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great result in Stoke Nathan Glasson

Potter going well in Perth

We are starting a school 3/5 completion in Taranaki on the 25 November on a weekly basis for approx 6 weeks have a good sponsorship for this as well. Hopefully it will take off.

Poor sound,to low

why arent we in the Bowls Prem League this year?

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5 days ago

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Kevin Hickland caught up with Mark Cameron yesterday.

They talked about Bowls3Five, World Championships, Membership, The Taranaki Open, and more.

Tune in at 11am to check it out!
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How come NZ not in BPL 10 this year in Aussie

What has happened to the time clock? Watching skips walking up and down from the head has slowed the game right up and makes for boring TV. Speed it up please.

6 days ago

Bowls NZ

We've had a busy day at Bowls NZ, and as part of that we've recorded a new catch up with Mark Cameron.

Tune in first thing tommorow morning to see it!
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7 days ago

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What a wild weekend of weather its been!

Due to this, Kevin's still in Nelson.

This means that our catch up won't be today, but tomorrow.

Stay tuned!
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The field is set and the stage is ready for the quarter finalists at the Stoke Stakes Mens Pairs in Nelson tomorrow. With their eyes fixed firmly on the $10,000 winners cheque up for grabs, which combination will go all the way. Tune in to the Stoke Bowls Facebook page for live stream coverage on Sunday from 8.30am.

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Good luck Paul Matheson tommrw mate

Paul Matheson👏👏👏

Good luck archie

Good luck Paul and Stephenie BullockBullock's other half hehe

Is that u uncle Bill Stewart?

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I would like to watch this but I can't watch those weird bowls coming into the head. Such a shame they were ever made like that. What is wrong with bowlers sticking to something that has worked for years. I guess modern is the trend now. Disappointed.🥺

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Not having a time limit is slowing everything down. Someone ecplain to the director we would like to see the bowl start and finish. Why cant they show the bowl all the way down and show bowler in square at the top of screen.

A big shout out and congratulations to Johnsonville’s Tannith Potgieter on her achievement as College Sport Wellington (CSW) Bowls Player of the Year (female). 

Representing Samuel Marsden Whitby, Tannith received her award at Sunday’s annual CSW Awards’ Dinner at the Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua.

In the last 12 months, Tannith has been selected in both the Junior and Senior Wellington representative sides, also featuring in the Tararua Quad, WKWM and 1-5 Hex squads. 

Yet another up and coming Wellington charge to keep an eye on in seasons to follow. 

Congratulations Tannith Potgieter.

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Well done xxx

Congratulations and well done xxx

Congratulations Tannith.

Congrats Tannith..👌👍

Congratulations

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For those who wish to watch Debbie White in the final, make sure you are following the Bowls Australia Facebook page so that you get the notification when they are LIVE.

Start time in the shared post below.

Go Deb!

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Congrats Debbie keep up the good work tomorrow all the best All of us at stoke bowling club will be supporting you Regards Lloyd and Rhonda Bellis

Go Debbie all NZ are behind you

2 weeks ago

Bowls NZ

New Zealand's Debbie White will go for gold against her Australia counterpart Kylie Whitehead in tomorrow's women's final at the World Champion of Champion Singles in Adelaide.

Holding off a strong semi-finals contest from England's Sophie Tolchard, White progressed through with a near-perfect tie-breaker, defeating Tolchard 5-0 after picking up the first set, 9-3.

A second set loss put Tolchard right back in contention, however White, as she has shown time and time again during this campaign, was up for the fight and gave it everything to move one game away from being a world singles champion.

The final will take place at 11.30am (Adelaide time) and will likely be live-streamed by Bowls Australia.

One to go Debbie - we're all behind you champ. 🇳🇿
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Well done Debbie 👌👍😀

Great stuff Debbie, one more game and you are there. Will be watching .

good luck debbie

OK Deb that special car park at Hinny HQ looks odds on now all the best for the final. Trevor and Dayvinia and all the bowlers in the Gisborne East Coast and Wairoa bowls fratetnity.

Well done deb

I’ve always thought you were world class. Watched you at Nelson last year!

Well done Debbie. Go for it🤗👍

Go Debbie Will be streaming it to the big screen at Bikenhead

Go well Debbie!! Great stuff!!

Go girl!

Well done go nz

Well done Debbie from all of us at the Mercury Bay Bowling Club

Good luck for the final

Your awesome girl keep it up 🖒👏💕

well done debbie good luck for final

You go girl.

Absolutely awesome well played Debbie all for you 👍👏🌹💐

Good luck Debbie 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

Go deb

Go hard debbie

Does anyone have the link to live stream the game?

