At what age did you start playing Bowls: 21  years old

Nickname: Annie

Why did you take an interest in Bowls? Played Indoor Bowls since I was 3 yrs old, serious injury forced me out of cricket and hockey so needed another sport to fill in my weekends so bowls it was. Both parents heavily involved in bowls at the time. 

Most memorable match? As a Para Director for the blind, the worlds in Cape Town 2017

Greatest influence in Bowls: My Father.

Toughest opponent? For myself Millie Khan, as a Para Director South African players.

Aspiration in Bowls? To help Sue Curran medal at the Commonwealth Games this year.

Advice for new players?  “Don’t let the things you can’t do stop you from doing the things you can do”.’


  • 2017 and 2016 B3 Women’s Singles winner. I was Sue Curran’s Director.

  • Personally I have 3 National titles. New Zealand Women’s InterCentre, NATIONAL Fours and Pairs


  • 2017 World IBBA Championships, South Africa – silver in B3 pairs

  • 2015 IBD World Championships, Wellington – bronze in B3 Singles and Pairs

  • Personally gaining a Bronze in fours, silver in Pairs and Team Gold at Asia Pacifics in 1993 Victoria, Canada, then bronze at the 1994 Commonwealth Games, Victoria, Canada in Four.

Paul Girdler

Date of Birth: 24 July 1946

Current Club: Life member at Kensington Bowling Club

Cap #: 27

Capped Event: 1993 Asia Pacifics Victoria, Canada.

Bowl Type: Henselite

Commonwealth Games Role: Director for Sue Curran, B2/B3 -Pairs