NZ Mixed Fours National Final
North Taranaki have taken out the New Zealand Mixed Fours Indoor Bowls Championship for 2015.
But it was a close race with four of the eight teams finishing with eight game points after a round-robin contest at Wanganui.
North Taranaki was adjudged winners on a countback of ends won.
The winning team is Alister Wilson (skip), Clinton Hook (3), Bronnie Read (2) and Colleen Riddock (lead).
The only team with the same membership as last year was Southland, which finished sixth.
Paterson Trophy Weekend
All the zones have been decided now, with the winners being:
Zone 1: Counties
Zone 2: Waikato
Zone 3: North Taranaki
Zone 4: Upper Hutt Valley
Zone 5: Canterbury
Zone 6: Otago
Well done to all the winners, and you will all meet each other at the Welch Trophy in September.
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Mixed Fours finalists found
All the finalists have been found from the Mixed Fours tournaments, played around the country on July the 4th. Full results are as follows:
Zone 1: Northland, Roskill & Districts, Counties, North Harbour, Auckland
Winners: Auckland: Trevor Coleman (skip), Pam Cohen (3), Merv Pearce (2), Margaret Sterling(lead)
Zone 2: Tauranga, Poverty Bay, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Thames Valley
Winners: Tauranga: Wayne Baker (skip), Geoff Coughey (3), Annelies Baker (2), Glenda Walker (lead)
Zone 3: North Taranaki, King Country, Taranaki, Wanganui
Winners: North Taranaki: Alister Wilson (skip), Clinton Hook (3), Bronnie Read (2), Colleen Riddock (lead)
Zone 4: Hawkes Bay, Bush-Ruahine, Wairarapa, Manawatu
Winners: Manawatu, on differential countback Tim Veale (skip), Bruce Meyer (3), Sarah Warrington (2), Anne-Marie Warrington (lead)
Zone 5: Hutt Valley, Upper Hutt Valley, Horowhenua, North Wellington
Winners: Hutt Valley: Joseph Zino (skip) Marcus Trlin (skip), Lois Randall (2), Helen Burnley (lead)
Zone 6: Nelson, Buller, Golden Bay/Motueka, Greymouth, Marlborough, Hokitika
Winners: Nelson. Neville Forsyth (skip), Pete Hodson (3), Phillipa Hoult (2), Annette Ross (lead)
Zone 7: Ashburton, Canterbury, South Canterbury, North Otago
Winners: Ashburton. Grant Wilson (skip), Michael Lawson (3), Chris Talbot (2), Hazel Mitchell (lead)
Zone 8: Southland, Otago, South Otago, Central Otago
Winners: Southland. Gary Low (skip), Graham Low (3), Jan Low (2), Jennifer Beattie (lead)
National Open Championships
The National Open Championships are being held from the 6th to 13th June.
You will be able to access real-time results through a Google Spreadsheet set up for the event, which will be updated by the Committee. Access the Google Sheet here
There will also be regular updates here, as well as through the NZIB Facebook page, which you can access here
Access the National Championship results page here
You can also access the Press releases page here which outline all the results, as well as the results from the North / South Academy & Northern / Southern Zone Masters matches.
North/South Island Teams announced
Announcement Island Teams
The North and South Island Indoor Bowls Teams have been announced at the 66th National Indoor Bowls Championships in Timaru to compete in the 35th annual North versus South Inter-Island Match for the Kevin Eddy Memorial Trophy at Roskill and Districts Hall, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland on Saturday August 15.
The South Island is touring the North Island this year.
There are seven new caps in the North Island team and four players have been recalled while South Island has one new cap and five players have been recalled. This has been caused by the New Zealand Mat Blacks being ineligible for selection.
The new cap for the South is Ashburton's Matt Markham who has come through the junior ranks. The players recalled are South Canterbury's Barb Reid and Christine Shand, Jenny Eden, Blair Spicer, Canterbury and Hayden Warnes, Golden Bay-Motueka.
The new caps for the North include the new national singles champion Avon Compton, North Wellington, Sarah Warrington, Manawatu, Jessie Moffat, North Wellington, Sue Bourne, Taranaki, Jude Martin, Bush Ruahine, Mark Hastie and Shaun Blackbourn, Waikato. Those recalled are Geoff Coughey, Tauranga who last played in 1999, Joseph Zino, Hutt Valley, Lorraine Phipps, Tauranga and Lisa Gould, Upper Hutt Valley who was in the team in 2001.
