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Check this out Pania Sigley

Brendan Hodgson James Pugh

Adam Rankin something you’d be at

The flipper!

well done seamus

Jess, wow. I like it!

Michael Quayle

Oui Seamus! great stuff.πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

Awesome Seamus Curtin πŸ‘

You need that shot occasionally when negotiating Wellington wind, top effort Seamus Curtin. Don't let all the world know all our little secrets.....LOL

Remote control lol

David Girard This has got your name written all over it... you reckon you can master this shot?!!

The flipper. Brendan Hodgson has been doing it for years.....

Seamus Curtin too good πŸ˜†

Learnt off the master Brendan Hodgson

πŸ‘ Perfect

Wow, brilliant.

Paul Girdler πŸ€”

Will try it tomorrow

Wowzing wowser. πŸ™ƒπŸ˜Ž

Laura Tonks we could do something like this for the Dunlop page

Gee Ma it might be the break you need, haha

Rodney Fleming

Sam Epikitty Kiely how about that

Chris Smith I wanna bowl like this !

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Sarah Ashby

good luck elliott

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Shame they weren't at ch-ch at the just completed nationals

pity the greens are not up to standard

I still don’t get the logic on this. Why the hell would I go to another Island and pay a shit load of money to have a crack at this and book in for a week with the possibility of going out in the first few days. And to be fair I’m not the worst bowler in the country. Can’t believe the Nationals were split this way. I suppose if you are an employee of Bowls NZ then airfares , time of work and accommodation are not a concern. Cheaper and easier to do the whole package in Australia for most tournaments and better prize money. Anyway good luck to the players

Air fares to dear Accommodation to dear

Why is there such an expensive processing fee charged on the entry fee.Damn sure the bank doesn’t charge this amount to Bowls New Zealand for processing.

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Go Richard you can do it.

But cheeky Richard asking the marker which is the best hand to play.Well done

Commentator was bloody boring & awful! I could listen to Janice any day of the week.

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Great photos thank you

Any updates please

Where is the photo of winning disabled pairs champions? All have but only this one miss. Disappointed

Wonderful photos πŸ‘

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Congratulations to our 2020 Summerset Nationals B5-B8 Singles Champion, Graham Skellern

Runner Up: Graham Marshall
Third Equal: Bruce Wakefield and Chen Naude

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Congratulations, Graham.

well done Graham

Great stuff Graham

Well done Graham congratulations

Well done Graham awesome effort

Well done. Congrats

Congratulations Graham!

Well done Graham😊

Well done Skelly

Well done

Well done Graham

Well done buddy

Awesome job Uncle Graham!

Congratulations bro Graham Skellern

Congratulations Graham. Well done.

Congratulations Graham huge effort

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Congratulations to our 2020 Summerset Nationals B3-B4 Singles Champion, Steve Delaney.

Runner Up: Spencer Stacey
Third Equal: Rarua Simon and Sue Curran

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Great smiles enjoy your win fellows great effort

Think I need to take up the outdoor game as they have competitions for disabled players☺

Well done Steve.

Well done the Delaney team. You have worked very hard for the wins you are having. You deserve it

Congratulations to our 2020 Summerset Nationals B1-B2 Singles Champion, Deane Robertson.

Runner Up: Gerald Browers 
Third Equal: Joseph Kim and June Brittain

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Loved watching you all playing bowls great game to play enjoy your win

Well done Brew

Congratulations to our 2020 Summerset Nationals Mens Singles Champion, Andrew Kelly.

Runner Up: Ryan Burnett 
Third Equal: Dean Elgar and Nicholas Tomsett

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Well done potter. What a great start to a special year. The world is your oyster. Enjoy fatherhood.



Well done dean elgar

Congratulations well done Woohoo

Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Congratulations Andrew. Very pleased for you.

Congratulations πŸ†

Well done done

well done andrew

Congrats potter gr8 achievement few beers bit of a yarn now

Congratulaions on a deserved victory

A fantastic player to watch who played amazing bowls. Well done Andrew

Congratulations Andrew n also Ryan. Cheers 🍻, Lawman

Congrats Potter, a true gent and a fine draw bowler.

