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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.

๐Ÿฅ‚ Your Summerset Award winners are:๐Ÿฅ‚

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 โ€“ Female
Debbie White

Development player of the Year - Male
Taylor Horn

Player of the year โ€“ Female
Jo Edwards

Player of the year โ€“ 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 ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿพ

Well done Maureen

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Good luck to all our category finalists at the 2019 Bowls New Zealand Summerset Awards tonight, with all award winners revealed at the gala dinner in Auckland.

Awards include Coach of the Year, Development Player of the Year (male and female), Player of the Year (male and female), Para Bowler of the Year, Team of the Year, Umpire of the Year, Greenkeeper of the Year, Club Person of the Year and all eyes on this years Summerset SUPREME award recipient.

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Are you live streaming bowls nz

Go Judith Payne. You are fantastic and have been for a long time. You have our vote.

Dont forget to pencil Monday, September 16 in your diary, as Bowls NZ CEO Mark Cameron is set to catch up with Kevin Hickland live at 11am on Facebook.

If youve got a burning question you want Mark to address, be sure to Private Message through before the date. 

No questions or comments will be addressed during the live discussion, therefore only questions sent through in advance will be considered.

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Terrence Tohia

Bowls3Five Interclub is back and brings with it a second event, the Bowls3Five Interclub Cup (for bowlers 1-5 years).  Your club and centre will have the details so get your team together and register today!.  #RollOnSummer

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Jimmy Neal Jeremy Kidd Josh Hawke Liane Poulton Bryan Scott

Aaron Taylor Jarrod Barker junior bowlers???? Better look into it

Richard Kerr

Matty James

Amy Swain

How bout over 50s

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Bowls New Zealand would like to wish former New Zealand international and two-time national champion Brian Baldwin a happy retirement from the sport - himself announcing after 40 years, he has played his final game. 

Capped No.86 out of the Taranaki Centre and a representative at the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games, Brian has been a great ambassador of the game and will now spend his weekends enjoying time on the water. 

Crossing the ditch to live on the Gold Coast in 1999 from the Paritutu Bowls Club, Brian has been the Secretary/Manager of Musgrave Hill ever since. Brian went on to represent Queensland and has won multiple District and State titles, as well as winning the prestigious Golden Nugget in 2003.

Two decades on, Brian Baldwin is still the name synonymous with the Musgrave Hill club and earlier this week, gave his final service on the greens at the recent Broadbeach 5-aside competition.

All the best Brian, we all wish you well. ๐Ÿ›ฅ

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Cheers Brian!

Congratulations Brian your a true gentleman on and off the greens.

A true Gentleman, just like his Dad, Dave. All the best Brian!

Legend all the best Brian ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Enjoy your retirement Brian๐Ÿ‘

Well said Peter Kean. All the best Baldy. We did a few tours together and you did the shirt proud.

All the very best for the future Brian!!!!

All the best Brian. Enjoy your retirement.

All the best for the future Brian

Happy Retirement, Brian, Good Health and happy days on the water, will miss seeing your name in results....Congratulations on a wonderful career in bowls and worklife....you will be missed.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅณ

G'day Brian congrats on your great career and now your happy days off. I remember some humdingers against you and learnt a lot. Thanks for your time whenever we caught up and have a blast regards Goldy

All the best Brian ... enjoy everything you do!

Congrats on your career Brian! A privilege to have played together. Yes some great Tours.

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With the 2019/20 season upon us, its a perfect time for Kevin Hickland to be catching up with Bowls NZ CEO Mark Cameron - once again on hand to answer any of your questions or queries on anything bowls in the next edition of Kevin catches up with.

We will be live at approximately 11am on Monday, September 16. If you have a burning question for Mark, be sure to send us a PRIVATE MESSAGE before that date.

Only questions that have been sent to us via direct message and in advance will be considered, as we will not be taking ANY questions from comments during the live interview.
Bowls New Zealand would like to acknowledge the many councils and local boards around the country that continue to support our bowling clubs and members.

If you would like to do a positive โ€˜shout outโ€™ for someone seeking election at the upcoming local body elections, then feel free to post your support here on the Bowls NZ Facebook account.

Get tagging New Zealand.


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Desley Simpson, you're such a hard-working supporter of all our local sports clubs; you deserve everyone's support. Good luck!

Vote Mark Thomas - Councillor for Albert-Eden-Puketapapa. He is a great supporter of Bowls and will sort out the traffic so you can get to Bowls on time!!!

Catch the action from round 2 of the UBC.  SKY Sport NZ will bring you a series of episodes over the coming weeks.  Dates and times can be found below.

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Can't wait

Why is is not on

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where was this played???

Interested in indoor bowls and in the Auckland area? Head to Pukekohe and check out some of the best indoor bowlers in NZ! 

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