BIBC Finals Bound

Congratulations to the Triples team of Thomas Greechan, Mike Videgrain and Graham Thomas of St Brelades and Ross Davis of the Sun BC for for reaching the finals of the BIBC Triples and Singles tomorrow.

Best of luck to you all!

Full report of days action to follow.

Celebrating Champions!

Bowls Jersey wish to share the success of the Ladies Gold Medal winning team of Chris Grimes, Lorraine Bowman, Jane Mayo and Sheila McGinnigle who returned home from Belfast with Gold in the Ladies Senior Fours! Well done girls!

Also, hearty congratulations to the Ladies Fours of Joan Renouf, Jackie Knight, Sue Cockle and Cathy Le Sueur, and the pairs of Chris Grimes and Sheila McGinnigle who returned home with silvers medals in both their disciplines.

BIBC 2017

Good Luck!

The Bowls Jersey Management Committee wish the very best of luck to all the Men competing in Leamington at the British Isles Championships for 2017 champions.

Under 25 Singles: Jared Brown

Men’s Singles: Ross Davis

Men’s Pairs: Thomas Greechan, Michael Videgrain

Men’s Triples: Thomas Greechan, Michael Videgrain, Graham Thomas

Men’s Fours and Men’s Senior Fours: Rob Clive, Alex Stewart, Roddy Macdonald, Jim Douglas

*** Elizabeth Collings Cancelled ***

Clubs will shortly be informed that tonight’s Liz Collings game is cancelled.

Bowls Jersey have been forced to take this decision as the Ladies Series teams got disrupted by fog yesterday and the earliest flight back is 19.05 this evening.

The girls who were disrupted were forced to head to Brighton for accommodation for the night, after nothing was available in the Gatwick area.

We apologise for the inconvenience, but do not think it is in the interests of the clubs or players for this to go ahead.

Lawrence De Gruchy Games will still go ahead as planned unless agreement is reached between the two clubs.

BIWBC Series – Day 1

Day One of the BIWBC 2018 at Belmont Bowls Club in Belfast gave Jersey the long sought after breakthrough in the International Series they’d been looking for – unfortunately at the expense of our dear friends Ireland.

Jersey picked up a score of 1 on all 6 rinks on the first end, and never relinquished the lead. Storming into a 20+ shot lead, it was clear Ireland would fight back and so they did, eventually drawing Jersey to an agonisingly close 2 shot lead. Jersey held their nerve and pressed back on, quickly re-establishing a 10 shot lead and managing to cling on to what has been a long sought after victory in a match on this stage – and a moment the girls could quite rightly be proud of.

Team Manager Greg Davis commented on the win, “it was pleasure to watch the girls raise their game this morning and to make a real statement about Jersey’s right to be in the Tournament. 1 win in x years won’t turn away the doubters, but it’s a massive step forwards from where we have been. The girls played with such passion and enthusiasm, it was a joy to watch them in their work across all rinks – a solid team performance.”

Sunday Afternoon saw Jersey face Scotland, and whilst the overall score was disappointing, we were soundly beaten by the better team. Scotland were another class and relentless in their pursuit of shots and turning heads over. Only one Jersey rink found a winning position but Scotland skip Lorna Smith thwarted what was to be and sealed a resounding Scottish triumph. Whilst all the girls agreed the margin was incredibly disappointing, nothing could be taken away from a Scottish team who roared out the blocks and played conversion shots for fun.

Regardless of the results against Wales and England to come, Jersey will be bringing Home at least one win. This is progress. It’s baby steps towards building a compatible team who want the best for each other. The compliments received from members of all nations, particularly after this mornings win, prove we are slowly making the right decisions and we must continue to build on the more solid platform we’ve created.

Onwards, and upward! Wales in the morning 🙂

Finally, it is here!

Bowls Jersey President Greg Davis and all the Management Committee would like to wish all 6 of the affiliated Jersey Clubs the very best for their upcoming seasons.

May the weather be nice, the matches be friendly and your seasons be a success.

To all the members who continue to sacrifice their time and money to represent the Association, we are grateful and proud of your endeavours. Stay tuned as Bowls Jersey are aiming to do a lot more to assist you in reaching your ambitions over the coming 12 months.

And to Jersey’s grass roots bowlers – without you we are nothing. Thank you for your continued loyalty to your outdoor clubs, and always remember to encourage new people in our great game.

And lastly, a massive thanks to our sponsors, Touchstone (C.I.) Ltd and Seymour Hotels for their support of our pursuits locally and attracting visiting clubs to our island.

Heart Break on the Gold Coast

Not the end we wanted to write nor the result that the boys will have wanted to see, but Jersey were edged out by Canada in the Quarter Finals of the Triples on the Gold Coast today.

We can only imagine how disappointed they must feel but hope both Malcolm and the ladies can dust themselves down and go medal chasing again in the next disciplines.

Regardless, Jersey remain proud of the showing the boys have put on on the Gold Coast and the “shock”waves they generated across Australian Media on our behalf. One Aussie rag even wrote that losing to Jersey “was a crisis”!

You didn’t let anyone here down boys!