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Weston-Super-Mare Bowls 2019

Weston-Super-Mare Group Photo Bowls tournament 2019

WESTON-SUPER-MARE BOWLS TOURNAMENT 2019

Last week seven Metro bowlers travelled down to Weston-super-Mare on the 1st of May to be ready for the start of the tournament on Thursday morning and returned home on Monday afternoon.

The tournament is split into two sections, one for the B1 bowlers, and the other for the partially sighted bowlers.  The B1 tournament was played as a Round Robin, which means each player has to play all the other players.  Eric Gallacher managed to win all his games so retained the Lions Cup which he won last year and was given the gold medal.

Photo gallery below

Keith Brenton from Gateshead received the silver and George Phillips from Metro got the bronze. In the open section, each player had to play twice a day for four days.  By the time the tournament finished, four players had won their 8 games.

Wales’ players won the gold and bronze medals, with Alison from Cornwall receiving the silver.  Our Metro bowler Gause also won all his 8 games but came fourth on shot difference.

Gail Hepworth won her first 7 games, then lost to Alison.  Wilbert Williams won 6 of his games.  Constance Onwuka won 5 of her games and Jackie Venus won 3 of her games.

All in all, Metro bowlers won a lot more games than they lost.  It was a lovely friendly tournament, and most of the bowlers have booked in again for next year’s tournament.

report by Eric Gallacher

 

Metro’s Double UK Bowls Champion

Amit Amin Double UK Bowls Champion

Metro’s has a Double UK Bowls Champion

The UK Outdoor Bowls Singles are held every two years and the four home countries take turn in hosting these games.  Last July 2018 it was Wales’ turn to organise the tournament.  Metro’s Amit Amin was selected to play for England in the B1 section for totally blind bowlers.

Each country is entitled to select two bowlers in each of the four sections men and women.  Keith Brenton from Gateshead was the other England bowler to play with Amit.  By the end of the tournament, Amit had won more games than Keith and the other bowlers, so was presented with the gold medal.

Last month in April 2019, two Metro bowlers were selected by England to play in the UK Indoor Bowls Championship.  This tournament is also played every two years, but in the years when the Outdoors are not being played.

This time Metro sent Steve Simmons in the B3 section and Amit again in the B1s.  Steve did very well and came home with the silver medal.  In the B1 section, It was touch and go who was going to get the gold between Amit and Douglas from Scotland.

They both ended up with the same amounts of wins, but Amit just pipped Douglas as he had scored two more shots.  This now means that Amit is both the Outdoor and Indoor UK Champion in the B1 men’s section.

This Friday, the 10th of May, he is off to Israel to play against the best from several countries, so let’s wish him all the best.

article by Eric Gallacher

 

 

Bowls in Hounslow 30 Aug

Indoor Bowls in Hounslow starts Fri 26 April
Venue:
Hounslow Indoor Bowls Club, 50 Sutton Lane, Hounslow, TW3 3BD
Time:
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Phone:
07944 394270
Date:
30th August 2019
Cost:
There will be a charge for each session of £3 - which is paid directly to 'Hounslow Indoor Bowls Club'.


‘The 2000 Club’ physical/sensory & learning disabilities Indoor Bowls Sessions

Any Bowls Coaches and budding experienced bowlers are very welcome to come to these sessions.  We need all the help we can get to ensure these sessions are run smoothly and successfully. Giving full enjoyment and gaining skills for the participants.

Date: Fri 30 August Time: 10.30am until 12.30pm.
Venue: Hounslow Indoor Bowls Club, 50 Sutton Lane, Hounslow, TW3 3BD
Contact: alanstacey2000@gmail.com or call Tel: 07944 394270

  • TRANSPORT PROVISION

For those requiring Accessible Transport, we are providing 2 PICK-UP Points. 

  • 1st  ‘Feltham’ British Rail Station – 9.50am.
  • 2nd  ‘Hounslow West Station’ Picadilly,10.10am ish.

Please contact: Alan Stacey tel: 07944 394270 (if you require this)
e-mail: alanstacey2000@gmail.com

 

Bowls in Hounslow 20 Sept

Indoor Bowls in Hounslow starts Fri 26 April
Venue:
Hounslow Indoor Bowls Club, 50 Sutton Lane, Hounslow, TW3 3BD
Time:
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Phone:
07944 394270
Date:
20th September 2019
Cost:
There will be a charge for each session of £3 - which is paid directly to 'Hounslow Indoor Bowls Club'.


‘The 2000 Club’ physical/sensory & learning disabilities Indoor Bowls Sessions

Any Bowls Coaches and budding experienced bowlers are very welcome to come to these sessions.  We need all the help we can get to ensure these sessions are run smoothly and successfully. Giving full enjoyment and gaining skills for the participants.

Date: Fri 20 September Time: 10.30am until 12.30pm.
Venue: Hounslow Indoor Bowls Club, 50 Sutton Lane, Hounslow, TW3 3BD
Contact: alanstacey2000@gmail.com or call Tel: 07944 394270

  • TRANSPORT PROVISION

For those requiring Accessible Transport, we are providing 2 PICK-UP Points. 

  • 1st  ‘Feltham’ British Rail Station – 9.50am.
  • 2nd  ‘Hounslow West Station’ Picadilly,10.10am ish.

Please contact: Alan Stacey tel: 07944 394270 (if you require this)
e-mail: alanstacey2000@gmail.com

 

Bowls in Hounslow 28 June

Indoor Bowls in Hounslow starts Fri 26 April
Venue:
Hounslow Indoor Bowls Club, 50 Sutton Lane, Hounslow, TW3 3BD
Time:
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Phone:
07944 394270
Date:
28th June 2019
Cost:
There will be a charge for each session of £3 - which is paid directly to 'Hounslow Indoor Bowls Club'.


‘The 2000 Club’ physical/sensory & learning disabilities Indoor Bowls Sessions

Any Bowls Coaches and budding experienced bowlers are very welcome to come to these sessions.  We need all the help we can get to ensure these sessions are run smoothly and successfully. Giving full enjoyment and gaining skills for the participants.

Date: Fri 28 June Time: 10.30am until 12.30pm.
Venue: Hounslow Indoor Bowls Club, 50 Sutton Lane, Hounslow, TW3 3BD
Contact: alanstacey2000@gmail.com or call Tel: 07944 394270

Event Dates below

  •  28th June
  • 26th July  * please note Time 11.00 am to 4.00 pm*
  • 30th August
  • 20th September

TRANSPORT PROVISION

For those requiring Accessible Transport, we are providing 2 PICK-UP Points. 

  • 1st  ‘Feltham’ British Rail Station – 9.50am.
  • 2nd  ‘Hounslow West Station’ Picadilly,10.10am ish.

Please contact: Alan Stacey tel: 07944 394270 (if you require this)
e-mail: alanstacey2000@gmail.com