It is with great shock and sadness that we announce the passing of Ieremia (Chris) Salesa.
Chris joined the ETBC 26 years ago and has been a proud representitive of our club through out his bowling career. Chris has always found time to coach and incourage new bowlers to our club and has always been willing to help any member asking for his advice. Chris has won 22 club titles during his time at the ETBC.
He was an active member of East Tamaki being involved on the Match Committee and as Tournament Director for many years.
Chris was a strong advocate for Pacifika bowls as President of the Pacifika Bowling Club from 2014 - 2016. He also represented Samoa at World Bowls last year in Christchurch and won multiple medals at the recent World Masters Games.
This season Chris won the Auckland Club Championship Triples with club mates Malcolm Wright and Leon Wenzlick, Chris's first Auckland centre title, and was third equal in the Auckland Men's Singles.
Chris joined the Auckland Bowls Board late last year bringing with him a long history in the sport through Pacifika bowls and the East Tamaki Bowling Club.
Chris will be missed on bowling greens throughout Auckland where he was always a popular competitor.
Our deepest condolences to his family, friends and bowls mates.
East Tamaki Bowling Club
Welcome to the East Tamaki Bowling Club.
The East Tamaki Bowling Club has been on this site since 1949 and has 1 natural grass green that we feel is one of the best on the Auckland bowling scene. Lovingly maintained by Paul Hickey our green is growing our club's reputation even further.
Our membership has a cosmopolitain mix that matches the diverse culture of the greater East Tamaki suburb which covers a large area from Otara, Flat Bush, Botany, Dannemora to Pakuranga/Howick.
East Tamaki is the southern most club in the Auckland Bowls Centre and strongly supports and competes in Auckland Bowls tournaments at both the "Open" and "1-5 year levels".
We have a strong bunch of "1-5 year Bowlers" who also compete in Auckland Bowls "1-5 year" Tournaments as well as competing at many of the other Auckland clubs open and "1-5 year" Tournaments.
We welcome all visitors to our clubrooms so please call in and meet our friendly members.
Come along and try your hand at bowls. We will arrange all you need so give it a go.
Our Clubrooms are available for hire with or without the bar facilities.