Trans-Tasman Internationals

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International indoor bowls competition began in 1975 when Australia and New Zealand first met for the Henselite Trophy. Trans-Tasman matches are the limit of international play.

During the 1975 to 1979 period matches were played according to the host nation's rules.  The International Laws of the Game were introduced for the resumed matches in 1983.  These laws which introduced a compromise mat with Australian bowls have been used ever since.

Australia fielded a team of 26 from 1975 to 1987.  New Zealand matched this except for 1983 and 1985 when a team of 14 was fielded.  In 1989 both countries agreed to limit the team to 14 players.

Eleven events are competed in.  Ten of these are as originally introduced.  The eleventh, a Mixed 6-bowl Pairs, was introduced in 1991.

The eleven events are -
Singles: Women's and Men's,
Pairs (6-bowl): Mixed,
Pairs (8-bowl): Women's, Men's and Mixed,
Triples: Women's and Men's,
Fours: Women's, Men's and Mixed

Overall Results

  Venue Result
1975 Auckland New Zealand 50, Australia 10
1976 Newcastle Australia 32, New Zealand 28
1978 Wellington New Zealand 48, Australia 12
1979 Adelaide Australia 40, New Zealand 20
1983 Christchurch New Zealand 40, Australia 20
1985 Ballarat New Zealand 40, Australia 20
1987 Porirua New Zealand 34, Australia 26
1989 Adelaide New Zealand 40, Australia 20
1991 Christchurch Australia 34, New Zealand 32
1993 Runnaway Bay New Zealand 37, Australia 29
1995 Rotorua New Zealand 46, Australia 20
1997 Devonport (Tasmania) New Zealand 42, Australia 24
1999 Napier New Zealand 42, Australia 24
2001 Sydney New Zealand 45, Australia 21
2003 Balclutha New Zealand 36, Australia 30
2005 Colac New Zealand 40, Australia 26
2007 Pukekohe New Zealand 33, Australia 33 (NZL)
2009 Broken Hill Australia 37, New Zealand 29
2011 Balclutha Australia 33, New Zealand 33 (AUS)
2013 Morayfield New Zealand 55, Australia 11
2015 Tauranga New Zealand 38, Australia 28
2017 Mounties Club, Sydney New Zealand 41, Australia 25
2019 Invercargill New Zealand 34, Australia 32

 Individual Event Results

  Singles Pairs 8-Bowl Pairs
6- Bowl
Triples Fours
  Women Men Women Men Mixed Mixed Women Men Women Men Mixed
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