Indoor Bowls - a game for all

Special Discounts for bowlers. Click an icon below for details.

Latest news

North Island tour of the South

All the regional teams facing the North Island on their tour have been named. You can view the PDF here.

All the results for the week will be posted here, so you can see it all on one page.

You can also follow the results live, as posted in the Google Docs Spreadsheet. You can view that here.

Abridged Results:

Friday 5th August - North Island BEAT Central / South Otago 19 - 5
Saturday 6th August - North Island BEAT Southland 14 - 10
Sunday 7th August - North Island BEAT Otago 13.5 - 10.5
Sunday 7th August - North Island BEAT North Otago / South Canterbury Combined 18 - 6
Monday 8th August - North Island BEAT Ashburton 15 - 9
Tuesday 9th August - North Island BEAT West Coast 20 - 4
Wednesday 10th August - North Island BEAT Marlborough / Top of the South 14.5 - 9.5
Thursday 11th August - North Island BEAT Canterbury 18 - 6
Friday - Rest Day
Saturday 13th August - North Island BEAT South Island 15.5 - 8.5

The North Island indoor bowls team have retained the Kevin Eddy Memorial Trophy with a convincing 31 to 17 win over the South Island in Christchurch on Saturday.

The North have now held the trophy, the symbol of inter-Island supremacy for thirteen years in a row.
Throughout their tour of the South Island the North's singles players Denise Clarkson (Hutt Valley) and Avon Compton (North Wellington) have led the way. With three more wins today against Belinda Peard (Southland) Clarkson has finished with 22 wins and two draws from her 27 games.

Compton also won his three games against the South's James Sullivan (Canterbury) today.
The North Island women's triple of Lois Randall (Hutt Valley), Linda McCurdy (Waikato) and Lisa Gould (Upper Hutt Valley) also won their three games.

For the South Island the women's four of Suzanne Mackie (Southland), Marie-Therese Hooper (Canterbury), Deanne Osborne (Canterbury) and Alanna Preddy (South Otago), posted three wins as did the men's four of Simon Thomas (Ashburton), Michael Lawson (Ashburton), Daniel French (Otago) and Grant Wilson (Ashburton).

NZ Mixed Pairs results

Upper Hutt Valley have won the New Zealand Mixed Pairs title at Lower Hutt adding to the Mixed Fours they won the previous day.

The winning team, Ashley Diamond and Sheree Holmes, was half of the fours team on Saturday.

The title was decided even before the final round was played, as Southland defaulted from the series and they would have been Upper Hutt's opponents in the final round.

Second place in the Pairs went to the North Taranaki team of Grant and Tania l'Ami , and third went to the Ashburton pair of Simon and Julie Thomas.

Upper Hutt Valley finished on 12 points from five wins and two draws, North Taranaki had five wins and one draw and Ashburton had four wins.

Final Standings: UV 12, NT 11, AS 8, CS 8, WR 6, TG 5, NN 4, SL 0.

Full results and teams available here

North Island Secondary Schools


A team from Tauranga Boys High School has taken out the pairs at the North Island Secondary Schools Indoor Bowls Championships at Mount Maunganui on Saturday.

Anthony Ouellet, who was a losing finalist last year, teamed with Andre Dorofaeff to beat Jaimee Pretty and Brittany Simpson from Opunake High School in Taranaki.

Andre also competed last year, but Pretty and Simpson were making their first appearance at the championships.

Aidan Zittersteijn and Dylan Dolton from Spotswood College in North Taranaki finished third.

Fifteen teams competed in the pairs, with six teams qualifying for post-section play.

A large crowd of parents and other supporters were treated to some excellent bowls.

Entries were up on last year.


Spotswood College student Aidan Zittersteijn took out the singles at the North Island Secondary Schools Indoor Bowls Championships at Mount Maunganui on Sunday.

Zittersteijn, regarded as one of the up and coming players in the North Taranaki District, and son of top indoor bowler John Zittersteijn beat Bay of Plenty's Matthew Farquhar of Tauhara College in the final.