Congratulations Potter.


Well done mate

Congratulations Andrew. Richly deserved

Well done Potter

Well done to Andrew you deserved to win. Cheers Elaine and John πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Congratulations Andrew you played outstanding all the way through. Good on ya mate. Cheers

Well done Andrew!!

Well done Nicholas Tomsett proud of you.

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Congratulations to our 2020 Summerset Nationals B5-B8 Pairs Champions, Phillip Huwyler and Bruce Sayers.

Runner Up: Carolyn Crawford and Bruce Wakefield 
Third Equal: Chen Naude & Lynda Bennett and Graham Marshall & Michael Reynolds

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Congratulations to you both well done πŸ†πŸ₯‡


Awesome boys

Congzt's to you both great games


Well done

Well doneπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

Well done Phillip and your partner from the Wanganui Bowling Club!!

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ» Bruce!

Michelle Clarke that him Bruce

Well done and congratulations to you both, well played!!!

Congratulations πŸ‘

Congratulations 😊 gosh I haven't seen Bruce in like 30 years looks like a mini Alan πŸ’œ

Congrats well done

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Congratulations to our 2020 Summerset Nationals B1-B4 Pairs Champions, Steve Delaney and Gordon Oldfield.

Runner Up: Rarua Simon and Deane Robertson
Third Equal: David Stallard & Gerald Brouwers and Jake Fehlberg & June Brittain

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Congratulations to you all well done πŸ₯‡πŸ†

Congrtz's to you all great game to watch


Congrats boys great effort

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When is the mens final start

Don’t believe it. Kerry Margan from Hillcrest (Hamilton) in the photo, he must be famous.

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Great photos thank you

Any updates please

Where is the photo of winning disabled pairs champions? All have but only this one miss. Disappointed

Wonderful photos πŸ‘

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Congratulations to our 2020 Summerset Nationals Womens Singles Champion, Katelyn Inch.

Runner Up: Jo Edwards
Third Equal: Wendy Jensen and Serena Matthews

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Congratulations Katelyn, 2 in 1 day, not bad at all.

Congrats on the double Katelyn!! πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Congratulations katelyn an excellent week of bowling culminating with two national titles

Great game congrats


Congratulations to you all. Well done to Andrew Kelly for winning the Singles. Great stuffπŸ‘πŸΊ


Great match thanks for the tv coverage

Congratulations Katelyn

Congratulations Katelyn, a fantastic double gong πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Well played katelyn. Bad luck Ryan.

A great game of bowls. Congrats Katelyn!

Congrats Good game, spent all day there watching some quality bowls

Well deserved win Katelyn you played well

Congrats great game to watch

Amazing form Katelyn Inch!! Congratulations πŸ₯³

Well done...

Well done KatelynπŸ‘

I saw it all live. You were brilliant Andrew and Katelyn, dominating the mens and events respectively. Good luck for the Black Jacks v Australia.

Well done yes was great to watch

Congratulations katelyn

What a great day for you Katelyn Inch, Congratulations!

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We have a great crowd down at Papanui Club Outdoor Bowls for the final day of 2020 Summerset Nationals Singles and Pairs.

We think we have found Katelyn Inchs biggest supporter!
Congratulations to our 2020 Summerset Nationals Mens Pairs Champions, Ray Martin and Robbie Bennett.

Runners Up: Andrew Kelly and Richard Hocking
Third Equal: Jordan King & Nathan Glasson and Bruce McNish & David Archer

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Well. Done boys Robbie you look better in red than black Gary Reed

Congrats Ray and Rob

Well done Razor Ray Martin

Congratulations Raymond Martin

Woohoo Robbie .... Awesome shit....

Congratulations πŸŽ‰ Robbie Robert Bennett and Ray

Well done Ray!

Way to go Ray Martin

Congratulations boys superb effort whole tournament long, deserved champions, celebrate well.

Congratulations guys, Lawman

My old mate Bruce Mac still putting a mean bowl down ? Please say Gday, Lawman

Well done!!🍾🍾

Well done to all prize winners.great bowls.thanks for live streaming.

