News
A message from the Chair…
September 28, 2020

I am sorry to announce that Steven Yates has resigned his position of General Manager of Auckland Bowls Inc. Steven will remain a member of the Bowling community and, on behalf of the Board, I wish him success for the season and the future.   Michael Feek Chairman of the Board of Auckland Bowls Inc.

Events scheduled to be played on 26th-27th September 2020 With the continuing uncertainty and changes to alert levels, Auckland Bowls and Bowls North Harbour have made the very difficult decision to cancel the Women’s Premier Open Singles and the Ivan Kostanich Men’s Open Singles. This decision was not made lightly. Indications from Government are that,...

Ah well… We were hopeful, but following today’s announcement of the continuation of Level 2.5 in Auckland, the Ryman Healthcare 1-5 Year Pairs is postponed, we will look to play this later in the season. If you have any questions please contact Kristina or Janine at the office on 623 3555.

Bowls New Zealand and SMARTPAY have put together a special deal to allow you to introduce or upgrade EFTPOS at your club. EFTPOS ensures you meet your member and casual customer payment needs and expectations. Whether it is to pay a subscription, buy a drink or settle the bill for a large corporate function, EFTPOS...

Ahead of next week’s change of Covid-19 Alert Level for the Auckland region, we thought it would be useful to you all if we provided our thoughts on the application of the Government’s Alert Level 2 restrictions as applicable to the Auckland region. While Alert Level 2 provides an easing of many of the restrictions...

Unfortunately, with today’s news and the new limit placed on Level 2 gatherings, the Auckland 1-5 Year Fours is now postponed. Please rest assured, this will be played and we will let you know as soon as the new date is confirmed.

As we know and have all previously experienced what life at COVID-19 Alert Level 3 looks like, the Team at Auckland Bowls are always looking at ways to keep in touch with our Bowling Community! Always trying to look at the positive side of things, we are grateful we were able to complete our postponed...

Following the Government’s announcement that Auckland will remain at Level 3 until 11.59 pm on the 26th August. Bowls New Zealand has issued the following recommendations. Bowls New Zealand Covid-19 Alert Level 3 Recommendations

With the Government announcement and the move to Alert Level 3 for Auckland, the ABCA has made the understandable decision to postpone the Canoe and Campi Tournaments scheduled to be played this weekend. Auckland Bowls completely supports this decision, the health and safety of the bowling community comes first. Stay safe everyone and we will...

Auckland is now at Alert Level 3 Auckland region moved to Alert Level 3 at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August 2020. The Auckland region is everything in the Auckland Council boundary — from Wellsford in the north to Pukekohe in the south. It will remain at Alert Level 3 for at least 3 days....

Final results for our weekend and what a weekend for our final events of the season! A very, very big thank you to all our competitors, it was not easy out there, it was cold, it was wet and it was hard! Special thanks also to the spectators/supporters, making a difference to their club mates...

Auckland Champion of Champion Fours & Ryman Healthcare 1-5 Year Fours. Thanks to all our competitors, it was pretty cold and wet out there this morning, but we got through. Congratulations to all our finalists, we look forward to seeing everyone at Epsom Bowls tomorrow, play begins for Champion of Champion Men’s Fours and post...

Manurewa has secured the final place in the third edition of Bowls3Five on Sky Sport. The Counties-Manukau club will be invited as the eighth team in this year’s competition, starting in October, after finishing runner-up in the Bowls3Five interclub finals at the Naenae Bowling Club in Lower Hutt. Elmwood Park won the three match final...

It was a hard-fought battle for the West Auckland side, their first match of the day against neighbours -last years Champs – Pringle Park Thunder, ended with a game apiece and equal net total of shots, an extra end was played to determine the quarter-final win, the Roosters taking it 4-2. On to the semi-finals...

We have our Finalists in the Auckland Winter Interclub. Royal Oak Delta will take on Te Atatu Roosters. Royal Oak won their Semi against Onehunga & Districts 3 pts 54 NTOS. Te Atatu Rooster once again went to an extra end against Mt Albert the final score 4-0. Winter Interclub Semi Chart Winter Interclub Full...

Congratulations to John Crow and Kim Tilly (Blockhouse Bay) on winning the Auckland 1-5 Year Pairs Title 24-6 over Roger Gardiner and Tina Jerrom (Balmoral). Lovely bowls from both teams, the Blockhouse Bay duo just too strong for the Balmoral pair.

