Report – Birkenhead Good Home Open Womens Pairs – by Lindsay Knight

Trish Croot of Manly Bowling Club, accompanied by promising Auckland and Bowls NZ High Performance Development squad player Kimberley Hemmingway, won this season’s Good Home Birkenhead Womens Pairs at the weekend. In a close final Trish and Kimberly beat Takapuna’s Japan international Keiko Kurohara and Judi ... More

Results – The Grove Orewa, BNH Mens Championship Fours – report by Lindsay Knight.

Helensville, the club which has won everyone’s admiration for consistently boxing above its weight, added to a fine centre record by winning the men’s championship fours title at the weekend. In Sunday’s final at a windswept Takapuna, they won a thrilling final against the spirited and gallant opposition of a ... More

Report – Carpet Mill Men’s Pairs – Birkenhead – by Lindsay Knight

In the other major tournament at the weekend, the Carpet Mill Birkenhead men’s invitation pairs team from the Auckland centre took the major prizes.    The championship final, and with it first prize of $1600 went to Royal Oak’s Martin and Kevin Dixon, who beat noted greenkeeper Brendon Kelly, playing for Pringle ... More

Report – The Grove Orewa, BNH Women’s Fours by Lindsay Knight

       Mairangi Bay continued its excellent record in women’s centre events this season with the Sheryl Wellington-skipped combination winning The Grove Orewa, BNH Championship Fours and at the same time giving two of its players milestones to celebrate.  Sheryl skipped Jan Gledhill, Colleen Rice and Theresa ... More

Milford 5000 – report by Lindsay Knight

Birkenhead’s talented siblings, Millie and Chad Nathan, furthered their fine record at the Milford 5000 with an impressive win in the prestigious one-to-eight tournament at the weekend. With Will Tonga at lead, the Nathan triple was the only combination to be unbeaten in what was a cut-throat championship post-secti... More

Report – Summerset Nationals week 2 – by Lindsay Knight

Not even North Harbour’s Black Jack, Selina Goddard, who was defending the national singles women’s title she won last season, could gain a major honour for the centre when the 2023-24 national championships ended in Christchurch yesterday.  Harbour’s only glory came indirectly when Tony Grantham, still a member of ... More

2023 – 2024 Summerset Nationals – report by Lindsay Knight

   The small number of North Harbour bowlers who travelled to Christchurch for the 2023-24 Summerset national championships performed creditably in the tournament’s first week, but without gaining a major success.  Helensville’s Bart Robertson and Birkenhead’s Daymon Pierson did best in what was a highly ... More

The Grove Orewa BNH Women’s Pairs and Men’s Singles Championships – by Lindsay Knight

David Payne, Elaine McClintock and Kerin Roberts gave the Mairangi Bay club many reasons to celebrate when two of North Harbour championships titles were decided at Browns Bay at the weekend. Payne enhanced his standing as one of the centre’s foremost draw bowlers by impressively winning, for the second consecutive ... More

BowlsHub Results Links – The Grove Orewa Women’s Pairs and Men’s Singles

Here are the links to the results of the weekend events. The Grove Orewa BNH Women's Pairs. Section play and post section play for the Womens Pairs is at Browns Bay. The Grove Orewa BNH Men's Singles Section play for the Men's singles takes place on Saturday 9 December 2023 at Riverhead, Manly, Birkenhead and Mairangi ... More

Battle of the Bridge – Sunday 3 March 2023 – by Lindsay Knight

While there were many praiseworthy efforts across all divisions and disciplines North Harbour was edged by Auckland in the weather-disrupted Battle of Bridge representative clash on Sunday. With a number of disciplines abandoned because of the rain in the premier and development classes played at Howick, Auckland ... More