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Latest newS for 2019

Academy & Masters teams announced

The two North / South teams that play each other at the Nationals, the Academy & Masters teams, were announced today. Click here to download the PDF outlining all the teams.

Trans-Tasman Test Match

New Zealand retains Henselite Trophy.

In a titanic struggle the New Zealand Mat Blacks Indoor Bowls Team fought off a very strong challenge by Australia to retain the Henselite Trophy by just one game 34-32 at the Southland Indoor Bowls Stadium, Invercargill on Saturday.

The International played over three days was an outstanding success with both teams giving their utmost for their countries. Australia made the best start but New Zealand fought back to finally clinch the victory in the final session.

Click here to go to the full International page including Media write up by Delwyn, and the draw.

South Island Championships

The NZIB Google spreadsheet also has the draws for the 2019 South Island Championships. Click here to view the spreadsheet and confirm your entry / draw.

2019 Summerset Indoor Bowls National Championships

The draws are now available to view on the 2019 NZIB Google Spreadsheet. Have fun seeing who you are about to play.. and let the banter begin!

2019 Secondary Schools Entry Forms

Here are the two entry forms for the 2 major Secondary Schools competitions:

North Island Secondary Schools at Mt Maunganui
NZ Secondary Schools held at North Wellington

Forms available in PDF format, entry details are on each form

May Executive meeting minutes available

Go to the Executive page to download the minutes from the NZIB meeting held in May

Umpires Training Video

A training video for Umpires has been under direction of the NZIB, which is available for viewing from the NZIB Youtube Channel. You can access the NZIB channel here, or the training video directly here

2 new National events added

2 new National events have been added for the 2019 year - a 1-5 Year Pairs and a Masters Fours. Details on these two events are available for download here

National Event rules available

Go to the Rules page to download a PDF outlining the rules for all the National Events

February Executive minutes available

Go to the Executive page to download the minutes from the NZIB meeting held in February

2019 Calendars updated

Go to the National Calendar page to download the 2019 NZIB & National Events Calendars in PDF format.

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


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

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