Winter Bowls

The winter bowls season commences in late April and concludes at the end of August. All bowls are played in the club's Indoor Stadium with 5 rinks available. Weekly bowls sessions are available to both men and women using a pre-entry system as follows.

Pre-Entry System

In the Stadium there are entry forms for each session. You can only play if you have entered your name on the appropriate sheet. As there is a maximum number that can bowl at a session there may be some people who may be on a waiting list. If you find you cannot play then you must notify the organiser who will then contact the next person on the waiting list.

Stadium Membership

All full members of the Wanaka Bowling Club are eligible to bowl in the winter programme. It is also possible for other bowlers, including those from the Hawea Bowling Club, to take out a Stadium Bowls membership and play a full part in the very busy winter programme.









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Visitors are always made welcome but it is recommended that if you wish to play on a certain day then, in the first instance, contact Margaret Young (03) 443-8463 or Ken Mitchell (03) 443 9598 who will direct you to the appropriate event controller. Bowls are available for visiting bowlers.


Winter Weekly Bowling Programme

A typical week's bowling programme in the winter season is:


7.00pm  - Edgewater Cup Triples



9.30am   2x4x2 Pairs

1.15pm   2x4x2 Pairs

7.00pm   Trade Bowls Triples



1.15pm   Triples

7.00pm   Trade Bowls Triples


1.15pm   Triples

7.00pm   Trade Bowls Triples


1.15pm    Progressive Bowls 

(no pre-entry - visitors welcome)


1.15pm    Studholme Trophy 

(inter suburb competition)


Occasional special events e.g. Mixed 4s

There are a number of other events that are scheduled through the winter season including a club icon event - the Studholme Trophy.


This event extends over 12 weeks in the winter and involves eight 'suburb' teams made up of bowlers from Wanaka and Hawea. 

Every Saturday afternoon commencing 1.15pm those eight teams compete in 3 bowl Triples games. All full and Stadium members make up these 'suburb' squads and every week teams are differently made up so that everyone has an opportunity to bowl in this hallmark event.

Winter Trade Bowls

These are held in the club's indoor heated Stadium - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights starting in June and ending in August. Games commence at 7.00pm on the five rinks. If you are thinking of entering a team from your 'business' for next season contact Stu Hurley (03) 443-1413.