing in a final as it still shows that we have a very formidable team with these two ladies. Well done Sharon and Andy - from all accounts you played a very good game!
It was also fantastic to learn that several SBC members made an effort to show up and support our finalists... it goes to show we have a great club who believe in being there for each other.
Two days of fierce competition and of course loads of fun with a great turnout of junior (year 1 - 5) members representing clubs across the Wellington Region.
Silverstream was proud to host this annual event and get the opportunity to help foster relationships that will last for years to come.
A huge thankyou to all the helpers and supporters over the two days and to our esteemed club President (Aaron) for his continued support of junior member development.
After all was said and done, the final results were:
Third Place - Megan Gray & Stacey Smyth (Carrington)
Second Place - Pet Johnson & Mick Whitty (Lyall Bay)
First Place - Hugh Galbraith & Sharman Buckle (Mirimar
Third Place - Larry Williams & Lemo Moti (Naenae)
Second Place - Jamie Rollo & Wilson Murdoch (Silverstream)
First Place - Ben Joseph & Niko Kele (Naenae)
Fourth Place - Shane Duncan & Mark Downer (Paraparaumu Beach)
Third Place - Sam Kauone & Mone Amato (Stokes Valley)
Second Place - Zak Ramji & Richard Dailey (Island Bay)
First Place - Andrea Gray & Mike Sunderland (Silverstream)
A small sample of pics from the days event are below - for more pictures visit our FaceBook page.
A stunner of a day blessed the fours teams allowing a full day of play to be had in perfect conditions. Two rounds were played today and everyone appeared to really enjoy getting back into the swing of competitive play and a good dose of banter.
More photos of todays games can be seen on our facebook page - many thanks to De-Anne Sunderland (the unofficial club photographer) for coming down and taking a few good pics :)
THE SUNSHINE MAY NOT HAVE COME TO THE PARTY BUT THE MEMBERS SURE DID!
The best turnout seen in years is how many have described opening days attendance. Unfortunately the plans for some social games in the afternoon were scuppered with the rain that decided to hang around but that didn't stop the formalities and the official 'first bowl & boule'. There was a different feel to this ritual as acknowledged by those addressing the club, with the absence of our patron Pat Christianson who sadly passed away late last year.
Its hard to say who the better player would be between Hon Chris Hipkins and our esteemed Mayor, Wayne Guppy, but the crowd was firmly taken by young Charlie Hipkins who somehow managed to get his Bowl and boule closest to the relevant jacks.
The day continued as planned from 4pm with awards for last season being presented and a fantastic meal to end the event. Many thanks to our attending dignitaries, sponsors, comittee members, attending club members and their partners for making this day a huge success.
And there is a well known Silverstream Member among the chosen few. To see full details follow this link: https://bowlsnewzealand.co.nz/blackjacks/new-face-in-trimmed-down-blackjacks-squad/
The new (and not so new) nominees for office holders all went unopposed for the 2020/21 management committee. The full details of the committee can be seen here.
Congratulations to all new and returning committee members and a sincere thank you to each of you (past and present) for the extra effort you all put in to make this club a success!
The Annual General Meeting of the Silverstream Bowling Club will be held at the club rooms on Sunday 28th June 2020 at 3pm.
*Please note this is a change of date from that shown in the Club Handbook and also the earlier start time of 3:00pm.
There will be a draw for two free subscriptions (one bowls and one petanque) for the 2020/2021 season for all those that attend the AGM.
In past years the prize giving and a pot luck dinner followed the AGM however this year we are keeping the AGM as a separate event and the prize giving will be held on the clubs opening day for the 2020/21 season which is currently scheduled for Saturday 5th September.
All members have been emailed a copy of the annual report and the financial statements.
Following the AGM, the bar will be open and there will be cheese and crackers.
With the Government announcing we are moving to level one life will move closer to the normality of pre-covid days. While things may never be the same as they were before March, we can at least start enjoying a level of social gathering that has been sorely missed by many. This means the club will be open on Friday evenings for members to enjoy a drink and the banter of comrades. It may even be ok to shake hands - but check first just in case. Now more than ever the club needs your support so please do come along to get back in touch with the club whanau and buy a drink of your choice.