Morgan Moffat
Personal information
Birth nameDavid Morgan Moffat
Born(1943-01-22)22 January 1943
Died13 March 1992
Christchurch NZ
SportLawn bowls
ClubLinwood BC

David Morgan Moffat (born 22 January 1943) is a Scottish-born New Zealand lawn and indoor bowler, who has won medals representing both Scotland and New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games.[1]

Bowls career

Moffat was born in Scotland and won a bronze medal in the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch before emigrating the following year to New Zealand. He won another bronze in both the triples and fours in the 1980 World Outdoor Bowls Championship, but this time for New Zealand. The success continued as he won bronze in the triples and silver in the fours during the 1984 World Outdoor Bowls Championship. Moffat also secured a fours silver in Edmonton during the 1978 Commonwealth Games and a fours silver in the 1982 Commonwealth Games.[2] [3]

A gold medal finally came in 1988 when he won the triples at the 1988 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in Auckland.[4]

He won the 1978 fours title at the New Zealand National Bowls Championships when bowling for the Linwood Bowls Club.[5]


In 2013, Moffat was an inaugural inductee into the Bowls New Zealand Hall of Fame.[6]


  1. ^ "Athletes and Results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  2. ^ Newby, Donald (1990). Daily Telegraph Bowls Yearbook 91. Telegraph Publications. ISBN 0-330-31664-8.
  4. ^ "Morgan Moffat". Bowls Tawa.
  5. ^ "New Zealand Championships". Bowls Tawa.
  6. ^ "Bowls legends honoured at inaugural Hall of Fame celebration". Bowls New Zealand. 2013. Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.