North & South Island Academy & Masters Teams
The teams have been named for North & South Island Acadamy & Masters teams, to take on each other at the Timaru Nationals this year.
New Zealand retains the Henselite Trophy against Australia
New Zealand have retained the Henselite Trophy by beating Australia 38-28, in the one-off test at Mount Maunganui on Saturday afternoon.
Going into the final session the host country were ahead 29-25 and in a tense afternoon managed to extend their lead with the Mat Blacks calling on all their experience in the face of a strong Australian challenge.
Overall New Zealand won the men's and women's singles, women's pairs, men's and women's triples and the mixed 8-bowl pairs. Australia took out the men's and women's fours, mixed fours, men's pairs and mixed 6-bowl pairs.
The most successful players, with two medals each were Teri Anderson and Ashley Diamond from New Zealand and Tony Simpson and Simon Zaporozec from Australia.
New Zealand picked up the first Australasian medal to be decided on the final morning of the one-off indoor bowls test against Australia in Mount Maunganui on Saturday.
Singles player Ashley Diamond (Canterbury), beat Arthur Finch of Australia 27-14, in their third game, giving Diamond a 2-1 win over Finch.
However Australia responded with the next two medals, to their women's fours, who beat New Zealand 15-11 in the final game, and their men's fours who edged out New Zealand 16-5 in their third encounter.
That brought the medal tally, with one session to go five medals each.
The final medal of the test match, for the men's triples, went to New Zealand.
New Zealand 6 (Women's Singles - Teri Anderson; Women's Pairs - Fiona Wilson, Teri Anderson; Women's Triples - Lois Randall, Linda McCurdy, Denise Clarkson; Men's Singles - Ashley Diamond, Mixed 8-bowl Pairs - Ashley Diamond, Sheree Holmes; Men's Triples - John Zittersteijn, Grant Rayner, Paul Smith)
Australia 5 (Women's Fours - Monika Korn, Meredith Norton, Julie Zaporozec, Jodie Jones; Men's pairs - Tony Simpson, Simon Zaporozec; Men's Fours - Tony Simpson, Chris Price, Darren Vos, Simon Zaporozec; Mixed Fours - David Blyth, Ian Ogilvie, Caralyn Walsh, Barbara Hill, Mixed 6-bowl Pairs - Ian Ogilvie, Jodie Jones ).
DRAWS AVAILABLE ONLINE!
For those that have been waiting for the draws for both the North Island Championships & the Open Nationals, they are both finally available online.
The North Island Champs draw is a PDF Document. You can download and print this out if you wish, but you should get an official booklet this week.
The Nationals Draw is an online Google Spreadsheet. You can print this out if you wish, but again, you will get a booklet with the draw in it like normal.
This cloud-based spreadsheet is a first for the NZIB, and should prove to be very popular. It will be updated in real-time, so anybody can access it and see results as they happen, from any device - be it computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. The link to the spreadsheet will be kept on the front page of the website, so you can access it easily. Otherwise you can bookmark it for even easier access, as the link won't change.
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.
Latest Newsletter available
Check out the newsletters page for the latest newsletter, from May. Read the latest message from our President, discounts on InterIslander for North Island / Nationals travel, a fundraising request from Canterbury IBA, and more!
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.
2015 North Island Champs / Nth Taranaki Queens Birthday Tournament Information
I'm sure most people are aware of this, but this years Queens Birthday Tournament, also doubles as this years North Island Championship, seeing as the Nationals are being held in the South Island.
We now have the information flyer and entry forms available in PDF format on the Notices page here, which can be printed off and sent to Sandra Zittersteijn. Cost of entry is $10 per person, per event. Entries to be recieved by Sandra, by the 30th April 2015.
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.
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.
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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