Est 1943 - 2023

​​​​​​​Welcome to Browns Bay Bowling club

As one of the premiere clubs in North Harbour our players have earned many National and Center titles through the years, and continue to compete in all the major events.

We are a very active club, catering for many of the North Harbour events, Club Champs, Roll-up Bowls and even Indoor bowls. We currently have three grass greens and one carpet green, so play can continue all year round.

A fully licensed bar that caters for all those thirsty souls after a long days play.

We also have a lounge area with a snooker table and 2 pool tables and dart boards.

A fully equipped kitchen means we can cater for functions of up to 250 people in the main building and up to 60 people in our smaller Pavilion venue.

We have a big business league competition in summer that is sponsored by Harcourts Cooper & Co

and we cater for many corporate functions through the year.

So, whatever your level of play, we can help. With our local coaches we can help you get into the wonderful and competitive world of bowls.

All enquiries are welcome.

Latimer Cup at BBBC

14 July 2024

This junior (1 – 8 year) tournament was again very popular and played in somewhat trying conditions.  While the morning was fine it was cold with a strong easterly blowing across the green.  It then decided to rain in the afternoon off and on with one heavy shower that made the games even more difficult. 

That aside all games were played with good banter, a little bit of sledging and the odd decent bowl turning ends around.  Great lunch put on by Lynette and the typical post match “BS” and a couple of drinks followed.  Thanks to al those teams that turned up from Mahurangi in the North out to Hobsonville and down to Takapuna.

The tournament was taken out by Mairangi Bay, who have had a great bowling year this year (how did they not win club of the year this year) with Manly as runners up (3 ½ games each) and a Browns Bay team third, one of a number of three game winners.

The winning team on the day with more photo’s in the gallery.

John Walker, North Habour Legend

No more need be said.

2023 / 24 Prize Giving

As is the custom the Friendship Cup was played prior to prize giving whereby the gentlemen had to loan players to the ladies so they could be competitive!  The gentlemen, as is their want, were gracious in providing players and did not stack their team as was so unfairly suggested by some of the ladies, indeed!

That aside the 2 games of 8 ends were well contested with the gentlemen winning by a convincing margin.  That the score cards were destroyed after the event only demonstrates that the gentlemen were not going to brag as to the margin.  Any suggestion otherwise is wholly rejected by the scorers and the adage that the scorers never lose is totally unfair.  If the gents had the score cards that would be proven, but alas.

Prize giving followed play and it was great to see a great turnout.  Photos of the prize-winners can be found in the gallery (see main menu above) and follow this link to the winners and their certificates.

Here are a couple of prime shots. 

Freedom Companion Driving


Teresa Burns Hearing Tournament

Tuesday 12 March saw the running of this triples tournament thanks to the sponsorship of Freedom Companion Driving & Teresa Burns Hearing.

The two bowl, 12 end, 4 game tournament was run on the two front greens with teams from all over the North Shore competing for prizes put up by the sponsors.  Juniors mixed with seniors and some teams were stacked, all making for a colourful event.  There was plenty of banty, a little skulduggery and sledging thrown in and only 2 four winners on the day.  Top prize going to a Manly team of mixed players including a junior of some 12 months experience.  Very well done indeed.

Needless to say the fat was chewed in the club rooms after the event with a number of “if only”’s, miracle shots that shouldn’t have been, so and so couldn’t get it up (the bowl) at a critical end and it was Lloyds fault, even though Lloyd wasn’t there ( I normally blame the wife whether she is there or not).

Strangely after a couple of refreshments most talk doesn’t move away from bowls, only the stories get bigger, the lies longer and the laughs louder.  A big thanks to all those that participated and the volunteers for setting up the greens and tidying up after.  A thankless job.  A couple more photos are in the gallery.

Lastly a special thanks to our two sponsors Freedom Companion Driving and Teresa Burns Hearing for putting up the prizes.  Thank You.

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