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Wales wins a bronze medal in the China Open

Wales continued their success in the recent China Open Competition by winning another bronze medal. The Welsh Four of Ben Thomas , Michael Ackland, Paul Taylor, and Neil Collett played superbly in the round robin games to reach the semi finals. In the semis they played Thailand, and were unlucky to lose by just 2 shots with Thailand losing to Malaysia in a very exciting Final.

29th May 2012

Top Ten Tournament

Ten of our elite squad flew from Bristol Airport on Friday morning, 27th April to Jersey for the Top Ten Series. The team had a practice session in the afternoon on the new artificial greens at les Creux Bowls Club, then played three sessions of Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours on Saturday morning and afternoon, and Sunday morning.

The Selectors used this Top Ten Series as a build up to the World Bowls Championships in Adelaide at the end of the year.

For those interested in the results, you can download them in this PDF Document

13th May 2012

Wales to compete in the Tiger Fours and China Open

Wales will be sending a team to compete in the Tiger Fours and China Open in Hong Kong and Shenzhen from the 17th to 22nd March. These are very intensive competitions with the rinks scheduled to play up to six matches each day. The Welsh Team will be Ben Thomas, Michael Ackland, Paul Taylor, and Neil Collett supported by Team Manager Phil Young. Last time we competed in these tournaments in 2010 we won a bronze medal.

13th January 2012

Top Ten Tournament

Ten players have been selected to play in a Top Ten Tournament against Jersey over the weekend of the 27th and 28th April.The bowlers are Robert Weale, Chris Blake, Owain dando, David Harding, Mark Harding, Andrew Hopkins, Stephen Harris, Jason Greenslade, Alex Meddins, and Jonathan Tomlinson. The Welsh Selectors plan to pick the side to represent Wales in the World Championships in Adelaide in November 2012 after the Open Double Rink Competition on the 13th May.

13th January 2012

WBA to appoint Welsh Team Coach

The Welsh Bowling Association would like to appoint a Welsh Team Coach to assist in the preparation of the Welsh Senior, and Junior Teams for Major Championships over the next three years.

The new Welsh Team Coach will be a qualified coach, who could be a former International Bowler, a charismatic individual, IT literate, with a sound knowledge of team preparation. There would also be a requirement for the successful applicant to qualify as an advanced coach within a year of taking up the role.

For more information please contact Brian Rogers, WBA Secretary, details are on the contact us page, or download the leaflet below. The closing date for applications is the 31st December 2011.

More information can be downloaded here (PDF format)

21st November 2011

Wales win Gold at the European Games!

The Welsh team have won Gold Medals at the European Games in Portugal this week. Marc Wyatt and David Harding won Gold in the Men's Pairs and in the Mixed Fours along with Lisa Forey and Caroline Taylor. The ladies also won a Bronze in the Ladies's Pairs and Wales won the overall team championship.

Congratulations to all on your brilliant performances and well-deserved success.

For the results in more detail, click here

12th November 2011

Welsh Success at the Atlantic Championships

Wales have won Silver in the Singles and a Bronze in the Fours at the Atlantic Championships in Cyprus.

Jonathan Tomlinson lost in the final 21-16 to England's Jamie Chestney and the fours team, Sion Jones, Mark Harding, Andrew Fleming and David Axon lost to Ireland in the Semi-Final. Then they beat England 21 - 9 in the play-off to take the bronze.

The triples team just missed out on a medal by losing 18-15 to South Africa in a play-off.

Congratulations to the team on their excellent results.

On Friday 5th November Marc Wyatt & David Harding leave for Portugal and the European Championships where they join Welsh Women Internationals Lisa Forey and Caroline Taylor to play Pairs and Mixed Fours during the week long Tournament. Good luck!

Click here for more results from the World Bowls website.

1st November 2011