Pat Walsh Memorial Tournament


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The 12th year of this popular event was staged at Bridge Park Bowling Club on Sunday 30th May, 2021. The weather held off just long enough for the 32 teams … Read More

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North & South Island Teams Released!


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Some of the biggest names in bowls in New Zealand has been confirmed in the North (Te Ika-M-āui) and South (Te Waipounamu) Island teams for the new inter-island challenge in September. The … Read More

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2021-2022 Summer of Bowls Calendar Released!


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Bowls Canterbury’s clubs and greens will host the country’s first major event of 2022 when the Summerset National Singles and Pairs Tournament gets underway on 2nd January. Last staged in … Read More

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Nelson Powerhouse Trio Chasing Bowls3Five Grand Final


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Spearheaded by long serving Blackjacks Jo Edwards and Val Smith, and ably supported by former New Zealand representative Richard Collett, Nelson Bowling Club will rightly be starting the National Bowls3Five … Read More

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Mac Elliot Classic


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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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Jim Munn Memorial Pairs


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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


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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


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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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Phoenix 7000 a success!


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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


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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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Looking back at the Royal Oak Easter Triples win.


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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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New Zealand’s best in club colours in Christchurch


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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!


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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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A classic, Classic at Wilton


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By Michael Burgess When Allan Brider turned up on the first morning of the Wilton Invitational Classic Fours, some of his fellow bowlers couldn’t believe their eyes. Brider had been … Read More

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Southland win 2021 Men’s Intercentre


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The Southland Men’s Intercentre team have won the 2021 title by defeating the Auckland team in a scintillating final. The team of: Sheldon Bagrie-Howley, Tony Cockerill, Shane Elliott, Bryan Harvey, … Read More

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National Intercentre Results and Live Streaming Here


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2021 Men’s Intercentre Draw & ResultsClick Here2021 Men’s Intercentre Post SectionClick Here2021 Women’s Intercentre Draw & ResultsClick Here2021 Women’s Intercentre Post Section DrawClick Here2021ProgrammeClick Here2021Club MapClick Here2021 Club DirectoryClick HereNational … Read More

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National Intercentre down to the business end in Wellington


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The 2021 National Intercentre is down to the semi finals, after an enthralling set of quarter finals captivated crowds at Wilton Bowling Club and Silverstream today. Men’s Intercentre: In the … Read More

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Southlanders Crowned Champs at Good Home Birkenhead Pairs


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By Michael Burgess When Lynda Milne and Linley O’Callaghan lined up for the first day of action at the Birkenhead Women’s Pairs last month, no one would blame them for … Read More

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


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By Michael Burgess As Alex Reed and Aiden Takarua sealed their victory in the 2021 Carpet Mill Birkenhead Men’s Pairs tournament, their overriding emotion was relief. While there was plenty … Read More

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