Monthly Archives: January 2013

Sports bursary for promising youngsters

Bowls England junior internationals Ashley Clipston and Helen Mason are among 145 rising sports stars to receive a bursary award from Derbyshire Sport’s business network ICON. ICON was set up by Derbyshire Sport as part of its work to create a lasting legacy in the county from the London 2012 Games. Both Ashley and Helen will receive up to £300 to help them meet relevant costs such as travel, equipment, coaching Read More...

Fourteen bowls clubs share Inspired Facilities Fund payout

Fourteen clubs affiliated to Bowls England have secured Olympic legacy funding worth a total of £598,422 following the latest round of applications to Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund. The Inspired Facilities Fund aims to make it easier for community and volunteer groups to improve and refurbish sports clubs. It is part of the £150million Places People Play legacy programme that aims to ensure that the Read More...

Olympic legacy funding for Scarborough Indoor Bowls Centre

Scarborough’s popular Indoor Bowls Centrehas secured Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund. The Inspired Facilities fund is part of the £135 million Places People Play legacy programme that is bringing the magic of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the country. Every sports facility that receives funding will carry the London 2012 Inspire mark – celebr Read More...

Stratton Churchway Bowls Club nets £50,000 from Sport England.

Bowls England is delighted to announce that Stratton Churchway BC in Wiltshire has secured £50,000 from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund to enable it to upgrade facilities at the club and build new changing rooms. The club’s successful application, which was backed by Bowls England, will also see the clubhouse being re-wired, new paving laid and improved access to the club. The club also secured partne Read More...

Kent bowls club wins £50,000 grant from Sport England

Bearsted and Thurnham Bowls Club in Kent has secured £50,000 from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund to enable it to install a new synthetic playing surface later this year. The club’s successful application, which was backed by Bowls England, will enable members and visitors to play bowls throughout the year, enabling greater participation by the local community. The club has applied for an inte Read More...

Bowls International Open starts on Sunday in Blackpool

THE Co-operative Funeralcare International Open gets under way at the Blackpool Newton Hall Indoor Bowling Centre this weekend. The new event, which runs from Sunday evening (3 February) through to the following Friday afternoon, replaces The Co-operative Funeralcare Welsh Grand Prix that has been withdrawn from the World Bowls Tour ranking tournament circuit following the decision by BBC Wales to withdraw its cove Read More...

Growing the sport of bowls

The Bowls Development Alliance is delighted to announce the launch of its 2013-2017 plan “Growing the Sport of Bowls” for the development of bowls in the 55-plus population. The launch evening will be held during the EIBA Ltd National Championships being held at Northampton & District IBC on Wednesday 13th February from 7pm. Given that many competitors will have travelled from the length and breadth of the Read More...

Change of venue for Scottish senior championships and international series

Bowls Scotland has advised that due to circumstances outside its control, the Senior Championships and International Series in June will now be held at St Vincent Bowling Club in Glasgow rather than Kelvingrove as originally planned. Bowls England has been informed that St Vincent’s BC is the closest quality bowling facility to the Kelvingrove complex and especially to all reserved hotels. Read More...

Women’s championships to be held at Royal Leamington Spa

Bowls England is delighted to announce that the 2013 British Isles Women’s Bowls Council Junior International Series and Championships will be held at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa, on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July 2013. The event, which features the top young women players from across Britain, was due to be staged in Ireland, but due to unforeseen circumstances a change of venue was requested. Players Read More...

Stewart Anderson defeats Paul Foster to take world bowls crown

SCOTLAND’S Stewart Anderson is the new Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines World indoor singles champion. The 27-year-old ninth seed was close to tears as he celebrated an epic 10-10, 10-9 victory over fellow Scot Paul Foster, the number three seed bidding for a record-equalling fifth world crown. Anderson, runner-up three years ago, was the ice-cool assassin as he operated like a drawing machine to apply relentless pres Read More...