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An interview with 71-year-old Charles Bence, who captured the nation’s heart during the Just 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championships

Motherwell bowls player Charles Bence received standing ovations during the Just 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championships and captured the heart of the nation.Not only did Charles qualify for the biggest event in indoor bowls, but in the first round he sent Mark Dawes, the number 16 seed, back to Blackpool. He even beat 2016 champion Nick Brett in the [...]

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Dan helps England secure U25 win

Potters Bowls Shop apprentice Daniel Seabourne, who plays at Acle Bowls Club, was on international duty at the weekend when he competed in the Junior U25 International Series at Newport Indoor Bowls Club in Wales.It is Dan’s third consecutive year of appearing for England and we are pleased to tell you that the team lifted the trophy once [...]

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We talk to the Just 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championships winner, Paul Foster MBE

Paul Foster MBE is a Scottish bowls player and has won the World Indoor Bowls Championships open singles title five times, after claiming a victory over Greg Harlow in the final of the 2017 Championships in January.Paul also has three Commonwealth Games Gold medals to his name and has won the World Indoor Pairs title with Alex Marshall in 2011, [...]

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Judy’s Jacket raises £1,700 for the Potters Friends Foundation

Spectators attending the Just 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championships, which took place at Potters Resort during January, had the opportunity to enter a competition to guess the colour of the jacket being worn by Judy Potter for the Final of the World Indoor Bowls Open Singles Championship. Judy wore a different coloured jacket for every day she attended the World Bowls [...]

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Just 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championships - RESULTS

2017 was another brilliant year of action at the World Indoor Bowls Championships at Potters Resort, and congratulations to all the champions on their respective victories. Below are results for the four competitions contested. 2017 World Indoor Bowls Mixed Pairs Quarter-Finals - Fri 20th Jan David Gourlay S & Karen Murphy Aus bt Darren Burnett S & Katherine Rednall [...]

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Bowls from the perspective of the partner: We talk to Greg’s wife, Kay Harlow

We often hear from the bowls players, but what is it like being married to one of the top ranked players?We caught up with Greg Harlow’s wife, Kay, to find out…How long have you been with Greg?Around 13 years and he started playing bowls when he was 12, so he was playing for a long time before I [...]

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We profile the top five ranked World Bowls Tour players

The competition is hotting up and it’s all to play for, with BBC TV broadcasting the Just 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championships this week and victory in sight. The question is, who will win the open singles on Sunday?We’ve profiled the top five ranked World Bowls Tour players…1 Nick BrettNick, from Peterborough, plays for England and is one of the [...]

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Meet bowls compere and entertainer Richard Beare

Potters entertainer Richard Beare is appearing live on BBC TV this week, as the Just 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championships get underway.We caught up with the entertainer to find out how the bowls is going… How is the bowls going?The bowls is going really well and there’s lots of people who are working hard to make sure that it [...]

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Pop into our bowls shop

Throughout the Just 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championships, we’ve extended our Pop in Shop to a larger temporary on-Resort shop in the raised area of the Bowlers Bar, which is close to all the bowls action in the International Arena.The shop stocks a range of bowls, clothes and bowls merchandise, and is open daily between 9am and 8pm every [...]

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Just 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championships: We talk to Greg Harlow and Mark Royal

The Just 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championships are well under way and it is the 19th year that we’ve held the event, which attracts players and spectators from all over the world.We caught up with our very own Greg Harlow and Mark Royal as they get ready to start their open singles matches…How do you both feel about [...]

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