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Entries are now open for the 2014 Club of the Year competition

The event, supported by Drakes Pride, is held annually by Bowls England to highlight the work that is going on in clubs across the country to support our sport – with a focus on the recruitment and retention of new members. Last year former cricketer Chris Broad presented the title award and revealed his passion for bowls. Admitting that while travelling in his cricketing days he would take a set of carpet bowls Read More...

Nationwide Bowler magazine

It’s with sadness that we have to advise you that we are ceasing publication of the print version of Nationwide Bowler. The challenge with a publication like Nationwide Bowler is to generate sufficient advertising revenue to cover all our costs and while revenue increased slightly this year thanks to the input of a major supporter of the sport, not enough of the major suppliers in the game advertised in th 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...

Big TV boost for indoor bowls

Indoor bowls has today (9 November 2012) been given a significant boost that is hoped will take the sport to new television audiences across the UK. The World Bowls Tour (WBT) and English Indoor Bowling Association (EIBA) have announced a partnership with Premier Sports, which will provide bowls fans with the most comprehensive televised coverage in the history of the sport. Premier Sports operates as a subscriptio Read More...

Welsh wizard upsets World Number One

UNSEEDED Robert Chisholm, the world number 45 from Wales, caused a major upset at The Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish International in Perth when he toppled world number one Greg Harlow in the second round. Chisholm, who claimed a quarter-final place with a 8-4, 9-7, is by no means a ‘rookie’ at this level, having won the Welsh International Open three years ago when playing under the flag of England. Read More...

Maddieson and Daly call for change

Calls for a change in the way the sport of bowls is run have been a recurring theme in the new issue of Nationwide Bowler. Richard Maddieson, chief executive of the World Bowls Tour, has won TV coverage for the Fred Olsen Cruiselines World Indoor Championships at Potters Leisure Resort and for the Cooperative Funeralcare Scottish International Open at Perth. International umpire Bryan Daly highlighted the broadcast Read More...

Collette Worldwide Holidays to sponsor National Two Wood Singles Championship

Bowls England has announced that Collette Worldwide Holidays will sponsor both the men’s and women’s National Two-Wood Singles Championships in August 2012. As a further commitment to supporting the sport of bowls, the agreement will also see money pumped back in to the clubs of those members who book and travel on a Collette Worldwide Holiday. Peter Traynor, general manager of Collette Worldwide Holida Read More...