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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:

Men:

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

Ladies:

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

BREAKING NEWS!!

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 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.

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

10am

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

https://britishislesbowls.com/2017-played-2018/

Best of luck guys!!!!

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 🙂