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The EIBA Test Matches continue...

This week saw the ladies take to the carpet for the EIBA Test Matches in New Earswick.The England Team of ladies were; Carole Baker (Norfolk BC), Michelle Coleman (St. Neots & District), Ellen Falkner (City of Ely), Rebecca Field (Norfolk BC), Sandy Hazell (Swale), Wendy King (Swale).The test matches format of 2 Triples and 3 pairs matches followed by 6 Singles matches [...]

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Greg Harlow challenges 12 Year Old Joe Sanford.

Today we met with Joe Sanford.A 12 year old bowler from Kent.Greg challenged Joe to a match in the International Arena where they drew 6-6.Joe had been playing all week with The Warren bowls team in our Potters Bowls Tournament.While The Warren team didn’t quite make it through to the Bowls Break final, Joe definitely held his nerve on the [...]

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The Complete Bowls Bias Trajectory Guide

The Complete Bowls Bias Trajectory GuideNarrow, wide, indoor, outdoor, lead, skip?? It’s a minefield when choosing a bowl. What bias trajectory is really right for you.With the leading bowls brands such as Taylor, Henselite, Drakes Pride and Aero all providing bowls model bias trajectories – is it really as simple as picking from [...]

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England conquer Wales

It was battle of the Laura's to start the bowls test matches this morning. Laura Holden, the England player started strongest of the two bowlers. Comfortably winning the first set. 8-2. Holden couldn't repeat this in the second set and Laura Daniels tied the affair. Due to the format of the one end tie breaks, the crowd were on [...]

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The test match is on…

The test match is on…Today has seen the England squad take to the carpet in Bristol for the England v Wales Mixed Test Match.The England squad consisted of Ian Bond (Exonia), Janice Gower (Blackpool Newton Hall), Laura Holden (Clevedon), Perry Martin (Swale), Martin Spencer (Spalding), Amy Walters (Welford-On-Avon).The Wales squad contains Laura Daniels (Earlswood), Kerry [...]

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Greg Harlow named as 2017 World Number 1

After some amazing play, wins and competition shocks, the Co-Op International Open 2017 is now over and the bowlers have headed home. The tournament marks the end of the World Bowls Tour season, which is when the points get added up and calculated to decide future rankings.The World Number 1 is then announced and we are over the moon [...]

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Chestney named as International Open Champion 2017

In just his second season with World Bowls Tour, 29-year-old Jamie Chestney from Exeter won his first ever ranking event by denying Blantyre’s Stewart Anderson in the final of the Co-op Funeralcare International Open at Blackpool over the weekend.Chestney, seeded 14, lost in the final last year to Scotland’s David Gourlay, but this year had an engrossing two hour [...]

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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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