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Strategic Plans can either be something you must do which likely gets chucked into the bottom drawer, or they can set an inspiring northern star, that aims to tell a compelling story and establish a framework to unite, advance, and innovate within the bowls community. Bowls Auckland wanted to fall into the latter category, and...

The Bowls Auckland Champ of Champ Triples wrapped up last weekend at Royal Oak Bowls, drawing a large crowd eager to witness the high-level competition. The atmosphere was buzzing, the competition was fierce, and the level of play was nothing short of spectacular! Men’s Event Underdogs shone throughout the tournament, delivering notable upsets and standout...

The 1-5 Year Fours Finals, initially delayed by daylight savings, finally found its thrilling conclusion at the Royal Oak, coinciding with the COC Triples Finals. The atmosphere was full of excitement as Freddie Te Whare and his Blockhouse Bay team—Hemoata Brown, Neil Prendiville, and Bronwyn Hunter—faced off against Royal Oak’s strong finalists: “Flash” Gordon, Ross...

Profiling the well-known Hill clan can, for a bowls writer, be a bit tricky. The older ones are reluctant to talk about themselves, and the younger ones ditto. ‘I’ve done all that,’ says patriarch Neville – ‘Bones’ to all and sundry – when the idea was floated. (And I bet you all heard Neville’s voice as...

After a three-week delay, the Auckland Women’s Fours Final finally took place undercover at Remuera on Sunday, 12 May. The St Heliers team, consisting of Catherine Bien, Sue Curran, Linda Fenton, and Angela Longney, showcased their resilience and skill by defeating three strong Carlton Cornwall teams in the post-section rounds to secure their spot in...

Across Royal Oak and Remuera Bowling Clubs, top duos from Auckland’s clubs gathered to compete for the coveted Pairs title and a shot at national glory. This year saw the largest number of entries to date, with 30 Men’s and 23 Women’s Pairs engaging in a fierce knockout battle that led to two thrilling finals....

In a significant boost to Auckland’s bowling community, the Blue Waters Community Trust has allocated more than $800,000 in grants during the 2023-2024 season. This generous funding underscores the Trust’s commitment to nurturing the sport of lawn bowls across the Bowls Auckland region. The past financial year we witnessed numerous clubs benefiting from the Trust’s...

Auckland’s lawn bowls came alive over the weekend (4-5 May) with a second attempt at the Bowls Auckland Men’s Singles and Women’s Triples Championships. Played under ideal conditions. the events held across eight host clubs were notable for their intense competition, and a clever format tweak allowed all play to wrap up neatly in one...

In a galaxy not so far away, the annual Mercedes Trophy Interclub Challenge converged on the greens of Kamo Bowling Club on May the fourth, better known as Star Wars Day! Initiated by Robin Ellery back in 2004, this championship has become a celebrated fixture on the bowls calendar, thanks to the support of Mercedes...

Last weekend marked the kickoff of Bowls Auckland’s highly anticipated Champion of Champion series, setting the stage for an exciting Singles event. Drawing in the crème de la crème from Auckland’s clubs, the competition was a vibrant mix of familiar seasoned bowlers and fresh faces eager to make their mark on their first-ever COC event....