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The 2017 season kicks off with the World Club Championship at Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Leyland (PR25 1HB ) on Sunday the 19th March. It is an 11am start and play takes place every Sunday for the next five weeks with the final played on 16th April.

The two clubs representing Wales are Esclusham ( winners of the Welsh Club Championship 2016) and Coed Talon, the runners up.

Both clubs play on the same day ( 9th April ) and the draw for the first round is as follows:


Esclusham   v   Colne Cricket Club (NLF)

Coed Talon   v   Norton Central ( Potteries)


This competition is in its second year at Fox Lane. It was held previously at Irlam Steel.

In the 2016 championship, Parkfield Labour (NLF) beat Kings Heath Park (W&W) 150 to 131 respectively.

We wish both clubs well.





Take a look at the news from Welsh Junior Co-ordinator, Phil Maddox. An Open Day has been scheduled for Sunday 9th April at two venues,


                                 Colwyn Bay RBL BC – for Gwynedd/North West wales Area

and                           Gate Hangs High BC – for Flintshire/Wrexham Area


Start time is 11am prompt.


Says Phil ' The Welsh Junior selectors are holding an Open Day for all Juniors to come down and showcase their talents, regardless of age and ability. All are welcome to attend. Our Juniors are the stars of the future.'



We need to encourage the next generation of bowlers for Wales and this is a superb opportunity. Bowls teaches hand/eye co ordination, patience and great personal communication skills. It needs tactics, planning and determination and is a sport you can play life long. So if you know a seasoned Junior or a fledgeling, get them to come along to one of the sessions. Encourage them to bring along a non-bowling friend if they wish. The more the merrier.


Please pass this message to any Junior bowlers in your clubs and let's make it a success.


Contact deatails.  Dave Jones (07794651187) or Lee Davitt ( 07837906094) for attendance at Colwyn Bay RBL.

                             Kevin Stephenson (07792585036) or Jay Salisbury ( 07712229163)                      

for attendance at Gate Hangs High.


Phil Maddoox

Welsh Junior Co ordinator





Upcomming event:  Welsh Referees Society Annual Stan Higham Competition to be held at Rhos Park BC 23rd April.  11 o'clock start.


Contact Peter Hayes.

WCGBA Referees Secretary.