Wellington Tournament Review
Bowls Wellington has released its recommendations for changes to Interclub, Centre events etc. for next season and beyond. There are some very good ideas here and bodes well for the future of Wellington bowls.
Tawa picks up 2 centre titles
23 Apr Isabelle Hassall and Linda Rayner capped off a memorable afternoon for Tawa by winning the Wellington Club Pairs title at Naenae, beating the experienced Victoria duo of Sarah Taukamo and Helen King. Earlier Scott Johnson's triple had prevailed over a gallant Lyall Bay junior team skipped by Simon Bennett. This game can also be viewed on YouTube.
All roads lead to Naenae
11 Nov The long-awaited and much-delayed World Champion of Champions Singles finally gets underway at Naenae BC in Lower Hutt 19–25 November. There is a field of 30 for men and 16 for women, all playing 10 games over 5 days of sets-format pool play. Both genders need to finish in the top 6 to progress, with the top 2 getting a free pass to the semi-final. Live streaming will no doubt be on Bowls New Zealand's Youtube channel. This promises to be a very interesting and exciting event!
2022 Commonwealth Games
25 Jul The bowls competition starts on 29 July and runs through to 6 August. You can follow the results here in chart form, but please note that this is unofficial or at least not officially sanctioned content.
Indoor events get underway
23–24 Apr NZIB is holding its Super Weekend in Christchurch, to be followed by the World Indoor Championships in Bristol from 25–29 April.
9 Dec Ali Forsyth does the business to secure the win and $60K in the big dance in Australia.
John McBeth talks sense
5 Feb Raumati Bowling Club president John McBeth talks about the importance of a modern colourful club uniform.
Anne & Dave Burrage receive national award
6 Sep Former Tawa members Anne & Dave Burrage are the 2020 Bowls New Zealand Umpires of the Year. Warmest congratulations from everyone at Bowls Tawa.
1988 Classic Belliss v Allcock
12 Jul Relive the 1988 Men's World Championship Pairs final with Peter Belliss & Rowan Brassey up against Tony Allcock & David Bryant of England.
The venue is the Henderson club in Auckland, and the commentators are Doug Armstrong and Ian Birch.