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world masters games in new zealand

More than 20,000 athletes from 90 countries are already signed up to take part in the world’s largest multi-sport event, The World Masters Games. It will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from 21-30 April.  It’s going to be epic.

Five reasons to attend the World Masters Games

  1. The World Masters Games takes part just once every four years and it’s NZ’s turn to host. Last time was in Italy, next time it’s in Japan. So Aussie bowlers, Auckland is a hop across the ditch this April.
  2. A number of sports are already sold out but plenty are still open for registration.  Netball, basketball, touch, baseball, water polo, rugby, the 10k and half marathon, ocean swim, dragon boat, table tennis, lawn bowls, sailing, triathlon and cycling.
  3. There are competitive and social grades depending on whether you want to compete to win or just for fun.
  4. You get to participate in the Opening Ceremony athlete march at Auckland’s iconic Eden Park.
  5. WMG2017 is a 10-day festival of food, fun, people, parties… and sport! Go along and be part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Where to go

WMG2017 Lawn Bowls competition takes place across the following three competition venues:

  • Carlton Cornwall Bowls Club; 126 Market Road, Epsom, Auckland 1051; located just under 6km south of central Auckland and accessible by public transit.
  • Mt Eden Bowls Club; 17 Stokes Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland 1349; located 5km south of central Auckland and public transport or car-pooling is recommended due to limited parking.
  • Remuera Bowling Club; 6 Market Rd, Remuera, Auckland 1050; located 6km south of central Auckland and accessible by public transport.

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for the evening of Friday 21 April 2017 with the Closing Ceremony on the evening of Sunday 30 April 2017. Tuesday 25 April 2017 is Anzac Day – a national day of remembrance in New Zealand and Australia, which commemorates servicemen and women who have served and died, and honours those that have returned. In line with the respect and tradition afforded to this national day, any sport competition on Anzac Day will not commence until the afternoon. No competition is currently scheduled for Lawn Bowls on this day. All dates and times are subject to change, pending final entries received. A detailed schedule by event will be realeased in March 2017.

Source: Bowls NZ

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