Waterloo Finals week draws

The Waterloo finals week is the highlight of the bowls season. The competitions that bring the bowling world together. The four corners of the bowling world watching top quality bowls morning, afternoon and evening. You want to watch it then head to the Waterloo in the day and the Marton Institute in the evening.

The Waterloo Handicap is the holy grail of bowls competitions. The rather splendid Waterloo website (here) has all the information about this historic venue including the list of past winners. Who will be joining the list started in 1907 by Jas Rothwell?

Who will be the latest winner of the Ladies Waterloo, once again, kindly sponsored by Manning Global. Salford’s Elsie Comery was the first winner in 1977 and the honours board really does contain the who’s who of crown green lady bowlers.

The Charlie Tattersall memorial is run in honour of the Waterloo’s biggest fan, the legendary Charlie Tattersall who is much missed by all.

The draws for the Waterloo events took place yesterday evening. They are:

The Manning Global Ladies Waterloo Finals day to be played on Sunday 23rd September

1 . Sharon Tatem (Burton) v 2 . Lynsey Gorman (Wirral)
3 . Karen Galvin (Warrington) v  4 . Denise Bartholomew (Morecambe)
5 . Tamsin Birkett (Northwich) v 6 . Kaye Coulthard (Birmingham)
7 . Margaret Dewhurst (Wigan) v 8 . Anne O’Loughlin (Birmingham)
9 . Lindsay Forshaw-Holt (Preston) v 10 . Jessica Pickthall (Lindal)
11 . Sarah Skidmore (Birmingham) v 12 . Jasmine Kendall (Huddersfield)
13 . Jordan Picken (Stafford) v  14 . Louise Ollerton (St Helens)
15 . Kath Gee (St Helens) v 16 . Lesley Smith (Warrington)
17 . Tracey Wraight (Shropshire) v 18 . Lisa Daykin (Holmfirth)
19 . Jane Jones (Birkenhead) v 20 . Jackie Butterworth (Liverpool)
21 . Julie Green (Northwich) v 22 . Hannah McDonald (Derbyshire)
23 . Kara Singleton (Wales) v 24 . Anita Richardson (Wirral)
25 . Emily Kernick (Birmingham) v 26 . Samantha Murray (Stafford)
27 . Sarah Fox (Doncaster) v 28 . Kath Watkinson (Preston)
29 . Janette Nicholson (Halifax) v 30 . Marion Woods (Lindal)
31 . Nicola Boulton (Chester) v 32 . Fran Healey (Birmingham)

Charlie Tattersall Memorial 31up

1 . Graeme Wilson (Droylsden) v 2 . Danny Parkinson (Burnley)
3 . Dave Watters (Preston) v 4 . Mark Holden (St Helens)
5 . Danny Sillitoe (Doncaster) v 6 . Callum Wraight (Shrewsbury)
7 . Josh Mordue (Bradford) v 8 . Gareth Coates (Halifax)
9 . Simon Coupe (Preston) v 10 . James Martin (Huddersfield)
11 . Danny Ferris (Leak) v 12 . Paul Heap (Saddleworth)
13 . Andy Thornton (Barrow) v 14 . Ben Gloag (Stockport)
15 . Chris Bly (Bury) v 16 . Roy Moxham (Barrow)

Waterloo Handicap

1 . Kevin Kearns (St Helens) v 2 . Andy Thornton (Barrow)
3 . Rob Houghton (Yorkshire) v 4 . Mike Davies (Liverpool)
5 . Darren Naylor (Cumbria) v 6 . Matthew Hocknull  (Birmingham)
7 . Stuart Mort  (Blackpool) v 8 . Paul Hillam  (Bradford)
9 . Simon Memmott  (Sheffield) v 10 . Darren Woodend (Cumbria)
11 . Tim Houghton (Garstang) v 12 . Mike Geraghty  (Manchester)
13 . James Cosgrove (Birmingham) v 14 . Kevan Shaw (Westhoughton)
15 . Barry Vinden (Stalybridge) v 16 . Kevin Duncalf  (Northwich)
17 . Greame Wilson (Droysden) v 18 . Dave Watters (Preston)
19 . James Martin (Huddersfield) v 20 . Martin Maxfield  (Warrington)
21 . Willie Owen (Buxton) v 22 . Jon Palmer  (Shrewsbury)
23 . Daniel Petcher  (Derby) v 24 . Andy Hayes (St Helens)
25 . Bradley Bayliss  (Derby) v 26 . Simon Coupe (Preston)
27 . Paul Mottram  (Wakefield) v 28 . John Bailey (Wales)
29 . Dave Baskerville (Cheshire) v 30 . Chris Bly  (Bury)
31 . Rob Swift  (Blackpool) v 32 . Ian France (Cumbria)
33 . Ritchie Goddard (Shrewsbury) v 34 . Phil Lee (Liverpool)
35 . Simon Tyler (Wrexham) v 36 . Mike Leach  (Preston)
37 . Gareth Coates (Halifax) v 38 . ​Mark Martindale (Morecambe)
39 . Kieron Smith (Leeds) v 40 . Ed Furniss (Derby)
41 . Dave Lunn  (Congleton) v 42 . Martin Gilpin (Kendal)
43 . Chris Watts  (Birmingham) v 44 . Paul Evans (Staffordshire)
45 . Lee Heaton  (Preston) v 46 . ​Chris Mordue (Bradford)
47 . Graham Higgins (Ossett) v 48 . David Higginbottom (Leigh)
49 . Ira Collier (Cumbria) v 50 . Shawn Frewin (Yorkshire)
51 . Ian Nicholson (Kendal) v 52 . Wayne Ditchfield (Eccleston)
53 . Craig Rumney  (South Yorkshire) v 54 . Paul Dunn (Isle of Man)
55 . David Gordon (Southport) v 56 . Matty Worden (Wrexham)
57 . Kevin Boon  (Congleton) v 58 . Mark Coulter (Cumbria)
59 . Mike Tunstall (Liverpool) v 60 . Andy Graham  (Preston)
61 . Danny Sillitoe (Doncaster) v 62 . Danny Mayers  (Wigan)
63 . Stu Gall  (Burnley) v 64 . Tony Bannister  (West Yorkshire)

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.