BOWLS Torquay's Tolchard national singles champion

Devon's international bowls ace Sophie Tolchard (Kings, Torquay) wins national 2018 singlesDevon’s international star Sophie Tolchard has won the Women’s National Singles Bowls Championship at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.

The 26-year-old from Torquay defeated Lincolnshire’s Amy Gowshall 21-5 in the final to secure the title for the second time, following her first national singles success in 2015.


BOWLS Devon stars win women's national fours title

Devon four win national womens' bowls title 2018 image courtesy & copyright Bob Saunders Devon’s Sophie Tolchard, Kelly Atkinson, Lorraine Hackett and Natalie Chestney have won the Women’s National Fours Championship at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa.
The Kings (Torquay) Bowling Club fab four defeated Emily Ferguson, Sandy Hazell, Wendy King and Honnor from UK Paper (Sittingbourne) BC Kent 23-13.


MIDDLETON CUP fixtures, results & updates

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Saturday June 20, 2015

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Somerset 106 Dorset 130 at Victoria BC Weston-super-Mare

Wiltshire 128 Worcestershire 109 at Wootton Bassett BC

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Cornwall 106 Devon 127

Gloucestershire 116 Herefordshire 92

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BOWLS Sophie Tolchard wins national title

Bowls England logoDevon’s international bowls star Sophie Tolchard has won the Bowls England Women's National Junior Singles Championship following a thrilling 21-20 final victory at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa today.

Tolchard (Kings Bowling Club, Torquay) beat fellow England international Jamie-Lea Winch following a brilliant last-end in front of an enraptured gallery.



Devonian Robert Paxton, the first qualifier ever to reach the Scottish International Open final, leaps to a career-high No7 in the first provisional World Bowls Tour world rankings for next season.

It was from a position of 18 in the current rankings that the 33-year-old from Exeter was forced to qualify for the established WBT event in Scotland.


BOWLS Devon win Middleton Cup

England Bowls logoDevon have won the England Bowls men's county Middleton Cup, supported by the Friends of English Bowling, for the first time since 2011.

Devon beat Cumbria 125-113 in the Middleton Cup final at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa after beating Kent in the first of the morning's semi-finals.


2012 Provisional World Bowls Tour rankings

Prov. Rank   (Current)                                                                   Points

          1            (2)              Greg Harlow                       ENG              132

          2            (1)              Paul Foster                         SCO             131

          3            (3)              Darren Burnett                   SCO             100

          4            (5)              Mervyn King                        ENG                97

          5            (12)            Stewart Anderson              WAL               84

          6            (4)              Mark Royal                          ENG                82

          7            (18)            Robert Paxton                    ENG                80

          8            (6)              Simon Skelton                    ENG                75

          9            (8)              David Gourlay                     SCO               73

          10          (7)              Alex Marshall                      SCO               72

          11          (9)              Jonathan Ross                    SCO               69

          12          (11)            Robert Weale                     WAL               65

          13          (10)            Andy Thomson                    ENG                63

          14          (16)            John Price                           WAL               53

          15          (17)            Ian Bond                            ENG                50

          16          (15)            Nick Brett                            ENG                49

          17          (13)            Jason Greenslade               WAL               46

          18          (20)            Tim Stone                           ENG                44

          19          (14)            Billy Jackson                       ENG                41

          20          (24)            Brett Arkley                        ENG                39

          21=        (21)            Brett Wilkie                         AUS                20

          21=        (27)            Neil Furman                        USA                20

          23          (19)            Kelvin Kerkow                     AUS                18

          24          (28)            Ben Twist                           AUS                17

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