Welcome to 2020 and the new school year. Auckland Bowls, with the support of Bowls New Zealand, is delighted to once again be hosting this event. 

31st MARCH – 1st APRIL 2020

There are many students from throughout New Zealand who play Lawn Bowls and this tournament gives them the opportunity to show their talents on the national stage.

Students will again be playing the short and fast format Bowls3Five. This will form the basis of the National Secondary Schools Event for both singles and triples. Games generally last no more than an hour, with triples teams playing two bowls each per end, and the singles players playing four bowls per end. The game is made up of two five-end sets. In the event that 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.

All games will be played at central Auckland clubs with a blind draw determining where students play (students from the same school will not necessarily be at the same venue). All qualifying will be on day one, with Post-Section and Plate on day two. Entry is free to those students outside the Auckland Region. Entry links below – we look forward to seeing some familiar faces, and hopefully some new!




For further information please contact Kristina Fry on 623 3555 or 021 111 1953 or email kristina@aucklandbowls.co.nz