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New Zealand Team 2015 announced
The New Zealand team to play Australia next year has been named at the AGM today. Download the team document here.

November Newsletter
The latest newsletter for November from the NZIB Federation has been released. Read some extracts from our President Martin's Annual Report, what's being done with our old NZIB records, and start planning for 2015.

Download the newsletter here

NEW WEBMASTER IN 2015. After establishing this website and being webmaster for 12 years, Jock Jamieson (left) is moving on to new challenges. Jock has thoroughly enjoyed presenting the progress of national events over this time and welcomes Paul Voorend (right) from North Wellington who has the experience neccessary for the role of webmaster. Paul is keen to put something back into the sport he enjoys.
Welcome Paul.

Henselite Champion of Champion Singles.
Daniel French of Otago is the winner of the 2014 Henselite Champion of Champion Singles, played at Hamilton on Saturday.
He beat Chris McAdam of Upper Valley 13-7 in the final.
French got out to a good start and kept ahead of McAdam all the way.
He was a member of the winning men’s four in the recent inter-Island fixture.
The plate was won by Simon Thomas of Canterbury who beat Kevin Torrey of North Harbour 11-9 in a tight final.
Thirty-three players started out in the Henselite and 12 qualified for post-section play.
Full results and pictures. Go there.

SINGLES decided at AIMS Games.
Anthony Ouellet from Tauranga Intermediate has taken out the indoor bowls singles title at the 2014 AIMS Games in Tauranga. He beat Sam Anderson from Levin Intermediate in the final. It’s Anthony’s second year at the games at which he improved on his fourth placing last year. Anthony is a regular club bowler in Tauranga, plays in the Tauranga junior representative team and has a very promising future. Sam is another up and coming player who recently represented his district Horowhenua at the NZ Indoor Bowls Junior Singles in Wellington. In a play off for third, Louise Bremner from Otumoetai Intermediate defeated Rebecca Howell from Pongakawa School. This year 231 Year 7 and 8 players took to the mats in the qualifying rounds for the singles, with 91 qualifying for post-section play.
Final Results:
First (Gold): Anthony Ouellet (Tauranga Intermediate)
Second (Silver): Sam Anderson (Levin Intermediate)
Third (Bronze): Louise Bremner (Otumoetai Intermediate)
Fourth: Rebecca Howell (Pongakawa School)

PAIRS decided at AIMS Games.
Hayley Riddell and Alana Laurie from Tauranga Intermediate have taken out the Gold Medal in the Pairs at the 2014 NZCT AIMS Games Indoor Bowls. This was Hayley and Alana’s second attempt to win the title after failing to qualify in 2013. In the final, they bet Connor Christoffersen and Ben Tang also from Tauranga Intermediate after two very close sets but the girls came out on top on both occasions. All four players are in their second year of playing bowls. Hayley is a Junior Representative for the Tauranga Indoor Bowls Association and her experience at this level showed, keeping a cool head when she was down. In the semi-finals, Riddell and Laurie beat Sandro Milgate-Vassilini and Justine Gapuz from Mount Maunganui Intermediate and Christoffersen and Tang bet Mohammed Abdo and Vinny Lambly from Sommerville Intermediate. In a play off for the Bronze Medal, Milgate-Vassilini and Gapuz beat Abdo and Lambly.
Final Results:
First (Gold): Hayley Riddell (skip) and Alana Laurie (Tauranga Intermediate)
Second (Silver): Connor Christoffersen (skip) and Ben Tang (Tauranga Intermediate)
Third (Bronze): Sandro Milgate-Vassilini (skip) and Justine Gapuz (Mount Maunganui Intermediate)
Fourth: Mohammed Abdo (skip) and Vinny Lambly (Sommerville Intermediate)
Team Cup Results (Six Best Results over Both Events):
First: Tauranga Intermediate
Second: Otumoetai Intermediate
Third: Mount Maunganui Intermediate

Welch Trophy.
North Wellington are the 2014 Welch Trophy winners. They held off a strong challenge from Tauranga and Ashburton over the closing stages, and cemented the win with a good showing in the final pairs.
North Wellington finished with 107 points, Tauranga 100.5 and Ashburton 94. They were  equal  with Tauranga on 9 points from the pairs, but already had a good lead going into the final round.
Avon Compton was the most successful player of the tournament with 23 points.
Full results. Go there.

NZ Secondary Schools Singles Champion found.
Fourteen-year-old Jakeb White of Rosehill College in the Counties district is the 2014 New Zealand Secondary Schools Indoor Bowls Singles champion.
In a tight final at Titahi Bay in Wellington on Sunday he beat Aidan Zittersteijn from Spotswood College 10-9 in  the final.
The result was some sort of revenge for Jakeb White after he lost the final of the New Zealand Junior Singles to 15-year-old Jonty Horwell of Logan Park High School in Otago on Saturday.
Horwell was beaten by Zittersteijn in the quarter finals of the secondary school singles on Sunday.
A former singles champion, Shaquaid Hihi of Gisborne Boys High finished third and Nash Smith of Tauranga was fourth.
In the plate final Vinnie Rayner of Menzies College beat Ethan Batt of James Hargest High 9-4.
Secondary Schools results. Go there.

NZ Secondary Schools Pairs Champions found.
Georgia Watt and Joshua Fox from Hawera High School are the 2014 New Zealand Secondary Schools Indoor Bowls Pairs champions.
At Titahi Bay on Monday afternoon they beat Bronwyn and Amber McNally from Hillcrest High School 15-5 in the final.
In third place were Matthew Heads and Ethan Batt from James Hargest High, after beating Aidan Zittersteijn and Jason Hook from Spotswood College 9-7 in the play-off for third and fourth.
The plate final saw Trevor Burgess and Jason Gray from Southland Boys High beat Bryn Hastie and Alex Middleton from Hamilton Boys High 12-5.
Aidan Zittersteijn was named player of the tournament. He was runner-up in the singles on Sunday and with his partner Jason Hook finished fourth in the pairs.
Secondary Schools results. Go there.

National Junior Singles.
Fifteen-year-old Jonty Horwell is the New Zealand  Junior Singles champion for 2014. He beat 14-year-old Jakeb White of Counties  8-7 in a tight, tense final. After six ends Horwell led 4-3 but a three on the next end gave the lead to White. However  Horwell fought back, and the scores were level starting the final end. Horwell  drew the shot  with his final bowl to secure the win.
The plate final was one-sided with Nash Smith of Tauranga beating Matthew Blissett of South Canterbury 17-5. Nash Smith’s hopes of qualifying for the main event were dashed when he lost his first two games.
Full results. Go there.

Junior Inter-Zone Champs.
The Northern Zone has won the HGC McLaughlin Trophy at Titahi Bay in Wellington after beating the Southern Zone 10-2 tonight.
The North won all their games in the first round, to lead 6-0.
In the second round the Southern Zone won the pairs, but that was their only success.
The Northern Zone triples and fours won both their matches.
The two teams were named after the conclusion of the New Zealand Junior Singles, which was won by Jonty Horwell of Otago.
Full results.
Go there.

2014 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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