Bowls Jersey Diary (DRAFT)

Now the Competition Forms for the impending 2020 season have been distributed to members, we felt that it would be prudent to publish the proposed dates for Bowls Jersey National Games.

The diary – as it is at the moment – can be found here:

In summary:

  • Bowls Jersey Nationals that are British Isles Qualifiers WILL NOT commence until after World Bowls has completed.
  • No games will be played until May.
  • The space between rounds has been extended to allow for game re-arranging following feedback from 2019.
  • Club Nights that were successfully trialled in 2019 have been spread out throughout the course of the season to be alternate weeks throughout the season rather than as a block of every Friday in July and August.
  • JBC will host the Le Quesne
  • St Brelades will host Island Finals
  • The draft diary has been circulated and approved by ALL Club Captains.

The Bowls Jersey Management Committee thanks everyone who gave feedback to the new schemes trialled last year and hope that this years diary addresses many of the frustrations and concerns of last year have been addressed.

We wish all our members a successful, but most importantly, an enjoyable bowling season.

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

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.

AGM 2019 – Election of Officers

Thank you to all all those who braved the rain to attend tonight’s Bowls Jersey AGM.

Following the Election of Officers, the new Committee will be:

President: Greg Davis

Senior Vice President: Malcolm De Sousa

Junior Vice President: Jean Holmes

Junior Vice President: Raymond Baxter

Honorary Secretary: Scott Ruderham

Asst. Honorary Secretary: Kim Gallichan

Honorary Treasurer: Peter Ascroft

Competitions Secretary: Sue Cockle

Asst. Competitions Secretary: Peter Davis

Media Officer: Matt Herve

Asst. Media Officer: Ross Davis

Men’s Selectors:

Chris Andrews, Cyril Renouf, Peter Le Long

Ladies Selectors:

Gina Le Long, Vacant, Vacant

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 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 😉

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 3 – Mixed Fours

Day 3 for the intrepid Jersey hopefuls found them again playing at the heavier Guernsey Bowls Club, although the drier conditions did help improve the pace from yesterday – that said it was still very much up and at it Bowls!

The Jersey foursome skipped by Greg Davis with Derek Boswell, Fiona Archibald and Kim Gallichan started with an encounter against Wales. A very cagey affair in the first set saw the Crappauds sneak a 1 shot victory having been tied playing the last. In the second set, although Competitive, our Welsh friends had slightly more prowess and the spoils were shared 1 set each.

The next game was against our local rivals and hosts Guernsey – who at this point were steam rolling the competition undefeated. Fresh off a 2-0 demolition of England, the in form Guernsey players and vocal home crowd made rather mince meat of a sorry Jersey team who couldn’t find the conversion rate or consistency of their Sarnian rivals. Guernsey ran out convincing victors in a 2-0 defeat of Jersey.

The afternoon game saw Jersey play Germany – a side improving every European Championships. Although there were more humps, lumps and bumps in the rink than any other that had previously sought to challenge the Jersey quarter, some excellent draw bowls coupled with some conversions that actually came off made for a pleasant 2-0 victory to complete the day.

The Mixed Fours concludes Friday morning against a tricky debutant side from Sweden who are grabbing points off teams throughout the group. Nothing can be taken for granted here!