WORCESTERSHIRE BOWLING ASSOCIATION
  OFFICERS 2019  
     
  Chairman  
  John Weston - Chair 2016  
 

John Weston

Worcester BC

 
     
Ladies Presidential Team 2019
     
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President

Gill Barkas

Stourport BGC

Senior Vice President

Judy Drewer

St Dunstans BC

Junior Vice President

Viv Hall

Broadway BC

     

Presidents message to the Ladies

I am extremely proud to be the Ladies County President for 2019. I’m looking forward to a fun year with many highlights both on and off the green.

I would like to thank Stourport for nominating me as I shall be the 1st Ladies President from my club.

I cannot believe how quickly the past two years have gone and I would like to thank Joyce Lamb, Lesley Wood and Judy Drewer for all their help and support during this time.

I would also like to welcome Viv Hall to the team. She will be combining the office of Junior Vice President with her demanding role as Ladies Competition Secretary.

One of the most enjoyable duties as President is to attend Leamington to support our bowlers. This is an exciting year for the Worcestershire ladies with the emergence of our juniors who under the guidance of Grant Burgess make up the Amy Rose side.

I must also mention Izzie White from Chester Road who beat off stiff competition to become the youngest player to win the National Women’s Junior Singles title. In addition to this I was fortunate enough to attend the Bowls England Ladies Dinner where Izzie received the ‘Young Bowler of the Year Award’ beating a number of established Internationals.  Recently the Wyre Forest has also recognised Izzie's achievements by naming her “Young Sportswomen of the Year” for 2018.

Finally I would like to wish you all a very successful but most of all enjoyable season whether you are a competitive or a social bowler. Let’s prove Bowls is a sport for all ages and abilities. I am also looking forward to meeting as many of you as I can during the season.

Gill Barkas 

     
Mens Presidential Team 2019
     
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Acting President

Tony Keeling

Gilt Edge BC

Senior Vice President

Tony Keeling

Gilt Edge BC

Junior Vice President

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Presidents Message.   

On behalf of Worcestershire Bowling Association I would like to welcome you all to the new 2019 season.  It’s somewhat of an unusual year for us as this year we did not elect a Men’s President at the Annual General Meeting which took place in December 2018. Because of this I, as Senior Vice President, will be undertaking

many of the Presidential duties ably supported by members of the Committee and Past Presidents.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank Bill Greenway for his Presidency in 2018 and wish him a speedy recovery and a full return to bowling following his recent knee replacement operation.

Like many I was a late starter to bowling waiting until I had retired from work before deciding to take it up. I was attracted to bowls as it is a sport that I hoped I could be involved with for years to come enjoying the friendliness and team spirit of club and county matches. I play my club matches for Gilt Edge Bowls Club and I would like to express my thanks to the committee and members at Gilt Edge for their support.

The 2018 season saw our men’s competitive team have some real success particularly in reaching the semi final of the Balcomb Trophy.

For 2019 Keith Weaver (Gilt Edge), will be taking on the role of County Competitive Team Manager.  I wish Keith every success in his new role and look forward to giving him my full support.

Finally I would like to congratulate Gill Barkas on becoming the Ladies President for 2019 and trust she will have an excellent year.

I’m looking forward to the start of the season and reacquainting myself with old friends and making new ones and I wish all of you good bowling.

Tony Keeling
Acting President 2019

     
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Secretary

Jean Hemms

Bredon  BC

Deputy & Tours Secretary

Gill Barkas

Stourport BGC

Treasurer & Webmaster

Sid Barkas

Stourport BGC

     
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Ladies Match Secretary

Joyce Lamb

St Dunstans BC

Men's Match Secretary

Ken Bick

Aston Somerville BC

Ladies Comps Secretary

Viv Hall

Broadway BC

     
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Men's Comps Secretary

Arthur Fox

Chester Road BC

Ladies Competitive Team Manager

Aileen Perks

Chester Road BC

Men's Competitive Team Manager

Keith Weaver

Gilt Edge BC

     
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Men's Immediate Past President

William Greenway

Chester Road BC 

 

Ladies Immediate Past President

Joyce Lamb

St Dunstans BC