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  • WIN with TOWER

    • 15.10.2013

    Win a set of 12 TOWER Bowling Mats!

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  • Monk after medals at World Champs

    • 13.08.2013

    The Blind Jacks flew out last week to the World Championships to be held in Worthing, England from July 6-18 led by Tauranga resident David Monk.

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  • Junior Bowling Venture on Track to get 1000 Glasgow Children Playing Before 2014 Games

    • 13.08.2013

    The initiative to introduce 1000 Glasgow children to Lawn Bowls by the time the 2014 Commonwealth Games arrives in the city next summer is well on track.

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  • National Club Champs & Mixed Pairs Survey

    • 13.08.2013

    The aim of this survey is to find out what we did well and what we could have done better. This information will be made available to those organizing future tournaments. 

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  • Golden Glow for Black Jack after Tight-Rope Finish

    • 13.08.2013

    In a National Club Championships that has seen more than its fair share of champions crowned on razor-thin differential, the men's fours title was decided by the closest cut.

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  • Results from National Club Champs 2013

    • 13.08.2013

    The Bowls New Zealand National Club Championship Men's and Women's Fours were completed today at the Waverley Bowling Club. Men's and Women's Fours Champions were found.

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  • Count-Back Earns Surprise Title for Auckland Trio

    • 13.08.2013

    Surprise and delight lit the faces of all three bowlers from the Carlton Cornwall women's triples team as they accepted their title today at the National Club Championships in Invercargill.

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  • Southland Women Eye Third National Title

    • 13.08.2013

    A hat-trick of titles at the National Club Championships is looking likely for the Southland centre as Wendy Jackson - who won the National Mixed Pairs last week - skipped a dynamite team of fellow Waikiwi bowlers Michelle Preston (former New Zealand representative) and Glenice Paisley into the lead of the women's triples event.

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  • Championships Continue On

    • 13.08.2013

    Wild weather has thrashed the country for the past week but the bowlers, volunteers and organisers of the National Mixed Pairs and National Club Championships have been resilient. 

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  • Tears and Cheers for National Pairs Winners

    • 13.08.2013

    There were plenty of cheers and a few tears as local bowlers Averil Fowler (skip) and Sue Kincaid (Balfour) heard they had won the women's pairs title at the National Club Championships last night.

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  • Wakari Men Scoop Pairs Title at National Club Champs

    • 13.08.2013

    Dunedin's Wakari bowling club came up trumps yesterday with a win in the men's pairs at the National Club Championships today for Nigel Birkbeck (skip) and Kieran Fleury.

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  • Club Spirit Secret to Singles Win for Serena Matthews

    • 13.08.2013

    Adding to the growing fame of the Dunsandel club in South Canterbury, Serena Matthews won the women's singles title at the National Club Championships tonight at Waverley Bowling Club, Invercargill.

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  • Fresh Face in National Squad Wins Seventh NZ Title

    • 13.08.2013

    Auckland bowler Chris Le Lievre (Onehunga) took out the National Club Championships title today in the men's singles, bringing his trophy chest of national titles to seven in total and earning him a full-house of sorts in the event.

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  • National Mixed Pairs Title Stays in Southland

    • 13.08.2013

    Southland bowlers Craig Merrilees and Wendy Jackson (Waikiwi, Southland) won the National Mixed Pairs Championships yesterday at Waverley Bowling Club in Invercargill.

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  • National Club Champs - Changes

    • 13.08.2013

    Due to the bad weather conditions in Invercargill there have been considerable delays and flight cancellations which will affect competitors arriving in Invercargill. 

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  • Lion Foundations Annual Grant List

    • 13.08.2013

    The Lion Foundations Annual Grant List is now available to view online. 

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  • Coach Versus Players in National Club Champs Men's Singles

    • 13.08.2013

    It's a rare sports event that sees a coach face his players on the competitive field, but bowls is a unique sport that way and one that can be played for life. The National Club Championships 2013 have begun, and the Waverley Bowling Club in Invercargill will play host to this unlikely occurrence.

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  • Numbers grow and so do bowls' profits

    • 13.08.2013

    Bowls Southland is bucking the trend with competitor numbers in the deep south on the rise.

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  • Waverley to host NZ bowls championships

    • 13.08.2013

    One hundred and twenty of the country's leading lawn bowlers will be in Invercargill for the National Club Championships and the National Mixed Pairs Championships this week.

