Bowls NZ communication June 2018

Many thanks everyone for your time during my recent visits around New Zealand centres and clubs. With 27 centres to visit over 6 weeks it was a busy time personally, and I thank everyone for accommodating me with time during the day and the evenings. Whilst I was obviously keen to discuss future strategies for our ... More

Sunnybrae on right track after swampy start

  May 31, 2018 - Graeme Kennedy Sunnybrae Boling Club was created in the late seventies after Glenfield members with only a single green for their 70-80 men and women players urgently needed expansion but without nearby space available they saw a new club as their only option for the overflow. The ... More

Open 2-4-2 Draw

  Below is the draw, all play will commence at 8:30am at each venue. The section winners will go through to the main event, the section runner up will go through to the plate event. Winners and second placed teams in Section 13 to 20 play a 4th game on day one. Winners and second placed teams in Section 1 to 12 ... More

Browns Bay Double by Lindsay Knight

  Led by its Black Jack international Tony Grantham, Browns Bay secured a notable double in the North Harbour champion of champion pairs events decided at Orewa at the weekend. Partnered by lead Ross Kelly, Grantham gained his fifth centre title for the season, and the 16th of his career, with a hard fought 17-15 ... More

Junior Open Men’s Pairs

  As it was nearing darkness, the close game between Takapuna's Bob Telfer & Gordon Jenkins and the Composite team of Glenfield's David Payne & Hobsonville's Murray West was finally decided with only 1 shot in the final score. Congratulations to the Composite team - David Payne & Murray West on being ... More

Glenfield win Junior Women’s Pairs

  Congratulations to Tee Ford & Caroline Dubois from Glenfield who won 18-10 over Birkenhead's Loz Croot & Judi Farkash. Caroline, a 2nd year bowler was selected to represent Tonga in the recent Commonwealth Games and gained invaluable experience there. Great bowling by all players, awesome achievement by ... More

Paul Girdler resigns from the Blackjacks

  May 27, 2018 - Rob Davis After representing New Zealand for just on 20 years, Paul ‘Girds’ Girdler has resigned as a Blackjack to turn his attention to his family business at Tweed Heads on the New South Wales coast. But it’s not sayonara to bowls.  Paul is still going to be causing ... More

Champion of Champion Pairs – Browns Bay the Winners

  The Men's final came down to the wire and Browns Bay's Tony Grantham & Ross Kelly won 17-15 over Takapuna's Murray Mathieson & John Janssen. This gives Tony his 5th Centre Title for the Season, awesome achievement. The Women's final was won by Browns Bay's Elaine McClintock & Kerin Roberts over ... More

Harcourts Junior Open Pairs

  With 38 Junior Pairs Teams playing today, and after some very close games at Helensville, Mahurangi & Orewa, the section winners who will play off tomorrow are listed on the charts below along with qualifying charts. Thanks to the Host Clubs, their volunteers and the Umpires, good bowling to you all tomorrow... More

Champion of Champion Pairs

  Congratulations to the finalists who will be playing at Bowls Orewa tomorrow, thank you to Host Clubs Sunnybrae & Waimauku Bowling Clubs, their volunteers and the umpires, & tournament director Norma Klaassen. In the men's final, Tony Grantham is vying for his 5th Centre Title this season, an awesome ... More