Winter Interclub Finals
July 26, 2020

A pretty chilly day for bowls at Epsom, the sun is occasionally peeking through, but not long enough to warm things up. Our competitors are doing a great job of keeping the spectators entertained. Our first round saw Te Atatu Roosters and Pringle Park Thunder tie in games and net total of shots and playing...

The 2020 Auckland Bowls AGM will be held on Saturday 25 July, 10.00 am, at Mt Eden Bowls, 17 Stokes Road, Mt Eden. Please see the following memo. Memo – 29 April 2020 Please ensure your club is represented at this very important meeting.

Winter Interclub Week 3
July 20, 2020

  Thanks to everyone for a great three weeks of section play in the Auckland Winter Interclub. We finished the final round Sunday and now look forward to the Finals this weekend at Epsom Bowls. Congratulations to the following sides going through to our Finals this Sunday. Section 1: Howick Red 22pts 35 NTOS Section...

Auckland Bowls General Manager Steven Yates is delighted to announce the securing of several World Class Bowlers for its Women’s Premier Open, to be held on 26th and 27th September 2020. Headlining the participants is current World and NZ Singles Champion Jo Edwards. Jo is one of New Zealand’s greatest-ever bowlers. In two decades, she’s...

Esther EU confirmed as Head Selector for Auckland 1-5 Year Men’s and Women’s Representative Teams Following a great response of high calibre applicants, the Selection Panel are delighted to announce that Esther Eu has been appointed to the position of Head Selector for the Men’s and Women’s 1-5 Year Representative Teams for the upcoming 2020/2021...

Very sad news today as we learnt of the passing of Colin Haysham Snr, better known to most of us as Taffy. A big personality in the bowling community, taffy was an avid bowler. Winner of the Auckland Junior Singles, Champion of Champion Fours 2006, Auckland Centre Fours 2010 and Super Sevens, National Fours Finalist...

Battle of the Rattle
July 12, 2020

The “Battle of the Rattle” was an invitational challenge between Auckland Women and North Harbour Men played on Saturday 11 July. While this challenge did not have the niggle of “The Rumble in the Jungle” or the finality of “The Thrilla in Manilla” it certainly delivered its twists of fate. The match was played under...

A very pleasant Winter’s day for our second week of the Auckland Winter Interclub, and it will be all action next Sunday for our final round of section play. Section One it’s Howick Red on top with 19pts 39 NTOS, with East Tamaki Aces not far behind on 15pts 47 NTOS. Section Two is very...

Certainly more colourful on the greens these days, both with bowls and club shirts. One thing that hasn’t changed is the love and enjoyment of the sport. “The St Heliers Bowling Club is the setting of this episode of First Hand, a series dedicated to giving young directors a shot at making documentaries. A triples...

Thanks to all for our first week of Winter Interclub. It was chilly out there but for the most part a good day. With the weather set to be much the same this coming Sunday, we may be in luck for our second week. Please pack the wet weather gear just in case and if...

Good luck to everyone as Winter Interclub kicks-off this Sunday at Clubs across Auckland. The forecast is as expected for this time of year, please wrap-up warmly and pack your wet weather gear. If we have any changes I will update the Auckland Bowls infoline 623 3551 by 7:30 am. We will bring you first-round...

Always great smiles from our Juniors, here are our winners from Blockhouse Bay: John Crow, Malcolm King and Steve Ramsay and our Runners-up Colin Williams, Keith Earl and Henry Fane from Pt Chevalier. In case you missed them, full results are available on the 1-5 Year Triples – COP, Draw and Results.

Final Results in the Auckland Champion of Champion Singles. Congratulations to Paris Baker – New Lynn who beat Titia Ryder – St Heliers 21-9 to take the Women’s title and to Aiden Takarua – Pt Chevalier on taking the Men’s Title 21-20 over Tony Grantham – Mt Albert in a thrilling Final. This win saw...

Final underway in the Champion of Champion Singles, the Men we have Tony Grantham – Mt Albert vs Aiden Takarua – Pt Chevalier and the Women Paris Baker – New Lynn vs Titia Ryder – St Heliers. Semifinals underway in the Ryman Healthcare 1-5 Year Triples. Results to date: COC Singles Draw 2019-2020 semis 1-5...

