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The British Isles Indoor Bowls Council International Series

The British Isles Indoor Bowls Council International Series between England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland is taking place on home ground at Falcon Indoor Bowls Club in Chelmsford, Essex. The series takes place over Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week and is always a highlight in the bowls calendar.England opened the Men’s British Isles Series at the Falcon Indoor Bowls [...]

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Greg talks about the honour of being England Captain

Following on from our very own Greg Harlow being announced as the new England captain, we caught up with him to chat about the role as he gets ready to make his debut at Chelmsford in the BIIBC Mens Internationals 2019 between 14th and 16th March 2019…How do you feel about walking out as England captain?Really excited. It is [...]

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A chat with your 2019 Open Singles bowls winner, Stewart Anderson

A massive congratulations to the Just 2019 World Indoor Bowls Championships Open Singles winner, Stewart Anderson.What an incredible final between the number 9 seed from Lanarkshire and unseeded qualifier Simon Skelton from Nottingham.The Scot dominated in the first set, winning 11-5 but it was a different story in the second set with both players producing an incredible game, but [...]

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A chat with Potters Bowls Ambassador and world number one, Greg Harlow

Greg is our Bowls Ambassador and the current world number one indoor bowls player.Greg and his team organise competitions for 10,000 bowls players every year, and run the Potters Bowls Shop. As Greg gets ready to compete in the Just 2019 World Indoor Bowls Championships, we caught up with him to find out his greatest bowls achievement, his top [...]

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Greg’s top bowls moments of all time

We asked our very own Bowls Ambassador, Greg Harlow, to tell us about his most memorable bowls career highlights…1.“A pivotal year was in 1992 when I won my first national junior (under 25) England singles title and with my sister, Joanne, the national mixed pairs. It really was my breakthrough year and I was the first home grown [...]

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Your guide to the Just 2019 World Indoor Bowls Championships

Between Friday 11th and Sunday 27th January 2019, we are once again welcoming the world to Hopton-on-Sea as we roll out our famous blue carpet to host the Just 2019 World Indoor Bowls Championships.The highlight of the indoor bowls calendar, we will be hosting bowls biggest tournament for the 21st year running in our impressive 1,100 seat International Arena. The very best [...]

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A chat with Open Singles Circuit Grand Final 2018 winner, Martin Puckett

A massive congratulations to Martin Puckett, from Weymouth, who has defended the Open Singles Circuit 2018 Grand Final Title at Potters. In the final he beat James Rippey 9-0, 5-4, and Martin really is a rising bowls star.We caught up with Martin for a brief chat before the final…What has been your career highlight to date?Winning the Open [...]

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Adapting your bowls game from indoors to outdoors

There are around 200 artificial outdoor greens in the UK and 4,000 grass greens, and the outdoor bowls season is from April to September.If you play indoor bowls and want to start playing lawn bowls, then you will need to adjust your game. We asked our Potters Bowls Shop team for some tips on how to play at [...]

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One bowl doesn’t fit all: Choosing the correct size bowl

Did you know that it is estimated that there over a million different bowls available in the world? There are around 20 different models with three categories of wide swinging bowls, mid bias bowls and narrow running bowls.Wider swinging bowls are most commonly used outdoors and for short mat, and narrow for front end players indoors, while mid bias [...]

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Potters Resort calls for bowls emoji ahead of the Just 2019 World Indoor Bowls Championships

We know so many of you love playing and watching bowls, so we have submitted a proposal to the Unicode Consortium, the group that decides on new emojis, for a new bowls emoji to be added!Whilst there are emojis in a variety of sports, including golf, kurling and martial arts, bowls is currently unrepresented. This is despite the sport being [...]

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