12:15 - 12th September, 2014
The World Bowls Tour is pleased to announce that Just Retirement Ltd will be Title Sponsor to the inaugural Superbowl 2014 event to be staged at Blackpool Newton Hall Holiday Park from the 13th to the 17th October 2014. Just Retirement stated, “Just Retirement Limited are delighted to sponsor The 2014 Superbowl in Blackpool from the 13th to 17th October. Bowls is one of the biggest participation sports for retirees and we are committed to furthering our association following our inaugural sponsorship of the World Indoor Bowls Championships at the start of 2014.
10:28 - 14th August, 2014
The World Bowls Tour are highly pleased to announce that the Co-operative Funeralcare have agreed to again continue their association with bowls and the World Bowls Tour for the 2014-15 season. The Co-operative Funeralcare will again be Title sponsors to the Scottish International Open 2014, The European Masters Series and Finals in 2015 and The International Open 2015.
23:30 - 11th May, 2014
In the second tour card final featured local Lad Mark Dawes and Ireland International Ian McClure. What a tense final ensued for the supporters. McClure dominated the first set, making the home player Dawes look all at sea and pushed over the final end with an 11.5 score. The second set Dawes dug deep and end after end the shots changed virtually with every bowl. “I just felt I grafted away. I never really felt comfortable but I just kept thinking if I can scrabble into a tie break then it becomes anybody’s game,” said Dawes. “I was so lucky to get a chance to be in the Tour card at my own home venue and even though the draw was very tough I felt if I could come up with the big bowls at the right time I would have a great chance.”
23:16 - 11th May, 2014
The first final saw Neil Smith of Westlecot face Ben Sherwen of Cumbria and what a game we were treated to. Neil, who had reached his third final in succession, on paper looked the stronger and more experienced campaigner of the two. But the 31 year old Cumbrian born Sherwen made his mark on the event in epic style. The first set was tight all the way to the seventh end where Smith held a 7.4 Sherwen then seemed to up a gear and grabbed a count of one and two on the last two ends to tie the set, “I knew I had to dig in to give myself a chance, Neil is a dangerous player and I thought once I managed to steady my nerves I just needed to keep calm.
21:20 - 10th May, 2014
Game two of today saw experienced Steven Coleman Snr of Ireland playing Cumbrian born Ben Sherwen. It was a game where we saw a possible star in the making with the commentary team on the live coverage for the event, which can be found at youtube/WorldBowlsTour, calling him a ‘machine’. Ben shuffled off the early nerves to put on a powerhouse display of bowls. “It was such a buzz to be out there, it’s all so professional and different from what you play at club level,” said Sherwen.