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Click links for all results and final table.

Wales continue their preparations for the commonwealth games with a test series against Ireland in Llandrindod this weekend, click links for schedule and players.  Good luck Wales.

Results and tables as of 4th July. Updated 11th July. Updated 25 July.  Final results and tables updated 8 August.

 

Congratulations to the two group winners who will contest the final during National Finals Week.

Monmouthshire V Ceredigion/Pembrokeshire.

The WWBA have introduced a new innitiative to get people back to bowls for details of the super 7 competition and entry form, click the links.

The Welsh squad for the Commonwealth games has been reduced for the second trial, the squad updates can been found under the CWG2022 menu and Welsh Squad.

2x Time To Listen Courses Available to book *FREE OF CHARGE:
 
  • Course 1: 7th July 6pm – 9pm
 
  • Course 2: 14th July 6pm – 9pm
 
Maximum of 12 per session.
 
*BowlsWales will fund the cost of the course so would like to offer ONE free space to each club. Spaces are limited, however if we receive a high demand then we will look to add more dates in the future.
 
 
Our safeguarding officer Peter Brill explains that this course will
 
- describe how a club welfare officer works with others to create a child centered environment.
- explain how the club welfare officer role fits into the wider safeguarding environment.
- apply learning to case studies including sharing good safeguarding practices.

Click link for latest restrictions information.

Please support the bowls awareness campaign which is launched today, 19 May 2021.

In line with the anticipated announcement from Welsh Government on Friday 23 April that outdoor organised activity with up to thirty people can resume from Monday 26 April, we have released guidelines in order that clubs can put plans in place.

Return to Play Guidelines.

 Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Calendar of Events

Welsh Bowls Men and Women

Welsh Bowls Para Bowlers

WWBA & WBA

The Nomination Period for Lawn Bowls for the Commonwealth Games 2022 is from 1st May 2021 until 31st December 2021.

Please click on the link to access the Calendar of Events, which includes Commonwealth Games Trials and Test Matches for those player’s selected.

PLEASE NOTE this calendar is subject to COVID regulations. 

There is a Plan A, B and C in place again dependent on COVID regulations and we are working towards Plan A. 

The WWBA and WBA will let everyone know of those selected for the first trial as soon as possible.

Men & Women Para Bowls

The calendar also includes trials and test events for Para Bowls

If you have any questions, please contact:

The Welsh Bowls Team Managers:

Robert Weale - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hazel Wilson – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Para Bowls Team Manager - Steve Rees - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or WBA Secretary - Terry Hopkins - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please click link to see latest statement.

The latest guidelines from Bowls Wales, WBA and WWBA are shown here.

Please see link regarding a statement released today by Bowls Wales, WBA and WWBA.  See Here.

Please see the link for a check list of things you need to consider to reopen your greens and clubs in the coming weeks.  It is hoped to produce further guidlines when the first minister releases his plans on Friday.  See Here.

Return to play statement.

Dear Member

European Bowls Union Championships 2021

The European Bowls Union today announces that due to the Covid-19 pandemic the 2021 Championships to be held in Ayr Scotland has been cancelled.

The very busy 2022 calendar means that the next European Championship will be held in 2023, Bowls Scotland have agreed in principle to host the event.

We are confident that the current restrictions and vaccine roll out will have a major positive effect on the transmission of the virus and will lead to the return to some domestic play in our respective countries, however, international travel will remain a serious and ever-changing challenge.

The EBU is considering other options for the return of European bowls possibly with a smaller event in early 2022 and we will keep you informed. The EBU would welcome any notes of interest in hosting an event.


Jock Halliday
Secretary

Please see statement regarding Robert's appointment as team manager.  Link.

This may be of use to some clubs looking at recruiting new members. Link.

Please see a statement regarding the 2021 season from the W.B.A. here.

                                                                                        CHAMPION of CHAMPIONS

World Bowls, having fully considered all current global circumstances, have regrettably decided that the World Singles Champion of Champions

2021 scheduled to be held at Naenae Bowling Club Wellington New Zealand must now be cancelled.

The next edition of the annual World Singles Champion of Champions will now be the 2022 event and has already been confirmed, to be held in November 2022, at the same venue in New Zealand.

                                                                      WORLD BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIPS GOLD COAST AUSTRALIA

World Bowls, Bowls Australia Host Organising Committee, and their key event stakeholders having fully considered all current global circumstances and the outlook for continuing restrictions relating to the global pandemic for the rest of 2021 have decided that it is now necessary to further postpone the World Bowls Championships scheduled to be held in September 2021.

The revised dates for the events are now 8-23 October 2022 (inclusive of 3 practise days ).

All the above parties have expressed their continuing full support and desire for this major flagship event to still go ahead hence this final proposal to reschedule.

You will fully appreciate that in order for World Bowls and Bowls Australia to now push forward with all the planning requirements, we must first ensure that there is a viable level of confirmed attendance by participating nations for these proposed revised arrangements to be finally confirmed, and then these revised arrangments can be formally, publicly announced.

As such, we require you to confirm, at the earliest but no later than Friday 5th March, that you will still participate in the event on these revised dates in October 2022 in those disciplines in which you have qualified subject to travel restrictions, or otherwise.

