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March 2023 Newsletter

From the President 


The highlight of the month has been the club hosting 3 days of the Summerset Nationals with some of the Country’s best bowlers in action and some great games played on our green.

Visiting bowlers along with Mark Cameron Bowls NZ C.E.O were full of praise for our facilities along with catering,organisation, well as very favourable comments on how our green was playing.

I would like to thank everyone who contributed their time in making this such a resounding success.

Special thanks to Kate,Heather,Helen and their team for the outstanding catering they provided and everyone who provided home baking.It all went down a treat.
It is the Boards intention to make a donation to some of the Bowling Club’s that have been seriously affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.We did the same a few years ago for clubs in Christchurch affected by the earthquake.

Also over the next few weeks we are hosting 13 pupils from Mt.Aspiring College who are going through some bowls exercises towards their N.C.A exams.Who knows maybe they will catch the bug!

Finally  best wishes to Marilyn Steel,Bev Mee and Richie Muir will be representing the centre over the next month.



Photos from Friday 24 February Mens Nationals Fours at Wanaka:

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Wanaka Bowls Club Open day
We will be looking for volunteers to help with the day - If you would like to help just call Mark Daniels 0272202786 or email


Sunday 26th March 2023

1pm - 3:30pm

‘Lawn Bowls is a game for everyone


If you have ever been interested in learning a new sport which you can play all year round, come and try lawn bowls at the Wanaka Bowls Club. Whether your goal is to be a social player or you want to compete and represent the club in local competitions we can help you find your level.


We will provide the bowls as well as some friendly coaching to get you underway.


‘Bowls is a game for everyone’ as it's a great way to be a part of a fun community and experience injury-free competition in a social environment. 


Call Mark 0272202786 if you have any questions.


ON the day the format will be:


Break everyone into a team of 4 - 3 New players with 1 Wanaka bowler


1.              1 Hr of - Bowls basics / holding / standing / delivery / scoring / Mat and Jack.


Once the basics have been explained and some trial goes we will move into a mini-tournament 


2.              1 Hr mini tournament - 1 Wanaka club volunteer per team of 3 or 4 (depending on numbers) 4 ends x 3 games 25 min games - the winner wins something small

Our Ladies have something to smile about

Eight of our ladies made their annual trek up to the prestigious 3 day West Coast Women's Fours tournament held 16-18 February. 

How exciting it was for them all when the team of Alison Hebbard (S), Val Ransom, Elaine Herbert and Sally Angus took out the tournament.

Supreme effort ladies.

Women's Ferns Winners
1 February

From Left:

Lyn Leary. Bonnie Grimmett, Colleen Carr

Women's Ferns Winners
1 March

From Left:

Kaye Outram, Kim Tilley, Heather Malcolm, Val Ransom 

Women's Pairs Champs

From Left:

Kathryn Mitchell, Kay Outram, Val Ransom & Marilyn Steel.

Congratulations to the winners Val & Marilyn.

It was neck and neck until near the end, very hot and a great turnout of spectators.

The sun was blinding the bowlers eyes so someone had a brilliant idea to repurpose the mats.

Women's 1-5 Singles

Bev Mee

Women's Triples

Amy Swain, Marilyn Steel (s) & Nicola Lowe

Women's Fours

Marilyn Steel (s), Heather Malcolm, Amy Swain & Bev Mee


to the following club members selected to play for Central Otago in March

Marilyn Steel & Bev Mee Lex Kimber 4 & 5 March

Tom Malcolm, Murray Finn. Over 60's 6&7 March

Richie Muir Intercentre in Canterbury 16 -19 March 

From the Match & Tournament Committees

 Ladies Open Singles next Tuesday 7th March and 14th March at 8.30am - 3 games - both days.  List on the notice board for names.  Markers also required and can put their names down on the list or phone Val 021 1160724.  The Champion of Champions for the Singles is on Saturday 25th March at Cromwell at 8.30am.


Hodge Trophy - Ladies Triples - 15th March 12.30pm for a Subway Lunch before bowling.  Hawea Ladies are always invited to join us for this tournament.  List on the notice board for numbers for lunch and playing.  Clubhouse draw.


Herbert Trophy - Mixed Pairs 2x4x2 Thursday 16th March 5pm. List is up in club house for entries




The Saturday pennants on show day 11th March are going to be played on Sunday 12th March.


This weeks Calendar

3 March Friday

1pm Progressive All Welcome

5  March Saturday

Men's Pennants Wanaka

6 March Sunday

Centre 1-5 Men's Singles QTown

6 March Monday 

1.15 pm Mens Club Day

7 March Tuesday 

8.30 am Women's Champ Singles 3 Games

8 March Wednesday

1.15 pm Women's Club Day

Mens pennants Cromwell

9 March Thursday

Wanaka Dist Club Mixed 4's

10 March Friday

1pm Progressive All Welcome

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