Ten Pin Bowling

Thanks to the participants who joined us in 2024! We look forward to the next one, sign up here to find out more.

This information is for participants who have successfully registered at the Rainbow Games. We can’t wait to see you there!


*All schedules and formats are subject to change depending on last minute changes to entry numbers and match lengths. Any changes will be communicated with players as soon as possible.

** Turning up late may result in disqualification from the competition. This decision will be at the discretion of the tournament director.

  • Check out the overall Rainbow Games schedule here.

Opening Ceremony: Find out more about the Registration day (Accreditation pick-up and goodie bag) and the Opening Ceremony on Thursday 4 April here.  

Closing Function: Find out more about the Closing Function on Monday 8 April here.  

Things to do in Auckland: There’s lots to explore and enjoy during your time in Auckland. View our list of recommended activities here.


Sunday 7 April 2024


PINS Ten-Pin Bowling, 199 Lincoln Road, Henderson, Auckland, 0610

Getting there
In partnership with:
PINS Bowling

You're not just getting one shot at glory – oh no! You'll be diving into all three disciplines: singles, doubles, and trios!

Sunday's schedule and timeline for Ten Pin Bowling is available to view here.

When you arrive from 8am (there is a coffee machine available) players can look forward to their first discipline - singles (each person for themselves).

This is the perfect chance to warm up for doubles, which is scheduled to commence from 10.30am.

There is be a break for all players to attend the arts and culture activities at the nearby Trusts Arena from 12 noon -2 pm.

Upon your 2pm return, the fabulous trios will begin and a medal ceremony ending celebrations around 5pm.

Whether you've got a partner in crime for doubles/trios already (noted in your YouLi registration) or need a teammate, we'll pair you up for a day of fabulous bowling fun! The Rainbow Games aim to provide everyone with a meaningful experience. The draws will be available on the mornings of the competition.

Getting there

Please make sure to arrive in good time before your competition begins. Use this page to find the best ways to get to your venue.

Rules and Regulations

Upon registering to participate, you have agreed to adhere to the Rainbow Games' code of conduct. Click here to view refresh your memory.

Play Accreditation

As we start preparing for your fabulous player accreditation, we're excited to see your names come to life on them! To ensure everyone feels respected and valued, we will be using preferred names alongside surnames. To make sure we can be accurate and respect your identity, please make sure your preferred name is up to date on your YouLi registration form before Monday 11 March 2024.

Information for Spectators

Do you have friends and family interested in coming to watch you at the Rainbow Games? It’s free to watch, and we recommend spectators registering their interest to spectate here to save time upon arrival.  

Food and Drink

You lucky bowlers! PINS Henderson is home to PINTS Taproom, offering a great selection of drinks, tasty appetizers, and a lively atmosphere that’s perfect for socialising!  

Food and drink options are also available at the Trusts Arena and you are encouraged to spectate other sports, embrace the arts and culture activities on the alternate weekend date of the Rainbow Games 2024.


It’s not too late to purchase Rainbow Games merchandise from our Official Merchandise and Apparel Partner, PURE Athletic. Click here to view the range and buy now.

Late Registrations

There are a limited number of spaces available for Ten-Pin Bowling at the Rainbow Games. If you are still interested in participating, please email kiaora@rainbowgames.co.nz. Now that the registration date has passed, entry cannot be guaranteed and enquiries will be managed on a case-by-case basis.

Any Other Questions

SEE YOU IN 2026!