Graham Instone | Greenkeeper of the Year 2022We speak with Graham Instone (Dunnington BC, Yorkshire) after he scoops the Greenkeeper of the Year award at our second annual Awards! In the hotly-contested category – sponsored by Dennis and SISIS – Graham took the honours, largely for his innovative roadshows and sharing his knowledge with local clubs. He has been a member of his beloved Dunnington BC for over 40 years and has been looking after the green for the past 15 years.
European Open⚠️ 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 𝗘𝗨𝗥𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗔𝗡 𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗡 – 𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗦 𝗡𝗢𝗪 𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗡! ⚠️ This is the second year of the European Open which is a pairs competition open to bowlers throughout the world. The European Open will be held at the National Centre for Bowling, Ayr on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July. Last year was a huge success with 120 pairs competing in the tournament and we are aiming for the same number of entries in 2023! Our annual National Championships also commence on Sunday 23rd July, so this is an ideal opportunity for anyone looking to compete on the greens at Northfield before the national finals get underway. The closing date for entries is Friday 26th May with the entry fee being £30 per team. ⤵️ For more information or to enter, please visit: https://bowlsscotland.justgo.com/workbench/public/events... 📥 If you have any enquiries, please contact our Competition & Events team via [email protected]
Nick Brett will be on board the Bowls England Cruise!Vicky Billing, Head of Partnerships at Riviera Travel, chats to Birmingham 2022 Gold medallist Nick Brett! They discuss Nick's bowls background and his holidays as he looks forward to the Bowls England Esclusive Cruise on the Danube! This spectacular 8-day cruise, sets sail from Budapest on 16th October 2023, taking in the delights of Austria, Hungary and Slovakia before returning to Budapest on 23rd October 2023. To find out more, please call Bowls England’s dedicated booking line quoting ‘BE EXCLUSIVE’ on 01283 245341 and a member of Riviera Travel’s friendly and knowledgeable team will contact you. Full details can be found at www.bowlsengland.com/exclusive-opportunities/
Bowls England Awards 2022Our second annual Awards took place on Saturday 25th February 2023, celebrating the very best of the sport! 300 guests enjoyed a sparkling night at Athena, Leicester to celebrate 15 award winners from across our sport. Here's the highlights!
International Women's Day 2023: How Far We've ComeINTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2023 To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are pleased to showcase the transformation our sport has experienced in recent times when it comes to modernising clothing! A huge thank you to our Empowering Women in Bowls and Equality & Diversity groups for helping to contribute towards the video! #IWD2023 #EmpoweringWomenInBowls
2023 World Bowls ChampionshipsAugust 29 - September 10, 2023 Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Broadbeach, Helensvale, Musgrave, Paradise Point & Mudgeeraba Bowls Clubs. Queensland’s Gold Coast continues to entrench itself as the home of Bowls in Australia as the host city of the 2023 World Bowls Championships. Five Gold Coast clubs will host the two-week-long tournament, with more than 50 nations expected to take part in one of the pinnacle international events in the sport. Australia will be hoping to better their haul of five gold medals from eight disciplines from the last time the event was held down under, at the 2012 World Championships in Adelaide. The 2023 World Championships will feature both open disciplines (8) and para disciplines (3) for the first time ever. *players featured in this video have not yet been chosen by their Member Nation to compete at the 2023 World Bowls Championships.
2023 "Henselite" Premier League QldWelcome to LIVEONTHEGREEN at Hamilton Bowls Club for Round 9 of the 2023 "Henselite" Premier League Queensland. This is Hamilton's Charity Round, and their choice of charity is the Stroke Foundation. Livestream rink today is Hamilton Power (Brendon Wilson) vs Burleigh Dragons (Barrie Lester). If you are in the area, drop down to the Club to watch what should be some great matches.
2023 Max Morris Memorial Sevens - FinalsWelcome to LIVEONTHEGREEN at Club Helensvale for the Grand Finals Day of the 2023 Max Morris Memorial Sevens. First match today is the Div.1 Final between Helensvale and Mermaid Beach. Livestream rink is the 2x2x2x2 Pairs, Helensvale (Alan Clements & Ben Grotegoed) vs Mermaid Beach (Mick Landon & Alex Hyde). If you are in the area, drop down to the Club to watch what should be some great games.
2023 "Henselite" Premier League QldWelcome to LIVEONTHEGREEN at Belmont Services Bowls Club for Round 8 of the 2023 "Henselite" Premier League Queensland. This is Belmont's Charity Round and their choice of Charity is the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Livestream rink today is Belmont Blaze (Jacob Nelson) vs Algester Allstars (Des Cann Jnr). If you are in the area, drop down to the Club to watch what should be some great games.
Bowls England Exclusive River Cruise | The Blue Danube with Riviera TravelBowls England and Riviera Travel are delighted to announce an exclusive opportunity to sail on one of Europe’s finest rivers, whilst meeting your favourite Bowls players. England players including Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Nick Brett will be joining us on board ‘The Blue Danube’ river cruise to talk about all things Bowls! There will be Q&A sessions, legendary stories, along with an amazing programme which will leave you with memories that you will cherish for a lifetime! This spectacular 8-day cruise, sets sail from Budapest on 16th October 2023, taking in the delights of Austria, Hungary and Slovakia before returning to Budapest on 23rd October 2023. There are 200 spaces available on this 8-day cruise. Why not book a place with family, friends or club mates and enjoy an amazing adventure with them? This exciting cruise will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime so make sure you don’t miss out! For more information or to book, call 01283 245341 and quote "BE Exclusive".
2023 Affiliation walk through, step-by-stepA reminder to Clubs, Associations and Affiliates that our Annual Affiliation and Competition Entries will open on Monday 9th January 2023. More information will be sent directly to main contacts next week via email but in the meantime please check out our useful walk-through video with Kelly. As in previous years, Affiliation and Competition Entries will be completed through our Online Membership System. We have also produced some FAQ’s to support everyone with the system, these can be found here: https://www.bowlsscotland.com/club-development/online-membership
Irish Lawn Bowls appearing on RTE's Winning Streak 2013Irish Lawn Bowls appearing on Winning Streak, RTE's National Lottery game show. Irish Lawn Bowls is grateful to RTE for giving us the opportunity to showcase bowls. The development of the game in the Republic of Ireland has been possible with funding from the National Lottery. Credit to RTE for filming and production.