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BW County Shirt Information

Following the successful sessions held at Wroughton BC on the 24th, at Salisbury BC on the 28th and Spencer Melksham on the 29th there still several of the regular Wiltshire players who have not ordered a new shirt. For information the cut is slightly more snug fitting than the previous shirts.

The cost of the new shirts is £10.00 if you swap in an “old” shirt – maximum of 2 swaps per person; additional shirts for 2018 cost £25.00 – thereafter who knows

As the final order needs to be sent in by the middle of next week 7th February to hit the manufacturing / delivery date in time for the outdoor season, please would all still to order send their requirements to Neil Gillespie at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Please note that Marcia is co-ordinating the orders for Amy Rose players.

We will not be ordering a large stock in reserve as in the past this has cost the county money with write-offs; In future the time from order to delivery is a minimum of 6 weeks and that’s without any Brexit issues!!

For those that have not seen the design please see attached artwork. H2170 Bowls Wiltshire the Moonrakers – 7

Best regards


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.


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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.