News and Updates


With the new year well underway the club has a few busy months ahead. Once again we are asking for your help in the kitchen. We will have a list on the whiteboard outside the kitchen for those who are willing to put their name down to help or you can contact Viv or Robyn. This is not exclusive to the women as men are also very welcome in the kitchen.
We have sourced an outside caterer which means none of us will need to do any cooking. Large functions requiring a buffet dinner will be done by the caterer. Smaller functions where finger food is served will be prepared and delivered by the caterer. All we need to do is serve and clean up.

Tournaments that provide afternoon tea will carry on as they are now with us making sandwiches 🥪 and heating savouries.

The more volunteers we have the less we will have to do. Thanks for your support.


Ian Cross Memorial was played on Saturday 4th February against Belfast at Belfast. 8 teams of triples contested the trophy with 4 wins each for both Belfast and Riverside. Riverside retained the cup as won with 73 points to 70. Well done to all the players.


Attached is the list of responsibilities for duty teams. If your team is on duty please be at the club at least 45 minutes before the start of play to make sure everything is in place for when the opposition arrives.

* Put the flag up.
*Place the mat and jacks out.
*Check the seats are clean and dry


*Turn dishwasher on.
*Half fill the urn – top up with teapot

Under no circumstances should the urn be filled to the top and carried from the kitchen to the table

*Put out cups on the white tray
*Put out tea, coffee, sugar and spoons.
*Biscuits, milk jug, dirty teaspoon holders and used tea bag dish is to be placed to the left of the urn. Tea, coffee, milk jug and biscuits are located in the corner cupboard by the sink. Sugar bowls are located in the cupboard next to the teapot cupboard.


If there is no afternoon interclub – ensure everything is left clean and tidy and put away inside and outside.

If there is afternoon interclub:

  • Restock the cups and spoons, top up milk and biscuits
  • Ensure everything is left clean and tidy and put away inside and outside.

Please ensure that both the dishwasher and urn are turned off and the urn is unplugged.


Congratulations to the winners of the Barbara Kitson Trophy :

Viv Bradbury – Skip.
Eileen Mitchell
Denise Johnson


Bowls Canterbury have issues clarification about who and when bowls can be lifted or stopped.

Players have control of their own head on their own rink of play. If a bowl from a neighbouring rink is in danger of contacting a bowl on your rink of play then you can choose to either lift the bowl(s) on YOUR rink or STOP the bowl from the neighbouring rink and return it to be redelivered.

The restriction players must adhere to is that they CANNOT a step onto a neighbouring rink to lift or roll bowls to allow their bowl to pass- in this case the only option is to ask the players in control of the neighbouring rink to “ WATCH YOUR HEAD”. If the bowls then make contact on the neighbouring rink they should be returned to the player on your rink to be redelivered.


The Andy Hide Trophy was held on Saturday 13th January.

Congratulations to the winners Bryan Mustchin and Paula Pearce 🏆

Second : Brian Davies and Dave Howell

Third: Warren Stanbury and Keith Piper


The Patrons draw is currently on hold.


While we welcome visitors to the club there is a Green Fee of $5 per person per day which is to be paid. There is a box for this fee just outside the main doors from the clubhouse.


If you have an accident please ensure that you report it to another club member and complete the Accident Record book which is on the table where the score cards are kept.

This is a requirement and also ACC can come to the club to get details of the accident if ACC is being claimed.


The start time for the Friday monthly triples tournament has been changed to 1 pm. Please be there at 12:30 pm.

Friday 9 th February

1st – Cust with 3 wins.
2nd – Brian Davies, Bryan Mustchin and Joy Lancaster with 3 wins.
3rd- Viv Bradley, John Bradley and Emma King with 2 wins and a draw


Toasted sandwiches can be purchased at $3 per sandwich. These are in the freezer and there is a machine available for you to cook your sandwich. There are several filling options.


Club uniform requirements:

Men- Club shirts and black trousers/shorts. Black jersey/cardigan/vest is preferred
Women- Club shirt, black trousers/shorts or skirt. Black jersey/ cardigan/vest is preferred

Saturdays- Club uniforms must be worn at all times in summer but it is mufti through winter.
Interclub- Uniform must be worn
Women’s Club Day ( Monday) – Uniform must be worn.
Mixed Day (Tuesday)- Mufti/casual.
Thursday – Mufti/casual.
Friday Triples- Mufti.
Club Championship Finals- club uniform must be worn
Winter tournaments- Mufti

Club shirts are provided for a small charge.

A list of appropriate make and manufacture of bowling shoes is displayed in the locker room. No other footwear is to be worn.


If members are going to be away then please put your name and the dates you are away up on the whiteboard even if you think there is nothing happening for the dates you are away.

The selectors will meet on Saturday afternoons around 4pm to make the selections for the following week. These will be posted on the white boards in the hallway.

When travelling away to all destinations please pay your driver a $5 contribution towards their expenses for petrol. $40 can also be claimed from the Andy Hide Account if travelling to those places as listed on the wall in the club rooms.


Welcome to the following new members:

Jenny Pannell
Geoff Pannell
Stephen Sheen
Keith Lancaster
John Greengrass
Mike Carmody (Cob)
Brian Davies
Craig Wilson
Stuart Gray
Faye Gray
Ian Mehrtens
Lyn Mehrtens
Dawn Thompson
Paul Hughes
Nadine Carsten
Ray Chapman
Colleen Chapman

A very warm welcome back to Robyn Hassan.


There have been instances where the door has been left open/unlocked and the roller door left up.

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that the club room is fully locked up when you leave. If there are other people still playing or using the clubroom when you leave, please ensure they know you are leaving and it is their responsibility to ensure lock up takes place. Please make sure that they know what is required and how to do it.


There has been an issue with small stones on the rink since the change of regulation shoes from flat soles. Please check your shoes before entering the rink. Mats will be purchased for use by the ramp and the gate to assist with this.


The clubrooms will be unavailable to all members every Thursday morning from 9 am to 11:30 am until further notice as they have been hired out to a private organisation. You can still access the locker room and toilets. Please use the mats and jacks from the outside storage.


The club members trained in the use of the CPR and AED are:

EIleen Mitchell
Keith Mitchell
Denise Johnson
Athol Johnson
Marg Pavitt
Ian Pavitt
Robyn Spinks
Jenny Blackler
Jackie McDonald
Judy Lightfoot
Sue O’Donnell
Ailsa Judson
Alyson Rosanowski
Tony Bishop
Bryan Mustchin
Dave Hemsworth
Alan Thompson
Warren McFelin
Warren May
Barry Miller
John Bradbury
Neil Radford
Merv Radford



Organise your team of six players maximum and get your name down quick as there are a maximum of 14 teams and spots are filling up fast.
$10 per player. Food cost yet to be determined. Bar opens at 5:30, food at 6 pm and the quiz at 6:30 pm.

Inquiries to our Quiz Master, GARY SAUNDERS on mobile 021 480 845