Bowls Cornwall President’s Charity Presentation

On November 10th at St Stephen in Brannel Community Centre, Bowls Cornwall held their AGM, at which the President Peter Prynne made a cheque presentation to Action for M.E, which was his chosen charity for the year 2018.

A trustee from the charity, Chris Cundy attended to accept the cheque which was for £1200.00. Chris Cundy explained that the money would go towards funding the ME Helpline for two weeks, which to those with the condition was a lifeline.

The money raised was by having ‘Spider’ Collections at the beginning of selected matches in Cornwall, Devon   and Somerset, donations and also a Bowls Drive held at the President’s Club ‘Dunheved’ organised by Mrs Christine Hore, Bowls Cornwall Administrator.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is a chronic fluctuating neurological condition, affecting all ages. It is estimated M.E. affects  one in 250 people in the UK, including around 2,000 people in Cornwall, one in a hundred young people aged between 11 -16 years have M.E. and is the most common cause of long term absence among school children.  One in four people with M.E. are so severely ill they become house and/or bed-bound. It is more common in women than men.

This presentation was the climax of Peter’s Presidential year which was an exceptionally successful one for Bowls Cornwall at National Level in both the Mens and Ladies Championships/Competitions. The successes were as follows:

Men’s Section:

National Champion of Champions Winner – Andrew Broad, St. Stephen
Senior Pairs Runners Up – Ronnie Thomas, Penlee and Kevin Williams, Porthleven
Triples Semi-Finalists – Mark Sturtridge, Paul Sturtridge and Ian Ball, Stenalees
Fours Quarter Finalists – Bernie Dyer, Alex Crichton, Nick Trewin and Peter Gilbert, Kensey Vale
Senior Fours Last 16 – Chris Instance, Glyn Mitchell, Barrie Tippett and Phil Downs, Chacewater

Ladies Section:
Amy Rose Runners Up – Sarah Brooks, Kelly Cotton, Michelle Moore, Rhian Pollard, Leah Read, Laura Shepherd, Lisa Stubbs, Katie Sturtridge, Bethany Watkins
Two Wood Singles Semi Finalist – Nicky Gilbert
Junior Singles Quarter Finalist – Katie Sturtridge
Senior Fours Quarter Finalists – Veronica Battersby, Maureen Wilson, Shirley Coad and Joan Rees, St. Austell
Triples Last 16 – Katie Sturtridge, Lead Read and Michelle Moore, St. Austell
Junior Pairs Last 16 –  Leah Read and Katie Sturtridge, St. Austell

Mixed: Tony Allcock Trophy Quarter Finalists – St. Austell

Also the Middleton Cup team won the four games in their group to reach the Quarter Finals losing to Devon.  The White Rose Team played in the Regional Finals also losing to Devon.

Peter and members of the Presidential team gave good support to all our competitors both at Leamington and at venues both within the County and beyond.

We look forward in anticipation to an equally successful season next year.


White Rose Team 2018

The Cornwall  White Rose Team travelled to Bridport today to play against Dorset.    They are pictured above with Bowls Cornwall President Peter Prynne and Under 25 Team Manager Kevin Williams.

Congratulations to the Cornwall team who won 42 -27 and have now qualifyed for the Regional Finals.  Very well done.

Club Open Days 2018

Many Clubs within Cornwall are holding Open Days/Taster Sessions during the coming outdoor season.  There will be opportunities to go along to your local Club and try bowls The times when individual Clubs will be open for anyone to come along and have a go at bowls is set out below.

Club Date Times Contact Phone
Bude 20th April 4 pm – 6.30 pm Richard March 01288 356015
22nd April 2 pm – 4.30 pm
Callington 22nd April 10 am – 4 pm Mike Gorman or 01579 384398
28th April 10 am – 4 pm John Kelly 01752 702301
Carnon Downs 25th August From 2 p.m. Phil Beswick 01872 863006
Chacewater 21st April 10 am – 2 pm Jenny Prime 01872 560369 or
22nd April 10 am – 4 pm 07977 561933
Dunheved 6th May 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Angela Woolridge 01566 773311
Falmouth 21st April Marian Ozard 01326 341173
Helston 5th May 10 a.m. – 12 noon Ian Wass 01326 240563
19th May 10 a.m. -12 noon
2nd June 10 a.m. -12 noon
23rd June 10 a.m. -12 noon
7th July 10 a.m. -12 noon
21st July 10 a.m. -12 noon
11th August 10 a.m. -12 noon
18th August 10 a.m. -12 noon
Kensey Vale 21st April 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Alan Addis 01566 774390
22nd April 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Liskeard 6th May At 2 p.m. Phil Truscott 01579 342808
15th May At 6 p.m.
20th May At 2 p.m.
23rd May At 6 p.m.
Looe 29th April 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Janet Rowley 01579 641179
Lostwithiel 21st April 10 a.m. -12 noon Julia Lean 01208 873794
22nd April 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Mawnan Smith 22nd April 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Mick Leigh 07725 008250
29th April 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
6th May 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
13th May 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Penlee 28th April 10 a.m – 12 noon Martin Williams 01736 369522
29th April 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Perranporth 28th April From 11 a.m. Rachael Oland 01209 699308
Porthleven 21st April 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Shaun Greet 01326 562637
22nd April 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Redruth 28th April 12.30 pm – 4 p.m. Jeff Saville 01209 213570
St. Columb 21st April 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Vera Thorpe 01637 880832
22nd April 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

St. Stephen


21st April


2 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Christine Hore


01726 822897

27th April 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
9th May 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
25th May 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
1st June 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Stenalees 21st April 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Max Richards 01726 73676
Truro 15th April 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Colin Garthwaite 01872 274376
Wadebridge 28th April 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Barbara Bell or 07831 723701
David Atfield 01208 816550

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