Posts by Beth

IIBC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT MERTHYR

Welsh players fared well in the IIBC World Bowls Championships at Merthyr Tydfil with 18 year old Jack Breen finishing runner up to Scotland’s Stewart Anderson in the Mens Singles event and there was also a runners up spot for Newport’s Kerry Packwood and Port Talbot star Mike Brain in the Mixed Pairs competition. Islwyn’s Amy Williams reached the semi final of the Ladies Singles competition and Merthyr Tydfil’s Pauline Price reached the last four in the Mixed Pairs event giving Wales 2 Silver Medals and 2 Bronze.
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Welsh Learning Disabilities Indoor Bowls Champions

Sunday 31st March saw the crowning of three Welsh Learning Disabilities Indoor Bowls Champions. L1 Classification – Cameron White ( Heatherton and Special Olympics West Wales) L2 Classification – Millie Campbell  (Cardiff Chameleons  and SO Cardiff and Vale) L3 Classification – John Lister (Radnorshire IBC ) Well done to all 36 competitors who took part in the first Welsh Learning Disability Indoor Bowls Singles Championship.   Some  tremendous bowling was witnessed by almost 90 competitors, supporters and officials at Cardiff Indoor Bowls Club on Sunday 31st March 2019. Bowlers from Pembroke, Radnorshire, Islwyn, Rhondda and Cardiff, took part in Round Robin
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Home Nations Championships 2019

Home Nations Championships 2019 22 – 24 March 2019  Glasgow Indoor Bowls Club From the 22 to 24 March 2019 Scotland will host the Home Nations Championships at Glasgow Indoor Bowling Club, in what will be the first of a revised format of the competition series. Going forward there will be two Home Nations competitions per annum, one indoor, and one outdoor; with a focus on the Commonwealth Games disciplines of B2/B3 Mixed Pairs and B6/B7/B8 Open Triples. However, there will be the added singles element as part of the home nations programme. Wales are due to host the outdoor
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General Manager Change

Nia Butler has left her position as General Manager of BowlsWales to spend more time with her young family. Nia said, ‘I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with BowlsWales and believe that we have created a strong business platform.’ She continued, ‘BowlsWales is a hugely valuable organisation with a real opportunity to grow the sport and allow it the recognition it deserves. I wish the Team and the Board every success for the future.’ The Board wish to thank Nia for her hard work and dedication.
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Meet the new Bowls Wales Development Manager

BowlsWales is extremely excited about the latest addition to our team. Claire Joll has joined the organisation in the position as the inaugural Development Manger and is ready to jump in and assist clubs with support and advice. You can read more about Claire here. If you wish to email Claire her email address is claire.joll@bowlswales.com
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New Event Confirmed for Learning Disability Bowlers!

Learning Disabilities within indoor bowls needed a yearly event to galvanise countries and athletes and so the Learning Disabilities Indoor Bowls International Series (LDIBIS) was born. View the event flyer here. After many months of hard work from the newly formed Governing body and organising committee the LDIBIS has been formed and its first event is taking shape! The first event will be hosted by Falkirk Indoor Bowls club and will feature teams from Scotland, Wales and England. The teams will consist of twelve athletes and their coaches. Games of triples, singles and pairs will be played to decide who
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Summer Newsletter

There has been lots going on and we are excited to share our most recent Newsletter with you. You can read our Summer Newsletter here.
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Frantic Five

Congratulations to the junior team from Rhondda Indoor Bowls Club who were recently crowned the inaugural champions of the new WIBA Frantic Five competition. The inaugural Frantic Five competition took place on Sunday 8th April at Radnorshire Indoor Bowls Club. The competition was organised by the WIBA to encourage young bowlers to play competitively in a team environment, whilst having fun and embracing the spirit of the game. The new concept is designed to get a group of young players interacting with each other on the green, John Phillips, WIBA Junior Coordinator explained, ‘The competition is for teams of five
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Grants Available for Disadvantaged Youth Projects in Wales

MSCT (the Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust) have announced a one-off Grant Scheme called the YOUTH FUND GRANT. The grants are available to organisations providing for young people age 14 to 19 Years old. Funding is STRICTLY for equipment, training, and project delivery costs only. (Capital, Salaries and Overheads will not be entertained). Amount available – £5,000.00 Opening on 1.1.2018 to 1.4.2018. More information is available here. Download the application form here. Click here to download the MSCT YOUTH FUND HANDBOOK 2018
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BowlsWales Performance Group Chair

BowlsWales is the newly formed coordinating body for bowls in Wales and is about to embark on an exciting and stimulating period of development. Our range of activities cover the whole of the sport, from early development through to competition on the world stage. Wales already excels on the world stage and we are looking for a talented and passionate individual to lead our activities in respect of our performance pathways, ensuring the right preparation and talent development for our most gifted players and to ensure that our teams and individuals are fully prepared for competition against the world’s best.
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