Welcome to Warwickshire Women's Bowling Association 

Hi EveryoneCaroline Website

I hope you have been wintering well and are now starting to look forward to April. The snowdrops, daffodils and crocus are all out in my garden and the magnolia tree is almost in full bloom. All good signs of Spring on its way. Frogs are back in the pond but no spawn yet. Spiky the Hedgehog has been out for food every night for a couple of weeks now.

There are a lot of Bowling things to tell you about because recently it has been quite a busy time for some.

Firstly I would like to thank you all for the attention you paid to the Bowls England proposals that are set to change the shape of the National Competitions. Attendance at our Special General meeting was excellent (thank you) and as a result Debbie Bloxham was able to attend the Bowls England AGM with a clear mandate from the Warwickshire Ladies. She has sent out a detailed report to all clubs but in a nutshell only two of the BE proposals were rejected. The Two Wood singles will continue as a National Championship competition and the Top Club also continues in its current format.

Effective in 2025 the age range for the Amy Rose has been reduced to ‘under 24 as of 1st April annually’ and the playing format has also been changed.

Secondly exciting news has come in thick and fast:B England Rising Star

  • Congratulations to Emily Kernick who was chosen to receive the BOWLS ENGLAND ‘RISING STAR’ AWARD. Very well deserved. Warwickshire is proud of you Emily.
  • Well done to all the Indoor Competitors who have reached the National Finals.
    • Emily Kernick is through to the National Finals of the 4 wood Singles and the 2 wood Singles;
    • Liz Wooding is through to the National finals of the Over 60’s Singles;
    • Dawn Horne and Anita Cowdrill are through to the National finals of the Pairs;
    • Yvonne Pick, Tracy Wheeler and Pam Icke go through to the National Over 50 Triples Finals;

Good luck to all of you. Warwickshire can be truly proud of their ladies. Given the showing this winter both indoors and at the winter training squad the indicators are all there for a good outdoor season in 2024 in the Johns Trophy and the Walker Cup.

Finally, congratulations and thanks to the team that made a great success of the recent Afternoon Tea at Lillington. Your hard work paid off.

Caroline

If you would like more information about our Association; how to join a Club; or how to start playing bowls just email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

MARGARET COLVIN

It was with considerable sadness that the Officers learnt that Margaret Colvin had passed away. A County player since 2015 she was a valued member of Stratford Bowling Club and will be greatly missed. Our condolences go to her family and friends at this sad time.  The funeral will be held at North Chapel, Oakley Wood Crematorium, CV33 9QP on Wednesday 10 April at 2pm and afterwards at Stratford upon Avon Bowling Club.