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Congratulations Geoff Coughey, winner of the 2016 NZ Hensilite Champion of Champions Singles.
Geoff Coughey winner of the 2016 NZ Henselite Singles
Tauranga Indoor Bowls Association
PO Box 3016
Tauranga 3142
Dave  Crockett, Secretary
07 543 3394



Welcome to the 2016 bowling season.  May you enjoy your bowls and have success in your endeavours be it at club, association or national level.

This year sees the New Zealand Indoor Bowls Championships being held in Tauranga and I encourage you all to participate whether it be in the Open or Over 60’s competitions.  The over 60’s competitions were a new initiative last year and while it was deemed successful, I believe holding this event in Tauranga will see numbers increase significantly.

The Association has gained some new blood within the administration side of the game, however, we are still missing some personnel for key positions within the Association.

Remember, without administrators there is no sport so please consider putting some time back into the game as well as playing.  We must also remember, that if people get burnt out, sometimes they not only give the job away but the sport too and with declining membership numbers we don’t wish this to happen.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Association in recent times.  Keep up the good work as your assistance in any way is always appreciated and may 2016 bring new ideas and enthusiasm at all levels of the game.

Your President,

- Sunday 16th October 2016, 3.30pm onwards, Page & Macrae Social Club Rooms, 61 Aerodrome Road, Mount Maunganui.

Please bring a salad and/or dessert to share along with your own plates, cutlery and glassware.  Meat provided.

Please RSVP to Dave Crockett on 543 3394 or taurangaindoorbowls@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you all there.  Bring along your club mates even if they're not receiving a prize ... a good afternoon of socialising with fellow bowlers.

Go to the news tab for an updated recent event - Pre Aims Games Event

The final night and prizegiving was held on Thursday 15th September with approx 90 players turning up to play in a progressive tournament. The evening was completed with supper and prizegiving for the previous 7 weeks of play in 3 grades. Results were:

A Grade -
1st - Ted Cole, Steve Dowman, Neville Conn & Pat Schischka (Composite Team) with 62 Game Points
2nd - Tracey Bethell, Harley Neems, Marlene Neems & Alison Cowan (Papamoa Blue) with 60 Game Points
3rd - Geoff Coughey, Lorraine Phipps, Lorna Pearson & Mary Bieleski (South City) with 54 Game Points

B Grade -
1st - Anne Kershaw, Leila Orr, Bryan Patterson & Phyllis Greet (South City) with 69 Game Points
2nd - Jeanette Hartnett, Mike Spearman, Bryan Skillington & Kevin Elsmore (Otumoetai) with 57 Game Points
3rd - Laurie Roberts, Gay Young, Andrew Matthews & Lesley Laurie (Tauranga Citizens) with 54 Game Points

C Grade -
1st - Dave Hagan, David Sinclair, Brian Barton & Paddy Leybourne (Papamoa) with 62 Game Points
2nd - Bernie Martelleti, Kevin Wadsworth, Alan Vickers & Kim Rolston (Citz RSA Te Puke) with 59 Game Points
3rd - Val Hagan, Joan Parker, Brian Valois & Manaia Palmer-Putt (Club Mount Maunganui) with 59 Game Points

Singles Achievement Results -
1st - Robin Simmons 35 Ends
2nd - Pat Schischka 31.5 Ends
3rd - Geoff Coughey 31 Ends
4th - Alison Cowan 30.5 Ends
5th equal - Diane Hilton & Paddy Leybourne 29 Ends

NZ Henselite Champ of Champ Singles
Saturday 10th September, Wellington

Geoff Coughey Wins Henselite Singles.

Tauranga’s Geoff Coughey has capped off a very fine season by winning the Henselite Champion of Champions Singles at North Wellington on Saturday.

In the final he defeated Nigel Warnes, Golden Bay-Motueka 15-6.

In the semifinals he defeated Chris Matthews, Canterbury 12-11.

Representative Fundraising Tournament
Thursday 22nd September, 7.30pm, Mount Spors Centre
Duty - All Rep Players
Players that have played in three or more rep matches are required to enter a team or pay the entry fee.

Eligible players are:
Wayne Baker
Annelies Baker
Geoff Coughey
Phillip Gundersen
Alison Cowan
Paul Smith
Nash Smith
Brian Pointon
Lorraine Phipps
Anthony Ouellet
Keith Setter
Barry Clement
Laurie Roberts
Gordon Hamilton
Lynne Hamilton
Bob Abraham
Barry Chisholm
Bev Chisholm
Robin Simmons
Harley Neems
Marlene Neems
Dave Crockett
Anne Kershaw
Tracey Bethell
Kevin Garratt
Don Harris
Debbie Reed
Lyn Carswell
Brian Barton
Andrew Matthews
Lawrence Vibert
Judi Havill
Bryan Skillington

Champ of Champ Fours - Fletcher Trophy
Sunday 28th August, 9.00am, Mount Sports Centre
Duty Club - Katikati


WINNERS - Robin Simmons, Harley Neems, Ken Carr and R Lowe (Papamoa)

RUNNERS UP - Kevin Garratt, Graham Ward, Marg Crockett and Gloria Porter

Robin Simmons took his Papamoa team through to win the Champion of Champion Fours. This is Robins 2nd Centre Title and the other team members 1st Centre Title. They had not lost a life until the last 4 when Gate Pa took 1 life off of them. This put 3 teams with 1 life each left and Gate Pa had the bye into the final.
Third were Barry Chisholm, Julie Still, M Ward,
J Spearpoint (Putaruru).


WINNERS - Ron Searancke, Laurie Ormsby,  Dorothy Coombes and B Smith

RUNNERS UP - Roger Bartosh, Mike Harvey, Kevin Wadsworth and Margaret Porter


Putaruru Plaza - B Chisholm, J Still, M Ward
                            J Spearpoint
Tauranga Citizens - H Levy, L Roberts,
                                  A Matthews, D Ormsby
St Pius - G Harmond, B Abraham, J Park,
                J Erskin-Shaw
Bethlehem - J Havill, D Warth, J Simpson,
                      R Steiner
Gate Pa - K Garratt, G Ward, M Crockett,
                S Porter
Club Mount Maunganui - B May, V Hagan,
                                          B Putt, K Kennedy
Greerton - K Carter, D Neil, S Carter, K Wehi
Papamoa - R Simmons, H Neems, K Carr,
                  R Lowe
South City - A Kershaw, B Skillington, L Kerr,
                    M Bieleski


Tauranga Citizens -
R Searanche, L Ormsby,
                                  D Coombes, B Smith
St Pius - B Reinsfield, P Mears, A B, R H
Gate Pa - R Wacker, T Porter, L Keast,
                D Hilton
Club Mount Maunganui - T Cole, J Parker,
                                      F Coombes, R Conn
Greerton - I Richardson, B Zimmerman,
                  A Munro, C Jones
Papamoa - R Bartosh, M Harvey, K Wadsworth,
                  M Porter
South City - G Walker, L Pearson, S Holbrook, A Dorofaeffe

Secondary School Champs
Sunday 28th and Monday 29th August - North Wellington



Representative Fundraising Tournament
Thursday 22nd September, 7.30pm, Mount Spors Centre
Duty - All Rep Players

Executive Meeting
Thursday 29th September, 7.30on, Wesley Church Centre

Prizegiving and BBQ
Sunday 16th October, 3.30pm, Page & Macrae, 61 Aerodrome Road

Management Meeting
Thursday 27th October, 7.00pm

NZ Indoor Bowls AGM
Saturday 3rd December, Wellington

Tauranga Association AGM
Wednesday 7th December, 7.30pm Wesley Church Centre

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