Cambridge | Leamington New Zealand Genevieve Baildon

Genevieve Baildon, Waikato Bowler of the Year (for the second year running) has been named in the twelve member New Zealand Commonwealth Games team to compete at XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 from the 3rd – 14th of October 2010. Genevieve joins Dale Lang (Wellington) and Karen Coombe (skip, Wanganui) in the womens triples squad. Genevieve began her sporting career at Leamington Bowls. Congratulations.

Leamington New Zealand – Band rotunda 100 years old ctd.

Two photographs taken 50 years apart – I’m guessing – the black and white would seem, by the clothing, to be WW1 time – well, during the early to mid nineteen tens anyway – and I think comes from a postcard. The colour slide is from around 1960 – from the dress and the hats. Both show the band rotunda in its original position – some 100 metres from the present site. Our POV, similar in both, has Scott Street behind us – looking almost directly east – the current netball courts would be off in the top right of each photo with the present Leamington Bowls building in front of the band rotunda where the tennis courts are in the older image and on the far edge of the bowling green in the 1960s photo.

Asia Pacific Bowls Championships 2009

Leamington Bowls alumna Genevieve Baildon continues to shine on the world stage as a member of New Zealand Lawn Bowls (Bowls New Zealand) team aka The Black Jacks at the Asia Pacific Bowls Championships 2009 being played in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur 6th-16th August 2009). Genevieve, 2008/09 Women’s World Junior Champion and current member of Hillcrest Bowling Club (Hamilton), joined Leamington Women’s Bowling Club (now Leamington Bowls) as a youngster during the 1996/97 season. On the national scene since 1998/99 Genevieve began playing internationally during the 2002/2003 season and joined the Black Jacks in November last year. The current campaign sees Genevieve representing New Zealand in the Pairs as lead with Val Smith (skip). She is member, also, of the Fours – again as lead – with Manu Timoti, Dale Lang and Karen Coombe (skip).