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17 members enjoyed the first day of indoor bowls at Papanui Club today.
Kurt Geiger welcoming the participants and issuing the conditions of play.

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Some snapshots from a pleasant prizegiving evening at Donald Place.   

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Clubhouse. The team at Armitage Williams have been busy on the construction of the new clubhouse at Heaton Street. The concrete panels have been craned into place and the ground is currently being prepared for the floor slab to be poured.

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Another trophy in the cabinet. Superb performances by our three premier bowlers gave Elmwood Park a win in the Bowls3Five tournament which began with 32 teams and ended with one winner.

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Indoor Bowls.
At Papanui Club

Starts:   May 16   1.00 – 4.00                       See / contact Kurt for further information.
Finishes: Monday August 22

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EPBC is in the process of an ambitious rebuild project of a new clubhouse and green at our Heaton Street location. The new facility will be one of the best in the country and will be an asset to the lawn bowling community in Christchurch. After some initial delays, the site has now been cleared and the concrete slab for the new building is almost ready to be poured.

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New Zealand has moved into ‘Orange’ on the COVID-19 Protection Framework.
What does this mean for bowling clubs?
* Indoor gatherings no longer have capacity or distancing requirements
* Mask wearing is now optional
* Clubs remain able to welcome all members (including unvaccinated)
* No QR scanning required
At all levels, the testing and isolation requirements remain as they are now. If you have symptoms or someone in your household tests positive, isolate and get tested.
Bowls New Zealand also encourages Centres and Clubs to now review their Conditions of Play and H&S policies, with the above changes to COVID restrictions in mind.

Black Caps Selection Battle.
The Bowls New Zealand High Performance squad will gather at the Rocky Nook Bowling Club in Auckland on the 12th and 13th March, for their second and final pre-Commonwealth Games Trial.
Elmwood Park members will be hoping that Lance Pascoe and Gary Lawson will be successful in their selection bids.

The Bowls New Zealand selectors Peter Belliss and Phillip Skoglund have named ten men and eight women, who will have the opportunity to push for the selection to be named in the Commonwealth Games side.
Head Coach, Mike Kernaghan said, “During the last trial, it was clear that every player has been putting in the hard yards, we expect to see the same at the upcoming trial and are confident that whoever is selected for the New Zealand team will represent our country with distinction”.
Chris LeLievre will be able to travel from where he is domiciled in Australia to attend this trial, however Ali Forsyth and Katelyn Inch are unable to do so.
The selected players for this trial are;
Men: Sheldon Bagrie-Howley, Seamus Curtin, Mike Galloway, Tony Grantham, Andrew Kelly, Gary Lawson, Chris Le Lievre, Ray Martin, Shannon McIlroy, and Lance Pascoe.
Women: Tayla Bruce, Selina Goddard, Kimberley Hemingway, Clare Hendra, Leeane Poulson, Val Smith, Nicole Toomey, and Debbie White.
A team of five men and five women will be nominated to the NZOC for approval to compete at the Commonwealth Games following the conclusion of the trial.
The Commonwealth Games are being held in Birmingham from the 28th of July to the 8th of August. 

 

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