Category Archives: Competitions

Mens Fours Last 8

On Tuesday 30 May the Men’s Fours Quarter Finals will take place at Westlecot to decide which four teams will contest the semi finals on Sunday 18 June to book their place at Leamington Spa in August. Please come on down and give your support.


In the top half of the draw in their bid to become Wiltshire A are:

A battle of the young ones in A Bolwell from Spencer Moulton vs B Gadd from Holt

A tough match between D Holland from Avon vs C Fernandes from Swindon


In the bottom half of the draw and trying to book their place as Wiltshire B are:

An all RWB affair with M Biggs from Royal Wootton Bassett vs Gary Morphet also from Royal Wootton Bassett

Battle of the Chippenhams with K Hutchens from Chippenham Park vs N Connor from Chippenham Town

Ladies Triples Last 8

On Saturday 27 May the Ladies Triples Quarter Finals and Semi Finals will take place at Chippenham Town to decide which two teams represent BW at Leamington Spa in August. Please come on down and give your support.


In the top half of the draw in their bid to become Wiltshire A are:

Karen Funnell, Jean Collier and Carol Grenfell from Box

Chris Mitchell, Julie Jones and Alison Fail from Purton

Barbara Shepheard, Jan Bodin and Viv Baskerville from Chippenham Town

Glenda Hibberd, Dawn Toomer and Cathy Burrows from Wilton


In the bottom half of the draw and trying to book their place as Wiltshire B are:

Joan Long, Heather Pope and Marlene Aylward from Malmesbury

Debbie Shadwell, Sue Cooke and Alex Jacobs from Box

Jayne Croston, Carol Coombes and Linda Whittingham from Westlecot

Di Kerley, Sandy Hall and Margaret Annetts from Salisbury

White Rose Trophy vs Worcestershire Result

Match report from Adam Tanner of the Under 25 County Double Rink competition vs Worcestershire played at Royal Wootton Bassett this morning:
I’m very pleased to report another strong win, 53-33, this time against a Worcestershire team which finished as national runners up in 2014 (and beat Wiltshire en route).
Craig Morphet’s rink had a tough draw against England U25 back ender Luke Lane, but put themselves 8-0 up after just 2 ends with some excellent early bowling. They went on to win 23-19 after 19 ends.
Mike Titcombe’s rink managed an excellent 30-14 win. Although they dropped a 6 on the 12th end, they immediately scored a 5 in response, and that was the only time all day that they dropped more than a single shot on an end. Scorecards and a team photo are below.
Once again, the character and spirit throughout the team was excellent. Thanks to everyone who was there to support us.
After 5 consecutive weekends of U25 bowling, we now have a breather, which has been well earned. On Sunday 18 June we will play the regional finals at Bristol BC. If we win in the morning, we will play again in the afternoon for a place in the National Semi-Final in Leamington. Opponents are yet to be confirmed. I will be in touch well in advance to let you know the draw and our chosen team.
Rink scores:
Jamie Shadwell/Chris Poole/Ben Choules/Craig Morphet beat Luke Lane 23-19
James Richman/Jordan Moody/Craig Hatherall/Mike Titcombe beat Glenn Weaver 30-14

Bowls Wiltshire Ladies National Fours Qualifiers

Yesterday we saw the Area quarter finals and semi finals of the National Ladies Fours take place at Royal Wootton Bassett to determine the two teams to represent Bowls Wiltshire at the National Finals at Leamington Spa in August.

The morning saw one close game in which Alison Fail’s rink beat Janice Bull’s rink 15-12 to book their place in that afternoon’s semi finals. The other quarter finals were somewhat more one-sided with Bab Salter’s rink beating Marion Davis 30-24, Janice Rowe’s rink beating Linda Whittingham 23-8 and Alex Jacobs’ rink beating Barbara Land 26-12.

The afternoon’s semi finals saw two very different games – the first was a closely fought contest in which Babs Salter’s quartet came out winners 19-18 against Alison Fail’s four on an extra end. Unfortunately the other semi final was a little more one-sided with Alex Jacob’s four running out convincing winners 28-6 against Janice Rowe’s four.

Wiltshire A – Alex Jacobs & Co (Box)

Wiltshire B – Babs Salter & Co (Wroughton)

Men’s Competitions – acceptance of dates

With the Outdoor Season now started and the competitions about too, can bowlers be reminded that when they have been offered three dates to play a match that they have 48 hours to go back to the Challengers and accept one of the days offered.

With so many matches to be played and arranged it is imperative that this happens so that it frees up the other two days offered.

Thank you for your anticipated co-operation in this matter.

Gerald Webb

Bowls Wiltshire

Competition Co-ordinator

Royal Wootton Bassett do the double

Royal Wootton Bassett completed the double at the Bowls Wiltshire finals today when they added the Four Rink League Trophy to the Tourist Trophy they had won earlier in the day. The Four Rink match was a very tight affair. Royal Wootton Bassett had won on two rinks and Holt had won on one and were winning on the last rink still playing. Going into the last end Holt were one up on aggregate but the Royal Wootton Bassett rink skipped by Mel Biggs managed to pick up the two shots they needed to secure a 76 – 75 aggregate score and the Four Rink Title.