​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Lincoln Bowling Club Website.  Lincoln Bowling Club Is situated in the District of Selwyn, South of Christchurch City in New Zealand. The club serves a large area in and around Lincoln, including Rolleston, Burnham, Springston and Prebbleton.  For contact information please see the About Us page.

Due to the present Covid-19 settings, only Section 2 of Community Bowls will be bowling next Monday 31 January.  All team leaders of Section 2 will be contacted by phone.  Going forward Section 1 and Section 2 will bowl alternate weeks, except there will be no bowling on Waitangi weekend, Monday 7 February.  Please see below for further information and new photographs.
Photo of the Welcome to Community Bowls on 17 January 2022
Bruce Welcomes over 120 players to the first night of the 2022 Community Bowls


With the announcement on the 23rd of the Covid settings changing to Red, we encourage that masks be worn in the club rooms unless seated for lunch.  This is in line with Bowls New Zealand recommendations.

Congratulations to Barbara Coetzee and Margie Watson winning the Ellesmere Women's pairs last Friday. (Refer LBC website for a photo of the winners).  Well done to all the Lincoln ladies that entered and especially to those that qualified for Post Section play. (Results can be viewed on the Ellesmere Sub Centre website).

Results from the Women's Quadrangular played on Saturday at Ashburton:-
Senior's won by Mid Canterbury followed by Ellesmere and Malvern. 
Development also won by Mid Canterbury followed by Malvern and Ellesmere. 
Well done to the Lincoln players as advised last week that took part.

Dates to remember for entries:-

Ellesmere Sub Centre website: 

Closing 10/2/22    Ellesmere Junior Women's Singles played 13/2/22 at Leeston.

Closing 23/2/22   Ellesmere Fours ( Mixed - Any combination) played 26/2/22 at Southbridge.

Lincoln Bowling Club website:
Closing 31/1/22    Over 70's and 80's Tournament played 4/2/22 

From Lois, Marg. O and Kay. 

Ladies Match Committee. 
(Edited from email 24/1/22)
Well done Barbara Coetzee & Margie Watson, winners of the Ellesmere Women’s Pairs on 21 January.
Community Bowls Section 1 – 24 January 2022

3 x 3’s, 1st game February 5th at 9.00am:-
B. Williamson, B. Blazey,	 L. Keennan
G. Hope, P. Daniels, G. Thiele
M. Sheehan, B. Sutherland, B. O’Connor

8’s, 1st game February 5th at 9.00am:-
Fours:  M. Lancaster, L. Cook, M. Sayers, M. Minson			   
Pairs:    D. Lawson, L. Clark
Pairs:    P. Weeks, P. Wildermoth	

Reserves for 3 x 3’s and 8’s: N. Gollan, D. Murray, K. Thompson

Players that will fill in when short: C. Stanbury, R. Donald, B. Chiplin, DP Williams

Michael Begg
On behalf of Match Committee
12 and 18 January
Photo of the Owen Shield - 27 January
The Owen Shield, Lincoln v Papanui – 27 January

Hi all. 

The Ellesmere Web Site is open for entries for the COC Fours on Feb 6th.  Entries close 3rd Feb. Players names and substitutes should be sent to either David Pugh-Williams or myself before Feb 6th. 

Entries are also open for the Junior Men`s and Women`s Singles on 13th Feb and Mixed Fours on 26th Feb. Mixed Fours teams may be all men, all women or mixed. 

Also to remind you that the Host club is responsible for sending in the results for the 5`s. Getting busy.  

Ellesmere Match Convenor
(edited from emails via Nancy 7/01/22)
The Community Bowls BBQ Crew – 24 January 2022

The Ladies Irene McKee Trophy is played Wednesday mornings during the Summer season.  Points are scored for wins, draws and taking part and are recorded as a cumulative total.

The December results are available now by clicking or tapping here.

The Clubhouse, Outdoor Carpet Bowling Green and Bar Service are available for hire. Please see our Hire our Facilities web page.
Extract from the December Newsletter

As from Saturday, 4th December, no-one will be able to participate in any Lincoln Bowling Club, or Bowls Canterbury events unless they have been double vaccinated.  As a condition of entry to our facilities (clubrooms or greens), any member, visiting team member, guest, workman/women or visitor aged 12 and over, must agree to provide, written or electronic evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination certificate to a Lincoln Bowling Club designated official, on request.

If there is anyone who is not double jabbed and has been selected to play in a team, please let me know, or contact Bruce, Lois or the selector of the team, as you will not be allowed to play, all players must be double jabbed.

Those members who are playing at Lincoln on Saturdays, please arrive early to allow time to check vaccination compliance.  Members who are to be playing at another club, if you do not have proof of double vaccination you will not be allowed in the gate.

Edited from the latest newsletter from the Secretary

The access to the greens via the gate from North Belt is closed.  This is so that one person can check vaccination compliance at the front entrance from the main car park.  Members and visitors are therefore advised to use the car park shared with the Lincoln Event Centre.  Please also have your Covid-19 vaccination certificate to hand.

Please see our About Us page for a Google map and further location information.