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  • Masters Games

    • 13.08.2013

    Are you ready to play? The Masters Games are on from 5 - 13 October in Nelson. 

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  • A True Legend

    • 13.08.2013

    The Wellington Sports Awards, held last night at the Wellington Town Hall, celebrated the regions many sporting greats from Olympic rower Peter Taylor to lawn bowls very own Judy Howat. 

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  • Smith sets sights on Glasgow gold

    • 13.08.2013

    The Glasgow Commonwealth Games are still more than a year away, but Nelson international lawn bowler Val Smith recognises the importance of a long and steady buildup.

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  • Hong Kong Classic Provides Perfect Training Grounds for Commonwealth Games

    • 13.08.2013

    Providing the perfect warm up for the slow Glasgow greens in the upcoming Commonwealth Games Black Jacks Val Smith, Mandy Boyd, Dan Delany and Richard Girvan will be using this year's Hong Kong Classic as an opportunity to test their skills on the slow green.

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  • Julie's 2014 sporting challenges - lawn bowls

    • 13.08.2013

    After trying out track cycling by testing the boards at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, disability campaigner Julie McElroy has picked up her second gauntlet. 

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  • Blind Jacks Counting Down to World Championships

    • 13.08.2013

    While most bowlers may have been enjoying a leisurely Queens Birthday weekend the Blind Jacks were hard at work at the Pakuranga Bowling Club. 

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  • Vacancy - National Coach Development Manager

    • 13.08.2013

    We are looking for an individual who has the ability and drive to help bring Bowls NZ's vision to be the best bowling country to a reality. 

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  • Vacancies - Community Development Officer

    • 13.08.2013

    We are looking for two individuals who have the ability and drive to help bring Bowls NZ's vision to be the best bowling country to a reality.

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  • A day on the green

    • 01.07.2013

    Bowling is often considered a retirement sport, but I discovered that there are kids as young as 4 taking on the older generation - and beating them. 

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  • High Performance Sport NZ Targets their Funding

    • 01.07.2013

    High Performance Sport New Zealand Chief Executive, Alex Baumann, talks about the targeting of funding towards sports and athletes as well as the work being undertaken on the Prime Ministers Sport Scholarship:  

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  • Magnificent seven all geared up

    • 01.07.2013

    The seven-strong South Canterbury men's team are off to Auckland to take on the who's who of New Zealand bowls at the intercentre championships.

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  • Intercentre title ready to roll

    • 01.07.2013

    The National Intercentre Competition kicks off tomorrow in Auckland, giving the masters of the greens a chance to settle a long-standing dispute about the best lawn bowls Centre in the country.

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  • Award finally home

    • 01.07.2013

    Champion Nelson bowler Jo Edwards picked up her Bowls New Zealand Player of the Year award in Auckland on Saturday

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  • World Title in Sights Again

    • 01.07.2013

    With a proud history in international bowls, this is one of the international events in which New Zealand shines

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  • Central surprises with men's singles strength, wins Challenge Trophy

    • 01.07.2013

    Sublime singles bowls on Howick Bowling Club greens today brought Challenge Trophy 2013 to a close, and earned the Central region's side the coveted cup.

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  • Nelson show style at National Intercentre

    • 01.07.2013

    A formidable Nelson Centre has taken the lead in the men's and are a close second behind Hawkes Bay in the women's after three rounds of section play at National Intercentre 2013.

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  • A salute to hard work of players

    • 01.07.2013

    World Cup winners, world championship medallists and other local stars were recognised at Bowls Nelson's annual prize giving function for 2012-13 on Saturday at the Saxton Oval pavilion.

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  • Preparations Begin for 2014

    • 01.07.2013

    Preparation has begun on bowling green's across the country for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. A squad of 18 has been selected and are in contention for the Commonwealth Games team. 

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  • Roll up for bowling club apartment

    • 01.07.2013

    Fourteen apartments, starting from $1.25 million, will be built on the Ponsonby Bowling Club site in Herne Bay in Auckland.

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  • Rising star a hero

    • 01.07.2013

    The fact that he's blind isn't the only reason Mohit Arora is an unlikely rising star of the lawn bowls world.

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  • Vacancies at Bowls Scotland

    • 01.07.2013

    Bowls Scotland is currently looking for two Regional Development Officers. 