In the semi-finals Zittersteijn put out Mesha White of Waitakere College and Farquhar beat Andre Dorofaeff of Tauranga Boys College.

Dorofaeff teamed with fellow Tauranga Boys College student Anthony Ouellet to win the pairs on Saturday.

Thirty four students from 15 North Island schools entered the singles and twelve qualified for post-section play.

A number of them will now line up in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Indoor Bowls Championships in North Wellington on the 28th and 29th of August.

The Shield for the school winning the most points over the singles and pairs was awarded to Tauranga Boys College with Spotswood College a close second.

The overall weekend has been described as an example of excellent bowls, sportsmanship and gracious losers.

There was a lot of support from parents, managers and the Tauranga Association Members,

NZ Mixed Fours results

Upper Hutt Valley have won the New Zealand Mixed fours for 2016.
Their team of Ashley Diamond (skip), Brandon Fuge, Lisa White and Sheree Holmes went through the seven rounds unbeaten.

They finished three points ahead of Manawatu in a cliff-hanger final round. Upper Hutt went into it one point ahead of Manawatu and in a dream final-round draw, came up against Manawatu and beat them 8-7.

This was Ashley Diamond's second mixed fours title having previously won in 2011.

The Manawatu team was Tim Veale (skip), Bruce Meyer, Sarah Warrington and Anne-Marie Warrington.

Tauranga finished third. They were represented by Paul Smith, Mike Phipps, Fiona Wilson and Lorraine Smith. Eight districts took part in the Mixed Fours final play-off.

It will be a busy weekend team for Diamond and Holmes who team up again on Sunday in the inaugural Mixed Pairs final. Also playing again in the pairs are Mike and Lorraine Phipps from Tauranga.

Final Standings: UV 14, MN 11, TG 8, GB 6, CO 6, CY 5, NL 3, TA 3.

Full results and teams available here

Paterson Trophy final results

Here are the final Zone results from all over the country

Zone 1 - Final


Zone 2 - Final


Zone 3


Zone 4

Upper Hutt Valley 124.5
Hutt Valley 112
North Wellington 109.5
Bush Ruahine 81
Wairarapa 69
Horowhenua 44

Zone 5 - Final

NELSON 112.5

Zone 6 - Final



June Newsletter & Meeting minutes

The latest Newsletter and meeting minutes are now available. Go to the Newsletters page or the Executive page for the documents.

2016 North & South Island Teams

The North and South Island indoor bowls selectors have made a few changes to their teams to meet in the annual clash for the Kevin Eddy Memorial Trophy at Christchurch in August.

With no international match this year both sets of selectors were free to bring back New Zealand players.

This has seen the dropping of several of last year's teams, and the repositioning of others. For instance three of the four singles players did not appear in those positions last year.

The biggest upset is the dropping of the North Island captain last year, Grant Harvey from North Taranaki, who was the North's men's singles player last year.

For the South one interesting selection is the positioning of Ashley Diamond, the New Zealand singles player, and who has just picked up his second national singles title at Mount Maunganui on Sunday. He has been chosen to skip the men's pair.

Those who've missed out on Island selection this year can take heart in the knowledge that those players chosen for the New Zealand team to play Australia next year will not be eligible for the Island teams.

See here for a PDF outlining the teams

2016 National Open Championships Results


WON BY: Ashley Diamond (Upper Hutt School, UV)

Master's Singles: Andrew Brunton (Merrilands, NT)

Kath & S.E.N. Smith Trophy (Senior going the furtherest in the Open): Lloyd Bellis (Stoke, NN)
Truth Cup for Woman going the furtherest: Teri Anderson (St Andrews, WK)
Cliff Thompson Trophy for Junior going the furtherest: Matthew Heads (Timaru Town & Country Club, SC)

Go here for full list of qualifiers and post-section results


WON BY: Grant L'Ami & Mike Phipps (South City, Tauranga)

Masters Pairs: Roger & Maureen Bartosh (Papamoa Sports, Tauranga)