Bay of Plenty's Gina Owen who had to withdraw from the Mat Blacks that played Australia recently, because of injury, is eligible and has been given the women's singles berth for the third time. She has inter-island medals in all four disciplines.
Michael Lawson, Ashburton who captains the South Island makes his seventeenth appearance while Suzanne Mackie, Southland makes her sixteenth. Dale Rayner, North Wellington makes her sixteenth appearance for the North Island while the North Island captain Grant Harvey, North Taranaki makes his 13th appearance. Harvey will play the men's singles for the first time.
The South Island plays matches against Taranaki, North Taranaki, King Country, Waikato, Tauranga, Thames Valley, Counties and Roskill and Districts combined, Northland, followed by Auckland and North Harbour combined in a nine match itinerary. The tour culminates in the annual Inter-Island match which the North has won for the past eleven years since 2004.
The teams are: (PDF Can be accessed here)
Singles: Gina Owen, Bay of Plenty;
Pairs: Dale Rayner, North Wellington, Sarah Warrington, Manawatu;
Triples: Jessie Moffat, North Wellington, Lisa Gould, Upper Hutt Valley, Sue Bourne, Taranaki;
Fours: Jude Martin, Bush Ruahine, Sharon Peters, North Harbour, Rochelle Hastie, Waikato, Lorraine Phipps, Tauranga;
Reserves: Shelley Jacombs, Hutt Valley, Annelies Baker, Tauranga.
Singles: Grant Harvey, North Taranaki, (Captain);
Pairs: Joseph Zino, Hutt Valley, Jason Parker, Counties;
Triples: Avon Compton, North Wellington, Geoff Coughey, Tauranga, Shaun Blackbourn, Waikato;
Fours: Steve Fisher, Auckland, Matthew Ellis, Counties, Mark Hastie, Waikato, Alex Reed, Tauranga
Reserves: Robin Porter, Bay of Plenty, Paul Voorend, North Wellington
Manager: David Lynn, Poverty Bay-East Coast.
Singles: Belinda Peard, Southland;
Pairs: Suzanne Mackie, Southland, Elaine Carnie, Southland;
Triples: Barbara Reid, South Canterbury, Kathryn Edgar, South Otago, Christine Shand, South Canterbury;
Fours: Ann Cottrell, Otago, Marie-Therese Hooper, Canterbury, Deanne Osborne, Canterbury, Jenny Eden, Canterbury;
Reserves: Jean McKenzie, Nelson, Marilyn Holmes, Otago.
Singles: Grant Wilson, Ashburton;
Pairs: Blair Spicer, Canterbury, Daniel Sinclair, Otago;
Triples: Robert Wilson, South Otago, James Sullivan, Canterbury, Matt Markham, Ashburton;
Fours: Daniel French, Otago, Michael Lawson, Ashburton, (Captain). Brent Keen, Southland, Hayden Warnes, Golden Bay-Motueka;
Reserves: Adam Williams, Canterbury, Matt Bassett, Ashburton.
Manager: Nigel Warnes, Golden Bay-Motueka.
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North Island Championships
The North Island Championships have been held this weekend and here is the recap of the winners, runners-ups & third equals:
Pairs Winners: Trevor & Sue Bourne from Taranaki
Pairs Runners-Up: Joseph Zino & Mark Jacombs from Hutt Valley
Pairs 3rd Equals: Denise Clarkson & Shelley Jacombs from Hutt Valley, and Alex Reed & Alison Cowan from Tauranga
Fours Winners: Steve Fisher, Linda McCurdy, Warren Freeman & Lee Singer
Fours Runners-ups: Brendon Kenny, Ann Kendrick, Lesley Goodall & Karen Lawrie
Fours 3rd Equals: Mark Jacombs, Shelley Jacombs, Lisa Gould, Denise Clarkson & Alistair Wilson, Ivan Phipps, Elizabeth Morrow, Maureen Newman
Triples Winners: John Zittersteijn, Mark & Sean Ridley
Triples Runners-ups: Ray Bailey, Dennis Behrent & Yvonne Bailey
Triples 3rd Equals: Clinton Hook, Colleen & Alex Riddock, and Maureen & Colin Pruden & Joy Archer
View the full list of qualifiers and Round by Round results here
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 ).
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.
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.
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.
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