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    Bowls is a sport steeped in history and community, with many bowling clubs being over 100 years old and playing a huge part in community development as social hubs.

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    With a strong traditional base, casual players who turn out for a roll up, and world class athletes, bowls is continually challenging the stereotype.

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Wow awesome


Great to be able to watch all our favourite players bring it on !!😍😍

Looking forward to it - Pity they didn’t have more bowls on TV - Great sport for young and old

Does bowls NZ know if Foxtel OZ has picked it up as well


Oops I mean great ,

Great news looking forward to some good bowling😊

Good news

So enjoyable, love it

Happy to not see the words Spark Sport

Will there be two cameras this time so players don't have to keep gathering their bowls and carrying them up the other end 🤣🤣

So who’s the rascal

Can’t wait really looking forward to it


Will any be live streamed?

I'll be watching!

Martin Berry Nigel Berry this will be good to watch

Caleb Mellor get it mate

Can't wait...woohoo

Thanks Sky

Pity it's on Sky

Yay thank you sky

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New to the competition, the Elmwood Park Saints boast a powerful playing contingent and will be looking to set the pace at the top of the table.
Check out the Hinuera Heat Shirt for Bowls3Five this year!!!

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Looks absolutely brilliant.

Looking forward to this season of 3five 🤗

Very nice

All the best and good luck to our newest Blackjack Seamus Curtin, who teams up with Blake Signal across the Tasman to take on the 2019 Moama Mens Prestige Pairs next week in Australia.

Also, a big shout out to Blackjack skipper Ali Forsyth, who will join Victoria state bowler Ben Hubber in the 52-team, $40,000 event. Play gets underway on Monday and goes through to Wednesday.

Give em heaps lads.

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Good luck team! #nzworldclass #kiwisdointhebizniss

Good luck

Go hard guys all the very best!

Kia kaha.

Good luck to both teams, especially Blake!

Well done Seamus

Play hard you two good luck

Good luck to all. Go hard!!

All the best 👍

Fingers crossed

Congratulations Seamus and all the very best. Good luck!

Go the Vipers....you're got this.

Go get em team

Great stuff . Good luck to you all. Go get im.

Will it be streamed

Go hard. All the best

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What great weather across the country in the weekend! You know what that means... a summer of bowls is on the way!  A big shout out to New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) for supporting our communitys game. Thanks NZCT!

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I was born and raised in Mt. Albert.

Nice shot of Mount Albert Bowling Club Jim Gray

Dont forget to get your entries in to the 2020 Summerset Nationals Singles and Pairs - (Men, Women and Disabled), to be hosted in Christchurch from January 2 to January 8, 2020.

For everything you need to know, click the link below to be directed to the Bowls New Zealand online Nationals hub.


Entries close, Wednesday, November 20.

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2 months to decide 😂😂😂

Your chance to push for N Z chances In 2020

Susan Cottam

Caleb Hope Sheldon Bagrie-Howley get in there!

Entered Bruce 👍

Best come then Amanda Carides mixed pairs?

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Be sure to join us live as Kevin Hickland catches up with Bowls NZ CEO Mark Cameron this morning at 11am. 

All topics and questions have been prepared prior to the discussion, therefore NO NEW questions will be addressed during the live interview via the comments section.

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Is interview not going ahead now at 11am?

where is it

What an incredible country of talent our sport has both on the green, off the green and around the green . . . congratulations to all of the award recipients and category finalists at the 2019 Bowls New Zealand Summerset Awards.

🥂 Your Summerset Award winners are:🥂

Summerset Supreme Award
Shannon McIlroy (Stoke, Nelson)

Club of the Year,
Bowls Orewa

Coach of the Year
Graeme Rees

Club Person of the Year
Maureen Parker 

Greenkeeper of the Year
Ron Sabin

Umpire of the Year
Sue Way
Development Player of the Year – Female
Debbie White

Development player of the Year - Male
Taylor Horn

Player of the year – Female
Jo Edwards

Player of the year – Male 
Shannon McIlroy

Para Sport Award
Bruce Wakefield

Team of the Year
Blackjacks Asia Pacific Squad

For a full review of the awards function, check out the Bowls New Zealand website from 10pm, Friday - September 13.

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Congratulations Jo.

Congratulations Jo and Shannon well done.

Congratulations Sue Way and Debbie White.... and all the others of course, but I don;t know you personally. well done to you all.

Congratulations to all

Congratulations Jo and Shannon well deserved

Congratulations to you all especially Jo and Shannon wonderful achievement for you both you are our Nelson Heros we are so proud of you both

Congratulations Ron Sabin without good greens we would not have great players

Congratulations to you Maureen, well done 🍸🍾

Well done Maureen

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Familiar faces to open new Bowls3Five season

October 21, 2019

Sue Way: Bowls New Zealand Umpire of the Year

October 21, 2019

Jan Tucker: Representing bowls’ “grassroots”

October 21, 2019

Parajacks calling on chess grandmaster for Bowls3Five

October 18, 2019

Summer staff additions at Bowls New Zealand HQ

October 18, 2019

Debbie White – “Draw, draw, draw and draw”

October 17, 2019

Taylor Horn: Rising to new heights as Development Player of the Year

October 17, 2019

Inform Blackjack further bolsters Stoke Thunder for Bowls3Five

October 16, 2019

Electronic scoreboards: a possible nod to the future

October 15, 2019

Waikato club bringing “Heat” to second Bowls3Five televised league

October 15, 2019

Robinson withdrawal opens door for Houlahan in NZ Over 60’s

October 15, 2019

Graeme Rees – coaching the coaches

October 14, 2019

Remuera Bowling Club goes under cover – literally!

October 11, 2019

Inclusive disciplines added to Summerset Nationals

October 10, 2019

Inside Bowls – October, 2019

October 8, 2019

McGuigan crowned Burnside U26 Singles Champion

October 7, 2019

Bruce Wakefield : Para Athlete of the Year

October 2, 2019

Jeffcoat & Hemingway join Naenae duo for home win

September 30, 2019

Bowling class to converge at Burnside U26 Singles

September 30, 2019

Bowls New Zealand Summerset Awards 2019

September 26, 2019

Who said bowls was a summer game? Certainly no-one at Wanaka!

September 25, 2019

Naenae Women’s Classic attracts international contingent

September 24, 2019

Lawson hits Victoria Invitational Pairs for six

September 23, 2019

Nick Krajancic : From bocce to bowls

September 20, 2019

Otatara : Playing bowls 12,000km from Bonneville

September 19, 2019

Sumner Bowling Club – ready for another 100 years

September 19, 2019

Bev Corbett : great bowler, great attitude, great person

September 18, 2019

Jos de Jongh : Still playing bowls at 100!

September 17, 2019

Martin crowned PBA year end No.1

September 16, 2019

McIlroy reigns supreme at Summerset Awards Gala

September 13, 2019

Curtin and Russell aiming for world honours in the UK

September 12, 2019

New Zealand Over 60’s to take on Australia’s best

September 12, 2019

Wellington composite Martin and Bennett secure silverware

September 10, 2019

Race to year end No.1 set to go down to the wire in PBA

September 9, 2019
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