Key Notes from 74th NZIB AGM

Summerset Retirement Villages
Key Notes from 74th NZIB AGM
5 December 2022, 09:42

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗡𝗭𝗜𝗕 𝗘𝘅𝗲𝗰𝘂𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 will be made up of Michael Lawson (President), Graham Low (Deputy President), Delwyn Hughes (Patron), David Edgar, Barry Chapman, Roy McCurdy, Wayne Tough, and Liz Morrow.

- The South Island Academy & Masters Selectors are Michael Lawson, Graham Low, and Wayne Tough (Manager).

- The South Island Selectors are Michael Lawson, Graham Low, and David Edgar (Manager).

- The North Island Academy & Masters Selectors, and North Island Selectors, are Barry Chapman, Roy McCurdy, and Liz Morrow (Manager).

- The North and South Island team levies will remain the same at $250 per player.


- BOP's remit to scrap the Interprovincial event was voted against.

- Manawatu's remit to bring forward the cut off date for remits and notices of motion created plenty of discussion.  An amendment was made to have August 15th as the new cut off date.  It was also suggested that the remits and noties of motion be distributed to districts within 14 days of that cut off date, which was put to a vote and passed.

𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀

- Tier 1 will be playing for the Welch Trophy at the Interprovincial event, and will continue to be classed as Welch titles.

- All other tiers will be playing for a Paterson Trophy, descending from oldest to newest.

- There will be a trophy for Player of the Tournament at all levels of the Interprovincial.

- The timeline of the Interprovincial will commence with the first session on Friday night, 2nd September, followed by three sessions on Saturday, 3rd September.  A final session to conclude the event on Sunday morning, 4th September.  Sessions will be made up of a fours game, two singles rounds (leads and twos, threes and skips; designated markers will be appointed), and a round of pairs.

- NZIB have provided a shield for the NZ Masters Fours (Super Weekend).  It has been updated to include the previous winners.

- 2023 National Championships | New Plymouth

- 2024 National Championships | Whangarei

- 2025 National Championships | Ashburton

- 2023 Island Championships | Timaru

- 2024 Island Championships | Ashburton

- 2025 Island Championships | Rotorua

- David Edgar will be the National Championships Hall Controller.

- National Championship entries remain at $20 per player, per event.

- Prizes will be based on last year's prize money, however it will be dependent on the level of entries.

- Matside's application to livestream the National Champioships and other NZ events has been accepted.

𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗕𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀

- The affiliation format will remain the same, billed based on numbers, however it will be reset to 2022 figures.  This amount will be for the next two years.

- Negotiations are ongoing with Bowls NZ.  There will be further communication when we know more.  It is sounding positive.

- April 23rd-30th will become an Indoor Bowls Promotion Week.  NZIB will put forward challenges for districts to complete.  An example of this is to get another sporting organisation to come to your hall, or take a mat to their venue, etc.

𝗔𝗻𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀

- Volunteer of the Year | Jenny Williams (Upper Hutt Valley)

- Club of the Year | Mount Junior Club (Tauranga)

- Special Award for Outstanding Services | Evelyn Bissett (Central Otago)

As a result of the high standard of nominees, all nominations will automatically roll over to next year. New nominations are also encouraged.