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NZIB Newsletter for April. Go there.

2014 Nationals poster for your noticeboard. Get it.

Needing accommodation at the nationals?
Checkout the Napier accommodation website. Go there.

We want your views on the nationals! Go here to take part in the survey.

Like the new colours?
New mats are also available.

Order them here.


This year we trial a new format for section and post section play at the Nationals. You start the singles on the Saturday and post-section is the following day. Same with the pairs. Saves hanging round for days for post-section or the next event. Itís on a trial basis and already the feedback is promising. The crunch will come at the nationals in Napier, so let us know afterwards what you think.

Have you been watching the Curling at the Winter Olympics?  Noticed any similarities to Indoor Bowls. The stones curl, or draw, like bowls and you score by having more of your stones closer to the centre than your opponent’s closest. The main difference seems to be that their target is the centre circle or button, while ours is the jack, which can be almost anywhere on  the  mat. Tactics seem similar too.  Using the angles to move or take out a stone is much the same as in Indoor Bowls. We do however have the advantage of not playing inside, or on, an ice block!

Now that the red and white “land agent” signs, promoting indoor bowls, are available again, and being distributed to districts, we’ve thought of a novel way to use them.  Carry one in the back of the car, and when you park at a supermarket or mall put it in the windscreen or rear window (from the inside).  Just make sure it has a contact phone number in the panel provided.  You can also ask shop-owners to display one in their window.  Don’t sit back and wait for someone else to find new members for your club….

NEW 5'5 Quiz #10. Test your knowledge ->Find it on the sidebar ->

The FAMOUS Napier Easter Tournament 2014.
Flyers/Entry forms available on 'Notices' page. Go there.

Job opportunity.
Expressions of interest are being sought for the postion of 2015 Mat Blacks Team Manager.
Could this be YOU?
More information. Go there

2014 NZIB Calendar. Start planning your bowling in 2014. Go there.

2013 Nationals. Watch this and lots more, supplied for you by Alex Reed, Press Reporter, Tauranga Indoor Bowls Association. Go there.

We want your views on the nationals! Go here.