Well done you guy’s πŸ‘

Well done robbie chur bro

Top effort Ray.well deserved young man.

Huge congrats Ray Martin!!

Well done Raymond

Well done Robbie and Raymond.πŸ…πŸ†


Congratulations to you both awesome win woohoo

great stuff you wgtn legends

Well done boys have fun tonight

Well done guys.

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Congratulations to our 2020 Summerset Nationals Womens Pairs Champions, Katelyn Inch and Selina Goddard.

Runners Up: Clare Hendra and Tayla Bruce 
Third Equal: Linley OCallaghan & Christine Buchanan and Val Smith & Lisa Prideaux

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Yes!!! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

Congrats Katelyn awesome work

Congrats you two wonderful effort selina noticed you stayed in the BLUE

Awesome πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘


Well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

Awesome πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Wuhu!!!!! Amazing!!!! TUMEKE MY FRIEND'S

Congrats Kate and Selina

Well done on a wonderful effort

Well done ladies, great stuff πŸ‘πŸΊ

Well done to you both. Super work.

Congratulations Selina and Katelyn. Rippa!

Congratulations ladies

Congratulations Katelyn - well done!

Congratulations πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Well done Selina end Katelyn

Congratulations you are true champions

Congratulations ladies well done πŸ†

Awesome x

Well done to you both, great final.

Congratulations Katelyn Inch, and Selina Goddard

Congratulations girls, on πŸ”₯,Cheers, Lawman

Awesome ladies.πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡

Well done girls, awesome! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ₯³

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Kerry Margan nice photo champ

Thanks mate that’s a surprise haha

Men's Pairs Final Ray Martin & Robbie Bennett vs Andrew Kelly & Richard Hocking

Women's Pairs Final Katelyn Inch & Selina Goddard vs Clare Hendra & Tayla Bruce

Disabled nationals post section is also taking place, we will be live streaming two of their finals in round four today. Stay tuned!

How come they didn’t show men’s pairs final as well

Congrats Ray Martin and partner plus ladies katelyn and salina

Men's Singles Semi Final, Dean Elgar vs Andrew Kelly First to 21 shots.

It’s Darren Burnett Ryan’s Brother not uncle that’s Scottish international

Schedule of play for this round.

Steve Delaney vs Sue Curran B3 B4 Singles Semi Final 4 3 to Sue

B1 B2 singles semi final, Joseph Kim vs Gerald Brouwers 4 0 to Joseph

B3 B4 Singles Semi Final Spencer Stacey vs Rarua Simon 3 1 to Stacey

B1 B2 singles semi final June Brittain vs Dean Robertson 2 all

5 2 to Brittain

B5 B8 singles semi final Graham Skellern leads Bruce Wakefield 13 7

Graham Marshall 16 3 up B5 B8 Singles Semi Final

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Great photos thank you

Any updates please

Where is the photo of winning disabled pairs champions? All have but only this one miss. Disappointed

Wonderful photos πŸ‘

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Click this link to go to our live streaming of Round Four, Andrew Kelly vs Ali Forsyth

Play is underway and so is the live streaming on the greens at Papanui Club in Christchurch.

Mens and Womens Singles & Pairs matches are going to be played left, right and centre.

Follow this thread for updates as the games finish and potential champions march closer to their goal, or fail. 

Live streaming will be going on all day on the Sky Sport Next YouTube Channel. Free to watch, in every country.

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Women's Singles Quarter Final, Jenny Stockford vs Serena Matthews 8~6 to Stockford

Women's Pairs Quarter Final Toomey vs Smith 4~0 to Toomey after 3

Women's Pairs Quarter Final Inch vs Rayner 6~1 to inch after 4

Women's Pairs Semi Final Hendra vs O'Callaghan 4~2 to O'Callaghan after 4

Thanks for all the updates.

Thank you bowls nz

Havnt found a thread to yarn about..


Go well all you Dunedin boys.

Taylor Horn vs Craig Merrilees Mens Pairs

Andrew Kelly vs Kevin Gore

Pat Houlahan vs Bruce McNish Mens Pairs

Keanu Darby vs Shayne Sincock mens pairs

Would love to watch if we could only work out how to do so.

