Pearl Dymond
Personal information
Birth namePearl Sellars
Born(1925-10-02)2 October 1925
Invercargill, New Zealand
Died14 January 2010(2010-01-14) (aged 84)
Taranaki, New Zealand
RelativesJoyce Osborne (sister)
CountryNew Zealand
SportLawn bowls
Achievements and titles
National finalsSingles champion (1979)
Medal record
Women's lawn bowls
Representing  New Zealand
World Outdoor Bowls Championships
Silver medal – second place 1977 Worthing Triples
Bronze medal – third place 1977 Worthing Team
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 1982 Brisbane Triples

Pearl Dymond (née Sellars; 2 October 1925 – 14 January 2010) was a New Zealand international lawn bowler.[1][2]

Bowls career

Dymond started bowling for the Stratford club in 1962 and won a silver medal at the 1977 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in Worthing in the triples event with Cis Winstanley and Hazel Harper.[3] An additional bronze medal was won in the team event.

She also played in the triples team that won the silver medal in the triples event with Jennifer Simpson and Joyce Osborne at the 1982 Commonwealth Games.[4]

At club level Dymond won 16 Taranaki titles and nine senior champion of champions singles in addition to the 1979 New Zealand National Bowls Championships singles.[5][6]

Personal life

Pearl Dymond's sister was Joyce Osborne and her brother was jockey and lawn bowler Vic Sellars.[7]


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  2. ^ "Profile". New Zealand Olympic Team.
  3. ^ Newby, Donald (1987). Daily Telegraph Bowls Yearbook 88. Telegraph Publications. ISBN 0-86367-220-5.
  4. ^ "Athletes and Results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  5. ^ Hills, Murray (15 January 2010). "Women's bowls legend dies". Taranaki Daily News. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  6. ^ "New Zealand Championships". Bowls Tawa.
  7. ^ "Wayne Sellars enjoys a return to bowls". Bowls New Zealand.