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Welsh Ladies’ Squad 2024

The Welsh Lawn Bowls ladies' squad for the British Championships at Royal Leamington Spa in June has been selected and can be foundย here.ย  The men's team is still to be selected following a second trial in Llandrindod Wells on May

Silver celebrations for umpiring duo

The 2024 World Indoor Championships at Potters Resorts, Hopton-on-Sea, marked a special anniversary for two World Bowls Tour officials. Allan Thornhill and Mike Davies both celebrated their 25th year of officiating at WBT events. Sian

Time to get serious about green performance

Having worked in the greenkeeping industry for more than four decades now in varying roles, I have often been frustrated by the proliferation of mis-information about the correct greenkeeping approach required to produce high performance

Hot Shots Club: April winners

The Bowls International Hot Shots Club is famous throughout the bowls playing world.It was launched more than 20 years ago to reward players achieving a maximum score on one end of a competitive match and remains as popular as

โ€˜Welcome to the Great Outdoorsโ€™

Onto the turf we go! After seven months of indoor, or hibernation from bowls in which we have recharged our levels of enthusiasm and energy, we awake from our winter slumbers to embark on a new season (writes John Rednall). Unless we

Your questions answered

In a recent article, our Ask the umpire expert Allan Thornhill discussed the importance of skilled markers and their vital role in singles matches. Not long after that article was published, a discussion appeared on social media which, for

Thoughtful bowling

When I first started playing bowls 50 years ago, my coach said that bowls is aboutgetting your bowl to bend into the jack by doing everything in a straight line (writes Allen Harvey, World Bowls coaching advisory panel member). What he

Para bowls history

After the success at the World Bowls Championships in Australia where the men picked up medals in each of the four disciplines for the first time ever and the ladies came back with a bronze in the triples, Irish bowls made history when