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SPECIAL INTEREST
The RCBBA in conjunction with our sponsors St James’s Place are pleased to announce that they will be holding a Morning of Bowls & Financial Planning with guest speaker Ellen Falkner (3 times Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist) on Thursday 3rd October 2019.  For more information on this event and how to apply for tickets please click on details link.
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Bill Lucas (Didcot) passed away on 26 August
Funeral service and cremation will be at Redditch Crematorium on Tuesday 17 September at 15.30. Family flowers only and donations to Worcester Wildlife Trust.
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I am sorry to inform you of the passing of Pat Wilson on Sunday 8th September, she was a lovely lady who was Treasurer of the ladies section of Reading Bowling Club from 1987 to 1996, an accomplished bowler who won the Club singles twice and County Fours in 1989, along with many other club and county achievements. She was also an active member of Whiteknights Indoor Bowling Club for many years..
Our thoughts at this time go to her husband Bill and to the rest of her family, details of her funeral will be announced when known.
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Alan Jamie (Tilehurst) passed away Friday 6th September 2019
Alan was a County Bowler and a member of Tilehurst BC
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Congratulations to Joshua Jones & Thomas Pike who have been invited to attend the Bowls England Under 18 Youth Academy Selection Event at Welford on Avon BC, Mill Lane, Welford-on-Avon, CV37 8EW on Sunday 22nd September 2019.
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Congratulations to Andrew Knapper & Scott Winskill (travelling reserve) who has been invited to attend the Bowls England Men’s Senior Internationa Trial on Saturday 21st September 2019 at Kingscroft BC, King’s Walk, Earl Shilton, Leicester, LE9 7LN.
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Berkshire takes the Crown

24th August, 2019 by Alistair Hollis

The Royal County of Berkshire were crowned National Triples Champions this afternoon following an enthralling final end decider amongst a packed crowd 16-13.

Scott Winskill, Mark Hancock and Andrew Knapper from the Tilehurst Bowls Club in Berkshire defeated Kevin Harrison, Mark Irwin and Stuart Irwin, from Aspatria BC, Cumbria 16-13.  However Knapper and co trailed their northern counterparts for two thirds of the match 3-9, 7-10 and 10-12 before producing some remarkable shots to pull back and take the lead 13-12 at 15 ends.

Irwin and co scored a single to resume the lead at 13-12 however with the jack in the ditch on the final and 18th end and holding game Knapper produced two bowls within 18 inches of the ditch to claim a remarkable victory.

Results:
Quarter-finals:
Aspatria, Cumb (S Irwin) bt South Derbyshire, Derbs (J Arnett) 22-8;
Kings, Devon (H Goodwin) bt Cheltenham, Glos (M Cuthbert) 22-14;
Gerrards Cross, Bucks (K Smith) bt Harpenden, Herts (T Muir) 16-6;
Spencer Moulton, Wilts (G Shadwell) 18-11

Semi-Final:
Aspatria, Cumb (S Irwin) bt Kings, Devon (H Goodwin) 18-11.

Tilehurst, Berks (A Knapper) bt Gerrards Cross, Bucks (K Smith) 18-10;

Final:

Tilehurst, Berks (A Knapper) bt Aspatria, Cumb (S Irwin) 16-13

Official photographs can be viewed and purchased at: https://www.bobsaundersphotography.co.uk/bowls-events

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Men’s County Matches selection