Go Debbie 👍

Good luck Debbie we are all behind you

Good bowling Debbie

All the way Debbie. Go for Gold👏

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2 weeks ago

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World Ch. of Ch Singles - Day Five

New Zealand representative Debbie White has topped her section at the World Champion of Champion Singles in Adelaide, advancing through to the semi-finals on Saturday afternoon.

A stellar qualifying campaign saw White drop only one game from nine starts, with all other eight fixtures resulting in a win – most memorably against 2017 winner and Welsh world pairs’ champion Laura Daniels.

Her efforts, rounded out with a tie breaker win opposite Scotland’s Laura Welsh, (4-9, 15-2, 3-1) and a straight sets win against Malaysia’s Nur Fidrah Nor, (9-5, 8-7) in the final rounds of Day 5, will now see White await the winner of South Africa’s Esme Kruger and England’s Sophie Tolchard in Saturday’s semi-final.

The other women’s elimination final will see Daniels take on Norfolk Island’s Shae Wilson, with the winner progressing through to a semi-finals match-up opposite Australia’s Kylie Whitehead.

Meanwhile, New Zealand men’s representative Taylor Horn’s world campaign has come to an end, the Kiwi unable to push in to the section’s top three to keep his hopes alive.

Early round losses to Hong Kong China’s Tony Cheung (Round 1), England’s Louis Ridout (Round 2) and a loss to Scotland’s Mark O’Hagan (Round 12) proved too expensive for Horn, with O’Hagan topping the section and Ridout and Cheung both progressing through to the elimination finals, placing second and third respectively.

However, despite missing out on the business end of the competition, the 22-year-old rounded out a strong campaign defeating Spain’s Ian Kenyon in a tie-break win in the final round of section play, Horn registering seven wins from eleven starts.

White’s semi-final is scheduled to get underway from 2pm (Adelaide time), with Bowls Australia planning to provide live-stream coverage throughout the weekend.

Good luck Debbie White, give it heaps. 🇳🇿
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World Ch. of Ch Singles - Day Five

New Zealand representative Debbie White has topped her section at the World Champion of Champion Singles in Adelaide, advancing through to the semi-finals on Saturday afternoon.

A stellar qualifying campaign saw White drop only one game from nine starts, with all other eight fixtures resulting in a win – most memorably against 2017 winner and Welsh world pairs’ champion Laura Daniels.

Her efforts, rounded out with a tie breaker win opposite Scotland’s Laura Welsh, (4-9, 15-2, 3-1) and a straight sets win against Malaysia’s Nur Fidrah Nor, (9-5, 8-7) in the final rounds of Day 5, will now see White await the winner of South Africa’s Esme Kruger and England’s Sophie Tolchard in Saturday’s semi-final.

The other women’s elimination final will see Daniels take on Norfolk Island’s Shae Wilson, with the winner progressing through to a semi-finals match-up opposite Australia’s Kylie Whitehead.

Meanwhile, New Zealand men’s representative Taylor Horn’s world campaign has come to an end, the Kiwi unable to push in to the section’s top three to keep his hopes alive. 

Early round losses to Hong Kong China’s Tony Cheung (Round 1), England’s Louis Ridout (Round 2) and a loss to Scotland’s Mark O’Hagan (Round 12) proved too expensive for Horn, with O’Hagan topping the section and Ridout and Cheung both progressing through to the elimination finals, placing second and third respectively.

However, despite missing out on the business end of the competition, the 22-year-old rounded out a strong campaign defeating Spain’s Ian Kenyon in a tie-break win in the final round of section play, Horn registering seven wins from eleven starts.

White’s semi-final is scheduled to get underway from 2pm (Adelaide time), with Bowls Australia planning to provide live-stream coverage throughout the weekend.

Good luck Debbie White, give it heaps. 🇳🇿

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Great stuff, 👍🤗

Go you

Well done keep it going xx

Good luck Debbie

Great Debbie

Go Deb's good luck

Good stuff Debbie 👌👍

Great stuff Debbie. Keep the heat on.

Keep it up Debbie. It's all yours!! 👍😀

You can do it Debbie and go all the way To be our world WOMEN'S CH OF CH SINGLES .

Go get it Debbie

Great bowling keep it up 👏

Good bowling today Debbie you have done amazing keep going xxx

Great Bowling Debbie, all the best for Semi's and Final.

You go girl,give them a taste of kiwi 👍🤞👌

Good luck Debbie in your semi-final.

Go HARD girl. 🙏🤞🍀

👍👍👍

Your turn to shine again Deej. Go hard girlfriend and keep the focus

You go girl!

