BOWLS International has joined forces with The Co-operative Funeralcare to launch a new award scheme which will benefit both clubs and bowlers alike.
Berkshire’s Andrew Knapper was named Taylor Bowls ‘Bowler of the Year’ for 2014 following his double medal haul at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in what was his first appearance in the major championship.
Knapper achieved a pairs bronze with Sam Tolchard and a silver in the fours with John McGuinness, Stuart Airey and Jamie Chestney.
Northamptonshire’s Jamie Walker further enhanced his burgeoning reputation by being named the Bowls International ‘Junior Bowler of the Year’ for 2014 following a unique mixed pairs/mixed fours double at Leamington, plus a semi-final appearance in the men’s singles.
Alex Marshall is the next quarter finalist to reach the next stage of the Just Retirement World Professional Indoor Bowls Singles Championship after defeating Nick Brett.
Greg Harlow is the first person to qualify for the Just Retirement World Professional Indoor Bowls Singles Championship after knocking out defending champion Darren Burnett in two straight sets this morning.
Last year the specialist retirement income provider was announced as the new sponsor for the World Indoor Bowls Championship, for an initial two year period covering the 2014 and 2015 championships. Following the huge success last year, Just Retirement Limited has agreed a further three year sponsorship deal, as the title sponsor for the World Indoor Bowls Championships hosted at Potters Resort at Hopton-on-Sea on the Norfolk coast.
The final took place in front of a packed crowd on the blue portable rink at Potters this afternoon.
All the results and reaction from David Rhys Jones
All the news and reaction from the World Indoor Championships, By David Rhys Jones
By David Rhys Jones
The Bowls England National Championships, held in Royal Leamington Spa last August, provided a greater boost to the local economy than originally expected.
- Bowls International launches Unsung Heroes Awards 2015 27 Feb 2015
- Knapper and Walker win England Bowler of the Year awards 23 Feb 2015
- Five times world champion Alex reaches semi final 23 Jan 2015
- Greg Harlow breezes into World Indoor Championship semi final 23 Jan 2015
- Just Retirement agree three year sponsorship deal for the World Indoor Bowls Championship 23 Jan 2015
- Question Time 5 Jun 2013
- Laws – Which Ones are we Using? 5 Jun 2013
- The Numbers Game 5 Jun 2013
- What is a 'Team' 27 Feb 2013
- Doing the Card 27 Feb 2013
- Maxi Pro Drakes Pride Bag 19 Oct 2012
- Thomas Taylor International 18 Oct 2012
- Clubhawk Gold Measure 26 Sep 2011
- Drakes Pride Bowls 21 Sep 2011