Co-op Funeralcare Waterloo programmes

co-opThe Waterloo Handicap has an aura that has attracted the best players in the game to its home at the Waterloo Hotel in Blackpool.

For the second year the competition has been sponsored by the fantastic Co-op Funeralcare and this has enabled the competition to return to the television screens.

Tim Houghton, 2016 Co-op Funeralcare Waterloo Handicap Champion
Tim Houghton, 2016 Co-op Funeralcare Waterloo Handicap Champion

The nation watched as some of the best players in the game battled it out to be this year’s champion and join the greatest bowling honour’s board. Tim Houghton, from Garstang, proved to be too good for them all and was a worthy winner.

The programmes are now available to watch again on the Globegig Media website (please click here) and join a fantastic selection of crown green bowls competitions broadcast by Globegig Media.

The action from Tuesday and Wednesday (finals day) were originally broadcast on the 20th and 21st September. In total there is nearly thirteen hours of the best crown green bowls you could hope to see and the most exciting bowling action broadcast on national television.

For a crown green bowler this is the competition valued above all others.

Steve Sharples, Managing Director of Globegig Media released this statement:

“Globegig Media is delighted to make this years Co-op Funeralcare Waterloo Handicap available to be viewed again. The programmes were originally live streamed and shown on ITV and we are now able to let the bowling world enjoy them again. Our thanks to the Waterloo Committee and the many sponsors who made this possible”.


I hope you enjoy the action from the Co-op Funeral Care Waterloo Handicap and all the other programmes available on the site.

Hopefully the large TV audience and, hopefully, high numbers viewing the programmes on-line will enable the future discussions regarding the televising or live-streaming of bowls competitions to go relatively smoothly.



About Steve Davies 168 Articles
Throughout his bowling career Steve has always supported the admin side of the game as well as a keen player of the game. As a club secretary, association secretary, county delegate on the BCGBA (National Governing Body) Management Committee, Media Officer for the BCGBA, 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 which became the Bowls Observer channel and, through the LDBA, runs national competitions. Seeing an avenue to report on and promote the game Steve set up the Bowls Observer on-line magazine.