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WELSH CROWN GREEN BOWLING ASSOCIATION CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS 2022  

The ultimate event in the Welsh Crown Green calendar was played Sunday 2nd October at Johnstown BC. This event is a unique opportunity to bring together those winners of major tournaments held in Wales for the prestigious title of Champion of Champions. Among the contenders were the Men’s Welsh Merit, Ladies Welsh Merit and Welsh Vet’s winners together with the holders of a host of open competitions drawing players from across the UK. The day was hosted by President, Simon Walker with members of the WCGBA management on hand to run the competition. The hard working Referees included DT Evans,
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Independent review of bowls in Wales: Focus Group

On behalf of BowlsWales and the National Governing Bodies for the Indoor, Outdoor, Short Mat and Crown Green forms of the game, we are pleased to be hosting a series of group discussion as part of this independent review.  This is a wide ranging review, covering multiple areas including: · Governance · Structure · Communications · Safeguarding  · Development · Performance · Coaching and officiating · PR and marketing · Equality, diversity and inclusion   Counsel Ltd (www.counselltd.com) is the company conducting this review.  This review represents a very important opportunity for those with an interest in bowls in Wales to articulate
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WCGBA- WELSH CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2022.

The Welsh Club Championship 2022 was played on Sunday 18th September at Brymbo Bowling Club. Referees on the day were Peter Hughes, Arthur Peake and Tom Lockyer. There were four teams in contention for the title – one from each area of North Wales and each the winner of their respective Area Cup. They were; Flintshire Area – represented by Mold Rec. BC, Glyndwr represented by Colwyn Bay British Legion, Gwynedd by Beaumaris BC and Wrexham by Cunliffe BC. The eight-a-side competition got underway with the players in the first half very evenly matched for most of their games. Good
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Para Home Nations

Wales started well against a strong England team on the pleasant Clarence Park greens and at one stage we’re ahead in 4 of the 7 games but in the end had to settle for 2 points after securing one win. It was a similar scenario in the second game against Scotland where Wales were looking good but once again, we faltered in the closing stages and instead of winning 9-5 we lost by that margin. The second day saw us put in a good performance against England to draw 6-6 and in the final set of matches against Scotland we
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WELSH CROWN GREEN BOWLING ASSOCIATION- Welsh Qualifier for the British Centenary Mixed Pairs Comp. 2022

The Mixed Pairs qualifier and Welsh final day was held at Craig-y-Don BC on Sunday 28th August 2022. Referees on the day were, DT Evans, Alan Davies, Arthur Peake and Richard Haywood. Entry was substantially higher this year with 17 mixed pairs contending on the day. The early rounds got underway with Nicola Boulton and partner Tom Loundes taking an excellent win 21-11 for their first game. Paul and Marie Hallett also progressed to the next round along with Gary and Sian Maddox, and Linda Williams with partner Ritchie Jameson. These four eventually made the semi final stage. Here Linda
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WELSH CROWN GREEN BOWLING ASSOCIATION- British Junior Champion 2022

The BCGBA Junior Individual Merit was held on Saturday 20th August 2022 at Ashton Cricket Club, Greater Manchester. Wales may be only one part of the Crown Green world in Britain, but we punch well above our weight when it comes to talent. Our two representatives Ryan P Williams – Llanfair PG BC. ( 2022 Welsh Junior Merit Champion ) and Finley Hormbrey – Fron Park BC and 2022 Runner-up faced a field of other talented youngsters from across the world of Crown Green bowls. Ryan had a comfortable 21-10 win in his first match against Jack Brannon of Cheshire.
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WELSH CROWN GREEN BOWLING ASSOCIATION-BCG Ladies Dorothy Piearce Memorial Pairs.

BCG Ladies Dorothy Piearce Memorial Pairs. This popular ladies pairs competition reached its final day on Saturday 12th August at Fox Lane Sports and Social Club ,Leyland, Lancashire. 32 pairs – two pairs from each county competing for the trophy. Wales has come close to clinching the title of champions before. Linda Williams and partner Belinda Lloyd started their campaign solidly with a 21-17 win in the first round against a couple from North Midlands. The second Welsh pair, Jackie Egerton and Sian Maddox had a resounding 21 -6 first round win against another North Midlands pair, but went out
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Welsh Disability Pairs – 14th July

Write up from Stephen Rees: Another good day for our bowlers at Cardiff. Our learning disability bowlers had two pairs qualify from last weeks heats and progressed to the quarter-finals of the Welsh Learning Disability Outdoor Pairs competition today.  Both managed to get through their Quarter-Final games this morning, and played their Semi-Finals this afternoon.  Naomi Baelz and Millie Campbell won their Semi-final by a big margin.  Philip Baylis and Harry Gwatkin got off to a slow start in their semi and were seven shots to one down at the half way point.  both the boys did well to recover
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Drakes Pride Junior County Championship 2022

WELSH CROWN GREEN JUNIOR TEAM TAKE BRONZE.  In the Drakes Pride Junior County Championship 2022, Wales were frustrated in their attempt to get second place. A very strong Yorkshire team won the championship as was expected, but it was the contest between Wales and Shropshire for silver that dominated everyone’s thoughts. The Home side at Caernarfon brought some good results and it was Capt. James Todd who had the best win. Away from home at Telford Jess Lacey’s 21-8 set the bar high. It was a very close game, with a lot of head scratching from officials as the results came
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Update: Review of Bowls in Wales

Work on the independent review of Bowls in Wales is now well underway. We have recently completed a survey of the Bowls community –thanks to the 600 of you who responded. We are now working on the next phase of the review -a series of interviews with key people/groups, public meetings and focus groups. As you can imagine, getting all of these in place is taking some time, but don’t worry –the work is continuing! We plan to host meetings on a regional basis -with at least one in North Wales, one in South West Wales, one or two in
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