It looks like we’ll have a mix of sunshine and showers today for Finals in the Auckland Champion of Champion Singles and Ryman Healthcare 1-5 Year Triples at Kohimarama Bowling Club. The players are wasting no time in their games and we already have our first Finalist in the Men’s Champ of Champ Singles. Tony...

Final results for the day for the Auckland Ryman Healthcare 1-5 Year Triples, complete with Post-Section Chart for tomorrow. Play begins at Kohimarama Bowling Club at 9 am. A very big thank you to all for today, it appears the Juniors were hit harder by the weather than our Champ Singles, and this probably made...

Thank you to everyone for today our host clubs Epsom Bowls and Kohimarama Bowling Club, our Chief Umpire Gerard Hulst and Umpires Graeme Clisby and Diane Ley. Thanks very much to all the markers who gave up their time in less than ideal conditions but we got there in the end. Good luck to our...

1-5 Year Triples 2019-2020 Results Rnd 2

The Weather is holding and the Champion of Champion Singles players are into their final round of the day. COC Singles 2019-2020 Results Rnd 2

A wet and wild start to the day, but we have blue skies and we’re a hardy bunch getting through. First round results below. 1-5 Year Triples 2019-2020 Results Rnd 1 COC Singles 2019-2020 Results

Congratulations!
June 21, 2020

To all participants for this weekend. The Auckland Champion of Champion Triples Won by Mike Galloway, Martin Dixon, James Gavin – Royal Oak in the Men and Catherine Bien, Sue Curran and Paula Kempthorne – St Heliers in the Women. Champ of Champs Triples 2019-2020 Final Results Our brilliant Junior who had a huge weekend...

Some great battles in the first round of Post Section for the Ryman Healthcare 1-5 Year Pairs. Results Round 1 Post Section: 1-5 Year Pairs 2019-2020 Round 1 Post Section

Final Results for Saturday through to Finals and Post-Section. Apologies for some transposed scores from New Lynn – these have been corrected. Play begins tomorrow for the 1-5 Pairs at 9am at New Lynn Bowling Club and 9am for the Champ of Champ Triples at Epsom Please listen to the Auckland Bowls Infoline on 623...

Auckland Ryman Healthcare 1-5 Year Pairs Results Round 2 1-5 Year Pairs 2019-2020 Results Round2

Auckland Champion of Champion Triples Results Round 2 Champ of Champs Triples 2019-2020 Results Rnd 2    

First Round Results Auckland Champion of Champion Triples and 1-5 Year Pairs. Great to see full greens and sunshine. Champ of Champs Triples Results 2019-2020 Round 1 1-5 Year Pairs Results 2019-2020 Round 1            

Sky Sport Deal
June 16, 2020

Five months Bowling Club Sky contract and free installation* for $79 per month. Bowls NZ has been working with our friends at Sky to come up with a deal to come out of lockdown that will benefit clubs, members and their community. Call Sky Business now on 0800 759 333 or email skybusiness@sky.co.nz • Absolute...

Final Results for Auckland Champion of Champion Pairs Champ of Champs Pairs 2019-2020 Final Results Final Results the Ryman Healthcare 1-5 Year Singles Mens 1-5 Yr Singles 2019-2020 Final Womens 1-5 Yr Singles 2019-2020 Final    

First round results from the Men at Bridge Park Bowling Club, the women will come in next round. Mens 1-5 Yr Singles 2019-2020 PS rnd 1

Final Results for the Day Champ of Champ Pairs Men and Women, all at Epsom Bowls beginning at 9am Champ of Champs Pairs 2019-2020 to Sunday Ryman Healthcare 1-5 Year Singles Men and Women, all at Bridge Park Bowling Club Men Begin at 8:30am, Women at 10am Mens 1-5 Yr Singles 2019-2020 to PS Womens...

Auckland Champ of Champ Pairs and 1-5 Year Singles. Final Rounds for the day are well underway. Updated Results below. Womens 1-5 Yr Singles 2019-2020 Mens 1-5 Yr Singles 2019-2020 Champ of Champs Pairs 2019-2020

Today, our Junior Men are at Remuera, Mt Eden and Papatoetoe Hunters Cnr, the Women are at Kohimarama. The Champ of Champs Pairs, Men are at Epsom and the Women at Glendowie. Rain’s holding off, not too cold a pretty good day for bowls! RESULTS TO DATE Champ of Champs Pairs Results 2019-2020  Mens 1-5...

