Touchstone National Final Winners 2018

Bowls Jersey would like to congratulate the below persons on their triumphs over the best weekend in the national competitions:

Men’s Singles: Ross Davis (Sun B.C)

Ladies Singles: Chrissy Grimes (JBC)

Men’s Pairs: Malcolm De Sousa & Ross Davis (Sun B.C)

Ladies Pairs: Ethel Southern & Liz Simon  (St Brelade B.C)

Men’s Triples: Thomas Greechan, Mike Videgrain & Graeme Thomas (St Brelade B.C)

Ladies Triples: Jackie Knight, Eileen Vowden & Cathy Le Sueur (Sun B.C.)

Men’s Fours: Alan Quemard, Cyril Renouf, Alan Shaw & Derek Boswell (JBC)

Ladies Fours: Brenda Foord, Freda Videgrain, Gwen Stark & Ro Le Boutillier (St Brelade)

Men’s Senior Fours: Mervyn Richardson, Peter Le Long, Brian Bisson, Mick Baudain (St Saviour B.C)

Ladies Senior Fours: Chrissy Grimes, Jean Holmes, Sheila McGinnigle & Jane Mayo (JBC)

Men’s Senior Singles: Alex Stewart (JBC)

Ladies Senior Singles: Liz Simon (St Brelade B.C)

Men’s U25 Singles: Jared Brown (JBC)

Ladies U25 Singles: Chloe Greechan (St Brelade)

Island Mixed Pairs: Scott Ruderham & Kim Gallichan (Sun B.C)

Island Mixed Fours: Malcolm De Sousa, Scott Ruderham, Chrissy Grimes & Kim Gallichan (Sun B.C & JBC)

Men’s Set Singles: Thomas Greechan (St Brelade B.C)

Ladies Set Singles: J Renouf (Sun B.C)

Men’s 2 Wood Singles: Thomas Greechan (St Brelade B.C)

Ladies 2 wood Singles: Sue Noel (JBC)

Open Novice Singles: Marcus Job (JBC)

Men’s Ex PBS Weekend Singles: Scott Baxter (Sun B.C) (Moved to finals weekend be due to excessive heat on scheduled weekend)

We wish best of luck for those how have qualified for the Men’s and Ladies British Isles Championships in June and July 2019 and also the Channel Island Finals in May 2019.

Photos from the finals are all on our dedicated Bowls Jersey Facebook page.

A quick reminder this weekend at St Saviours Bowls Club from 9:30am will be the Men’s and Ladies Le Quesne marches against Guernsey.

Bowls Jersey wish good luck to all players participating and welcome as many supporters up at St Saviours during the morning and afternoon sessions on Saturday and Sundays morning session to support our players

Wales 10 Nation Test Match Results

Bowls Jersey recently sent 5 men and 5 ladies to compete in a 10 Nations Test Match in Cardiff, Wales.

The 10 nations that completed were: Wales, Ireland, Jersey, USA, Malaysia, Australia, South Africa, Spain, Canada, Namibia (Men Only) and Cymru Wales (Ladies only).

The Jersey team were as follows:


Derek Boswell, Gus Hodgetts, Rob Clive, Alan Shaw, Gus McKinnon


Jean Holmes, Di Canavan, Jackie Knight, Joan Renouf, Doreen Moon

Results below:

Ladies singles

Lost 21-17 to Ireland

Lost 21-20 to Wales

Lost to 21-15 Malaysia 

Beat Spain 21-17

Ladies Fours 

Lost  18-9 to Cymru Wales

Lost 16-15 to USA

Lost 18-8 to South Africa

Lost to Malaysia 21-8

Ladies Pairs

Lost 22-9 to Australia 

Lost 22-8 to Wales

Lost 13-8 to South Africa

Beat Cymru Wales 18-17

Ladies Triples 

Lost 17-14 to Cymru Wales

Lost 16-12 to South Africa

Beat Ireland 20-18

Beat USA 27-9

Finished second in group and qualified for a play off place

Play off match

Beat Canada 18-9

Semi final

Lost 16-13 to South Africa but received a bronze medal

Men’s Pairs 

Lost 18-13 to Namibia 

Lost 26-10 to Malaysia

Beat Spain 20-11

Lost 18-13 to Wales

Men’s Triples

Beat USA 26-8

Lost 22-12 to Malaysia

Lost 21-14 to Spain

Lost 26-9 to Australia

Men’s Singles

Lost 21-15 to Wales

Lost 21-7 to South Africa

Beat USA 21-8

Beat Spain 21-10

Finished 3rd in group and qualified for a play off place

Play off match

Lost to Australia 21-16

Men’s Fours

Drew 15-15 with USA

Lost 23-7 to South Africa

Lost 18-12 to Malaysia 

Lost 18-11 to Spain


Congrates to all players and a special well done to Derek Boswell who reached the play off in the men’s Singles and to Joan Renouf, Jackie Knight and Jean Holmes winning a gold medal in the ladies triples


Ross Davis has beaten England’s Jamie Walker 21-14 in the Men’s British Isles Championship Singles Final!!! Fantastic achievement and congratulations on behalf of Bowls Jersey.  This follows in Thomas Greechans footsteps from last year meaning the trophy again is coming home.

