Auckland Bowls with endorsement from Bowls New Zealand will host the National Secondary School Bowls Championships in 31st MARCH – 1st APRIL 2020.
There are many students from throughout New Zealand that play Lawn Bowls and this tournament will give them the opportunity to show their talents on the national stage.
Students will again be playing the new short and fast format Bowls3Five. This will form the basis of the National Secondary Schools Event for both singles and triples. Games will last no more than an hour, with triples teams comprising three players who each play two bowls per end, while the singles players will play four bowls per end. The game is made up of two five-end sets. In the event the sets are tied, a one end tie-breaker will be the decider. Adding to the thrill of the short format of the game, a Power Play will be available to each player / team once per game with double points for the nominated Power Play end. Astute followers of the format know this is where games can be won or lost depending on the strategy deployed.