Keep going deb well done.see you in the final.

Go kiwis

Go Debbie - go you good thing, go!

Well done Debbie White go go in the final

Well done Debbie All the very best

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With a little less than three weeks to go before entries close for the 2020 Summerset Nationals, have you entered the singles and locked in a mate for the pairs? 

Entries close on Wednesday, November 20. For everything you need to know, click the link below to be directed to the Bowls New Zealand online Nationals hub.

https://bowlsnewzealand.co.nz/2020-summerset-national-singles-and-pairs/

2 weeks ago

Bowls NZ

World Ch. Of Ch Singles – Day Four

An unblemished record on the Adelaide greens at the World Champion of Champion Singles sees New Zealand representative Taylor Horn move within one win from a play-offs spot in Men’s Section 1 – Horn registering three comprehensive wins on day four across the ditch.

Putting his campaign firmly back on track, Horn registered straight set wins opposite Samoa (10-7, 8-5), Namibia (7-3, 6-5) and Hungary (11-6, 16-3), propelling his way back up the section table into fourth position and giving himself a chance to become world champion.

Two wins in his final games against Scotland’s Mark O’Hagan, currently sitting in second place, and Spain representative Ian Kenyon will see the Kiwi move into a play-offs berth, with England’s seasoned international Louis Ridout almost certain to top the section, having lost only one game after 11 rounds.

Meanwhile, New Zealand’s Debbie White came back firing on all cylinders on day four following a surprising loss to Japanese champion Keiko Kurohara, crushing Argentina’s Cristina Konig, 15-2, 18-1 to sit top of the table and remain one set ahead of Welsh world champion Laura Daniels with two games left to play.

White will now round off her section-based campaign with fixtures against Scotland’s Laura Welsh and Malaysia’s Nur Fidrah Nor – with wins in both guaranteeing her a spot in the semi-finals action this weekend.

Well done Debbie and Taylor . . . keep those Kiwi flags flying high. 🇳🇿
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Awesome awesome awesome...Great worl and keep going....wonderful news

Way to go Deb's and Taylor all the best

Great bowls keep it up

Fantastic Deb!! Keep going!!

Great Taylorkeep it up

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Loving the bowls

3 weeks ago

Bowls NZ

World Ch. Of Ch. Singles – Day Three

Kiwi flyer Debbie White has remained at the top of the table in Section 2 in Adelaide, despite experiencing a widely unpredictable scare in her first campaign loss at the hands of Japan’s Keiko Kurohara.

Coasting to a first set win 11-3, White continued to impress onlookers on day three with her consistency and shot selections. However, a staggering second set saw Kurohara score every end, continuing her ruthless attack in the tie break to keep White scoreless over a remarkable 13 ends, 10-0, 4-0.

Following her loss, White was unable to respond, sitting through a scheduled bye round – the first of two, with another bye round to open day four across the ditch. After the bye rounds, White will then look to continue her winning ways and cement her spot in the playoffs, ideally looking to top her section and automatically progress through to the event’s semi-finals.

Meanwhile, New Zealand men’s representative Taylor Horn enjoyed a mixed bag of results, dispatching Netherland’s representative Frank de Vries in comprehensive fashion, claiming both sets 16-3, 11-4.

But it was the highly fancied teen star from Malaysia that saw Horn drop further points, with Ahmad Zikry brushing off a first set loss to secure the second set 11-3 and win the tie breaker in emphatic style, 5-0.

Day four will see White take on the winless Argentinian Cristina Konig, before negotiating two crucial fixtures against the currently unbeaten Scottish representative Laura Welsh, and Malaysia’s Nur Fidrah Noh to close out the qualifying fixture on day five and decide section placings.

Horn will take on Samoa, Namibia and Hungary in his next three rounds on day four, before closing out his qualifying campaign on day five with games against Scotland and Spain.

We’re right behind you Taylor and Debbie, keep up the momentum and keep those wins coming.
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World Ch. Of Ch. Singles – Day Three

Kiwi flyer Debbie White has remained at the top of the table in Section 2 in Adelaide, despite experiencing a widely unpredictable scare in her first campaign loss at the hands of Japan’s Keiko Kurohara.

Coasting to a first set win 11-3, White continued to impress onlookers on day three with her consistency and shot selections. However, a staggering second set saw Kurohara score every end, continuing her ruthless attack in the tie break to keep White scoreless over a remarkable 13 ends, 10-0, 4-0.

