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We are back to business at St Heliers Bowling Club this summer!

Business House 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.

NOTE: We know that your team may need to field substitutes AND THAT IS FINE - it can be difficult for some with family and work commitments to say 'Yes! Sign me up!" for the 6 week series. So prep some mates to be avaiable (or we can help) and come along as spectators to add to the fun.     


The Competition

  • Six week season starting Wednesday 10 January through to 21st February (with a week off on 7th February and rain delay hold of 28th February).
  • From 5pm for 6pm start
  • Teams of 3- Lead, Second and Skip with substitutions permitted (we know it's hard for everyone to commit to 6 weeks).
  • No more than one full club member per team. That player cannot Skip (go last) and teams are welcome to all stay at the mat end (not sending Skips ahead).
  • Matching uniforms encouraged!
  • Bowls can be supplied by the club or own bowls may be used.
  • Weekly prizes and Championship prizes


Triples (3 players)  played over four ends.  Each player plays two bowls per end. If each team wins one set or if both sets are drawn, a tie breaker is played to determine the winner of the game.  Teams have the opportunity to one "Powerplay" per game that provides the team with double points should they win the Powerplay end. The winners each week, and overall will be determined on a points basis.​​​​​​​

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  Sunday 10 April at Bridge Park Bowling Club.

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 2024 tournament starts on Wednesday 11 January and is held over six weeks on the following dates.  

  • 10 January  
  • 17 January 
  • 24 January 
  • 31 January
  • 14 February 
  • 21 February 
  • 28 February - reserve date

(Note there is no game on the 7th 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


Or contact Angus McPhee, convenor

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