History

New Brighton Bowling Club was formed on Saturday July 18th 1914.

Founded during the Great War, the club has outlived most of its contemporaries and is one of the oldest in Christchurch.

One of the hardest working foundations members, Mr F Muirson, was at one time a member of the executive, match committee and selection panel as well as being greenkeeper. My Muirson was also the club's centre delegate and in 1932 the President of the Christchurch Bowling Centre.

Probably the best bowler produced by the New Brighton Club was 1946 Empire Games nominee Mr P Besley. In his day, My Besley was probably the best bowler in Christchurch Centre and he won numerous tournaments for the New Brighton Club.

In the last few years big improvements have taken place in the club and a fine new pavilion has been built from donations and club activities. Much of the work in building the pavilion was done by volunteer labour by club members. The members now have a new carpet green for indoor play.

Opening Day
Saturday 18th July 1914

New Brighton Bowling club was founded during the Great War.
It has outlived most of its contemporaries and is one of the oldest in Christchurch and has recently celebrated its centenary.

Opening Day
Saturday 31st Oct 1915