Summerset National Fours and Mixed Pairs
Hosted by Central Otago in 2023. Fours: 23rd -26th February. Mixed Pairs: 27th - 2nd March. We love living here and we boast some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. We experience hot dry summers and cold dry winters.
The Fours and Mixed Pairs Draw is now available on BowlsHub Aotearoa and can be viewed by clicking the links below and searching for your team.
Full draws for the 2023 Summerset National Fours and Mixed Pairs can be viewed here.
To view additional information follow this link to the
Link to Summerset Nationals Fours Finals 26 February
Link to Summerset Nationals Mixed Pairs Finals 2 March
Entries reflect the best level of participation in at least a decade. In the men’s section, 120 combinations will line-up - up from 104 entries last time around, while the women’s field will see 67 teams vying for the title - an increase of nine teams on the number of entries in 2021. The mixed pairs continues to attract a high calibre of entries, with 230 pairings.
Those travelling from out of the region should allow extra days to see the stunning scenery the region offers.
Participating Clubs with Artificial Greens - 4 Clubs
These are all in the Queenstown Lakes area. Accommodation should be easy to secure as tourist accommodation abounds.
Queenstown Bowling Club. Its hard to peel one's eyes from the scenery and back to the green. Two artificials set among one of the most beautiful city parks in New Zealand. Climbing roses surround, large trees and the Remarkables. Take time to travel up the Gondala for views. Queenstown to Glenorchy is a world famous drive. 45 minutes of emerald lake water and bush-clad hills, against a backdrop of mountains.
Arrowtown Bowling Club. Boasts our fastest artificial running around 18 seconds. Arrowtown is known for the blaze of autumn colour from the deciduous trees, the most striking in New Zealand. Come back around Anzac day to experience the brilliant hues of red and gold at their peak and the most photographed avenue of trees in the town.
Wanaka Bowling Club. Gigantic mountains gaze down on the one artificial. Take time for one of the many walks. Locals are known to trek up Mt Iron regularly and it offers great views at the top. My favourite is "Lake Wanaka Lookout". Drive just a few km out of town, its about a 2 hours walk. (Both medium fitness)
Cromwell Bowling Club. One artificial. From the green the scenery is vastly different to the natural lakes area. The green looks out on sheer rock and it feels like you're in another country. Take time to wander through "Old Cromwell" where many of the 1860's gold rush buildings have been restored.
Participating Clubs with Natural Greens - 9 Clubs
All our participating natural greens are either Maniototo and or Cotula and have been carefully inspected and are of the highest quality. The scenery varies from rolling farm pastures in the east / rocky and barren/ to vineyards planted on the slopes around Cromwell and Bannockburn. Interesting that planting on hills can provide a higher quality wine. Around Roxburgh you will notice pip and stone orchards which supply much of New Zealand's highest quality and sweetest fruit.
Allow plenty of time for travel and quickly secure your accommodation in these areas . The natural greens are all Central Otago rather than Queenstown Lakes District.