Val Smith

Valerie Christine Smith (born 29 July 1965) is an international lawn bowler from New Zealand.[1]

Val Smith
Personal information
Nationality New Zealand
Born (1965-07-29) 29 July 1965 (age 55)
SportLawn bowls
ClubUnited, Nelson and
Merrylands, Sydney

Bowls careerEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Smith won a bronze medal at the 2004 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in Leamington Spa before winning three medals four years later at the 2008 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in the singles and pairs gold medal and team event (silver medal) in Christchurch, New Zealand. In 2016 she won a bronze medal in the fours at the 2016 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in Christchurch with Angela Boyd, Katelyn Inch and Kirsten Edwards.[2]

In 2020 she was selected for the 2020 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in Australia.[3]

Commonwealth GamesEdit

Smith competed at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, the women's triples competition and at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, where she won a silver medal in the women's singles competition.[4] She competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games as part of the women's pairs and women's fours teams. She won a bronze medal in the women's fours events alongside teammates Mandy Boyd, Selina Goddard and Amy McIlroy.[5]

She was selected as part of the New Zealand team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Queensland.[6]

Asia PacificEdit

Smith has won seven medals at the Asia Pacific Bowls Championships including three golds, the latest gold being at the 2019 Asia Pacific Bowls Championships in the Gold Coast, Queensland.[7][8]


In addition to her international successes Smith won the 2004, 2010/11 & 2018/19 pairs title and the 2010 & 2016/17 fours titles at the New Zealand National Bowls Championships when bowling for various bowls clubs.[9]


  1. ^ "Athletes and Results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  2. ^ "2016 World Bowls Championship Finals". Burnside Bowling Club.
  3. ^ "Blackjacks Selected for World Championships 2020". Bowls New Zealand.
  5. ^ Richens, Matt (28 July 2014). "Women's four claims bowls bronze in Glasgow". Fairfax New Zealand. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Bowls: New Zealand team named for Commonwealth Games". New Zealand Herald.
  7. ^ "Results Portal". Bowls Australia.
  8. ^ "Asia Pacific Championships – Gold Coast, Australia – Day 10". World Bowls.
  9. ^ "New Zealand Championships". Bowls Tawa.

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