Category Archives: Lawn bowling news

News from Lawn bowling clubs and teams

Michelle Cooper in good form for 4 Nations Test

Kilwinning’s Michelle Cooper is in good form ahead of this weekend’s 4 Nations Test event at Kelvingrove (Fri 31 May – Sun 2 June, practice Thurs 30 May) which marks the official opening of Team Scotland’s selection period for the Glasgow 2014 Games. The 26 year old was Lead in the World Championships winning Scottish Fours in Adelaide last December. Since then she has kept the results flowing r Read More...

Family battle for the Andersons

Stewart Anderson, the World Indoor Champion from Cumnock, is not only aiming to get his qualification for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games off to a good start at this weekend’s 4 Nations Test event in Kelvingrove (Fri 31 May – Sun 2 June, practice Thurs 30 May), but he has a score to settle with his brother who will be competing in the Irish team. “It will be a family battle and he’s very good Read More...

Aitkens invites you to a seminar at Crieff Bowling Club

To bowls club secretaries in Perth, Stirling, Dundee and Fife Aitkens, the UK`s leading supplier into the sports turf market, invites you and fellow members of your committee along to CRIEFF BOWLING CLUB on Thursday the 4th April at 10.30 till lunch. Aitkens will be holding a seminar on: 1. The importance of getting the right information 2. Setting goals and targets 3.Good cultural practices. To round off the day, Read More...

New sponsor for BE Men’s National Fours championships.

Bowls England is delighted to announce CoaguChek® as official sponsors of the 2013 Men’s National Fours Championship. CoaguChek® XS is an easy to use portable device for people on long-term warfarin. Warfarin is most commonly used for the prevention of stroke, and requires regular INR blood tests – a standard measure of blood clotting time. Having to regularly attend clinic for these tests can cause disruptio 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...

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...

MBE for Andy Thomson

Kent’s Andy Thomson from Blackheath & Greenwich BC has been awarded the MBE for services to bowls in the New Year’s Honours list. Thomson represented England outdoors from 1982 to 2006 inclusive, having won the National Singles Championship in 1981. He was also a member of the England four that won gold at the 1996 World Championships in Australia. Tony Allcock MBE, Bowls England Chief Executive, said: R Read More...

England bowls captain calls it a day

Mark Bantock, captain of the England men’s international team, has announced his retirement from the sport of bowls with immediate effect on his return from the World Championships in Australia. The 42-year-old from Reading BC, Berkshire, made his senior international debut in 1997 and since represented England at both Commonwealth Games and World Championships. In Australia he was a member of the England team th Read More...

Scots win the triples crown

Scotland’s team has claimed its third gold medal today at the world championships in Adelaide when David Peacock, Darren Burnett and Graeme Archer beat Australia’s Brett Wilkie, Wayne Ruediger and Mark Casey 13-12 in a thrilling final. The victory marks the third time that Scotland has won the world triples title with David Peacock a member of the winning combination on all three occasions. “I am absolutely d Read More...