After developing his art at Grove Park Bowling Club in 1992, Paul Walley has developed into one of the most gifted players on the Welsh bowling circuit and has built a solid reputation as a high level County Bowler having made a large number of appearances for his country.
Paul Walley showed his incredible pedigree at an early age while playing for the Don James led Welsh Junior County team that won an impressive 3 British Team Championships in a row. Paul was a steady winner during this successful Welsh run and was at the forefront of many of the teamís matches, helping them break records galore during an excellent period. Paul of course has gone on to represent his Country at the highest levels of the game and has been a stalwart of the squad for many years. Paul has earned a vast amount of caps while playing in some of Wales biggest matches over the last 10 years and has become a house hold name among bowling fans around North Wales and at just 32 years old there are plenty more caps to be won by such talented individual and such a spirited team player.
At Junior level Paul also forged a reputation within singles competitions. On three occasions Paul reached the last 8 of the Welsh Junior Merit and also won the North Wales Junior Parks singles two years in a row in 1994 and 1995. In 1996, Paul was a Semi-Finalist at the Junior Waterloo Tournament and 12 years later, Paul returned to Blackpool to take part in the Waterloo Tournament at Senior Level and finished in the last 8 which was an incredible achievement! Closer to home, Paul has won a string of Open singles and doubles competitions around the North Wales area and has qualified for the Finals of the Welsh Merit on numerous occasions proving his consistency as one of Wales best bowlers .
At club level Paul has played for a host of clubs in the in the North Wales Coast League such as Rhos Park, Dyserth and Copperfields. Paul now plays for the current League Champions, Colwyn Bay Legion where he is a pivotal member of the team winning most of his matches. Since 1994 Paul has been an ever present at Sunny Rhyl where he has played in the Flintshire Midweek League and the Blackwell Hydraulics Welsh Counties League (Super League) where he has enjoyed huge success as one of their stand out players. Paul has also played for Richmond in the Manchester Premier Division.
Paul Walley is a ridiculously skillful left handed player who has a slick delivery and can play a wide variety of different marks. Paul will enjoy the well maintained surface at Llanfair PG as it will no doubt bring out the best in his game. Paul is one of the games true gentlemen and is a very approachable character who will take the time to speak to anybody that shares his huge passion for the game. Paul is clearly one of todayís favorites and will be tough competition for anybody!