Bowls Papanui is one of the iconic outdoor bowls / bowling clubs of Christchurch. The Facilities are hired out for a number of different purposes since it was founded in 1911, it has hosted some major National and International events including World Bowls and Asia - Pacific tournaments.
Bowls Papanui is known for being a friendly, yet competitive club and welcomes any prospective new members any time.
To arrange someone to meet you and take you through the club, contact Barry Hollands on 03 352 6156 or 021 167 3830
Bowls Canterbury Awards Night
Congratulations to the following teams and individuals for receiving awards at the Annual Bowls Canterbury awards evening.
Ron Sabin - Bowls Canterbury Green-keeper of the Year
Bowls Papanui / Barrington United Winners Junior Sevens Division 1
Bowls Papanui Winners Junior Fours Division 1
Jason Johnstone and Peter Cotton Receiving White Stars
If you are visiting our website as a result of seeing our promotional signs on the corner of Blighs Road, at the clubrooms, or just have an interest in playing bowls, the following are the people you should contact for assistance.
Barry Hollands – President & Bowling Operations 3526156 or 0211673830
You may not necessarily be a new Bowler. You may have shifted into the area and are looking for a club closer to home, or just feel like a change for other reasons.
You will be made most welcome at our Club, which is friendly yet competitive, with outstanding facilities and Greens. All ages are welcome, from schoolchildren to “golden oldies”, Women or Men. There are special membership rates for first time bowlers and those attending school
Venue for Hire
At Bowls Papanui we cater to a huge range of interest groups in the hiring of our Facilities.
Corporates, Social Club Groups & Local Residents
for “Bowls Experiences”, Seminars, Team Building etc
Anniversaries, Weddings, Parties( Age Conditions apply)
Community Groups, Commercial Hirers, Partner Sporting Codes
Among the many benefits we provide, are the following.
Two greens, the envy of most bowlers throughout the world.
( Recently voted the best in the world by coaches of major countries )
Large, Modern downstairs lounge, with Full Kitchen and Bar.
Will accommodate up to 200 people, Dedicated Dance Floor,
Full sound system, Sky T.V., High Definition Projector and Huge
Motorised, Remote controlled Screen. Barista Coffee Machine.
Meeting Room for more intimate groups of up to approx 30.
Upstairs Lounge and Bar which accommodates up to 120.
Six Burner BBQ – Off street parking – Internet/Wi-Fi
Plenty of Modern, well maintained Toilet areas incl. Mobility
Five Heatpumps provide plenty of Heating/Cooling
AED Machine ( Defibrallator ) - Revival Unit installed
Full Security Surveillance ( Including Car Park )
For more information, see the Hiring of Facilities information on our About Us page.
If you want to see what Bowls Papanui has to offer as an event venue, contact Tony Fielding, Manager - Facilities on 3833995 or 0274338049. Alternatively email him at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking to sponsor a sports club? Bowls Papanui has a range of ways you can advertise your company at our club from advertising on this website to tournament sponsorship or more permanent signage. We have something to suit any budget and we look after our sponsors.
To discuss Sponsorship options, call Allan Peart on 03 3237628 or Bev Baxter on 03 3596057.
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Bowls Papanui wish to acknowledge the tremendous ongoing support by First Sovereign and their local outlets, particularly Bishop Brothers Pubic House, which covers a large portion of the expense in maintaining our Greens. We are very fortunate in that this assists us greatly in funding the preparation of what are generally regarded, in the bowling fraternity, as the equal of any playing surface, not only in Canterbury, but anywhere. Our thanks go to all those involved at First Sovereign and their outlets.