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BWL Finals Schedule

BWL Finals Day
Saturday 30th July 2016
at Supermarine Bowls Club
Umpires – Neil Biles & Keith Haines
10.30am Two Wood Singles Ann Hindley V Alex Jacobs
Marker – Dawn Edwards Wilton Box
Wiltshire A Wiltshire B
4 Wood Singles Jean Collier V Katy Smith
Marker – Mo Woolley Box Wootton Bassett
Wiltshire B Wiltshire A
Under 25 Singles Georgina Newman V Lucy Smith
Marker – Janet Willis Avon Wootton Bassett
Wiltshire B Wiltshire A
Pairs Marilyn Kilburn V Rose Merritt
Pat Jones Sue Ochyra
Supermarine Devizes
Wiltshire A Wiltshire B
2.00pm Fours Carol Grenfell v Carol Sandry
Karen Funnell Marilyn Kilburn
Sue Cooke Pat Jones
Alex Jacobs Bev Millen
Box Supermarine
Wiltshire B Wiltshire A
Triples Kara Little v Rose Merritt
Jane Taylor Patricia Reeves
Michelle Williams Sue Ochyra
Box Devizes
Wiltshire A Wiltshire B
4.00pm approx Presentation, tea and raffle.
Tea will be provided for all participants.
Timing of games is approximate.
Spectators welcome.
 If you would like a tea (£3.00 per head) please inform Babs Salter 01793 637157 – by the morning of 28th July
Raffle prizes would be appreciated.


BWL 4 Wood Singles Last 8

The Last 8 of the BWL 4 Wood Singles took place at Devizes BC on Saturday 23rd July. The weather was very warm and the green was running fast. In the morning the winning players were Katy Smith, Alison Fail, Charlotte Daniell and Jean Collier and they progressed to the Semi Finals after lunch.

Katy and Charlotte – both young bowlers from Royal Wootton Bassett – were drawn against each other with Katy coming out as the winner 21-12.

Jean and Alison  – from Box and Purton respectively – had a competitive game and Jean was the winner 21-10.

Jean and Katy will play in the County Final on July 30th at Supermarine and also will represent Bowls Wiltshire at Leamington in August.

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The Last 8 players – Lesley, Alison, Viv, Jean, Charlotte, Ann, Katy & Alex

BW Men Friendly v Berkshire

Bowls Wiltshire Ladies Men V Berkshire
Played at Swindon Bowls Club on Wednesday 20th July 2016
Wiltshire Berkshire
Rink 1 B Hiles 29 v 16 S Wright
Rink 2 R Major 21 v 11 M Willis
Rink 3 P Sanders 15 v 27 R Heathrow
Rink 4 D French 14 v 12 B Dillon
Rink 5 C Fernandez 19 v 20 M White
Rink 6 J Wilks 12 v 22 B Greenway
RESULT 110 V 108


BWL SWCL v Devon 21st July

A good result for BW Ladies

       SWCL: Bowls Wiltshire v Devon
Thursday 21st July 2016 @ Castle Cary Bowls Club 1-30pm start
  Wiltshire  Ends Ends Somerset  
Rink Skip 5 10 15 18 21 21 18 15 10 5 Skip Rink
1 T JARRETT 3 9 9 16 19 25 19 19 10 6 S DEVONPORT 1
2 S OCHYRA 5 11 17 22 29 9 8 7 6 3 T THOMAS 2
3 M ANNETTS 4 10 11 16 21 19 18 15 8 3 L LOCK 3
4 J WILLIS 8 14 20 30 31 12 9 9 3 1 L HEALY 4
5 R FITZPATRICK 4 9 21 24 25 18 15 8 7 5 J HOWLE 5
6 C GRENFELL 2 3 5 8 9 22 19 18 13 4 R OWEN 6
    26 56 83 116 134 105 88 76 47 22 B LEACH  
Total Shots 134 105 Total Shots  
Total Points 18 4 Total Points

BW Men Friendly v Glamorgan 21st July

Result of today’s game at Box B.C. – a report from Graham Annetts

BW 110 Vale of Glamorgan 121

Rink scores (BW skips first)
I Higgins 12 – G Brown 18
D Laws 16 – F Phillips 21
R Fredericks 18 – D Kuhnell 22
M Byron 22 – L Harris 13
A Maslen 26 – M Symons 13
D Williams 16 – N Dunkley 34

BW men enjoyed an excellent afternoon at Box Bowls Club against a strong team representing the Vale of Glamorgan Bowls Association, who won on four rinks while BW won on two.
Grateful thanks to everyone at Box who helped make the day such a success, even though we came second!
Special thanks to Maurice Byron and John Hurle who turned out at very short notice when two members of the team unfortunately had to withdraw at the last minute.

BWM U25 SWC v Somerset 16th July

A report from Adam

We enjoyed a really good battle with a strong Somerset team during Saturday’s South West Counties League game. We led overall for much of the match, but eventually needed a great last bowl from Michael Titcombe to trail the jack for 4 shots and tie the main 3-rink fixture at 63-63. To demonstrate what a close game it was, we won two rinks by one shot and lost the other rink by two shots, giving us a 7-5 overall win on points.

BW Greenkeepers Competition

On Monday 18th July the BW Greenkeepers Competition was held at Devizes BC. Summer had arrived for the occasion and it was a very hot day with the greens running extremely fast. There were 29 entries and there was a Plate Competition for those who lost in their first game. The winner of the Plate Competition was Ron Read from North Wilts and the two Finalists of the main Competition are Gary Jackson from Westlecot and Colin Little from Devizes and they will play at the Domestic Finals Weekend on September 10th/11th at Devizes BC.

A BIG thank you to the members of Devizes BC who gave up their time to cook, man the Bar, set up the greens and mark several games in the heat.A good day was had by all.

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Steve Mulligan – Semi Finalist – with Gary Jackson – Finalist

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Devizes BC Steve with Colin Little – Finalist

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Plate winner Ron Read with Finalist Dave Betteridge

BW Men Finals Schedule -Sunday July 31st

The Men’s Championship Finals will take place on SUNDAY 31st July ONLY


BOWLS WILTSHIRE MEN                                                                           


Morning Session – 10.00am
WHITE K Anderson v D Hall RED
T Walkley E Collier
D Godwin C Baker
S Snell D Jones
(Royal Wootton Bassett) (Purton)
WHITE K Williamson v A Colebrooke RED
K Carter R Francis
R Sowden G Shadwell
(Westlecot) (Spencer Moulton)
Afternoon Session – 1.00am
WHITE D Godwin v N Smith RED
(Royal Wootton Bassett) (Royal Wootton Bassett)
WHITE T Warner v K Anderson RED
(Amesbury) (Royal Wootton Bassett)
Afternoon Session – 2.30pm approx
WHITE G Jackson v T Warner RED
(Westlecot) (Amesbury)
Afternoon Session – 1.00pm
WHITE D Snell v R Francis RED
M Biggs G Shadwell
(Royal Wootton Bassett) (Spencer Moulton)