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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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Discover who won at the World Bowls Tour awards 2017

The annual World Bowls Tour awards and gala dinner is a celebration of the achievement of bowls players and people who support the sport.Here’s a list of who won what…The first award of Players Player of the Year was voted by players on who they felt was the best in the 2015-16 season. Our very own MD John Potter presented the award and the [...]

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Shocks and thrills at Just 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championships opening weekend

After qualifying matches, the Just 2017 World Indoor Championships kicked-off at Potters on Friday 13th January. In the open pairs, the Australian duo of Des Cann and David Holt won their head-to-head against John McCullough and Roy Battersby from Ireland in straight sets, while Lincoln qualifiers Danny Brown and Mathew Whyers eased through the all English qualifier 11-2, 7-1 against [...]

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Meet some of our bowls stewards

Our team of 30 Potters bowls stewards for the Just 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championships all do an amazing job of welcoming and looking after our guests and day visitors during the 17 days of bowls action. They are all volunteers and we caught up with some of them for a chat to find out about their important role [...]

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Alex Marshall MBE on the 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championships, being a record breaker and where the nickname Tattie came from

Alex Marshall MBE won the Just 2015 World Indoor Bowls singles title for an impressive record breaking sixth time and has 11 other World Bowls Tour titles under his belt, plus Commonwealth Games gold medals.Alex is currently ranked world number two and will be attempting to go all out to win another title in 2017. How are you [...]

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Bowls umpire Allan Thornhill on the best match he’s ever umpired, players holding grudges and more

Allan Thornhill will once again be umpiring at the Just 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championships, so we caught up with him for a chat to find out about his role…How long have you been umpiring for?I first qualified as an umpire in 1989 when I was 21, and was the youngest in the country at that time.Do you enjoy [...]

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An interview with Jamie Chestney ahead of the Just 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championships

Jamie Chestney is gearing up to play in the Just 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championships at Potters next week and has broken through to the top 16 rankings, so we caught up with him for a chat before the Championships get underway.How are you feeling about the 2017 Championships?I am really looking forward to the tournament and being in the top [...]

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Meet new bowls shop recruit, Daniel

Thanks to the continuing success of Potters Bowls, Daniel Seabourne, aged 20, has joined the team as a business apprentice.Daniel is a big bowls fan and plays himself, and we caught up with him to find out about his new role…How are you getting on?Really well. I’m loving it and there is so much to learn. My role involves [...]

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Meet 2016 World Indoor Bowls Champions Nick Brett and Ellen Falkner and find out their strategy for 2017

Nick Brett and Ellen Falkner are both going all out to defend their titles in January, after being crowned the open singles and ladies singles winner in the 2016 World Indoor Bowls Championships.Currently ranked world number one in the World Bowls Tour rankings, we caught up with Nick to find out about how it felt to pick up [...]

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