Men’s Presidents Tour Report

The Bowls Wiltshire Men’s President, John Crowder and thirty-five tourists visited Bournemouth for his 2021 tour. The accommodation was at the Mayfair Hotel, Bath Road Bournemouth. All tourist arrived at the hotel on Friday prior to travelling for the first match at Knyveton Gardens.

The Tour Results 

Friday 17th September Knyveton Gardens 115 Bowls Wiltshire Men 95

Saturday 18th September Southbourne 100 Bowls Wiltshire Men 145

Sunday 19th September Agyll 122 Bowls Wiltshire Men 105

Monday 20th September Wimbourne 94 Bowls Wiltshire 141

Overall Wins 2 Losses 2

After each match the Ducks were presented to the highest losing Rink.

They were received with great pride.

There were two other match awards, namely MOTM Duck (Man of the Match) Superman Duck, MBE (Marginally Below Excellent) Dick Duck. Also MOTT Duck (Man of the Tour), James Pond Duck. This year awarded to Terry Cook.

The Mayfair Hotel was excellent, clean rooms and an excellent choice of food from the dinner menus. We were also well looked after by the staff including Manager, Tracie, Receptionist Carole and the Restaurant Manager Nikky.

The main purpose of the Tour is to raise money for the President’s Charity which was FOREVER FRIENDS AT THE ROYAL UNITED BATH. The money was raised through a Grand Raffle which took place after dinner on Sunday, money was raised through I.V.C’s (Involuntary Contributions), when tourists used the “F” word or the “W” word, when an incorrect bias was bowled and also many (read any) other action by tourist, when spotted by other tourists, who raised an I.V.C against them.

The 2021 Bournemouth Tour raised a grand Total of £1.200 for the President’s Charity.

Pictured left is John Wilks presenting the cheque to Bowls Wiltshire Men’s President Jon Crowder.

Over the last 16 years the Tours have raised in excess of £10,000 for various Charities – a wonderful effort by all Tourists who have contributed.




Bowls Wiltshire Men Bournemouth Touist 2021
Avon B,C, Chippenham Pak B.C. Swindon B.C
John Crowder Stewart Allison Bob Hiles
Ken Bray Gary Hubbard Howad Pryse
Terry Cook Keith Hutchens Andy Watson
Andy Durrant Steve McPake Mike Tuohy
Colin Easton Gerry Tinson Ross Wheeler
Danny Holland Philip Wells Barry Wheeler
John Woodhouse Dave Williams
Rodboune Cheney B.C. Royal Wootton Bassett B.C. Winsley B.C.
Rod Giles John Wilks Cliff Gumm
Dan Havey Keith Joplin
Steve Rose Jim Carson Downton B.C.
Dave Royle Mike Hallam
Alderbury B.C Amesbury B.C. Westlecott B.C.
John Snell Peter Harding Frank Hinchliffe
Mere B.C. Spencer Moulton B.C.
Don Butchers Ian Francis
Alan Isgove Russel Francis


Frank Hinchcliffe


Andy Watson                                                        A meeting to sort things !!!!!!





Dave Williams (with the hair) & Bob Hiles

Mike Hallam