The Bowls Canterbury office and green are closed today Thursday 30 November due to Lorraine still getting over the flu, Meg being away on leave and Erica has covid. The centre and green will be open tomorrow Friday 1 December at 9am.
Congratulations to the players who have been selected for the Southern Quad Squads this 2023/2024 season! The Women will be playing Sunday 3 December 2023 at Temuka Bowling Club and the Men will be playing Sunday 3 December 2023 at West End Bowling Club. The squads are published on our website – Development : https://bowlscanterbury.co.nz/development-squads/ Senior: https://bowlscanterbury.co.nz/senior-squads/
New Zealand Blind Lawn Bowling Association (NZBLBA) is hosting ‘Have a Go’ lawn bowls events in Dunedin, Christchurch, and Nelson. There will be three events hosted in each city. These events will be targeting females with any disability to explore the sport of lawn bowls, have fun, and make connections with others within and outside their community. There will be supportive volunteers helping participants and coaching them through the basics of this wonderful sport. The dates, times, and venues for the Dunedin and Christchurch events are listed below. Each venue is very accessible for those with disabilities and is held at a welcoming club with great facilities. It is recommended that participants wear comfortable clothes with flat soled shoes. They … Read More
Calling all U21 bowlers! Bowls Wellington is bringing back one of the biggest event in bowls history for rangatahi bowls! Kittyhawk National Under 21 Singles are being held in Wellington 20-22 January 2024! Many stars of our sport have won this event including Jamie Hill, Raika Gregory, Shannon McIlroy, Kirsten Griffen and Selina Goddard to name but a few. For more information and to enter, please visit Wellington Bowls website.
Earlier in October, Graeme Rees ran a Coaching Conference in Christchurch where a range of guest speakers shared their coaching and sporting knowledge and experiences. Coaches travelled from all over New Zealand to attend the conference and we were lucky to have a coach from Australia attend and shared their expertise. A massive thank you to Graeme Rees for such a successful weekend. It was great to get a range of coaches together to share ideas and expand each others knowledge. Thank you to the coaches who attended, the speakers throughout the weekend and to High Performance Sport for hosting the conference. Bowls New Zealand
Thanks to Burnside’s Ken Wilson-Pyne for the write up. After three days of varied spring weather and 140 games, a very worthy winner took home the silverware in the 2023 Living House Burnside Under 26 Singles, lawn bowls tournament. The field of 32 young bowlers was drawn into four sections of eight players who each then played theother seven in their section. The top two in each section won their place in Division 1 where theycompeted for overall first prize and the trophy. The third and fourth in each section then competed inDivision 2, and so on to Division 4.The four section winners were; Australia’s two representatives Kira Bourke and Nick Cahill both with 6wins from 7 games; Halswell’s Hamish … Read More
Thanks to Burnside’s Ken Wilson-Pyne for the article. This year will be the 20th playing of the prestigious Under 26 Singles event, with the 2023 LivingHouse Burnside Under 26 Singles tournament taking place at the Burnside Bowling Club onAvonhead Road in Christchurch from Friday 6 October to Sunday 8 October. Tournament Organiser Kerrie Bruce has assembled a top-class field of New Zealand’s best youngbowlers, as well as attracting entries from overseas. Of the 32 players, 15 are from the North Island,12 from the South Island, three from Australia, and two from the Cook Islands. Eight young womenand 24 young men, whose ages range from 14 to 25 years, will be competing. A feature of this eventis that women and men … Read More
Term 4 Wednesday Sport Bowls entries close this Friday 29 September. Any student in high school can enter. It is a great way to get into bowls during school where you can play with your friends and get some coaching! To enter, talk to your school coordinators. If you are not going to see your sport cooridnator till after the school holidays please contact Erica: firstname.lastname@example.org
Traditionally Bowls Canterbury has hosted the Super Sixes over the first weekend in February for teams from Dunedin, South Canterbury, Marlborough, Buller and Nelson. This year we are introducing opportunities for Centre Development teams because there are very few competitions for these teams other than Zone events. Under 26’s (pairs) because we need more opportunities for our young bowlers. We also recently met with our senior team selectors, and they are keen to field a Canterbury Senior Reserve team during the Festival of Bowls weekend. Super Sixes – senior Intercentre squads of up to 10 players – confirmed are Buller, Nelson, Marlborough, South Canterbury, Dunedin, and Canterbury.Development teams – pre zone competition squads – please indicate if you will be … Read More
he University of Canterbury Haupatu Scholarships are open (sport). If you know of any school leavers who are interested in coming to UC and excel in their sports please share this with them and encourage them to apply here! https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/get-started/scholarships/ This page will take them to the scholarship search engine where there are many scholarships for the sports specific one please search “Haupatu”. There are also many other scholarships in this link for school leavers please let them know to take a look and see if they are eligible for any others! Applications close August 15th 2023.