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When the outdoor season began last month it was bitterly cold and I’m sure many of us wondered whether we would have good bowling weather this year …. And it arrived! What a difference it makes to the game when it is dry and the sun is shining.
The County Competitions held at Leamington have started and thanks must go to Chris Cooke for overseeing the organisation of the 2 wood singles games and to her little band of helpers who ensured everything went smoothly. Congratulations go to Di Medhurst and Kirsty Richards who will be our finalists in July and will also represent Warwickshire at the Nationals during August. Congratulations also to the finalists of the Champion of Champions - Di Medhurst and Gill Maund. Well done to all of you.
Good Luck to everyone playing in the Warwickshire County Competitions this season and very many thanks go to those who have volunteered to support the Officers by overseeing competitions at Leamington. Your help is much appreciated.
We have all heard the saying ‘what happens on tour stays on tour’ and that being so I would just like to thank everyone who helped to make the tour to Eastbourne such a success. I had a fabulous time and the feedback seems to suggest that everyone else did too. Thanks must go to Elaine Taylor for all her hard work in organising the tour especially this year despite her health blip. We wish you all the best Elaine.
I look forward to seeing many of you during the season and wish you all good health and happy bowling.
Even the Ducks Stayed at Home!!
The weather was definitely being unkind to Southam when they opened the season with the Senior Vice President's Gala amidst pouring rain and freezing conditions - It must be summer!!
However, Bowlers are never defeated by weather and getting on for 50 ladies descended on Southam Bowling Club to enjoy an afternoon of quizzes and general chat with lots of cake to make up for the appauling conditions. Southam, as usual, rose to the occasion and there was lots of happy laughter as everyone looked forward to a new season of bowling and hopefully a sunny summer.
The afternoon raised over £400 for the County which will go a long way to paying for one of the coaches.
COMMONWEALTH GAMES GOLD MEDALISTS TO PLAY AGAINST BOWLS ENGLANDBowls Australia has announced its touring squad which will play against Bowls England in a Test Match at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa on Sunday 1st July and Monday 2nd July, following three days of training at local Warwickshire-based clubs.
The young team will be guided by three 2018 Games representatives, in gold medallists Kelsey Cottrell, Rebecca Van Asch and Aaron Wilson, while also having a firm eye on blooding the next batch of possible Games competitors.
Bowls Australia’s National selectors have opted to trial a new generation of Australian Jackaroos, despite resounding success at the recent Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The Jackaroos secured five gold and two silver medals from the ten disciplines contested at GC2018, but have already signalled their intentions to swiftly progress preparatory measures for the next benchmark events.
A number of the sport’s rising stars have been afforded the opportunity to impress selectors on the international stage, as preparations begin to shift towards the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The Test Match will be in a ‘top club’ format which will offer the ability for both countries to interchange all players from discipline to discipline and into varying positions.