Tolchard’s claim Family Pairs crown

4th August, 2019

Devon’s Sophie and Sam Tolchard have won the Bowls England National Family Pairs competition, supported by the Friends of English Bowling.

The brother and sister duo from Kings BC defeated Northamptonshire brothers William and Jamie Walker (Northampton West End BC) in the final at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa this afternoon.

Earlier in this morning’s semi-finals Sophie and Sam scored six shots on the final three ends to force an extra end against the 2017 winners, Tom and John McGuiness from Gerrards Cross BC in Buckinghamshire, and claimed the win on the 22nd end with the last bowl.

In the second semi-final, William and Jamie defeated the 2015 winners, Les and Chris Yeomans from Gosforth BC, Northumberland, 22-12.


Sophie Tolchard and Sam Tolchard (Devon) bt Tom McGuinness and John McGuinness (Buckinghamshire) 19-18;

William Walker and Jamie Walker (Northamptonshire) bt Les Yeomans and Chris Yeomans (Northumberland) 22-12

Sophie Tolchard and Sam Tolchard (Devon) bt William Walker and Jamie Walker (Northamptonshire) 22-5


Live scoring from all semi-finals and finals can be located at

Official photographs can be viewed and purchased at:

Entry to the championships is free of charge. Chargeable parking is available in Victoria Park and in nearby town centre car parks. The Tournament Office will be open daily from 8.30am until close of play. Should you have any queries related to the National Championships please telephone 07444 272672.

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