Spare Edition


  • Alan Vermaak NZ Seniors Training squad
  • George Lambert NZ Juniors training
  • Ray Scott 725 scratch series to win open Singles at NZ 55+ tournament in Auckland . Ray also won the men’s pairs and was second in the fours. His fours team included Del Girvan, Karen Donovan and Val Mc Quade


55+ Tournament 19 to 22 September.

See the 55+ website for more information or talk to our HB Delegate, Marie Whitaker.

The event includes Mystery pairs, Mixed pairs, fours and singles. There is an all events competition both scratch and handicapped. If you are over 55 this is an event you should not miss.

HB Juniors

Team selected to attend NZ Championships in Christchurch 1st to 3rd October

Juniors: Emilee Adams, Christian Karatau, Cameron Lovell, Rebekah Baxterand Brooke Wilson
Youth: George Lambert
Coach: Matt Lovell, Manager Barb Nonu

Juniors Fundraising

Trivia Night

18 August at 6.30pm Teams of four
$25 per team member. Free wine or beer on arrivaland nibbles provided.

There will be cash prizes and a good raffle on the night.Get your team together and help our Juniors. Entry forms available from Control

Raffle $5 a ticket prize is two nights for two at the Millenium Hotel in Taupo together with breakfast and $50 Petrol vouchers. The cost of sending the team to Christchurch is over $7000 so we need your help. If you have any good ideas for a fundraiser please talk to Matt or Barb.


In the first 6 months of its operation the foundation raised over $4,000 towards the Juniors 2012 NZ championships, in addition we received $2,500 in grants and donations received totalled $2,650.
It is not too late to help. See the donation form on the back of this newsletter.The foundation’s current project is promoting tenpin bowling as an option for primary and intermediate pupils.

Youth Promotion day 4 August
With the help of a grant from Sports HB we are running an open day with coaching . This will be on Sunday 4th August. From 10am to 2pm that day 5 to 12 year olds will be able to have unlimited bowling for a Gold Coin donation. If you could help with coaching or running this 4 hour event please see Barb, Preston Matt or Ian Baldwin. Our aim is to attract more junior bowlers and eventually have a school competition

The foundation’s next goal is to establish a mid week league for those with disabilities and also a league for those in retirement or rest homes.The foundation’s objectives also include the promotion of representative bowling. If you have any suggestions as to how we can assist in that area please see one of the Trustees ( Barb, Preston , Ian or Matt)

League bowler’s benefits

Were you aware that as a league bowler you can :

  • Buy a concession ticket for non league games ….30 games for $120
  • Obtain a wine or beer card. Every 6th house wine or beer is free. (Ask at the bar for a card.)
  • You get $200 towards the cost of a new ball if you introduce a new league bowler and that league bowler bowls 20 weeks in the current season.

Bowler profile George Lambert

George is 19 and earlier in the year was invited to train with the NZ Jun the NZ Youth tenpin Bowling squad. George started bowling bowling when he was 14 and his highest score to date
is 268. He has also played soccer and basketball. He is currently playing in the Business House league. Other interests outside bowling are Cooking and graphic design.

Epplett and Co Ltd 2013 HB Championships

The dates have been set for the 2013 HB Championships. They will be played from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd November.This year we have major sponsor which will enable us to keep the entry fees at a reasonable level. Keep these dates free. Start thinking about those team combinations. Let the Challenge begin.

Full details and entry forms out soon.

Message from the Centre

I thank the HB Tenpin Bowling Foundation for their efforts in promotion of the sport and their initiative of getting this newsletter off the ground.

Did you know that Tenpin now features on Ross Holden’s Saturday morning Sports program on Newstalk ZB ? Preston has a slot every two or three weeks. If you have items of interest please let Preston know. Click here to email Preston.

The league results are published in HB Today every week. The day they appear depends on the newpaper’s available space.

The results are also posted on Superstrike’s Facebook page.

We are at present putting the finishing touches to a Website which we hope to launch before the end of the month.

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