This box contains easy Links to notable Websites.

Bowls New Zealand is the national governing body of Lawn Bowls in New Zealand. Their Web Site contains a great deal of useful information about the Sport of Lawn Bowls.

Bowls Canterbury is responsible for developing and delivering bowls in the Canterbury Region.  They have a Web Site frequently updated with news and events.

World Bowls have a number of useful documents about bowls under the title Introduction to the Sport.  

They also have a free magazine called “Inside Bowls“.

The BBC in the UK have published a very good Beginners Guide to Bowls.

For our contact details, please goto the About Us page.

Members, to enter club events please click here.

To find the Ellesmere Sub-Centre section please goto here

For the latest Conditions of play goto the down arrow ▼ to the right of the Conditions Tab on our Draws and Results Page.

To find out about our Community Bowls and bowls for School Children please goto the Our Community page.

If you wish to hire our Clubhouse, Green and/or Bar Service then please goto the Hire Our Facilities page

Community Bowling started again at 6pm on Monday 17 January and will continue every Monday at the same time.  However, due to the Red setting of the Covid-19 protection framework, each Section, 1 & 2, will bowl alternate weeks, starting with Section 1 on 24 January.

However, there will be no bowling Waitangi weekend, Monday 7 February.

There are 32 teams of 4 people each enrolled this year.  Every team plays 2 games of 40 minutes, each alternate week, against different opposition each time.

The Team List, Draws and results so far, for each Section of this years Community Bowls, have been posted on our Draws and Results page.  Please go to the very end of that page and click/tap on the links as required.

There are new photographs on this page and in The Gallery.

We wish 'Good bowling' to all of this years players in both Sections.
Community Bowls Section 1 – 24 January 2022

Men's Club Championship Open Singles
Qualifying day Saturday 29 January
Play starts at 8:30am
4 Games of 21 points or 18 ends or time
closed on 20 January

Men's Club Championship Pairs
Qualifying Days 30 January
Play starts at 9.00am
4 games of 16 ends or times
closed on 23 January

Men's Club Championship Triples
Qualifying Day Monday 7 February
Play starts at 9:00am
4 games of 15 ends or time
Online Entries closing 1 February
Please click/tap on weather icons in the above MetService widget, to goto the detailed forecast for Lincoln, including the hourly forecast for temperature and wind.

Mundy has sent out the team selections and transport times for the Over 60's Sevens by email on 24 January.  

Last season we had Lincoln 3 advance to the finals of the play-offs and Lincoln 2 to the semis.

If your name is in the squad then please be sure to read the email and respond to Mundy if there are any problems.
Winner Ellesmere Singles - Dave Spite
Congratulations to Dave Spite – Winner of the Ellesmere Singles on 16 January (Photo thanks to Bruce Gemmell)

The Friday evenings games of 3Fives are a great success. It has been decided to continue for at least a few more weeks.  Remember you can bring family or friends who will be most welcome.

However, you must ring/text Lynore with numbers so that the catering can be organised.  Please see the Flyer below for more details.
The Club Friday Night Open 3Fives – 21 January 2022

This is a list of links to Video Streams of Bowls Competitions, (listed newer links first).  All are free to view and are in HD if viewed on a Smart TV or media player via Broadband.  Please click/tap on the links provided to view the recordings.

The 2022 Taranaki Women's Open Fours streams expected 29 & 30 January and later on demand

The 2022 Taranaki Men's Open Fours streamed on 23 January and is available on-demand.

The 2022 World Indoor Bowls Championship, streamed 7–23 January 2022 and available now.

Burnside Pairs, the final stages were streamed on 16 January.

The Summerset Nationals 2022, played in Christchurch, streamed 5-9 January.
David, Brian, Denis and Keith all ready for a private party that have hired the all weather green.
David, Brian, Denis and Keith all ready for a private party that have hired the all weather green.

Now is the time to Join us.  Our Summer bowling season still has a few months to go and this year is the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the club.  We also provide Winter Bowling options, both outdoors on the all-weather green and indoors on the carpet (with full size bowls).

We welcome potential members who are new to bowls as well as experienced bowlers moving into the area. 

Have a look around the web site and you will see what we are about.  We have a large range of bowls events to choose from, ranging from the very Social to the very Competitive.

Our membership application form is available from our Documents Downloads page.  Contact details for our secretary are on the About Us page.
Community Bowls Section 1 - 24 January 2022
Community Bowls Section 1 - 24 January 2022
Community Bowls Section 1 - 24 January 2022
Community Bowls Section 1 - 24 January 2022
Community Bowls Section 1 - 24 January 2022

Community Bowls 2022 - 17 January


Community Bowls 2022 - 17 January

Friday Night Club Open 3Fives

The Club Open 3Fives on Friday Nights - 21 January

2022 CB10

Community Bowls Section 1 - 24 January 2022

2022 CB11

Community Bowls Section 1 - 24 January 2022

2022 CB13

Community Bowls Section 1 - 24 January 2022

2022 CB15

Community Bowls Section 1 - 24 January 2022

2022 CB16

Community Bowls Section 1 - 24 January 2022.