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National Top Club Finals Results

Representatives from Royal Wootton Bassett and Box BC in Wiltshire travelled to Leamington Spa at the weekend to contest the National Quarter Finals of the Men’s and Women’s Top Club competition.

Unfortunately for Box, the quarter-final was the end of the road with them losing 3-1 to a strong Parkway BC team from Huntingdonshire. A spirited effort by the Ladies and something to work on for next year. BW wishes to congratulate the Box team for making it to the National Finals!

Royal Wootton Bassett, last year’s National Runners Up, took to A Green on the Saturday wanting to go one stage further than last year and were faced with a tough match of Gerrards Cross from Buckinghamshire. RWB started strongly and carried the momentum through the game, playing with the right attitude and spirit. In the end it came down to Neil Smith in the 4 wood singles to try and get RWB over the line – at 20-20 Neil drew the shot on his last bowl, leaving Alan Price to try and return the favour…with hearts in mouths the RWB could only watch on as Alan’s bowl came down the rink – luckily it just missed Neil’s shot bowl and the game was Bassett’s – you could see what it meant to the team as they flooded the green in celebration.

On the Sunday, however, the fairy tale came to an abrupt holt as RWB faced a very strong Reading side from Berkshire – boasting several ex-international players. Reading proved too strong in the end running out 4-1 winners and progressing to the National Final where they lost to eventual winners (back-to-back winners in fact) Kings BC from Devon.

BW wishes to congratulate RWB on another fantastic run in the competition!

Bowls England – Women’s Senior International Trial

Bowls Wiltshire would like to congratulate Alison Fail, Purton BC, on being selected to attend the Women’s Senior International Trial at Leamington Spa on Saturday 23 September. Following the trial the team, plus travelling reserves and non-travelling reserves, for the 2018 Senior International Series (being held at Belmont BC, Belfast on 17 – 19 June 2018) will be selected.

Congratulations Alison!

From Bowls England:

WOMEN’S SENIOR INTERNATIONAL TRIAL

Bowls England is delighted to announce that the following players have been invited to attend the Women’s Senior International Trial on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at Victoria Park, Archery Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 3PT. Players are requested to arrive by 10am for a 10.30am start.

Those invited to attend are shown below (listed in alphabetical order):
Amy Banes (Kent); Michelle Barlow (Huntingdonshire); Carol Baxter (Cumbria); Donna Brookes (Buckinghamshire); Jane Cogle (Kent); Annalisa Dunham (Lincolnshire); Alison Fail (Wiltshire); Rebecca Field (Norfolk); Lorraine Hackett (Devon); Kirsty Hembrow (Somerset); Imogen Jenner (Kent); Wendy King (Kent); Julie Leake (Dorset); Cassidy Lenton (Devon); Michelle Moore (Cornwall); Katherine Rednall (Suffolk); Cheryl Salisbury (Cambridgeshire); Jo Skelton (Derbyshire); Katie Smith (Northamptonshire); Margaret Smith (Surrey); Harriet Stevens (Devon)

The following players have been preselected for the 2018 international team and will not be required to attend the trial:

Stef Branfield (Somerset); Natalie Chestney (Devon); Ellen Falkner (Cambridgeshire); Amy Gowshall (Lincolnshire); Katherine Hawes (Oxfordshire); Laura Holden (Somerset); Sian Honnor (Kent); Lorraine Kuhler (Sussex); Kirsty Richards (Warwickshire); Debbie Seward (Surrey); Sophie Tolchard (Devon); Amy Walters (Worcestershire); Rebecca Wigfield (Northamptonshire); Jamie‐Lea Winch (Leicestershire)

Following the trial, the team plus travelling reserves and non-travelling reserves for the 2018 Senior International Series to be held at Belmont BC, Belfast, from Sunday 17th June until Tuesday 19th June 2018 will be announced. (Arriving on Saturday 16th June)

It is a condition of acceptance of this invitation that, if selected, the individual will be available for the International Series as detailed above together with the Squad Training Day, which will be held at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa on Sunday 3rd June 2017.

