Rowan Brassey

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Rowan Brassey
Personal information
Nationality  New Zealand
Born (1956-01-18) 18 January 1956 (age 62)

Rowan James Brassey MNZM (born 1956) is a former New Zealand international lawn and indoor bowls player.[1]

He has competed at five World Bowls Championships, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 & 2000; winning gold in 1988 (pairs, with Peter Belliss), and in 2000 he won the gold medal with Andrew Curtain and Peter Belliss in the men's triples at the 2000 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in Johannesburg.[2]

He has competed at six Commonwealth Games: 1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006.

His first success was the 1980 New Zealand Open Pairs and was an earth-moving contractor by trade.[3]

In the 2001 New Year Honours, Brassey was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to bowls.[4] In 2013, Brassey was an inaugural inductee into the Bowls New Zealand Hall of Fame.[5]


  1. ^ Newby, Donald (1987). Daily Telegraph Bowls Yearbook 88. Telegraph Publications. ISBN 0-86367-220-5.
  2. ^ "Rowan Brassey". Bowls Tawa.
  3. ^ Warters, Bob (1984). Fifth World Bowls Championship Official Souvenir. Key Publishing Ltd.
  4. ^ New Year Honours List 2001, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Bowls legends honoured at inaugural Hall of Fame celebration". Bowls New Zealand. 2013. Archived from the original on 22 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.