Debbie Wilford (Taranaki) will next January become the first female bowler to represent the New Zealand PBA at a world indoor bowls event in the United Kingdom.
Murray Glassey (Hawkes Bay) joined some elite company when he won two major singles events at the PBA finals in Dunedin over the weekend.
Dunedin painter Daniel French reached the quarterfinals and was the best performed Otago competitor in Wellington on Saturday.
Murray Glassey (Hawke’s Bay) is on target to win his third trip to the international PBA finals in the United Kingdom in Dunedin this weekend.
Jonty Horwell (17) was the best-performed member of the Otago team that finished last in the elite Welch Trophy at the weekend.
Laurie Guy (Wellington) made the most of his chances and was the best-performing New Zealand bowler at this week’s PBA Trans Tasman Challenge in Hastings.
Jonty Horwell (Kaikorai) has done it again, having won his third New Zealand junior title in Wellington at the weekend.
Tracey van Tuel gained the bragging rights over family members when they helped the Otago indoor bowls team regain the Strang Trophy by beating Southland on Saturday.
It was a double celebration for Dunedin bowler Paul King at the weekend. He won his first PBA tournament and his fifth grandchild was born.
Otago indoor bowlers Alanna Preddy and Daniel French beat their North Island opponents but the South Island indoor bowls team failed at the annual inter-island match in Christchurch on Saturday.
Daniel French was on fire when he won his three singles games and was the best performed member of the Otago team.
Biddy Craig has had a new lease on life and won all her six games in the inter-centre triangular indoor bowls match at Balclutha at the weekend.
A nasty injury received while working round his home has deprived veteran Dunedin bowler Ken Walker of the chance to defend his Trans Tasman PBA bowls title.
The honours keep coming for Margaret Malcolm who was appointed the first female patron of Bowls Dunedin at its annual meeting last week.
Centurion Chris Bell was in dynamic form and scored four of Zingari-Richmond's 10 tries in its 62-12 win over Pirates in the Dunedin premier club rugby ninth-10th playoff game at Montecillo on Saturday.
It was close, but the young Dunedin-based Otago team kept its cool on the second day to retain the zone six Paterson trophy.
Daniels key to defence The two Daniels French and Sinclair - are expected to play a key role in Otago's defence of the Paterson trophy in Dunedin at the weekend.
Skip John Leyser held his nerve and played a miracle shot to catapult Cromwell into the national mixed fours final.
The long 12-year wait is over for Mike Kernaghan. He has achieved his long-held ambition to play at World Bowls.
There will be a significant change of structure at this year's World Bowls in Christchurch.