Auckland Bowls is proud to present the Ryman Healthcare Open 2-4-2 Mixed Pairs to be played over Auckland Anniversary weekend 26-28 January 2019.
Entries are now open for this prestigious event. Please CLICK HERE to enter. With $3,000 in prize money, Ryman Healthcare is delighted to be able to support this tournament in conjunction with Auckland Bowls. The winning team will receive $1,000, and for the first time a Plate Competition will also take place with the winning team taking home $300.
The tournament is to be hosted by the Howick Bowling Club with a number of other clubs to be used during section play. The format for the tournament will see sections of four compete on day one to find section winners and the next best qualifiers (if required) to make up the 32 teams that will contest Post Section on Sunday and Monday. These 32 teams will enter the knockout phase concluding with the semi-finals and final to be played on the Monday.
The plate competition will be contested by the 16 teams that lose in the first round of Post Section. These 16 teams will be joined by the 16 next best teams that did not qualify for the main post section draw for a total of 32 teams.The plate competition will commence at 12pm on Sunday with four quick fire one-hour games to be played in a round robin format.
The event remains an Auckland Centre title and a point towards a gold star, but for the first time is also being opened up to entrants from outside of the Auckland Centre. To be eligible for the Auckland Title however, both members of the team must be members of an Auckland Bowls affiliated Club.