Bowls England – Men’s Senior International Trial

Bowls Wiltshire would like to congratulate Russell Francis, Spencer Moulton BC, on being selected to attend the Men’s Senior International Trial at Leamington Spa on Saturday 23 September. Following the trial the team, plus travelling reserves and non-travelling reserves, for the 2018 Senior International Series (being held at Leamington Spa on 30 June/1 July 2018) will be selected.

Congratulations Rusty!

From Bowls England:

MEN’S SENIOR INTERNATIONAL TRIAL

Bowls England is delighted to announce that the following players have been invited to attend the Men’s Senior International Trial on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at Victoria Park, Archery Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 3PT. Players are requested to arrive by 10am for a 10.30am start.

Those invited to attend are shown below (listed in alphabetical order):
Ryan Atkins (Herefordshire); John Baird (Cumbria); Jamie Barker (Cambridgeshire); BJ Byles (Berkshire); Marcus Clifton (Leicestershire); Ashley Clipston (Derbyshire); Joe Dawson (Leicestershire); Bryn Evans (Hertfordshire); Stephen Farish (Cumbria); David Forster (Cumbria); Russell Francis (Wiltshire); Darren Griffiths (Isle of Wight); Nathan Kitchen (Gloucestershire); Simon Leader (Huntingdonshire); Simon Lee (Hertfordshire); Ollie Lucas (Devon); Perry Martin (Kent); Travis Meller (Isle of Wight); Josh Minto (Northumberland); Taylor Monk (Kent); Edward Morris (Essex); Vinny O’Neill (Yorkshire); Mark Read (Cornwall); Chris Rodgers (Leicestershire); Martin Spencer (Lincolnshire); Andy Squire (Essex); Sam Tolchard (Devon); Ross Tomlinson (Cambridgeshire); Andrew Walters (Worcestershire); Alex Walton (Cambridgeshire); James Webber (Devon); Glenn Williams (Hertfordshire)

The following players have been preselected for the 2018 international team and will not be required to attend the trial:
David Bolt (Durham); Jamie Chestney (Devon); Chris Gale (Lancashire); Lee Haywood (Devon); Andrew Knapper (Berkshire); Ian Lesley (Devon); Matt Marchant (Hampshire); John McGuinness (Buckinghamshire); Tom Millership (Warwickshire); Steve Mitchinson (Essex); Robert Paxton (Devon); John Rednall (Suffolk); Ben Render (Yorkshire); Louis Ridout (Devon); Jamie Walker (Northamptonshire); Chris Yeomans (Northumberland)

Following the trial, the team plus travelling reserves and non-travelling reserves for the 2018 Senior International Series to be held at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa, on 30th June and 1st July 2018 will be announced. (Arriving on Friday 29th June)

It is a condition of acceptance of this invitation that, if selected, the individual will be available for the International Series as detailed above together with the Squad Training Day, which will be held at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa on Sunday 3rd June 2017.

Bowls England – Youth Academy

Bowls Wiltshire would like to congratulate Kara Little, Box BC, on being selected to attend the Under 18 Youth Academy day at Leamington Spa on Sunday 24 September. The team to attend the 2018 Academy Weekend on 26/27 May 2018 will be selected from the invitees.

Congratulations Kara!

 

From Bowls England:

BOWLS ENGLAND YOUTH ACADEMY

Bowls England is delighted to announce that the following players have been invited to attend the Under 18 Youth Academy on Sunday 24th September 2017 at Victoria Park, Archery Road, Royal Leamington Spa, CV31 3PT. Players are requested to arrive by 10am for a 10.30am start.

Those invited to attend are shown below (listed in alphabetical order):
Jack Bunting (Hertfordshire); Maddie Burgess (Worcestershire); Harry Cater (Norfolk); Kieran Chambers (Leicestershire); Eloise Collins (Derbyshire); Laurence Collins (Derbyshire); Oliver Collins (Somerset); Emily Corner (Somerset); Imogen Cracknell (Somerset); Harvey Griffiths (Worcestershire); Robyn Hall (Bedfordshire); Isaac Jenner (Kent); Emily Jones (Worcestershire); Kara Little (Wiltshire); Max Mackinnon (Hertfordshire); Megan Mackinnon (Hertfordshire); Ajay Morphett (Sussex); Nicole Moseley (Norfolk); Olivia Moulton (Kent); Rhianna Russell (Hertfordshire); Hannah Smith (Warwickshire); Katie Sturtridge (Cornwall); Jordan Ward (Warwickshire); Tom Wheeler (Warwickshire); Isobel White (Worcestershire) ; Danielle Wild (Lincolnshire); Alasdair Williams (Cornwall); Jasmine Wilson (Essex)

It is a condition of acceptance that you are available, if selected, for the 2018 Academy Weekend that will be held in Royal Leamington Spa on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2018.

