Tag Archives: Tony Allcock MBE

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...

Jamie Walker is “Taylor Bowls Bowler of the Year”

Northamptonshire’s Jamie Walker scooped the top accolade when he was named ‘Taylor Bowls Man Bowler of the Year’ at the Bowls England Men’s Annual Dinner held in Coventry in February – with Hampshire’s Tom Bishop winning the corresponding junior title. The 2012 season proved to be an exceptional year for the Northampton West End BC ace in singles events, reaching the semi-finals of both the National Sin Read More...

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...

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...

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...

Good VIBE-rations

Thank you! That’s the message to clubs and other organisations across England who helped to raise more than £18,000 in aid of Visually Impaired Bowls England by participating in the World’s Biggest Spider Challenge. Bowls England called on its members to organise a ‘spider’ in aid of the charity, which will be hosting the Visually Impaired World Bowls Championships in Worthing in July 2013. Read More...