Round Two will be streamed here:

Women’s singles semi final Jo Edwards vs Serena Mathews

Papanui Bowls have been awesome all week and have put the live streaming on in the club. A much warmer place to watch the bowls!

Men’s singles quarter final Nick Tomsett vs Joko Susilo

Men’s pairs semi final Jordan King vs Ray Martin

Men’s singles quarter final Dean Elgar vs Terry Scott

Men’s singles quarter final Ryan Burnett vs Oliver Mason

Plenty of spectors braving the cold winds at Bowls Papanui

Andrew Kelly and Richard Hocking lead Taylor Horn and Sheldon Bagrie Howley 11 8 in the live streamed match

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We are down to the last two days of the Summerset nationals.

Find below the timetable for tommorow; all games will take place at Papanui Club and will be streamed on the attached link.

The timetable is also available on the Bowls New Zealand Website, if you know any of the players taking part, why not come down and support them in their quest to become national champions.

All post section games going forward for the nationals will be played at Papanui Club find info below:

Women's Pairs Quarter Finals:

8.30am Katelyn Inch vs Dale Rayner

8.30am Val Smith vs Nicole Toomey

Women's Pairs Semi Final

8.30am Lynley O'Callaghan vs Clare Hendra

Women's Singles Quarter Final

8.30am Jenny Stockford vs Serena Matthews

Men's Pairs Last 16

8.30am Pat Houlahan vs Bruce McNish

8.30am Keanu Darby vs Shayne Sincock

8.30am Taylor Horn vs Craig Merrilees

8.30am Kevin Gore vs Andrew Kelly

Men's Pairs Quarter Finals

8.30am Mike Kernaghan vs Nathan Glasson

8.30am Raymond Martin vs Mike Caroll

Women's Pairs Semi Final to be played at 10.30am

Women's Singles Semi Final Katelyn Inch vs Wendy Jensen
possibly to start at 10.30am

10.30am Women's Singles Semi Final Jo Edwards vs winner of Stockford/Matthews

Men's Pairs Quarter Finals 10.30am

10.30am Men's Pairs Semi Final Glasson/Kernaghan vs Martin/Caroll

10.30am Men's Singles Quarter Finals.

10.30am Oliver Mason vs Ryan Burnett

10.30am Nicholas Tomsett vs Joko Susilo

10.30am Dean Elgar vs Terry Scott

10.30am Andrew Kelly vs Ali Forsyth

*Subject to prior games, may be played one round later. Prudent for players to report to Papanui Club at 10am

Next two rounds to take place at 1pm and 4pm

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Any idea which games are being live streamed?

Good luck Craig & Craig Tinker

Dont panic Raelebe there were technical issues today that have now been sorted & we will be up & running tomorrow from 8.30am Sometimes in life Raekene despite best efforts by good people not everything goes to plan

Hopefully live stream works tomorrow

Go the Craig's .

Good on ya Kevin keep the faith!!

Marion Flaws

Chelsea Farley

Looking forward to the coverage hiccups and all.

Good luck to Dean Elgar

Chelsea Farley nice pic

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Great updates thank you..I am sure the gremlins will be sorted by the crew..

Awesome win Jenny Anderson

go the wellington bowls

Awesome Kevin πŸ‘πŸ‘

Thank you Kevin

Great bowls Jenny

Thanks Kevin

Well done

Keep going Wendy

Well done Kevin big job

Absolutely be interesting

That's kevin

Go jo

Go Jenny Stockford

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Gearing up for the Summerset National Fours

January 24, 2020

Wilson and Wedlock lead Australian onslaught at Burnside

January 20, 2020

Remuera Extended Fours champions emerge

January 19, 2020

Stratford’s four toast of Tauranga

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Long-awaited Blackjacks call-up for Wellington bowler

January 14, 2020

Harrison and Eu secure back to back titles in Mixed Pairs

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Newly crowned national champions headline Blackjacks squad

January 10, 2020

Inch doubles up securing singles and pairs silverware

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Martin and Inch claim maiden national titles

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