Best of luck to our Auckland Champ of Champs Pairs and 1-5 Year Singles playing this weekend! Saturday, our Junior Men are at Remuera, Mt Eden and Papatoetoe Hunters Cnr, the Women are at Kohimarama play begins at 8:30am. The Champ of Champs Pairs, Men are at Epsom and the Women at Glendowie. Play begins...

The proposed Auckland Bowls Playing Programme V2 for 2020-2021 is open for consultation and we welcome your views. Consultation will run until the 12th June 2020 with the final programme to be released no later than the 1st July 2020. Please submit your feedback through the following methods: – By email to kristina@aucklandbowls.co.nz – By...

Bowls is back! A great day was had by all – some a bit more than others…  but the general feeling was, win or lose, it was awesome to be back on the green. These past months have been challenging, there have been joys and sadness and a renewed appreciation for family, friends and the...

Congratulations Champs
June 6, 2020

Congratulations Karen Hema & Lisa Prideaux – Carlton Cornwall on winning the Auckland Centre Pairs Title 23-11 over Esther Eu & Rachael Hancock – Blockhouse Bay. AND Scott Evans & Rory Soden Mangere on Winning the Auckland Men’s Pairs Title 18-4 over Dan Delany & John Carruthers Royal Oak.  

Great to be back in action for the Auckland Bowls Finals Day at Remuera Bowling Club. Live-streaming begins at Midday. 9.00 am – Men’s Pairs Semi-Finals Billy Fulton, Tony Garelja (Henderson) vs John Carruthers, Danny Delany (Royal Oak) Winners: John Carruthers, Danny Delany (Royal Oak) 20-9 Aiden Takarua, Alex Reed (Pt Chevalier) vs Scott Evans,...

Applications are now open for the Auckland Bowls 1-5 Year Head Coach / Selector 2020-2021 Send to: Auckland Bowls P O Box 74 077 Greenlane Auckland 1546 OR Email: steven.yates@aucklandbowls.co.nz Please enclose a cover letter and CV to support your application Applications close Tuesday 30th June 2020 AK Bowls Head Selector 1-5 Scope 2020 Application...

VENUE: REMUERA BOWLING CLUB SATURDAY 6th JUNE 2020 9.00 am – Men’s Pairs Semi-Finals Billy Fulton, Tony Garelja (Henderson) vs John Carruthers, Danny Delany (Royal Oak) AND Aiden Takarua, Alex Reed (Pt Chevalier) vs Scott Evans, Rory Soden (Mangere) 9.00 am – Women’s Pairs Semi-Finals Helen van der Walt, Liz Badenhorst (Carlton Cornwall) vs Esther...

The proposed Auckland Bowls Playing Programme for 2020-2021 is now open for consultation and we welcome your views. Consultation will run until the 12th June 2020 with the final programme to be released no later than the 1st July 2020. Please submit your feedback through the following methods: – By email to kristina@aucklandbowls.co.nz – By...

Dear All As you will be aware, Monday’s announcement from Government provides New Zealanders with a relaxation of some of the restrictions of Alert Level 2 from midday on Friday 29th May, specifically the removal of the “Groups of 10” restriction. As a result of this change, bowling clubs will likely find their operation simpler...

The Board and Management Team of Auckland Bowls are delighted to announce the following Head Selectors for our Open Men’s and Women’s Representative teams for the upcoming 2020 – 2021 season: Head Selector Open Men:                         Neville Hill Head Selector Open Women:                Diane Harris Please note that Jill Fraser was unavailable for appointment due to personal...

Last Chance, we will close this survey on Monday 25th May Please make sure you have your say in the Auckland Bowls Player Survey – 2020. We’ve had a great response so far – if you haven’t done so already, please click the link below, we’d love to get your feedback, please take the time...

A Handy guide about Governance for your club from Steve Clifton – Auckland Bowls Introduction to Governance Auckland Bowls and Nine Steps to Effective Governance from Sport New Zealand Nine-Steps-to-Effective-Governance-Building-High-Performing-Organisations  

Yesterday, Martin McKenzie, from Bowls NZ, participated in a live webinar from Sport NZ on Sanitation and Contact Tracing in Sport. This was run by Roger Wood (Sport NZ) and Dr Harriette Carr. Replay the video here: https://event.webinarjam.com/t/click/ow8p3sw9t4puqyrb314iorwi17t9 Martin said that it was an interesting watch and it was heartening to know that most of...

