Category Archives: Other News

Congratulations to Alison & Steve

Bowls England this morning released the names of those selected for Senior International trials to be at Royal Leamington Spa on the 22nd of September.

Alison Fail of Purton has been named on the Ladies list while Steve Snell has been named as an attending reserve on the Men’s.

Bowls Wiltshire President in table collapse incident

BWL President Dawn Edwards was involved in an amusing incident tonight along with Graham Annetts, Gerald Webb and Officers from Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire & Dorset whilst attending a Corporate Dinner hosted by Bowls England.

As the Main Course was being served the table started to collapse and only the swift reaction of those sitting at the table saved the dinner and drinks from ending up on the floor. Staff from the Royal Pump Rooms in Royal Leamington Spa quickly came to their aid by supporting the table whilst another table was quickly set up and the dinners transferred. All ended well for those on table 11 when two bottles of bubbly were produced for them to enjoy the rest of the evening.

President Dawn stated ” I haven’t laughed so much for years”.


Men’s Benevolent Fund

Message from Ken Bray:

“I am very pleased to announce that the sum of £229.45 was raised yesterday for the men’s benevolent fund. Special thanks must go to Alison for the many prizes for the raffle donated by McCarthy & Stone.

Thanks to all involved


Bowls Wiltshire v Swindon & District

The first Bowls Wiltshire Mixed Friendly of the year was held on the 6th May at Swindon BC, this match is an annual event between the two Associations.

A very pleasant afternoon was had by all, the weather was superb and the green excellent.  BW came out the winners 128-111 ably assisted by a rink from Garrards BC, thank you to them for this.

There was a lot of laughter and banter as we met up with friends not seen for a while, so all in all a most enjoyable game.

Our thanks to Swindon BC for hosting the match, to their catering and bar staff, and to all those who supported the chosen Charity for 2018 ‘Brighter Futures ’, raising a very creditable £54.


BW Chair

Bowls England 2018 National Competition Draws now on line



The draws for the 2018 Bowls England National Competitions are now available to view at


The dedicated Portal contains the draws, by area, for all of the National Competitions organised by Bowls England.


Further information will be sent directly to the named competitors at a later date.

Bowls Wiltshire Administration Vacancy


Bowls Wiltshire invite nominations for the following position.  The successful applicant will become an integral part of the Policy & Executive Committee.

See a  job description below for your information.

If you should be interested and require further information please contact June Corbett on 01793 528079.  E-mail



  1. To attend all meetings. Confirming venues for all meetings.
  1. Maintain minutes of all official meetings of BW. Issuing to P & E Committee and two Gender Secretaries , after agreement with Chair.
  1. Receive all communications from Bowls England and disseminate as required.
  1. To prepare Star Awards and HLM certificates for AGMs (if required).The Administrator will submit an Annual report to BW AGM covering the proceedings of the County since the previous AGM.
  1. Will represent Wiltshire at any Bowls England Conferences.
  1. In November prepare Meetings Schedule for the following year.
  1. Prepare E-mail addresses list for BW Officers information.