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Top bowlers playing with real bowls on top greens dressed in whites i miss those days what the hell has happened to our game

So who wins when the white ball goes off the green?

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Bowls New Zealand would like to acknowledge the sad passing of Janet Grace Tucker QSM.

Jan made countless contributions to her communities, and bowls was lucky to be counted amongst those. 

Our thoughts are with her friends and family at the time.

Thankyou for everything Jan, RIP.

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Condolences to all

Rip Condolences to the family

Very sad RIP Jan πŸ’•

A great person to know who contributed so much to bowls in Dunedin. RIP

rip Jan condolences to family

RIP Jan.

RIP Jan x

Rip Jan

Condolences to family, RIP Jan

Rip jan

Talented lady RIP Jan

RIP Jan.

Sincere condolences to Jan's family and friends. RIP Jan.

Very sad lovely lady Rest In Peace Jan

Sad news. She helped me a lot.


Sad news RIP Jan

Sad news Rip Jan

A wonderful woman. I played with Jan at Business Women’s Bowling Club in the 1990’s. She was a great worker and asset to whatever organisation she became involved with. Condolences to family and friends.

RIP Jan. Thoughts are with your family

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Bowls New Zealand would like to acknowledge that today is ANZAC day. 

The incredible sacrifices made by those who came before us are impossible to fully comprehend, but will never be forgotten.. 

So in the ANZAC spirit, we would like to wish everyone in both Australia and New Zealand, home or away, a day of quiet remembrance and thankfulness. 

We will remember them

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Interesting observations πŸ‘

Model actually includes working full time, semi retired and retired participants . Youth participation is growing.


Play 6 mark 2.... see how bowls Taranaki do there open singles the system works extremely well and no need to bring people into mark

Wellington, tauranga and new Plymouth have the volume to host singles and pairs

how many 40 metre greens in nz

Hinuera I believe is one of them

possibly why so many good bowlers coming out of that club

Hinny nz famously 40m but there are a select few around.... in saying that clubs ain't just gonna drop there green speeds for the benefit of a few players

Last time they went to Scotland I understand they practiced on mower down croquet greens

Bring back Sandra Keith!

I'll take a paid trip to the gold coast Kevin

Martin Rolfe

Good work guys enjoyed the update

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Bowls New Zealand would like to acknowledge the sad passing today of Karen Trillo (Nee Just, Coombe), BlackJack #31

A very well known and decorated bowler in both codes, our thoughts are with Karens family and friends at this sad time. 


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RIP Karen

So sad a very special lady RIP Karen

Really sorry to hear, RIP Karen

RIP Karen x

RIP Karen

RIP Karen you were a very good bowler

RIP Karen

RIP Karen

A fighter to the end , an inspiration . R I P Karen.

Rest In Peace

Condolences RIP Karen

Very sad news. A great bowler in both codes. RIP Karen πŸ’•πŸ’•

RIP Karen. Even when really sick u showed wat an awesome bowler u were. ❀

I had the pleasure to play with Karen at a high level in both codes. A fierce competitor and a very talented bowler. RIP Karen. Condolences to all your family and friends.

Such a shame loverly lady beautiful player RIP Karen will be sadly missed

Sad news. Very skilled and deep thinking player gone too soon. Condolences to family.

RIP Karen

OMG, that is so sad. RIP Karen, I didnt know that you were unwell. And yes, I had the good fortune to have you in my team. Thankyou.

RIP Karen, we shared some great times on and off the green. Condolences to your family and friends x

RIP Karen! We spent many hours playing indoor & outdoor together! You & your family played a huge part in my Life & Bowls career. RIP My friend! ❀️

OMG so sad. Karen was in several teams I managed and selected. She loved her bowls, always played to win and gave of her best at all times. Deepest sympathy RIP my friend

Knew Karen from my Wanganui days. We met up again at the Delhi Test Event in 2010. RIP Karen

Very sad to hear this news. Rest In Peace Karen xx

A beautiful lady and a fantastic bowler. RIP Karen. Condolences to your family.

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Where is this superb looking green?

Thanks Bowls NZ and all the other clubs that came to Christchurch to enjoy the Interclub 7s. A pleasure to play in greens like these at Burnside Bowling Club (HQ) πŸŒ‘πŸ˜ŽπŸŒ‘

So many happy memories there watching World Bowls 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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We are still live with the women’s semi final - the Nelson v Carlton Cornwall going to a tiebreak end that was killed! Men’s final coming up right after they wrap this up!

