Birkenhead Bowling Club 1943–2018

Easter 2018 (Thursday March 29 – Monday 2 April)

Founded in 1943 and in 2018 Birkenhead Bowling Club will celebrate 75 years.

The Club will celebrate this milestone occasion with various tournaments and social events over five days of Easter.

It all starts Thursday afternoon 29 March 2018 with 2-4-2 Pairs, finishing off Monday 2 April with a BBQ, with various bowling tournaments and social events in between.

The bowling highlight of the celebrations will be the two day &5,500 75th Jubilee Classic. While the social highlight will undoubtedly be the 75th Jubilee Gala Dinner & Dance.

Any past members, friends or relatives interested in joining the Club to mark this special occasion, please contact the Club Secretary

Email: secretary@bowlsbirkenhead.co.nz, Phone: 0276661618 or check out www.bowlsbirkenhead.com/75th-Jubilee for links to entry forms and ticket details.

The Club and all its facilities will be opening early and closing late throughout the five days of celebrations. Both Team and single entry are available for all the bowling tournaments.

Thursday 29 March

$1,000* Jubilee 2-4-2 Pairs (Open Any Combination Pairs – mufti – half day) – Team & Single Entry available

Take the afternoon off work and come join in for a 1pm start for a social yet competitive afternoon of 2-4-2 and your chance to share in the $1,000* prize pool.

Club Night – All welcome

No Friday is complete without a Birkenhead Club night.

Raffles on sale from 4.30pm 

Joker 500 on sale from 4pm drawn just after 6pm, $500 could be won at every draw, every card has a cash prize.

Note: A ticket to “The Love Jones” is required by all those in the club after 7pm

Jubilee Meet & Greet – Official welcome – free

The first social event of the celebrations, come and catch up with past club members and friends of the Club. Nibbles served 6.30pm

Jubilee Quiz Night – 7.30pm start

Test your knowledge or just get a good team around you and sit back and relax.

The Jubilee Quiz Night is interactive, incorporating the Club’s entertainment system to run the entire night through our big screen and televisions. Needless to say, the quiz host is still an integral part of our quiz night and tonight we have a professional quiz host.

The quiz contains eight rounds of ten questions, plus ‘Ponderous Puzzle’ and ‘The List’, and lasts approximately two hours. A wide variety of subjects are covered and some great prizes are up for grabs.

Friday 30 March

$5,000* Jubilee Classic (OACF playing fours & pairs) – day 1 of 2 – Team & Single Entry available

The marquee tournament of the Jubilee celebrations. With a $5,000* prize pool, morning tea & sumptuous buffet Lunch included both days. Teams will play fours and pairs over the two days.

The Love Jones – Ticket required

The Love Jones from 7.30pm, Advanced purchase $10, on the day or door $15.

The Love Jones is Leza Corban and Paul Voight. They have combined their musical magic. Paul’s vocals are silky smooth and Leza is a vocal powerhouse and whether it’s gorgeous music to chill to or if you want to dance until your feet ache, Love Jones is your first choice every time.

Leza Corban is an Entertainer, Recording Artiste, Session Musician, Vocal Coach. Best known for her Silver Scroll winning vocals on Sweet Disorder (Strawpeople) and her work with her dance band Union.

Paul Voight is one of NZ’s most prolific and stunning guitarists, having performed all over the globe and with every major NZ act, both live and on TV.

The Love Jones is for those who want a sophisticated atmosphere with a contemporary edge. It’s for relaxing, chilling, having a little dance if you feel the need, but it’s mainly about gorgeous music done gorgeously!

Saturday 31 March

$5,000* Jubilee Classic (OACF playing fours & pairs) – day 2 of 2

Refer above – Friday 30 March for details

Sunday 1 April

$1,000* Jubilee Triples (OACT) – Team & Single Entry available

Here is your traditional one-day tournament, Four games with morning tea and lunch included and your chance at a share of the $1,000* prize pool.

75th Jubilee Gala Dinner & Dance – Ticket required

Undoubtedly the social highlight of the 75th Jubilee celebrations will be the 75th Jubilee Gala Dinner & Dance on Sunday evening 1st April. For one night only, the Club will be transformed into an establishment fitting such an occasion. Dress for the evening is “Black Tie”.

During the evening our Master of Ceremonies will entertain and guide those attending through the various stages of the evening and history of the club, sharing some gems in the process.

An evening that includes a sumptuous three-course dinner, complimentary wine**, speeches and followed by the highly polished Mermaids Dance Band to dance the night away to. This will be a night they will talk about for years to come, unfortunately for the comfort of those attending numbers are limited.

Note: Those intending to play in the Jubilee Triples on Sunday and attend the Dinner will be able to do so with ease as the Triples will be all over, including prize-giving, by 3pm. The Gala Dinner gets underway at 6pm.

Monday 2 April

$600* Jubilee Social Bowls Afternoon – Team & Single Entry available

If you have ever experienced Birkenhead’s evening social bowls you already know how much fun it is.

No experience necessary, it’s as much about the socialising as it is the bowls.

Teams of three comprising of 2 non-bowlers +1 bowler or 3 non-bowlers

Dress: Mufti, flat soft soled heelless shoes, jandals or bare feet.

1.30pm start for an afternoon of social bowls. The music will be playing and the drinks will be a flowing. Entry includes “End of Celebration BBQ”

End of Celebrations BBQ –  Ticket required for BBQ, entry to Club free

Come and join Birkenhead for the final event of the 75th Jubilee Celebrations. The last chance to catch up and share stories over a meal.

*based on 32 teams, The Birkenhead Bowling Club reserves the right to revise the prize money should the tournament not fill.

** Limited wine on tables, additional wine available for purchase.