Bowls Scotland recognise Mental Health Awareness Week 2024
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by Ceris Hewlings
4d ago
To recognise the beginning of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week and Bowls Scotland’s ongoing work in this area, they are pleased to share their brand new Mental Health and Wellbeing webpage – https://www.bowlsscotland.com/about-us/mental-health-and-wellbeing Bowls Scotland is proud to be the first Scottish Governing Body to complete the SAMH route map for Mental Health and Wellbeing in the workplace. They have already seen a positive impact of this journey in both policy and practice, but there’s still lots to do in this space, ensuring that our people are supported, and their mental ..read more
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Welsh Ladies’ Squad 2024
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by Ceris Hewlings
4d ago
The Welsh Lawn Bowls ladies’ squad for the British Championships at Royal Leamington Spa in June has been selected and can be found here.  The men’s team is still to be selected following a second trial in Llandrindod Wells on May 26.   ..read more
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England’s Wendy King announces retirement from international bowls
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by Ceris Hewlings
4d ago
After two decades of stellar performances on the international stage, Wendy King, one of the most decorated bowlers in England, has announced her retirement from the international stage (writes Daniel Ellicott, Bowls England). Wendy’s illustrious career spanned from 2004 to 2023, during which she amassed an impressive collection of achievements and accolades. Wendy earned her first international cap in 2004. Over the years, she represented her country with great pride, accumulating an impressive tally of 64 caps. Bowls England performance director Mo Monkton said: “On behalf of the Performanc ..read more
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Silver celebrations for umpiring duo
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by Ceris Hewlings
1w ago
The 2024 World Indoor Championships at Potters Resorts, Hopton-on-Sea, marked a special anniversary for two World Bowls Tour officials. Allan Thornhill and Mike Davies both celebrated their 25th year of officiating at WBT events. Sian Honnor talks to both about their umpiring life so far. Allan Thornhill was just 21-years-old and the youngest umpire in the country when he qualified with the English Umpires Association back in 1989. Thirty-five years later, he has reached the very top of his game, and his face is well-known on the bowls circuit both indoors and outdoors. Allan started bowling ..read more
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Time to get serious about green performance
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by Ceris Hewlings
1w ago
Having worked in the greenkeeping industry for more than four decades now in varying roles, I have often been frustrated by the proliferation of mis-information about the correct greenkeeping approach required to produce high performance bowling green surfaces (writes John Quinn). I regularly encounter three common obstacles to achieving excellence on bowling greens and strangely enough, all of them occur in the clubhouse and not on the green. They can be divided into: Acts of desperation in an attempt to speed up green improvements; Inconsistency or chopping and changing, usually driven by ..read more
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Hot Shots Club: April winners
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by Ceris Hewlings
1w ago
The Bowls International Hot Shots Club is famous throughout the bowls playing world. It was launched more than 20 years ago to reward players achieving a maximum score on one end of a competitive match and remains as popular as ever. Certificates recognising the feat and signed by 15 times world champion Tony Allcock OBE take pride of place in the clubs and homes of bowlers all over the globe. Different coloured bowls stickers are also available to highlight the achievement of becoming a member of the world’s largest and most exclusive bowls club. Apart from having your names recognised in pr ..read more
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‘Welcometo the Great Outdoors’
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by Ceris Hewlings
2w ago
Onto the turf we go! After seven months of indoor, or hibernation from bowls in which we have recharged our levels of enthusiasm and energy, we awake from our winter slumbers to embark on a new season (writes John Rednall). Unless we gaze into a crystal ball, we will not hazard a guess as to what the season holds for us. That’s part of the excitement: the unknown. Will our form and consistency be acceptable to us so that we meet our own high levels of expectation as competitive players? Will we challenge for silverware? Could this turn out to be our most successful season yet? Of course, we s ..read more
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Thoughtful bowling
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by Ceris Hewlings
2w ago
When I first started playing bowls 50 years ago, my coach said that bowls is aboutgetting your bowl to bend into the jack by doing everything in a straight line (writes Allen Harvey, World Bowls coaching advisory panel member). What he meant was that if the feet are pointing in the direction that you want the bowl to take and that your arm comes straight through the line that you wish the bowl to travel then all should be well. Line taking When delivering a bowl, you should always be looking along the line you wish to take (not at the jack or target). The other message was line is physical an ..read more
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Para bowls history
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by Ceris Hewlings
2w ago
After the success at the World Bowls Championships in Australia where the men picked up medals in each of the four disciplines for the first time ever and the ladies came back with a bronze in the triples, Irish bowls made history when they participated in their first ever para test matches. A squad of 10 players travelled to Solihull to tackle England in the event which saw the Irish bowlers acquit themselves well and showed they can compete on the international stage. Disability bowls coach Ian McClure, a double Commonwealth Games gold medallist, hopes the trip to the West Midlands was the ..read more
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Time with the Bonsalls
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by Ceris Hewlings
2w ago
A start to this story is to explain where it began. I played in my last British Isles event in Chelmsford back in 2019. There I was introduced to a lovely young girl who had a great impact on me. I saw in her the enthusiasm for the sport both playing and competing on the rink, and organising and volunteering off the rink, I had myself back in the day (writes Janice Gower). Since then, three things have happened. Firstly, that girl had grown up into a beautiful, in looks and heart, young woman. Secondly, she got married to an amazing young man. And thirdly, and most importantly to me, has beco ..read more
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