The mercurial and still potent force "Gazza" will anchor the Wellington Hornets in the inaugural Ultimate Bowls Challenge over 3 events in 2019. This $500,000 event is due to kick off at Warilla 4–5 April 2019 and will be shown on Sky TV in New Zealand. The franchises can sign players as they choose, with remaining players coming from the draft pool.
The $500,000 Ultimate Bowls Championship is set to debut in April 2019 featuring a new fast bowls format with an innovative scoring system. The action promises to be fast and furious so be sure to check it out.
The World Youth Championship kicks off at Broadbeach Bowls Club, Queensland, Australia from 24 Feb through 2 March. Flying the flag for New Zealand is Katelyn Inch, Tayla Bruce, Rory Soden and Keanu Darby.
Gary Lawson is set to return to the Eastbourne Eagles for the prestigious Helensvale National 5-a-side tournament in early September. He joins Jamie Hill, Justin Goodwin, Philip Skoglund and Mike Carroll in the lineup that has won several NZ National titles of late. For full details see the announcement. Update: Eastbourne lost in the final to Broadbeach – a fantastic effort!