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NZIB Newsletter for July. Go there.

2014 Mixed Fours Preview.
The quest to find the best indoor bowls mixed fours team in the country enters its closing stages this weekend. Eight teams from both islands will line up in the finals of the National Mixed Fours at Upper Hutt on Saturday. To reach that stage they first had to win mixed fours events in their own districts, with 36 teams taking part in zone-play-offs last month.
Each team had to consist of two males and two females, of any age.
This year’s national final at Upper Hutt is the 50th Jubilee staging of the event.
Last year’s champions, a North Taranaki team skipped by John Zittersteijn, failed to qualify.
Favourites this year include another North Taranaki team led by nine-times national champion Grant l’Ami, and including Dennis Behrent, Wendy Sarten and Pauline Behrent.
South Island money will probably be on the top Southland combination of Gary, Graham, and Jan Low, with Jennifer Beattie.
Competing Teams. Go there.

2014 Paterson Trophy Zone Finals Decided.
There will be a new holder of the Welch Trophy, the symbol of indoor bowls supremacy at district level, this year. Last year’s winners, North Taranaki, failed to qualify in Paterson Trophy zone play in this year’s tournament.
North Taranaki’s two teams, skipped by multiple national champions Grant l’Ami and John Zittersteijn, finished second to Manawatu at Otorohanga at the weekend.
Manawatu now hold the Paterson Trophy for that zone.
Results and full Wrap/Summary. Go there.

2014 North Island Secondary Schools Championships PAIRS
Fourteen teams contested this year’s Pairs title, from Whanganui, Hamilton, Hawera, Matamata, Te Puke, Gisborne and Tauranga. Last year’s pairs winners Bronwyn & Amber McNally from Hillcrest High School were among the contenders and qualified by winning their first three games.
Competing players and their schools. Get it.
Results from the Pairs. Get it.

2014 North Island Secondary Schools Championships SINGLES
Thirty five secondary school students contested for this years singles title with players from Auckland, Hamilton, Hawera, Whanganui, Matamata, Te Puke, Gisborne and Tauranga.
Last year’s winner Shaquaid Hihi from Gisborne Boys High School was back to defend his title along with placegetters Georgia Watt (Hawera High School), Nash Smith (Tauranga Boys College) and Amber McNally (Hillcrest High School).
Results from the Singles. Get it.

Fours final. John Zittersteijn’s  North Taranaki team has won the fours at the Lion Foundation National Indoor Bowls Championships for the second year in a row.
Player of the Tournament: Teri Anderson (winner triples, runner-up singles, pairs).
Full press release. Go there..
Results page. Go there..
Photos from Taradale. Go there..

Special Trophies.
Patrons Cup won by:- Waikato
Truth Cup won by:- Teri Anderson, Waikato
Bob Malcolm Memorial Tray won by:- Elva and Kelvin Simonsen, Wairarapa
Cliff Thompson Trophy won by:- Aidan Zittersteijn, North Taranaki
Kath & S.E.N. Smith Trophy won by:- Lloyd Bellis
Robertson Cup won by:- Teri Anderson

Changes to Teams for Inter-Island Indoor Bowls Fixture
The selectors have rung the changes to the North and South Island indoor bowls teams to meet in Timaru in August. More..

Academy Challenge Event and Zone Masters Teams. The North Island beat the South in two representative indoor bowls fixtures played during the national championships in Rotorua on Wednesday.
The North Island Academy team retained the Sam Henderson Memorial Trophy by beating the South Island Academy 32 to 16.
And the Northern Zone Masters beat the Southern Zone Masters to retain the Delwyn Hughes Trophy 32-16 also.
Full press release and results. Go there..

Triples final. Twenty-year-old Teri Anderson has stopped being the bridesmaid and won a title at the Lion Foundation National Indoor Bowls Championships in Napier.
Full press release. Go there..
Results page. Go there..
Photos from Taradale. Go there..


Pairs final. It was a case of so near and yet so far for 20-year-old Teri Anderson at the Lion Foundation National Indoor Bowls Championships in Napier on Tuesday afternoon.
For the second time in three days she had to settle for the runner-up prize, having lost the singles to Ashley Diamond of Canterbury on Sunday and the pairs on Tuesday to now-nine-times national champion Grant l’Ami of North Taranaki, but entered through Tauranga.
Full press release. Go there..
Results page. Go there..
Photos from Taradale. Go there..

Singles final. Ashley Diamond of Canterbury is the 2014 singles winner at the Lion Foundation National Indoor Bowls Championships in Napier.
It’s Diamond’s third national title, having previously won the pairs and fours. He’s been playing bowls about 16 years.
Full press release. Go there..
Results page. Go there..
Photos from Taradale. Go there..


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