Blackjacks Jo Edwards and Val Smith made an emphatic statement in their first-round pairs game at the national championships in Dunedin yesterday, defeating defending champions Dale Rayner and Ashleigh Jeffcoat 25-13.
Richard Girvan is testament to the fact that you can take the boy out of bowls but not the bowls out of the boy.
At 23 years old, defending national women’s singles champion Selina Goddard (Auckland) is one of the new faces of bowls in New Zealand, and a possible contender for selection for a second Commonwealth Games.
There will be plenty to play for when the opening rounds of the women’s pairs gets under way at the national championships on bowling greens in and around Dunedin this morning.
Lawn bowlers from throughout the country and some from as far away as Canada will descend on Dunedin and environs for the next 12 days to compete in the national championships.
It might have taken 20 years but one of Brighton's favourite sons is about to embark on realising a high school dream and become part of the story of the Coast to Coast.
Defending men's single champion Dean Elgar is hoping for the rub of the green to win back-to-back national singles titles as qualifying play gets under way at the national championships around Dunedin tomorrow.
Despite a chaotic finish, Aaron Anderson (Ariki) completed the Otago 5000m and 10,000m title double in a calendar year when he won the senior men’s Otago 10,000m title at the Caledonian Ground on Saturday.
An eye for the lead and a stunning turn of speed over the final 300m was all it took for Josh Hou (Hill City-University) to win the historic Ness Cup handicap mile at the Caledonian Ground last night.
Rozie Robinson took another step forward to the 2018 championships in China yesterday, winning the open women’s walk in the half marathon section of the Cadbury Dunedin Marathon.
For talented sportsman Damian Hill, yesterday’s half-marathon was never going to be about victory but of taking part.
She may not have the fame associated with her sister, but second year University of Otago School of Dentistry student Jamie Marra was one of the many features on yesterday’s marathon course.
Kirk Madgwick overcame windy conditions on the walkway to win the Dunedin open men’s half marathon title in 1hr 14min 45sec and clock a personal best over the distance of 1hr 14min 45sec yesterday.
Brazilian couple Edilson Queiroz and Marines Melo were two of the most travelled in making the start line of yesterday’s Cadbury Dunedin Marathon.
Sam McCutcheon (Wellington) pushed his way through some dark moments over the final stages to win his second Dunedin Marathon title yesterday.
It has been two long years, but Dunedin’s Sarah Chisnall made a triumphant return to the podium when she won the open women’s section of the quarter marathon in 47min 37sec.
The Cadbury Dunedin Marathon attracted a field of 1505 Brave and hardy soul across all three distances on the picturesque but wind chill swept Otago Harbour course this morning. Can you spot yourself?
Motherhood has not stopped Dunedin electron microscopist Sharon Lequeux from becoming one of the top five-ranked women in the Dunedin Marathon tomorrow.