National Finals 2012-13
Congratulations to the following bowlers who have won through to the final stages of this years competitions:-
Mens' Singles - Neil Smith - 28th March at Nottingham - Neil is this years National Singles Runner Up - Well done Neil - a fantastic achievement!
Mens' Champion of Champions - Neil Smith - 1st February at Warners Leisure, Hayling Island - Lost 1st round
Mixed Pairs - Lucy & Neil Smith - Tuesday 12th February at Northampton - won 1st and 2nd rounds - lost in quarter final
Ladies over 50s 2 wood triples - Doris Woodley, Sylvia Wells & Ellen Bolland - Thursday 14th February at Northampton - Lost 1st round (by 1 shot!)
A final mention to Dan Bluett for the continuing rapid progress made in the umpiring world. Dan has been back at Potters Leisure Resort for the WBT World Indoor Bowls Championships 2013 and appeared a couple of times on the BBC2 coverage of the event. He's also heard that he is now on the panel of 6 umpires linked to the World Bowls Tour and PBA series of events.
The following players won through to National Competition Final stages in 2011-12
Men's Pairs - Ian Jefferies and Kevin Embling - Thursday 5th April at Nottingham - lost in the first round
Mixed Pairs - Ellen Bolland and Ian Jefferies - Saturday 11th February at Northampton - narrowly lost in first round
Mixed Fours - Ellen Bolland, Sylvia Wells, Kevin Embling and Ian Jefferies - Thursday 16th February at Northampton - narrowly lost in first round
Ladies Fours - Jean Bird, Ellen Bolland, Maureen Rogers and Doris Woodley - Thursday 23rd February at Melton Mowbray - lost in the first round
Ladies Over 60s Pairs - Sylvia Wells & Wendy Anderson - Wednesday 4th April at Nottingham - lost in the first round
National Top Club - last 16
Westlecot played Norfolk in the last 8 at Torquay Leisure Hotels on Friday 23rd March - unfortunately due to other commitments we weren't able to send all of our regular players along. Despite this the side put up a good showing but only managed to win 1 discipline - the mixed pairs (Ian Jefferies & Ellen Bolland). Team Manager Jeff Nichols was extremely proud of all of the players.
Kyle Anderson is through to the Area 10 Final versus Mark Atkins (Malvern Hills). The final is to be played on Friday 17th February @ 7pm at Welford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. UPDATE - Kyle lost to Mark Atkins 16-21 and sadly won't be going to Nottingham this year.
A final mention to Dan Bluett for the rapid progress made in the umpiring world. Dan has already been chosen to officiate at the EIBA National Championships 2010-11 and 2011-12, the Bowls England Finals 2011 and has recently been in 'training' at Potters Leisure Resort for the WBT World Indoor Bowls Championships 2012 (and hopefully he'll be there for many years to come!)
The following players won through to National Competition Final stages in 2010-11
Neil Smith - Won his way to the National Singles Finals at Nottingham
Ian Jefferies, Kevin Embling, Ellen Bolland, Sylvia Wells and sub Jean Bird - Qualified for the National Finals of the Mixed Fours at Nottingham.
The Ladies Yetton Plate Squad - Narrowly lost in the last eight of the National competition in Kempston, Bedford.
The Men's Squad - Reached the last 16 of the Wessex League Championship.