Archives for Bowls Wales

Christmas 2023

  The BowlsWales staff team will be taking a break over the Christmas period. Our ‘home offices’ will be closing on Friday 22nd December at 4.00pm and re-opening on Wednesday 3rd January 2024 from 9am. The phone lines will be closed, please email your query to: enquiries@bowlswales.com and this will be picked up as soon as possible upon our return. We would like to thank our Members, partners and volunteers for their support this year. Nadolig Llawen/Merry Christmas. Best Wishes, The BowlsWales team
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BowlsWales Announcement- 28/11/2023

  BowlsWales has today announced that Richard Palmer is stepping down from his role as Chair of BowlsWales and the board, following completion of his three years term of office. We thank Richard for his leadership, support and advice. Richard has made a huge contribution to BowlsWales and we hope he acknowledges that our achievements so far would not have been possible without him. Katy Evans, our Sport Wales Relationship Manager said “Richard has worked tirelessly over the past three years in leading Bowls Wales through some significant changes in a bid to help the sport progress its governance and
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WCGBA Ladies Champion of Champions

We have a few things to be proud of this year, especially the ladies. Wales has the British Junior Ladies Champion for the second season in a row with Jess Lacey’s recent win at Heswall. We can also congratulate Linda Williams for getting to the final of the Ladies Champion of Champions on Sunday 1st October at Monk’s Sports and Social Club, Warrington. Linda, who has won this event twice ( 2010 and 2018) had a good run of games throughout the days’ play. She won 21-1 over Helen Clee in the first round then a 21-17 over Louise Ollerton
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WCGBA Welsh Vets Club Championship

On Tuesday 26 September, the Mel Higham Welsh Vets Club Championship was played at Argoed BC. WCGBA Officials were, once again, there to support and run the event. Referees Arthur Peake and Alan Davies – having dried out from Sunday –  were joined by Peter Hughes. The four teams to qualify this year were Gresford Colliery – the 2022 winners, Coed Talon, Criccieth and Rhos Park. The pairing of Coed Talon with Rhos Park for one section of the competition saw a few more successes for Coed Talon especially Richie Jamieson 21-12 over Wynne Evans, John Bonatti’s 21-16 over Ronnie
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WCGBA Champion of Champions

As the 2023 season comes to a close on the WCGBA Competitions, the two remaining competitions were held this week. On Sunday, 24th September, the Welsh Champion of Champions was staged at Benllech BC. In a day of appalling weather conditions, the situation was challenging for all, including the reporter. Despite this, some of the bowling was truly of Championship quality. There were 16 players, each winners of a major Welsh title to qualify. Our President, Jack Hunt, Past President Simon Walker and other WCGBA Management members were there to support the event. Our Referees, Alan Davies, Arthur Peake, Ian
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WCGBA Welsh Club Championship Finals

The Welsh Club Championship Finals took place on Sunday 17th September at Conwy Bowling Club. It was to be a good days’ bowling with a nail-biting finish. The four Clubs competing, who had each won their Area stage, were Llanrwst, Esclusham, Rhos Park and Broughton and Bretton. The WCGBA President Jack Hunt, Deputy President Pauline Lindley, Past President Simon Walker and Members of the WCGBA Management were there to officiate and support another highlight of the Welsh Crown Green calendar. Our usual hard working Referees, DT Evans, Arthur Peake and Alan Davies were kept busy all day and their contribution
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Peter Brill, long serving Safeguarding lead for bowls in Wales steps down

Peter Brill, long serving Safeguarding lead for bowls in Wales steps down Peter Brill will be known by many across the bowling community, for his role as the safeguarding lead for outdoor and indoor bowls. John Phillips from the WBA and WIB said, “Peter Brill has acted as the safeguarding officer for the WBA, WIB and its predecessor the WIBA for more than ten years, on that period of time he has devoted his time to ensuring that both outdoor and indoor bowls clubs in Wales were made aware of the importance of safeguarding of young people and vulnerable adults.
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Chris Emsley 6 year term comes to an end 

After 6 years’ service on the BowlsWales Board, Chris’ term has come to an end. Chris was appointed to the board in 2017 and was one of the first directors on the board following the formation of BowlsWales. Chris’ portfolio was development and brought extremely valued and insightful contributions to all board discussions.   Chris also was involved in various groups and projects over the years, including the chairing the Articles of Association review working group, the independent review and the Development & communications Group.  Richard Palmer, Chair of BowlsWales said “Chris has served as an independent member of the Board
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BowlsWales and the NFWI-Wales working together to create more opportunities for Women to play bowls across Wales.

BowlsWales and The National Federation of Women’s Institutes in Wales are happy to announce a new partnership that will see greater opportunities provided to women across Wales to play bowls.    Earlier this year the Bowls in Wales Development and Communications group identified a set of key priorities, one of which was to increase the membership of Women and girls in bowls. As a result, BowlsWales is thrilled to announce this exciting new partnership. Working with the NFWI-Wales federations will see BowlsWales working closely with their members and bowls clubs to offer various bowls activities for the WI members across Wales.
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Welsh Crown Green Bowling Association- Welsh Ladies’ Merit

The major competitions of the Crown Green season 2023 got underway with the Welsh Ladies Merit held at Old Colwyn Bowling Club. The weather was ideal and there was a good crowd. Entry this year was well up from 2022 with 18 ladies playing for the trophy. WCGBA President, Jack Hunt hosted the day by getting each game underway. Referee DT Evans was ably assisted throughout the event by Alan Davies and Richard Heywood. There were two preliminary matches one between Sian Ollerton and Marie Hallett and the other between Kelly Davies and Amanda Nicholas. Sian and Marie’s game was
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