Your attention to and cooperation with the above is much appreciated

Gary Smith

Chief Executive

Player pathway and performance plan can be found here.

B.I.B.C. statement can be found here.

 

The Welsh Bowling Association are saddened to learn of the resignation of our team manager David Harding.  David is a great ambassador for Welsh bowls both as a player and more recently as our team manager.

The Welsh Bowling Association would like to take this opportunity of thanking David Harding, for all his time and efforts over the last few years, as W.B.A. Team Manager.

David's achievements with both the U25 and Senior side is a testimony to his dedication as Team Manager.  Over the past several years David has guided the selected bowlers to World Youth Gold, Commonwealth Games Gold in the Pairs and a near-miss bronze in the fours, BIBC senior title in 2018, our first win away for over 60 years in England, Atlantic Championships Bronze in all events, an impressive record which David and the Welsh Bowling Association are extremely proud of.

His dedication, enthusiasm, and work ethic are without question and we wish him all the very best for the future in whatever journey he decides to take, hopefully that will include returning to our association at some point in the future.

Executive Committee

Welsh Bowling Association

Unification

January 2021

WWBA & WBA Unification

Further to our initial communication where the WWBA and WBA announced that they have agreed in principle to unify and become one National Governing Body, we wanted to give all our Members an update of where we are in setting up Welsh Bowls. Representatives of the WWBA and WBA as elected by their respected Executive Committees, have held a number of joint meetings and are currently working on the development of the Company Articles of Association. We are continuing to meet on a regular basis and will be providing updates via our website and your County Secretaries. If you have any questions, please contact your National Governing Body Secretary

WWBA – Hazel Wilson – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WBA – Terry Hopkins - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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After a very strange and worrying year, we hope everyone stays safe and well, enjoyed your Christmas in the best way you could and let us all hope for a better, more normal year in 2021.

News Article.

Another Ladies coffee morning is planned, see here for details.

Here is some COVID advice from the government aimed at the people who are vulnerable and have been shielding.

The WBA are saddened to learn of the passing of Val Williams, the wife of one of our stalwart executive committee men, Robert Williams.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Robert and his family at this difficult time.

Please see the details for a Bowls Wales Nominatd Director and express interest to the appropriate people.  HERE

Statement regarding the Annual General Meeting is here.

Calling all members - if you fancy a chat and a catch on Zoom during lockdown, we are having a virtual coffee morning on Thursday 5th November - Please see poster for details.  Zoom training also on offer beforehand, just let us know.

Thank you Alis Butten for the poster

Please see statement regarding the unification of the WBA and the WWBA.

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Three Cwmbran Park bowlers have received a presentation from the club after each of them completed fifty years continuous bowling service for the club.  Many congratulations to John Alford, Alan Cooper and Brian Relland.

Latest newsletter from the governing bodies group can be found here.

Read Here

The British Isles Womens Bowls Council (BIWBC) have agreed a new look for its international events to increase awareness of the women's game in the UK and close align with the formats at world events. see here

Statement
 
Bowls Wales met with all the National Governing Bodies for bowls on 20th July to agree a way forward for the administration and organisation of the sport in Wales. In a positive meeting it was unanimously agreed to establish a working group with equal representation from Bowls Wales and the National Governing Bodies to explore potential amendments to the Articles of Association for Bowls Wales, prior to recruiting for the vacant Director posts at Bowls Wales
It’s been announced that Anwen will receive the honour of joining the ‘Gorsedd’ at next years National Eisteddfod - for her services to bowls and nursing - and being able to promote the sport through the Welsh language.  As a Welsh person this is the highest accolade you can receive from a Welsh organisation. ???????
 
 
GORSEDD 2021- Er bod yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol wedi’i gohirio am flwyddyn, mae’r Orsedd wedi penderfynu cyhoeddi enwau’r rheiny a oedd i’w hanrhydeddu ar y Maes yn Nhregaron eleni. Llongyfarchiadau felly i Anwen Butten a fydd yn cael y wisg las. 
 
Congratulations to Lampeter Bowls' Anwen, it has been announced that she receives a place on the 'Gorsedd' at the Eisteddfod in Tregaron 2021. The Gorsedd of the Bards is an association made up of poets, writers, musicians, artists and other people who have made a distinguished contribution to the Welsh nation, the language, and its culture.  Its aim is to honour such individuals and help develop and promote their fields.
 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cymrufyw/53529146

There are free online workshops for clubs which our clubs may find interesting and you can find out more by following this link.

For the latest guidance from the WBA & WWBA please follow link.

Good morning Ladies and Gents, we are still waiting further guidance from the Welsh Government regarding our sport and are hopeful of getting something soon.  We can only advise clubs to be patient because it would not reflect well if a fresh outbreak of the virus were associated with the bowling fraternity because we jumped the gun, so to speak.

The latest we have has been posted on the Bowls Wales website which you can access from the link below.

My thanks goes to Claire Joll and her team for keeping us up to date.

https://bowlswales.com/bowlswales-update-on-large-gatherings-10th-july-2020/

For the Latest Guidelines on reopening greens and club houses please check the bowls wales latest documents.

Your National Secretaries, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. are also available to offer any help and assistance you may require.

Following the recent announcement from the Welsh Assembly Government, please read the following statement from the governing bodies.  Read Here.