Andy Thomson MBE

Profile

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As one of the exceptionally few players to have stayed permanently in the WBT top 16 Rankings since 1996 Andy has always played with consummate skill and last season was no different when reaching the quarter final of both the Scottish International Open and the International Open. This meant that after the season end reshuffle of ranking points Andy had gained enough to hold him in the 8th slot for the 2016-17 season.

Andy always has a smile for the audience and at the same time has a steely determination on stepping out to play in a match, he is never to be underestimated and has massive respect from all players, not just within WBT but also hundreds of other players in the sport.


Bio

Date of Birth 26 November 1955
Occupation Sales Rep Taylor Bowls
Marital Staus/Children Married with two children – Eddie & David
Hometown London
Indoor Club Cyphers
Outdoor Club Blackheath & Grwich
Bowls Manufacturer Outdoor Taylor Ace, Size 4, Heavy
Indoor Taylor Ace, Size 4, Heavy
Favourite Green
Favourite Food Indian
Hobbies Watching Charlton Athletic
Other items of interest

Followed my father’s footsteps at the age of 13. Played for Scotland in 1979 and then for England in 1981

 


Ranking History

2016 8 2008 8
2015 5 2007 7
2014 10 2006 4
2013 4 2005 1
2012 5 2004 4
2011 10 2003 8
2010 10 2002 13
2009 7  2001 13

Recent Rounds Reached

  • 2017    QF     Just World Indoor Pairs
  • 2017    QF     Just World Indoor Mixed Pairs
  • 2017    R1      Just World Indoor Singles
  • 2016    R1      Just Retirement World Indoor Singles
  • 2016    QF     Just Retirement World Indoor Mixed Pairs
  • 2016    SF      Just Retirement World Indoor Pairs
  • 2016    QF     The Co-operative Funeralcare International Open
  • 2015    QF     The Co-operative Funeralcare  Scottish International Open
2015 RU Just Retirement World Singles
2015 QF Just Retirement World Singles
2015 R2 The Co-operative Funeralcare International Open
2014 QF Just Retirement World Singles
2014 RU Just Retirement World Mixed Pairs
2014 QF Just Retirement World Pairs
2014 R1 The Co-operative Funeralcare International Open
2014 SF Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Open
2013 R1 Fred Olsen Cruiselines World Singles
2013 R1 World Pairs
2013 R2 World Pairs
2013 SF Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Open
2013 R1 Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Open
2012 R2 Co-operative Funeralcare Welsh Grand Prix
2012 W Fred Olsen Cruise Lines World Singles
2012 SF World Pairs
2012 R2 Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Open
2011 R2 Welsh International Open
2011 QF Potters Leisure Resort World Singles
2011 QF World Pairs
2011 R2 Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Open
2010 QF World Mixed Pairs
2010 W World Pairs
2010 R1 Welsh International Open
2010 R2 Potters World Indoor Singles
2010 QF Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Open
2009 QF World Mixed Pairs
2009 SF World Pairs
2009 QF Potters World Indoor Singles
2009 R2 Gravells Welsh International Open
2009 QF World Matchplay
2009 QF Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish Open
2008 QF World Mixed Pairs
2008 W World Pairs
2008 R3 Potters World Indoor Singles
2008 QF Welsh International Open
2008 W World Matchplay
2008 R1 International Open
2008 SF Dales Sports Surfaces Scottish International Open
2007 QF World Mixed Pairs
2007 SF World Pairs
2007 QF Potters World Indoor Singles
2007 R1 Welsh International Open
2007 QF World Matchplay
2007 QF engage International Open
2007 W Scottish International Open
2006 QF World Mixed Pairs
2006 QF World Pairs
2006 R2 Potters World Indoor Singles
2006 SF Welsh International Open
2006 R2 engage International Open
2006 R2 Scottish International Open
2005 SF World Pairs
2005 SF Potters World Indoor Singles
2005 SF Welsh Masters
2005 R1 engage International Open
2005 SF Scottish International Open
2004 SF World Pairs
2004 R2 Potters World Indoor Singles
2004 RU Welsh Masters
2004 QF BUPA Care Homes Open
2004 QF Scottish Masters
2003 QF World Pairs
2003 R3 Potters World Indoor Singles
2003 SF Welsh Masters
2003 W BUPA Care Homes Open
2003 R1 Scottish Masters
2002 R1 World Pairs
2002 R3 Potters World Indoor Singles
2002 QF Welsh Masters
2002 R2 BUPA Care Homes Open
2001 R1 World Pairs
2001 R2 Potters World Indoor Singles
2001 QF BUPA Care Homes Open
2000 RU World Pairs
2000 R3 Potters World Indoor Singles
2000 R2 BUPA Care Homes Open
1999 SF World Pairs
1999 R2 Potters World Indoor Singles
1999 R1 BUPA Care Homes Open
1998 RU World Pairs
1998 R1 SAGA World Indoor Singles
1998 QF BUPA Care Homes Open
1997 SF BUPA Care Homes Open

Achievements

2012 World Indoor Singles Champion
2010 World Indoor Pairs Winner
2008 World Matchplay Champion
2008 World Indoor Pairs Winner
2007 Scottish International Open Champion
2003 International Open Champion
1995 World Indoor Singles Champion
1994 Coomonwealth Games Pairs Bronze
1994 World Indoor Singles Champion
1993 World Indoor Pairs Winner

News

Paxton gets a berth in the semi finals at Newton Hall

Andy Thomson MBE was up against Robert Paxton in the second quarter final in a bid to seal a place ...
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Thomson makes it over the line for a space in the quarters

Penultimate match of the day was between England International Andy Thomson and USA Qualifier Steve Halmai both hunting a space ...
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on fire Harlow with Stanton make it through to the semi’s

In the last match of the day here at Potters Resort, Greg Harlow and Amy Stanton were up against Andy ...
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Ireland’s mckee is on blistering form

In the first round of the 'Just' 2017 World Indoor Open Singles here at Potters Resort this opening match was ...
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marshall takes out thomson for the last semi final place

Final game of the quarter finals and Alex Marshall MBE faced Andy Thomson MBE. Two tough competitors. But it was ...
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Thomson gets into the quarter finals

This mornings game at the Co-op Funeralcare Scottish International Open pitted Andy Thomson MBE against Stewart Anderson. Last year the ...
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thomson makes it through to the second round

It was the English “Statesman of Bowls”, Andy Thomson MBE , who was up against Australian Jamie Smith in this ...
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Marshall joins the ranks for the Semi Finals

Scotland's 6 times World Indoor Champion , Alex Marshall MBE, went up against England's 3 times World Indoor Champion, Andy ...
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Andy Thomson MBE makes it into the quarters

Second match of the day saw England's Andy Thomson MBE up against the New Zealander, Murray Glassey. Glassey was playing ...
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Thomson denies Hong Kong

In the final match of the day it was the impeccable Andy Thomson MBE from England that denied Hong Kong's ...
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