Nor West News : January 24th 2013
A two-pronged centennial tournament for Helensville Bowling Club was a huge coup -- and restful relief for organisers. Last year, the club held a successful gathering and tournament with many dressing in period costume to celebrate the 100th anniversary. The second part of the commemorations was the main event on January 12 and 13 with more than 100 people attending. ''The whole thing went off really well. Everyone was happy,'' president and life member Ron Cowper says. Bowlers roll up for club's centenary Roll through: It was business as usual playing games at the club's centennial tournament. Welcome all: Helensville Bowls president and life member Ron Cowper makes an opening address at the Helensville Bowling Club's 100th anniversary. Staunch supporter: Jean Narbey, 102, was a member of the Helensville Bowling club from 1976 until 2000, and stopped playing at the age of 80. Sweet memories: Golden Oldies cut the cake, including, from left: Life member and longest serving member Jim Olsen, oldest member Ed Reyland and life member Arthur Colville. Keen participation: Past and current members enjoyed playing to celebrate the bowling club's 100 anniversary. Top taste: Left, the 100th anniversary cake. Fine form: Above, greenkeeper Terry Cullen, former president and winner of many tournaments, prepared superb greens for the 100th anniversary. Photos: COLIN LUNT Still rolling: Above, the longest-playing member of the Helensville Bowling Club is 96-year-old John Wills, right, with president Ron Cowper.
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