Very sad news as we learned of the passing of Auckland Bowls Life Member Haddon Vernon. Haddon was a dedicated supporter and member of Auckland Bowls. A long-serving member of the Auckland Bowls Board beginning in 2003-2004, becoming Chairman in the 2009-2010 season and remaining in this role until his resignation in December 2015. During...

Message from Bowls NZ Like most sports and organisations, Bowls New Zealand were somewhat caught out by the governments ‘ten persons or less’ guideline for the first couple of weeks of Alert Level Two. We had, like most, been working on a scenario that allowed for larger sporting groups to connect, under safe conditions. We...

The following information was released from Sport NZ on 12 May 2020. Yesterday’s Government decisions around Alert Level 2 impacted the mass gathering limits previously communicated for play, active recreation and sport. Today we have clarified some of the detail around this announcement. Play-Active-Recreation-and-Sport-at-Alert-Level-2 We can now confirm that the 10 person gathering limit does apply to...

Alert Level 2 Click here for Bowls NZ’s latest recommendations on Alert Level 2.  Following the announcement yesterday (7-May) from the government on what Alert Level 2 looks like, we have updated the guidelines established back on the 1st May. As an at-risk community we should continue to ‘play it safe’ by limiting the number...

Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund Sport NZ has developed a relief package in response to the immediate impacts of Covid-19. The Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund forms part of this Relief Package. The Sport NZ Community Resilience Fund aims to deliver immediate funding to help regional and local organisations remain financially viable through the immediate...

This notice is to let you know that both Greenkeeper Conferences, as programmed for 2020, have been postponed until 2021. The North Island Conference will be held on Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th June 2021 at Carlton Cornwall Bowling Club in Auckland The South Island Conference will be held on Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th July 2021...

Bowls NZ Hall of Fame Nominations 2020 Bowls New Zealand would like to invite nominations from Centres and Clubs for new Hall of Fame candidates to be considered for future Hall of Fame selection. Please find below the two Nomination Forms and the Nomination Process. General Nomination Form Athlete Nomination Form Hall of Fame Nomination...

Please see the below recommendations from Bowls New Zealand on Guidelines for Bowling Clubs in Alert Level 2. Auckland Bowls will be making further recommendations for our clubs once we have consulted Bowls NZ, Sport NZ and received advice from the Government. Thanks for your patience and please don’t hesitate to contact one of the...

On 24 April, the government issued new guidelines for sport and recreation, specifically establishing scenarios at Alert Level 3 for non-contact sports such as Golf, Tennis and Bowls. Yesterday the Board of Auckland Bowls met and endorsed the guidelines released by Bowls New Zealand. Auckland Bowls supports the majority of bowling clubs who wish to remain...

The 2020 AGM is now scheduled to be held on Saturday 25 July, 10.00am, at Mt Eden Bowls. Please see the following memo. Memo – 29 April 2020   Applications are called for: Auckland Bowls President and Vice President Auckland Bowls Board Auckland Bowls Operations Committee Kimberley Investment Committee All applications must be received at...

It’s a Hoax!
April 29, 2020

Once again, the iTunes Gift Card hoax is doing the rounds. If you receive an email from someone, and at first glance it appears to be from someone you know, asking you to buy iTunes gift cards, scratch the back and email them the code – DON’T!! There’s currently no way to prevent the iTunes...

Dear All The government today (24th April) issued new guidelines for sport and recreation, specifically establishing scenarios at Alert Level 3 for non-contact sports such as Golf, Tennis and Bowls. Bowls New Zealand continues to support the majority of bowling clubs who will remain fully CLOSED during Alert Level 3, preferring instead to prepare the club greens and facilities for...

Competition Time! Enter and Win a Goodie Hamper from Auckland Bowls  The current Pandemic has sparked many competitions and challenges on social media. Heading into the home-stretch, we thought we’d celebrate with a photo competition of our own. Simply send us a pic, the subject? ‘How I spent the lock-down’. Did you turn your bubble...

