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Bowl a winner with our 11 indoor bowls tips

Greg Harlow and Daniel Seabourne from Potters Bowls Shop share their indoor bowls tips …1.Get the correct size bowl. Make sure you try before you buy and for the best advice go to an experienced bowls specialist, who can help you. As a general guide, place your hands around the belly of the bowl until the second fingers meet [...]

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2018 Scottish Open

The first World Bowls Tour tournament of the new 2018/19 season, The Scottish International Open, kicked off at the Dewars Centre in Perth, with the usual battle between the 16 qualifiers and wildcards up against the world's top 16 on the portable rink.In previous years, the top 16 have started the tournament in dominant form, moving [...]

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A chat with short mat world number one player, Jonathan Payne

Short Mat Players Tour’s world number one ranked player, Jonathan Payne, recently stayed with Potters on a Four Night Midweek Break, coming all the way from his home in Belgium to play in free-to-enter short mat & indoor bowls tournaments. We caught up with the bowls star when he was at Potters for a chat…What has been the highlight of [...]

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Andy Thomson joins allegiances with Bowls Australia

Andy Thomson has featured in the news recently after he announced his retirement from playing international bowls, and just a few weeks later we have another Andy Thomson story we thought you'd be interested in...Andy has taken on the role of Bowls Australia Tactical Coach.But don't panic, he won’t actually be moving Down Under, as [...]

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Potters Bowlers Bar Rinks Get a Makeover

With the Indoor season just around the corner the team at Potters have been preparing by laying a new surface on the Bowlers bar rinks. We've had the team from Dales in working very hard. The floor has been lazer levelled, with some of the boards being replaced where necessary, along with a new underlay put [...]

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Just 2019 World Indoor Bowls Championships Schedule

2019 World Indoor Bowls Championships ScheduleBelow is the schedule for the 2019 World Championships. Date START Morning Session START Afternoon Session START Evening Session Day Tkt Price Fri 11th 9.45am ENG 1 Pairs - Bowlers Bar Paul [...]

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Scottish International Open 2018 Draw Details

3rd – 10th November Hosted at the Dewars Centre, Perth, Scotland. BBC Sport ScotlandTop 16 (First round):1. David Gourlay MBE (S) (1) v Zvika Hadar (Israel Qualifier)2. Les Gillett (E) (12) v TBA (Wildcard )3. Andy Thomson MBE ( E) (15) v UK Qualifier (Poole)4. Darren [...]

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More champions crowned at the Bowls England National Championships

It was another brilliant week of competitive action at the 2018 Bowls England National Championships at Leamington Spa with more national champions crowned.The Women’s Senior Fours final was contested by teams from Hampshire and Norfolk, with the Hampshire quartet of Lesley Johnson, Brenda Plumpton, Hazel Marke and Margaret Holden from the Alton Social BC winning [...]

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The National Championships Round Up

24/08/2018:The third week of top-quality bowls action at the 2018 Bowls England National Championships at Leamington Spa kicked off with the Men’s Club Two Fours competition.The team from Gerrards Cross BC in Buckinghamshire had to overcome a 20-shot deficit in their semi-final before going on to beat Buntingford BC from Hertfordshire 44-20 in the final.In-form [...]

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The National Championships get underway at Leamington Spa this weekend

The 2018 Bowls England National Championships at Royal Leamington Spa will play host to England’s top outdoor bowlers between this Saturday 4th August and Sunday 2nd September, including Potters Bowls' very own Mark Royal and Dan Seabourne.An estimated 30,000 players and spectators are expected at Victoria Park’s famous greens during the 30-day event, and Mark [...]

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