WBT Gala awards night

14 January, 2019
WBT Director Martin Gale with Colin Walker

European Qualifier of the Year went to Scotland’s Colin Walker for being a consistent qualifier and also winning two Professional Bowls Association qualifiers in the same season.

WBT Director Martin Gale with Dan LeMessurier

Overseas Qualifier of the Year went to Dan LeMessurier for winning through two USA qualifiers in the same season.

Events Manager for the Just Group, Grace Miller with David Gourlay MBE

David Gourlay got the Player of the Year award for winning the International Open and the Scottish International Open in the same season.

Managing Director of Potters Leisure Ltd, John Potter with Michael Stepney

Michael Stepney received the Performance of the Year award for being one of very few non seeded players in the history of WBT to have reached the finals of a Televised Ranking event and reaching this with great performances throughout the event.


Managing Director of Potters Leisure Ltd, John Potter with Michael Stepney & Paul Foster MBE

Michael Stepney and Paul Foster MBE got the award for Match of the Year for their fantastic display and great match in the semi-final of the Scottish International Open which kept the crowd enthralled throughout.

Strategic Marketing Director for Potters Leisure Ltd, Marc Jones with Mark Dawes

The Players Player of the Year Award as voted for by the World Bowls Tour Top 16 went to Mark Dawes for his incredible performance throughout the 2018 World Indoor Championships where he took the Singles Crown.


Strategic Marketing Director for Potters Leisure Ltd, Marc Jones with Janice Gower

The Services to Bowls Award went to Janice Gower for her work and commitment with disabled and mentally impaired bowlers over the years.

Director and CEO of WBT, Richard Maddieson with Greg Harlow

Greg Harlow, current World Bowls Tour No 1, was inducted into the WBT Hall of Fame for his record since joining the PBA in 1993, got into the Top 16 in 2002 and been there ever since.

Director of WBT, Gordon Woods with Alex Marshall MBE

The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Alex Marshall MBE for his incredible career in the sport of bowls at top level. 6 Times World Indoor Singles Champion, 5 times World Indoor Pairs Champion, 2 times World Indoor Mixed Pairs Champion and the most successful Scottish Commonwealth Games Athlete of all time to date.