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Bowls 3Five started for us on Tuesday October 20.
Click here for the full draw.

Team: Gary Lawson   Lance Pascoe   Kelvin Scott   Liam Eathorne   Mandy Boyd   Bev Morel 

Click here to see all the teams.

Oct. 27 5pm v Hinuera Heat Team: M. Boyd   K. Scott   N. Glasson

Oct. 20 5pm v Stoke Thunder          Oct. 27 5pm v Hinuera Heat           Nov. 3 7pm v Manurera Cosmopolitan Kites          Nov 10 7pm v Royal Oak Rockets          Nov 18 7pm v Stokes Valley Vipers          Nov. 25 5pm v Pt. Chevalier Pirates           Dec. 1 7pm v Gore Rams          Dec. 8 & 9 Playoffs and final
Games shown on Sky Sport 9. Refer BNZ website for streaming information.

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Back to Covid level 1.

What stays the same?

  • Key principle – if you’re sick, please do not visit your club.
  • All the extra hygiene and sanitation provisions that clubs have been implementing under Level 2 should remain in place.
  • Contact tracing – clubs should continue to display (and visitors continue to use) the Government contact tracing app or continue to use the manual sign in process.What changes?
  • Physical distancing is not required, but remains a sensible precaution where practical.
  • Bowls New Zealand is no longer recommending any restriction on greens (rinks widths or number of players)Government will review COVID-19 alert levels again on Monday, 5 October, with any change in levels coming into effect from Wednesday 7 October.

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Bowls New Zealand Club of the Year. Congratulations to the Papanui Club.

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Inch and Andrew Kelly. BNZ players of the year.
Congratulations to two of our club members who were finalists in two categories.

Emily Robbins, coach of the year finalist. 


Gary Lawson, male player of the year finalist.



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Bowls New Zealand has streamlined its national squads, following a review of its elite programme.
In their place a 13-strong Blackjacks squad has been named, alongside six emerging players, in preparation for the 2021 world bowls championships on the Gold Coast and with an eye to the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The 10 bowlers originally selected to represent New Zealand at this year’s world championships, before they were postponed, have all been named in the Blackjacks squad.

Congratulations to Gary Lawson who keeps his  place in the squad.
It is headlined by two-time defending Commonwealth Games women’s singles champion Jo Edwards, who along with Val Smith, Shannon McIlroy, Ali Forsyth, Gary Lawson and Mike Kernaghan are past or present world champions.

Debbie White was the only uncapped player selected to the world championship team, after emerging from outside the high performance squad.
White, Tayla Bruce and Andrew Kelly had been picked to attend their first world champs, while Katelyn Inch had been named to her second World Bowls team after winning both the singles and pairs at the Summerset Nationals in Christchurch at the start of the year.
Blackjacks squad (Now-December 2021)
Women: Jo Edwards, Katelyn Inch, Val Smith, Tayla Bruce, Debbie White, Selina Smith and Clare Hendra.
Men: Shannon McIlroy, Ali Forsyth, Gary Lawson, Mike Kernaghan, Andrew Kelly and Chris Le Lievre.
Emerging players squad (Now-December 2021)
Women: Bronwyn Stevens, Lisa Prideaux and Leeane Poulson.
Men: Seamus Curtin, Sheldon Bagrie-Howley and Raymond Martin.

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Click here to read about Gary on the BNZ website.




“Inside Bowls.” Click on the bowl to access this very good magazine. [October 2020 edition]

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Elmwood Park received the Gold Club Check.
Pam Phair, club president, receiving the certificate from Bowls New Zealand’s Lorraine McLeod.
ClubCheck is Bowls NZ’s best practice club assessment tool designed to improve club capability and sustainability. Its scope covers all aspects of the club’s operations including planning and implementation, financial management, volunteer management, community involvement, on green activities and off green operating processes.
ClubCheck assessments are conducted by an external assessor and successful clubs can achieve Bronze, Silver or Gold Awards which are valid for a two year period before revalidation is required.

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