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Donald Place’s turn for a pre season makeover.

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Congratulations to Emily Belton who has been appointed as one of the Bowls Canterbury women’s coaches.
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President Pete Smith announcing the sale of Donald Place for $10.1 million. The successful tenderers were N. K. Lundy and J. C. Lourie who have an extensive history in building residential property in Christchurch.
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It’s that time again. Getting ready for the upcoming season, Heaton Street getting a makeover!
Thanks guys for your help.
Lance Pascoe is the joint recipient of the 2020-21 Summerset Male Player of the Year.
For Lance Pascoe, this season could well be remembered as a breakout one.  He teamed up with former New Zealand representative Jamie Hill to claim his first national open title, a feat that had previously eluded him across several attempts.
Building on that momentum, in the nationals Lance went on to join Mike Kernaghan, Shannon McIlroy and Kelvin Scott in a star-studded four in Central Otago only to be pipped at the final hurdle on the final end.
His consistency was starting to shine through and it’s that level of effort that saw him named in the New Zealand High Performance Squad earlier this year.
Other results include runner-up in the Bowls3Five, quarterfinalist in the National Intercentre with Canterbury, a win in the National Interclub 7s and selection in the upcoming North v South fixture, representing the South.
Well done Lance.                                                      Click here for the full article.
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Covid Level 2.                          We move to Alert Level Two from 11.59pm Tuesday 7 September.
Delta Level Two has some key differences to previous Level Two restrictions.
They are:
 * Masks MUST be worn inside bowling clubs and indoor greens.
 * Clubrooms have a limit of 50 people indoors.
Bowling Clubs need to maintain a register of all persons using the facilities and/or greens, prior to use.
The register of attendees must contain: Date, time, name, address, email address and/or phone number.
Bowling Clubs may elect to use their exiting Visitors Register or similar, to satisfy this obligation. Members are encouraged to adopt the Governments COVID-19 app
Tables and Chairs should be set up to comply with a 2.0 metre physical distancing protocol. Any club using bar leaners should either remove them or ensure they (and any associated seating) comply with a 2.0 metre physical distancing protocol. Remember the 3 Ss, seated, separated and served.
* It is recommended that bowling greens should also be limited to 50 persons, this is less than the 100 the government recommends, and is instead a reflect of the size of a bowling green.

 * All clubs must have a QR codes and all members/visitors MUST either scan in or be recorded in a visitors book.Hand sanitiser product will be available for all members/visitors during their time at the club
facilities, including the entrance to the clubrooms, adjacent to each green, toilets, kitchen
and greenkeeper sheds.
Club house cleaning regime is “Best Practice “for members and visitors.
Masks MUST be worn inside Bowling Clubs. This includes the wearing of masks on ‘indoor’ greens.
Disinfectant spray (trigger) will be made available beside mats & jacks and loan bowls. After each use, all mats, jacks and loan bowls must be disinfectant sprayed cleaned.
Players should always practice safe hygiene, including washing hands for at least 20 seconds before and after bowls.
Sport and recreation activities are allowed if conditions on gatherings are met, physical distancing is followed.
1 metre social distancing practiced. Maintain very high hygiene standards. Wash hands before and after play.
No shaking of hands before or after play.
All bowls on green activity is permitted, provided Government and Ministry of Health guidelines are observed.
All players are to ensure that the same player on each team places mats or places/rolls jacks.
Bowls equipment (outside of mats and jacks) cannot be shared between players (e.g. bowls, cloths, measures etc.).
All coaches / umpires / markers should practice physical distancing of 1.0m and not come into contact with bowler’s equipment, unless necessaryClick on the BNZ icon for the BNZ for more in-depth information on level 2.


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Congratulations to former Elmwood Park greenkeeper, Eric Allison, who has been recognised as the Summerset Bowls New Zealand Greenkeeper of the Year! 
It’s not hard to see why – Eric is responsible for some of the highest standard greens in the country.
We are so lucky to have his expertise and skills put into practice in our region! 

Opening of the 2021-2022 Bowling Season
The President, Pete Smith, extends a cordial invitation to all members to attend the official opening of the 2021-2022 Bowling Season on
Saturday 25 September 2021
Uniform to be worn.
The programme for the day is:
11:30 am     Official Opening
12:15 pm     BBQ lunch (members please bring a salad)
1:00 pm     Names on the board for a friendly roll up

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The North versus South  Bowls Challenge has been postponed.