Tommy was in action at the same time in the Triples final with Graham Thomas and Mike Videgrain. Again playing England, it wasn’t too be and the English ran out 21-7 victors.

A thought as well to the men’s senior Fours who yesterday fell on the last end of the game in the semi final game, great effort lads.

Well done to all players who played for Jersey this week and the ladies last week.  Let’s keep showing we are a nation not to be messed with!!

BIBC Update

The Men’s British Isles championships underway today with The Men’s Fours prelim.

It was old foes Guernsey in the way and Guernsey found themselves 16-3 down after 6 ends.  Our boys came back into it but lost out 25-16.

They will now try and regroup for the Senior Fours tomorrow at 9am.

Men’s British Isles Championships

Thursday 28th June 9am Prelim Games

Pairs: England V Jersey

Senior Fours: Jersey v Wales


U25 Singles: England V Jersey

Jersey Men’s singles and Triples have byes in the prelims and will contest the semi finals later in the day.

live scoring can be found at the below link

Best of luck guys!!!!

New British Isles Champions


They have only gone and done it, congratulations to Jayne Mayo, Sheila Mcginnigle, Lorraine Bowman and Chrissie Grimes who picked up a 2 last end to win 17-16 and become Ladies British Isles Senior Fours Champions 2018. Brilliant achievement congrats ladies!!!!!

Commonwealth Games day 7 Roundup

Well the final day of action has been and gone for team Jersey with the final 2 games for them are now done and dusted.

Malcolm was up against Papua New Guinea in the Men’s Singles. It wasn’t Malcolm’s day and he lost 21-16.

Also on were the ladies Pairs who were up against Notthern Island. Northern Island proved too good and beat our ladies 27-8.

Well done to all the men and ladies who respresented team Jersey over the last 10 days. I hope you have enjoyed your experiences and made a lot of memories.

Enjoy the rest of your time out there and we look forward to welcoming you all back for the ready of the outdoor season!!!!

Commonwealth Day 6 Round up

Another mixed day at the Commonwealth Games on day 6.

The day started with Malcolm up against Isle Of Man in the Men’s Singles.  He breezed past before the big test later with a 21-8 win.

On at the same time was the ladies Pairs up against India. A slow start finding themselves 7-0 down after 4 ends but managed to get back on level terms after a couple of ends. Unfortunately India proved too strong and beat the ladies 22-12.

Malcolm and the ladies Pairs were straight back on to face tough tests. Malcolm was up against Canada’s And bookies favourite Ryan Bester. Deja vu for Malcolm who again put a great performance but fell agonisingly to a 21-20 defeat again.

The ladies were up against Wales in a very tough much. A very slow start saw them 12-0 down after 6 ends. The fight back was on and they managed to turn it Round it lead 14-13 after 13 ends. The Welsh ladies turned on their style and managed to beat our ladies 22-14.

Up in the next 2 sessions were the ladies Triples. They managed to keep their momentum up beating Namibia 15-12 in their first game of the day.

The tougher test was to come in the form on New Zealand.  After 10 ends it was proving to be a close contest with New Zealand leading 8-7. In the end New Zealand proved their superiority winning 24-8.

Tomorrow will be the last day of competition for team Jersey as unfortunately none can qualify out of the groups.  Best of luck on the final day and play for pride!!!

Day 6 11th April

12am UK Time

Mens Singles: Jersey v Papua New Guinea

Ladies Pairs: Northern Ireland v Jersey

Live scores can be followed at link below:

Commonwealth Games Day 5 Roundup

A mixed back for team Jersey on day 5 of the commonwealth games.  The ladies starring in the pairs and Triples and Malcolm in the men’s singles.

The day started with ladies Pairs up against South Africa. Despite their best efforts against a strong tough South African united, they lost 23-6.

Next session was Malcolm starting his campaign in the Men’s singles. First up was Botswana and Malcolm ran out a 21-6 winner.

The ladies Triples started their campaign soon after up against Wales.  It wasn’t meant to be and the ladies lost 18-7.

Both Malcolm and the ladies Triples were up on the last session of the day.

The ladies got their first points on the board against Zambia winning 26-12.  Well done ladies!!!

Malcolm faced a tough match agains Northern Ireland’s Gary Kelly. Malcolm found himself 20-14 down but bravely fought back to 20-20. Unfortunately Malcolm was denied the comeback with Gary defeating Malcolm 21-20.

All will be back in action later on.

Commonwealth Games Day 6 10th April

12am UK Time

Mens Singles: Jersey v Isle Of Man

Ladies Pairs: Jersey v India

3am UK Time

Mens Singles: Canada v Jersey

Ladies Pairs: Wales v Jersey

7am UK Time

Ladies Triples: Namibia v Jersey

10am UK Time

Ladies Triples: New Zealand v Jersey

Again live scores can be followed on below link