Maurice Symes
Personal information
NationalityNew Zealander
SportLawn bowls
ClubHawera Park BC
Medal record
Representing  New Zealand
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Auckland pairs
Asia Pacific Bowls Championships
Gold medal – first place 1985 Tweed Heads pairs
Silver medal – second place 1987 Lae fours
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Suva triples

Maurice Symes is a former New Zealand international lawn bowler.[1][2]

Bowls career

Commonwealth Games

He competed in the singles at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland. Four years later he won a bronze medal for New Zealand when he was part of the pairs team at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand. His pairs partner was Rowan Brassey.[3][4]

Asia Pacific Championships

He won three medals at the Asia Pacific Bowls Championships including a gold medal in the 1985 pairs at Tweed Heads, New South Wales.[5]


He won the 1985 pairs title with Geoff Hawken at the New Zealand National Bowls Championships when bowling for the Hawera Park Bowls Club.[6] Remarkably 36 years later he won a second national title winning the fours with John Gray, Craig MacDonell and Steve Beel.[7]


  1. ^ "profile". Bowls tawa.
  2. ^ "Maurice Symes NZ". Taylor Bowls.
  3. ^ "profile". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  5. ^ "Asia Pacific Championships Past Winners" (PDF). World Bowls. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  6. ^ "New Zealand Championships". Bowls Tawa.
  7. ^ "Men's fours draw and results" (PDF). Bowls New Zealand. Retrieved 8 April 2021.