2019 Tournament Wellington
2018 Tournament Christchurch
2018 will be held at Hornby Working Mens Club. This will be a great event and a good lead in to the Nationals in Ashburton the week after. Any questions about affiliating to play please contact Justin Thompson (email@example.com)
2017 News and Events
2017 Programme now available under the Nationals Menu Click on the button below to go to that page.
2017 Tournament held in Auckland at the Pukekohe Cosmopolitan Club. See you all there!
Singles Results 2016
Singles final of Catholic Nationals
Brett Holden Wellington Waiwhetu
Denise Clarkson Wellington Vogelmorn
Winner -Denise Clarkson
Welcome to Christchurch 2018
Welcome to all bowlers and their supporters to the friendly New Zealand Catholic Nationals. It will be an enjoyable weekend of bowls.
The event this year will be mainly run at Hornby Workingmens Club as in previous years with Spencer Street Addington Parish Hall used for the amazing amount of entries in the Pairs.
This event is very important to me this year as I now am a second generation President of this good group following in my fathers well organised foot steps. I am looking forward to meeting you all and supporting you in any way possible to make this a great event. Christchurch is well in truly into re build and you will see some amazing sites around the city while you are here. I recommend a drive around to see the changes that have happened since the last event here.
This tournament is 50 years on from the first Christchurch tournament the first time our Federation held the tournament in the South Island. It was held at Cowles Stadium where we had to transport 72 mats and sets of bowls from our clubs and additional mats were used at the CIBA hall, St Paul's and Linwood Intermediate School. We had 340 in the singles 125 fours and 240 pairs entered.
The numbers may have changed but the nature of this event I believe that makes it a success is the friendliness and support we all give each other throughout the weekend.
Once again we thank you for your support and look forward to the wonderful weekend of bowling and companionship/
See you on the mats,