Trio hoping to make Timaru proud


Bowls3Five, Club News, News, Our People

When it comes to handling the pressure shots, Sarndra Cleland credits the Bowls3Five format for helping to change her game at match-deciding moments. Last month, Cleland, skip of the successful … Read More

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Blue wave surging high!


Bowls3Five, Club News, News, Our People

After a standout season on the national stage, winning a place in next season’s televised Bowls3Five league would simply be the icing on the cake for Takapuna. And with a … Read More

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Mac Elliot Classic


Club News, Event News, Featured, Our People

By Michael Burgess Auckland bowls stalwart Bryan Chapman achieved a 40-year ambition at the 2021 Mac Elliott Classic Fours last month. The tournament at the Carlton Cornwall club is a … Read More

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Don Carter Retirement


Club News, Featured, Greenkeeper News

When Don Carter started greenkeeping at the Stoke Bowling Club, the world was a little different. There was no internet.  There were no mobile phones … not even the bricks … Read More

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Jim Munn Memorial Pairs


Club News, Event News, Our People

By Michael Burgess Ahead of his favourite tournament of the year, Dean Gilshnan made a pivotal decision. With the Jim Munn Memorial pairs on the horizon, the Takaro stalwart decided … Read More

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Tauranga South Women’s Pairs


Event News, Featured, Our People

Sue Hodges has been involved in bowls for more than 25 years but admits the climax to the 2021 Tauranga South Women’s Pairs was one of her more unusual moments … Read More

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Alexandra ANZAC Fours 50th Jubilee


Club News, Event News, Featured, Our People

Ken McConnell is a veteran of the Alexandra ANZAC Fours tournament, but never takes things too seriously. He’s a former winner, but has a laidback approach, emphasising camaraderie as much … Read More

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Obituary: Janet Grace Tucker QSM.


Club News, Featured, News, Our People

The Vice-President of Bowls New Zealand, Jan Tucker, passed away last Sunday night. She was many things to many people, Jan was a member of the Chalmers/West Harbour Community Board … Read More

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Phoenix 7000 a success!


Club News, Event News, Featured, News

By Michael Burgess When Bruce Kelly decided to enter a team for the Phoenix 7000 Easter Fours, he didn’t need to look too far. The combination was decided around the … Read More

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INCREASED PRIZE VALUES FOR 2021 NZ PBA


Event News, Featured, High Performance, News

Record-setting memberships in recent years, particularly for last year’s New Zealand Professional Bowls Association season, have allowed a significant increase in the travel prize pool for 2021 winners. Despite a … Read More

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Gerry Macgregor-Wellington Centre Tournament Manager


Club News, Featured, News, Our People

Gerry Macgregor has spent an 83 year lifetime telling people how to spell his name. Not just his first name (‘Gerry’ not ‘Jerry’), but more particularly his surname.  The world … Read More

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Looking back at the Royal Oak Easter Triples win.


Club News, Event News, Featured, News

The night before the start of the 2021 Royal Oak Easter Triples tournament, club stalwart Joe Whitelaw had an uneasy feeling. Whitelaw had played in almost every edition of the … Read More

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Karoro : Enjoying bowls in Greymouth


Club News, Featured

Like many towns around New Zealand, in the middle decades of the last century Greymouth once had a heck of a lot of bowling clubs. The population of the town … Read More

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Obituary : Karen Trillo. Blackjack #31


Featured, High Performance, News

Karen Trillo recently passed away in Whanganui at the age of just 62. The name may not ring a bell to a lot of lawn bowlers – she had in … Read More

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Coaching Course in Auckland this weekend!


Featured, High Performance

Bowls New Zealand Coach Development Courses Bowls New Zealand are keen for more coaches to be involved in our great game of Bowls. The role for a coach is vital … Read More

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2021 National Interclub Sevens Information Hub


Club News, Featured, News

2021ProgrammeClick Here2021Club MapClick Here2021 Club ContactsClick HerePost Section ResultsClick HereMen’s Sections & Full TeamsClick HereMen’s Draw and ResultsClick HereWomen’s Sections & Full TeamsClick HereWomen’s Draw and ResultsClick Here National Interclub … Read More

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New Zealand’s best in club colours in Christchurch


Club News, Event News, Featured, News

A host of past and present Blackjacks are attempting to lead their clubs to national honours in Canterbury this week. New Zealand’s most capped player Jo Edwards, 14-time national open … Read More

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Burton Cup a nailbiter!


Club News, Event News, Featured, News

By Michael Burgess Leighton Shanks has decades of Bowls ahead of him, but it’s unlikely he will experience many tournaments as dramatic as the 2021 Burton Cup Classic Fours. The … Read More

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