National Under 8 Results from Christchurch The Mens team missed out after getting an impressive 19 points 6 wins and a draw finishing fourth behind the top two qualifiers Canterbury and Kapiti. The Womens Team finished fifth with Taranaki and Southland qualifying from their group. Full Results available here: Mens Results Womens Results

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Congratulations to the Bay of Plenty Women and the Men from Canterbury winners of the National Intercentre — Unfortunately both Mens and Womens Teams from Manawatu missed out on the post section. The next National Tournament will be the J8 players competing in Christchurch. After 3 Rounds of 5 in the Men’s Manawatu trail their…

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Manawatu women dominate by Alistair McMurran Article kindly sourced from Otago Daily Times: https://www.odt.co.nz/sport/bowls/manawatu-women-dominate "Lynlea Rogers had a magic magnet that kept drawing her bowls to the jack as she won her first individual national bowls title in Dunedin last evening. Rogers’ lead bowls were decisive as she combined with Mere Fryer to help Terrace…

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Bowls Comment by Denis Duffy Former Manawatu stalwart and National representative Philip Skoglund provided a whiff of local interest in the National Interclub Championships finalised at Howick at the weekend. Philip figured in the Pairs for the Eastbourne side which retained its title from the previous year. the composition of the successful Eastbourne team provides…

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The team selected by Tony Jensen for the National Intercentre 23-26 March is as follows: Singles: Ross Ellery (Palmerston North) Pairs: Stephen Love (Johnston Park) {s}, Dean Gilshnan (Palmerston North) Fours: Brian Little (Palmerston North) {s}, Craig Gush (Northern), Pat Horgan (Palmerston North), Tim Hook (Northern). Team captain Craig Gush. Good luck to those selected.

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Adam Johnston and Jason Hawe recently competed in the New Zealand Open held in Auckland. They performed well in wet and tricky conditions navigating their way through qualifying in the Singles and Pairs. Together they reached the quarterfinals in the Pairs losing out to Ray Martin and Richard Corry 17-15. While in the singles Adam…

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Congratulations to the Men’s Winning Team at the recent Hexagonal. They won with 9 out of 10 wins on the sunday to win the annual tournament between Hawkes Bay, Wellington, Kapiti, Wanganui and Taranaki. A Great performance to go from fifth overnight to first place. The team was as follows Ross Ellery, Daryl Johnson, Steven Love, Dean…

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Bowls Comment by Denis Duffy A shift of the landscape in Manawatu Men’s Bowls passed almost unnoticed with the completion of the Centre’s Open or Pathways events for the season. For the first time since the 1971/72 season, neither of the two traditional powerhouses in Northern and Palmerston North made it into the winner’s circle….

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