A sign of the times as memberships dwindle and clubs struggle to remain financially viable. The importance of continuing the effort to grow our members is all too obvious after reading this article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/120586006/not-the-ending-the-southland-bowling-club-wanted
The Ministry of Health advises that anyone aged over 70; or anyone with compromised immune systems should isolate themselves at home and only venture out for the absolute necessities due to covid-19 being particularly harmful to these groups.
Anyone who identifies in one of these groups may understandably be very distressed about going out and exposing themselves to this illness.
If you are in this position and you need help to get supplies (food, hygiene products, medicines, pet supplies or anything really) please look in the comments below and contact one of the people who are happy to help with your needs.
Any members who are happy to help, please add your name and contact details to the comments section so you can be contacted if needed.
A massive shout out to Clare Hendra from all members at Silverstream Bowling Club!
After an amazing year including being selected for the Black Jacks, a National Title, Wellington Rep success and more Wellington titles, it is only fitting that Clare has been recognised as Wellington Player of the Year for 2019-2020.
Clare amassed a whopping 410 points throughout the season. To put this into perspective, second place was Helen King on 180 points and the highest male was Ray Martin on 175 points!
Recognition is also deserved for the following Silverstream players who made the list:
+ Kennie Critchlow with 60 points
+ Denise Goldsmith, Sharon Ritchie and Helen Baker with 45 points
+ Adam Turner with 35 points
+ Andy Gray with 20 points
In line with the Covid-19 update from Bowls NZ, there will be no further organised bowls events or activities at the Silverstream Bowling Club for this season.
Members are free to go to the bowls club and have a practice by themselves or play in small groups provided they follow the protocols suggested by Bowls NZ which are:
Bowlers should not shake hands or pick up another bowlers bowl.
Bowlers should maintain a distance of 1 meter from other people.
Bowlers should wash their hands thoroughly before and after playing.
Please note that as a result of the latest developments with COVID-19 / Coronavirus the planned Inter Centre and North vs South games that were to have started on Thursday 19th March have been postponed for at least six months.
A number of other events have either been cancelled or postponed. For full details please refer to the Bowls NZ website. See link:
NOTE: At the end of the Bowls NZ Update is advice on what you should or shouldn't do if you are in a Club or Centre event. Please read this.
The Bowls Wellington Board, after convening for a special meeting, have agreed that for the time
being Bowls Wellington events will go ahead as scheduled. This is in line with the current
recommendations from the Ministry of Health and Bowls NZ.
Clubs are encouraged to be vigilant in their operations with regards to the hosting of bowling and
social activities at the club.
The following measures are recommended to minimise risk:
Don’t pick up other people’s bowls or equipment.
Maintain a distance of 1.5m from other people where possible, including in the clubrooms.
Wash hands regularly and thoroughly.
If you need to cough or sneeze, do it into your elbow.
Refrain from shaking hands or other body contact, including high fives.
Don’t lick your fingers before playing a bowl.
Other general considerations to ensure you keep yourselves and other safe include:
Using disposable gloves and follow good hygiene practices when dealing with money and/or food.
Using EFTPOS instead of cash whenever possible.
If you feel unwell or someone you are in close contact with feels unwell, please stay away.
If you have returned from overseas in the past 14 days, stay away.
If you have had contact with someone returned from overseas in the past 14 days, stay away.
If you are in self isolation, stay away.
If you have entered a Bowls Wellington event, and you feel unwell or anxious about participating,
you are eligible for a full refund. Where possible contact Bowls Wellington prior to the draw being released.
This situation is continually evolving and Bowls Wellington will continue to monitor the
situation and follow the advice and recommendations of the Ministry of Health and Bowls NZ.
We are proud to announce that our women's fours won the Champion of Champions final against Island Bay by 20 to 15. This is the first center win for Helen, Sharon and Denise - well done ladies!!!
The team was: Clare Hendra - Skip, Helen Baker - Three, Sharon Ritchie - Two and Denise Goldsmith - Lead.
Congratulations Clare Hendra and team (Sandra Keith, Selina Smith and Tayla Bruce) for taking out the Womens National Fours. Silverstream Club and its members are all exremely proud of your continued success!
It was a fierce battle between these two but after some brilliant ends Sharon claimed the win. Hats off to both Sharon and Andrea for putting on a great performance for the spectators.
Forget the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle debacle... we have our own famous prince to read about right here. SBCs very own club president Ian Prince has made his way into New Zealand headlines!
Well... ok, not exactly headlines... and perhaps not all of New Zealand has seen it. But page 5 of the free local rag is still classed a s fame in our books.
Take a look at Ians piece here.
To celebrate Adam and Clares double win in the Wellington Centre Singles, we are holding a celebration this Friday evening at the clubhouse:
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to Clare Hendra and Adam Turner who were winners of the Wellington Open Women's and Open Men's Singles on Monday 4th November at Island Bay.
For Clare this is the second year in a row that she has won this event and for Adam it is his second win having won the event in 2017. Great achievements for both!!
Final results were:
Clare Hendra (Silverstream) 21, Helen King (Victoria) 17
Adam Turner (Silverstream) 21, Sar Alefoaio (Naenae) 20
See the score cards here.
Congratulations to Sharon Ritchie, Christine Hewitt and Andrea Gray who were part of the WKWM winning team. Here they are with the proof! Pictures of the whole team can be seen on the Bowls Wellington Facebook page.
Congratulations to Christine Hewitt, Sharon Ritchie and Andy Gray who have been selected for the WKWM (Wellington, Kapiti, Wairarapa, Manawatu) 1 5 years squad to play in Manawatu on Friday November the 1st.
Teams are: Singles: Kathy Cross, 242 Pairs: Sharon Ritchie and Christine Hewitt, Triples: Andy Gray, Cherie Brien, Karen Ewart.
Bowls3Five teams to play on Monday 14th October can be seen by clicking here.
Men's and women' teams to play against the Hutt Club on Saturday 5th October can be seen by clicking here.
Congratulations to Christine Hewitt, Andy Gray and Sharon Ritchie who have been selected in the Hutt Valley 1 5 years Squad to play Kapiti at the Upper Hutt Bowling Club on Sunday May the 5th.
The full squad can be found by clicking here.
Congratulations to Clare Hendra who won the Wellington Women's Champion of Champion Singles on Sunday the 7th of April beating Pam Mulford of Plimmerton in the final 21 to 14.
This gives Clare the double for the season having won in February the Wellington Women's Open Singles.
Photos below show Clare and Pam and also Clare and Robbie Bird who won the Men's Champion of Champion Singles.
Teams for the Hutt Valley Gibbons Trophy to be played at Stokes Valley on Sunday April 7th for Junior players are as follows:
Women: Christine Hewitt, Andy Gray and Sharon Ritchie.
Men: Ruan Mienie, Jamie Rollo and Mark Parson.
Team Manager, Selector and Mental Performance Coach: Ray Wall
See the men's Interclub Promotion / Relegation team to play at Island Bay on Saturday 23rd of March by clicking here.