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  • Young stars shine in a biased world

    • 01.07.2013

    Lawn bowls is shedding its image as the domain of grey-haired grandparents in starched white uniforms.

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  • Turf Conference 2013

    • 01.07.2013

    Earlybird registrations for the Turf Conference 2013 are now open! Secure your spot and book a ticket now. 

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  • Nelson's Edwards dispatches all her rivals

    • 01.07.2013

    Jo Edwards jokingly rejects any tongue-in-cheek suggestion that the Bowls World Cup organisers are about to rename the women's trophy in her honour.

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  • Commercial and Marketing Manager Appointed

    • 01.07.2013

    Bowls New Zealand are pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Watson as Commercial and Marketing Manager.

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  • Fourth World Title for Edwards

    • 01.07.2013

    A year after narrowly missing out on her fourth consecutive title New Zealand bowler Jo Edwards returned to rewrite history and claim her fourth title.

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  • Gold and Silver For New Zealand

    • 01.07.2013

    New Zealand walked away from the World Cup in Warilla, Australia with a gold and silver medal haul today. Tony Grantham this afternoon followed Jo Edwards' performances on the green claiming silver in a nail biting match.

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  • Edwards hasn't lost her touch

    • 01.07.2013

    After five years of competing in the World Cup New Zealand bowler Jo Edwards still has the touch, making the final for another year.

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  • Perfect ten for Kiwi Jo Edwards in Australia

    • 01.07.2013

    New Zealand's Jo Edwards approaches post-section play at the bowls World Cup on a high after completing the preliminary stage with a perfect 10 straight victories at the Warilla club south of Sydney yesterday.

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  • Kiwi bowls duo undefeated at World Cup

    • 01.07.2013

    New Zealand's World Cup bowls duo remain undefeated heading into the third day of competition at the Warilla club south of Sydney today.

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  • Kiwi's Go Unbeaten

    • 01.07.2013

    Going into this afternoon's section games both Kiwi bowlers, Black Jacks Jo Edwards and Tony Grantham, remain unbeaten.

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  • Jo Edwards unbeaten in bowls opening rounds

    • 01.07.2013

    Three-time champion Jo Edwards has made a successful start to her bid to regain the World Cup bowls crown by completing the opening rounds unbeaten at the Warilla club south of Sydney yesterday.

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  • World Cup Kicks off in Warilla

    • 01.07.2013

    The World Cup kicks off in Warilla, Australia today and selected Black Jacks Jo Edwards and Tony Grantham will be flying the New Zealand flag high among 42 international bowlers.

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  • Grant's Corner to Corner National Final

    • 01.07.2013

    On the picturesque greens of Mount Eden Bowling Club 12 of the countries Regional winners and runner-ups gathered to contest the national title.

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  • Stand-Out Final Earns Cantabrian Kittyhawks Men's Title

    • 01.07.2013

    Mere millimetres separated Kittyhawks National Under 20 Singles men's champion Liam Eathorne (Riccarton Racecourse) from runner-up Sheldon Bagrie-Howley (Gore) in the final at Pakuranga Bowling Club today.

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  • Local Bowler Crowned Kittyhawks Queen

    • 01.07.2013

    Rounding out a sublime season that included a challenging and inspiring Trans Tasman tournament in the New Zealand colours, Carlton Cornwall bowler Selina Goddard won the Kittyhawks National Under 20 Women's Singles Championship today.

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  • Blind Bowlers Breaking Barriers

    • 01.07.2013

    Last weekend on a picturesque browns bay bowling green a blind bowler was competing with and against sighted opposition. It was the final of the clubs junior 4's event.

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  • Youth Bowlers Crowned at Kittyhawks National U20 Singles

    • 01.07.2013

    The coveted Kittyhawks titles have been decided on the Pakuranga Bowling Club greens in Auckland today.

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  • 'Young Blood' Running Strong in Kittyhawks Men's Competition

    • 01.07.2013

    In a sport that often suffers from the misperception that it is "only for nanas", the Kittyhawks National Under 20 Singles bowls tournament is an event that guarantees such anachronisms are left at the gate.

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  • NZ Under-18 Team Stand Out on Day One of Kittyhawks

    • 01.07.2013

    All ten members of the under 18 team that battled the Australians in the recent Trans Tasman 2013 made the grade and were in good form as they fought their way through four rounds of matches to lead their sections at the Kittyhawks National Under 20 Singles tournament today at Pakuranga Bowling Club.

