Ladies International Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager

The Management Committee of Bowls Jersey hereby invite applications for the position of Ladies International Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager.

This is a 2 year appointment.

The duties of the Managers are to:

1. Create a Squad of Ladies eligible for Selection, liaising with Club Captains where appropriate to ensure nobody is missed.

2 The squad will he invited to attend training and preparation days, remembering some Ladies may wish to benefit being part of the squad without wishing or hoping for selection in the final team to develop their game.

3. To select the Final Ladies International Team and Reserves from the squad as a result of the training days.

4. To actively manage and support the final team during the 2020 and 2021 International Series.

Closing date for applications is 9th December! Please submit your interest by email to bowlsjersey@gmail.com

Proposed timetable:

By 9th December: Candidates application closes

By 15th December: Manager/Manageress appointed by Bowls Jersey Management Committee allowing the new management to be ready to hit 2020 on the ground and running.

Elite Squad Applications

Members wishing to apply for the Bowls Jersey Elite Squad are reminded that applications close at the end of November. Members wishing to enter the Commonwealth Games Pathway for Birmingham 2022 must have submitted their paperwork by this date.

A quicker to load version of the pathway can now be found here.

If you are stuck with the Rankings of other Countries you have played, the Men’s World Ranking List can be found here and the Ladies World Ranking List can be found here.

If you have any questions – please email bowlsjersey@gmail.com sooner rather than later!

Deadlines for Application for the 2020 Elite Squad close at the end of November!

Don’t miss out!

EBU Day 4 Report

In a slight change of style for the day, only one session of Men’s and Ladies Pairs is scheduled and competitors have a bowls free afternoon to explore Guernsey. Bowls Guernsey have kindly organised an island wide coach tour which has been accepted by many of the Countries – here at Bowls Jersey we are sure the highlight will be seeing the Jersey coastline in the far distance ๐Ÿ˜‰

Good news today though – 8 points up for grabs and 8 points brought home!

The Ladies at the picturesque Delancey Park took home a commanding 2-0 victory against Spain, whilst the Men romped the first set against two very pleasant brothers from Switzerland but had to dig deep the second set as the Skipper decided he’d found his line when playing weight!

A good day for Jersey – both teams hopefully sliding slightly further up the leaderboard. Although unconfirmed, both teams were lying 6th overall before today’s play.

3 more games each of Men’s and Ladies pairs tomorrow to come!

EBU Day 1 – Mixed Fours

*** EBU Update Day 1 ***

The European Bowls Championships started in Guernsey today with 3 games of Mixed Fours. Jersey, represented by Greg Davis, Derek Boswell, Fiona Archibald and Kim Gallichan played Isle of Man, England and Spain.

The Jersey quartet started very strongly, winning the first set against Isle of Man 10-0. As is with set play, our Manx friends played a much better second set and with with scores tied 5-5 playing the last, skipper Davis found himself 1 down in the head needing to play a bowl. That he did, and whipped Fionaโ€™s bowl out the head and dropped a 5 – well done Skipper ๐Ÿ˜

Against England, an inspired England team romped away with the first set adapting to the green quicker than the Jersey team. However, a much more positive playing Jersey scored a 5 early on in the second set and held out to draw the second set, at least claiming a point – a little unlucky not for two.

Against Spain, a dogged first set saw Jersey draw, but lengthened the jack and ran out worthy victors in the second set. Our shot difference is now back positive once more!

Points Collected:

Isle of Man: 2 points

England: 1 Point

Spain: 3 Points

Menโ€™s and Ladies pairs tomorrow!

Presidents Day 2019

Friday 13th, perhaps an apt day(!), saw the Annual Presidents Day competition.

A very jovial evening where teams skipped by men competed against teams skipped by ladies – and the Ladies had not won the trophy for 7 years!

However, this year their long wait was avenged and the Ladies snuck it 106-96.

Bowls Jersey President thanked all those present for their continued contributions to their own Club infrastructure, and re-iterated his thanks to his own Committee who have supported the programme or moderate modernisation and change. He also gave a brief update of some Bowls Jersey initiatives.

“The Wooden Spoon” – presented to the skips of the Bowls Jersey Rink and St Saviours rinks for dropping a “considerably” high count in one end.

The Ladies rink with the highest winning shot difference – Post Office Ladies

The highest shot difference winning Men’s rink, the JBC – we are aware Marcus’ face has since returned to normal ๐Ÿ˜‰

Bowls Jersey Vice President collecting the trophy on behalf of the Ladies.

THANK YOU

From Bowls Jersey to everyone who:

  • Umpired
  • Marked
  • Worked in the Kitchen
  • Worked in the Bar
  • Set the green up
  • Closed the green down
  • And importantly spectated, cheered, made some noise and came to watch!!

A big thanks to St Saviours for a stellar job of hosting our Touchstone National Finals weekend!

Congratulations to all 2019 Champions, commiserations to the Runners Up. Everyone has done themselves, their clubs and the Island very proud over the weekend.

Presentation Lunch (for trophies and wads of cash!!!) at 12.30pm on Sunday 29th September at the Sun Bowls Club – sign up sheets on your club boards!

Full results will be published later this evening.