Due to the ongoing uncertainty around the country’s Alert Level status, the North v South event that was to have taken place September 3-5 in Dunedin has been POSTPONED.
Auckland will be in lockdown (Alert Level Four) until at least Wednesday 1st September meaning that a September 3-5 event in Dunedin is not possible.
Bowls New Zealand is currently working on a rescheduled North v South event which will still take place at Hopes Dunedin Lawn Bowls Stadium, Dunedin mid-late November 2021 or early December 2021 

Starting Dates for Interclub,
Wednesday: October 27   Women’s Fives and Rountree Cup
Thursday: October 28   Mixed Tens
Saturday: October 30   Men’s 3/4s and Men’s and Women’s 2/4s
Monday: November 1 O60s Double Pairs
Tuesday: October 28   O60s Double Triples
Saturday: December 11 Sevens section play
Sunday: December 12  Sevens post section play
Edwards Cup begins October 4 @ Barrington United   EP Blue v EP Gold

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Congratulations to Gary Lawson and Lance Pascoe who have been selected n the Bowls New Zealand High Performance squad that will immediately start preparing for a spot in the NZ team for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games being held in July and August 2022.
The current squad size of 42 will be reduced to 26for the Trans-Tasman Test series being held 16 – 18 November of this year, and again to 16for the Commonwealth Games itself, the final selection for the games will take place in January 2022 for the Para team and February for the open team.
Click here for the full squad.

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Finally the news that you have all been waiting for has arrived. The Community Board, unanimously granted us the right last night, to demolish the old club rooms and build the new clubhouse.
In spite of strong opposition from some local residents the Board approved the club’s demolition and the new clubrooms to be built in the terms of the plans submitted by the club’s architect. Certain limitations have been placed on their usage but the club is confident that the new clubrooms could be hired for the same purposes.
MuzzaWeb would like to acknowledge the hard work put in by Pete Smith and Chris Littlewood in bringing this dream into fruition.
At the next executive meeting, the executive will choose the land agent who is to sell Donald Place. Once Donald Place is sold and we have received the vendor’s deposit, things will start happening. Our architect will finalise plans to obtain council consent and our Heaton Street clubrooms will be demolished. You will be kept posted, the executive will be seeing volunteers to help with the clearing out of Heaton Street.

It’s a long and complex process, but we are getting there!!

Congratulations to Mandy Boyd, Lance Pascoe and Gary Lawson who have been selected for the South Island Bowls
team to play the North Island on September 3 – 5 at Dunedin where ome of the biggest names in bowls in New Zealand has been confirmed for the new inter-island challenge.

The North v South Challenge will be contested at the Hopes Dunedin Indoor Stadium, in a Ryder Cup type format with the 18 players announced including some of the legends of the game.

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Club member Sheryl McLean has written a book, “This is Insanity.”
Use the book below to read the first chapter.


World Championships Postponed
World Bowls, Bowls Australia’s Host Organising Committee and their key event stakeholders, having fully considered all current global circumstances and the outlook for continuing restrictions relating to the global pandemic for the rest of 2021, have decided that it is now necessary to further postpone the World Bowls Championships currently scheduled to be held in September 2021.
The revised dates for the event are now 8-23 October 2022 (inclusive of 3 practice days).
All the above parties have expressed their continuing full support and desire for this major flagship event to still go ahead hence this final proposal to reschedule.

2021 World Champion of Champion Singles Cancelled, 2022 Event to go ahead.
World Bowls & Bowls New Zealand, having fully considered all current global circumstances and the outlook for continuing restrictions relating to the global pandemic for the rest of 2021, have regrettably decided that the 2021 World Singles Champion of Champions scheduled to be held at Naenae B.C., Wellington, New Zealand must now necessarily be cancelled.

The next edition of the annual World Singles Champion of Champions will now be the 2022 event and has already been confirmed to be held in November 2022 at the same venue in New Zealand.
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Elmwood Park received the Gold Club Check.
Pam Phair, club president, receiving the certificate from Bowls New Zealand’s Lorraine McLeod.
ClubCheck is Bowls NZ’s best practice club assessment tool designed to improve club capability and sustainability. Its scope covers all aspects of the club’s operations including planning and implementation, financial management, volunteer management, community involvement, on green activities and off green operating processes.
ClubCheck assessments are conducted by an external assessor and successful clubs can achieve Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards which are valid for a two year period before revalidation is required.

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