Heartland Bank Harbour 20,000
12 Aug 2014
Entry forms and information for New Zealand’s richest any combination 3 day fours tournament, the Heartland Bank Harbour 20,000, are now available on the website http://www.bowlsnorthharbour.com/bowls-north-harbour/heartland-bank-20000/.
The event is being held at the Browns Bay Bowling Club on Auckland’s North Shore on February 27 and 28, and March 1, 2015. Official entries open on Monday, September 1, and close on Friday, October 17, and the tournament will be restricted to 48 teams.
Co-organiser, Graham Dorreen, said there had already been a lot of interest in the tournament from throughout the country, and Australia, and he urged those intending to enter to get their forms and payment in by October 17.
“We are expecting a lot of interest and will probably have to end up balloting out entries,” he said. “This is the inaugural event and depending on its success, we may look to expanding it in the future.”
He reminded those teams entering that all players in each team must be from the same centre and the organisers reserve the right to accept or reject any entries at their sole discretion.
As a prelude to the Heartland 20,000, Browns Bay will be hosting an any combination pairs tournament on Tuesday February 24, and the Birkenhead Bowling Club an any combination triples tournament on Wednesday, February 25. The Browns Bay greens will be open for practice in the afternoon on Thursday February 26 and in the evening, there will be a sponsors function and entertainment at the club for all players.