Welcome to Warwickshire Women's Bowling Association
Well, that's it, the season's over and already the planning for next year is well under way.
The next highlight will be the Annual Luncheon and Prize Giving on Sunday 9 October at Tally Ho! Conference Centre - tickets are now available through your Club Secretary. This event is one of the highlights of the year and everyone is welcome to come along and support their Club members who have managed to reach the County finals.
The result of the MEL League was disappointing for Warwickshire as they were just pipped to the post by Leicestershire - for the FINAL RESULTS of the MEL League go to Fixtures
We are delighted that Kirsty Richards has been selected for an England Trial which will take place at Leamington on Saturday 24 September - why not come along and watch - you won't be disappointed!
Listed below are the ladies' success stories - more details can be found on the Bowls England website. Well done to everyone who reached the Nationals.
Congratulations go to Hannah Smith who reached the semi final of the Sutton Winson Trophy, losing to the eventual winner.
Congratulations to Moira Parsons, Liz Westell & Wendy Holloway who played well to reach the Semi Final, but couldn't hold Devon as they went on to win the Final.
Congratulations to Jane Follett and Kirsty Richards as they reached the Quarter Finals but couldn't hold Devon who went on to win.
Di Medhurst, President
Kirsty Richards Selected for England International Team
Warwickshire is delighted to announce that Bowls England has named Kirsty Richards as one of their two new caps for the BIWBC International Series in Llandrindod Wells, Wales from Sunday 18th to Tuesday 20st June 2017. Many congratulations Kirsty, it's well deserved!
It was with considerable shock and sadness that the County learned that Bernadette McDonnell had passed away. Having won the Unbadged Singles in 2012 she played in the County Finals of the Fours. Bernadette was also very instrumental in raising funding for the Warwickshire Amy Rose team, which enabled the County to buy new kit for the players. Although a fairly new County player, having received her Blazer Badge earlier this year, she was well respected and liked for her cheerful personality, her commitment to bowling and willingness to get involved and enjoy the camaraderie which bowling has to offer.She will be sorely missed and the County Officers send their condolences to her family and friends.
Bernadette's funeral will take place on Friday 30 September 2016 at St Francis of Assisi Church, Warwick Road, Kenilworth at 12.30pm and afterwards in the church hall.
It was with considerable sadness that the County learned that Norah Hale had passed away. Norah was a County Player from 1994 when she was a member of Tally Ho! Bowling Club before she joined Kings Heath. She and her late husband Gus were keen supporters of the County and she always had a good sense of humour and a cheeky smile. A keen bowler, Norah won the County 2 Wood Singles in 1993, was a member of the winning Triples in 1998, as well as the Fours in 1998 and 2011 and Benevolent Triples in 2008. The County Officers send their condolences to her family and friends.
Her funeral will be held on Tuesday 4 October at 12 noon at Perry Barr Crematorium, 389 Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2LR and afterwards at a local hotel.