Covid-19 Guidelines
April 17, 2020

Please click on the PDF document below that outlines the Covid-19 Guidelines for Bowls NZ, Centres and Bowling Clubs. Bowls New Zealand Covid-19 Alert Level Guidelines – as at 17 April 2020  

AGM Guidelines For Clubs
April 17, 2020

GUIDANCE ON ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS DURING LOCKDOWN  Dear All Many of New Zealand’s bowling clubs are scheduled to hold their AGM in the coming two or three months. While the lockdown restrictions presently in force remain, many clubs have been asking us what their options are in relation to their AGM. Following are a series...

  A good read from Aktive, click the link below. Auckland Sport & Recreation Taskforce COVID-19 Update, 15 April 2020    

Maintenance and care of turf and nursery plants Background From Tuesday 14th April urgent maintenance of turf and care for plants in nurseries will be permitted under Alert Level 4 restrictions. Maintenance providers should adhere to the following guidance. In doing so, operators and owners will need to form a judgment as to: (1) how...

Exciting News!!!!
April 9, 2020

We are so happy to be bringing you the following message from Bowls NZ: Attention Greenkeepers: Looks like turf maintenance is to be permitted during Alert Level 4. Our thanks to Minister Robertson and others for the support. Note – you need to wait until criteria has been established during the early part of next...

Bowls making the News
April 9, 2020

TV1 News 8 April 2020 Posted by Bowls Wellington on Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Missing your bowls? Here’s some great matches from across the ditch to keep you going! NSW 2017 Singles Final NSW 2017 Pairs Final

Hi all (bowling club greenkeepers) Yesterday Bowls NZ made a further direct plea to Government Ministers and MBIE, clearly articulating our concerns for bowling club greens, whilst at Alert Level 4. On behalf of the bowls community we have requested Government support for a bowling club greenkeeper being able to perform crucial maintenance of natural...

Inside Bowls April 2020
April 6, 2020

Click here to view April Issue of INSIDE BOWLS

Today, Auckland Bowls Incorporated has launched it’s new exciting and innovative Strategic Plan to take the game of Bowls to a new level. Please find below key highlights of our new Strategic Plan 2020-2030 Sustainable Club Network – We will provide relevant resource, expertise and support to enable sustainable, proficiently run Clubs. Enhanced Facilities – We will...

Controlling body World Bowls (WB) and host nation Bowls Australia (BA) have agreed to the rescheduled dates of the World Bowls Championships, confirming the event will be postponed a year from its original date. As a result of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, the 2020 World Bowls Championships, which were set to be staged...

COVID-19 wage subsidy
March 30, 2020

The COVID-19 wage subsidy scheme is there to help businesses pay their workers for an extended period of time, if they have had to shut down under Alert Level 4.  The scheme will support employers and their staff to maintain an employment connection and ensure an income for affected employees, even if the employee is...

The Auckland Bowls 2020 AGM is fast approaching. This year we have three vacancies for Independent Board Members to join our Board and help govern the game of Bowls in the Auckland Region. This is a really exciting time for our sport. With a new 10 year Strategic Plan currently being developed, the focus is...

Auckland Bowls 2020 AGM
March 30, 2020

The 2020 AGM is scheduled to be held on Saturday 25 July, 10.00am, at Mt Eden Bowls. Applications are called for: Auckland Bowls President and Vice President Auckland Bowls Board Auckland Bowls Operations Committee Kimberley Investment Committee All applications must be received at Auckland Bowls no later than Friday 15 May 2020. If you have...

Due to the ongoing health and safety concerns regarding Covid-19, and the speed at which developments are occurring, Auckland Bowls has today reached the decision to suspend all bowling activity. This means all club events and tournaments, all school programmes and all social/corporate bowls events for the remainder of the 2019/2020 season are either cancelled...

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update Bowls New Zealand has postponed the Interclub Sevens Finals scheduled for 16-19 April 2020. This event has been postponed for six months, minimum. Bowls New Zealand has postponed the Bowls3Five Interclub Finals scheduled for May 2-3 at the Naenae Bowling Club. This event has been rescheduled to June 20-21 2020. World Bowls has...

Controlling body World Bowls (WB) and host nation Bowls Australia (BA) have agreed that the 2020 World Bowls Championships be postponed indefinitely as a result of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. The event, which was set to be staged on the Gold Coast, Queensland, from May 26 – June 7, and involve 36 competing nations from...

