|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|
|Bronze||1994 Victoria||men's fours|
|Bronze||1982 Brisbane||men's singles|
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.
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.
- London Gazette (supplement), No. 51367, 10 June 1988. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
- New Zealand’s top 100 sports history makers by Joseph Romanos, page 214 (2006, Trio Books, Wellington) ISBN 0-9582455-8-4
- Profile at NZOC website
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