Peter Belliss

(1951 – ) | ​​Lawn bowls

Peter Belliss

Inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.

With six world championship medals including three titles, he was the mainstay of New Zealand men’s teams for more than 20 years.

He won the world singles at Aberdeen in 1984, the pairs at Auckland in 1988 and the triples in Johannesburg in 2000.

In addition, he was runner-up in the triples at Adelaide in 1996 and third in the fours at Adelaide and again in Johannesburg.

Belliss competed for New Zealand at four Commonwealth Games - Brisbane in 1982, placing 3rd in the singles; Victoria (Canada) 1994, 3rd in the fours; plus Kuala Lumpur 1998, Manchester 2002 and then was a coach at Melbourne in 2006.

On the national front he won six New Zealand titles with the Aramoho club – singles in 1980-85-91, pairs in 1991-94 and the Superbowls in 1992, plus won the fours in 2009.

Belliss, who was also a Whanganui rugby representative, won 19 Wanganui centre bowls titles.

He was Wanganui Sportsperson of the Year in 1981-82-83.​

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