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HOT SHOTS CLUB | January 2023

Weโ€™ve some cracking hot shot stories to share with you this month.

Andy Hughes, Cameron Tracy and Jayne Wood scored two hot shots in their Maidstone and District league game, while Steve Killington, Jim Spurgeon, John Fletcher and John Kendall, of Essex County BC, scored their full house on end 13!

Len Barber, Stuart Sowden, Stephen Smith and Duncan Simmons, of Leicester IBC, had been seven down in the head until their skip Duncan took the jack back resulting in their claim for a hot shot.

Calne BC members Barry Wicks (chairman) and Pal Mackie (club captain) scored an eight at North Wilts BC, while Sarah Ames, Sylvia Russell, Bernice Thompson and Neville Ring, of Plymouth Life Centre IBC, have been playing together for about eight or nine years with varying degrees of success. However, this year, they are pushing hard for a top spot in their evening league second division and their hot shot was very much enjoyed by the team.

Glen Elliott, Roger Wooland, Mike MacAlpine and Terry Hurley-Smith picked up a hot shot at Honiton. Mike and Glen were both playing with new woods, Roger was playing with the aid of a crutch having recently had an ankle replacement operation and Glen was also playing with his โ€˜wrongโ€™ arm as he was suffering with tennis elbow in his bowling arm.

There was unexpected hot shot success too for Kevin Brady and Shelley Greenwood at La Posada BC in Spain. The duo only made a pairs team to help the club out when other players were unavailable. Kevin, who is in his 80s had been to the UK so had not played for three weeks, and Shelley had not played for 12 months after suffering an injury to her arm.

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 ever.

Certificates recognising the feat and signed by 15 times world champion Tony Allcock OBE take pride of place in the clubs and homes of bowlers all over the globe.

Different coloured bowls stickers are also available to highlight the achievement of becoming a member of the worldโ€™s largest and most exclusive bowls club.

Apart from having your names recognised in print and featured on our website, why not send in a picture as well of the successful pair, triple or four, along with some interesting and relevant details about your claim.

You can provide a few details on the entry form and email your photos to hotshots@bowlsinternational.com

Happy bowling and good luck!

The latest Hot Shot winners are:

Desborough BC: Eric Sharp, Wayne Renouf, Bob Forster

Whittlesey IBC: John Willis, Barry Munns
Whittlesey IBC: David Kelsey, David Clark
Whittlesey IBC: Kevin Crawley, John Garnett

Plymouth Life Centre IBC: Sarah Ames, Sylvia Russell, Bernice Thompson, Neville Ring
Plymouth Life Centre IBC: Ed Bartlett, Mike Crook, John Bowhay, Steve Harding
Seaton BC: Glen Elliott, Roger Wooland, Mike MacAlpine, Terry Hurley-Smith

Dorset Resort IBC: Wendy Gudgeon, Rita White, Wendy Buckland, Derek Gudgeon
Stalbridge IBC: Eunice Gawler, Chris Pole, Linda Wilton

Colchester IBC: Melanie Joseph, Mike Cranfield, Clive Joseph, Tony Wilson
Essex County BC: Steve Killington, Jim Spurgeon, John Fletcher, John Kendall
Essex County BC: Pauline Naylor, Barbara Caunter, Chris Sorrell, Lynne Daughtrey
Sputnik BC: Jenny McDonald, Derek Hunt, Bob Brandon, Kevin McDonald
Witham BC: Malcolm Suckling, Joyce Hosking, Kevin McDonald, John Champ

Cotswold IBC: Paul Nicholls, Maggie Ind, Darren Jones, Tom Allway
Cotswold IBC: Andrew Alder, Averil Craddock

Chawton Park IBC: Lesley Johnson, David Fox, David Brindley

Stevenage and District Senior Citizens IBC: Peggy Kent, Tony Pinchin
Stevenage and District Senior Citizens IBC: Bob Clark, Barbara North, Graham Morris

IWCC IBC: Tom Bowyer, Ted Nelson,Sue Pragnell, Keith Gosden

Boughton Monchelsea SMBC: Andy Hughes, Cameron Tracy, Jayne Wood (double hot shot)
Thanet IBC: Lynne Belsey, John Barr, Jean Taylor, Ray Ellam
Thanet IBC: Jim Putnam, Albert Brockwell, Brian Lane

Charnwood IBC: Penny Ebbs, Stewart Ebbs, Peter Hughes
Leicester IBC: Len Barber, Stuart Sowden, Stephen Smith, Duncan Simmons

Boston IBC: Trevor Coulson, Julie Coulson, Ted Woods, Janet Woods
Dunholme IBC: Margaret Voase, Tony Vickers, Trica Dines, Keith Woffinsdens
Spalding IBC: Ruby Hill, Tracy Philpott, Martin Spencer, Jordan Philpott
Stamford IBC: Roger Clarke, Peter Smith, Bernie Crouch
Stamford IBC: Margraet Cook, Graham Scothern, Steve Jackson

Glebelands IBC: John Ashmore, Audrey Nolan, Damian Treanor

Chipping Norton BC: Jim Danks, Gerald Stefanovic, Graham Robson, Paul Killackey

Daventry IBC: Julie Spreadbury, Pat Symonds, Jill Welch
Hazelwood BC: Cliff Garlick, May Page, John Strange
Hazelwood BC: Marie Garlick, Billy MaGhee, Seamus Hennessy

Yeovil BC: Jack Goodland, Maggie Ayre

Merrow SMBC: Barry Newbury, Krista Garbutt, Mick Garbutt, Rosemary Matthews
Richmond IBC: Andy Sturton, Tony Baker, Elbio Gomez, Richard Cushen
Ripley BC: Roma Manton, Malcolm Coleman, Les Frenin, Derek Stevens
Wey Valley IBC: Lesley Kershaw, John Kershaw

Eastbourne IBC: Alison Woolcott, Wendy Avery, Terry Penfold
Preston (Brighton) IBC: Roy Gibbs,Howard Funnell, Ric Carr, Trevor Vine

Rugby Thornfield IBC: Allan Pinder, Ray Dawson, Richard Burroughs

Broughton Gifford BC: R Bourne, H Artlett, M White, T Cooke
Calne BC: Paul Mackie, Barry Wicks
Cricklade BC: Alan Clark, Gerry Eagles, John Harris, Eddy Franklin

Harrogate IBC: Barry Sugden, Dave Small, Gary Swift, Ron Green
North Cave BC: Amanda Stubley, David Cowey

County Antrim IBC: Lorna Barkley, Robert McCullough

Glasgow IBC: Harry Benn, Martin Solomon

Greenlands BC: David Rae, Margaret Dewar, Steve Watson
La Posada BC: Kevin Briody, Shelley Greenwood

[Pictured: Two teams from Hazelwood BC who recently received their Hot Shots certificates from left: Seamus Hennessy, May Page, Cliff Garlick, John Strange, Marie Garlick and Billy McGhee]


Have you recently picked up a full count on one end of a competitive match? Simply complete the online form and email your photos to hotshots@bowlsinternational.com to become a member of the Hot Shots Club.

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