Following consultation with various government authorities and Bowls NZ, Auckland Bowls has made a decision to postpone the following events: 1-5 Year Interclub 1-5 Year Fours Champ of Champ Singles At this stage, no other Auckland Bowls events are affected. Finals Day, scheduled for Sunday 5 April, is currently under review and an announcement will be made...

Auckland Bowls is looking forward to welcoming over 120 students to the Auckland Secondary School Pairs on Monday 9th March. *With recent news regarding the Coronavirus and families with children at Auckland Schools. We have sought advice from College Sport and the Auckland District Health Board. We have been assured it is business as usual...

Congratulations to the following players on their selection to represent Auckland at the National Intercentre in Wellington next month. Women’s Side Singles: Paris Baker Pairs: Catherine Bien (S)Ling Qu (L) Fours: Karen Hema (S) Kirsty Hill (3) Lisa Prideaux (2) Linda Ralph (L) Reserve: Judy Raill Men’s Side Singles: Tony Grantham Pairs: Jamie Hill (S)...

If the above photo looks familiar and you think you may have seen it once or twice before, it’s fair to say you would probably be right. That’s because for the third year running, the Pt Chevalier trio of Aiden Takarua, Alex Reed and Colin Williams have combined to take out the Milford 5000 triples,...

GLENN JEFFREY/STUFF Skip Wayne Te Huki in action in the final. There was a golden glow that remained after the Aotearoa National Bowls Championships were concluded at the Paritutu greens in New Plymouth yesterday. A brilliant bloom of warmth was evident from the hundreds of participants who enjoyed the weekend. The satisfaction extended to the...

Headlined by a host of former world champions, the New Zealand selectors have officially named their Blackjacks side to contest the 2020 World Bowls Championships on the Gold Coast later this year. As 36 nations take to the Broadbeach, Helensvale and Musgrave Hill greens from May 26 to June 7, the Blackjacks will feature a...

We wish to advise the Bowling Community that Bruce Anderson stepped down as Chairman of Auckland Bowls in September and was replaced by Michael Feek, a longstanding and experienced Board member. Bruce has subsequently resigned from the Board as at 16th December 2019. The Board has co-opted Phil Taylor from the Bridge Park Bowling Club...

What a super night we had at Bridge Park Bowling Club for the Bowls2Five 1-5 Year Interclub. Our semifinalists were Section A Winners: St Heliers Orange, Section B: Balmoral Bandikoots, Section C: Pt Chevalier Pirates and Section D: St Heliers Yellow. A blind draw determined who would play who, it was the Balmoral Bandikoots first...

We had a superb day of bowls Sunday for the annual Battle of the Bridge Tournament. Hosted for Auckland by Pt Chevalier Bowling Club – Open Men and Howick Bowls – Open Women and hosted for North Harbour by Milford Bowling Club, the 1-5 Year Men and Women. A massive thank you to these host...

A huge weekend of bowls for the Ryman Healthcare Men’s Triples and Women’s Singles. Congratulations to Linda Ralph – Carlton Cornwall Bowls on winning the Women’s Singles title in a great match against Ling Qu – St Heliers. Ralph’s road to the final began Saturday at Blockhouse Bay, with three straight wins to take out...

Celebrating Ōtara greatness!
November 19, 2019

The late Tusanilefaia’ao Ieremia Salesa is a Service to Sport recipient in the third annual Ōtara Sports Awards 2019.Better known as Chris Salesa to members of the Auckland and Counties Manukau bowling community. He is an East Tamaki Bowling Club legend and at the time of his passing (June 2017), the club’s most successful bowler...

New Zealand representative Debbie White has fallen agonisingly short of the world singles title at the World Champion of Champion Singles in Adelaide, going down to Australia’s Kylie Whitehead in a thrilling tie break finale. Held at the Adelaide Bowling Club in South Australia on Sunday, White stormed out of the blocks in comfortable fashion...

New Zealand Blackjack Selina Goddard has taken out the 2019 Stoke Stakes Invitational Women’s Singles on her adopted home track, defeating the vastly experienced Linda Ralph in an exciting finals’ clash in Nelson. The event, now in its second year, has attracted some of the country’s best performed female bowlers to the region, with organisers...