Bob Malcolm Memorial Tray: Tim & Peg Jones (Whangamata, Thames Valley)

Go here for full list of qualifiers and post-section results


WON BY: Paul Smith, Geoff Coughey, Keith Setter (South City, Tauranga)

Masters Triples: Brian Hardgrave, Bari Oliver, Maureen Dravitzki (Merrilands, North Taranaki)

Go here for full list of qualifiers and post-section results


WON BY: Lloyd Bellis, Kath Arvidson, Rhonda Bellis, Debbie Warren (Stoke, Nelson)

Masters Fours: Andrew Brunton, Brian Hardgrave, Bari Oliver, Maureen Dravitzki (Merrilands, North Taranaki)

Go here for full list of qualifiers and post-section results

Player of the Tournament: Mike Phipps (South City, Tauranga)

2016 Academy & Masters final results

Academy: North Island 28, South Island 20
Masters: Northern Zone 30, Southern Zone 18

View all the final results for each discipline here

2016 South Island Champs Winners

Johnstone Electrical Pairs: Maurice Berkeley and Jenny Eden (Woolston WMC, CY)

Fours: Mike King (s), David Philpott, Marilyn Paterson, Vanessa Tyson (Hornby WMC, Canterbury)

Balclutha Subway Triples: Michael Lawson (s), Ken Mackenzie, Stephen Preddy (Rakaia, Ashburton)

Player of the Tournament: Ken MacKenzie, Ashburton

Post section results can be found here

NZIB Umpires Exams - Model Questions & Answers

The Federation have released a paper that can be studied by people who are wanting to sit the exam to become an umpire, be it at Local or National level. It contains model questions and answers that may or may not be asked in the exams. Someone preparing for the exams would be well advised to take note and study what is inside this paper, as it will give them a much higher level of knowledge, thus a higher chance of passing.

Umpires Exam Papers Model Questions and Answers

2016 Nationals

Some information has been made available for this years Nationals, which is being held in Mt Maunganui.

What is the Nationals? Advertisement Poster



2015 AGM Minutes and Documents available

The minutes and other documents from the recent NZIB are available online here. They are all in PDF format, so easily readable PDF Reader. Go to the Executive page for the online documents.

Latest Code of Conduct available
The latest Code of Conduct has been released by the NZIB committee. It is intended to be abided by all participants in NZIB-run events. These events include NZ Championships, Island Championships, NZ Mixed Fours, Henselite Champion Singles, Junior Singles. As teams competing for the Welch Trophy have a District manager, it is strongly recommended that Districts adopt this policy to at least cover this event. This policy is also intended to apply to members of New Zealand and Island representative teams.

Anybody affected by this is strongly urged to read the CoC, and make sure they abide by it.

NZIB News - 2015 Law changes documents available online
The new law change documents have been released by the NZIB, which are available as an online PDF download.

The first document is the full Laws of the Game, and the second document is a 2 page document outlining the main changes.

Download the full Laws of the Game here
Download the 2-page change outline document here

New deal announced - Apex Car Rentals
The NZIB Committee has secured an ongoing deal with Apex Car Rentals, which will apply for all rentals from 1 April 2015. There are also special deals available for 4 specific cars, during the period of the 2015 Nationals. Click the image in the 'Special Discounts' area on the left hand side for a window to open with the exact details

NZIB Structure Discussion Document
The NZIB Committee has released a document that is intended to be viewed & discussed by all bowlers at all levels. You can bring this up at your local association level, or send your concerns directly to the NZIB committee. If you are a member of Facebook, there will also be a discussion held on the NZ Indoor Bowls page, where the document will also be available.

Download the Discussion Document here


2015 Nationals coverage. Watch this and lots more, supplied for you by Alex Reed, Press Reporter, Tauranga Indoor Bowls Association. Go there.

Like the new colours?
New mats are also available.

Order them here.


NEW 5'5 Quiz #10. Test your knowledge ->Find it on the sidebar ->