British Bowls Championships 2024 | Report

27th June, 2024

As Victoria Park basked in the mid-summer sun, it was the British Bowls Championships turning up the heat. England enjoyed superb success, coming away with 4 British Isles Champions and 5 Runners-Up.

Men’s Fours

England’s Steve Hill, Harry Mycock, Dominic McVittie, and Martin Spencer were victorious in the Men’s Fours at the British Bowls Championships, securing an impressive 18-10 win against Wales in the final. Their outstanding performance over the two days follows their success at the Aviva National Finals in August, which earned them a spot at the British Bowls Championship, going on to be triumphant.

Women’s Triples

England’s Sophie Tolchard, Harriet Stevens, and Nicole Rogers have once again showcased their international dominance by securing a commanding 21-9 victory over Ireland in the Women’s Triples at the British Bowls Championships. This latest victory adds to their impressive list of international successes, and a second successive British Bowls Championship title for the Devon duo Sophie Tolchard and Harriet Stevens, who claimed the Women’s Pairs title in 2023 with a 22-2 win.

Men’s Pairs

A narrow victory against Scotland, saw England’s Nick Wardle and Joe Dawson crowned Men’s Pairs champions in the British Bowls Championships. This closely contested match came down to the last end with the England duo just edging their opponents to claim the win, 15-14. Wardle and Dawson are no strangers to a nail biting final after claiming the Men’s Pairs Final at the Aviva National Finals with a final remarkable shot. Watch the historic match here.

Women’s Pairs

England’s Carol Gaskins and Donna Grant delivered a commendable performance in the Women’s Pairs, reaching the final after a hard-fought journey. Narrowly beating Ireland in a closely encountered semi-final set up a clash again the duo from Wales. Despite a valiant effort, the pair were defeated by Wales in the final match 18-8.

Men’s Senior Fours

England’s Men’s Senior Fours team, comprised of Gary Clark, Martin Sampson, Simon Greenwood, and David McCallum, put in strong performances at the British Bowls Championships, ultimately finishing as runners-up. Facing a strong Ireland team in the final, the English quartet fought hard but were ended up missing out on the Men’s Senior Fours title with a 22-5 loss.

Women’s U25 Singles

England’s Emily Kernick has once again proven her quality on the greens by clinching the Women’s U25 Singles title at the British Bowls Championships. Kernick, the reigning Women’s U25 Singles and Women’s Pairs National Champion in England, showcased her exceptional skill and determination, adding yet another prestigious title to her growing list of achievements (as well as her Rising Star award at the Bowls England Awards). Emily triumphed over Lowri Powell (Wales) in the final with a final score 21-13.

Men’s Singles

England’s Lewis King delivered an impressive performance in the Men’s Singles at the British Bowls Championships, finishing as the runner-up after a closely contested match against Wales. In a game filled with exceptional bowls and some outstanding shots, King was narrowly defeated with a final score of 21-17.

Women’s Singles

England’s Stef Branfield battled her way to a British Bowls Championship final in the Women’s Singles. Battling throughout the match, Stef played some fantastic shots but unfortunately was defeated 21-17. A performance to be proud of from Stef, who at one point was 20-4 down but fought back to 20-17 before Ireland won the 21st end.

Men’s U25 Singles

A final which swayed back and forth between England’s Tom Holmes and Ireland, eventually saw Ireland claim victory 21-15. A great effort from Holmes but it wasn’t to be which saw Tom finish runner-up. Another medal for England which finished off a successful day at the British Bowls Championships.


That wraps up an exhilarating two days of the British Bowls Championships, where the finest bowls talent in the British Isles was on full display at Royal Leamington Spa. The atmosphere was electric, with passionate spectators cheering energetically for their nations.

But the excitement doesn’t end here! Get ready for the British Bowls Series, kicking off this Friday, June 28th, and running through Sunday, June 30th. Don’t miss your chance to witness more top-tier international bowls at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa—grab your free tickets now and come support your nation!


Loved watching British Bowls Championships? Why not visit Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa in August and watch the best bowlers in England battle it out at the Aviva National Finals.


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