Flowfit British Senior Merit Video

Matt Gilmore - 2016 BCGBA FLOWFIT British Senior Merit Champion
Matt Gilmore – 2016 BCGBA FLOWFIT British Senior Merit Champion

The BCGBA FLOWFIT British Senior Merit was held on Saturday 30th July. The event produced its 101st champion and Merseyside’s Matt Gilmore reclaimed the title he first won at this very venue in 2001.

My thanks to Simon Parsonage the Managing Director of the sponsors FLOWFIT for the continued support of this event and for supporting the work to broadcast crown green bowls around the world.

The competition was held at the fabulous Llay Miners Welfare Club on the outskirts of Wrexham and enormous credit goes to BCGBA President Peter Higham, Officials of the BCGBA, Matt Foster and the officials of the Welsh Crown Green Bowling Association and, of course, the officials and members of Llay Miners for all their work both before and during the day.

I know the planning for this event started many months ago and I can definitely say that all the work prior to, and during, the day produced a day to remember. Llay Miners proved to be one of the very best venues for the event with superb facilities for players and spectators. 

Huge congratulations to Matt Gilmore for reclaiming the title and for producing some the best performances we have had the privilege to witness. The video below was produced by GLOBEGIG MEDIA and is the, slightly edited, recording of the live internet broadcast. The event was also filmed by 247.tv on behalf of BT SPORT and this will be shown later in the year.

 

 

Steve Davies

Throughout his bowling career Steve has always supported the admin side of the game. As a club secretary, association secretary, county delegate on the BCGBA (National Governing Body) Management Committee, Merseyside champion in 2002 and Merseyside County President (2014-15) Steve has always been keen to promote the game especially through the broadcast of the game on TV or Internet. Steve set up the LIVE BOWLS YouTube channel and, through the LDBA, runs national competitions. Seeing an avenue to report and promote the game Steve set up the Bowls Observer on-line magazine after consulting with respected figures in the game and journalism.