WBT AWards Night 2018

14 January, 2018

The 11th. World Bowls Tour Gala Dinner and Awards show was held in the Atlas Theatre at the 5star Potters Resort in Hopton on Sea during the ‘[email protected] 2018 World Indoor Champions.

With an audience of some 900 Potters Resort guests the players, WBT guests and Officials of WBT gathered together to enjoy a spectacular evening of the Awards themselves followed by a superb ‘West End’ show from the Resort’s in house star studded Theatre Troupe and it was indeed a high class night .

 

European Qualifying Performance Of the Year 2017

Nominations – Scott Edwards, Adam White, Graham McKee,

Winner – Graham McKee

Presenter: Membership and Finance Officer for the Professional Bowls Association and Director of WBT –  Martin Gale

 

Overseas Qualifying Performance Of the Year 2017

Nominations – Neil Furman, Gary Pickering, Moti Polak

Winner – Gary Pickering

Presenter – Martin Gale

 

Young Player of the Year 2017

Nominations – Chris Carswell, Ellen Ryan, Chloe Watson

Winner – Ellen Ryan

Ellen was not able to make the awards but will be competing at the World Championships and will receive it during her events here.

 

Player of the Year 2017

Nominations – Jamie Chestney, Paul Foster MBE, Greg Harlow

Winner – Paul Foster MBE

Paul Foster MBE was not able to attend due to family commitments but will be presented with his Award later

 

Performance of the Year 2017

Nominations – Charles Bence, Jamie Chestney, Paul Foster MBE

Winner – Jamie Chestney

Presenter: Strategic Marketing & Business Development Director for Potters Leisure Ltd – Marc Jones

 

Match of the Year 2017

Nominations

Nick  Brett & Charles Bence for the ‘Just’ 2017 World Championship Second Round Match

Paul Foster MBE & Greg Harlow for the Final of the Co-op Funeralcare Scottish International Open.

Stewart Anderson & Mark Dawes for the Semi Final Co-op Funeralcare International Open

Winners: Stewart Anderson & Mark Dawes – for the Semi Final Co-op Funeralcare International Open

Presenter: Community Engagement Partner for the Co-op Funeralcare – Lesley Van Dyke

 

Players Player of the Year 2017

Winner – Jamie Chestney

Presenter: Managing Director of Potters Leisure Ltd – John Potter

 

Services to Bowls 2017  – Winner – John Davies

This was awarded to John Davies who passed away during his term with WBT last year in recognition of his devoted work and love of bowls. His work for our sport deserves full recognition and his wife, Sharon, will be receiving the award at a later date

 

Hall of Fame 2017- Winner – John Price

John Price could not attend the awards and will be presented with his award at a later date

 

Lifetime Achievement  Award 2017

Winner – David Rhys Jones

Presenter: CEO of WBT – Richard Maddieson