The Latest News.

Congratulations to Mandy Boyd, Lance Pascoe and Gary Lawson who have been selected for the South Island Bowls team to play the North Island on September 3 - 5 at Dunedin where ome of the biggest names in bowls in New Zealand has been confirmed for the new inter-island challenge. The North v South Challenge will be ... More

Coaching. Rules. Etiquette. 21. Thoughts for the Off Season.

Practice makes perfect. Practice sessions develop and build on existing skills. Match play is where those skills will be demonstrated. Quality practice induces and requires high levels of concentration. This will flow on into match performance. Focus attention on developing sound routines until they become automatic. B... More

The Season in Review. 2020 – 21

Representative Honours: New Zealand.      Gary Lawson.[Selected this year, will play December, 2021???] . Town v Country. Senior Men. Town Red: Pairs: Liam Eathorne     Fours: (S) Kelvin Scott    Stephen Ditfort Senior Men. Country: Pairs: (S) Rodney Greaney Senior Women. Town Black: Fours: Fiona Frew Marj... More

Awards Dinner. 1 – 5 – 21

b Club Championships 2020 – 2021:Men’s 1-5 Year Singles:  Barlett Memorial Cup Chris Godman  Runners-up:  AA Croy Memorial Salver Don Pidhirny   Bob ColthardMost Improved 1-5 Year Player:  Ian Hermansson Trophy  Chris Littlewood Women’s Open Singles:  Prestney Cup  Sherrie Cottle          Runner-up:  ... More

January Newsletter.

ELMWOOD PARK BOWLING CLUB. Newsletter: January, 2021. Hi All, A new year, 2021, and another national title from Elmwood Park – Lance Pascoe. Congrats Lance! Elmwood Park had four representatives at the National Championships held over the holiday break in Gary Lawson, Mandy Boyd and sister ... More

From the President, 2020 – 21.

      Welcome to the 2020 - 2021 Season. I am honoured and privileged to have been voted to be your president for the 2020 - 2021 season. I wish to record my thanks to the outgoing president, Pam Phair and her side kick Ron, for all the tireless work they have put in for our club over the last two ... More

Officers and Club Officials 2020 – 2021 + Basic Club Information.

    OFFICERS AND CLUB OFFICIALS.      2020-2021 Season. Patrons:  John Elley, Owen Jones         President:  Pete Smith     Vice President:  Brian SmithThe Executive Committee:  John Irving, Mary Ann Johnstone, Alan MacDonald, Barry Milner, Allan Reid, Emily Robbins, Tim Sandrey, Mick ... More

Back in Time: June.

Lots of Years Ago. 4 - 6 - 64. New pavilion opened at Donald Place. Some indoor bowls played until September. New kitchen are was built later in the year. June 2002. Allen Snowden made a life member of St. Albans-Merivale. Allen joined the club in 1981 and became an executive member in 01984. He became treasurer in ... More

The Northwest Hikers

If you feel the need for another great summer [and winter] activity why not try hiking and tramping? Hiking for leisure and pleasure is the aim of this club, the North West Hikers. With many varied hikes and tramps, that suit different levels of fitness, they are able to explore many parts of the greater Christchurch and ... More

Basic Bowling Technique

May I recommend the following 7 minute video. It features Jo Edwards and Shannon McIlroy demonstrating the basic bowling technique – grip, preshot routine, standing on the mat, delivery and follow through. It is well worth viewing multiple times. More