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Announcing Scotland's Representatives for IBC World Junior Championships

We are delighted to announce that Bradley Buchan and Rebecca Houston will represent Bowls Scotland at the 2019 International Indoor Bowls Council World Junior Championships at West Denton IBC between Monday 2nd – Friday 6th December. 

This is the first year this event will run in its new format with World Bowls and the IIBC combining to organise the tournament with representatives being invited from Bowls Scotland and the SIBA. There will be 20 male and 20 female players from 14 different countries travelling to the North of England in the quest to be crowned world champion. The competition will feature men’s singles, women’s singles and mixed pairs. 

Guernsey Claim maiden European Team Bowls Crown

Guernsey's bowlers claimed a maiden European team title after taking gold in the ladies pairs and mixed fours at the week-long tournament.

The hosts finished three points clear of Scotland and England to become the first Channel Island team to win the event.

England won the men's pairs with Guernsey in sixth and Jersey's duo of Derek Boswell and Greg Davis in ninth.

Bowlers from 15 nations competed at the biennial tournament, which was being held in the Guernsey for the second time after the inaugural event in 1997.

 

SHADWELL TO RETURN TO ENGLAND TEAM

Graham Shadwell, from the Spencer Moulton club in Bradford-Upon-Avon, has been offered a return ti International Bowls with England.

After recent outdoor selection trials were held at Kingscroft BC (Earl Shilton, Leics), Shadwell has been named in the England side to contest the British Isles Bowls Championships International Series at Llandrindod Wells Bowls Club, Wales, next June.

 

8 MONTHS PREGNANT AND A DOUBLE BOWLS CHAMPION

Harriet Stevens won 2 National Bowls Titles at Royal Leamington Spa while eight months pregnant.

The Torquay-based Kings Bowls Club bowler won the the English fours and the national under-25s singles title just a few weks before having her baby.

Harriet's partner is fellow bowls international Sam Tolchard, so the sport will very much be in the blood of the new baby. 

 

ENGLAND WOMEN RETAIN BRITISH ISLES INTERNATIONAL SERIES

England secured the British Isles Women’s Senior International Series for the third successive year at Les Creux in Jersey on Tuesday 18th June.

The home nation were defeated in a tough battle (133-113), before being followed up with a resounding 152-83 defeat of Wales.

Ireland were the next opposition, with the England team running away with victory by 70 shots, to set up a ‘winner takes all’ contest with Scotland.

The match was tight with England holding a narrow advantage for the majority, before getting over the line with a 121-100 victory.


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