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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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Learn some bowls lingo

You’ll hear different phrases and bowls terms used in different clubs across the country. Here are some of the most commonly used bowls slang we’ve heard… A jack is also known as a cot, the pill, the dolly, kitty or the whiteA bowl is known as a woodThe ditch can also be referred to as the gully, trench or binThe [...]

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Bowlers Bare All For The Hot Shots Of Bowls Charity Calendar

Bowlers across England are bravely baring all to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Bloodwise UK.When you think about bowlers you might not necessarily think about (or want to think about) them stripping off and strategically placing all manner of bowls equipment to preserve their modesty. But that is exactly what has been happening [...]

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Scottish Open Semi Final and Final Round Up

Potters Bowls Ambassador Greg Harlow bowed out of the Scottish Open in the Semi Final. He lost out on a place in the Final to Stewart Anderson after losing each set by just 2 shots. In the other Semi Final Les Gillet faced Paul Foster MBE. Les has been on great form in the World [...]

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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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