Bowls England U25 International Teams announced

Today Bowls England published the Mens and Ladies U25 teams to represent England at the BIBC International Series at Llandrindrod Wells BC in Wales on 9 and 10 September 2017 (Men) and BIWBC International Series at City of Derry BC, Londonderry in Ireland on 22 and 23 July 2017 (Ladies).

Bowls Wiltshire would like to offer their congratulations to all players selected.

Men’s Under 25 Team

Ladies’ Under 25 Team

England announce 2016 World Bowls Team‏

CONGRATULATIONS GRAHAM !!

Bowls England is today delighted to announce its team for the 2016 World Championships in New Zealand.
 
The selected team is:
Men
Singles: Jamie Walker (Northamptonshire)
Pairs: Louis Ridout (Devon) & Sam Tolchard (Devon)
Triples: Jamie Walker, Robert Paxton (Devon) & Graham Shadwell (Wiltshire)
Fours: Louis Ridout, Robert Paxton, Graham Shadwell & Sam Tolchard
Reserve: Andy Knapper (Berkshire)
Women
Singles: Sophie Tolchard (Devon)
Pairs: Sophie Tolchard & Ellen Falkner (Cambridgeshire)
Triples: Jamie-Lea Winch (Leicestershire), Rebecca Wigfield (Northamptonshire) & Wendy King (Kent)
Fours: Jamie-Lea Winch, Rebecca Wigfield, Wendy King & Ellen Falkner
Reserve: Amy Stanton
Bowls England wishes to congratulate all players on their selection.

Graham Shadwell provisionally selected for 2016 World Championships in New Zealand

This is an extract from the BE Website…. Congratulations to Graham!!

Bowls England has named 14 players on the provisional shortlist from which to select the team for the 2016 World Championships in New Zealand.

The squad includes all those players that successfully participated in the Atlantic Games in Cyrpus late last year, which acted as a pre-qualifying event for the World Championships.

The men’s shortlist therefore sees Cyprus representatives Andrew Knapper (Berkshire), Robert Newman (Berkshire), Graham Shadwell (Wiltshire), Louis Ridout (Devon), Jamie Walker (Northamptonshire) joined in the provisional squad by Devon duo Robert Paxton and Sam Tolchard.

The women’s shortlist features the five Atlantic Games Gold Medal winners Ellen Falkner (Cambridgeshire), Wendy King (Kent), Sophie Tolchard (Devon), Rebecca Wigfield (Northamptonshire) and Jamie-Lea Winch (Leicestershire) with Katherine Rednall (Suffolk) and Amy Stanton (Worcestershire) added to the shortlist.

Read more on the BE Website    https://www.bowlsengland.com/

Atlantic Games team selection – congratulations to Graham

We extend our congratulations to Graham Shadwell for his selection for the BE team – see extract from BE Website below….

Bowls England is delighted to announce its line-up for the Atlantic Games in Cyprus from Monday 30th November to Sunday 13th December 2015.

Men:

Singles: Jamie Walker (Northamptonshire)
Pairs: Louis Ridout (Devon) & Graham Shadwell (Wiltshire)
Triples: Andrew Knapper (Berkshire), Walker & Robert Newman (Berkshire)
Fours: Ridout, Knapper, Shadwell & Newman

Reserves (Non-travelling): John McGuinness (Buckinghamshire) & Robert Paxton (Devon)

Women:

Singles: Sophie Tolchard (Devon)
Pairs: Rebecca Wigfield (Northamptonshire) & Wendy King (Kent)
Triples: Jamie-Lea Winch (Warwickshire), Tolchard & Ellen Falkner (Cambridgeshire)
Fours: Wigfield, Winch, Falkner & King

Reserves (Non-travelling): Stef Branfield (Somerset) & Amy Stanton (Worcestershire)