Bowls 3 Five Nationals What an amazing event and an outstanding result for the Bay of Plenty based Mount Maunganui team of Lorraine Rowling, Nathan Arlidge and Paul Anderson crowned champions of the 2023 National Bowls 3 Five competition. After a few opening jitters the Mount Maunganui team worked supremely together having each other’s back and showed very few times of any signs of worry. The big break came for them in the semi-final when the opposition held shot to win the tie breaker. Arlidge created an opening with his last bowl to push aside the two-blocking bowls. While Anderson narrowly missed with his first bowl it was his second that nailed the jack into the ditch to win the game for the Mount Megalodons. In the final it came down to a tie break again. This time it was the Mount team that applied the pressure to the opposition. While one on the head by Arlidge was great, it was Anderson that added a second to really pile the pressure that broke the back of the opposition Te Atatu team. National Women’s Interclub Seven’s Again, Bay of Plenty is the place to be. We are so proud of the winning Tauranga Club team comprising - Singles: Sue Hodges , Pairs: Debbie White(s), Mary Campbell, Fours: Gayle Melrose (s), Jocelyn Holten, Marilyn Constantine, Karen Clark and Manager: Gerald Lockett. In the final against Nelson, after winning the fours and losing the singles it came down to the pairs match. While the Tauranga team were holding two shots, the opposition skip on her last bowl trailed the jack out of position to hold the shot. This sparked celebrations throughout the Nelson team but they hadn’t realised that Tauranga had still one bowl to play. With her last effort Debbie White moved the jack back over to one of her team’s bowls to win a memorable game and secure the national title.
Success for Ohope & Ngongotaha
Dennis Duncan collects Gold Star and Mina Paul her 29th Bay title after their latest centre triumphs
Tauranga men and Ngongotaha women pipped in the Zone 2 Interclub qualifying at Te Puke
Dominant Tauranga Club celebrates with four Bay titles in two days; Jeff Meekings and Erica Mirando take out junior singles
Cliff Webber, Angela Stephen and Caitlin Thomson qualify for May's national final.
Hard luck story for Bay women at the Zone 2 play-off - more individual games but not enough match points.
Patron Jim Wilson passes away after a successful playing and administrative career
A 40-year bowling journey has ended in celebration and excitement for Tauranga Club member
National inter-centre teams for the regional play-off have been named
Andy and Mary Campbell on top of the medal podium at the New Zealand Masters
David Jones, Wendy Green and Mere Eden skip their sides to the Bay open fours finals.
A dominant display by Premier One players in the afternoon made all the difference
A full round-up of the Bay men's and women's open singles, with younger players making an impact
Tauranga men, Ngongotaha women qualify for national final. Bay's successful hit out against Thames Valley
The country's best Under 26 players met up again, and Tauranga's Anthony Ouellet came out on top.
Clubmates Graham Skellern and Dickison named in 18-strong North Island team
Ngongotaha women and Mount Maunganui men reach last eight of national inter-club finals
A round-up of the national inter-centre finals in Wellington, with one quarter-final representative.
Close finishes, commanding play, controversy - the Baywide Sevens inter-club had it all
Here's the Bay teams for the inter-centre final in Wellington
Steve Beel and John Gray play their part in the New Zealand Open Men's fours victory
All the action in the Bay men's and women's singles, and junior events
Dickison crew's unbeaten run ends; Raewyn Willis achieves her personal goal
Tauranga team untouchable at the Taranaki fours championship in New Plymouth
A round-up of Bay of Plenty's outing against North Harbour at Katikati
Bay of Plenty meets North Harbour in a new representative fixture at Katikati
New Zealand squad members fell like flies - at the hands of Bay bowlers
A round-up of the latest Centre men's and women's pairs in Rotorua.
Anthony Ouellet very competitive in Burnside under 26 singles
Tauranga’s Graham Skellern shines in Bowls NZ summer of bowls event in deep South.
Action in the first day of the Kaimai Shield and Geddes Trophy matches
Bay of Plenty mixed pairs over Labour Weekend: Tauranga clubmates taste victory.