Following her loss, White was unable to respond, sitting through a scheduled bye round – the first of two, with another bye round to open day four across the ditch. After the bye rounds, White will then look to continue her winning ways and cement her spot in the playoffs, ideally looking to top her section and automatically progress through to the event’s semi-finals. 

Meanwhile, New Zealand men’s representative Taylor Horn enjoyed a mixed bag of results, dispatching Netherland’s representative Frank de Vries in comprehensive fashion, claiming both sets 16-3, 11-4. 

But it was the highly fancied teen star from Malaysia that saw Horn drop further points, with Ahmad Zikry brushing off a first set loss to secure the second set 11-3 and win the tie breaker in emphatic style, 5-0.

Day four will see White take on the winless Argentinian Cristina Konig, before negotiating two crucial fixtures against the currently unbeaten Scottish representative Laura Welsh, and Malaysia’s Nur Fidrah Noh to close out the qualifying fixture on day five and decide section placings.

Horn will take on Samoa, Namibia and Hungary in his next three rounds on day four, before closing out his qualifying campaign on day five with games against Scotland and Spain.

We’re right behind you Taylor and Debbie, keep up the momentum and keep those wins coming.

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Go Debbie

Keep it up guys

Is any of this live streamed?

Keep up the good Debbie and Taylor 👍

Keep it going 👍👍👍

Keep it Rolling Deb's

Go Debbie

Go Debbie you can do it

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Very good bowling exciting to watch.

Bugger no viewing in WA.

3 weeks ago

Bowls NZ

World Ch.of Ch Singles – Day Two

New Zealand hopeful Debbie White is making her presence widely felt across the ditch at the World Champion of Champion Singles in Adelaide, remaining unbeaten in four games and toppling Welsh world pairs’ champion Laura Daniels in a memorable win.

Since registering early wins against South African and Spain on day one, White has gone on to defeat Daniels in round three and later backed up her form, outplaying Phillipines’ national star Sonia Bruce in straight sets, 6-4, 9-5.

Meanwhile, fellow Kiwi hopeful Taylor Horn has found it slightly tougher to find consistent form in the early rounds of the competition, registering two losses on day one against Hong Kong China and England, before going on to defeat Canada’s Earl Luk.

Sitting idle following two bye-rounds on day two, Horn appeared to struggle through the first set against Isle of Man representative Clive McGreal in round six, though quickly warmed back into his work to take out the second set and close out the tie-break with a 4-3 margin.

Day three will see Horn take on Netherland’s representative Frank de Vries and Malaysia’s teenage talent Ahmad Zikry, Zikry himself fast emerging as one to watch on the big stage.

In other action, White will continue her campaign with fixtures against Japan’s Keiko Kurohara and USA hopeful Sandy Wall, before enjoying a brief rest in the bye-round to close out day three.

Keep up the good work Debbie White and Taylor Horn, we're all behind you.
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Nice one Debbie ❤️

What's with all those double byes?

Go Feb you're the champ

I mean deb my phone keeps changing my words

Go Tayar

Awesome wigga - keep it up

🤞Good luck

Haere tonu Debbie 😉😉😉

Wonderful work there Debbie and Taylor,,,,keep it going and enjoy your games.

Well done to you both. Just enjoy the experience.

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3 weeks ago

Bowls NZ

World Ch. of Ch Singles - Day One

New Zealand representatives Taylor Horn and Debbie White have had contrasting fortunes at the World Champion of Champion Singles in Adelaide, with White enjoying an unbeaten start in two games and Horn registering his first win of the campaign following two tie-break losses in the opening two rounds.

Impressive in her play, White defeated South Africa hopeful Esme Kruger, 7-5, 3-7, 3-1, before going on to back the win up against Spain's Mary Dyer, 9-6, 5-7, 4-0.

Starting out in promising form, Horn took the first set off last year’s runner up and Hong Kong China international Tony Cheung, 10-5, before going on to drop the second set 7-9 and coming unstuck in the tie-breaker 0-4.

Horn then felt similar defeat at the hands of England's Louis Ridout, narrowly losing the tie-breaker 2-3 after winning the second set in comfortable fashion, 10-5.

In the evening match-up on day one, Horn was then able to get he better of Canada's Earl Luk, taking both sets 9-8, 8-7 to get his tournament back on track.

Day two will now see White take on two further opponents, while Horn will tick off another three fixtures in an action packed section play schedule.
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Good on you two best of luck for your next games

Way to go team NZ

Good luck Debbie and Taylor

Go Debbie!!!!

Good luck to the both of you 👍👌💝

Go Debbie

Nice one Debbie

Good luck to u both. From Kaitaia

Go Debbie 👍🎱

Kayleigh

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