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Hard to believe this was once a bowling club. Donald Place. So different.
Roll ups, Nov. 11, 2017. Who would have predicted this happening?
2017. Championship fours.
Women’s championship triples, 2017
How things have changed!!!
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Bowls New Zealand have announced the appointment of three selectors to the national selection panel, tasked with assisting convenor of selectors and head coach Mike Kernaghan in forming national representative teams for the period spanning July 1, 2024, to December 31, 2025.
Returning to the panel is the esteemed Sharon Sims, MNZM, renowned in the bowls community as a multiple World Championships and Commonwealth Games gold medallist. Sims, also Bowls New Zealand’s Patron, brings a wealth of experience, having been integral to the high performance programme for the 10+ years. Her continued role as selector is met with enthusiasm.
Joining Sims are Lance Tasker and Trish Croot, both seasoned veterans in elite-level bowls.
Tasker boasts over 40 years of involvement in the sport, including representing New Zealand in the Over 60’s team in 2019. With a distinguished record as a New Zealand Gold Star holder, Tasker’s expertise positions him well for the responsibilities of a Selector, an opportunity he eagerly anticipates.
Croot, though new to the national selection panel, brings considerable knowledge of the sport as a qualified coach and umpire. Her successful tenure as a North Harbour selector and her own achievements as a skilled bowler add a unique perspective to the panel. Croot intends to leverage her business acumen to ensure the selectors make informed decisions in selecting the finest players to represent New Zealand.
Selection Panel
Mike Kernaghan – Convenor and Head Coach
Trish Croot   Lance Tasker   Sharon Sims MNZM
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Work on the surrounds of n0. 2 green begins.
The contractors are using machinery in the area and have asked that our members NOT visit the site when the work is being carried out for health and safety requirements.
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Well done to Fiona Frew and Kim Rowlands who have qualified for the Australian Open women’s pairs. Section play was played at Paradise Point [Gold Coast.]
  They won three games; 19 – 14, 24 – 10 and 17 – 10.
Post section June 18, knockout, at Broadbeach, v Olivia Piper (SA), Laini McGorman (SA) They were defeated 11 – 16 by the South Australians. A great achievement to get into post section.
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Indoor bowls continues to draw good numbers.
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   Morning working bee on No 2 green. Taking a break for morning tea. Stones cleared from the edges so work on the surrounds can begin.
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The biggest change from the Biannual Programme Review is how Bowls5Five will be played. A club will now find their own Bowls3Five winning team however they want to do it; could be a fun day, a series of after work games, or a Saturday afternoon. The club winner goes on to play in a Centre Knockout competition on Waitangi Day, Thursday 6 February. That winning team will play a side from South Canterbury with the winner of that encounter playing in the National Bowls3Five competition. The feedback we received is that players didn’t like to travel for just one short game, country teams didn’t want to travel for the same reason  and sometimes after work just didn’t work.
The panel felt it is an opportunity for clubs to do what suits them, which could be a fun festival of bowls at their club.
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The executive is delighted to let all club members know that a club manager has appointed, David Fairlie, who will begin duties in July.
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Life member, Mick Tarling, celebrated his 90th birthday at the club with family and friends. An enjoyable occasion.

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   Last day on the job.         The workers! Three volunteers assisting greenkeeper Kelvin Scott do some maintenance. What would we do without our volunteers?



Lincoln University has a great sport-specific scholarship that Lawn Bowlers can apply for. The scholarship is a great opportunity, has great benefits and we highly recommend anyone that is thinking of studying at Lincoln University in Canterbury to apply. This scholarship is available to bowlers who are considered to be our up-and-coming national players. The Elite Scholarship provides up to $6,000 towards tuition fees or accommodation costs for the first year of study. Scholars are able to re-apply in subsequent years of study. In addition, the athletes also receive a comprehensive wraparound programme, which includes access to mental conditioning coaches, nutritionists, physiotherapists, and sports conditioning experts. This scholarship is also available for postgraduate students.

For more information, visit https://www.lincoln.ac.nz/…/lincoln-university-elite…/

or contact Erica: development@bowlscanterbury.co.nz



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Relive the Bowls3Five final. EP Saints v Naenae
Click on the photo.


Learn the laws of the game and if you want to succeed practise as often as you can
and include the rolling of the jack.
Be proud of your club and protect it from gossip.
If you disapprove of some action taken by your committee tell the committee, not the world.
Support your club’s revenue making activities – the benefits will come back to you.