Monthly Archives: November 2012

England four’s hopes suffer a blow

Graham Shadwell’s hopes of winning a gold medal in the men’s fours at the 2012 World Bowls Championships in Adelaide, Australia, suffered a blow on day four. The Trowbridge bowler, who plays for Spencer Moulton (Bradford on Avon), and his England team colleagues of Mark Bantock, Robert Newman (both Reading) and skip Stuart Airey (Carlisle, Cumbria) lost their unbeaten record and top spot in Pool One of the Read More...

Australia stay on track for medal haul

Australia has blitzed its way into four semi-finals of the 27-nation 2012 World Championships in Adelaide today and remain on track for a massive medal haul at the quadrennial event. World number two Leif Selby was the first to book his ticket in the post sectional rounds, progressing directly through to the semi-final of the blue-ribbon men’s singles event after securing his 11th successive victory over old- Read More...

Foster cruises into quarter finals in Adelaide

Scotland’s Paul Foster concluded his preliminary rounds of the 2012 World Championships with a brilliant victory in his maiden world championship appearance. In fact, he completed his 11th and final match of the qualifying section in the fastest men’s singles time so far during the championships, winning 21-1 against Oabona Motladiile from Botswana in just 45 minutes at Lockleys Bowling Club today. “I knew I Read More...

Men’s Outdoor Bowls Championship Moves to Leamington

Royal Leamington Spa is to become the ‘centre of excellence’ for outdoor bowls in England. Delegates representing the 35 counties that form Bowls England voted at the EGM on Saturday 24th November by 63 votes to 17 votes to support the Board’s recommendation that all national championships, international trials and international events be hosted at the town’s famous Victoria Park greens, the Read More...

England keep fours title hopes on track

Trowbridge’s Graham Shadwell and the England men’s fours side remain on course for gold in the World Bowls Championships in Adelaide, Australia. Shadwell from the Spencer Moulton Club in Bradford on Avon, and team colleagues Mark Bantock, Robert Newman (both Reading, Berks) and skip Stuart Airey (Carlisle, Cumbria) are still unbeaten after seven matches and the first three days of play. They head Pool One a Read More...

Scotland makes progress in Adelaide

Scotland turned in a remarkable clean sheet of 12 wins from 12 matches in the World Outdoor Bowls Championships in Adelaide yesterday, bringing their total to 16 from 20 played in both the men’s and women’s events. After five rounds in the men’s singles, Paul Foster sits in second place, two points behind the host nation’s Leif Selby. The Scot beat opponents from England, Japan, USA and Spai Read More...

World Bowls Championships latest

World number two Leif Selby has continued his stellar run at the World Outdoor Bowls Championships, with an eighth successive victory keeping him firmly entrenched on top of the leader board. The win didn’t come easily though, with a 21-16 result against Hong Kong China’s Robin Chok his second closest margin of the tournament. Trailing closely behind Selby is Scottish master blaster Paul Foster, who sna Read More...

Nick Brett joins Nationwide Bowler

Nationwide Bowler has landed an exciting new columnist – he’s England’s world number 16 bowler Nick Brett. Nick, who delighted bowling fans with his performances in this year’s Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish International Open, has agreed to pen a regular column for the magazine. The 38-year-old plumbing supervisor from Peterborough, lost out to Scotland’s Paul Foster at Perth, but was plea Read More...

England call for Northamptonshire duo.

Two Northamptonshire bowlers have been selected to represent their country in the British Isles Indoor Bowls Council International Series to be held at Stanley IBC, County Durham, from 14-16 March 2013. Neil McKee, Kingsthorpe IBC, a regular senior international since 2006, and a junior international before that from 1996, has been selected to play at No. 2 in a rink skipped by Jamie Chestney, Torquay United IBC, a Read More...

Hong Kong Classic results

England’s Sandy Hazell has won the women’s singles event at the Hong Kong Classic. The Kent ace defeated the local favourite Camilla Leung by two sets to nil in the final to clinch the coveted prize. Hazell then reached the semi-finals of the women’s pairs with her international colleague Julie Leake (Dorset) before losing out to Pinky Chan and Nor Hashimah Ismail, also from Hong Kong. In the men’s events, Read More...