John Brien who’s that handsome devil πŸ˜‚

Go Stoke

Women's Final between Nelson and Takapuna: Fours Nelson: 4 Takapuna: 1 Ends Played: 4 Pairs Nelson: 1 Takapuna: 9 Ends Played: 5 Singles Nelson: 6 Takapuna: 10

Women's Final between Nelson and Takapuna: Fours Nelson: 5 Takapuna: 3 Ends Played: 6 Pairs Nelson: 1 Takapuna: 12 Ends Played: 6 Singles Nelson: 8 Takapuna: 11

Women's Final between Nelson and Takapuna: Fours Nelson: 6 Takapuna: 3 Ends Played: 7 Pairs Nelson: 2 Takapuna: 12 Ends Played: 7 Singles Nelson: 10 Takapuna: 11

Women's Final between Nelson and Takapuna: Fours Nelson: 7 Takapuna: 4 Ends Played: 9 Pairs Nelson: 5 Takapuna: 13 Ends Played: 9 Singles Nelson: 12 Takapuna: 12

Women's Final between Nelson and Takapuna: Fours Nelson: 11 Takapuna: 10 Ends Played: 14 Pairs Nelson: 10 Takapuna: 21 Ends Played: 16 Singles Nelson: 18 Takapuna: 14

Women's Final between Nelson and Takapuna: Nelson has won the fours, Takapuna the pairs, winner of the singles decides the winning club. Currently 18~16 to Nelson.

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Such a shame that once the Men finished that you never gave updates on the scores for the Ladies ...Were they not in this Tournament as well ??

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Here we go again! Semi final time. Nelson is taking on Carlton Cornwall, and we will start with the singles. Join us on Sky Sport Next and for all result updates visit Bowls New Zealand website.

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Who made quarters please?

We will be bringing you women’s quarter final - Queenstown v Takapuna with singles taking centre stage. All the best to Selina Goddard (Takapuna) and Christine Buchanan (Queenstown) representing their club sides!

Go Christine GOOO1

Dave Parata your back is looking sexy in this pic!

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Thank goodness our country is listening and adapting to the science on Covid 19 as it becomes available, allowing us the freedom other countries can only dream about!

1 month ago

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Wow I want to play there

Where is this ? Looks beautiful!

I was just about to ask the same, where is this club


Almost as good as Cheviot Bowling club

It's of the lovely Arrowtown Bowling Club

That's what I meant lol was there during the nationals πŸ˜‰

Had a roll up over New Years, and managed to make a bit more room in the beer chiller

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1 month ago

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Fabulous photos

Ditto fabulous photos

Thankyou to one very talented photographer!!! Awesome coverage and great capture of the intensity of the concentration of players Well done. .

Really great photos, thank you!

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What year was this

Nicole Askew

Your girl Lucas Protopapas

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Well done Team Southland

Great photos.

Some great pics enjoyed looking at some beautiful shotsπŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Awesome pics, well done Southland Team

Well done Southland πŸ‘

Just wondering if there are any photos or vidios of the prize givings or Team photos of the mens & ladies wining teams ..Or have I missed them ?

Congrats Southland, great bunch of guys, well deserved. 🍷

Sheldon did you learn ballet?

I Watched some on the laptop really enjoyed what I saw. Great going the South Island. πŸ‘Œ

Absolutely awesome Southland you beautiful Brownee great stuff !!

A great result from the underdogs. Just love it. Well done you guys.!

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2 months ago

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Great photos

Cool pics!πŸ‘

Really nice photos πŸ’―

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Jim Munn Memorial Pairs

May 4, 2021

Tauranga South Women’s Pairs

May 4, 2021

Alexandra ANZAC Fours 50th Jubilee

May 4, 2021

Obituary: Janet Grace Tucker QSM.

May 4, 2021

Phoenix 7000 a success!

May 3, 2021


April 30, 2021

Gerry Macgregor-Wellington Centre Tournament Manager

April 29, 2021

Looking back at the Royal Oak Easter Triples win.

April 29, 2021

Karoro : Enjoying bowls in Greymouth

April 27, 2021

Obituary : Karen Trillo. Blackjack #31

April 23, 2021

Coaching Course in Auckland this weekend!

April 20, 2021

South Island clubs claim national titles

April 18, 2021

2021 National Interclub Sevens Information Hub

April 15, 2021

New Zealand’s best in club colours in Christchurch

April 14, 2021

Burton Cup a nailbiter!

April 12, 2021

Hometown success at Royal Oak Bowls $20,000 Easter Triples Tournament

April 6, 2021


April 5, 2021

Bowls Quiz-What was your score?

April 1, 2021

Diane and Dusty : a couple of Northlanders mixing it with the Southlanders

March 26, 2021

A classic, Classic at Wilton

March 24, 2021

2021 National Interclub Sevens Rapidly Approaching

March 24, 2021

Southland win 2021 Men’s Intercentre

March 22, 2021

Nelson wins 2021 Women’s Intercentre Title

March 22, 2021

National Intercentre Results and Live Streaming Here

March 21, 2021

National Intercentre down to the business end in Wellington

March 20, 2021

Centres battling for Quarter Final berths in National Intercentre

March 19, 2021

Richard Corry : the man they invented sports for

March 15, 2021

Arawa Classic Optional Fours

March 11, 2021

Ann Wright gets back to her roots in Central Otago

March 10, 2021

2021 National Intercentre Draw Released

March 8, 2021

Southlanders Crowned Champs at Good Home Birkenhead Pairs

March 8, 2021

Takarua and Reed win Carpet Mill $5,500 Birkenhead Men’s Pairs Tournament

March 8, 2021

COVID-19 Level 1 & 2 Recommendations 08/03/2021

March 8, 2021

Victoria continues national dominance

March 3, 2021
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