Bowls Team Returns for Guernsey 2023

Ynys Môn will be sending a bowls team to Guernsey for the Island Games in 2023, a return to action after the sport has been absent from the Games for 18 years.

Host islands can choose between 12 and 14 sports out of a list of 18, and with Guernsey’s rich history in indoor bowls, it is the perfect time for the sport to return. Bowls, as an Island Games sport, could be either indoor bowls, lawn bowls or ten-pin bowling. The very different ten-pin bowling featured in 1999 and 2019, whilst outdoor lawn bowls has yet to feature at any Island Games. Indoor bowls has only been at the Games twice; first in 1987 and most recently in 2005 in Shetland.

It was at the 2005 Island Games in Shetland that some of our current bowling team featured. Returning 18 years on are Adrienne Edwards and Nia Roberts. These two competed together in the pairs event, beating Alderney, coming very close against Orkney, and defeats against Jersey and Guernsey. They’ll play together again in the pairs event this year. Joining Adrienne and Nia will be Ann and Raymond Worthington. Raymond will be competing in the singles, whilst both of them will join Adrienne in the triples.

The indoor bowls in Guernsey will take place at the Indoor Bowling Centre, featuring a spectator area and licensed bar. The hosts Guernsey are expected to do well, buoyed on by Lucy Beere picking up the silver medal in the women’s singles at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Good luck to our bowls team and we look forward to catching up with you during the week!

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