Social Bowls3Five 

The Social Bowls3Five Tournament (Previously Business House Bowls)  is an annual tournament for social bowlers to enjoy lawn bowls in friendly competition.  Held over six weeks during the summer months, Social Bowls3Five is a great opportunity for you to get a group of friends or colleagues together for some fun and friendly competition in the beautiful surroundings of St Heliers Bowling Club.    


The format of this year's tournament is the exciting new Bowls3Five format that was recently introduced by Bowls NZ  and is the format that is seen on Sky Sports.    The new format is not so different than in previous years.  It is a game of triples (3)  played over Five ends.   Each player plays two bowls per end and if scores are tied after  five ends then a tie. breaker is played.    Teams have the opportunity to one "Powerplay" per game that provides the team with double points should they win the Powerplay end.    Each team will play four games per week with the overall winners determined by the most points on the  league table. 


Who Should Play? 

This tournament  is ideal for groups of friends, work colleagues, families or for those people looking to get into the sport but has limited time due to work, family or other sporting commitments.  The beauty of lawn bowls is that anyone can play regardless of age gender or ability and as such the competition is open to teams of all males/females or mixed.   While previous experience of bowls would be an advantage to your team the tournament is open to beginners with little of no experience.  Our friendly members will be on hand to offer advice and give you some pointers.  

How much does it cost? 

The cost of playing is $150 per team of three. 

What is Included? 

All equipment (bowls mats, jack etc) .   

Weekly prizes and raffles (Winner, runner up and consolation prizes each week) 

Grand Prize,  Championship Trophy for the winning team (held for 12 months.) plus prizes for 2nd & 3rd Place teams. 

Winning team have the opportunity to represent the club at the Auckland Bowls Regional Social Bowls Finals  

What is not included?

Footware:    Flat soled shoes must be worn to play.  Sneakers are fine

Food:  Will be available for purchase each week.  We try to offer a different style of food each week at very reasonable rates.

Drinks: We have a wide selection of alcoholic and soft drinks available  from  well stocked bar (note our licence means no BYO).  The bar will be open from 5pm.  


The 2022 tournament starts on Wednesday 12 January and is held over six weeks on the following dates.  

  • 12 January  
  • 19 January 
  • 26 January 
  •    9 February 
  • 16 February 
  • 23 February 

(Note there is no game on the 2nd February due to a major Club Tournament) 


All games start at 6pm but the facilities will be open from 5pm for those that want to arrive early for team practice.   The bar will  be open from 5pm and will remain open for a while post game if you would like to stay for a post match drink.  We aim to finish up by 8.30-9.00pm

How to book

To book contact Tony Crang
Phone:  027 474 5828


We would like to thank our Sponsor of the Social Bowls3Five Tournament,  Pak N Save Glen Innes, for their support. ​​​​​​​