November 2010

Test Series Wales versus Jersey


January 2011

Welsh Ladies Finals

Earlswood's young Laura Thomas came up against the might of champion bowler Betty Morgan MBE from Radnorshire IBC
in the Welsh Ladies Final played during the Welsh Grand Prix at Swansea in January 2011. Betty as always presented
a friendly attitude towards her young opponent throughout the game. Laura was awesome. Only having played the indoor
long bowls game for 2 years, she showed no signs of nervousness, taking her time on the mat she drew some great shots.
In the true spirit of the game Betty applauded Laura for her bowling excellence. What a great afternoon of bowling and -
icing on the cake, one of our own is the champion. Well done Laura you did us proud. Final Result - 9/9 & 11/6

Laura along with her two fellow bowlers, Rhian Ashton and Hanna Clarke made it all the way to the Welsh semi finals to lose
by only 6 shots to the Torfaen Triples team, Mary Claire Mcculloch, Kelly & Kerry Packwood. Hanna being selected for both Junior
and Senior Internationals,and all three being selected for Senior Internationals, it has been a very successful season for these young women.


WINNERS - Radnorshire IBC






Semi Finals

Radnor IBC



Earlswood B

Islwyn IBC



Torfaen IBC


The DJ Premier league finals were held in Merthyr on Sunday, 27th March 2011.
The semi finals went well and spectators enjoyed some remarkable ends of bowling.
Semi final runners up Islwyn IBC and Earlswood B, stayed on to watch the final game,
and what a game it was! Throughout the whole game there was never more than 2 shots
between the two clubs. Going into the last end Torfaen held 37 shots and Radnor 38 shots.
The first Torfaen team having finished and won their game stood biting their nails and praying.
Radnor's third Wendy Thomas, bowled a fabulous shot which saw spectators on their feet
applauding. Radnor picked up two shots and won the Trophy!


Finalists - Torfaen IBC

Wendy Thomas the third from the winning Radnor team was overcome while receiving the trophy and was offered comfort by President Shirley Williams.

A very successful and enjoyable day for all.



Champion of Champions
Hanna Clarke

Open Singles Winner
Rhian Ashton

Pairs Winners
Wendy Morris &
Jillean Willis

Pairs Finalists
Linda Davies &
Meinwen Salmon

Ladies Triples Winners -
Linda Davies, Linda Evans
and Hanna Clarke

Ladies Triples Finalists
Jillean Willis, Wendy Morris
and Julie Davies

Fours winners - Jillean Willis, Wendy Morris, Linda Evans & Julie Davies
Finalists - Mary Roberts, Anne Matthews, Tricia Best & Celia Jones


Novice winner Anne Radford (R) and finalist Joy Davies

Lucky dip winners - Hilary Selby & Jillean Willis, and Finalists Maria Cutting & Julie Davies

Quiz compiler Celia congratulates winners, Eileen Edwards, Joyce Jenkins, Lynnette Phillips and Mair Reed

Few of the winning Weds League team, Dollymixtures, Linda Davies, Celia Jones, Julie Davies & Wendy Morris

Barbara Hunt and Marion Gower two of the Monday league winning team


Ladies of Earlswood enjoy their end of season quiz league


APRIL 2011

Amy Williams - Cynon Valley IBC                                                         Gemma Amos - Heatherton IBC
                Winner of the Champion of Champions 2011                                         Finalist in the Champion of Champions 2011

Earlswood's Tricia Best started well. In her first round she beat Hannah Williams
of Swansea. 7-4/ 0-7/ 7-4. Well done! Tricia went down in her next round to youngster
Gemma Amos, who went on to play in the final round. Great to see the youngsters achieving
a place in this prestigious event. See full results on link above.

The finals in the World Bowls this year felt a strong presence of Welsh bowlers.
Betty Morgan MBE, Radnorshire, went into the ladies final
against Julie Forrest of England. An all Welsh Final for the mixed pairs.
Earlswood's Laura Thomas, partnered with Daniel Gough of Severn Valley, went into the final
against Betty Morgan and Carl Wood of Islwyn. Carl also went all the way to the semi final in the
men's singles, only to be beaten by Graham Smith of England who went on to beat
Stewart Anderson of Scotland. Laura Thomas of Earlswood did well to get to the Quarter Finals
of the ladies Singles, only to go down to Muriel Wilkinson of England.
Betty Morgan MBE wins World Bowls Ladies Final, (10-5) (4-8) (2-0)
Betty Morgan and Carl Wood win Mixed Final,(9-8) (8-7) (2-0)
Graham Smith, England wins Mens Final, (9-6) (9-6)

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