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  • Bowls NZ National Award Applications are Open

    • 01.07.2013

    Applications are now open for the prestigious Bowls NZ National Awards.

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  • "Battle of the Giants" to contest the '2013 Golden Nugget Prestige Singles'

    • 01.07.2013

    Defending champion, and Current World Singles Champion Leif Selby, goes for the double in this year's Golden Nugget Prestige Singles event, but faces top opposition from the star studded men's field of Australia's top bowlers including Australian Singles representative Mark Casey

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  • Consistent Pairs & Elite Singles Secret to Interclub Crowns

    • 01.07.2013

    After two days and five rounds of Interclub bowls under a scorching Manawatu sun, Johnsonville (women's) and Stoke (men's) were crowned the best division one clubs in the country at the National Interclub Championships.

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  • National Interclub Champions Crowned

    • 01.07.2013

    Johnsonville's women and the men from Stoke are the 2013 Division 1 National Interclub Champions!! Fantastic games in the final round to clinch the podium spot.

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  • Class Bowlers Clash in Singles at Interclub Champs

    • 01.07.2013

    Sparks flew as some of the country's finest female bowlers met in the singles at the National Interclub Championships today in Palmerston North

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  • Under 18 Men Steal Show at Trans Tasman

    • 01.07.2013

    Australia provided a tougher challenge than some might have expected at the conclusion of Trans Tasman 2013 today, winning five of the six titles New Zealand fought them for in the three-day event at Howick Bowling Club in Auckland

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  • NZ level series after drama-filled day

    • 01.07.2013

    New Zealand made a dramatic recovery to win the men's and women's bowls tests to level the trans tasman series at Howick yesterday.

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  • Results from Trans-Tasman 2013

    • 01.07.2013

    The crucial third and final test of Tran Tasman 2013 will decide four of the six tests in the series. Australia has already secured the development and under 18 women's titles.

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  • Database: What will it do?

    • 01.07.2013

    Many of you may have questions about the database, and even question if there is a reason for having this database. This article will try and answer the main questions around the database and how it can help clubs, centres, RSCs

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  • Second Trans Tasman Test Gives Kiwis Chance at Trophies

    • 01.07.2013

    It will be a winner-takes-all scenario tomorrow at Howick Bowling Club (Auckland), in the wake of New Zealand successes today in the Trans Tasman tournament.

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  • Australians edge Black Jacks in opener

    • 01.07.2013

    In heartbreaking circumstances, after a dramatic win seemed within their grasp, the Black Jack men were pipped by Australia in the opening transtasman bowls test at Howick yesterday.

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  • Men's Development Team Shine in Difficult First Trans Tasman Test

    • 01.07.2013

    Australia came out firing in the first test of Trans Tasman 2013, winning the men's and women's open, the women's development and the under-18 bowls competitions;

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  • NZSTI Reports for Sale

    • 01.07.2013

    NZSTI have released two reports which we are now offering for sale

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  • World's Best Reignite Age Old Rivalry

    • 01.07.2013

    In their first outing since returning  from the World Bowls Championships in Adelaide in December 2012,  the Black Jacks will take on Australia's Jackaroos in the age old Trans Tasman rivalry at the Howick Bowling Club in Auckland over the period 20th to 22 March 2013.

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  • Help gets the ball rolling

    • 01.07.2013

    Howick Bowling Club has seen a lot of bowls this year hosting the Bowls NZ Challenge Trophy, National Intercentre and later this month Trans Tasman.

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  • Countries finest corner to corner bowlers go head to head

    • 01.07.2013

    On Saturday 16 March Grant's Corner to Corner Regional Finals will be held across the country with 130 club finalists turning out for their shot at making the National Final and $3,000 for their club.

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  • Youth Bowls Flourishes

    • 01.07.2013

    With 300 youth taking part in the Introduction to Bowls on Monday 4 February it was "organised chaos" for organiser Howard Sandler from Auckland Bowls.

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  • South Island sides crowned at National Intercentre

    • 01.07.2013

    It's official, the South Island centres of Dunedin and Canterbury can now lay claim to the title of top teams in the country after three days of intense regional rivalry on Auckland greens.

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  • Semi-finals loom in search for top Centre

    • 01.07.2013

    An intense day of bowls whittled down the field of competitors at National Intercentre 2013, leaving just four teams in both men's and women's to battle it out in the semi-finals tomorrow morning.

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