Peter Belliss

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Peter Belliss
Medal record
Men's lawn bowls
Competitor for  New Zealand
World Bowls Championships
Gold 1984 Aberdeen men's singles
Gold 1988 Auckland men's doubles
Gold 2000 Johannesburg men's triples
Commonwealth Games
Bronze 1994 Victoria men's fours
Bronze 1982 Brisbane men's singles

Peter James Belliss, MBE, is a former lawn bowls player for New Zealand.


Belliss was born in Wanganui in 1951, attending (and playing rugby football at) Wanganui Boys' College. He started playing in the 1970s in the Aramaho (Wanganui) club; Romanos called him The young Turk of lawn bowls. He had been a railways fitter, and in 1982 was the first New Zealand lawn bowler to turn professional.

Bowls career[edit]

At the World Bowls Championships, Bellis won the 1984 singles in Aberdeen against local player Willie Wood, the 1988 pairs with Rowan Brassey, and triples with Brassey and Andrew Curtain in Johannesburg in 2000.

He has competed at four Commonwealth Games: 1982 (winning bronze), 1994 (winning bronze), 1998, and 2002; missing 1986 as a professional and 1990 as he had played in South Africa five years previously.

He was a coach at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.


In the 1988 Queen's Birthday Honours, Belliss was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to bowls.[1]